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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2022) Hull Technician Fireman McKenzie Joyce helps Japanese visitors try on firefighting helmets aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s first Friendship Day celebration since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, Oct. 16, 2022. The open base event highlights the partnership between the U.S. Navy and the host nation of Japan. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Rivera Jr)

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Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Rivera |  VIRIN: 221016-N-QV265-1454.JPG