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Capt. Stephen McKone, incoming commander of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, and Capt. Vic Cooper, outgoing commander, cut the cake
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GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 14, 2014) Capt. Stephen McKone, incoming commander of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, and Capt. Vic Cooper, outgoing commander, cut the cake during a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl)

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