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USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Piraeus, Greece

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS161024-06
Release Date: 10/24/2016 9:25:00 AM

By Seaman Ford Williams, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) Public Affairs

PIRAEUS, Greece (NNS) -- U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 24.

Mount Whitney's port visit provides Sailors an opportunity to meet with naval counterparts in order to strengthen bonds for an enhanced partnership.


"The USS Mount Whitney is conducting a port visit to Piraeus, Greece as part of the longstanding security relationship between the United States and the Hellenic Republic, which dates back to the end of the second World War. We are grateful for the opportunity and the support of our hosts." - Capt. Carlos A. Sardiello, commanding officer, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)

Quick Facts:

Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Piraeus, Greece, demonstrates the shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners.

Mount Whitney is currently operating in the Mediterranean Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

Mount Whitney is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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