.

CV-62 USS Independence 

CV-62 USS Independence 

Builder

New York Naval Shipyard
Brooklyn New York

Laid down

1. July 1955 

Launched

6. July 1958

Commissioned

10. January 1959

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NNQN      

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NS Norfolk VA
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USN F-3 VF-041 01.png (75369 Byte) VC-33-13.png (100839 Byte)
CVG-7
22. April 1959 - 30. June 1959
Caribbean Shakedown
VF-41 F3H-2M AM 100
VF-11 F8U-1 AB 200
VA-86 A4D-2 AG 400
VA-75 AD-6 AG 500
VAH-1 A3D-2 AG 600
VAW-12 Det.  AD-5W GE 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 41 AD-5N GD 860
VFP-62 Det. 41 F8U-1P GA 900
HU-2 Det. 41 HUP-2 HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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VF-041-02.png (75758 Byte) VF-084-02.png (89216 Byte)
VA-072-03.png (87590 Byte) VMA-224-03.png (86274 Byte)
     
CVG-7
4. August 1960 - 3. March 1961
Mediterrannean
VF-41 F3H-2M AG 100
VF-84 F8U-2 AG 200
VA-72 A4D-2 AG 300
VA-86 A4D-2 AG 400
VA-75 AD-6 AG 500
VAH-1 A3D-2 AG 600
VMA-224 A4D-2 WK 00
VAW-12 Det. 41 AD-5W GE 700
VAW-33 Det. 41 AD-5Q GD 800
VFP-62 Det. 41 F8U-1P AG 900
HU-2 Det. 41 HUP-3 HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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VF-041-04.png (80809 Byte) VF-084-03.png (89378 Byte)
CVG-7
4. August 1961 - 19. December 1961
Mediterrannean
VF-41 F3H-2M AG 100
VF-84 F8U-2 AG 200
VA-72 A4D-2N AG 300
VA-86 A4D-2 AG 400
VA-75 AD-6 AG 500
VAH-1 A3D-2 AG 600
VAW-12 Det. 41 WF-2 AG 700
VAW-33 Det. 41 AD-5Q GD 800
VFP-62 Det. 41 F8U-1P AG 900
HU-2 Det. 41 HUP-3 HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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VMF-115-09.png (76359 Byte) VF-084-04.png (88843 Byte)
CVG-7
19. April 1962 - 27. August 1962
Mediterrannean
VMF(AW)-115 F4D-1 AG 100
VF-84 F8U-2N AG 200
VA-72 A4D-2N AG 300
VA-86 A4D-2 AG 400
VA-75 AD-6 AG 500
VAH-1 A3D-2 AG 600
VAW-12 Det. 41 (62) WF-2 AG 700
VAW-33 Det. 41 (62) AD-5Q GD 800
VFP-62 Det. 41 (62) F8U-1P AG 900
HU-2 Det. 41 (62) HUP-3 HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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VF-013-02.png (77566 Byte) VF-084-05.png (91304 Byte)
  VFP-62-06.png (76887 Byte)
CVG-7
11. October 1962 - 26. November 1962
Caribbean (Kuba)
VF-13 F3H-2N AK 100
VF-84 F8U-2N AG 200
VA-72 A4D-2N AG 300
VA-64 A4D-2N AF 500
VF-34 A4D-2 AC 300
VA-75 AD-6 AG 500
VAH-1 A3D-2 AG 600
VAW-12 Det. 62 WF-2 AG 700
VAW-33 Det. 62 AD-5Q GD 800
VFP-62 Det. 62 F8U-1P AG 900
HU-2 Det. 62 HUP-3 HU 00
VA-64 was on Bord from 24. October 1962 to 18. November 1962 when it was replaced at Sea by VA-34
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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   VF-084-05.png (91304 Byte)
  VMA-324-03.png (90681 Byte)    
VAH-1-01.png (54047 Byte) VFP-62-06.png (76887 Byte)
CVG-7
6. August 1963 - 4. March 1964
Mediterrannean
VF-41 F-4B AG 100
VF-84 F-8C AG 200
VA-72 A-4C AG 300
VA-86 A-4C AG 400
VMA-324 A-4B AG 500
VFP-62 Det. 62 RF-8A AG 600
VAH-1 A-5A AG 700
VAW-12 Det. 62 E-1B AG 710
VAW-33 Det. 62 EA-1F AG 800
HU-2 Det. 62 UH-2A HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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   VF-084-03.png (89378 Byte)
  VA-072-51.png (86996 Byte) VC-33-17.png (104511 Byte)
CVW-7
8. September 1964 - 5. November 1964
Mediterrannean
VF-41 F-4B AG 100
VF-84 F-8C AG 200
VA-72 A-4E AG 300
VA-86 A-4E AG 400
RVAH-1 RA-5C AG 600
VAH-11 Det. 8 A-3B AB 600
VAW-12 Det. 62 E-1B GE 700
VAW-33 Det. 62 EA-1F GD 800
VFP-62 Det. 62 RF-8A AG 900
HU-2 Det. 62 UH-2A HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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  VA-072-52.png (87445 Byte)
  RVAH-1-02.png (58591 Byte)
CVW-7
10. May 1965 - 13. December 1965
West Pacific (Vietnam)
VF-41 F-4B AG 100
VF-84 F-4B AG 200
VA-72 A-4E AG 300
VA-86 A-4E AG 400
VA-75 A-6A AG 500
RVAH-1 RA-5C AG 600
VAW-13 Det. I EA-1F VR 700
VAW-12 Det. 62 E-1B AG 710
VAH-4 Det. 62 A-3B AB 810
HU-2 Det. 62 UH-2A HU 00
VQ-1 Det. EA-3B PR 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-7
13. June 1966 - 1. Februar 1967
Mediterranen 
VF-41 F-4B AG 100
VF-84 F-4B AG 200
VMA-324 A-4C AG 300
VA-86 A-4E AG 400
VA-75 A-6A AG 500
RVAH-1 RA-5C AG 600
VAW-33 Det. 62 EA-1F GD 700
VAW-12 Det. 62 E-1B AG 730
HC-2 Det. 62 UH-2A HU 00
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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VA-076-38.png (96508 Byte) RVAH-7-03.png (55726 Byte)
  VSF-1-04.png (96551 Byte) .
CVW-7
30. April 1968 - 27. January 1969
Mediterranen 
VF-41 F-4B AG 100
VF-84 F-4B AG 200
VA-76 A-4C AG 300
RVAH-7 RA-5C AG 400
VAH-10 Det. 62 KA-3B AG 410
VSF-1 A-4C AG 500
VA-64 A-4C AG 600
VAQ-33 Det. 62 EA-1F AG 730
VAW-124 E-2A AG 750
HC-2 Det. 62 UH-2A, UH-2B HU 00
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-7
3. September 1969 - 9. October 1969
North Atlantic /NATO Peacekeeper)
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-106 A-4C AG 300
VA-64 A-4C AG 400
RVAH-12 RA-5C AG 600
VAW-122 E-2A AG 010
VAH-10 Det. 62 KA-3B AG 000
HC-2 Det. 62 UH-2A, UH-2B HU 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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RVAH-11-04.png (56576 Byte) VAW-122-2.png (73728 Byte) .
CVW-7
23. June 1970 - 31. January 1971
Metiterranean 
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VMA-331 A-4E AG 300
VAH-10 Det. 62 KA-3B AG 400
VA-65 A-6A AG 500
HS-2 Det. 62 SH-3A / D AG 550
RVAH-11 RA-5C AG 600
VAW-122 E-2A AG 720
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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RVAH-12-05.png (56765 Byte)  
CVW-7
16. September 1971 - 16. March 1972
Metiterranean (NATO Royal Knight)
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-66 A-7E AG 300
VA-65 A-6E, KA-6D AG 400
VA-12 A-7E AG 500
RVAH-12 RA-5C AG 600
VAW-122 E-2B AG 700
HS-6 SH-3A / D AG 800
VRC-40 Det. 10 C-1A CD 00
VQ-2 Det.  RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007

Redesiganation from CVA-62 to CV-62

28. February 1973

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  RVAH-14-04.png (63578 Byte)
CVW-7
21. June 1973 - 19. June 1974
Metiterranean 
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-66 A-7E AG 300
VA-12 A-7E AG 400
VA-65 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
RVAH-14 RA-5C AG 600
VAQ-130 Det. 1 EKA-3B AG 610
VAW-122 E-2B AG 700
HS-5  SH-3D AG 800
VS-28 S-2E AG 920
VQ-2 Det.  RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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RVAH-9-08.png (58196 Byte) USN VS-31 9 S-2G.png (70960 Byte) .
CVW-7
19. July 1974 - 21. January 1975
Metiterranean 
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-66 A-7E AG 300
VA-12 A-7E AG 400
VA-65 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
RVAH-9 RA-5C AG 600
VAQ-132 EA-6B AG 700
VAW-122 E-2B AG 770
HS-5  SH-3D AG 800
VS-31 S-2E, S-2G AG 920
VQ-2 Det.  RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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RVAH-13-09.png (55403 Byte)
CVW-7
15. October 1976 - 5. May 1976
Mediterranen / Atlantic
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-66 A-7E AG 300
VA-12 A-7E AG 400
VA-65 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
RVAH-13 RA-5C AG 600
VAQ-132 EA-6B AG 700
VAW-117 E-2B AG 770
HS-5  SH-3D AG 800
VQ-2 Det.  RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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CVWR-20
January 1977 - January 1977
Caribbean 
VF-201

F-4N

AF 100
VF-202

F-4N

AF 200
VA-203 A-7B AF 300
VA-204 A-7B AF 400
VA-205 A-7B AF 500
VFP-206

RF-8G

AF 600
VAK-208 KA-3B AF 610
VAQ-209 EA-6A AF 700
VAW-78 E-2B AF 010
HS- SH-3D AW
last update 8. January 2008
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RVAH-12-09.png (57602 Byte)
CVW-7
31. March 1977 - 21. October 1977
Mediterranen 
VF-102 F-4J AG 100
VF-33 F-4J AG 200
VA-66 A-7E AG 300
VA-12 A-7E AG 400
VA-65 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
RVAH-12 RA-5C AG 600
VAQ-136 EA-6B AG 610
VS-31 S-3A AG 700
HS-5  SH-3D AG 730
VAW-117 E-2B AG 010
VQ-2 Det.  RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-6
28. June 1979 - 14. December 1979
Mediterranen
VF-102 F-4J AE 100
VF-33 F-4J AE 200
VA-15 A-7E AE 300
VA-87 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500
VS-28 S-3A AE 600
VAQ-130 EA-6B AE 710
VFP-63 Det.  RF-8G AE 710

VAW-124

E-2C

AE 720

VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
HS-15 SH-3D, SH-3H AE 010
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
19. November 1980 - 10. June 1981
Mediterranen / Indian Ocean
VF-102 F-4J AE 100
VF-33 F-4J AE 200
VA-15 A-7E AE 300
VA-87 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-131 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VFP-63 Det. 4 RF-8G AE 615
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
7. June 1982 - 22. December 1982
Mediterranen 
VF-14 F-14A AE 100
VF-32 F-14A AE 200
VA-15 A-7E AE 300
VA-87 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-131 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
18. October 1983 - 11. April 1984
Mediterranen (Lebanon), Caribbean (Grenada)
VF-14 F-14A AE 100
VF-32 F-14A AE 200
VA-15 A-7E AE 300
VA-87 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-131 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
16. October 1984 - 19. February 1985
Mediterranen, Indian Ocean
VF-14 F-14A AE 100
VF-32 F-14A AE 200
VA-15 A-7E AE 300
VA-87 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-131 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
VQ-2 Det. RA-3B JQ 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-17

15. August 1988 - 8. October 1988

Around the Horn / Trip Norfolk to San Diego

VFA-131

F/A-18A

AA 100

VF-103

F-14A

AA 200

VA-155 A-6E

AA 500

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AB 500

VAW-125 

E-2C

AA 600

HS-3 

SH-3D / H

AA 610

VS-30  S-3B AA 700
VRC-30 Det. C-2A RW 33
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-14

23. June 1990 - 20. December 1990 

West Pacific / Persian Gulf

VF-154

F-14A

NK 100

VF-21

F-14A

NK 200

VFA-113

F/A-18C

NK 300

VFA-25

F/A-18C

NK 400

VA-196

A-6E

NK 500

VAW-113

E-2C

NK 600

VAQ-139

EA-6B

NK 605

HS-8

SH-3H

NK 610

VS-37

S-3A

NK 700

VRC-50 Det. C-2A RG 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-14

6. August 1991 - 22. August 1991

West Pacific (San Diego to Pearl Harbor ) (Swapex)

VF-154

F-14A

NF 100

VF-21

F-14A

NF 200

VFA-113

F/A-18C

NK 300

VFA-25

F/A-18C

NK 400

VA-196

A-6E

NK 500

VAW-113

E-2C

NK 600

VAQ-139

EA-6B

NK 605

VS-21

S-3A

NF 700

HC-1 Det. 

SH-3H

UP 720

VRC-30 Det. C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-5
22. August 1991 - 11. September 1991
West Pacific (Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka) (SWAPEX)

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115

E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
15. October 1991 - 24. November 1991
West Pacific, Sea of Japan

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
15. April 1992 - 13. October 1992
West Pacific / Persian Gulf

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
15. February 1993 - 25. March 1993
West Pacific / Persian Gulf

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
11. May 1993 - 1. July 1993
West Pacific

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-50 Det.  C-2A RG 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
17. November 1993 - 17. March 1994
West Pacific, Persian Gulf

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-50 Det.  C-2A RG 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
19. July 1994 - 29. August 1994
West Pacific, Sea of Japan

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-50 Det.  C-2A RG 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
19. August 1995 - 18. November 1995
West Pacific, Persian Gulf

VF-154

F-14A NF 100

VF-21

F-14A NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-30 Det. 5 C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
9. February 1996 - 27. March 1996
West Pacific
VF-154 F-14A NF 100
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-30 Det. 5 C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
15. February 1997 - 10. June 1997
West Pacific, Indian Ocean
VF-154 F-14A NF 100
VFA-27 F/A-18C NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-30 Det. 5 C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
23. January 1998 - 5. June 1998
West Pacific, Persian Gulf
VF-154 F-14A NF 100
VFA-27 F/A-18C NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500
VAW-115 E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610
VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-30 Det. 5 C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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CVW-5
June 1998 - 1. July 1998
West Pacific (Yokosuka to San Diego)
VF-154 F-14A NF 100
VFA-27 F/A-18C NF 200
VFA-192 F/A-18C NF 300
VFA-195 F/A-18C NF 400
VA-115 A-6E NF 500

VAW-115

E-2C

NF 600

HS-12 SH-3H NF 610

VAQ-136

EA-6B

NF 620

VS-21 S-3B NF 700
VQ-5 Det. A ES-3A NF 700
VRC-30 Det. 5 C-2A RW 00
Source: Naval Aviation News March 1999
last update 25. May 2008
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Decommissioned

30. September 1998


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