HC-85 Squadron Patches
History of HC-85 Golden Gaters
HS-85 became HC-85 on 1 October 1994, reflecting a change in squadron mission from ASW to Combat Support.
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-85 squadron missions and deployments.