New home for NUSQN in Jacksonville

Published on LEUT Brad Doyle (author and photographer)

Location(s): NAS Jacksonville, Florida

Topic(s): MH-60R Seahawk, 725 Squadron

New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida. (photo: LEUT Brad Doyle)
New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida.

New Squadron (NUSQN) 725, under the command of Commander David Frost, is the proud tenant of a new, but temporary piece of Fleet Air Arm real estate - 1122 Jacksonville Air Base, Florida, USA.

NUSQN 725 is currently engaged in the hard work of introducing into service Navy's newest and the Australian Defence Force's most technologically advanced helicopter, the MH60R, or Romeo as they are affectionately known.

CMDR Frost and his team have moved into their new hangar and office space and as the ‘new tenant’ have promised Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro that they will look after the building it as if it was their own.

“We are going to make sure all is in order so there is no threat to our ‘bond payment’ as we vacate the space when the full NUSQN 725 ‘introduction into service team’ is homeward bound to Australia in December 2014,” said Commander Frost.