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The Eightballers

27 March 2017

 

111221-N-OY799-360 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 21, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up stores from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Eightballer MH-60S Sea Hawk picking up stores—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate

The Eightballers (Helicopter Combat Squadron 8) fly Sikorsky MH-60S Sea Hawks and this one ranks with the most artistically interesting.

130420-N-KD696-444 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 hovers over the flight deck during an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose L. Hernandez/Released)

Eightballer MH-60S Sea Hawk—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose L. Hernandez

130418-N-YW024-255 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 18, 2013) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) attach ordnance to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during a weapons transfer. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) attach ordnance to an Eightballer MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter—U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak

130221-N-QI595-096 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 21, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 provides cargo transportation during a replenishment-at-sea for the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana / Released)

An Eightballer MH-60S Sea Hawk transferring stores while the ships are underway—U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana

121025-N-OY799-083 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Sailors hook cargo nets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Sailors hook cargo nets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released) 120919-N-HV737-128 Join the conversation www.facebook.com/USNavy www.twitter.com/USNavy navylive.dodlive.mil

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 21, 2013) Sailors clear the area as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up cargo from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released) 130221-N-OY799-226 Join the conversation http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil

Sailors clear the area as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up cargo from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate

130129-N-OY799-111 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 29, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up stores from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up stores from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate

130410-N-YW024-211 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 carries ordnance from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a weapons transfer. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 carries ordnance from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak

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