On behalf of the World Famous Black Eagles, I want to welcome you aboard VAW-113. You are joining the Navy’s premier Carrier Airborne Early Warning squadron flying the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft. I greatly look forward to meeting you.
MISSION: “We safely and efficiently provide on-scene, carrier airborne command and control anytime, anywhere in order to effectively execute our warfare commander’s intent.”
VISION: “The Black Eagles deployed at sea, combat ready.” We execute our mission in the defense of our homeland, our vital interests, and our allies around the world. The Black Eagles maintain our reputation as the premier Hawkeye squadron in the Fleet by focusing on three pillars in order to accomplish that mission: Leadership, Excellence, and Integrity.
Leadership. People matter. They are our greatest and most enduring strength, and a focus on Leadership represents a constant investment in them.
Excellence. Our standard is consistent excellence. Period. In everything we do, in everything we accomplish as a team, strive for Excellence.
Integrity. Whoever walks in integrity walk securely. This is simply doing the right thing when no one is watching.
Black Eagle Command Philosophy
Commander Jeremy Rifas
Commander Ben Duelley
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
CMDCM Maurice R. Sutherland