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SASEBO, Japan (April 7, 2022) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) holds a change-of-command ceremony for Capt. Ken Ward, the ship's sixth commanding officer, on the ship's flight deck. America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cole Pursley)

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