Future Fleet Angel,
Congratulations! I am pleased you have received orders to the "Fleet Angels" of HELSEACOMBATRON TWO, and look forward to your arrival. As your Commanding Officer, I would like to welcome you aboard the first and finest helicopter squadron in the United States Navy. You will be an important member of the Navy's East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron for the MH-60S. Your tour here will be both challenging and rewarding. My charge to you is that you use your time at HSC-2 to become an even better Sailor, and to make the "Fleet Angels" better as well.
Located at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, the "Fleet Angels" operate the Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter. As a Fleet Replacement Squadron, HSC-2 trains Pilots and Aircrewmen to employ the MH-60S worldwide in a variety of missions, including Fleet Logistics Support, Search and Rescue, Medical Evacuation, Special Warfare Support, Anti-surface Warfare, and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief. The squadron fulfills secondary missions of Theater Security Cooperation and COMSECONDFLT Operational Support.
Your command sponsor will be available to provide you with assistance in your transition to HSC-2. If you are unable to contact your sponsor, please call the Command Sponsor Coordinators at (757) 445-4897 (DSN 565-4897) or email HSC2_NRFK_COMMAND_SPONSORS@NAVY.MIL. Please keep your sponsor informed of your travel plans so we can assist you as necessary.
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic has established a relocation assistance website for military members and their families transferring to the Hampton Roads area. The website, http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk.html?sourceNodeld=11062 , provides information on family housing, child care, military installations, area schools, utility companies, and many more resources for military members moving to the area.
The Fleet Angels are very serious about promoting a safe and efficient working environment. The goal of our command's safety program is operational readiness through the preservation of human and material assets. Operational Risk Management (ORM) is utilized at all levels of this command, and I encourage you to incorporate it into your travel plans by limiting your driving distances and driving only during the daytime. You can rest assured that while you are a part of HSC-2, your safety and that of your squadron-mates is of the utmost priority.
Upon your arrival, you are directed to report to the squadron's Admin office, located on the second floor of Building SP-35, Naval Station Norfolk. The squadron quarterdeck can be reached at (757) 445-5191.
If you or your family members need to forward mail to the command, our mailing address is:
524 A Street
Once again, welcome aboard. I cannot imagine a tour more rewarding than the one you are about to begin. I look forward to meeting you upon your arrival.
CAPT Edward D. Johnson