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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Piraeus

July 1, 2016 at 7:31 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

PIRAEUS, Greece - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Piraeus, Greece for a scheduled port visit, July 1, 2016.

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

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"Our Sailors look forward to visiting the beautiful coastal city of Piraeus and to experience the rich history and culture. This scheduled port visit provides an opportunity for Donald Cook to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as our two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe."

– Cmdr. Timothy Moore, USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) commanding officer

Quick Facts: 
Donald Cook is working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve our maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
USS Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. The ship deployed from Naval Station Rota March 16, 2016.
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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