The USS Fallujah is the fourth America-class amphibious assault ship designed for power projection.
LHA 9 is the second Flight I ship in the class with improved well deck and aviation capabilities.
These ships support Marine Corps Operational Maneuvers and onshore combat power buildup.
They accommodate the Marine Corps Air Combat Element, including F-35B and MV-22 Osprey
USS Fallujah commemorates the first two Battles of Fallujah in the Iraq War.
HII Pascagoula shipyard is building USS Bougainville and several amphibious transport dock vessels.
The shipyard has a contract for 14 new Burke-class Flight III Arleigh destroyers.
These destroyers are part of a multiyear procurement plan from FY18 to FY27.