Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West speaks with Command Master Chief Linda Handley during his first visit to the am

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 29, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West speaks with Command Master Chief Linda Handley during his first visit to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). West visited Makin Island to meet with the chief's mess and congratulate Handley on her 31 years of naval service. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 29, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West speaks with Command Master Chief Linda Handley during his first visit to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). West visited Makin Island to meet with the chief's mess and congratulate Handley on her 31 years of naval service. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)