Today 3 July at Tatoi, the Minister of National Defence Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos attended the oath-taking ceremony of the new Air Force Second Lieutenants of the Hellenic Air Force Academy.
The swords were presented to the new Air Force Officers by the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Fifty-nine Second Lieutenants graduated from the Academy, 49 being Greek (44 men and 5 women), 6 men from Cyprus, two men from Jordan, one man from Montenegro and one woman from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Minister of National Defence Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis, the Ministry of Defence Secretary General Mr. Antonios Economou, the HNDGS Chief General Konstantinos Floros, the HAFGS Lieutenant General Georgios Blioumis, the HAGS Chief Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis and the HNGS Chief Vice-Admiral Stylianos Petrakis.
The oath-taking ceremony of the new Second-Lieutenants was also attended by representatives of the Hellenic Parliament, the Church and Regional-Local Administration Representatives.