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New York, 26th MEU Arrive in Piraeus, Greece
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, June 4, 2018, for scheduled maintenance and a port visit.
The stop allows New York to complete repairs that would normally take place in home port, 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 and stability in the region.
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 throughout the area of operations.