E/A-18G Growler Launches
March 11, 2023
March 8, 2023 - A U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growler, attached to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at an undisclosed location in the Adriatic Sea.
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is the offensive air and strike component of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 and the George H.W. Bush CSG. The squadrons of CVW-7 are Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, VFA-103, VFA-86, VFA-136, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, VAQ-140, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46.
The George H.W. Bush CSG is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Avis.