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CVW-5 History Article
Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier air wing based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. The air wing is attached to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. It was initially formed in 1943. It has participated in the Second World War, the Korean War, the Gulf War, Operation Southern Watch, the War in Afghanistan, and the War in Iraq.
The wing's officially stated mission is 'To conduct carrier air warfare operations and assist in the planning, control, coordination and integration of seven air wing squadrons in support of carrier air warfare including; Interception and destruction of enemy aircraft and missiles in all-weather conditions to establish and maintain local air superiority. All-weather offensive air-to-surface attacks, Detection, localization, and destruction of enemy ships and submarines to establish and maintain local sea control. Aerial photographic, sighting, and electronic intelligence for naval and joint operations. Airborne early warning service to fleet forces and shore warning nets. Airborne electronic countermeasures. In-flight refueling operations to extend the range and the endurance of air wing aircraft and Search and rescue operations.'
The fixed-wing squadrons of the air wing transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture in 2017 and early 2018.
Actual Real World Assigned Subordinate Units:
The 127th Fighter Wing also has faster jets. Let’s face it, not everyone like to reign hellfire down at slower speeds.
When the 127th FW needs CAP, SEAD, Deep Strike, or CAS with a faster attitude they call for the F-16C Viper in the form of the 93d Fighter Squadron. The Mako’s will get the job done!
The 127th Fighter Wing employs numerous weapons to the virtual battlefield. One of these weapons allows for Close Air Support (CAS), Forward Air Control Airborne (FAC-A), extreme loitering time, and extensive munitions.
The A-10CII Warthog is the 75th Fighter Squadrons weapon of choice, and the results are absolutely destructive.
If you want something done, and don’t care/want to know how it gets done, give it to them...75th FS will get it done.
Influenced by the fantastical Star Wars Clone Wars Fighter Wing, the 127th Fighter Wing is the overseeing body of the simulated USAF Squadrons within JTF501.
Whether it's an A-10C, F-16C, or eventually the F-4 and F-15E, this Fighter Wing is your bread and butter.
127th Fighter Wing is accepting applicants for all airframes. Get your application while recruiting is still open!
Thanks to 75th FS Operations Officer "Boomer", we now have SERVER 2 up and running without a password so that anyone can come join and have fun with JTF501. This will also help in cases of recruitment and doing checkrides.
It's been a busy few weeks as the Squadron's have been accomplishing mission after mission. Here's a glimpse of Operation Guardian, a mission built around Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) which incorporated multiple aircraft platforms and mission roles. The A-10's, F-16's, F/A-18's, MI-24's, and UH-1's all working together providing SEAD, DEAD, ESCORT, STRIKE, CAP, and CSAR made for a very complex but satisfying mission. All while dealing with low ceilings and rain to boot.
Operation Mirror Mirror Part 2 went extremely well. All flights thoroughly enjoyed their tasking...more pictures to come to show the result of our might...in the meantime here are some screens from our team in action:
93d Fighter Squadron "Makos", VMFA-181 "Tridents", and our 75th Fighter Squadron "Tiger Sharks" are all currently recruiting. Don't be shy, we take all shapes and forms of experience. See our "APPLY" area.