Makin Island Underway

201012-N-LD903-1008 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
201012-N-LD903-1008 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

201007-N-LD903-1111   PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2020) – Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) tow an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, and an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced) 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2020) – Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) tow an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, and an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced) 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2020) – U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Fidel Colin directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2020) – A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, transits the Pacific Ocean after departing amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2020) – A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, transits the Pacific Ocean after departing amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2020) – A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, transits the Pacific Ocean after departing amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Rafael Rodriguez-Natal directs the takeoff of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – U.S. Marines assigned to the All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a fast-rope training event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Skyler Campbell directs the landing of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Dennis Boyle observes a fast-rope training event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – Sailors direct the movement of U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2020) – U.S. Marines assigned to All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a fast-rope training exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Sailors and Marines prepare to on-load supplies from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, during a vertical replenishment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Gunner’s Mate Seaman John Olson fires a shot line during a replenishment at sea with USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Demonie Drawhorn (left), Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Alyssa Garrett (middle), and Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Andrew Spears prepare for a replenishment at sea with USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Alston Adams directs the takeoff of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Sailors observe an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, during a vertical replenishment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Sailors refuel an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Ensign Dylan Eberhard stands a navigation watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Hailey Stevens stands a navigation watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2020) – Seaman Armon Price stands a navigation watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2020) — Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Statam observes the flight deck from flight deck control aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2020) – Airman Rebekah Myers answers the phone in flight deck control aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jason Querido analyzes the status board in flight deck control aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nadia Lund)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 32, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

201012-N-LD903-1008
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 10, 2020) – Sailors, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, perform maintenance on a landing craft, air cushion aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Thomas Barnes fuels a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2020) – U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lukasz Lewandowski, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, performs maintenance, on an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Fidel Colin directs an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Fidel Colin directs an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2020) – Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Wyatt Ladenthin plasma cuts through a piece of sheet metal aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2020) – Sailors prepare to launch an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ja’Juan Mangual directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2020) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jason Querido, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ja’Juan Mangual, observe MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced) 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2020) – Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit walk across the flight deck before boarding an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

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