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US and Philippine Coast Guard conducted bilateral SAR exercise

SOUTH CHINA SEA — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard joined together to conduct a bilateral SAR (Search And Rescue) exercise in the South China Sea, July 16, 2024. The bilateral U.S.-Philippine search and rescue exercise included the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) and the Philippine Coast Guard Leer másUS and Philippine Coast Guard conducted bilateral SAR exercise[…]

The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter arrives at MCAS Yuma

Story by CPL. Jada Venegas, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona – MCAS Yuma welcomed its inaugural fleet of CH-53K King Stallion helicopters, June 7, 2024. The CH-53K arriving to MCAS Yuma, is a historic milestone which represents the first time that Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 Leer másThe CH-53K King Stallion helicopter arrives at MCAS Yuma[…]

The retired VH-3D Marine One «BUNO 358» finds permanent home

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A retired, de-militarized, and restored VH-3D Marine One was officially inducted into the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Texas in June 2024. The library and museum, located within the Texas A&M University campus, welcomed Presidential Helicopters Program Office (PMA-274) members, Bush family members, donors, and supporters to Leer másThe retired VH-3D Marine One «BUNO 358» finds permanent home[…]

Whidbey SAR MH-60S aircrew rescue 2 hikers in four days

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Washington. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) team MH-60S Knighthawk from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescue two hikers the last week: a female hiker on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail near Blizzard Peak in North Central Washington, June 15, 2024, and another female hiker near Colchuck Lake Leer másWhidbey SAR MH-60S aircrew rescue 2 hikers in four days[…]

Whidbey SAR MH-60S rescue a soldier in Okanagan Mountain range

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) MH-60S Knighthawk team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescue an Army Soldier who was on a training exercise with his unit in the Okanagan Mountain range. Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The soldier’s unit requested transport to a medical facility after he Leer másWhidbey SAR MH-60S rescue a soldier in Okanagan Mountain range[…]

U.S. Navy MH-60R rescue civilian mariner reported overboard

U.S. 5th Fleet RED SEA — U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter aircrew assigned to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) rescue a civilian mariner who was reported overboard from a motor vessel, May 30. The civilian vessel issued a man-overboard distress call. Responding to the call, an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Leer másU.S. Navy MH-60R rescue civilian mariner reported overboard[…]

US Navy Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) completes Gate 2 R3B

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. — The Navy’s Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) (FVL (MS)) program recently completed its Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), culminating in a Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9) “Gate 2” Resources and Requirements Review Board (R3B). The board unanimously endorsed the results of Leer másUS Navy Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) completes Gate 2 R3B[…]

Whidbey SAR team rescue hiker on Cutthroat Peak

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued a hiker who had fallen and sustained injuries on Cutthroat Peak in the Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Monday, April 29, 2024. The day before, April 28, the SAR weekend duty crew attempted to perform the rescue but was forced to abort the Leer másWhidbey SAR team rescue hiker on Cutthroat Peak[…]

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