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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO
HSC-22 Insignia
Active September 29, 2006 - present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Type Sea combat operations
Role Logistics

Search and rescue
Force Protection
Disaster Response

Special Warfare

Size 225 Personnel
Garrison/HQ Naval Air Station Norfolk
Nickname "Sea Knights"
Colors Black, silver, and white
Mascot Knight
Engagements Global War On Terror
Operation Unified Response
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
Decorations Battle Effectiveness Award
CDR Timothy Symons

Past Commanders
2010-2011 CDR Brendan Murphy
2009-2010 CDR C. D. Hayes
2008-2009 CDR D. F. Olson
2006-2008 CDR M. M. McMillan, Jr.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22) is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at NAS Chambers Field (KNGU) in Norfolk, Virginia. The "Sea Knights" were Established on September 29, 2006, and have multiple missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, air-sea rescue and anti-surface warfare. The Sea Knights fly the MH-60S helicopter, manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. It is the first new helicopter squadron at Naval Station Norfolk in 22 years.[1] HSC-22 is the sister squadron of HSC-23 "Wild Cards" stationed at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California.

Command emblem

The Knight’s helmet symbolizes the American warrior prepared for battle. The crossed tridents symbolize the sea combat capabilities of our helicopter in the maritime environment. The quartered shield represents a stout defense, strength, protection and invulnerability. The black stands for constancy, steadfastness, and fidelity while the silver and white stand for peace and sincerity. Together the three colors symbolize an undying resolution to protect the key tenets of freedom.


External links

  • HSC-22 Official Command Website
  • Navy Newsstand Article

See also

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