STUTTGART, Germany – U.S. European Command, in coordination with the Department of State, began providing assistance Jul. 28 to the government of Greece in their efforts to combat numerous wildfires causing devastation across the country.
USEUCOM has designated U.S. Naval -Forces Europe and Africa as the lead component command overseeing USEUCOM assistance efforts.
To aid in coordination, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Andrew Priddy, Commander Task Force 61/2 is leading efforts and will provide command and control capability for U.S. military assistance to Greece.
Three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the 3rd Infantry Division, Combat Aviation Brigade began fire suppression support operations in the vicinity of Volos, Greece.
USEUCOM is committed to supporting Greece as they combat these wildfires.
The U.S. military will work in coordination with USAID, interagency partners, the government of Greece and our Allies and partners to aid the people of Greece. USEUCOM is committed to providing assistance. The role of U.S. forces during this mission is to rapidly respond to the wildfires with critically needed capabilities to aid areas the government of Greece deems most necessary.
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U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. USEUCOM is comprised of more than 64,000 military and civilian personnel and works closely with NATO Allies and partners. The command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about USEUCOM, visit https://www.eucom.mil.