Maintaining the Seahawk Fleet – The Sailors of the US Navy That Keep Them Flying

Today we look at some great photos of the sailors that keep the many Seahawks stationed in the Pacific ready to go at all times. The Seahawk is built in  Stratford, Connecticut.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 21, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Dominick Rosario, from New Haven, Conn., left, and Airman Curtis Moore, from Elsie, Mich., clean an MH-60S Seahawk from the the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The George Washington Strike Group in coordination with Joint Task Force 505 personnel is assisting the Philippine government in ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 21, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Dominick Rosario, from New Haven, Conn., left, and Airman Curtis Moore, from Elsie, Mich., clean an MH-60S Seahawk from the the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The George Washington Strike Group in coordination with Joint Task Force 505 personnel is assisting the Philippine government in ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)

SOLOMON SEA (July 11, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Adam Angel, assigned to the ‘Golden Falcons’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, inspects a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter for corrosion in the hangar bay of U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Golden Falcons are one of the nine squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 embarked on board George Washington to provide a combat-ready force that protects the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its partners and allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Heavin/Released)

SOLOMON SEA (July 11, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Adam Angel, assigned to the ‘Golden Falcons’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, inspects a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter for corrosion in the hangar bay of U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Golden Falcons are one of the nine squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 embarked on board George Washington to provide a combat-ready force that protects the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its partners and allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Heavin/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 26, 2013) Sailors attach a rotor blade onto the rotor head of an MH-60S Seahawk from the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13. AnnualEx 13 is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and U.S. naval forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/RELEASED)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 26, 2013) Sailors attach a rotor blade onto the rotor head of an MH-60S Seahawk from the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13. AnnualEx 13 is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and U.S. naval forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/RELEASED)

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Sammy Alexander, from Rothschild, Wis., cleans out an air cycling machine for an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Anti -Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway participating in a combat operations efficiency evaluation in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Sammy Alexander, from Rothschild, Wis., cleans out an air cycling machine for an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Anti -Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway participating in a combat operations efficiency evaluation in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 10, 2011) – Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Pyrette from Fort Myers, Fla., a Sailor attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, installs a caution advisory panel inside an SH-60F Seahawk aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors attached to George Washington’s embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 ensure that each aircraft is in proper working order prior to takeoff. George Washington pulled out of her forward-operating port of Yokosuka, Japan Sept. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol. As the Navy’s only full-time forward-deployed carrier, George Washington’s mission is to help ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 11, 2011) - Sailors sand down the “body” of an SH-60F Seahawk from the “Chargers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors attached to George Washington’s embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five ensure that each aircraft is in proper working order prior to launch. George Washington pulled out of her forward-deployed port of Yokosuka, Japan Sep. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol. As the Navy’s only full-time forward-deployed carrier, George Washington’s mission is to help ensure security and stability in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin E. Yarborough/RELEASED)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 11, 2011) – Sailors sand down the “body” of an SH-60F Seahawk from the “Chargers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors attached to George Washington’s embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five ensure that each aircraft is in proper working order prior to launch. George Washington pulled out of her forward-deployed port of Yokosuka, Japan Sep. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol. As the Navy’s only full-time forward-deployed carrier, George Washington’s mission is to help ensure security and stability in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin E. Yarborough/RELEASED)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov 1, 2011) Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Corey Weatherstine from Baltimore, a Sailor attached to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14, inspects a rotor of an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter while conducting maintenance aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). HS 14’s Sailors are currently supporting the embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 with anti-submarine warfare during Annual Exercise (AE) 2011. George Washington is currently participating in AE-11, a Japanese-sponsored bilateral field-training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov 1, 2011) Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Corey Weatherstine from Baltimore, a Sailor attached to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14, inspects a rotor of an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter while conducting maintenance aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). HS 14’s Sailors are currently supporting the embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 with anti-submarine warfare during Annual Exercise (AE) 2011. George Washington is currently participating in AE-11, a Japanese-sponsored bilateral field-training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)

 

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2010) A tractor driver pulls a helicopter off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to make room for MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77. Three of the squadron’s helicopters arrived aboard the ship, joining the HSM-77 crewmembers already aboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2010) A tractor driver pulls a helicopter off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to make room for MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77. Three of the squadron’s helicopters arrived aboard the ship, joining the HSM-77 crewmembers already aboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

SAN DIEGO (May 6, 2014) Sailors, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on Naval Air Station North Island, and Airmen, from Air Force Air Mobility Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Alaska, load a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet. The Globemaster will transport the Seahawk across the Pacific Ocean to join the helicopter fleet of HSC 12 at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Gaskill Unclassified/ Released)

SAN DIEGO (May 6, 2014) Sailors, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on Naval Air Station North Island, and Airmen, from Air Force Air Mobility Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Alaska, load a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet. The Globemaster will transport the Seahawk across the Pacific Ocean to join the helicopter fleet of HSC 12 at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Gaskill Unclassified/ Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) and a MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 simulate a strait transit. Nimitz is currently underway conducting a Sustainment Training Exercise in preparation for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jess Lewis/Unrealeased)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) and a MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 simulate a strait transit. Nimitz is currently underway conducting a Sustainment Training Exercise in preparation for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jess Lewis/Unrealeased)

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