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Both the SH-60F and the HH-60H have the ability to conduct Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) and Anti-Ship Missile Defense (ASMD). They can also provide passenger and cargo transfer capability to the various surface combatants and combat logistics ships in the battle group. 

HS-11 is currently assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. The Dragonslayer history has many distinguished highlights. In November 1962, HS-11 sailed to the Caribbean onboard USS Wasp to enforce the Cuban quarantine. Later that decade, the squadron played a leading role in astronaut recovery operations during the Gemini missions, plucking from the sea such famed astronauts as White, McDivitt, Lovell and Aldrin. In 1976, the squadron was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for saving countless lives after ship collisions at sea while attached to USS John F. Kennedy. Throughout the years, HS-11 has the answered the domestic call for help numerous times in support of hurricane relief efforts, including Hurricane Andrew in 1993, and in 1999 the squadron rescued nine men whose ship was sunk during Hurricane Floyd in winds more than 50 knots and seas measuring 30 feet. Most recently, HS-11 was the first Navy squadron on-station just hours after Hurricane Ike swept through Galveston, Texas, in September 2008. In January 2010, the squadron detached four aircraft onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and sailed to Haiti in support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations following a massive earthquake. 

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