Events

From 01 to 12 April 2024, Supreme Military Command of Interior and Islands “AEGEAS” Formations conducted operational training in their Areas of Responsibility.

The training included, among others, heavy infantry weapon and artillery fire training. The activity confirmed the high level of operational training of the personnel in the technical and tactical use of the weapon systems.

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From 01 to 12 April 2024, D Army Corps “THRAKI” Formations conducted operational training in their Areas of Responsibility.


The training tested multiple operational tasks and procedures in order to increase the operational readiness of D Army Corps Formations and Units. The training included, among others, fire training using all of the Formations’ weapon systems.

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On Thursday, 11 April 2024, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis, visited the Area of Responsibility of the 96th Higher National Guard Battalions Command “HIOS”.


During his visit, the Chief was briefed on the Formation's mission and operational and training activities, and visited Units, military installations, and a number of Surveillance Outposts and Logistics installations.


The Chief gave a short address, provided guidelines to the Formation personnel, and stressed the importance of mission command. Finally, he congratulated the personnel for their work.


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On Sunday, 07 April 2024, ceremonies were held at forts “LISSE”, “ROUPEL”, “NYMFEA”, “OHYRO” (ISTIBEY), and "EHINOS” to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of the Forts, which took place from 06 to 09 April 1941. The celebrations included a memorial service and wreath laying in memory of the Hellenic Army Officers and Enlisted who defended the Forts in April 1941.

On Friday, 05 April 2024, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis, visited the Hellenic National Defence College, where he gave a lecture to the students of the College's 76th Training Class.

In his lecture, the Chief stressed that the Hellenic Army General Staff lays particular importance on the training of Army personnel, focusing on the Academies and Application Schools, while at the same time underlining the fact that a special pillar of training is the participation in international exercises, in Greece and abroad. He also referred to the Army's participation in NATO and European Union missions, as well as the great role of innovation in the modern environment.

 

Finally, he prompted the students, upon their graduation from the Hellenic National Defence College, to effectively support the leadership of the Armed and Security Forces.