Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Bill Merz hosted Adm. YAMAMURA Hiroshi, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) along with senior JMSDF leadership Feb. 22 aboard the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Navy has persistently found ways to continue operations while still adhering to mitigation efforts. This persistence is not just shown in operations, but also in traditions.
Chief Quartermaster Henry E. Harris, left, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Capt. Rich Jarrett, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) during an end of tour award ceremony in front of the command headquarters building.
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Bill Merz hosted a virtual Fleet Commander’s Roundtable (FCRT) from the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Jan. 20, with naval leaders from across the Indo-Pacific to discuss maritime issues, laws and norms.