Ανακοινώσεις

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...

November 24, 2017

On November 24th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the National Day of Albania, with a flag raising ceremony which took place in the Headquarters premises, at “Pedion Areos” Camp in Thessaloniki. The event honored with their presence the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos, the Albanian General Consul of Thessaloniki, distinguished guests and the staff of the HQ.

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November 15, 2017

NRDC-GR Herald Issue 9

November 10, 2017

On November 10th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the National Day of Poland, with a flag raising ceremony which took place in the Headquarters premises, at “Pedion Areos” Camp in Thessaloniki. The event honored with their presence the Commander NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos, distinguished guests and the entire staff of the HQ.

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November 10, 2017

From the 1st to 10th November, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) conducted successfully the exercise Gordian Bonus II 2017 (GOBS II/17) in three different locations. This was the second Battle Staff Training (BST) for the Headquarters in 2017 and the phase IIIA of the National Evaluation by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) towards its certification to a Joint Task Force Headquarters.

The aim of the BST II/17 was to prepare the HQ personnel for the upcoming Annual Exercise Gordian Knot 2017 in their respective role, operationalizing their...

October 31, 2017

On October 31st, 2017, Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) organized the 13th plenary conference that was hosted by NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) Headquarters, in Thessaloniki. Commander of NRDC-GR Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS welcomed all the participants, highlighting the importance of this forum for the way ahead of the HQ in the new multinational Joint environment.

Commodore (LH) Ioannis KALOGEROPOULOS, chairman of the plenary, in his opening remarks...

October 26, 2017

On October 25th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR), conducted the second Public Affairs Seminar for the year 2017 at the Headquarters’ premises in Thessaloniki Greece. The subject of the Seminar was “Key Leaders Media Engagement and Spokespersons Training”.

Deputy Commander of NRDC-GR, Major General Dimitar ILIEV, welcomed all the participants highlighting the importance of this seminar in the frame of the current ever changing global information environment and the comprehensive approach.

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October 20, 2017

On October 20th 2017, The Turkish Republic Day was celebrated at NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR), in commemoration of the 94th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, with a flag raising ceremony, which took place in front of the main building of the Headquarters at Pedion Areos Camp in Thessaloniki. The event honored with their presence the Chief Of Staff NRDC-GR Major General Christos DRIVAS, the Turkish General Consul Mr. Orhan Yalman OKAN, distinguished guests and the entire staff of the HQ.

Major Ahmet Ali...

October 19, 2017

From 16 to 19 October, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) conducted Phase I B/C of exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 (TRJR18) “Academics and Key Leaders Training (KLT)” at Headquarters’ premises and Thessaloniki Officers’ Club. Senior Mentors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from Joint Warfare Center (JWC) and SHAPE supported the training.

Commander NRDC-GR HQ, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, during his opening remarks welcomed all participants and highlighted the importance of this event as a preparatory one towards the upcoming National Evaluation in 2017 and NATO...

October 18, 2017

Major General (POL A) Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander of Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), Lieutenant General Rt (DEU A) Karl LATHER and Lieutenant General Rt (ESP A) Javier CABEZA, ahead of a delegation of 20 officers, on October 17th, 2017, visited the legendary Greek battleship  “AVEROF”. The visit was organized by NRDC-GR on the occasion of the “Academics and Key Leaders Training (KLT)” in the framework of the exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 (TRJR18).

The history-steeped Pisa-class armored cruiser, that is the last ship of its type ever commissioned worldwide, is docked in Thessaloniki for...

October 17, 2017

On October 14th NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) running team participated in the 6th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon. The running team including family members, a total of 60 pax, of NRDC-GR HQ highlighted the multinational spirit of cooperation, having participants from both its Multinational and Greek staff, running along with other communities participated in this event.

The event organized by the Athletic Association “TRITON” and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, was a unique athletic event for the city. The NRDC-GR HQ running team...

October 13, 2017

On October 13th  2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the Spanish National Day, with a flag raising ceremony which took place in front of the main building of the Headquarters at Pedion Areos Camp in Thessaloniki. The event honored with their presence the Deputy Commander NRDC-GR Major General Dimitar Krumov ILIEV,  the entire HQ staff as well as family members and Spanish invitees living in Thessaloniki.

Brigadier General Fernando BARRON CLAVET, the Senior National Representative of Spain (SNR), addressed the HQ on...

October 10, 2017

In the frame of morale, welfare and recreation associated activities, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) organized a visit to Mount Athos from Friday October 6th to 8th, 2017. The monasteries of Philotheou, Xenofontos, Dionysiou and Osiou Gregoriou welcomed NRDC-GR personnel giving them the unique opportunity to feel the holiness and the overwhelming religiosity of the   "Holy Mountain".

Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in northeastern Greece and an important centre of Eastern Orthodox ...

October 06, 2017

On October 6th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) celebrated the German Flag Day, in accordance with the German Reunification Day on the 3rd of October 1990, in its premises at Pedion Areos camp. The event honored with their presence the Chief Of Staff (COS) of NRDC-GR on behalf of the Commander Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, the German General Consul of Thessaloniki, the entire staff of the HQ as well as German invitees living in Thessaloniki.

According a speech delivered by the German National Representative in the HQ, “Germany’s national...

October 06, 2017

61st Mechanized Brigade was established on 2nd October, 1992 as a proud successor of the traditions of 28th Regiment of Stryama, 21st Srednogorski Regiment and 11th Tank brigade. On 19th November, 1998 the brigade adopted the name “61st Mechanized Brigade of Stryama”.

The brigade of Stryama is tactical formation from Bulgarian Land Forces, which has capability for effective execution of tasks involving the full spectrum of NATO operations, alone or in interaction with other units and formations from the Bulgarian Army and allies from NATO, by conducting and executing the...

September 29, 2017

On September 28th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece hosted the “Target Engagement Authority – Senior Leaders” seminar at the HQ premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The seminar was held under responsibility of NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) and is part of the Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum. The NRDC-GR Command Group and Senior leaders from the branches attended the course.

Commander NRDC GR HQ, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, during his opening remarks welcomed all participants and highlighted the importance of targeting as a crucial function towards the...

September 22, 2017

On September 18th to 22nd, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece Joint Fires Branch conducted the “Advanced FAST-FAS & Dynamic Targeting” external training course at the HQ premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The course attended participants from NATO Command and Forces Structure Headquarters (NCS & NFS HQs) as well as representatives from NRDC-GR affiliated and subordinate units.

NRDC-GR Chief of Staff (COS) welcomed all the participants, highlighted the importance for such initiatives that constitute a great opportunity for the young officers to acquire the necessary...

September 21, 2017

On September 20th to 21st, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece hosted the 29th Graduated Response Forces (Land) (GRF(L)) Doctrine and Procedures Working Group (D&P WG) at the HQ premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The meeting constitutes a bi-annual event, chaired and organized by Allied Land Command (LANDCOM).

The aim of the working group was to enhance mutual understanding and support inside the GRF (L) Headquarters community and, between the GRF (L) and NATO Command Structure (NCS). Furthermore, a goal of this forum was to serve as group to harmonize and coordinate the land...

September 18, 2017

On Sep 17th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) Running Team participated in “Leonidas’ Trophy”, a 25 kilometers trekking race in honour of Spartan King Leonidas and his companions that fought against the Persians and fell together in the battle of Thermopylae on 480 BC.

The race starting point was “Eleftherochori” village, on mount “Kallidromo”. The trekking route through the forest ended up at the Monument of Leonidas, at Thermopylae. The multinational running team of NRDC-GR HQ staff from Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece participated in...