HSM-78 Squadron Patches
History of HSM-78 Blue Hawks
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN EIGHT (HSM-78) was established on 01 March 2012 at NAS North Island, CA as the Navy’s newest MH-60R squadron. HSM-78 is currently assigned to Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2) and is attached to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
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.