HM-16 Squadron Patches

History of HM-16 Seahawks

Mine Countermeasures Squadron SIXTEEN was commissioned on 20 September 1974. Disestablished the January 2, 1987 while Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIFTEEN (HM-15) was being established

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-16 squadron missions and deployments.