USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Piraeus, Greece, June 10, following a scheduled voyage repair and port visit.
During the seven-day stop, New York completed maintenance normally done in its Mayport, Florida, homeport, ensuring the amphibious ship’s sustained operational readiness and ability to complete any U.S. 6th Fleet mission tasking.
The approximately 400 Sailors and 700 Marines on New York also enjoyed the opportunity to engage with their hosts as both nations are committed to promoting peace and stability in the region. Focused on strengthening U.S.-Greece partnerships, 20 Marines and Sailors gave back to the local community by helping perform minor preservation and maintenance work on a Muscular Dystrophy Association facility.
As part of New York’s regularly-scheduled deployment, the Navy-Marine Corps team provides a forward naval presence in U.S. 6th Fleet that supports maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation in European, African, and Middle Eastern theaters.