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HM-15 BLACKHAWKS - 1994 Exercise CASUAL GANDER from NAS Whidbey Island

 

Developing deep water Minehunting procedures and tactics to allow hunting in the deeper Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOCs), normal transit channels that our forces would use to speed to a conflict area.

 

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HSL-30 Neptunes Horsemen - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 30 active 1972 to 1993

 

Cut edge and merrowed edge versions

 

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HSL-37 Easyriders - HELANTISUBRON LIGHT THIRTY SEVEN Established in 1975, Barbers Point NAS, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Philippine made 1970's

 

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HSL-37 Easyriders - HELANTISUBRON LIGHT THIRTY SEVEN Established in 1975, Barbers Point NAS, Oahu, Hawaii

 

2002 Liquid Aloha - They are now HSM-37 Based at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, flying the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk. As the only HSM squadron in the Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) region, the Easyriders provide a variety of helicopter services to MIDPAC based ships in addition to deploying detachments

 

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HS-246 PTERODACTYLS, USNR - "We've been around longer than you"

 

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HSC-9 TRIDENTS (Established in 1952 as HS-3 http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/289432-naval-air-squadrons-rotary-h-helicopter-squadrons/?p=2370351 )

 

Operation Desert Storm (SAR) Search and Rescue, Crusin' for Bush, The Louder you Scream The Faster We Come

 

The Tridents deployed in 2003 aboard Theodore Roosevelt after a compressed inter-deployment readiness cycle. During the course of the deployment, HS-3 conducted ASW, logistics, and SAR operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

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HSL-45 WOLFPACK - "The Gumbies" 1987-1988 Persian Gulf deployment MAC - Mediterranean Air Club - MEF - Middle East Force

 

Established October 1986 at NAS North Island with the SH-60B Seahawk. Reflecting their transition to the MH-60R variant the squadron was redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Seven Five ( HSM-75 ) on February 2011.

 

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On 8/9/2017 at 2:44 PM, Siamundo said:

Quite a bit of accolades going on in the this HS-6 patch.

 

Really nice HS-6 patch, thanks for posting it.

 

This is an early HS-6 INDIANS patch with the designation as HSRON SIX and the scroll above rather than below

 

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SIX (HS-6) was established on 1 June 1956 aboard USS Princeton (CVS-37) midway between the islands of Formosa and Okinawa. Initially, the squadron flew the Sikorsky HO4S-3, but two years later transitioned to the Sikorsky HSS-1N Seabat greatly enhancing the ability of the squadron to conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

 

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HS-6 INDIANS 1960's - In April 1960, the squadron joined Carrier Anti-Submarine Group 53 aboard USS Kearsarge (CVS-33). In March 1962 the squadron again changed aircraft when the Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King entered the fleet. In September of that year the HSS-2 was redesignated the SH-3A Sea King with the Navy's adoption of the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system. The Sea King, incorporating upgrades over the years, would take HS-6 into the 1990s. HS-6 recovered Mercury Program astronauts Wally Schirra in 1962 and Gordon Cooper in 1963. In 1966, during U.S. strikes into Vietnam, the Indians rescued 16 downed aviators, for which the squadron received the Navy Unit Commendation. A 7th Fleet Commendation followed in 1969 for services provided following the collision at sea between USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) and HMAS Melbourne (R21). By the end of the decade the squadron had transitioned to the SH-3D Sea King. In 1971, the Indians recovered the crew of Apollo 14 returning from the moon. Later that year, the squadron deployed to the east coast to join Carrier Air Wing 7 aboard USS Independence (CVA-62) to conduct an evaluation of the emerging CV concept.

 

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HS-6 INDIANS 1980-1990, HS-6 later joined Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN (CVW-11) and began deploying on board USS Enterprise (CVN-65) until 1989 when the Indians finished with an Around the World cruise. On that cruise, HS-6 won the first ever DESRON 21 “Order of the Pummeled Dolphin” award for excellence in ASW. In 1992, the squadron transitioned to the Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk and HH-60H Seahawk helicopters. Armed with these new aircraft, the Indians remained part of CVW-11 and from 1990 to 2003 conducted several deployments aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and USS Nimitz (CVN-68), to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

 

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HELANTISUBRON FIVE (HS-5) NIGHTDIPPERS - Established in 1956, redesignated HSC-5 in 2009

 

Pulled from a display board

 

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HELANTISUBRON FIVE (HS-5) NIGHTDIPPERS - Established in 1956, redesignated HSC-5 in 2009

 

First version decal and second version patch

 

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HELANTISUBRON FIVE (HS-5) NIGHTDIPPERS - Established in 1956, redesignated HSC-5 in 2009

 

 

Second version patch

 

 

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