USS America Sailors conduct flight operations
170913-N-ZS023-020 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 13, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) after conducting flight operations in support of Alligator Dagger 2017 Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vance Hand/Released)