WELCOME TO HSC-3
Congratulations on your
HSC West selection!
My name is
AWS1 Jeffrey Onion, and I am the HSC-3 Student Control Leading Petty
Officer. I am responsible for coordinating all incoming student
transfers. Please contact me once you receive your orders for any
special instructions or concerns that need to be addressed. I can
be reached at
email@example.com or 619-545-4372.
report to HSC-3 as a Category I Fleet Replacement Aircrewmen (FRAC).
The CAT I syllabus is approximately 5 months long. Typically you
will attend SERE in route to HSC-3 however, if your orders don’t
tell you to attend SERE on the way here, then you’ll go in route to
your fleet squadron. From HSC-3, you can expect orders to one of
the following squadrons:
HSC-23 Wildcards (San Diego, CA) HSC-8 Eightballers (San
HSC-21 Blackjacks (San Diego, CA) HSC-12 Golden Falcons
(San Diego, CA)
HSC-25 Island Knights (Guam)
Upon receipt of your orders, please check your REPORT NLT date.
Regardless of authorized leave, THAT is the latest date you are
allowed to check into HSC-3. In many cases, your
Report NLT date and your class start date are the same – which means
that an expedited checkout from NATTC Pensacola and an early arrival
to San Diego will allow you the maximum possible time to set up
living arrangements, family arrangements, etc… House-hunting leave
is specifically not granted to incoming students, so we do ask that
you use your time wisely between checkout, and reporting to HSC-3.
Report to the HSC-3’s Quarter Deck, 2nd floor of Building
#346 to get your orders stamped. Then, cross the parking lot to
Building 352. On the 2nd deck, Room 214, you’ll find the
HSC-3 Training Department, and Student Control. As a reminder, your
first day of any check-in should be conducted in Dress
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. My
goal is to ensure a smooth transition to San Diego in order to begin
your training in the MH-60S Knighthawk and the Helicopter Sea Combat
mission. Congratulations again, and I look forward to flying with
you. Welcome to the Merlins!