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What does HM stand for?

HM stands for Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (US Navy aviation unit designation used from 1971 to present)

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Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) make preparations to deploy the Mk-105 sled from the ship's well deck during air mine countermeasure operations by Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
In addition to mine detection and neutralization events, the ships conducted gunnery exercises, a group formation photo exercise, underway replenishments and operations with helicopters from Spetsai and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 Det 2, assigned to CTF 52.
The second HC-2 was established on 1 April 1987 at NAS Norfolk with personnel and equipment drawn from detachments formerly parented by support squadrons HC-6, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 1 and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 12.
Since the Gulf War, the Navy has invested the lion's share of its MCM resources into this dedicated force, which until recently was comprised of 27 MCM ships, including the USS Inchon (MCS 12), 14 Avenger class large mine countermeasure vessels, 12 Osprey coastal mine hunters, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadrons 14 and 15, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers.
An MH-53E Sea Dragon of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 suffered Class A damage following an emergency landing in Bahrain on 2 April.