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HSC-3 : Merlins
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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE US NavyMH-60S with temporary water based paint scheme for better visibilty in firefighting roles with CALFIRE 2014

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE
Merlins, tail code SA started flying the MH-60S Sea Hawk in 2002 and redesignated from HC-3 on April 2005.

In 2012, HS-10 decommissioned and most of it transferred to HSC-3. This increased the number of Sailors stationed at HSC-3 from 625 to more than 800, and the number of helicopters from 22 to 32.

As of 2013, HSC-3 is the largest helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) in the US Navy, training pilots to fly the MH-60S, SH-60F and the HH-60H.
HSC-3 formally retired its last HH-60H on 13 May 2019 at NAS North Island.

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HSC-3 Reaches 250,000 Class A Mishap-Free Flight Hours, 14-Jun-13 : SAN DIEGO (NNS) By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda Huntoon - Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 "Merlins" celebrated reaching 250,000 Class A Mishap-free hours, June 14.


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