Pentagon assisting disaster response

Three Navy vessels are in or headed to New York City. The USS Wasp amphibious assault ship, the USS San Antonio and the USS Carter Hall, both Landing dock vessels have been deployed to provide refueling and command and control of DoD helicopter support missions in the area. Four MH-60S choppers with rescue swimmers are onboard the USS San Antonio and Four MH-53E helicopters are flying onto the USS Wasp, joining two MH-60S with rescue swimmers already aboard.