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CHAPTER LXXIII to LXXIV, Appendix I

(29 October 1981 to 7 March 1982)

 

32nd deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korean contingency (29 October to 22 November 1981) and conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

(23 November to 2 December 1981). (29 October to 2 December 1981)

CHAPTER LXXIII

 

 

    USS Midway (CV-41) with RADM Huntington Hardisty, COMCARGRU SEVEN assumed duties as Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 70), Commander, Carrier Group FIVE, CCG 5, (COMCARGRU FIVE) and Commander Task Force 70 (CTF 70), the latter task force also being known as Battle Force U. S. Seventh Fleet and Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 75) embarking on 11 March 1981 but assumed command of CTF-77 on 3 July 1981 assigned and CDR Roger P. Flower, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked departed Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 29 October 1981, with Captain R. S. Owens, as Commanding Officer, on her 32nd deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea; redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975. She will under go her 34th deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. She will under go her 42nd deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. She will under go her 50th Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II(Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).  

 

USS Midway (CV-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(29 October to 22 November 1981)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (32nd Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Okinawa Korea

CVW-5

NF

29 Oct 1981

22 Nov 1981

50th FWFD

25-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps – Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 115-120

RF-4B

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

*A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2B

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HC-1 Det.2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

610

SH-3G

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

      “Korean VIP’s visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 7 November 1981 (Photo #1735).

                         

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operations near Okinawa and Korea from 29 October to 11 November 1981. On 11 November 1981, the Honorable Richard L. Walker, U. S. Ambassador to Korea, flew aboard accompanied by RADM J. G. Storms III, COMNAVFORKOREA, and several ranking Korean and American military personnel (Photo #1742). They were welcomed by RADM Hardisty and CAPT Owens, after which they toured the ship and viewed flight ops.

                         

      USS Midway (CV-41) entered Pusan, Korea for a five day visit on 12 November 1981.

                         

      13 November 1981, General John A. Wickam, Jr., CINC, United Nations Command/ Combined Forces Command Korea visited the ship while in-port Pusan. He toured the ship and took time to speak with several crewmembers while on his tour. He also expressed his thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to Ambassador Walker two days earlier.

                         

      USS Midway (CV-41) departed Pusan, Korea after a five day visit on 17 November 1981, inport from 12 to 16 November 1981, steaming into the Sea of Japan.

                         

      Two Soviet warships were observed while USS Midway (CV-41) conducted operations on 17 November 1981. Two Soviet TU-95 BEAR D aircraft were intercepted on the 18th.

                         

      Leaving the Sea of Japan on 20 November 1981, USS Midway (CV-41) was able to arrive in Yokosuka in time to spend Thanksgiving day at home.

                         

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operations in the Sea of Japan and transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 17 to 22 November 1981” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).                            

 

     “On 22 November 1981, USS Midway (CV-41) with RADM Huntington Hardisty, COMCARGRU SEVEN assumed duties as Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 70), Commander, Carrier Group FIVE, CCG 5, (COMCARGRU FIVE) and Commander Task Force 70 (CTF 70), the latter task force also being known as Battle Force U. S. Seventh Fleet and Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 75) embarking on 11 March 1981 but assumed command of CTF-77 on 3 July 1981 assigned and CDR Roger P. Flower, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked arrived Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), with Captain R. S. Owens, as Commanding Officer, on her 32nd deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas. Korean VIP’s visited Midway on 7 November 1981 (Photo #1735). Midway conducted Operations near Okinawa and Korea from 29 October to 11 November 1981. On 11 November 1981, the Honorable Richard L. Walker, U. S. Ambassador to Korea, flew aboard accompanied by RADM J. G. Storms III, COMNAVFORKOREA, and several ranking Korean and American military personnel (Photo #1742). They were welcomed by RADM Hardisty and CAPT Owens, after which they toured the ship and viewed flight ops. Midway entered Pusan, Korea for a five day visit from 12 to 16 November 1981. On 13 November 1981, General John A. Wickam, Jr., CINC, United Nations Command/ Combined Forces Command Korea visited Midway while in-port Pusan. He toured the ship and took time to speak with several crewmembers while on his tour. He also expressed his thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to Ambassador Walker two days earlier. Steaming into the Sea of Japan, two Soviet warships were observed while Midway conducted operations on 17 November 1981. Two Soviet TU-95 BEAR D aircraft were intercepted on the 18th. Leaving the Sea of Japan on 20 November 1981, Midway was able to arrive in Yokosuka in time to spend Thanksgiving day at home, conducting Operations in the Sea of Japan and transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 17 to 22 November 1981. Ports of call included: Pusan, Korea. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93, A-7E; VA-56, A-7E; VA-115, A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system; redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975. Her 34th deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. Her 40th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. Her 50th Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II (29 October to 22 November 1981)(Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).  

 

29/10/81 to 22/11/81

AWARD OR CITATION

AWARD DATES

EAST COAST

Battle Efficiency Award (Navy "E" Ribbon), marking her as the outstanding carrier in the Pacific Fleet – Ref. 1180B

NOV 1965

01 JAN 76 ~ 30 JUN 77

01 JUL 77 ~ 31 DEC 78

01 JUL 80 ~ 31 DEC 81

01 JAN 82 ~ 30 JUN 83

01 JAN 90 ~ 31 DEC 90

01 JAN 76 ~ 30 JUN 77

50th FWFD

Ref. 1081 & 1081/C

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) 32nd deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region Senior Command and Staff - USS Midway (CV 41) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 – Chapter 73, Appendix I.

 

      “USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 23 November to 2 December 1981(Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).               

 

USS Midway (CV-41) 32nd deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region Senior Command and Staff.

CHAPTER LXXIII

Appendix I

 

 

USS Midway (CV 41) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82

 

Table of Contents:

Introduction

History

Command and Staff

VIP Visits

Ship's Company

AIMD

Air Department

Communications Department

Deck Department

Medical and Dental Departments

Engineering Department

Executive Department

Navigation Department

Marine Detachment

Operations Department

Safety / 3-M Department

Supply Department

Training Department

Weapons Department

Carrier Air Wing 5

VA-56

VA-93

VA-115

VAW-115

VF-151

VF-161

HC-1 Det. 2

VMFP-3 Det. 2

VAQ-136

Ports and Activities

Cruisebook Staff

In Memoriam

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U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea (3 to 23 December 1981) and conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (23 December 1981 to 7 March 1982), conducting Extended Incremental Selected Restricted Availability (EISRA 82-60) (1 January to 7 March 1982).

(3 December 1981 to 7 March 1982).

CHAPTER LXXIV

 

 

    “USS Midway (CV-41) with RADM Huntington Hardisty, COMCARGRU SEVEN assumed duties as Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 70), Commander, Carrier Group FIVE, CCG 5, (COMCARGRU FIVE) and Commander Task Force 70 (CTF 70), the latter task force also being known as Battle Force U. S. Seventh Fleet and Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 75) embarking on 11 March 1981 but assumed command of CTF-77 on 3 July 1981 assigned and CDR Roger P. Flower, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked departed Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 3 December 1981, with Captain R. S. Owens, as Commanding Officer, U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea; redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).  

 

USS Midway (CV-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(3 to 23 December 1981)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Okinawa

Op-area Philippine ECS

CVW-5

NF

3 Dec  1981

23 Dec 1981

Cruise

21-days

Operations Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps – Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 115-120

RF-4B

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

*A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2B

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HC-1 Det.2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

610

SH-3G

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

     “RADM G. M. Furlong, COMFITAEWWINGPAC, arrived for a two day visit to evaluate USS Midway (CV-41) AEW capability from 3 to 4 December 1981.

 

      RADM Felt, COMNAVFORJAPAN, accompanied a group of Japanese Diet Members and Japanese Self Defense Force Military personnel for a tour of USS Midway (CV-41) from 8 to 9 December 1981. They flew aboard, viewed flight ops, spent the night and departed the next day. This was part of a program sponsored by COMNAVFORJAPAN to give Japanese politicians and military men a better understanding of Midway’s capabilities and her role in the defense of Japan.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operations in the Northern Philippine Sea near Okinawa from 3 to 11 December 1981.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) arrived in Sasebo, Japan on 12 December 1981, to unload weapons in preparation for an Extended Incremental Ships Restricted Availability (EISRA) period.

 

      VIP visit USS Midway (CV-41) on 16 December 1981 (Photo 31791A) accompanied with flower Presentation the same day (Photo #1791B).

 

      Due to tensions in Korea USS Midway (CV-41) departed Sasebo, Japan on 12 December 1981, inport from 12 to 19 December 1981.

 

      Japanese Dignitaries visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 20 December 1981 (Photo #1796).

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operations in the Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korean Contingency from 20 to 21 December 1981.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 22 to 23 December 1981.

 

    “On 23 December 1981, USS Midway (CV-41) with RADM Huntington Hardisty, COMCARGRU SEVEN assumed duties as Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 70), Commander, Carrier Group FIVE, CCG 5, (COMCARGRU FIVE) and Commander Task Force 70 (CTF 70), the latter task force also being known as Battle Force U. S. Seventh Fleet and Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 75) embarking on 11 March 1981 but assumed command of CTF-77 on 3 July 1981 assigned and CDR Roger P. Flower, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked arrived Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), with Captain R. S. Owens, as Commanding Officer, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa and Korea operation areas, Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korea, home in time for Christmas Holidays and for Extended Incremental Ships Restricted Availability (EISRA). RADM G. M. Furlong, COMFITAEWWINGPAC, arrived for a two day visit to evaluate Midway’s AEW capability from 3 to 4 December 1981. RADM Felt, COMNAVFORJAPAN, accompanied a group of Japanese Diet Members and Japanese Self Defense Force Military personnel for a tour of the ship from 8 to 9 December 1981. They flew aboard, viewed flight ops, spent the night and departed the next day. This was part of a program sponsored by COMNAVFORJAPAN to give Japanese politicians and military men a better understanding of Midway’s capabilities and her role in the defense of Japan. Midway conducted Operations in the Northern Philippine Sea near Okinawa from 3 to 11 December 1981. Midway arrived in Sasebo, Japan from 12 to 19 December 1981, to unload weapons in preparation for an Extended Incremental Ships Restricted Availability (EISRA) period. VIP visit Midway on 16 December 1981 (Photo 31791A) accompanied with flower Presentation the same day (Photo #1791B). Due to tensions in Korea Midway departed Sasebo, Japan on 12 December 1981, inport from 12 to 19 December 1981. Japanese Dignitaries visited Midway on 20 December 1981 (Photo #1796). Midway conducted Operations in the Philippine and East China Seas in support of the Korean Contingency from 20 to 21 December 1981 and Transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 22 to 23 December 1981. Ports of call included: Sasebo, Japan. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93, A-7E; VA-56, A-7E; VA-115, A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system; redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975 (3 to 23 December 1981)” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1981).  

 

03/12/81 to 23/12/81

AWARD OR CITATION

AWARD DATES

EAST COAST

Battle Efficiency Award (Navy "E" Ribbon), marking her as the outstanding carrier in the Pacific Fleet – Ref. 1180B

NOV 1965

01 JAN 76 ~ 30 JUN 77

01 JUL 77 ~ 31 DEC 78

01 JUL 80 ~ 31 DEC 81

01 JAN 82 ~ 30 JUN 83

01 JAN 90 ~ 31 DEC 90

01 JAN 76 ~ 30 JUN 77

Training

Ref. 1081 & 1081/C

 

      “USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 23 to 31 December 1981. Finally in 1981, the competitive cycle for the Battle Efficiency Award (Battle “E”) ended. The USS Midway received the award from Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC) for standing first in Operational readiness among all aircraft carriers assigned to COMNAVAIRPAC. The competitive cycle covered 18 months from 1 July 1980 to 31 December 1981. Midway also had three departments cited for individual awards. They include:  Engineering, Communications and Damage Control.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) began 1982 conducting Extended Incremental Selected Restricted Availability (EISRA 82-60) in-port Yokosuka, Japan.

 

      During early January 1982, USS Midway (CV-41) Marine Detachment was heavily involved in the rehabilitation of its berthing areas and preparing for the upcoming training deployment to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) was visited by a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel (sub-panel for strategy) on 8 January 1982.

 

      On 6 January 1982, the Executive Officer of USS Midway (CV-41) Marine Detachment departed for Subic Bay as the advance party to prepare for the arrival of the first squad with twenty-four Marines and one corpsman on 10 January 1982.

 

      Commander Air Wing FIVE embarked:  Captain R. P. Flower; 1 January 1982 – 20 January 1982; Commander L. J. Vernon; 20 January 1982 – 31 December 1982.

 

      Mr. William H. Taft IV, Department of Defense Legal Counsel visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 20 February 1982.

 

      Mr. John S. Harrington, Under Secretary of the Navy visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 25 January 1982.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) Marine Detachment’s first squad returned to Yokosuka on 31 January 1982.

 

      USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 23 December 1981 to 7 March 1982, conducting Extended Incremental Selected Restricted Availability (EISRA 82-60) from 1 January to 7 March 1982” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1982).       

 

1981 VISITS AND CEREMONIES ABOARD USS MIDWAY (CV-41)

CHAPTER LXXIV

Appendix I

 

 

Japanese VIP visit to USS Midway (CV-41) was hosted on 25 January 1981 (Photo #0063).

 

Director General of Japanese Customs visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 3 February 1981 (Photo #0060A & 0060B).

 

Japanese Senior Officers’ visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 18 February 1981 (Photo #0206).                   

 

USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Change-of-Command ceremony was held aboard. Captain R. S. Owens assumed command from Captain "E" I. Carmichael on 16 February 1981. Captain E. I. Carmichael, USN, ----/1310; Commanding Officer from 1 January 1981 to 16 February 1981.

 

Ambassador Thayer visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 11 March 1981 (Photo #0277)

 

On 11 March 1981, the Honorable Richard Thayer, U. S. Ambassador to Singapore, and numerous government of Singapore officials flew aboard to observe flight ops and watch the ship's crew in their daily routine. They were met and accompanied by RADM Hardisty, Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet, and CAPT Owens.

 

USS Midway (CV-41) final Tour was the American Business Tour on the 15 February 1981 (Photo #0320).

 

Midway conducted Change-of-Command ceremony was held aboard. Captain R. S. Owens assumed command from Captain "E" I. Carmichael on 16 February 1981. Captain E. I. Carmichael, USN, ----/1310; Commanding Officer from 1 January 1981 to 16 February 1981.

 

On 13 March 1981, COMNAVAIRPAC, VADM Schoultz visited USS Midway (CV-41) while anchored in Singapore harbor (Photo #0328). After a tour of the ship he addressed the crew via the ship's closed circuit TV system (CCTV). The same day, Singapore Armed Forces Officer Tour (Photo #0312) and the Press Tour from Singapore (Photo #0288) were conducted and on the 14th American Embassy Tour from Singapore (Photo #0294) and New Zealand Armed Forces Tour (Photo #0325) highlighted the day’s activities.

 

British Sailors visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 31 March 1981 (Photo #0479, #0525, #0513 and #0596).

 

The following day, 16 April, Joint Chiefs of Staff Representatives (Photo #0677); Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR), Senator James A. McClure (R-1D) (Photo #0685), Ambassador Pelletreau and several ranking American military personnel arrived via helo while Midway was operating in the Indian Ocean. After a tour of the ship and viewing flight ops they were briefed by RADM Hardisty, Commander Strike Force Seventh Fleet.

            

On 27 April 1981, CINCPACFLT Admiral D. C. Davis, arrived when USS Midway (CV-41) was off Diego Garcia (Photo #0769). While onboard ADM Davis re-enlisted five crew members, spoke with old ship mates and addressed the crew via CCTV (Photo #0795).

 

6 May 1981, hosting a University Tour from Perth, Australia (Photo #08600 and American Consulate Tour from Perth, Australia on 8 May 1981 (Photo #0859).

 

American Consulate Tour from Perth, Australia on 8 May 1981 (Photo #0859)       

            

On 9 May 1981, while in-port Perth, Australia, RADM Barth, Commander Carrier Group Three, hosted a luncheon onboard USS Midway (CV-41). Visiting the ship were Australian Senator Peter Sim and several ranking Perth businessmen and academicians. After lunch they were given a tour of the ship.

 

RADM Doyle visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 16 May 1981 (Photo #0924).

 

On 9 June 1981, several Japanese Diet Members, including Yataro Mitsubayashi, Chairman Education Committee arrived onboard Midway accompanied by RADM D. L. Felt, COMNAVFORJAPAN. They were greeted by CAPT Owens and enjoyed lunch in the Captain's In-port Cabin followed by a tour of the ship.

 

On 11 June 1981, Ichiro Nakagawa, Director General of the Science and Technology Agency came onboard USS Midway (CV-41) while in-port Yokosuka for an orientation tour. He was met by CAPT Owens and given a briefing and tour of the ship. Prior to leaving he was given several mementos of his visit.

 

On 10 August 1981, Mr. Joji Omura, Director General, Japanese Defense Agency flew aboard USS Midway (CV-41) with several Japanese military personnel. They were accompanied by COMNAVFORJAPAN, RADM Felt. After viewing flight ops they expressed their sincere appreciation for Midway’s contribution to the Defense of Japan.

 

“Japanese Diet Committee visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 12 August 1981 (Photo #1587; #1564A and #1564B).

 

USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operations in the Northern Philippine Sea from 6 to 12 August 1981.

 

On 2 September 1981, ADM Thomas B. Hayward, CNO, kicked off his tour of Far East Naval Units when he visited USS Midway (CV-41) while in-port Yokosuka (Photo #1652). He addressed the crew on the ship's flight deck and concluded his address with a question and answer period. ADM Hayward was escorted about the ship by Midway’s Commanding Officer, CAPT R. S. Owens.

 

USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 13 August to 2 September 1981 for upkeep.            

 

Representatives of Philippines Minister of Information visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 9 September 1981 (Photo #1669).

 

On 11 September 1981, ADM. James D. Watkins, CINCPACFLT, arrived while USS Midway (CV-41) was in-port Subic Bay (Photo #16720. He toured the ship accompanied by CAPT Owens and addressed the ship's personnel assembled in the Hangar Bay. The purpose of his visit was to "feel the pulse of the fleet."

 

VIP Tour for Lord Mayor of Pattaya Beach, Thiland and Party visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 24 September 1981 (Photo #1688).

 

On 13 October, RADM Heijiro Abe (ret), Pearl Harbor attack veteran, came aboard USS Midway (CV-41) for a picture taking session and talk with Captain Owens. One of these pictures was published in Time Magazine in their December 7th issue.

 

“Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Crow visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 20 October 1981 (Photo #1708).

                         

Korean VIP’s visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 7 November 1981 (Photo #1735).

                         

On 11 November 1981, the Honorable Richard L. Walker, U. S. Ambassador to Korea, flew aboard accompanied by RADM J. G. Storms III, COMNAVFORKOREA, and several ranking Korean and American military personnel (Photo #1742). They were welcomed by RADM Hardisty and CAPT Owens, after which they toured the ship and viewed flight ops.

 

On 13 November 1981, General John A. Wickam, Jr., CINC, United Nations Command/ Combined Forces Command Korea visited the ship while in-port Pusan. He toured the ship and took time to speak with several crewmembers while on his tour. He also expressed his thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to Ambassador Walker two days earlier.

 

RADM G. M. Furlong, COMFITAEWWINGPAC, arrived for a two day visit to evaluate USS Midway (CV-41) AEW capability from 3 to 4 December 1981.

 

“RADM Felt, COMNAVFORJAPAN, accompanied a group of Japanese Diet Members and Japanese Self Defense Force Military personnel for a tour of USS Midway (CV-41) from 8 to 9 December 1981. They flew aboard, viewed flight ops, spent the night and departed the next day. This was part of a program sponsored by COMNAVFORJAPAN to give Japanese politicians and military men a better understanding of Midway’s capabilities and her role in the defense of Japan.

 

Japanese Dignitaries visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 20 December 1981 (Photo #1796).

 

Finally in 1981, the competitive cycle for the Battle Efficiency Award (Battle “E”) ended. The USS Midway received the award from Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC) for standing first in Operational readiness among all aircraft carriers assigned to COMNAVAIRPAC. The competitive cycle covered 18 months from 1 July 1980 to 31 December 1981. Midway also had three departments cited for individual awards. They include:  Engineering, Communications and Damage Control.