Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS-4)
Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron Four has the mission of conducting flight and ground training to maintain maximum readiness for immediate employment conduction Combat Search and Rescue and Naval Special Warfare operations and support of United States Forces for crisis response, mobilization, and Fleet contributory support. They conduct airborne operations in support of air strike operations; conduct Combat Search and Rescue operations in a combat environment and Search and Rescue operations in a non-combat environment; conduct Navy Special Warfare operations in support of other strike operations; conduct general surveillance; coordinate and conduct multi-unit Search and Rescue operations; and conduct Fleet training for Carrier Air Wings and Reserve Carrier Air Wings for Combat Search and Rescue and non-combat Search and Rescue.
The "Redwolves" of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS-4) support special operation missions and provide combat search and rescue services to the fleet. Flying the HH-60H Seahawk, an aircraft unique to the Naval Air Reserve Force, HCS-4 is capable of rapidly deploying two detachments anywhere in the world. In December 1990, HCS-4 deployed a detatchment onboard a C-5 Galaxy to Saudi Arabia to support combat search and rescue requirements in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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