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US Navy - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 (HELSUPPRON 6)

HC-6 'Chargers'

 
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STATUS:   HC-6 established on September 1, 1967
HC-6 redesignated HSC-26 on April 1, 2005
  
Homebase: -
Carrier Air Wing: -
Aircraft Carrier: -
 AIRCRAFT:   Boeing Vertol CH/HH-46 Sea Knight
Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk
 DEPLOYMENTS:    various detachment deployments
 

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MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2005

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MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - Haiti - February 2005


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) aboard USS Saipan (LHA 2) - February 2005


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - December 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - October 2004

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MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - October 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - October 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - October 2004

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MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - New York - October 2004

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MH-60S Seahawks (HC-6) - Norfolk, Virginia - October 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2004

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MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - June 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - June 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - June 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - June 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - May 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - April 2004



MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - April 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - March 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - February 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - January 2004


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - December 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - Norfolk, Virginia - September 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - September 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - August 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - August 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - August 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - July 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - May 2003


MH-60S Seahawk (HC-6) - January 2003


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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 2003

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - February 2003

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - November 2002


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - November 2002


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - July 2002


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - April 2002


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 2002


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - May 1998


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1998


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1996

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 1995


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1993


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1993


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1993


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1993


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1993


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - June 1991

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1991


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1991


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1991

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - February 1991


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - February 1991


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - February 1991

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - February 1991


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - May 1990


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - May 1990


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1989


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1989


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - November 1989


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - November 1989


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988

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HH-46A Sea Knight (HC-6) - September 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - May 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - April 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 1988


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - April 1987


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 1987


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1986


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 1985


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - January 1985


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - December 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - April 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - April 1983


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - July 1982


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1982


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - March 1982


CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - July 1981

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CH-46 Sea Knight (HC-6) - May 1981
    
 
Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 (HC-6) traces its rich history to Naval Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, where Helicopter Utility Squadron Two (HU-2) was formed in 1948.

HU-2 was the second United States Naval helicopter squadron, flying the tandem rotor Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever, perfoming search and rescue operations.

On July 1, 1960, the squadron split to form HU-4. On September 1, 1967, an HU-4 detachment at NAS Norfolk had grown so large that it was designated its own squadron, Helicopter Support Squadron Six (HC-6), the "Chargers".

Originally a search and rescue squadron, HC-6 soon added vertical replenishment (VERTREP) as a primary mission.

By 1987, after having flown the H-25 HUP, H-43C HUK, H-34 Sea Horse, H-2B Sea Sprite, H-3 Sea King, and H-53 Sea Dragon, HC-6 was completely transitioned to the H-46D Sea Knight, which they would fly exclusively for the next 15 years.

In 2002, the squadron transitioned aircraft once again, introducing the MH-60S Knighthawk to the Atlantic Fleet, conducting the first operational deployment and first at-sea rescue with the new helicopter.

On April 1, 2005, in accordance with the Navy's Helicopter Master Plan, the squadron was re-designated as HSC-26.
 
 
 

patches & more


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hc-6 chargers cruise patch 2002 

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