24th MEU (SOC), WASP ARG ENJOY PORT VISITS DURING SPLIT ARG

12 Jun 2000 | Sgt Kevin L. Dolloson

After an underway period in which the USS Trenton participated in Exercise Dynamic Mix 2000 with the entire Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (WASP ARG), the ship made a stop in Mykonos, Greece June 8 for four days of liberty.

The island of Mykonos is the second port Trenton has visited in Greece on its Mediterranean deployment.  Mykonos is located east of mainland Greece in the Aegean Islands.

Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (24th MEU (SOC)) and USS Trenton took advantage of the sights and sounds of Mykonos, a resort island for many travelers.  At the same time, Marines and Sailors of the USS Wasp and USS Oak Hill are enjoying a port visit to Genoa, Italy.

In Addition, Trenton was replenished with supplies and performed routine maintenance to its equipment while in port, in preparation for its next underway period.

The personnel of the 24th MEU (SOC) and USS Trenton are also in the planning stages of their next NATO exercise - Cooperative Partner 2000, which is scheduled to begin June 19, in Odessa, Ukraine.

Follow the 24th MEU (SOC) deployment on their website at www.usmc.mil/24meu.