Tag: VAW-125 Tigertails

When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers
The Tomcat crews watched as the excited Egyptian crew (and perhaps the terrorists) ran to either side of the airliner to peer out the passenger windows at the U.S. fighters close aboard on either wingtip In the following article, which appears in Robert L. Lawson’s book Carrier Air Group Commanders, Capt Robert...
The "Liberty Bells" had spent 44-years at NAF Atsugi as the forward-deployed airborne early warning squadron for the U.S. Navy, accumulating more than 24 consecutive years and 50,000 hours of Class-A mishap-free hours in the process On Jun. 1, 2017 the last E-2C from Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" left Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. The squadron had...
The E-2D is the most advanced Airborne Command and Control platform that the U.S. has in its inventory U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 “Tigertails” arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. The Tigertails’ journey from Norfolk, Virginia, to the air station is to support the strong, enduring alliance with...
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the U.S. Navy will conduct battle management command and control The U.S. Navy has decided to relocate Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 Tigertails from its current location in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Given that the unit flies the E-2D, Carrier Air Wing Five...