10/12/2014: The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America is commissioned during San Francisco Fleet Week.
This portion of the Commissioning event contains the remarks of the ship’s skipper, Captain Bob Hall.
Credit: DoD News:10/11/14
For overview pieces on the USS America:
The USS America: Redefining Amphibious Assault
10/08/2014 – The USS America is part of the evolving amphibious strike task force, and will work synergistically with other new or legacy assets in providing capabilities necessary for 21st century operations.
For an overview on the USS America and its capabilities which was published earlier in Front Line Defence see the following: