Vanguard, tail code BJ is an Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) squadron based at Norfolk, Virginia
At first we were all in HM-12. Largest squadron in the Navy. 21 RH-53Ds. In 1978 they split us all up. Im a plank owner in HM-14. HM-12 was turned into a training squadron
News of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN
MH-53E Minesweeping Systems Overhaul, 27-Aug-18 : #SeaDragon Technical Systems Integration Inc awarded $10M contract for overhaul of catamaran hydrofoil platforms MK-105 for magnetic minesweeping used by the US Navy’ MH-53 Sea Dragon
Mine Warfare Exercise at RIMPAC, 03-Aug-16 : Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Chile conducted mine countermeasures training as part of the Southern California portion of exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016 with HM-14’s MH-53E
HM-14 Conducts Five Helicopter Formation, 22-Apr-16 : US Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron HM-14 "Vanguard", based at NAS Norfolk, conduct the first five MH-53E Sea Dragon flight formation since 2006
HM-14 train on USS Anchorage during RIMPAC 14, 27-Jul-14 : AT SEA By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Elena Pence USS Anchorage - Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) conducted airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training aboard amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
MH-53E missing pilot remains recovered, 14-Jan-14 : NORFOLK, Va by U.S. Fleet Forces Command - Navy divers searching the wreckage of the MH-53E "Sea Dragon" recovered the remains of missing pilot, Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, earlier today.
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