Welcome Aboard! Congratulations on your orders to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 (HSM-74), the "World Famous Swamp Foxes." Our mission:"
"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 Air Wing 3 and Carrier Strike Group 2. In this squadron, each of our contributions are important and required 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 recognize people's hard work.
We are homeported at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL and are currently operating in Jacksonville. If you have orders and have not been contacted by your sponsor, please contact our sponsor coordinator: PR1 Robin Robinson at: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions, please utilize your sponsor, but feel free to contact our quarterdeck anytime at 904-542-1873.
Please log on to HTTPS://NSIPS.NMCI.NAVY.MIL today 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 and Facebook page.
Check us out prior to your arrival:
COVID 19 UPDATE: If you are traveling to HSM-74 commercial air, call (904)542-2300 and check in with HSM-74 Admin on your intended day of check in. You will be given specific instructions on how to proceed with your post-travel Restriction of Movement (ROM). For all new check-ins, if you are experiencing COVID like symptoms or have been in close contact with a COVID positive person in the last 14 days, contact the quarterdeck for further instructions.
We are located in hangar 1122 MOD 3 at the back of NAS Jacksonville.
Whether this is your first command or you are a salty sailor, HSM-74 and the Navy want to ensure you and your family have the tools necessary to navigate military life. The new MyNavy Family App provides valuable information whether someone is new to the Navy or a seasoned spouse who has experienced multiple deployments or permanent change of station moves. More than 1,100 spouses across the Navy provided input to develop the app. It focuses on 11 key milestone events within the life of the Navy family. Some of those areas include New Spouse Orientation, Mentorship and Networking, Special Needs Family Support, and Navy Retiree Services. Information from more than 22 different websites is now consolidated within one easy-to-use app. The free app can be found in the Navy App Locker, https://applocker.navy.mil.
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 believe you will enjoy your experience here and find this squadron to be both challenging and rewarding. I cannot wait to have you on our 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.