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The USS Makin Island, an amphibious assault aircraft carrier, is an intimidating ship. Built by Northrup Grumman, Makin Island is 45,000 tons of cold steel and has living quarters for almost 3,200 sailors and Marines.
A multi-purpose ship, Makin Island is designed to transport and land Marines via helicopter, landing craft or amphibious assault vehicle.
In an impressive show of force, the Navy recently deployed Makin Island to South American waters.
U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?