A sight one doesn’t see all that often in the media today

Georgians celebrate the arrival of the U.S. Navy

Originally uploaded by simminch.

Official Navy caption of an official Navy photograph:

BATUMI, Georgia (Aug. 24, 2008) Georgian citizens greet Sailors and media representatives when they return from a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) in Batumi. McFaul delivered more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the government of Georgia, the United States is working hand in hand with Georgian leadership to assess the needs of its citizens following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. The humanitarian assistance efforts are being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and USAID with assistance, as required, being provided by the Department of Defense. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Gay/Released)

Many more images from the mission are found in the Flickr set here. Hat tip to Information Dissemination, which ran this a week ago, but I am still digging out from being away at the beach).

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