Navy Provides Safe Haven for Army

An Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from afloat forward staging base Ponce during an exercise as the guided-missile destroyer Benfold transits nearby. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.