Carrier Air Wing (CVW) FIVE

Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier air wing based at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The air wing is attached to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).[1] It was initially formed in 1943. It has participated in the Second World War, the Korean War, the Gulf WarOperation 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

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PHILIPPINE SEA (August 2, 2019) Capt. Forrest Young, Commander, Carrier Air Wing 5, prepares for an in-flight change of command ceremony aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Young was relieved as commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing (CAG) 5 by Capt. Michael Rovenolt. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
CVW-5 Conducts Change of Command
By USS Ronald Reagan | Aug. 3, 2019
PHILIPPINE SEA (August 2, 2019) – Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) conducted a change of command aboard

U.S. Marine Corps senior leadership and distinguished guests cut the ribbon during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Marine Corps Exchange at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 14, 2019. The new MCX has twice as much square footage as the old exchange and a stateside level of stock and support not commonly seen on Marine Corps installations in Japan. Leaders from every corner of the Marine Corps gathered at MCAS Iwakuni for a ribbon-cutting ceremony signifying the opening before a crowd of local Japanese residents and U.S. service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stephen Campbell)
Largest MCX in the Marine Corps opens at MCAS Iwakuni
By Cpl. Stephen Campbell | March 14, 2019
After seven years of joint planning and execution, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni continues to grow and improve the quality of life for its residents with the opening of the largest Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) in the U.S. Marine Corps on March 14, 2019.

YOKOSUKA (Feb. 21, 2019) Iwakuni Chamber of Commerce and Industry pose for a group photo on the flight deck aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
Ronald Reagan Hosts Iwakuni Chamber of Commerce and Industry
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson, USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs | Feb. 21, 2019
The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hosted the Iwakuni Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Feb. 21.

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Carrier Air Wing 5 Embarks USS Ronald Reagan for Patrol
By USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs | June 11, 2018
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN -- The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) completed

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Carrier Air Wing 5 fighter squadrons moving to Iwakuni this week
By TYLER HLAVAC | March 28, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A pair of Navy fighter squadrons are arriving this week at Marine Corps
Flight Operations Aboard USS Ronald Reagan during Talisman Sabre 2019
Sailors with Carrier Air Wing 5 touchdown, reunite with families
Carrier Air Wing 5 Departs USS George Washington
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