usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 30

US Navy

HSL-30 Neptunes Horsemen
United States Naval Aviation

1972 to 1993    


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 30
Neptune s Horsemen, tail code HT

1960 - HU-4
1965 - HC-4
1972 - HSL-30

1971, after SERE school I arrived at Lakehurst with HC-4. Later to become HSL-30, moved to Norfolk, Va. Squadron split to HSL-32, I stayed with 30 in w/c 120 Airframes AMH 2 Tony (Cap) Capriglione.
1972, I was in hsl-30 in Lakehurst, we moved to Norfolk where we split into hsl-30 and hsl-32
1972, I was stationed at Lakehurst as member of HSL-30 and operated SH-2D Seasprites. I became a member of a Lamps detachment and our helo was sent to Viet Nam in the Spring of 1972 where we operated off the USS Biddle (DLG). We were deployed for 6 to 7 months if I remember correctly. We operated off N Viet Nam (Yankee Station) around Haiphong. We did ASW, Electronics Warfare and Air/SeaRescue. I believe our detachment was the only H-2 to make a night rescue of a downed pilot. I know we had the most flight ops, most operational hours and least down time than any detachment the squadron had deployed up to that time.
1972-1975, I was with HSL-30 in Lakehurst and then we transferred to Norfolk Virginia. I train David May as a Plane Captain
1973-1976, I was a Search and Rescue Crewman and AE-2 with HSL-30. I attended Both SAR and Quonset Point Sar Swim School. We had the first Female go through Swim School with us
Feb74-Feb77, I was with HSL-30, Det A asg to USNS Harkness (TAGS-32) David Tyrone
1975 to Oct78, I was with HSL-30, Mike Chilson
1975-Aug78, I was with HSL-30, David May
1977-1982, I was with Hassle 30 in the P/P Shop. AD2 Fred Schau , Lost my best friend in 79 , ADAN Paul J. Dellas , Took him home to Ca. and Buried him. Still Serving as Alameda Honor Guard 2016
1978 to 1981, I was with hsl30, would give anything to get my hands on squadron patch or hat lost my stuff in a flood if you can help email me at rdalaska @ yahoo com
1978-1981,I was with HSL-30 in the structures shop, (AMS2) Scott Nunneker
Feb84-Oct85, I was in HSL-30. I was AT shop supervisor AT2 murray. I would like to hear from any old shipmates.would also like to hear from LT hack.e mail me at mannpcm AT yahoo com carry on...
1985-1988, Unfortunately, 30 was the worst experience of my career and the reason i left the military. My dream was to be a career sailor but during this time, 30 was a nightmare. Dishonest COs, master chiefs more concerned with their career than help the sailors under them, and guys getting demoted for unfounded sexual harassment charges. At one point i had to call my congressman in to help me with some stuff. I still love and respect my time served and those that came before and after, but ai said, unfortunate as it was, my career ended here.

@ (optional)     Send


1972/93NAS NorfolkKNGU
1960/72NAS LakehurstKNEL


Login to Edit


Latest News

Patriot South 2018 Exercise

HAL Launched Tender for ALH Civil Dhruv

Frasca 60th Anniversary

Med-Trans Partners with REMSA Care Flight

US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018

LCI Enters Term Loan Financing

Bear Paws for Bell 505 from Alpine Aerotech

Era Helicopters 70th Birthday




Promote Your Services Here

share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here