WELCOME TO HSC-3
Congratulations on your
winging and your HSC West selection!
My name is
LT Mark Lux, and I am the HSC-3 Student Control 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
report to HSC-3 as a Category I Fleet Replacement Pilot (FRP). The
CAT I syllabus is approximately 6 months long. You will either go
to SERE prior to the FRS or after you’re complete – if your orders
don’t tell you to stop at SERE on the way here, then you’ll go
between HSC-3 and your fleet squadron. If your orders say HSC-West,
as opposed to HSC-25, you will not select your ultimate fleet
squadron until you are near FRS syllabus completion. From HSC-3,
you can expect orders to one of the following squadrons:
HSC-23 Wildcards HSC-8
HSC-21 Blackjacks HSC-12 Golden Falcons
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 TW-5 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 winging, checkout, and reporting to HSC-3.
Report to the HSC-3 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, where you will find Student Control. As
a reminder, your first day of any check-in should be conducted in
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!