Hellenic Air Force Administrative NCO Academy
The mission of HAF’s Administrative NCO Academy is to produce NCOs of administrative specialties, enabling them to successfully meet the exceptionally increased obligations as well as the duties to be assigned to them within the framework of an organization of technologically high standards, such as the Hellenic Air Force.
The emblem of SYD comprises a composition depicted on a shield.
On the upper part of the shield the following ancient saying of Pindarus can be read: “Discover your abilities and use them”.
The remaining part of the shield is covered by the emblem which comprises four sections.
On the upper right section one can see a bee symbolizing the specialties of the Recruiting NCO, the Finance NCO & the Intelligence (Information) NCO. On the upper left section one can see a thunder symbolizing the specialties of Airfields Defense NCO & Meteorologist. On the right section below one can see a book which symbolizes learning. On the left section below you can see the White Tower which signifies Thessaloniki where the Academy’s premises are.
SYD is an independent HAF Unit, equivalent to a Group and subordinate to HAF’s Air Tranining Command (HATC).
The Unit is located at SEDES Air Base (Municipality of Thermi) approximately 15 km from the center of Thessaloniki.
Since 1954, thirty eight (38) classes of cadets have graduated the Academy. More specifically 1,946 candidates joined the Academy and 1,820 cadets graduated.
Apart from Greek, students from Cyprus, Moldova and other countries, mainly African ones, have been trained in the Academy.
Education & Training Provided
Training is the Academy’s main task. Its purpose is to provide cadets with knowledge of high standards in order to carry out their mission successfully serving as AF regular staff.
The duration of the overall training is two (2) academic years. The academic year begins on October 1st and finishes on September 30th of the following year. Each academic year is divided into two (2) semesters and includes academic courses, military training courses as well as sports.
The overall training is divided into: Academic Courses, Military Training Courses, and physical training.
The five specialties provided by the Academy are the following:
In order to apply the academic courses effectively, the Academy uses the following supporting assets:
There are four (4) workshops equipped with modern equipment.
The Academy’s lending library holds a collection of books - up to 2000 items -, and is the focal point of Greek and foreign journals.
During their studies, cadets participate in several educational visits to sites of cultural and historical interest. They also participate in educational trips to various places in the country in order to broaden their historic, cultural and military knowledge.
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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