Marines from BLT 1/8 participate
in fast-rope training with HMM-162(REIN) during their current
deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. HMM-162(REIN) recently
flew their 40,000th mishap-free flight hour. Photo by
Lance Cpl. Kevin Reed
NASSAU (7 January 2001) -- The "Golden Eagles" of
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (Reinforced) recently
surpassed another milestone in their history. On 7 January
2001, the squadron flew their 40,000th mishap-free flight hour while
deployed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS Nassau serving as
the Air Combat Element for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit,
Special Operations Capable.
"By focusing each year on making that
year a safe and mishap-free year, our squadron has achieved a
mishap-free decade!" said Capt. Curtis V. Ebitz, HMM-162(REIN)
Aviation Safety Officer.
HMM-162's last Class-A mishap occurred 10
"Without an all-hands effort by our
squadron pilots, aircrew and maintainers, this achievement would not
have been possible, " added Ebitz.
The "Golden Eagles" reached this
mark just a few months after they awarded their fourth
consecutive CNO Safety Award!