USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Story Archive

Blue Ridge & C7F Staff Kick Off 2014 Combined Federal Campaign  (2 September 2014)
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff opened the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O) with a cake-cutting ceremony Aug. 30th.
Blue Ridge Completes Patrol, Returns to Yokosuka for Scheduled Maintenance Period  (2 September 2014)
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff returned to Yokosuka, Japan Sept. 2, concluding a five-week patrol and successfully strengthening cooperative theater security capabilities with Indo-Asia-Pacific region navies.
Blue Ridge Hits Target on Critical Weapons Certification With Live-Fire Exercises  (26 November 2014)
The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held live-fire exercises designed to test the crew's defensive abilities in order to complete the Air/Surface Warfare Live-Fire Certification Exercise (AW/SW CERTEX) while transiting off the coast of Japan, July 14.
Blue Ridge Reinforces Safety Principles Before the Holidays  (26 November 2014)
Sailors stationed aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) trained on the importance of holiday safety awareness during a safety standdown Nov. 19.
Blue Ridge Resumes Patrols to Engage Pacific Allies  (15 March 2015)
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.
Casting Connections: Hospitality in Hong Kong  (30 March 2015)
American expatriates Dick and Bonnie Corwin said they heard of Meals in the Home existing long before they came to Hong Kong the first time.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation  (20 April 2015)
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.
Blue Ridge Partners with PLA(N) During Visit To Zhanjiang School  (22 April 2015)
Members of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) took advantage of an historic opportunity to partner up with People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet sailors, April 22.
A Tide of Talk: Blue Ridge Concludes PLA(N) Engagements with Exercises  (25 April 2015)
In the gray-fogged port of Zhanjiang, People's Republic of China, a flagship eases into dock. After feet move fast onto the pier, Capt. Kyle P. Higgins, U.S. 7th Fleet flagship Blue Ridge commanding officer accepts a gift. His roughened and strong seafaring hands holds the gift - a bouquet.
Blue Ridge Visits Singapore to Strengthen Multilateral Relationships   (30 April 2015)
The 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 relationships in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Blue Ridge Returns to Sea after Enriching Relations in Singapore  (8 May 2015)
The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed the Republic of Singapore, May 8, after strengthening multilateral partnerships through community service, military-to-military engagements and cultural exchanges.
Running on Water   (16 May 2015)
Every day underway in a small compartment, Sailors fight for space to exercise. Clinking weights mix with the steady thud of shoes as Sailors struggle to find a vacant machine and new faces mix with seasoned ones. The wait for a treadmill grows longer with every day that grows closer to summer.
Blue Ridge Concludes Patrol, Completes Key Damage Control Certification  (17 May 2015)
The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 17, wrapping up a 35-day patrol and the successful completion of the Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) assessment.
Blue Ridge Visits Allies In Sydney, Prepares For Joint Exercise  (6 July 2015)
The 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.
Navy to Navy; Sports Down Under  (14 July 2015)
As he stands on the sidelines, his limber gait attempting to work a worn path into the synthetic field, the bright, white sun is gleaming through a clear, oceanic blue sky. His feet move, lightly pouncing on the field's floor.

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