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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HSC-25) is the Navy’s only forward deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron. As a part of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWINGPAC), it provides an armed helicopter capability for US SEVENTH and FIFTH FLEETS as well as detachments to various commands covering a diverse mission set. Flying the MH-60S, HSC-25 supports permanently assigned detachments to the USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) home ported in Sasebo, Japan, and Commander Task Force 73. These detachments perform logistics, search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance for US SEVENTH FLEET.

HSC-25 is proud to be part of Andersen Air Force Base and is the Navy’s only squadron that maintains a 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation alert posture, directly supporting the U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Guam and Joint Region Marianas. Since 1984, HSC-25 has launched 2,445 missions, resulting in 762 medical evacuations, and rescuing 475 lives from waters and jungles of the island chain. Drawn from a variety cultures and backgrounds, the sailors of HSC-25 form the Island Knights, making this squadron the premier helicopter squadron in the Navy as well as the recipient of the HSC Battle “E” for 2009.


Aircraft Characteristics

HSC-25 operates the MH-60S helicopter; replacing the H-46 helicopters which were retired in 2003. The newest helicopter in the fleet and the only one with an all glass cockpit, the “Knighthawk” is a multi-mission platform with a medium lift capability of 12 passengers plus four crew and a maximum external lift capability of over 6,000 lbs. The MH-60S possesses the latest state-of-the-art night vision goggle compatible cockpit and provides an all weather mission capability platform.

- 500 Personnel
   (70 Officers (60 Pilots)/430 Enlisted (80 NAC)

- 14 MH-60S Aircraft

- Seven 2-plane detachments (O4 OIC)
   6 deployable and one Homeguard
   6 Pilots, 1 MO, 21 Enlisted

- Battle "E" 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2015

- COMPACFLT SAR Excellence Award
   2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

- 2004 CNO SAR Excellence Award
   (Unit, Crew, Individual)

- 2005 CNO Safety Award

- 2005 Meritorious Unit Commenddation:
   USNS Mercy Theater Security Cooperation
   USS SAN FRANCISCO rescue assistance

- 2005 and 2015 CHSCWP Golden Wrench Award Winner

- 2005 CNAF AMI (IMMSD) - 31 of 31 programs "On track"

- 2005 CHSCWP AMI (O-Level) - "Best in the Wing"

- 2005 Personel Excellence Partnership/Flagship
   Community Service Award:
   Na' La' Bonita Award
   Agana U.S. Naval Cemetery
   F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School
   Habitat for Humanity

- 2006 Leyte Island Humanitarian
   Assistance/Disaster Relief - DET6

- Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)

- Vertical Onboard Delivery (VOD)

- Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR)

- Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)

- Search and Rescue (SAR)

- Airborne Mine Countermeasure (UAV)

- Torpedo, drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

- Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) recovery

- Aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC)

- Disaster Relief

- Fully integrated class cockpit &
   mission sensor units

- 5000+ LBS internal/external cargo

- 12 passengers + 4 crew

- 165 knots (45 knots sideward)

- Coupled hover

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