|COMMANDER STRIKE FIGHTER WING PACIFIC|
|THIS IS AN OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY WEBSITE|
The mission of Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet is to provide combat ready strike fighter squadrons trained to conduct carrier-based, all weather, attack, fighter and support missions as required by the fleet tactical commander. Commander, Strike Fighter Wing maintains close liaison with Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and embarked Air Wing commanders in the execution of this mission.
|COMMAND MASTER CHIEF|
|CASUALTY ASSISTANCE CALLS|
|Initially under the control of Commander, Fleet Air Alameda, Naval Air Station, and its 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 the Wing has flown the A-1 Skyraiders (or SPAD), the venerable A-4 Skyhawk, the workhorse A-7 Corsair, and now, the multi-role F/A-18 Hornet.|
CSFWP advises Commander
Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in the area
of strike fighter aviation and is responsible
for the readiness training of the strike fighter
squadrons deploying on our West Coast aircraft
carriers. The Commander is responsible for
all aspects of training, manning, maintenance,
and logistics support for all units under his
The shore commands which comprise Strike Fighter wing Pacific reporting to CSFWP are Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), Aviation Supply Department (ASD), Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific (SFWSPAC), Readiness Training Squadron VFA-122, along with CSFWP Detachments in Fallon, Nevada, and El Centro, California. There are currently fifteen F/A-18 fleet units home ported at Naval Air Station Lemoore, along with four permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan, aboard carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73).
The "Rough Raiders" of VFA-125, the Navy's first F/A-18 Hornet squadron, and the "Flying Eagles" of VFA-122, the Navy's first F/A-18 Super Hornet Squadron train Navy and Marine Corps Strike Fighter pilots to fly the Hornet and Super Hornet. These squadrons also provide the initial training for Navy and Marine Corps Maintenance personnel assigned to maintain these aircraft and their sophisticated systems. In 2011 VFA-125 was merged with VFA-122 to become the Navy's first F/A-18 A-F training squadron.
The "Outlaws" of Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific provide tactics and ordnance training for the Strike Fighter community. The maintenance units at Fallon and El Centro provide support to squadrons deployed to these training locations.
Since flight operations commenced at Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Light Attack/Strike Fighter community has led the fleet. We demand nothing less from ourselves today and will ensure the continuation of that proud tradition.
|NOTICE: This is an official U.S. Government Internet system for authorized use only. Do not Discuss, Enter, Transfer, Process, or Transmit Classified/Sensitive National Security information of greater sensitivity than that for which this system is authorized. Use of this system constitutes consent to security testing and monitoring. Unauthorized use could result in criminal prosecution.|
|UNCLASSIFIED, NON-SENSITIVE, NON-PRIVACY ACT USE ONLY|