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Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Four
HSM-74 Squadron Patch.jpg
HSM-74 Insignia
Active June 9, 2011 to present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Type Navy Helicopter Squadron
Role Surface Warfare (SUW)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Part of Carrier Air Wing Three
Garrison/HQ Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Nickname "Swamp Foxes"
Engagements Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Global War on Terror


  • 2013 Battle Effectiveness Award
  • 2013 Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy
  • 2013 Captain Arnold J. Isbell Trophy
  • 2013 COMHSMWINGLANT Aviation Safety Award
Website http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/hsm74/Pages/default.aspx
Commanding Officer CDR Matt L. Boren
Executive Officer CDR Teague Laguens
Command Master Chief CMDCM (AW/IDW/SW) Frank Cannizzaro

Helicopter Maritime Strike Seven Four (HSM-74), the "Swamp Foxes", is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida. HSM-74 is attached to Carrier Air Wing Three and deploys aboard cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and aircraft carriers in support of a carrier strike group.


The squadron employs the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. Primary missions include Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (SUW), Command, Control, Communications (CCC), Command and Control Warfare (C2W), Mobility (MOB), and Non-Combat Operations (NCO). Secondary missions consist of Search and Rescue (SAR), Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC), Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP), Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), and Communications Relay (COMREL).[2]

Transition from HSL-44[edit]

HSM-74 was established on 9 June 2011 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, when the squadron was re-designated HSM-74 from their previous designation of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Four (HSL-44). The change reflected their transition from employing the SH-60B to the MH-60R, as well a from a detachment-based, expeditionary squadron to its realignment in support of a carrier air wing. As part of this transition, then-HSL-44 relocated to NAS Jacksonville from their previous home of Naval Station Mayport in November 2009.

General Information[edit]

HSM 74 operates ten MH-60R heliopters in five detachable units. These detachments or dets consist of the carrier element, and combat elements 1, 2, 3, and 4. The carrier element deploys and maintains 3 helicopters while the Combat Elements maintain two each. Each det can work independently of every other det.

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