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HH-60 Pave Hawk crews earned 23 Distinguished Flying Crosses during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
The 129th RQW has made 948 saves.
Number Type Unit Comments
164081 SH-60F HS-51 Involved in Relief operations in Japan after the 9.0 earthquake, March 2011
166320 MH-60S, Knighthawk HCS-26 Transported Rear Admiral Steven Ratti during Operation Continuing Promise 2011, August 2011.
166324 MH-60S, Knighthawk HCSS-6 "Chargers" Replenished the USS Saipan in the relief mission to Haiti as part of Operation New Horizons, February 2005.
166542 MH-60R (HSM) 77 Supported Operation Enduring Freedom
2600 HH-60, Pave Hawk USAF, 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
3413 CH-60 HC-8, Det 1 replenished the USS George Washington on September 14, 2002. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
6115 H-60 USAF 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Deployed to Djiouti, March 12, 2015
6200 HH-60 USAF Flew relief missions to Katrina victims - August 2005
6198 HH-60G USAF Flew rescue missions for Katrina victims - September 2005
26201 HH-60 USAF Flew relief missions to Katrina victims - August 2005. Provided support for Gustav relief - September 2008
6211 HH-60 USAF Flew relief missions to tsunami victims - January 2005
6229 HH-60 305th Rescue Squadron USAF Reserves, served in Operation Enduring Freedom
6231 HH-60 Pave Hawk   Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
6354 HH-60 USAF Flew relief missions to tsunami victims - January 2005
6401 HH-60 USAF Flew relief supplies to Philippine typhoon victims - December 2004. Flew relief supplies to Tsunami victims - January 2005.
6402 UH-60L USAF Flew relief supplies to Philippine typhoon victims - December 2004. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
106   129 Esp. Rescue Sq. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
307 HH-60H HCS-5 "Firehawks" Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
386 SH-60 U.S. Navy Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
610 SH-60 USS Eisenhower, CVW-7 Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom
616 SH-60F USS Eisenhower, CVW-7 Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom
165760 MH-60S Seahawk US Navy Flew Tsunami relief missions February 2005
166292 MH-60S US Navy February 2006 - Replenished the USS Harpers Ferry at sea during the Phillipines mud slide rescue operation. Med evaced a child from Indonesia to the USNS Mercy.
166347 MH-60S US Navy HCS-26 January 2010 - Flew earthquake relief missions in Haiti
166386 MH-60S US Navy HCS-26 January 2010 - Flew earthquake relief missions in Haiti
189760 MH-60S Seahawk US Navy Flew Tsunami relief missions March 2005 from the UNS Mercy
26853 UH-60 US Army Flew a Hurricane Stan releif mission to Guatemala City, Guatamala on October 7, 2005
Battlecat 25 SH-60B US Navy Helped in the rescue of Panamanian diver Jose Hernandez. Lt.j.g. Patrick Cliggett flew one of the missions.
92-26413 UH-60L   November 7, 2003 - shot down by an RPG, killed all six soldiers on-board.
Jolly 91 HH-60G California ANG Saved 599 lives

Two HH-60 crews (Jolly 23 & Jolly 24) and an HC-130 crew won the Jolly Green Association 2003 Rescue Mission of the Year Award. The HH-60 crew included:
The 902th Rescue Wing made 17 saves during Operation Iraqi Freedom May 3, 2016 - A Blackhawk medevaced Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, who was mortally wounded by ISIL forces.
2014 - UH-60s supported Operation Inherent Resolve.
March 23, 2003 - Blackhawks evacuated wounded from An-Nasiriyah
SH-60s replenished the USS Abraham Lincoln on January 24, 2003
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle damaged a UH-60 by crashing into it.
January 1, 2003 - A UH-60 had to make an emergency landing because of a tail rotor problem. A soldier was slightly injured in the incident.
September 19, 2009 - A Blackhawk crashed and killed a soldier.
December 21, 2007 - A UH-60 Blackhawk crashed. There were no serious injuries.
August 22, 2007 - A UH-60 crash killed 14 U.S. soldiers.
April 5, 2007 - Enemy forces shot down a Blackhawk Four of the 9 on-board were med-evaced.
January 20, 2007 - A Blackhawk crash killed 12 U.S. soldiers.
August 8, 2006 - A UH-60 crashed in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq and killed 2 soldiers. and injured two soldiers and two sailors.
January 7, 2006 - A UH-60 crashed and killed 8 soldiers and a DoD Civilian.
November 12, 2004 - Groundfire shot down a UH-60 and wounded three crew members.
October 7, 2004 - A HH-60H of (HS) 15 crashed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The seven on board received minor injuries.
September 21, 2004 - A UH-60 crash injured four soldiers.
January 8, 2004 - Enemy fire shot down a UH-60 and killed nine soldiers.
November 15, 2003 - Enemy fire shot down two Blackhawks. Ground fire struck one UH-60 which collided with the other. The incident killed 17 soldiers and injured five.
October 25, 2003 - An RPG shot down a Blackhawk and wounded a crew member.
October 21, 2003 - An exploding tire killed a soldier and injured another soldier.
September 2, 2003 - A UH-60 crashed and killed a soldier and injured another soldier.
February 25, 2003 - An army UH-60A, Serial Number 88-26083, crashed in Kuwait killing all four crew members.
August 14, 2003 - a Blackhawk accidentally knocked down a banner. The mishap killed one Iraqi and wounded four others.
May 11, 2003 - A UH-60 crash killed three soldiers and wounded another soldier.
April 2, 2003 - A UH-60 was lost. The crash killed six and wounded four.

HH-60Gs of the 56th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, flew 41 US Marines to Monrovia and evacuated 23 people on July 21, 2003. The serial Numbers of the helicopters were 6109, 6206, and 6212.
% An HH-60G Pavehawk crew "Pedro 16" won the 2009 MacKay Trophy.
HH-60 crews rescued 1,000 Afghans from a flood in July, 2011.
H-60 units include:
HH-60Gs from the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron have flown 1,103 hours, generated 1,252 sorties, aided in saving 195 lives, and logged 462 assists. HH-60s from the 347th Rescue Wing has made 122 saves since June 1, 2006.
HH-60s from the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron made 1,200 saves and evacuated 1,800 other personnel.
SF-60F from HS-5 delivered a package to the USS Boise on May 28, 2002.
SH-60s from HS-8, the "Eightballers" flew replenishment missions from the oiler USNS Pecos to the USS Stennis.
SH-60Fs of HS-8 acted as plane guards.
HSL-51 (SH-60B) † 305th Rescue Sq. (HH-60) † 129th Rescue Sq. (HH-60)
58th Rescue Squadron † HC-8 (HC-60) † 126th Medical Company † 59th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron
HSM-75 - Flew MH-60Rs when they received the Battle "E" for their actions in 2013.
Type Unit Comment
HH-60G Pave Hawk 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Credited with 274 saves. Transported 580 patients.
HH-60 920th RQW Credited with 339 rescues in Operation Enduring Freedom
June 21, 2014 - H-60s were involved in an air assault mission at Bagram Airfield.
June 11, 2011 - Two HH-60G rescued two French Gazelle pilots. One pilot died the other survived.
May 1, 2011 - MH-60s were used in the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden.
April 23, 2011 - A USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk made a weapons pass and killed an insurgent.
February 2011 - A US Navy HH-60H rescued a sailor, assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, who fell overboard.
February 2010 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew and pararescue Airmen transported 51 patiends.
January 2010 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew and pararescue Airmen transported 33 patients.
December 2009 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew and pararescue Airmen transported 44 patients.
November 27, 2009 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters recovered the bodies of three civilians killed in an Mi-8 crash, which occurred on November 23, 2009.
October 8, 2009 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and "Guardian Angel" teams transported 15 patients to coalition field hospitals.
September 28, 2009 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters transported 9 patients to coalition field hospitals from locations in Afghanistan.
September 15, 2009 - Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and "Guardian Angel" teams transported 15 patients to coalition field hospitals from locations in Afghanistan.
September 4, 2009 - An H-60 med-evaced an Afghan soldier wounded by an IED.
September 3, 2009 - HH-60G Pave Hawks and "Guardian Angel" teams transported 17 patients to coalition field hospitals.
June 26, 2009 - HH-60G Pave Hawks and "Guardian Angel" teams located, rescued, stabilized, and transported 9 patients to a field hospital.
May 19, 2009 - A USAF HH-60 was involed in an operation where an Afghan soldier was successfully evacuated. In a separate action the same HH-60 was credited with saving 40 special forces soldiers by redirecting their convoy after they were attacked by enemy forces.
May 10, 2009 - A Pave Hawk Responded in self defense when attacked. December 23, 2007 - Two MH-60S Seahawks from the USNS Arctic rescued seven mariners in a raft in the Persian Gulf.
December 2006 - An HH-60 Pave Hawk flew two mission and med-evaced three Afghan soldiers.
November 25, 2006 - An HH-60 Pave Hawk flew a mission and med-evaced an Afghan civilian.
October 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 12 missions and med-evaced 10 Afghan soldiers and 10 civilians.
September 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 16 med-evac missions. Med-evaced 1 U.S. soldier, 1 Canadian soldier, 15 coalition soldiers, 4 Afghan soldier, and 7 civilians.
September 2006 - HH-60 flew search and recovery mission for a crashed RAF Nimrod.
August 31, 2006 - HH-60G involved in the search and recovery of a crashed RNAF F-16.
August 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 25 med-evac missions. Med-evaced 16 coalition members, 3 civilians, 3 U.S. service members, 10 Afghan Army soldiers and 3 terrorists.
July 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 32 med-evac mission. Med-evaced 18 Afghan, 19 U.S., 3 Australian, one Canadian soldier, 3 other coalition soldiers, and 7 Afghan civilian.
June 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 18 med-evac missions.
May 31, 2006 - 2 x HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 2 missions and saved 2 patients with life-threatening injuries.
May 29, 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawk transported a critically injured coalition patient.
May 27, 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew 6 missions and evacuated 13 coalition patients with urgent or life threatening injuries.
May 25, 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawk flew a mission.
May 24, 2006 - HH-60 Pave Hawks flew two rescue missions.
October 2005 - 3 x US Army UH-60s & 2 x US Navy MH-60s supported earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan.
July 28, 2005 - 2 x HH-60G, USAF, rescued an Afghan man and a 12 year old Afghan boy wounded in an enemy mortar attack.
UH-60s were involved in an operation where 200 Afghans were rescued from a flood.
An Afghan mother gave birth inside a UH-60 while she was being transported to a hospital.
Four Blackhawks lifted a group of over 150 soldiers on an operation where one Taliban was killed and seven others were captured. (April 23, 2003)
Supported an operation which resulted in the capture of 4 suspects.
Supported Operation Valiant Strike
UH-60s resupplied ground forces during the battle outside Spin Boldak (January 27-30, 2003)
A Blackhawk medevaced wounded on July 27, 2002.
Blackhawks provided logistical support for special operations forces (Green Berets, SEALS, and SAS).
Blackhawks extracted the Rangers after the first ground raid into Afghanistan.
A Blackhawk landed "Team Alpha" (ODA-574) into Afghanistan on 1 November, 2001.
Blackhawks fired on "Arab" troops during the prisoner uprising.
An SH-60 provided support during the boarding of the merchant ship Kota Sejarah.
A Seahawk served as plane guard for the USS Stennis.
A Seahawk monitored the Hajji Rahmeh during a Maritime Interdiction Operation on January 27, 2002.
Blackhawks transported Delta Force troops on the January 24, 2002 raid where 20-30 Taliban troops were killed and 27 captured.
A UH-60 provided fire support for a ground operation on July 27, 2002.
Two Pave Hawk helicopters exchanged fire with Abu Sayyaf guerrillas near Basilan, PI.
A Blackhawk transported the body of a soldier killed in an accidental explosion on April 15, 2002.
A UH-60 rescued three children from a flash flood. (June 29, 2005)
Pave Hawk helicopters from the 41st EROS carried out 60 rescues.
January 5, 2016 - Enemy fire damaged the rotor blades of an HH-60.
January 16, 2009 - A HH-60 helicopter made an emergency landing outside Kabul.
April 11, 2005 - A Black Hawk received 30 small arms rounds.
September 2012 - A UH-60 crashed.
August 16, 2012 - The Taliban shot down a UH-60, killing 7 Americans and 4 Afghans.
April 19, 2012 - The Taliban claims it shot down a Blackhawk UH-60 that was lost, killing all four crew members.
May 1, 2011 - An MH-60 made a hard landing and had to be destroyed during the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
April 23, 2011 - Two USAF HH-60Gs were damaged by enemy ground fire and their flight engineers were wounded.
June 9, 2010 - four airmen died in a HH-60G crash. Three other airmen were injured in the crash.
July 29, 2009 - Enemy forces shot down an H-60.
March 19, 2009 - A USAF HH-60 was severly damaged by an RPG.
June 21, 2006 - While trying to med-evac a mortally wounded soldier a UH-60 hoist malfunctioned and killed a crew member.
October 22, 2005 - A UH-60 made a hard landing and injured four on-board, one seriously.
A USAF HH-60 crashed. The crash killed one airman and injured two others.
A U.S. Army UH-60 crashed. The crash killed one crew member and injured the other three. The crash also injured 11 U.S.M.C. passengers.
A USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk crashed in Afghanistan March 23, 2003. Six crew members died in the crash.
A Blackhawk supporting the first commando raid into Afghanistan crashed in Pakistan. Two US Army Rangers died in the crash.
A USAF HH-60 crashed on August 13, 2002. The crash slightly injured six crew members. The helicopter had just shuttled a civilian to a military hospital. One of the injured was SSgt Donovan Chapman.
A US Army UH-60 crashed in Afghanistan, killing all four crew members.

Involved in rescuing the downed F-117A and F-16 pilots.
On 5/2/99 an MH-60 on a rescue mission received some damage from small arms fire. The helicopter received hits in the fuselage and left engine cowling.


August 2017 - USAF HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron assisted in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
August 25, 2017 - A U.S. H-60 crashed off the coast of Yemen. One service member is missing, 5 have been rescued.
December 13, 2016 - An HH-60 from the USAF 33rd Rescue Squadron rescued 5 U.S. Marines from an MV-22 that landed in shallow water.
August 18, 2016 - Human error causes an HH-60, Pave Hawk, to crash at Nellis AFB, NV. The crew members were injured and the HH-60 was a total loss.
May 6, 2016 - An H-60 Seahawk rescued a USMC pilot whose Harrier crashed into the Altantic Ocean off the coast of Wilmington, NC.
March 28, 2015 - An HH-60 rescued 2 Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 crew members who ejected safely.
December 15, 2014 - A HH-60G rescued a fisherman of the California coast.
June 2014 - An SH-60 from the USS Ingraham tracked the Maria Bonita that was carrying 793 kilograms of cocaine.
April 2014 - US Navy MH-60S helicopters were participated in the search and rescue operations of a South Korean ferry.
April 17, 2014 - A US Navy MH-60S of HSC-25 rescued two hikers near Tarzan Falls, Guam.
January 13, 2014 - An SH-60B attached to the USS Rentz detected and intercepted a vessel carrying 313 kilograms of cocaine.
April 4, 2013 - An Alaskan Air National Guard HH-60 rescued Tom Douglas.
November 2012 - Six UH-60s carried out Search and Rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
August 2012 - HH-60G Pave Hawks of the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing dropped water on wildfires near Bakersfield , CA.
June 10, 2012 - An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk discovered the crash site of a C-124 Globemaster that crashed on an Alaskan glacier on November 22, 1952.
March 18, 2012 - An HH-60 Pave Hawk rescued three skiers in Alaska.
2012 - California Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawks evacuated injured Chinese fishermen to Acapulco.
2012 - An Air National Guard HH-60 trasported a critically ill patient from a remote Alaskan village to Anchorage.
February 4, 2012 - Two California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawks rescued an ill sailor on the MCS Beijing, off the California coast.
January 5, 2012 - Assisted in the rescue of the Iranian Fishing Vessel Al Molai and the capture of 15 pirates.
December 19, 2011 - Assisted in the capture of a pirate skiff and 9 pirates.
April 3, 2011 - An SF-60F from the USS Enterprise rescued a sailor who fell overboard.
March 25, 2011 - An SH-60F & an SF-60B foiled an attempt by pirates to capture the Falcon Trader II.
March 14, 2011 - HH-60 helicopter assisted in rescue operations in Japan, after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.
March 6, 2011 - An SH-60 assisted in the rescue of the MV Guanabara and its 24 crew members who were being held by pirates.
December 23, 2010 - An HH-60 rescued a hiker in the Coronado National Forest.
April 2, 2010 - A SH-60 from the USS Farragut monitored the boarding of three pirate skiffs.
March 15, 2010 - An SH-60F rescued an F/A-18 pilot who ejected safely from an F/A-18 after it collided with another F/A-18.
March 1, 2009 - An HH-60G Pave Hawk searched for Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Victor Cooper, William Bleakley, a former University of South Florida player and Nick Schuyler, a former University of South Florida player. Nick Schuyler was rescued on March 2, 2009.
December 10, 2008 - Two USAF HH-60G flew pararescuemen to a Liberian-flagged ship to save the life of a sailer who was seriously injured in a fall.
September 2008 - An MH-60 from the USS Kearsarge provided hurricane relief to Haiti.
July 2008 - US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters searched for the B-52 and crew that went down off the coast of Guam.
May 2008 - US Army UH-60s supported relief operations in El Salvadore.
March 6, 2008 - An SH-60F rescued a civilian diver off the coast of Florida.
December 15, 2007 - Two HH-60H helicopters from HS-4 rescued a 14-year old girl who suffered a ruptured appendix while on the cruise ship Dawn Princess.
October 2007 - US Navy MH-60s supported fire fighting operations in California.
March 12, 2007 - A US Navy SH-60F rescued USAF Maj. Timothy B. Piccin after he ejected from his F-16.
October 19, 2006 - An SH-60B from the HSV Swift spotted 4 mariners in a submerged boat.
August 2006 - 5 x UH-60s was involved in fighting forest fires in the State of Washington.
August 2006 - Israeli H-60s supported Israeli operations in Lebanon.
April 19, 2006 - An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescued a Korean woman from Yeong Pyeong Do. The pilots were Capt. Chris Spindler and Capt. James Humphrey.
March 14, 2006 - A USAF Pave Hawk rescued a US Marine and a Japanese National from the waters off Okinawa. The Pave Hawk crew included 2nd Lt. Timothy L. James and SSgt. Mark Molar.
March 14, 2006 - A Korean HH-60 rescued a downed USAF F-16 pilot from the West Sea.
February 2006 - An HS-60S from Helicopter Combat Squadron 25 participated in the Phillipine mud slide rescue operation.
January 19, 2006 - An SH-60B from the USS Ford rescued two civilian sailors in the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
January 17, 2006 - An HH-60 rescued the pilot of a crashed F-15 (78-498).
October 2005 - 2 x HM-60s of HSC-26 participated in Pakistani earthquake relief.
September 24, 2005 - HH-60 Pave Hawks performed 5 saves. HH-60J, Petty Officer Moises Rivera-Carrion, USCG, rescued 269 Kartina survivors.
HH-60G Pave Hawks of the 347th Rescue Wing performed 221 rescues in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
An MH-60S from the USS Bataan supported Katrina recovery operations.
An SH-60B of HSL-49 supported Katrina recovery operations.
August 30, 2005 - Two MH-60s took off at 1700 Local to Assist Search and Rescue Operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Kathrina.
August 5, 2005 - An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescued a USMC family member in Japan. The crew included; Lt Col John Dallin, TSgt Brandon Casteel, & SrA Matt Morrow.
May 11, 2005 - Two H-60s were involved in an incident where a Cessna 150 flew into the restricted zone near Washington, DC.
HH-60Gs Pave Hawks rescued 168 stranded students and 19 staff from a flood in Nevada.
HH-60H Seahawks of HS2 flew relief mission to Tsunami victims, January 2005.
December 22, 2004 - A USAF, HH-60G assisted a stranded civilian pilot in Fairbanks, Alaska.
An SB-60B Seahawk from the USS John K. Hall located a speed boat which was carrying 3,500 lbs (73 Bales) of cocaine.
September 14, 2004 - Two HH-60G Pave Hawks med-evaced a Russian sailor from a Russian destroyer. Those involed in the mission included:
Maj (Dr) Brian Tollefson, Capt. Ron Henderson (Aircraft Commander), TSgt Eric Barry (Pararescueman), SSgt Jason Marfell (Pararescueman), & SSgt Jamie Sowels (Flight Engineer)
August 26, 2004 - An HH-60 flew a mission to rescue the pilot of a Kolb Fire Star II ultralight in Alaska. MSgt Paul Barendregt was a Pararescueman on that mission.
An SH-60B from the USS Curts flew a Coast Guard sailor with a medical emergency from the USCG Buoy Tender Sequoia to Mexico. PO2 Juan Toole was one of the SH-60B crew members.
Two SH-60Bs (Jaguar 605 & Easyrider 57) tracked and helped capture a "go-fast" boat. The boat contained 72 x 50lb bales of cocaine.
June 24, 2004 - an HH-60 of the 305th Rescue Squadron rescued two firefighters. Those involved in the rescue included:
Maj. Jeffrey Macrander (Aircraft Commander), 2nd Lt. Daniel Lake (Pararescueman), & MSgt James Sanchez (Pararescueman)
Two USAF HH-60s rescued a civilian in a stricken 52' sail boat. Those involved in the rescue included SSgt Jeffret Hedglin and SrA Tom Pearce.
SH-60Bs assisted in rescuing 24 mariners in the collission of the Motorized Vessel Everton and the fishing boat Chun Ying.
March 1, 2004 - An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescued Ted Greene, the pilot of a crashed Piper PA-15.
HSL-45 "Wolf Pack", which flies SH-60Bs has 95,000 accident-free flight hours. They haven't had an accident for 16 years.
January 25, 2004 - An HH-60H transported injured Merchant Seaman Giovanni Cutugno from the Italian Merchant Ship Isolaverde to the USS George Washington.
An HH-60 of the 920th RQW rescued two shrip boat crew members. MSgt Michael Ziegler was one of the pararescue members on the mission.
SH-60Bs from HSL-47, assigned to the USS Rentz participated in the capture of 7 tons of cocaine.
A Blackhawk brought Pfc Jessica Lynch home from Walter Reed AMC.
An HH-60 of HS-11 from the USS ENTERPRISE rescued two people on June 26, 2003. One was from the vessel 'Satisfaction', the other was from the 'Tail Chaser'.
Two HH-60 Pave Hawks rescued two men from a damaged 30' yacht in the North Atlantic on September 6, 2002.
An HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 920th Rescue Group rescued Mike Sawnn on 8 December, 2002. Mike Swann took ill while on a Commercial Fishing Boat. MSgt Doug Kestranek participated in the rescue.
Two SF-60Fs of HS-75 "Emerald Knights" found five victims (four survivors) or the commercial fishing vessel "Diamond Shoals" which sank off the Florida Coast. (February 2, 2003)
April 26, 2008 - Two HH0G Pave Hawks saved six migrants in distress in the Gulf of Mexico. November 7, 2012 - A RAF Lakenheath a USAF HH-60G had to make a precautionary landing after a windshield motor failed and filled the cockpit with smoke.
March 15, 2018 - An HH-60 Pave Hawk crashed in Iraq. Captain Mark K. Weber, Captain Andreas B. O'Keeffe, Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, Master Sergeant William R. Posch, & Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis died in the crash.
April 17, 2017 - A U.S. Army H-60 crashed in Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin was killed and Captain Terikazu Onoda & Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas were injured.
March 10, 2014 - A UH-60 crashed in Florida. The 7 marines and 4 soldiers on board are missing.
December 3, 2014 - A UH-60 crashed in South Carolina. The crew survived.
January 7, 2014 - A flock of geese crashed into a USAF HH-60 Pave Hawk. This caused a crash which killed all 4 crew members. This happened on the Norfolk coast of Great Britain.
September 22, 2013 - An MH-60S Knighthawk crashed into the Red Sea. The 5 crew members are missing.
August 5, 2013 - A USAF UH-60 crashed in Japan. One airman was killed.
November 8, 2007 - A U.S. Army UH-60 crashed in Italy and killed six soldiers and airmen of the 11 on board. Those killed include:
Staff Sgt. Robert D. Rogers, Staff Sgt. Mark A. Spence, Senior Airman Kenneth P. Hauprich, Jr.
Those injured include; Technical Sgt. Tanisha A. Pryor, Senior Airman Michael J. Costley and Senior Airman Joshua A. Hanak
September 24, 2007 - An MH-60S crashed in Guam. One crew member died, another had a broken arm, the other two received minor injuries.
January 26, 2007 - An MH-60S from the USS Bonhomme Richard crashed off the coast of California. All four crew members were killed.
December 13, 2005 - A U.S. Navy SH-60B crashed off the coast of Columbia killing Lt. Christopher H. Snyder, Lt.j.g. Nicolas J. Juron, and PO2 John N. Kaye III.
May 11, 2005 - A USAF HH-60G crash in New Mexico killed TSgt Scott A. Bobbitt and injured two others.
January 13, 2005 - A Columbian Army Blackhawk crashed and killed all 20 soldier on board.
January 10, 2005 - A US Navy SH-60 crashed while on a Tsunami relief flight. The crash injured the 10 crew members, 6 seriously.
November 29, 2004 - A US Army UH-60 crashed and killed seven soldiers.
April 27, 2004 - A US Army UH-60 crashed and killed all three crew members.
August 7, 2003 - A US Army Blackhawk, Serial Number 84-23954, of 377th Medical Company crashed in South Korea.
February 2003 - A Columbian Army helicopter crashed and killed 23 soldiers.
March 11, 2002 - A US Army Blackhawk crashed in New York State. Eleven of the 13 soldiers on board died in the crash. The crash wounded the other two. The Blackhawk belonged to the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Aviation Brigade.
December 12, 2002 - A US Army Blackhawk of 1st Btn., 228th Aviation Regiment, crashed in Honduras. The crash killed five soldiers.
On September 6, 2002 an SH-60B crashed. A KCBS-Los Angeles TV camera operator died in the crash.
May 30, 2002 - an HH-60 of the 939th Rescue Wing crashed while participating in the rescue of three mountain climbers on Mount Hood, OR.
January 16, 2001 - 94-26564 crashed injuring five.

U.S. Navy's HSM-41 has gone 130,000 hours without a Class-A mishap.
USAF HH-60 Class A mishaps FY-2002 - 3; FY-2003 - 1; FY-2004 - 0; FY-2005 - 5

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