Carrier Air Wing 3 (CARAIRWING THREE)

CVG / CVW-3

 

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STATUS:

Carrier Air Group 3 (CVG-3) established on September 25, 1943

CVG-3 redesignated CVAG-3 on November 15, 1946

CVAG-3 redesignated CVG-3 on September 1, 1948

CVG-3 redesignated CVW-3 on December 20, 1963

Homebase: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Aircraft Carrier: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

Tailcode: AC

ACTIVE

 

current squadrons (2015)

VFA-32 Strike Fighter Squadron 32 ‘Fighting Swordsmen’ (F/A-18F Super Hornet)

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

VFA-37 Strike Fighter Squadron 37 ‘Ragin Bulls’ (F/A-18C Hornet)

VFA-105 Strike Fighter Squadron 105 ‘Gunslingers’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VAQ-130 Electronic Attack Squadron 130 ‘Zappers’ (EA-18G Growler)

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

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

HSC-7 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 ‘Dusty Dogs’ (MH-60S Seahawk)

HSM-74 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 ‘Swamp Foxes’ (MH-60R Seahawk)

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

 

deployments

CVG-3

May 2, 1950 - August 24, 1950 aboard USS Leyte (CV 32) - Mediterranean Sea

September 6, 1950 - February 3, 1951 aboard USS Leyte (CV 32) - West Pacific, Korean War

September 3, 1951 - December 21, 1951 aboard USS Leyte (CV 32) - Mediterranean Sea

August 28, 1952 - February 16, 1953 aboard USS Leyte (CV 32) - Mediterranean Sea

November 12, 1953 - September 6, 1954 aboard USS Tarawa (CVA 40) - world cruise

November 4, 1955 - August 2, 1956 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - Mediterranean Sea

February 1, 1958 - October 1, 1958 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

August 15, 1959 - February 26, 1960 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

August 22, 1960 - February 26, 1961 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea

November 28, 1961 - May 12, 1962 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

December 3, 1962 - December 20, 1962 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Cuban Crisis - Caribbean Sea

March 29, 1963 - October 25, 1963 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

 

CVW-3

November 28, 1964 - July 12, 1965 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

March 11, 1966 - October 26, 1966 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

May 2, 1967 - December 6, 1967 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

July 9, 1969 - January 22, 1970 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

June 17, 1970 - November 11, 1970 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

June 7, 1971 - October 31, 1971 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

April 11, 1972 - February 13, 1973 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Vietnam War

September 27, 1974 - March 19, 1975 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Mediterranean Sea

January 6, 1976 - July 28, 1976 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - Mediterranean Sea

July 11, 1977 - December 23, 1977 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - Mediterranean Sea

October 3, 1978 - April 5, 1979 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - Mediterranean Sea

March 10, 1980 - August 27, 1980 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - Mediterranean Sea

October 29, 1981 - December 11, 1981 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Caribbean Sea

January 4, 1982 - July 14, 1982 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean

April 26, 1983 - July 1, 1983 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - North Atlantic

September 27, 1983 - May 2, 1984 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

August 18, 1986 - March 2, 1987 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

August 2, 1988 - February 1, 1989 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

August 15, 1990 - March 28, 1991 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Operation Desert Shield & Storm

October 7, 1992 - April 7, 1993 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Mediterranean Sea

October 20, 1994 - April 13, 1995 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Mediterranean Sea

November 25, 1996 - May 22, 1997 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Mediterranean Sea

November 6, 1998 - May 6, 1999 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf

November 28, 2000 - May 23, 2001 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf

December 5, 2002 - May 23, 2003 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea

June 2, 2004 - July 25, 2004 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - exercise SUMMER PULSE 04

October 13, 2004 - April 18, 2005 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf

November 5, 2007 - June 4, 2008 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf

May 21, 2010 - December 20, 2010 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea

July 22, 2013 - April 18, 2014 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea

??? aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) -

 

history

Established on July 1, 1938, Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) is one of the oldest air wings in the U.S. Navy. Initially commissioned as Saratoga Air Group, CVW-3 participated in many fleet exercises introducing Carrier Aviation to the Fleet. During World War II, Carrier Air Wing THREE served onboard USS SARATOGA (CV 3), USS YORKTOWN (CV 5) and USS ENTERPRISE (CV 6), participating in many naval engagements in the Pacific theater. Team Battle Axe fought in the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, Philippine Sea and Iwo Jima, and flew many strikes against the Japanese home islands.

In 1950, CVW-3 sailed aboard USS LEYTE (CV 32) through the Panama Canal en route to the Pacific. The Korean War saw the wing flying in support of the Pusan Perimeter, the invasion of Wonsan and strikes on the Hungnam Salient and Yalu River Bridges. CVW-3 flew nearly 11,000 hours of operations against North Korean and Chinese Communist forces. In January 1958, Team Battle Axe joined USS SARATOGA (CV 60), establishing a ship-air wing partnership that spanned almost a quarter century. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, CVW-3 deployed primarily to the Mediterranean.

In 1972, CVW-3 and SARATOGA were given 60 hours notice before sailing around South America en route to Vietnam. During this 11-month deployment, CVW-3 conducted strike and support sorties in South Vietnam, and ALPHA strikes, AAW missions, and reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam. CVW-3’s first MiG kill came on June 21, 1972 when an F-4J downed a MiG-21. During that arduous deployment, CVW-3 spent 175 days engaged in combat and dropped over 14,000 tons of ordnance.

In 1982, CVW-3 joined USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). From 1982 to 1989, CVW-3 and JFK made three Mediterranean deployments. In January 1989, CVW-3 and KENNEDY conducted freedom of navigation operations which challenged Libya’s “Line of Death” in the Gulf of Sidra. During this operation, two CVW-3 F-14 Tomcats shot down two hostile Libyan MiG fighter aircraft over international waters in the Central Mediterranean.

In August 1990, CVW-3 and KENNEDY deployed to the Red Sea in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the Persian Gulf War, CVW-3 delivered over 3,795,000 pounds of ordnance and flew 2,895 sorties without the loss of a single life or aircraft. From 1992 through 1997, CVW-3 completed three more Mediterranean deployments onboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). CVW-3 supported United Nations operations in Bosnia and enforced the no-fly zone over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch. In November 1997, CVW-3, under operational control of Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group TWELVE, embarked onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and deployed to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea. During this deployment, the air wing fired the opening salvo in Operation Desert Fox by striking targets in southern Iraq.

In November 2000, CVW-3 marked its 25TH deployment by joining USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) on her first combat cruise. The Battle Axe-TRUMAN team spent four months on station in the Arabian Gulf conducting several response option strikes in support of Operation Southern Watch.

In December 2002, CVW-3 and TRUMAN departed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, remaining in theater for the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CVW-3 launched aircraft off the coast of Egypt in the Southeastern Mediterranean Sea in support of operations in Western Iraq.

From October 2004 to April 2005, CVW-3 deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. When Hurricane Katrina struck in September 2005, the CVW-3 aircraft provided logistical assistance in support of disaster recovery operations in New Orleans, leading to the rescue of several stranded victims.

Team Battle Axe has since completed three highly successful deployments to the Arabian Gulf, supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom from November 2007 to June 2008, Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn from May 2010 to December 2010 and most recently. Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2013 to April 2014.

 

source: CVW-3 website

 

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another history:

 

WWII:
The air wing was commissioned on 1 July 1938 and during World War II was assigned to the first carrier to bear the name (USS Saratoga (CV-3)). The wing was deployed on Saratoga until the ship was torpedoed in January 1942. Part of the wing was then deployed aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5) and helped cripple the Japanese carrier Soryu during the battle of Midway. The wing was also involved in the first carrier strikes against Tokyo.

Korean War:
The air wing was assigned to the USS Leyte (CV-32) in 1950 when she transited the Panama Canal en route to Korean War operations. The Wing flew in support of the Pusan Perimeter, the invasion on Wonsanand, and strikes on Hungnam Salient and Yalu River Bridges. The wing accumulated over 11,000 operational hours flying against the North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces.

Cuban Missile Crisis:
During refresher training in the Caribbean Sea in December 1962, CVW-3 was on station during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
At end of the 1960s the air wing took on Reserve Squadrons during the USS Pueblo incident. CVW-3 squadrons embarked with the Royal Navy's 892 Naval Air Squadron for two weeks, and flew in response to a number of events in the Mediterranean including; hijackings, internal fighting in Jordan, and the death of Egyptian President Nasser.

Vietnam:
In the early 1970s CVW-3 began the task of testing the new CV Concept, to incorporating the missions of attack squadrons and anti-submarine submarine squadrons. After completing their missions successfully the CV Concept was validated and implemented. In 1972, CVW-3 was given 60 hours notice before deploying around South Africa en route to Vietnam. Operations there saw CVW-3 provide strike and support sorties in South Vietnam, Alpha strikes, AAW missions, and reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam. The wings first kill came on 21 June when an F-4J Phantom II downed a MIG-21. Dropping over 14,000 tons of ordnance, CVW-3 spent 175 days on the line engaged in combat operations against North Vietnam.

Lebanon:
CVW-3 was assigned to the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), in 1981 and participated in air strikes against Lebanon in support of United States Marines stationed there.

Libya:
In January 1989, two CVW-3 F-14 Tomcats shot down two hostile Libyan MIG-23 fighters over international waters in the Central Mediterranean. In August 1990, CVW-3 and JFK departed on a no-notice Mediterranean/Red Sea deployment in support of Operation Desert Shield, and air crews later flew combat sorties in association with Operation Desert Storm against Iraq.
In 1994-95, CVW-3 made a single deployment aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) to the Mediterranean Sea. For the next deployment in 1996-97, the wing transferred to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The wing concluded a successful 24th Mediterranean Sea/Persian Gulf deployment aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), in 1998-99. During this time, the wing aircraft participated in Operation Desert Fox, a four day strike campaign against Iraq in December 1998.

Global War on Terror:
In 2000, CVW-3, was assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on her maiden deployment. The early months of 2001 saw the air wing operating in the Persian Gulf, conducting Response Options strikes, to include the largest strike over Iraq since Operation Desert Fox, in support of Operations Southern Wact and Maritime Interception Operations. This was the longest period any carrier had spent in the Gulf since Operation Desert Storm. The Air Wing completed its 25th deployment and returned home on 23 May 2001.

On 5 December 2002, CVW-3 departed for its 26th deployment to the Mediterranean, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and on 20 March 2003, CVW-3 participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, taking part in defensive counter air missions in Western Iraq, launching aircraft off the coast of Egypt in the South Eastern Mediterranean. CVW-3 made four deployments aboard Harry S. Truman to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean between 2004 and 2010.

First female CAG:
On 7 January 2013, Captain Sara A. Joyner, USN, took command of Carrier Air Wing Three, becoming the first woman to lead a U.S. Navy carrier air wing as well as the air wing's 57th CAG. Before assuming command of CVW-3, Joyner had served as its deputy commander.

2013-2014 OEF Cruise:
CVW-3 completed its latest deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet in April 2014, after nine months at sea. The air wing successfully supported US and coalition troops in Afghanistan, operated with the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91), and conducted multiple liberty-as-a-mission port calls to Bahrain, Dubai, along with France and Spain.

 

source: wikipedia

 

images

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea - April 2014

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Gulf of Aden - March 2014

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Gulf of Aden - March 2014

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Naples, Italy - November 2007

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - March 2005

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - March 2005

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - February 2005

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - February 2005

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - January 2005

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - December 2004

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Persian Gulf - December 2004

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea - April 2003

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea - January 2003

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediterranean Sea - January 2003

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediteranean Sea - December 2002

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Souda Bay, Greece - December 2002

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediteranean Sea - December 2002

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Mediteranean Sea - December 2002

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2001

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Enterprise CVN-65

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - March 1999

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Enterprise CVN 65

CVW-3 aboard and over USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - 1998

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard and over USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - May 1995

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - October 1992

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS John F. Kennedy CV-67

CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - March 1991

 

CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - Suez Canal - March 1991

 

CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - March 1991

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - March 1991

 

F-14 Tomcats, assigned to CVW-3, fly over NAS Oceana, Virginia - March 1991

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard and over USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - July 1990

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - 1990

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - 1990

 

aircraft of CVW-3 fly over USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - June 1990

 

aircraft of CVW-3 fly over USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - June 1990

 

aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - 1986

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) - June 1982

 

CVW-3 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

 

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aircraft of CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - January 1980

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three aboard USS Saratoga CV-60

CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - 1977

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - September 1974 (NNAM)

 

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CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - June 1970 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - November 1969 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) - off Barcelona, Spain - February 1965 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

 

CVG-3

 

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CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - December 1961 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - December 1961 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

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CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - August 1959 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

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CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - April 1959 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1959 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

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CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - off Gibraltar - September 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Cannes, France - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

aircraft of CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

aircraft of CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

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CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - January 1958 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - Naples, Italy - 1957 (courtesy of the NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1957/58 (NNAM)

 

CVG-3 aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - 1957/58 (NNAM)

 

A4D-1 Skyhawks (VA-34) and F3H-2M Demon (VF-31) of CVG-3 embarked on USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - late 1950’s (NNAM)

 

F8U-1 Crusader (VF-32), F3H-2M Demon (VF-31), F9F-8P Cougar (VFP-62) and A4D-1 Skyhawk (VA-34)

of CVG-3 embarked on USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - late 1950’s (NNAM)

 

F8U-1 Crusader (VF-32), A4D-1 Skyhawk (VA-34), F9F-8P Cougar (VFP-62) and F3H-2M Demon (VF-31)

of CVG-3 embarked on USS Saratoga (CVA 60) - late 1950’s (NNAM)

 

 

CVG-3 / CVW-3 main deployments - squadron overview

CVG-3

 

May 2, 1950 - August 24, 1950 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Leyte (CV 32)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-3 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F4U-5P Corsair

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-3W Skyraider

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

 

September 6, 1950 - February 3, 1951 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Leyte (CV 32)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-3/4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F4U-5P Corsair

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

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-3W Skyraider

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

 

September 3, 1951 - December 21, 1951 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Leyte (CV 32)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 34 (VF-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-3W Skyraider

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

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

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

 

August 28, 1952 - February 16, 1953 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Leyte (CV 32)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 34 (VF-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-3W Skyraider

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

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

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

 

November 12, 1953 - September 6, 1954 (world cruise) aboard USS Tarawa (CVA 40)

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Roadrunners’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 43 (VF-43) - F9F-5 Panther

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F2H-3 Banshee

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’ - HO3S-1

 

November 4, 1955 - August 2, 1956 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F2H-4 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldomen’ - F7U-3 Cutlass

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - AJ-1 Savage

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-5W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-4Q/5N Skyraider

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

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

 

February 1, 1958 - October 1, 1958 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A4D-1 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

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

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

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F9F-8P Cougar

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

 

August 15, 1959 - February 26, 1960 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

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

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

 

August 22, 1960 - February 26, 1961 (North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F8U-1/2 Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

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

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

 

November 28, 1961 - May 12, 1962 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F3H-2 Demon

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F8U-2N Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

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

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

 

December 3, 1962 - December 20, 1962 (Cuban Crisis - Caribbean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-8D Crusader

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - A-1H/E Skyraider

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

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

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

 

March 29, 1963 - October 25, 1963 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-3B Demon

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-8D Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - A-1H/E Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (VAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

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

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

 

 

CVW-3

 

November 28, 1964 - July 12, 1965 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-8D Crusader

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) ‘Black Panthers’ - A-1H Skyraider

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

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

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

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

 

March 11, 1966 - October 26, 1966 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 106 (VA-106) ‘Gladiators’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 12 (RVAH-12) ‘Speartips’ - RA-5C Vigilante

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

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

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

 

May 2, 1967 - December 6, 1967 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-1H Skyraider

Attack Squadron 216 (VA-216) ‘Black Diamonds’ - 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

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante

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

 

July 9, 1969 - January 22, 1970 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

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

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A Intruder

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

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

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

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

 

June 17, 1970 - November 11, 1970 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante

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

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

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

 

June 7, 1971 - October 31, 1971 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A/B & KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VMCJ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6A Electric Intruder

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

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-2E Tracker

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3D Sea King

 

April 11, 1972 - February 13, 1973 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

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

Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VMCJ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6A Electric Intruder

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3D Sea King

 

September 27, 1974 - March 19, 1975 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 24 (VS-24) ‘Duty Cats’ - S-2G Tracker

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

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

 

January 6, 1976 - July 28, 1976 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

July 11, 1977 - December 23, 1977 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

October 3, 1978 - April 5, 1979 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 12 (RVAH-12) ‘Speartips’ - RA-5C Vigilante

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

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

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

 

March 10, 1980 - August 27, 1980 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

October 29, 1981 - December 11, 1981 (Caribbean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

 

January 4, 1982 - July 14, 1982 (Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

 

April 26, 1983 - July 1, 1983 (North Atlantic) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

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

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

 

September 27, 1983 - May 2, 1984 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

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

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

 

August 18, 1986 - March 2, 1987 (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 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 533 (VMA(AW)-533 ‘Hawks’ - A-6E Intruder

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

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-140) ‘Patriots’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

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

 

August 2, 1988 - February 1, 1989 (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 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 533 (VMA(AW)-533 ‘Hawks’ - A-6E Intruder

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

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3A Viking

 

August 15, 1990 - March 28, 1991 (Operation Desert Shield & Storm) 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 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

 

October 7, 1992 - April 7, 1993 (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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

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

 

October 20, 1994 - April 13, 1995 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - 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

 

November 25, 1996 - May 22, 1997(Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

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

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - 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

 

November 6, 1998 - May 6, 1999 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

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

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - 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

 

November 28, 2000 - May 23, 2001 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

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

 

December 5, 2002 - May 23, 2003 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) ‘Silver Eagles’ - F/A-18A+

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) ‘Black Stallions’ - MH-53E Sea Dragon

 

June 2, 2004 - July 25, 2004 (exercise SUMMER PULSE 04) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) ‘Silver Eagles’ - F/A-18A+

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

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

 

October 13, 2004 - April 18, 2005 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) ‘Silver Eagles’ - F/A-18A+

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) ‘Checkmates’ - S-3B Viking

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

 

November 5, 2007 - June 4, 2008 (Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

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

 

May 21, 2010 - December 20, 2010 (Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

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

 

July 22, 2013 - April 18, 2014 (Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

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

Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) ‘Bulls’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

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

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 (HSC-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - MH-60S Seahawk

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 (HSM-74) ‘Swamp Foxes’ - MH-60R Seahawk

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

 

??? aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

 

 

patches & more

 

carrier air wing cvw-3 insignia patch badge crest     CVW-3 carairwing three crest insignia patch

 

CVW-3 carrier air wing three patch crest insignia  CVW-3 carrier air wing three patch crest insignia  

 

 

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