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An aerial view of a U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound, front, three P-3B Orion and two EP-3B Orion aircraft parked on the flight line

An aerial view of a U.S. Navy C-118B Liftmaster, a C-2A Greyhound and a P-3 Orion aircraft parked on the flight line

A C-2A Greyhound cargo/transport aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) approaches the deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Storekeeper 2nd Class Sue Wolf unloads a C-2A Greyhound aircraft upon its return from participating in Operation Ocean Venture '81

Storekeeper 2nd Class Sue Wolf and CHIEF Aviation Storekeeper Patricia Raby unload a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, upon its return from participating in Operation Ocean Venture '81

An aerial view of aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft are from front to rear, a C-118B Liftmaster, a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) KC-130R Hercules, two Marine PHOTO-Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3) RF-4B Phantoms, two Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 451 (VMFA-451) F-4Ss and two Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) C-2A Greyhounds. A VRC-50 C-1A Trader and CT-39 Sabreliner are in the left background

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....A right front view of two C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) parked forward of the island of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The Eisenhower is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....Personnel going ashore are led to a waiting helicopter by flight deck crewmen aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). An S-3A Viking aircraft is tied down on the right, a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the left. The Eisenhower is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....A right front view of two C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) parked forward of the island of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The Eisenhower is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR ....A left side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) in flight with its landing gear down. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50)

An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50)

A right rear view of an SH-3D Sea King helicopter, foreground, and a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, background, parked on the flight line at the naval air facility. Cargo operations are taking place with the C-2A aircraft

A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis prior to takeoff on a flight to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. Kennedy (CV 67) off the coast of Lebanon

A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Personnel carrying duffle bags make their way to a C-2A Greyhound aircraft parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

With its arresting hook down to catch the cable, a US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, is about to touchdown on the deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), for a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission

STAFF members at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, are surrounded by various aircraft based at the station. The aircraft include, from left: a C-12 Huron aircraft, a CT-39G Sabreliner aircraft, a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and a VP-3A Orion aircraft

A safety observer and a catapult crewman signal as a C-2A Greyhound aircraft is prepared for launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

Crewmen on the catwalk aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) lower their heads prior to a C-2A Greyhound aircraft passing over on the flight deck

A plane director signals to a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on a catapult during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft takes off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)

A plane director signals to a C-2A Greyhound aircraft during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft engages an arresting while landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Central Mediterranean Sea. Members of the air transfer office and mail crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) load a Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft with mail as the aircrew waits to board during operations near Libya

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) during flight operations off the coast of Libya

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Central Mediterranean Sea. A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

An MD-3A tow tractor is used to tow a C-2A Greyhound aircraft across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Photographer's mates videotape the launch of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft is positioned on a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) during flight operations off the coast of Libya

A plane director guides a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft onto a catapult during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A Carrier Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). In the left foreground are three Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H helicopters with rotors and tails folded for storage

A Carrier Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, with wings folded, taxis to a parking space aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft is taking off in the background

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft passes over the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) after an unsuccessful landing approach

A Carrier Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, with wings folded, taxis to a parking space aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A right side view of a Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft preparing for takeoff

Two Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, their wings folded, are loaded at the station's air terminal. Parked behind them is a US Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft

A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, its wings folded, is loaded at the station's air terminal. Parked behind them is a US Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft

A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis on the flight deck after landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). In the foreground are two F-14A Tomcat aircraft

A view of the flight line at the air station, showing two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) and three C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24)

A view of the flight line at the air station. At right is a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4); near by is a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24). In the background is a C-5A Galaxy aircraft

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during flight operations in the Vestfjorden of Norway

A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis along the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Pat Gilson, a Gruman Aerospace Corp. employee, works with Aviation Electrician's Mates Dennis Jacobi and Esther Cheng discussing aspects of aircraft maintenance of a Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft

Pat Gilson, a Grumman Aerospace Corp. employee, works with Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class (AE3) Kenneth Glover on a Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft prepares to touch down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Catapult crewmen signal their readiness for the launch of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Mail is unloaded from a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Sailors grab sacks of mail unloaded from a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A flight deck crewman drives an MD-3D starter tractor across the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). Behind him is a C-2A Greyhound aircraft out of Naval Air Station, Sigonella Sicily

A female Navy pilot poses in the cockpit of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft

A female Navy pilot poses for a photo in front of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft

A female Navy pilot poses in front of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24). The aircraft is flying from its base at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, in support of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24). The aircraft, which is flying in support of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), is based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) as it banks into a turn. The aircraft, which is based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, is flying in support of the Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24). The aircraft, which is based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, is flying in support of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily. The aircraft is flying in support of the Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24). The aircraft is flying from its base at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, in support of the Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft comes in for a landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) in the North Atlantic Ocean during Exercise WEST WIND 88

Crewman unload packages and bags of mail from a C-2A Greyhound aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during exercise Team Work '88

A flight deck crewman signals to the pilot of a Fleet Logistics Support (COD) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during exercise Team Work '88

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) is unloaded on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88

A Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) F-14A Tomcat aircraft flies behind a Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110) C-2A Greyhound aircraft during a flight out of Naval Air Station, Miramar, California. The Tomcat is armed with AIM-54 Phoenix missiles

Two C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) are serviced on the flight line during PACEX '89

Two C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) are serviced on the flight line during PACEX '89

F-14 Tomcat aircraft and C-2A Greyhound aircraft are parked on the flight line at Naval Air Station, Sigonella

SEAMAN (SN) Andrew Behanna, wearing foul weather gear to protect against the cold and rain, keeps watch while on lookout duty on the 0-9 level of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). A C-2A Greyhound aircraft can be seen approaching the ship. The EISENHOWER is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

A left side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), its engines turning and wings folded back, on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). Flight deck crewmen are guiding the aircraft as it taxies into position for launch. The EISENHOWER is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

A right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), moments before it touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

An Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft comes in for an arrested landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

An Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft makes a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

An Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft comes to a halt after making an arrested landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

A catapult crewman displays the weight of an Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft being readied for launch on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

A catapult officer gives the signal to launch an Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

Flight deck crewmen maneuver an Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft onto the No. 1 catapult aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

A pair of T-2C Buckeye aircraft wait behind the blast deflector on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) for their turns at the catapult during pilot carrier training. On the corner of the flight deck at upper right are parked a C-2A Greyhound aircraft and a Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin helicopter

A plane director guides a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, its engines turning and wings folded back, across the busy flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) is aboard the INDEPENDENCE off the coast of southern California for carrier qualifications

Two flight deck crewmen from Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) stand aside to watch the landing of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) off the coast of southern California. CVWR-30 is aboard the INDEPENDENCE for carrier qualifications

A catapult crewman from Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) gives the all-clear signal to the catapult officer after making final launch preparations for a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) on the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). CVWR-30 is aboard the INDEPENDENCE off the coast of southern California for carrier qualifications

An Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis on the flight line

A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft takes off

A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft takes on mail for delivery during PACEX '89

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) flies past the air station, heading inland

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) flies over the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), berthed with numerous other warships at the naval base

A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft arrives on base to pick up mail for delivery during PACEX '89

An air-to-air front view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) near Norfolk, Virginia

An air-to-air left front view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) near Norfolk, Virginia

Sacks of mail are loaded onto a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft prior to a mail delivery during PACEX '89

Packages are loaded aboard a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft for delivery during PACEX '89

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) flies over the runway

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) flies over the air station, heading inland

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Logistics Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) taxis on the runway

A forklift is used to move packages which will be loaded aboard a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (CRV-30) C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft for delivery during PACEX '89