Two HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 prepare to land at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado during the Navy Employer Recognition Event. US Navy photo.
Due to an editing error, a previous version of this post had the incorrect number of Navy and Marine Corps deaths in the line of duty for 2018. USNI News’ internal records show that this was the 11th death this calendar year
A sailor was killed on July 30 when an auxiliary fuel tank fell off the helicopter he was inspecting, a spokesman for the commander of Naval Air Forces told USNI News. Read More
A U.S. Navy SEAL fast ropes from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the High Rollers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 onto a gas and oil platform in July 2011. US Navy photo.
The defense authorization bill the House will debate this week includes a provision from a congressman and retired Navy SEAL that prevents the Navy from disestablishing Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons 84 and 85. Read More