The "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history this month, operating MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island utilizing a Mobile Mission Control Station (MMCS).
The "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 were proud to retire Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Jody C. Perkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 20 years of faithful service in a ceremony held at the Bakerview Restaurant Chief Petty Officer's Club, May 26.
Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), visited bases in Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; and Pensacola, Florida June 28 and 29, to introduce the new chief of naval air training (CNATRA) and to discuss the way forward for training in T-45C Goshawks.
Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific (CHSMWP) began phase two of the annual Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise (DESI-EX), an international exercise held annually in conjunction with South American Naval Forces, Sept. 8, 2017.
Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Weapons School Pacific (HSCWSP) closed the 2017 fiscal year by hosting the second annual Phoenix Fire combined arms, live-fire joint exercise utilizing the Navy's Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE), Sept. 11-22.