Blue Ridge Arrives in Phuket, Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand (NNS) -- USS Blue Ridge arrived in Phuket, Thailand for a regularly scheduled port visit, allowing Sailors a time for rest and cultural exchange April 18.

The Blue Ridge team consisting of more than 900 members, including embarked 7th Fleet staff, Marines from Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific and the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 is currently on patrol within the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and fostering relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

During the ship's visit, Sailors and Marines will experience the local food, people and cultural history while exploring Phuket. Blue Ridge last made a visit to Phuket in 2002.

"I am looking forward to going back to Phuket." said Master Chief Information Systems Technician Roderick Florentino. "Thailand is rich in culture, offering a variety of activities, historical landmarks, and delicious inexpensive, food."

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