On Sunday, 25 November 2018, at Sinora Height of Vertiskos Mountain, Thessaloniki Prefecture, a Memorial Service took place for the repose of the souls of the three Army Officers who fell in active duty at an air crash, on 27 November 2018, with a U-17A Cessna aircraft:

-Colonel (Infantry) Constantinos Bourlos
-First Lieutenant (Supply and Transportation Corps) Periklis Melidoniotis and
-Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Iosif Katsaros.

On Friday, 23 November 2018, an event was held at “PAPAGOU” Camp by the Hellenic Army General Staff regarding “Operational Planning”.

The meeting aimed at demonstrating the military way of planning, the knowledge of the methodology used in successful organizations-agencies other than the Army and the common approaches and “best practices” among them.

The Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Alkiviadis Stefanis announced the meeting’s proceedings.

During the first fortnight of November 2018, in the context of the personnel’s operational training and the maintenance of the Units’ high operational readiness, weapon systems’ day and night fires were executed, as follows:

From Sunday 18 November to Tuesday 20 November 2018, the Deputy Minister of National Defence Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha, accompanied by the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Alkiviadis Stefanis, visited Formations, Units, Services and Surveillance Outposts in D Army Corps Area of Responsibility.

The entire press release of the Ministry of National Defence follows.


On 07 and 08 October 2018, the Commanding General of the Hellenic First Army/EU-OHQ, Lieutenant General Dimokritos Zervakis, visited the Area of Responsibility of the 8th Motorised Brigade – VIII MP "IPIROU".

During his visit, he:

- was briefed in the Formation's War Headquarters on the activities of the Brigade's Units, within the framework of National Joint Exercise "PARMENION – 2018".