U.S. Navy Identifies Crewmembers Killed in Helicopter Crash

On September 5, the U.S. Navy released the names of the five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crewmembers who died, Aug. 31, when their helicopter crashed into the sea. Names of the deceased are: Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd…

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USS Abraham Lincoln MH-60S Crashes in SOCAL OPAREA

An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31. Currently, one crewmember has been rescued and search efforts continue for the other crewmembers of an MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)…

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Navy Helicopter Crew Rescued After Crash Near Mt Hogue

A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California at approximately 5 p.m. on July 16, while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations. All four crewmembers survived the crash without injury and have been safely recovered. The aircraft, call sign Longhorn 02, was supporting Mono County search and rescue efforts to locate a lost hiker in the rugged high-altitude…

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Curtiss-Wright to Provide MOSA for US Navy Seahawk Fleet

June 7, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) computers and video processing modules to upgrade the Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer (MC/FMC) on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters. The initial contract is valued at $24 million, with an…

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U.S. Navy Recovers MH-60S Helicopter from Record Depth

March 22, 2021 – NAVSEA’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) recovered a downed Navy MH-60S helicopter from a depth of 19,075 feet off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Thursday. The helicopter, a twin engine Sikorsky Seahawk, crashed into the Pacific Ocean last year while operating from the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). The air crew was able…

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USCGC Munro Returns to Alameda

September 7, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home Monday to Alameda following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. Munro’s crew began their patrol in the Bering Sea and spent 37 days enforcing fisheries regulations from Alaska to the maritime boundary line separating U.S. and Russian waters. Munro’s crew boarded 11 commercial fishing vessels to ensure…

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