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NEWS | May 25, 2021

USS Thomas Hudner Concludes Port Visit in Souda Bay


The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), an element of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), conducted a three-day scheduled port visit to Souda Bay, Greece, May 24, 2021.


While this was a working port visit, crew members had an opportunity to rest and unwind and were in full compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD) and host nation COVID-19 mitigation measures.


“Our crew very much enjoyed our port visit in Souda Bay,” said Cmdr. Bo Mancuso, commanding officer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). “We are excited to work with our NATO Allies as we continue our deployment here in U.S. Sixth Fleet.”


Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is a multiplatform team of ships, aircraft and more than 5,000 Sailors, capable of carrying out a wide variety of missions around the globe. The Navy provides a ready, flexible force capable of responding to a broad range of contingencies.


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