Two E2C “Hawkeye” aircraft from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SEVEN (VAW-117) “Wallbangers” complete an afternoon of form flying over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ventura, Ca. VAW-117 is a Command and Control and Airborne Early Warning Squadron dedicated to deliver time critical situational awareness to warfare commanders and Coalition Partners. Aircraft 600 is commanded by Lieutenant Warren Barlow while 602 is commanded by Commander William Reed, VAW-117′s Executive Officer. Barlow, a native of Bend, Oregon graduated from Merchant Marine Academy in 2006 with a degree in Marine Engineering. Commander Reed, a graduate of the Naval Academy with a degree in Economics, is a native of Cary, Ill and will take command in December. (U.S. Navy photo by CMDCM(NAWS/EXW/SW) Spike Call (Released)
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