|CMDCM David A. Unnone
Command Master Chief (Relieved July 2012)
Command Master Chief David A. Unnone, a Frostburg, Md., native, and graduated from Beall High School in 1985 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Delayed Entry Program in 1986.
Master Chief Unnone graduated from Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes and Basic Enlisted Submariner School New London in Groton, Conn. His first duty station was with the Precommissioning Unit USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) in Groton, Conn.
Sea duty assignments include: USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Charleston, S.C.; USS Flying Fish (SSN 673) Norfolk, Va.; USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) Kings Bay, Ga.; USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Yokosuka, Japan; USS San Antonio (LPD 17) in Norfolk, Va.
Temporary assigned duties include USS Lafayette (SSBN 616) in Holy Loch, Scotland and USS Helena (SSN 725) Groton, Conn., while waiting for USS Tennessee’s commissioning.
In 2008 Master Chief Unnone was selected for the command master chief program and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Senior Enlisted Academy and U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy.
He earned an associate degree in business administration from Excelsior University. Master Chief Unnone reported in May 2008 as command master chief aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Master Chief Unnone military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and numerous unit citation and service awards.
USS Blue Ridge Visits Thailand
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific arrived in Laem Chabang for a port visit May 24.
Blue Ridge Hosts JS Hatakaze Operations Crew
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) - The radio and combat information center crew from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DD 171) visited U.S. 7th Fleet's command ship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), to tour Operations Department spaces during a subject matter expert exchange May 17.
Retired MCPON Visits USS Blue Ridge
YOKOSUKA, Japan - A retired master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to celebrate the 113th birthday of the hospital corpsman rating June 17.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Brisbane
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Brisbane, Australia in support of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11).
Blue Ridge Arrives in Cairns, Australia
The amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Cairns, Australia July 27 as part of the ship's summer patrol to foster positive relations with regional partners.
The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) moors in Busan, Republic of Korea
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 18, 2011) The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is assisted by a tugboat as the ship moors in Busan, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge switched mooring sides in order perform maintenance on the starboard side of the ship.
CBR Training Aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Technician Jose Perez instructs Electrician's Mate Fireman Sydney Blom how to properly don an advanced chemical protective garment (ACPG) on the mess decks aboard U.S. 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Blue Ridge Completes Sea Trials
YOKOSUKA, Japan - U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed three days of sea trials Nov. 16, after extensive training, a planned maintenance period and a successful light off assessment.
Japanese Navy Visits Blue Ridge for Holiday Exchange
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Officers from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Hatakaze (DD 171) and U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), exchanged holiday greetings during a traditional Japanese wreath exchange aboard Blue Ridge, Dec. 20.
Japanese Family Thanks U.S. 7th Fleet
TOMAKOMAI, Japan – The owner and family members of a Japanese fishing vessel, found missing by the U.S. Navy during Operation Tomodachi, visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to say “thank you,” in Tomakomai, Japan Feb. 5.
Blue Ridge Departs Tomakomai
TOMAKOMAI, Japan - Sailors and Marines from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completed a port visit to Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 8.
Blue Ridge on Patrol in 7th Fleet
USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea - U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for patrol Feb. 21.
US, ROK Sailors Find Common Ground in Community Service
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Sixty Sailors from USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) U.S. Seventh Fleet flagship, embarked 7th Fleet staff, and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy came together as one team participating in a community service (COMSERV) project at a children’s home during a port visit to Busan, Republic of Korea Feb. 25.
Blue Ridge Kicks Off NMCRS Donations
DONGHAE, Republic of Korea – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) kicked off the annual drive to raise money for Navy and Marine Corp Relief Society (NMCRS) on March 1.
USS Blue Ridge Visits Manila
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines - The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Manila March 23 for a port visit.
USS Blue Ridge Returns To Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seventh Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, April 2, completing a six-week patrol throughout the Pacific.
USS Blue Ridge Raises Sexual Assault Awareness
USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea - The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is training Sailors to deal with sexual assault throughout the month of April in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
USS Blue Ridge Visits Cambodia
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia - Musician 2nd Class Eric Cavender, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, performs on his tuba for Cambodian children during a community service event at a children's home in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
Blue Ridge Concludes Cambodia Port Visit
HANOUKVILLE, Cambodia - Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completed a port visit to Shihanoukville, Cambodia, May 5.
USS Blue Ridge Sailors Work to Sustain Indonesian Partnership
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sailors from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific arrived in Jakarta for a port visit, strengthening bonds between the American and Indonesian navies and governments, May 11.
Blue Ridge builds friendship with Indonesia visit
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Jakarta, Indonesia, May 15 after a four-day port visit strengthening bonds between the U.S. and Indonesian navies.
Blue Ridge chefs defend Iron Chef title
USS BLUE RIDGE - Culinary specialists aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) competed in a cooking contest on May 20, 2012, for the opportunity to compete in an upcoming “Iron Chef” cooking competition filmed in Bangkok, Thailand.
Blue Ridge Departs Pattaya, Thailand
LAEM CHAEBANG, Thailand - Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff, and Marines from the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific departed from Laem Chaebang, Thailand after a five-day port visit.
DEPSECDEF Visits USS Blue Ridge, Talks Asia-Pacific
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF) Ashton B. Carter visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to speak with Sailors and emphasize the importance of their mission in the Asia-Pacific region.