US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) Arrives In Piraues, Greece
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, close to the town of Athens, for a scheduled port go to, Oct. 10, 2022. Farragut’s port go to to Piraeus supplies a chance to strengthen the present partnership between the U.S. and Greece. Whereas anchored, the crew can have alternatives to discover the cities and cultures of Piraeus and the close by metropolis of Athens. Whereas in port, the crew can have a volunteer alternative on the Ark of the World shelter for refugees and underprivileged minors in downtown Athens. Moreover, the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) crew organized alternatives for Sailors to tour the close by metropolis of Nauplio and the Acropolis in Athens.
“Our Sailors are very keen about this port go to,” stated Cmdr. Nicholas Gurley, commanding officer of Farragut. “We’re all wanting ahead to experiencing the wealthy tradition of Piraeus and Athens in addition to performing as ambassadors for our nation.”
Since departing Naval Station Norfolk in August, Farragut has operated within the U.S. Sixth Fleet space of operations with Service Strike group (CSG) 10, George H.W. Bush Service Strike Group (GHWBCSG), in addition to NATO allies and companions within the area. CSG-10, GHWBCSG, is on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa space of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and accomplice pursuits. George H.W. Bush is the flagship of CSG-10 and the GHWBCSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, Service Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Data Warfare Commander, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The ships of DESRON-26 inside CSG-10 are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119).
The squadrons of CVW-7 embarked aboard George H.W. Bush are the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the “Pukin Canine” of VFA-143, the “Bluetails” of Service Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 5, the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86, the “Nighthawks” of VFA-136, the “Patriots” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 140, and the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46. For over 80 years, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) has solid strategic relationships with allies and companions, leveraging a basis of shared values to protect safety and stability. Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of accountability. U.S. Sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces by means of the complete spectrum of joint and naval operations.
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