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The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits San Diego Bay to begin a scheduled deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman (Released)  140725-N-ZU025-011

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The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits San Diego Bay to begin a scheduled deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman (Released) 140725-N-ZU025-011

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released)  140725-N-GT710-120

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Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released) 140725-N-GT710-120

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Brittany Russo, from Goldendale, Wash., mans the rails alongside other Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released)  140725-N-GT710-157

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Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Brittany Russo, from Goldendale, Wash., mans the rails alongside other Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released) 140725-N-GT710-157

Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman
Mitchell Damron, left, from Lawrence, Kansas, mans the rails alongside
other Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin
Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released)  140725-N-GT710-042

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Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Mitchell Damron, left, from Lawrence, Kansas, mans the rails alongside other Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it departs its homeport at Naval Base San Diego for a western Pacific deployment. Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released) 140725-N-GT710-042

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CTF 51 Leadership Visits Makin Island

The commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 51 visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to tour the ship and pass along a few words of encouragement, Sept. 28 and 29.

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