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|41k||08 November 2016: San Diego, Cal. - Petty Officer 2nd Class James Eggers kisses his girlfriend Richelle McDonald as he arrives in San Diego aboard the littoral combat
ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8). Montgomery arrived at its new homeport of San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #110816-N-FC195-098 by SN Trenton Kotlarz, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
|257k||23 February 2017: San Diego, Cal. - Cmdr. Mark Stefanik, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship Montgomery, discusses the ship's engineering
capabilities with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Director of Ships and Weapons Division, Capt. Shinichi Imayoshi. Montgomery is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the
region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.|
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #170223-N-OS767-054 by FC1 Nathaniel J. Wells, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
|257k||13 March 2017: The Pacific Ocean - Lt.(jg) John Homola demonstrates the ship control console functionality to a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspector
during final contract trials for littoral combat ship USS Montgomery. Montgomery is the fourth littoral combat ship of the Independence variety which
features an innovative trimaran hull, designed to offer unparalleled stability for marine and aviation operations in severe sea states.|
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #170313-N-VV532-002 by ET1 Adam Ross, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
28 April 2017: San Diego, Cal. - USS Montgomery's Blue Crew holds a change of command ceremony on the ship's flight deck. Montgomery
Blue is conducting training and certification in their homeport of San Diego, California, in preparation for assuming duties onboard Montgomery.
1.) Montgomery sailors stand in ranks on the ship's flight deck during a change of command ceremony for the Blue Crew.
2.) Cmdr Daniel Straub addresses guests and crew during a change of command ceremony for Montgomery's Blue Crew.
3.) Commander Daniel Straub is relieved by Commander Wayne Liebold during the change of command ceremony.
4.) Command Master Chief Michelle-Ann Hastings presents a gift from the Chiefs Mess to departing Cmdr. Daniel Straub.
5.) Cmdr. Wayne Liebold’s young daughter helps him affix his Command at Sea pin at the change of command ceremony.
(U.S. Navy photos VIRIN #'s170428-N-EO550-075, #170428-N-VV532-076, #170428-N-VV532-122, #170428-N-VV532-108, and
#170428-N-VV532-177 by YN1 Luc-Rikardo R. Fils and ET1 Adam J. Ross, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
|230k||09 May 2017: San Diego, Cal. - Sailors from USS Montgomery Crew Gold stand in formation during an exchange of command ceremony held on board the ship. During
the ceremony, Montgomery Blue relieved Montgomery Gold and assumed command of the ship. Montgomery recently completed Final Contract Trials and
several Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial events.|
(U.S. Navy photo #170509-N-VV532-002 by ET1 Adam Ross, from the Navy News Stand)
|506k||19 April 2018: San Diego, Cal. - Senior Chief Damage Controlman Raymund Carig, assigned to Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE, conducts hose handling training
with members of Montgomery during a training session conducted onboard the ship. Montgomery is conducting pre-light off assessment training to complete
a post shakedown availability.|
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #180419-N-VV532-002 by ET1 Adam J. Ross, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
|339k||22 June 2018: the Pacific Ocean - Lt. Michael Owens (center left) pilots Montgomery as the ship approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler
USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during an underway replenishment. LCS is a high-speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatant designed for operations in the littoral
environment, yet fully capable of open ocean operations. As part of the surface fleet, LCS has the ability to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or within a network of surface
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #062218-N-VV532-005 by ET1 Adam J. Ross, from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System)
|78k||19 April 2019: San Diego, Cal.|
Chief Fire Controlman Marcus G. Banez, from Oceanside, Calif., acts as combat systems manager on the bridge of Montgomery. Montgomery is getting underway in the Eastern Pacific to conduct routine training.
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Andrew S. Powell, from Rocky Mount, N.C., reports a surface contact to the bridge as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class John Eric Faulkner, from Knoxville, Tenn., mans a .50-caliber machine gun aboard Montgomery as the ship transits a simulated mine detection area.
(U.S. Navy photos #190419-N-IA905-1068 and #190419-N-IA905-1078 by MC2 Morgan K. Nall from the Navy News Stand)
20 April 2019: the Pacific Ocean - USS Montgomery is underway in the eastern Pacific conducting routine training. Warfare tactics
instructors from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center are providing over-the-shoulder mentoring and training.
1.) OS2 Eric Del Rio tracks a surface contact as Lt. Christin Sagui provides mentoring and training.
2.) Lt. Christopher Tam serves as the tactical action officer as Lt. Robert Pfeiffer provides mentoring and training.
3.) FC1 Charles A. Scottsmith serves as combat systems manager as Lt. Christin Sagui provides mentoring and training.
4.) Lt. Ryan Griffith acts as the tactical action officer as Cmdr. Edward Rosso observes operations during a surface warfare scenario.
(U.S. Navy photos #'s 1.) 190420-N-IA905-1006, # 2.) 190420-N-IA905-1006, # 3.) 190420-N-IA905-1027, and
# 4.) 190420-N-IA905-1038 by MC2 Morgan K. Nall, from the Navy News Stand)
|152k||29 June 2019: Davao City, Philippines - USS Montgomery (LCS 8) visits Davao City for a scheduled port visit. Fast, agile and mission-focused,
littoral combat ships are designed to operate in near-shore environments. Montgomery is on her first deployment and currently deployed to Southeast Asia|
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Kerri Corcoran prepares to throw out a line to a tug boat coming alongside Montgomery to escort it into Davao City.
Chief Boatswains Mate Jericho Tracy speaks to media during a ship tour after Montgomery arrives in Davao City.
(U.S. Navy photos #190629-N-NI298-0333 and #190629-N-NI298-0569 by MC2 Tristan Barth from the Navy News Stand)
|202k||06 July 2019: Changi Naval Base, Singapore - Cmdr. Edward Rosso points out something to sailors standing watch on Montgomery's bridge as the ship arrives in
Singapore during a rotational deployment. Montgomery's arrival in Singapore marks the fourth deployment of littoral combat ships to Southeast Asia. Fast, agile and networked
surface combatants, LCS are optimized for operating in the near-shore environments.|
(U.S. Navy photo #190706-N-NI298-0010 by MC2 Tristin Barth, from the Navy News Stand)
|114k||08 July 2019: Changi Naval Base, Singapore - Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, observes the view from the commanding officer's
chair on the bridge of Montgomery while in Singapore for a rotational deployment.|
(U.S. Navy photo #190708-N-EI808-046 by Lt.(jg) Hazel Arceo from the Navy News Stand)
|254k||31 July 2019: Surabaya, Indonesia - Commander Edward Rosso, commanding officer of Montgomery, is greeted by traditional Indonesian dancers during a welcoming
ceremony hosted by the Indonesian navy (TNI-AL) in the port of Tanjung Perak after the ship arrived for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2019. CARAT, the U.S. Navy's
longest running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships between regional navies and enhances maritime security cooperation throughout the Indo-Pacific.|
(U.S. Navy photo #190731-N-FV739-176 by MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza from the Navy News Stand)
|187k||05 August 2019: the Java Sea - Lt.(jg) Hazel Arceo and Lt.(jg) Aidan Ricard stand watch on the bridge of USS Montgomery (LCS 8) as the ship transits for a
replenishment-at-sea exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2019.|
(U.S. Navy photo #190805-N-FV739-0064 by MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza from the Navy News Stand)
|200k||03 September 2019: the Gulf of Thailand - Chief Logistics Specialist Jesus Reyes directs traffic from the helicopter tower as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 prepares to depart the flight deck of Montgomery as part of the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX). The first AUMX, co-led by the
U.S. and Royal Thai navies, includes maritime forces from the U.S. and all 10 ASEAN member states. AUMX promotes shared commitments to maritime partnerships, security and stability in Southeast Asia.|
(U.S. Navy photo #190903-N-JN784-1084 by MC1 Alexandra Seeley from the Navy News Stand)
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