Commander Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9)

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CVW-9 is assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE. While ashore, CVW-9 is located on the Operations side of NAS Lemoore in Building 30. NAS Lemoore is situated in the middle of California's San Joaquin Valley, a vast agricultural area in the center of the state. The surrounding community is made up of several small towns; Riverdale, Lemoore, and Hanford are the closest. Although the area is sparsely populated, the towns and their people are friendly and very accommodating to Navy personnel.

MISSION: CVW-9 is tasked to coordinate offensive and defensive air operations, attacking air, surface and subsurface targets afloat and ashore, and to support other forces by performing the following tasks within the capabilities of the aircraft assigned: Conduct all-weather offensive air-to-surface attacks. Intercept and destroy enemy aircraft and missiles in all weather conditions to establish and maintain local air superiority. Detect, localize, and destroy enemy ships and submarines in all weather conditions to establish and maintain local sea control. Provide aerial photographic, sighting, and electronic intelligence for naval and joint operations. Provide airborne early warning service to fleet forces and shore warning nets under all weather conditions. Provide airborne electronic countermeasures. Conduct in-flight refueling operations to extend range and endurance of air wing aircraft. Perform all-weather mining operations. Conduct search and rescue operations.


SHOGUN SAILORS OF THE YEAR

SAILOR OF THE YEAR 2013

AO1(AW/SW) Jonathan Luna

SAILOR OF THE YEAR 2012

HM1(AW) Scott Jasper

SAILOR OF THE YEAR 2011

PS1(AW) Ricardo Camarena

SAILOR OF THE YEAR 2010

AO1(AW) Jonathan Luna