Just hours after USS Denver (LPD9) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived offshore here, helicopters from both ships started flying urgently needed emergency supplies to remote areas of Western Sumatra Oct. 9.
Source: US Navy, 13-Oct-09
HM-15 was moved from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas to Naval Station Norfolk under BRAC 2005. It has 10 MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters.
Source: US Navy, 23-Sep-09
Tuesday NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing FIVE reached a milestone for contract maintenance.Cmdr. Michael Fisher, Commander of HT-8 and three others logged the milestone of 2,000,000 flight hours at Whiting Field under contract maintenance.
Source: Santa Rosa Press Gazette, 09-Sep-09
Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-09
22-Jul-09 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia
Source: US Navy, 15-Jul-09
In 2007 the squadron was comprised of two aircraft and a handful of personnel. Now it has more than 270 Sailors and 11 MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters. HSM-71 serves aboard Stennis and mans detachments aboard USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Kidd (DDG 100).
Source: US Navy, 08-Jul-09
Source: US Navy, 07-Jul-09
Source: Soldier of Fortune, 30-Jun-09
Source: Navy Times, 29-Jun-09
Source: Mindus, 02-Jun-09
The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.
Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Jun-09
19-May-09 165117 Sikorsky HH-60H off San Diego, US-California
Source: Express & Star, 14-May-09
7-May-09 Sikorsky MH-53 Malaquite Beach, US-Texas
Source: US Pacific Command, 04-May-09
Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.
Source: Aviation Week, 02-May-09
Source: Harris, 01-May-09
Source: Las Vegas Sun, 30-Apr-09
Source: Telephonics, 18-Apr-09
Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09
Source: GE, 15-Apr-09
Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09
Source: Bell, 03-Apr-09
Source: US Navy, 27-Mar-09
The USS Wasp (LHD 1) Air Department completed their final MV-22 Osprey qualification March 18, certifying them to perform launch and recovery evolutions.
Source: US Navy, 24-Mar-09
Source: Airliners.net, 12-Mar-09
Source: Bay Net, 02-Mar-09
Source: First Coast News, 12-Feb-09
10-Feb-09 166363 Sikorsky MH-60S 17m SE NAS Fallon, US-Nevada