HSC-12

161007-N-OI810-575 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 7, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Maxwell Vess and Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Kuchera (NAC/AW) are hoisted to an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, during helicopter search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency in open-ocean rescue procedure and equipment. HSC-12 is embarked aboard the Navys only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) flagship, is on patrol supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released) 170614-N-OI810-544 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 takes off from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183). HSC-12 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). U.S. Navy forces and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force routinely train together to improve interoperability and readiness to provide stability and security for the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/Released) 170528-N-OI810-293 WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 28, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, practices evasive maneuvers and dispenses MJU-32 flares to simulate combating a guided missile threat. The MH-60S Sea Hawk is used for anti-surface warfare, naval special warfare support, special operations support, combat search and rescue, logistics, drug interdiction, anti-piracy operations, humanitarian relief operations, and airborne mine countermeasures. HSC-12 is embarked aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/Released) 170614-N-OI810-454 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2017) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 perform a fast-rope exercise from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 onto the flight deck of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183). EODMU-5 and HSC-12 are embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). U.S. Navy forces and the JMSDF routinely train together to improve interoperability and readiness to provide stability and security for the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/Released)

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About HSC-12:
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE (HSC-12) is the oldest and finest United States Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron.  The Golden Falcons are devoted to supporting the capabilities of the Carrier Strike Group, both at sea and ashore.  HSC-12's primary mission is to effectively employ the versatility and lethality of the MH-60S aircraft to support the strike group Commander's objectives.  The missions include: force protection, special operations, search and rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and logistics; making HSC-12 an indispensable team player in the Carrier Strike Group.  Additionally, HSC-12 furnishes one ready detachment to provide executive transport for Commander, SEVENTH Fleet.

 

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