US Navy Littoral Combat Ship makes 1st PH port visit in Davao city

US Navy Littoral Combat Ship makes 1st PH port visit in Davao city




The United States of America is making a strong case for itself as it flexes its muscles in the Asia Pacific to demonstrate its government’s commitment to maritime security in the region.

The USS Montgomery, an Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) of the US Navy, arrived in Davao city last Saturday.


The LCS is in the country for a three-day goodwill visit in the Philippines.

US Navy’s USS Montgomery, an Independence-class littoral combat ship
(photo credit to owner)




Cmdr. Edward A. Rosso, USS Montgomery’s commanding officer, told mediamen in an interview after a quick tour inside the ship that it was the first foreign port visit of the Montgomery in the Philippines, one of the longest-standing US allies in the Indo-Pacific region, for its maiden deployment.

Rosso said the ship’s goodwill visit was hoped to strengthen more the US-Philippine relations and the opportunity to learn from the experience of both navies all and for improved interoperability and exchange culture.

We’re here to strengthen our partnership and our alliance with the Philippines. We can exchange cultural ideas and interoperability. It’s very important that our military work together, learn how to operate together,” he said.


In press release issued by the US Embassy in Manila, Rosso said port visits “allow us to demonstrate our commitment to maritime security in the region, while strengthening relationships with our friends, partners and allies.”




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