Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Commander, Naval Air Forces > DV Embark Program

Site Content
CNAF Photo GalleryCNAF Photo Gallery
CNAP_IGCNAP_IG
Content and Structure ReportsContent and Structure Reports
DocumentsDocuments
Form TemplatesForm Templates
HomeHome
Home pageHome page
ImagesImages
Naval Air Force Atlantic FOIA Reading RoomNaval Air Force Atlantic FOIA Reading Room
Naval Air Forces FOIA Reading RoomNaval Air Forces FOIA Reading Room
Navy News ArchiveNavy News Archive
PagesPages
Press ReleasesPress Releases
Reusable ContentReusable Content
Site Collection DocumentsSite Collection Documents
Site PagesSite Pages
TasksTasks
This Week in PicturesThis Week in Pictures
Video LibraryVideo Library
Workflow TasksWorkflow Tasks
Expand Airborne Command & Control and Logistics Weapons SchoolAirborne Command & Control and Logistics Weapons SchoolAirborne Command & Control and Logistics Weapons School
Expand AIRTEVRON ONEAIRTEVRON ONEAIRTEVRON ONE
Expand AMCM Weapon Systems Training SchoolAMCM Weapon Systems Training SchoolAMCM Weapon Systems Training School
Expand CARAEWRON ONE TWO FIVECARAEWRON ONE TWO FIVECARAEWRON ONE TWO FIVE
Expand CARAEWRON ONE TWO FOURCARAEWRON ONE TWO FOURCARAEWRON ONE TWO FOUR
Expand CARAEWRON ONE TWO ZEROCARAEWRON ONE TWO ZEROCARAEWRON ONE TWO ZERO
Expand CentennialCentennialCentennial
Expand Centennial of Naval AviationCentennial of Naval AviationCentennial of Naval Aviation
Expand COMCARAIRWING EIGHTCOMCARAIRWING EIGHTCOMCARAIRWING EIGHT
Expand COMCARAIRWING ONECOMCARAIRWING ONECOMCARAIRWING ONE
Expand COMCARAIRWING SEVENCOMCARAIRWING SEVENCOMCARAIRWING SEVEN
Expand COMCARAIRWING SEVENTEENCOMCARAIRWING SEVENTEENCOMCARAIRWING SEVENTEEN
Expand COMCARAIRWING THREECOMCARAIRWING THREECOMCARAIRWING THREE
Expand COMCARSTRKGRU TWOCOMCARSTRKGRU TWOCOMCARSTRKGRU TWO
Expand COMHELMARSTRIKEWINGPAC SAN DIEGO CACOMHELMARSTRIKEWINGPAC SAN DIEGO CACOMHELMARSTRIKEWINGPAC SAN DIEGO CA
Expand COMHELSEACOMBATWINGLANTCOMHELSEACOMBATWINGLANTCOMHELSEACOMBATWINGLANT
Expand COMHSCWINGPACCOMHSCWINGPACCOMHSCWINGPAC
Expand COMHSMWINGLANT MAYPORT FLCOMHSMWINGLANT MAYPORT FLCOMHSMWINGLANT MAYPORT FL
Expand Commander Electronic Attack Wing PacificCommander Electronic Attack Wing PacificCommander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific
Expand COMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE GROUPCOMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE GROUPCOMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE GROUP
Expand COMNAVAIRFORCOMNAVAIRFORCOMNAVAIRFOR
Expand COMPATRECONWING ELEVEN JACKSONVILLE FLCOMPATRECONWING ELEVEN JACKSONVILLE FLCOMPATRECONWING ELEVEN JACKSONVILLE FL
Expand COMSTRKFIGHTWINGLANTCOMSTRKFIGHTWINGLANTCOMSTRKFIGHTWINGLANT
Expand Electronic Attack Weapons SchoolElectronic Attack Weapons SchoolElectronic Attack Weapons School
Expand FACSFAC JAXFACSFAC JAXFACSFAC JAX
Expand FAIRECONRON FOUR VQ-4FAIRECONRON FOUR VQ-4FAIRECONRON FOUR VQ-4
Expand FAIRECONRON ONE VQ-1FAIRECONRON ONE VQ-1FAIRECONRON ONE VQ-1
Expand FAIRECONRON SEVEN VQ-7FAIRECONRON SEVEN VQ-7FAIRECONRON SEVEN VQ-7
Expand FAIRECONRON THREE VQ-3FAIRECONRON THREE VQ-3FAIRECONRON THREE VQ-3
Expand Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia CapesFleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia CapesFleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes
Expand Fleet Readiness Center Mid-AtlanticFleet Readiness Center Mid-AtlanticFleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic
Expand FLTREADCEN MIDLANT SITE OCEANA VAFLTREADCEN MIDLANT SITE OCEANA VAFLTREADCEN MIDLANT SITE OCEANA VA
Expand Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School AtlanticHelicopter Sea Combat Weapons School AtlanticHelicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic
Expand HELMARKSTRKERON FOUR EIGHT MAYPORT FLHELMARKSTRKERON FOUR EIGHT MAYPORT FLHELMARKSTRKERON FOUR EIGHT MAYPORT FL
Expand HELMARKSTRKERON SEVEN ONEHELMARKSTRKERON SEVEN ONEHELMARKSTRKERON SEVEN ONE
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR SIX MAYPORT FLHELMARSTRIKERON FOUR SIX MAYPORT FLHELMARSTRIKERON FOUR SIX MAYPORT FL
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR ZERO (HSM 40)HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR ZERO (HSM 40)HELMARSTRIKERON FOUR ZERO (HSM 40)
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FIVEHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FIVEHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FIVE
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FOURHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FOURHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN FOUR
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN SEVENHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN SEVENHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN SEVEN
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN TWO / NAS JACKSONVILLE FLHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN TWO / NAS JACKSONVILLE FLHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN TWO / NAS JACKSONVILLE FL
Expand HELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN ZEROHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN ZEROHELMARSTRIKERON SEVEN ZERO
Expand HELMARSTRIKEWINGLANT SRSS JACKSONVILLE FLHELMARSTRIKEWINGLANT SRSS JACKSONVILLE FLHELMARSTRIKEWINGLANT SRSS JACKSONVILLE FL
Expand HELMINERON FIFTEEN (HM15)HELMINERON FIFTEEN (HM15)HELMINERON FIFTEEN (HM15)
Expand HELMINERON FOURTEENHELMINERON FOURTEENHELMINERON FOURTEEN
Expand Helmineron TWELVEHelmineron TWELVEHelmineron TWELVE
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON EIGHTHELSEACOMBATRON EIGHTHELSEACOMBATRON EIGHT
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON ELEVENHELSEACOMBATRON ELEVENHELSEACOMBATRON ELEVEN
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON FIFTEENHELSEACOMBATRON FIFTEENHELSEACOMBATRON FIFTEEN
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON FIVEHELSEACOMBATRON FIVEHELSEACOMBATRON FIVE
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON FOURHELSEACOMBATRON FOURHELSEACOMBATRON FOUR
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON NINEHELSEACOMBATRON NINEHELSEACOMBATRON NINE
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON ONE TWOHELSEACOMBATRON ONE TWOHELSEACOMBATRON ONE TWO
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON SEVENHELSEACOMBATRON SEVENHELSEACOMBATRON SEVEN
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON THREEHELSEACOMBATRON THREEHELSEACOMBATRON THREE
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON TWOHELSEACOMBATRON TWOHELSEACOMBATRON TWO
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON TWO EIGHTHELSEACOMBATRON TWO EIGHTHELSEACOMBATRON TWO EIGHT
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON TWO SIXHELSEACOMBATRON TWO SIXHELSEACOMBATRON TWO SIX
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON TWO THREEHELSEACOMBATRON TWO THREEHELSEACOMBATRON TWO THREE
Expand HELSEACOMBATRON TWO TWOHELSEACOMBATRON TWO TWOHELSEACOMBATRON TWO TWO
Expand HSM Weapons School PacificHSM Weapons School PacificHSM Weapons School Pacific
Expand HSMWSLHSMWSLHSMWSL
Expand NAENAENAE
Expand NAVAIRLOGOFF NEW ORLEANS LANAVAIRLOGOFF NEW ORLEANS LANAVAIRLOGOFF NEW ORLEANS LA
Expand NAWDCNAWDCNAWDC
Expand PATROL SQUADRON EIGHTPATROL SQUADRON EIGHTPATROL SQUADRON EIGHT
Expand Patrol Squadron SIXTEENPatrol Squadron SIXTEENPatrol Squadron SIXTEEN
Expand PATROL SQUADRON TENPATROL SQUADRON TENPATROL SQUADRON TEN
Expand PATRON FIVEPATRON FIVEPATRON FIVE
Expand PATRON FOUR FIVEPATRON FOUR FIVEPATRON FOUR FIVE
Expand PATRON TWO SIXPATRON TWO SIXPATRON TWO SIX
Expand SearchSearchSearch
Expand STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS WING ONESTRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS WING ONESTRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS WING ONE
Expand STRKFITRON Eight OneSTRKFITRON Eight OneSTRKFITRON Eight One
Expand STRKFITRON EIGHT SEVENSTRKFITRON EIGHT SEVENSTRKFITRON EIGHT SEVEN
Expand STRKFITRON Eight ThreeSTRKFITRON Eight ThreeSTRKFITRON Eight Three
Expand STRKFITRON ELEVENSTRKFITRON ELEVENSTRKFITRON ELEVEN
Expand STRKFITRON FIFTEENSTRKFITRON FIFTEENSTRKFITRON FIFTEEN
Expand STRKFITRON ONE FOUR THREESTRKFITRON ONE FOUR THREESTRKFITRON ONE FOUR THREE
Expand STRKFITRON One Three OneSTRKFITRON One Three OneSTRKFITRON One Three One
Expand STRKFITRON ONE THREE SIXSTRKFITRON ONE THREE SIXSTRKFITRON ONE THREE SIX
Expand STRKFITRON ONE ZERO FIVESTRKFITRON ONE ZERO FIVESTRKFITRON ONE ZERO FIVE
Expand Strkfitron One Zero SixStrkfitron One Zero SixStrkfitron One Zero Six
Expand STRKFITRON One Zero ThreeSTRKFITRON One Zero ThreeSTRKFITRON One Zero Three
Expand STRKFITRON Three FourSTRKFITRON Three FourSTRKFITRON Three Four
Expand STRKFITRON THREE ONESTRKFITRON THREE ONESTRKFITRON THREE ONE
Expand STRKFITRON THREE SEVENSTRKFITRON THREE SEVENSTRKFITRON THREE SEVEN
Expand STRKFITRON THREE TWOSTRKFITRON THREE TWOSTRKFITRON THREE TWO
Expand STRKFITRON TWO ONE ONESTRKFITRON TWO ONE ONESTRKFITRON TWO ONE ONE
Expand STRKFITRON TWO ONE THREESTRKFITRON TWO ONE THREESTRKFITRON TWO ONE THREE
Expand TestSiteTestSiteTestSite
Expand USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
Expand USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
Expand USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)
Expand USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)
Expand USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75)USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75)USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75)
Expand USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) RedirectUSS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) RedirectUSS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Redirect
Expand USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)
Expand VAQ-142 Gray WolvesVAQ-142 Gray WolvesVAQ-142 Gray Wolves
Expand VAQRON ONE THREE FOURVAQRON ONE THREE FOURVAQRON ONE THREE FOUR
Expand VAW  121VAW  121VAW 121
Expand VAW-126VAW-126VAW-126
Expand VFA-125VFA-125VFA-125
Expand VFA-94VFA-94VFA-94
Expand VRC-40VRC-40VRC-40
Expand VUP-19VUP-19VUP-19
Expand VX-9VX-9VX-9
 

The United States Navy is a Global Force for Good. On any given day, your Navy - more than 400,000 active-duty and reserve Sailors and 285 battle force ships - are deployed in every region of the world, conducting a wide variety of operations - from humanitarian assistance, supporting other services through sealift and pre-positioned equipment to cooperation with partners and deterring aggressors.

Commander, Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark Program places key leaders from all sectors of society - corporate, civic, government, education, non-profit and service - aboard a deployed carrier. While aboard, embarkees meet the talented young men and women who bring these ships to life, and they experience first-hand how the Navy is contributing to the security of the United States, and to the stability of the global community.

DVs are flown via Navy helicopter or aboard a C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft, or COD, to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operating at sea. Guests spend on or two days meeting with the ship's leaders, interacting with Sailors and Marines, touring the ship and observing a full spectrum of operations. DVs must pay the cost of transportation to and from the port of embarkation, which is typically Norfolk, Va., or San Diego, as well as any local lodging costs.

Your Navy today is engaged around the globe, supporting the nation's interest whenever and wherever needed. The Navy is your global engagement force, conducting naval operations that, by virtue of being forward deployed every day in all the world's regions, are designed to:

  • Deter major war by maintaining significant naval combat power in key areas of the world, in close cooperation with our allies, to ensure that no major power sees advantage in using the military force against us, and to win should war erupt despite our best efforts;
  • Prevent and limit "local" wars by actively working with regional powers and employing a full range of naval capabilities, to act decisively, in cooperation with allies and partners, to contain or swiftly end smaller intra-regional wars that might threaten U.S. national interest;
  • Build regional security through steady-state, long-term operations across the globe, to ensure the flow of trade, to uphold international law, to safeguard mariners at sea, and to improve conditions ashore when and where asked; help those in need, to respond quickly and decisively to natural or man-made disasters.

A billion-dollar warship, with all its advanced technology and hardware, is nothing without a dedicated, talented and diverse crew to man it. While aboard, DVs will meet some of the best young men and women America has to offer.

It takes inspired leadership to transform a collection of very different young men and women in to an effective, cohesive, fully-integrated combat team. DV embarkees will see this leadership in action, interacting at all levels aboard the ship, from the captain to junior officers, from senior enlisted leaders to deckplate Sailors.

The call to serve is not heard by everyone, but has been heard by the men and women that CNAF's DV embarkees will meet at sea. The average age of a U.S. Navy Sailors is 20-years old. They are men and women of action. Navy Sailors are launching and recovering multi-million dollar aircraft. They are maintaining the engines that propel 100,000-ton warships through the world's oceans. They are operating complex combat systems. They have hears the call to serve, and they have responded with honor, courage and commitment.