Sunday, November 27, 2022

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 to Conduct Flyover of 2015 Poinsettia Bowl

Submitted By: Lt. j.g. Tyler Alfriend, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 Public Affairs Officer

150513-N-TP834-267  CELEBUS SEA (May 13, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
150513-N-TP834-267
CELEBUS SEA (May 13, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

CORONADO, California – The “Battlecats” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 will conduct a flyover of the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego Dec. 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m. PST.

The flyover will feature two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the “Battlecats” of HSM-73, with two pilots and one rescue swimmer operating each aircraft.

Manufactured in Owego, New York, the MH-60R, popularly referred to as “The Romeo,” is the Navy’s most advanced helicopter and premier asset in localizing and tracking submarines. As the newest variant of the H-60 helicopter, the MH-60R is laden with cutting-edge technology and far reaching sensors that have allowed it to become an essential and lethal weapon on today’s ever-evolving battlefield.

Based out of Naval Air Station North Island, HSM-73 operates eight MH-60R helicopters and recently returned from a 10-month deployment, which was spent operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

The “Battlecats” of HSM-73 are honored to represent Naval Aviation and the entire HSM community with this flyover. The naval aircrews conducting the flyover represent the men and women serving in the U.S. Navy today, at home and abroad.

For more news from Commander, Naval Air Forces, visitwww.navy.mil/local/airpac/.



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