CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

 (7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 5 of 6

(12 January 1983 to 9 November 1988)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

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An overhead view of the flight decks of the aircraft carriers USS Independence (CV-62), top, and USS Midway (CV-41), bottom, moored beside each other, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 23 August 1991. A great detailed photo, showing the various aircraft of their Air Wings. Midway was en route from Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan, to Naval Air Station, North Island, California, where she would be decommissioned in the spring of 1992. Independence would travel to Yokosuka to take over as the Navy's only forward-based aircraft carrier. US Navy photo by PH2 Omar Hasan. (Available from DefenseImagery.mil as photo # DN-ST-9203042.) NS026252. Presented by Robert M. Cieri. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026252.jpg

 

CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

 (7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 5 of 6

(12 January 1983 to 9 November 1988)

 

 

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-areas R-179 & W-173

Cheju-Do MODLOC, Republic of Korea

CVW-5

NF

12 Jan 1983

3 Feb 1983

Training

23-days

Refresher Training, MULTIPLEX 83-1, EMERALD CREST, CRAE and MINEX en route Sasebo, Japan; participated in MULTIPLEX 83-1, EMERALD CREST, CRAE and MINEX and a Combat Readiness Exercise (CRE) while operating in Okinawa operating areas R-179 and W-173; operating in the Cheju-Do MODLOC, Republic of Korea; MINEX B-83-1AK with the ROK Navy in the vicinity of CHEJU-DO Island, Republic of Korea and a three day Tiger Cruise to Yokosuka.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (35th

Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

20th WestPac

ECS

off Okinawa

Tsushima Strait

Sea of Japan

Tsugaru Strait NORPAC

Aleutian Islands

Sea of Japan off Chinhae, Republic of Korea

Yellow Sea

ECS

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

25 Feb 1983

10 May 1983

53rd FWFD

75-days

Midway entered the East China Sea to rendezvous with the USS Enterprise Battle Group off Okinawa. The two Battle Groups will commence a transit via the Tsushima Strait into the Sea of Japan for participation in TEAM SPIRIT 83-1 and both Battle Groups will exit the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait to rendezvous with the USS CORAL SEA Battle Group in NORPAC for FLEETEX 83-1, a combined U. S. Navy and Air Force exercise, took place along the Aleutian Islands and involved a great deal of coordination and planning, and following FLEETEX 83-1 the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea Battle Groups will return to the Sea of Japan via the Tsugaru Strait to participate in Phase I of READEX 83 which includes a MINEX off Chinhae, Republic of Korea. USS Midway Battle Group will rendezvous with USS CORAL SEA Battle Group in the Yellow Sea/East China Sea for the final phase of READEX 83, involving dual carrier operations in the Okinawa operating areas, followed by a transit to Yokosuka, conducting OPPRE en route to Yokosuka.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (35th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

21st WestPac

33rd SCS

Northern Japan

Okinawa Subic

Op-areas Okinawa

Op-areas

CVW-5

NF

2 Jun 1983

13 Aug 1983

Western Pacific

54th FWFD

73-days

MISSILEX 83-5A, a major amphibious exercise; VALIANT BLITZ 83-1 in the Okinawa operating areas; MULTIPLEX 83-3A, MINEX A/B 83-2, exercising all aspects of the CIC team, culminating in Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) and upon completion of operations in the Philippine Sea, transited the Bashi Channel into the South China Sea, participating in BATTLE WEEK 83-2 with the USS New Jersey (BB-62) at-sea Subic op area (Commencing on 5 July 1983 and lasting through 11 July USS Midway Battle Group participated with the New Jerse in BATTLE WEEK 83-2.).

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (37th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

22nd WestPac

34th SCS

CVW-5

NF

16 Oct  1983

11 Dec  1983

Western Pacific

55th FWFD

57-days

REFTRA in local op areas; Operations in the Okinawa op areas, South China Sea (SCS), for numerous exercises including a WASEX, ASMDEX and an AAWEX BPDSMS in MISSILEX 84-1 and MINEX A/B.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (3rd Northern Arabian Sea) (38th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

23rd WestPac San Bernardino Straits

35th SCS

Malaca Straits

9th IO

CVW-5

NF

28 Dec 1983

23 May 1984

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

Middle East

North Arabian Sea

56th FWFD

148-days

Beacon Flash 84-1, a joint U.S. - Omani exercise; will conduct Asuwex; USS Midway (CV-41) and Battle Group ALFA will  conduct a joint formation with seven ships of the British Royal Navy, combining to form one of the largest international naval groups in recent history, indicative of the mutual trust, concern, ability and Commitment of both nations in maintaining freedom of the seas; Naval Technical Proficiency Inspection (NTPI); exercise Accurate Test and on its final leg of its deployment, Engineering Department will conduct Operational Propulsion Plant

Recertification Exam (OPPRE).

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

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

ECS

Philippine Sea

 

CVW-5

NF

15 Aug 1984

5 Sep 1984

Training

22-days

On-load ammunition at Sasebo, Japan, operations in the East China and Philippine Sea and conducted Carrier Qualifications

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

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

 

CVW-5

NF

13 Sep 1984

28 Sep 1984

Training

16-days

Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise in the Philippine Sea and off Okinawa for participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

CV-41 – 7th (39th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Philippine Sea 24th WestPac

36th SCS

San Bernardino Strait Philippine Sea

Sea of Japan Tsushima Strait

ECS

Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

15 Oct 1984

12 Dec 1984

Western Pacific

57th FWFD

59-days

Missilex 85-1, South China Sea for work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and Fleetex 85-10, will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) will join in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (40th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Philippine Sea 25th WestPac

37th SCS

ECS

Yellow Sea

Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

2 Feb 1985

27 Mar 1985

Western Pacific

58th FWFD

59-days

Operations and transit Philippine Sea, Numerous AAWEXES/ASUWEXES both actual and synthetic combined with ASWEX 85-1 and MISSILEX 85-3 afforded CIC personnel an opportunity to hone all warfare areas prior to Midway's first major exercise of 1985, on her 37th South China Sea, en route Hong Kong and after leaving Hong Kong, transiting en route the East China Sea, conducted workups for exercise TEAM SPIRIT 85 and transit South China, Philippine, East China and Yellow Seas.

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 / *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

722-727

SH-3G

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

 

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

Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

16 May 1985

1 June 1985

Training

17-days

Carrier Qualifications and participated in exercise Valiant Usher 85-40K while operating vicinity of Okinawa.

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

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93 (*1)

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56 (*1)

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 / *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

HS-12

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3H

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

(*1) VA-93 and VA-56 disestablished on Aug. 31, 1986.

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (42nd Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Philippine Sea

27th WestPac

39th SCS

CVW-5

NF

15 Nov 1985

11 Dec 1985

Western Pacific

60th FWFD

27-days

Multiplex 86-1 and participated in USN - USAF B-5E Passex; Transit South China Sea en route Hong Kong and Transit South China Sea, participated in Royal Australian Navy (RAN)-USN Passex and in the Philippine Sea en route vicinity of Iwo Jima Island and conducted Aswex 86-1JA.

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

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93 (*1)

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56 (*1)

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 / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 (*1) VA-93 and VA-56 disestablished on Aug.31, 1986

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (43rd Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

28th WestPac

40th SCS

Yellow Sea

CVW-5

NF

17 Jan 1986

30 Mar 1986

Western Pacific

61st FWFD

73-days

Aawexes, both actual and synthetic, and participated in an inter-service exercise Busy Customer 86-2H with USAF B-52 aircraft, conducting Cope Thunder 86-3 for CVW-5; Air Wing Refresher Operations and Carrier Qualifications in the Subic Op-area; Readiex Bravo 86-1, followed by Mutiplex 86-2, Mutiplex 86-1, Cope Thunder 86-4 with the USAF in the South China Sea; while transiting the South China Sea en route Thailand an INCHOPEX and Turnover with Battle Group Foxtrot and USS Enterprise (CVN-68) will be conducted in preparation for BG Foxtrot's Indian Ocean deployment. Team Spirit 86 operations in the Yellow Sea; will provide escort/intercept and close air support for the Amphibious Operating Area, while operating from both the Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan and will conduct Operations and Transit Tsushima Strait, Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan en route Sasebo, Japan for weapons off-load and staging operations associated with the commencement of Extended Incremental Selected Restrictive Availability (EISRA 86-210) upon Midway return to Yokosuka.

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

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93 (*1)

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56 (*1)

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 / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

(*1) VA-93 and VA-56 disestablished on Aug.31, 1986

 

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

Northern Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

18 Nov 1986

22 Nov 1986

Sea Trials

Sea Trials in Northern Philippine Sea in op-areas R-116/599 from 19 to 21 November 1986. During this month Midway’s air wing, CVW-5, began returning to its base in Atsugi. The end of Extended Incremental Selected Restrictive Availability (EISRA 86-210) was marked by a Shinto priest ceremony on 26 November.1986, commencing officially on 3 April 1986.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system. A temporary message handling and distribution center was established onboard Ex-USNS GAFFEY, allowing the department to provide service to ship’s company and a detachment of CVW-5.

 

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

Northern Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

28 Nov 1986

6 Dec 1986

Training

9-days

Certification of the Catapult/Automatic Carrier Landing System Flight Certification.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

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

Northern Philippine Sea

ECS

CVW-5

NF

10 Dec 1986

17 Dec 1986

Training

17-days

Sasebo, Japan for a 3 day weapons on-load from 12 to 14 December 1986.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (44th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

29th WestPac 41st SCS

Subic Op-area

CVW-5

NF

9 Jan 1987

20 Mar 1987

Western Pacific

62nd FWFD

71-days

Refresher Training (REFTRA), Navy Technical Proficiency Inspection (NTPI) and Advanced Training Assessment (ATA) operations in the South China Sea and Subic Operating Area (ATA in two phases.) CVW-5 will conduct CQ’s in R-116 and cyclic operations en-route to Subic Bay, Philippines and participate in low levels, coordinated strikes, EW training, bombing and ACM sorties in Cope Thunder 87-3. Simulated war at sea (WAS) strike conducted against USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and her battle group. While in-port Midway conducted a contingency strike on Cubi as well as CSAREX’s and WASEX’s were flown.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (45th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

30th WestPac

42nd SCS

Subic Op-area

San Bernardino Strait

11th IO

CVW-5

NF

23 Apr 1987

13 Jul 1987

Western Pacific

63rd FWFD

82-days

Conducted a southwest transit of the Philippine Sea, anchoring in Subic Bay, Philippines, CVW-5 conducted Missilex ’87; conducting cyclic operations including a Passex with USS Constellation (CV-64) South of R-1l6; South China Sea to her 11th Indian Ocean, conducting Operation Earnest Will (24 July 1987 – 26 September 1988), the American military protection of Kuwaiti-owned tankers from Iranian attacks in 1987 and 1988; Bannerrex’s, low levels and bombing sorties flown; limited cyclic operations conducted, including long range strikes, Wasex’s, and a Harpoonex/Sinkex conducted during the transit north; Harpoonex 87-1 conducted in the Philippine Sea east of Luzon from 1 to 2 July 1987, a Joint Missile Shoot that included USN surface, subsurface and air assets, as well as USAF B-52’s from Guam, followed by a Operational Propulsion Plant Recertification Exam conducted in the San Bernardino Strait and cyclic operations en-route Yokosuka.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

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

CVW-5

NF

18 Sep 1987

28 Sep 1987

Training

11-days

Annualex-62G, Startex found the Midway Battle Group in the vicinity of Okinawa, working its way back towards Yokosuka and Exercise Annualex commenced on 24 September 1987 and gave CVW-5 the chance to interoperate with the Japanese in joint naval maneuvers. CVW-5 then conducted intensive NLP’S in preparation for an Indian Ocean deployment. Midway conducted Annualex from 24 to 28 September 1987, lasting until 28 September 1987.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *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

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (7th Arabian Sea, 5th North Arabian Sea and 3rd Gulf of Oman & 1st Arabian / Persian Gulf) (46th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

31st WestPac

43rd SCS

12th IO

CVW-5

NF

15 Oct 1987

11 Apr 1988

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

Middle East

North Arabian Sea

Persian Gulf

64th FWFD

155-days

CVW-5 flew Minex’s, Bannerex’s, and conducted Missilex 87-4. Earnest Will and CONOPS exercises were practiced using USAF tanker assets; CVW-5 conducted a Linkex with the Royal Singapore Air Force; on station in the North Arabian Sea conducting cyclic operations; conducting two “Operation Earnest Will (24 July 1987 – 26 September 1988), the American military protection of Kuwaiti-owned tankers from Iranian attacks in 1987 and 1988 operations; CVW-5 conducted an Encounterex with the USS Iowa (BB-61) and USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), former DDG-47 and en route Mombasa, Kenya, Midway/CVW-5 conducted cyclic operations, including a WASEX and DACT with the French.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th) (47th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

8  Sep 1988

 

14 Oct 1988

Training

65th FWFD

40-days

First of two Cruises that include foreign ports of call; that were determined separately as FWFD’s yet could be considered as one cruise returning to home port only to depart on the 18th of October 1988 in which both Cruises are over 30-days and include foreign ports of call (As of 4 April 2019, Command History Report not made available to the public and dates of Cruises came from Midway Cruise Book.).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th) (48th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

18 Oct 1988

9 Nov 1988

Training

66th FWFD

23-days

Second of two Cruises that include foreign ports of call; that were determined separately as FWFD’s yet could be considered as one cruise since the first cruise ended on 14 October 1988, returning to home port only to depart on the 18th of October 1988 in which one Cruise is 30-days and 23-days but both include foreign ports of call (As of 26 February 2019, Command History Report not made available to the public and dates of Cruises came from Midway Cruise Book.). Exercise Team Spirit in the waters off Korea.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

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