ASAN, Guam – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 assisted in the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an elderly patient from Rota who required immediate medical care Nov. 26.
Upon request from Coast Guard Sector Guam, a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from HSC-25 was launched from Andersen Air Force Base. Navy personnel transported the patient to Guam Memorial Hospital.
The incident was the 17th MEDEVAC executed by HSC-25 personnel this year.
HSC-25 is the only squadron that maintains a 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation alert posture, directly supporting the U.S. Coast Guard and Joint Region Marianas.
HSC-25 is also the Navy’s only forward-deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron. As a part of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific, it provides an armed helicopter capability for U.S. 7th Fleet in support of logistics, search and rescue and humanitarian assistance missions.