International Exercise “ALEXANDER THE GREAT” | Greek – US Special Operations Forces Joint Training
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Published on 28/08/2021 at 10:16

According to an announcement by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (GEETHA), the international exercise “ALEXANDER THE GREAT” was held in Greece from Monday 2 to Friday 27 August 2021, with the participation of personnel of Special Operations Forces of Greece and the USA.

The joint training took place in two phases, with the first lasting from Monday 2 August to Friday 13 August in the wider land and sea area of ​​Attica and the second from Monday 16 to Friday 27 August in the wider area of ​​Magnesia.

The exercise was attended by personnel from the Hellenic Special Warfare Units and from the US Marine Corps.

The said training is part of the overall planning of exercises/training that has already taken place and continues to do so under the updated Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US and aims to upgrade the level of cooperation, understanding, and exchange of know-how between the participating forces as well to enhance the operational capabilities and interoperability of the Special Operations Forces in an allied context.

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