Taylor Pulls into Murmansk, Russia
USS Taylor (FFG 50) pulled into Murmansk, Russia, to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, Sept. 6.
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Ensign Lynn Bovard from Naperville, Ill., speaks to Russian media during a tour aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
5 photos: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Ensign Lynn Bovard from Naperville, Ill., speaks to Russian media during a tour aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alli
Photo 1 of 5: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Ensign Lynn Bovard from Naperville, Ill., speaks to Russian media during a tour aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) Download full-resolution version
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside members of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th 
anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
5 photos: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside members of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha W
Photo 2 of 5: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside members of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) Download full-resolution version
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside sailors from the Russian navy during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in 
Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward
Kessler/Released)
5 photos: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside sailors from the Russian navy during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World W
Photo 3 of 5: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside sailors from the Russian navy during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) Download full-resolution version
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Cmdr. Lyle Hall
(center), commanding officer of USS Taylor (FFG 50), visits with Capt. Konstantin Goulnev (far right) and Lt. Cmdr. Konstantin Sapozhnikov (left) of the International Military Cooperation Office, as the ship pulls in here. Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th
anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
5 photos: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Cmdr. Lyle Hall (center), commanding officer of USS Taylor (FFG 50), visits with Capt. Konstantin Goulnev (far right) and Lt. Cmdr. Konstantin Sapozhnikov (left) of
Photo 4 of 5: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Cmdr. Lyle Hall (center), commanding officer of USS Taylor (FFG 50), visits with Capt. Konstantin Goulnev (far right) and Lt. Cmdr. Konstantin Sapozhnikov (left) of the International Military Cooperation Office, as the ship pulls in here. Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) Download full-resolution version
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Tenney, a color guard member stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50), stands at attention alongside a service member of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying at the Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward
Kessler/Released)
5 photos: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Tenney, a color guard member stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50), stands at attention alongside a service member of the Russian Armed Fo
Photo 5 of 5: MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Tenney, a color guard member stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50), stands at attention alongside a service member of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying at the Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) Download full-resolution version
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Ensign Lynn Bovard from Naperville, Ill., speaks to Russian media during a tour aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside members of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th 
anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Color guard members stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) stand at attention alongside sailors from the Russian navy during a wreath laying ceremony at Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in 
Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward
Kessler/Released)
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 6, 2010) - Cmdr. Lyle Hall
(center), commanding officer of USS Taylor (FFG 50), visits with Capt. Konstantin Goulnev (far right) and Lt. Cmdr. Konstantin Sapozhnikov (left) of the International Military Cooperation Office, as the ship pulls in here. Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th
anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)
MURMANSK, Russia (Sep. 7, 2010) - Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Tenney, a color guard member stationed aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50), stands at attention alongside a service member of the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying at the Alyosha World War II Monument. Taylor is in Murmansk to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward
Kessler/Released)

MURMANSK, Russia – USS Taylor (FFG 50) pulled into Murmansk, Russia, to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S., and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, Sept. 6.

During its time in port, Taylor will host a reception, participate in several wreath laying ceremonies and a community relations project.

“I think it is fitting that we are here to celebrate this alliance and the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II,” said Ensign Bryan Kline, Taylor’s combat information center officer. “It reminds us of what we can accomplish when we come together, and look ahead to things we hope to achieve in the future.”

Taylor’s crew will have the unique opportunity to interact with the Russian Navy through scheduled sporting events and historical tours of the city and regional museums.

“It is a great honor to be here II,” said Seaman Apprentice Michael Westfall. “My grandfather served in World War II, and it is not everyday a U.S. Sailor gets the chance to go to Russia.”

Taylor, an Oliver-Hazard Perry class frigate, is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is on a scheduled deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

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