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NAS Key West is CNO SAR Model Manager Aviation Unit of the year

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Sippel, Commander Navy Region Southeast KEY WEST, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2024) – Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West was recognized as the 2023 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Model Manager Aviation Unit of the Year during a SAR Symposium held aboard Naval Base Coronado. Leer másNAS Key West is CNO SAR Model Manager Aviation Unit of the year[…]

Whidbey SAR MH-60S crew rescue man on Mount Ellinor

NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington. — A NAS Whidbey Island MH-60S Knighthawk SAR helicopter aircrew rescue a man (hiker) who had fallen more than 1,200 feet down a ravine on Mount Ellinor in the Olympic National Forest. Saturday, December 16, 2023. The 30-year-old male hiker had fallen down the ravine near the top of Leer másWhidbey SAR MH-60S crew rescue man on Mount Ellinor[…]

USCG and Navy responds to false activation of EPIRB on Saipan

SANTA RITA,​ Guam —​ USCG, Navy, multiple local, federal, and maritime partners responded to a false activation of an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) in Saipan, on Sept. 6, 2022. An EPIRB is a vital search and rescue distress tool, and it transmits a signal picked up by a satellite which then informs the team Leer másUSCG and Navy responds to false activation of EPIRB on Saipan[…]

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