America conducts gun shoot
170910-N-NJ416-078 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2017) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conduct a small arms gun shoot on the ship’s port elevator to sustain M9 service pistol qualifications. America is the flagship for the America Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre/Released)