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OUR MISSION

Resource and deliver combat-ready strike fighter squadrons to Carrier Air Wing and Marine Air Group commanders to conduct carrier and shore based strike warfare missions as directed by Theater and Fleet Commanders.



OUR HISTORY

Initially under the control of Commander Fleet Air Alameda, the Strike Fighter Wing’s home ported units were placed under the command of Commander Fleet Air Lemoore on August 25, 1969.  On July 1, 1973 the name was changed to Commander Light Attack Wing, U. S. Pacific Fleet and additional duties and responsibilities were assigned to the command.  Concurrent with the full fleet transition from the A-7 Corsair to the F/A-18 Hornet, the “Wing” was re-designated Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U. S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP) on April 15, 1991.  Over its history CSFWP has flown the A-1 Skyraider, the A-4 Skyhawk, the A-7 Corsair, the multi-role F/A-18C Hornet (still currently flown), and the Navy’s newest strike fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E-F Super Hornet.  

CSFWP advises Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet of the operations of the west coast strike fighters and is responsible for the readiness training of all strike fighter squadrons deploying onboard the U. S. Navy’s west coast aircraft carriers.  Additionally, the Wing is responsible for all aspects of training, manning, maintenance, and logistics support for all units under its command.

The shore commands which comprise Strike Fighter Wing Pacific and report to CSFWP are the Aviation Supply Department (ASD), Fleet Readiness Center West (FRC), Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific (SFWSPAC), the Fleet Replacement Squadron VFA-122, and additional CSFWP Detachments onboard NAS Fallon, Nevada, and NAF El Centro, California.  There are currently fifteen F/A-18 fleet squadrons home ported at NAS Lemoore, along with four permanently forward deployed F/A-18 squadrons aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) and home ported at NAF Atsugi, Japan. 

The "Flying Eagles" of VFA-122, the Navy's first F/A-18 Super Hornet squadron, trains Navy Pilots and Weapon Systems Officers to fly the advanced multi-role Super Hornet.  The squadron also provides training for Navy maintenance personnel assigned to maintain this aircraft and its sophisticated systems.  In 2011, VFA-125 (now decommissioned) was merged with VFA-122 to become the Navy’s largest F/A-18 training squadron.  While the "Outlaws" of Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific provide advanced tactics and ordnance training for the Strike Fighter community; the maintenance units at NAS Fallon and NAF El Centro provide support to squadrons deployed to those isolated training locations.

Since flight operations commenced at NAS Lemoore, the west coast Strike Fighters have led the Pacific Fleet.  We demand nothing less from ourselves, our aircrew, and our maintenance crews today and will ensure the continuation of a proud tradition of naval aviation.

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          SkyraiderA-4 SkyhawkA-7
          CorsairGULF OF OMAN (Aug. 22, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet
          assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)
          146 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The
          Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet
          area of responsibility conducting maritime security
          operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support
          missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by
          Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris
          Bartlett/Released)
Rear Admiral W. P. Lawrence
Rear Admiral W. L. Harris
Rear Admiral R. P. McKenzie
Rear Admiral R. C. Mandeville
Rear Admiral G. W. Lenox
Rear Admiral J. B. Busey IV
Commodore D. B. Cargill
Rear Admiral N. D. Campbell
Rear Admiral J. D. Taylor
Captain M. R. Rackowitz
Rear Admiral S. R. Briggs
Rear Admiral B. J. Smith
Captain J. B. Singleton
Captain J. T. Morris
Captain D. L. Clarkson
Captain Z. P. May
Captain M. I. Fox
Captain T. D. Rains
Captain V. F. Shorts
Captain G. Shoman
Captain H. C. Murdock
Captain S. R. Foley
Captain M. A. Hubbard
Captain M. E. Black
Aug 1974 – May 1975
Jun 1975 – Aug 1976
Aug 1976 – Jun 1978
Jun 1978 – May 1980
May 1980 – Oct 1982
Oct 1982 – Jun 1983
Jun 1982 – Aug 1985
Aug 1985 – Mar 1987
Apr 1987 – Aug 1988
Aug 1988 – Jun 1989
Jun 1989 – May 1991
May 1991 – Jun 1983
Jun 1993 – Jun 1994
Jun 1994 – Jul 1996
Jul 1996 – Jul 1999
Jul 1999 – Oct 2001
Oct 2001 – Nov 2001
Nov 2001 – Jul 2003
Jul 2003 – Sep 2005
Sep 2005 – Jun 2007
Jun 2007 – Dec 2008
Dec 2008 – Sep 2010
Sep 2010 – Apr 2012
Apr 2012 – Aug 2013
120225-N-DR144-057 ARABIAN GULF
        (Feb. 25, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. j.g.
        Christopher Montague and Cmdr. Fernando Garcia, left, and an
        F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr. Warren Tomlinson and Lt.
        j.g. Josh Raymond, right, all assigned to Strike Fighter
        Squadron (VFA) 22, enter the landing pattern over the
        Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl
        Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S.
        5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
        Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
Previous Commodore's


OUR PATCH

CSFWP

Steep in tradition and significance, our command patch symbolizes our commitment to excellence and our commitment to each of our Strike Fighter Squadrons.
 
The twenty stars equally dispersed among the three corners represent each of the Strike Fighter Squadrons and west coast Weapons School that CSFWP is responsible for.

The Eagle with a sword in its grasp represents the Courage, Strength, and Air Supremacy of the west coast Strike Fighter Squadrons.

The four aircraft in the background represents CSFWP’s commitment to the Navy Strike Fighter community.
 
The Latin phrase 'INTRUO SUSCIPIO SUBORNO" translates to Train, Maintain, and Equip and is the current motto of CSFWP. 

The Latin phrase "VICTORIA IN CERTAMEN" translates to Victory in Combat.


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