08/17/2017: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 return to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 9, 2017.
VAW-125 deployed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for the first time with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5.
The E-2D is the latest variant of the long-running E-2 Hawkeye series of aircraft, which employs long-range radar and electronic communications capabilities to oversee the battlespace and detect threats beyond the sensor range of other friendly units.
MCAS IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN
Video by Cpl. Donato Maffin and Cpl. Waiyan Tin
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Editor’s Note: For our recent discussion with the Advanced Hawkeye team at NAWDC, see the following: