Welcome Aboard! Congratulations on your orders to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 (HSM-74), the "World Famous Swamp Foxes." Our mission is "To provide combat ready MH-60R aircraft and personnel for deployment on board CVNs and air capable ships."
You are joining a warfighting team of nearly 300 Sailors ready to go to sea as part of Carrier Airwing 3 and Carrier Strike Group 10. In this squadron, each of our contributions are important and valued for mission accomplishment. Our mandate is to prepare our Sailors, our equipment, and ourselves to fight and win at sea. We value qualifications, mentorship, by the book maintenance, experience, unity, and operational flexibility. We also love to recognize people's hard work.
Check us out prior to your arrival:
Command website: www.hsm74.navy.mil
We are homeported at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. HSM-74 is currently deployed, and away from homeport, embarked on USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN69) . Due to COVID 19 travel restrictions, we are currently not accepting new Sailors to our deployed ships. All personnel checking onboard while the squadron is away from homeport must report to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Building # 1122 MOD 3, located in the back of the Air Station. The Officer in Charge of the Beach Detachment, Lieutenant Commander Mutschler is in Jacksonville and will work with to arrange your next steps as we navigate our way through these uncharted waters.
Points of contact located at our beach detachment in Jacksonville:
(OIC) LCDR Mutschler: 321-720-2836
(AOIC) CWO3 Fernandez: 813-373-8895
(SEL) ATCS Sellers: 904-735-4157
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, Mrs. Rebecca Antweiler, is another great resource for your family. She can be reached at email@example.com and (904)233-6058.
I trust your sponsor will be able to answer most of your questions. I believe you will enjoy your experience here and find this squadron to be both challenging and rewarding. I can't wait to have you on my team! Let me know if I can help in any way. Fear the Fox, Support the Swamp, Victory Through Excellence!
Commander, U.S. Navy
If you have any questions, please contact the Admin Officer, CWO2 Hill, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
The Squadron Duty Officer can be contacted at (757)443-7838 (underway) or (904)-437-6427 (homeport).
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, PR1 Robinson , via email at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.