U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Victoria Harbor, March 24, following four days of cultural exchanges throughout Hong Kong.
During the visit, Sailors and Marines took the opportunity away from work and volunteered their time with various local organizations, strengthening the 35-year friendship Blue Ridge has with Hong Kong.
The Blue Ridge team consists of more than 900 crew members including, embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff, the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific.
Blue Ridge concluded the port visit with a celebration on the ships main deck with music provided by the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Far East Edition, Woodwind Quintet, and Ceremonial Band.
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