Light Carrier Anyone? USS America in Operation


USS America, the lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st MEU, is seen in the slide show below operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.



Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Estrada 

USS America (LHA 6)

Given the focus on Marine Corps-Navy integration, re-imaging the role of the amphbious force in sea controal and sea-denial missions is an obvious way to enhance the reach and capability of the integrated distributed fleet.

For an overview of the light carrier discussion, see the following:

Light Carrier Studies Already Underway As Navy Considers Role for CVLs in Future Fleet

Or the discussions highlighted in our recently published book: