View post tag: USS America View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cuba View post tag: Stops Future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a port visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba while transiting to its home port of San Diego, California July 21. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS America Stops at Cuba for Supplies During the port visit, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Detachment Guantanamo Bay provided 900,000 gallons of JP5 and diesel fuel as well as 45 pallets of provisions, supplies, and mail. Additionally 30 pallets of Operation Hand Clasp materials, a program that transports educational, humanitarian, and good will materials on U.S. Navy ships were loaded.America is currently transiting the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility (AOR) as part of “America Visits the Americas” expedition and will engage in cooperative maritime security operations with partner nations in order to enhance interoperability, maintain access to the region, and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security.The ship is slated to visit several Latin American nations allowing the ship’s crew to serve as goodwill ambassadors and experience local culture.[mappress]Press Release, August 11, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities August 11, 2014 View post tag: supplies View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic USS America Stops at Cuba for Supplies View post tag: Naval Share this article
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the season following surgery to resolve his chronic bowel disease.The 28-year-old Scotland captain had to take a break from the game in December 2011 because of ulcerative colitis but returned to make 13 appearances this season for club and country.His last appearance was on Boxing Day as an 89th-minute substitute in the 4-3 victory over Newcastle.United say the surgery was planned.A club statement read: “Darren Fletcher will be unavailable for the remainder of this season having undergone surgery to resolve his ulcerative colitis condition.“We wish to stress this was a planned procedure undertaken at the optimal time having achieved a period of sustained good general health, as illustrated by the fact that Darren has trained with the team regularly this season and been available for selection right up to the operation. “Whilst it is frustrating for both Darren and the club that he won’t be able to contribute further during this campaign, this decision has been taken with our full support in the best interests of his long-term health and we look forward to him returning next season with this problem firmly behind him. “We would be grateful if his privacy could be respected at this time and in the coming months in order to aid his recuperation.”Fletcher, who is contracted to the Red Devils until 2015, returned to first-team football after 11 months out when he came off the bench in United’s 1-0 Champions League win against Galatasaray in September.He made his Scotland comeback in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat by Wales in October.However his last start was on Saturday, 1 December in their 4-3 win at Reading and since then he has made only two brief substitute appearances.