Congratulations to Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Joshua Reichard on his reenlistment and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Cerica Myhand for earning the Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist qualification.
Makin Island Sailors came out in droves to support this pierside blood drive! Thanks to the 130 Sailors who volunteered to support the Armed Services Blood Program today! The program is used for service members, veterans and their families, so we’re supporting war fighters and their families worldwide.
USS Makin Island celebrates Pride Month in June. We are proud to stand by all our Sailors and support everyone equally.
USS Makin Island’s own Lt. Emily Wilkin is playing on the U.S. Armed Forces soccer team! Click the link to watch the team’s first game!
Today, we celebrated our diversity and recognized Pride Month. Thanks to U.S. Air Force Capt. Adrian Herrera for speaking to Team Raider.
Congrats to USS Makin Island’s Chiefs for winning today’s trivia contest against MKI's First Classes earlier today, with a score of 202-110!
The First Class Petty Officer Association challenged the Chiefs’ Mess to a series of competitions, including sports and naval history trivia to build camaraderie among the two groups several weeks ago. This marked the Chiefs' first victory in the series.
Happy Father's Day from USS Makin Island (LHD 8)! Your Raiders wouldn't be the Sailors they are today without you. Thank you to all the fathers serving aboard for your continuing service and sacrifice.
Congratulations to USS Makin Island's newest Senior Chief petty officer, Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Carlos Meza on your promotion!
Raise the anchors! USS Makin Island (LHD 8) is one step closer to returning to blue water. Sailors from Deck Department and civilian workers spent the morning re-attaching the ship's two 20-ton anchors.
Congrats to USS Makin Island’s First Class Petty Officers Association for winning today’s basketball game against MKI’s Chief Petty Officers earlier today!
The First Class Petty Officer Association challenged the Chiefs’ Mess to a series of competitions, including sports and naval history trivia to build camaraderie among the two groups several weeks ago.
Congratulations to our newly advanced Raiders!
#USSMakinIsland's newest Master Chief Petty Officers, ITCM Terrence Ingram and EMCM Vince Dominguez, stand with Makin Island’s Command Master Chief Larry Lynch after the two were pinned during a ceremony today at NTC Park. Congratulations and welcome to the 1%!
Thanks so much to all the #MakinIslandspouses who support our Sailors and support our mission.
Congratulations to #USSMakinIsland's newest Master Chiefs, ITCM Terrence Ingram and EMCM Vince Dominguez! Welcome to the 1%!
Congratulations on successful tours aboard #USSMakinIsland to Lt. Cmdr. Michael Galarza, Lt. Jamie Ochoa, Lt. j.g. Brandon Kim and Chief Operations Specialist Kieth Morgan. Fair winds and following seas!
MA2 Neavrae C. Gibson completed an excellent tour onboard USS Makin Island with our Security Department. He earned three warfare qualifications and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during his time here, and supported the MKI Team as president of Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision (CSADD). Fair winds and following seas Shipmate, you will be missed!
Hooya SECURITY!!! Gung-ho
USS Makin Island volunteerism at its finest!
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jessica Stewart recites the oath of re-enlistment with Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Klaus Moser at Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, California, April 20.
Stewart has been in the Navy for four years and is extending for an additional four years.
“I just feel like I haven’t fulfilled everything that I wanted to do and accomplish yet,” said Stewart.
Stewart decided to re-enlistment at Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma because the cliffs overlook all of San Diego which has been her home for the last four years. Stewart also said that her father who is a retired Navy aviator from Coronado, California, inspired her to join the Navy so she has always had an appreciation for the harbors and the scenic views from her childhood.
This is her first re-enlistment so she wanted to make it memorable by bringing all those close to her from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island ( LHD 8 ), including Moser and Makin Island’s Deck Department team. Stewart specifically requested Moser to recite the oath of enlistment in lieu of an officer because she looks up to him and respects him for not only what he has accomplished but for the kind of leader and mentor he has been to her.
Moser said it’s an honor and a privilege for him to re-enlist a junior boatswain’s mate who could eventually follow in his footsteps.
“They are my relief.”
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) competed in the fourth annual Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Cup competition this afternoon.
More than 20 commands from the San Diego region competed in the 12 slated events including a cadence competition, running events, sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, tire flip, tug-of-war and trivia.
“I think this was an amazing way to not only promote awareness on sexual assault but boost morale,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Zachary Jawad, a SAPR advocate. “This event allowed victim advocates and response coordinators of sexual assault to expand their networks amongst the commands and it broadens their ability to be able to reach out and give support to those who need it most.”
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and base-sponsored events like this help focus on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and help boost awareness and knowledge of available resources.
“It’s days like this that are just special,” said Chief Operations Specialist Bobby Gooden, Makin Island’s SAPR point of contact. “SAPR is so important because the program is used to provide consistent advocacy to sexual assault incidents through awareness, preventative education and training.”