Navy Officers, Loved Ones Happy Reunion
August 26, 2022
August 9, 2022 – U.S. Navy officers, assigned to the "Wallbangers" Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 117, and their waiting loved ones have a heartfelt time reuniting following the officers seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operations with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
CVW-9 deployed with a combination of fourth and fifth-generation platforms that predominantly represent the “Airwing of the Future,” executing more than 21,307 fixed-wing and helicopter flight hours comprising of 10,250 sorties, 8,437 launches and 8,487 aircraft arrestments.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Ensign Drew Verbis and Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Knotts.