From 12 June to 14 July 2023, the Paratroopers Basic Training School was conducted at the premises of the Paratroopers School in Aspropyrgos-Attica, with the participation of 27 Members of the Army, 4 of the Hellenic Navy, 3 of the National Guard General Staff, 5 Reserve Officer Cadets and 33 conscript Soldiers.

The training included the following subjects:

•    Paratrooper Exercises.
•    Load packing for jump.
•    1610 metres long paratrooper course.
•    Beams transport course in pairs.
•    Procedures of actions in possible incidents during jump execution.
•    Jumps from CH-47D helicopter and C-130 aircraft.

On Thursday 20 July 2023, the celebration for Prophet Elias the Thesvite, Patron of Army Aviation, as well as the “Day of Remembrance and Honour of the Army Aviation”, was conducted at the “1ST LIEUTENANT (ARTY) PERISSAKIS GEORGIOS” Camp in Stefanovikio.

The ceremony was honoured by the presence of the Mayor of Rigas Fereos Mr Dimitrios Nasikas, the Commander of the 1st Army/EU-OHQ “ACHILLEAS” Lieutenant General Ioannis Tsioplios, the Vice Regional Governor of Magnesia and Northern Sporades Ms Dorothea Kolyndrini, representatives of the religious authorities as well as active and retired Officers of the Armed and Security Forces.

A demonstration of Army Aviation assets and systems was conducted after the conclusion of the ceremony.

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On Friday 14 July 2023, five members of the Army Bands Corps participated in the celebration event of the national holiday of France (Bastille Day), taking place at Place de la Concorde. The President of France Mr Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi attended the event.

The Greek detachment was incorporated into the delegations of eighteen NATO countries, forming a joint Band which paraded and demonstrated Military Formations, accompanied by the sound of Military Marches.

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From 10 to 14 July 2023, in the context of outreach reinforcement by the Hellenic Army Academy, aiming to promote its work and with the main goal of improving the level of training through the exchange of training procedures and models, various students and Officers participated in the summer military training of the Academy, taking place at the “KANAPITSA” Exercise Field, in Litochoro-Pieria, from the following countries:

From 10 to 14 July 2023, the School of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) was conducted in the premises of the Unconventional Warfare Training Centre, at the “LIEUTENANT GENERAL GEORGIOS KATSANIS” Camp, with the participation of 11 members, of whom 2 were from the Port Authority – Hellenic Coastguard and 2 from the Armed Forces of Albania.

Training included the following subjects:

•    Basic theoretical knowledge for wound care.

•    Evacuation of wounded person from the battlefield.

•    Practical exercise on scenarios simulating the battlefield.

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