HCT-16 Squadron Patches

History of HCT-16

Helicopter Combat Support Training Squadron SIXTEEN (HCT-16) was commissioned on 1 November 1974. Squadron status broadened when HCT-16 was assigned to COMNAVAIRLANT as Helicopter Combat Support Squadron SIXTEEN (HC-16) on 2 May 1977.

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 HCT-16 squadron missions and deployments. The patch on the left is the only one apart of this collection.