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VAQ-136 Gauntlets

Deployments, Carriers & Air Wings

 

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Established: TACELRON One Three Six

(Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Six)

NAS Whidbey Island, WA

06 APR 73

 

 

 

Deployment Dates

Carrier

Air Wing

Tail Code

Operating Area

23 NOV 1973 ~ 09 JUL 1974

USS Kitty Hawk

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

21 MAY ~ 15 DEC 1975

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-11

NH

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

31 MAR ~ 21 OCT 1977

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-7

AG

Mediterranean

03 OCT 1978 ~ 05 APR 1979

USS Saratoga

CV-60

CVW-3

AC

Mediterranean

23 ~ 29 FEB 1980

 

CVW-5

NF

TRANSPAC

Homeport change to NAF Atsugi, Japan

14 JUL ~ 26 NOV 1980

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

23 FEB ~ 05 JUN 1981

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

26 JUN ~ 16 JUL 1981

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

03 SEP ~ 06 OCT 1981

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

26 APR ~ 18 JUN 1982

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise TEAM SPIRIT

14 SEP ~ ?? DEC 1982

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

NORPAC

WESTPAC

08 DEC 1982 ~ 02 JUN 1983

USS America

CV-66

CVW-1

AB

Mediterranean

Indian Ocean

Exercise BEACON FLASH

02 JUN ~ 08 AUG 1983

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

25 OCT ~ 11 DEC 1983

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

15 OCT ~ 12 DEC 1984

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

01 FEB ~ 28 MAR 1985

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

10 JUN ~ 14 OCT 1985

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

15 NOV ~ 12 DEC 1985

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

17 JAN ~ 30 MAR 1986

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

24 MAR ~ ?? OCT 1986

 

CVW-5

NF

TRANSPAC to & from CONUS

09 JAN ~ 20 MAR 1987

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

23 APR ~ 13 JUL 1987

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

15 OCT 1987 ~ 12 APR 1988

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Operation EARNEST WILL

Exercise TEAM SPIRIT

18 OCT ~ 09 NOV 1988

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

21 JAN ~ 24 FEB 1989

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

27 FEB ~ 09 APR 1989

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise TEAM SPIRIT

31 MAY ~ 25 JUL 1989

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

15 AUG ~ 11 DEC 1989

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Exercise THALAY

Operation CLASSIC RESOLVE

25 JAN ~ 06 APR 1990

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

?? JUN ~ 21 JUN 1990

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Onboard explosions & fire on 20 JUNE

~ 125 nautical miles NE of Japan

02 OCT 1990 ~ 17 APR 1991

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation IMMINENT THUNDER

Operation DESERT SHIELD

Operation DESERT STORM

10 AUG ~ 22 AUG 1991

USS Midway

CV-41

CVW-5

NF

Transit to Pearl Harbor, HI

Air Wing Swap out with

USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

28 AUG ~ 11 SEP 1991

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

Transit from Pearl Harbor, HI

to Yokosuka, Japan

15 APR ~ 13 OCT 1992

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

15 FEB ~ 25 MAR 1993

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise TEAM SPIRIT

11 MAY ~ 01 JUL 1993

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

17 NOV 1993 ~ 17 MAR 1994

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

19 JUL ~ 29 AUG 1994

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

19 AUG ~ 18 NOV 1995

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

09 FEB ~ 27 MAR 1996

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

15 FEB ~ 10 JUN 1997

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise COBRA GOLD

23 JAN ~ 06 JUN 1998

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

07 ~ 16 JUL 1998

USS Independence

CV-62

CVW-5

NF

Transit to Pearl Harbor, HI

Air Wing Swap out with

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

?? JUL ~ 11 AUG 1998

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Transit from Pearl Harbor, HI

to Yokosuka, Japan

30 SEP ~ 13 NOV 1998

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Sea of Japan

Exercise FOAL EAGLE

02 MAR ~ 25 AUG 1999

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Exercise TANDEM THRUST

Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

22 OCT ~ 10 NOV 1999

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

ANNUALEX 11G

11 APR ~ 05 JUN 2000

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise COBRA GOLD

26 SEP ~ 20 NOV 2000

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Sea of Japan

Exercise FOAL EAGLE

Exercise KEEN SWORD

02 MAR ~ 11 JUN 2001

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Exercise MERLION

Exercise TANDEM THRUST

21 ~ 30 SEP 2001

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

30 OCT ~ 16 NOV 2001

 

CVW-5

NF

Weapons Training Det,

Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

12 ~ 15 MAR 2002

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

18 MAR ~ 01 APR 2001

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

15 APR ~ 05 JUN 2002

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

25 OCT ~ 13 DEC 2002

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

ANNUALEX 14G

20 ~ 22 JAN 2003

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

23 JAN ~ 06 MAY 2003

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

01 NOV ~ 12 DEC 2003

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

08 ~ 16 JAN 2004

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

INSURV

18 FEB ~ 24 MAY 2004

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

19 JUL ~ 07 SEP 2004

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Summer Pulse 2004

26 ~ 31 JAN 2005

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

23 MAY ~ 20 AUG 2005

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2005

24 OCT ~ 12 DEC 2005

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

08 JUN ~ 15 SEP 2006

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC
Exercise Valiant Shield 2006
Indian Ocean

17 OCT ~ 10 DEC 2006

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC
ANNUALEX 18G

23 MAY ~ 21 SEP 2007

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC
Exercise Talisman Sabre 2007

Exercise Valiant Shield 2007

Exercise Malabar 2007

21 OCT ~ 27 NOV 2007

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC
Exercise 9th Keen Sword

ANNUALEX 19G

18 MAR ~ 04 APR 2008

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

15 MAR ~ 12 MAY 2008

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

28 MAY ~ 06 AUG 2008

USS Kitty Hawk

CV-63

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

Transit to Pearl Harbor, HI

RIMPAC 2008

Transit to San Diego, CA

21 AUG ~ SEP 25 2008

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Transit from San Diego, CA to

Yokosuka, Japan

WESTPAC

01 OCT ~ 21 NOV 2008

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

06 MAY ~ 15 MAY 2009

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

20 MAY ~ 05 JUN 2009

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

WESTPAC

10 JUN ~ 03 SEP 2009

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

06 OCT ~ 23 NOV 2009

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

WESTPAC

ANNUALEX 2009

ANNUALEX 21G

19 MAY ~ 01 NOV 2010

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

Carrier Qualifications

WESTPAC
Exercise Valiant Shield 2010

24 NOV ~ 14 DEC 2010

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

WESTPAC

Exercise Keen Sword 2010

12 JUN ~ 27 AUG 2011

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

WESTPAC

Indian Ocean

19 SEP 2011 ~ 22 NOV 2011

USS George Washington

CVN-73

CVW-5

NF

Japan Operating Area

WESTPAC

ANNUALEX 2011

14 FEB 2012

 

 

NF

TRANSPAC

Homeport change to NAS Whidbey Island, WA for transition to EA-18G Growler

01 FEB 2013

 

 

NL

NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Certified "Safe for Flight" on the EA-18G Growler

03 JUN ~ 10 AUG 2014

USS Ronald Reagan

CVN-76

CVW-2

NE

RIMPAC

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

CVW-5, Koku-Fan Illustrated, 95-4 No. 81

U.S. Navy

U.S. Naval Historical Center

 

 

 

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