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|Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron 120|
|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|
|Commander John W. Hewitt|
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."
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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