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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

August 16, 2012 Issue

CVW-1 Conducts Aerial Change of Command Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian G. Reynolds the final change of command CVW1 will ever hold while attached to the legendary Big E. There will be two more squadron changes of command. “It has been a real pleasure to be a part of this historic ship and this historic cruise,” said Trent. “I’m honored to be a part of Enterprise and the entire team.” Trent’s next assignment will be with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group in Newport, R.I. “It was great working for Capt. Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, in an E-2C Hawkeye, and Capt. Robert Boyer, incoming Trent,” said Boyer. commander of CVW-1, in an F/A-18C Hornet, fly above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman) “He was always a very humble, teamwork oriented-leader and just an awesome USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Capt. Robert D. Boyer relieved guy to work for.” Capt. Jeffrey L. Trent as commander of Carrier Air Wing Boyer also said that his motivation comes from the Sailors (CVW) 1 in an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the and Marines of CVW-1. To Boyer, their hard work and skies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Aug. 15. dedication are an inspiration. During the ceremony, Boyer flew in an F/A-18C Hornet, “The crewmembers of the air wing are really who this day assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack is for,” said Boyer. “It is their sweat, their work and their effort Squadron (VMFA) 251, while Trent flew in an E2-C Hawkeye, that get the aircraft off of the flight deck. I am truly humbled to assigned to the Screwtops of Carrier Airborne Early Warning be a part of this air wing.” Squadron (VAW) 123. After both aviators read their orders, Following deployment, CVW-1 is scheduled to transition Trent gave the formation lead to Boyer as they flew over to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as the Enterprise. carrier completes it Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Boyer, the former deputy commander of CVW-1, is looking Newport News, Va. forward to his role as the air wing’s final commander aboard “The future is bright with another deployment in a couple Enterprise. of years,” said Trent. “The air wing will continue to do great “To become commander of the air wing aboard this ship things as a part of another team.” and to be a part of the namesake of Enterprise is a tremendous Enterprise is currently on its 25th and final deployment to feeling,” said Boyer. the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime The current deployment is the final time any air wing will operate aboard Enterprise. The carrier is slated to be inactivated security operations, theater security operation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. following its return to homeport in Norfolk, making this


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CVW-1 Change

Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, in an E-2C Hawkeye, and Capt. Robert Boyer, incoming commander, CVW-1, in an F/A-18C Hornet, fly above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, inspects the rotor blades of an E-2C Hawkeye before his change of command flight. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. Robert Boyer, incoming commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, left, and Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of CVW-1, take notes at their change of command flight brief. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. Robert Boyer, incoming commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, and C Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of CVW-1, talk on the flight deck of aircraft c USS Enterprise (CVN 65) following an aerial change of command ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

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Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, takes off from the flight deck. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)


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e of Command

pt. Robert Boyer, incoming commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, launches from the ht deck during his change of command ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, flies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during an aerial change of command ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, puts on flight gear for his change of command flight. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. carrier Capt. Robert Boyer, commander CVW-1, prepares to fly in an aerial change of command ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Rear Adm. Walter E Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group prepares to fly in an aerial change of command ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Capt. Jeff Trent, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, addresses assembled crew members in the ward room. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)


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Sailors of the Day Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Amanda Ward

IT2 Amanda Ward, from Gastonia, N.C., joined the Navy seven years ago to see the world and serve her country. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, hiking, camping and spending time with family. In the future, Ward plans to obtain a degree in health management.

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Justin R. Betts

AT3 Justin R. Betts, from Quakertown, Pa., joined the Navy three and a half years ago to see things others may never see. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and playing the guitar. In the future, he plans to learn his family’s business and travel to many different places.

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CVW-1 Conducts Aerial Change of Command