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USS Blue Ridge arrives in Port Klang, Malaysia
July 17, 2024
240717-N-WM182-1035 PORT KLANG, Malaysia (July 17, 2024) Vice Adm. Fred Kacher (center), commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, is greeted by senior members of the Royal Malaysian Navy following the arrival of the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in Port Klang, Malaysia, July 17, 2024. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Caitlin Flynn)

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Hosts Subject Matter Expert Exchange in Cam Ranh, Vietnam
July 17, 2024
240709-N-SF508-1253 CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (July 9, 2024) – Douglas Samp, center right, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Search and Rescue Program Manager, speaks with a member of the Vietnam Coast Guard as part of a joint U.S. – Vietnam subject matter expert exchange between members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Vietnamese Navy and Coast Guard during a port visit by the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), in Cam Ranh, Vietnam, July 9, 2024. U.S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles Oki)

U.S. and Vietnam Subject Matter Expert Exchange
July 17, 2024
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CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (July 10, 2024) - Members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Vietnamese Navy and Coast Guard participate in a joint U.S. – Vietnam subject matter expert exchange during a port visit by the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), in Cam Ranh, Vietnam, July 10, 2024. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan M. Breeden)

U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards Conduct bilateral search and rescue exercise
July 17, 2024
U.S. Coast Guardsmen, assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751), pass honors to members of the Philippine Coast Guard, assigned to Philippine Coast Guard Vessel Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702), during a bilateral search and rescue exercise in the South China Sea, July 16, 2024.

Blue Ridge CO Visits DPAA Site
July 15, 2024
240709-N-WM182-1096 NHA TRANG, Vietnam (July 9, 2024) Deep sea divers assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) prepare to dive alongside a dive barge supporting the DPAA investigation of a 1971 helicopter crash site in the Bay of Nha Trang July 9. U.S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Caitlin Flynn)

USS BLUE RIDGE Departs Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
July 15, 2024
CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (July 8, 2024) – Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kannon Brownlow, from Decatur, Indiana, mans the rails aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while mooring in Cam Ranh, Vietnam, July 8, 2024. As the 7th Fleet flagship, Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and routinely operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas Furnish)

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducts joint maritime activity with Indian Forces
July 12, 2024
From front to back: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), the Indian Navy Aditya-class replenishment and repair ship INS Aditya (A59), the Indian Navy Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam (D66), and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) sail together in the Indian Ocean during a joint maritime activity, July 12, 2024.

USS Blue Ridge and USCGC Waesche Arrive in Cam Ranh, Vietnam
July 8, 2024
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, the Hon. Mr. Marc Knapper, center-left, and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, meet with senior leaders from the Vietnam People's Navy following the ship’s arrival to Cam Ranh International Port, July 8, 2024.

USS Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang, Thailand
June 28, 2024
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LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (June 28, 2024)– Rear Adm. Amy Bauerschmidt, deputy commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, center, and Capt. Nicholas DeLeo, center left, commanding officer of the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), pose for a photo with Rear Admiral Amornthep Boonyong, center right, director of Port Authority of Sattahip, and other Royal Thai Navy officials during an arrival ceremony in Laem Chabang, Thailand, June 28, 2024. As the 7th Fleet flagship, Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and routinely operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charlotte Duran)

—TRILATERAL STATEMENT— First Execution of Multi-Domain Japan - ROK - U.S. Exercise FREEDOM EDGE
June 27, 2024

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