"US troops, having trained for 3 months in Lithuania, will return to their place of permanent deployment in Vilseke, Germany… It is planned that about 260 US troops will train in Lithuania until the end of June," the ministry said.
The outgoing US troops conducted individual training of Lithuanian troops and took part in joint military exercises. The rotation is being carried out in Latvia, Estonia and Poland, in addition to Lithuania.
USAREUR rotations date back to the spring of 2014 as part of the US-led NATO Operation Atlantic Resolve. US troops are embedded with the Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf" in the central Lithuanian town of Rukla.
The town also hosts military equipment, including Stryker armored fighting vehicles, armored SUVs and trucks. Belgian, Danish, Luxembourger, Portuguese, Hungarian and German troops have also taken part in joint drills.