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Airborne Command & Control and Logistics Weapons School


To increase the combat readiness of VAW and VRC squadrons to ensure they are ready to support joint, combined, and naval warfare commanders and able to conduct tactical missions through in-depth and standardized training, instruction and evaluation.

About Us

Airborne Command & Control and Logistics Weapons School (ACCLWS) was established in 2013 as one command reporting to Airborne Command Control Logistics Wing (COMACCLOGWING).

ACCLWS is headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk, VA with a West Coast detachment located at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, CA.

The Weapons School's core mission is preparing E-2 Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound squadrons and detachments for operational deployments through tactical training, instruction, and evaluation in the classroom, simulator, and the aircraft.

E-2 Hawkeye support

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye launches from Naval Station Norfolk
U.S. Navy/MC3 Shane A. Jackson

On a day to day basis, E-2 Weapons Tactics Instructors (WTIs) at ACCLWS provide a number of different services for E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye fleet squadrons. WTIs ensure they are available to provide instruction for simulator and aircraft events in the Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Syllabus (HWTS) which guides the tactical instruction of aircrew from Level 1 to Level 4. The outside perspective of an ACCLWS WTI can be invaluable to judge fleet aircrew’s performance and progress. Through a peer review process and extensive study, each WTI is also assigned to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for one or more tactical / systems employment areas. This provides the squadrons with a local point of contact for questions and information on the ever changing nature of tactical aircraft.

ACCLWS also provides positive and professional instruction in some phases of the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP) work up cycle that ensures an airwing is ready to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier. ACCLWS presents various briefs, whiteboards and hands-on labs to squadrons during an early phase of this process known as the Hawkeye Advanced Readiness Program (HARP). ACCLWS continues to instruct during the second phase of HARP when squadrons are required to take their classroom knowledge and execute in Hawkeye simulator events designed to mimic real life scenarios for tactical employment. ACCLWS WTIs will then travel with the squadron to NAS Fallon, NV and/or NAS Key West to assist in the final phase of HARP. This final phase of HARP is often the squadron’s first tactical interaction with other entities of their airwing as they provide Air Intercept Control (AIC) to strike fighter squadrons during Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program (SFARP).

ACCLWS, under guidance from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS) at NAS Fallon, NV, develops and disseminates the Air Combat Training Continuum (ACTC) for the community, putting on a yearly ACTC conference and ensuring that the Hawkeye Weapons Tactics Syllabus (HWTS) is tactically relevant and providing the appropriate progression from newly winged aviators out of the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) to tactically proficient aircrew by the end of their first tour in the E-2 community.

C-2 Greyhound/V-22 Osprey support

A U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound aircraft sits on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier underneath a starry sky.
U.S. Navy/MC2 Brooks B. Patton Jr.

Similar to the mission of the E-2 WTIs on staff, C-2 pilot and aircrew instructors support the C-2 Greyhound fleet squadrons by assisting with ACTC development and training. Through airborne, simulator and classroom instruction C-2 instructors provide an essential resource to the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) community to keep all aircrew apprised of changes in tactics and procedures for the Greyhound.

The C-2 instructors are also charged with the execution of the COD Advanced Readiness Program (CARP) which seeks to provide advanced, unit-level, tactical training which will enhance a detachment’s ability to successfully carry out its assigned mission-essential tasks in the context of carrier strike group operations. CARP does this by developing, refreshing and evaluating individual aircrew to increase detachment proficiency in primary C-2 mission areas through academic, simulator and flight events. Phase one focuses on detachment foundations with topics including logistics training, force protection, detachment management, international flight clearance and flight rules management. Phase two focuses on OCONUS operations and deployed carrier logistics missions to include simulator and flight events.

Besides managing the ACTC and CARP programs for the COD community, ACCLWS is also assisting COMACCLOGWING with the C-2 to V-22 Osprey transition by examining current C-2 Naval Tactics Techniques and Procedures (NTTP) as well as ACTC and working to easily shift them to the unique capabilities and challenges that the V-22 Osprey will present to the community.

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