USS Blue Ridge wraps up four-day Singapore port visit

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QMSN Joseph Cummings reports navigational readings from the bridge wing as U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Singapore, June 12. Blue Ridge port visits present opportunities to promote peace and stability in the South Indo-Asia Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Samuel Weldin)
QMSN Joseph Cummings reports navigational readings from the bridge wing as U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Singapore, June 12. Blue Ridge port visits present opportunities to promote peace and stability in the South Indo-Asia Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Samuel Weldin)

USS Blue Ridge wraps up four-day Singapore port visit

by: MC3 Kelby Sanders, USS Blue Ridge Public Affairs | .
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published: June 15, 2013

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)departed Singapore following a four-day port visit, June 12.

While in port, the crew and embarked 7th Fleet staff participated in community service projects and enjoyed the diverse culture and rich history.

Sailors visited orphanages for children who have been abused or neglected.

“I enjoy spending quality time with the children,” said Culinary Specialist 1st Class Gomer Cubol. “As Sailors in the U.S. Navy, we are very fortunate to have so many wonderful opportunities, and I feel good knowing we have a positive impact on children’s lives.”

The 7th Fleet Band Pacific Ambassadors played several live shows at multiple schools and orphanages. Their sets consisted of American rock, brass band and jazz classics, along with popular local hits.

“We look forward to having the opportunity to perform in the countries we visit,” said Musician 1st Class Duke Stuble. “It’s all about promoting friendship between the two countries by sharing each culture’s music and enjoying each other’s company.”

The crew also had opportunities to take advantage of several tours provided by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation committee.

“My divison went as a group on a tour of Universal Studios and had a blast,” said Personnel Specialist 1st Class Kerri Scranton. “The trip was a great morale boost and also served as an excellent team-building exercise.”

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