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Future HSC-3 Merlins!

        Welcome to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-3), the finest fleet replacement squadron in the Navy. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival, and can’t wait for you to join our team aboard NAS North Island in San Diego. Our mission is to produce the finest fleet replacement pilots and aircrewmen in the world, ready to fly into harm’s way in support of our Nation’s interests. We train to operate effectively in any environment or situation, providing warriors to nine deploying fleet squadrons. To be successful in our mission, we rely heavily on dedicated and motivated personnel setting the standard for quality of service and we firmly believe the first 72 hours at a new command is vital to a successful tour.

        As you may have some questions about your upcoming move, the command, or the local area, let us assure you that your smooth check-in experience is our top priority. As soon as we receive your orders, you will be assigned a sponsor and a welcome aboard package with additional information. If you are currently under orders and a sponsor has not yet reached out to you, please contact the command’s sponsorship coordinator and they will ensure one is assigned to you immediately.

        Once you have established contact with your sponsor, work with them to coordinate the details of your arrival so we can ensure a seamless check-in process. They are there to answer whatever questions you may have.

       If you are arriving by plane and require transportation from the airport, inform your sponsor of your flight information or call the HSC-3 quarterdeck and we will pick you up. Assistance for arriving personnel is also located at the USO, located below the Terminal 2 Skywalk at San Diego International Airport.

       For additional information about housing, schools, childcare, or spouse employment in the San Diego area, you can visit the Relocation Assistance Manager at the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC).

      You can also obtain information at and relocation tools at These websites contain many helpful links, as well as some crucial telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

       Again, welcome to the Merlins, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Quarterdeck: 619-545-8196

CMC: CMDCM Dustin Kuers
Phone: 619-545-8191

Sponsor Coordinator: AOC Bryan A. DeBrie
Phone: 619-545-0292
DSN: 735-0292

STUCON Sponsor Coordinator:
AWSC Adam Walker
LT Nicole Leonard
Phone: 619-767-7174
Email: or

Ombudsman: Mrs. Shelbi Mackenzie
Phone: 423-646-9966



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