Guam – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Detachment 1 is scheduled to return home from an eight-month deployment Dec. 20.
Det. 1 was embarked briefly aboard USNS Kiska (T-AE 35) then spent the remainder of the deployment aboard the USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). The 36 Sailors provided vertical replenishment support of ammunition and supplies from Carl Brashear to ships in the George Washington Strike Group. The detachment moved over 3,000 tons of ammunition, mail, food, and other supplies during their deployment. Det. 1 flew over 520 hours, delivering ammunition, supplies, and passengers to more than 20 different ships.
HSC-25 is the Navy’s only forward deployed vertical replenishment squadron providing deployed ships a rapid, safe and versatile means of re-supplying diminishing stores. In addition, HSC-25 provides 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation services to the Coast Guard for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.