NEWS | Nov. 26, 2018

Arleigh Burke Departs Souda Bay, Greece

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough, Carrier Strike Group 8 Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, following the completion of a scheduled port visit Nov. 26, 2018.

This was the sixth port visit of Arleigh Burke’s 2018 deployment and reaffirmed cooperation efforts between partner nations and helped to establish conditions for security and stability in the region.

During the visit, Arleigh Burke Sailors had the opportunity to view historical sights and experience the culture of Crete.

“We truly enjoyed our stay in the beautiful country of Greece,” said Cmdr. Errol Robinson, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke. “Port visits such as this reaffirms the relationships between the United States and our partner nations.”

Arleigh Burke, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.