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Welcome to Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 8

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Welcome to the United States Navy's Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8), where our motto is "The best helicopter pilots in the world are trained here."

HT-8, along with its sister squadrons, HT-18 and HT-28, provides advanced helicopter flight instruction to all U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flight students as well as international students from several allied nations. Students who successfully complete the program earn the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."

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