HS-84 Squadron Patches

History of HS-84 Thunderbolts

HS-84 Thunderbolts were commissioned in 1970 at Ream Field, Imperial Beach. The squadron relocated to NAS North Island until 1984 when it re-established as HSL-84 until it deactivated in 2001.

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. And the helicopter patches are a representation of HS-84 squadron missions and deployments.