WELCOME TO HSM 71! It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ONE (HSM 71). We look forward to your arrival. The men and women of HSM 71 fly and maintain the Navy's most advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk. HSM 71 is homeported at Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Base Coronado, San Diego CA.
Your assignment onboard HSM 71 will be the most challenging and fulfilling of your naval career. HSM 71 is the lead squadron and the benchmark for excellence for employment of the MH-60R helicopter.
All Sailors are assigned a sponsor to make the transition as easy as possible. If you have not been contacted by your sponsor, please feel free to contact one of our Sponsor Program Coordinators. If your sponsor has already contacted you, please ensure you keep him/her updated with your travel arrangements and contact information up to the day that you officially check into the command. If you have any questions about our squadron, San Diego, or anything else, do not hesitate to ask your sponsor or one of the Sponsor Program Coordinators.
The Raptor Family anxiously awaits your arrival and looks forward to counting you among the greatest team of professionals in our Navy.
WELCOME ABOARD! CDR R. T. TEWELL, RAPTOR ONE SENDS.
SPONSOR PROGRAM COORDINATORS
YNC(AW/SW) Byard W_SDNI_HSM71_SPONSORS_GS@NAVY.MIL
PS2(AW/SW) Hunter W_SDNI_HSM71_SPONSORS_GS@NAVY.MIL