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USS Taylor (FFG 50)


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Taylor 387k 09 March 2004: At sea aboard USS Taylor - Sailors assigned to the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) hold steady on a messenger line during a Replenishment at Sea with the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3). Taylor is part of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and is currently taking part in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), which is an intermediate level training exercise, designed to forge ships in the Kennedy CSG into a cohesive fighting team.
(U.S. Navy photo #040309-N-4374S-003 and #040309-N-4374S-006 by PH2 Michael Sandberg from Navy Newstand)
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Taylor 228k 09 March 2004: At sea aboard USS Taylor - A landing signal enlisted (LSE) assigned to the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) signals an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One Five (HS-15) for a landing.
(U.S. Navy photo #040309-N-4374S-018 by PH2 Michael Sandberg from Navy Newstand)
Taylor 219k 09 March 2004: At sea aboard USS Taylor - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Richards Estrada communicates with Damage Control Central during a General Quarters (GQ) drill aboard Taylor.
(U.S. Navy photo #040310-N-4374S-010 by PH2 Michael Sandberg from Navy Newstand)
Taylor 389k 20 May 2005: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - Storekeeper First Class Lonnie Campton, assigned to USS Taylor, serves as color guard for the American flag during the opening ceremony of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Military Committee (MC) SEA DAY Exercise. The exercise involved vessels from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States all currently assigned to Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). The event was held to provide an indication of the capabilities of these permanent naval assets that recently have been integrated into the NATO Response Force (NRF) and that form the core of the antiterrorist operation Active Endeavor.
(U.S. Navy photo #050520-N-0780F-008 by Paul Farley from Navy Newstand)
Taylor 377k 06 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Friends and Family wait for sailors from the guided missile frigate Taylor to disembark the ship after returning home to Naval Station Mayport. Taylor is completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
(U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-030 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 439k 06 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors anxiously disembark the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) to greet awaiting family and friends on board Naval Station Mayport. Taylor is completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
(U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-086 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 407k 09 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Family and friends await the arrival of their sailors from the frigate Taylor, as she pulls into its homeport Naval Station Mayport after a successful surge deployment. During the deployment, Taylor served as Scene of Action Commander in the Northern Arabian Gulf, and assumed a central role in the security of Iraqi oil platforms, which help to stabilize the Iraqi economy.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-013 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 309k 09 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Family members of Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Juan Moreno await his arrival aboard Taylor, as she pulls into homeport after a successful deployment.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-038 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 147k 09 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Seaman Brandon King. Sr. embraces his five-month old son for the first time at the homecoming ceremony for Taylor.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-043 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 123k 09 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Seaman John Neal embraces his son for the first time at the homecoming ceremony for Taylor.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-022 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 108k 09 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Travis Baggerly embraces his son at the homecoming ceremony for Taylor.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-044 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 173k 16 August 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Chief petty officer (CPO) selectee, Gas Turbine System Electrical 1st Class Tremane Mason, tries on his new chief's uniform with the help from his sponsor, Senior Chief Sonar Technician Surface Brian Foster. Both sailors are assigned to guided missile frigate Taylor aboard Naval Station Mayport.
(U.S. Navy photo #070816-N-8102J-008 by MC1 Toiete Jackson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 167k 16 August 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Chief petty officer selectee, Cryptologic Technician Technical 1st Class Martin Healey tries on his new chief's uniform. Healy is assigned to guided missile frigate USS Taylor aboard Naval Station Mayport.
(U.S. Navy photo #070816-N-8102J-014 by MC1 Toiete Jackson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 224k 06 February 2009: Mayport, Fla. - Friends and family await the return of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) as it arrives home from a successful six-month deployment. While deployed, Taylor participated in Operation Active Endeavor, a three-week operation which assured the safety and security of the Mediterranean for all shipping, denied the use of the sea for terrorists, drug and human smugglers and promoted the role of NATO forces in the area.
(U.S. Navy photo #090206-N-4049C-011 by MC3 Patrick J. Cook from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 215k 06 February 2009: Mayport, Fla. - Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class Randy Jackson is welcomed home by his daughters after a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). While deployed, Taylor participated in Operation Active Endeavor, a three-week operation which assured the safety and security of the Mediterranean for all shipping, denied the use of the sea for terrorists, drug and human smugglers and promoted the role of NATO forces in the area. (U.S. Navy photo #090206-N-4049C-015 by MC3 Patrick J. Cook from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 648k 15 March 2009: Boston, Mass. - A crowd along a parade route in South Boston cheers Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) as they march in the 108th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrating Boston's Irish heritage. Sailors assigned to Taylor are on a five-day port visit to Boston.
(U.S. Navy photo #090315-N-8110K-011 by MCC Dave Kaylor from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 145k 04 June 2010: Mahon, Spain - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kevin McCarthy, left, from Daytona Beach, Fla., and Yeoman 3rd Class Jeremy Tenney, from Lexington Park, Md., participate in a color guard during the Adm. David Farragut celebration at Port Mahon, Menorca, Spain. Farragut was the U.S. Navy's first admiral. McCarthy and Tenney are both assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, which is participating in Operation Active Endeavor providing a safe and secure Mediterranean Sea.
(U.S. Navy photo #100604-N-7638K-030 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 124k 09 June 2010: The Mediterranean Sea - Gas Turbine System Mechanic 3rd Class Christopher Royoko takes a sample of marine diesel fuel for testing aboard the guided-missile frigate Taylor during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Testing the fuel is critical to determining the quality before filling Taylor's fuel tank.
(U.S. Navy photo #100609-N-7638K-095 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 253k 14 June 2010: The Mediterranean Sea - Chief Gunner's Mate Sean Holmes, from Houston, Texas, left, and Gunner's Mate 1st Class Bruce Smith, from Greensboro, N.C., far right, instructs Culinary Specialist Seaman Phillip Stidum, from Memphis, Tenn., on the MK-38 25mm machine gun during a weapons exercise aboard the guided-missile frigate Taylor. Taylor is participating in Operation Active Endeavor in the Mediterranean Sea.
(U.S. Navy photo #100614-N-7638K-380 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 287k 17 June 2010: Duress, Albania - Electronics Technician Elijah Merchant, from Jacksonville, Fla., gives a tour of the guided-missile frigate Taylor to members of the Albanian Armed Forces Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. The tour was a part of a mentorship program designed to improve the professional development of Albanians senior enlisted military members.
(U.S. Navy photo #100617-N-7638K-172 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 305k 17 June 2010: Duress, Albania - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor unload boxes of donated supplies from Project Handclasp to the Ledi Diana Pediatric Clinic. Project Handclasp places donated goodwill materials on U.S. Navy ships on a space available basis. Taylor is participating in theater security cooperation activities in the Adriatic Sea.
(U.S. Navy photo #100617-N-7638K-067 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 241k 23 June 2010: The Adriatic Sea - Yeoman 3rd Class Jeremy Tenney, assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Taylor, acts as rear security after a visit, board, search and seizure team boards the Croatian coast guard vessel Hrvatska Kostajnica (OB-64). Taylor is participating in the Partnership of Adriatic Mariners (PAMCO) during a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #100623-N-7638K-400 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 273k 23 June 2010: The Adriatic Sea - Ensign Bryan Kline, from Papillion, Neb. assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Taylor, stands ready as the rigid-hull inflatable boat approaches the Croatian coast guard vessel Hrvatska Kostajnica (OB-64).
(U.S. Navy photo #100623-N-7638K-534 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 279k 25 June 2010: Split, Croatia - Quartermaster 3rd Class Michael Bell, from Tampa, Fla., demonstrates the ship's fire hose to students of Maestral Orphanage aboard Taylor. The sailors hosted twenty children for a tour of the ship as part of a community service project.
(U.S. Navy photo #100625-N-7638K-200 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 278k 03 July 2010: Villefranche, France - Cmdr. Lyle Hall, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Taylor is presented a piece of ribbon as a token of appreciation from Xaviei Beck, Mayor of Cap d' Ail. Taylor is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #100703-N-7638K-065 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 194k 12 July 2010: Odessa, Ukraine - Chief petty officers aboard the guided-missile frigate Taylor man the rails as the ship enters the port of Odessa, Ukraine to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2010. Sea Breeze is an annual multinational exercise designed to strengthen maritime partnerships and to improving Black Sea theater security cooperation strategies in the Black Sea region.
(U.S. Navy photo #100712-N-7638K-068 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 443k 15 July 2010: Odessa, Ukraine - Sailors from the Turkish navy board Taylor to attend a junior officer and non-commissioned officer training session as part of Exercise Sea Breeze 2010 at the Ukrainian Western Naval Base.
(U.S. Navy photo #100715-N-7638K-246 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 428k 15 July 2010: Odessa, Ukraine - Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate Taylor participate in damage control training hosted by the Ukrainian ship UPN Pridneprovia during Exercise Sea Breeze 2010 at the Ukrainian Western Naval Base.
(U.S. Navy photo #100715-N-7638K-134 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 100k 18 July 2010: The Black Sea - Ensign Jennifer Gabriel, from Baltimore, Md., verifies the position of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate Taylor as the ship conducts tactical maneuvering exercises during Exercise Sea Breeze 2010.
(U.S. Navy photo #100718-N-7638K-143 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 260k 28 July 2010: Souda Bay, Crete - Operations Specialist Seaman Thaddeus Hall, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., passes a box of supplies during an all hands working party aboard Taylor. Taylor made a port visit in Souda Bay for fuel and supplies during her scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #100728-N-7638K-253 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 282k 11 August 2010: Copenhagen, Denmark - Samuel Attas, left, from the Danish Defense Museum, explains the operation of the masting crane to Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Christopher Wint, second left, from Tampa, Fla., assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, and sailors from the French and Italian navies during a historical tour of the Holman Navy Base as a part of the celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Danish Navy. Taylor is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #100811-N-7638K-115 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 227k 13 August 2010: Copenhagen, Denmark - Command Master Chief Steven Allen, right, from Knoxville, Tenn., and Quartermaster Seaman Josh Mobley, left, from Barnwell, S.C., both assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Taylor, discuss the similarities and differences of their navies with a Swedish navy sailor during a reception hosted by the Mayor of Copenhagen as part of the 500-year anniversary celebration of the Danish navy.
(U.S. Navy photo #100813-N-7638K-228 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 268k 20 August 2010: Rotterdam, Netherlands - Cmdr. Lyle Hall, commanding officer of Taylor, and Executive Officer Cmdr. Jeremy Hill listen as J. Gardeitchik, director of Transport & Environmental Safety for the Port of Rotterdam, describes the display system used to manage port traffic during a tour of the building.
(U.S. Navy photo #100820-N-7638K-088 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 219k 23 August 2010: The North Sea - Cmdr. Lyle Hall, from Cement, Okla., commanding officer of Taylor, accepts a set of golden dolphins from sailors of the Norwegian submarine HNoMS Ula (S 300) as a token of appreciation for their guided tour. Taylor participated in a passenger exchange while conducting training with Ula.
(U.S. Navy photo #100823-N-7638K-125 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 242k 06 September 2010: Murmansk, Russia - Ensign Lynn Bovard, from Naperville, Ill., speaks to the Russian media during a tour aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate Taylor. Taylor is in port to celebrate the close World War II alliance between Russia and the U.S. and to honor veterans in both countries on the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.
(U.S. Navy photo #100906-N-7638K-089 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 185k 07 September 2010: Murmansk, Russia - Yeoman 3rd Class Jeremy Tenney, from Lexington, Md., a member of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate Taylor color guard, stands at attention alongside sailors from the Russian Armed Forces during a wreath laying ceremony at the Alyosha World War II Monument to honor fallen soldiers from World War II. Taylor is in Murmansk participating in several commemorative events marking the 65th anniversary of the end of world War II.
(U.S. Navy photo #100907-N-7638K-018 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 441k 07 September 2010: Murmansk, Russia - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Justin Sanders, from Worcester, Mass., a member of the color guard aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate Taylor, salutes Soviet sailors lost at sea while protecting American merchant marine ships on the Polar Convoy route during World War II.
(U.S. Navy photo #100907-N-7638K-324 by MC1 Edward Kessler from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 191k 08 October 2010: La Coruna, Spain - Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable? Ray Mabus, visits with the crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor. Mabus concluded a six-day trip to Europe, visiting with heads-of-state, their representatives, and military leaders to discuss strategic objectives for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Mabus is also discussing maritime security cooperation with European nations.
(U.S. Navy photo #101008-N-5549O-217 by MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 134k 12 March 2012: The Arabian Sea - Fire Controlman 3rd Class Bradley Reist, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, conducts maintenance checks on the MK15 close-in weapons system. Taylor is assigned to commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #120312-N-ZZ999-003 by OS1 Travis Krause from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 217k 23 May 2012: The Gulf of Aden - Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Campbell, right, assists Seaman Dustin Baker with his fire-fighting gear during a damage control training drills aboard Taylor. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508, supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #120523-N-MM996-015 by MC1 Peter Santini from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 326k 10 September 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Family and friends await the arrival of their loved ones aboard the guided-missile frigate Taylor during the ship's homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. Taylor just completed a successful seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting U.S. and NATO counterpiracy requirements.
(U.S. Navy photo #120910-N-SB121-050 by MC1 Ian W. Anderson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 273k 10 September 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Chief (Select) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Kevin Limbrick, assigned to Taylor, meets his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. Taylor returned to Naval Station Mayport after completing a successful seven-month deployment.
(U.S. Navy photo #120910-N-SB121-142 by MC1 Ian W. Anderson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 148k 10 September 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Ensign Caitlyn Levinson, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, embraces her family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.
(U.S. Navy photo #120910-N-SB121-174 by MC1 Ian W. Anderson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 442k 08 January 2014: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate Taylor man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Mayport for a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. This is Taylor's final deployment as the ship is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2015.
(U.S. Navy photo #140108-N-MJ645-034 by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 178k 08 January 2014: Mayport, Fla. - A woman waves to the the guided-missile frigate Taylor as the ship departs Naval Station Mayport for a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #140108-N-MJ645-076 by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 245k 08 May 2014: Batumi, Georgia - Georgian artisans demonstrate a traditional Georgian dance during a welcoming ceremony for the guided-missile frigate Taylor. 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, Fla., 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 #140508-N-ZZ999-005 by Lt. Roy Chong from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 321k 08 May 2014: Batumi, Georgia - Cmdr. Murz Morris, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate Taylor is interviewed by local media during a welcoming ceremony for USS Taylor in Batumi, Georgia.
(U.S. Navy photo #140508-N-ZZ999-007 by Lt. Roy Chong from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 510k 09 August 2014: Mayport, Fla. - Rear Adm. Jon Matheson, deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet, chants with family members of returning service members during a homecoming celebration for the guided-missile frigate Taylor at Naval Station Mayport. This is Taylor's last deployment before decommissioning.
(U.S. Navy photo #140809-N-WA189-077 by MC2 Adam Henderson from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 172k 09 August 2014: Mayport, Fla. - Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Christopher Genster, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, kisses his wife after returning from a seven-month deployment. Taylor was deployed to the to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of theater security cooperation, maritime security and counter-piracy operations in support of U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. 6th Fleet and NATO requirements.
(U.S. Navy photo #140809-N-TC587-097 by MC2 Damian Berg from the Navy Newstand)
Taylor 104k 09 August 2014: Mayport, Fla. - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Matt Cambell, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Taylor, is greeted by his wife during the ship's homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.
(U.S. Navy photo #140809-N-TC587-143 by MC2 Damian Berg from the Navy Newstand)

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