USS Laboon and USS Ross Visit Haifa, Israel

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived at Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit March 29, 2015.

This port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region. The Interaction between Sailors and their Israeli counterparts will help build a common knowledge of maritime tactics, professionalism, cultural understanding and trust.

This is Ross’ first major port visit since beginning its second FDNF patrol. Ross last visited Haifa in September 2014, along with USS Cole (DDG 67).

Over the past year several ships visit Haifa including, Laboon, Ross, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ramage (DDG 61).

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