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hs-85-patchHS-85 was established as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight Five on 1 July 1970 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda, CA.

In 1993, HS-85 moved from NAS Alameda to NAS North Island to assume the Target Launch and Target/Torpedo Recovery mission at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island, CA upon the decommissioning of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ONE.

HS-85 became HC-85 on 1 October 1994, reflecting a change in squadron mission from ASW to Combat Support.

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5 thoughts on “HS-85 “Golden Gater’s” Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

  1. HS-85 was my first duty station when I was in the NAVY. I had good times and worked with great people there. I remember when they moved to NAS North Island. To who all served with me from 1990 to 1993. I wish you all the luck in the world. AZ2 William Holmes

  2. I served in HS-85 as a Mech from 1979 – 1983 with some of the best guys I have ever known – Damn good times! AFCM James Jackson was without a doubt the finest leader I ever had in my 24 year naval career. God bless him where ever he is!

  3. I served as a reserve airman with HS-85 from 1976- 1981. Some of my fondest memories were serving on “ACDUTRA” with my friends Mike Carillo and Bill Pierra. Over the years I’ve been to the decommissioned NAS and driven past the old hanger. A life changing experience for sure.

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