Sailor from Middletown aboard USS Blue Ridge

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Marcincak, from Middletown, pipes over the 1-MC from the pilot house aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). 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. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS ETHAN CARTER
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Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Marcincak, from Middletown, pipes over the 1-MC from the pilot house aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). 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. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS ETHAN CARTER

PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS ETHAN CARTER

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class John Marcincak, from Middletown, pipes over the 1-MC from the pilot house aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). 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.