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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Enrico Rabina, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) plays with a dog at the K9 Animal Friends Dog Shelter during a community service project.
AmericaSquadrons participate in Dubai Air Show
Deployed Navy and Marine Corps aviation units from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC)...
USS America Completes Alligator Dagger 2017
GULF OF ADEN - Marines and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) rehearsed amphibious operations and combat sustainment in the vicinity of Djibouti during Alligator Dagger 2017 Sept. 4-20.
USS America Concludes Support to USS John S. McCain
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Singapore after supporting the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Aug. 27. America will continue on its maiden deployment.
America Arrives In Malaysia
MALAYSIA – The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Sepanger, Malaysia for a port visit to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, Aug. 14.
America Departs Singapore
SINGAPORE – The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Singapore after a scheduled port visit, Aug. 9.
15th MEU America ARG to Conduct Training in Hawai'i
HAWAII -- Whether bringing food and supplies to people in need or conducting a raid to remove a wanted individual from the battlefield, the MEU-ARG provides our nation with an on-call, forward deployed crisis response force.
America Completes 1st Replenishment-at-Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) Sailors and Marines aboard the ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first connective replenishment (CONREP), replenishment-at-sea (RAS) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP), for the ship’s maiden deployment, July 19.
America Conducts Ammunition Transfer with Makin Island
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) received unexpended ammunition during an ordnance transfer while underway off the coast of Southern California during a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX), May 12.
America and the 15th MEU Complete PMINT
PACIFIC OCEAN – The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed a two-week Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit (PHIBRON/MEU) Integrated Training (PMINT) exercise off the coast of Southern California April 14.
America Takes Out Drone During Misssile Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed a live-fire exercise by destroying a drone utilizing the ship self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system April 6.
America Successfully Completes Survivability Test
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed the Navy's Total Ship Survivability Trial (TSST) off the coast of California during a four-day evolution spanning from March 30 to April 2.
USS America Wins Battle E
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) was selected for her first Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle "E") in the ship's first year of eligibility, March 14.
America Completes Mid-Cycle Inspection
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The crew aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first mid-cycle inspection (MCI) with high marks in preparation for deployment later this year, March 17.
America's Top Enlisted Leader Preps Sailors for Deployment
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USS America's Command Master Chief (CMC) Kenneth Robertson invited all junior Sailors to a "CMC all hands call" Feb. 9 to talk about America's current state of affairs and offer Sailors the opportunity to address concerns.
USS America Hosts CNO During RIMPAC 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson visited the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) to meet with shipboard and embarked leadership, speak with Sailors and Marines, and tour the ship's spaces, July 15.
Future Leaders Embark USS America
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Midshipmen of the Naval Academy and college students from around the country are embarking aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
American Hero Joins USS America for CPO Birthday
Navy chief petty officers have led men and women on the deck plates for 123 years. Over time, they have become the icon of the Navy by earning the trust of their subordinates and confidence of their leaders.
Vice Chairman of the House visits America
Congresswoman Kay Granger (Rep) for Texas’ 12th congressional district, along with three congressional delegation staff members toured the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and met with Sailors from the Texas area March 30.
USS America Returns to Sea
USS America (LHA 6) returned to sea March 21 after completing a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period during which the crew and contractors made improvements to the ship's design.
USS America Performs Mass Casualty Drill
USS America (LHA 6) completed a series of mass casualty drills during its first underway in 10 months after completing a post-shakedown availability, March 22.
America Modifications Increase Air Capabilities
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS America (LHA 6) is the first West Coast ship to have its flight deck upgraded with a thermal spray coating in key landing areas in order to more fully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) during future operations.
America Sailors Volunteer with PAWS
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA6) assisted a local, non-profit animal support group during a community outreach project in San Diego.
USS America Visits Crown Point Junior Music Academy
SAN DIEGO - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Nicole Wood, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), explains the responsibilities of her job to students during military appreciation day at Crown Point Junior Music Academy.
USS America Completes Deperming Evolution
POINT LOMA, Calif. (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed a magnetic treatment, known as deperming, at Naval Base Point Loma Magnetic Silencing Facility (MSF).
Harriers Land Aboard America
PACIFIC OCEAN - An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
SECDEF Visits America
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Chuck Hagel arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) by MV-22 Osprey.
All-Hands Call Aboard America
SAN DIEGO - Sgt. Major of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett takes a question from Chief Hospital Corpsman Gerald Lee during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
MLB Stars Visit USS America
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Former Major League Baseball (MLB) players visited with Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
American Hero Visits America
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines on board the newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) held an all-hands call in the ship's hangar bay during a visit from Pearl Harbor survivor, Lauren Bruner, 93.
USS America Joins the Fleet
SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- USS America (LHA 6), the 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.
Fleet Week Kicks off in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO - The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) will participate in San Francisco Fleet Week.
Welcome to America
The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego for the first time, after completing its two-month maiden transit from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
America Lends Helping Hand to Peruvian School
CALLAO, Peru -- More than 30 Sailors and Marines assigned to future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) joined Peruvian sailors in a joint community relations (COMREL) project Sept. 1 at Immaculate Conception School, a municipal preschool, in Callao, Peru, during a scheduled three-day port visit.
America Remembers 9/11 on Maiden Transit
PACIFIC OCEAN -- September 11, 2001 began as a normal Tuesday for citizens all over the country. Many New Yorkers began the day early and hustled off to work. Some stopped to get coffee or breakfast, gradually making their way to their destinations.
Distinguished Visitors from El Salvador visit USS America
FUTURE USS AMERICA, At Sea (NNS) -- The sounds of MV-22 Osprey engines roared in the background as the future amphibious assault ship future USS America (LHA 6) welcomed distinguished visitors from El Salvador aboard for a key leader engagement (KLE).
Future USS America Arrives in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 15, 2014) - Sailors and Marines man the rails as the future USS America (LHA 6) passes Naval Air Station North Island and makes its way to a new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. America will be commissioned Oct. 11 during a ceremony in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan/Released)
USS America Makes Final Port Visit in Peru
CALLAO, Peru (NNS) -- The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) anchored off of the coast of Peru for the final port visit of the ships maiden transit, "America Visits the Americas."
SECNAV Visits Future USS America
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (NNS) -- 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."
US Ambassador to Uruguay Visits USS America at Sea
ATLANTIC OCEAN - Uruguay army Gen. Neris Corbo, right, presents a gift to Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, during a bilateral engagement with distinguished visitors from Uruguay aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
Brazilian Naval and Marine Officers Embark USS America
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- 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.
America Embarks Trinidad and Tobago Distinguished Visitors
CARIBBEAN SEA - Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, speaks with Margaret Diop, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Trinidad and Tobago, during a tour of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
America Hospital Corpsmen Train with Colombian Marines
COVENAS, Colombia - Sailors and Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South debarked the future USS America (LHA 6) to begin a three-day bilateral exercise with the Colombian marines at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas.
America Marines Help Combat Colombia IED Threat
COVENAS, Colombia (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South debarked the future USS America (LHA 6) to begin a three-day bilateral exercise with Colombian Marines, at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas.
America Completes Light-off Assessment
The Engineering Department on board Pre-Commissioning Unit America successfully completed their Light-Off Assessment bringing the ship one step closer to beginning its transit from Pascagoula, Miss. to San Diego where the ship will be homeported.
There are nearly 300 ships in the U.S. Navy. Each of those ships are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week with Sailors standing watch from top to bottom. Normally, when a Sailor checks into a command, qualified watchstanders are there to stand the watch until the new check-in gets qualified.
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America’s crash team earns perfect score
Flight operations are some of the most extensive and complex naval evolutions. The Navy flies aircraft not only from military bases on land, but also from virtually every type of ship in service while at sea. Just like civilian flight operations, the Navy has air traffic controllers, maintenance crews and ground crews to manage all aspects of flight operations around the globe.
Training to Keep Ship and Shipmates Safe
Before they can sail-off to their homeport of San Diego, they must ensure they have all the qualifications required to head out to sea. To meet these requirements, America is hard-at-work every day training.
A Spectrum of Capability
After more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps is retooling and repositioning itself back to its traditional role of operating with agility from the sea.
The ‘Check-In’ Process
Building a ship begins with the building of its crew. Not just anyone can get orders to a PCU. Sailors must first go through multiple special screening processes and evaluations before being assigned to the command, proving they meet the high standards required of a future plankowner.
MCPON Visits PCU America
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens held an all hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
Training for PCU America Sailors Heats Up
During a three-week security training course ran by the instructors of ACADEMI from Nov. 6 to 22, 30 Sailors, including seven attached to America, learned physical defensive tactics, weapons handling, dynamic shipboard security procedures and an array of other fleet-concentrated skills.
Commander, ESG 3 Visits PCU America
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 held an all-hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
PCU America Assists Local School
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) joined administrators and students from Central Elementary School at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Pascagoula.
USS AMERICA LHA 6 Keel Authentication Ceremony
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (JULY 17, 2009) - Sponsor of the America (LHA 6), and Irwin F. Edenzon thank Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding welder James Sumlin Jr. for welding Pace's initials onto the keel plate during a keel authentication ceremony.
Navy Names New Amphibious Assault Ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Navy's newest class of large-deck amphibious assault ship, LHA 6, will bear the name USS America, Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced June 27, while speaking at the USS America Carrier Veterans Association reunion in Jacksonville, Fla.