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Nomenclature
VF Fighter Squadron
VFA Strike Fighter Squadron
VAW Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron
VAQ Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
VS Sea Control Squadron
HS Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron
HC Helicopter Combat Support Squadron
HCS Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron
VP Patrol Squadron
VQ Fleet Air Reconnaissance
VRC Fleet Logistics Support Squadron

Tail Code Squadron Name Aircraft Carrier No. Homeport Location
AA CVW-17 Carrier Air Wing 17 N/A USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 NAS Oceana VA
AA VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14B (LANTIRN, TARPS) Tomcat USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-34 Blue Blasters F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-81 Sunliners F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-83 Rampagers F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VAQ-132 Scorpions EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-30 Diamond Cutters S-3B Viking NAS Jacksonville FLA
VAW-125 Tiger Tails E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Norfolk VA
HS-15 Red Lions SH-60F Seahawk NAS Cecil Field FLA
HS-15 Red Lions HH-60H Seahawk NAS Cecil Field FLA
VQ-6 Ravens ES-3A Shadows NAS Cecil Field FLA
AA VF-74 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Saratoga CV-60 The USS Saratoga was decommissioned on 8/20/94. Stricken from the Navy List on 9/30/1994. Berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I. On 8/7/1998.
VF-103 F-14A Tomcat
VA-81 A-7E Corsair II
VA-83 A-7E Corsair II
VFA- F/A-18 Hornet
AB CVW-1 Carrier Air Wing 1 N/A USS George Washington CVN-73 NAS Oceana VA
AB VF-102 Diamondbacks F-14B (LANTIRN, TARPS) Tomcat USS George Washington CVN-73 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-82 Marauders F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-86 Sidewinders F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VMFA-251 Thunderbolts F/A-18C Hornet NAS Miramar CA
VAQ-137 Rooks EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-32 Maulers S-3B Viking NAS Cecil Field FLA
VAW-123 Screwtops E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Norfolk VA
HS-11 Dragon Slayers SH-60F Seahawk NAS Jacksonville FLA
HS-11 Dragon Slayers HH-60H Seahawk NAS Jacksonville FLA
VQ-6 Ravens ES-3B Shadows NAS Cecil Field FLA
AB VF-33 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS America CV-66 USS America was decommissioned on 8/9/96. In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn.
VF-102 F-14A Tomcat
VA-34 A-6E Intruder
VA-46 A-7E Corsair II
VA-72 A-7E Corsair II
AC CVW-3 Carrier Air Wing 3 N/A USS Enterprise CVN-65 NAS Oceana VA
AC VF-32 Swordsmen F-14A (LANTIRN, TARPS) Tomcat USS Enterprise CVN-65 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-37 Bulls F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-105 Gunslingers F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VMFA-312 Checkerboards (Marine) F/A-18C Hornet MCAS Cherry Point SC
VAQ-130 Zappers EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-22 Checkmates S-3B Viking NAS Jacksonville FLA
VAW-126 Seahawks E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Norfolk VA
HS-7 Shamrocks SH-60F Seahawk NAS Jacksonville FLA
HS-7 Shamrocks HH-60H Seahawk NAS Jacksonville FLA
VQ-6 Ravens ES-3B Shadows NAS Cecil Field FLA
N/A CVW-None Unassigned N/A USS John F. Kennedy CVN-67 N/A
AC VF-11 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS John F. Kennedy CVN-67 N/A
VF-31 F-14A Tomcat
VA-75 A-6E Intruder
VA-85 A-6E Intruder
AD VF-43 Deployment circa 1987 A-4E Skyhawk N/A NAS Oceana VA
VF-43 A-4F Skyhawk NAS Oceana VA
VF-43 F-5E Tiger II NAS Oceana VA
VF-43 F-21 Kafir NAS Oceana VA
VF-101 F-14A Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VA-45 TA-4J Skyhawk NAS Key West FLA
VA-42 A-6E Intruder NAS Oceana VA
VA-174 A-7E Corsair II NAS Cecil Field FLA
VA-174 A-7E Corsair II NAS Yuma AZ
AE VF-14 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Independence CV-62 The USS Independence was decommissioned on 9/30/1998. In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
VF-32 F-14A Tomcat
VA-15 A-7E Corsair II
VA-87 A-7E Corsair II
VA-176 A-6E Intruder
AF VF-201 Hunters F-14B Tomcat N/A NAS Oceana VA
VF-201 Hunters F-14D Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VFA-203 Blue Dolphins F/A-18A Hornet NAS Atlanta GA
VFA-204 River Rattlers F/A-18A Hornet NAS Atlanta GA
VMFA-142 Flying Gatos F/A-18A Hornet NAS Atlanta GA
VAQ-209 Star Warriors EA-6B Block 86/89 NAS Whidbey Island WA
VFC-12 Fighting Omars F/A-18A Hornet NAS Atlanta GA
VFC-12 Fighting Omars F/A-18B Hornet NAS Atlanta GA
VFC-13 Fighting Saints F-5E Tiger II NAS Atlanta GA
VFC-13 Fighting Saints F-5F Tiger II NAS Atlanta GA
VAW-78 Fighting Escargots E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAR Norfolk VA
HS-75 Emerald Knights HH-60H Sea Hawks NAS Atlanta GA
HS-75 Emerald Knights SH-60F Sea Hawks NAS Atlanta GA
AF VF-201 Deployment circa 1987 F-4S Phantom II N/A NAS Dallas TX
VF-202 F-4S Phantom II NAS Dallas TX
VF-203 A-7E Corsair II NAS Cecil Field FLA
VF-204 A-7B Corsair II NAS New Orleans LA
VF-205 A-7B Corsair II NAS Atlanta GA
VF-205 A-7E Corsair II NAS Atlanta GA
AG CVW-7 Carrier Air Wing 7 N/A USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 NAS Oceana VA
AG VF-143 Pukin' Dogs F-14B (TARPS) Tomcat USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 NAS Oceana VA
VF-11 Red Rippers F-14B (LANTIRN) Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VFA-131 Wildcats F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-136 Knighthawks F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VAQ-140 Patriots EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-31 Topcats S-3B Viking NAS Jacksonville FLA
VAW-121 Blue Tails E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Norfolk VA
HS-5 Nightdippers SH-60F Seahawks NAS Jacksonville FLA
HS-5 Nightdippers HH-60H Seahawks NAS Jacksonville FLA
VQ-6 Ravens ES-3B Shadows NAS Cecil Field FLA
AG VF-142 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 N/A
VF-143 F-14A Tomcat
VA-12 A-7E Corsair II
VA-65 A-6E Intruder
VA-66 A-7E Corsair II
AJ CVW-8 Carrier Air Wing 8 N/A USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 NAS Oceana VA
AJ VF-14 Tophatters F-14A (TARPS) Tomcat USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 NAS Oceana VA
VF-41 Black Aces F-14A (LANTIRN) Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VFA-15 Valions F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VFA-87 Golden Warriors F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VAQ-141 Shadowhawks EA-6B Prowler NAS Cecil Field FLA
VS-24 Scouts S-3B Viking NAS Cecil Field FLA
VAW-124 Bear Aces E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Norfolk VA
HS-3 Tridents HH-60H Seahawks NAS Jacksonville FLA
VRC-40 Rawhides Detachment N/A NAS Cecil Field FLA
VQ-6 Ravens ES-3A Shadows NAS Cecil Field FLA
AJ VF-41 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Nimitz CVN-68 N/A
VF-84 F-14A Tomcat
VA-35 A-6E Intruder
VA-82 A-7E Corsair II
VA-86 A-7E Corsair II
AK VFA-131 Deployment circa 1987 F/A-18 HornetA USS Coral Sea CV-43 The Coral Sea was decommissioned on 4/26/1990. Sold for scrap on 5/7/1993.
VFA-132 F/A-18 HornetA
VFA-136 F/A-18 HornetA
VFA-137 F/A-18 HornetA
VA-55 A-6E Intruder
BA Blue Angels Deployment circa 1987 A-4F Skyhawk N/A NAS Pensacola FLA
F/A-18A Hornet
ND VF-301 Deployment circa 1987 F-4S Phantom II N/A NAS Miramar CA
VF-302 F-4S Phantom II NAS Miramar CA
VA-303 A-7B Corsair II NAS Alameda CA
VA-304 A-7B Corsair II NAS Alameda CA
VA-305 A-7B Corsair II NAS Point Mugu CA
NE CVW-2 Carrier Air Wing 2 N/A USS Constellation CV-64 NAS Lemoore CA
NE VF-2 Bounty Hunters F-14D (LANTIRN, TARPS) Tomcat USS Constellation CV-64 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-137 Kestrals F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-151 Fighting Vigilantes F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VMFA-323 Death Rattlers (Marine) F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Miramar CA
VAQ-131 Lancers EA-6B Prowler (ICAP-2) NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-38 Red Griffins S-3B Viking NAS North Island CA
VAW-116 Sun Kings E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Miramar CA
HS-2 World Famous Golden Falcons SH-60F Seahawk NAS North Island CA
HS-2 World Famous Golden Falcons HH-60H Seahawk NAS North Island CA
VQ-5 Sea Shadows ES-3A Shadow NAS North Island CA
VRC-30 Providers C-2A Greyhound NAS North Island CA
N/A CVW None Unassigned N/A USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 N/A
NE VF-1 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 N/A
VF-2 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat
VA-145 Deployment circa 1987 A-6E Intruder
VA-146 Deployment circa 1987 A-7E Corsair II
VA-147 Deployment circa 1987 A-7E Corsair II
NF CVW-5 Carrier Air Wing 5 N/A USS Independence CV-62 NAF Atsugi Japan
NF VF-154 Blacknights F-14A (TARPS) Tomcat USS Independence CV-62 NAF Atsugi Japan
VFA-27 Royal Maces F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-27 Royal Maces F/A-18C Hornet NAF Atsugi Japan (deployed)
VFA-192 Golden Dragons F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-192 Golden Dragons F/A-18C Hornet NAF Atsugi Japan (deployed)
VFA-195 Dambusters F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-195 Dambusters F/A-18C Hornet NAF Atsugi Japan (deployed)
VAQ-136 Gauntlets EA-6B Prowler NAF Atsugi Japan
VS-21 Fighting Redtails S-3B Viking NAF Atsugi Japan
VAW-115 Liberty Bells E-2C Hawkeye (Group 1) NAF Atsugi Japan
VAW-115 Liberty Bells E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAF Atsugi Japan
HS-14 14 Chargers SH-60F Seahawk NAF Atsugi Japan
HS-14 14 Chargers HH-60H Seahawk NAF Atsugi Japan
VQ-5 Sea Shadows ES-3A Shadow NAF Misawa Japan
VRC-30 Providers C-2A Greyhound NAF Atsugi Japan
NF VF-151 Deployment circa 1987 F-4S Phantom II USS Midway CV-41 Decommissioned on 4/11/1992. Stricken on 3/17/1997. At Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.
VF-161 F-4S Phantom II
VA-56 A-7E Corsair II
VA-93 A-7E Corsair II
VA-115 A-6E Intruder
NG CVW-9 Carrier Air Wing 9 "Shogun Warriors" N/A USS Nimitz CVN-68 NAS Lemoore CA
NG VF-211 Fighting Checkmates F-14A (LANTIRN, TARPS) Tomcat USS Nimitz CVN-68 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-146 Blue Diamonds F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-147 Argonauts F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VMFA-314 Black Knights (Marine) F/A-18C Hornet NAS Miramar CA
VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-33 Screwbirds S-3B Viking NAS North Island CA
VAW-112 Golden Hawks E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Miramar CA
HS-8 Eightballers SH-60F Seahawk NAS North Island CA
HS-8 Eightballers HH-60H Seahawk NAS North Island CA
VQ-5 Sea Shadows ES-3A Shadow NAS North Island CA
VRC-30 Providers C-2A Greyhound NAS North Island CA
NG VF-24 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Ranger CV-61 Decommissioned 7/10/1993. In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
VF-211 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat
VA-165 Deployment circa 1987 A-6E Intruder
VA-192 Deployment circa 1987 A-7E Corsair II
VA-195 Deployment circa 1987 A-7E Corsair II
NH CVW-11 Carrier Air Wing 11 "Barbwire" N/A USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 NAS Lemoore CA
NH VF-213 Black Lions F-14A (TARPS) Tomcat receiving USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 NAS Oceana VA
VF-213 Black Lions F-14D Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VFA-22 Redcocks F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-97 War Hawks F/A-18C Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VAQ-135 Black Ravens EA-6B (Block 89) Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-29 Dragonfires S-3B Viking NAS North Island CA
VAW-117 Wallbangers E-2C Hawkeye (Group 2) NAS Miramar CA
HS-6 Indians SH-60F Seahawk NAS North Island CA
HS-6 Indians HH-60H Seahawk NAS North Island CA
VQ-5 Sea Shadows ES-3A Shadow NAS North Island CA
VRC-30 Providers C-2A Greyhound NAS North Island CA
NH VF-114 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Enterprise CVN-65 N/A
VF-213 F-14A Tomcat
VA-22 A-7E Corsair II
VA-94 A-7E Corsair II
VA-95 A-6E Intruder
NJ VF-121 Deployment circa 1987 F-4J Phantom II N/A NAS Miramar CA
VF-124 F-14A Tomcat NAS Miramar CA
VF-126 A-4F Skyhawk NAS Miramar CA
VF-126 TA-4J Skyhawk NAS Miramar CA
VA-127 TA-4J Skyhawk NAS Lemoore CA
VA-128 A-6E Intruder NAS Whidbey Island WA
VA-122 A-7E Corsair II NAS Lemoore CA
VA-122 TA-7C Corsair II NAS Lemoore CA
NK CVW-14 Carrier Air Wing 14 N/A USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 NAS Lemoore CA
NK VF-31 Tomcatters F-14D (TARPS) Tomcat USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 NAS Oceana VA
VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-113 Stingers F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VFA-115 Eagles F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornet NAS Lemoore CA
VAQ-139 Cougars EA-6B Prowler NAS Whidbey Island WA
VS-35 Blue Wolves S-3B Viking NAS North Island CA
VAW-113 Black Eagles E-2C Hawkeye (GRP 2) NAS Miramar CA
HS-4 Black Knights SH-60F Seahawk NAS North Island CA
HS-4 Black Knights HH-60H Seahawk NAS North Island CA
VQ-5 Sea Shadows ES-3A Shadow NAS North Island CA
NK VF-21 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS Constellation CV-64 N/A
VF-154 F-14A Tomcat
VFA-25 F/A-18 Hornet
VFA-113 F/A-18 Hornet
VA-196 A-6E Intruder
NL VF-51 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 N/A
VF-111 F-14A Tomcat
VA-27 A-7E Corsair II
VA-52 A-6E Intruder
VA-105 A-7E Corsair II
NM VFA-125 Deployment circa 1987 F/A-18 Hornet N/A NAS Lemoore CA
UA VC-1 Deployment circa 1987 A-4E Skyhawk N/A NAS Barber's Point Hawaii
UE VC-5 Deployment circa 1987 A-4E Skyhawk N/A Cubi Point N/A
UH VC-7 Deployment circa 1987 A-4F Skyhawk N/A NAS Miramar CA
XE VX-5 Deployment circa 1987 A-4F Skyhawk N/A NAS China Lake CA
A-4M Skyhawk
A-6E Intruder
A-7E Corsair II
OA-4M Skyhawk
XF VX-4 Deployment circa 1987 F-14A Tomcat N/A NAS Point Mugu CA
F-4S Phantom II
F/A-18 Hornet
N/A CVW-None Not Active N/A USS Harry S. truman CVN-75 N/A
N/A CVW-None Under construction N/A USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 N/A
Other COMNAVAIRPAC Squadrons
N/A VFA-125 Rough Raiders F/A-18C Hornet N/A NAS Lemoore CA
VQ-1 World Watchers EP-3E Aries II NAS Whidbey Island WA
VP-1 Screaming Eagles P-3C Orion NAS Whidbey Island WA
VP-9 Golden Eagles P-3C Orion NAS Barber's Point Hawaii
VP-91 Black Cats P-3C Orion (Update III) Moffet Federal Air Field CA
VS 41 Shamrocks S-3B Viking NAS North Island CA
VS 41 Shamrocks ES-3A Shadow NAS North Island CA
VAQ-133 Wizards EA-6B Prowler (ICAP II) NAS Whidbey Island WA
HSL-51 Warlords SH-60B Seahawk (LAMPS Mk II) NAF Atsugi Japan
HSL-49 Scorpions SH-60B Seahawk (LAMPS Mk II) NAS North Island CA
HSL-43 Battle Cats SH-60B Seahawk (LAMPS Mk III) NAS North Island CA
HC-3 Packrats CH-46 Sea Knight NAS North Island CA
HC 11 Gunbearers CH-46 Sea Knight NAS North Island CA
HCS-4 Red Wolves HH-60H N/A N/A
Reserve Squadrons
N/A Reserve Squadrons N/A N/A NAS Lemoore CA
N/A VF-101 Grim Reapers F-14A Tomcat N/A NAS Oceana VA
VF-101 Grim Reapers F-14B Tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VF-101 Grim Reapers F-14D tomcat NAS Oceana VA
VFA-106 Gladiators F/A-18C Hornet NAS Cecil Field FLA
VP-62 Broadarrows P-3C Orion (Update III) NAS Jacksonville FLA
VP-64 Condors P-3C Orion NAS Jacksonville FLA


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