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USS Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang, Thailand

28 June 2024

From Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs Office

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand for a routine port visit, June 28.The port visit demonstrates the continuation of over 190 years of friendly relations between the U.S.-Thai government."Our friendship with Thailand is one of oldest in the Indo-Pacific, and it is a

240628-N-WM182-1045 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (June 28, 2024) A Sailor assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 mans the rails aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang for a scheduled port visit. 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)
240628-N-WM182-1045 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (June 28, 2024) A Sailor assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 mans the rails aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang for a scheduled port visit. 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)
240628-N-WM182-1045 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (June 28, 2024) A Sailor assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 mans the rails aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang for a scheduled port visit. 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 arrives in Laem Chabang, Thailand
240628-N-WM182-1045 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (June 28, 2024) A Sailor assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 mans the rails aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as Blue Ridge arrives in Laem Chabang for a scheduled port visit. 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)
Photo By: MC2 Caitlin Flynn
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U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand for a routine port visit, June 28.

The port visit demonstrates the continuation of over 190 years of friendly relations between the U.S.-Thai government.

"Our friendship with Thailand is one of oldest in the Indo-Pacific, and it is a testament to our enduring alliance that USS Blue Ridge and U.S. 7th Fleet are visiting Laem Chabang during our patrol this summer,” said Vice Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. “Thank you so much to our Thai hosts for welcoming us - we look forward to sitting down with our Royal Thai Armed Forces counterparts and engaging with the community in Pattaya while we are here."

During the port visit, 7th Fleet and Blue Ridge leadership will meet with their Royal Thai Armed Forces counterparts and local leaders.  

Additionally, members from the ship’s crew and the 7th Fleet staff will participate in community relations and cultural events to learn local history, give back to the community, and engage with the people of Pattaya.

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 region.

7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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