usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37

US Navy


HSL-37 : Easy Riders
United States Naval Aviation

1975 to 2014    





Helicopters

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37
Easy Riders, tail code TH established at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii on July 3 1975 flying the SH-2F Seasprite LAMPS I. The squadron changed to the SH-60B Seahawk LAMPS III in 1992. As of 2011 is Navys oldest operational LAMPS squadron.

LAMPS ( Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System ) squadrons provides helicopters to be embarked on surface ships escorts as frigates, destroyers and cruisers.

The squadron celebrated 93,000 Class-A mishap-free flight hours in 2011

On September 2013 they received their first 4 MH-60R Seahawks.

Redesignated HSM-37 January 2014
Since Oct 2006, the unit has operated the Virtual Flight Deck Training System to make deck direction training more realistic.



Jul75, I was one of the enlisted team that commissioned HSL-37 at Barbers Point. CTRCS Ben H. Furnas
1983-1987 Transferred over from the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), did 4-years at HSL-37, eventually retired in 2004. Had a great adventure and experienced so much while at HSL-37. I still remember vividly most the officers and enlisted I served with there. A great bunch of professionals I am so proud and privileged to have served with. While there we earned the Battle-E, Isabel Trophy, and much more. Senior LSE Instructor Bob Kimo Lastimosa, ABH1.
1991-1992, I was on the very first SH-60 Det ... the det hogs. Clemente Delgado


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HSL-37 surpasses 100,000 flight hours, 08-May-13 : MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII By Lt. j.g. David Indiveri - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37 successfully surpassed 100,000 SH-60B flight hours Monday, March 26, 2013; a remarkable milestone for the Navy’s only helicopter squadron based in Hawaii.



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1999/14MCAS Kaneohe Bay PHNG
1975/99Kalaeloa Airport / John Rodgers FieldPHJR



Models

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YearsModels
1992/14S-70 H-60
1972/92Seasprite




Operations


DatesOperation
15-jul-1306-aug-13AU Talisman Saber 2013




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