USS Jason Dunham Waves Goodbye to Bar, Montenegro

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Bar, Montenegro, after a three-day scheduled port visit March 16.

Jason Dunham’s presence in Montenegro reaffirmed that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties with allies while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Mediterranean.

Margaret Uyehara, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro, said:

Jason Dunham’s visit to Montenegro is yet another integral piece in our overall security efforts.

During the visit Cmdr. Darren Dugan, USS Jason Dunham’s commanding officer, conducted an office call with Montenegrin Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Capt. Darko Vukovic and the mayor of Bar, Zoran Srzentic, March 13.

Sailors from Jason Dunham’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team had the opportunity to meet with the Montenegrin Maritime Special Operations Force to compare weapons and discuss tactics.

The vessel also hosted distinguished visitors on the flight deck, March 14.

Jason Dunham is currently operating in the Mediterranean Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

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