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US Navy - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 85 (HELSUPPRON 85)

HC-85 'Golden Gaters'

 
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STATUS:   established as HS-85 on July 1, 1970
HS-85 redesignated HC-85 on October 1, 1994
HC-85 redesignated HSC-85 on February 8, 2006
  
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Aircraft Carrier: -
 AIRCRAFT:   Sikorsky SH-3A/D/H Sea King
Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King
 DEPLOYMENTS:   Naval reserve squadron
 

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) over USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2005

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) aboard USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - June 2004

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - January 2004

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - January 2004

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) at MCAS Miramar, California - October 2003

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - October 2003

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - October 2003

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - October 2003

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SH-3 Sea King (HC-85) - May 2003
 
 
The squadron was established as a Naval Reserve squadron on July 1, 1970 as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eighty Five (HS-85) 'Golden Gaters' and based at NAS Alameda on the east side of San Francisco Bay.
The Squadron was named after the Golden Gate Bridge.
It flew the Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King, later transitioning to the D and H models.
In October 1994 HS-85 was redesignated Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight Five (HC-85). 
 
 
 

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