HU-1 Squadron Patches

History of HC-5

Established on 1 September 1967, the squadron has been redesignated HSL-31 the March 1, 1972. The second HC-5 was established at NAS Agana, Guam on 3 February 1984,  nicknamed the “PROVIDERS”, became HSC-25 on 21 April 2005.

Helicopters have been a vital part our US Naval forces. With the introduction of helicopters the 101st Airborne division started deploying into battle mainly from helicopters as opposed to airplanes. An the helicopter patches are a representation of HC-5 / squadron missions and deployments.