Blue Ridge Returns to Yokosuka

June 23, 2020 – USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, June 24 to begin scheduled maintenance after a five-month patrol throughout the Indo-Pacific. During this patrol, Blue Ridge enhanced relationships with allies and partners and conducted operations with the America Expeditionary Strike Group, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, and USS Asheville (SSN 758). “Over the past five…

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Blue Ridge Conducts Submarine Familiarization with USS Asheville

June 17, 2020 – USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) participated in a submarine familiarization (SUBFAM) training with the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), June 14. The SUBFAM gave the crew of Blue Ridge the chance to observe and operate with a submarine. “The purpose of this training is to familiarize the crew of Blue Ridge with what…

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USNS Richard E Byrd Replenishes USS Blue Ridge

April 24, 2020 – Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the Philippine Sea, April 17. During the replenishment, Richard E. Byrd transferred fuel and more than 100 pallets of provisions. “Our ability to…

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