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US Navy - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 (HELMARSTRIKERON 77)

HSM-77 'Saberhawks'

 
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STATUS:   HSL-47 established on September 25, 1987
HSL-47 redesignated HSM-77 on February 1, 2009
Homebase: NAF Atsugi, Japan (forward deployed)
ACTIVE UNIT
AIRCRAFT:   Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
DEPLOYMENTS:   September 7, 2010 - March 24, 2011 with CVW-2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
December 7, 2011 - August 7, 2012 with CVW-2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
+ detachment deployments aboard various surface ships
 
since early 2013:
- permanently forward deployed to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan
- attached to Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5)
 
2013 - August 2015: embarked on USS George Washington (CVN 73)
and aboard ships of the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
 
August 2015 - present: embarked on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
and aboard ships of the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77 / CVW-5) embarked on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - August 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77 / CVW-5) embarked on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - August 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - July 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - May 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - May 2017

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - November 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - November 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - November 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Barry (DDG 52) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) maintenance aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - October 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) embarked on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - September 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - September 2016

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - November 2015

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - July 2015

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) - July 2015

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - July 2015

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - July 2015

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - October 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) maintenance aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) maintenance aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - September 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - July 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Antietam (CG 54) - July 2014

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - Eastern Samar Province, Philippines - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - Eastern Samar Province, Philippines - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - Eastern Samar Province, Philippines - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - Eastern Samar Province, Philippines - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - Eastern Samar Province, Philippines - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - September 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - April 2013

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) at NAS North Island, California - November 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) at NAS North Island, California - November 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - May 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - May 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) - April 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) - March 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) embarked on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - February 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - February 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) embarked on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - January 2012

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) at NAS North Island, California - December 2011

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) over USS Freedom (LCS 1) - June 2011

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) embarked on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2011

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-77) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - April 2010
  
 
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN SEVEN “Saberhawks” began its illustrious history as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR SEVEN (HSL-47). Established on 25 September 1987 at NAS North Island, the Saberhawks of HSL-47 employed the SH-60B helicopter. Since its inception, the Saberhawks have been at the forefront of helicopter operations in the Pacific Fleet. In 1991, HSL-47 deployed five detachments in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and flew over 2,000 combat, combat support and contingency hours. The Saberhawks also played an integral role in Operation Southern Watch, providing seventeen detachments from 1992-2005. In 1992, Detachment TWO rendered the first assistance to Somali citizens during Operation Restore Hope. HSL-47 deployed the first SH-60B detachment on an aircraft carrier, the USS Constellation (CV-64), in 2001 and 2003. These detachments paved the way for HSL-47 to become the first HSL Squadron to become an integrated part of the Carrier Air Wing. The Squadron joined the Broadswords of Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2) on 1 April 2004, bringing eight SH-60B helicopters for their first deployment. Under the Navy’s Helo CONOPS “Bravo to Sea (B2C)” initiative, HSL-47 led the LAMPS Community’s transition from traditional SH-60B expeditionary operations, to carrier based MH-60R operations.

During its 2004-2005 deployment, HSL-47 became the first LAMPS helicopter squadron deployed in its entirety on board an aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln, with the squadron providing LAMPS detachments to the other ships within Carrier Strike Group Nine. HSL-47 detachments operated two helicopters from the guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George as well as two from the guided-missile destroyer Shoup.

Following the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004, HSL-47 and the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group sped to assist the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Arriving on December 31, the Saberhawks flew a total of 1,223 hours, distributing 404,647 lbs of food, 190,246 lbs of water and supplies, and conducting seventy medical evacuations. Prior to their 2006 deployment, HSL-47 took part in their first Air Wing Fallon in 2005, and also flew mission in response to Hurricane Katrina. In support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, HSL-47, conducted 173 rescues and delivered 76,000 pounds of food, water, and medical supplies over nineteen days.

For its 2006 Deployment, two SH-60B Seahawk aviation repairable pack-up kits, including four aviation consumable Vidmar cabinets, were transferred from Naval Air Station North Island, California, to the carrier Abraham Lincoln. This equipment was required to support the second deployment on board the Abraham Lincoln of the SH-60B-To-Carrier Pilot program that assigned the carrier to direct support of squadron HSL-47, a full squadron of SH-60B Seahawk helicopters that would be dispersed throughout the carrier strike group. On 15 April 2006, HSL-47 helicopters and the guided-missile destroyer Russell provided aid to a fishing vessel in distress while operating in the South China Sea. Following the completion of its 2006 deployment, the two SH-60B Seahawk aviation repairable pack-up kits, including four aviation consumable Vidmar cabinets, were returned to Naval Air Station North Island.

On April 2, 2009, HSL-47 transitioned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN SEVEN. The Saberhawks were attached to CVW-2 and the USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group and deployed for the first time with the MH-60R.

On 14 May 2012, during its 2012 deployment, HSM-77 Detachment Five completed its temporary operational rotation on board the British replenishment oiler Fort Victoria which was serving as the flagship for Combined Task Force 151. This was the first time that a MH-60R helicopter had ever operated from a Royal Navy ship. The detachment's helicopters primarily concentrated on anti-piracy surveillance missions during this two-week period.

In early 2013, the squadron executed a homeport change from NAS North Island, California to NAF Atsugi, Japan, to join the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5). Four months after settling into Japan, the squadron took part in two SEVENTH Fleet patrols on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and USS ANTIETAM (CG 54). The patrols allowed the Saberhawks to prove their capabilities during numerous multinational training exercises including TALISMAN SABER 2013, Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces exercises, and ANNUALEX. Additionally, the Saberhawks participated in Operation Damayan, providing Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan. During the eight-day operation, the Saberhawks safely flew six aircraft from sunrise to sunset for a total of 75 sorties and 392 mishap-free flight hours. The squadron delivered 183,920 pounds of food, 6,417 gallons of water, 2,000 pounds of medical supplies, and safely transported 59 refugees and 6 MEDEVACs.

As of August 2015, the squadron operates aboard USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group as a member of Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) in support of Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan.


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