USS Montgomery, an Independence-class littoral combat ship, pulled into Davao City for a routine port call from June 29 to July 1 to strengthen relationships with friends, partners, and allies in the Philippines.
Traditional dancers greeted the USS Montgomery upon arrival to Davao City June 29, the ship’s first port visit to the Philippines during her first deployment.
U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law spoke with Cmdr. Edward Rosso, commanding officer of the USS Montgomery, at an onboard reception June 30 during the ship’s visit to Davao City.
U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law greeted members of the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines at a reception aboard the USS Montgomery during a June 29-July 1 port visit to Davao City.
U.S. and Philippine military personnel salute during the two countries’ national anthems at a June 30 reception hosted by the USS Montgomery during a port visit to Davao City. Local civic and military leaders were invited aboard to celebrate the U.S.-Philippine alliance.
To give back to the host community in Davao City, U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Montgomery and U.S. Embassy personnel delivered rice to House of Hope, a temporary home for children with cancer.
The USS Montgomery visited Davao City from June 29 to July 1, her first visit to the Philippines on her first deployment.
During a June 29-July 1 port visit to Davao City, the USS Montgomery crew invited youth from the Philippine Sports Commission to tour the ship and meet crew members. Port visits like this demonstrate U.S. commitment to maritime security in the region, while strengthening relationships with friends,
Youth from the Davao branch of the Philippine Sports Commission toured the USS Montgomery and met crew members.
Youth from the Philippine Sports Commission pose in front of the USS Montgomery after a tour of the ship during its June 29-July 1 port visit to Davao City.
Local youth from the Philippine Sports Commission toured the USS Montgomery during its June 29-July 1 port visit to Davao City. The tour included a visit to the ship’s highly advanced bridge.