Evening Colors Onboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2011) As the sun sets off the coast of San Diego, members of the color detail march in step down the flight deck in preparation for evening colors onboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Makin Island is Conducting AV8 Operations
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2011) An Aircraft Handler gives permission to an AV8B Harrier assigned to the Black Sheep of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during training exercises off the coast of Southern California.
M-16 Rifle Qualifications Onboard Makin Island
PACIFIC OCEAN (February 15, 2011) - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Javier Ibarra gives orders through a megaphone while acting as range safety officer during
M-16 rifle qualifications on board amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
USS Makin Island Testing Operations
SAN DIEGO (January 13, 2011) – Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Wiskow, assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8), undergoes respirator mask testing in the ship’s hangar bay.
Clintons' Attend Retirement Ceremony aboard USS Makin Island
SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2011) Former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton speaks to friends and family of Chief Culinary Specialist Oscar Flores during a retirement ceremony aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).