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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 “Island Knights”


We will persistently provide combat ready crews and aircraft to execute the full spectrum of HSC missions. When called upon we will be prepared to go in harm's way to save lives and to put ordnance on-target, on time, everytime. Our professionalism will benefit our local community, the HSC community and ultimately the United States Navy.

About Us

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 AMERICA (LHA-6) home ported in Sasebo, Japan, Commander Task Force 76, and Commander Task Force 73.  These detachments perform combat logistics, search and rescue and humanitarian assistance for US SEVENTH FLEET.

HSC-25 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 2018.

HSC-25 operates the MH-60S helicopter. The "Knighthawk"  has an all glass cockpit and 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.

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