Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE (HSC-21) is part of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWINGPAC), it provides an armed helicopter capability for US SEVENTH and FIFTH FLEETS as well as detachments to various commands covering a diverse mission set. Flying the MH-60S, HSC-21 supports permanently assigned detachments performing logistics, search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance for US SEVENTH FLEET. In addition, approximately half of all deployed Black Jacks are assigned to the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment in Camp Buhring, Kuwait, for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
HSC-21 maintains a search and rescue and medical evacuation alert posture. Drawn from a variety cultures and backgrounds, the sailors of HSC-21 form the Black Jacks, making this squadron the premier helicopter squadron in the Navy as well as the recipient of the HSC Battle “E” for 2008.