HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers

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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (HSC-5) provides vertical lift Search and Rescue, Logistics, Anti-Surface Warfare, Special Operations Forces Support, and Combat Search and Rescue capabilities for Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7) in support of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CSG-8) operations.

Tried.  Tested.  Accepted.  Congratulations to our new Chief Petty Officers and their families! Navy Chief! Navy Pride! ...
09/30/2023

Tried. Tested. Accepted. Congratulations to our new Chief Petty Officers and their families! Navy Chief! Navy Pride!

Flying into the weekend like…
09/29/2023

Flying into the weekend like…

Congratulations to our three Sailors who re-enlisted today for a combined total of 13 additional years!
09/29/2023

Congratulations to our three Sailors who re-enlisted today for a combined total of 13 additional years!

Another fabulous day at FIVE! Carrier Air Wing SEVEN stopped by for some remarks and awarded the squadron with the Golde...
09/27/2023

Another fabulous day at FIVE! Carrier Air Wing SEVEN stopped by for some remarks and awarded the squadron with the Golden Wrench! We also announced our 4th quarter Sailor of the Quarter selections! BZ to our awardees and the Nightdippers for their continued excellence!

Congratulations to PETTY OFFICER Thompson on her meritorious advancement to AT3!
09/27/2023

Congratulations to PETTY OFFICER Thompson on her meritorious advancement to AT3!

Congratulations to our Nightdippers who received their end of tour awards!  !
09/27/2023

Congratulations to our Nightdippers who received their end of tour awards! !

Congratulations to AE2 Thomas and his family on his reenlistment!
09/26/2023

Congratulations to AE2 Thomas and his family on his reenlistment!

Sunday ops are always better with a cookout!  Thanks to the maintenance team and crew of COURAGE 612 for supporting the ...
09/24/2023

Sunday ops are always better with a cookout! Thanks to the maintenance team and crew of COURAGE 612 for supporting the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Friends and Family Day… and thanks to the all volunteer Nightdipper grill crew taking care of their own!!

Christmas is never the same when you are away from home but HSC-5’s MWR made sure we had some fun, played some games, ha...
01/03/2023

Christmas is never the same when you are away from home but HSC-5’s MWR made sure we had some fun, played some games, had some sweets and even had a DJ for the festivities. Take a look at our NIGHTDIPPERS a smiles.

HSC-5 wishes you a….
01/03/2023

HSC-5 wishes you a….

Just a few Sailors on liberty💪💪⚓️⚓️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇫🇷🇫🇷
01/03/2023

Just a few Sailors on liberty💪💪⚓️⚓️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇫🇷🇫🇷

12/21/2022

Here it is!!! The third and final video. Thank you to everyone that submitted entries. Special thanks to Christine Gustafson for supplying the backdrop that we used in the on set videos.

12/08/2022

Good evening everyone. First I would like to thank everyone who submitted pictures and footage for the Nightdippers Holiday video. I'm sure your Sailor, our Sailors, will love them.

I had so many that I had to split it up into 3 videos. Otherwise, it would have been a video.

I'm going to share 1 a week so that you all can see what we were able to do for our Sailors AS A TEAM.

I do not own the rights to this music.

Above: Dippers on liberty!!! Catching a movie before we head back to the ship!!!!  Below: Our USNS Artic Sailors 611 whe...
12/04/2022

Above: Dippers on liberty!!! Catching a movie before we head back to the ship!!!!

Below: Our USNS Artic Sailors 611 wheels up!!!supporting the mission

Ran into a few Nightdippers around Naples on liberty!!!      # 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇹🇮🇹
12/02/2022

Ran into a few Nightdippers around Naples on liberty!!! # 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇹🇮🇹

The hardest working Squadron onboard. We are always on alert to RESCUE, PROTECT, DELIVER and these are the Sailors that ...
11/30/2022

The hardest working Squadron onboard. We are always on alert to RESCUE, PROTECT, DELIVER and these are the Sailors that ensure we can execute our mission.

Here are some Dippers hard at work!!!
11/30/2022

Here are some Dippers hard at work!!!

Congratulations to our newest HM2, Christian Bland. Hooyah Shipmate. 👏👏👏👏👏💪💪💪
11/29/2022

Congratulations to our newest HM2, Christian Bland. Hooyah Shipmate. 👏👏👏👏👏💪💪💪

BZ and congratulations to the following Sailors on their, well deserved, selection for advancement to the next higher pa...
11/25/2022

BZ and congratulations to the following Sailors on their, well deserved, selection for advancement to the next higher paygrade.

11/11/2022

On Veterans Day, we honor all of you and all you have done for us and this nation. Veterans day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our country. We are grateful for your courage, patriotism, and willingness to fight for our freedoms. Thank you, veterans, for everything.
HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!!

  in Croatia 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸The TRIAD enjoyed sometime with our host nation as we showed them some hospitality and the enjo...
11/03/2022

in Croatia 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
The TRIAD enjoyed sometime with our host nation as we showed them some hospitality and the enjoyed they view from flight deck

Air Show in Athens, Greece!
10/31/2022

Air Show in Athens, Greece!

Another successful day of Vertical Replenishment and first look at our SHOWBIRD! (Full story to come soon) Rescue, Prote...
10/24/2022

Another successful day of Vertical Replenishment and first look at our SHOWBIRD! (Full story to come soon) Rescue, Protect and Delivering Packages & Snazzy Paint jobs!

🗣Check out this months review of The Dipper Detail. September was full of hard work and major achievements.  Let’s check...
10/12/2022

🗣Check out this months review of The Dipper Detail. September was full of hard work and major achievements. Let’s check it out👇👇👇

Cool shots over the rock
10/12/2022

Cool shots over the rock

10/11/2022

10/09/2022

One of the only Ports that can support mooring a carrier.

It is Pink October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Do not put off your annual exam, early detection can save your life....
10/09/2022

It is Pink October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Do not put off your annual exam, early detection can save your life.

Vertical replenishment with the help of our CLF Detachment on the USNS Arctic. VERTREP days mean restock on fresh fruits...
09/21/2022

Vertical replenishment with the help of our CLF Detachment on the USNS Arctic. VERTREP days mean restock on fresh fruits, vegetables, parts, and best of all, mail from home! When “Mail Call” is announced, you can hear people cheering throughout the ship. See mailing addresses below.



ARCTIC DETACHMENT

USNS ARCTIC TAOE 8

M/F “HSC-5 CREWMEMBERS NAME”

UNIT 100354 BOX 1

FPO AE 09564



GEORGE BUSH – CVN-77

Personal Name

HSC 5

UNIT 200305 BOX 1

FPO AE 09503

Doors off, ropin’ with our Italian friends on the ITS Caio Duilio! HSC-5 had an amazing opportunity to work with CSG-10 ...
09/15/2022

Doors off, ropin’ with our Italian friends on the ITS Caio Duilio! HSC-5 had an amazing opportunity to work with CSG-10 EOD personnel and HSM-46 to practice fast-roping to an Italian ship.

This was a great opportunity to strengthen our partnership with a NATO ally while showing why the Nightdippers never fail to Rescue, Protect, or DELIVER!

Sun rising, bag pipes playing, wind blowing across the deck messing up our hair and mustaches(or at least what some are ...
09/10/2022

Sun rising, bag pipes playing, wind blowing across the deck messing up our hair and mustaches(or at least what some are calling “mustaches…”) 📸 😁 Squadron Picture Day!


USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)
Carrier Air Wing SEVEN - CVW-7
Nightdippers Ombudsman

Change of Command September 1st 2022:A heartfelt goodbye to former Skipper Van Hoozer and a warm welcome to Skipper Gust...
09/08/2022

Change of Command September 1st 2022:
A heartfelt goodbye to former Skipper Van Hoozer and a warm welcome to Skipper Gustafson and XO Moffit!

We are so excited for the adventures that lie ahead!


USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)
Carrier Air Wing SEVEN - CVW-7
Nightdippers Ombudsman

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding Sailors on their selection to be advanced to Chief Petty Officer.    ...
09/07/2022

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding Sailors on their selection to be advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

Our very first "DIPPER DETAILS" 🚁⚓ newsletter directly from Mediterranean! Want to see what the World Famous Nightdipper...
09/05/2022

Our very first "DIPPER DETAILS" 🚁⚓ newsletter directly from Mediterranean!

Want to see what the World Famous Nightdippers are up to on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)? READ THIS!!👇

DIPPER DETAILS - AUGUST 2022

(Keep an eye out for a new "DIPPER DETAIL" each month!)

NIGHTDIPPERS own AWS3 Taquan West.       💪
08/10/2022

NIGHTDIPPERS own AWS3 Taquan West. 💪

Out here on our last night enjoying the sunset, the music and the PUPPIES!!! Thank you USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for...
08/09/2022

Out here on our last night enjoying the sunset, the music and the PUPPIES!!! Thank you USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for doing this for the children and the families.

Congratulations to all Sailors of Carrier Strike Group Ten, USS George H.W. Bush and all embarked Squadron.   is ready t...
08/09/2022

Congratulations to all Sailors of Carrier Strike Group Ten, USS George H.W. Bush and all embarked Squadron. is ready to go and do great things!!!!

The George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed its pre-deployment graduation exercise ahead of a deployment to U.S. European Command, USNI News has learned. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and the embarked Carrier Strike Group 10 returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., last week following a m...

We take OPSEC serious! Please keep our Sailors safe. Loose lips sink ships!!
08/08/2022

We take OPSEC serious! Please keep our Sailors safe. Loose lips sink ships!!

A message from Chaplian Hood: ****Pre Deployment Prayer Service for Sailors and Families****9 Aug 1930-2000Waterfront He...
08/08/2022

A message from Chaplian Hood:

****Pre Deployment Prayer Service for Sailors and Families****

9 Aug 1930-2000
Waterfront Head of Department Parking at Pier 14 Naval Station Norfolk (Combined Christian - Catholic and Protestant informal prayer service). Families and Children invited, and Mutts with a Mission service dogs present for Sailors and families to cuddle a puppy starting at 1900, 9 Aug.

When mailing things to your sailor, please keep in mind it can take up to 4 weeks or more for it to get to them. So, pla...
08/08/2022

When mailing things to your sailor, please keep in mind it can take up to 4 weeks or more for it to get to them. So, plan ahead!

And don't forget to get their UPDATED box numbers!! All sailors now have their OWN box number, it's not departmental. If they don't know what it is, they need to go to HSC-5 Administrative office for information on your Sailors Box #.

The general mailing address is:

DO NOT USE THIS ADDRESS WITHOUT BOX #

HSC 5
UNIT 200305 BOX (Sailors individual Box #)
FPO AE 09503


https://www.herocarepackages.com/homefront/mailing-a-military-care-package

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War Graffiti at Baghdad Intl Airport, Iraq - 2003

Two HH-60H helicopters assigned to the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Combat Search and Rescue Squadron/Special Warfare Support Special Squadron Five (HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers, Carrier Air Wing SEVEN - CVW-7 operating from the USS George Washington (CVN 73) ) do a fly-by over a hardened aircraft structure at Baghdad International Airport. HCS-5 is deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Kevin Peck. Nov. 30, 2003
Thank you to everyone who came out and walked or donated to our team. We raised $977 dollars to support the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention. It was a great day!
Dippers past and present. In leui of Su***de Prevention Awareness month I have created an HSC-5 Nightdipper Team for the Out of the Darkness walk at Mt Trashmore on 25 September. Our walk will be dedicated to our fellow Nightdipper we tragically lost on our 2019 deployment. The walk is free to join and anyone who would like to can participate. If you choose to donate, please click the team link below, select roster, and donate to a team member of your choice. All proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention

https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=281001

Date: 09/25/2021
Location: Mt. Trashmore
Registration: 10:00 am
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old time member of hs5. Glad to see my sqd is still flying!
A photo of the HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers flying home to Naval Station Norfolk after a long deployment was named one of the photos of the year by The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press.

Click through the gallery in the link to check it out.
Last week, the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team took advantage of an opportunity to train with the U.S. Navy's HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers to conduct aerial hoist rescue operations on the Kanawha River. Thanks to everyone who participated and got to witness the unique joint services operation.
Sea, AIR, and Land!
U.S. Navy operate in all types of environments.

East coast based Navy SEALs conduct training exercises with the HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers from U.S. Naval Air Forces on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed to conduct missions from sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Scott Fenaroli/Released)



U.S. Navy SEAL & SWCC Page
With HS 5 1980 to 1984 my how times change
U.S. Navy, USS Barry - DDG 52, HSC-5 World Famous Nightdippers
PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 31, 2019) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conduct a vertical replenishment with a MH-60S assigned to the of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5. Barry is underway conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific region while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy's largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal surface force.
U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Keia Randall.
Does anyone recall any of the details about the loss of a Sea King and it's crew in 1967? IIRC, the Essex remained in the crash-site area for about 3 days, and nothing was found. I was a mess cook at the time, and we didn't get many details. What really happened?
Looking for a list of HS-5 Commanding Officers - 1960 to 1965 when the squadron was aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) - the last straight deck carrier. The data is needed for an article on the Lake Champlain to be published in Fall 2019 for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. Good day - CDR Pete Calyton USN ret. - father was in HS-4 1956 to 1958.
Looking for the names of the HS-5 Commanding Officers during the period 1960 thru 1965 aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39). For a CV-39 history to be published in the Naval Aviation Museum FOUNDATION magazine.