According to a recent announcement by the Greek Ministry of Defense “The Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Nikolaos Hardalias, attended on Saturday, May 6, 2023, the Tactical Exercise that aims to exercise the Greek National Guard with asymmetric threats in populated areas called “HERKEIOS ZEUS”, which took place at the Exercise Field ” AMPELONAS”, in Komotini.
The Exercise was attended by officers and members of the National Guard Battalions of Echinus, Komotini, Nestos, Xanthi, Rodopi and Sapon, of the 29th Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
The Exercise was also attended by the Commanders of the 1st Army/EU-OHQ Lieutenant General Ioannis Tsioplos, of the 4th Army Corps Lieutenant General Dimokritos Konstandakos and of the 29th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Anestis Eleftheriadis, a delegation of officers of the Hellenic Armed Forces and Security Forces, as well as retired Army officers.
The Deputy Greek Defense Minister, after the end of the Exercise, from the “AMPELONA” Exercise Field, made the following statement:
“I want to express my absolute satisfaction with the level of preparedness, as well as the combat worthiness of our National Guardsmen, which I had the pleasure to see in person once again. In a few days, I will be with them again to attend an exercise with an equally challenging content in the Lower Neurocopi. Our fellow citizens deserve only admiration for those who spare neither personal time nor expenses to contribute to the high cause of defending our homeland. The country will continue to invest in the National Guard, as was done recently with the passing of Law 5018/2023, which completely upgraded the institution. Let our National Guards know that the country will be always a helper in their efforts!”, concludes the announcement.
See here some of the photos published by the Greek Defense Ministry: