HSM-71

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Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven One
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HSM-71 insignia
Active October 4, 2007 - present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Role Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)
Under-Sea Warfare (USW)
Search & Rescue (SAR)
Part of Carrier Air Wing 9
Garrison/HQ Naval Air Station North Island
Nickname "Raptors"
Motto "The First and the Finest"
Commanders
Current
commander
CDR Ryan Tewell

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven One (HSM-71) is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. Nicknamed the ‘’Raptors’’, they are attached to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) and deploy aboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) strike group. The squadron was formed on October 4, 2007 and was the first fleet squadron to receive the MH-60R Seahawk (Romeo). It received its first Battle "E" in 2009, and was also awarded the Captain Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy for superior air antisubmarine warfare (ASW) in 2009 and again in 2010.

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