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Welcome to the Raptor Family!
Congratulations on your assignment to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ONE! We look forward to your arrival. As a Raptor, you will be part of a rich tradition of excellence and teamwork.
Upon receiving your orders to HSM-71, we will issue you a Welcome Aboard package and assign you a sponsor who will assist with travel arrangements, accommodations, and check-in procedures. If you do not receive a Welcome Aboard Package and need your sponsor information, please contact the Administration Office at (619) 545-7082.
HSM-71 is located at Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, CA. From Interstate 5 (North or South) take the CA-75 exit towards Coronado, across the Coronado Bay Bridge. Once across, pass through the old toll booth (no longer in service). Stay on 3rd street, crossing Orange Ave, which will bring you to the NAS North Island’s front gate. Continue forward on Tow Way through two traffic lights until the road turns left across an airfield taxiway. Continue straight, as the road comes to a T, get in the left lane to drive into the parking lot in front of Bldg 1456. When checking in during normal working hours, you should report to the HSM-71 Administrative Office, on the second deck, RM 208. During non-working hours, you may check-in with the HSM-71 Duty Office, also on the second deck.