Ανακοινώσεις

September 10, 2018

On September 8th, 2018, the US Senator Ron JOHNSON, Chairman of the subcommittee on Europe and Regional security Cooperation, accompanied by the USA Defense Attaché Captain (USN) Timothy KETTER, paid an official visit to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece.

The Senator was welcomed by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Chief, Admiral Evangelos APOSTOLAKIS and the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS.

After an official welcome ceremony, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitor...

September 08, 2018

On September 7th, 2018, the USA Defense Attaché Captain (USN) Timothy KETTER, accompanied by Colonel Jay GARDNER, Director of the Office of Defence Cooperation, paid an official visit to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece in the framework of the Thessaloniki’s International Trade Fair where USA is the Honored Country.

After an office call with the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitors regarding the structure, role and mission of NRDC-GR as well as the upcoming...

September 07, 2018

On September 6th, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Commander, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed in the Headquarters’ premises the Alternate Minister of Defence (MoD) Mr. Panagiotis RIGAS, who paid an official visit, accompanied by the Chief of the Army LGEN Alkiviadis STEFANIS.

After an official welcome ceremony, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitor regarding the structure, role and mission of NRDC-GR as well as the upcoming challenges during the Stand By Period of NATO Long Term Rotation Plan (LTRP), where...

July 27, 2018

On July 27th, 2018, a ceremony took place at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), to farewell the Deputy Commander Major General (BGR) Dimitar ILIEV and welcome his successor, Major General (BGR) Ivan ORTOMAROV, assigned after the decision of the Bulgarian Authorities. The entire HQ staff attended the event which was honored by the presence of the Bulgarian General Consul in Thessaloniki.

NRDC-GR Commander Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, thanked the outgoing DCOM for his service and gave his wishes for personal and family health and happiness and...

July 13, 2018

On July 13th, 2018 NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) celebrated altogether the French Flag and the French National Day with a flag raising ceremony. The event honored with their presence Commander of NRDC-GR, the French consul of Thessaloniki, the entire staff of the HQ as well as French invitees living in Thessaloniki.

According to a speech delivered by the French Senior National Representative in the HQ both the Flag and the national day find their origins during the French Revolution era, in the last decade of the eighteenth century. During the...

July 06, 2018

One year ago, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) introduced its internship program, an initiative aiming to give to students and post graduates the opportunity to practice within the NRDC-GR international community.

The NRDC-GR Internship Program (NIP) consists of six month periods, last of which concludes on the 30thof July 2018. NIP has been significantly beneficial to both the interns and NRDC-GR, since the interns have been able to gain experience of an international organization working environment, while they have been an additional valuable asset over a set period of...

July 06, 2018

After the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) successful evaluation as Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF HQ) the HQ was certified as capable to undertake the command and control of Small Joint Operations, Land Heavy [(SJO(L)], from 1stJuly 2018 to 30thJun 2020 in accordance with the current Long Term Rotation Plan (LTRP)

NRDC-GR, in order to accomplish this mission, transformed into JTF HQ, adopting the “Integrated” model, thus performing the operational (JHQ) and tactical (LCC) levels simultaneously. On the other hand, it retains for the long term the capabilities as HRF...

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 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 knowledge and skills to use this function system as well as for the older...

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...