USS Taylor Arrives in Batumi, Georgia

Release Date: 5/08/2014 | 1100

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

BATUMI, Georgia - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) arrived in Batumi, Georgia, for a scheduled port visit, May 8

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BATUMI, Georgia (May 8, 2014) – Cmdr. Murz Morris, commanding officer of USS Taylor (FFG 50), greets members of the Georgian coast guard upon arrival to Batumi, Georgia. Taylor’s port visit to Georgia reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia. Taylor, homeported in Mayport, Fl., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. David Hancock/Released) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

Taylor’s presence in Georgia reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region.

While in Georgia, Taylor will host ship tours and a reception for local officials. The crew will also conduct training with the Georgia Coast Guard in visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), maritime medical care, career development systems and leadership ethics.

Taylor, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security, conduct bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other partners in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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BATUMI, Georgia (May 8, 2014) – Georgian artisans demonstrate a traditional Georgian dance during a welcoming ceremony for the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor’s port visit to Georgia reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia. Taylor, homeported in Mayport, Fl., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Roy Chong /Released) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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BATUMI, Georgia (May 8, 2014) – Georgian and U.S. officials render honors during the U.S. and Georgian National Anthems. From left to right: Cmdr. Murz Morris, commanding officer of guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50); U.S. Ambassador of Georgia, Richard Norland; Adjara Regional Governor, Archil Khabadze; Mayor of Batumi, Giorgi Ermakov and members of the Georgian coast guard. Taylor’s port visit to Georgia reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia. Taylor, homeported in Mayport, Fl., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. David Hancock/Released) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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BATUMI, Georgia (May 8, 2014) – The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is moored in Batumi, Georgia for a scheduled port visit. Taylor’s port visit to Georgia reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia. Taylor, homeported in Mayport, Fl., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region. (U.S. Navy photo by LT j.g. David Hancock/Released) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+