The last of the U.S. Navy’s E-2C Hawkeyes forward-deployed to Japan departed Naval Air Facility…

via John Currin (JC ‘s Naval and Military) – Google+ Public Posts

The last of the U.S. Navy’s E-2C Hawkeyes forward-deployed to Japan departed Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi on June 1, marking the end of 44 years of service in Japan.

The aircraft from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 “Liberty Bells” are one of the Navy’s longest-serving forward deployed squadrons in the U.S. Navy.

Having accumulated more than 24 consecutive years and 50,000 hours of mishap-free hours, the Liberty Bells of VAW-115 are returning to the United States after turning over operational responsibilities to VAW-125 and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

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