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AWAN Cox on top of CPW-10
NAS Moffet Field, CA

Contributed by AW2 Ken Cox

AWAN Holland...SENSO Wannabe
...in his younger days...is now a TACAMO inflight communicator

Contributed by AW1 Tim Holland

Black Creek
This was the VP-24 Squadron Band, Black Creek in Keflavik 1983-84. AW1 Tim Walker on the left, LT (former AW) Jim Higgins on the right, and AWCM (Ret.) Chuck Darwin in the background. The lower photo is a better shot of Chuck Darwin with Jim.

Contributed by AW1 (Ret.) Tim Walker

Commitment
AWCM (Ret.) Dave Paden renews his marriage vows with his wife Kim. AWCM (Ret.) Mike Hobbs presides as the committed couple are surrounded by their family.

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Mike Hobbs

Hawg Tied for Another Four Years
AW1 Tim Walker re-enlists in March 1983. Riding the red Harley dresser is Ex-AW1 Mike Smith. With him is my PPC, Lt Paul Momany. On the back is my wife, then TD2, now AT1 retired Elly Walker. In the background, on the far right with his hands on his hips, is the Skipper, CDR Wayne Vickery.
Re-ups started to get very unusual in later years and they stopped doing anything like this.

Contributed by AW1 (Ret.) Tim Walker

Good Stick!!
Jim Hunnewell reenlists in the cockpit of the P-3 Flight Simulator in September 1986. You can't see the pilot seats, but his wife was flying the simulator (with motion on) as he was reenlisting.

Contributed by AWC (Tet.) Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell

S-2F SS4 (the acoustic operator) makes a BFI selection
...and I didn't even know they had a BFI!!

Contributed by AW1 Kim McDowell

AW1 McDowell receives his certificate of advancement
Contributed by AW1 Kim McDowell

Kuwaiti Witness Protection Program
...or we are the Borg....prepare to be assimilated!!

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Kuwaiti Beach Patrol
AW1 Matt Russ and AW2 Pedro Colon survey the beach action....sure looks different than the scenery on the California beaches!!

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Kuwaiti Casual
AW1 Matt Russ models the latest in Kuwaiti casual clothing....bullets are an accessory

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Where's the Fosters?
AW1 Matt Russ enjoys the Australian greenery compared to the Persian Gulf desert.
Australia.


Photo by AW2(NAC) Josh Vogel. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Down Under AW
AW1(AW) Jason Barney takes action photos in the Asia LZ.
Pearce RAAF Base, Western Australia.


Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

No worries...mate!
AW2(NAC) Dan Saylor calls the zone in Asia LZ.
Pearce RAAF Base, Western Australia.


Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

"HS AW Motto"
Neither sand, nor monsoon, nor lack of per diem, nor gloom of beerless night stays these HS AWs from the swift completion of their appointed rounds!!


Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

War Eagle On Watch
AW1 Paul Ramos (VP-16 CAC 1) operating SS-3 equipment in support of operation Enduring Freedom.

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

War Eagle On Watch
AW2 Estevan Franco ( VP-16 CAC 12)Operating SEi in support of operation Enduring Freedom.

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

War Eagle On Watch
AW2 Patrick Biddinger (VX-20) Instructs AW2 Gene Eason (VP-16 CAC 4 ) in SEI operation.

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

War Eagle On Watch
AW2 McArthur (VP-16 CAC 3) and AW2 Franco (VP-16 CAC 12) Operate SEI in support of operation Enduring freedom.

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

Armed and dangerous
AW1 Russ shows us his piece during flight operations in Pakistan

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

War Eagle On Watch
AW2 Eason (VP-16) operating SEI in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

Not tonight...we got a headache!!
AW2 Scotty Weiss (l) and AW2 Johnnie Sikes "eagerly" anticipate their GAU-16 gunnex.

Photo is by AO1 Martinez, HS-4.

SEI training
AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado, Titan, providing SEI training to VP-16

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado

A night vision view
AW2 Alcazar is retrieved during nighttime CSAR training

Contributed by AW2 Alcazar

Mailcall...Mailcall
HS-4 transfers cargo during WestPac 2002

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

"AW2 Clinton "Cliff" Wolf calling the deck
during free deck DLQs to the USS Fletcher (DD-992)
during HS-4's WestPac 2002

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

"Our ISP Host!!"
AWC (Ret.) Guy Tessum
During his hairier days!!

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Elmer Bishop

"Fists of Fury!!"
AW3 Elmer "Black Baron" Bishop
During the 1981 Diego Garcia Smokers!!

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Elmer Bishop

"Congratulations Champ!!"
AW3 Elmer Bishop receives his boxing award from CDR McDaniels
1981

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Elmer Bishop

"On set!!"
L-R: AW2 Stan Cox, Actor Tom "Viper" Skaret, AW2 Brian Hartwick
During filming of Tears of the Sun

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

"On top of the world!!"
AWCS John Wandke on stand-by for search and rescue.
Northern Edge '02 exercise.

Photo by Air Force Senior Airman D. Myles Cullen

"Welcome aboard!!"
AWCS John Wandke pulls in a couple Army soldiers with the HH-60 helicopter's hoist.
Northern Edge '02 exercise.

Photo by Air Force Senior Airman D. Myles Cullen

"At least the flightline is not frozen over!!"
AW3 Rogelio Govea (left) and AWCS John Wandke, both from HS-4, discuss their observations of the search and rescue training that was just completed over the Alaskan range.
Northern Edge '02 exercise.

Photo by Air Force Senior Airman D. Myles Cullen

"North Island or Eielson...North Island or Eielson..decisions, decisions"
AWCS John Wandke looks over the Alaskan range while the HH-60 Black Knights helicopter squadron departs Eielson AFB, AK.
Northern Edge '02 exercise.

Photo by Air Force Senior Airman D. Myles Cullen

"Time hack...mark"
AWCS John Wandke and AW3 Rogelio Govea from the HH-60 Black Knights helicopter squadron synchronize their watches.
Northern Edge '02 exercise.

Photo by Air Force Senior Airman D. Myles Cullen

"I've got legs...and I know how to use them!!!
AW2 Erb shakes his booty during a farewell luau!!

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

"A different perspective; sure hope he didn't have beans last night!"
AW3 Allen practices disentangling a victim from parachute shrouds

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

"A little wet behind the ears"
A lighter moment as AW3 Worthiem plays victim during SAR training

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

"The big blades go round and round!!!
AW1 Phil "Domo" Domonicci explains SH-60B operations to several young visitors during a "dog and pony" show

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

"I can fly!!!
AW1 Phil "Domo" Domonicci assists a young visitor during a "dog and pony" show

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

AW1 Phil "Domo" Domonicci during SAR Jumps
Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

AW2 Tevanian, AW2 Younger, and AW2 Cluts Prepare for SAR Jumps
Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

It's tough being the senior chief!!!
AWCS Gillet receives a kiss from actress Monica Bellucci

Photo by Mr. Bruce Willis. Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

AWCS Gillet Reaches 7000 Flight Hour Milestone
...and maintaining his wet aircrewman status

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

Easy Rider meets Die Hard
Easy Rider AWCS "Cal" Mickey with Actor Bruce Willis
During filming of Tears of the Sun

Photo by AWCS Gillet. Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs.

AW2 Bernardy conducts HIFR from USS Sides
Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs

Lock and Load
AW2 Brett Ekert and AW1 Cory Brown load an M2-40 20mm gun aboard an HS-7 Dusty Dogs SH-60F

Official U.S. Navy Photo/ Photographer's Mate Airman Christopher B. Stoltz

The HS-4 GQ Moose
Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Teaching the LDO a thing or two about ASW
AW3 Turner explains the science of ASW from the Ranger ASWMOD sensor console to LCDR Bill Meyers (standing)and LTJG Roy Peterson (seated).

Contributed by Terry Turner

Ready and rarin' to go
AW2 Hunnewell, 1980

Contributed by AWC (Ret.) Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell

Prepare to lift
During the recent Sikorsky Aircraft annual refresher training for the Republic of China Navy (the good guys).
TSO: "George" (ROCN), ASO: "Big Johnson" (ROCN), Sensor Instructor: Pat Dailey (Sikorsky) HAC: Glen Campbell (Sikorsky), Co-pilot: "Gumby" (ROCN)

Contributed by AW1 (Ret.) Pat Dailey

ASMOD in Action!
AW3 Jose Vacio, AWC Jeff Bonay and STG1 Steele on the BIG E directing USW Helo's in a Dip during JTFEX

Photos by Unidentified CVN-65 Photographer. Contributed by CWO2 Jeff Massey

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Arriving on scene

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Assessing victim's condition

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Moving the victim

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Prepping the victim on the litter

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Rigging the litter for hoisting

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Ready to hoist

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Hoisting the litter

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Guiding the litter

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

MEDEVAC Training: Hoisting a Victim from Carrier Deck
Aircraft entry

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Leaving Kuwait
AW1 Matt Russ in front of the world famous CNN bridge

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Adios Persian Gulf!
AW1 Matt Russ with beach landing zone in background

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Starboard Delta..Plane Guard duty again
AWAN Jeff Manthos

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Jeff Manthos

AWAN Jeff Manthos
Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Jeff Manthos

Will you keep your hands inside!!!
Don't make me come back there

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Jeff Manthos

On the ready!!
AW1(AW) Russ and AW3(SW) Rene Alcazar trying to stay awake in the back of ready room #5

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW1 Russ wearing NVGs
Photo by AW1(AW) Mark Schuelke. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW3 Benny Alcala completes annual SAR jumps in Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
I'm waiting!!!

Photo by AW1(AW) Mark Schuelke. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW3 Benny Alcala completes annual SAR jumps in Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
Time to hoist another one!!

Photo by AW1(AW) Mark Schuelke. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW3 Benny Alcala completes annual SAR jumps in Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
Hi honey...I'm home!!!

Photo by AW1(AW) Mark Schuelke. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW3 Keith Lampman in Black Knight 615 performing vertrep from USS Camden to USS Abraham Lincoln
Pacific Ocean near Singapore

Photographer IT3 Tucker; CVIC. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

EOD fastrope ops to flight deck
AW2(AW) Pedro Colon and AW3 Dan Mercuri monitor the operations

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Another day in the office
Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW1(AW) Russ fires M-60D
Over Bravo 20 range during gunnex

Photo by AW3 John Bene. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

AW2 Dennis Josse and EOD Team preparing for parachute jumps
from HS-4 HH-60H over Bravo 16 in Fallon, NV.

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

Go ahead...make my day!!!
AW2(SW) "Pumba" Alcazar on the GAU-16.

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ