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USS Makin Island Commemorates Namesake
220816-N-YC581-0192.JPG Photo By: (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Noel Heeter)

PACIFIC OCEAN - The Chiefs Mess assigned to USS Makin Island pose for a group photo, participate in a 5K run in observance of the 80th anniversary of the Makin Island raid, Aug. 16. The 5K run served to commemorate Makin Island’s historical raid, routing enemy forces, gaining valuable intelligence and earning its name in honor of Marine Raider Companies A and B, Second Raider Battalion on Japanese-held Makin Island, in the Gilbert Islands, Aug. 17-18, 1942. Makin Island, flagship of Amphibious Squadron (CPR) SEVEN, along with 13th MEU, is currently underway conducting integrated training in the U.S. 3rd fleet to prepare for an upcoming deployment.


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