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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Feb 23, 2015

Carl Martin, an aerospace engineer of flight system safety with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, speaks to personnel embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during an amateur radio test, Feb. 19. With the help of Marine radio operators with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Martin 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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