Carrier Air Wing 5 (CARAIRWING FIVE)

CVG / CVW-5

 

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STATUS:

CVG-5 established on February 15, 1943

CVG-5 redesignated CVAG-5 on November 15, 1946

CVAG-5 redesignated CVG-5 on September 1, 1948

CVG-5 redesignated CVW-5 on December 20, 1963

    

Homebase: Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan (forward deployed)

Aircraft Carrier: USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Tailcode: NF

ACTIVE

 

current squadrons (2015)

VFA-27 Strike Fighter Squadron 27 ‘Royal Maces’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VFA-102 Strike Fighter Squadron 102 ‘Diamondbacks’ (F/A-18F Super Hornet)

VFA-115 Strike Fighter Squadron 115 ‘Eagles’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VFA-195 Strike Fighter Squadron 195 ‘Dambusters’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VAW-115 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 ‘Liberty Bells’ (E-2C Hawkeye)

VAQ-141 Electronic Attack Squadron 141 ‘Shadowhawks’ (EA-18G Growler)

VRC-30 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 ‘Providers’ (C-2A Greyhound)

HSC-12 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 ‘Golden Falcons’ (MH-60S Seahawk)

HSM-77 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 ‘Saberhawks’ (MH-60R Seahawk)

 

deployments

CVG-5, CVW-5

CVG-5

May 1, 1950 - December 1, 1950 aboard USS Valley Forge (CV 45) - West Pacific, Korean War

June 26, 1951 - March 25, 1952 aboard USS Essex (CV 9) - West Pacific, Korean War

November 20, 1952 - June 25, 1953 aboard USS Valley Forge (CVA 45) - West Pacific, Korean War

March 12, 1954 - November 19, 1954 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47) - West Pacific

October 29, 1955 - May 17, 1956 aboard USS Kearsarge (CVA 33) - West Pacific

July 12, 1957 - December 9, 1957 aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) - West Pacific

March 5, 1960 - October 11, 1960 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - West Pacific

May 10, 1961 - January 15, 1962 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - West Pacific

July 21, 1962 - September 11, 1962 aboard USS Lexington (CVA 16) - west to east coast via Cape Horn

July 25, 1962 - September 17, 1962 aboard USS Constellation (CVA 64) - east to west coast via Cape Horn

January 3, 1963 - July 15, 1963 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - West Pacific

 

CVW-5

April 14, 1964 - December 15, 1964 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - Vietnam War

September 29, 1965 - May 13, 1966 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - Vietnam War

January 5, 1967 - July 22, 1967 aboard USS Hancock (CVA 19) - Vietnam War

January 27, 1968 - October 10, 1968 aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) - Vietnam War

March 18, 1969 - October 29, 1969 aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) - Vietnam War

April 20, 1970 - November 12, 1970 aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) - Vietnam War

April 16, 1971 - November 6, 1971 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - Vietnam War

April 10, 1972 - March 8, 1973 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - Vietnam War

September 11, 1973 - October 5, 1973 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - carrier transfer: Alameda, California to Yokosuka, Japan

 

CVW-5 permanently forward deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan:

October 1973 - August 1991 aboard USS Midway (CV 41)

August 1991 - July 1998 aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

August 1998 - August 2008 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

August 2008 - 2015 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)

planned >> 2015 - aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

 

history

Originally commissioned as Carrier Air Group Five (CVG-5) in 1943, the new air group rapidly became embroiled in the war in the Pacific. Homeported in San Diego, California, after the war, Air Group Five quickly recorded a number of firsts, including the first squadron to land a jet aircraft aboard a carrier (1948), the first jet aircraft in the Navy to shoot down enemy aircraft when Cmdr. Lamb VF-52 shot down a Yak fighter of 3 July 1950, the first to arrive in Yellow Sea, the first to launch jet aircraft against enemy, and the first to include both jet squadrons VF-51, VF-52 with F9F1 Panther jets, VF-53 with F4U Corsairs, VA-54 and VA-55 with AD-1 Skyraiders.

CVG-5 was the first air group to enter the Korean War, and after serving 18 months in the combat zone, had compiled more combat time than any other air group in the Korean War. CVG-5 was renamed CVW-5 in 1963 when the Navy reclassified its air groups.

Vietnam War:
In 1964, CVW-5 was called to action in the Gulf of Tonkin for a total of eight combat cruises.

On 5 December 1965, a Broken Arrow incident occurred aboard the USS Ticonderoga, upon which CVW-5 was embarked. A Douglas A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft of VA-65 carrying a nuclear weapon fell into the sea. On the 31st day after departing Subic Bay, the attack jet fell over the side during a training exercise while being rolled from the number 2 hangar bay to the number 2 elevator. The pilot, Lieutenant (junior grade) Douglas M. Webster, the aircraft, A-4E BuNo 151022, (a re-designated A4D-5), of VA-56 Champions, and the B43 nuclear bomb were never recovered from the 16,000 ft (4,900 m) depth. The accident occurred 80 miles (130 km) from Okinawa.

In 1973, CVW-5 embarked on USS Midway (CVA-41) to become part of the first carrier/air wing team permanently forward deployed, to Yokosuka, Japan. The wing completed 111 continuous days on station in the North Arabian Sea in 1984, which the wing's official site describes as 'guarding the Straits of Hormuz and guaranteeing the continued flow of vital oil to Japan and Western Europe.'

Gulf War:
CVW-5 began its final cruise aboard the Midway in October 1990 as part of Operation Desert Shield. From November to January 1991, the air wing participated in numerous multinational exercises and operated continuously in the Persian Gulf. On 17 January 1991, Operation Desert Storm began as CVW-5 aircraft launched a night strike deep into Iraq. For the next 43 days the air wing flew 3,383 combat sorties and expended more than four million pounds of ordnance.

In August 1991, the USS Independence (CV-62) replaced the Midway. Also, in 1991, in consideration of the surrounding communities the field carrier landing practices, known in Japan as NLP’s, was moved to the island of Iwo Jima, 650 miles (1,050 km) away as an interim measure until another landing field could be situated within 100 nautical miles (200 km) of the base.

USS Independence (CV 62) deployed to the Persian Gulf in mid-1992 and started the Southern Watch operation, a multi-national mission to monitor Iraqi compliance with the "no-fly zone" below the 32nd parallel north. In August 1995, Independence and Carrier Air Wing 5 deployed to The Persian Gulf for a third time in support of Operation Southern Watch.

In July 1998, CVW-5 moved again, to USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). The Kitty Hawk left its berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in early April 2000 to begin a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. The carrier had spent the previous five weeks in Yokosuka following a 12-day sea trial in February and March. She first journeyed to Guam to rendezvous with the air wing, which was participating in the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program at Andersen Air Force Base until 18 April 2000. In addition to Guam, the ship made port calls throughout the Western Pacific and participated in Exercise Cobra Gold with the Royal Thai Armed Forces.

Afghanistan and Iraq:
Kitty Hawk with CVW-5 got under way 1 October 2001 with a mere 24-hour turnaround, after an accelerated sea trials and carrier qualifications period, carried out on short notice following the events of 11 Sept. The air wing contingent included eight F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from VFA-192 and VFA-195 and pilots from VFA-27. Also in DET A were three S-3 Vikings from VS-21, and two SH-60 Seahawks from HS-14. The initial plan for CVW-5 was to provide air defense during the Kitty Hawk’s transit to station. The Air Wing was able to work around the Special Operations mission, however, and established a more offensive mission for themselves. Air Wing aviators flew 600 missions over Afghanistan in support of the United States’ War on Terrorism, including more than 100 combat sorties during this at sea period.

At the same time, two C-2A Greyhounds from VRC-30 Detachment 5 were shore based out of Bahrain providing logistical support to all four carriers on station, the Kitty Hawk, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). The Providers from VRC-30’s Detachment 5 were the only C-2A squadron in the region qualified for night operations. The Providers lived up to their name, supplying the four carrier battle groups with 1500 passengers and 350,000 pounds of cargo.

From 30 October through 16 November 2001, the strike element of the Air Wing participated in a weapons training detachment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. The Air Wing completed 50 sorties per day for the entire three-week period with a 98% sortie completion rate. In all there were 640 sorties flown for a total of 1040 flight hours and over 250 tons of ordnance dropped. In spite of this rigorous training schedule, there were no mishaps or incidents of foreign object damage (FOD), and no liberty incidents. All this was done despite being uncoupled from the Air Wing’s maintenance support, housed on the Kitty Hawk.

In 2003 was the final cruise with the F-14 Tomcat. CVW-5 deployed to the Persian Gulf and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom flying from the Kitty Hawk. VF-154 Black Knights deployed several aircraft to Al Udeid in Qatar and supported Special Operations Forces in Iraq alongside the USAF and Royal Air Force aircraft deployed to that airbase. Later that year, VF-154 departed NAF Atsugi to transition to the F/A-18F Super Hornet, and VFA-27 transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet while VFA-102 became part of CVW-5, flying the F/A-18F.

In August 2008, USS George Washington (CVN-73) replaced USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the U.S. Navy's forward deployed carrier and CVW-5 was reassigned to George Washington.

In the 2010s, the wing's squadrons were modernized by the addition of new aircraft. During the fall of 2010, VFA-195 transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet. In March 2012, VAQ-136 was replaced by VAQ-141, equipped with the EA-18G Growler. Thus, CVW-5 became the first U.S. Navy carrier air wing flying only variants of the F/A-18 Super Hornet as strike aircraft. In 2013, the wing's helicopter squadrons were replaced. The MH-60S Seahawk-equipped HSC-12 replaced HS-14, and HSL-51 was replaced by HSM-77, flying the MH-60R Seahawk.

On 14 January 2014, the U.S. Navy announced that the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) will replace the USS George Washington (CVN-73) as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five. The George Washington is scheduled to undergo its mid-life complex refueling and overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Carrier Air Wing Five will continue to be assigned to Carrier Strike Group Five. The hull swap is scheduled for 2015.

 

source: wikipedia

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - October 2014

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Busan, Republic of Korea - July 2014

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2009

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - November 2009

 

CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Yokosuka, Japan - September 2008

 

CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Yokosuka, Japan - September 2008

 

CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Manila, Philippines - August 2008

 

CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) - August 2008

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - August 2008

 

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CVW-5 over and aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean - April 2008

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 2008

 

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F/A-18’s of CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 2007

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Hong Kong - November 2006

 

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F-18’s of CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 2006

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Perth, Australia - 2006

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Laem Chabang, Thailand - 2006

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Apra Harbor, Guam - 2005

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Coral Sea - 2005

 

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aircraft of CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - March 26, 2003

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Singapore - 2002

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Singapore - 2002

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - April 3, 2001

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - April 3, 2001

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Yokosuka, Japan - 1998

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1997

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1996

 

aircraft of CVW-5 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - August 1994

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - January 1988

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - January 1988

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - September 1985

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - September 1985

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - Yokosuka, Japan - May 1984

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - Yokosuka, Japan - May 1984

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - December 1983

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - December 1982

 

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aircraft of CVW-5 aboard USS Midway (CV 41) - February 1979

 

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CVW-5 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - 1964

 

CVW-5 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - 1964

 

 

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CVG-5 aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - 1961

 

 

CVG-5 / CVW-5 main deployments - squadron overview

CVG-5

May 1, 1950 - December 1, 1950 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Valley Forge (CV 45)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F9F-3 Panther

Fighter Squadron 52 (VF-52) ‘Sealancers’ - F9F-3 Panther

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Copperheads’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Skyraiders’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U Corsair & AD-3 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-3W Skyraider

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

 

June 26, 1951 - March 25, 1952 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Essex (CV 9)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 172 (VF-172) ‘Night Owls’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Hell’s Angels’ - AD-2/3/4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5NL Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-2P Panther

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4NL Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

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

 

November 20, 1952 - June 25, 1953 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Valley Forge (CVA 45)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 92 (VF-92) ‘Silver Kings’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Hell’s Angels’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-5P Panther

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

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

 

March 12, 1954 - November 19, 1954 (West Pacific) aboard USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 92 (VF-92) ‘Silver Kings’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Hell’s Angels’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-6P Cougar

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4NL Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

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

 

October 29, 1955 - May 17, 1956 (West Pacific) aboard USS Kearsarge (CVA 33)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 141 (VF-141) ‘Iron Angels’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Hell’s Angels’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - ?

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-5W Skyraider

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

 

July 12, 1957 - December 9, 1957 (West Pacific) aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - FJ-3M Fury

Fighter Squadron 141 (VF-141) ‘Iron Angels’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Boomerangs’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Attack Squadron 54 (VA-54) ‘Hell’s Angels’ - AD-6/7 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 2 (VAH-2) ‘Royal Rampants’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 35 (VA(AW)-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 61 (VFP-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-8P Cougar

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

 

March 5, 1960 - October 11, 1960 (West Pacific) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Warhorses’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Photographic Composite Squadron 61 (VCP-61) ‘World Recorders’ - F8U-1P Crusader

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

Marine Attack Squadron 121 (VMA-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

 

May 10, 1961 - January 15, 1962 (West Pacific) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Blue Knights’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Warhorses’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13) ‘Zappers’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

Photographic Composite Squadron 61 (VCP-61) ‘World Recorders’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

July 21, 1962 - September 11, 1962 (west to east coast via Cape Horn) aboard USS Lexington (CVA 16)

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Silver Kings’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

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

 

July 25, 1962 - September 17, 1962 (east to west coast via Cape Horn) aboard USS Constellation (CVA 64)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F8U-2 Crusader

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Warhorses’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F8U-1P Crusader

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

 

January 3, 1963 - July 15, 1963 (West Pacific) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8E Crusader

Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) ‘Silver Kings’ - F-3B Demon

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - A-1H/J Skyraider

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-4B Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Warhorses’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

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

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

CVW-5

April 14, 1964 - December 15, 1964 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8E Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - A-1H/J Skyraider

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ‘Warhorses’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

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

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

September 29, 1965 - May 13, 1966 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8E Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) ‘Knightriders’ - A-1H/J Skyraider

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 144 (VA-144) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - A-3B Skywarrior

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

January 5, 1967 - July 22, 1967 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Hancock (CVA 19)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8E Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 94 (VA-94) ‘Shrikes’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Arabs’ - A-1H Skyraider

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) ‘Fourrunners’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

January 27, 1968 - October 10, 1968 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8H Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-4F Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 94 (VA-94) ‘Shrikes’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 212 (VA-212) ‘Rampant Raiders’ - A-4F Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (VAW-111) ‘Hunters’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2C Seasprite

 

March 18, 1969 - October 29, 1969 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8J Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8J Crusader

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4F Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 94 (VA-94) ‘Shrikes’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 144 (VA-144) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4E Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (VAW-111) ‘Hunters’ - E-1B Tracer

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2C Seasprite

 

April 20, 1970 - November 12, 1970 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)

Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) ‘Screaming Eagles’ - F-8J Crusader

Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) ‘Iron Angels’ - F-8J Crusader

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4F Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 94 (VA-94) ‘Shrikes’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 144 (VA-144) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4F Skyhawk

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (VAW-111) ‘Hunters’ - E-1B Tracer

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2C Seasprite

 

April 16, 1971 - November 6, 1971 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) ‘Chargers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Arabs’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2B Hawkeye

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3A/G Sea King

 

April 10, 1972 - March 8, 1973 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) ‘Chargers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Arabs’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2B Hawkeye

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

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

September 11, 1973 - October 5, 1973 (carrier transfer: Alameda, CA to Yokosuka, Japan) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) ‘Chargers’ - F-4N Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F-4N Phantom II

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Arabs’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

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

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

 

>> permanently forward deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan:

 

October 1973 - August 1991 aboard USS Midway (CV 41)

Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) ‘Chargers’ - F-4N/J/S Phantom II (1973-86)

Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F-4N/J/S Phantom II (1973-86)

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers/Ravens’ - A-7A/E Corsair II (1973-86)

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-7A/E Corsair II (1973-86)

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Arabs/Eagles’ - A-6A/B/E & KA-6D Intruder (1973-91)

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader (1973-74)

Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VMCJ-1) ‘Golden Hawks’ - EA-6A Electric Intruder / RF-4B Phantom II (1973-75)

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2B/C Hawkeye (1973-91)

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King (1973-84)

Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3) ‘Eyes of the Corps’ - RF-4B Phantom II (1975-84)

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6A/B Prowler (1975-80)

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-6B Prowler (1980-91)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 12 (HS-12) ‘Wyverns’ - SH-3H Sea King (1984-91)

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) ‘Dambusters’ - F/A-18A Hornet (1986-91)

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18A Hornet (1986-91)

Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192) ‘Golden Dragons’ - F/A-18A Hornet (1986-91)

Attack Squadron 185 (VA-185) ‘Nighthawks’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder (1987-91)

 

August 1991 - July 1998 aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-14A Tomcat (1991-98)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-14A Tomcat (1991-96)

Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192) ‘Golden Dragons’ - F/A-18C Hornet (1991-98)

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) ‘Dambusters’ - F/A-18C Hornet (1991-98)

Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) ‘Eagles’ - A-6E Intruder (1991-98)

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2C Hawkeye (1991-98)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 12 (HS-12) ‘Wyverns’ - SH-3H Sea King (1991-94)

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-6B Prowler (1991-98)

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron / Sea Control Squadron 21 (VS-21) ‘Fighting Redtails’ - S-3B Viking (1991-98)

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 5 (VQ-5) ‘Sea Shadows’ - ES-3A Shadow (1993-98)

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound (1993-94)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk (1994-98)

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound (1994-98)

Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) ‘Royal Maces’ - F/A-18C Hornet (1996-98)

 

August 1998 - August 2008 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-14A Tomcat (1998-2003)

Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) ‘Royal Maces’ - F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18E Super Hornet (1998-2008)

Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192) ‘Golden Dragons’ - F/A-18C Hornet (1998-2008)

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) ‘Dambusters’ - F/A-18C Hornet (1998-2008)

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2C Hawkeye (1998-2008)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk (1998-2008)

Electronic Attack Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-6B Prowler (1998-2008)

Sea Control Squadron 21 (VS-21) ‘Fighting Redtails’ - S-3B Viking (1998-2004)

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 5 (VQ-5) ‘Sea Shadows’ - ES-3A Shadow (1998-2008)

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound (1998-2008)

Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet (2003-08)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 51 (HSL-51) ‘Warlords’ - SH-60B Seahawk (2004-08)

 

August 2008 - 2015 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet (2008-15)

Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) ‘Royal Maces’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet (2008-15)

Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192) ‘Golden Dragons’ - F/A-18C Hornet (2008-09)

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) ‘Dambusters’ - F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18E Super Hornet (2008-10 / 2011-15)

Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115) ‘Eagles’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet (2009-15)

Electronic Attack Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-6B Prowler (2008-12)

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2C Hawkeye (2008-15)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk (2008-13)

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 51 (HSL-51) ‘Warlords’ - SH-60B Seahawk (2008-13)

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound (2008-15)

Electronic Attack Squadron 141 (VAQ-141) ‘Shadowhawks’ - EA-18G Growler (2012-15)

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12) ‘Golden Falcons’ - MH-60S Seahawk (2013-15)

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 (HSM-77) ‘Saberhawks’ - MH-60R Seahawk (2013-15)

 

planned >> 2015 - aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) ‘Royal Maces’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet (2015-)

Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet (2015-)

Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115) ‘Eagles’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet (2015-)

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) ‘Dambusters’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet (2015-)

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Liberty Bells’ - E-2C Hawkeye (2015-)

Electronic Attack Squadron 141 (VAQ-141) ‘Shadowhawks’ - EA-18G Growler (2015-)

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound (2015-)

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12) ‘Golden Falcons’ - MH-60S Seahawk (2015-)

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 (HSM-77) ‘Saberhawks’ - MH-60R Seahawk (2015-)

 

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