From the 26th of July 2004 to 28th of Aug. 2004 the
501 Hellenic Mechanized Infantry Battalion has organized
a series of CIMIC activities in its AOR, in accordance
with the operation "2004 SUMMER CHAMPIONS" that
had been scheduled, for this period, by the MNB (NE).
The battalion invested a great deal of effort in these
activities to restore peace and enhance the cooperation
between the two different ethnicities (KOA-KOS) in this
area of Kosovo.
Activities were organized in the same spirit and with
the same ideals as the then ongoing 2004 Olympic Games
The local population, and mainly the children, enjoyed
every moment of these events. During these activities,
battalion personnel were welcomed like heroes and above
all, as friends.
Local teenagers joined the event also, playing Basketball
The 501 Hellenic Mechanized Infantry Battalion has succeeded
in staying involved with the community in its AOR through
interesting activities, gaining their trust, appreciation
and respect. The battalion goal is to continue to maintain
good relations with the local population, and especially
with the children.