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Arabian Gulf (Feb. 19, 2004) -- An U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to "The Wolfpack" of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Six Six (HMH-466) flies past the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) after delivering equipment to Camp Doha, Kuwait. Boxer departed for the Arabian Gulf on Jan. 14, 2004 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom rotation of forces, after returning from a regularly scheduled deployment in August 2003. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship and its more than 900 Sailors and 200 Marines are transporting equipment and aviation assets for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF) from Camp Pendleton, Calif. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Elmini. (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
February 19, 2004
Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Elmini
Caption Writer
NVNS staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
CH-53E Super Stallion
Plane Number
Not available
Tail Code
The Wolfpack (HMH-466)
Stern well deck doors open, ship not ballasted down