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USS Bulkeley In Georgia

The Arleigh Burke class destroyer of the US Navy DDG-84 USS Bulkeley was in Georgia between 10 and 14 August for an official visit.

According to the US Embassy in Georgia:

The USS Bulkeley arrives in Batumi, Georgia August 10, for a regularly scheduled port visit that will include combined training exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard.  This visit serves to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with Black Sea nations and improve maritime safety and security.  U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and Defense Attache Colonel Matt Dimmick will visit the ship during its Batumi visit.

And there was a reception on board :

On the evening of August 11, USS Bulkeley Commander Matt Phillips hosted a reception for Georgian political, military, and civic leaders on the USS Bulkeley.   The reception provided an excellent opportunity to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to regional peace and security, demonstrate commitment to regional partnerships, and foster growing relationships. Reception was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland. 

The evening capped a weekend of events for the U.S. Sailors, filled with memories of new Georgian friends, laughs, and a strengthened relationship between the United States and Georgia. 

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