Rotor Review Submissions 

Next Issue: Summer 2024 #165

I am excited to announce the theme for the Spring Issue, Be Ready, in step with this year's NHA Symposium theme.  Our submission deadline for this issue is 15 June

I am happy to announce the theme for issue #165: The Human Weapon, focused on the physical and mental resiliency of the people behind every mission, on and off the flight-line.  The submission deadline for this issue is 14 June.

Some inspiration for submissions includes:

  • Top issues that should be priorities in promoting physical and mental health in the Rotary Wing community
  • Navy policies/programs that serve/don't serve mental and physical health
  • Mental and physical health's relationship to longevity/retention of top talent in the community
  • PFA/BCA standards as a helpful/unhelpful metric in determining fitness for rate/designator
  • Experiences you or someone you know have had with mental health issues on deployment
  • Is Navy and Marine Corps medical care effective at keeping pilots healthy enough to be in the cockpit, and taking them out when they need a breather?
  • Are our current physical health resources for Sailors and Marines adequate?  If not, what would bring them up to standard?
  • Are our current mental health resources for Sailors and Marines adequate?  If not, what would bring them up to standard?
  • What leadership challenges have you faced relating to mental and/or physical health?
  • TTPs for maintaining “daily balance” aboard ship during a long deployment
  • Importance of hydration, nutrition, exercise, and sleep to achieve peak performance 
  • Authentic communications and relationships enable a healthy work environment
  • Tips to relieving stress individually and collectively within a high functioning team
  • Any overlap from the previous issue "Be Ready"
I look forward to hearing from you!
LT Elisha "Grudge" Clark
Editor-in-Chief, Rotor Review
All photo and article submissions for Rotor Review should be emailed to a Rotor Review Community Editor (see below), the Editor in Chief or the Managing Editor. 
You can use snail mail too, our mailing address is: Naval Helicopter Association  ATTN: Rotor Review P.O. Box 180578 Coronado, CA 92178-0578.

Rotor Review Editorial Team

Editor-In-Chief:  LT Elisha "Grudge" Clark, USN  - [email protected]

Assistant Editor-In-Chief: LT Quinn "Charity" Stanley, USN - [email protected]

Managing Editor; Allyson "Clown" Darroch - [email protected]    

CDR John Ball, USN (Ret.)
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CAPT John "Assassin" Driver, USN (Ret.)
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LT Becca "Blink" Modiano, USN
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AWR1 Ronald "Scrappy" Pierpoint, USN
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AWR1 Navin "Bollywood" Bhatia, USN
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LT Andrew "Gonzo" Gregory, USN
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LT Joshua "Hotdog" Holsey, USN
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LT Abby "Abuela" Bohlin, USN
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LT Thomas "Buffer" Marryott Jr, USN
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LT Nathan "MAM" Beatty, USN
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LT Jared "Dogbeers" Jackson, USN
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LT Samantha "Amber" Hein, USN
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LT Christian "Barney" Lavachek, USN
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Maj. Nolan "Lean Bean" Vihlen, USMC
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Capt. Michael "Chowdah" Ayala, USMC
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LT Marco Tinari, USCG
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LCDR Chip Lancaster, USN (Ret.)
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Acceptable Formats for Submission
Articles can be submitted in any current word processing software without any embedded photos or artwork. Please attached as separate files.
Include author and image credit (if any) in the document.  For editing and formatting, we primarily follow the Navy Style Guide. You may download the pdf here

Acceptable Photo and Vector Images file types:
Images must be high resolution files and not embedded in a word document or pdf file. Please send images separately from text.

Acceptable Video file types:
NHA accepts all video file formats.

Media Submission Guidelines

All submissions must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Make sure the media doesn’t display any classified information or material.
  • Make sure there’s no depiction of sensitive actions or personnel.
  • Make sure there’s no “outside” NATOPS maneuvers or actions or said actions that could be perceived as violating procedures.
  • All submissions shall be tasteful and in keeping with good order and discipline of the Navy.
  • All submission should portray the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and individual unity in the best light.  
  • All sources should be cited and credit given to the original author and/or photographer.
  • Please ensure that your article has been approved/seen by your CO.
Editorial Policy
Rotor Review (ISSN: 1085-9683) is published quarterly by the Naval Helicopter Association, Inc. and is intended to support the goals of the Association, provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information on topics of interest to the naval helicopter community, and keep membership informed of NHA activities. As necessary, the President and the Executive Director of NHA will provide guidance to the Rotor Review Editorial Board to ensure that Rotor Review content continues to support this statement of policy as the Naval Helicopter Association adjusts to the expanding helicopter community.
Articles should be of general interest to the readership and geared toward current Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard affairs, 
technical advances in the helicopter industry or historical anecdotes. Humor is acceptable...and encouraged.