HSL-48 / HSM-48 Squadron Patches

History of HSL-48 / HSM-48 Vipers

Established September 7, 1989 at NAS Mayport FL,  HSL-48 deploy SH-60B Seahawks on LAMPS III capable US Atlantic Fleet ships. On May 2014, HSL-48 redesignated HSM-48 and currently based at NS Jacksonville, FL.

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 HSL-48 / HSM-48 squadron missions and deployments.