The US Navy San Antonio class dock landing ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in Volos for joint training with Greece.
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) of the Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) has arrived in Volos, Greece for the Alexander the Great 2022 (ATG22) exercise. Accompanying USS Arlington, First Officer of the 22nd Marine Corps Expeditionary Corps, Christopher Myette, stated that the said activity will strengthen the two countries’ relationship and interoperability within the framework of NATO alliance.
The ATG22 exercise, which will be held on 2-31 May 2022 in Volos, Greece and the Aegean Sea, will be held between the US Navy-Marine Corps and the Greek Armed Forces.
USS Arlington (LPD 24)
Greek and US Coast Guards to conduct joint patrols in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas
The memorandum of understanding was signed at a ceremony attended by Giannis Plakiotakis, Greek Minister of Maritime and Island Policies, and Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Greece. Regarding the memorandum, “The signing of a cooperation agreement between the US Coast Guard and the Greek Coast Guard is an important step towards close cooperation between both countries for a long time” said Giannis Plakiotakis, Greek Minister for Maritime and Island Policies.
Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Greece, said: “Greece is a pillar of stability and the cooperation of the two coast guards will contribute to the stability and safety of navigation in the Mediterranean region.”. He added that this is a milestone agreement between the two sides that will strengthen bilateral exercises of Greek and US Coast Guard personnel. According to the agreement, it was stated that the Greek and US Coast Guard teams would patrol together in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.