Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
Twenty Three

HSC-23 "Wild Cards"

Mission areas include expeditionary strike group search and rescue support, combat search and rescue in support of strike warfare, naval special warfare, anti-surface ship warfare and helicopter logistical support for Western Pacific and Southern California units. To meet these commitments, the squadron maintains 10 MH-60S helicopters. HSC-23 employs approximately 50 officers and 200 enlisted personnel to carry out these various missions.


(Photos by Nancy Wingo)

The Wild Cards fly the MH-60S, distinguishable by the tail wheel at the very rear
Wild Card #42
Experts at work
Still working
Our host, LTJG Mark "Shed" Locatelli, shows off his copy of Wings of Gold
CO Greg Sheahan joined us for a photo enroute to a crucial hoops match
John, Mark, and Nancy
The cheerleaders
The other team warms up
This Wild Card bird will be serving as an Air Ambulance.

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