Events

From Monday, 1 November, to Friday, 5 Nocember 2021, a Tank Platoon Competition took place at the Tank Range in Petrohori, Xanthi, among Armoured Units of D Army Corps “THRAKI” operating LEO2 (A4 and HEL) tanks, including a Tank Platoon of the USAREUR-AF operating Μ1Α1 ABRAMS tanks.

The platoons were evaluated on operational procedures with measurable objective criteria, focusing on small echelon tactics, firing technique, and tank-related technical matters.

The final scores of the Platoons were based on the time required for each crew to complete the tasks and the individual scoring of their skills, particularly the accuracy of the shots fired.

During the competition, the competing crews demonstrated effort, passion, and deep knowledge of the tasks, as well as their high level of training and operational readiness.

On Friday, 5 November 2021, a “Major Accident Response” Field Exercise was conducted at the 871st Fuel Supply Base Depot in Aspropyrgos, Attica, under the direction of the Higher Army Support Military Command “THISEAS”. The Major Accident Response is an exercise to evaluate the organisation, infrastructure, assets, and procedures to prevent and respond to Emergency Situations.

The exercise, which was conducted with personnel and assets of the Special Joint NBC Defence Company, the 725th Engineer Battalion, the 747th Special Engineer Battalion, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, the Police, the Fire Service, the Municipalities of Aspropyrgos, Elefsis, and Fyli, the National Emergency Aid Centre (EKAB), as well as the companies

On Thursday, 4 November 2021, a ceremony was held at the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon) in Vari, Attica, for the award of postgraduate degrees within the framework of the Postgraduate Studies Programmes of the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon) and the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete.

The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Mr. Angelos Syrigos, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Charalampos Lalousis, the Army Inspector General – Commander of the Doctrine and Training Command, Lieutenant

From 29 to 31 October 2021, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Charalampos Lalousis, visited the Area of Responsibility of C Army Corps/NRDC-GR "MEGAS ALEXANDROS".

In particular, the Chief, accompanied by the Commanding General of the Hellenic First Army/EU-OHQ “ACHILLEAS”, Lieutenant General Petros Demestichas, and the Commanding General of C Army Corps/NRDC-GR "MEGAS ALEXANDROS", Lieutenant General Anastasios Spanos, visited the Area of Responsibility of the 9th Motorised Infantry Brigade “ANDRIANOUPOLI”, while accompanied by the Commanding General of C Army Corps/NRDC-GR "MEGAS ALEXANDROS", Lieutenant General Anastasios Spanos, he visited the Area of Responsibility of the 8th Motorised Infantry Brigade “VIII MP IPIROU”.

During the visit, the Chief visited Units, Surveillance Outposts, and military installations and confirmed the high operational readiness level and morale of the personnel.

From 18 to 22 October 2021, Higher Military Command of Interior and Islands “AEGEAS” Formations and Units conducted operational training in their Area of Responsibility on multiple tasks.

The training included, among others, Heavy Infantry Weapon firings, flat trajectory weapon firings from power boats, evaluation of Rapid Reaction Forces, as well as joint training with 1st Army Aviation Brigade Attack Helicopters.

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