Carrier Air Wing 1 (CARAIRWING ONE)

CVW-1

 

CVW-1 carrier air wing one patch crest insignia

 

STATUS:

Ranger Air Group established on July 1, 1938

Ranger Air Group redesignated CVG-4 on August 3, 1943

CVG-4 redesignated CVAG-1 on November 15, 1946

CVAG-1 redesignated CVG-1 on September 1, 1948

CVG-1 redesignated CVW-1 on December 20, 1963

    

Homebase: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Aircraft Carrier: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Tailcode: AB

ACTIVE

 

current squadrons (2015)

VFA-11 Strike Fighter Squadron 11 ‘Red Rippers’ (F/A-18F Super Hornet)

VFA-136 Strike Fighter Squadron 136 ‘Knighthawks’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VFA-211 Strike Fighter Squadron 211 ‘Fighting Checkmates’ (F/A-18F Super Hornet)

VMFA-251 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 ‘Thunderbolts’ (F/A-18C Hornet)

VAW-125 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 ‘Tigertails’ (E-2D Hawkeye)

VAQ-137 Electronic Attack Squadron 137 ‘Rooks’ (EA-18G Growler)

VRC-40 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 ‘Rawhides’ (C-2A Greyhound)

HS-11 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 ‘Dragonslayers’ (SH-60F Seahawk)

HSM-46 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 ‘Grandmasters’ (MH-60R Seahawk)

 

deployments

Ranger Air Group, CVG-4, CVAG-1, CVG-1, CVW-1

Ranger Air Group:

July 11, 1938 - July 16, 1938 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - East Pacific, Fleet Review

January 4, 1939 - April 20, 1939 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - San Diego, Cuba, Norfolk

October 28, 1939 - December 8, 1939 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - Atlantic, Caribbean

October 2, 1940 - December 12, 1940 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - Bermuda, NS Argentina, Newfoundland

May 23, 1941 - October 2, 1941 aboard USS Yorktown (CV 5) - multiple Atlantic neutrality patrols

October 2, 1941 - December 8, 1941 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - Atlantic, Caribbean

December 21, 1941 - March 22, 1942 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - East Atlantic

October 1, 1942 - December 1, 1942 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - East Atlantic, Operation TORCH

March 23, 1943 - July 27, 1943 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - Atlantic, Newfoundland

 

CVG-4:

August 5, 1943 - December 3, 1943 aboard USS Ranger (CV 4) - East Atlantic, Operation LEADER

November 5, 1944 - November 17, 1944 aboard USS Bunker Hill (CV 17) - Philippines, Saipan

November 25, 1944 - December 24, 1944 aboard USS Essex (CV 9) - West Pacific, Luzon strikes, Typhoon

December 30, 1944 - January 26, 1945 aboard USS Essex (CV 9) - South China Sea, Formosa, Okinawa

February 10, 1945 - March 4, 1945 aboard USS Essex (CV 9) - Japan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa

February 15, 1946 - April 15, 1946 aboard USS Tarawa (CV 40) - shakedown cruise, Caribbean

June 28, 1946 - July 15, 1946 aboard USS Tarawa (CV 40) - homeport change, Norfolk to San Diego

 

CVAG-1:

August 1, 1946 - April 29, 1947 aboard USS Tarawa (CV 40) - West Pacific

 

CVG-1:

September 28, 1948 - February 21, 1949 aboard USS Tarawa (CV 40) - world cruise, San Diego to Norfolk

September 1949 - October 1949 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) - Caribbean

December 1949 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) - Task Force exercises in the North Atlantic

February 1950 - March 1950 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) - Caribbean

December 6, 1950 - January 11, 1951 aboard USS Oriskany (CV 34) - shakedown cruise, South Atlantic

March 20, 1951 - October 6, 1951 aboard USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) - Mediterranean

November 1951 - December 1951 aboard USS Wasp (CV 18) - shakedown cruise, West Atlantic

May 24, 1952 - October 13, 1952 aboard USS Wasp (CV 18) - North Atlantic, Mediterranean

June 11, 1953 - December 3, 1953 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

December 27, 1954 - July 14, 1955 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - world cruise

November 7, 1956 - December 12, 1956 aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59) - Azores

January 15, 1957 - July 22, 1957 aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59) - Mediterranean

September 2, 1957 - October 22, 1957 aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59) - NATO exercise STRIKE BACK, North Atlantic

February 13, 1959 - September 1, 1959 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

January 28, 1960 - August 24, 1960 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

February 15, 1961 - August 28, 1961 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

November 18, 1961 - November 30, 1961 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Caribbean

February 5, 1962 - April 5, 1962 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - shakedown cruise, South Atlantic

September 14, 1962 - April 22, 1963 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

November 22, 1963 - December 21, 1963 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - local operations, West Atlantic

 

CVW-1:

April 28, 1964 - December 23, 1964 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

June 28, 1965 - December 17, 1965 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

January 24, 1966 - February 18, 1966 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Caribbean

June 21, 1966 - February 21, 1967 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Vietnam War

August 24, 1967 - May 19, 1968 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean

November 2, 1968 - December 16, 1968 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - shakedown cruise, Guantanamo

February 17, 1969 - March 18, 1969 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - off Virginia

April 5, 1969 - December 21, 1969 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - Mediterranean Sea

September 14, 1970 - March 1, 1971 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - Mediterranean Sea

November 18, 1971 - May 10, 1972 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - Mediterranean Sea

September 1972 - October 2, 1972 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - North Atlantic

April 16, 1973 - December 1, 1973 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - Mediterranean Sea

April 7, 1975 - May 12, 1975 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - West Atlantic

June 28, 1975 - January 27, 1976 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

June 1976 - July 1976 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - West Atlantic

September 2, 1976 - November 9, 1976 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - North Atlantic

January 15, 1977 - August 1, 1977 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

November 7, 1977 - December 13, 1977 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - shakedown cruise South Atlantic

June 29, 1978 - February 8, 1979 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

August 8, 1980 - March 28, 1981 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea    

May 30, 1982 - July 8, 1982 aboard USS America (CV 66) - South Atlantic

August 22, 1982 - November 4, 1982 aboard USS America (CV 66) - North Atlantic & Mediterranean Sea

December 8, 1982 - June 2, 1983 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean

April 24, 1984 - November 14, 1984 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean

August 24, 1985 - October 9, 1985 aboard USS America (CV 66) - North Atlantic

March 10, 1986 - September 14, 1986 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea, Lybia

March 21, 1988 - May 8, 1988 aboard USS America (CV 66) - South Atlantic

February 8, 1989 - April 3, 1989 aboard USS America (CV 66) - North Atlantic

May 11, 1989 - November 10, 1989 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean

December 28, 1990 - April 18, 1991 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Persian Gulf

August 21, 1991 - October 11, 1991 aboard USS America (CV 66) - North Atlantic, Exercise NORTH STAR

December 2, 1991 - June 6, 1992 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea

August 11, 1993 - February 5, 1994 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea

August 28, 1995 - February 24, 1996 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf

October 3, 1997 - April 3, 1998 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf

August 1998 - September 1998 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - shakedown cruise, South Atlantic

September 22, 1999 - March 19, 2000 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf

September 19, 2001 - March 27, 2002 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Mediterranean Sea & North Arabian Sea

August 28, 2003 - February 29, 2004 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - South Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf

June 3, 2004 - July 23, 2004 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Atlantic Ocean

May 2, 2006 - November 18, 2006 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Mediterranean Sea, Middle East, West Pacific

July 7, 2007 - December 19, 2007 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea

May 18, 2009 - May 30, 2009 aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) - shakedown cruise, off Virginia

January 13, 2011 - July 15, 2011 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea

March 11, 2012 - November 4, 2012 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea

March 2015 - ?? aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - world cruise / homeport change - Norfolk to San Diego

 

> for a complete listing of deployed squadrons go to the end of this page <

 

history

On July 1st, 1938 the compliment of squadrons attached to the USS Ranger (CV-4) after her 1934 commissioning were officially designated the Ranger Air Group. VF-4, VB-4, VS-41, and VS-42 would initiate Carrier Air Wing One’s lineage while conducting carrier suitability trials from San Diego to Monterey, CA. The Ranger was the Navy’s first vessel designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier and paved the way for the creation of Air Groups. 2013 also marks 50 years since Carrier Air Group ONE (CVG-1) was officially designated Carrier Air Wing ONE (CVW-1) on December 20th, 1963. The early days of carrier aviation saw several name changes in a time when air groups were named after the ship they were attached to.

 


World War II

Operating in the Atlantic when the US entered WWII, the USS Ranger participated in the North African campaigns called OPERATION TORCH and OPERATION LEADER. OPERATION TORCH was at that time the most ambitious naval operation yet conducted in the European-African Theater. The major responsibility was anti-sub patrol and escort duty in the North Atlantic. VF-9 and VF-41 launched towards French Morocco where they found themselves dog fighting French Pilots, some of which were Aces against the Luftwaffe from the Battle of France. The Ranger fighters accounted for 16 French fighters, strafed enemy ships and airfields, and gave air coverage to landing operations. Attacks on shore batteries and French ships continued in support of Allied Forces and showed the German-dominated French military leaders the striking power of the carrier task force operating off French Morocco. The Ranger Air Group discontinued involvement in OPERATION TORCH on 12 November 1942 and returned to home base at Norfolk, Virginia.

Ranger Air Group was designated CVG-4 on Aug.3, 1943 in line with CV-4 and ordered to Pacific Fleet duty. On 4 Oct 1943, OPERATION LEADER initiated a carrier based attack on the Nazi-held Norwegian Coast with Ranger operating as part of the British Home Fleet. The Attack was a complete surprise to the Germans that endangered submarines and supply ships, causing fear for repeated surprise attacks by the Allied Forces. This also marked the end of Ranger’s combat career as she became a training carrier for the remainder of the war.


Air Group FOUR (VB-4, VT-4, and VF-4) left the Ranger and deactivated from operational status on the East Coast in the spring of 1944. Now designated as CVG-4, they departed on the USS Barnes (CVE-20) for transport to Hawaii. In October of 1944 they transited aboard the USS Long Island (CVE-1) to Saipan where they would transfer to the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) and replace CVG-8. The Air Group participated in the Allied invasions of several Philippine islands, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and became a part of the carrier-based attacks on Tokyo in November 1944 with VF-4, VB-4, and VT-4. Air Group FOUR remained in theater and transferred to the USS Essex (CV-9) on November 21, 1944. They were tasked to continue supporting Task Force 38 and were soon after credited with sinking a 4-Ship Japanese convoy. The group survived a Kamikaze attack on November 25, 1944, engaged in a number of strikes against the Japanese, and the "Halsey Typhoon."

VMF-124 and VMF-213 would replace the Top Hatters of VB-4 in December of 1944, marking the first Marine squadrons to augment carrier air groups during WWII. CVG-4 saw action against Japan from the Philippines to Okinawa and Tokyo, earning two Presidential Unit Citations in addition to having nurtured many Naval Aviation heroes. They disembarked CV-9 completing their last WWII cruise in March and transferred to the USS Long Island (CVE-1) for transit to Pearl Harbor. In the end Air Group FOUR was credited with 13 possible and 83 airborne kills, destroying or damaging 297 aircraft on the ground, and the sinking of 2 Japanese destroyers, 2 destroyer escorts, 13 merchant ships, with damage to countless others.

Upon their return home, CVG-4 transferred to the USS Tarawa (CV-40) at NAS Atlantic City and transferred to her new homeport at NAS San Diego in 1946. CVG-4 and CV-40 departed for a 9 month Westpac cruise in August of 1946. While deployed the CNO directed new post-war organization requirements and CVG-4 was designated Attack Carrier Air Group ONE (CVAG-1).

CVAG-1 went through a two year period of training operations followed by another Westpac aboard USS Tarawa throughout most of 1946-1947. They departed San Diego in September of 1948 for a World Cruise taking them to China, The Republic of Ceylon, Bahrain and the first carrier to land in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After transiting the Suez Canal, they stopped in Athens, Istanbul, Crete, Gibraltar and arrival to their new home port of Cecil Field in February 1949.

With the 1950’s approached the transition to the jet age for Air Group One. After conducting carrier qualifications on USS Midway (CVB-41) the air wing participated in Caribbean exercises aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) with VF-11, VF-12, and VF-13 flying Bearcats, VA-14 flying Corsairs, and VA-15 with Skyraiders. Upon their return, VF-11 received their first F2H-1 Banshee and ushered CVG-1 into the jet age. VF-11 and VF-12 would transition to the F2H-2’s and the air wing would depart on a Med Cruise aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVB-43). From 1946 to 1957, Air Wing ONE served aboard nine different carriers. They would cruise the Med on the USS Wasp, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World Cruise on the USS Midway in 1955.


Suez Crisis

CVG-1 joined the first “Super Carrier” USS Forrestal in 1956 for an emergency deployment to the 6th Fleet to support the evacuation of US Nationals in response to the Suez crisis, and returned to the Med the following year. They would return to the Roosevelt from 1959 to 1961 for multiple cruises back to the Med.
On the morning of January 17, 1962, CAG Talley recorded the first ever arrested landing aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in an F8U-1 as part of the Shakedown cruise in the Atlantic. The air wing would return to the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) for multiple Med Cruises throughout the 1960’s including combat operations off the coast of Vietnam between June 1966 and February 1967. In 1968 CVW-1 would begin a new partnership with the USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) that would last throughout the early 1980’s.


Vietnam Era

Between June 1966 and February 1967 CVW-1 sailed their only Vietnam War cruise aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) to conduct combat operations in the Tonkin Gulf. Tarbox consisted of VF-14 and VF32’s F-4 Phantoms; VA-12, VA-72 and VA-172’s A-4 Skyhawks, VAH-10 A-3B andVQ-1 EA-3B Skywarriors, VAW-12 E-1 Tracers, VFP-62 RF-8G Crusaders, and HC-2 UH-2A Seasprites. They began combat operations without a warm-up period from Yankee Station on August 10th ending their first line period on September 12th. VA-72 led the first successful strike against a surface-to-air SA-2 missile installation in North Vietnam. Numerous other strikes destroyed North Vietnamese targets, but not without consequence. During the first line period, a total of four aircraft were lost with all but one crewmember recovered who was KIA. After a port visit in Yokosuka, Japan and dry dock repairs at NAS Atsugi, Tarbox began the second line period from October 11th to November 1st. VA-172 and VA-72 each lost an aircraft whose pilots were captured and held as POW’s. VA-12 lost two A-4’s to a midair collision and killing both pilots, including CO, CDR Robert C. Frosio. After a Subic Bay port visit, they returned for a third line period from November 24th to December 27th. VA-172 lost two A-4’s to SAM’s in the Red River delta area. Bother pilots were KIA including CO, CDR Bruce A. Nystrom. Two weeks later a VA-72 A-4 was shot down with pilot KIA during a 42-plane Alpha strike in North Vietnam. That same day an E-1B from VAW-12 ditched in the South China Sea, killing three of the five crew members.
Following one last Med cruise aboard the Roosevelt, CVW-1 moved on to the USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) for its shakedown cruise with CAG Marr recording her first trap on October 22, 1968. Throughout the 1970’s until 1981 CVW-1 made multiple cruises aboard CVA-67 to the Med, Norlant, and Westlant. Tarbox introduced the Navy’s newest tactical aircraft, the F-14A Tomcat with VF-14 and VF-32 to the Mediterranean in 1975. The air wing saw several other changed with the addition of the S-3A Viking with VS-22, EA-6B Prowler with VAQ-133, and E-2C with VAW-125.

 


1980’s and Libya

CVW-1 joined the USS America (CV-66) in mid-1982, forming a partnership that ended with her decommissioning in August 1996. The 1982-83 Med and Indian Ocean cruise that saw a record setting 102 consecutive day underway period while on GONZO station in the Indian Ocean. Both the ship and air wing were awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for operations in support of American peacekeeping efforts in Lebanon. The Tarbox/America team returned to Norfolk after safely amassing over 20,000 hours and 8,700 sorties. In April of 1984 the strike group headed to the unrest in the Persian Gulf area at one point recording 102 continuous days underway. They participated in DISPLAY DETERMINATION interacting with Italian, French, Turkish, Belgian, and USAF units while operating in the Med.

The Tarbox/USS America team conducted combat operations from the Gulf of Sidra during the 1986 attack on Libya along with the USS Coral Sea. Air wing aircraft were virtually unchallenged by Libyan Fighters south of Khadafy’s "Line of Death." In March 1986 air wing F-14's were fired on by Libyan SAM's and AAA while flying CAP's for OPERATION PRARIE FIRE. “First and Foremost” conducted joint strikes on terrorist staging sites in Tripoli and Benghazi with USAF F-111’s. VA-34’s A-6E Intruders attacked and damaged a Libyan FACM Class La Combattante II fast attack missile craft with a AGM-84 Harpoon missiles (the first combat employment Harpoon). On the night of 14 April 1986, the Blue Blasters conducted a low-level, high-speed attack against the Benina airfield and military barracks in Benghazi. VA-46 also provided air-to-surface Shrike and Harm missile strikes against Libyian radar missile sites while VAMQ-2 EA-6B’s provided electronic jamming.

 


Gulf War and the 1990’s

The Tarbox/USS America team was the only carrier battle group to launch strikes in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM from both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Within 48 hours of their arrival Tarbox aircraft began combat operations over Iraq logging more than 1,300 sorties. VF-102 logged more than 1400 combat flight hours alone. VS-32 became the first S-3 Squadron to engage and destroy a hostile vessel, an Iraqi gunboat hit by three 500-lbs bombs and vectored to the target by the USS Valley Forge (CG-50).

Tarbox began a third Med deployment in three years in August of 1993 aboard the America. The Air Wing conducted humanitarian operations off the coast of Bosnia-Herzegovina supporting OPERATION’s PROVIDE PROMISE and DENY FLIGHT. In late October they supported RESTOR HOPE off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia and by Mid-December shifted to OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH in Iraq. The 1995–96 Med cruise commenced with an emergency sortie to the Adriatic Sea for OPERATION DELIBERATE FORCE followed by a return to the Gulf in support of SOUTHERN WATCH. Placement of U.S. ground forces in Bosnia, led to a 4,000 mile transit in just 9 days to the Adriatic in December where the strike group remained until returning home. Tarbox amassed over 26,000 flight hours and 11,500 arrested landings on America’s final cruise and CVW-1 moved to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) strike group.

Tarbox and GW launched into an intense work-up cycle in 1997 that included the multinational BRIGHT STAR Exercise. This involved integration with Egyptian Air and Special Operations Forces that included 3,200 fixed and rotary wing sorties from seven different nations. On her third deployment from October 1997 to April 1998, the GW remained in the Persian Gulf enforcing a No Fly Zone along with the Nimitz as part of SOUTHERN WATCH. The two carriers provided 50 strike aircraft apiece with their new LANTIRN system working with RAF Harrier GR7's from the HMS Invincible.

 


21st Century

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, CVW-1 embarked on the USS Theodore Roosevelt on September 19th. On the night of 4 October 2001, Tarbox launched the initial strikes of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM from the North Arabian Sea against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By the end of 2001, CVW-1 flew 7,086 sorties and dropped 800 tons of ordnance. The TR spent 159 consecutive days at sea, breaking the record for the longest period underway since WWII. She returned to her homeport 27 March 2002, and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation, 2001 Battenberg Cup, and 2001 Battle E.

CVW-1 deployed on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) for continued support of OEF and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003. During these combined operations, CVW-1 Aircrew logged more than 11,000 sorties resulting in nearly 20,000 flight hours with a sortie completion rate of 99 percent.

The following 2006 deployment delivered 65,000 pounds of ordnance, including 137 precision weapons in support of OEF and OIF. Air wing aircraft completed more than 8,300 sorties, of which 2,186 were combat missions, flying more than 22,500 hours and logging 6,916 arrested landings. Tarbox also completed split-deployment operations by sending air wing EA-6B Prowlers and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq providing shore-based combat support to coalition forces in Iraq and sea-based combat support to coalition forces in Afghanistan. CVW-1 provided the first combat air support to OPERATION’s ENDURING FREEDOM, MEDUSA and MOUNTAIN FURY. Carrier Strike Group Twelve also conducted a two-month deployment with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific including training exercises with Carrier Strike Group Five. This was the first time that an East Coast-based carrier air wing had operated in the western Pacific in 18 years.

During the 2007 Med deployment, CVW-1 aircraft flew more than 7,500 missions, 1,676 which were combat, and logged more than 20,300 hours and 6,500 arrested landings. They dropped 73 air-to-ground weapons and fired 4,149 rounds of 20-mm ammunition in support of ground forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also during this deployment, the air wing sent squadron detachments to operate directly out of Al Asad Air Base while simultaneously operating from the ship. CVW-1 was also the second air wing to deploy with the new ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) targeting system in air wing F/A-18’s. Another historic first was accomplished with the recovery and launch of French Rafale F2 Fighter, witnessed by the French CNO and US Ambassador to France. Finally, the 2007 deployment marked the final cruise for squadron VS-32 and its S-3 Viking aircraft.

During an extended maintenance and training period for the “Big E,” air wing squadrons amassed more than 20,000 mishap-free tactical flight hours which included four carrier flight deck certifications aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and USS Harry Truman (CVN-65). The “Big E” and Tarbox returned to theater in 2011 with CVW-1 aircraft flying more than 1,450 sorties in support of OEF and OPERATION NEW DAWN in Iraq. A quick turnaround following the 2011 deployment presented a compressed Fleet Response Training Plan to include Air Wing Fallon, COMPTUEX, JTFEX and BOLD ALIGATOR 12. Departing from Norfolk on March 11, 2012 the USS Enterprise commenced its 25th and final deployment and Tarbox quickly returned to an established battle rhythm. The air wing provided successful CAS, EW, and ABCC support to ground troops with 2,241 OEF combat sorties between May and September. As a whole, Tarbox flew more than 9,400 sorties with over 8,700 traps, participated in the EAGER LION multinational exercise hosted by Jordan, the IRON AGATE joint exercise with the UAE and USAF and Dissimilar Aircraft Training (DACT) with the Italian Navy and Air Force.

With the Big E’s arrival in Norfolk on November 4th, the air wing begins some well deserved rest before launching a new partnership with the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) currently in its mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding Yard. The upcoming year will be especially significant for Carrier Air Wing ONE and Team Tarbox when it marks its 75th anniversary as Naval Aviation’s “First and Foremost” air wing born in 1938 as the Ranger Air Group.

 

On March 11, 2015, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group departed Naval Station Norfolk for around the world tour with deployments to the US 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets, before arriving in the carrier's new homeport of San Diego, California.

 

images

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - March 2015

 

 

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aircraft of CVW-1, assigned to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - November 2012

 

various F/A-18 Hornets of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 over and aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 over and aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Strait of Gibraltar - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Suez Canal - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Suez Canal - October 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 assigned to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2012

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2012

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2012

 

CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - July 2012

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - June 2012

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - July 2006

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Atlantic Ocean, May 2006

 

CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - June 2004

 

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CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - December 2003

 

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Mediterranean Sea, February 2003

 

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CVW-1 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - March 1998

 

aircraft of VF-102 “Diamondbacks”, assigned to CVW-6, fly over USS George Washington (CVN 73) - February 1998

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - February 1998

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - February 1998

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - February 1998

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Jebel Ali, UAE - January 1998

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 1997

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - February 1996

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - October 1993

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - January 1992

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - 1991

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - April 1986

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS America (CV 66) - February 1986

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - January 1986

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - April 1984

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - January 1984

 

aircraft of CVW-1 over and aboard USS America (CV 66) - January 1984

 

aircraft of CVW-1 fly over USS America (CV 66) - May 1983

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS America (CV 66) - April 1983

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS America (CV 66) - April 1983

 

CVW-1 embarked on USS America (CV 66) - April 1983

 

aircraft of CVW-1 fly over the USS America (CV 66) Task Group - April 1983

 

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aircraft of CVW-1 fly over USS America (CV 66) - April 1983

 

aircraft of CVW-1 fly over USS America (CV 66) - April 1983

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - June 1982

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - June 1982

 

aircraft of CVW-1 aboard USS America (CV 66) - June 1982

 

aircraft assigned to CVW-1 fly over USS America (CV 66) - February 1982

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - Corfu, Greece - July 1969

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - April 1969

 

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CVW-1 embarked on USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) - undated

 

 

CVG-1 / CVW-1 main deployments - squadron overview

CVG-1

 

March 20, 1951 - October 6, 1951 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Coral Sea (CVB 43)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 12 (VF-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 13 (VF-13) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U-5 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 44 (VF-44) ‘Hornets’ - F4U-5 Corsair

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U Corsair

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8F-2P Bearcat

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Avengers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

May 24, 1952 - October 13, 1952 (North Atlantic, Mediterranean) aboard USS Wasp (CV 18)

Fighter Squadron 12 (VF-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 13 (VF-13) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-1 Retriever

 

June 11, 1953 - December 3, 1953 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 12 (VF-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

December 27, 1954 - July 14, 1955 (world cruise) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) ‘Grim Reapers’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 12 (VF-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 174 (VF-174) ‘Hell Razors’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F2H-4 Banshee

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

January 15, 1957 - July 22, 1957 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59)

Heavy Attack Squadron 1 (VAH-1) ‘Smokin’ Tigers’ - A3D-1 Skywarrior

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F3H-2N Demon

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Vagabonds’ - FJ-3M Fury

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 33 (VA(AW)-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

September 2, 1957 - October 22, 1957 (NATO exercise STRIKE BACK, North Atlantic) aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F3H-2N Demon

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Vagabonds’ - FJ-3M Fury

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 33 (VA(AW)-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

February 13, 1959 - September 1, 1959 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 114 (VMF(AW)-114 ‘Death Dealers’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

January 28, 1960 - August 24, 1960 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

February 15, 1961 - August 28, 1961 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

February 5, 1962 - April 5, 1962 (shakedown cruise, South Atlantic) aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F4H-1 Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 62 (VF-62) ‘Boomerangs’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (VAH-7) ‘Peacemakers of the Fleet’ - A3J-1 Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

September 14, 1962 - April 22, 1963 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-3B Demon

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-1H Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-25C Retriever

 

 

CVW-1

 

April 28, 1964 - December 23, 1964 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-1H Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

June 28, 1965 - December 17, 1965 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

June 21, 1966 - February 21, 1967 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8G Crusader

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

August 24, 1967 - May 19, 1968 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) ‘Blue Bolts’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) ‘Flying Ubangis’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-4B Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8G Crusader

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

April 5, 1969 - December 21, 1969 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 83 (VA-83) ‘Rampagers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 81 (VA-81) ‘Sunliners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) ‘Green Lizards’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 14 (RVAH-14) ‘Eagle Eyes’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B / EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

 

September 14, 1970 - March 1, 1971 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6A/B Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 14 (RVAH-14) ‘Eagle Eyes’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - KA-3B / EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HH-2D Seasprite

 

November 18, 1971 - May 10, 1972 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6A/B/C + KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 14 (RVAH-14) ‘Eagle Eyes’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HH-2D Seasprite

 

April 16, 1973 - December 1, 1973 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVA 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6A/B/C + KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 11 (RVAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-1A Trader

 

June 28, 1975 - January 27, 1976 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6A/C + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 21 (VS-21) ‘Fighting Redtails’ - S-3A Viking

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 1 (RVAH-1) ‘Smokin’ Tigers’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) ‘Wizards’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3D Sea King

 

September 2, 1976 - November 9, 1976 (North Atlantic) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) ‘Wizards’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3D Sea King

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

 

January 15, 1977 - August 1, 1977 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) ‘Wizards’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3D Sea King

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

 

June 29, 1978 - February 8, 1979 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) ‘Wizards’ - EA-6B Prowler

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3D Sea King

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Torchbearers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

 

August 8, 1980 - March 28, 1981 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) ‘Yellow Jackets’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 (VAW-126) ‘Seahawks’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

 

May 30, 1982 - July 8, 1982 (South Atlantic) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

August 22, 1982 - November 4, 1982 (North Atlantic & Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

December 8, 1982 - June 2, 1983 (Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

April 24, 1984 - November 14, 1984 (Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

August 24, 1985 - October 9, 1985 (North Atlantic) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

March 10, 1986 - September 14, 1986 (Mediterranean Sea, Lybia) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) ‘Blue Hawks’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

 

March 21, 1988 - May 8, 1988 (South Atlantic) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

February 8, 1989 - April 3, 1989 (North Atlantic) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

May 11, 1989 - November 10, 1989 (Mediterranean Sea & Indian Ocean) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3A Viking

 

December 28, 1990 - April 18, 1991 (Persian Gulf) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

 

August 21, 1991 - October 11, 1991 (North Atlantic, Exercise NORTH STAR) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

 

December 2, 1991 - June 6, 1992 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Starfighters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E + KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

 

August 11, 1993 - February 5, 1994 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6E Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM-162) ‘Golden Eagles’ - CH-46E Sea Knight

 

August 28, 1995 - February 24, 1996 (Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14B Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 (VMAQ-3) ‘Moondogs’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 6 (VQ-6) ‘Black Ravens’ - ES-3A Shadow

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

October 3, 1997 - April 3, 1998 (Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14B Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 6 (VQ-6) ‘Black Ravens’ - ES-3A Shadow

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

September 22, 1999 - March 19, 2000 (Mediterranean Sea & Persian Gulf) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14B Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

September 19, 2001 - March 27, 2002 (Mediterranean Sea & North Arabian Sea) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-14B Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

August 28, 2003 - February 29, 2004 (South Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 (VMFA-312) ‘Checkerboards’ - F/A-18A+

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

June 3, 2004 - July 23, 2004 (Atlantic Ocean) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

May 2, 2006 - November 18, 2006 (Mediterranean Sea, Middle East, West Pacific) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) ‘Knighthawks’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

July 7, 2007 - December 19, 2007 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) ‘Knighthawks’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) ‘Maulers’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

January 13, 2011 - July 15, 2011 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) ‘Knighthawks’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

March 11, 2012 - November 4, 2012 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) ‘Knighthawks’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

March 2015 - ? 2015 (world cruise / homeport change - Norfolk to San Diego) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) ‘Fighting Checkmates’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) ‘Knighthawks’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) ‘Thunderbolts’ - F/A-18C

Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-18G Growler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Tigertails’ - E-2D Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) ‘Dragon Slayers’ - SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 (HSM-46) ‘Grandmasters’ - MH-60R Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

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