USS Blue Ridge Resumes 7th Fleet Ops

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, March 14, to resume patrols in the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and supporting strong relationships and partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for 35 years, Blue Ridge provides advanced communications and command and control capabilities to 7th Fleet, enabling theater security cooperation and the coordination of fleet engagements within the Pacific.

Blue Ridge recently completed sea trials, allowing the crew to verify and ensure the operational readiness of the ship after a selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, undergoing repairs and the installation of new equipment.

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