Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HSC-8 Operating with the USS Kidd DDG-100

Helicopter Control Officer Lt. j.g. Trinity Phillips, from Mars Hills, N.C., observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 as it lands on the flight deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Kidd, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov/Released)