DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HELICOPTER MARITIME STRIKE SQUADRON FOUR ZERO
P.O. BOX 280118
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32228-0118
Dear Future Airwolf,
I want to extend a warm welcome to you, upon your receipt of orders, as part of the staff here at HSM-40. Our Squadron’s mission is to “Provide Quality Training to Fleet Replacement Pilots and Aircrew so they may fight and win at sea.” As the U.S. Navy’s Training Squadron for the SH-60B and MH-60R helicopter, we have earned an outstanding reputation through the dedication and professional performance of all our Squadron members. I believe that you'll find your tour here both challenging and rewarding.
HSM-40 is located in Hangar 1552 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The Squadron Duty Office can be contacted 24 hours a day at DSN 960-6332 or Commercial (904) 270-6332. Your sponsor will be available to assist you in your transition. Additionally, our Squadron fully supports the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) for personnel with authorized dependents requiring special medical or educational services. If you are eligible for this program, contact us immediately.
Information about HSM-40, NS Mayport, and the Jacksonville area is available from your sponsor and the Internet. The following Internet sites provide considerable information on local housing, schools, childcare and employment opportunities as well as news, sports and special events:
Feel free to contact the HSM-40 Quarterdeck, by telephone at Commercial (904) 270-6332 ext. 200 or DSN 960-6332 ext. 200. The Administrative Department is also available to answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to call.
Welcome aboard! I look forward to having you as a member of the HSM-40 AIRWOLVES.
W. S. WALSH
UNITED STATES NAVY