SEAHAWK HH-60H HELICOPTERS   TYPHOON FRANK PHOTOS

HH-60H SEAHAWK
The HH-60H helicopters are based on aircraft carriers. They are the primary combat search and rescue (CSAR), naval special warfare (NSW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW) helicopter. They are operated along with the SH-60F version in Helicopter Antisubmarine (HS) squadrons.

During the Typhoon Frank relief operations, HH-60H helicopters of the Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan delivered supplies from Iloilo Airport to Alimodian. They also delivered supplies from the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) to Kalibo.


HH-60H ON THE WAY TO ILOILO

080625-N-5961C-001-h PACIFIC OCEAN (June 25, 2008) - On the way to Iloilo City in the Republic of the Philippines, HH-60H helicopters from Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 fly in form delivering rice and water to the area affected by Typhoon Fengshen. HS-4 launched from the deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) where hundreds of Sailors have been hard at work preparing water and rice to send ashore. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Group is working in support of the government of the Republic of the Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to victims of Typhoon Fengshen. The carrier group is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation, and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/NAC) Spike Call



HH-60H UNLOADS AT ILOILO AIRPORT

080625-N-0640K-048-h ILOILO, Philippines (June 25, 2008) Sailors from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Group, Soldiers from the United States Army and servicemembers from the Armed Forces of Philippines unload cases of bottled water from an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 at the Iloilo airport. The crew of Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 offloaded more than 12,000 bottles of water and 7,500 lbs. of rice. The Ronald Reagan Group is working in support of the government of the Republic of the Philippines to help provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to victims of Typhoon Fengshen. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Jennifer S. Kimball


HH-60H PREPARES TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES TO ALIMODIAN

080628-N-0640K-059-h PANAY ISLAND, Philippines (June 28, 2008) - Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Airman John Baker, from Tampa, Fla., assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 sits in the loaded cabin of an HH-60H Seahawk while it prepares to deliver the supplies to residents of Alimodian. Food and bottled water were transported by helicopter to those in need after the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Jennifer S. Kimball


HH-60H FLY OVER FLOODED RIVER

080628-N-0640K-079-h PANAY ISLAND, Philippines (June 28, 2008) - An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 flies over a flooded river on it's way to drop off supplies to residents in the town of Alimodian. Food and bottled water were transported by helicopter to those in need in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Jennifer S. Kimball



HH-60H LOADS AT ILOILO AIRPORT

080628-N-0640K-031 PANAY ISLAND, Philippines (June 28, 2008) Members of the Armed Forces of the Phillipines (AFP) load an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 with boxes of food at Iloilo Airport. The U.S. Navy and the AFP have been working side by side during disaster relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball

U.S. Embassy Manila: Helicopters deliver aid to the victims of Typhoon Frank. The immediate disaster relief aid deliveries were made possible by the arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier group which ran round-the-clock helicopter runs as part of the joint U.S.-RP humanitarian relief effort. Over 320 sorties were flown and over half a million pounds of relief goods were distributed!


ADMIRAL WISECUP AND AMBASSADOR KENNEY ABOARD HH-60H

080629-N-0640K-227 PANAY ISLAND, Philippines (June 29, 2008) Commander Carrier Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Kristie A. Kenney, prepare to take a helicopter ride in and HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 4 to survey the island and drop off supplies. American and Philippine officials, met at Iloilo Airport to share their goals and show their support for Typhoon Fengshen relief efforts. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball

HH-60H PREPARES TO LOAD IN KALIBO

080629-N-5961C-002 KALIBO, Philippines (June 29, 2008) Sailors from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Group debark an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 while delivering bottled water to hard hit areas of the region following Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call

HH-60H APPROACHES USNS NIAGARA FALLS

080629-N-5961C-016 PACIFIC (June 29, 2008) A HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 lifts another pallet of bottled water from the deck of Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) for delivery to Kalibo, Republic of the Philippines. Kalibo is on the northern tip of Panay Island and was hit hard by the typhoon. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call

HH-60H PREPARES TO LIFT ANOTHER PALLET OF SUPPLIES

080629-N-5961C-013 PACIFIC (June 29, 2008) A HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 lifts another pallet of bottled water from the deck of Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) for delivery to Kalibo, Republic of the Philippines. Kalibo is on the northern tip of Panay Island and was hit hard by the typhoon. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call

HH-60H LIFTS PALLET OUT OF USNS NIAGARA FALLS

080629-N-5961C-009 PACIFIC (June 29, 2008) A HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 lifts another pallet of bottled water from the deck of Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) for delivery to Kalibo, Republic of the Philippines. Kalibo is on the northern tip of Panay Island and was hit hard by the typhoon. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call

HH-60H TRANSPORTS PALLET FROM USNS NIAGARA FALLS TO KALIBO

080629-N-5961C-010 PACIFIC (June 29, 2008) A HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 transports another pallet of bottled water from the deck of Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) for delivery to Kalibo, Republic of the Philippines. Kalibo is on the northern tip of Panay Island and was hit hard by the typhoon. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call



HH-60H DELIVERS PALLET OF SUPPLIES TO KALIBO

080629-N-5961C-011 KALIBO, Philippines (June 29, 2008) A HH-60H helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 delivers another pallet of bottled water from the deck of USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) for delivery to the northern tip of Panay Island. Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) were flown out to assist in the vertical replenishment (VERTREP) and are working together with their Philippine counterparts to get water to the people affected by Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call