USS New York Departs Piraeus

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…

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USS New York in Piraeus for Mid-Deployment Maintenance

USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, June 4, for scheduled maintenance and a port visit. The stop allows New York to complete repairs that would normally take place in homeport, allowing it to continue on its deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The approximately 400 Sailors and 700 Marines on New York will get the opportunity to engage with their hosts, while reinforcing a strong U.S.-Greek partnership and their shared commitment to promoting peace…

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USS Bulkeley Arrives In Pireaus

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Pireaus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, May 23, to enhance the partnership between the U.S. and Greece as the two nations continue to work together to fortify regional security and stability. “Each nation stands to gain from visits by foreign militaries because they learn the SOPs (standard operating procedures) on how they do certain things,” said Cmdr. John Lucas, Bulkeley’s executive officer. “And this interaction helps to build common knowledge of maritime tactics, professionalism, social understanding and trust. So that’s also what we…

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Capture of illegal aliens and their immediate accomplices in Patras

Google Translation May 13, 2018 – Arrest of illegal aliens and their direct accomplices in Patras – Arrests of illegal aliens in Igoumenitsa – Detection of dead seals in Volos In the afternoon hours, the executives of the Central Port Authority of Patras took the arrest of two (02) foreigners and a 19-year-old foreign ally. Specifically, a check carried out by officers of the Department of Aliens of the Patras Security Division at the southern port passenger terminal at the time of a ship leaving abroad destined for two (02)…

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Fight against submarines, maintain a high level of expertise!

Google Translation At a time when many nations are acquiring, developing or reactivating an underwater force, NATO navies continue to cooperate in the fight against submarines (ASM). Ten nations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) have focused a significant amount of resources off the coast of Sicily where Exercise Dynamic Manta 2018 is taking place . A dozen boats, as many helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft, six submarines and 5,000 sailors compete in one of the largest meetings in the field of anti-submarine…

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Latest EU Attempt to Duplicate NATO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate. The 25 member states participating in PESCO are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. On 13 November 2017, ministers from 23 member states signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over…

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USS San Diego Departs Souda Bay

USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 30 after a scheduled port visit. During San Diego’s five-day port visit, the crew hosted commander, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, who held an all-hands call to thank the crew for the role they played in advancing the national objectives while in the region. “I want to thank San Diego for how you guys separated from the [America Amphibious Ready Group] and everything that you’ve done in support of AFRICOM over the…

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Chinese ocean-going naval task group ends visits to 20 countries

A Chinese naval task group on an ocean-going visit mission came back to a naval port in Zhoushan City , Zhejiang Province of East China, on Oct 15, after completing its mission of visiting 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. The task group consisted of the guided-missile destroyer Changchun, the guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu. The 176-day-long mission, with a navigational distance of more than 31,000 nautical miles, covered two oceans and three continents. Since its departure on April 23, the Chinese naval task group…

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