One of the last operational CH-53Ds in the Marine Corps, the helicopter on display flew its last combat missions in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2012 while assigned to the Ugly Angels of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 362. Cargo was the name of the game for the CH-53D, which could either carry 37 combat-equipped Marines, 24 wounded personnel on litters, or 8,000 lb. of cargo. In an overload assault configuration, the fuselage carried over 12,000 lb. of materiel.