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  • Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits San Diego Bay during San Diego Fleet Week Sea and Air Parade. Fleet week offers the public an opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines, and members of the Coast Guard and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul L. Archer (Released)  160910-N-DM308-009
  • An F-35B Lightning II aircraft prepares to land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during flight operations as another aircraft prepares to launch. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant is the world's first supersonic STOVL stealth aircraft. America, with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) embarked, are underway conducting operational testing and the third phase of developmental testing for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, respectively. The tests will evaluate the full spectrum of joint strike fighter measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea environment.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Goldberg (Released)  161101-N-VR008-0065
  • The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departs the Port of Los Angeles after participating in Los Angeles Fleet Week. The inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week offers the public an opportunity to tour ships, meet Sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard and gain better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. (U. S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan B. Tabios/Released)  160906-N-AL248-025
  • Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) man the rails during San Diego Fleet Week's Parade of Ships. America is returning to its homeport at Naval Base San Diego after participating in the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week. Fleet week offers the public an opportunity to tour ships, meet Sailors, Marines, and members of the Coast Guard and gain a better understanding of how the sea service support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Hafer/Released)  160910-N-JH668-285
  • Visitors aboard the USS Midway Museum observe Sailors aboard USS America (LHA 6) render honors while manning the rails, during San Diego Fleet Week Sea and Air Parade. Fleet week offers the public an opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines, and members of the Coast Guard and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Nolan Kahn (Released)  160910-N-NK714-096
  • Marines with Task Force Los Angeles prepare to board the USS America (LHA 6) at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. The ship will carry Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to Los Angeles Fleet Week, Sept. 2 - Sept. 5. Fleet Weeks are annual patriotic events where active Navy and Coast Guard ships dock in major U.S. cities giving Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen an opportunity to interact with locals. This is the first year L.A. has hosted an official Fleet Week event.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel (Released)  160829-M-MP944-043
  • The Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the conclusion of Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 was the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebecca Wolfbrandt (Released)  160805-N-AI605-023
  • The 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus held an all-hands call with more than 200 Sailors from various commands stationed in San Diego on board the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Wooddy (Released)  161019-N-AC237-0130

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