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How many basic core capabilities are there?

6Forward Presence → Deterrence → Sea Control →Power Projection → Maritime Security → Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief
What is Forward Presence?
-Key capability that establishes maritime forces in regions throughout the world
- The deployability/Expeditionary character of Naval Aviation distinguishes it as centerpiece of core
What is Deterrence?
-Aligned to the national belief that preventing wars is as important as winning
-Possessing superior military strength all serve to deter aggressors
What is Sea Control?
-Protects the ability to operate freely at sea and enables of joint operations
-Surveillance → Detection → Attack of Costal, Surface, Subsurface platforms are readily executed
What is Maritime Security?
-Maintenance of security at sea and mitigation of threats short of war
-Combating terrorism, piracy, drug trafficking other threats enhances global stability
What is Humanitarian Relief?
A human obligation and a foundation of human character. Majority of world’s population lives within a few hundred miles of the ocean, meaning that access is best achieved by maritime forces
What does HSC stand for?
Helicopter Sea Combat
What is HSC?
Units perform rescue, logistics, mine countermeasures, SAR missions
What does HSM stand for?
Helicopter Maritime Strike
What is HSM?
Primary roles of Antisubmarine and Anti-Surface warfare Secondary roles are logistics and rescue
What does HT stand for?
Helicopter Training
What is HT?
Provides basic/advanced training of student Naval Aviators in rotary wing aircraft
What does VAQ stand for?
Tactical Electronic Warfare
What is VAQ?
Fixed wing squadrons that tactically exploit, suppress, degrade and deceive enemy electromagnetic defensive
and offensive systems
What does VAW stand for?
Carrier Airborne Early Warning
What is VAW?
Fixed wing carrier based squadrons that provide early warning against weather, missiles, shipping and
What does VC stand for?
Fleet Composite
What is VC?
Fixed wing utility squadrons providing air services for fleet such as simulations and target towing
What does VFA stand for?
Strike Fighter
What is VFA?
Fixed wing squadrons employed for both fighter and attack missions
What does VP stand for?
What is VP?
Fixed wing land based squadrons that perform anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, reconnaissance and mining
What does VQ stand for?
Fleet Air Reconnaissance
What is VQ?
-Fixed wing squadrons that provide electronic warfare support to include search, interception, recording, and
analysis of radiated electromagnetic energy
-Selected squadrons serve as elements of the Worldwide Airborne Command Post System
What does VR stand for?
Aircraft Logistics Support
What is VR?
Fixed wing squadrons for transport of personnel and supplies
What does VRC stand for?
Carrier Logistics Support
What is VRC?
Fixed wing squadrons that transport personnel and supplies for Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD)
What does VT stand for?
What is VT?
Fixed wing squadrons that provides basic /advanced training
What does VX/VXE stand for?
Air Test and Evaluation
What is VX/VXE?
-Fixed wing squadrons that test and evaluate operational capabilities of new aircraft/equipment in an
operational environment
-They develop tactic and doctrines for their most effective use