February's Squadron of the Month: HSC-5 "Nightdippers"

Posted at 4:57 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 09:58:14-05

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. - News 3 is proud to introduce the February 2020 Squadron of the Month; the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5)!

The Nightdippers returned home to Naval Station Norfolk in January after serving nearly ten months on deployment about the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

While deployed, HSC-5 aided in missions to support friendly forces in Afghanistan and Syria. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group destroyed enemy targets and fighting positions to help ground forces in their efforts.

They also spent time in the South China Sea while conducting flight operations.

The HSC-5 Nightdippers are led by Commanding Officer CDR Matthew Wright, Executive Officer CDR Chandra Newman and Command Master Chief David Collins.

Congratulations to our February 2020 Squadron of the Month; the HSC-5 Nightdippers!