From the Greek-Albanian border begins the reorganization of the Greek Army
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Chief of Hellenic National Defence, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis , accompanied by the Chief of General Staff Lieutenant Kingdom Tellidou and the Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal (I) Chris Vaitsa, visited the 1st Army, Headquarters Tactical Air (ATA), the National Centre Air Operationsa and 1st Air Control Center of the 110 Combat Aviation in Larissa.
The Chief of Defence welcomed the commander of the 1st Army Lieutenant John Iliopoulos and ATA Chief Marshal (I) Christos Christodoulou, respectively.
During his visit, the Chief of Staff discussed the serious issues in these Major Commands and services and had the opportunity to provide guidance and direction to staff.
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kamenos in the Greek - Albanian border
Kamenos: "We will be strengthened further reopening outposts, commando units will do exercises in the region, and helicopters operating in the area to give residents a sense of security"
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Reopening military outposts and strengthening the army at the Greek - Albanian border, heralded the frontier outpost of Kakavia, Drimades and Pogoni of Ioannina Prefecture, the Defence Minister Panos Kamenos, a development which will satisfy the constant demand of the residents in the villages of the border, seeking to feel secure.
Mr. kamenos, who is touring the fringe military outposts of Epirus, told ANA-MPA response to a question. "Already we redesigned throughout the region. The redesign of the defense structure will be announced in a short time. In summer, as part of the reorganization is done, and according to the commands given by me and by the Chief of the Army, from the front row, the next few days, the presence of conscripts will be strengthened further reopening outposts, commando units will do exercises in the region, and helicopters operating in the area to give residents a sense of security. "
Minister of National Defence, stated that the existing forces, the Army, the Greek police and local authorities make efforts, do a good job, but "we must revive the villages." As stated, the "young guys who left their homeland and are unemployed in Athens, to return again to cultivate our land. We must put forward the motherland to work. "
In Drimades outpost of the Minister of National Defence honored Sophia Demetriou, wife of the border guard, who lives alone in the village Mountain. The minister commended the courage and said it would integrate the National Guard, directly changing the law, as it provides serve only men. "You give courage to all. We feel secure as you are here, "he told her features and added," will be part of the defense of our country. " Indeed he gave honorary board of the Ministry of National Defense.