Rotor Review Submissions 

Next Issue: Winter # 163

"Fix, Fly, Fight”  Our aim is to recognize these hardworking professionals, and the vital role they play in the Naval Aviation team.  Our deadline for this issue is 22 January. Some inspiration for submissions includes: 

  • Maintenance related issues you are passionate about
  • Stories of specific examples where maintainers made a significant difference in your mission
  • Leadership challenges you’ve encountered as a DIVO, DET MO, QAO, MO, or any other leadership position
  • Thoughts on how communication/efficiency works/can be improved between aircrew and maintenance
  • Material readiness- what improvements would you like to see?  Where are the gaps?
  • How does the mental health of our sailors affect our readiness as a community?
  • The challenges of maintenance practices in a shipboard environment vs non-deployed operations
  • Any overlap from the previous issue "So Others May Live" 
  • Feedback/thoughts on Fall 2024’s Gulf Coast Fleet Fly-In/Leadership, Culture, and Legacy Summit

Thank you for your support!


LT Elisha “Grudge” Clark, USN

HSM-41 Assistant Training Officer, Editor-In-Chief, Rotor Review

DSN: 619-545-8301

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]

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

Copy Editors

CDR John Ball, USN (Ret.) - [email protected]

CAPT John "Assassin" Driver, USN (Ret.) - [email protected]

Aircrew Editor

AWR1 Ronald "Scrappy" Pierpoint - [email protected] [email protected]       

HSC Editors

LT Tyler "Benji" Benner - [email protected]

LT Andrew "Gonzo" Gregory - [email protected]

HSM Editors

LT Abby "Abuela" Bohlin, USN - [email protected]

LT Joshua "Hotdog" Holsey - [email protected]

LT Samantha "Amber" Hein USN - [email protected]

LT Thomas "Buffer" Marryott Jr - [email protected]

LT Nathan "NAM" Beatty - [email protected]

LT Jared "Dogbeers" Jackson - [email protected]

USMC Editors

Maj. Nolan "Lean Bean" Vihlen - [email protected]

Capt. Michael "Chowdah" Ayala, USMC - [email protected]

USCG Editor

LT Marco Tinari - [email protected]

NHA Photographer

Raymond Rivard

Technical Advisor

LCDR Chip Lancaster, USN (Ret.) - [email protected]

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.