HM-12 Squadron Patches

History of HM-12 Sea Dragon

The Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron TWELVE was commissioned on 1 April 1971 at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. HM-12, as a Fleet Replacement Squadron, they logged over 75,000 mishap-free flight hours, and completed over 23 years of mishap-free operations, giving HM-12 an unsurpassed safety record in the helicopter community. The squadron was officially decommissioned on 30 September 1994, but it re-established October 1, 2015.

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 HM-12 squadron missions and deployments.