U. S. Navy/Marine Aircraft

Part I of VIII - CVW, VFA, VMFA, VMA & VMFA(AW)

Part II of VIII - CACCLW, VAW, VAQ & VMAQ

Part III of VIII - VQ, CFLSW & COMFLELOGSUPPWING

Part IV of VIII - TACAMO, FLELOGSUPPRON, CFLSW, VR & Cnic // Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Part V of VIII - VRC & VS

Part VI of VIII - VFC & CNATRA

Part VII of VIII - Naval Training Aircraft Photos; UAV Squadrons; COMOPTEVFOR, VX / HX - Air Test and Evaluation Squadron, CPRW-2, CPRW-5, CPRW-10, CPRW-11 and VP

Part VIII of VIII – VT

 

 CARRIER AIR WINGS

 

CVW-1 (AB) 

CVW-2 (NE)

CVW-3 (AC)

CVW-5 (NF)

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan

 

 

 

 

CVW-7 (AG)

CVW-8 (AJ)

CVW-9 (NG)

CVW-11 (NH)

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

 

 

 

 

CVW-14 (NK)

CVW-17(AA)

TSW Tactical Support Wing

 

Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia

Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia (reserve unit)

 

Will support approximately 80 aircraft, including the F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighters, the E-2C Hawkeye  airborne early warning aircraft, the C-2 Greyhound logistics aircraft, the S-3B Viking anti-submarine aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, and the multi-role SH-60F and MH-60 R/ S helicopters.

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked herto.

 

U. S. Shore/Land and Carrier Capable

Abbreviation

Squadron Type

Total Squadrons

VFA

Strike Fighter Squadron—STRKFITRON

39

VMFA

Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons

8

VMA

Marine Attack Squadrons

7

VMFA(AW)

Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons (All Weather)

5

VAW

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron—CARAEWRON

11

VAQ

Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron—VAQRON

16

VMAQ

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons

4

VQ

Fleet Air Reconnaissance

5

VR

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron—FLELOGSUPPRON

15 - Reserve

VRC

Carrier Fleet Logistics Support Squadron

VRC 30 & VRC-40 with 5 Dets. Each, totally 10 Dets.

VS

Sea Control Squadron—SEACONRON

0

VFC

Fighter Squadron Composite, Naval Reserve Squadron

3

VT

Training Squadron

16

Total

 

139

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STRATCOMMWING

TACAMO

http://www.tacamo.navy.mil

TACAMO

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TACAMO

SCW-1 WEAPONS & TACTICS UNIT

SCW-1 DET FLEET INTRODUCTION TEAM

 

Other Navy Squadrons’

Abbreviation

Squadron Type

Total Squadrons

UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

1+

VX / HX

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron

7

VP

Patrol Squadron

17

Total

 

25+

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/F-14A_VF-2_USS_Enterprise_%28CVAN-65%29_1975.jpg

 

VF-2 F-14As aboard Enterprise during their first deployment, 1975.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F-14A_VF-2_USS_Enterprise_%28CVAN-65%29_1975.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/US_Navy_030518-N-0295M-008_An_F-14D_Tomcat_comes_in_for_a_landing_aboard_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_Constellation_%28CV-64%29_after_completing_Aerial_Combat_Maneuvers_%28ACM%29_training.jpg

 

A VF-2 F-14D landing aboard Constellation, in 2003.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_030518-N-0295M-008_An_F-14D_Tomcat_comes_in_for_a_landing_aboard_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_Constellation_%28CV-64%29_after_completing_Aerial_Combat_Maneuvers_%28ACM%29_training.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/US_Navy_050714-N-0000I-004_F-A-18F_Super_Hornets_prepare_to_launch_from_the_flight_deck_aboard_the_USS_Abraham_Lincoln_%28CVN_72%29.jpg

 

VFA-2 F/A-18Fs aboard Abraham Lincoln, in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_050714-N-0000I-004_F-A-18F_Super_Hornets_prepare_to_launch_from_the_flight_deck_aboard_the_USS_Abraham_Lincoln_%28CVN_72%29.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/FA-18_Hornet_VFA-41.jpg

 

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FA-18_Hornet_VFA-41.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/FA-18F-USN-RedRippers-20070406.jpg

 

A VFA-11 F/A-18F Super Hornet performing evasive maneuvers during an air power demonstration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FA-18F-USN-RedRippers-20070406.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/FA-18F_vapor_over_wings_1.jpg

 

A VFA-122 F/A-18F pulling a high-g maneuver at the NAS Oceana "In Pursuit of Liberty" air show, 2004

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FA-18F_vapor_over_wings_1.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Super_Hornet_on_flight_deck.jpg

 

An F/A-18F parked on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, as the ship operates in the Arabian Sea, December 2006

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Hornet_on_flight_deck.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Vfa2web.jpg

 

F/A18F VFA 2 color scheme

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vfa2web.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/F18Efamilyweb.jpg

 

Three different color schemes for F/A-18E

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F18Efamilyweb.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/F18Ffamilyweb.jpg

 

Three different color schemes for F/A-18F

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F18Ffamilyweb.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/F18_schem_02.gif

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F18_schem_02.gif

 

Data from U.S. Navy fact file,[13] Aerospaceweb[110][111]

 

Specifications (F/A-18E/F)

General characteristics

 

· Crew: F/A-18E: 1, F/A-18F: 2

· Length: 60 ft 1¼ in (18.31 m)

· Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m)

· Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)

· Wing area: 500 ft² (46.5 m²)

· Empty weight: 32,081 lb (14,552 kg)

· Loaded weight: 47,000 lb (21,320 kg) (in fighter configuration)

· Max. takeoff weight: 66,000 lb (29,937 kg)

· Powerplant: 2 × General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans

·  

o Dry thrust: 13,000 lbf (62.3 kN) each

o Thrust with afterburner: 22,000 lbf (97.9 kN) each

o Internal fuel capacity: F/A-18E: 14,400 lb (6,780 kg), F/A-18F: 13,550 lb (6,354 kg)

o External fuel capacity: 5 × 480 gal tanks, totaling 16,380 lb (7,381 kg)

 

Performance

 

· Maximum speed: Mach 1.8+[13] (1,190 mph, 1,900 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)

· Range: 1,275 nmi (2,346 km) clean plus two AIM-9s[13]

· Combat radius: 390 nmi (449 mi, 722 km) for interdiction mission[112]

· Ferry range: 1,800 nmi (2,070 mi, 3,330 km)

· Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,000+ m)

· Rate of climb: 44,882 ft/min (228 m/s)

· Wing loading: 94.0 lb/ft² (459 kg/m²)

· Thrust/weight: 0.93

· Design load factor: 7.6 g[44]

·  

Armament

 

· Guns:20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan nose mounted gatling gun, 578 rounds

· Hardpoints: 11 total: 2× wingtips, 6× under-wing, and 3× under-fuselage with a capacity of 17,750 lb (8,050 kg) external fuel and ordnance

 

· Missiles:

o Air-to-air missiles:

 

 AIM-9 Sidewinder or 4× AIM-120 AMRAAM, and

 AIM-7 Sparrow or additional 2× AIM-120 AMRAAM

 Air-to-surface missiles:

 AGM-65 Maverick

 Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM-ER)

 AGM-88 HARM Anti-radiation missile

 AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

 Anti-ship missile:

 AGM-84 Harpoon

 Bombs:

 

o JDAM Precision-guided munition (PGMs)

o Paveway series of Laser guided bombs

o Mk 80 series of unguided iron bombs

o CBU-87 cluster

o CBU-78 Gator

o CBU-97

o Mk 20 Rockeye II

 

o Others:

 

o SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or

o Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod or

o AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR Targeting pods or

o up to 3× 330 US gallon (1,200 L) Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time or

o 1× 330 US gal (1,200 L) tank and 4× 480 US gal (1,800 L) tanks for aerial refueling system (ARS).

 

Avionics

 

· Hughes APG-73 or Raytheon APG-79 Radar

· Northrop Grumman/ITT AN/ALE-165 self-protection jammer pod or BAE Systems AN/ALE-214 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures system

· Raytheon AN/ALE-50 or BAE Systems AN/ALE-55 towed decoy

· Northrop Grumman AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver

· MIDS LVT or MIDS JTRS datalink transceiver

 

Ref. 10- "F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Enters Production." Boeing, 22 September 1997.

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/fa18ef/news/1997/news_release_970922n.html

 

Ref. 11 - "Operational and Test Evaluation of F/A-18E/F and F-22 review to Senate Armed Services Committee." Armed-services.senate.gov, 22 March 2000.

Statement by

The Honorable Philip E. Coyle

Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

Before The

Senate Armed Services Committee

AirLand Forces Subcommittee

Tactical Aviation

March 22, 2000

http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/statemnt/2000/000322pc.pdf

 

Ref. 13 - "F/A-18 fact file." U.S. Navy, 13 October 2006.

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=1200&ct=1

 

Ref. 44 - "F/A-18E/F Super Hornet." Boeing

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/fa18ef/index.htm

 

Ref. 112- "F/A-18E/F Super Hornet." Fas.org.

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/man/uswpns/air/fighter/f18.html

 

References include http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F/A-18F_Super_Hornet

 

Strike Fighter Squadron—STRKFITRON

 

“A Strike Fighter Squadron is usually made up of ten to twelve F/A-18 Hornets or F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The Hornet is an all-weather aircraft that is used for attack and fighter missions. In its fighter mode, the F/A-18 is used primarily as a fighter escort and for fleet air defense; in its attack mode, it is used for force projection, interdiction and close and deep air support. The F/A-18 is also used for SEAD and aerial refueling” (Ref. [3] of List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons – Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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VFA-2 / VFA-2

VFA-11 / VFA-11

 VFA-11

VFA-14  / VFA-14

VFA-2

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).gif

Bounty Hunters

FA-18F

CVW-2

NAS Lemoore

Comm. 23 Sep. 1921 –

Present

VFA-11

Vfa-11.png

Red Rippers

FA-18F

CVW-1
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Sep. 1950 – Present

VFA-14

Tophatters.jpg

Tophatters

FA-18E

CVW-9
NAS Lemoore

Comm.  in 1919 – Present

 

VFA-15 / VFA-15

VFA-15

VFA-22 / VFA-22 /

VFA-22

VFA-25 / VFA-25

VFA-15

Vfa15valions.jpg

Valions

FA-18C

CVW-8
NAS Oceana

Comm. Jan. 1942 – Present

VFA-22 / VFA-22

VFA-22 insignia.gif

Fighting Redcocks

FA-18F

CVW-17
NAS Lemoore

Comm. in 1948 – Present

VFA-25 / VFA-25

VFA-25.jpg

Fist of the Fleet

FA-18C

CVW-14
NAS Lemoore

1 Jan. 1943 – Present

VFA-27 / VFA-27 /

VFA-27

VFA-31 / VFA-31

VFA-31

VFA-32 / VFA-32

VFA-32

VFA-27 VFA-27

VFA-27insignia.jpg

Royal Maces

FA-18E

CVW-5
NAF Atsugi

Comm. in 1 Sep. 1967 – Present

VFA-31

Felix VF-31 logo.svg

Tomcatters

FA-18E

CVW-8
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 July 1935 –

Present

VFA-32

Vf32swordsmen.jpg

Swordsmen

FA-18F

CVW-3
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Feb. 1945 –

Present

VFA-34 / VFA-34

VFA-37 / VFA-37

VFA-37

VFA-41 / VFA-41

VFA-34

VFA-34insignia.jpg

Blue Blasters

FA-18C

CVW-2
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Jan. 1970 –

Present

VFA-37

Vfa-37.png

Ragin Bulls

FA-18C

CVW-3
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Jul. 1967 –

Present

VFA-41 / VFA-41

Vf41blackaces.gif

Black Aces

NAS Lemoore, Ca.

Comm. 1 Jun. 1945 – Present

VFA-81 / VFA-81 / VFA81

 

VFA-83 / VFA-83

VFA-83

VFA-81

VFA-81insignia.png

Sunliners

FA-18E

CVW-17
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Jul. 1955 –

Present

*VFA-82

 

VFA-82 to Disestablish

VFA-82 Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHTY TWO

VFA-82, Strike Fighter Squadron 82, known as the Marauders was a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron formerly based at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, established in 1967 and deactivated in 2005.

VFA-83

Vfa 83 squadron patch.jpg

Rampagers

FA-18C

CVW-7

NAS Oceana

Comm. April, 1950 –

Present

VFA-86 / VFA-86

VFA-87VFA-87

VFA-94 / VFA-94

VFA-86 / VFA-86

Vfa86sidewinders.gif

Sidewinders

FA-18C

CVW-11
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 1 Feb. 1951 –

Present

VFA-87

Vfa87goldenwarriors.jpg

Golden Warriors

FA-18A+

CVW-8
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Feb. 1968 –

Present

VFA-94

VFA-94 insignia.jpg

Mighty Shrikes

FA-18C

UDP
MCAS Iwakuni

Comm. 26 Mar. 1952 –

Present

VFA-97 / VFA-97

VFA-102 / VFA-102

VFA-103 / VFA-103

VFA-103

VFA-97

Vfa97.jpg

Warhawks

FA-18C

CVW-11
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 1 Jun. 1967 –

Present

VFA-102

Diamondbacks.jpg

Diamondbacks

FA-18F

CVW-5
NAF Atsugi

Comm. 1 Jul. 1955 –

Present

VFA-103

Vfa-103.jpg

Jolly Rogers

FA-18F

CVW-7
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 May 1952 –

Present

VFA-105 / VFA-105

VFA-105

VFA-106 / VFA-106

VFA-106

VFA-113 / VFA-113

VFA-105

Vfa-105.jpg

Gunslingers

FA-18E

CVW-3
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 Nov. 1967 –

Present

VFA-106

VFA-106 insignia.jpg

Gladiators

FA-18A/B/C/D/E/F

Fleet Replacement Squadron
NAS Oceana

Comm. 27 Apr. 1984 –

Present

VFA-113

Vfa113logo.gif

Stingers

FA-18C

CVW-17
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 15 Aug. 1948 –

Present

VFA-115 / VFA-115

VFA-122 / VFA-122

VFA-125 / VFA-125

VFA-115

Vfa115 logo.jpg

Eagles

FA-18E

CVW-5
NAF Atsugi

Comm. 10 Oct. 1942 –

Comm. Present

VFA-122

Strike Fighter Squadron 112 (United States Navy - Insignia).gif

Flying Eagles

FA-18A/B/C/D/E/F

Fleet Replacement Squadron
NAS Lemoore

15 Jan. 1999 –

Comm. Present

*VFA-125

VFA-125 insignia.png

Rough Raiders

NAS Lemoore, California

Based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

Fleet Replacement Squadron flying the F/A-18 Hornet

Comm. 11 Apr. 1958 - 1977
Activated 13 Nov. 1980 -1 Oct. 2010 –

Comm. Present

VFA-131 / VF-131

VFA-136 / VFA-136

VFA-137 / VFA-137

VFA-131

VFA-131 insignia.jpg

Wildcats

FA-18C

CVW-7
NAS Oceana

Comm. 2 Oct. 1983 –

Present

VFA-136 / VFA-136

Vfa-136.jpg

Knighthawks

FA-18E

CVW-1
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 July 1985 –

Present

VFA-37

Vfa-37.png

Ragin Bulls

FA-18C

CVW-3
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 July 1967 –

Present

VFA-143 / VFA-143

VFA-146 / VFA-146

VFA-147 / VFA-147

VFA-143

Vf143dog.jpg

Pukin' Dogs

FA-18E

CVW-7
NAS Oceana

Comm. 20 July 1950 –

Present

VFA-146

Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (United States Navy) (insignia).gif

Blue Diamonds

FA-18C

CVW-9
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 1 Feb. 1956 –

Present

VFA-147 / VFA-147

VFA-147 Argonauts.jpg

Argonauts

FA-18E

CVW-14
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 1 Feb. 1967 –

Present

VFA-151 / VFA-151

VFA-154 / VFA-154

VFA-192 / VFA-192

VFA-151

Vfa151.gif

Vigilantes

FA-18C

CVW-2
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 6 Aug. 1948 –

Present

VFA-154

Vf154knight.jpg

Black Knights

FA-18F

CVW-14
NAS Lemoore

Comm. 1 July 1946 –

Present

VFA-192

Vfa192 2009 patch.jpg

Golden Dragons

FA-18C

CVW-9
Golden Dragons

NAS Lemoore

Comm. 26 Mar. 1945 –

Present

VFA-195 / VFA-195

VFA-201 / VFA-201

VFA-204 / VFA-204

VFA-195

VFA-195.JPG

Dambusters

FA-18E

CVW-5
NAF Atsugi

Comm. 15 Aug. 1943 –

Present

*VFA-201

Vfa201hunters.jpg

VFA-201, Strike Fighter Squadron was an aviation unit of the United States Naval Reserve based at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas (USA). It was established in 1970 as part of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 20 (CVWR-20) and disestablished in 2007. During its service VFA-201 could be identified by the tail code "AF-1XX" and their nickname is Hunters.

VFA-204

Snake.gif

River Rattlers

F/A-18A+

United States Navy Reserve Tactical Support Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB), New Orleans, Louisiana

Comm. 1 July 1970 – Present

VFA-211 / VFA-211

VFA-213 / VFA-123

 

VFA-211

Fightingcheckmates2.jpg

Checkmates

FA-18F

CVW-1
NAS Oceana

Comm. 1 May 1945 –

Present

VFA-213

Vfa-213.jpg

Black Lions

FA-18F

CVW-8
NAS Oceana

Comm. 22 June 1955 –

Present

 

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked hereto.

 

Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic

 

Strike Fighte Wing Pacific

 

Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (COMSTRKFIGHTWINGPAC)

 

Strike Fighter Wings Pacific and Atlantic

 

File:Cowboylr.jpg

 

F/A-18 Hornet from VMFA-112 on Iwo Jima

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cowboylr.jpg

 

Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons

 

“The Marine Corps' VMFA squadrons fly the single seat F/A-18A and F/A-18C Hornet. Their primary role is to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft and to attack and destroy surface targets in all weather conditions. Each squadron employs 12 jets” (Ref. [85] & [86] of List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons – Wikipedia & Navy web site)..

 

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VMFA-112 / VMFA-112

VMFA-115 / VMFA-112

VMFA-122 / VMFA-122

VMFA-112

VMFA-112 squadron insignia.jpg

Cowboys

MAG-41, 4th MAW

NASJRB Fort Worth, TX

Comm. 1 Mar. 1942 –

Present

VMFA-115

VMFA-115 insignia.jpg

Silver Eagles

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, SC

Comm. 1 July 1943 –

Present

VMFA-122

VMFA-122 insignia werewolve.png

Werewolves

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, S

Comm. 1 Mar. 1942 –

Present

VMFA-232 / VMFA-232

*VMF-235

VMFA-251 / VMFA-251

VMFA-232

VMFA-232 patch.svg

Red Devils

MAG-11, 3rd MAW

MCAS Miramar, CA

Comm. 1 Sep. 1925 –

Present

VMFA-235 / VMFA-235

VMFA-235

Death Angels

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron was Comm. on 1 Jan. 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 235 (VMSB-235)

Decomm. 14 June 1996

VMFA-251

VMFA-251.png

Thunderbolts

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, SC

Comm. 1 Dec. 1941 –

Present

 

 

VMFA-312 / VMFA312

VMFA-314 / VMFA314

*VMFA-321 / VMFA-312

VMFA-312

VMFA-312.png

Checkerboard

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, SC

Comm. 1 June 1943 –

Present

 

VMFA-314 / VMFA-314

VMFA-314patch.png

Black Knights

MAG-11, 3rd MAW

MCAS Miramar, CA

Comm. 1 Oct. 1943 –

Present

 

VMFA-321

VMFA-321

Hell’s Angels

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 321 (VMFA-321) fighter squadron consisting of F/A-18 Hornets  Participated in action during World War II and was then transferred to the Marine Forces Reserve. Decomm. 11 Sep. 2004.

VMFA-323

*VMFA-451

 

VMFA-323

VMFA-323 insignia.png

Death Rattlers

MAG-11, 3rd MAW

MCAS Miramar, CA

Comm. 1 Aug. 1943 –

Present

 

Past and present meet during a ceremony at the museum this afternoon when the Marine Corps re-activates Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 451. Then, tomorrow morning at Eglin Air Force Base, VMFA-451 will be redesignated Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 501. Its mission- to train the Corps' F-35B pilots. Here are some images from the museum files showing the history of VMFA-451.

 

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked hereto.

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/A-4E_VMA-211_NAS_Cubi_Point_1971.jpg

 

VMA-211 A-4Es in 1971.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A-4E_VMA-211_NAS_Cubi_Point_1971.jpg

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/A-4M_Skyhawk_VMA-211_1979.JPEG

 

A VMA-211 A-4M in 1979.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A-4M_Skyhawk_VMA-211_1979.JPEG

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/AV-8B_Harrier_VMA-211_refueling_over_Iraq_2006.jpg

 

A VMA-211 Harrier II refueling over Iraq in October 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AV-8B_Harrier_VMA-211_refueling_over_Iraq_2006.jpg

 

Marine Attack Squadrons

 

“After World War II, the United States Navy decided to combine all of the functions of the scout bomber, torpedo bomber and bomber torpedo communities into the Attack designation.[64] On July 22, 1946, it released Bulletin No. 46-1543, which authorized the formation of attack squadrons; however, the Marine Corps did not form any until 1952.[1] Today, Marine attack squadrons fly the AV-8B Harrier II[65] and are tasked with providing close air support, air interdiction, surveillance and escort of helicopters. Because the STOVL Harrier can operate from amphibious assault ships, expeditionary airfields and tactical remote landing sites, it provides commanders with more flexibility in providing air support.[66] The Harrier is due to be replaced by the F-35B, the STOVL version of the F-35 Lightning II” (Ref. [67] of List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons – Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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VMA-211 / VMA-211

VMA-214 / VMA-214

VMA-223 / VMA-223

VMA-211

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Wake Island Avengers

MAG-13, 3rd MAW

MCAS Yuma, AZ

Comm. 1 Jan. 1937 –

Present

VMA-214

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Black Sheep

MAG-13, 3rd MAW

MCAS Yuma, AZ

Comm. 1 July 1942 –

Present

VMA-223

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Bulldogs

MAG-14, 2nd MAW

MCAS Cherry Point, NC

Comm. 1 May 1942 –

Present

VMA-231 / VMA-232

VMF-235 / VMA-235

VMA-311 / VMA-311

VMA-231

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Ace of Spades

MAG-14, 2nd MAW

MCAS Cherry Point, NC

Comm. 8 Feb. 1919 –

Present

 

*VMF-235 / VMF-235 / VMF-235

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Death Angels

VMFA-235 Deactivates

) flew F/A-18 Hornets.

Participated in action during World War II, the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.

Comm. 1 Jan. 1943

 Decomm. 14 June 1996.

VMA-311

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Tomcats

MAG-13, 3rd MAW

MCAS Yuma, AZ

Comm. 1 Dec. 1942 –

Present

VMF-324 / VMA-324

VMA-513 / VMA-513

VMA-542 / VMA-542

VMA-324 / VMA-324

VMF-324

       

Devildogs

VMA-324 | A-4 Skyhawk Association

Images for VMA-324

1 Oct 1943

Decomm. ?

VMA-513

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Flying Nightmares

MAG-13, 3rd MAW

MCAS Yuma, AZ

VMA-513 Squadron History

Comm. 15 Feb. 1944 –

Present

VMA-542

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Tigers

MAG-14, 2nd MAW

MCAS Cherry Point, NC[

Comm. 6 Mar. 1944 –

Present

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked hereto.

 

Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons (All Weather)

 

“The VMFA(AW) squadrons fly two seat F/A-18B and F/A-18D Hornet. Their primary mission is to attack and destroy surface targets, day or night, under all weather conditions; conduct multi-sensor imagery reconnaissance; provide supporting arms coordination; and intercept and destroy enemy aircraft in all weather conditions. The current F/A-18s saw their first action in Operation Desert Storm after replacing the venerable F-4 Phantom II” (Ref. [85] & [86] of List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons – Wikipedia & Navy web site).

 

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VMFA(AW)-121 / VMFA(AW)-121

VMFA(AW)-224 / VMFA(AW)-224

VMFA(AW)-225 / VMFA(AW)-225

VMFA(AW)-121

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Green Knights

MAG-11, 3rd MAW

MCAS Miramar, CA

Comm. 24 June 1941 –

Present

VMFA(AW)-224

VMFA-224 insignia.jpg

Bengals

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, SC

Comm. 1 May 1942 –

Present

VMFA(AW)-225

VMFA (AW) 225 insignia.png

Vikings

MAG-11, 3rd MAW

MCAS Miramar, CA

Comm. 1 Jan. 1943 –

Present

VMFA(AW)-242 / VMFA(AW)-242 / VMFA(AW)-242

VMFA(AW)-332 / VMFA(AW)-332

VMFA(AW)-533 /

VMFA(AW)-533

VMFA(AW)-242

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Bats

MAG-12, 1st MAW

MCAS Iwakuni, JA

Images for vmfa(aw)-242

VMFA(AW)-242 - BatHead

Comm. 1 July 1943 –

Present

*VMFA(AW)-332

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Moonlighters

Based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina and is attached to Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31), 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW). The squadron flew its last flight in the F/A-18 Hornet on March 30, 2007. They are now in cadre status but are expected to be reactivated when the Marine Corps fields the new F-35 Lightning II. At the time of their transition they held the longest streak of mishap-free flight hours for a tactical jet squadron at 109,000 hours.[1]

VMFA(AW)–332 MOONLIGHTERS DEACTIVATED

1 June 1943 - 30 Mar. 2007

VMFA(AW)-533

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Hawks

MAG-31, 2nd MAW

MCAS Beaufort, SC

Comm. 1 Oct. 1943 –

Present

 

[1] - Horst, Dane M. (April 8, 2007). "Sun sets on an era: Moonlighters transition to cadre status". Marine Corps News

References include List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons at Wikipedia; others and navy web sites all linked hereto.

 

 

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Part I of VIII - CVW, VFA, VMFA, VMA & VMFA(AW)

Part II of VIII - CACCLW, VAW, VAQ & VMAQ

Part III of VIII - VQ, CFLSW & COMFLELOGSUPPWING

Part IV of VIII - TACAMO, FLELOGSUPPRON, CFLSW, VR & Cnic // Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Part V of VIII - VRC & VS

Part VI of VIII - VFC & CNATRA

Part VII of VIII - Naval Training Aircraft Photos; UAV Squadrons; COMOPTEVFOR, VX / HX - Air Test and Evaluation Squadron, CPRW-2, CPRW-5, CPRW-10, CPRW-11 and VP

Part VIII of VIII – VT

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Part I of VIII - CVW, VFA, VMFA, VMA & VMFA(AW)

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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