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  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Guam-based “Island Knight” sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued three divers separated from their boat more than 15 miles from the Guam shore on July 26. US Coast Guard Sector Guam notified HSC-25 that the divers who were spearfishing had gone missing. A rescue mission was launched immediately by HSC-25 […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6 returned home after a seven-month deployment in the western Pacific and South China Sea. The detachment departed Guam May 25, and supported Commander Amphibious Force 7th Fleet from naval air facility Atsugi and aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD) 6. In July, HSC-25 conducted […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 21.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gabriel Soltero relieved Cmdr. Gregory Leland as commanding officer of HSC-25. Since Leland, a native of Marlborough, Massachusetts, assumed command of HSC-25 in November 2013, he has […]

  • 26 November 2013

    Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 assisted in the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an elderly patient from Rota who required medical treatment Nov. 24. Upon the request of Coast Guard Sector Guam, a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from HSC-25 was promptly dispatched from Andersen Air Force Base and transported the patient from Rota to […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 helped rescue four people whose plane went missing on a flight from Tinian to Saipan of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Oct. 6. HSC-25’s five-person helicopter crew Rescue 10 successfully found the crashed Piper single-engine aircraft in the jungles of Tinian after a report […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search and rescue (SAR) operation and rescued two distressed swimmers, one male and one female, off the coast of Gun Beach Aug. 5 at approximately 2:20 p.m.   HSC-25 received a request from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam at approximately 1:40 p.m. A Navy MH-60S […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities

    Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam and rescue crews from Rota recovered three stranded boaters a mile offshore near the village of Songsong Feb. 3. The 20-foot vessel was operating in 10-foot seas when its engine failed around noon. Due to surf conditions, a rescue vessel from Rota […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron’s (HSC) 25 “Island Knights” embarked with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of its underway mission. Even though this is not the Island Knights’ first visit to Bonhomme Richard, their arrival is still significant. Not only are they supporting Bonhomme Richard’s operations, but they are […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 embarked the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, in preparation for an underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 23. As a regular part of Amphibious Squadron 11 and the Bonhomme […]

  • 23 June 2011

      Family members and friends welcomed Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6 Sailors home from a six-month deployment during a homecoming ceremony aboard the Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, June 17. “They deployed just before Christmas so unfortunately they missed the holidays,” said Cmdr. Kyle Strudthoff, HSC-25 executive officer, “They’ve been gone a […]

  • 29 April 2014

    Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam command center received notification at 11:40 a.m. Sunday of an injured crewmember aboard the merchant vessel Tenso approximately 362 miles east of Guam.   The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Tenso requested a medical evacuation for a 39-year-old male crewmember who suffered lacerations to the neck and head. Coast Guard […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 and members of the Australian Army have begun the biennial unit level training at US Naval Base Guam. Pyrocrab, which kicked off on August 6, focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Naval Aircrewman awaits takeoff on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The vessel is was conducting operations in the East China Sea on March 24. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Nov. 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. John D. Reardon relieved Cmdr. Gregory J. Leland as commanding officer of HSC-21. Since Leland, a native of Marlborough, Mass., assumed command of HSC-21 on […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted its first replenishment-at-sea (RAS) of its patrol, May 25. The mighty Antietam’s deck department was at the heart of the evolution and was responsible for safely receiving 30 pallets of supplies via vertical replenishment (VERTREP) and approximately 200,000 gallons of fuel via connected replenishment. Antietam began […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Personnel and ships from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) from Japan led by Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 kicked off Multi-Sail 2015, March 22, in Guam. Multi-Sail is an annual DESRON 15 led exercise that is designed to assess combat systems, improve teamwork and increase warfighting capabilities in […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Saipan Department of Public Safety, Air Force 69 Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five are conducting search operations for two Japanese nationals off the northwestern edge of Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report from the Saipan Department […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully completed flight deck certification, Jan. 29, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 262, Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6. The Afloat Training Group (ATG) inspected the ship’s fueling capabilities, vertical replenishment, crash and salvage operations, […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) completed a seven-month Western Pacific deployment returning to its homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 4. O’Kane departed Pearl Harbor, Nov. 4, to conduct ballistic missile defense operations near the American territory of Guam. O’Kane remained on station for the majority of deployment, meeting mission requirements […]

  • 5 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, on March 4. During the port visit, the ship will embark Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with their vehicles and cargo, prior to departing for a routine patrol. “We are going to be very busy […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) mine countermeasures units completed the mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) 2JA 2016 that took place July 15 to 30, near the region surrounding Misawa Air Base, Japan. MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Japan to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 teamed up with Australian Army personnel to begin the biennial unit level training event, Pyrocrab, on US Naval Base Guam August 6. The training focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability of their […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Indo-Pacific navies are taking part.

  • 29 December 2017
    Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on December 28 for a final port call en route to her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan. Wasp departed Norfolk, Virginia, August 30, but was diverted to the Caribbean in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Sept. 4. […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) participated in a helicopter assault training exercise 20 and 21 July during the biennial multi-national exercise Talisman Saber 2013. Over a 2-day period, more than six Navy and Marine aircraft conducted flight operations during the two-day event, which included Navy SH-60 Sea Hawks […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities

    US amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from Norfolk on August 30 heading for Sasebo, Japan, where she will become the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious force of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The shift will introduce an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter-capable amphibious assault ship to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, pairing it with the […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) keeps warships like aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mission ready with fresh food, JP-5 fuel and even ammunition with vertical replenishments and conventional replenishments, Nov. 17. During Operation Damayan, Charles Drew provided humanitarian relief to the Republic of the […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed the waters near Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) on November 20 after assisting relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yutu. Ashland sailors worked with Department of Defense to provide support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed its unit-level training in record time and returned to Sasebo, Japan,on February 13. “Out at sea, ship’s readiness and operability are the responsibility of all hands,” said Capt. Jeffrey Ward, USS Bonhomme Richard, commanding officer. “During this short underway, our sailors have completed monumental […]