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Greek Pilot Voted NATO "Top Gun" by Peers (video)

Flight Lieutenant Vassilis Kalogeridis of the 335 Fighter Squadron was voted Best NATO pilot by his peers. Specifically, Kalogeridis was voted best trainee of the "Course Warrior" series, meaning that he is the pilot every other pilot would want to...

Greek Fighter Jet Falls During Military Exercise, Pilot Safe

A Greek Air Force Mirage 2000 fell in the area of Skopelos island during an exercise at Monday noon; the pilot is safe in hospital. The accident occurred at 12:18 pm during a training exercise involving two Mirage 2000 fighter...

Israel’s Air Force Practices Drills Over Mt Olympus' 'Complex Combat Arena' in Greece [video]

Over the past two weeks, Israel's Air Force trained IAF CH-53 Sea Stallion and CH-60 Black Hawk helicopters over the challenging topography of 2,918-meter Mount Olympus in Greece. The terrain of Greece differed greatly from that of Israel, giving the...

Greece's Air Force, Navy Searching for Missing EgyptAir Jet MS804

Greece has deployed its Air Force and Navy in efforts to help the Egyptian military locate a missing EgyptAir plane that was carrying 66 people on board. A tweet on the airline's official account said that flight MS804 left Paris...

Excavations for Greek Military Airmen, Shot Down by Friendly Fire in 1974

Excavations to locate the remains of 19 Greek airmen, killed when their aircraft was shot down by friendly fire during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, began on Monday at the site where the NORATLAS crashed. The aircraft was part...

Turkish Provocation in Andros Firing Range

On Tuesday evening, a Turkish interceptor ship entered Andros’ firing range, while the Greek Navy was performing an ongoing exercise. The Turkish ship crew claimed that “the firing range was not recognized” over the radio when a Greek frigate approached...

Egyptian and Greek Air Forces Start Joint Military Exercise

Hellenic Air Force units arrived in Egypt on Friday to participate in the joint Egyptian-Greek military exercise “Horus 2015,” an Egyptian armed official spokesperson reported on Saturday. In a short statement published on his official Facebook page, Brigadier General Mohamed Samir...

Greece Mourns For Two Pilots Killed in Spain

The funerals of the two pilots who were killed in Spain, during a tragic Greek Air Force plane crash in Albacete, Spain took place today, Thursday January 29. Panagiotis Laskaris’ funeral took place at 12 p.m. in Rizoupoli, Athens, while...

At Least 10 Dead in Greek Fighter Jet Crash in Spain [Video]

A Greek Air Force F-16 has crashed during a NATO exercise near the Spanish city of Albacete. Local media report that the plane was flying low and crashed into an airport hangar shortly after take-off. Spain's Defense Ministry said 10 people...

42 Greek 'Norman Atlantic' Rescuers Receive Medal

The men who responded to the distress signal sent by passenger ferry “Norman Atlantic” on December 28 when it caught fire, received a medal for their service and bravery by the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, and the Greek Minister...