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List of Plane Crashes in Greece the Last 25 years

Family members of the victims who tragically lost their lives in the Helios Airways Flight 522 crash, an incident that claimed the lives of all passengers on board, including twenty-two children, gathered to honor their memory at the crash...

Is Greek Military Infrastructure Ready to Support the F-35?

Following the accidental explosion of an ammunition depot at a Greek Air Force base near the city of Volos in late July, there are some concerns that Greece's military infrastructure may not be ready to facilitate advanced systems like...

F-35 Sale to Greece Approved by US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Greece is one step closer to procuring the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet after the prospective sale was approved by US Senator Jim Risch, the most senior Republican on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In February, the...

The Spectacular OXI Day Military Parade in Thessaloniki

The annual military parade took place in Thessaloniki in celebration of the national anniversary of October 28 1940, known as OXI Day. It took place on Megalou Alexandrou Avenue in Greece's second largest city. The parade impressed Greeks yet again,...

Georgios Plionis: The Legendary Greek Pilot Who Fought in Two Wars

Georgios Plionis, the legendary Greek pilot who flew in 167 successful missions in World War II and Korea, passed away at age 101

Historic Spitfire Lands in Greece After 68 Years

Greece welcomed on Thursday a historic Spitfire from the Hellenic Air Force which was last seen slicing through Greek skies 68 years ago.

Historic WWII Spitfire to Fly Again Over Greece After 68 Years

Greece prepares to welcome on Thursday a historic Hellenic Air Force's Spitfire, last seen on Greek skies 68 years ago.

Greece Hosts Massive Multinational Military Exercise

Greece hosts a multinational military exercise at Andravida air base with the participation of armed forces elements allied countries

Dramatic Nighttime Rescue at Sea off Greece's Kefalonia Captured on Video

A helicopter from the Hellenic Air Force saved two swimmers, one of whom was a rescuer, off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Friday. Intense winds and rough seas threatened the lives of the two swimmers,...

Greek Pilot Named NATO's “Best Warrior”

Captain Kosmas Chalaris of the Hellenic Air Force has been named “Best Warrior” Pilot of NATO’s 18-3 Tactical Leadership Program (TLP). Supported by the governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S.,...