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US Navy - Amphibious Assault Ship
LHA 6 - USS America
 
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Type, class: Amphibious Assault Ship (general purpose); America class / Flight 0
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
  
STATUS:
Awarded: June 1, 2007
Laid down: April 27, 2009
Launched: June 4, 2012
Christened: October 20, 2012
Commissioned: October 11, 2014

IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: San Diego, California
 Namesake: America
Ships Motto: BELLO VEL PACE PARATUS (prepared in war or in peace)
Technical Data: see: INFO > America class Amphibious Assault Ship - LHA
 
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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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armament details - RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) - Mk-29 ESSM SAM launcher - Mk-38 25mm machine gun system - Mk-15 CIWS

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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USS America fires a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) - Pacific Ocean - October 2019

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F-35B Lightning II (VMFA-122) is landing on the flight deck - Pacific Ocean - September 2019

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F-35B Lightning II (VMFA-122) operations - Pacific Ocean - September 2019

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F-35B Lightning II (VMFA-122) operations - Pacific Ocean - September 2019

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Pacific Ocean - August 2019

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Pacific Ocean - August 2019

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Pacific Ocean - August 2019

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Pacific Ocean - July 2019

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change of command ceremony - June 2019

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returning to San Diego, California - February 2018

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returning to San Diego, California - February 2018

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returning to San Diego, California - February 2018

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returning to San Diego, California - February 2018

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January 2018

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - January 2018

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - January 2018

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Pacific Ocean - January 2018

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PASSEX with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean - January 2018

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Makassar Strait - January 2018

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Apra Harbor, Guam - January 2018

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Changi Naval Base, Singapore - December 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Changi Naval Base, Singapore - December 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Arabian Gulf - November 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Arabian Gulf - November 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Arabian Gulf - November 2017

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Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates - November 2017

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approaching Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates - November 2017

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5th Fleet AOR - November 2017

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helm and leehelm on the bridge - November 2017

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air traffic control center - 5th Fleet AOR - November 2017

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central control station (engineering) - October 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Gulf of Aden - October 2017

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with VMM-161 (REIN) embarked - Eilat, Israel - October 2017

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5th Fleet AOR - October 2017

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5th Fleet AOR - October 2017

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radar terminal in the combat information center (CIC) - 5th Fleet AOR - October 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Gulf of Aden - September 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - Gulf of Aden - September 2017

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Singapore - August 2017

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Singapore - August 2017

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approaching Singapore - August 2017

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with VMM-161(REIN) embarked - South China Sea - August 2017

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Malaysia - August 2017

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Pacific Ocean - July 2017

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Pacific Ocean - July 2017

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Pacific Ocean - July 2017

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departing San Diego - July 2017

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CERTEX - Pacific Ocean - June 2017

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Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) - May 2017

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Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) - May 2017

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with F-35B Lightning II fighter jets embarked - November 2016

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November 2016

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November 2016

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November 2016

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November 2016

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November 2016

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November 2016

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San Diego Fleet Week - September 2016

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San Pedro, California - September 2016

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Los Angeles Fleet Week - August 2016

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Los Angeles Fleet Week - August 2016

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Los Angeles Fleet Week - August 2016

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Los Angeles Fleet Week - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 16 - Pacific Ocean - July 2016

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - July 2016

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arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - May 2016

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Pacific Ocean - May 2016

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trials - February 2015

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arriving at her new homeport - San Diego, California - October 16, 2014

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commissioning ceremony - San Francisco, California - October 11, 2014

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prepared for commissioning - San Francisco, California - October 10, 2014

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San Diego, California - September 2014

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San Diego, California - September 2014

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San Diego, California - September 2014

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San Diego, California - September 2014

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Pacific Ocean - September 2014

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Pacific Ocean - September 2014

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Pacific Ocean - September 2014

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Pacific Ocean - September 2014

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Callao, Peru - September 2014

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Pacific Ocean - September 2014

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off Chile - August 2014

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Strait of Magellan - August 2014

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South Atlantic Ocean - August 2014

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South Atlantic Ocean - August 2014

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - August 2014

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - August 2014

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - July 2014

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departing Pascagoula, Mississippi for her journey to the US west coast via Magellan Straits - July 2014

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custody transfer ceremony - Pascagoula, Mississippi - April 10, 2014

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returning to Huntington Ingalls Shipyard from acceptance trials - Pascagoula, Mississippi - January 31, 2014

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returning to Huntington Ingalls Shipyard from acceptance trials - Pascagoula, Mississippi - January 31, 2014

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returning to Huntington Ingalls Shipyard after completing sea trials - Pascagoula, Mississippi - November 9, 2013

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outfitting at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi - June 2012


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USS America (LHA 6):
 
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ingalls Shipyard Division a $2.4 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the detailed design and construction of LHA-6, primarily at the company's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The production decision was made in January 2006 and construction of LHA-6 began in December 2008. Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter announced in June 2008 that the ship would be named America. The keel-laying ceremony was held on 17 July 2009 with delivery originally planned for August 2012. The ship was launched on 4 June 2012, and christened on 20 October. She took to the sea for the first time on 5 November 2013, for five days of builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, and completed acceptance sea trials in February 2014.

America departed in commission without ceremony from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on 11 July 2014 in transit to its homeport of San Diego, California. The ship earned commission status after the crew successfully completed the light-off assessment, anti-terrorism force protection certification and crew certification.

America arrived at Rio de Janeiro on 5 August, and the local press was invited to a guided visit that happened the next day. She arrived at her home port of San Diego, California on 15 September 2014. During transitions around South America, America's mission was to connect with regional allies, conducting joint exercises with Colombia, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru involving security and communications operations, as well as medical asset coordination and mission planning activities. The ship carried three SH-60 Seahawk helicopters of HSC-21 and four MV-22 Ospreys of VMX-22, which flew into countries and transported distinguished visitors to the ship. It is planned to embark the F-35B JSF for America's first operational deployment.

USS America was commissioned on 11 October 2014 in San Francisco as part of the activities of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014. The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus was the featured speaker.

source: wikipedia


America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) deployment:
From July 7, 2017 to February 2, 2018 USS America deployed with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) - 15th MEU(SOC) and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (reinforced) 166 - VMM-161(REIN) to 5th and 7th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR).
Squadrons: VMM-161 / HMH-462, det. / HMLA-169, det. / VMA-214, det. / HSC-23, det.
 
 
 
 
 
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