U. S. Navy Helicopter Squadrons

 

“US Navy helicopters are used for antisubmarine warfare, antisurface warfare, mine warfare, combat search and rescue, special operations, and vertical replenishment missions. The USN helicopter community, in accordance with the "Helicopter Master Plan", is currently undergoing a transformation to reduce costs and infrastructure. The plan calls for expanding warfighting capabilities, modernizing the force, necking down from eight to three aircraft types, and consolidating force structure where possible. This plan is also leading to the renaming of many squadrons.[5] All Navy helicopter (or rotary wing) squadrons' informal names start with the letter "H"” (Ref. List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

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U. S. Navy Helicopter Squadrons

Abbreviation

Squadron Type

Active Squadrons

HM

Helicopter Mine-Countermeasures Squadron

2

HS

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons

9

HSC

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron

16

HSL

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light)

12

HSM

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons

7

HT

Helicopter Training Squadron

3

Total

 

49

EQNEEDF Note: In order to originate this report, every active internet address within the history summary were reviewed in order to verify information used from Wikipedia® a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, which was used as a guide but more extensively researched and current as of September 2012.

 

Helicopter Mine-Countermeasures Squadron

 

“The Mine Countermeasures Squadrons are each made up of 16 MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters. The primary mission of the Sea Dragon is Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM). The MH-53 can operate from carriers and other warships and is capable of towing a variety of mine hunting/sweeping countermeasures systems.[6] The MH-53E Sea Dragon is also a capable heavy-lift asset, with three powerful turboshaft engines and a maximum take-off weight of 69,750 pounds (31,640 kg). This gives the Sea Dragon the capability to carry an impressive amount of cargo, personnel or equipment over long distances. The Sea Dragon remains in service as the Navy's only heavy-lift helicopter. According to the Navy's Helo Master Plan, the MH-60S is being considered for the Airborne Mine Countermeasures mission” (Ref. List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HM-14 / HM-14

HM-15 / HM-15

 

HM-14

HM-14 Insignia.jpg

Vanguard

MH-53E Sea Dragon

NS Norfolk, Virginia

Comm. 12 May 1978 –Present

 

HM-15

HM-15 Insignia.jpg

Blackhawks

MH-53E Sea Dragon

NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (to NS Norfolk, Virginia)

Comm. 2 Jan. 1987 –Present

 

HM-14 - Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HELMINERON 14).

Vanguard comprises both active duty and reserve personnel. It is the sister squadron to HM-15, the Blackhawks, based at Naval Station Norfolk” (Ref. GlobalSecurity.org: HM-14 & Navy web site).

HM-15 - Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HELMINERON 15). Blackhawks is staffed by both active duty and reserve personnel. It is the sister squadron to HM-14, the "Vanguard", based a half-mile away” (Ref. Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen". Global Security.org. Retrieved 2007-01-18; "HM-15 moves into new home at NS Norfolk". WAVY TV 10 web article. US Navy. Retrieved 2009-09-23 & Navy web site).

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons

 

Helicopter Anti-Submarine squadrons are composite squadrons usually made up of four to six SH-60F Seahawks and two to four HH-60H Seahawks. Both Aircraft are Carrier-Based. The SH-60Fs primary mission is Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) defense of the inner zone, which includes detection, classification and destruction of hostile submarines. HH-60Hs primary mission is combat search and rescue (CSAR), Naval Special Warfare support (NSW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW)” (Ref. [7] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HS-2/HSC-12

HS-3/HSC-9 / HSC-9 / HSC-9

*HS-4 / HS-4

HS-2/HSC-12

Golden Falcons

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 7 Mar. 1952 –

Present

HS-3 / HSC-9

Tridents

NAS Jacksonville, Florida Comm. 1 June 1956 –

Present

Historic HS-4 Transitions to HSC-4 – Release Date: 3/29/2012 11:16:00 PM

Comm. 30 June 1952 –

29 Mar. 2012

Referee to HSC-4

HS-5 / HS-5

HS-7 / HS-7

HS-8 / HS-8

HS-5

Hs5.jpg

Nightdippers

SH-60F
HH-60H

CVW-7

NAS Jacksonville, Florida

Comm. 3 Jan. 1956 –

Present

HS-7

Big Dippers

Dusty Dogs

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 15 Dec. 1959 –

Present

HS-8 / HS-8

Eightballers

Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California

Comm. 1 June 1956 –

Present

HS-10 / HS-10

HS-11 / HS-11

HS-14 / HS-14

HS-10

Hs10.jpg

Warhawks

SH-60F
HH-60H

FRS
NAS North Island, California

Comm. 30 June 1960 –

Present

HS-11

Hs11.jpg

Dragonslayers

SH-60F
HH-60H

CVW-1

NAS Jacksonville, Florida

Comm. 27 June 1957 –

Present

HS-14 / HS-14

Hs14 insig.jpg

Chargers

SH-60F
HH-60H

CVW-5
NAF Atsugi, Japan

Comm. 10 July 1984 –

Present

HS-15 / HS-15

 

 

HS-15

Hs15.jpg

Red Lions

SH-60F
HH-60H

CVW-17

NAS Jacksonville, Florida

Comm. 3 Jan. 1956 –

Present

 

 

HS-2//HSC-12 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE (HELSEACOMBATRN 12) was established on 7 March 1952 as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO (HS-2) in San Diego flying the HRS-2 making HSC-12 the oldest rotary wing squadron in the U.S. Navy. In early 2009, HS-2 Golden Falcons transitioned to MH-60S and re-designated as HSC-12” (Ref. http://www.csfwp.navy.mil/cvw-2/cvw2squadrons.htm; http://gonavy.jp/CVW-NEf.html & Navy web site).

HS-3 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron THREE (HELANTISUBRON 3) HS-3 ‘Tridents’ move to Norfolk, Re-designated HSC-9 on 1 June 2009” (Ref.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSC-9 ).

HS-4 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR – (HELANTISUBRON 4). Historic HS-4 Transitions to HSC-4. The “Black Knights” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 became Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, during a transition ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, March 29, 2012. The primary mission of the legendary “Black Knights” has always been anti-submarine warfare. However, with the transition from the SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter to MH-60S Sea Hawk, the squadron adds search and rescue, combat search and rescue, special operations support and logistics as secondary missions. “With this ceremony the legendary ‘Black Knights’ will embark on a new path, and with any decision of the future there will be uncertainties, but one thing that is clear is that the future is bright,” said retired Capt. Michael Fuqua, a former commanding officer of HS-4. Since the announcement of the transition in October 2011, HSC-4 has been training with the Fleet Replacement Squadron of HSC-3 to ensure a solid transition. “We are learning the new airframe by going to HSC-3 to train with their instructor pilots,” said Cmdr. Tamara K. Graham, commanding officer of HSC-4. “And our maintainers go over [to HSC-3] to execute maintenance under the instruction of already trained maintenance professionals.” After months of training, hard work and the official transition, the men and women of the legendary “Black Knights” can now call themselves “plank owners.” “When you work for a command that is called a legend in history, maintaining that representation is going to be challenging, especially being the first to be called HSC-4,” said Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Miguel Caro, “but we are all up for the task.” HS-4’s most famous helicopter was the SH-3D Sea King “Helicopter 66” which was used to pick up astronauts from Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Recently, HS-4 deployed and supported Operation Tomodachi to aid tsunami victims in Japan, as well as Operations New Dawn in Iraq and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. “HS-4, at least in my eyes, is the best and greatest squadron that ever was and ever will be, and is truly legendary,” said Fuqua. Graham said by the end of May, HSC-4 expects to be fully transitioned and equipped with seven new MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters” (Ref. Story Number: NNS120329-20 – Release Date: 3/29/2012 11:16:00 PM – By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, SAN DIEGO (NNS).

HS-5 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE (HELANTISUBRON 5).

HS-7 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SEVEN (HELSEACOMBATRN 7). Upon returning from the “IKE” in 1995, the Shamrocks transitioned to the Sikorsky SH-60F and HH-60H and adopted the new call sign “Dusty Dogs”. On April 15, 2011 Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN was re-designated Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SEVEN (HSC-7). HSC-7 is currently transitioning to the MH-60S and will continue to proudly answer to the call sign “Dusty Dogs”.

HS-8 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron EIGHT (HELSEACOMBATRN 8). HS-8 was redesignated to HSC-8 on 28 September 2007. This change reflected the switch to the MH-60S Knighthawk and the merger of Helicopter Tactical Wing, Pacific Fleet [HELTACWINGPAC] and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Pacific Fleet [HSWINGPAC] into Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Pacific Fleet [HELSEACOMBATWINGPAC].

HS-10 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HELANTISUBRON 10) was commissioned on 30 June 1960 at NALF Imperial Beach, California. HS-10 was relocated to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California on 23 December 1976.

HS-11 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron ELEVEN (HELANTISUBRON 11)

HS-14 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOURTEEN (HELANTISUBRON 14). Atsugi HS-14 Helicopter Squadron Flies Over Sendai, Delivers Aid To Shiroishi City Photos.

HS-15 – Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIFTEEEN (HELANTISUBRON 15)

*Decommissioned.

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron

 

“The Sea Combat Squadron combines both the strike capability of the Helicopter Anti-submarine wing and the cargo capability of the Helicopter Combat Support wing into its primary mission. Over the next decade all HC and HS squadrons will transition to Sea Combat Squadrons upon receiving the MH-60S” (Ref. [8] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HS-2/HSC-12

HSC-3

HS-4 / HSC-4

HSC-12 / HSC-2

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Fleet Angels

Golden Falcons

MH-60S

Formerly HC-2
Formerly HU-2

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 7 Mar. 1952 – Present

HSC-3

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Merlins

MH-60S

Formerly HC-3

Comm. 1 Sep. 1967 –

Present

HS-4 / HSC-4

Hs4.jpg

Black Knights

MH-60S

Formerly HS-4
CVW-14

NAS North Island, California

Historic HS-4 Transitions to HSC-4 - Release Date: 3/29/2012 11:16:00 PM

Comm. 30 June 1952 –

29 Mar. 2012 – Present

HSC-6 HSC-6

HSC-7

HSC-8

HSC-6

Hs6.jpg

Indians

MH-60S

Formerly HS-6
CVW-11

Naval Air Station North Island

Comm. 1 June 1956 – Present

HSC-7

Hs-7.jpg

Dusty Dogs

MH-60S

Formerly HS-7
CVW-3

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 15 Dec. 1959 – Present

HSC-8 / HSC-8

HSC-8.gif

The World Famous Eightballers

MH-60S

Formerly HS-8
CVW-9

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 1 June 1956 – Present

HSC-9 / HSC-9

HSC-12 / HSC-12 / HSC-12

HSC-21

HSC-9

HSC-9 Patch with transparent background.GIF

Tridents

MH-60S

Formerly HS-3
CVW-8

NS Norfolk, Va.

Comm. 1 June 1956 – Present

HSC-12

HSC-12 emblem.jpg

Golden Falcons

MH-60S

Formerly HS-2
CVW-2

Comm. 7 March 1952 – Present

HSC-21

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 21 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Blackjacks

MH-60S

Formerly HC-11

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 1977 – Present

HSC-22 / HSC-22

HSC-23 / HSC-23

HSC-25 / HSC-25

HSC-22

HSC-22 Seaknights insignia.jpg

Sea Knights

MH-60S

NS Norfolk, Virgina

Comm. 29 Sep. 2006 – Present

HSC-23

Hsc-23.gif

Wildcards

“Wild Cards Never Fold”

MH-60S

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 29 Sep. 2006 – Present

HSC-25

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 25 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Island Knights

MH-60S

Formerly HC-5

Andersen AFB, Guam

Comm. 3 Feb. 1984 – Present

HSC-26 / HSC-26 / HSC-26

HSC-28 / HSC-28

HSC-84

HSC-26 / HSC-26

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 26 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Chargers

MH-60S

Formerly HC-6

NS Norfolk, Virginia

Comm. 3 Feb. 1984 – Present

HSC-28

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 28 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Dragon Whales

MH-60S

Formerly HC-8

NS Norfolk, Virginia

Comm. 3 Feb. 1984 – Present

HSC-84 / HSC 84 CHOP  / HSC-84

Red Wolfes logo.jpg

Red Wolves

HH-60H

Formerly HCS-4
Reserve and Active

NS Norfolk, Virginia

Comm. 1 Oct. 2006 – Present

HSC-85 / HSC-85

 

 

HSC-85

NEW FIREHAWK small.jpg

Fire Hawks

HH-60H

Formerly HCS-5/HC-85
Reserve and Active

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 2006 – Present

 

 

HSC-2 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO (HELSEACOMBATRON 2) “Fleet Angels” HS-2//HSC-12 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE (HELSEACOMBATRN 12) was established on 7 March 1952 as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO (HS-2) in San Diego flying the HRS-2 making HSC-12 the oldest rotary wing squadron in the U.S. Navy “Golden Falcons”

HSC-3 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE (HELSEACOMBATRON 3)

HSC-4 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FOUR (HELSEACOMBATRON 4). HS-4 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR - (HELANTISUBRON 4). Historic HS-4 Transitions to HSC-4. The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 became Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, during a transition ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, March 29, 2012” (Ref. Historic HS-4 Transitions to HSC-4 - Story Number: NNS120329-20 - Release Date: 3/29/2012 11:16:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, SAN DIEGO (NNS).

HSC-6 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX (HELSEACOMBATRON 6)

HSC-7 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SEVEN (HELSEACOMBATRON 7). On April 15, 2011 Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN was re-designated Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SEVEN (HSC-7). HSC-7 is currently transitioning to the MH-60S and will continue to proudly answer to the call sign "Dusty Dogs".

HSC-8 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron EIGHT (HELSEACOMBATRON 8). HSC-8 was redesignated from HS-8 on 28 September 2007.

HSC-9 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HELSEACOMBATRON 12). In a move with little fanfare, HS-9 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HELSEACOMBATRN 9) – one of NAS Jacksonville’s most notable helicopter squadrons – changed its homeport to NS Norfolk, Va. The transition is part of the Navy’s Helicopter Concept of Operations (CONOPS) plan that will reduce the number of platforms needed to fulfill the fleet’s rotary wing missions to two – the SH-60R (Romeo) and the SH-60S (Sierra). “The HS-3 “Tridents” were re-designated HSC-9 on June 1, 2009” said HSC-9 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Starkey. “We are the first HS squadron at NAS Jax to transfer to Norfolk, where our pilots, aircrew and maintainers are training to get the qualifications they need to operate the Sierra. We will perform all the same missions – except for antisubmarine warfare, which is part of the Romeo’s mission.” Starkey was at NAS Jacksonville July 16 to sign off on transfer paperwork and perform a final inspection of the squadron’s recently vacated spaces in Hangar 116.

HSC-12 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE (HELSEACOMBATRON 12)

HSC-21 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE  (HELSEACOMBATRON 21)

HSC-22 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO  (HELSEACOMBATRON 22)

HSC-23 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO THREE  (HELSEACOMBATRON 23)

HSC-25 - Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HELSEACOMBATRON 25) Island Knights are the Navy's only forward deployed Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron. HSC-25 flies the MH-60S "Knighthawk" helicopter, manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut.

HSC-26 - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO SIX (HELSEACOMBATRON 26) "We provide quality combat support to the fleet, safely, professionally, and on time."

HSC-28 - Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY EIGHT (HELSEACOMBATRON 28)

HSC-84 - Sea Combat Squadron EIGHTY FOUR (HELSEACOMBATRON 84)

HSC-85 - Sea Combat Squadron EIGHTY FIVE (HELSEACOMBATRON 85)

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light)

 

“Helicopter Anti-Submarine squadrons are composite squadrons usually made up of four to six SH-60F Seahawks and two to four HH-60H Seahawks. Both Aircraft are Carrier-Based. The SH-60Fs primary mission is Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) defense of the inner zone, which includes detection, classification and destruction of hostile submarines. HH-60Hs primary mission is combat search and rescue (CSAR), Naval Special Warfare support (NSW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW)” (Ref. [7] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HSL-37 / HSL-37

HSL-40 / HSL-40

HSL-42 / HSL-42 /

HSL-42

HSL-37

Hsl37.jpg

EasyRiders

SH-60B

MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)

Comm. 3 July 1975 – Present

HSL-40 / HSL-40

Hsl40.jpg

Airwolves

SH-60B

FRS
NS Mayport, Florida

Comm. 4 Oct. 1985 – Present

HSL-42

Hsl42.jpg

Proud Warriors

SH-60B

NS Mayport, Florida

Comm. 5 Oct. 1984 – Present

HSL-43 / HSL-43

HSL-44 / HSL-44

HSL-45 / HSL-45

HSL-43

Hsl-43.jpg

Battle Cats

SH-60B

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 12 Oct. 1984 – Present

HSL-44

Hsl44.gif

Swamp Fox

SH-60B

NAS Jacksonville Florida

Comm. 9 June 2011– Present

HSL-45

Hsl45.jpg

Wolfpack

SH-60S LAMPS MK III Anti

NAS North Island, California

Comm. – Present

HSL-46 / HSL-46

HSL-47 / HSL-47

HSL-48 / HSL-48

HSL-46

Hsl46.jpg

Grandmasters

SH-60B

NS Mayport, Florida

Comm. 7 April 1988 – Present

HSL-47

Airwolves

SH-60B LAMPS III

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 25 Sep 1987– Present

HSL-48 / HSL-48

Hsl48.jpg

Vipers

SH-60B

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 17 Sep. 1989 – Present

HSL-49 / HSL-49

HSL-51 / HSL-51

HSL-60 / HSL-60

HSC-49

Hsl49.jpg

Scorpions

SH-60B

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 23 Mar. 1990 – Present

HSL-51

Hsl51.jpg

Warlords

SH-60B

NAF Atsugi, Japan

Comm. 1991 – Present

HSL-60

Hsl60.jpg

Jaguars

SH-60B

Reserve

NS Mayport, Florida

Images for HSL-60

Comm. 5 Oct. 1984 – Present

HSL-37 - Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light THIRTY-SEVEN, Det. 5, embarked aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), surpassed 1,000 hours of flight time, Jan. 4. The Easy Riders of HSL-37, Det. 5, have been aboard Port Royal for more than 230 days, with 200 days at sea” (Ref. Helo Squadron Eclipses 1,000 Hours Of Flight Time - Story Number: NNS120110-05 - Release Date: 1/10/2012 2:55:00 PM - By Ensign Emma Mattson, USS Port Royal Public Affairs, USS PORT ROYAL, At sea (NNS)).

HSL-40 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR ZERO has been located at Naval Station Mayport, Florida since its establishment on October 04, 1985. The Airwolves of HSL-40 train the Atlantic Fleet's SH-60B Fleet Replacement Pilots (FRPs) and Fleet Replacement Aircrews (FRACs). These young men and women students are trained to fully utilize the SH-60B Seahawk's operational capabilities in its role as a force multiplier.

HSL-42 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR TWO

HSL-43 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR THREE

HSL-44 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR FOUR

HSL-45 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR FIVE - As of 2003, HSL-45 was scheduled to be redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-75 in March of 2008. This change reflected the switch to the MH-60R Seahawk and the squadron's new mulit-mission capability.

HSL-46 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR SIX

HSL-47 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR SEVEN was established August 21, 1986 at NAS Mayport with the SH-60B Seahawk as embarked helo in escort ships. On November 2009 they moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Reflecting their transition to the MH-60R variant the squadron was redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Seven Four ( HSM-74 ) on June. 2011

HSL-48 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR EIGHT

HSL-49 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR NINE

HSL-51 - Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light FIVE ONE "Warlords" is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Ayase City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Honshū Japan. HSL-51 one of the seven squadrons making up Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Pacific Fleet, based in San Diego and deploys aboard multiple ships in the US Navy's Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan.

HSL-60 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light SIX ZERO

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons

 

“Helicopter Maritime Strike squadrons operate the MH-60R Seahawk. The first operational fleet squadron to receive the Romeo is HSM-71 in fiscal year 2008. The new squadron designation was created to reflect the MH-60Rs multi-mission capabilities. Eventually all Anti-submarine (Light) squadrons will transition to the MH-60R and be redesignated HSM” (Ref. [10] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HSM-35 / HSM-35

HSM-40 / HSM-40

HSM-41 / HSM-41

HSM-35

MH-60R, MQ-8B

Active summer 2013.[11]

NAS North Island, California

Comm. – Present

HSM-40

Seahawks

NAS North Island, California

In April of 2005, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Wing, Atlantic transitioned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Atlantic.

Comm. 4 Oct. 1985 – Present

HSM-41

Hsm-41.gif

Seahawks

MH-60R

FRS

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 21 Jan. 1983 – Present

HSM-70 / HSM-70

HSM-71 / HSM-71

HSM-74 / HSM-74

HSM-70

HSM-70 emblem.jpg

Spartans

MH-60R

CVW-8

NAS Jacksonville, Florida

Comm. – Present

HSM-71

HSM-71.gif

Raptors

MH-60R

CVW-9

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 4 Oct. 2007– Present

HSM-74

The World Famous Swamp Foxes

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 9 June 2011– Present

 

HSM-77 / HSM-77

 

 

HSM-77

HSM77 Insignia.jpg

Saberhawks

MH-60R

First LAMPS deployment aboard carrier[12]

NAS North Island, California

Comm. 25 Sep. 1987 – Present

 

 

HSM-35 - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 (HELMARSTRIKERON THREE ZERO). HSM-35 to stand up with MH-60R and MQ-8B. The U.S. Navy’s first composite squadron equipped with manned and unmanned helicopters.

HSM-40 - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR ZERO)

HSM-41 - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR ONE). The Navy’s Fleet Replacement Squadron dedicated to training new MH-60R pilots and aircrew. When commissioned on 21 January 1983, as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light 41 (HSL-41) it was the Navy’s first Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III squadron and flew the Sikorsky SH-60B helicopter. HSL-41 trained pilots and aircrew for the west coast HSL squadrons in San Diego, Hawaii, and Japan.   The success of West Coast LAMPS detachments in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf is a tribute to the quality of initial and follow-on training that has been the hallmark of HSM 41. As a result, the squadron was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1985, 1988, 1991 and 2002. On December 8th, 2006, HSL-41 changed its name from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 41 to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41. In February 2008, HSM 41 surpassed 140,000 flight hours without a major aircraft incident and celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since 1983, HSM 41 has trained over 3000 Fleet Replacement Pilots and Aircrew for service in LAMPS MK III and MH-60R fleet squadrons.

HSM-70 - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 (HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN ZERO

HSM-71 - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN ONE

HSM-74 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FOUR

HSM-77 - Helicopter Maritime Strike SEVEEN SEVEN is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. HSM-77 is attached to Carrier Air Wing Two and deploys aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and air capable ships attached to Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9). The squadron was redesignated from HSL-47 on 2 Apr 2009.

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

 

Helicopter Training Squadron

 

“The United States Navy's Helicopter Training Squadrons provide advanced helicopter flight instruction to all Navy, US Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard helicopter flight students as well as international students from several allied nations. Students who successfully complete the program earn the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold"” (Ref. [13] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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HT-8 / HT-8

HT-18 / HT-18

HT-28 / HT-28

HT-8

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Eightballers

TH-57

NAS Whiting Field, Florida

Comm. July, 1960 – Present

 

HT-18

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Vigilant Eagles

TH-57

NAS Whiting Field, Florida

Comm. 1972 – Present

HT-28

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Hellions

TH-57

NAS Whiting Field, Florida

Comm. 25 May 2007 – Present

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked hereto.

 

Unmanned Reconnaissance Helicopter Squadrons

 

“The Unmanned Reconnaissance Helicopter Squadrons' mission is to support Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance demands for conventional forces and special forces. They will be used by HSM and HSC Expeditionary detachments to support Littoral Combat Ship operations and will also be used by unmanned detachments on other aviation capable navy ships.[15] The aviation platforms will consist of the MQ-8B, flown by SH-60 aviators, and the MQ-8C Fire-X, flown by enlisted operators.[16] ” (Ref. [13] & List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

U. S. Navy Helicopter Squadrons

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

(Book Version)

2008901619