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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Feb 23, 2015

Capt. Jon Rogers, the USS Makin Island commanding officer, plays his harmonica for the captain and crew of the International Space Station during an amateur radio test aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, Feb. 19. With the help of Marine radio operators with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, personnel on ship utilized amateur radio equipment to establish direct communication with the International Space Station from the Makin Island. Embarked aboard the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, the 11th MEU has provided a flexible, sea-based, crisis response force to regional commanders throughout its seven-month Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/Released)

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