USS America (LHA 6)                                                                  Put in for my outfit!It is time to beg...
USS America (LHA 6)she will be able to embark and launch the newest in naval aviation – the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotoraircraf...
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  1. 1. USS America (LHA 6) Put in for my outfit!It is time to begin manning USS America (LHA 6) and we looking for our Navys best andbrightest talent to join the team that will set the watch, man the railsand return AMERICA to sea! The first wave of crewmembers willbegin arriving in November 2011 and will continue arriving throughthe Summer of 2013. For those potentially reporting in the earlymanning phases – NOW is the time for action, decision and dialoguewith your detailer!This will be no ordinary ship and thats why we seekEXTRAORDINARY Sailors to be a part of something special.AMERICA will stand alone among the warships of the world in her design and capability. Shereplaces an aging Tarawa-class and represents a conscious decision to increase the aviationcapacity of future big-deck amphibious assault ships in order to maximize the Navys investmentin future aircraft. She will be built with no well-deck, but with an extended hangar deck withtwo larger hangar bay areas, each fitted with an overhead crane for aircraft maintenance. This isa major change in traditional big-deck amphibious design. She will also provide increasedaviation fuel capacity, stowage for aviation parts and associated support equipment. As a result,! 1
  2. 2. USS America (LHA 6)she will be able to embark and launch the newest in naval aviation – the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotoraircraft and the short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) variant F-35B Lightning II StrikeFighter.AMERICA will be 844 feet long and 106 feet wide and host an impressive displacement ofapproximately 44,971 long tons. Her propulsion system will drive it to speeds in excess of 22knots, and she will accommodate a crew size of 1,204 Sailors and anadditional 1,871 embarked Marines. She will use the same gas-turbinepropulsion plant, zonal electrical distribution and electric auxiliarysystems designed and built for the recently delivered USS Makin Island(LHD 8), replacing the maintenance intensive steam turbines of earlierships. This unique auxiliary propulsion system (APS) was designed forfuel efficiency. Instead of using main propulsion engines to power theships shaft, the APS uses two induction-type auxiliary propulsion motorspowered from the ships electrical grid.AMERICA will ultimately facilitate forward presence and power projection as an integral part ofjoint, interagency, and multinational maritime expeditionary forces, supporting the Marine Corpstenets of Operational Maneuver From the Sea (OMFTS) and Ship to Objective Maneuver(STOM).! 2
  3. 3. USS America (LHA 6) Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding began construction of AMERICA in December 2008 at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship’s keel was laid on July 17, 2009 and the ship’s sponsor is Lynne Pace, wife of retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff. But for all the capability of the ship, the difference-maker will be our PEOPLE! So as you consider your next assignment, please consider joining the crew of AMERICA. We promise you that you will enjoy a challenging and fulfilling tour, which will inevitably enhance your career for years to come. If you have questions regarding assignment to AMERICA, please contact your detailer, the new construction detailers, or our command representatives. Their contact information can be found at our website: www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ lha6. Also, become our fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USSAmerica. Don’t Tread on Me!! 3

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