CVW 5 Continues Patrol aboard USS George Washington

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Patrol Authorities September 5, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: continues Back to overview,Home naval-today CVW 5 Continues Patrol aboard USS George Washington View post tag: USS George Washington View post tag: CVW-5 The United States Navy’s only forward-deployed air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 flew aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sept. 3 to continue their 2014 patrol of U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOR). CVW-5 is composed of nine squadrons with approximately 1,900 Sailors and 67 aircraft, which complete the full capacity of operations and manning for George Washington.“Carrier Air Wing 5 has been patrolling with the George Washington since 2008,” said Cmdr. Brian Downey, CVW-5 Operations officer. “I look forward to the reintegration of our commands each time we’re called upon. The respect we show each other during these patrols lends to the professionalism of both commands. They know their job, and we know ours, and we both trust each other to perform at the highest level.”During the first half of their 2014 patrol CVW-5 and George Washington completed exercise Malabar 2014, a multinational maritime event including the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), a bilateral operation with JMSDF, four goodwill port visits, and two air power demonstrations for Independence Day and a Tiger Cruise respectively.CVW-5’s squadrons are collection of aircraft designed to perform various functions and missions. The aircraft are attached to: the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet; the “Royal Maces” of VFA-27, the “Eagles” of VFA-115 and the “Dambusters” VFA-195 each flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet; VAQ-141 flying the EA-18G Growler; VAW-115 flying the E-2C Hawkeye; the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, Detachment 5, flying the C-2A Greyhound; the “Golden Flacons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 flying the MH-60S Seahawk; and the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 flying the MH-60R Seahawk.CVW-5 is on patrol in the 7th Fleet AOR supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia- Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, September 05, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic CVW 5 Continues Patrol aboard USS George Washington View post tag: americas Share this articlelast_img read more