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Deployments of USS AMERICA:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. These planes are from VRC-30 (west coast) or VRC-40 (east coast). These detachments are not listed below.

* not embarked for the entire deployment

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
November 30, 1965July 10, 1966
  

6VF-102 (F-4B)
VF-33 (F-4B)
VA-66 (A-4C)
VA-64 (A-4C)
VA-36 (A-4C)
RVAH (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.66 (A-3B)
VAW-12 Det.66 (E-1B)
HC-2 Det.66 (UH-2A)
AEMediterraneanUSS Sellers (DDG 11)
USS MacDonough (DLG 8)
USS Blandy (DD 943)
PHIBLEX 6-66Naples, Italy
Livorno, Italy
Cannes, France
Aranci Bay, Sardinia
Genoa, Italy
Toulon, France
Taranto, Italy
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Beirut, Lebanon
Valletta, Malta
January 10, 1967September 20, 1967
  

6VF-102 (F-4B)
VF-33 (F-4B)
VA-66 (A-4C)
VA-64 (A-4C)
VA-36 (A-4C)
RVAH-5 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.66 (KA-3B)
VAW-122 (E-2A)
HC-2 Det.66 (UH-2A)
AEMediterraneanUSS Josephus Daniels (CG 27)
USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23)
USS William C. Lawe (DD 763)
USS Liberty IncidentAthens, Greece
Naples, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Taranto, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Livorno, Italy
Cannes, France
Istanbul, Turkey
Thessaloniki, Greece
Genoa, Italy
April 10, 1968December 16, 1968
  

6VF-33 (F-4J)
VF-102 (F-4J)
VA-82 (A-7A)
VA-86 (A-7A)
VA-85 (A-6A and A-6B)
VAW-122 (E-2A)
RVAH-13 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det 66 (KA-3B)
VAQ-13 Det 66 (EKA-3B)
HC-2 Det 66 (UH-2A/B)
AEWorld Cruise, Vietnam  Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Yokosuka, Japan
Sydney, Australia
Wellington, New Zealand
April 10, 1970December 21, 1970
  

9VF-92 (F-4J)
VF-96 (F-4J)
VA-146 (A-7E)
VA-147 (A-7E)
VA-165 (A-6A/B/C)
RVAH-12 (RA-5C)
VAW-124 (E-2A)
VAQ-132 (EKA-3B/KA-3B)
HC-2 Det 66 (UH-2C)
HC-7 Det 110 (SH-3A)*
NGWorld Cruise, Vietnam  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subic Bay, Philippnes
Hong Kong
Manila, Philippines
Yokosuka, Japan
Sydney, Australia
July 6, 1971December 16, 1971 8VF-101 Det.66 (F-4J)
VMFA-333 (F-4J)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6A and KA-6D)
RVAH-13 (RA-5C)
VAQ-135 Det.2 (KA-3B/EKA-3B)
VAW-124 (E-2A)
HC-2
AJMediterranean   
June 5, 1972March 24, 1973
  

8VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-35 (A-6A/C and KA-6D)
VA-82 (A-7C)
VA-86 (A-7C)
RVAH-6 (RA-5C)
VAW-124 (E-2B)
VMFA-333 (F-4J)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
HC-2 Det 66 (SH-3G)
HC-7 Det 110 (HH-3A)*
AJWestern Pacific, Vietnam Operation LinebackerSubic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Hong Kong
January 3, 1974August 3, 1974
  

8VF-143 (F-4J)
VF-142 (F-4J)
VA-82 (A-7C)
VA-86 (A-7C)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
VAW-124 (E-2B)
HC-2 (SH-3G)
AJMediterranean  Toulon, France
Valencia, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
September 6, 1974October 12, 1974 8VF-213 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-82 (A-7C)
VA-86 (A-7C)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VMCJ-2 Det.13 (EA-6A)
VAW-126 (E-2B)
HC-2 (SH-3G)
AJNorthern Atlantic NATO Exercise Northern Merger 
April 15, 1976October 25, 1976 6VF-143 (F-14A)
VF-142 (F-14A)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VS-28 (S-3A)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VFP-63 Det.5 (RF-8G)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
HS-15 (SH-3)
AEMediterraneanOperation Fluid Drive
June 10, 1977July 19, 1977 6VF-143 (F-14A)
VF-142 (F-14A)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VS-28 (S-3A)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VFP-63 Det.5 (RF-8G)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
HS-15 (SH-3)
AESouthern AtlanticRio De Janeiro, Brazil
Salvador, Brazil
September 29, 1977April 25, 1978
  

6VF-143 (F-14A)
VF-142 (F-14A)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VS-28 (S-3A)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VFP-63 Det.5 (RF-8G)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
HS-15 (SH-3)
AEMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Brindisi, Italy
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Trieste, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Malaga, Spain
March 13, 1979September 22, 1979
  

11VF-114 (F-14A)
VF-213 (F-14A)
VA-192 (A-7E)
VA-195 (A-7E)
VA-95 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VFP-63 Det. (RF-8G)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NHMediterranean Exercise Dawn Patrol
Exercise Tridente
CRAEX
National Week XXVII
Rota, Spain
Naples, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Split, Yugoslavia
Venice, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Alexandria, Egypt
Crete, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Marseilles, France
Genoa, Italy
Valencia, Spain
April 14, 1981November 12, 1981
  

11VF-114 (F-14A)
VF-213 (F-14A)
VA-192 (A-7E)
VA-195 (A-7E)
VA-95 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NHMediterranean
Indian Ocean
  Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Diego Garcia
Singapore
Perth, Australia
May 30, 1982July 8, 1982
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VMAQ-2 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABCaribbean  St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
August 23, 1982October 30, 1982
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
USS Belknap (CG 26)
USS South Carolina (CGN 37)
USS Comte De Grasse (DD 974)
USS Conolly (DD 979)
Exercise United Effort
Exercise Northern Wedding
Edinburgh, UK
Portsmouth, UK
Mayport, Fla.
December 8, 1982June 2, 1983
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterranean
Indian Ocean
  Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Athens, Greece
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mombasa, Kenya
Malaga, Spain
April 24, 1984November 14, 1984
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
VQ-2 Det.A (EA-3B)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABCaribbean
Mediterranean
Indian Ocean
 Exercise Ocean VentureCaracas, Venezuela
Malaga, Spain
Monaco
Naples, Italy
Catania, Sicily, Italy
August 24, 1985October 9, 1985
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABNorthern Atlantic NATO Exercise Ocean SafariPortsmouth, England
March 10, 1986September 10, 1986
  

1VF-33 (F-14A)
VF-102 (F-14A)
VA-34 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VA-46 (A-7E)
VA-72 (A-7E)
VS-32 (S-3A)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VMAQ-2 Det (EA-6B)
VQ-2 Det (EA-3B)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterraneanUSS Peterson (DD 969)Operation Attain Document
Operation Eldorado Canyon
Operation Prairie Fire
Livorno, Italy
Naples, Italy
Cannes, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Benidorm, Spain
March 21, 1988May 8, 1988 1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABSouthern Atlantic 
February 8, 1989April 3, 1989
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABCaribbean
Northern Atlantic
 NATO Exercise North StarLeHavre, France
May 11, 1989November 10, 1989
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterranean
Indian Ocean
USS Dale (CG 19)
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)
USS Lawrence (DDG 4)
USS Comte De Grasse (DD 974)
USS Joseph Hewes (FF 1078)
USS Seattle (AOE 3)
Exercise National Week
Exercise Beacon Flash
Exercise Display Determination
Benidorm, Spain
Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Izmir, Turkey
Singapore
Toulon, France
Monaco
Rota, Spain
December 28, 1990April 18, 1991
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3B)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterranean
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
USS Normandy (CG 60)
USS Virginia (CGN 38)
USS Preble (DDG 46)
USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44)
USS Halyburton (FFG 40)
USS Santa Barbara (AE 28)
USS Kalamazoo (AOR 6)
Exercise National Week 1-91
Operation Desert Shield
Operation Desert Storm
Hurghada, Egypt
August 1991October 1991 1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABNorthern Atlantic NATO Exercise North Star 
December 2, 1991June 6, 1992 1VF-102 (F-14A)
VF-33 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterranean
Indian Ocean
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
USS Simpson (FFG 56)
August 11, 1993February 5, 1994
  

1VF-102 (F-14A)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VS-32 (S-3A)
HS-11 (SH-3H)
ABMediterranean
Arabian Gulf
USS Normandy (CG 60)
USS Simpson (FFG 56)
Operation Deny Flight
Operation Provide Promise
Operation Sharp Guard
Operation Continue Hope
Operation Southern Watch
Trieste, Italy
Corfu, Greece
Haifa, Israel
Marseille, France
Malaga, Spain
September 13, 1994October 22, 1994 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces troops and helicoptersAtlantic, Caribbean Operation Uphold Democracy 
August 28, 1995February 24, 1996 1VF-102 (F-14B)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VMFA-251 (F/A-18C)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VS-32 (S-3B)
VMAQ-3 (EA-6B)
VQ-6 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-11 (HH/SH-60H/F)
ABMediterranean, Arabian GulfUSS Monterey (CG 61)
USS Normandy (CG 60)
USS Scott (DDG 995)
USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723)
USS Butte (AE 27)
Operation Deliberate Force
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Decisive Endeavor
Operation Decisive Edge
 




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