Fly with the HSM-50 Valkyries with this handcrafted Mahogany plaque. You’ll love the craftsmanship and detail of this plaque.
- 14 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- US Veteran Owned Business
On October 1, 2021, the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 was established at Naval Station Mayport with a small team. By April 20, 2022, the squadron received interim Safe for Flight certification and had its first flight. Throughout the rest of the year, HSM-50 established its first detachment and earned certification for search and rescue duty. It was officially established on November 18, 2022. The squadron, named after the mythical Norse warriors known for their courage and strength, stands ready to serve.
The origins of Valkyries stem from Norse mythology. They are legendary warriors that rode into battle on stallions wearing iconic winged helmets carrying their sword and shield. As warriors for Odin, Valkyries guarded the lives and ships of those in their protection. They also chose who would gain entry to Valhalla, the Great Hall in Asgard.