Sailors run out to chock and chain a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).

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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2011) Sailors run out to chock and chain a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011, a U.S. and Thailand co-sponsored multinational exercise designed to improve interoperability between participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2011) Sailors run out to chock and chain a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011, a U.S. and Thailand co-sponsored multinational exercise designed to improve interoperability between participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)