Dear Swamp Fox,
Welcome Aboard! Congratulations on your orders to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN FOUR (HSM-74), the “World Famous Swamp Foxes.” You are joining the Navy’s premier helicopter squadron. Our mission is “To provide combat ready MH-60R aircraft and personnel for deployment onboard CVNs and RAST capable ships.” HSM-74 deploys people and helicopters to all corners of the globe in support of Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3). As part of CVW-3, HSM-74 regularly embarks elements aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and various cruisers and destroyers.
We are currently deployed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. For more information, contact our at-sea phone at (757)443-7837. Please immediately log on to HTTPS://NSIPS.NMCI.NAVY.MIL and fill out the gain questionnaire located under the electronic service record tasks tab. You can also view further information on our mission, points of contact, links to local resources, and directions to the squadron on our webpage at www.hsm74.navy.mil. Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HSM74 is also a good entry point.
Please keep us informed of any change in your plans or special needs, such as dependents enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member program, so we can provide additional resources. Additionally, we have a very strong Family Readiness Group that can provide your family with the support they might need while you are away. Our Ombudsman, Ms. Amanda Upton, is another great resource for your family. She can be reached at email@example.com and (904)437-6428.
I look forward to meeting you. You will enjoy being a part of our proud and professional squadron.
D. W. Testa
Commander, U.S. Navy
If you have any questions, please contact the Admin Officer, CWO2 Firman, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Squadron Duty Officer can be contacted at (904)-437-6427.
The links below may be of use on your transition.
NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE: HTTP://WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/JACKSONVILLE/INDEX.HTM
JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: HTTP://WWW.OPPORTUNITYJACKSONVILLE.COM/
If you have not been contacted by your Sponsor, please contact our sponsor coordinator, AD1 Boatright, via email at email@example.com.