The USS AMERICA (LHA 6) Commissioning Committee welcomes you! We are honored that the US Navy chose San Francisco to welcome the fourth ship bearing our nation’s name into the fleet.
Captain Bob Hall, the ship’s Commanding Officer, describes her thus:
USS AMERICA (LHA 6) will be the fourth U. S. Navy vessel named after our country and will showcase the strength, resolve and commitment of a great nation. She is characterized as an aviation-centric amphibious assault ship designed to operate the U. S. Marine Corps next generation of aircraft, the MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and to support the Marines across the full spectrum of military operations. AMERICA’S motto: “Bello Vel Pace Paratus”, translates to “Prepared in War or Peace”, representing the capability of this awesome warship to strike mightily in wartime, be a deterrent in peacetime, and to lead humanitarian and disaster response efforts in times of need. AMERICA will be a flagship for 21st century operations.
We will work hard to assure that this great new ship receives the Commissioning event she deserves, but we will need the help of many, many patriotic Americans! Soon we will show you how you can contribute treasure and talent to this effort.
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©2013 Thomas L Snyder