Helo Ops on USS Denver

05.17/2011 Slideshow Denver is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is seen here conducting a scheduled patrol in the western Pacific Ocean.

  • In the first picture, Seaman Adam Pond signals for an MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Vanguard of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 to take off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver.
  • In the second photo, Seaman Richard Bove moves a JP-5 hose behind the foul line after hot-refueling an MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Vanguard of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver.

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