JTF-Bravo participates in PANAMAX ‘09
USS MESA VERDE, Gulf of Mexico — A landing signal enlisted Sailor and two Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter aircrew members, assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo, watch as a Navy SH-60B Knighthawk helicopter lifts off the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock landing ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Sept. 15. Mesa Verde is underway for Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2009. FA PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command joint and multi-national training exercise tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal, involving civil and military forces from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Grieco).