Air Defense Commander Integrates Into Gerald R Ford CSG

November 19, 2020 – Off the Coast of Virginia, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8 are conducting the first-ever, fully integrated carrier strike group operations for a Ford-class carrier, under the leadership and operational control of Carrier Strike Group (CSG)-12. The operation also includes Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2; CSG-12’s air and missile defense…

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Carrier Air Wing 8 Joins Carrier Strike Group 12

August 21, 2020 – Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 officially joined Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the flagship for CSG-12, Aug. 21. CVW-8, known as “Factory,” joins Gerald R Ford, nicknamed “Wolverine,” Destroyer Squadron Two, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to complete CSG-12. During Independent Steaming Event 9A…

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