Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 88 (CARAEWRON 88)

VAW-88 ‘Cotton Pickers’

 

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STATUS:

VAW-88 established on June 1, 1970

VAW-88 disestablished on December 31, 1994

AIRCRAFT:

Grumman E-1B Tracer

Grumman E-2B/C Hawkeye

 

 

DEPLOYMENTS:

no combat deployments / VAW-88 was a reserve unit (assigned to CVWR-30)

 

images

 

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Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-88 / CVWR-30) aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - 1992

 

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Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-88 / CVWR-30) aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - 1992

 

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Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-88 / CVWR-30) - undated

 

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-88 / CVWR-30) - undated

 

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Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-88 / CVWR-30) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - 1989

 

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E-2B Hawkeye (VAW-88) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland - circa 1981

 

E-2B Hawkeye (VAW-88) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland - circa 1981

 

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E-2B Hawkeye (VAW-88) - 1977

 

 

history

 

 

patches

 

 

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