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Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14
HM-14 Vanguard Menu
Welcome to HM-14!

Congratulations on your orders to The Vanguard, and welcome aboard Shipmate! We fly and maintain the MH-53E Sea Dragon. The Vanguard is home ported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Arriving by Plane to Norfolk International Airport
Norfolk International Airport is located approx. 10 miles east of NAS Norfolk. When you know your arrival time in Norfolk,  call your command sponsor to coordinate transportation.  A Military Information Booth is also available at Norfolk International. Transportation can also be coordinated at this booth.

To coordinate lodging, please call 1-800 NAVY INN (628-9466).

Check-in Procedures
Upon your arrival to Naval Station Norfolk, report in appropriate dress uniform for the season (dress blues or dress whites) and a regulation haircut to the HM-14 quarterdeck. From there you will be escorted to the Admin Department Office to start the check-in process. If checking in after normal working hours, Report to the Quarterdeck for check-in and further instructions. Please make sure to leave a valid local contact number (ie. Cell phone/relative/friend) in case we need to contact you prior to the next work day.

Prior to your arrival please send an email to
- In the e-mail subject line type "Sponsor Request"
- In the body of the e-email provide the following information:
     * Name:
     * Rank/Rate:
     * Telephone #:
     * E-mail Address:
     * Command/Organization:
     * Comments:
In the comments section please include your leave dates, estimated date of arrival/report to the command, and housing needs.  The e-mail will be sent to sponsor coordinator and you will be contacted. 

What to Bring:                                          
Government Travel Card, Service member's Life Insurance Election

Along with the following, you will be required to fill out a SAAR Form for access to the Network.

You will need access to view your Navy email, get important information via the CAC Enabled website, and apply for E-Leave, as well as other numerous online activities.  It is understood that there are fields on the form unable to be filled at this time. The IT/Comms Department will assist you with any questions you may have regarding the form.

Also we ask that you complete the DOD Information Assurance Awareness V8(DOD-IAA-V8.0) NKO course and print out your certificate of completion in Landscape format and hand it in with your SAAR Form.

All Records, Orders, Endorsements, Travel-Related Receipts, New Address Info, etc.

Packed Seabag on hand
This Command is 72 Hour deployable. It is advised that you have a Seabag readily available in the event of a deployment. 

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