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 Date
Squadrons
Battle Group
Area of operations
Operations/
Exercises
 Ports of call
June 7, 1948 -
August 11, 1948
VF-17A
VF-18A
VA-17A
VA-18A
 
Mediterranean
Caribbean
 
 
May 3, 1949 -
September 28, 1949
VF-21 
VF-22
VF-23
VA-24
VA-25
 
Mediterranean
 
 
September 9, 1950 -
February 1, 1951
VF-171 
VF-172
VF-174
VA-175
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean

 
 
March 20, 1951 -
October 6, 1951
VF-12 
VF-44
VA-15
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean
Beehive I
 
April 19, 1952 -
October 12, 1952
VF-62 
VF-44
VA-45
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean
 
 
April 26, 1953 -
October 21, 1953
VF-81 
VF-82
VF-83
VA-85
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean
Black Wave
 
July 7, 1954 -
December 20, 1954
VF-62 
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean
 
Valencia, Spain
March 23, 1955 -
September 29, 1955
VF-172 
VMF-122
VA-175
VC-62 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Mediterranean
 
Istanbul, Turkey
August 13, 1956 -
February 11, 1957
VF-11 
VF-103
VA-106
VA-104
VAH-11
VFP-62 Det.
VA(AW)-33 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det
 
Mediterranean
 
 
September 19, 1960 -
May 27, 1961
VF-151 
VA-152
VA-153
VF-154
VA-155
VAH-2
VFP-61 Det. D
VAW-11 Det. D
HU-1 Det. D
 
Western Pacific
 
 
December 12, 1961 -
July 17, 1962
VF-151 
VA-152
VA-153
VF-154
VA-155
VAH-2
VFP-63 Det. D
VAW-11 Det. D
HU-1 Det. D
 

Western Pacific
 
 
April 3, 1963 -
November 25, 1963
VF-151 
VA-152
VA-153
VF-154
VA-155
VAH-2
VFP-63 Det. D
VAW-11 Det. D
HU-1 Det. D
 
Western Pacific
 
 
December 7, 1964 -
November 1, 1965
VA-153 
VA-155
VA-165
VAH-2
VF-151
VF-154
VFP-63 Det. D
VAW-11 Det. D
HC-1 Det. D
VAP-61 Det.*
VQ-1 Det.*
VAW-13 Det.*
VMCJ-1 Det.*

CG 20
DDG 16

Western Pacific
Vietnam
Rolling Thunder
Subic Bay, Philippines
July 29, 1966 -
February 23, 1967
VF-21 
VF-154
VA-22
VA-23
VA-25
VAW-11 Det. A
VAH-2 Det. A
VFP-63 Det. A
HC-1 Det. A
VQ-1 Det.*
VAP-61 Det.*
 
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 
 
July 26, 1967 -
April 6, 1968
VF-151 
VF-161
VA-153
VA-155
VA-25
VFP-63 Det. 43
VAH-2 Det. 43
VAW-116
HC-1 Det. 43
VAW-13 Det.*
VAP-61 Det.*
 
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 
 
September 7, 1968 -
April 15, 1969
VF-151 
VF-161
VA-52
VA-153
VA-216
VAH-10 Det. 43
VFP-63 Det. 43
VAW-13 Det. 43
VAW-116
HC-1 Det. 43
 
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 
 
September 23, 1969 -
July 1, 1970
VF-151 
VF-161
VA-82
VA-86
VA-35
VFP-63 Det. 43
VAW-116
VAQ-135
HC-1 Det. 9
 
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 
 
November 12, 1971 -
July 17, 1972
VF-51 
VF-111
VA-22
VA-94
VMA(AW)-224
VFP-63 Det.5
VAW-111 Det. 4
VAQ-135 Det. 3
HC-1 Det. 6
HC-7 Det. 110*
DDG 24
Western Pacific
Vietnam
Freedom Porch
Pocket Money
 
March 9, 1973 -
November 8, 1973
VF-51 
VF-111
VA-22
VA-94
VA-95
VAQ-135 Det. 3
VAW-111 Det. 4
VFP-63 Det. 5
HC-1 Det. 6
HC-7 Det. 110*
CG 31
DDG 24
FF 1063
AOE 2
Western Pacific
Vietnam

 
December 5, 1974 -
July 2, 1975
VF-51 
VF-111
VFP-63 Det. 5
VA-22
VA-94
VA-95
RVAH-110 Det. 3
HC-1 Det. 2
 
Western Pacific
Vietnam
Eagle Pull
Frequent Wind
 
February 15, 1977 -
October 5, 1977
VF-191 
VF-194
VA-22
VA-94
VA-95
VAW-114
VFP-63 Det. 3
VQ-1 Det.
HC-1 Det. 4
 
Western Pacific
 
 
November 13, 1979 -
June 11, 1980
VMFA-323 
VMFA-531
VA-97
VA-27
VA-196
VAW-113
VFP-63 Det. 2
HC-1 Det. 3
 
Western Pacific
Indian Ocean
  
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Pusan, ROK
Subic Bay, Philippines
Phattaya, Thailand
Singapore
August 20, 1981 -
March 23, 1982
VF-154 
VF-21
VA-97
VA-27
VA-196
VAW-113
VFP-63 Det. 2
HC-1 Det. 3
 
Western Pacific
Indian Ocean
 
 
March 21, 1983 -
September 12, 1983
VF-154 
VF-21
VA-97
VA-27
VA-196
VAW-113
HS-12
 
World Cruise
 
 
October 1, 1985 -
May 18, 1986
VFA-131 
VFA-132
VA-55
VAW-127
VAQ-135
VQ-2 Det.
VMFA-314
VMFA-323
HS-17
 
Mediterranean
Libya
Eldorado Canyon
Prairie Fire
 
September 29, 1987 -
March 28, 1988
VFA-131 
VFA-136
VFA-137
VA-55
VA-65
VAW-127
VAQ-133
HS-17
 
Mediterranean
 
 
May 31, 1989 -
September 30, 1989
VMFA-451 
VFA-132
VFA-137
VA-55
VA-65
VAW-127
VAQ-133
HS-17
 
Mediterranean
 
Alexandria, Egypt