List of United States Navy aircraft wings

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This is a list of United States Navy aircraft wings. The U.S. Navy operates different types of aircraft wings. Carrier Air Wings are operational units made up of squadrons of different types of aircraft and which deploy aboard aircraft carriers. Type Wings are wings of a single type/model or type/model/series aircraft which do not deploy, they are "force providers" providing combat ready squadrons to deploying Carrier Air Wings and to other Navy or joint forces. Functional wings are wings which perform type wing functions but in addition to those functions they are also responsible for executing operational tasking of their subordinate squadrons. Lastly, the Navy operates Training Air Wings which train Student Naval Aviators and Student Naval Flight Officers leading to their qualification as winged aviators.

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Currently Active Wings[edit]

Carrier Air Wings (CVW)[edit]

See Carrier air wing

Carrier Air Wings of the United States Navy (Carrier Air Wings were titled Carrier Air Groups prior to 20 Dec 1963)
Wing Tail Code Established Notes[1]
Carrier Air Wing ONE CVW-1 1946 T
1957 AB
1 Jul 1938 Established as Ranger Air Group on 1 July 1938 (squadrons operating from USS Ranger (CV 4) had been informally called "Ranger Air Group" beginning 17 Aug 1934 but the air group was not established as a unit until 1 July 1938), redesignated CVG-4 (1st use of the designation) on 3 Aug 1943, redesignated CVAG-1 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-1 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-1 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing TWO CVW-2 1946 M
1957 NE
1 May 1945 Established as CVBG-74 on 1 May 1945, redesignated CVBG-1 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-2 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-2 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing THREE CVW-3 1946 K
1957 AC
1 Jul 1938 Established as Saratoga Air Group on 1 July 1938 (squadrons operating from USS Saratoga (CV 3) had been informally called "Saratoga Air Group" beginning 6 Jan 1928 but the air group was not established as a unit until 1 July 1938), redesignated CVG-3 (1st use of the designation) on 25 Sep 1943, redesignated CVAG-3 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-3 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-3 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing FIVE CVW-5 1946 S
1957 NF
1 Jan 1943 Established as CVG-5 (1st use of the designation) on 1 Jan 1943, redesignated CVAG-5 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-5 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-5 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing SEVEN CVW-7 1946 L
1957 AG
2 Jul 1943 Established as CVG-18 on 2 Jul 1943, redesignated CVAG-7 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-7 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-7 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing EIGHT CVW-8 1951 E
1957 AJ
9 Apr 1951 Established as CVG-8 (2nd use of the designation) on 9 Apr 1951, redesignated CVW-8 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing NINE CVW-9 1952 N
1957 NG
26 Mar 1952 Established as CVG-9 (3rd use of the designation) on 26 Mar 1952, redesignated CVW-9 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN CVW-11 1946 V
1957 NH
10 Oct 1942 Established as CVG-11 (1st use of the designation) on 10 Oct 1942, redesignated CVAG-11 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-11 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-11 on 20 Dec 1963.
Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN CVW-17 1966 AA
2012 NA
1 Nov 1966 Established as CVW-17 on 1 Nov 1966 (established as an Atlantic Fleet air wing (AA) and transferred to the Pacific Fleet (NA) in 2012)
Tail codes with a first letter "A" are affiliated with the Atlantic Fleet, while "N" denotes Pacific Fleet affiliation.

Type and Functional Wings[edit]

Type Wings are non-deploying "force provider" wings which supply combat ready VFA, VAQ, VAW, HSC or HSM squadrons or Fleet Logistics Support (VRC) detachments to Carrier Air Wings, or combat ready VAQ, VP, HM, HSC, HSM squadrons or detachments for "expeditionary" land based or shipboard (non-aircraft carrier) detachment deployments. Functional Wings operate land based aircraft such as those of Fleet Logistics Support, Patrol and Reconnaissance or Strategic Communications Squadrons.

Type and Functional Wings are not assigned Tail Codes except for the Navy Reserve's Tactical Support Wing which retains the code "AF" from its former existence as Carrier Air Wing Reserve TWENTY and Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (VAQWINGPAC) which adopted the code "NL" from the disestablished CVW-15 for use by the wing's land based "expeditionary" squadrons only. Type Wing squadrons which deploy as a part of a Carrier Air Wing wear the tail code of that Carrier Air Wing. Type Wing squadrons which do not deploy as part of a Carrier Air Wing and Functional Wing squadrons are all assigned tail codes unique to each squadron (except for the aforementioned expeditionary VAQ squadrons). See U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft Tail Codes.

There have been numerous Type and Functional Wings throughout the history of the U. S. Navy. Type and Functional Wings have been established, disestablished or re-designated as the Navy has acquired different aircraft through the years. The list below is a list of the Type and Functional Wings which are currently active as of January 2017.

Type Wings[edit]

  • Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (STRKFIGHTWINGLANT) Established as Light Attack Wing ONE (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All east coast based Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA). Based at NAS Oceana, VA. Provides combat ready F/A-18C,E,F squadrons to Carrier Air Wings. Operates one F/A-18C,E,F Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (STRKFIGHTWINGPAC) Established as Light Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All west coast based Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA). Based at NAS Lemoore, CA., with two squadrons forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni and two to NAF Atsugi (to relocate to MCAS Iwakuni in 2018). Provides combat ready F/A-18E,F squadrons to Carrier Air Wings. Operates one F/A-18E,F Fleet Replacement Squadron and two F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadrons, one of which is based at Eglin AFB, FL.
  • Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (VAQWINGPAC) Established as Electronic Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): Tail Code "NL" for the wing's land based "expeditionary" squadrons only. All Electronic Attack Squadrons (VAQ). Based at NAS Whidbey Island, WA., with one squadron forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni. Provides combat ready EA-18G squadrons to Carrier Air Wings and land based "expeditionary" EA-18G squadrons to support joint force overseas operations. Operates one EA-18G Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Airborne Command, Control, Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING) Established as Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons (VAW) and Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons (VRC). Headquartered at NAWS Point Mugu, CA., squadrons are based at NAWS Point Mugu, CA., NAS North Island, CA., and NS Norfolk, VA., with one squadron forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni. Provides combat ready E-2C and E-2D squadrons and C-2A detachments to Carrier Air Wings. Operates one E-2C,D and C-2A Fleet Replacement Squadron which is based at NS Norfolk.
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSCWINGLANT) Established as Helicopter Tactical Wing ONE (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All east coast based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons (HSC) and all Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadrons (HM). Based at NS Norfolk, VA. Provides combat ready MH-60S squadrons to Carrier Air Wings, "expeditionary" MH-60S squadron detachments to surface force ships and MH-53E squadrons or detachments for worldwide mine countermeasures operations as required. Operates one MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron and one MH-53E Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWINGPAC) Established as Helicopter Tactical Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All west coast based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons (HSC). Headquartered at NAS North Island, CA., squadrons based at NAS North Island and Anderson AFB, Guam with one squadron forward deployed to NAF Atsugi. Provides combat ready MH-60S squadrons to Carrier Air Wings and "expeditionary" MH-60S squadron detachments to surface force ships. Operates one MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSMWINGLANT) Established as Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing ONE (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All east coast based Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons (HSM). Headquartered at NS Mayport, FL., squadrons are based at NS Mayport and NAS Jacksonville, FL. Provides combat ready MH-60R squadrons to Carrier Air Wings and "expeditionary" MH-60R squadron detachments to surface force ships. Operates one MH-60R Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSMWINGPAC) Established as Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (see "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section): All west coast based Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons (HSM). Headquartered at NAS North Island, CA., squadrons based at NAS North Island and MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI., with two squadrons forward deployed to NAF Atsugi. Provides combat ready MH-60R squadrons to Carrier Air Wings and "expeditionary" MH-60R squadron detachments to surface force ships. Operates one MH-60R Fleet Replacement Squadron.

Functional Wings[edit]

  • Strategic Communications Wing ONE (STRATCOMWING ONE): Established 1 May 1992.[2] Operates two Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons (VQ), which fly the Boeing E-6B Mercury airborne command post and communications relay aircraft, as Commander United States Strategic Command task force 124. Based at Tinker AFB, OK. Operates one E-6B Fleet Replacement Squadron.
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN (PATRECONWING TEN): All west coast based Patrol (VP) and Reconnaissance (VQ) squadrons. Based at NAS Whidbey Island, WA. Operates P-8A, P-3C and EP-3E squadrons.
    • Established as Patrol Wing TEN (second use of the designation) on 1 Jun 1981, redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN on 1 Jun 1999.[3]
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN (PATRECONWING ELEVEN): All east coast based Patrol (VP) and (VUP) squadrons. Based at NAS Jacksonville, FL. Operates P-8A and MQ-4C squadrons.
    • Established as Patrol Wing ELEVEN (1st use of the designation) on 15 Aug 1942, redesignated Fleet Air Wing ELEVEN (FAW-11) on 1 Nov 1942, redesignated Patrol Wing ELEVEN (2nd use of the designation) on 30 Jun 1973, redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN on 26 Mar 1999.[4]
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 57 (Commander, Task Force 57; CTF 57): This "wing" is not a functional wing, it is a headquarters organization at Naval Support Activity Bahrain which exercises operational control of Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadrons deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet.[5]

United States Navy Reserve Functional Wings

Training Air Wings (TAW)[edit]

See Naval Air Training Command

Disestablished Wings or Air Wing and Air Group Designations no longer in use[edit]

Disestablished Carrier Air Wings (CVW)[edit]

See Carrier air wing

Disestablished Carrier Air Wings of the United States Navy (Carrier Air Wings were titled Carrier Air Groups prior to 20 Dec 1963)
Wing Tail Code Established Notes[13]
Readiness Carrier Air Wing FOUR RCVW-4 1950 F
1957 AD
1 Sep 1950 Established as CVG-4 (3rd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1950, redesignated RCVG-4 on 1 Apr 1958, redesignated RCVW-4 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 1 Jun 1970; tail code still used by Atlantic Fleet fixed wing CVW aircraft Fleet Replacement Squadrons
Carrier Air Wing SIX CVW-6 1946 C
1957 AF
1963 AE
1 Jan 1943 Established as CVG-17 (1st use of the designation) on 1 Jan 1943, redesignated CVBG-17 on 23 Jan 1946, redesignated CVBG-5 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-6 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-6 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 1 April 1992
Carrier Air Wing TEN
(1st use of the designation)
CVW-10 1952 P
1957 AK
1 May 1952 Established as CVG-10 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 May 1952, redesignated CVW-10 (1st use of the designation) on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 20 November 1969
Carrier Air Wing TEN
(2nd use of the designation)
CVW-10 NM 7 Nov 1986 Established as CVW-10 (2nd use of the designation) on 7 Nov 1986. Disestablished 1 Jun 1988; planned for assignment to USS Independence (CV-62) but never deployed.
Readiness Carrier Air Wing TWELVE RCVW-12 1950 D
1957 NJ
1 Aug 1950 Established as CVG-102 (established to receive USNR squadrons activated for the Korean War) on 1 Aug 1950, redesignated CVG-12 (2nd use of the designation) on 4 Feb 1952, redesignated RCVG-12 on 1 Apr 1958, redesignated RCVW-12 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 30 June 1970; tail code still used by Pacific Fleet fixed wing CVW aircraft Fleet Replacement Squadrons
Carrier Air Wing THIRTEEN CVW-13 AK 1 Mar 1984 Established as CVW-13 on 1 Mar 1984. Disestablished 1 January 1991[14]
Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN CVW-14 1950 K
1957 NK
1 Aug 1950 Established as CVG-101 (established to receive USNR squadrons activated for the Korean War) on 1 Aug 1950, redesignated CVG-14 (2nd use of the designation) on 4 Feb 1952, redesignated CVW-14 on 20 Dec 1963. Deactivated 31 March 2017. Had been under-strength in squadrons, had not deployed since 2011 and had been in reduced manning since 1 October 2013. Deactivation was originally begun in 2012 but was reversed due to congressional action.
Carrier Air Wing FIFTEEN CVW-15 1951 H
1957 NL
5 Apr 1951 Established as CVG-15 (3rd use of the designation) on 5 Apr 1951, redesignated CVW-15 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 31 March 1995. Tail code NL is now used by land based "expeditionary" VAQ squadrons of Electronic Attack Wing Pacific
Carrier Air Wing SIXTEEN CVW-16 AH 1 Sep 1960 Established as CVG-16 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1960, redesignated CVW-16 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 30 June 1970
Carrier Air Wing NINETEEN CVW-19 1946 B
1957 NM
1 Aug 1943 Established as CVG-19 (1st use of the designation) on 1 Aug 1943, redesignated CVAG-19 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-19 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Sep 1948, redesignated CVW-19 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 30 June 1977
Carrier Air Wing TWENTY ONE CVW-21 1955 G
1957 NP
1 Jul 1955 Established as CVG-21 (2nd use of the designation) on 1 Jul 1955, redesignated CVW-21 on 20 Dec 1963. Disestablished 12 December 1975[14]
Disestablished/Redesignated Carrier Air Wings of the United States Navy Reserve
Wing Tail Code Established Notes[15]
Carrier Air Wing Reserve TWENTY CVWR-20 AF 1 Apr 1970 Established as CVWR-20 on 1 Jun 1970, redesignated Tactical Support Wing (TSW), 1 April 2007 (See Type and Functional Wings in the "Currently Active Wings" section)
Carrier Air Wing Reserve THIRTY CVWR-30 ND 1 Apr 1970 Established as CVWR-30 on 1 Apr 1970. Disestablished 31 Dec 1994
Tail codes with a first letter "A" are affiliated with the Atlantic Fleet, while "N" denotes Pacific Fleet affiliation.

Disestablished 1960s/1970s era Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups (CVSG)[edit]

See Carrier air wing

Disestablished Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups of the United States Navy (Carrier Air Groups (except for the Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups) were retitled Carrier Air Wings (CVW) on 20 Dec 1963. The CVSGs remained titled Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups until their disestablishements)
Group Tail Code Established Notes[16]
Readiness Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY RCVSG-50 AR 30 Jun 1960 Disestablished 17 Feb 1971; tail code remained in use by Atlantic Fleet fixed and rotary wing carrier based ASW aircraft Fleet Replacement Squadrons
Readiness Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY ONE RCVSG-51 RA 30 Jun 1960 Disestablished 30 Jun 1970; tail code remained in use by Pacific Fleet fixed and rotary wing carrier based ASW aircraft Fleet Replacement Squadrons
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY TWO CVSG-52 AS 1 Jun 1960 Disestablished 15 Dec 1969
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY THREE CVSG-53 NS 1 Apr 1960 Disestablished 1 Jun 1973
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY FOUR CVSG-54 AT 18 May 1960 Disestablished 1 Jul 1972
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY FIVE CVSG-55 NU 1 Sep 1960 Disestablished 27 Sep 1968
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY SIX CVSG-56 AU 25 May 1960 Disestablished 30 Jun 1973
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY SEVEN CVSG-57 NV 3 Jan 1961 Disestablished 30 Sep 1969
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY EIGHT CVSG-58 AV 6 Jun 1960 Disestablished 31 May 1966
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group FIFTY NINE CVSG-59 NT 1 Apr 1960 Disestablished 30 Jun 1973
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group SIXTY CVSG-60 AW 2 May 1960 Disestablished 1 Oct 1968
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group SIXTY TWO CVSG-62 AX 1 Sep 1961 Disestablished 1 Oct 1962
Disestablished Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups of the United States Navy Reserve
Group Tail Code Established Notes[17]
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group Reserve SEVENTY CVSGR-70 AW 1 Mar 1970 Disestablished 30 Jun 1976
Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group Reserve EIGHTY CVSGR-80 NW 1 Apr 1969 Disestablished 30 Jul 1976. Tail Code "NW" was adopted by Helicopter Wing Reserve (See Reserve Air Wings in the "disestablished type and functional wings" section) and is still in use today by the two remaining USNR helicopter squadrons.
Tail codes with a first letter "A" are affiliated with the Atlantic Fleet, while "N" denotes Pacific Fleet affiliation.

Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use[edit]

  • Airborne Early Warning and Fighter Wings
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
      • Airborne Early Warning Wing TWELVE (AEWWING 12): Established 1 April 1967. Redesignated Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (AEWWINGLANT)
      • Airborne Early Warning Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet (AEWWINGLANT): Disestablished 23 Sep 2005, squadrons were realigned under Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet which was then redesignated Airborne Command, Control, Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING). There was also an unrelated functional wing designated Airborne Early Warning Wing Atlantic (AEWINGLANT) which existed from 1955 to 1965 that operated land based AEW squadrons executing the Continental Air Defense mission as a seaward extension of the nation’s Distant Early Warning line (DEW line).
      • Fighter Wing ONE (FITWING ONE): Established 16 Jul 1971. Redesignated Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (FITWINGLANT) in 1996.
      • Fighter Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet (FITWINGLANT): Disestablished 1 Oct 2004, remaining F-14 Tomcat squadrons realigned under Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (STKFITWINGLANT) and eventually transitioned to the F/A-18E or F Super Hornet.
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
      • Airborne Early Warning Wing ELEVEN (AEWWING 11): Established 20 April 1967. Combined with Fleet Air Miramar July 1973 to form Fighter, AEW Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (FITAEWWINGPAC)
      • Fighter AEW Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet (FITAEWWINGPAC): Established July 1973 by combining Fleet Air Miramar and AEWWING 11. Disestablished Aug 1993. AEWWINGPAC was established to assume control of the wing's VAW squadrons, the wing's remaining F-14 Tomcat squadrons realigned under Fighter Wing ONE (FITWING ONE).
      • Airborne Early Warning Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet (AEWWINGPAC): Established Aug 1993 to assume type wing control of the disestablished FITAEWWINGPAC's VAW squadrons. Redesignated Airborne Command, Control, Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING) 23 Sep 2005. There was also an unrelated functional wing designated Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (AEWINGPAC) which existed from Jan 1956 to 1965 that operated land based AEW squadrons executing the Continental Air Defense mission as a seaward extension of the nation’s Distant Early Warning line (DEW line).
  • Attack and Electronic Warfare Wings
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
      • Heavy Attack Wing ONE (HATWING ONE): Redesignated Reconnaissance Attack Wing ONE (RECONATKWING ONE) with the end of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear bomber role and the conversion of the A-5 Vigilante nuclear bomber squadrons (VAH) to RA-5C Vigilante reconnaissance squadrons (RVAH).
      • Reconnaissance Attack Wing ONE (RECONATKWING ONE): Disestablished in Jan 1980 with the retirement of the RA-5C Vigilante and disestablishment of RVAH squadrons.
      • Medium Attack Wing ONE (MATWING ONE): Established 1 Oct 1971, Redesignated Medium Attack Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (MATWINGLANT).
      • Medium Attack Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (MATWINGLANT): Disestablished with the retirement of the A-6 Intruder.
      • Light Attack Wing ONE (LATWING ONE): Established in 1970. Redesignated Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (STRKFITWINGLANT) in Dec 1992 with replacement of the A-7 Corsair II by the F/A-18 Hornet in the Atlantic Fleet.
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
      • Heavy Attack Wing TWO (HATWING TWO): Disestablished 30 Jun 1959, squadrons realigned under Fleet Air Whidbey.
      • Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing THIRTEEN (VAQWING 13): Established 1 Sep 1968. Disestablished 1972, squadrons realigned under Fleet Air Whidbey.
      • Medium Attack, Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (MATVAQWINGPAC): Established from Fleet Air Whidbey in 1973. Disestablished 15 Jan 1993. ATTACKWINGPAC and VAQWINGPAC were established to assume type wing control of the wing's VA and VAQ squadrons respectively.
      • Electronic Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (VAQWINGPAC): Established 1 Feb 1993 to assume type wing control of the disestablished MATVAQWINGPAC's VAQ squadrons. Renamed Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (VAQWINGPAC) in 1998.
      • Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (ATTACKWINGPAC): Established 1 Feb 1993 to assume type wing control of the disestablished MATVAQWINGPAC's VA squadrons. Disestablished with the retirement of the A-6E Intruder.
      • Light Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (LATWINGPAC): Established from Fleet Air Lemoore 1 Jul 1973. Redesignated Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (STRKFITWINGPAC) on 5 Apr 91 with replacement of the A-7 Corsair II by the F/A-18 Hornet in the Pacific Fleet.
  • Anti Submarine and Sea Control Wings
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
      • Air Antisubmarine Wing ONE (AIRANTISUBWING ONE): Established 1 Apr 1973. Redesignated Sea Strike Wing ONE (SEASTRIKEWING ONE) May 1978.
      • Sea Strike Wing ONE (SEASTRIKEWING ONE): Redesignated Sea Control Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SEACONWINGLANT) 1 Oct 1992.
      • Sea Control Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SEACONWINGLANT ): Disestablished 30 Jan 2009 with retirement of the S-3 Viking.
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing ONE (HSWING ONE): Established 1 Apr 1973, redesignated Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSWINGLANT).
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSWINGLANT): Disestablished 1 Apr 2005, squadrons realigned under Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSCWINGLANT).
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing ONE (HSLWING ONE): Redesignated Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSLWINGLANT):
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSLWINGLANT): Redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSMWINGLANT) in Apr 2005.
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
      • Anti Submarine Warfare Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (ASWWINGPAC) (included Pacific Fleet logistics and service support squadrons as well as ASW squadrons): Established from Fleet Air San Diego in July 1973. Disestablished in Sep 1993. SECONWINGPAC, HSWINGPAC, HSLWINGPAC and HELTACWINGPAC were established to assume control of the wing's VS, HS, HSL and HC/HM squadrons respectively.
      • Sea Control Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet (SEACONWINGPAC): Established 22 Apr 1993 to assume type wing control of VS squadrons from the disestablished ASWWINGPAC. Disestablished 19 Aug 2005, remaining squadrons re-aligned under SECONWINGLANT.
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSWINGPAC): Established 15 July 1993 to assume type wing control of HS squadrons from the disestablished ASWWINGPAC. Disestablished in Apr 2005, squadrons realigned under Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWINGPAC).
      • Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSLWINGPAC): Established May 1993 to assume type wing control of HSL squadrons from the disestablished ASWWINGPAC. Redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSMWINGPAC) on 1 Apr 2005.
  • Logistics and Service Support Wings
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
      • Fleet Tactical Support Wing ONE (FLTTACSUPWING ONE): Established Jul 1973.[18] Disestablished 1 Oct 1989.[19]
      • Helicopter Tactical Wing ONE (HELTACWING ONE): Established 1 Oct 1982, redesignated Helicopter Tactical Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HELTACWINGLANT) Sep 1993.
      • Helicopter Tactical Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HELTACWINGLANT): Redesignated Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (HSCWINGLANT) 1 Apr 2005.
    • Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
      • Helicopter Tactical Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet (HELTACWINGPAC): Established in July 1993 to assume type wing control of HC and HM squadrons from the disestablished ASWWINGPAC. Redesignated Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWINGPAC) in Apr 2005.
  • Patrol Wings and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wings[20]
    • PATRECONWING ONE: Established as Patrol Wing ONE (first use of the designation) on 1 Oct 1937, redesignated Fleet Air Wing ONE (FAW-1) on 1 Nov 1942, redesignated Patrol Wing ONE (second use of the designation) on 30 Jun 1973, redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ONE on 1 June 1999. Ceased operations as a functional wing after 2000 and was redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 7th Fleet/CTF-72 exercising operational control over VP squadrons deployed to 7th Fleet.
    • PATWING TWO: Established as Patrol Wing TWO (first use of the designation) on 1 Oct 1937, redesignated Fleet Air Wing Two (FAW-2) on 1 Nov 1942, redesignated Patrol Wing TWO (2nd use of the designation) on 30 Jun 1973, disestablished on 8 Jun 1993.
    • PATRECONWING TWO: Established as Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TWO in Oct 2003,[21] disestablished on 1 May 2017[22]
    • PATWING THREE: Established as Patrol Wing THREE on 1 Oct 1937, redesignated Fleet Air Wing THREE (FAW-3) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 30 Jun 1971.
    • PATWING FOUR: Established as Patrol Wing FOUR (first use of the designation) on 1 Oct 1937, redesignated Fleet Air Wing FOUR (FAW-4) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 30 Jun 1970.
    • PATWING FIVE: Established as Patrol Wing FIVE (first use of the designation) on 1 Oct 1937, redesignated Fleet Air Wing FIVE (FAW-5) on 1 Nov 1942, redesignated Patrol Wing FIVE (second use of the designation) on 1 Jul 1973, redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE on 26 Mar 1999, disestablished in 2009.
    • PATWING SEVEN: Established as Patrol Wing Support Force on 1 Mar 1941, redesignated Patrol Wing SEVEN on 1 Jul 1941, redesignated Fleet Air Wing SEVEN (FAW-7) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 4 Aug 1945.
    • PATWING EIGHT: Established as Patrol Wing EIGHT on 8 Jul 1941, redesignated Fleet Air Wing EIGHT (FAW-8) (first use of the FAW-8 designation) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 3 Jul 1946.
    • PATWING NINE: Established as Patrol Wing NINE in Apr 1942, redesignated Fleet Air Wing NINE (FAW-9) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 19 Jul 1945.
    • PATWING TEN: Established as Patrol Wing TEN (first use of the designation) in Dec 1940, redesignated Fleet Air Wing TEN (FAW-10) (first use of the FAW-10 designation), disestablished on 7 Jun 1947. Note: the current Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN does not share a lineage with this wing, that wing was established in 1981 as the second Patrol Wing to use the PATWING 10 designation.
    • PATWING TWELVE: Established as Patrol Wing TWELVE on 16 Sep 1942, redesignated Fleet Air Wing TWELVE (FAW-12) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished on 14 Jul 1945.
    • PATWING FOURTEEN: Established as Patrol Wing FOURTEEN on 15 Oct 1942, redesignated Fleet Air Wing FOURTEEN (FAW-14) on 1 Nov 1942, disestablished in 1969.
  • United States Navy Reserve Air Wings
    • Helicopter Wing Reserve (HELWINGRES) Tail Code “NW”: Disestablished. Remaining reserve helicopter squadrons continue to use tail code NW even though the wing no longer exists.
    • Reserve Tactical Support Wing: Established in 1974, redesignated Fleet Logistics Support Wing (FLSW) in 1983.[23]
    • Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic: Established in 1970, combined with Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific in 1999 and redesignated Reserve Patrol Wing, disestablished in 2007[24]
    • Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific/Patrol Wing FOUR (second use of the Patrol Wing FOUR designation): Established in 1970, combined with Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic in 1999 and redesignated Reserve Patrol Wing, disestablished in 2007[25]

Disestablished Training Air Wings (TAW)[edit]

  • Training Air Wing THREE (TRAWING THREE) Tail Code "C": Established in 1971 to control training activities at NAS Chase Field, TX. Disestablished 31 Aug 1992 with the closure of NAS Chase Field and disestablishment of subordinate squadrons.[26]
  • Training Air Wing SEVEN (TRAWING SEVEN): Established 1 Feb 1972 to control training activities at NAS Saufely Field, FL.[27] Disestablished in 1976 with deactivation of the Saufley Field airfield and disestablishment of subordinate squadrons.[28]
  • Training Air Wing EIGHT (TRAWING EIGHT): Established in 1972 to control training activities at NAS Glynco, GA.[29][30] Disestablished in 1974 with closure of NAS Glynco.[31] Subordinate squadron was relocated to NAS Pensacola and realigned under TRAWING SIX.

Disestablished Carrier Air Groups (Ship Named Groups, CVG, CVLG, CVEG, CVAG, CVBG) or designations no longer in use (prior to 1963)[edit]

Prior to 20 Dec 1963 aircraft squadrons which operated from aircraft carriers were organized into Carrier Air Groups (CVG). There were sometimes variations of the Air Group designation adding a modifying letter between the V and the G to indicate the type of aircraft carrier from which the group operated: E-Escort Carrier, L-Light Carrier, B-Large Carrier, A-Medium Carrier. On 20 December 1963 all existing Carrier Air Groups were redesignated Carrier Air Wings (CVW).
Note: the parenthetical (1st), (2nd), (3rd) appended to some Carrier Air Group designations below are not a part of the Group's designation. They are added to indicate that the designation was used more than one time during the history of U.S. Navy Naval Aviation and to specify which use of the designation is indicated. There is not necessarily any connection between two or more Carrier Air Groups which shared the same designation.

Ship-Named Air Groups established pre WWII[32][edit]

Air Groups established during WWII [33][edit]

Fleet Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVG) and Large Carrier (Midway class) Carrier Air Groups (CVBG)[edit]
  • CVG-1(1st) Established 1 May 1943, disestablished 25 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-2(1st) Established 1 Jun 1943, disestablished 9 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-3(1st) See CVW-3 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-4(1st) See CVW-1 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-5(1st) See CVW-5 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-6(1st) Established 15 Mar 1943, disestablished 29 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-7(1st) Established 3 Jan 1944, disestablished 8 Jul 1946.
  • CVG-8(1st) Established 1 Jun 1943, disestablished 23 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-9(1st) Established 1 Mar 1942, disestablished 15 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-10(1st) Established 16 Apr 1942, disestablished 16 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-11(1st) See CVW-11 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-12(1st) Established 9 Jan 1942, disestablished 17 Sep 1945.
  • CVG-13(1st) Established 2 Nov 1943, disestablished 20 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-14(1st) Established 1 Sep 1943, disestablished 14 Jun 1945.
  • CVG-15(1st) Established 1 Sep 1942, disestablished 30 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-16(1st) Established 16 Nov 1942, disestablished 6 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-17(1st)/CVBG-17 See CVW-6 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-18 See CVW-7 in the "Currently Active Wings" section
  • CVG-19(1st) See CVW-19 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-20 Established 15 Oct 1943, redesignated CVAG-9 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-9(2nd) on 1 Sep 1948, disestablished 1 Dec 1949.
  • CVBG-74 See CVW-2 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVBG-75 Established 1 Jun 1945, redesignated CVBG-3 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-4(2nd) on 1 Sep 1948, disestablished 8 Jun 1950.
  • CVG-80 Established 1 Feb 1944, disestablished 16 Sep 1946.
  • CVG-81 Established 1 Mar 1944, redesignated CVAG-13 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-13(2nd) on 1 Sep 1948, disestablished 30 Nov 1949.
  • CVG-82 Established 1 Apr 1944, redesignated CVAG-17 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-17(2nd) on 1 Sep 1948, disestablished 15 Sep 1958.
  • CVG-83 Established 1 May 1944, disestablished 24 Sep 1945.[14]
  • CVG-84 Established 1 May 1944, disestablished 8 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-85 Established 15 May 1944, disestablished 27 Sep 1945.
  • CVG-86 Established 15 Jun 1944, disestablished 21 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-87 Established 1 Jul 1944, disestablished 2 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-88 Established 18 Aug 1944, disestablished 29 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-89 Established 2 Oct 1944, disestablished 27 Apr 1946.
  • CVG-92 Established 2 Dec 1944, disestablished 18 Dec 1946.
  • CVG-93 Established 21 Dec 1944, disestablished 30 Apr 1946.
  • CVG-94 Established 15 Nov 1944, disestablished 7 Nov 1945.
  • CVG-95 Established 2 Jan 1945, disestablished 31 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-97 Established 1 Nov 1944, disestablished 31 Mar 1946.
  • CVG-98 Established 28 Aug 1944, redesignated CVAG-21 on 15 Nov 1946, disestablished 5 Aug 1947.
  • CVG-99 Established 15 Jul 1944, disestablished 8 Sep 1945.
  • CVG-100 Established 1 Apr 1944, disestablished 20 Feb 1946.
  • CVG-150 Established 22 Jan 1945, disestablished 2 Nov 1946.
  • CVG-151 Established 12 Feb 1945, disestablished 6 Oct 1945.
  • CVG-152 Established 5 Mar 1945, disestablished 21 Sep 1945.
  • CVG-153 Established 26 Mar 1945, redesignated CVAG-15 on 15 Nov 1946, redesignated CVG-15(2nd) on 1 Sep 1948, disestablished 1 Dec 1949.
Light Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVLG) and Escort Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVEG)[edit]
  • CVLG-21 Established 15 May 1943, disestablished 5 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-22 Established 30 Sep 1943, disestablished 15 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-23 Established 16 Nov 1942, disestablished 19 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-24 Established 31 Dec 1942, disestablished 25 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-25/CVEG-25 Established 15 Feb 1943, redesignated CVEG-25 28 Aug 1944, disestablished 20 Sep 1945.
  • CVEG-26 Established 4 May 1942, disestablished 13 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-27 Established 1 Mar 1942, disestablished 26 Oct 1945.
  • CVLG-28 Established 6 May 1942, disestablished 6 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-29 Established 18 Jul 1942, disestablished 10 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-30 Established 1 Apr 1943, disestablished 12 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-31 Established 1 May 1943, disestablished 28 Oct 1945.
  • CVLG-32 Established 1 Jun 1943, disestablished 13 Nov 1945.
  • CVEG-33 Established 15 May 1944, disestablished 19 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-34 Established 1 Apr 1945, disestablished 5 Dec 1945.
  • CVEG-35 Established 15 Jul 1943, disestablished 19 Nov 1945.
  • CVEG-36 Established 15 May 1944, disestablished 28 Jan 1946.
  • CVEG-37 Established 15 Jul 1943, disestablished 20 Dec 1945.
  • CVLG-38/CVEG-38 Established 16 Jun 1943, redesignated CVEG-38 on 15 Aug 1944, disestablished 31 Jan 1946.
  • CVEG-39/CVLG-39 Established 15 Mar 1945, redesignated CVLG-39 on 2 Jul 1945, disestablished 10 Sep 1945.
  • CVEG-40 Established 15 Jun 1943, disestablished 19 Nov 1945.
  • CVEG-41 Established 26 Mar 1945, redesignated CVEG-1 on 15 Nov 1946, disestablished 1 Sep 1948.
  • CVEG-42 Established 15 Jul 1945, redesignated CVEG-2 on 15 Nov 1946, disestablished 1 Sep 1948.
  • CVEG-43 Established 9 Aug 1945, disestablished 17 Jun 1946.
  • CVLG-43 Established 1 Aug 1943, disestablished 8 Nov 1943.
  • CVLG-44 Established 1 Feb 1944, disestablished 18 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-45 Established 1 Apr 1944, disestablished 10 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-46 Established 15 Apr 1944, disestablished 14 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-47 Established 15 Apr 1944, disestablished 21 Sep 1945.
  • CVLG-48 Established 1 Jun 1944, disestablished 2 Jan 1945.
  • CVEG-49/CVLG-49 Established 10 Aug 1944, redesignated CVLG-49 on 1 Jan 1945, disestablished 27 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-50/CVEG-50 Established 10 Aug 1944, redesignated CVEG-50 on 1 Oct 1944, disestablished 29 Oct 1945.
  • CVLG-51 Established 22 Sep 1943, disestablished 13 Nov 1945.
  • CVLG-52 Established 1 Sep 1943, disestablished 8 Nov 1943.
  • CVEG-60 Established 15 Jul 1943, disestablished 15 Nov 1945.
  • CVEG-66 Established 1 Jan 1945, disestablished 6 Jun 1945.
Night Carrier Air Groups (CVG(N), CVLG(N), CVEG(N))[edit]
  • CVLG(N)-41 Established 28 Aug 1944, disestablished 25 Feb 1945.
  • CVLG(N)-42 Established 28 Aug 1944, disestablished 2 Jan 1945.
  • CVLG(N)-43 Established 2 Aug 1944, disestablished 2 Jan 1945.
  • CVLG(N)-52/CVG(N)-52 Established 20 Oct 1944, redesignated CVG(N)-52 on 6 Jan 1945, disestablished 15 Dec 1945.
  • CVG(N)-53 Established 2 Jan 1945, disestablished 11 Jun 1945.
  • CVG(N)-55 Established 1 Mar 1945, disestablished 11 Dec 1945.
  • CVEG(N)-63 Established 20 Jun 1945, disestablished 11 Dec 1945.
  • CVG(N)-90 Established 25 Aug 1944, disestablished 21 Jun 1946.
  • CVG(N)-91 Established 5 Oct 1944, disestablished 21 Jun 1946.

Air Groups established after WWII but before 15 Nov 1946 redesignations[34][edit]

  • CVLG-58 Established as CVLG-58 on 19 Mar 1946, redesignated CVLG-1 on 15 Nov 1946, disestablished 1 Sep 1948.

Air Groups redesignated on 15 Nov 1946 or established before 1 Sep 1948 redesignations[35][edit]

Carrier Air Groups still in existence on 15 November 1946 were redesignated in accordance with a new Carrier Air Group Designation scheme: "A" for Air Groups assigned to medium carriers (Essex class) "B" for those assigned to large carriers (Midway class), "L" for those assigned to light carriers (Independence or Siapan classes) and "E" for those assigned to remaining WWII escort carriers.

Medium Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVAG)[edit]
  • CVAG-1 Tail Code "T". See CVW-1 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVAG-3 Tail Code "K". See CVW-3 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVAG-5 Tail Code "S". See CVW-5 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVAG-7 Tail Code "L". See CVW-7 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVAG-9 Tail Code "PS". See CVG-20 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVAG-11 Tail Code "V". See CVW-11 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVAG-13 Tail Code "P". See CVG-81 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVAG-15 Tail Code "A". See CVG-153 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVAG-17 Tail Code "R". See CVG-82 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVAG-19 Tail Code "B". See CVW-19 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVAG-21 Tail Code "RI". See CVG-98 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
Large Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVBG)[edit]
  • CVBG-1 Tail Code "M". See CVW-2 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVBG-3 Tail Code "F". See CVBG-75 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVBG-5 Tail Code "C". See CVW-6 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
Light Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVLG) and Escort Carrier Carrier Air Groups (CVEG)[edit]
  • CVLG-1 Tail Code "SA". See CLVG-58 in the "Air Groups established after WWII but before 15 Nov 1946" section.
  • CVEG-1 Tail Code "BS". See CVEG-41 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVEG-2 Tail Code "SL". See CVEG-42 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVEG-3 Established 21 Apr 1947, disestablished 15 Sep 1948.

Air Groups redesignated on 1 Sep 1948 or established before 20 Dec 1963 redesignations[36][edit]

Carrier Air Groups still in existence on 1 Sep 1948 were redesignated in accordance with a new Carrier Air Group Designation scheme: All groups designated CVAG or CVBG were redesignated CVG. CVLG and CVEG groups were disestablished.

  • CVG-1(2nd) Tail Code "T" (1946), "AB" (1957). See CVW-1 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-2(2nd) Tail Code "M" (1946), "NE" (1957). See CVW-2 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-3(2nd) Tail Code "K" (1946), "AC" (1957). See CVW-3 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-4(2nd) Tail Code "F" (1946). See CVBG-75 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVG-4(3rd) Tail Code "F" (1950), "AD" (1957). See RCVW-4 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-5(2nd) Tail Code "S" (1946), "NF" (1957). See CVW-5 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-6(2nd) Tail Code "C" (1946), "AF" (1957), "AE" (1963). See CVW-6 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-7(2nd) Tail Code "L" (1946), "AG" (1957). See CVW-7 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-8(2nd) Tail Code "E" (1951), "AJ" (1957). See CVW-8 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-9(2nd) Tail Code "PS" (1946), "D" (1948). See CVG-20 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVG-9(3rd) Tail Code "N" (1952), "NG" (1957). See CVW-9 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-10(2nd) Tail Code "P" (1952), "AK" (1957). See CVW-10(1st) in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-11(2nd) Tail Code "V" (1946), "NH" (1957). See CVW-11 in the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • CVG-12(2nd) Tail Code "D" (1950), "NJ" (1957). See RCVW-12 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-13(2nd) Tail Code "P" (1946). See CVG-81 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVG-13(3rd) Tail Code "AE". Established 21 Aug 1961, disestablished 1 Oct 1962.
  • CVG-14(2nd) Tail Code "A" (1950), "NK" (1957). See CVW-14 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-15(2nd) Tail Code "A: (1946). See CVG-153 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVG-15(3rd) Tail Code "H" (1951), "NL" (1957). See CVW-15 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-16(2nd) Tail Code "AH". See CVW-16 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-17(2nd) Tail Code "R" (1946), "AL" (1957). See CVG-82 in the "Air Groups established during WWII" section.
  • CVG-19(2nd) Tail Code "B" (1946), "NM" (1957). See CVW-19 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-21(1st) Established 15 Sep 1948, disestablished 15 Mar 1949.
  • CVG-21(2nd) Tail Code "G" (1955), "NP" (1957). See CVW-21 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-101 Tail Code "A" (1950), "NK" (1957). See CVW-14 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.
  • CVG-102 Tail Code "D" (1950) "NJ" (1957). See RCVW-12 in the "Disestablished Carrier Air Wings" section.

Disestablished Fleet Air Wings/Patrol Wings or designations no longer in use[37][edit]

All Patrol Wings in existence on 1 Nov 1942 were redesignated Fleet Air Wings. Additional Fleet Air Wings were established during WWII and as late as 1963. All Fleet Air Wings still in existence in 1973 were redesignated Patrol Wings except for FAW-10 (the second to use the designation) which was disestablished.

  • FAW-1: See PATRECONWING ONE in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-2: See PATWING TWO in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-3: See PATWING THREE in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-4: See PATWING FOUR in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-5: See PATWING FIVE in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-6(1st): Established as FAW-6 (first use of the designation) on 2 Nov 1942, disestablished on 1 Dec 1945.
  • FAW-6(2nd): Established as FAW-6 (second use of the designation) on 4 Aug 1950, disestablished on 1 Jul 1972.
  • FAW-7: See PATWING SEVEN in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-8(1st): See PATWING EIGHT in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-8(2nd): Established as FAW-8 (second use of the designation) on 1 Jul 1965, disestablished on 1 Aug 1972.
  • FAW-9: See PATWING NINE in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-10(1st): See PATWING TEN in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-10(2nd): Established as FAW-10 (second use of the designation) on 29 Jun 1963, disestablished on 30 Jun 1973.
  • FAW-11: See PATRECONWING ELEVEN in the "Type and Functional Wings" subsection of the "Currently Active Wings" section.
  • FAW-12: See PATWING TWELVE in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-14: See PATWING FOURTEEN in the "Disestablished Type and Functional Wings or designations no longer in use" section.
  • FAW-15: Established as FAW-15 on 1 Dec 1942, disestablished on 28 Jul 1945.
  • FAW-16: Established as FAW-16 on 16 Feb 1943, disestablished on 27 Jun 1945.
  • FAW-17: Established as FAW-17 on 15 Sep 1943, disestablished on 2 Jan 1946.
  • FAW-18: Established as FAW-18 on 5 May 1945, disestablished on 30 Jun 1947.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  2. ^ Naval Aviation News July-August 1992 pg4
  3. ^ https://www.history.navy.mil/content/dam/nhhc/research/histories/naval-aviation/dictionary-of-american-naval-aviation-squadrons-volume-2/pdfs/Appen13.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.history.navy.mil/content/dam/nhhc/research/histories/naval-aviation/dictionary-of-american-naval-aviation-squadrons-volume-2/pdfs/Appen13.pdf
  5. ^ [OPNAV Notice 5400 (5400.8543) Modification of Officer in Charge, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Fifth Fleet Det Bahrain], issued 13 October 2011
  6. ^ OPNAVNOTE 5400 dated 9 Jul 2015
  7. ^ Naval Aviation News October 1971 pg 23
  8. ^ Naval Aviation News October 1971 pg 23
  9. ^ Naval Aviation News October 1971 pg 23
  10. ^ Naval Aviation News April 1972 pg 3
  11. ^ Naval Aviation News April 1972 pg 3
  12. ^ Naval Aviation News April 1972 pg 3
  13. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  14. ^ a b c Roy A. Grossnick (ed.), United States Naval Aviation 1910–1995, Appendix 15, accessed May 2012
  15. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  16. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  17. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  18. ^ Naval Aviation News November 1974 pg 34
  19. ^ Naval Aviation News November-December 1989
  20. ^ https://www.history.navy.mil/content/dam/nhhc/research/histories/naval-aviation/dictionary-of-american-naval-aviation-squadrons-volume-2/pdfs/Appen13.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.vpnavy.com/cpw.html
  22. ^ OPNAVNOTE 5400 dated 10 May 2016
  23. ^ http://www.public.navy.mil/navres/cflsw/Pages/default.aspx
  24. ^ http://www.vpnavy.com/cpw.html
  25. ^ http://www.vpnavy.com/cpw.html
  26. ^ Naval Aviation News November-December 1992 pg 7
  27. ^ Naval Aviation News April 1972 pg 3
  28. ^ Naval Aviation News June 1977 pg 34.
  29. ^ Naval Aviation News Oct 1971 pg 23
  30. ^ Naval Aviation News April 1972 pg 3
  31. ^ Naval Aviation News November 1974 pg 29
  32. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  33. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  34. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  35. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  36. ^ http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-Wings/Airgroup-Basis-en.htm
  37. ^ https://www.history.navy.mil/content/dam/nhhc/research/histories/naval-aviation/dictionary-of-american-naval-aviation-squadrons-volume-2/pdfs/Appen13.pdf

References[edit]

  • Roy A. Grossnick (ed.), United States Naval Aviation 1910–1995, [1]