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Educational Opportunities to Be Offered to Greek Army Conscripts

Next year, more educational opportunities at various levels will be made available to Greek Army conscripts completing mandatory military service. The Greek Ministry of National Defense hopes that the changes will help bolster enthusiasm for military service among young people...

Greek and US Militaries Conduct Training Exercise in Thrace

This month, the Greek and US militaries are conducting joint training exercises in Thrace. Between February 12 and February 24, soldiers from both countries are participating in the Post-Troop Tactical Exercise (TAMS) "Thracian Cooperation 23". The opening ceremony for the...

A Greek Evzone Made in the USA

Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.

Greek Team Wins European Best Sniper Competition

Greece won the first place in the annual European Best Sniper Team Competition 2022 which took place in the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

Greece Braces for Fire Season Hoping to Prevent Repeat of 2021 Disaster

Greece is bracing for the fire season hoping to avoid a repeat of 2021 when it was hit by some of the most devastating fires in recent history in the northern part of Evia island and West Attica. The new...

Greek Army “Most Lethal Team” at West Point Competition

The Greek Army won two prestigious awards at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the West Point Military Academy over the weekend, including "Most Lethal Team" and  "International Trophy." Greece, represented by the Evelpidon Military Academy in Athens, came sixth...

Greece Unveils Prototype of New Vertical Take-Off, Landing Drone

A prototype of Greece's first vertical take-off and landing drone, called "Archytas," was unveiled by the nation's authorities during a military exercise in the eastern Aegean in late September. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), called "Archytas," was presented to deputy...

Greek Army To Be Deployed to Assist Firefighters Across Greece

Greece's Defense Minister announced on Thursday afternoon that the Greek Army will assist the firefighting efforts across the country.

Greek Shipowner Who Donated His Wealth to the Armed Forces Dies at 97

Iakovos Tsounis, a Greek shipowner and World War II veteran, died on Saturday at the age of 97.

Greece Extends Military Service to 12 Months

Greece announced on Thursday that is extending the mandatory military service in the land forces to twelve months, from the current nine. The duration of military service in the Greek Army, the Navy and the Air Force has now been...