Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island 
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it transits San Diego Bay 
 
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 10, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 1st Class Arvin Garcia, who has been selected for Chief Petty Officer, surveys the flight deck as Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it transits San Diego Bay. Makin Island is the flagship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and is underway for PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) in preparation for the ship’s upcoming maiden deployment.
 
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