HSM-77

Change of Command at US Navy squadron HSM-77

Change of Command at US Navy squadron HSM-77

4-Aug-2022Source: US Navy

  The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 — commonly called the “Saberhawks” — conducted an in-flight change of command ceremony, while flying from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Aug. 1. Cmdr. Nicholas Cunningham officially turned over duties as commanding officer for HSM-77 to Cmdr. Blade Schallenberger. “It’s been humbling to return to the Saberhawks... Read more

HSM-77 Saberhawks earn Phoenix Award for superior maintenance

HSM-77 Saberhawks earn Phoenix Award for superior maintenance

22-Mar-2022Source: US Navy

The “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 were awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Phoenix Award at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, March 3. Top commands from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force compete annually for the award that celebrates maintenance performance excellence. According to DoD Instruction 1348.30, the award recognizes maintenance operations... Read more

HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

10-Jul-2015Source: US Navy

Cmdr. Kenneth P. Ward relieved Cmdr. Lonnie L. Appleget as commanding officer of the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 during an airborne change of command ceremony with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), July 4. Appleget, a plankowner of George Washington, completed his command tour not only on the... Read more

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