HC-11 Squadron Patches

History of HC-11 Gunbearers

The HC-11 was established on 01 October 1977 at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California.  In April 2005, the  “Gunbearers” were redesignated as the “Blackjacks” of HSC-21

Helicopters have been a vital part our US Naval forces. With the introduction of helicopters the 101st Airborne division started deploying into battle mainly from helicopters as opposed to airplanes. An the helicopter patches are a representation of HC-11 squadron missions and deployments.