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  • 2 June 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). Blue Ridge is on patrol in the Java Sea.   USS Blue Ridge is the lead ship of the two Blue Ridge-class command ships of the U.S. Navy, […]

  • 27 January 2020
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    Five aircrew were rescued after the US MH-60S helicopter went down in the Philippine Sea on January 25, the US Navy said. The incident occurred approximately 180 kilometers off the east coast of Okinawa Island on Saturday afternoon, the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed in a separate statement. At the time of the crash, the […]

  • 28 March 2016
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    USS Blue Ridge a command-ship of the U.S. Navy and the 7th flagship arrived at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 26. The flagship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions. The senior officer of the ship, Chief of Staff of the US Navy’s 7th fleet, Vice Admiral […]

  • 3 September 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff returned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after concluding a three-month patrol on September 2nd. During the summer patrol, Blue Ridge visited five ports in four different countries, strengthening relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and boosting theater security cooperation. Blue Ridge played […]

  • 19 March 2014

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Manila for a port visit, strengthening ties between the U.S. and Philippine navies, March 18.   While in port, Blue Ridge crew members and embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel will continue to enjoy a historic relationship with their Filipino counterparts through military-to-military exchanges, guided […]

  • 18 June 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region June 17, after a month-long continuous maintenance availability (CMAV). The CMAV gave Blue Ridge the opportunity to replace 4,500 square feet of decking and complete critical repairs to the engineering plant. Some of these repairs will […]

  • 31 May 2012
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    Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff, and Marines from the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific departed from Laem Chaebang, Thailand after a five-day port visit. The port visit represented an opportunity for Sailors and Marines to serve as goodwill ambassadors from the U.S., promote peace and […]

  • 29 May 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked 7th Fleet staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Jakarta after completing a three-day port visit May 28.   While in port, Sailors and Marines hosted Indonesian military leadership and local nationals for guided ship […]

  • 9 February 2012
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    Sailors and Marines from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completed a port visit to Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 8. The crew experienced the culture and sights of the city, and participated in tours and community service events (COMSERVs) in Tomakomai and the […]

  • 30 April 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked staff arrived in Singapore, April 30, to emphasize the U.S. Navy’s commitment to building and strengthening relationship’s in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. The Blue Ridge team consists of more than 900 crew members including embarked 7th Fleet staff, the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea […]

  • 16 February 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to conduct sea trials after spending six months dry-docked in the harbor. During sea trials, Blue Ridge will execute a series of exercises, testing every aspect of the ship and crew, from full power runs and boilers flexes to […]

  • 22 January 2015
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    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, held a change of command ceremony at the Fleet Theater at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 16. Capt. Kyle Higgins relieved Capt. Richard McCormack as Blue Ridge commanding officer after 15 months at the helm. After reading his orders accepting command of Blue Ridge, […]

  • 6 September 2012
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    U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff, and Marines arrived in Chinhae, South Korea, Aug. 30, marking the successful completion of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012. “The exercise was a challenge,” said Yeoman Seaman Apprentice Travis Leon. “It was a group effort involving 7th Fleet staff, Blue Ridge personnel, […]

  • 13 March 2019
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    Command and control ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), the US 7th Fleet flagship, arrived in Manila, the Philippines, on March 13, for the ship’s first port visit to the Philippines in three years. The Blue Ridge and 7th Fleet team carried out a cooperative deployment with Philippine Navy (PN) frigate Davao Del Sur shortly […]

  • 9 May 2016
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    In a sign of a cooldown after the Chinese prohibited a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from entering the Hong Kong port, the Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), arrived in Shanghai, China for a regularly scheduled port visit May 6. Shanghai is one of several port visits during Blue Ridge’s 7th Fleet 2016 patrol season, […]

  • 27 February 2015
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    Sailors aboard U.S 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a simulated underway known as a “fast cruise” Feb. 27, to prepare for their upcoming sea trials. The fast cruise is a series of seamanship and damage control training evolutions designed to reacclimatize Sailors into an underway mindset and gauge overall operational readiness […]

  • 5 September 2012
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 4 after concluding its participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012 (UFG12). As a part of UFG12, Blue Ridge visited Hakata, Japan as well as Busan, Pyeongtaek, and Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), demonstrating combined interoperability and enhancing combat readiness between ROK […]

  • 20 April 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Zhanjiang April 20 for a port visit building relationships and reinforcing positive navy-to-navy exchanges with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet. As Blue Ridge moored pierside, members of PLA(N) greeted the ship. The Port of Zhanjiang is one of the largest […]

  • 30 March 2016
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    U.S. Navy ship Blue Ridge changed command during a port visit to Sri Lanka on March 29. Captain Matthew Paradise relieved Captain Kyle P. Higgins as commanding officer of the Command-class ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Higgins served as commanding officer for over 14 months, leading the ship and crew through two patrol cycles, […]

  • 6 July 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Sydney for a port visit further strengthening the relationship between the partner nations July 3. While in Sydney, embarked 7th Fleet staff will conduct the U.S.-Australian biennial military exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, July 4-19. Blue Ridge will act as command and control for the […]

  • 18 July 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Otaru, July 18, to build upon a strong partnership that continues to provide security, stability, peace and prosperity to the Pacific region.   Blue Ridge’s crew along with embarked 7th Fleet staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security […]

  • 26 March 2015
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    Sailors stationed on board the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) rendered assistance to a fishing vessel suffering from mechanical difficulties March 25. Five Filipino nationals had been fishing at sea when their boat’s motor stalled out, and the vessel was taken out by the current, leaving them adrift for three days […]

  • 21 August 2012
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    Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel, and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Busan, Republic of Korea Aug. 20, after a three-day port visit focused on promoting goodwill. While in Busan, Sailors and Marines visited locals, experienced the Korean culture and […]

  • 3 June 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) practiced Codes for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with Japanese vessel JDS Kunisaki (LST-4003), June 2.   CUES, a set of procedures recently endorsed by naval leaders at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) this past April, is a guideline for unplanned maritime encounters while at […]

  • 6 August 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Qingdao, China, Aug. 5 to promote maritime cooperation and reinforce a positive navy-to-navy relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) North Sea Fleet.   “We greatly appreciate the warm welcome our North Sea Fleet counterparts have given me, the Seventh Fleet staff and […]

  • 1 April 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Yokohama, Japan, for a port visit March 30. Blue Ridge has been forward deployed to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan since 1979, and regularly conducts port visits within Japan strengthening the 35-year partnership. The Blue Ridge team consists of more than 900 crew members […]

  • 8 September 2015
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    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully completed its mid-cycle inspection (MCI) September 5. Every space, system and piece of equipment onboard was checked for optimal operational capability by 10 inspectors from the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and 49 from the Type Commander Material Inspection Team (TMIT). MCI is […]

  • 10 March 2014
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff departed Busan, Republic of Korea after a five-day port visit March 8.   “Our Sailors benefit tremendously from the personal interaction between our two navies,” said Blue Ridge Operations Officer Lt. Rory Schneider. “Over time, these bonds between services only serve […]

  • 24 March 2015
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    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Victoria Harbor March 20 for a port visit in Hong Kong. Blue Ridge has been regularly visiting Hong Kong since forward deploying to Yokosuka, Japan in 1979, and will take part in cultural exchanges and community service activiites with the local community. Blue Ridge […]