Commander, Naval Air Forces Announces 2010 Battle 'E' Winners

Story Number: NNS110209-21Release Date: 2/9/2011 4:36:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced the winners of the 2010 Squadron Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") competition awards, Feb. 2.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), were the Battle "E" winners in the aircraft carrier category for the West and East Coasts, respectively.

The 2010 CNAF squadron Battle "E" winners for both the East and West Coasts are:

- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, "Warhawks"
- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, "Ragin' Bulls"
- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, "Tophatters"
- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, "Pukin Dogs"
- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, "Cougars"
- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, "Zappers"
- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, "Liberty Bells"
- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, "Seahawks"
- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, "Chargers."
- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, "Nightdippers"
- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, "Warlords."
- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, "Proud Warriors"
- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, "Wildcards"
- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, "Dragon Wales"
- Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, "Screaming Eagles"
- Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, "Pelicans"
- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132, "Scorpions"
- Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, "Saberhawks"
- Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 "Vanguard"
- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 "World Watchers."
- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 3, "Ironman"
- Patrol Squadron Special Projects Unit (VPU) 2, "Wizards"
- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (40) "Rawhides."

"In a time when we are continually asked to do more with less, the Sailors, officers and aviators of these carriers and squadrons continue to achieve and surpass the high standards of those who have come before," said CNAF Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers, in the Naval message announcing the winners. "I am proud of the tactical excellence and sound fiscal execution that you have all displayed. You have my personal congratulations on a job well done."

The Battle "E" competition is conducted to strengthen individual command performance, overall force readiness, and to recognize outstanding performance within the Naval Aviation Force.

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Senior Chief Quartermaster James Fox and Quartermaster 3rd Class Adam Tricker post the Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle
110205-N-YB753-039 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 5, 2011) Senior Chief Quartermaster James Fox and Quartermaster 3rd Class Adam Tricker post the Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle "E") onto the starboard side awards stack of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales/Released)
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