USS America (LHA 6), the latest amphibious warship, arrived in Brazil, on her fourth port visit enroute to her homeport in San Diego, California.
While operating off the coast of Brazil, officers from the Brazilian navy and marine corps visited the future U.S. Navy amphibious warship, during which the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team provided tours of the ship and demonstrated flight operations. USS America was designed with enhanced aviation capacity, allowing her to embark with Marine helicopters and the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, as well as with the F-35B Lightning II.
The amphibious warship USS America embarked Marine units to immediately begin amphibious operations, only days after departing Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
USS America with its embarked 280 U.S. Marines, four MV-22B Osprey and more than 1,000 Sailors will stop in several South American countries for training exercises with partner nations, including Chile and Peru.
We will continue to provide updates on USS America’s whereabouts as we “follow USS America through the Americas.”
Read more from the U.S. Navy on USS America’s recent stop in Brazil: http://1.usa.gov/1nwgx71