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Current Air Squadrons and Wings



  CVW - Carrier Air Wings  
unit designation headquarters
CVW-1 Carrier Air Wing 1 Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
CVW-2 Carrier Air Wing 2 Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
CVW-3 Carrier Air Wing 3 Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
CVW-5 Carrier Air Wing 5 Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
CVW-7 Carrier Air Wing 7 Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
CVW-8 Carrier Air Wing 8 Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
CVW-9 Carrier Air Wing 9 Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
CVW-11 Carrier Air Wing 11 Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
CVW-17 Carrier Air Wing 17 Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
  VFA - Strike Fighter Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VFA-2 Strike Fighter Squadron 2 'Bounty Hunters' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-11 Strike Fighter Squadron 11 'Red Rippers' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-14 Strike Fighter Squadron 14 'Tophatters' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-15 Strike Fighter Squadron 15 'Valions' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-22 Strike Fighter Squadron 22 'Fighting Redcocks' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-25 Strike Fighter Squadron 25 'Fist of the Fleet' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-27 Strike Fighter Squadron 27 'Chargers/Royal Maces' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VFA-31 Strike Fighter Squadron 31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-32 Strike Fighter Squadron 32 'Swordsmen' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-34 Strike Fighter Squadron 34 'Blue Blasters' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-37 Strike Fighter Squadron 37 'Ragin Bulls' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-41 Strike Fighter Squadron 41 'Black Aces' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-81 Strike Fighter Squadron 81 'Sunliners' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-83 Strike Fighter Squadron 83 'Rampagers' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-86 Strike Fighter Squadron 86 'Sidewinders' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-87 Strike Fighter Squadron 87 'Golden Warriors' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-94 Strike Fighter Squadron 94 'Mighty Shrikes' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-97 Strike Fighter Squadron 97 'Warhawks' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-101 Strike Fighter Squadron 101 'Grim Reapers' Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
VFA-102 Strike Fighter Squadron 102 'Diamondbacks' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VFA-103 Strike Fighter Squadron 103 'Jolly Rogers' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-105 Strike Fighter Squadron 105 'Gunslingers' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-106 Strike Fighter Squadron 106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-113 Strike Fighter Squadron 113 'Stingers' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-115 Strike Fighter Squadron 115 'Eagles' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VFA-122 Strike Fighter Squadron 122 'Flying Eagles' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-125 Strike Fighter Squadron 125 'Rough Raiders' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-131 Strike Fighter Squadron 131 'Wildcats' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-136 Strike Fighter Squadron 136 'Knighthawks' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-137 Strike Fighter Squadron 137 'Kestrels' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-143 Strike Fighter Squadron 143 'Pukin' Dogs' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-146 Strike Fighter Squadron 146 'Blue Diamonds' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-147 Strike Fighter Squadron 147 'Argonauts' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-151 Strike Fighter Squadron 151 'Vigilantes' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-154 Strike Fighter Squadron 154 'Black Knights' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-192 Strike Fighter Squadron 192 'Golden Dragons' NAS Lemoore, California
VFA-195 Strike Fighter Squadron 195 'Dambusters' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VFA-204 Strike Fighter Squadron 204 'River Rattlers' NAS/JRB New Orleans, Louisiana
VFA-211 Strike Fighter Squadron 211 'Checkmates' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFA-213 Strike Fighter Squadron 213 'Black Lions' NAS Oceana, Virginia
  VAQ - Electronic Attack Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VAQ-129 Electronic Attack Squadron 129 'Vikings' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-130 Electronic Attack Squadron 130 'Zappers' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-131 Electronic Attack Squadron 131 'Lancers' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-132 Electronic Attack Squadron 132 'Scorpions' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-133 Electronic Attack Squadron 133 'Wizards' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-134 Electronic Attack Squadron 134 'Garudas' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-135 Electronic Attack Squadron 135 'Black Ravens' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-136 Electronic Attack Squadron 136 'Gauntlets' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-137 Electronic Attack Squadron 137 'Rooks' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-138 Electronic Attack Squadron 138 'Yellowjackets' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-139 Electronic Attack Squadron 139 'Cougars' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-140 Electronic Attack Squadron 140 'Patriots' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-141 Electronic Attack Squadron 141 'Shadowhawks' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VAQ-142 Electronic Attack Squadron 142 'Gray Wolves' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VAQ-209 Electronic Attack Squadron 209 'Star Warriors' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
  VAW - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VAW-112 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112 'Golden Hawks' NAS Point Mugu, California
VAW-113 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 'Black Eagles' NAS Point Mugu, California
VAW-115 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 'Liberty Bells' NAF Atsugi, Japan
VAW-116 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 'Sun Kings' NAS Point Mugu, California
VAW-117 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 'Wallbangers' NAS Point Mugu, California
VAW-120 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 'Grey Hawks' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
VAW-121 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 'Blue Tails' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
VAW-123 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 'Screwtops' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
VAW-124 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 'Bear Aces' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
VAW-125 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 'Tigertails' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
VAW-126 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 'Seahawks' NAS Norfolk, Virginia
  VQ - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VQ-1 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 'World Watchers' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VQ-3 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 3 'Ironman' Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
VQ-4 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 4 'Shadows' Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
VQ-7 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 7 'Roughnecks' Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  VFC - Fighter Squadron Composite  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VFC-12 Fighter Squadron Composite 12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VFC-13 Fighter Squadron Composite 13 'Saints' NAS Fallon, Nevada
VFC-111 Fighter Squadron Composite 111 'Sundowners' NAS Key West, Florida
  VR - Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VR-1 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 'Star Lifters' Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
VR-46 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 46 'Eagles' NAS/JRB Fort Worth, Texas
VR-48 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 48 'Capital Skyliners' Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
VR-51 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51 'Windjammers' MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)
VR-52 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 52 'Taskmaster' McGuire AFB, New Jersey
VR-53 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 53 'Capital Express' Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
VR-54 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 54 'Revelers' NAS/JRB New Orleans, Louisiana
VR-55 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 'Minutemen' NAS Point Mugu, California
VR-56 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 56 'Globemasters' NAS Oceana, Virginia
VR-57 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 'Conquistadors' NAS North Island, California
VR-58 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 58 'Sunseekers' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VR-59 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 59 'Lone Star Express' NAS/JRB Fort Worth, Texas
VR-61 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61 'Islanders' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VR-62 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 'Nor' Easters' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VR-64 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 64 'Condors' McGuire AFB, New Jersey
VRC - Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons
(Carrier Onboard Delivery - COD)
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VRC-30 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 'Providers' NAS North Island, California
VRC-40 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 'Rawhides' NS Norfolk, Virginia
  VP / VPU - Patrol Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VP-1 Patrol Squadron 1 'Screaming Eagles' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VP-4 Patrol Squadron 4 'Skinny Dragons' MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)
VP-5 Patrol Squadron 5 'Mad Foxes' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-8 Patrol Squadron 8 'Tigers' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-9 Patrol Squadron 9 'Golden Eagles' MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)
VP-10 Patrol Squadron 10 'Lancers' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-16 Patrol Squadron 16 'War Eagles' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-26 Patrol Squadron 26 'Tridents' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-30 Patrol Squadron 30 'Pro's Nest' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-40 Patrol Squadron 40 'Fighting Marlins' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VP-45 Patrol Squadron 45 'Pelicans' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-46 Patrol Squadron 46 'Grey Knights' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VP-47 Patrol Squadron 47 'Golden Swordsmen' MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)
VP-62 Patrol Squadron 62 'Broadarrows' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
VP-69 Patrol Squadron 69 'Totems' NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
VPU-2 Patrol Squadron Special Unit 2 'Wizards' MCB Hawaii (MCAS Kaneohe Bay)
  VT - Training Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VT-2 Training Squadron 2 'Doerbirds' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
VT-3 Training Squadron 3 'Red Knights' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
VT-4 Training Squadron 4 'Warbucks' NAS Pensacola, Florida
VT-6 Training Squadron 6 'Shooters' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
VT-7 Training Squadron 7 'Eagles' NAS Meridian, Mississippi
VT-9 Training Squadron 9 'Tigers' NAS Meridian, Mississippi
VT-10 Training Squadron 10 'Wildcats' NAS Pensacola, Florida
VT-21 Training Squadron 21 'Redhawks' NAS Kingsville, Texas
VT-22 Training Squadron 22 'Golden Eagles' NAS Kingsville, Texas
VT-27 Training Squadron 27 'Boomers' NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
VT-28 Training Squadron 28 'Rangers' NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
VT-31 Training Squadron 31 'Wise Owls' NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
VT-35 Training Squadron 35 'Stingrays' NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
VT-86 Training Squadron 86 'Sabrehawks' NAS Pensacola, Florida
  HM - Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
HM-12 Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 12 'Sea Dragons' Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
HM-14 Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 'Vanguard' Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
HM-15 Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 'Blackhawks' Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
  HSC - Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
HSC-2 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 2 'Fleet Angels' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-3 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 'Merlins' NAS North Island, California
HSC-4 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 'Black Knights' NAS North Island, California
HSC-5 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 'Nightdippers' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-6 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 'Indians' NAS North Island, California
HSC-7 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 'Dusty Dogs' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-8 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 'Eightballers' NAS North Island, California
HSC-9 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9 'Tridents' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-11 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 11 'Dragonslayers' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-12 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 'Golden Falcons' NAF Atsugi, Japan
HSC-14 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14 'Chargers' NAS North Island, California
HSC-15 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15 'Red Lions' NAS North Island, California
HSC-21 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 'Blackjacks' NAS North Island, California
HSC-22 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 'Sea Knights' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-23 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 'Wildcards' NAS North Island, California
HSC-25 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 'Island Knights' Andersen AFB, Guam
HSC-26 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 'Chargers' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-28 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 'Dragon Whales' NS Norfolk, Virginia
HSC-85 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 'Firehawks' NAS North Island, California
  HSM - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
HSM-35 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 'Magicians' NAS North Island, California
HSM-37 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 'Easyriders' MCB Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay)
HSM-40 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 'Airwolves' NS Mayport, Florida
HSM-41 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 'Seahawks' NAS North Island, California
HSM-46 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 'Grandmasters' NS Mayport, Florida
HSM-48 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 48 'Vipers' NS Mayport, Florida
HSM-49 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 'Scorpions' NAS North Island, California
HSM-51 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51 'Warlords' NAF Atsugi, Japan
HSM-60 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 'Jaguars' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
HSM-70 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 'Spartans' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
HSM-71 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 'Raptors' NAS North Island, California
HSM-72 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 72 'Proud Warriors' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
HSM-73 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 'Battlecats' NAS North Island, California
HSM-74 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 'Swamp Foxes' NAS Jacksonville, Florida
HSM-75 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 75 'Wolfpack' NAS North Island, California
HSM-76 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 76 planned for 2017?
HSM-77 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 'Saberhawks' NAF Atsugi, Japan
HSM-78 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78 'Blue Hawks' NAS North Island, California
HSM-79 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 79 'Griffins' NAS North Island, California
  HT - Helicopter Training Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
HT-8 Helicopter Training Squadron 8 'Eightballers' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
HT-18 Helicopter Training Squadron 18 'Vigilant Eagles' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
HT-28 Helicopter Training Squadron 28 'Hellions' NAS Whiting Field, Florida
  VX / HX - Air Test and Evaluation Squadrons  
acronym designation / nickname homebase
VX-1 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 'Pioneers' NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
VX-9 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 9 'Vampires' NAWS China Lake, California
VX-20 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 'Force' NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
HX-21 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 'Blackjack' NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
VX-23 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 'Salty Dogs' NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
VX-30 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 30 'Bloodhounds' NAS Point Mugu, California
VX-31 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 'Dust Devils' NAWS China Lake, California

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