Hellenic Air Force Academy
European Air Force Academies (EUAFA)
The first conference of the heads of personnel of the Air component of different European countries, in 1995, set as primary objective the development of new methods of cooperation among European Air Forces.
On that ground, the first annual commandants’ conference of the European Air Force Academies was conducted in Italy. Since then the participating countries have developed an extended cadet exchange program whereas suggestions for other fields of mutual cooperation are currently processed.
European Air Force Academies Commandants’ Conference
The annual conference of the commandants’ of the European Air Force Academies is established as a forum where countries exchange information, find areas of common interest and broaden the cadets exchange program with the largest possible participation of all the member nations, in the field of education and training according to EURAC guidelines.
Each annual conference of the commandants’ is being prepared by a working group two months in advance and suggests the agenda to be discussed and approved by the commandants’. The annual conferences are held by the country holding the presidency each year. Nowadays commanders from 19 different countries are currently participating in these conferences.
The Conference is currently composed of 19 countries
Cadet's Exchange Program
It is formed in accordance to the directions of the commandants’ annual conference and although it is based on bilateral collaboration, EUAFA has introduced a multinational character by setting the proper outline for sport events and survival exercises.
In general terms the current programs concern
HAFA is an active participant in the implementation of EUAFA programs by sending cadets in many activities organized by other countries and by hosting foreign cadets in training programs concerning in maritime survival and in cadet meetings and cultural visits.
2005 HAFA Activities
In the past year 27 cadets of the Hellenic Air Force Academy participated in the following activities:
Seminar for European security and safety
The German AFA organized in November 2005 seminar concerning the future of European security and safety. Cadets from 7 countries participated in this seminar. Additionally, visits to air bases factories and museums were included.
HAFA organized the following activities:
Sea survival training
Cadets from Turkey and Italy took part respectfully in the training periods which took place from 13 to 17 June 2005 and from 5 to 9 September 2005
Cadet meeting - Cultural program
The Military-Cultural program consisted of two events as follows:
EUAFA Chairmanship of Year 2005
Greece undertook the 2005 chairmanship in the 2004 conference in Breda, Holland. The annual conference which took place in Athens from 6 to 10 June 2005 brought to a close the Presidency of HAFA successfully. There were 31 commanders and their stuff participating under the chairmanship of Major General G. Fasilis.
During the conference, the participants paid a visit to the Hellenic Air force Academy campus and the 120ATW where they had the chance to see how the flight training is provided in Greece. A visit to Acropolis was also included as part of the cultural program.
At the end of the conference, the Chairman handed over the chairmanship to the Danish AFA commander who briefed the other members about his planning for the 2006 meetings, as well as his vision about the future of EUAFA activities.
31/8/2012 - 16th Motorcycle Riding Safety Seminar
19/8/2012 - Injured man MEDEVAC by HAF Super Puma (video)
16/8/2012 - Minister of National Defence visit at 115 CW
10/8/2012 - Deputy Minister of ND visit at 112 CW
3/8/2012 - HAFA Command handover/takeover ceremony
2/8/2012 - HAFTC Command handover/takeover ceremony
1/8/2012 - HAFSC Command handover/takeover ceremony
31/7/2012 - HTAF Command handover/takeover ceremony
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