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Old December 22nd 06, 03:23 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Mike Weeks wrote:
Mike Weeks wrote:

Must be boring as heck to now be CAG-17 (CAPT T. M. Shoemaker).

More funny detailing jokes...I was going to be sent to the Connie as
AirBoss, while it was being decommissioned....ha-ha....retired instead.

Someone forgot to tell the detailer? g

Nipe, they gotta have a full ship's compliment to decomm..including the

Old December 24th 06, 10:59 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Mike Weeks wrote:

Ralph_S wrote:

I bought a copy of Air Forces Monthly last weekend, that includes an
overview of the current USN carrier wing compositions. To my amazement
I saw that CVW-17 currently doesn't seem to have _any_ Hornet squadrons
assigned to it. Until recently it had four:
VFA-103 Jolly Rogers is part of CVW-7, as is VFA-83 Rampagers. The two
other squadrons have been assigned to West Coast Air wings, although
they are still home-based at Oceana:
VFA-34 Blue Blasters is part of CVW-2 and VFA-81 Sunliners is assigned
to CVW-11.

So, what's going on? Will other Hornet squadrons be assigned to CVW-17
by the time that it deploys again?

That's the $64 question. CVW-17, having been assigned to JFK is
currently *assigned* to a deck (GW) which is in the yards for about a
year, and then she's to move to Japan. So the shortfall in Hornet
squadrons in other CVWs are being made up, no so much as from USMC
VMFAs, but by VFAs from CVW-17.

The real question is; what's to happen to CVW-17? Because there's not
another deck available given the decision to axe JFK without a 1-for-1

Fun times ahead, as indicated in another posting about the new
challenges facing NavAir.


With the Chinese sub that got way too close I think ASW needs to be
better rethought.

IMHO al CVs would become ASW platforms. I have Harpoon classic & often
create scenarios where an old CV performs this role. the US forces win
EVERY time. I even launched Los Angeles Class subs at my CTF & they
are busted. I tend to run Short Med & Long range so the Osprey takes
LR missions, EH101 for MR/LR Missions & Seahawks for SR/MR missions.
Fixed wing consist of 2-4 Harriers, & 4-6 Vikings for XLR/LR missions.
I may vary this on several carriers.


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