USS Essex In the Pacific

4/30/11 An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 takes off from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex. Essex, commanded by Capt. David Fluker, is on patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. Sailors and Marines prepare Navy and Marine Corps helicopters for take off from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex


Credit; US Navy Visual Service; 4/11/11

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