Frequently Asked Questions

What is The PAVE Cave website about?
"The PAVE Cave" is a website for, and dedicated to, the community of MH-53 PAVE LOW operators, maintainers, and support personnel, as well as an informational site for visitors interested in learning about our helicopters and the airmen who maintained and operated them. The site provides historical documents, photographs, and videos showcasing our mighty Special Operations helicopter, and the community that loved her.

How is the site funded?
Originally started in September 2003, Vince DePersio used personal funds to initiate the design and hosting of the site. Soon after, many individuals donated money to help keep the site operating. Donated money is only used to host the site (including domains and DNS service) and software to operate/maintain it. All finances are tracked on the web site’s Financial Statement. If there is any disparity, please email us at ""

Can anyone suggest changes to the site?
Yes. I don’t claim to be a professional web designer and will gladly take suggestions to make this site the best it can be.

Can I provide media for the site?
If anyone has pictures, videos, documents, etc. that they would like to see on our site, please email them to “”. When sending in pictures or videos, try to only send interesting items (i.e. there’s a million pics of a PAVE, but not all are "picturesque").

My information is wrong/missing in the lineage. How do I get it fixed?
Send an email to “” regarding your information and we will edit/add as soon as possible.

What happens to the items I submit and will they be seen on the website?
All media collected is stored on the server and backed up on a local hard drive. Since we sometimes receive a lot of items, it takes time to go through them all. Each must be reviewed to ensure no unauthorized information is present, no copyright exists, and that it is in reasonably “good taste” prior to being published. Unless otherwise stated or requested, all media submitted becomes property of "The PAVE Cave" and the PAVE LOW community. The PAVE Cave reserves the right to allow media outlets, publishers, authors, etc. use of the media on a case by case basis.

I’d like to sign up for an account. How do I request one?
As of Sep 2019, I am currently developing a capability for user accounts. I should have it completed by the end of the month.