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Chief of National Defense Praises Greek Armed Forces on OXI Day

General Konstantinos Floros, the chief of the General Staff of Greece's National Defense (GEETHA) addressed the nation on the occasion of OXI Day on Wednesday. "The unanimous, solemn decision to fight to the end to repel the unjust and infamous...

34-Year-Old Greek Paratrooper Tragically Killed During Nighttime Accident

A young sergeant in Greece's Special Forces was fatally injured during a nighttime free-fall exercise out of a helicopter late Thursday night. Strong winds are thought to have violently pulled the paratrooper outside of the exercise's designated airdrop zone, causing...

All Greek Armed Forces Exercises Suspended due to Coronavirus

All military exercises of the Greek Armed Forces have been suspended due to the coronavirus threat, starting with "Storm '20", which was to commence on Monday, according to a Kathimerini report citing military sources. The decision came after the Ministry...

Greece to Spend €1.1B in Express Armament Program

A Greek parliament committee has approved fast-tracking procedures for the procurement of armaments to the amount of €1 billion ($1.2 billion), following recent tensions with Turkey. The decision was taken after a confidential briefing of the armaments committee by the Greek...

Greek Army Helicopter Crash Survivor Recounts Cause of Accident

The survivor of the Greek Army helicopter crash in Sarantaporo that left four officers dead on Wednesday, recounted the cause of the accident. Sergeant Vassiliki Plexida was one of the five passengers of the fatal UH-1H crash and is now...

Turkey Raises Territorial Claims Over Kastellorizo Island

Ankara has made yet another move to dispute Greece's domination in Kastellorizo island by calling on Athens not to proceed with scheduled military exercises near the island. Turkish authorities have issued two NOTAM with which they call on Athens to...

Greek Defense Ministry to Generate €1.5 Bln a Year from Army Property

The Greek Armed Forces wealth exceeds 32 billion euros in real estate property and the Defense Ministry has a plan to generate 1.5 billion euros per year in revenues by utilizing it. According to estimates by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos,...

Greek Armed Forces Protest Merging of Pensions; Prepare For Strike

Members of the Greek armed forces protested in Athens on Wednesday morning against the Greek government's plans to merge their auxiliary pension funds with others. According to the president of the Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers, Christos Fotopoulos, Greek police officers...