Commander, Naval Air Forces Story Archive

Strike Fighter Squadron 125 Holds Change of Command Ceremony  (2 May 2017)
Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Five, "Rough Raiders" welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, April 27.
HSC-23 Conducts Groundbreaking Fire Scout Operations at San Clemente Island  (15 May 2017)
The "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history this month, operating MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island utilizing a Mobile Mission Control Station (MMCS).
Air Boss Recognizes Contributions of Rotary Wing Community  (18 May 2017)
The successes of the rotary wing community and its multi-mission superiority were highlighted by the Air Boss, May 16, during his keynote at the 2017 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium.
Shipmate Going Ashore: "The Cougars" Proudly Retire a Chief Petty Officer  (14 June 2017)
The "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 were proud to retire Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Jody C. Perkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 20 years of faithful service in a ceremony held at the Bakerview Restaurant Chief Petty Officer's Club, May 26.
Air Boss Visits T-45C Training Wings   (29 June 2017)
Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), visited bases in Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; and Pensacola, Florida June 28 and 29, to introduce the new chief of naval air training (CNATRA) and to discuss the way forward for training in T-45C Goshawks.
Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific Holds Change of Command  (25 August 2017)
Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (CHSCWP) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, Aug. 24.
HSM Wing Pacific Begins Phase Two of Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise  (11 September 2017)
Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific (CHSMWP) began phase two of the annual Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise (DESI-EX), an international exercise held annually in conjunction with South American Naval Forces, Sept. 8, 2017.
HSC Weapons School Pacific Hosts Second Annual PHOENIX FIRE Exercise 2017  (6 October 2017)
Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Weapons School Pacific (HSCWSP) closed the 2017 fiscal year by hosting the second annual Phoenix Fire combined arms, live-fire joint exercise utilizing the Navy's Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE), Sept. 11-22.
VAQ-139 Changes Command  (11 October 2017)
The "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in San Diego, Oct. 5.
Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 Returns Home  (2 November 2017)
The men and women of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island after a six month deployment in the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AORs), October 23.
HSC-6 Changes Command  (18 December 2017)
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), December 6.
Miller Relieves Shoemaker, Becomes Navy's 8th Air Boss  (12 January 2018)
Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony in the hangar of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57 at Naval Air Station North Island, Jan. 11.
Seventh "Air Boss" Final Interview   (22 January 2018)
Q: Before we look back on your tour, what are you most excited about for the future of Naval Aviation? What do the current generation of aviators and sailors have to look forward to?
VP-9 Transitions from Orion to Poseidon  (8 February 2018)
With a new year comes unique challenges and pioneering opportunities. For the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, 2018 brings a new aircraft, a new home, and a new beginning.
Ready to fight, ready for flight: Growler visits JBER  (18 July 2018)
U.S. Navy Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ-139) from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, visits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to assist the 525th FS and 90th Fighter Squadron in a support exercise and integration training at JBER, Alaska, from July 8 to 26

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