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  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Junior officers (JO) assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) are learning to overcome the difficulties of navigating the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. America’s JOs are beginning their harbor navigation training – a prerequisite to earning their surface warfare qualification – by embarking aboard local tugboats to learn the transit route […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 6, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony on Oct. 11 during San Francisco Fleet Week. During the port visit, America Sailors are scheduled to participate in several community outreach events at various local schools and at the San Francisco […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South departed the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), August 4, for a theater security cooperation event at Marambaia Island, Brazil.   The TSC consisted of bi-lateral exchanges on combat marksmanship, improvised explosive device detection (IED), medical treatment and combat […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Officers from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) received training from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), July 28. The hour-long training focused on the new generation of surface warfare tactical experts known as warfare tactics instructors (WTIs). SMWDC stood up on June 9 in an effort to develop junior surface […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Chuck Hagel arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) by MV-22 Osprey Jan. 14. During his time aboard, Hagel held an all-hands call where he spoke about the ship’s accomplishments during its recent sail around South America. America is currently underway conducting a variety of testing and evolutions […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, its Ingalls Shipbuilding division, launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large deck amphibious ships. “As […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed a magnetic treatment, known as deperming, at Naval Base Point Loma Magnetic Silencing Facility (MSF) May 21. Deperming reduces the ship’s magnetic signature by flashing the ship’s hull with electricity in order to help avoid detection and to minimize marine mine attraction to the steel hull. […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus embarked the future USS America (LHA 6) as she transited the Strait of Magellan during her maiden voyage, “America Visits the Americas,” Aug. 19.   A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the “Argonauts” of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 transported Mabus and members of his staff […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South conducted bilateral exercises with the Peruvian […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a ship custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., April 10.   More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America marched to the ship to take custody on the flight deck. During the […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities

    Future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a port visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba while transiting to its home port of San Diego, California July 21.   During the port visit, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Detachment Guantanamo Bay provided 900,000 gallons of JP5 and diesel fuel as well as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Eleven officers from Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian navy) and Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais (Brazilian marine corps) visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while operating off the coast of Brazil, Aug. 1-5.   The program provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team to interact and train with Brazilian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 July 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a scheduled port visit, July 21.   The port’s strategic position is essential to maritime strategy and serves as a cornerstone of U.S. military operations in the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Located […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Valparaiso, Chile after a scheduled three-day port visit, Aug. 27.   This was the crew’s fourth stop on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to its homeport of San Diego. Since the ship departed, the crew has […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived to Valparaiso, Chile for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 24.   America is currently on its maiden transit, “America visits the Americas,” testing the ship’s capabilities and strengthening partnerships within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to USS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities

    Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Gary Bone, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), grinds a mount to create more work space in the aviation ground support equipment shop. America is conducting maritime training operations in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The ship is the first of its class […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego for the first time Sept. 15 after completing its two-month maiden transit from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.   The America crew trained for nearly two years to take possession of the ship, pushing through the countless amounts of […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities

    Forty high-ranking civilian and military officials from the South American nation of Uruguay visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Aug. 13 to participate in a key leadership engagement.   Distinguished visitors included U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, Julissa Reynoso; Deputy Chief of Mission, Brad Freden; members of the Uruguay House of Representatives […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s first America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a replenishment-at-sea on January 21. USS America met with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in the Pacific Ocean where they engaged in an underway replenishment. America is optimized for Marine Corps aviation as her mission is […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy is spreading the word about its energy and environmental programs as part of Fleet Week San Francisco, with exhibits aboard USS America (LHA 6), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and at Pier 39. The USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]