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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

In April of 2005, Helicopter Tactical Wing, Atlantic Fleet [HELTACWINGLANT] and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Atlantic Fleet [HSWINGLANT] were merged into Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Atlantic Fleet [HELSEACOMBATWINGLANT]. This merger was a result of the Navy moving toward a reduction in aircraft types.

The mission of Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSWINGLANT), as stated in the Commander, U.S. Naval Air Forces, Atlantic Operation Order 2000, is to ensure that all units under its command are capable of performing their assigned missions. To this end, HSWINGLANT monitors overall performance and maintains operational, administrative, and logistic/material support for all Atlantic Fleet HS squadrons. These HS squadrons are all home based at NAS Jacksonville and includes five Fleet squadrons. The mission of the SH-60F Seahawk is to provide combat search and rescue, special operations, antisubmarine warfare, search and rescue, and utility services for the carrier battle group. Squadrons are assigned to a carrier air wing as part of the carrier battle group.

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