Events

On Saturday 18 May 2024, 1st Lieutenant (S&T) Pandazis Ioannis participated in the “No Finish Line Athens” charity run, which took place in the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. The 1st Lieutenant was a contestant of the Ultra Run 24h category and ranked first in the Overall Ranking, with a score of 225,2 kilometres, which is a new race record (breaking the previous one, 201,2 kilometres since 2021).

The distinction of the said member of the Army constitutes a role model for all of our personnel, while it projects the Army and the Armed Forces in general, in the best possible way.

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On Wednesday 22 May 2024, the Land Forces Commander of France (Commandant des Forces Terrestres) Lieutenant General Bertrand Toujouse conducted an official visit to our country, after being invited by the Chief of HAGS. During a very amicable meeting, the strengthening of the bonds of the two Armies was discussed, through the:

-  Increase of bilateral military cooperation actions.

-  Development of a common strategic culture.

-  Improvement of interoperability.

-  Provision of Host Nation Support.

-  Innovation, Research and Experimentation on joint exercises and trainings.

-  Cooperation of Military Academies and Implementation Schools.

On Sunday 19 May 2024, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis, as representative of the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff General Dimitrios Choupis, attended the events for the Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of the Pontian Greeks.

The event included a Memorial Service at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, presided over by the Theofilestatos (loved by God) Bishop of Evripos Mr Chysostomos, as representative of His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Mr Ieronymos Β’, and wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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On Tuesday 14 May 2024, in the context of the celebration of the 104th Anniversary of the Liberation of Alexandroupoli city, celebratory events were conducted, attended by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr Christos Staikouras, as representative of the President of the Hellenic Government, and by the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis as representative of the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.

On Friday 10 May 2024, in the presence of the Minister of National Defence Mr Nikos Dendias, as representative of the President of the Hellenic Government, and in the presence of the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis, who represented the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff General Dimitrios Choupis, the celebration ceremony for the Great Martyr Saint George, Patron Saint of the Army, took place in the premises of the Infantry School at the “Major (INF) VELISSARIOS IOANNIS” Camp, in Chalkida.

The ceremony was honoured by the presence of:

• The MP Mr Simeon (Simos) Kedikoglou, as representative of the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament.

• Representatives of the Parliamentary Parties.

• The Honorary Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff General (ret) Konstantinos Floros.