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Lithuanian Armed Forces cyber defense leader visits 111th Attack Wing at Biddle ANG Base

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U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Love (left), 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron Commander at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, escorts Lithuanian air force Col. Romualdas Petkevicius (front, right), Director of the Regional Cyber Defence Center in Kaunas, Lithuania during a tour of the 112th COS headquarters December 6, 2021 to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation. Petkevicius was accompanied by (in order, to Petkevicius right) Mr. Geistautas Cernius, Chief of the cyber threat analysis cell at RCDC, and Mr. Mantas Bacevicius, computer systems engineer at the research and development division of the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Center. Badges in this photo were edited for operational security. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Jon Dahms)

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U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Love, 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron Commander at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, stands while presenting a mission brief to Lithuanian air force Col. Romualdas Petkevicius (seated, right), Director of Regional Cyber Defence Center in Kaunas, Lithuania during a visit here to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation December 6, 2021. Petkevicius was accompanied by (in order, to Petkevicius left) Mr. Geistautas Cernius, Chief of the cyber threat analysis cell at RCDC, and Mr. Mantas Bacevicius, computer systems engineer at research and development division of National Cyber security center. The Lithuanian cyber defense representatives with Pennsylvania National Guard cyber defense leaders to discuss future training and areas of cooperation. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Jon Dahms)

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U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Christine Pierce (standing), Team Chief for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s Defensive Cyber Operations Element, briefs Lithuanian cyber defense representatives at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania on December 6, 2021, about the DCOE Team mission and recent engagements with Pennsylvania’s State Partnership Program partner Lithuania. Lithuanian air force Col. Romualdas Petkevicius (seated, right), Director of Regional Cyber Defence Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, was here to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation. Petkevicius was accompanied by (in order, to Petkevicius left) Mr. Geistautas Cernius, Chief of the cyber threat analysis cell at RCDC, and Mr. Mantas Bacevicius, computer systems engineer in the research and development division of the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Center. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Jon Dahms)

BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE. Pa. --

Cyber defense leaders from the Pennsylvania National Guard’s State Partnership Program partner, Lithuania, visited the 111th Attack Wing at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2021 to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation. 

Lithuanian Air Force Col. Romualdas Petkevicius, Director of Regional Cyber Defence Center in Kaunas, Lithuania, met with Air National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Love, Commander, 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron; and Army National Guard Maj. Christine Pierce, Team Chief for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s Defensive Cyber Operations Element; to review previous training and engagements, and to begin mapping out future opportunities for defensive cyber training and collaboration between the Pennsylvania National Guard our partners in Lithuania.

“The purpose of the visit was to enhance understanding of the cyber operations capabilities of PANG and to discuss practical aspects of beneficial cooperation in the area of cyber threat intelligence, training and education,” said Petkevicius. “I would like to thank both Lt. Col. Love’s and Maj. Pierce’s teams for the warm reception and for sharing their expertise with us. I hope to see an expert from PANG on the Team RCDC soon!”