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February 07, 2019

On 6th February 2019, in a ceremony which took place in the Officer’s Club – Thessaloniki, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, after two years of successful accomplishments, handed over the Command of C’ Army Corps & NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) to Lieutenant General Konstantinos KOUTRAS.

The event honored with their presence the Alternate Minister of Defense (MoD) Mr. Panagiotis RIGAS, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, General (HAF) Christos CHRISTODOULOU, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lt. Gen Georgios KAMPAS,...

December 06, 2018

On 4th and 5th December 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – GREECE (NRDC-GR) hosted the TOPFAS Users Group (TUG) meeting at its premises.

 

The meeting was chaired by SHAPE/J5 and was attended by representatives from NATO Command Structure and NATO Force Structure HQs and NCI Agency.

 

The aim of the meeting was the identification and validation of TOPFAS requirements, as well as the acceptance of the functional capabilities of the software suite.

 

The meeting concluded successfully as it fulfilled its aim, providing an excellent opportunity for the...

November 30, 2018

From 27thto 29thNovember 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – GREECE (NRDC-GR) organized the NATO Finance Structure Graduated Readiness Forces (GRF) HQs Senior Resources Committee (SRC) meeting, in which, financial and budget issues of the HQs were discussed.

 Apart from financial authorities of all NFS HQs, representatives from Ministries of Defense of all NATO member Nations and observers from ACT and EUCOM, attended the meeting.

The chairman of the hosting HQ, NRDC-GR Financial Controller Colonel Theodoros TZOUVELEKIS, mentioned that SRC meeting, further contributed to the...

November 25, 2018

On November 23th 2018, 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 Deputy Commander of NRDC-GR, Major General Ivan ORTOMAROV, the Albanian Consul of Thessaloniki, Mrs Enkelada RAMZI, distinguished guests and the staff of the HQ.

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November 20, 2018

From 12th to 13th of November 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) conducted “PEGASOS-2018” Seminar at its premises. The Seminar was organized by J3 AIR Branch and was attended by 15 representatives of several NATO HQs, Affiliated Formations and units as well as number of NRDC-GR experts.

Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCOS OPS) of NRDC-GR, Brigadier General Fernando Clavet BARRON, welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of creating a common understanding from all Airspace users towards planning, organizing and executing operations in a Joint...

November 09, 2018

On the 9th of November, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the National Day of Poland. The event honored with their presence the Commander NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos, the Polish Deputy Ambassador Mr Tomasz Wisniewski, distinguished guests and the entire staff of the HQ.

Mr Wisniewski addressed the HQ on the meaning of the day. During his speech, he mentioned “On the 11th of November, 1918, exactly a century ago, the dream of generations of Poles came true: the Polish state was reborn and reappeared...

November 03, 2018

On November 2nd 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) celebrated the Italian National Unity and Armed Forces Day, with a flag raising ceremony. The event honored with their presence, the Deputy Commander NRDC-GR Major General Ivan ORTOMAROV, the Honorary Consul of Italy Mr Christos SARANTOPOULOS, the entire HQ staff as well as family members and Italian invitees living in Thessaloniki.

Brigadier General Vittorio Antonio STELLA, the Senior National Representative of Italy, addressed the HQ on the meaning of the day, stating that...

November 01, 2018

On November 1st, 2018, Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) organized the 14th plenary conference that was hosted by NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) Headquarters, in Thessaloniki. Chief of Staff of NRDC-GR Major General Christos DRIVAS welcomed all the participants, highlighting the importance of this forum for the future of the HQ in the new multinational Joint environment.

Brigadier General (HE AF) George DIMANTONIS, chairman of the plenary, in his opening remarks stated “Hellas, in line with the expanding Alliance’s...

October 27, 2018

On 25th October 2018, The Turkish Republic Day was celebrated at NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR), in commemoration of the 95th 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 Deputy Commander NRDC-GR Major General Ivan ORTOMAROV, the Turkish General Consul Mr. Orhan Yalman OKAN, distinguished guests and the entire staff of the HQ.

Major Ahmet Ali...

October 15, 2018

On October 13th 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) participated in the 7th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon. The NRDC-GR HQ running team, a total of 181 participants from 12 countries including family members, ran along with students, champions, celebrities and political figures from the city, signifying once again, the excellent esprit de corps of the HQ, the multinational spirit of cooperation, the dynamic character of its members and their desire to be part of the city’s culture.

The NRDC-GR HQ...

October 13, 2018

On October 12th 2018, 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 Ivan ORTOMAROV, the Honorary Consul of Spain Mr Samuel NAHMIAS,  the entire HQ staff as well as family members and Spanish invitees living in Thessaloniki.

    Brigadier General Fernando BARRON CLAVET, the Senior National...

October 13, 2018

     On 11thOctober 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece (NRDC-GR) conducted the “DIADES of PELLA” Seminar at its premises. The Seminar was organized by JENG Branch and was attended by 15 representatives of other NATO HQs, Affiliated Formations and units as well as NRDC-GR personnel.

     Deputy Commander of NRDC-GR, Major General Ivan ORTOMAROV, welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the military engineering as well as the evaluation of Critical Infrastructure and its application in support of a Comprehensive Operational Process.

     The aim of the...

October 05, 2018

On the 5th of October 2018, 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 Deputy Commander Major General Ivan ORTOMAROV, the German General Consul of Thessaloniki, Mr Walter Stechel, the entire staff of the HQ as well as German invitees living in Thessaloniki.

According tοa speech delivered by the German National Representative in the HQ, “Germany’s national flag is a tricolor black...

October 01, 2018

On October 1st, 2018, the UK Defense Attaché Captain (RN) Tim FERNS paid a visit to the premises of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece HQ.

After an office call with the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, 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 HQ participates after its transformation to Joint Task Force (JTF) HQ.

The UK Defense Attaché signed...

September 28, 2018

On Sep 28th, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Joint Task Force Commander Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed in the premises of the Headquarters (NRDC-GR JTF HQ) the British Honorary Consul Mrs Maria Tsakali and the British Defense Attaché, Captain Tim FERNS RN, on the occasion of the official ceremony, conducted for the United Kingdom Flag joining to the Joint HQ.

The United Kingdom Contingent has joined NRDC-GR JHQ as Partner Nation since June 19th, completing a road map started with the 13thNRDC-GR Plenary in 2017. 

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September 28, 2018

From 26th to 28th Sep, 2018 NATO Rapid Deployment Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) conducted the Initial Planning Conference (IPC), with the participation of representatives from all branches, the Host Nation, as well as its affiliated Formations and Units.

The aim of the IPC was to present the exercise specifications and milestones, to assemble the key exercise planning members and to identify the requirements for the Joint Headquarter and Exercise Control. Commitments were developed and pertinent information was captured to develop the scenario and...

September 28, 2018

NATO Close Air Support (CAS) Conference 2018 took place at the Thessaloniki Officer’s Club, from 24th to the 28th of September, with the participation of 185 officers from 30 NATO and non-NATO countries. The event wasorganized by HQ AIRCOM’s FAC Capabilities Section and Air Liaison Office andwas hosted and supported by NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR).

The theme of the seminar was “The NATO CAS Community: One Team, One Fight.” The seminar focused on harmonizing capabilities,...

September 28, 2018

From 24thto the 28 of September 2018,NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece conducted the “Advanced FAST FAS & Dynamic Targeting” training, in the premises of NRDC-GR, organized by the Joint Fires Branch, with the participation of external personnel from NFS/NCS entities.

The training consisted of a “Combined NFS/NCS Dynamic Targeting using FAST application”, in both Joint and Land perspective format. The course is designed in order to have the capacity to perform the prosecution of TST and is adequate to match similar training requirements,...

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...