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  • 30 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) began hosting Japanese Sailors Aug. 17 as they prepare for the annual amphibious assault training exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB 15) in early September. The training exercise includes four participating nations and four other nations as observers. There are more than 25 commands participating in the exercise in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 May 2015
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    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. […]

  • 11 May 2015
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    The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted its first change of command May 7, while moored at Naval Base San Diego. In front of a crowd of close to 200 guests and nearly 500 crew members in ranks, Capt. Michael W. Baze relieved Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr. as commanding […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    General Dynamics, NASSCO received a $31,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability. During a post-shakedown availability, NASSCO will repair or improve the design of the ship in preparation for final contractor trials. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2015. […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), completed final contractor trials (FCT) April 3. FCT, ran by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part of a series of post-delivery tests the ship has been preparing for since before commissioning. During the trials, the ship and its major systems […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Harriers arrived aboard USS America (LHA 6) for the first time this week while underway off the coast of San Diego. The arrival of the Harriers marks a significant step for America in becoming fully certified in air operations. With the arrival of Harriers, there was increased pressure in the week leading to the certification. […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. is being awarded a $6,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for the first increment of the Coordinated Shipboard Allowance List (COSAL) in support of USS America (LHA 6). The items from the LHA 6 COSAL support outfitting the ship for testing and deployment. The COSAL is the process whereby equipment is identified along with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited officers and crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America on Wednesday, January 13th, 2015. The ship is “one of the most sophisticated Navy platforms we have,” said Hagel, during his speech in the ship’s hangar bay. America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tawara-class of […]

  • 11 December 2014

    Former Major League Baseball (MLB) players visited with Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Dec. 9. Daniel Plesac and Ryan Dempster, now MLB network analysts, received a tour of America from Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr., commanding officer, before meeting with Sailors on the flight deck. Plesac said: I had no idea […]

  • 17 October 2014

    The newly commissioned amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) passes the Coronado bridge as it arrives at homeport at Naval Base San Diego. The ship replaces the Tarawa class of amphibious assault ships and is optimized for aviation and capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike […]

  • 12 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS America (LHA 6), the US Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11. During the ceremony, Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, commended the crew for their performance during acceptance trials and sailing around South […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted five meteorology and oceanography (METOC) officers while in port Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 26. The five METOC officers, all from various navies across the globe, are currently attending the Category A Hydrography program at the Servicio Hidrografico Oceanografico de la Armada de Chile. The navies represented […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) departs after transferring fuel to the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during an underway replenishment-at-sea. America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships and is scheduled to be commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship future USS America (LHA 6) welcomed distinguished visitors from El Salvador aboard the vessel for a key leader engagement (KLE) Sept. 8.   The KLE consisted of a tour of the ship, a formal lunch with the ship’s command and a leadership conference. After coming aboard, guests, including U.S. Ambassador […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Callao, Peru, Sept. 3 after a three-day port visit.   This was the crew’s final port visit on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” as the ship continues to make its way from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. to its homeport of San […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 August 2014
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    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transited the Strait of Magellan Aug. 19-20 on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas.”   This journey of 365 nautical miles is very rarely transited by U.S. Navy ships because the majority go through the Panama Canal. The Strait, known for its panoramic views of […]