February 9, 2009
By LTC Teramae, Cobra Gold Combined Joint Information Bureau
Capt. K.B. Canady and RADM Richard B. Landolt bid Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon farewell ending a day on the USS Essex.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon gives a USARPAC coin to Petty Officer First Class Spahr, recognizing his achievement of sailor of the year.
A CH-53 Super Stallion lifts off from the flight deck of the USS Essex. The USS Harpers Ferry is seen in the distance.
CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter lifts off from the deck of the USS Essex.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon receives a briefing from Capt. K.B. Canady aboard the USS Essex.
Chief Petty Officer David Bentley, talks with Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer onboard the USS Essex.
GULF OF THAILAND (February 9, 2009) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Geoffrey S. Wyatt, assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), signals to his flight deck crew to prepare for the departure of the final...