My Final Report on NAS Fallon… There were a few Squadron that was seen but not part of the Vinson Air wing. Mainly they are base in NAS Oceana and NAS Whibley Island.
These are the Squadron that was noted. VFA-2 Bounty Hunters ( F-18F), VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet ( F-18E), VFA-131 Wildcats ( F-18C), VAQ-136 Gauntlets ( Ef-18G), EF-18G Rooks and Marines VMFA-112 Silver Eagles .
VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet
Strike Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25) is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at NAS Lemoore. Its current tail code is NG, its callsign is Fist, and it flies the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
VFA-2 Bounty Hunters
Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) also known as the “Bounty Hunters” is a United States Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. Their tail code is NE and their callsign is “Bullet”. The Bounty Hunters are attached to Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), a composite unit made up of a wide array of aircraft performing a variety of combat and support missions that deploy aboard the Ronald Reagan.
Strike Fighter Squadron 131 (VFA-131), also known as the “Wildcats”, is a United States Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana. Their radio call sign alternates between “Cat” and “Cougar” and their aircraft tail code is AG.
Marines VMFA-115 Silver Eagles
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet squadron. Officially nicknamed the “Silver Eagles” and on occasion Joe’s Jokers after their first commanding officer Major Joe Foss, the squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW). The squadron has seen combat during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and most recently in 2008 finished up a deployment to Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq. The Squadron radio callsign is “Blade”
VFA-11 Red Rippers
Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), also known as the “Red Rippers”, are a United States Navy fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA. Their call sign is Ripper, tail code is AB, and they fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet.
VAQ-136 Gauntlets and VAQ-137 Rooks
Electronic Attack Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) also known as the “Rooks”, is a United States Navy electronic attack squadron based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Washington. The “Rooks” are an operational fleet squadron that flies the EA-18G. The “Rooks” are attached to Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1), which is currently assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Their radio callsign is “Rook” and their tailcode is AB
The Gauntlets fly the EA-18G Growler and are currently attached to Carrier_Air_Wing_Nine, a composite unit made up of a wide array of aircraft performing a variety of combat and support missions. The squadron is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Callsign “Ironclaw”
Hope Ya’ll enjoy this series of report for NAS Fallon. It has been an experience this Superbase.
3 thoughts on “NAS Fallon Part V, East Coast Sqdrn”
Awesome stuff, Dave. I’m still cryin’ that I couldn’t make the trip.
SUper awesome Dave and nice write up to. With that kinda stuff you should be working as a magazine editor or something!
try to make it more informative for those who are reading the article… I love those squadron insignia… U know I should have listen to Gurley to record those radio chatter with those call sign like Topgun, bandits, etc… when we were spotting …..! will have to do that next time.
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