USS Laboon Captain McCallum’s press statement in Batumi (Jun 28)

captThank you for being here. We are very excited, the officers and sailors of the Laboon. For many of us it is our first time to Batumi. However, many of the officers have also been here before. Some of them are very glad to come back to Batumi. They’ve told the crew how great it is to be here, so they are very excited to be back.

We have had many events. We have been up in the Black Sea region for about a week operating with our partners in the area and we look forward to working ashore now with our Georgian partners and in the coming days working afloat at sea with our Georgian partners. So, it’s great to be here. We look forward to sharing some of your culture and learning about the region. Thank you.