JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Naval Air Station Jacksonville will be conducting a disaster preparedness drill Tuesday.
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seventy (HSM-70) "Spartans" will drill with a simulated helicopter crash. The simulation will include smoke and fire and medical personnel will respond to the mock scene.
"We are conducting the drill in order to ensure the squadron's processes and procedures are in place and operating soundly in the event of an aircraft mishap. Additionally, we are exercising the coordination efforts between the squadron and base first responders," said HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Amy Bauernschmidt.
HSM-70 became the first East Coast helicopter maritime strike squadron to fly the new MH-60R Seahawk when it was established at NAS Jax February 12, 2009.
The squadron has 11 aircraft and 268 personnel assigned to it.
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