Ανακοινώσεις

June 22, 2018

On June 22nd, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the Romanian National Day, with a flag raising ceremony in front of the main building of the HQ at Pedion Areos camp. The event honored with their presence the Commander of NRDC-GR, the Romanian general consul of Thessaloniki, the entire staff of the HQ as well as Romanian invitees living in Thessaloniki.

Colonel Silviu-Dan ARDELEANU, the Romanian Senior National Representative in NRDC-GR, in his speech mentioned: “Flag Day symbolizes Romania’s independence. Romania’s national flag is a tricolor blue, yellow...

June 13, 2018

On June 13th, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) welcomed the Foreign Defence Attaché Association from Athens, who paid an official visit in its Headquarters premises.

A briefing was presented to the Defence Attaché Association regarding the structure, role and mission of the Headquarters as well as the successful outcome of the recently completed EX. Trident Jaguar 2018 and upcoming challenges of NRDC-GR as a Joint Task Force (Land).

Having completed its transformation to Joint Task Force (Land) HQ NRDC-GR constitutes a highly capable,...

June 13, 2018

On June 11th, 2018, Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos welcomed in the exercise location in Assiros camp the Distinguished Visitors, during the last day of the successful execution of exercise “Trident Jaguar 2018”, where 1300 soldiers from 26 Nations participated.

The HQ honored with their presence the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Lieutenant General Konstantinos FLOROS, the Commander of Joint Warfare Center (JWC) Major General Andrzej Reudowicz (POL A), Representatives from Allied Command...

June 13, 2018

At May 25th, 2018, officers and family members of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece foreign personnel, received their certificates on the knowledge of the Hellenic Language, after the completion of the course (beginners and advanced), in a graduation ceremony that took place at the HQ premises, in Thessaloniki.  

The lessons were conducted by a graduate student from the University of Ioannina in History and Archaeology as well as post graduate studies at Neograzistik Freie Universitat of Berlin, while supervised by the Family Support of the Joint Headquarters Support.

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June 08, 2018

NRDC-GR Herald Magazine Issue 10

May 11, 2018

From 7thto 10thMay 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – GREECE (NRDC-GR) hosted the 11thAllied Command Operations (ACO) International Legal Conference, which was co-organized by the legal offices of Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and NRDC-GR, under the auspices of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS), at Thessaloniki’s Officers Club.

The aim of the conference which included legal personnel from over 30 European Nations was to develop a common understanding of special aspects of International Law, while offering a unique opportunity to engage with experts and...

April 27, 2018

On April 27th, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Commander, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed in the Headquarters’ premises the USA Ambassador, H.E. Geoffrey R. PYATT, who paid an official visit accompanied by the USA Consul General in Thessaloniki, Mrs. Rebecca A. FONG.

After an official welcome ceremony and a Commander’s office call, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitor, regarding the structure, role and mission of NRDC-GR as well as the upcoming challenges on the way ahead to its transition to Joint...

April 27, 2018

From 24th to 27th April 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – GREECE (NRDC-GR) conducted a Logistic Reporting (LOGREP) Operators training Course, at the Headquarters’ premises in Thessaloniki.

The course was organized by J4 and attended by NRDC-GR personnel as well as representatives of Affiliated Formations and Units.

NRDC-GR Deputy Chief of Support (DCOS SPT) Brigadier General Paschalis DALLAS welcomed all the participants, highlighted the importance for such training events that, as he said, constitute a great opportunity for the young officers to acquire the necessary...

April 24, 2018

From the 12th to 22nd April, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) Headquarters (HQ) conducted Phase IIIA of exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 to demonstrate the deployment and the capabilities of the Initial Command Element (ICE) and the Joint Logistic Support Group (JLSG) HQ within the framework of the ongoing NATO Joint evaluation.

The aim of Trident Jaguar 2018 is to train, exercise and evaluate NRDC-GR in planning and conducting a Non Article 5 Crisis Response Small Joint Operation (SJO) Land (L) Heavy of limited complexity, under direct command of SACEUR, in a military...

April 13, 2018

On April 12, 2018, a Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet that was heading for landing after a mission in the Aegean Sea, crashed into the sea, 9 NM north of Skyros Island. The pilot who did not survive the crash has fallen for faith and homeland at the time of duty.

“As the Commander of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece I would like to express on behalf of all NRDC-GR personnel my deepest condolences to the family as well as to the Hellenic Air Force family for this tragic loss. It is not a loss only for Greece and the Hellenic Air Force but also for the whole NATO...

April 01, 2018

A running tradition continues, with the organization of the 13th International Marathon “Alexander the Great” in Thessaloniki on April 1st, 2018. NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) running team, consisted of 54 including family members participated in the event.

Apart from the 42 km distance, the event included a 10km and a 5km “Health and Power” walking race. The whole event was devoted to Stylianos “Stelios” Kyriakides, a Greek marathon runner who came 1st in Boston Marathon in 1946 with the aim of raising money to provide food and shelter to the Greeks...

March 23, 2018

On Friday, March 23rd, 2018, an official ceremony for the Hellenic National Day took place in NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece - Headquarters in “PEDION AREOS” camp in Thessaloniki, in commemoration of the Hellenic Revolution on the 25th of March, 1821.

The ceremony was honored with the presence of the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General (HE A) Dimitrios BIKOS, General Consuls of the participating Nations to the HQ, Commanders and Representatives from NRDC-GR Affiliated Units along with the entire HQ staff and their families.

The Chief of Staff of NRDC-GR, Major General...

March 21, 2018

On March 21st, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) hosted the Internal Final Coordination Conference (FCC) of Phase ID/IIIA for exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR-18) in the Headquarters’ premises.

The internal FCC that was combined with TRJR18 Phase ID/IIIA Main Event and Incident List Development Workshop (MEL/MIL WS) which was held from March 12th to 20th, 2018, aimed to accomplish final coordination activities required for the conduct of the deploying phases of exercise TRJR18, in line with the Exercise Planning Process (EPP).

NRDC-GR Deputy Chief of Staff...

March 20, 2018

On March 20th 2018, Deputy Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR), Major General Dimitar ILIEV, welcomed in the Headquarters’ premises the Deputy Chief of Defense of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Lieutenant General Konstantinos FLOROS in an official visit.

After a welcome ceremony and a commemorative photo, Deputy Chief of Defense was briefed about the structure, role and mission of the Headquarter as well as the upcoming challenges on the way ahead to NRDC-GR evaluation and certification as Joint Task Force...

March 09, 2018

On March 9th, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR HQ) celebrated the Bulgarian National Day. The event honored with their presence the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, the Bulgarian Consul General Mr. Vladimir PISANCHEV, Consuls from the Contributing Nations, family members and the entire staff of the HQ.

Deputy Commander of NRDC-GR, Major General (BGR A) Dimitar ILIEV, as Senior Bulgarian Officer in the HQ, in the speech of the day, expressed his deepest gratitude to Greece as the Host Nation as well as to all contributing Nations for the...

March 06, 2018

On March 5th 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) Deputy Commander, Major General Dimitar ILIEV, welcomed the Chief of Staff (COS) of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey (NRDC-TU), Brigadier General Ozkan ULUTAS who paid an official visit in NRDC-GR HQ.

COS of NRDC-GR, Major General Christos DRIVAS, had the opportunity during an office call to exchange ideas and views with his counterpart on the current structure of NATO Force Structure HQs as well as their future role within the Alliance.

​COS NRDC-TU was briefed about the...

February 16, 2018

On 15th February 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece HQ held in its premises the Planning Conference of Exercise “TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018” (TRJR18) for Phase ID/IIIA. Host Nation Greece Supporting Commands and Units, Subject Matter Experts and the Command Group from NRDC-GR HQ were among the participants.

The aim of the conference was to define key issues and the way ahead, focusing on the exercise design, the manning requirements, the communications information systems layouts’ upgrade, the scenario events and incidents update, and real life support issues. The conference started...

January 26, 2018

From 9th to 26th, January 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) Headquarters (HQ) conducted Phase IIA and IIB Operational level Crisis Response Planning (CRP) in support of exercise Trident Jaguar 2018.

The scope of the planning effort was to certify the staff ability to conduct CRP through the establishment of a Joint Operations Planning Group (JOPG). This was a NATO-wide effort supported by NATO and other participating Commands. 

During the planning process a respective Operational Planning Liaison Element (OPLE) has been deployed...

December 11, 2017

On December 11th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Commander, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed in the Headquarters’ premises the Spanish Ambassador, H. E. Enrique VIGUERA RUBIO who paid an official visit, accompanied by the Spanish Honorary Consul in Thessaloniki, Mr. Samuel NAHMIAS.

After an official welcome ceremony, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitors regarding the structure, role and mission of the Headquarter as well as the upcoming challenges on the way ahead to NRDC-GR transition to Joint...

December 07, 2017

On December 07th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) welcomed the Distinguished Visitors that have been present in order to participate in the final day of the HQ’s annual exercise “Gordian Knot 2017”. 

Among others the HQ honored with their presence, the Minister of National Defense Panos KAMMENOS, the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Lieutenant General Konstantinos FLOROS, Consul Generals of Bulgaria, Germany, France, Spain and Turkey, along with DCOM ARRC, US Army Europe, COMs of Affiliated Units and other distinguished guests.

The...