HC-8 Squadron Patches

History of HC-8 Dragon Whales

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron  8 (HC-8) was  established 3 December 1984 redesignated, in early 2005, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 (HSC-28) as part of a merger of the HC and helicopter anti-submarine (HS) communities. The change came as a result of the introduction of the MH-60S Knighthawk, replacing the CH-46D Sea Knight, UH-3H Sea King and the SH-60F Seahawk, and the future introduction of the MH-60R Seahawk, which is replacing the SH-60B Seahawk.