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Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Pascal Koffi directs an MH-60S helicopter as Sailors secure it to the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX).
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GULF OF THAILAND (Sept. 3, 2019) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Pascal Koffi directs an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 23 as Sailors chock and chain it to the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during deck landing qualification drills as part of the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX). The first AUMX, co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, includes maritime forces from the U.S. and all 10 ASEAN member states. AUMX promotes shared commitments to maritime partnerships, security and stability in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)

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