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.
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.