HSM-79 Squadron Patches

History of HSM-79 Griffins

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Nine (HSM-79) “Griffins” was established June 2, 2016 and based at NAS North Island, California.

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 patch is a representation of HSM-79 squadron.