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Commander, Naval Air Forces visits USS Makin Island
2 SAN DIEGO (July 25, 2017) Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, right, presents the Admiral James H. Flatley Memorial Award to USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Melson during a ceremony on the ships flight deck. Makin Island and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit received the award for excellence in aviation safety. Makin Island is homeported in San Diego, and is preparing for an upcoming maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mathew Diendorf)

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