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  • 29 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and landing platform dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) will be permanently stationed at Sasebo, Japan, as two US Navy ships already in Japan are returning to their US homeports for overhauls. According to an announcement from April 26, guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) will shift its […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Seven months into her maiden operational deployment, US Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered Guam on January 7 for a scheduled port visit. As the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands, Guam is the home to one of the US Navy’s largest and most […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Training & Education, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit pulled into Singapore for a scheduled port visit on December 22. “The America team is honored to visit Singapore,” said commanding officer Joseph Olson. “Our visit is an opportunity for the ship to replenish supplies, and experience the country’s […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In another first on its maiden deployment, the US Navy’s America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Eilat, Israel, for a port visit on October 5. The flagship of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is on its first ever visit to the country. “The marines and sailors have been working tirelessly around the […]

  • 28 August 2017
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    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Singapore on August 27 after providing support to USS John S. McCain following the August 21 collision. While in Singapore, sailors and marines aboard America provided initial support for the McCain crew to include berthing for 155 sailors, daily supplies, counseling, medical/dental services and […]

  • 21 August 2017
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    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has pulled into Singaporean Changi Naval Base, mooring across the pier from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). According to the navy, America will provide messing and berthing services to McCain crew members and to support damage control efforts on board. America […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia, for a port visit on August 14. America pulled into Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, for her second scheduled port visit on her maiden deployment. Since departing her homeport of San Diego in early July, America has […]

  • 7 August 2017
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    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations on its maiden deployment, pulled into Singapore for a visit on August 6. Sailors and marines aboard America have been conducting unit-level training in a number of warfare areas in Indo-Asia-Pacific region over the past […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), currently on its maiden deployment, completed the first connective replenishment (CONREP), as well as first replenishment-at-sea (RAS) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP) on July 19. The supplies were provided by the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9). During […]

  • 11 July 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s aviation-centric amphibious assault ship USS America started its first deployment on July 7, leaving Naval Station Norfolk together with ships from its amphibious ready group. America ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22), and amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Returning from a seven-month deployment, U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transferred unexpended ammunition to USS America (LHA 6) during an ordnance transfer off the coast of Southern California. Makin Island and her amphibious ready group were en route home while the USS America was conducting a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), preparing […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious ships assembled around the aviation-centric USS America amphibious assault ship started the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their upcoming deployment. The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), consisting of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and amphibious dock landing ship […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious ready group assembled around the aviation-centered amphibious assault ship USS America completed a 12-day integrated training event with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) off the coast of Southern California. The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), and the amphibious dock […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), destroyed a drone in a live-fire exercise using its ship self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system on April 6. The live-fire exercise was part of an Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Integration (PMINT) training exercise in preparation for America’s upcoming maiden deployment with […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first mid-cycle inspection (MCI) on March 17, in preparation for deployment later this year. MCI is a four-day readiness inspection that takes place every 2 1/2 years. The inspection is conducted by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Commander […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors and marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed the final phase of combat systems ship qualifications trials (CSSQT) and follow-on operation testing of the ship’s weapons systems February 2. Command, control, computers, communications, combat and intelligence (C5I) department’s CF division has been preparing for CSSQT since the ship […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets that are currently carrying out the third developmental test phase (DT-III) aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) reached a new milestone as the program completed weapons load testing on November 16. A group of the next-generation aircraft from Patuxent River Integrated Test Force tested flying qualities at […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The new U.S. stealth jet, F-35B Lightning II, completed a new milestone during its third and final developmental test phase (DT-III) aboard USS America (LHA 6) by completing the first power module and engine swap at sea in the ship’s hangar bay. Mark Schroeder, the maintenance and logistics department head for the F-35 Pax (Patuxent) […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy recently shared news of the Marines’ F-35B stealth fighter jet conducting trials aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America. A total of seven of the STOVL (short take-off vertical landing) variants of the Lockheed Martin-built jet are embarked on USS America for both developmental and operational testing. Also on board are Royal Navy and […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II aircraft, the U.S. Navy’s next generation of stealth fighter jets, landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on October 28 to begin operational testing. America will embark seven F-35Bs; two are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing. […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted its second change of command while moored at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 26. During a formal ceremony, Capt. Joseph R. Olson relieved Capt. Michael W. Baze as America’s commanding officer. The ceremony took place in front of a crowd of 500 crew members lined up in […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) returned to homeport on August 12 following the successful completion of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. During this year’s multinational maritime exercise, America served as the command and control platform for the amphibious task force, Combined Task Force 176. As the CTF 176 flagship, America […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy Dr. Janine Davidson was flown to the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) for a visit while it was underway participating in the 2016 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 18. During her time aboard, Davidson toured the combat information center, amphibious air traffic control center, joint […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Marine-aviation optimized amphibious assault ship USS America departed its homeport of San Diego for flight deck recertifications on May 16. This was done to prepare the ship for its future role as part of Amphibious Squadron 3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Just short of 36 hours after going to sea, the flight […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS America, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, completed a series of mass casualty drills during its first underway in 10 months after completing a post-shakedown availability, March 22. The drills were designed to prepare the medical training team and ship’s crew for an upcoming inspection referred to as Fleet Service Operation Medical 1.4 with Afloat […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) returned to sea March 21 after completing a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period in which the ship underwent design improvements at the General Dynamics shipyard in San Diego, California. America is now conducting sea trials to test the ship’s systems and sea-worthiness off the coast of […]