(Upd) About 10.000 Northern Epiriotes are actually involved to the military service in Greece, including 300 members of the Greek Elite Special forces mostly are from the Himara Region. according to sources, northern epiriotes who were born in Albania, do only three months of compulsory military service, while those who were born in Greece, make full 9 months. Greek army, has in composition about 170 thousand soldiers, active in which, the northern epiriotes, prefer to do military service in Greece, paying taxes for not to go soldiers, for the Military Service in the Albanian Army, even though both are part of NATO.
Northern Epiriotes in the Greek Army Military Service
Himariotes on the Special Forces Elite of the Greek Army