Gingerbread House Building Contest aboard USS Makin Island LHD8 
USS Makin Island (LHD8) 
 
111216-N-UE944-009 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 16, 2011) Cpl. Brandon Rivero and Cpl. Petrayris Huertas participate in a gingerbread house-building contest sponsored by the morale, welfare, and recreation department aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is on its maiden deployment conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Navy's Maritime Strategy. Makin Island is the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship and the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric propulsion system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew D. Wiskow/Released)
 
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