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Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Paul Decoteau, from Leominster, Mass., grinds rough edges off a plate for shop renovation aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is undergoing a 13-month phased maintenance availability at Naval Base San Diego.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released)  130926-N-JO908-044

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2013)1 of 4

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Paul Decoteau, from Leominster, Mass., grinds rough edges off a plate for shop renovation aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is undergoing a 13-month phased maintenance availability at Naval Base San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released) 130926-N-JO908-044

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), right, and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 compete during the Military Pit Crew Challenge at the 16th Annual Coronado Speed Festival. The event was held as a part of San Diego Fleet Week to help promote partnership between military and local communities.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard (Released)  130921-N-SH505-269

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 21, 2013)2 of 4

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), right, and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 compete during the Military Pit Crew Challenge at the 16th Annual Coronado Speed Festival. The event was held as a part of San Diego Fleet Week to help promote partnership between military and local communities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard (Released) 130921-N-SH505-269

Newly frocked chief petty officers stand before friends, families and shipmates at the conclusion of a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released)  130913-N-GT710-119

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 13, 2013)3 of 4

Newly frocked chief petty officers stand before friends, families and shipmates at the conclusion of a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released) 130913-N-GT710-119

Chief (Select) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Shawn-Patrick Bland instructs Sailors on hose handling techniques during a basic shipboard aircraft firefighting class. Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) participated in the one-day class at the Stephen L. Hock Training Facility aboard Naval Base San Diego.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ethan Tracey (Released)  130820-N-HT313-062

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 20, 2013)4 of 4

Chief (Select) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Shawn-Patrick Bland instructs Sailors on hose handling techniques during a basic shipboard aircraft firefighting class. Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) participated in the one-day class at the Stephen L. Hock Training Facility aboard Naval Base San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ethan Tracey (Released) 130820-N-HT313-062

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Makin Island Leads "Green" Efforts through Earth Day

Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) continues to be at the forefront of the Navy's "green" efforts of energy conservation and reducing its carbon footprint, as it is the first ship of its kind to feature an all electric capability.

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