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The EA-6B Prowler provides an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft, ground troops and ships by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications.

EA-6B Prowler: An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission.EA-6B Prowler: An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission.

Features

The Prowler is a long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic countermeasures capability. Manufactured by the Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, it is a twin-engine, mid-wing configured aircraft that has a side by-side cockpit arrangement.

The EA-6B war fighting systems includes the ALQ-99 on board receiver, the ALQ-99 pod mounted jamming system, the USQ-113 communications jamming system and the HARM missile. Two significant upgrades now in development are the Improved Capability (ICAP III) and the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS). The ICAP III, approved for Low Rate Initial Production in June 2003, upgrades the on board receiving system, providing an accurate threat emitter geo-locator and a selective reactive jamming capability against modern threat systems. The ICAP III upgrade includes new cockpit displays, improved systems connectivity, and improved system reliability. The MIDS upgrade provides the ability to receive and utilize data via the Link 16 tactical data link. The Initial Operational Capabilities are planned for March and November 2005, respectively.

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - The pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) maneuvers the aircraft for inverted flight during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - The pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) maneuvers the aircraft for inverted flight during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

Background

The primary mission of the EA-6B Prowler is Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area.

Service

Navy and Marine Corps

General Characteristics

Primary Function: Electronic countermeasures.

Contractor: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation.
Date Deployed: First Flight: 25 May 1968; Operational Capability: July 1971.
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney J52-P408 engines (10,400 pounds thrust each).
Length: 59 feet 10 inches (17.7 meters).
Height: 16 feet 8 inches (4.9 meters).
Wingspan: 53 feet (15.9 meters).
Weight: Maximum Take Off Gross Weight: 61,500 pounds (27,450 kg).
Airspeed: 500 Kts + (575 mph, 920 kmh).
Ceiling: 37,600 feet.
Range: 1,000 nautical miles+ (1,150 miles, 1,840 km).
Crew: Pilot and three electronic countermeasures officers.

Source: US Navy

EA-6B Prowler: Mediterranean Sea (Nov. 9, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assign to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) points its nose skyward shortly after launching from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). The Truman Carrier Strike Group and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kristopher WilsonEA-6B Prowler: Mediterranean Sea (Nov. 9, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assign to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) points its nose skyward shortly after launching from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). The Truman Carrier Strike Group and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson

Detailed background:

Source: wikipedia.org

The EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft manufactured by Grumman (now Northrop Grumman Aerospace) as a modification of the basic A-6 Intruder airframe.

Development

The EA-6A "Electric Intruder" was developed for the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s to replace the EF-10B Skyknight. It was a direct conversion of the standard two-seat A-6 airframe fitted with electronic warfare (EW) equipment. The EA-6A was used by three USMC squadrons during Vietnam War. A total of 27 were built with 15 of those being new builds. Most were retired in the 1970s with the last few retiring in the 1990s. The EA-6A was essentially an interim aircraft.

The much more advanced and substantially redesigned EA-6B was developed beginning in 1966 as a replacement for EKA-3B Skywarriors for the US Navy. The forward fuselage was lengthened for a larger four-seat cockpit and the antenna fairing added to the tip of the vertical stabilizer. The Prowler first flew on 25 May 1968 and entered service in July 1971. There prototype EA-6Bs were converted from A-6As and five EA-6Bs were development airframes. A total of 170 EA-6B production aircraft were built through 1991.

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (April 29, 2006) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140), performs a touch and go aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven are underway conducting their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer Mate Airman Dale MillerEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (April 29, 2006) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140), performs a touch and go aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven are underway conducting their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer Mate Airman Dale Miller

The Prowler is powered by two non-afterburning jet engines and capable of high subsonic speeds. Since EW operations are very demanding, the Prowler is a high-maintenance aircraft and also undergoes more frequent equipment upgrades than any other aircraft in the Navy. Although designed as an electronic escort and command and control platform for strike missions, the EA-6B is also capable of attacking surface targets on its own, especially radars, SAM launchers, and other enemy defenses. In addition, the aircraft is highly capable of conducting electronic intelligence (ELINT) collection.

The EA-6B Prowler has been continually upgraded over the years. The first was which was named "expanded capability" (EXCAP) beginning in 1973. Then came "improved capability" (ICAP) in 1976 and ICAP II in 1980. ICAP II provided the capability to fire AGM-88 HARM missiles.

Advanced Capability EA-6B

The Advanced Capability EA-6B Prowler (ADVCAP) was a development program initiated to improve the flying qualities of the EA-6B and to upgrade the avionics and electronic warfare systems. The intention was to modify all EA-6Bs into the ADVCAP configuration, however the program was removed from the Fiscal Year 1995 budget due to financial pressure from competing Department of Defense acquisition programs.

The ADVCAP development program was initiated in the late 1980s and was broken into three distinct phases: Full-Scale Development (FSD), Vehicle Enhancement Program (VEP) and the Avionics Improvement Program (AIP).

FSD served primarily to evaluate the new AN/ALQ-149 Electronic Warfare System. The program utilized a slightly modified EA-6B to house the new system.

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Feb. 19, 2003) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) performs a fly-by during flight operations conducted aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Martin S. FuentesEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Feb. 19, 2003) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) performs a fly-by during flight operations conducted aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Martin S. Fuentes

The VEP added numerous changes to the aircraft to address deficiencies with the original EA-6B flying qualities, particularly lateral-directional problems that exacerbated recovery from out-of-control flight. Bureau Number 158542 was used. Changes included:

* Leading edge strakes (to improve directional stability)

* Fin pod extension (to improve directional stability)

* Ailerons (to improve slow speed lateral control)

* Recontoured leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps (to compensate for an increase in gross weight)

* Two additional wing stations on the outer wing panel (for jamming pods only)

* New J52-P-409 engines (increased thrust by 2,000 lbf (8.9 kN) per engine)

* New digital Standard Automatic Flight Control System (SAFCS)

The added modifications increased the aircraft gross weight approximately 2,000 pound (900 kg) and shifted the center of gravity 3% MAC aft of the baseline EA-6B. When operating at sustained high angles-of-attack, fuel migration would cause additional shifts in CG with the result that the aircraft had slightly negative longitudinal static stability. Results of flight tests of the new configuration showed greatly improved flying qualities and the rearward shift of the CG had minimal impact.

The AIP prototype (bureau number 158547) represented the final ADVCAP configuration, incorporating all of the FSD and VEP modifications plus a completely new avionics suite which added multi-function displays to all crew positions, a head-up display for the pilot, and dual Global Positioning System/INS navigation systems. The initial joint test phase between the contractor and the US Navy test pilots completed successfully with few deficiencies.

After the program was canceled, the three experimental Prowlers, BuNo 156482, 158542 and 158547, were mothballed until 1999. During the next several years, the three aircraft were dismantled and reassembled creating a single aircraft, b/n 158542, which the Navy dubbed "FrankenProwler". It was returned to active service 23 March 2005. Improved Capability (ICAP)

Northrop Grumman received contracts from the US Navy to deliver new electronic countermeasures gear to Prowler squadrons; the heart of each ICAP III set consists of the ALQ-218 receiver and new software that provides more precise selective-reactive radar jamming and threat location. The ICAP III sets also are equipped with the Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS), which includes the Link 16 data link system. Northrop has delivered two lots and will be delivering two more beginning in 2010.

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation around Washington's Mount Rainier during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation around Washington's Mount Rainier during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

Design

Designed for carrier and advanced base operations, the Prowler is a fully integrated electronic warfare system combining long-range, all-weather capabilities with advanced electronic countermeasures. A forward equipment bay and pod-shaped fairing on the vertical fin house the additional avionics equipment. It is the United States Navy's (USN) and the United States Marine Corps's primary electronic warfare aircraft. The primary mission of the aircraft is to support strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within a combat area.

The Prowler has a crew of four, a pilot and three Electronic Counter-measures Officers (known as ECMOs). Powered by two non-afterburning Pratt & Whitney J52-P408 turbojet engines, it is capable of speeds of up to 590 miles per hour (950 km/h) with a range of 1,140 miles (1,840 kilometers).

Design particulars include the refueling probe being asymmetrical, appearing bent to the right; it contains an antenna near its root. The canopy has a shading of gold not for sunlight but to protect the crew against the radio emissions that the electronic warfare equipment produces.

Operational history

Since the retirement of the EF-111 Raven in 1995, the EA-6B is one of the primary aerial radar jammers in the Department of Defense (DoD) arsenal. It has been utilized in practically every US combat operation and is frequently flown in support of the United States Air Force.

About 125 Prowlers remain today, divided between 12 Navy, 4 Marine, and 4 joint Navy-Air Force "Expeditionary" squadrons. A JCS staff study recommended that the EF-111 Raven be retired to reduce Type/Model/Series aircraft dedicated to the same mission, which led to an OSD Program Decision Memorandum (PDM) to establish 4 "expeditionary" Prowler squadrons composed of Navy and USAF personnel to meet the needs of the Air Force.

Though once considered being replaced by Common Support Aircraft, the original plan failed to materialize. Although EA-6B remains in service today, the Navy EA-6B Prowler community is slated to be begin transitioning in 2009 to the EA-18G Growler, a new electronic warfare derivative of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. All but one active duty Navy EA-6B squadrons are based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, located in the northwest corner of the state of Washington. VAQ-136 is stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, as part of Carrier Air Wing 5, the forward deployed air wing that deploys aboard USS George Washington and VAQ-209, a Navy Reserve squadron, is stationed at NAF Washington, DC. Marine EA-6B squadrons are located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Operations in Afghanistan & Iraq

According to news reports, the Prowler has been used in anti-IED operations in the current conflict in Afghanistan for several years by jamming remote detonation devices such as garage door openers or cellular telephones. Two Prowler squadrons are also based in Iraq, working with the same mission.

Operators

The EA-6B Prowler is operated by the United States, and has squadrons in both its Marine Corps and Navy.

Specifications (EA-6B)

Data from US Navy Fact File, UA Navy history page

General characteristics

* Crew: four (one pilot, three electronic countermeasures officers)
* Length: 59 ft 10 in (17.7 m)
* Wingspan: 53 ft (15.9 m)
* Height: 16 ft 8 in (4.9 m)
* Wing area: 528.9 ft² (49.1 m²)
* Empty weight: 31,160 lb (15,130 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 61,500 lb (27,900 kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney J52-P408A turbojet, 10,400 lbf (46 kN) each

Performance

* Maximum speed: 566 knots (651 mph, 1,050 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 418 kt (481 mph, 774 km/h)
* Range: 2,022 mi (tanks kept) / 2,400 mi (tanks dropped) (3,254 km / 3,861 km)
* Service ceiling 37,600 ft (11,500 m)
* Rate of climb: 12,900 ft/min (65 m/s)
* Wing loading: 116 lb/ft² (560 kg/m²)
* Thrust/weight: 0.34

Armament

* Up to 4 AGM-88 HARM antiradar missiles
* Up to 5 ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System (TJS) external pods
* Up to 5 300 gallon external drop tanks

Avionics

* ALQ-99 on board receiver (OBS), ALQ-99 pod mounted jamming system (TJS)
* USQ-113 communications jamming system

More photos:

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140) approaches the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) during evening flight operations. The Norfolk, Va. based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho.EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140) approaches the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) during evening flight operations. The Norfolk, Va. based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho.

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Coast (Apr. 23, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Capt. Ladd Wheeler, Executive Officer of Truman, piloted the Prowler. The aircraft carrier is currently undergoing her Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) exercise off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Craig R. Spiering.EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Coast (Apr. 23, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Capt. Ladd Wheeler, Executive Officer of Truman, piloted the Prowler. The aircraft carrier is currently undergoing her Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) exercise off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Craig R. Spiering.

EA-6B Prowler: Okanogan, Wash. (Apr. 2, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Vikings" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129) performs formation aerobatic maneuvers in the Okanogan Operating Area over Okanogan, Wash. VAQ-129 is the EA-6B Prowler Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) and trains Pilots and Electronic Countermeasure Officers (ECMO) to fly the Navy's only electronic attack platform. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. J.J. Paynter.EA-6B Prowler: Okanogan, Wash. (Apr. 2, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Vikings" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129) performs formation aerobatic maneuvers in the Okanogan Operating Area over Okanogan, Wash. VAQ-129 is the EA-6B Prowler Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) and trains Pilots and Electronic Countermeasure Officers (ECMO) to fly the Navy's only electronic attack platform. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. J.J. Paynter.

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Feb. 19, 2003) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) performs a fly-by during flight operations conducted aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Martin S. FuentesEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Feb. 19, 2003) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) performs a fly-by during flight operations conducted aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Martin S. Fuentes

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (May 8, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Thunderbirds" of Airborne Electronic Warfare Squadron One Four One (VAQ-141) launches off the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is undergoing flight deck certifications off the coast of Virginia before leaving for its permanent homeport of San Diego in late May. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Charles A. Edwards Jr.EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (May 8, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Thunderbirds" of Airborne Electronic Warfare Squadron One Four One (VAQ-141) launches off the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is undergoing flight deck certifications off the coast of Virginia before leaving for its permanent homeport of San Diego in late May. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Charles A. Edwards Jr.

EA-6B Prowler side: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler side: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - A birds-eye view of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - A birds-eye view of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) flies a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation around Washington's Mount Rainier during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation around Washington's Mount Rainier during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 27, 2004) – Aircrew for an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) conduct a pre-flight check before climbing aboard the aircraft aboard of Nimitz-class USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Craig R. SpieringEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 27, 2004) – Aircrew for an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) conduct a pre-flight check before climbing aboard the aircraft aboard of Nimitz-class USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Craig R. Spiering

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (June 21, 2004) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Aaron Sperry, left, from Lawton, Okla., and Lt. Rich Cochrane, from Wade, N.J., monitor the approach path and arresting gear equipment of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140) before it lands on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va. based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Washington is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michael D. Blackwell IIEA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (June 21, 2004) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Aaron Sperry, left, from Lawton, Okla., and Lt. Rich Cochrane, from Wade, N.J., monitor the approach path and arresting gear equipment of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140) before it lands on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va. based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Washington is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michael D. Blackwell II

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 17, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) launches from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). The Truman CSG is conducting a scheduled training exercise followed by overseas pulse operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'ConnorEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 17, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) launches from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). The Truman CSG is conducting a scheduled training exercise followed by overseas pulse operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 11, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) is refueled by an S-3B Viking assigned to the "Maulers" of Sea Control Squadron Three Two (VS-32) during an air power demonstration above USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class William F HowellEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 11, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) is refueled by an S-3B Viking assigned to the "Maulers" of Sea Control Squadron Three Two (VS-32) during an air power demonstration above USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class William F Howell

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - The pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) maneuvers the aircraft for inverted flight during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - The pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) maneuvers the aircraft for inverted flight during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Scotland (June 29, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) flies in formation with an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) over Scotland. The two Squadrons are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua E. HelgesonEA-6B Prowler: Scotland (June 29, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) flies in formation with an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) over Scotland. The two Squadrons are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua E. Helgeson

EA-6B Prowler: Scotland (June 29, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) flies in formation with an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) over Scotland. The two Squadrons are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua E. HelgesonEA-6B Prowler: Scotland (June 29, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) flies in formation with an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) over Scotland. The two Squadrons are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua E. Helgeson

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 29, 2004) - An aircraft director signals the pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137), to line up with the catapult shuttle on the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert A. WoodEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (June 29, 2004) - An aircraft director signals the pilot of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137), to line up with the catapult shuttle on the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert A. Wood

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (July 14, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ 132) approaches the flight aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are taking part in missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom during her deployment supporting the Navy's new Fleet Response Plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael SandbergEA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (July 14, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ 132) approaches the flight aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are taking part in missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom during her deployment supporting the Navy's new Fleet Response Plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

EA-6B Prowler: North Atlantic Ocean (July 12, 2004) - Carrier Air Wing maintenance personnel complete pre-flight maintenance on and EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) before it joins an air power demonstration in support of Operation Majestic Eagle. The ship is an integral part of Majestic Eagle, the multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Enterprise's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class William HowellEA-6B Prowler: North Atlantic Ocean (July 12, 2004) - Carrier Air Wing maintenance personnel complete pre-flight maintenance on and EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) before it joins an air power demonstration in support of Operation Majestic Eagle. The ship is an integral part of Majestic Eagle, the multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Enterprise's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class William Howell

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 10, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137), launches from the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as part of Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs). Summer Pulse demonstrates the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Milosz Reterski.EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 10, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137), launches from the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as part of Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs). Summer Pulse demonstrates the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Milosz Reterski.

EA-6B Prowler: Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) July 15, 2004 - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) takes flight as another Prowler stands in the waiting off the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark GleasonEA-6B Prowler: Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) July 15, 2004 - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) takes flight as another Prowler stands in the waiting off the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark Gleason

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (July 15, 2004) - A plane captain conducts a daily turn around inspection on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) prior to night flight operations on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The ship and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charlie D. WhetstineEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (July 15, 2004) - A plane captain conducts a daily turn around inspection on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) prior to night flight operations on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The ship and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charlie D. Whetstine

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 15, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) prepares to be launched from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'ConnorEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 15, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) prepares to be launched from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'Connor

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 14, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) prepares to be launched from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'ConnorEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 14, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) prepares to be launched from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'Connor

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 22, 2004) - An EA-6B “Prowler” assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) comes in for an arrested landing aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman recently completed Majestic Eagle 04, a multinational exercise conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) and Summer Pulse '04, the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters, with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark GleasonEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (July 22, 2004) - An EA-6B “Prowler” assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) comes in for an arrested landing aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman recently completed Majestic Eagle 04, a multinational exercise conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) and Summer Pulse '04, the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters, with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark Gleason

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Sept. 6, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) conducts a mission over the Arabian Gulf. VAQ-132 is embarked aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and currently operating in the Middle East region in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Units in the Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are working closely with Multi-National Corps-Iraq and Iraqi forces to bring stability to the sovereign government of Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael SandbergEA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Sept. 6, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) conducts a mission over the Arabian Gulf. VAQ-132 is embarked aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and currently operating in the Middle East region in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Units in the Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are working closely with Multi-National Corps-Iraq and Iraqi forces to bring stability to the sovereign government of Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Aug. 31, 2004) - A "shooter" gives the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ”Black Ravens” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135), aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during nighttime flight operations. Flight operations are conducted around the clock to ensure optimum proficiency for pilots, squadrons and ship's personnel. Kitty Hawk is currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), demonstrating power projection and sea control as the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Bo J. FlanniganEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Aug. 31, 2004) - A "shooter" gives the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ”Black Ravens” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135), aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during nighttime flight operations. Flight operations are conducted around the clock to ensure optimum proficiency for pilots, squadrons and ship's personnel. Kitty Hawk is currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), demonstrating power projection and sea control as the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Bo J. Flannigan

EA-6B Prowler: Iraqi Air Space (Aug. 14, 2004) - A U.S. Marine EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Playboys" of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two (VMAQ-2) conducts a mission over Iraq during a combat mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lee O. TuckerEA-6B Prowler: Iraqi Air Space (Aug. 14, 2004) - A U.S. Marine EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Playboys" of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two (VMAQ-2) conducts a mission over Iraq during a combat mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lee O. Tucker

EA-6B Prowler: Iraq (Oct. 3, 2004) – A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler receives fuel during a mission over Iraq from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. The primary mission of the EA-6B Prowler is Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Erik GudmundsonEA-6B Prowler: Iraq (Oct. 3, 2004) – A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler receives fuel during a mission over Iraq from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. The primary mission of the EA-6B Prowler is Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Erik Gudmundson

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 19, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) prepares for an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are on a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. RebilasEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 19, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) prepares for an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are on a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas

EA-6B Prowler: Indian Ocean (Sept. 24, 2004) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate crosses the flight deck following the launch of an EA-6B Prowler attached to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. RebilasEA-6B Prowler: Indian Ocean (Sept. 24, 2004) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate crosses the flight deck following the launch of an EA-6B Prowler attached to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas

EA-6B Prowler: Indian Ocean (Sept. 21, 2004) - EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139), fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charlie WhetstineEA-6B Prowler: Indian Ocean (Sept. 21, 2004) - EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139), fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charlie Whetstine

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Sept. 6, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) conducts a flight mission over the Arabian Gulf. VAQ-132 is embarked aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and currently operating in the Middle East region in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Units in the Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are working closely with Multi-National Corps-Iraq and Iraqi forces to bring stability to the sovereign government of Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael SandbergEA-6B Prowler: Arabian Gulf (Sept. 6, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) conducts a flight mission over the Arabian Gulf. VAQ-132 is embarked aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and currently operating in the Middle East region in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Units in the Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are working closely with Multi-National Corps-Iraq and Iraqi forces to bring stability to the sovereign government of Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

EA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael WatkinsEA-6B Prowler: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 18, 2004) - Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine (VAQ-139) fly in formation during a routine training mission. VAQ-139 is homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and will soon be deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The EA-6B's primary mission is to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. With its jamming capabilities together with AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the Prowler a unique national asset that can be deployed from land bases and aircraft carriers. Its ability to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and actively deny an adversary's use of radar and communications is unmatched by any airborne platform worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 26, 2004) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131) onto a catapult prior to launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. McGuryEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 26, 2004) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131) onto a catapult prior to launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. McGury

EA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 26, 2004) - An Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) climbs into her EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131) prior to flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. McGuryEA-6B Prowler: Pacific Ocean (Oct. 26, 2004) - An Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) climbs into her EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131) prior to flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. McGury

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 5, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), soars through the sky above the Atlantic Ocean during routine flight operations from the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). The EA-6B is a twin engine, mid-wing aircraft that is designed for carrier based operations to provide an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are transiting the Atlantic Ocean as they make their return from a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua KarstenEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 5, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), soars through the sky above the Atlantic Ocean during routine flight operations from the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). The EA-6B is a twin engine, mid-wing aircraft that is designed for carrier based operations to provide an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are transiting the Atlantic Ocean as they make their return from a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten

EA-6B Prowler: Mediterranean Sea (Nov. 9, 2004) - A troubleshooter assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130), conducts a routine inspection of one of the squadron’s EA-6B Prowlers, following daytime flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman’s Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Kristopher WilsonEA-6B Prowler: Mediterranean Sea (Nov. 9, 2004) - A troubleshooter assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130), conducts a routine inspection of one of the squadron’s EA-6B Prowlers, following daytime flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman’s Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson

EA-6B Prowler: Arabian Sea (Nov. 15, 2004) - A plane director uses hand signals to direct an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) onto catapult two aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman’s Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jason P. TaylorEA-6B Prowler: Arabian Sea (Nov. 15, 2004) - A plane director uses hand signals to direct an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) onto catapult two aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman’s Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Taylor

EA-6B Prowler: Persian Gulf (Dec. 8, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130), launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) embarked aboard Truman are providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and embarked CVW-3 are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'ConnorEA-6B Prowler: Persian Gulf (Dec. 8, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130), launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) embarked aboard Truman are providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and embarked CVW-3 are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor

EA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 5, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), flies over the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) after completing routine flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The EA-6B is a twin engine, mid-wing aircraft that is designed for carrier based operations to provide an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are transiting the Atlantic Ocean as they make their return from a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua KarstenEA-6B Prowler: Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 5, 2004) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Scorpions” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), flies over the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) after completing routine flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The EA-6B is a twin engine, mid-wing aircraft that is designed for carrier based operations to provide an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are transiting the Atlantic Ocean as they make their return from a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten

EA-6B Prowler: Persian Gulf (Feb. 15, 2005) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (One Three Zero (VAQ-130), launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) is embarked aboard Truman and is providing close air support and conducting intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance over Iraq. The Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Philip V. MorrillEA-6B Prowler: Persian Gulf (Feb. 15, 2005) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (One Three Zero (VAQ-130), launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) is embarked aboard Truman and is providing close air support and conducting intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance over Iraq. The Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Philip V. Morrill

EA-6B Prowler: Philippine Sea (Feb. 20, 2005) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA-137), performs an aerial refueling for an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131), during a flight demonstration aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Justin R. BlakeEA-6B Prowler: Philippine Sea (Feb. 20, 2005) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA-137), performs an aerial refueling for an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131), during a flight demonstration aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Justin R. Blake

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