1980 VISITS AND CEREMONIES ABOARD USS MIDWAY (CV-41)

CHAPTER LXVIII

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1980 VISITS AND CEREMONIES ABOARD USS MIDWAY (CV-41)

CHAPTER LXVIII

Appendix I

 

 

VISITS AND CEREMONIES ABOARD USS MIDWAY (CV-41)

 

 

7-8 JAN - PXO, CDR K. K. Carlsen arrives on-board Midway on 7 January 1980 and Indian merchant seaman provided medical aid on 8 January 1980

 

1 FEB   - RADM R. E. Kirksey, COMCARGRU FIVE, CTF-70, came aboard Midway and visited with RADM Gureck. Lunch was served in the Flag Mess. After lunch, RADM Kirksey met CCG-7 staff, RADM Kirksey presented the Golden Anchor Runner-up Award to CAPT Carmichael over KMID-TV.

 

10 FEB - JAPANESE DIET - Fourteen members of the Japanese Diet, including ADM Kazutemi Ushida, came aboard for a tour of the ship. The group viewed the movie "Sea Legs" in the Wardroom and then toured the ship.

 

20 FEB - COMSEVENTHFLT, VADM C. A. E. Trost arrived via helo and was met by the CO, and XO. Refreshments were served, followed by a tour of the ship including AIMD spaces. VADM Trost departed the ship by helo.

 

28 FEB - CDR George Huxhold relieved CDR G. H. Harrison as CO, VAW-115.

 

10 MAR - Japanese Diet and ADM Ushida visited USS Midway (CV-41).

 

22-24 MAR - TORI (TIGER) CRUISE - There was a Tori (tiger) dependents cruise from Sasebo, Japan to Yokosuka, Japan.  Included was a orientation brief, followed by an afternoon cookout on the flight deck. The Air Wing presented a flight demonstration. There were several tours, including the bridge, flight deck, engineering spaces and the hangar bay. All guests received a "Tori Cruise Certificate" 160 eligible dependents made the cruise.

 

21 APR – COMNAVAIRPAC - VADM R. F. Schoultz, Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, came aboard for a visit and had lunch in the Wardroom and then met with Department Heads and Squadron CO's in Ready Room #2. A tour was given by the CO and XO. The COMNAVAIRPAC Command Master Chief met with USS Midway's Command Master Chief.

 

VADM Schoultz was accompanied by the following officers:

 

CAPT R. R. Worchesek..         FORCE SHORE ACTIVITIES

CAPT T. J. Ryan                       FORCE MATERIAL

CAPT D. E. Riggs                    FORCE PERSONNEL

CAPT D. D. Owens                  FORCE AIR TRAINING

CAPT D.B. Munmert                FORCE SUPPLY

CAPT H. B. Robins, Jr.           FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

LCDR T. Finta                          FLAG LIEUTENANT

LCDR C. Zuellinger                 PROSPECTIVE FLAG LIEUTENANT

 

16 MAY - CDR Barry N. Jeffers relieved CDR Dean Sloan as CO, VAQ-136. The Gauntlets were the newest permanent addition to CVW-5 on 16 May 1980        

 

19 MAY - JMSDF Staff College visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 19 May 1980

 

19 May 1980 JSDMF Staff college visit Included:

 

CAPT SHIMOYAMA, TAKUMI

CDR AYAI, SHIGEO

CDR SASAKI, AKITIOSHI

CDR ITO, TOSHIKATSU

CDR NAKAGAWA, KATSUHIKO

CDR SAKAI, TAKEO

CDR SHIRAKAWA, MINORU

CDR DAN, EIICHIRO

CAPT YAMANAGA, SINICHI

CAPT UCHIDA, KOHTARO

CDR KAMIMOTO, MASAKI

CDR MINEDAWA, SHIJI

CDR NISHIMOTO, MASAYUKI

CDR YAMAEATA, KENJI

CDR HASEGAWA, NOBUO

CDR NITTA, TSUTOMJ

CDR ISIBASHI, YRZURI

CDR TSUSISI, TERUYOSHI

CDR NAKAYAMA, YASUHIKO

CDR NAGAMINE, KIMISHIGE

CDR TSEJKAHARA, TAKEO

CDR YAGI, HI SASHI

CDR KOGA, YOSHIHIKO

CDR HIROTA, TASMOTSU

CDR WACHT, TAMOTSU

 

20 May - visit included the second grade classes of Shinmei Elementary School.

 

20 MAY - Sullivan Elementary School Class visited Midway on 20 May 1980

 

21 MAY - JMSDF FLAG/GENERAL OFFICERS VISIT - MAJGEN Hamaya, J5 Plans, JSDF, Joint Staff, and RADM Katagiri, J3 OPS Officer, and Chief of Staff OPS, were met at the quarterdeck by the CO, XO and PAO. After a tour of the ship, lunch was served in the Wardroom.

 

31 MAY - NAF MISAWA CIVILIAN ORIENTATION VISIT - The group was met by the X.O., after their arrival by COD. Refreshments were served and the movie "Sea Legs" was shown in the Wardroom. Tour of the Midway was given by X.O. and PAO. The group also observed flight operations. Following dinner in the wardroom, the guests departed for NAF Misawa by COD.

 

5 JUN - CDR J. L. K. Corcoran assumed command of VF-161 from CDR A. L. Burgess.

 

6 JUN   - HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Japanese/American Wives Club visit Kinnick High School held graduation ceremonies in Hangar Bay #1, for 60 seniors in Hangar Bay #1 of the class of 1980 on 6 June 1980; hosted on board by Mrs. Trost, Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Carmichael. After refreshments and a showing of "Sea Legs" in the forecastle, a tour of the ship was given to the 75 ladies.

 

10 JUN - JASDF, COMMANDER AIR PROVING WING VISIT - MAJGEN Naotake Tateyama and 19 test pilots from Gifu Air Base arrived by C-2.  A group photograph was taken on the flight deck followed by the viewing of "Sea Legs" in Ready Room #6. Refreshments were served then a tour of the ship was given.  Flight operations were observed after dinner. They departed to Gifu AB via C-2.

 

18 JUN –RADM S. J. Hostettler and Commodore Y. B. Kim, ROKN, Commander Second Naval Sector (COMNAVFORKOREA), arrived aboard by helo and were met by the CO, XO and CDR Butler on 18 June 1980. The officers toured Midway and then viewed Midway’s arrival in Pusan from the bridge. They departed the ship by the after-brow for special ceremonies on the pier. LTCOL Kim Tee Hee, U. S. Army, and CAPT J. Mitchell, U. S. Army accompanied 30 high ranking ROK military personnel and 500 Pusan leading citizens, including the Mayor of Pusan, on tours of Midway on 19 June 1980. GEN John A. Wickham, Jr., USA, CINCUNC /CFC; ADM Kim Chong Kon, ROKN, Chief of Naval Operations; GEN PAIK Seok Chu, ROKA, Deputy CINCUNC, and party arrived via helo, met by Captain Carmichael, CO.  Briefing, discussion with CO and tour of the ship followed. Group departed via helo.

 

19 JUN - KOREAN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN VIP VISIT - LTCOL Kim Tee Hee, U. S. Army, and CAPT J. Mitchell, U. S. Army accompanied 30 high ranking ROK military personnel and 500 Pusan leading citizens, including the Mayor of Pusan, on tours of Midway. GEN John A. Wickham, Jr., USA, CINCUNC /CFC; ADM Kim Chong Kon, ROKN, Chief of Naval Operations; GEN PAIK Seok Chu, ROKA, Deputy CINCUNC, and party arrived via helo, met by Captain Carmichael, CO.  Briefing, discussion with CO and tour of the ship followed. Group departed via helo.

 

18-20 JUN - Midway’s visit marked the first time any carrier tied up to the pier at Pusan. Several high level visitors came aboard Midway in Pusan. Mr. John Platter, NSA Rep Korea as well as the Mayor of Pusan and several South Korean Armed Forces senior officers were given tours. CINCUSFORKOREA and ROK Navy CNO and 40/50 Flag and General officers, were hosted aboard.

 

2 JUL - COMNAVFORJAPAN - RADM Felt was met by the CO and XO.  After a short visit with the Commanding Officer, lunch was served in the Captain's In-port Cabin. Afterwards, the CO escorted RADM Felt on a tour of the ship.

 

12 JUL - CCG-5, COMCARGRUFIVE, CTF-70, RADM Kirksey and his staff, embarked Midway on 12 July 1980.

 

23 JUL - COMNAVFORJAPAN, COMMATVAQWINCPAC - RADM Felt and RADM Hunter were met by the CO and XO. After a meeting of the Squadron CO's, a tour of the ship •was given by the CO and XO. The movie "Sea Legs" was shown in the Wardroom. Lunch was also served in the Ward room with several squadron personnel present.

 

22 AUG - CDR C. S. Mitchell assumed command of VA-56 from CDR L. Bryant.

 

17 OCT - RADM LeJeune, French I. O. Naval Commander, ALINDIEN visited Midway and RADM Kirksey. He toured the ship and had lunch •with staff officers.

 

18-19 OCT - Two Congressional Staff personnel visited Midway on 18 and 19 October 1980 and received several briefings. The visitors were Mr. Van der Schaaf and Mr. Murphy. British and French Naval Forces were ordered to the Northern Arabian Sea in October in response to the IRAN/IRAQ War as well. Since Midway was RADM Kirksey’s flagship, numerous visits were arranged that included the British Naval Commander as well as the French I. 0. Naval Commander.

 

20 OCT - CVW-5 change of command when CAPT Steve Briggs (1 January 1980 to 21 October 1980) was relieved by CDR Roger P. Flower.

 

22 OCT - CDR R. Rackowitz relieved CDR G. Mitchell, as Commanding Officer of VA-93.

30 OCT - CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF VISIT - General David C. Jones, USAF, Chairman, JCS came aboard via helo while Midway was in the Northern Arabian Sea. The General reviewed Midway Marine Detachment's Honor Guard and then visited with RADM Kirksey, COMCARGRU 5, and the Commanding Officer. The General also observed flight operations from the Flag Bridge before departing.

 

31 OCT - OFFICER EXCHANGE - Eleven Royal Navy and one Royal Air Force Officer visited Midway for a familiarization visit and operations brief as part of an exchange of officers between Midway, HMS Antrim and HMS Naiad. The British officers toured the ship, saw "Sea Legs" and then viewed flight operations.

 

1 NOV - CVW-5 change of command took place: CDR J. Favaro relieved CDR R. Franz as CO, VA-115.

 

10 NOV - USMC 205th Birthday celebration.

 

17 DEC - COMSEVENTHFLT VISIT - VADM C. A. H. Trost and four Japanese guests arrived via helo and were met by the CO and XO. A showing of "Sea Legs" in the Captain's in-port cabin was followed by a tour of the ship, including many AIMD spaces. After lunch with the CO, the guests observed flight operations from the navigational bridge. The guests departed the ship via helo.

 

22 DEC - DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, JMSDF STAFF COLLEGE VISIT -RADM Masayuki Masutani and 33 others from the JMSDF Staff College were hosted aboard. The film "Sea Legs" and refreshments were served also. A tour of the ship was given by CDR's Poole, Sullivan and Parks.

 

23 DEC - VIP JAPANESE LADIES VISIT - FIFTEEN Japanese ladies, sponsored by Mrs. Carlsen, toured Midway and were escorted by the XO, CAPT Carlsen. "Sea Legs" was shown and refreshments were served in the Wardroom.

 

23 DEC - ASS’T NAVAL ATTACHE, U. S. EMBASSY, TOKYO VISIT - The Assistant Naval Attaché from the American Embassy, Tokyo and ten guests toured Midway, after viewing "Sea Legs" in Ready Room #5. Lunch was served in the Wardroom.

 

26 DEC - JAPANESE VIP VISIT - RADM Tsubura (Ret.), former N-2 DIV MSO JMSDF and guests toured the ship. The group was sponsored by COMNAVFORJAPAN.

 

USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1980 YEARS END SUMMARY

CHAPTER LXVIII

Appendix II

 

 

COMMAND ORGANIZATION

 

1.  (U) Commanding Officer, USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

 

             Captain “E” I. Carmichael, USN, -----/1310; Commanding from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980

 

2.  (U)The mission and functions of USS MIDWAY did not change during 1980.

 

3.  (U) Commander Carrier Air Wing FIVE embarked.

 

             Captain S. R. Briggs, 1 January 1980 to 21 October 1980

 

             Captain R. P. Flower, 21 October 1980 to 31 December 1980

 

4.  USS Midway (CV 41) was homeported at the U. S. Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan during all of calendar year 1980. Midway and CVW-5 observed their Seventh Anniversary as the only forward deployed CV/AIRWING.

 

USS Midway (CV 41) operations in 1980 can be characterized by extensive training, frequent exercises, just as in 1979. Midway steamed 47,563 nautical miles, spent 180 days at sea, 150 days in Yokosuka (which included a 60 day EISRA) and 36 days in other ports.

 

CARRIER AIRWING FIVE COMMAND ORGANIZATION

 

a.         Commander Carrier Air Wing FIVE

                          Commander S. R. BRIGGS                  28 MAY 79 - 21 OCT 80

                          Captain R. P. FLOWER                        21 OCT 80 - Present

 

b. Composition of Command:

 

                          Fighter Squadron ONE SIX ONE:      13         F4J Phantom II

 

                          Commander A. L. BURGESS             27 MAR 79-8 JUN 80

                          Commander J. L. K. CORCORAN     8 JUN 80 - Present

 

                          Fighter Squadron ONE FIVE ONE:    13         F4J Phantom II

 

                          Commander G. M. HUGHES              25 SEP 79-30 DEC 80

                          Commander R. S. FARRELL               30 DEC 80 – Present

 

                          Attack Squadron NINE THREE:         13         A7E Corsair II

 

                          Commander E. F. MITCHELL            22 JUN 79-22 OCT 80

                          Commander M. R. RACKOWITZ      22 OCT 80 - Present

 

                          Attack Squadron FIVE SIX:                 13         A7E Corsair II

 

                          Commander L. C. BRYANT                19 JUN 79 - 22 AUG 80

                          Commander C. S. MITCHELL, IV     22 AUG 80 - Present

 

                          Attack Squadron ONE ONE FIVE:     15         A6E/KA6D Intruders

 

                          Commander R. C. FRANZ                   28 JUN 79-01 NOV 80

                          Commander J. D. FAVARO                 01 NOV 80 - Present

 

                          Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE FIVE:

                                                                                           4 E2B Hawkeye

 

                          Commander G. A. HARRISON          2 NOV 78-28 FEB 80

                          Commander G. E. HUXHOLD           28 FEB 80 - Present

 

                          Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ONE Detachment TWO:

                                                                                           04 SH-3 Gulf

 

                          Lieutenant Commander D. C. HOGE              15 MAR 80 - 17 DEC 80

                          Lieutenant Commander L. K. TANDE            17 DEC 80 - Present

 

                          Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron THREE Detachment Alpha

                                                                                                        04 RF4B

 

                          Major H. R. HIEGSTROM                   MAY 80 - NOV 80

 

                          Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron THREE Detachment

Bravo:

                                                                                                        04 RF4B

 

                          Major J. R. LAURENT                         15 MAR 80 - Present

 

Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron THREE Detachment Charlie

                                                                                                        04 RF4B

 

                          Major O. J. RIDDELL                          SEP 79 - FEB 80

 

                          Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron TWO Detachment XRAY:

 

                          Lieutenant Colonel SALMON             SEP 79 - MAR 80

                                                                                           04 EA-6B Prowler

 

                          Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE SIX:

                                                                                           04 EA-6B Prowler

 

                          Commander D. SLOAN                       15 MAR 80-15 MAY 80

                          Commander B. N. JEFFERS                15 MAY 80 - Present

 

Summary of flight hours for 1980.

 

             VAQ-136, VA, VF, VMFP, VAW and HC-1 DET 2

 

             Month                Hours                 Traps

 

             JAN                   4096                  1632

             FEB                   1111                  389

             MAR                 1901                  126

             APR                   2719                  0

             MAY                 3102                  374

             JUN                   2205                  661

             JUL                   1869                  426

             AUG                  2947                  616

             SEP                   3132                  1291

             OCT                  4286                  1816

             NOV                  1517                  524

             DEC                  1492                  447

 

Total                  30,377              8302

 

MIDWAY ESCORTS DURING 1980 IND/AN OCEAN CRUISE

 

             During 1980 MIDWAY completed her longest Indian Ocean deployment in February and completed her third in less than 18 months in November. Following escorts accompanied CV-41:

 

             a. 1 January to 16 February 1980:

 

                          USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25)

                          USS PARSONS (DDG-33)

                          USS KNOX (FF-1052)

 

             b. 14 July to 26 November 1980:

 

                          USS PARSONS (DDG-33)

                          USS LEAHY (CG-16)

                          USS COCHRANE (DDG-21)

                          USS JESSE L. BROIVN (FF-1098)

                          USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073)

                          USS KIRK (FF-1087)

                          USS FRANCIS HAMMOND (FF-1067)

 

MAJOR DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

 

1.  OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

 

             (a) Combat Information Center (CIC).

 

             (1) FIRST QUARTER: 1980 dawned on Midway sitting on Gonzo Station off the coast of Iran in support of national objectives due to the situation in Iran and Afghanistan. No major exercises were conducted owing to the increased state of readiness; however, the AAW procedures involved with dual carrier operations were refined. Numerous close-in surveillance flights were conducted by Soviet May, Coot, Crate, and Cock Aircraft. Each was successfully located, intercepted and escorted while within 200 NM of the battle group.

 

             (2) SECOND QUARTER: Underway for a shakedown cruise in late May following a 60 day EISRA, we were tasked to fulfill a Korean contingency operation. Adverse weather conditions limited operating time during the quarter and precluded completion of many scheduled competitive and training exercises; however, the CIC team did return to San Diego for team training. The result of which was a greater degree of cohesiveness and level of cross-training.

 

             (3) THIRD QUARTER: Once again at sea and operating, 11 AAWEX's including two long range AAWEX were flown against Midway. Other training included 3 Harpoonex's, 2 ASMDEX's and numerous BPDMS tracking exercises. Real world AAW experience was gained on close-in surveillance flights flown against the battle group resulting in successful detection and intercept on 8 of 8 occasions. The Midway "Magic" AIC course graduated another controller, and the NTDS L-Tran program continued to enhance the already high level of proficiency of the CIC team.

 

             (4) FOURTH QUARTER: Still at sea operating. A total of 6 AAWEX's were flown against Midway plus a Z-15-AA AAW competitive exercise which resulted in a grade of 100 percent. Real world evolutions resulted in 9 of 9 successful interceptions against May (3) and Iranian P-3F (6) aircraft. The Midway "Magic" AIC course graduated one AIRC student and re-qualified another, vividly demonstrating its service to Midway and the fleet. The new TFCC system shortfalls were identified; it proved to be an extremely useful tool in the area of OTH and surface surveillance. Great hopes are held for its future. 2 Harpoonex's and numerous BPDMS tracking exercises plus EW specialty exercises (Z-31-EIV, Z-40-EW, Z-15-EW, Z-4-ASCM and Z-14-EW) provided valuable training for the electronic warfare team and coordination between EW and D&D to bring the appropriate weapons to bear. Upon return to Yokosuka just prior to Christmas, the CIC team was at its highest level of combat preparedness and training, and ready for any assigned mission.

 

b. Meteorological HIGHLIGHTS.

 

             (1) FEB - During the period of 1-3 February, Midway encountered a sandstorm while operating in the Northern Arabian Sea.

 

             (2) APR – Two OA Division personnel were sent TAD to Taegu, Korea to provide weather support for CVW-5 operations (CCTV Installed).

 

             (3) MAY - LCDR Friese was relieved by LCDR Karch. LCDR Friese and LCDR Karch were TAD to Taegu, Korea to support CVW-5 operations.

 

             (4) JUL - Pulled into Subic two days early to avoid Typhoon Joe.

 

             (5) AUG - Lost SMQ-10, DSMP satellite capabilities because of orbiting satellite equipment failure.

 

             (6) SEP - Tiros "N" failed reducing SMQ-6 satellite capabilities to one operating satellite, NOAA-6.

 

c. ELECTRONICS

 

             (1) SHIPALT 4113, "Install AN/SPS-48A radar," was completed including certification in July. The AN/SPS-48's predecessor, the AN/SPS-30, was removed from the ship in November as part of the SHIPALT. A team from PERA in February conducted an instrumented vibration study on the ACLS antennas relocated as part of this SHIPALT. They concluded that the antennas vibrated excessively. Another team from NAVELEXSYSENGACT conducted a vibration study in May and again concluded that the ACLS could only be certified for Mode 1A due to excessive antenna vibration. The antennas are scheduled for relocation during EISRA 82-60.

 

             (2) An AN/URC-93 was installed aboard under SHIPALT 4203 to be used as a second data link. A misconception in the intention of the SHIPALT has delayed completion until 1981.

 

             (3) Work commenced on the installation of the AN/SPS-49 long range air search radar under SHIPALT 5312. Two new compartments were created on the 08 and 09 levels during EISRA 80-60 to house the radar. The actual equipment installation was started in November.

 

             (4) The AN/SMQ-10 port antenna was lost at sea during a collision. A replacement platform and antenna base was installed in November but a new antenna is not anticipated until 1981. A fire in August destroyed the connecting cables to the port antenna. These wires have not been replaced. The system can be used with the starboard antenna only.

 

             (5) SHIPALT 4865 "Upgrade AN/SPS-48C" was begun in November. This SHIPALT will provide an automatic detection and tracking capability to the radar.

 

             (6) The LSO communication system was modernized and upgraded under SHIPALT 4008. Basically, the whole system was replaced with newer equipment and an automatic switching capability between approach frequencies was added.

 

             (7) A tiger team from NARF Alameda installed the AN/SXQ-8 CCTV system under SHIPALT 4244, "IOIC briefing TV SYS-9". The secure closed circuit TV system services all ready rooms, CIC, CATCC, Air Operations, Flag and the Bridge. Color cameras are located in the Intelligence Center while black and white cameras are located at some of the remote locations.

 

             (8) A minor SHIPALT, 5296, removed the 5 KW amplifiers from the AN/SRC-16 Link 11 JF radio.

 

d. CARRIER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER (CATCC).

 

             (1) During 1980, 197 Case III recoveries were conducted with 2,870 actual ACLS approaches as follows: No Mode I's: 2,187 Mode II's: and 647 Mode III's

 

             (2) SPN-42 remains certified for Mode IA approaches. The Mode I certification cannot be regained due to excessive vibration in the antenna platform. This problem is scheduled to be corrected in late 1981 or early 1982.

 

             (3) Training and PQS qualification were stressed with extremely effective results considering a 70 percent turnover in controllers. Completed PQS qualifications were: Theory 160, Systems 176, Watch stations 148, and 100 percent advancement for all participants.

 

             (4) Three Z-32-CC (Case III launch and recovery) competitive exercises were conducted with an average grade of 99 percent.

 

             (5) During 1980, all of the key controllers and all the chiefs and officers were replaced with new personnel. Due to an outstanding ongoing training program, this change was conducted smoothly. By the end of the fall Indian Ocean Cruise, CATCC was operating at peak efficiency with great depth in all positions. This proficiency was documented by the Chief of Staff Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet when he awarded CATCC a perfect score of 100 percent on the last Z-32-CC.

 

e. INTELLIGENCE.

 

             (1) The Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) provided approximately 1000 aircrew briefings and assisted in support of more than 10,000 air wing sorties. During Midway/CVW-5 SSC, more than 4500 surface contacts were investigated. All photography of high interest contacts was processed and hot prints provided within 30 minutes.

 

             (2) In all, 3004 photographic job orders were completed. To do this, 120, to 160 units were produced. The photographic lab produced 200 VIP books and 620 color VIP photos for the various flag and ship visitors.

 

             (3) In real world intelligence reporting, 1600 merchant ship photographic negatives were forwarded to the Naval Intelligence Support Center (NISC) in Washington, D. C. In addition 100 reports were written on Communist bloc merchant ships and tankers; 1120 reports were written on Free World merchant ships and tankers; 640 reports were written on Soviet Naval ships and aircraft and 152 reports were written on Free World Naval ships.

 

             (4) Midway's Naval Security Group Division was augmented on two occasions by appropriate CESM (Crypto logic Electronic Support Measures) warfare skills to provide CESM direct support to the ship, air wing and embarked staff warfare coordinators. The first occasion was during the May - June 1980 Northern Japan/Korean contingency operations and the second was for Midway's July - Nov Indian Ocean deployment. Many tactical decisions were made based on the early warning provided by crypto logic resources which allowed warfare coordinators to effectively access and counter potential threats to the battle group. During Indian Ocean Modloc operations, CESM resources were extensively used to detect, identify and track reconnaissance and transit flights by Soviet May and Cub aircraft operating in the battle group, by TGU Pearl Harbor, which enhanced the battle group's area. ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) support was provided to the battle group by providing technical information, assistance and training in exploiting electronic emissions. A SIGSEC (Signal Security) team from Naval Security Group Detachment, Yokosuka, provided support to the operational commander which assisted in maintaining the battle group's excellent SIGSEC posture. Assistance included providing briefings to ship and air wing personnel and a monitoring effort which provided feedback on the daily SIGSEC posture of the battle group. Additionally, a telephone monitoring effort was conducted just prior to the Indian Ocean deployment which revealed an excellent SIGSEC posture. A CCSC (Crypto logic Combat Support Console) was installed on 15 July. This R and D system model aided in the effective management of battle group crypto logic resources and dissemination of crypto logic information within the battle group. The CCSC system was interfaced with the TFCC system through a sanitization network which enabled sanitized crypto logic information to be disseminated in the TFCC system to all warfare coordinators. This system proved to be a valuable tool for dissemination of crypto logic information in real-time. The CCSC was removed on 15 January 1981, for further research and development. SI communications support continues to be provided by the TACINTEL communication sub-system. During Indian Ocean operations, the SI communication center processed approximately 700 messages per day in support of ship and embarked flag requirements. This two-fold increase in message volume was handled with no service quality degradation. Material readiness of all crypto logic equipment was maintained at or above the 99 percent level throughout the period.

 

2.  SUPPLY DEPARTMENT 1980.

 

             a. During 1980, The Supply Department achieved several significant accomplishments, in spite of and in some cases as a result of, two Indian Ocean deployments. Milestones reached included: A new COSAL, implementation of a Fast Food Facility, record sales in the Ship's Store ($500,000.00 in November), total renovation of the CPO galley and dining facility, renovation of the Forward Mess Decks, renovation of the Commanding Officer and Flag spaces, and MATCONOFF support reaching new highs as did CVW-5 aviation support during the Indian Ocean deployments.

 

             (1) NEW COSAL: During USS Midway's EISRA 80-60, a complete new COSAL was established on board. Approximately 5,000 new items were added and 3,000 items were excessed. As a result, effectiveness increased by 10 - 15%.

 

             (2) FAST FOOD: During EISRA 80-60 a complete Fast Food Facility was installed including Hamburger Broiler, French Fry Extruder, Breader-Batter machine, and Microwave ovens. This facility increased the number of personnel eating at the forward EDF and reduced waiting lines by 75%.

 

             (3) RECORD SALES IN SHIP’S STORE: As the result of aggressive management, proper deployment planning and installation of electronic games, sales in the Ship's Store totaled $2.6 million. As a result of the increased sales, profits to the Recreation Fund exceeded the previous year by 10%.

 

             (4) RENOVATION OF CPO GALLEY AND DINING FACILITY: A complete new galley was installed in the CPO spaces during EISRA 80-60. In addition, a total renovation of the dining facility was completed including new equipment and furnishings.

 

             (5) RENOVATION OF FORWARD MESS DECKS: To complement the new Fast Food Galley, a Fast Food Eating Facility was installed on the forward mess decks which increased the number of personnel capable of eating at one time from 75 to 130. Included in the renovation were stand-up tables, new deck, and new ice cream and ice machines.

 

             (6) RENOVATION OF COMMANDING OFFICER AND FLAG SPACES:

New carpeting, drapes, overhead, etc., were installed in the Commanding Officer and Flag spaces, resulting in a significant improvement in decor and ambiance.

 

             (7) MATCONOFF: Material support within the task force recorded new highs during 1980. During this period, 49% of all Battle Group requirements were satisfied from within the Battle Force.

 

             (8) CVW-5 AVCAL SUPPORT:  RF4B SURE, and A6E TRAM Splinter AVCALS were added to the main AVCAL and corresponding items were received in sufficient quantities to provide highly successful support throughout the Indian Ocean deployment of July -November. During USS Midway's Indian Ocean deployment, CVW-5 readiness averaged an impressive 79% mission capable and 71% full mission capable aircraft. COMNAVAIRPAC standards are 70%/60% respectively. Aircraft readiness is the product of numerous factors which include AVCAL Supply Support, the Maintenance/Supply interface and aggressive management on the part of all concerned.

 

This combined to maintain NMCS off-ship requisition at an average of 140 and on-ship and expeditious repair actions to an average of 32. In late 1980, the F-4's and A-7's FLIR AVCALS were added. VF-151 and VF-161 are still in the process of transition from F4J's to F4S' s and VA-93 is in the process of modifying their A7 aircraft with the new FLIR System.  Identified FLIR funding shortfalls have necessitated cross decking of WRA's from carrier to carrier commensurate with operating schedules. This will continue into 1982.

 

3.  ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

 

             a. Significant SHIPALTS commenced:

 

                          (1)         Increase capacity of Auxiliary Exhaust System

                          (2)         Install AFFT Bilge Sprinkler Systems

 

             b. Significant SHIPALTS completed:

 

                          (1)         Enlarge bilge keels

                          (2)         Enlarge sea chests

                          (3)         Forward Flight Deck Water Wash-down and Firefighting System

                          (4)         150 Ton Air Conditioning Plant Forward (No6).

                          (5)         Forward CHT Piping

                          (6)         Forward Starboard Sponson Modifications

 

             c. Significant SHIPALTS continued:

 

                          (1)         CHT installation (Aft piping and holding tanks)

                          (2)         AN/ ALE- 41 CHAFF POD Stowage.

                          (3)         BPDOMS

                          (4)         AN/SPS-48A Radar and Deck House

 

             d. Major Casualty: Collision with two personnel deaths occurred on board USS Midway, on or about 1940, 29 July 1980. No significant damage has caused below the water line, but extensive damage was done to the port side 01, 02, and 03 levels from Frames 80-190. The forward N202 Plant was destroyed and subsequently replaced.

 

             e. Significant Departmental Achievements:

 

                          (1)  Successful full power observed by CNAP MTT.

 

                          (2) November 1980:  Satisfactory Operational Propulsion Plant Recertification Exam Inspection successful.

 

                          (3) January 1981: INSURV Inspection with full power trial and flight deck foam demonstration.

 

4.  WEAPONS DEPARTMENT: The Weapons Department has improved the mission capability of USS Midway through improved weapons handling/storage and new weapons capabilities. During the Extended Incremental Ship's Repair Availability (EIRSA), ship alterations were accomplished to provide electric reach fork handling and chain tie down stowage in below-decks magazines. Reach fork handling provides safer, more rapid stowage and break out of aviation ordnance. Greater ammunition stowage density can be achieved with tie down chains, permitting greater ammunition load-out. USS Midway became the first LGB-II capable aircraft carrier when the weapons department personnel further benefited from training conducted by MOMAG Unit Nine and COMFAIRWESTPAC DET CUBI PT in DST build up and AWM-37 Assembly/Handling, respectively.

 

 

The Department provided live ordnance to CVW-5 for use on weapons ranges near Okinawa and the Philippine Islands. Ready service and alert ordnance were continuously provided to CVW-5 aircrews during Midway’s Indian Ocean operations. In accomplishment of pre-EISRA off load, post-EISRA load-out, and support of Midway operations. Weapons Department personnel handled in excess of 3100 tons of ordnance, all without accident or incident. The post-EISRA total rearm was accomplished entirely underway. No other carrier has achieved this feat. The Weapons Department has met or exceeded all requirements and remains at a high state of readiness.

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT.

 

             a. USS Midway transmitted 56,929 and received 276,946 messages during the year.

 

             b. Significant operations included two deployments to the Indian Ocean: September 79 - February 80 and July - November 80

 

             c. In meeting its operational commitments, Midway maintained satellite and long-haul, high frequency radio links with Naval Communications Area Master Stations at WESTPAC (Guam), EAST-PAC (Honolulu), and MED (Naples) as well as Naval Communications Stations Diego Garcia, San Miguel RP, and H. E. Holt Australia.

 

             d. Installations during the period included:

 

             (1.) Improved secure voice capabilities were attained with the installation of six Parkhill KY-75's.

 

             (2) Supply Department and Flag (Communications Annex.) each received an AN/USQ-69 Video Display Terminal (VDT) to facilitate preparation of outgoing message traffic.

 

             (3) Two existing AN/USQ-69 VDT's in the Message Center were replaced by modified units which permit the operator to prepare outgoing messages and then enter them into the NAVMACS system for transmission to a companion processor ashore.

 

             (4) A fifth AN/WSC-3 satellite radio, KG-36 crypto device, and OUTLAW SHARK Digital Interface Unit (OSDIU) were installed to provide a satellite data link in support of the Tactical Flag Command Center (TFCC) engineering development testing.

 

             (5) Variable attenuators and power meters were installed on four AN/URT-23 transmitters to enhance out ability to employ limited range intercept (LRI tactics).

 

             (6) Both XEROX 7000's were replaced and a Fuji XEROX 4500 was changed out for a Fuji XEROX 7600. Taken together, these improvements have enabled the Message Center to provide high quality, high volume service with reduced downtime for maintenance.

 

             e. USS Midway was certified TEMPEST approved after an instrumented survey was conducted in May.

 

6.  DENTAL DEPARTMENT: Midway’s Dental Department has accomplished its mission through the delivery of comprehensive oral care to the officers and men of Midway embarked flags, staffs and the Navy's only permanently embarked air wing, CVW-5. With a team of four dental officers and nine dental technicians, 54,000 dental procedures were performed in 10,800 patient sittings. In addition, 6,500 plaque control care prevention instructions were given, and 4,600 preventive stannous fluoride applications were administered. A continuing preventive dentistry program was maintained whereby crew members were instructed in the theory and technique of correct oral hygiene.

 

7.  SAFETY DEPARTMENT.

 

             a. (U) 3-M Assist visit by members of the COMNAVAIRPAC 3-M Inspecting team visited the ship from 5-9 May 1979. This visit provided 3-M indoctrination and an evaluation of the INSURV 80 preparations.

 

             b. A 3-M Inspection was held by COMNAVAIRPAC 3-M Inspecting Team 28-31 July 1980. Evaluation SATISFACTORY with A PMS performance rate of 84%.

 

             c. Representatives from PERA-CV Bremerton visited the ship 3-12 November 1980 to assist the 3M office in validating the CSMP.  The visit provided all Work Center Supervisors an opportunity to learn the repair activity screening process for 2-Kilo information.

 

8.  DECK DEPARTMENT Significant Achievements.

 

             a. 13 Unreps with escorts:  Parsons (4); Fanning (4); Knox (4); Kirk (1).

 

             b. 70 Unreps with TAO/AOE/AFS/AR/AOR; Passumpsic 10; Navasota 16; Wabash 2; White Plains 3; Roanoke 3; San Jose 1; Kilauea 1; Hassayampa 4; Pyro 3; Mispillion 4; Flint 3; Wichita 4; Kalamazoo 7; Mars 1; Rigel 2; Niagara Falls 3; Detroit 4.

 

             c.  8 (Z-31-S) Emergency Breakaway Drills.

 

             d.  2 Abandon Ship Drills.  1 Training; 1 Compex: (96% grade).

 

9.  MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 1980.

 

MONTH           PHARMACY SCRIPTS          LAB TESTS     X-RAYS          VISITS

 

JAN                   2531                                            2588                  470                    4305

FEB                   2612                                            2730                  302                    2194

MAR                 2431                                            2145                  203                    1870

APR                   1033                                            20                      0                        1870

MAY                 1051                                            739                    122                    1201

JUN                   2833                                            2506                  289                    2340

JUL                   2194                                            2545                  232                    1972

AUG                  3426                                            5535                  263                    2886

SEP                   3178                                            4245                  232                    2475

OCT                  3494                                            4752                  479                    2531

NOV                  3506                                            2638                  252                    1816

DEC                  1544                                            827                    178                    1261

 

10.  TRAINING DEPARTMENT.

 

             a. Tests Administered:

 

                          GED                               860

                          CLEP/SST                     82

                          ACT/SAT                      87

                          E-3                                  408

                          E-4 – E-7                       892

                          MIL/LEAD                   1003

                          MISC                              127

                          TOTAL                         3459

 

             b. Civilian Courses offered:

 

                          PACE                             29

                          VO-TECH                     3

 

             c. Navy High School Studies Program commenced with Basic Skills courses offered in reading, English and Math. Eight courses were presented in an open learning center environment.

 

             d. Two classes graduated from the on board Petty Officer Academy.

 

             e. After "I" Brief was established wherein a CTT member meets with 15 personnel entering their fourth month on board to reaffirm command interest in personal welfare.

 

             f. Largest shipboard -high school graduation class held on board with 42 students receiving high school diplomas.

 

             (1) Twenty-six crewmembers advanced under the Command Advancement Program.

 

             (2) Approximately 1,200 individuals completed the training syllabus at "I" Division during this calendar year.

 

             (3) The PQS library has been expanded to meet the growing requirements of the ship. PQS programs have been established for AIMD and for Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.

 

11.  AIR DEPARTMENT.

 

             a. The Air Department has the responsibility of ensuring that the basic mission of this aircraft carrier is accomplished safely and expeditiously. Obviously it takes many departments to enable a 4000 plus man "floating city" to function as an offensive/defensive military airfield, but the Air Department has the final responsibility in this team effort. To do this, the Air Department is organized into five major divisions each having an important mission and a big responsibility to ensure the department's and, ultimately, the carrier's success.

 

             (1) V-l Division has the responsibility of moving the aircraft on the four acre flight deck as we prepare to launch or standby to recover aircraft. They accomplish this by taxiing (precision hand signals to pilot-in-command of the multi-million dollar aircraft) or by towing (the fine art of "jockeying" the aircraft into position with a tractor). These tow tractors have the additional capability of starting the aircraft with high pressure air, and are referred to as "huffers”. The Crash and Salvage team is always first on the scene with help whether it is a minor aircraft accident requiring the use of "tilly" (a giant aircraft lifting crane). Its level of expertise is the most important factor in any flight deck crisis.

 

             (2) V-2 Division has the direct responsibility for ensuring the safe and expeditious launch and recovery of the modern sophisticated fighters, bombers and other support aircraft that make up the 65 plane air wing. Additionally, this division records, via an ever alert camera eye, the entire flight deck evolution. The Catapults Branch operates and maintains the two massive 180 ton steam powered "cats" necessary to accelerate a modern 50,000 pound jet to 170 miles per hour in two seconds. The Arresting Gear Branch then has the responsibility of stopping that same aircraft, after the mission is complete, in a mere 340 feet. This crew also operates and maintains its own four massive 43 ton arresting engines. The Pilot Landing Aid Television (PLAT) and Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOTS) Branches operate and maintain the electronic equipment that the pilots use to maintain their proficiency at "landing" on a postage stamp size rolling airfield.

 

             (3) V-3 Division has the responsibility of moving and positioning these expensive aircraft in two large "garages" below known as Hangar Bays. This division must ensure that each aircraft gets into and out of its "jigsaw puzzle" position in the minimum amount of time so that the air wing can perform the "pit stop" maintenance necessary to keep these modern jets airborne. Additionally, this division operates the three gigantic 65 ton capacity aircraft elevators which cycle to and from the flight deck.

 

(4) V-4 Division has the responsibility of making sure enough gas is readily available and purified. This jet fuel is called "JP-5" and is received, stored, and finally transferred via the Flight Deck Fueling Crews to the ever thirsty modern jet aircraft. Quality control tests of the jet fuel ensure only pure, water-free fuel is delivered to these "birds" via large high pressure hoses. A typical aircraft can be given 3,000 gallons pumped daily by these men.

 

(5) V-5 Division is located high above the deck in the Primary Control Tower and is where the Air Boss and his assistants monitor the entire evolution, keeping track, via a complex communications network, of every aircraft and its crew both on and off the ship.

 

b. Monthly Statistics:

 

                          ARRESTED                  CATAPULT /FREE                  JP-5 FUEL

MONTH           LANDINGS                  DECK LAUNCHES                 CONSUMED

GAL

 

JAN                   1856                               1857                                            3,457,861

FEB                   282                                 338                                              218,277

MAR                 132                                 132                                              248,865

APR                   0                                     0                                                  0

MAY                 386                                 327                                              538,717

JUN                   687                                 740                                              1,204,292

JUL                   434                                 422                                              814,483

AUG                  636                                 596                                              1,257,199

SEP                   1312                               1309                                            2,512,207

OCT                  1836                               1837                                            3,490,119

NOV                  561                                 615                                              1,056,966

DEC                  460                                 462                                              222,080

 

             c.  Milestones

 

(1) 245,000 landing      15 Jan 80          LT ED MARKIN (E-2B, VAW-115)

 

(2) 246,000 landing      2 Feb 80           LCDR HARRY RITTENOUR ( A-7E, VA-56)

 

(3) 247,000 landing      13 Jun 80       CDR FARRELL/LT ZIMMERMAN (F-4J, VF-151)

 

(4) 248,000 landing      23 Aug 80        LTJG ERIC MOSLEY (A-7E, VA-93)

 

(5) 249,000 landing      9 Sep 80           LTJG GARY WILLIAMS (A-7E, VA-93)

 

(6) 250,000 landing      3 Oct 80            CDR STEVE BRIGGS (A-7E, CAG)

 

(7) 251,000 landing      20 Oct 80          LTJG MIKE ANDERSON (A-6E, VA-115)

 

(8) 252,000 landing      5 Nov 80          LT GEORGE ALEXANDER (A7E, VA-56)

 

12.  NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT.

 

             Linear miles steamed                28,482

             Station miles steamed               19,081

             Total miles steamed                  47,563 Nautical miles

 

             In-port days                                186

             At-Sea days                                180       *(150 in Yokosuka, 36 Other)

 

13.  AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT (AIMD).

 

             a. First Quarter:

 

             (1)                                   COMPONENTS          COMPONENTS

                          MONTH           PROCESSED                REPAIRED                   % RFI

 

                          JAN                   4004                               2722                               68

                          FEB                   1692                               1162                               68.7

                          MAR                 1018                               603                                 59.2

 

(2) Ship's C-1A Data:  

 

             MONTH           FLT HRS         #FLTS               ARR LANDINGS        %OP

READY

 

             *JAN                 N/A                   N/A                   N/A                                N/A

             *FEB                 4                        10.4                   0                                     95.1

             MAR                 23                      57 .4                  4                                     87.8

 

             *The C-lA was in special depot level maintenance (SDLM) until 22 Feb 80.

 

             (3) The following are submitted as noteworthy events within AIMD from 1 January to 31 March 1980.

 

             (a) During this quarter the avionics/armament division began the ship alterations for the upcoming CVW-5 aircraft configuration change (A-6E TRAM, A-7E FLIR, and RF-4B SURE).

 

             (b) The General Maintenance division began the ship alteration for the installation of a new, updated jet engine test cell .

 

             (c) All divisions were involved in an extensive •work package, both SRF and self -help projects, during the EISRA period.

 

6. Second Quarter:

 

                                                    COMPONENTS          COMPONENTS

             (1)         MONTH           PROCESSED                REPAIRED                   %RFI

                          APR                   862                                 559                                 64.8

                          MAY                 1850                               1267                               93.5

                          JUN*                 2258                               1530                               67.7

 

*Estimated, June computer printouts not received as of this date.

 

(2) Ship's C-1A ASD Data

 

                                                                                           ARR                               %OP

             MONTH           FLTHRS          #FLTS               LANDINGS                  READY

 

             APR                   75.2                   33                      0                                     61.0

             MAY                 66.7                   32                      0                                     93.5

             JUN                   79.3                   38                      16                                   82.6

 

             (3) The following are submitted as noteworthy events within the AIMD from 1 April to 30 June 1980.

 

             (a) Eighty-three personnel of the department were TAD to AIMD Atsugi, Japan from 24 June to 10 July.

 

             (b) During the EISRA the following new support equipment was installed within the AIMD:

 

             USN-453 DIMOTE

             AAM-60 Optical Test Set

             CAT III D Computer

             Computer Systems Test Set

             AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measuring Unit and Electronic Test Set

             YK-33 Infra Red (AAD-5) Test Set

             CVA AW37T-1 Jet Engine Test Cell

 

             (c) The Ground Support Equipment Division completed rehabilitation of sixty four pieces of rolling stock and completed corrosion control on an additional twenty-four pieces. 301 pieces of armament handling equipment received corrosion control treatment.

 

             (d) Berthing spaces for ninety-five percent of AIMD enlisted personnel received complete rehabilitation through the efforts of the ship's Self-Help Habitability Team, in which eighteen AIMD personnel participated on a full-time basis including one officer and one MCPO.

 

c. Third Quarter:

 

                                                    COMPONENTS          COMPONENTS

(1)         MONTH                        PROCESSED                REPAIRED                   %RFI

 

             JUL                                2196                               1487                               67.7

             AUG                               3384                               2318                               68.5

             SEP                                3627                               2509                               69.2

 

(2)         Ship's C-1A ASD Data:

 

             MONTH           FLT HRS                      #FTS    %OP LANDINGS       READY

 

             JUL                   58.6                                28                      5                        85.6

             AUG                  36.9                                47                      0                        92.3

 

The C-1A was transferred to VRC-50 on 14 August 1980.

 

             (3) The following are submitted as noteworthy events within the AIMD from 1 July to 30 September 1980:

 

             (a) The Ground Support Equipment Division attained an average 86% effectiveness rate and an 87.2% readiness rate throughout the reporting period.

 

             (b) The Avionics/Weapons Division developed support capabilities for the DLQ-3B ECM/DECM System.

 

             (c) The ASN-92 System Test Console was installed, increasing support capability for the RF-4B Inertial Navigation System.

 

d. Fourth Quarter:

 

                                       COMPONENTS          COMPONENTS

(1)         MONTH           PROCESSED                REPARIED                   %RFI

 

             OCT                  4503                               3154                               70.0

             NOV                  1800                               1275                               70.8

             DEC                  2750                               1870                               68.0

 

(2). Ship's C-1A ASD Data:

                                                                                                        ARR                  %OP

             MONTH           FLT HRS                      #FLTS               LANDINGS     READY

 

             *OCT                N/A                                N/A                   N/A                   N/A

             *NOV                23.6                                12                      12                      89.2

             DEC                  50.8                                26                      3                        93.4

 

*A/C in custody of VRC-50 until 14 Nov 80.

 

             (3) The following are submitted as noteworthy events within the AIMD from 1 October to 31 December 1980:

 

             (a) The Avionics/Armament Division Calibration Laboratory was audited by COMFAIRWESTPAC.

 

             (b) AWG-10A support equipment was modified to accommodate equipment employed in the F-4S aircraft.

 

             (c) Support capability for the Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System of the A-7E was inaugurated.

 

             (d) The MA-2 aircraft generator/CSD test bench underwent reliability modification.

 

             (e) The Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Division and the armament equipment pool to the Avionics/Armament Division received satisfactory grades on the COMFAIRWESTPAC Corrosion Control Inspection.

 

             (f) Twenty-five pieces of GSE were refurbished and an additional thirty units received complete corrosion control treatment.

 

             (g) AIMD was found to have no major discrepancies by the Board of Inspection and Survey.

 

 

             (h) GSE readiness was maintained at an average of 94%.

 

             (i) Personnel were sent TAD to NAF Atsugi to supplement the AIMD there, in support of the air wing during shore-based operations.

 

14.  MARINE DETACHMENT.  Sequential listing of significant events;

 

             a. January 1980: Ship still in AOA in the Indian Ocean. Ship plus Marine Detachment awarded Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, period 29 November 1979 to 7 February 1980, second award.

 

             b. 18 February 1980: Ship returns to Yokosuka, Japan following an extended deployment. Honor and Color Guards in welcoming ceremonies.

 

             c. 17 March 1980:  USS Midway (CV-41) visits Sasebo, Japan

 

             d. 21 March 1980: Tiger Cruise for dependents of the ship. Marines conducted Drill/Honor Guards and close combat demonstrations, small arms display, and weapons firing.

 

             e. 21 April 1980: Marines conducted an Honor Guard for COMNAVAIRPAC Vice Admiral Schoultz upon arrival in Yokosuka, Japan.

 

             f. 5-22 May 1980: Marines rehabilitate their living spaces. Area is redesigned to allow more room for comfort and sleeping.

 

             g. 14 May 1980: Marine Color Guard used for graduation ceremonies for St Louis High School aboard ship. Marines and sailors received their diplomas for work during the last Indian Ocean cruise from Captain E. I. Carmichael, USN.

 

             h. 16 May 1980: Marine Color Guard performs for VF-161 change of command.

 

             i. 19 June 1980: Marine Color Guard and Honor Guard perform for Admiral Kim Chong Kon (Chief of Naval Operations Republic of Korea) and General Wickham, USN, (Commander United States Forces Republic of Korea).

 

             j. 14 July 1980: The ship sailed from homeport Yokosuka, Japan and visited Subic Bay and conducted a sunset honor ceremony for the Commanding Officer of the ship, Captain E. I. Carmichael and guests.

 

             k. 29 July 1980: The ship collides with the Panamanian ship Cactus and the ship's Marines provided the security element for the emergency repair parties.

 

             l. 1 August 1980:  The Marine Color Guard assisted in memorial services for two crewmembers of the ship who were killed in the collision with the Cactus.

 

             m. 28 August 1980: Marine color guard performs for VA-56 change of command ceremony.

 

             n. 28 September 1980: Honor Guard for the Commander of French Forces, Mid-East.

 

             o. 20 October 1980: Marine Color Guard assists in change of command ceremony for Carrier Air Wing Five on board USS MIDWAY.

 

             p. 22 October 1980: Marine Color Guard assists in change of command ceremony for VA-93.

 

             q. 30 October 1980: Honor/Color guard for British Commander Mid-East Forces.

 

             r. 1November 1980:  marine Color Guard assists in change of command ceremony for VA-115

 

             s. 7 November 1980:  Marine Saluting Guard for honors in memorial services for Lieutenant Commander Meyers, lost at-sea.

 

             t. 10 November 1980:  Joint cake cutting ceremony with VMFP-3.  Rear Admiral R. E. Kirksey as guest of honor.

 

             u. 16 November 1980:  Port visit to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines and Marine Corps Ball, with Captain E. I. Carmichael as the guest of honor.

 

             v. 26 November 1980:  Arrived homeport, Yokosuka, Japan.

 

             w. 25 December 1980:  Marines of the Midway assist and host orphans of the Kobo Cottage Orphanage with gifts, dinner and Santa Claus.