Posts tagged ‘MH-60S Seahawk’

FRIDAY FOTO (November 1, 2019)

Threading a Needle.

COMPTUEX

(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Anderson)

Two sailors help guide the pilot of an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) as part of a COMPTUEX training exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, on October 23, 2019.

We’ve seen plenty of photos and videos over the years showing Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helos picking up or dropping off cargo as viewed from the ground or the deck of a ship. But this photo captures what it looks like inside the helicopter, with these sailors acting, in effect, like the backing-up camera on the rear of an SUV.

COMPTUEX is a large-scale rehearsal that U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Groups perform before departing for deployment. The exercise assesses a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging, realistic training scenarios.

November 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (November 16, 2018)

Airborne Medical Assistance.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Bigley)

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Glass looks out from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter over the landscape near Turbo, Colombia. This photo was taken November 14, 2018, during a medical support mission to Central and South America as part of the Enduring Promise initiative.

Sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, the 11-week mission is working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru and Honduras, as well as Colombia. The embarked medical team will provide care on board the USNS Comfort hospital ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused, in part, by an increase in cross-border migrants fleeing a severe economic crisis in Venezuela. The economic collapse of once oil-rich Venezuela has led to severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods. Many of those fleeing the country said they cannot get the operations and medical care they need.

November 16, 2018 at 10:13 pm 1 comment

FRIDAY FOTO (March 16-18, 2018)

Wearin’ of the Green.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Deployment FY 2018

(U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Hogan)

O.K., we’re a little bit late to mark St. Patrick’s Day, but we thought we’d share this image in homage to the tradition of wearing green on March 17.

However, these aircraft carrier sailors wear green every day at work. The color signifies they are carrier air wing maintenance personnel and here they are replacing the windshield of an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN- 71). The photo was taken in the Persian Gulf a few days before Paddy’s Day (March 14, 2018).

The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6. The Roosevelt (call sign: Rough Rider) is supporting maritime security operations in the Middle East.

March 18, 2018 at 10:56 pm 1 comment

FRIDAY FOTO (May 26, 2017)

Rotor Wash.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke)

The shadow of a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter overlays the water its rotors are roiling during helicopter search-and-rescue training south of Japan.

Barely visible in the water are Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Kaltenbach and Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Brush as they prepare a rescue basket before Kaltenbach is hoisted into the Seahawk. This photo was taken May 23, 2017.

May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (February 24, 2017)

Narrow Margin.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler.)

Two Navy air crewmen share close quarters aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during a live fire exercise over the South China Sea, on February 21, 2017.

These crewman are assigned to the USS Coronado, a fast agile littoral combat ship.

February 24, 2017 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (March 20, 2015)

Foreground, Background.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean P. Gallagher/Released)

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean P. Gallagher

While Marines doing PT jog in the background, Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Pacific Ocean.

The sailors are assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21. The Marines are with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines and sailors are training to coordinate, integrate and work together within the confines of the 844-foot-long,  40,000-ton ship before deployment.

According to the Navy, LHDs provide transportation, command and support for all elements of a Marine landing force of over 2,000 troops during an assault by air and amphibious craft.

Editor’s Note:

The one time we took a vacation on a cruise ship, we jogged on the top deck (dodging waiters, other joggers and small children). We can’t imagine what it must be like jogging on the flight deck of what’s essentially a busy, mini aircraft carrier.

March 20, 2015 at 1:11 am Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (November 15, 2013)

Rapid Response
 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)

A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, prepares to drop supplies at what’s left of Tacloban Airfield in Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, (November 14) in support of Operation Damayan,” the name of U.S. military relief and rescue activities in the Philippines. The helicopter in the photo above is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25.
Tacloban and the surrounding area were extremely hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan, with more than 2,000 reported dead and millions of Philippinos forced to flee their home as waters rose during Friday’s storm. Since the storm moved on, scarce supplies like food and water, have been coming into the Philippines at a pretty steady rate, but relief work around Tacloban has been hampered by the utter destruction of roads and other infrastructure. Thousands have been rendered homeless thanks to Haiyan.

November 15, 2013 at 1:31 am 1 comment

FRIDAY FOTO (April 19. 2013)

Colorful Landing

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U.S. Navy Seaman Isia Washington, an aviation ordnanceman, directs an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 — known as the Eightballers — to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 10, 2013. 

The Stennis Carrier Strike Group has been deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

April 19, 2013 at 11:26 am 1 comment


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