HM-19 Squadron Patches

History of HM-19 Golden Bears

HM-19 was established at Naval Air Station Alameda, California on 9 January 1989 as the Naval Reserve’s second Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) squadron.. Disestablished 5 November 1994 and integrated with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen.

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-19 squadron missions and deployments.