FRIDAY FOTO (September 16, 2011)
Remember the old saying: “Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, a sailor’s delight” Well here’s a delightful Pacific Ocean sunset silhouetting the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit as they conduct operations off the coast of southern California.
O.K., we admit it. The first thing we thought when we saw this photo on the Defense Department website was: Pretty as a Picture. You can see an AV-8B Harrier jump jet on the right side of the ship and helicopters (CH-53 Sea Stallions?) on the left side (or should we say port side?).
Long time readers may remember we featured the Makin Island in a FRIDAY FOTO on March 4 when V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft landed on her flight deck for the first time.
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