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HSC-8Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Eight (US Navy)
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During coordination meetings, the HSC-8 maintenance team worked to ensure all three embarked aircraft would be ready.
Using the MTS, Eightballer pilots acquired the CM exactly when and where NASA engineers and imagery experts predicted, and Day TV imagery was fed from HSC-8 aircraft to NASA engineers.
"Throughout the test event, HSC-8 members were humbled, honored and proud to have teamed with NASA for the historic event," said Cmdr.
Several soldiers then assisted the HSC-8 maintainers with installing and testing the custom-built part.
Working with the JTACs, HSC-8 aircrews developed two training concepts of operations for practice combat air support and special operations forces convoy escort missions.
from the HSC-8 Eightballers took part in joint exercises with Army forces in Kuwait.
HSC-8, HSM-71, and the ship's air department held several joint standardization meetings to mitigate the hazards created by spot 2's increased usage.
The HSC-8 pilot described their plan to mitigate risks during the long transit to spot 2: "We knew we'd have a long transit to our helo, and during the ORM portion of the brief, we always included our route to the bird.
"The addition of a blue T on the cranials of those who were in training on the flight deck identified who to look out for and pay special attention to," said AEC Michael Tuck, the HSC-8 flight-deck coordinator (FDC).