Saturday, June 15 2024

The US and Greece held a live-fire military exercise at the foot of Mount Olympus

Army aviation forces from Greece and the United States took part in a live-fire training exercise Wednesday at the foot of Mount Olympus, marking deepening defense ties between the two countries.

Greece Greek marines military exercise

Greece is ramping up its military cooperation with the US and France — and purchases of equipment from the two allies — amid wariness of worsening relations with Turkey over disputed sea and air space boundaries, including drilling rights in the East Mediterranean.

The chief of the Greek army and the US ambassador to Greece watched the training drill conducted with attack helicopters in northern Greece. Washington and Athens finalized a defense agreement three weeks ago that gives American forces expanded access to Greek military bases.