USS America in Chile

09/02/2014
09/01/2014: In the first 5 photos, the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sits pierside in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit.  In the remaining photos, Sailors and Marines man the rails as the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departs Valparaiso, Chile after a…

The Many Faces of the USS America: Shaping a Crew at Sea

08/17/2014
08/17/2014: The USS America is in transit to San Diego and then on to San Francisco for its official commissioning in October.  In transit, the crew is training and fitting out the ship.  In this slideshow, some of the many skills being learned and applied at sea are highlighted, and…

The USS America visits the Americas: Stopping by Uruguay

08/16/2014
08/15/2014: A tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the Argonauts of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22, transporting distinguished visitors and guests from Uruguay prepares to land aboard future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America is currently traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet…

Viewing the USS America From the Bridge

07/17/2014
07/16/2014:In these photos shot by Major “Fez” Schreiner, various views of the USS America shortly before its departure before its trip around South America to the West Coast of the United States can be seen. Major David “Fez” Schreiner, the ship integration officer within Headquarters USMC Aviation, whose task it…

The Impact of the USS America on USMC Operations: “A MAGTF ACE on Steroids”

11/21/2012
2012-11-21 In a four-part follow up set of interviews, Second Line of Defense is looking at the role and impact of the USS America. Interviews have been conducted with the prospective commander of the ship, the head of amphibious ship building in the USN, a senior USMC general on its role,…

Keel Laying of LCS 6

10/19/2012
10/19/2012: Keel Laying of LCS 6 By Robbin Laird I am visiting the Gulf Coast and starting with the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Austal and will be travelling to the Ingalls Huntington shipyard for the christening of the USS America. Austal is a…