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Deployments of USS INDEPENDENCE:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. These detachments are not listed below.

* not embarked for the entire deployment

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
August 4, 1960March 3, 1961
  

7VF-41 (F3H-2)
VF-84 (F8U-2)
VA-72 (A4D-2)
VA-75 (AD-6)
VMA-224 (A4D-2)
VAH-1 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det.
VAW-12 Det. 41 (WF-2)
HU-2 Det.
AGMediterraneanUSS William R. Rush (DD 714) Fiumicino (Rome), Italy
Cannes, France
Piraeus, Greece
Naples, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
August 4, 1961December 19, 1961
  

7VF-41 (F3H-2)
VF-84 (F8U-2)
VA-72 (A4D-2N)
VA-75 (AD-6)
VA-86 (A4D-2)
VAH-1 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. 41 (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. 41 (WF-2)
VAW-33 Det. 41
HU-2 Det. 41
AGMediterranean  Cannes, France
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Rhodes, Greece
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Livorno, Italy
April 19, 1962August 27, 1962
  

7VMF(AW)-115 (F4D-1)
VF-84 (F8U-2)
VA-72 (A4D-2N)
VA-86 (A4D-2)
VA-75 (AD-6)
VAH-1 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
VAW-33 Det.
HU-2 Det.
AGMediterranean  Cannes, France
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Corfu, Greece
Gibraltar
August 6, 1963March 4, 1964
  

7VF-41 (F-4B)
VF-84 (F-8C)
VA-72 (A-4C)
VA-86 (A-4C)
VMA-324 (A-4B)
VFP-62 Det.62 (RF-8A)
VAH-1 (A-5A)
VAW-12 Det.62 (E-1B)
VAW-33 Det. (EA-1F)
HU-2 Det.62 (UH-2A)
AGMediterranean  Cannes, France
Beirut, Lebanon
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
September 8, 1964November 5, 1964 7VF-41 (F-4B)
VA-72 (A-4E)
VA-86 (A-4E)
VA-75 (A-6A)
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
AGNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Exercise Teamwork 
May 10, 1965December 13, 1965
  

7VF-41 (F-4B)
VF-84 (F-4B)
VA-72 (A-4E)
VA-75 (A-6A)
VA-86 (A-4E)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VAW-12 Det 62 (E-1B)
HU-2 Det 62 (UH-2A)
VAH-4 Det 62 (A-3B)
VAW-13 Det (EA-1F)*
VQ-1 Det (EA-3B)*
VAP-61 Det (RA-3B)*
AGWestern Pacific
Vietnam
USS Richmond K. Turner (CG 20) St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Singapore
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Yokosuka, Japan
June 13, 1966February 1, 1967
  

7VF-41 (F-4B)
VF-84 (F-4B)
VMA-324 (A-4E)
VA-86 (A-4E)
VA-75 (A-6A)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VAW-33 Det.62 (EA-1F)
VAW-12 Det.62 (E-1B)
VQ-2 Det. (EA-3B)
HC-2 Det. (UH-2A)
AGMediterranean  St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Cannes, France
Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Valletta, Malta
Beirut, Lebanon
Genoa, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Livorno, Italy
April 30, 1968January 27, 1969
  

7VF-41 (F-4J)
VF-84 (F-4J)
VA-76 (A-4C)
RVAH-7 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.62 (KA-3B)
VSF-1 (A-4C)
VA-64 (A-4C)
VAQ-33 Det.62 (EA-1F)
VAW-124 (E-2A)
HC-2 Det. 62 (UH-2B)
AGMediterraneanUSS Charles P. Cecil (DD 835) Athens, Greece
Sicily, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Istanbul, Turkey
Cannes, France
Toulon, France
Golfe Juan, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Taranto, Italy
June 23, 1970January 31, 1971
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VMA-331 (A-4E)
VA-65 (A-6A)
RVAH-11 (RA-5C)
VAQ-129 Det.62 (EKA-3B)
VAW-122 (E-2A)
HS-2 (SH-3A)
AGMediterranean  Valencia, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Athens, Greece
Valletta, Malta
September 16, 1971March 16, 1972
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-66 (A-7E)
VA-65 (A-6A and KA-6D)
VA-12 (A-7E)
RVAH-12 (RA-5C)
VAW-122 (E-2B)
HS-6 (SH-3)
AGNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Operation Royal KnightRosyth, UK
Naples, Italy
Athens, Greece
Corfu, Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece
Trieste, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
June 21, 1973January 19, 1974
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-66 (A-7E)
VA-12 (A-7E)
VA-65 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-14 (RA-5C)
VS-28 (S-2E)
VAQ-130 (EKA-3B)
VAW-122 (E-2B)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
AGMediterranean Operation Deep FurrowSouda Bay, Crete, Greece
Athens, Greece
Tunis, Tunisia
Istanbul, Turkey
July 19, 1974January 21, 1975
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-66 (A-7E)
VA-12 (A-7E)
VA-65 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VAW-122 (E-2B)
VS-31 (S-2G)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
AGMediterraneanUSS William V. Pratt (DDG 44) Naples, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Cannes, France
October 15, 1975May 5, 1976
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-66 (A-7E)
VA-12 (A-7E)
VA-65 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-13 (RA-5C)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2B)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
AGNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
  Rota, Spain
Portsmouth, UK
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Naples, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Malaga, Spain
March 31, 1977October 21, 1977
  

7VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-66 (A-7E)
VA-12 (A-7E)
VA-65 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-12 (RA-5C)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2)
VS-31 (S-3A)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
AGMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Alassio, Italy
Malaga, Spain
June 28, 1979December 14, 1979
  

6VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VS-28 (S-3A)
VFP-63 Det. (RF-8G)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterraneanUSS Caron (DD 970)
USS Peterson (DD 969)
USS Mahan (DDG 42)
USS Farragut (DDG 37)
USS Garcia (FF 1040)
USS McCandless (FF 1084)
USS Detroit (AOE 4)
 Naples, Italy
Haifa, Israel
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Athens, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Toulon, France
Malaga, Spain
Crete, Greece
November 19, 1980June 10, 1981
  

6VF-102 (F-4J)
VF-33 (F-4J)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VS-28 (S-3A)
VFP-63 Det.4 (RF-8G)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AESouthern Atlantic
Indian Ocean
Mediterranean
  Perth, Australia
Port Louis, Mauritius
June 7, 1982December 22, 1982
  

6VF-14 (F-14A)
VF-32 (F-14A)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Athens, Greece
Rota, Spain
October 18, 1983April 11, 1984
  

6VF-32 (F-14A)
VF-14 (F-14A)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AECaribbean (Grenada)
Mediterranean
Northern Atlantic
 Operation Urgent Fury
Teamwork '84
Haifa, Israel
Naples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Portsmouth, UK
October 16, 1984February 19, 1985 6VF-14 (F-14A)
VF-32 (F-14A)
VA-15 (A-7E)
VA-87 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterranean
Indian Ocean
  Las Palmas, Spain
June 23, 1990December 20, 1990
  

14VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-113 (F/A-18A)
VFA-25 (F/A-18A)
VA-196 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-139 (EA-6B)
VAW-113 (E-2C)
VS-37 (S-3A)
HS-8 (SH-3H)
NKWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Persian Gulf
 Operation Desert ShieldPearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Hong Kong
April 15, 1992October 13, 1992
  

5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NFWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
 Operation Southern WatchSydney, Australia
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Pattaya, Thailand
Hong Kong
February 15, 1993March 25, 1993 5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NFWestern Pacific, off Korea Exercise Team Spirit
May 11, 1993July 1, 1993 5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NFWestern Pacific 
November 17, 1993March 17, 1994
  

5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NFWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
Somalia
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS Curts (FFG 38)
Operation Southern WatchSingapore
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Thailand
Hong Kong
July 19, 1994August 29, 1994 5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NFWestern Pacific, off Korea Korean Crisis
August 19, 1995November 18, 1995 5VF-154 (F-14A)
VF-21 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-14 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NFWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS O'Brien (DD 975)
USS Hewitt (DD 966)
USS McClusky (FFG 41)
USS Bremerton (SSN 698)
USS Columbus (SSN 762)
USNS Pecos (T-AO 197)
Operation Southern Watch
Exercise Cobra Cold
 
February 9, 1996March 27, 1996
  

5VF-154 (F-14A)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VA-115 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. (ES-3A)
HS-14 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NFWestern PacificUSS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS O'Brien (DD 975)
USS Hewitt (DD 966)
USS McClusky (FFG 41)
Taiwan-China Tensions
February 15, 1997June 10, 1997
  

5VF-154 (F-14A)
VFA-27 (F/A-18C)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det.5 (ES-3A)
HS-14 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NFWestern PacificUSS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)
USS Hewitt (DD 966)
Exercise Cobra Gold
Exercise Tandem Thrust
Guam
Sydney, Australia
Perth, Australia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore
Pattaya, Thailand
Hong Kong
January 23, 1998June 5, 1998
  

5VF-154 (F-14A)
VFA-27 (F/A-18C)
VFA-192 (F/A-18C)
VFA-195 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-136 (EA-6B)
VAW-115 (E-2C)
VS-21 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det.5 (ES-3A)
HS-14 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NFIndian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)
USS O’Brien (DD 975)
USS Charlotte (SSN 766)
Operation Southern WatchJebel Ali, U.A.E.
Manama, Bahrain




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