HSC-22

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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HSC-22 Insignia
Active September 29, 2006 - present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Type Sea combat operations
Role

Logistics Search and rescue
Force Protection
Disaster Response

Special Warfare
Size 231 Personnel
Garrison/HQ Naval Air Station Norfolk
Nickname(s) "Sea Knights"
Motto PRAESES, ARMIS, GREO (PROTECT, FIGHT, SUPPORT)
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
Commanders
Current
commander

CDR Kevin P. Zayac

Past Commanders
2014-15 CDR Wayne W. Anderews, III
2012-14 CDR Paul C. de Marcellus
2011-12 CDR Timothy E. Symons
2010-11 CDR Brendan J. Murphy
2009-10 CDR Christopher D. Hayes
2008-09 CDR Daniel F. Olson
2006-08 CDR Michael M. McMillan, Jr.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler (2006-10-03). "Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron". Navy newsstand. United States Navy. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 

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