United States Navy Aircraft Squadrons: List of United States Navy Aircraft Squadrons, Vfa-103, Vfa-14, Vfa-192, Vfa-11, Vfa-31, Vfa-2, Vfa-25

General Books, 7 oct. 2011 - 48 páginas
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons, VFA-103, VFA-14, VFA-192, VFA-11, VFA-31, VFA-2, VFA-25, HM-15, Attack Squadron 42, Training Squadron 10, VAW-116, VT-86, VAQ-142, VAW-123, HSL-51, VAQ-129, VX-4, VAW-77, VP-10, VX-9, VAW-121, VP-94, VFC-111, VX-23, HSC-22, VAQ-140, HS-7. Excerpt: This is a list of United States Navy aircraft squadrons. Deactivated or disestablished squadrons are listed in the List of Inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons. Navy aircraft squadrons are typically composed of several aircraft (from as few as two to as many as several dozen), the officers who fly them and the men and women that maintain them. Most squadrons also have a number of other administrative support personnel. Some of the activities listed are not technically "squadrons," but they all operate U.S. Navy aircraft in some capacity. Navy squadron organizational chart.Squadrons are typically commanded by a Commander. Second in command is the Executive Officer (XO), also a Commander. The XO typically assumes command of the squadron after approximately 15 months. There are typically four functional departments - Operations, Maintenance, Safety, and Administration - each led by a Lieutenant Commander. Within the departments are Divisions (each typically headed by a Lieutenant) and Branches (headed by a Chief Petty Officer). Navy aircraft are classified by Type (rotary wing, fixed wing), Model (e.g. H-60), and Series (e.g., SH-60B vs HH- 60H). Squadrons can be categorized in a number of ways: Active versus Navy Reserve, land-based versus sea-based, fixed wing versus rotary wing (helicopter) vs Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and by mission. Unlike the USAF, the US Navy does not typically refer to other organizations (such as maintenance or medical units) as "squadrons." An exception to this is that US Navy destroyers ...

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