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 Date
Squadrons
Battle Group
Area of operations
Operations/
Exercises
 Ports of call
November 7, 1956 -
December 12, 1956
VA-15
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Azores
 
 
January 15, 1957 -
July 22, 1957
VF-14
VF-84
VA-76
VA-15
VAH-1
VFP-62 Det.
VA(AW)-33 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
August 16, 1957 -
October 21, 1957
VA-15
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
 
Northern Atlantic
Strikeback
Southhampton, England
September 2, 1958 -
March 12, 1959
VF-102
VF-103
VA-12
VA-104
VAH-5
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
January 28, 1960 -
August 31, 1960
VF-102
VF-103
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VAH-5
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-33 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
Split, Croatia
February 9, 1961 -
August 25, 1961
VF-102
VF-103
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
August 3, 1962 -
March 2, 1963
VF-74
VF-103
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VAH-5
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HC-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
July 10, 1964 -
March 13, 1965
VF-74
VF-103
VA-83
VA-81
VMA-331
VAH-6
VAW-33 Det.59
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
HC-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
August 24, 1965 -
April 7, 1966
VF-74
VMF(AW)-451
VA-83
VA-81
VA-112
VAH-11
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det.
VAW-33 Det.
HC-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
June 6, 1967 -
September 15, 1967
VF-11
VF-74
VA-46
VA-65
VA-106
RVAH-11
VAW-123
VAH-10 Det 59
HC-2 Det 59
VAP-61 Det 
DD 851
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 
 
July 22, 1968 -
April 29, 1969
VF-11
VF-74
VA-34
VA-15
VA-152
RVAH-12
VAH-10 Det.59
VAW-123
HC-2 Det. 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
December 2, 1969 -
July 8, 1970
VF-11
VF-74
VA-66
VA-216
VA-36
RVAH-13
VAH-10 Det.59
VAW-126
HS-11 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
January 5, 1971 -
July 2, 1971
VF-11
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
RVAH-7
VMCJ-2 Det.59
VAW-126
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
September 22, 1972 -
July 6, 1973
VF-11
VMFA-531
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
RVAH-9
VAQ-135 Det.2
VAW-126
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
March 11, 1974 -
September 11, 1974
VF-11
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
RVAH-6
VAW-126
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
March 5, 1975 -
September 22, 1975
VF-11
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
RVAH-7
VAQ-134
VAW-111
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
 April 4, 1978 -
October 26, 1978
VF-11
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VAQ-130
VAW-116
VS-30
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
Northern Atlantic
Dawn Patrol
Northern Wedding
Display Determination
Windbreak
Rota, Spain
November 27, 1979 -
May 7, 1980
VF-11
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VFP-63 Det.
VAQ-130
VAW-125
VS-30
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
 
 
March 2, 1981 -
September 15, 1981
VMFA-115
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VAQ-130
VAW-125
VS-30
HS-3 
 
Northern Atlantic
Mediterranean
Ocean Venture '81
 
June 8, 1982 -
November 16, 1982
VF-103
VF-74
VA-83
VA-81
VA-85
VAQ-130
VAW-125
VS-30
HS-3 
 
Mediterranean
Indian Ocean
 
 
June 2, 1986 -
November 10, 1986
VF-11
VF-31
VA-37
VA-105
VA-176
VAW-122
VAQ-132
VS-28
HS-15 
 
Mediterranean
 Display Determination
Sea Wind 
August 28, 1987 -
October 9, 1987
VF-11
VF-31
VA-37
VA-105
VA-176
VAW-122
VAQ-132
VS-28
HS-15 
 
Northern Atlantic
  Ocean Safari '87
 
April 25, 1988 -
October 7, 1988
VF-11
VF-31
VA-37
VA-105
VA-176
VAW-122
VAQ-132
VS-28
HS-15 
 
Mediterranean
Indian Ocean
Northern Atlantic
Earnest Will
 
November 6, 1989 -
April 12, 1990
VF-11
VF-31
VA-37
VA-105
VA-176
VAW-122
VAQ-142
VS-28
HS-15 
 

Mediterranean

Harmonie Sud
Tunisian Amphibious
National Week
 
May 30, 1991 -
December 21, 1991
VF-11
VF-31
VFA-132
VFA-137
VA-176
VAW-122
VAQ-133
VS-28
HS-15 
DD 989
Mediterranean
Provide Comfort