Philippine Sea Completes Port Visit in Istanbul
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea completed a four-day port visit to Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 15.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell fold the U.S. flag following evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.
3 photos: ISTANBUL, Turkey — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell fold the U.S. flag following evening colors.
Photo 1 of 3: ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell fold the U.S. flag following evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sits pierside in Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.
3 photos: ISTANBUL, Turkey — The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sits pierside in Istanbul, during a four-day port visit.
Photo 2 of 3: ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sits pierside in Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell lower the national ensign during evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.
3 photos: ISTANBUL, Turkey — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell lower the national ensign during evening colors.
Photo 3 of 3: ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell lower the national ensign during evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell fold the U.S. flag following evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sits pierside in Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Oct. 14, 2011) — Seaman Apprentice Stephen Carr and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jacob Blackwell lower the national ensign during evening colors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) while in port Istanbul, during a four-day port visit. 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.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea completed a four-day port visit to Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 15. During the port visit, Philippine Sea’s crew hosted a formal reception for Turkish military and civilian leaders, as well as explored the city and experience the local culture.

“Our visit to the Black Sea region shows the increasing strength between the U.S. and our European partners,” said Capt. Herbert Hadley, commanding officer of Philippine Sea. “We met with local leaders and had the honor to host a reception and provide tours for local visitors. We look forward to continuing the friendship between our countries.”

Sailors also had the opportunity to explore the city and interact with the local people.

“We are happy to have the chance to visit Istanbul,” said Philippine Sea’s Command Master Chief Scott Kircher. “This port provided us with an opportunity to meet with the Turkish people, and for the crew to experience the history and culture Turkey has to offer.”

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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