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  • 26 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) hosted 30 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval ROTC units, from June 27 to July 22, as part of the Midshipman Summer Cruise program. The midshipmen joined Makin Island for two weeks in port and two weeks underway to learn about U.S. Navy and Marine […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Airman Juillian R. Sawyer, from Columbus, Ohio, signals to an MV-22 Osprey during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) in the U.S. 7th and […]

  • 4 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated the arrival of 2012 with a day of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) festivities, including a “Jingle Bell” 5k fun run on the flight deck, sports in the hangar bay and a special holiday meal, Jan. 1. The Jingle Bell […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia May 18, for a port visit. The visit is part of the U.S. Navy’s ongoing commitment to theater security cooperation and partnership with allied navies, and presents an opportunity to promote peace and […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed San Diego for deployment Monday, Nov. 14. USS Makin Island (LHD 8), one of the Navy’s newest, and most efficient amphibious assault ships, makes its maiden deployment as the flag ship for Amphibious Squadron 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit​ (MEU). Makin Island is the first […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) earned the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2014 by Naval Surfaces Force Pacific in a message received Jan. 15. This year marks the eighth consecutive year Makin Island earned the Retention Excellence Award. The Retention Excellence Award, also known as the Golden Anchor, recognizes commands […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Industry news

    The crew of the US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) went out to sea to test the ship’s overhauled systems.   Namely, the ship has undergone a 13-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) period, which saw numerous repairs. During the nine-day scheduled sea trials completed on Jan. 17, Makin Island crew […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Hong Kong May 25 for a port visit. More than 2,000 Sailors and Marines are expected to go ashore to visit the city and participate in goodwill-generating activities as well as cultural exchanges. “We appreciate […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) to the U.S. 7th […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to homeport Oct. 13 after completing a 12-day certification exercise (CERTEX) with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) off the coast of Southern California. CERTEX took place from Oct. 1-12 and was the final phase in a complex training series used to evaluate and prepare ARGs before […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Two air crewmen bailed out […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Singapore Dec. 21 for a port visit. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have an opportunity to experience the Singapore culture and take part in a variety of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and marines aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for exercise Tiger Strike 16 in Lahad Datu, Malaysia, Nov. 10-13. Tiger Strike 16, formally known as MALFEX (Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise), is a Malaysia-led, bilateral training exercise between the Malaysian […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) entered the second phase of its scheduled deployment Nov. 27, when the group crossed the international date line and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Training & Education

    As Sailors and their families get ready for the upcoming holiday season, the leadership of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) kicked off a safe driving campaign with the construction of a powerful display on the pier near the ship, Nov. 6. Personnel from Makin Island’s Safety department coordinated the delivery and […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Industry news

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) was recognized as one of the top Recyclers of the Year during the 2014 City of San Diego Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards ceremony hosted on the flight deck April 29.   The event was sponsored by the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department in […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Nov. 21 for a scheduled port visit. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the command ship for Amphibious Squadron […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A group of 15 Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined students from Oak Park Elementary School and Music Conservatory in San Diego to celebrate Presidents Day at the school, Feb. 19. Although a day after the actual federal holiday, Makin Island’s ceremonial color guard paraded the colors as other […]

  • 29 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The three ships that make up the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) got underway once again Dec. 27, following a Christmas holiday port visit to Singapore. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the command ship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics a $105.3 million contract for the dry-docking maintenance of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. During its phased maintenance availability, Makin Island is set to undergo a combination of maintenance, modernization and repairs. The overhaul will take place in San Diego, California and is expected to be […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor took place Dec. 7 aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as the ship conducted operations in the western Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of Makin Island Sailors and Marines from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) stood in formation […]

  • 29 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines serving aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) have a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Day every day, not just April 22 like the rest of the world. Crew members have taken the ship thousands of miles away from its homeport of San Diego and have showed off the ship’s […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) was named a recipient of the 2012 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) award, March 9, marking the first time the ship has received the prestigious award. Vice Adm. Thomas Copeman, the commander of Naval Surface Forces, and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, made the official […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Makin Island amphibious ready group (ARG) completed a two-week certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California, September 22. CERTEX is the final integrated training event for the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) before deployment. “The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU performed especially well during CERTEX,” said […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Returning from a seven-month deployment, U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transferred unexpended ammunition to USS America (LHA 6) during an ordnance transfer off the coast of Southern California. Makin Island and her amphibious ready group were en route home while the USS America was conducting a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), preparing […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 1,800 Sailors and Marines from the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 3 to take part in the 31st Annual San Francisco Fleet Week (SSFW) celebration. SSFW 2012 is scheduled from, Oct. 3-8 and will bring more […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet met with Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an overnight visit to the ship, Jan. 14-15. Vice Adm. Mark Fox embarked the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, observed flightdeck and well deck operations and met with the ship’s crew and embarked Marines from […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities

    Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy.   The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), with Marines of the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit on April 7th. The port visit will allow the Sailors and Marines to experience the local culture and conduct community relations projects. Makin Island’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Mark Melson, […]