HSM-51

170131-N-JD834-009 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Jan. 31, 2017) Warlord 51, an MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, is seen on the flight line at Naval Air Facility Atsugi showcasing artwork in recognition of the command’s 25th anniversary. The design was a nine-month project from start to finish. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Doan/Released) 171019-N-JD834-101 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Oct. 19, 2017) Cmdr. Carey F. Castelein, a native of Dekalb, Ill., outgoing commanding officer of the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 shakes hands with his replacement, Cmdr. Christopher K. Morgan, a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., after the reading of orders at a change of command ceremony. During the ceremony, Morgan Castelein as commanding officer of HSM 51. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Doan/RELEASED) 171019-N-JD834-122 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Oct. 19, 2017) Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher K. Morgan, a native of Arlington Heights, Ill. salutes the sideboys as he passes through the bullets at a change of command ceremony. During the ceremony, Morgan relieved Cmdr. Carey F. Castelein as commanding officer of HSM 51. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Doan/RELEASED) 171019-N-JD834-080 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Oct. 19, 2017) Dallas native, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific Capt. David P. Walt, guest speaker, presents Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Carey F. Castelein, a native of DeKalb, Ill,. with his end of tour award during a change of command ceremony. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Christopher K. Morgan relieved Cmdr. Carey F. Castelein as commanding officer of HSM 51. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Doan/RELEASED)

The “Warlords” are the US Navy's only forward-deployed Sikorsky MH-60R "Seahawk" expeditionary helicopter squadron. Forward deployed in NAF Atsugi, Japan, the Warlords provide combat-ready, armed anti-surface and anti-submarine helicopter detachments to ships deploying in the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf regions.

News release on October 19, 2017
The Warlords of HSM-51 welcome a new Shogun
Story by LT Alex J. Geis, HSM-51 and LT Anthony J. Ivester, PAO, HSM-51

 

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