USS Philippine Sea Visits Georgia
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Batumi, Georgia, Oct. 17, and was welcomed by traditional Georgian dancers, local media, and military and civilian leaders.
BATUMI, Georgia  (October 17, 2011) - (from left) Seaman Cameron Whealan, Seaman Apprentice James Spence, Seaman Ryne Becker, and Seaman Kyle Jones heave a mooring line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
4 photos: BATUMI, Georgia - (from left) Seamen heave a mooring line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into port.
Photo 1 of 4: BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - (from left) Seaman Cameron Whealan, Seaman Apprentice James Spence, Seaman Ryne Becker, and Seaman Kyle Jones heave a mooring line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Local Batumi children perform a traditional Georgian dance for the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea’s (CG 58) shortly after the ship arrived in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
4 photos: BATUMI, Georgia - Local Batumi children perform a traditional Georgian dance for the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea’s (CG 58) shortly after the ship arrived in port.
Photo 2 of 4: BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Local Batumi children perform a traditional Georgian dance for the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea’s (CG 58) shortly after the ship arrived in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
BATUMI, Georgia - (October 17, 2011) - Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) man the rails as the ship pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
4 photos: BATUMI, Georgia - Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) man the rails as the ship pulls into port.
Photo 3 of 4: BATUMI, Georgia - (October 17, 2011) - Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) man the rails as the ship pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), speaks with members of the Georgian media shortly after arriving in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
4 photos: BATUMI, Georgia - Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), speaks with members of the Georgian media.
Photo 4 of 4: BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), speaks with members of the Georgian media shortly after arriving in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
BATUMI, Georgia  (October 17, 2011) - (from left) Seaman Cameron Whealan, Seaman Apprentice James Spence, Seaman Ryne Becker, and Seaman Kyle Jones heave a mooring line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Local Batumi children perform a traditional Georgian dance for the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea’s (CG 58) shortly after the ship arrived in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
BATUMI, Georgia - (October 17, 2011) - Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) man the rails as the ship pulls into port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
BATUMI, Georgia (October 17, 2011) - Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), speaks with members of the Georgian media shortly after arriving in port. Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

BATUMI, Georgia –The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Batumi, Georgia, Oct. 17, and was welcomed by traditional Georgian dancers, local media, and military and civilian leaders.

“This is a great partnership building opportunity for our crew,” said Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of Philippine Sea.

“The crew will be given a chance to interact with the host nation on a personal level through military-to-military training courses and community service projects. This is a great way to strengthen the friendship between our countries.”

While inport, the crew will participate in basic boat maintenance; electronics; damage control evolutions and boarding operations.

“These training opportunities are a huge benefit to not only the students but also the instructors,” said Philippine Sea Command Master Chief Scott Kircher. “It will truly be a learning environment for everyone involved. We encourage the students to share their experiences so that the instructors can benefit and get a better idea of what areas are in need of improvement.”

The crew will also hold a reception and conduct a beach clean-up with local residents.

“Community service projects show a true form of goodwill that Sailors can offer to the countries that open their ports and allow us to enjoy their beautiful culture,” said Lt. Jonathan Black, Philippine Sea’s command chaplain.

Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

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