United States Navy

Annual naval exercise in Aegean comes to a close

Images were released on Saturday of last week's Hellenic Navy exercise that took place from Tuesday to Friday in the wider sea area of the central and northern Aegean. Frigates, surveillance ships, submarines, helicopters of the navy's aviation force and Hellenic Air Force planes took part in the four-day drill.

Fired US Navy captain leaves his ship to sailors applause

U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier departed the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to raucous cheers from his crew after being fired for raising the alarm on the spread of the coronavirus on the ship.

The vast outpouring of support for the dismissed captain was captured on video by those on or near the ship who recorded as the crew yelled his name in between unison claps.

US ships dock at Greek ports

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier arrived at the US naval base in Souda Bay on Crete on Wednesday in order to refuel and for its crew to rest.

The nuclear-powered Nimitz-class carrier will remain at Souda until May 28.

At 333 meters, it is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall - a city on the water for its 5,000-member crew.