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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
  • 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
  • Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to increase awareness for suicide prevention. The ship and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins (Released)  160826-N-EO381-470
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 9 picks up cargo from the flight deck of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway conducting training and qualifications in preparation for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brianna Bowens (Released)  160827-N-GI441-125
  • A landing craft, air cushion debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for amphibious operations drills. Wasp is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes (Released)  160825-N-TO519-098
  • Operations Specialist 3rd Class Neysa Nicole Jaskiewicz updates navigational information on the bridge aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax (Released)  160827-N-TH560-037

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MKI ARG ready after successful COMPTUEX

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, Aug. 25.

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