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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 21, 2012) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is seen from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as it transits through the South China Sea. Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations, as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brittiny Gardner from Detroit mans a sound-powered telephone on the bridge wing of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

This is while the ship conducts maneuvering operations with America Expeditionary Strike Group.

Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sarah Eaton)

200129-N-DE082-072 PHILLIPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) – Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brittiny Gardner, from Detroit, mans a sound-powered telephone on the bridge wing of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship conducts maneuvering operations with America Expeditionary Strike Group. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sarah Eaton)

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