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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 9 after a four-day port visit.   This was the crew’s third stop on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” as the ship continues to make its way from Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. to its homeport […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Eight distinguished visitors and 14 guests from Trinidad and Tobago embarked the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at sea for a key leadership engagement July 25.   The visit’s main focus was for Trinidad and Tobago representatives, which included the minister of national security, chief of defence staff, representatives from the office […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Cartagena, Colombia, July 19 after a three-day port visit.   This was the crew’s first stop on the ship’s maiden voyage, “America Visits the Americas,” as the ship makes its way from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi to its homeport of San Diego. During the […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) will conduct a port visit to Cartagena, Colombia on July 17.   During the visit, the ship’s military and civilian crew will have the opportunity to experience the rich culture of this host nation and serve as goodwill ambassadors. Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr., America’s commanding […]

  • 13 July 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed in commission without ceremony from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., July 11 in transit to its homeport of San Diego.   America is scheduled to be formally commissioned during a ceremony in San Francisco, California Oct. 11, witnessed by the friends and family of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will take delivery of its new Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6) at a ceremony scheduled for today at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, located in Pascagoula, MS.   Ingalls’ shipbuilding president Brain Cuccias, America (LHA 6) prospective Commanding Officer Capt. Robert A. Hal Jr., as well as Ingalls shipbuilders and […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Industry news

    USS America (LHA 6), the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on 31 December, completing successfully acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico.   During the trials, USS America performed operation of the hybrid gas turbine/electric-drive propulsion system and other tests such as anchor handling, steering demonstration, […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Saturday christened the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6). The ship, the first in a new class, is the fourth U.S. Navy vessel to be named America, extending a legacy dating back to 1861. Lynne Pace, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 October 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has entered the US 4th Fleet area of operations as it makes its way toward the new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. The ship entered South American waters on October 1 after leaving its previous homeport in Japan and the US 7th Fleet early September. Wasp […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) completed an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and South America, returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on January 12. While deployed, the ship conducted theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations throughout the Pacific. Chafee engaged in multinational exercises with navies from Chile, […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr concluded a two-month patrol in the US 4th Fleet area of operations returning to its Florida homeport in November. The ship began its patrol Aug. 26 and conducted counter illicit-trafficking (CIT) operations in support of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo, a joint international law enforcement and military operation […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) is set to begin an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and South America, departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 13. Chafee has a crew of nearly 350 officers and enlisted sailors and is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. The […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Janice G. Smith became the first immigrant of Jamaican descent to command a destroyer when she assumed command of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, May 2. Smith, from Morris Hall District, Saint Catherine, Jamaica West Indies, relieved Cmdr. Russel B. Sanchez, from Clarksville, […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) celebrated Native American Heritage Month on the ship’s mess decks during a ceremony hosted by the ship’s multicultural committee, Nov. 24. The ceremony highlighted more than 200 years of American Indian and Alaska native service to the U.S. Navy and military. “It’s important for us […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) participated in an American Corners open discussion at the Batumi library, Oct. 15. American Corners is a joint partnership project between the United States and Georgia that was established to provide information about American government, history, and culture. American […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Defense Intelligence Agency director and a contingent of 25 foreign defense attaches from 20 nations toured a fast attack submarine based in Groton, Conn., May 13.   Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn escorted a group of military officials from nations in Europe, Africa, North America, and the Asia-Pacific. The officers visited Naval Submarine Base New […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) held an African American/Black History Month observance on the ship’s mess decks Feb. 21.   This year’s theme highlighted civil rights in America and how it has shaped the country. The program recognized how the Civil Rights Act helped to strengthen the Navy. The master of ceremonies, […]