CVB, CVA and CV Deployments

(7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIII, Part 4 of 4

(15 November 1985 to 14 September 1991)

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

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983) Operation Evening Light and Eagle Claw - 24 April 1980

 

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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

 

CVB, CVA and CV Deployments

(7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIII, Part 4 of 4

(15 November 1985 to 14 September 1991)

 

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.

 

Ports of cal incude: anchored in the harbor at Honkong, B. C. C.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93 (*1), A-7E; VA-56 (*1), A-7E; VA-115, 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. (*1) VA-93 and VA-56 disestablished on Aug. 31, 1986;.

 

Rear Admiral Chatham. Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77), Surface Combatant Force, Seventh Fleet (Task Force 75), Carrier Group Five, Commander and Battle Group ALFA assigned, January 26, 1985.

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.

 

Ports of call included: anchored for a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines twice; Pattaya Beach, Thailand; anchored for its first port visit in over 14 months to Pusan, South Korea and anchored in Sasebo, Japan.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93 (*1), A-7E; VA-93 (*1), A-7E; VA-115, 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. (*1) VA-93 and VA-56 disestablished on Aug. 31, 1986.

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

 

CVW-5

NF

May 1986

Nov 1986

 

Not Deployed

 

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.

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 Midways 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 ships company and a detachment of CVW-5.

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.

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

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

Northern Philippine Sea

East China Sea

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.

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 CQs 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 CSAREXs and WASEXs were flown.

 

Ports of calls included: moored and anchored at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

 

USS Reeves (CG-24); USS England (CG-22); USS Oldendorf (DD-972); USS Towers (DDG-9); USS Cochrane (DDG-21); USS Knox (FF-1052); USS Kirk (FF-1087); USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26); USS San Jose (AFS-7); USNS Mispillion (T-AO-105) and USS Kansas City (AOR-3) joined up with Midway as part of her task force.

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; Bannerrexs, low levels and bombing sorties flown; limited cyclic operations conducted, including long range strikes, Wasexs, 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-52s from Guam, followed by a Operational Propulsion Plant Recertification Exam conducted in the San Bernardino Strait and cyclic operations en-route Yokosuka.

 

Ports of call included: Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; anchored in the harbor at Honkong, B. C. C.; Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; anchored at buoy #4, Sydney, Harbor, Australia and Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

 

USS Reeves (CG-24); USS England (CG-22); USS Oldendorf (DD-972); USS Towers (DDG-9); USS Cochrane (DDG-21); USS Knox (FF-1052); USS Kirk (FF-1087); USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26); USS San Jose (AFS-7); USNS Mispillion (T-AO-105) and USS Kansas City (AOR-3) joined up with Midway as part of her task force.

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 NLPS in preparation for an Indian Ocean deployment. Midway conducted Annualex from 24 to 28 September 1987, lasting until 28 September 1987 when Annualex officially ended.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, F-4S; VFA-151, F-4S; VFA-192, A-7E; VA-115, A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H

 

Annualex-62G. U.S. participants included: COMCARGRU THREE; COMDESRON FIFTEEN; USS MIDWAY CV-41/CVW-5; USS TOWERS DDG-9; USS COCHRANE DDG-21; USS KNOX FF-1052; USS LOCKWOOD FF-1064 and USS FRANCIS HAMMOND FF-1067. Various USNS ships were also present. Approx 20 Japanese DDs were also present, along with various support ships. Japanese participants included: COMCORFLOT TWO; COMCORFLOT THREE; COMCORFLOT FOUR; COMCORFLOT FOUR ONE; COMCORFLOT FOUR THREE AND COMCORFLOT SIX ONE.

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 Minexs, Bannerexs, 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.

 

Ports of calls included: moored at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; Korea Mombasa, Kenya; anchored Pattaya Beach, Thailand; Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; anchored at Pusan, South Korea and Sasebo, Japan.

 

CVW-5 Squadrons: VFA-195, F-4S; VFA-151, F-4S; VFA-192, A-7E; VA-185, A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

 

USS Horne (CG-30); USS Sterett (CG-31); USS Iowa (BB-61); USS Ticonderoga (CG-47); USS Towers (DDG-9); USS Knox (FF-1052); USS Francis Hammond (FF-1067); USS Deyo (DD-989); USS Oldendorf (DD-972); USS Cimarron (AO-177); USNS Mispillion (T-AO-105); USS White Plains (AFS-4) and USNS Kilauea (T-AE-26) joined up with USS Midway (CV-41) as part of her task force

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 FWFDs 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.).

 

Ports of call includes: anchored Sasebo, Japan and Pusan, South Korea.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

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 FWFDs 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.

 

Ports of calls included: anchored Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 23 October 1988 and Pusan, South Korea from 1 to 4 November 1988.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th) (49th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

21 Jan 1989

24 Feb 1989

Training

67th FWFD

35-days

Ports of calls included: Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales (NSW). Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. Tasman Sea, section of the southwestern Pacific Ocean, between the southeastern coast of Australia and Tasmania on the west and New Zealand on the east; it merges with the Coral Sea to the north and encloses a body of water about 1,400 miles (2,250 km) wide and 900,000 square miles (2,300,000 square km) in area.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th) (50th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

44th SCS

CVW-5

NF

27 Feb 1989

9 Apr 1989

Training

68th FWFD

42-days

Exercise Team Spirit in the waters off Korea

 

Ports of calls include: Pusan, the largest port city in South Korea and is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula and Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea.

 

Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77), Surface Combatant Force, Seventh Fleet (Task Force 75) & Carrier Group Five, Commander DESRON 15 and Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked Midway.

 

Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th (51st Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

32nd WestPac

45th SCS

CVW-5

NF

31 May 1989

25 Jul 1989

Western Pacific

69th FWFD

56-days

Midway was put on standby after the massacre in Tinnamen Square, People's Republic of China (PRC) for possible evacuation of American citizens from the Peoples Republic of China from 7 to 8 June 1989.

 

Ports of calls included: Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, a bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay and is a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines and Phattaya Beach, a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung (Banglamung) in the province of Chonburi.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th (52nd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

33rd WestPac 46th SCS

13th IO

CVW-5

NF

15 Aug 1989

11 Dec 1989

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

70th FWFD

119-days

Exercise Thalay in conjunction with Royal Thai Navy Ships and Operation Classic Resolve in response to the coup attempt occurring in the Republic of the Philippines and Persian Gulf.

 

Ports of calls included: Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea; Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, a bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay and is a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines; Phattaya Beach, a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung (Banglamung) in the province of Chonburi and Pusan, the largest port city in South Korea and is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula; Singaporee, officially the Republic of Singapore, a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator (An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south); Mombasa, an important regional tourism centre. Situated on the east coast of Kenya, in Coast Province, Mombasa's bordering the Indian Ocean; Diego Garcia, a tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. It is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT);; Fremantle, a city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth, the state capital and Perth, the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia; (No photos of Singapore or Diego Garcia).

 

Rear Admiral Lyle F. Bull, Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77), Surface Combatant Force, Seventh Fleet (Task Force 75) & Carrier Group Five, Commander DESRON 15 and Captain J. M. Burnn, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked Midway.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th (53rd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

47th SCS

CVW-5

NF

20 Feb 1990

6 Apr 1990

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

71st FWFD

46-days

Ports of calls included: Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea; Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, a bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay and is a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines and Sasebo, a city in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th & Central Command (8th Arabian Sea, 6th North Arabian Sea and 4th Gulf of Oman & 2nd Arabian / Persian Gulf) (54th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

34th WestPac 48th SCS

14th IO

CVW-5

NF

2 Oct 1990

17 Apr 1991

Middle East

72nd FWFD

198-days

Becoming the first carrier to enter the Arabian/Persian Gulf since 1974, operating under operational control of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.

On station in the North Arabian Sea, relieving USS Independence (CV-62) as in the leadup to the Gulf War on 1 November 1990, participating in Operation Imminent Thunder, an eight-day combined amphibious landing exercise in northeastern Saudi Arabia which involved about 1,000 U.S. Marines, 16 warships, and more than 1,100 aircraft on 15 November 1990 and participated in her 1st Operation Desert Storm to deter Iraqi aggression, commencing in the early morning hours of 17 January 1991, when Operation Desert Shield commenced 2 August 1990 (Iraqi occupation of Kuwait) became Operation Desert Storm, The United Nations set an ultimatum deadline of 15 January 1991 for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. George H. W. Bush addressed the nation on 16 January 1991 at 9 p.m. EST and announced that the libration of Kuwait from Iraq, at which time the Navy launched 228 sorties from USS Ranger (CV-61) and Midway in the Persian Gulf, from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) en route to the Gulf, and from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Saratoga (CV-60), and USS America (CV-66) in the Red Sea. In addition, the Navy launched more than 100 Tomahawk missiles from nine ships in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf, continuing operations until Desert Storm officially ended 27 February, operating under operational control of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, operational control extending to the Indian Ocean. Midways aircraft joined those of the other carriers in flying combat air patrol, strike, reconnaissance, and rescue missions. The campaign was over in six weeks. Rear Admiral Daniel P. March, Commander, Carrier Group Five, became commander, Task Force 154 (Battle Force Zulu), part of Naval Forces Central Command.

 

Ports of calls included: Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; Singapore; Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates; anchored and Phattaya Beach, a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung (Banglamung) in the province of Chonburi and anchored Pusan, the largest port city in South Korea and is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula and Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77), Surface Combatant Force, Seventh Fleet (Task Force 75) & Carrier Group Five, Commander DESRON 15. In the leadup to the Gulf War, Rear Admiral Daniel P. March, Commander, Carrier Group Five, became commander, Task Force 154 (Battle Force Zulu), part of Naval Forces Central Command. The Task Force directed four carriers (Midway), CV-61, CV-66, and CVN-71) in the Arabian Sea/Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th (55th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

Early Jun 1991

Jun 1991

Americans Evacuated

73rd FWFD

Midway fulfilled a final mission, helping to evacuate 20,000 military personnel and their families from Clark Air Base in the Philippines after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June, operating with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), USS Peleliu (LHA-5), and twenty other U.S. Navy ships of the task force in support of Operation "Fiery Vigil."

 

A team of 11 engineers and utility systems specialists from Headquarters PACAF and the 554th RED HORSE arrived at Clark Air Base on 22 June to assess the damage caused by Mount Pinatubo to determine the fate of the base. On 12 July, the Secretary of the Air Force announced the Air Force would leave the Philippines no later than 16 September 1992.

 

Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th (Forward Deployed mission ended)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

CVW-5

NF

 

10 Aug

1991

14 Sep 1991

7th Fleet Homeport Transfer to West Coast - Japan to San Diego, Ca.

36-days

CVW-5 & CVW-14

Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to West Coast via Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

(10 to 22 August 1991) (Hawaii to West Coast 28 August to 14 September 1991)

Transfer (10 August to 14 September 1991)

USS Midway (CV-41) 7th & 3rd (Forward

Deployed

mission ended)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

CVW-14

NK

 

28 Aug

1991

14 Sep 1991

7th Fleet Homeport Transfer to West Coast - Japan to San Diego, Ca.

USS Midway (CVA-41) with CVW-5 & CVW-14

Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to West Coast via Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

(10 to 22 August 1991) (Hawaii to West Coast 28 August to 14 September 1991)

Transfer (10 August to 14 September 1991)

 

Final Cruise, steaming from Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, between 10 to 22 August 1998, and transfer from Yokosuka, Japan to NAS, NI, where she turned over with USS Independence (CV-62), replacing Midway as the U. S. Navys forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region (5 October 1973 to 10 to 22 August 1991), disembarking CVW-5, operating as a forward-deployed unit out of Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, since 1973, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, inport Pearl Harbor from 22 to 28 August 1991, which embarked Independence, replacing Midway as the forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan between 22 to 28 August 1998, embarking CVW-14 from CV-62.

 

CVW-14 (Squadrons: VFA-151, F-14A; VFA-113, F-14A; VFA-25, F/A-18A; VA-185 (*1), F/A-18A; VA-196, A-6E; VAW-113, E-2C; HS-8, SH-3H; VAQ-139, EA-6B and VRC-30 Det., C-2A. (*1) disestablished on Aug.30, 1991). CVW-5 (Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system.

Total Foreign Water Fleet Deployments (FWFDs) = 73 FWFDs and days.

One Cape of Good Hope, East Coast to West Coast, West Coast to Japan and Japan to West Coast) San Diego, Ca.