Helicopter Maritime Strike
Squadron Seventy-One

HSM-71 "Raptors"

Sikorsky MH-60R "Seahawk"

(Photos by Nancy Wingo -- except for the first one)

Cmdr. Michael Nortier, commanding officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, talks about the future of his squadron during its establishment ceremony on October 4, 2007. HSM-71 became the Navy’s first operational MH-60R Seahawk helicopter squadron. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Chelsea Kennedy )
John Fry and Nancy Wingo visited HSM-71 on November 20, 2007. Here LT Michael O'Neill briefs John
HSM-71's three brand-new Sikorsky MH-60R "Seahawk' helicopters are at the center of the photo.
The familiar outline of Point Loma can be seen at the right.
LTJG Aaron Davis warms
up the middle Seahawk
And then there were two
LT O'Neill shows John the cockpit and opens the hood to show off some million-dollar software
LTJG Davis circles in for the kill.
John and Mike hold up the ANA banner

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