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Welcome Aboard

Congratulations on your assignment to the Carrier Air Wing EIGHT!  Welcome to the finest and most capable fighting unit in the Navy.

We are excited to have you join the airwing and look forward to your arrival.  You will be assigned a sponsor who will help you make a smooth transition to the command and the local area.  Your sponsor's name and contact information will be provided to you in your welcome aboard letter and message from the Commanding Officer.  Additionally, if you have further questions, please contact the command and we will work to assist you in any way possible.

Sponsor Coordinator
YNC Jessica Ellerbe

Reporting Aboard 
Naval Air Station Oceana
1640 Tomcat Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
BLDG 240

Direction to Commander Carrier Air Wing EIGHT (CVW-8)
From Norfolk International Airport: Get on I-64 E. Follow I-64 E and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 284A to merge onto I-264 E toward VA Beach. Follow I-264 E and take exit 20 for US 58 E/Laskin Rd toward VA Beach Blvd.  Keep right, follow signs for U.S. 58 Business/Virginia Beach Boulevard/Oceana and merge onto Virginia Beach Blvd.  Turn right onto First Colonial Road. Continue onto Oceana Blvd. Turn right onto Tomcat Blvd. Once passed the Main Gate, CVW-8 is located in BLDG 240 on the right side corner of Tomcat Blvd and F Ave.


Your decision to serve your country is honorable and you will play an important role in our Navy's enduring tradition of pride and professionalism.  

Once again, WELCOME ABOARD!

Mission

The Air Wing consists of seven squadrons with one squadron providing detachments. The strike/fighter role is fulfilled by Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 31, 37, and 213, flying the FA-18E and FA-18F "Super Hornet.” Command and control is the responsibility of Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 124 with the multi-mission E-2D "Hawkeye”. The complex, dynamic realm of antisubmarine, anti-surface warfare, and combat search and rescue is the domain of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 flying the MH-60S and MH-60R "Seahawk" helicopters. The task of getting personnel and supplies to and from the ship falls to the “Rawhides”, a detachment of C-2A Greyhounds from Fleet Logistical Support Squadron (VRC) 40.

 


In order to accomplish our assigned mission we will:
 
1. Lead and support the squadrons of CVW-8 who shall produce full mission capable aircraft and combat ready aircrew.
 
2. Support CSG-12 and all Warfare Commanders as the Strike Warfare Commander, so that as a team, we can execute the Maritime Strategy. 
 
3. Take care of our Sailors who are committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

 

 

 
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