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Makin Island Crew Helps Clean Up ‘The Rock’

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, assist with...
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Above: Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, assist with cleanup efforts in the laundry building at Alcatraz Island during a San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 community service project.

The San Diego-based USS Makin Island was in San Francisco last week for that city's Fleet Week. While there, several members of the crew took part in a clean-up of the infamous Alcatraz prison.

The crew members who helped tidy up Alcatraz are part of a group called Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision Making (CSADD).

CSADD member Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Cameron Havard explained why his group took time out to help preserve the historic site of Alcatraz Island:

"This is what we do. This was a day to do something constructive with our time, instead of doing something destructive while we are in San Francisco."

Makin CSADD members teamed up with Marines, community volunteers, and park maintenance employees to get the national landmark in shipshape condition.

The USS Makin Island returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment in June.

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