We were pleased to recently receive notification of your orders to the world famous “NIGHTDIPPERS” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE (HS 5). I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you aboard. As your Commanding Officer, I can assure you that your talents and experiences will be welcomed. I know you will find your tour with the “NIGHTDIPPERS” challenging, yet rewarding.
The “NIGHTDIPPERS” have a long and proud history. We were established in 1956 and were the first squadron to employ dipping sonar at night. HS-5 is one of seven squadrons that comprise Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7), currently attached to the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). We are assigned seven SH-60F/HH-60H helicopters, with approximately 24 officers and 162 enlisted troops. Our missions include Anti-Submarine Warfare, Combat Search and Rescue, Naval Special Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Logistics, and Vertical Replenishment. As you can see, we are an operational squadron and we take pride in our ability to accomplish all of our missions well.
HS-5 is currently stationed in Norfolk, VA. Norfolk is a great place to live, offering unlimited opportunity for professional development, personal growth and recreation. Please visit the following website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/norfolksta for great information about Norfolk and the local area.
The squadron’s mailing address is:
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE
FPO AE 09501-5705
However, should the need arise, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com, my Command Master Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org, my Administrative Officer at email@example.com, or my Administrative Leading Chief Petty Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Command Ombudsman is Mrs. Ashley Pendleton. She can be contacted at (757) 646-7932 or by email at email@example.com. Our Family Readiness Group Chairman, Mrs. Joanna Hughes, can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some phone numbers that you may find useful:
BOQ/BEQ Reservations 757-386-1853
Family housing 757-445-2832
Navy Lodge 1-800-NAVY-INN
At HS-5, every Sailor is considered an integral part of our team and I am looking forward to meeting you in the near future.
Once again, welcome to the HS-5 NIGHTDIPPERS, the finest helicopter squadron in the Navy!