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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HSC-22 Insignia
ActiveSeptember 29, 2006 - present
Country United States of America
BranchUnited States Navy Seal United States Navy
TypeSea combat operations

Search and rescue
Force Protection
Disaster Response

Special Warfare
Size231 Personnel
Garrison/HQNaval Air Station Norfolk
Nickname(s)"Sea Knights"
ColorsBlack, silver, and white
EngagementsGlobal War On Terror
Operation Unified Response
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
DecorationsBattle Effectiveness Award
CPT Shawn Bailey
Past Commanders
2016-17 CDR Michael W. Hoskins
2015-16 CDR Kevin P. Zayac
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.

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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.


  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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