HSM-71 RAPTORS – WESTPAC/NAVCENT 2012-2013 CRUISE PATCH
Details: 4.5″ x 6″ Size – 100% Embroidered – Merrowed Edge
Pretty cool HSM-71 RAPTORS – WESTPAC/NAVCENT 2012-2013 CRUISE PATCH. 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. 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.