Iraqi Freedom Units Receive a Warm Welcome Home
- OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. // Naval Aviation News;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p2
Presents a photo essay on the support provided by the U.S. Navy's aviation operations to coalition forces in the 2003 Iraq War. Fighter Squadron 32 F-14B Tomcats on the way to Iraq in early April 2003; Refueling stop made by a pair of AH-1W Super Cobras on a highway near Baghdad; Aircraft carriers.
- THE EAGLES FLY IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Kihm, Robert // Naval Aviation News;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p51
Reports on the involvement of the Eagles of VFA-115, the strike-fighter squadron aboard the U.S. Navy's Abraham Lincoln ship, in the U.S. military's Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003. Capabilities and key features of the Eagles' Super Hornet aircraft; Total volume of ordnance expended by the Eagles...
- Joint Air: Don't Let Knowledge Slip Away. Pieluszczak, Tom // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2013, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p74
The article reports that the U.S. Navy stands at the edge of losing capital it has slowly accumulated over the years, nine years after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is stated that planning shells for strike group direct support missions are being built by aircraft carrier strike...
- Smooth Sailing. Zacharia, Janine // New Republic;4/7/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 13, p10
Describes the early stages of the Iraqi War from aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in the Mediterranean Sea. Morale among the thousands of people aboard the T.R. (as the ship is called) seemed in little need of boosting. Scores of sailors--some who rarely get near the flight deck--jammed a...
- WAGING WAR PRECISELY. Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/17/2003, Vol. 158 Issue 11, p44
The Navy has spent a decade improving its carrier-based strike force. U.S. Navy officials are hoping the aircraft carrier armada assembled within striking distance of Iraq will validate more than a decade of investment following the last major confrontation by demonstrating new warfighting...
- Big Plane, Small Sky. Schlarmann, Matthew // Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the challenges faced by the Prowler squadron to simultaneously support two campaigns in separate area of responsibilities (AORs) in the U.S. It states that the split-site operations will support the Operation Endurance Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with an...
- USS Ronald Reagan Deploys to West Pacific. // PA Times;Apr2006, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on the deployment of the aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, the USS Ronald Reagan. The deployment of the nuclear powered aircraft will support military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. A picture of a crew member of the aircraft bidding goodbye to her children is also...
- GW Returns Home. McDonough, Matthew // Wings of Gold;Winter2015, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p2
The article reports on the return of the Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) to its U.S. Navy (USN) base in California in December 2015 after its three-month deployment aboard U.S. Ship (USS) George Washington.
- U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MOVES UNDERSCORE PACIFIC REBALANCE STRATEGY. // Defence Review Asia;Feb2014, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p7
The article reports on the replacement of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier by the USS Ronald Reagan carrier and be added to the 7th Fleet forward-deployed naval forces in Japan.