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The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) as it conducts a connected replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. Makin Island is underway for routine operations off the coast of Southern California.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released)  140226-N-JO908-236

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The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) as it conducts a connected replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. Makin Island is underway for routine operations off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released) 140226-N-JO908-236

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is underway for routine operations off the coast of Southern California.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released)  140225-N-JO908-026

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 25, 2014)2 of 4

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is underway for routine operations off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released) 140225-N-JO908-026

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 drops pallets on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is in the composite unit training exercise phase in preparation for its upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released)  140512-N-JO908-044

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2014)3 of 4

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 drops pallets on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is in the composite unit training exercise phase in preparation for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry (Released) 140512-N-JO908-044

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Estefany Mendez, from Woodbridge, Va., stations the course of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) on a maneuvering board in the ship's combat information center. Makin Island is in a composite unit training exercise phase preparing for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released)  140509-N-GT710-289

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Operations Specialist 2nd Class Estefany Mendez, from Woodbridge, Va., stations the course of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) on a maneuvering board in the ship's combat information center. Makin Island is in a composite unit training exercise phase preparing for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis (Released) 140509-N-GT710-289

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Makin Island ARG 'Manned and Ready'

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to San Diego, June 23, after completing a near two week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) in preparation for a scheduled deployment.

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