HSM-49 Scorpions Plaque
Collect all your squadrons with this all wood 14 inch HSM-49 Scorpions Plaque.
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Nine, known as the Scorpions of HSL-49/HSM-49 is stationed at Naval Air Station North Island. Mission areas include anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, medical evacuation, vertical replenishment, naval surface fire support, and communications relay.
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR NINE (HSL-49), located at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, is one of seven Pacific Fleet Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III Squadrons. The “Scorpions” of HSL-49/HSM-49 were established on March 23, 1990. The squadron flies the world’s most technically advanced helicopter, the SH 60B SEAHAWK, and has a complement of approximately 45 Officers and 180 Sailors.