List of United States Navy aircraft wings

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This is a list of United States Navy aircraft wings. It covers both Carrier air wings and land-based wings. Since air groups in the United States Navy were all redesignated as wings, it also covers groups.

Carrier Air Wings[edit]

Carrier Air Wings of the United States Navy (since 1963)
Wing Tail Code Established Notes
Carrier Air Wing One CVW-1 AB 1 July 1938
Carrier Air Wing Two CVW-2 NE 1 May 1945
Carrier Air Wing Three CVW-3 AC 1 July 1938
Readiness Carrier Air Wing Four RCVW-4 AD 1 September 1950 disestablished 1 July 1970; tail code now used by Atlantic Fleet training squadrons
Carrier Air Wing Five CVW-5 NF 15 February 1943
Carrier Air Wing Six CVW-6 AE 1 January 1943 disestablished 1 April 1993
Carrier Air Wing Seven CVW-7 AG 20 July 1943
Carrier Air Wing Eight CVW-8 AJ 9 April 1951
Carrier Air Wing Nine CVW-9 NG 26 March 1952
Carrier Air Wing Ten CVW-10 AK 1 May 1952 first establishment; disestablished 20 November 1969
Carrier Air Wing Ten CVW-10 NM 1 November 1986 second establishment; disestablished 30 September 1988; planned for assignment to USS Independence (CV-62) but not deployed
Carrier Air Wing Eleven CVW-11 NH 10 October 1942
Readiness Carrier Air Wing Twelve RCVW-12 NJ 1 August 1950 disestablished 1 June 1970; tail code still used by Pacific Fleet training squadrons
Carrier Air Wing Thirteen CVW-13 AK 1 March 1984 disestablished 1 January 1991[1]
Carrier Air Wing Fourteen CVW-14 NK 1 August 1950 reduced manning since 1 October 2103; scheduled for deactivation in FY17
Carrier Air Wing Fifteen CVW-15 NL 5 April 1951 disestablished 31 March 1995
Carrier Air Wing Sixteen CVW-16 AH 1 September 1960 disestablished 30 June 1971
Carrier Air Wing Seventeen CVW-17 NA 1 November 1966 assigned to Atlantic Fleet as CVG-17, 1946-1958; reactivated in Atlantic Fleet in 1966 with tail code of AA and reassigned to Pacific Fleet in 2012 with tail code of NA
Carrier Air Wing Nineteen CVW-19 NM 15 August 1943 disestablished 30 June 1977
Carrier Air Wing Twenty One CVW-21 NP 1 July 1955 disestablished 12 December 1975[1]
Bold-face name indicates active units.
Tail codes with a first letter "A" are affiliated with the Atlantic Fleet, while "N" denotes Pacific Fleet affiliation.

Reserve Carrier Air Wings[edit]

  • Carrier Air Wing Reserve Twenty // CVWR-20 // AF // 1 April 1970; redesignated as Tactical Support Wing (TSW), 1 April 2007
  • Carrier Air Wing Reserve Thirty // CVWR-30 // ND // 1 April 1970; disestablished December 1994

Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Attack Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Light Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Battle Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Escort Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Night Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Night Light Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Night Escort Carrier Air Group[edit]

Ship-Named Air Groups[edit]

Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Reserve Antisubmarine Carrier Air Groups[edit]

Patrol Wings[edit]

See PatWing

  • Patrol Wing 1
    • Redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1
  • Patrol Wing 2
    • Redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2
  • PatWing-3
  • PatWing-4
  • Patrol Wing 5
    • Redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5
  • PatWing-7
  • PatWing-8
  • PatWing-9
  • Patrol Wing 10
    • Redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10
  • Patrol Wing 11
    • Redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11
  • PatWing-12
  • PatWing-14
  • Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic
  • Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific

Fleet Air Wings[edit]

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wings[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roy A. Grossnick (ed.), United States Naval Aviation 1910–1995, Appendix 15, accessed May 2012
  2. ^ [OPNAV Notice 5400 (5400.8543) Modification of Officer in Charge, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Fifth Fleet Det Bahrain], issued 13 October 2011

References[edit]

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