Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Underway

191203-N-LD903-2047 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II’s, assigned to the “Flying Leathernecks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Retail Services Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Patterson cuts Culinary Specialist Seaman Isaac Torres’ hair aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Retail Services Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Patterson cuts Culinary Specialist Seaman Isaac Torres’ hair aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to the “Flying Leathernecks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II’s, assigned to the “Flying Leathernecks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Diego Cortez, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), observes a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to the “Flying Leathernecks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122. Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2019) – Sailors and Marines secure two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II’s, assigned to the “Flying Leathernecks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, to the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2019) – Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Loriann Gould teaches Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Chad Everette Waugh what screens to check when conducting maintenance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher S. Haley)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2019) – Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Loriann Gould reattaches a gas turbine sensor during maintenance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher S. Haley)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2019) – Machinist Mate 2nd Class Jose Leon Castaneda checks oil levels during his sounding and security watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Sperle)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2019) – Machinist Mate 2nd Class Jose Leon Castaneda checks oil levels during his sounding and security watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Sperle)

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