Seahawks at Work

140606-N-HO612-085 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 6, 2014) An MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to the HSC-22 Seaknights, flies during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthol (T-AO 189) and amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to augment U.S. Crisis Response forces in the region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erik Foster/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 6, 2014) An MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to the HSC-22 Seaknights, flies during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthol (T-AO 189) and amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to augment U.S. Crisis Response forces in the region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erik Foster/Released)

100202-N-3485C-134  PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Jeffrey Brensnehan, from Tampa, Fla., directs an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, to power down on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California supporting pilot carrier qualifications for naval air training command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Frankie J. Colbry/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2010) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jeffrey Brensnehan, from Tampa, Fla., directs an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, to power down on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California supporting pilot carrier qualifications for naval air training command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Frankie J. Colbry/Released)

 

100127-N-4774B-144  ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 27, 2010) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Fleet Angels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, transports supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 27, 2010) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Fleet Angels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, transports supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
160202-N-KM939-052 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 02, 2016) - Helicopter control officers ensure the safety of an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter as it takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stockdale, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Cox/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 02, 2016) – Helicopter control officers ensure the safety of an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter as it takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stockdale, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Cox/Released)

 

090514-N-3946H-110 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2009) An HH-60H Seahawk, assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6), approaches a cargo ship to retrieve Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians, attached to EOD Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) Platoon 1131, after conducting a search seizure training exercise. HS-6 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and is preparing for a scheduled Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2009) An HH-60H Seahawk, assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6), approaches a cargo ship to retrieve Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians, attached to EOD Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) Platoon 1131, after conducting a search seizure training exercise. HS-6 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and is preparing for a scheduled Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)

 

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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