HSM-71

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Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven One
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (US Navy) insignia 2016.png
HSM-71 insignia
Active4 October 2007 - present
Country United States of America
BranchUnited States Navy Seal United States Navy
RoleAnti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)
Under-Sea Warfare (USW)
Search & Rescue (SAR)
Part ofCarrier Air Wing 9
Garrison/HQNaval Air Station North Island
Nickname(s)"Raptors"
Motto(s)"The First and the Finest"
Commanders
Current
commander
CDR Russell Everitt

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 with the strike group centred on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis . The squadron was formed on October 4, 2007 and was the first fleet squadron to receive the MH-60R Seahawk. 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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