USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Cobra Gold Helicopter Exercise

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. WhiteFebruary 13, 2009

Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 prepares to land on the flight deck of the landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) as the Sailors who will chalk and chain the helicopter to the deck make last second communications.  Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 prepares to land on the flight deck of the landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) as the Sailors who will chalk and chain the helicopter to the deck make last second communications. Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) Landing Signalman Enlisted (LSE) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handling 1st Class Kevin Bourne launches a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 from the flight deck of the forward-deployed landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.  Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) Landing Signalman Enlisted (LSE) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handling 1st Class Kevin Bourne launches a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 from the flight deck of the forward-deployed landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) Sailors assigned to the landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry chalk and chain a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 to the flight deck during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.  Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) Sailors assigned to the landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry chalk and chain a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 to the flight deck during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Harpers Ferry is taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint, coalition military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White) VIEW ORIGINAL