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Sicola Takes Command of 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge
191212-N-YM543-0182.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan C

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The official party renders a hand salute as colors are paraded during the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) change of command ceremony. Capt. Craig C. Sicola, of Dallas, relieved Capt. Eric J. Anduze, from Manati, Puerto Rico, as the ship's commanding officer. Blue Ridge, a part of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in support of security and stability within the Indo-Pacific Region.


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