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USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Will Save Navy $250 Million
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Will Save Navy $250 Million

SAN DIEGO (November 8, 2010) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Thomas Hicks speaks with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Jim Landers and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Nicholas Ayres during a tour of the ship’s main machinery room. Makin Island, the Navy’s first operational hybrid-electric amphibious assault ship, is expected to save the Navy $250 million throughout its 40-year life cycle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kellie Abedzadeh/Released)

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