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Burning Ferry Off Greece: 10 Dead, Fears for Dozens Missing [Video]

The number of deaths resulting from the burning ferry-boat "Norman Atlantic" has increased to ten according to the latest information emerging from the Italian Coast Guard and the country's media. In addition, increasing worries are expressed regarding the number...

Greek Air Force Rescues 15 Syrian Immigrants

A Super Puma helicopter of the Greek Air Force saved 15 Syrian immigrants found on a boat 75 nautical miles southeast of the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese on Thursday. The 15 Syrians aboard the vessel were transferred in Rhodes and...

Greek Air Force Pilots Top Guns at NATO's Flying School

Four Greek Air Force F-16 jets from the 337th squadron of the 110th Combat Wing based in Larisa participated in the second flying course of the Tactical Leadership Program (TLP)  at Albacete airbase in Spain. The purpose of the TLP is to train NATO’s...

Turkish Frigate Enters Greek Territorial Waters

Yesterday, April 3, a Turkish frigate entered Greek territorial waters and its helicopter approached the shores of an inhabited Greek island of the Dodecanese. According to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (GEETHA), the Turkish frigate, BARBAROS, entered Greek territorial...

The Monk Who Waves at Planes

Whenever monk Joseph of Mount Athos hears the sound of an aircraft, he stands close to the edge of a cliff above the Aegean and waves a huge Greek - or sometimes Byzantine - flag at the Greek Air Force pilots...

Greek Pilot's Heartbreaking Letter: "Who I Fly Οver the Aegean For"

A letter written by a Greek Air Force pilot reflecting the harsh conditions that Greeks are living in recently went viral on the Greek cyberspace. The pilot explains what motivates him to go to work everyday and risk his...

F-16 Accident Averted At Larissa Air Base

An accident that would have probably resulted in fatalities and serious damage was averted Thursday morning at the NATO Larissa Air Base, when the landing gear of a F-16D Blk 52 from the 110 Combat Wing did not function...

Israel hosts Greek Air Force for Training

Israel hosted Greece’s Hellenic Air Force for a joint exercise approximately three weeks ago at the Uvda base in southern Israel. The Greeks sent five F-16 block 52 fighter jets for a five-day exercise, which included practice air fights...