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    HSC-25 Rescues Distressed Mariners in Saipan

    HSC 25 Rescue

    Photo By Amy M Ressler | The crew of a Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescue effort pose in front of...... read more read more

    JAPAN

    02.25.2017

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    Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet

    ASAN, Guam– Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search-and-rescue (SAR) operation and retrieved two distressed mariners off the coast of Saipan Feb. 25.

    Upon the request of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from HSC-25 launched from Andersen Air Force Base to Saipan at 2:45 p.m. At 10:20 p.m., Navy personnel safely recovered the individuals from their vessel and brought them to the Saipan International Airport.

    “Search and Rescue is a mission that we train to regularly and the ability to execute and assist a person in dire need is truly an honor for the entire crew and HSC-25 as a whole,” said Lt. Jake Dighton, aircraft commander of the flight. “The competency and readiness of the crew made it possible to complete the rescue after a long day of searching in difficult conditions.”

    HSC-25 is the Navy’s only forward-deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron. As a part of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific, it provides an armed helicopter capability for U.S. 7th Fleet in support of logistics, search and rescue and humanitarian assistance missions.

    HSC-25 is also the only squadron that maintains a 24-hour search-and-rescue and medical evacuation alert posture, directly supporting the U.S. Coast Guard and Joint Region Marianas.

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    Date Taken: 02.25.2017
    Date Posted: 03.01.2017 02:33
    Story ID: 225286
    Location: JP

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