US 7th Fleet flagship conducts live fire training in Philippine Sea


The United States Navy 7th Fleet’s flagship amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a live fire training at sea in the Philippine Sea, April 6.

Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Erik Renteria, from Dallas, Texas, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joshua J. Burnett, from Burkburnett, Texas, participate in a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). US Navy photo

According to US Navy, Blue Ridge, with embarked 7th Fleet staff, is on patrol, strengthening relationships with US allies and partner nations while providing advanced communication capabilities and supporting Theater Security Cooperation across the Indo-Pacific region.