USS Makin Island Waves Goodbye to Duqm, Oman

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), embarked with Amphibious Squadron Five and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded a seven-day port visit in Duqm, Oman Jan. 5, 2015.

The visit provided Sailors and Marines the opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of Oman after 115 days at sea.

During the port visit, Sailors and Marines participated in various festivities on the pier.

The visit also gave the crew an opportunity to complete many tasks including preservation of the ship’s hull and inport maintenance.

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

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Press release, Image: US Navy