Navy life aboard the USS Blue Ridge (38 photos)
Photo Credit: Spec. 2nd Class Orr
Photo Credit: Spec. 3rd Class Harral
Petty Officer 2nd Class directs a SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge is the flagship for U.S. 7th Fleet. These photos are from a patrol in the East China Sea.
Flight deck crew prepare to land an SH-60B Sea Hawk assigned to Light Helicopter Antisubmarine squadron 51 on the flight deck.
U.S. Navy boatswain’s mates third class approach an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter to remove chocks and chains during flight quarters.
This sailor may have been at sea a little to long.
Sailors dawn and clear gas masks during a chemical exposure drill.
A Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class relays orders to the main deck during a man overboard drill.
If you are a Jr. seaman, this is probably how you spend most of your time. Swab that deck!
This room probably has a bigger crowd after being docked at a port for a few days.
Petty Officer 2nd Class, engineman, tests JP-5 fuel for particles.