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These Are The Navy and Air Force Helicopters Supporting The Massive Military Assistance To Help Harvey Victims

The Dusty Dogs, Dragon Whales, and Night Hawks Might Not Sound Like A Friendly Bunch But Their Assistance Is Greatly Appreciated

Official US Navy Photograph

US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SEVEN (HSC-7) Dusty Dogs Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk and US Air Force (USAF) 48th Rescue Squadron Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters are flying joint wide-area search and rescue (SAR) sorties in support of search and rescue operations in the areas of Southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The helos are staging out of Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas.

48th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Official US Air Force Photograph

The Dusty Dogs are normally a part of Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) but were detached and sent to the area along with additional Knighthawk rotorcraft from HSC-28 Dragon Whales. The USAF 48th Rescue Squadron Night Riders are a part of the 563rd Rescue Group, 23rd Air Force and are normally based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) near Tucson in Arizona. These videos were uploaded on the US Navy YouTube page.

This is the “B-roll” from the footage shot for the clip above.

This is a short clip of rescue operations conducted by HSC-7.

Official US Navy Photograph

 

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Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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