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  • Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran delivers the oath of enlistment to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an all-hands call on the flight deck. Moran visited Makin Island during the ship's deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to commend the crew on their accomplishments, answer questions and discuss expectations for the remainder of their deployment.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Clark Lane (Released)  161211-N-EW322-127
  • Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), offload from a Landing Craft Utility to participate in Exercise Alligator Dagger. The LCU can carry approximately 350 Marines or 170 tons of cargo or vehicles from ship to shore. While present in the region, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU provide U.S. Naval Forces Central Command with a flexible, sea-based military force, readily available to respond to emerging crises and support a wide-range of military operations.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans (Released)  161209-M-GM943-053
  • The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) underway in the western Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). The ARG is deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of the Navy's maritime strategy in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dennis Grube (Released)  161025-N-NR851-183
  • An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the "Ridge Runners" of  Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during exercise Alligator Dagger.  Alligator Dagger is an amphibious exercise with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aimed at increasing proficiency and enabling the force to train for amphibious operations within the 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer (Released)  161209-N-LI768-294
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, flies a search and rescue route as a precaution during flight ops aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) while participating in exercise Alligator Dagger. Alligator Dagger is an amphibious exercise with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aimed at increasing proficiency and enabling the force to train for amphibious operations within the 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer (Released)  161209-N-LI768-230
  • Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 32, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Five, heads to the beach after departing the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Alligator Dagger is an amphibious exercise with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aimed at increasing proficiency and enabling the force to train for amphibious operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer (Released)  161206-N-LI768-029
  • Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran passes through the rainbow side boys as he arrives aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Moran visited Makin Island during the ship's deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to commend the crew on their accomplishments, answer questions and discuss expectations for the remainder of their deployment.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Clark Lane (Released)  161211-N-EW322-022
  • Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran delivers the oath of enlistment to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an all hands call on the flight deck. Moran visited Makin Island during the ship's deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to commend the crew on their accomplishments, answer questions and discuss expectations for the remainder of their deployment.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)  161211-N-LI768-129

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Makin Island Visits Bahrain

Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) visited Manama, Bahrain, Jan. 9-15, for the ship's first port visit since entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 30.

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