|The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit on Aug. 20, 2014. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]|
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has arrived in Hong Kong on Aug. 20, for a port visit.
The visit is the first port call for the crew, who departed San Diego July 25 before conducting Marine sustainment training off the coast of Hawaii and participating in a hurricane evacuation mission near Midway Island some 900 miles Northwest of Hawaii.
While in Hong Kong, the Sailors and Marines will have a wide selection of activities, including meeting with representatives with the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and is joined in Hong Kong by amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45).