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Red Wolves Return from Iraq

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS050105-08
Release Date: 1/5/2005 3:00:00 PM

From Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 45 pilots, air crew, and maintenance personnel of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS) 4, Det. 3, will return to Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 6 after a three month deployment to Iraq.

The "Red Wolves" were forward deployed to an undisclosed base outside Baghdad where they operated their HH-60H Seahawk helicopters supporting Special Warfare Operations missions in the global war on terrorism. The nature of their actual mission was classified but involved striking specific Iraqi insurgent and al-Qaeda targets.

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