A total of 48 squads participated in the competition [35 from the USA (WEST POINT and other Academies) and 13 from other countries (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Poland, Chile, Canada (with 2 squads) and United Kingdom (with 2 squads)]. The Hellenic Army Academy also participated with a squad consisting of 2 accompanying Officers, 1 Physical Education professor and 11 Cadets.

The competition entailed a demanding schedule of 17 activities and the Hellenic Army Academy was placed 6th in the aggregate ranking, 1th among the foreign countries, while it was awarded the MOST LETHAL SQUAD award, since it finished first in the aggregate ranking among the competing squads in fire with rifle, pistol and grenade launcher.

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On 29 and 30 April 2022, the acceptance of 130 Μ1117 Wheeled Armour Security Vehicles (ASV) was conducted in Thessaloniki. These vehicles are added to the 44 received in December 2021.

The Μ1117 are granted to our country through the programme of Excess Defence Articles – EDA of the USA and are utilised in missions of area reconnaissance and surveillance, substantially enhancing the operational capabilities of the Army, due to their flexibility and reinforced armour.

The acceptance of the Μ1117 ASV will continue in the near future, as scheduled.

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On Friday 29 April 2022, the celebration ceremony in honour of the Great Martyr Saint George, patron of the Army, was conducted at the Infantry School in Chalkida.

The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of National Defence Mr Nikolaos Chardalias as representative of the President of the Government, the PM Mr Spyridon Pnevmatikos as representative of the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Mr Ieronymos, who officiated the ceremony, the Chief of HNDGS General Konstantinos Floros and the Chief of HAGS Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis.

On Maundy Thursday 21 April 2022, the Chief of HAGS Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis conducted a visit to the Area of Responsibility of the C’ Army Corps “MEGAS ALEXANDROS”.

During his visit the Chief, accompanied by the Commander of the C’ Army Corps “MEGAS ALEXANDROS” Lieutenant General Sotirios Kostakoglou, visited Surveillance Outposts and military facilities in the Formation’s Area of Responsibility, ascertained the operational readiness and the high morale of the personnel and exchanged wishes with them, in view of the celebration of Easter.

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