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VAW-116 Mission:
Execute the Commander's Intent by providing on scene, carrier airborne command and control of Joint and Combined Forces in the battlespace.

VAW-116 Commander's Intent:
Provide dominant and continuous airborne command, control, surveillance, and precision targeting by utilizing state of the art technology and the most highly trained personnel in the United States Navy. We will achieve this by prioritizing FAMILY, SQUADRON PRIDE AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY.

FAMILY: Eventually we will all take off our military uniforms, but our families will be with us forever. Stress at home can put a strain on the work environment that could adversely affect the accomplishment of the mission, so thesafety and wellbeing of our Sailors and their families are of the utmost importance.

SQUADRON PRIDE: The Sun Kings have a long and colorful history dating back to the Vietnam War era. I want you to be proud that you are part of the Navy’s premier E-2C Hawkeye squadron, and to strive to leave your mark on this outstanding organization.

PERSONAL INTEGRITY: Be moral, ethical and professional in everything that you do, both in and out of uniform. Even when you think nobody is looking, have the courage to do the right thing.

Remember, all of these values are connected. Neglecting one will adversely affect the others.

Welcome to the Sun Kings of VAW-116 where we will continue to “Lead the Way!”

VAW-116 Motto:
Lead the Way!

VAW-116 CO
Commanding Officer
CDR Matthew C. Thomas
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VAW-116 XO
Executive Officer
CDR Joshua F. Wenker
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Command Master Chief
CMDCM Kevin V. Guy
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