Our next feature is the Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk. The Jayhawk is a multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard for search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions. Originally designated HH-60J before being upgraded and redesignated beginning in 2007, the MH-60T. Check out some great photos by the US Coast Guard o the Jayhawk in Action!
Hurricane Ida Preps
MOBILE, Ala. – A MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter and crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile prepares to shutdown the helicopter after performing a post-Tropical Storm Ida port and waterway assessment flight, Nov. 10, 2009, from Pascagoula, Miss., to Fort Walton Beach, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue.
NEW YORK- A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Station New York looks on as HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod demonstrates the technique used in a water rescue as part of Coast Guard Appreciation Weekend at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum, August 1, 2009.
(U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo/Auxiliarist Hope Wright)
HH-60 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
An injured American arrives at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter at approximately 10:37 a.m., Jan.13. He is one of four Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti brought to the Naval Station to receive medical care for traumatic injuries sustained in the earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12. The victims were evaluated and stabilized by hospital personnel before they were medically evacuated to the U.S. for further treatment. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Bill Mesta, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs.
Mobile, Ala. ? Jaeda Sichel, 18, of Aspen Colo., and Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Skarra an aviation survival technician stationed at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., pose for a photograph while Sichel trained to be an honorary Coast Guard rescue swimmer, June 7, 2009.
The Make A Wish Foundation coordinated the day-long visit for Sichel, who is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Sichel completed training in a helicopter flight simulator, pool training with Coast Guard aviation survival technicians and participated in a real rescue swimmer training mission with an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew.
U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Rady
Coast Guard H-60 at Santa Maria Air Show
SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A Coast Guard Air Station San Diego HH-60J Jay-hawk helicopter taxies in to Santa Maria to be on display before the air show here, Friday, August 27, 2010. The air show was called “Thunder Over the Valley.” Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Schofield.
Joint Agency Excercise
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City, N.C., conduct a search and rescue demonstration in front of the Virginia Port Authority, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, state and local law enforcement agencies in Chesapeake Bay, Thursday, March 8, 2012. The demonstration was conducted in conjunction with a five-day long forum to improve interagency cooperation, increase search effectiveness, enhance crew safety and coordination and foster a better understanding among marine first responders. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.
Coast Guard, Make-A-Wish make dream come true for 11 year-old
MOBILE, Ala. – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hovers above two rescue swimmers during a search and rescue demonstration held to incorporate Luke Wiedeman into the operation, Nov. 8, 2011. Crewmembers from ATC Mobile worked with the Mobile chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Luke realize his dream of becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Luke was able to take part in training with the swimmers, navigate high-tech flight simulators and participate in a search and rescue demonstration. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.
KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Air Station Kodiak fly in formation over the City of Kodiak December 17, 2007.(Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson)
KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak sits in the aircraft on a pinnacle at Whale Island overlooking an aid to navigation being worked on by members of Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak who transitted to the island aboard the helicopter March 10, 2011. ANT Kodiak technicians addressed a disrepancy with the Tonki Cape light on Afognak Island and conducted routine maintenance on the aids at Dry Spruce Island and Whale Island all in the vicinity of Kodiak Island. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak.
Sector San Diego remembers 9/11
SAN DIEGO — Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters stand ready in a hangar at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Sept. 11, 2008. The flag hangs on this day as a memorial to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy.