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  • Of Heritage and Advanced Hawkeyes

    “Hawkeye, Ball…” Since the E-2A went to sea in the early 1960’s, “Hawkeye” was the name used for the ball call to the LSOs.  Later iterations of the E-2C continued that practice but distinguished […]

  • RIP – CAPT Thomas R.Overdorf, USN-Ret.

     Captain Thomas R. Overdorf USN, ret. died peacefully in his home on June 4th, 2015 at the age of 85.  Born in Johnstown, PA in 1929 to Theodore R. Overdorf and Lillian (Rodgers), Overdorf […]

  • 2015 VAW/VRC Merit Scholarships

    The 2015 application process opened in February 2015. Deadline for entry will be April 30, 2015. There will be one Captain Ed Caffrey Memorial Merit Scholarship and several Merit Scholarships awarded for 2015. Captain Ed […]

  • A Hawkeye for FID

      On 6 Jun 1967, the USS Forrestal departed Norfolk for her first deployment to Vietnam. Some 80 aircraft of CVW-17 were embarked (yes, we really did embark that many aircraft on a carrier […]

  • COMACCLOGWING Announces CY14 Safety “S” Awardees

      Captain Drew Basden, Commodore of the Hawkeye-Greyhound Wing is pleased to recognize the Providers of VRC-30 and the Bear Aces of VAW-124 for their selection as the Commodore’s Safety Award Winners Fourth Quarter […]

  • Reflections on the E-2 Hawkeye’s 50th Anniversary

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • RIP: CDR Albert “Bert” Polk, USN-Ret.

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • Happy Independence Day

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • Changes, changes, changes….E-2C vs E-2D: The Front Office

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • The Hawkeye at 50: The (In)Famous Aileron Roll

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • “It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…”

    Well – it was under the cover of darkness . . . and that was when the first E-2C touched down at NAS Norfolk on 15 Nov 1973.  BuNo 158644 was delivered by a […]

  • Project CADILLAC: AEW And the US Navy (Part Two)

    Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at […]

  • Project CADILLAC: AEW and the US Navy (Part One)

    Project CADILLAC (Part I) Ed note: Everything has a beginning and that beginning is usually quite humble compared to present conditions.  Consider, a small spring at the headwaters of the Madison River in Montana […]

  • The E-2 Hawkeye At Fifty

    This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-2 Hawkeye’s entry into Fleet operations.  Over the course of those fifty-years the aircraft has radically changed and grown in capabilities and mission focus, while […]

  • Remembering Bluetail 601 – Four Years Later

    Real heroes – amazing, and humbling, in what they do. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014All Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Read Only License Summary: You may read the original […]

  • CAPT Jack Blackwell

    Shipmates – Just received this today: Captain Jack L Blackwell, USN Retired Naval Aviator, Born 1933, Passed away from an ailing heart on March 28, 2013. Captain Jack “Les” Blackwell joined the VAW community […]

  • Remembering Closeout 602 – 20 Years Later

    E-2C BuNo 162617/Closeout 602 A common thread about life at sea and flying from/working on an aircraft carrier is ‘hurry-up-and-wait;’ mostly because your time, your life is run by others. Whether it is Marshall […]

  • Passing of Al Cooper, Former VAW-125 CO

    Shipmates: It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of former VAW-125 skipper, Al Cooper, on this past Friday afternoon.  The family of Captain Al Cooper will have a […]

  • VC-12/VAW-12 Association

    Before there were Hawkeyes… Before there were individual VAW squadrons… There was VC-12 (and later VAW-12) – *the* East Coast VAW squadron.  Former bat or just want to learn more?  Attend the annual reunion? […]

  • Squadron Histories

    (“NHHC” – Yearly ‘Official’ histories are available at the Navy History and heritage Command (NHHC) website.  Currently only for active squadrons) East Coast VAW-120         VAW-121       VAW-122      VAW-123       VAW-124        […]

  • VAW-125 Tigertails On Deployment: 7th Fleet AOR

    120406-N-DR144-097 INDIAN OCEAN (April 6, 2012) Sailors assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 prepare an E-2C Hawkeye for launch on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson […]

  • 2012 Hawkeye-Greyhound Symposium

    The 2012 Hawkeye and Greyhound Symposium is nearly upon us: Social/Cocktail Party (Wednesday night 7-9pm, 2 May – to include VVOSA Auction); Symposium (Thursday 8am – 4 pm, 3 May – includes lunch and […]