HM-18 Squadron Patches

History of HM-18 Norsemen

 Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Eighteen, the first airborne mine countermeasures squadron in the Naval Reserve Force, was commissioned on October 4th, 1986. Disestablished on 4 March 1995 and integrated with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen.

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 HU-1 squadron missions and deployments.