NAS Whidbey SAR Helo Exercise

MC2 John Hetherington had an opportunity to fly with the Search and Rescue helicopter crew at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, March 22. Below are the best of his photos:

140325-N-DC740-036 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit gathers a rappelling line in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-036 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit gathers a rappelling line in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-035 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit gathers a rappelling line in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-035 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit gathers a rappelling line in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-013 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) An MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit takes off from a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-013 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) An MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit takes off from a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-010 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) An MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit takes off from a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-010 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) An MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit takes off from a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-003 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jon Hampton, from Palmdale, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit, calls off the distance from obstacles to the pilot of an MH-60 Seahawk while landing in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-003 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jon Hampton, from Palmdale, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit, calls off the distance from obstacles to the pilot of an MH-60 Seahawk while landing in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-026 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit rappels from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140325-N-DC740-026 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 25, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit rappels from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter in a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

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