Assault Carrier USS America Docks in Manila

An american assault carrier, USS America, is docked in Manila for a four-day port visit after completing a bilateral exercise with Japan maritime self defense force.

USS America / is an amphibious assault ship that can accommodate more than 3,000 sailors and marines. It is schedule to leave Manila on Thursday (23/3/2023). 

Commanding officer of the USS America, Captain Shockey Synder said, this visit is part of a normal spring patrol that the ship does every year.

The USS America has completed 'Iron Fist' exercise, which lasted several weeks to increase interoperability between United States and Japan.

This is the first time that USS America has docked in Manila for rest and recreation. According to Captain Shockey Synder, there is no schedule engagement with the armed forces of the Philippines.