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Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron 120
VAW-120 insignia
Country 23x15px United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Type Airborne early warning
Size Approximately 700 personnel
Part of Fleet Replacement Squadron
Garrison/HQ Naval Station Norfolk
Nickname Greyhawks
Commander John W. Hewitt
Aircraft flown
E-2 Hawkeye
C-2 Greyhound

The Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron 120 (VAW-120) is a United States Navy airborne early warning (AEW) squadron. Nicknamed The Greyhawks, they fly the E-2 Hawkeye along with the C-2A Greyhound in order to provide early warning and battlefield information back to the carrier group.


The mission of VAW-120 is "to provide command and control leadership" and "provide high priority logistics support to aircraft carrier strike groups."


The history of VAW-120 starts on 6 July 1948 when Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron TWO (VAW-2) was created at NAS Oceana, Virginia. It later relocated to NAS Norfolk, Virginia.

Later renamed RVAW-120, it became the Atlantic Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for E-2 and C-2 aircraft and was later renamed again as VAW-120. In September 1994, VAW-120 became the single site E-2/C-2 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) after VAW-110 was decommissioned as the Pacific Fleet E-2/C-2 FRS at NAS Miramar, California. Thus, VAW-120 is now the sole training squadron for all E-2C and C-2A aircrew.

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