Chopper squadrons return from deployment

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CORONADO, Calif. — Two Coronado-based helicopter squadrons returned to Naval Air Station North Island Wednesday following a deployment to the Western Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

ChopperHomecomingHeavy Sea Combat Squadron 6, the “Screamin’ Indians,” was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and the USNS Ranier, a combat supply ship.

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 75, the “WolfPack,” had been split among the Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton, and guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup, USS Stockdale and USS William P. Lawrence.

According to the Navy, HSC-6’s primary mission areas are logistics, fleet support operations, mobility, combat search and rescue, anti-surface warfare, support of special operations forces and command, control and communication.

HSM-75’s mission capabilities include search and rescue, mobility, electronic warfare, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and command, control and communications.