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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Pacific [COMHSWINGPAC]

On April 15, 2005, during a ceremony at NAS North Island Helicopter Tactical Wing, Pacific Fleet [HELTACWINGPAC] and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Pacific Fleet [HSWINGPAC] were officially merged into Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Pacific Fleet [HELSEACOMBATWINGPAC]. This merger was a result of the Navy moving toward a reduction in aircraft types.

Commander Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Pacific, based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., can seek out and destroy enemy submarines and provides logistic support and search and rescue capabilities while squadrons flying HH-60H and SH-60F are deployed on aircraft carriers.

The mission of the Training and Readiness Department is to plan and coordinate various operations, training programs and functions with subordinate squadrons to assist them to attain and maintain the highest level of operational readiness for deployment. The mission of the Maintenance Department is to advise and inform the Commander on all matters pertaining to aircraft maintenance and the material readiness of assigned units, assist and advise assigned squadrons in aircraft maintenance, maintenance organizational procedures and material support. The Aeromedical Safety Officer (AMSO) program provides a resource to fleet activities in the area of aeromedical support and aircraft mishap prevention as well as enhancing operational readiness and safety by providing education, communication, coordination and recommendations in the aeromedical aspects of safety. The AMSO is assigned additional duty to all four NAS North Island type wings.

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