The Deputy Minister of National Defense Mr. Nikolaos Hardalias visited yesterday, Saturday, December 17, 2022, Formations, Groups, Units and Outposts of the Armed Forces in the area of responsibility of the 95th National Guard Battalions Higher Command, on the islands of Rhodes, Symi, Karpathos and the island complex of Kastellorizo.
Specifically, the Deputy Minister of National Defense was in the seats:
– Of the Headquarters of the 95th National Guard Battalion Senior Command (ADTE) andof readiness of SUPER PUMA and CHINOOK helicopters at MARITSON airport, in Rhodes.
– The Island Defense Administration (DAN) in Megisti.
– Of the Aviation Detachment (A/AP) in Karpathos, where the Commands were also present with delegations of executives and conscripts of the DAN Karpathos, the Naval Observatory of Karpathos 51N and the 9th Reference Station.
– Of the Guard Prisons “AG. FANOURIOU” in Symi, “STROGYLIS” and “RO” in the micro-islands of the same name.
He also visited the Krystallidis Shipyard, which is on mission in the wider maritime area of the Eastern Aegean, while during his stay in Ro, he laid a wreath at the monument of the “Lady of Ro” (Miss Achladiotis), as a mark of respect for her contribution to the homeland.
Mr. Hardalias, addressing the officers, non-commissioned officers, conscripts and national guardsmen, congratulated them for their pride, high attitude and excellent morale during the performance of their duties on the front line, on the eastern borders of the homeland, in the final of the Aegean, and exchanged wishes with them on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.
Finally, the Deputy Minister of National Defense had meetings with the Prefecture of Karpathos, Mr. Kalliopi Nikolaidouthe Mayors of Symi, etc. Eleftherio Papakalodoukas and Megistis Mr. George Sampsakos and the Deputy Mayor of Karpathos Mr. Emmanuel Paragio.
The Deputy Minister of National Defense was accompanied by the Commander of the Supreme Military Command of the Interior & Islands Lt. Gen. Dimitrios Houpiswhile he was received on a case-by-case basis by the Commanders of the 95 ADTE Major General Dimitrios Vakentisof the DAN Karpathos Colonel Antonios Kaselakis and Colonel-in-Chief Basilios Mitsiosthe Governor of TPC KRYSTALLIDIS Plotarchis Ioannis Mavroudis PN and the Chief Wardens of the EF.
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