On Thursday 06 June, the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Giannis Kefalogiannis and the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis, attended the Distinguished Visitors Day of FTX “DIMOKRITOS 2024”, which took place in the Petrohori Proving Ground - Range.

FTX “DIMOKRITOS” is the capstone of the Basic Training of Second Lieutenants and Career Sergeants regarding their technique and tactics and aims at putting their knowledge in subjects of defence and offensive operations, as well as logistics, in practice under realistic conditions. The exercise constitutes a unique opportunity for the co-training among all Second Lieutenants, regarding their duties in the exercise field.

On Wednesday 05 June 2024, the Commander of Land Forces of Saudi Arabia, Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutair, made a formal visit to our country, upon invitation of the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis. During the meeting, which was conducted in an excellent climate, they discussed the enhancement of the bilateral cooperation between the two Armies through:

- The exchange of views on matters of mutual interest.

- The examination of the progress of already agreed upon activities.

- The search for new areas and fields of cooperation.


In the framework of the declaration of 2024 as Climate Change Impact Prevention - Adaptation - Response Year, the Hellenic Army General Staff has taken a series of initiatives and actions, which focus on the adaptation of the Armed Forces to climate change and the handling of its aftermath.

One of them is the depiction of climate change from the perspective of the students of the Army’s child care centres, who were guided by their teachers in crafting art creations.

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From 29 to 31 May 2024, the Field Exercises “DINAMIKI ANTIDRASI - 24” took place with the participation of personnel and National Guards, and the utilisation of vehicles of the Formations, in the Areas of Responsibility of the 29th Mechanised Infantry Brigade “POGRADETS”, the 9th Mechanised Infantry Brigade “ANDRIANOUPOLI”, and the 8th Mechanised Infantry Brigade “IPIROS”.

The field exercises tested multiple operational tasks in order to increase the operational readiness of the Formations.

From 01 to 30 May 2024, sword presentation ceremonies took place in the bases of Major Commands - Major Formations, and Formations throughout the country, for Army Officers other than Hellenic Army Academy and Hellenic Military Academy of Combat Service Support Officers graduates.

Apart from the Military Leadership and personnel delegations, the ceremonies were also attended by the relatives of the Officers who were presented with swords.

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