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USS AMERICA Arrives San Diego

This from Maritime Global News today: By George Backwell The Navy informs that the soon to-be-commissioned amphibious assault ship ‘USS America’ (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego after completing its two-month maiden transit around the American continent … Continue reading

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Ship Tour Hours (Subject to Change)

We have the hours that the public can tour the ship. They are listed at the bottom of the Commissioning Ceremony Information page.

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Captain Hall’s Letter to USS AMERICA’s Friends and Families

Captain Hall posted this message on the ship’s Facebook page on 13 September. The ship is due to arrive in San Diego on 15 September. We’re scheduled to see her pass under the Golden Gate Bridge on 6 October.

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USS AMERICA Commemorative Baseball Now For Sale

We’ve just made a beautiful Commemorative Baseball (how American!) available for sale. Check it out on our “Purchase Our Commemorative Baseball” page and follow the link to the vendor. You’ll also see that we’ve extended the period for bidding on … Continue reading

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Updated Security Information

Lieutenant Commander Sam Peterson, commissioning coordinator for USS AMERICA, has provided us with detailed security information. Please see the Security paragraph on the “Commissioning Ceremony Information” page of this website.

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Updated Details on Commissioning Ceremony

We’ve posted new information about the Commissioning Ceremony. Updated or new topics are: Parking; Security; Dress Code;Weather; Children; Disabled Access; Gifts for Donors; Postal Cachet; Items for Sale. See the Commissioning Ceremony Details page of this website. The Oakland Marriott City Center hotel has quietly extended their offer … Continue reading

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Commissioning Dress Code Announced

For those who’ve received your invitations to the Commissioning Ceremony, you will note that the dress code specified for civilians is “Informal”, by which the Navy means “suit or coat and tie” (and its equivalent for ladies). That international expert … Continue reading

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Commissioning Ceremony Updates

Invitations: at the Commissioning Committee’s meeting last week, we learned from Navy officials that the invitation packages will be going into the mail in about two weeks. Parking: parking for the event will be on Pier 80. The hours, on … Continue reading

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Reservations Extended for Crew / Family Affordable Hotel Rooms

The Commissioning Committee has learned that the Oakland Marriott City Center has extended the cut-off date for reservations in its block of reduced rate rooms for Commissioning crew and their families until 11 September. The room rate (single or double) … Continue reading

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USS AMERICA Visits Trinidad and Tobago

Continuing her friendship tour en route To her October commissioning in San Francisco, on 28 July, the ship and her crew hosted military and civilian officials of the Caribbean nation, while aboard, the officials participated in round table discussions with … Continue reading

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