List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons

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This is a list of United States Navy aircraft squadrons.

Active Squadrons

Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons

Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons were formed in 1965, with their primary missions being combat search and rescue and fleet logistics support. These squadrons are now redesignated as Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons unfer the Navy's Helo Master Plan to reflect their transition from the CH-46D Sea Knight, H-1 Heuy, and the H-3 Sea King to the MH-60S Knighthawk. [1]

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An MH-53 Sea Dragon taking off from an amphibious assault ship


Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HC-4
Black Stallions
HC-7
Seadevils
HC-85
Golden Gators


HC-4 and HC-7 has since been decommissioned, while HC-85 was redesiganted as HSC-85.

Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadrons

Both Combat Support Special Squadrons are tasked with conducting flight and ground training to maintain maximum readiness for immediate employment conduction Combat Search and Rescue and Naval Special Warfare operations and support of United States Forces for crisis response, mobilization, and Fleet contributory support. They conduct airborne operations in support of air strike operations; conduct Combat Search and Rescue operations in a combat environment and Search and Rescue operations in a non-combat environment; conduct Navy Special Warfare operations in support of other strike operations; conduct general surveillance. They currently operate the HH-60H Seahawk Under the Navy's Helo Master Plan, HCS-5 has been decommissioned, while HCS-4 was redesignated HSC-84. [2]
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A HH-60H ready to deploy a SAR swimmer.


Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HCS-4
Red Wolves
HCS-5
Firehawks

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons

Currently the only Helicopter Maritime Strike squadron is the West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) HSM-41. They are also the only squadron in the Navy to operate the MH-60R Seahawk (Romeo). The first operational fleet squadron to receive the Romeo will be HSM-71 in fiscal year 2008. The new squadron designation was created to reflect the MH-60Rs multi-mission capabilities. Eventually all Anti-submarine light squadrons will transition to the MH-60R and be redesignated HSM.[3]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HSM-41
Seahawks

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron

The Mine Countermeasures Squadrons are each made up of 10 MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters, The primary mission of the Sea Dragon is Airborne Mine Countermeasures or (AMCM). The MH-53 can operate from carriers and other warships and is capable of towing a variety of mine hunting/sweeping countermeasures systems.[4]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HM-14
Vanguard
HM-15
Blackhawks

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons

The Sea Combat Squadron combines both the strike capability of the Helicopter Anti-submarine wing and the cargo capability of the Helicopter Combat Support wing into its primary mission. Over the next decade all HC and HS squadrons will transition to Sea Combat Squadrons upon receiving the MH-60S Knight Hawk.[5]
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An MH-60S Knighthawk conducts vertical replenishment (VERTREP)
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HSC-2
Fleet Angels
HSC-3
Merlins
HSC-21
Blackjacks
HSC-22
Sea Knights
HSC-23
Wild Cards
HSC-25
Island Knights
HSC-26
Chargers
HSC-28
Dragon Whales
HSC-85
High Rollers

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons

Helicopter Anti-Submarine squadrons are composite squadrons usually made up of 4 - 6 SH-60F Seahawks and 2 - 4 HH-60H Seahawks. Both Aircraft are Carrier-Based. The SH-60Fs primary mission is Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) defense of the inner zone, which includes detection, classification and destruction of hostile submarines. HH-60Hs primary mission is combat search and rescue (CSAR), naval special warfare support (NSW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW).[6]
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A SH-60F assigned to HS-11 releases flares
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A HH-60H from HS-11 prepares to take off with a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit in tow.
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HS-2
Golden Falcons
HS-3
Tridents
HS-4
Black Knights
HS-5
Nightdippers
HS-6
Indians
HS-7
Dusty Dogs
HS-8
Eightballers
HS-10
Warhawks
HS-11
Dragonslayers
HS-14
Chargers
HS-15
Red Lions
HS-75
Emerald Knights

Helicopter Anti-Submarine (Light) Squadrons

Anti-Submarine Light squadrons each operate between 6 and 15 SH-60B LAMPS III helicopters. the SH-60Bs primary mission is to provide fully mission capable detachments aboard cruisers, destroyers, and frigates assigned to the Fleet. These detachments are an integral part of the ships weapon system, extending the ships under-sea and anti-ship warfare capabilities beyond the horizon. As of 2003 all Helicopter Anti-Submarine (Light) Squadrons are schedule to be redesignated Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons. This change will reflect the switch to the MH-60R Seahawk and the squadrons new multi-mission capability. [7]
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A SH-60B attached to HSL-47 lowers a rescue swimmer.
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HSL-37
Easy Riders
HSL-40
Airwolves
HSL-42
Proud Warriors
HSL-44
Swamp Fox
HSL-45
Wolfpack
HSL-46
Grandmasters
HSL-47
Saberhawks
HSL-48
Vipers
HSL-49
Scorpions
HSL-51
Warlords
HSL-60
Jaguars
HSL-84
Thunderbolts
HSL-94
Titans

Helicopter Training Squadrons

The United States Navy's Helicopter Training Squadrons provide advanced helicopter flight instruction to all Navy, US Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard helicopter flight students as well as international students from several allied nations. Students who successfully complete the program earn the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold." [8]
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TH-57 training helicopter from HT-8 makes a landing aboard the Navy Helicopter Landing Trainer (HLT) IX-514
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
HT-8
Eightballers
HT-18
Vigilant Eagles
HT-28
Hellions

Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons

A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron consists of 4 EA-6B Prowlers. The primary mission of the Prowler is suppression of enemy air defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area.[9]
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Two EA-6B Prowlers over Turkey flying in support of Operation Northern Watch, 2002
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A US Navy EA-6B Prowler from the Electronic Attack Squadron 133 (VAQ-133).
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
VAQ-129
Vikings
VAQ-130
Zappers
VAQ-131
Lancers
VAQ-132
Scorpions
VAQ-133
Wizzards
VAQ-134
Garudas
VAQ-135
Black Ravens
VAQ-136
Gauntlets
VAQ-137
Rooks
VAQ-138
Yellowjackets
VAQ-139
Cougars
VAQ-140
Patriots
VAQ-141
Shadowhawks
VAQ-142
Gray Wolves
VAQ-209
Star Warriors

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons

Each Airborne Early Warning squadron usually consists of 4 E-2C Hawkeyes, The Hawkeyes primary mission is to provide all-weather airborne early warning, airborne battle management and command and control functions for the Carrier Strike Group and Joint Force Commander. Additional missions include surface surveillance coordination, air interdiction, offensive and defensive counter air control, close air support coordination, time critical strike coordination, search and rescue airborne coordination and communications relay. [10]
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An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) on approach.
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
VAW-77
Nightwolves
VAW-112
Golden Hawks
VAW-113
Black Eagles
VAW-115
Liberty Bells
VAW-116
Sun Kings
VAW-117
Wallbangers
VAW-120
Grey Hawks
VAW-121
Blue Tails
VAW-123
Screwtops
VAW-124
Bear Aces
VAW-125
Tigertails
VAW-126
Seahawks

Fleet Composite Squadrons

There are currently two Fleet Composite Squadrons active. Their primary missions include; providing fixed wing and helicopter services to the Fleet in support of the United States and Allied operational training exercises and operating the Navy's only operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This aircraft is utilized primarily in reconnaissance missions. Tactical employment of this unique asset primarily supports both Battle Group deployments and Amphibious Warfare Operations.[11]
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RQ-2B Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron Six (VC-6).
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
VC-6
Firebees
VC-8
Redtail

Strike Fighter Squadrons

A Strike Fighter Squadron is usually made up of 12 F/A-18 Hornets or F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The Hornet is an all-weather aircraft, that is used as an attack aircraft as well as a fighter. 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.[12]

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Four F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to VFA-41 fly over the Western Pacific Ocean.
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an F/A-18 Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
VFA-2
Bounty Hunters
VFA-11
Red Rippers
VFA-14
Tophatters
VFA-15
Valions
VFA-22
Fighting Redcocks
VFA-25
Fist of the Fleet
VFA-27
Royal Maces
VFA-32
Swordsmen
VFA-37
Ragin Bulls
VFA-41
Black Aces
VFA-81
Sunliners
VFA-82
Marauders
VFA-83
Rampagers
VFA-86
Sidewinders
VFA-87
Golden Warriors
VFA-94
Mighty Shrikes
VFA-97
Warhawks
VFA-102
Diamondbacks
VFA-103
Jolly Rogers
VFA-105
Gunslingers
VFA-106
Gladiators
Squadron Name Insignia Nickname
VFA-113
Stingers
VFA-115
Eagles
VFA-122
Flying Eagles
VFA-125
Rough Raiders
VFA-127
Cylons
VFA-131
Wildcats
VFA-132
Privateers
VFA-136
Knighthawks
VFA-137
Kestrels
VFA-143
Pukin Dogs
VFA-146
Blue Diamonds
VFA-147
Argonauts
VFA-151
Vigilantes
VFA-161
Chargers
VFA-192
Golden Dragons
VFA-195
Dambusters
VFA-203
Blue Dolphins
VFA-204
River Rattlers
VFA-211
Fighting Checkmates
VFA-213
Black Lions
VFA-303
Goldenhawks
VFA-305
Lobos

Inactive Squadrons

Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HA(L)-3
Seawolves
January 26, 1972
HA(L)-4
Red Wolves
October 1, 1989
HA(L)-5
Blue Hawks
October 1, 1988

Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HC-1
Fleet Angels
April 29, 2004
HC-2
Fleet Angels
January 30, 2006
HC-3
Pack Rats
April 3, 2006
HC-5
Providers
April 21, 2005
HC-6
Chargers
April 1, 2005
HC-8
Dragon Whales
January 30, 2005
HC-9
Black Cats
October 2, 1988
HC-11
Gunbearers
April 1, 2005
HC-16
Bullfrogs
April 1, 1994

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HM-12
Sea Dragons
September 30, 1994
HM-16
Seahawks
January 2, 1987
HM-18
Norsemen
March 4, 1995
HM-19
Golden Bears
November 5, 1994

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HS-1
Seahorses
May 28, 1997
HS-9
Sea Griffins
April 30, 1993
HS-12
Wyverns
November 30, 1994
HS-13
Sub Choppers
October 1, 1962
HS-16
Nighthawks
June 1, 1988
HS-17
Neptune Raiders
July 2, 1991
HS-74
January 1, 1985
HS-84
Thunderbolts
March 1, 1984
HS-85
Golden Gators
October 1, 1994

Helicopter Anti-Submarine (Light) Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HSL-30
Neptune's Horsemen
September 30, 2003
HSL-31
Arch Angels
July 31, 1992
HSL-32
Invaders
January 31, 1994
HSL-33
Seasnakes
April 29, 1994
HSL-34
Greencheckers
November 30, 1993
HSL-35
Magicians
December 4, 1992
HSL-36
Lamplighters
September 30, 1992
HSL-41
Seahawks
December 8, 2005
HSL-43
Battle Cats
February 2007
HSL-74
Demon Elves
April 1, 1994

Helicopter Utility Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
HU-1
Fleet Angels
July 1, 1965
HU-2
Fleet Angels
July 1, 1965
HU-4
July 1, 1965

Attack Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VA-1A
Tophatters
Aug 2, 1948
VA-1B
Red Checkertails
September 1, 1948
VA-1E
September 1, 1948
VF-1
Wolfpack
1993
VA-2A
Valions
September 1, 1948
VA-2B
Beasts
September 1, 1948
VA-2E
Valions
September 1, 1948
VA-3A
Black Panthers
August 3, 1948
VA-3B
Indians
September 1, 1948
VA-3E
September 1, 1948
VA-4A
Dragons
August 7, 1948
VA-4B
Fish Hawks
September 1, 1948
VA-5A
August 16, 1948
VA-5B
July 27, 1948
VA-6A
Torpcats
August 16, 1948
VA-6B
July 27, 1948
VA-7A
Sunday Punchers
July 27, 1948
VA-8A
Air Barons
July 27, 1948
VA-9A
Tough Kitties
August 12, 1948
VA-10A
Vultures
August 12, 1948
VA-11A
July 15,1948
VA-12
Flying Ubangis
August 2, 1948
VA-12A
July 15, 1948
VA-13A
Hell Razors
August 2, 1948
VA-14
Tophatters
December 15, 1949
VA-14A
Uninvited
August 2, 1948
VA-15
Valions
October 1, 1986
VA-15A
Flying Cannons
July 15, 1948
VA-16A
Gremlins
June 15, 1948
VA-17A
Battering Rams
August 11, 1948
VA-18A
Devils Diplomats
August 11, 1948
VA-19A
Bulldogs
August 24, 1948
VA-20A
August 24, 1948
VA-21A
August 5, 1947
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
May 4, 1990
VA-22A
August 5, 1948
VA-23
Black Knights
April 1, 1970
VA-24
Corsairs
March 9, 1959
VA-25
Tigers
July 1, 1959
VA-26
Skylancers
April 11, 1958
VA-27
Royal Maces
January 24, 1991
VF-31
"Tomcatters"
VA-34
Blue Blasters
February 15, 1950
VA-35
Black Panthers
January 31, 1995
VA-36
Road Runners
April 1, 1994
VA-37
Bulls
November 28, 1990
VA-38
October 1, 1968
VA-42
Green Pawns
September 30, 1994
VA-43
Challengers
June 1, 1973
VA-44
Hornets
June 8, 1950
VA-45
Blackbirds
June 8, 1950
VA-46
Clansman
June 3, 1990
VA-52
Knightriders
March 17, 1995
VA-54
Hells Angels
April 1, 1958
VA-55
Warhorses
January 1, 1990
VA-56
Champions
August 31, 1986
VA-63
Flying Redcocks
May 4, 1990
VA-64
Black Lancers
November 7, 1969
VA-65
Tigers
March 31, 1993
VA-66
Waldomen
October 1, 1986
VA-67
June 2, 1969
VA-72
Blue Hawks
June 30, 1991
VA-74
Sunday Punchers
February 15, 1950
VA-75
Punchers
February 28, 1997
VA-76
Spirits
September 30, 1969
VA-81
Sunliners
February 4, 1988
VA-82
Marauders
July 13, 1987
VA-83
Rampagers
March 3, 1988
VA-84
November 29, 1949
VA-85
Black Falcons
September 30, 1994
VA-86
Sidewinders
July 15, 1987
VA-87
Golden Warriors
May 1, 1986
VA-93
Blue Blazers
August 31, 1986
VA-94
Mighty Shrikes
November 30, 1949
VA-95
Green Lizards
November 18, 1995
VA-96
Eagles
April 10, 1958
VA-97
Warhawks
January 24, 1991
VA-104
Hells Archers
March 31, 1959
VA-105
Gunslingers
February 1, 1959
VA-106
Gladiators
November 7, 1969
VA-112
Bombing Broncos
October 10, 1969
VA-113
Stingers
March 25, 1983
VA-114
December 1, 1949
VFA-115
Eagles
October 12, 1996
VA-116
Road Runners
February 25, 1959
VA-122
Flying Eagles
May 31, 1991
VA-125
Rough Riders
April 10, 1958
VA-126
Nulli Secondus
October 15, 1963
VA-127
Batmen
March 1, 1987
VA-128
Golden Intruders
September 29, 1995
VA-133
Blue Knights
October 1,1962
VA-134
Scorpions
October 1, 1962
VA-135
Thunderbirds
October 1, 1962
VA-144
Road Runners
January 29, 1971
VA-145
Swordsmen
October 1, 1993
VA-146
Blue Diamonds
July 21, 1989
VA-147
Argonauts
July 20, 1989
VA-151
Black Knights
February 23, 1959
VA-152
Mavericks
January 29, 1971
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
September 30, 1977
VA-154
Flying Cannons
December, 1, 1949
VA-155
Silver Foxes
April 30, 1993
VA-156
Iron Tigers
January 20, 1959
VA-163
Saints
July 1, 1971
VA-164
Ghost Riders
December 2, 1975
VA-165
Boomers
July 26, 1996
VA-172
Bluebolts
January 15, 1971
VA-174
Hell Razors
June 30, 1988
VA-175
Devils Diplomats
March 15, 1958
VA-176
Thunderbolts
October 1, 1992
VA-185
Night Hawks
August 30, 1991
VA-192
Golden dragons
January 10, 1986
VA-194
Winged Lightnings
December 1, 1949
VA-195
Dambusters
April 15, 1985
VA-196
Main Battery
February 28, 1997
VA-203
Blue Dolphins
October 1, 1989
VA-204
River Rattlers
May 1, 1991
VA-205
Green Falcons
December 31, 1994
VA-209
Air Barons
August 15, 1971
VA-210
Black Hawks
June 30, 1971
VA-1B{Attack Squadron 211}
Fighting Checkmates
VA-212
Rampant Raiders
December 12, 1975
VA-213
June 1, 1949
VA-214
Volunteers
August 1, 1958
VA-215
Barn Owls
September 30, 1977
VA-216
Black Diamonds
August 1, 1970
VA-303
Golden Hawks
January 1, 1994
VA-304
Firebirds
December 31, 1994
VA-305
Lobo's
January 1, 1987
VA-702
Rustlers
February 4, 1953
VA-728
February 4, 1953
VA-776
Golden Eagles
November 1, 1968
VA-831
Mohicans
November 1, 1968
VA-859
Black Falcons
February 4, 1953
VA-873
November 1, 1968
VA-923
Rough Riders
February 4, 1953

Attack Squadrons (All Weather)

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VA(AW)-33
Knight Hawks
February 1, 1968
VA(AW)-35
Night Hecklers
June 29, 1959

Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
RVAH-1
Cool Tigers
January 29, 1979
RVAH-3
Sea Dragons
August 17, 1979
RVAH-5
Savage Sons
September 30, 1977
RVAH-6
Fleurs
October 20, 1979
RVAH-7
Peacemakers
September 28, 1979
RVAH-9
Hoot Owls
June 3, 1964
RVAH-11
Checkertails
July 1, 1979
RVAH-12
Speartips
July 2, 1979
RVAH-13
Bats
June 30, 1976

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Training Squadron

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
RVAW-110
May 1, 1983
RVAW-120
Greyhawks
May 1, 1983

Heavy Attack Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAH-1
Tigers
September 1, 1964
VAH-2
Royal Rampants
November 1, 1968
VAH-3
Sea Dragons
July 1, 1964
VAH-4
Fourrunners
November 1, 1968
VAH-5
Savage Sons
May 1956
VAH-6
Fleurs
September 23, 1965
VAH-7
Peacemakers of the Fleet
December 1, 1964
VAH-8
Fireballers
January 17, 1968
VAH-9
Hoot Owls
June 30, 1964
VAH-10
Vikings
September 1, 1970
VAH-11
Checkertails
July 1, 1966
VAH-13
Bats
November 1, 1964
VAH-15
February 15, 1959
VAH-16
White Blades
January 30, 1959
VAH-21
Roadrunners
June 16, 1969
VAH-123
Pros
February 1, 1971

Attack Mining Squadron

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VA(HM)-10
July 1, 1959
VA(HM)-13
July 1, 1959

Tactical Aerial Refueling Squadron

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAK-208
Jockeys
September 30, 1989
VAK-308
Griffins
September 20, 1988

Light Attack Squadron

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAL-4
Black Ponies
April 10, 1972

Heavy Photographic Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAP-61
World Recorders
July 1, 1971
VAP-62
Tigers
October 15, 1969

Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAQ-13
Scorpions
October 1, 1968
VAQ-33
Firebirds
September 30, 1991
VAQ-34
Flashbacks
February 1, 1991
VAQ-128
Fighting Phoenix
September 30, 2004

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VAW-11
Early Elevens
March 31, 1995
VAW-12
Bats
VAW-13
Zappers
October 1, 1968
VAW-33
Knight Hawks
February 1, 1968
VAW-78
Fighting Escargots
March 31, 2005
VAW-88
Cotton Pickers
December 31, 1994
VAW-110
Firebirds
September 1, 1994
VAW-111
Grey Berets
April 30, 1988
VAW-114
Hormel Hawgs
February 16, 1995
VAW-122
Steeljaw
March 31, 1996
VAW-127
Seabats
September 30, 1991

Bombing Squadrons/Light Bombing Squadrons

Squadron Name Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VB-101
October 1, 1944
VB-102
October 1, 1944
VB-103
October 1, 1944
VB-104
October 1, 1944
VB-105
October 1, 1944
VB-106
October 1, 1944
VB-107
October 1, 1944
VB-108
October 1, 1944
VB-109
October 1, 1944
VB-110
October 1, 1944
VB-111
October 1, 1944
VB-112
October 1, 1944
VB-113
October 1, 1944
VB-114
October 1, 1944
VB-115
October 1, 1944
VB-116
October 1, 1944
VB-117
October 1, 1944
Squadron Name Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VB-118
October 1, 1944
VB-119
October 1, 1944
VB-125
October 1, 1944
VB-126
October 1, 1944
VB-127
October 1, 1944
VB-128
October 1, 1944
VB-129
October 1, 1944
VB-130
October 1, 1944
VB-131
October 1, 1944
VB-132
October 1, 1944
VB-133
October 1, 1944
VB-134
October 1, 1944
VB-135
October 1, 1944
VB-136
October 1, 1944
VB-137
October 1, 1944
VB-138
October 1, 1944
VB-139
October 1, 1944
Squadron Name Date Deactivated/Redesignated
VB-140
October 1, 1944
VB-141
October 1, 1944
VB-142
October 1, 1944
VB-143
October 1, 1944
VB-144
October 1, 1944
VB-145
October 1, 1944
VB-146
October 1, 1944
VB-147
October 1, 1944
VB-148
October 1, 1944
VB-149
October 1, 1944
VB-150
October 1, 1944
VB-151
October 1, 1944
VB-152
October 1, 1944
VB-153
October 1, 1944
VB-198
October 1, 1944
VB-200
October 1, 1944

Composite Squadrons

  • VC-1
  • VC-2
  • VC-3
  • VC-4
  • VC-5
  • VC-6
  • VC-7
  • VC-8
  • VC-9
  • VC-10
  • VC-11
  • VC-12
  • VC-13
  • VC-14
  • VC-15
  • VC-16
  • VC-17
  • VC-18
  • VC-19
  • VC-20
  • VC-21
  • VC-22
  • VC-23
  • VC-24
  • VC-25
  • VC-26
  • VC-27
  • VC-28
  • VC-29
  • VC-30
  • VC-31
  • VC-32
  • VC-33
  • VC-34
  • VC-35
  • VC-36
  • VC-37
  • VC-38
  • VC-39
  • VC-40
  • VC-41
  • VC-42
  • VC-43
  • VC-50
  • VC-51
  • VC-52
  • VC-55
  • VC-58
  • VC-60
  • VC-63
  • VC-64
  • VC-65
  • VC-66
  • VC-68
  • VC-69
  • VC-70
  • VC-71
  • VC-72
  • VC-75
  • VC-76
  • VC-77
  • VC-78
  • VC-79
  • VC-80
  • VC-81
  • VC-82
  • VC-83
  • VC-84
  • VC-85
  • VC-86
  • VC-87
  • VC-88
  • VC-89
  • VC-90
  • VC-91
  • VC-92
  • VC-93
  • VC-94
  • VC-95
  • VC-96
  • VC-97
  • VC-98
  • VC-99

Fleet Composite Squadrons (1956-present)

  • VC-5
  • VC-6
  • VC-8

Night Composite Squadrons

  • VCN-

Composite Photographic Reconnaissance Squadrons

  • VCP-

Cruiser Scouting Squadrons

  • VCS-

Photographic Squadrons

  • VD-

Evacuation Squadrons

  • VE-

Fighter Squadrons/Fighting Plane Squadrons

  • VF-1
  • VF-1B
  • VF-1E
  • VF-1L
  • VF-2
  • VF-2A
  • VF-2B
  • VF-2E
  • VF-2S
  • VF-3
  • VF-3A
  • VF-3B
  • VF-3E
  • VF-3S
  • VF-4
  • VF-4A
  • VF-4B
  • VF-5
  • VF-5A
  • VF-5B
  • VF-5S
  • VF-6
  • VF-6A
  • VF-6B
  • VF-7
  • VF-7A
  • VF-7B
  • VF-8
  • VF-8A
  • VF-8B
  • VF-9
  • VF-9A
  • VF-10
  • VF-10A
  • VF-11
  • VF-11A
  • VF-12
  • VF-12A
  • VF-13
  • VF-13A
  • VF-14
  • VF-14A
  • VF-15
  • VF-15A
  • VF-16
  • VF-16A
  • VF-17
  • VF-17A
  • VF-18
  • VF-18A
  • VF-19
  • VF-19A
  • VF-20
  • VF-20A
  • VF-21
  • VF-21A
  • VF-22
  • VF-22A
  • VF-23
  • VF-24
  • VF-25
  • VF-26
  • VF-27
  • VF-28
  • VF-29
  • VF-30
  • VF-31
  • VF-32
  • VF-33
  • VF-34
  • VF-35
  • VF-36
  • VF-37
  • VF-38
  • VF-39
  • VF-40
  • VF-41
  • VF-42
  • VF-43
  • VF-44
  • VF-45
  • VF-46
  • VF-47
  • VF-48
  • VF-49
  • VF-50
  • VF-51
  • VF-52
  • VF-53
  • VF-54
  • VF-58
  • VF-60
  • VF-61
  • VF-62
  • VF-63
  • VF-64
  • VF-66
  • VF-71
  • VF-72
  • VF-73
  • VF-74
  • VF-74A
  • VF-74B
  • VF-75
  • VF-75A
  • VF-75B
  • VF-80
  • VF-81
  • VF-82
  • VF-83
  • VF-84
  • VF-85
  • VF-86
  • VF-87
  • VF-88
  • VF-89
  • VF-91
  • VF-92
  • VF-93
  • VF-94
  • VF-95
  • VF-96
  • VF-97
  • VF-98
  • VF-99
  • VF-100
  • VF-101
  • VF-102
  • VF-111
  • VF-112
  • VF-113
  • VF-114
  • VF-121
  • VF-122
  • VF-123
  • VF-124
  • VF-125
  • VF-126
  • VF-131
  • VF-132
  • VF-133
  • VF-141
  • VF-142
  • VF-143
  • VF-144
  • VF-150
  • VF-151
  • VF-152
  • VF-153
  • VF-154
  • VF-161
  • VF-162
  • VF-171
  • VF-172
  • VF-173
  • VF-174
  • VF-191
  • VF-192
  • VF-193
  • VF-194
  • VF-201
  • VF-202
  • VF-212
  • VF-213
  • VF-214
  • VF-301
  • VF-302
  • VF-303
  • VF-653
  • VF-661
  • VF-671
  • VF-713
  • VF-721
  • VF-742
  • VF-781
  • VF-783
  • VF-791
  • VF-821
  • VF-831
  • VF-837
  • VF-871
  • VF-874
  • VF-884
  • VF-916
  • VF-921

Strike Fighter Squadrons/Fighter Attack Squadrons

All Weather Fighter Squadrons

  • VF(AW)-3
  • VF(AW)-4

Fighter Squadrons Composite

Night Fighting Squadrons

  • VFN-41
  • VFN-42
  • VFN-43
  • VFN-52
  • VFN-53
  • VFN-55
  • VFN-63
  • VFN-75
  • VFN-76
  • VFN-77
  • VFN-78
  • VFN-79
  • VFN-90
  • VFN-91
  • VFN-101
  • VFN-102
  • VFN-103
  • VFN-104
  • VFN-105
  • VFN-106
  • VFN-107
  • VFN-108
  • VFN-109
  • VFN-110
  • VFN-111

Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadrons

Escort-Fighter Squadrons

  • VGF-26
  • VGF-27
  • VGF-28
  • VGF-29

Escort -Scouting Squadrons

  • VGS-

Rescue Squadrons

  • VH-

Photographic Squadrons

  • VD-
  • VJ-

Utility Squadron/General Utility Squadron

Weather Squadrons/Weather Reconnaissance Squadrons

  • VJ-

Special Task Force Squadrons

  • VK-

Training Squadrons

Spotting Squadron (1922)

  • VO-

Observation Squadrons (1923-1945, 1947-1949, 1967-1968)

  • VO-67

Composite Spotting Squadrons

  • VOC-1
  • VOC-2

Observation Fighter Squadrons

  • VOF-1
  • VOF-2

Patrol Squadrons

  • VP-1
  • VP-1D14
  • VP-1B
  • VP-1F
  • VP-2
  • VP-2D15
  • VP-2F
  • VP-2S
  • VP-3
  • VP-3F
  • VP-3S
  • VP-4
  • VP-4B
  • VP-4D14
  • VP-4F
  • VP-5
  • VP-5F
  • VP-5S
  • VP-6
  • VP-6B
  • VP-6F
  • VP-7
  • VP-7B
  • VP-7F
  • VP-8
  • VP-8F
  • VP-8S
  • VP-9
  • VP-9B
  • VP-9F
  • VP-9S
  • VP-10
  • VP-10F
  • VP-10S
  • VP-11
  • VP-12
  • VP-13
  • VP-14
  • VP-14F
  • VP-15
  • VP-15F
  • VP-16
  • VP-16F
  • VP-17
  • VP-17F
  • VP-18
  • VP-19
  • VP-20
  • VP-21
  • VP-22
  • VP-23
  • VP-24
  • VP-25
  • VP-26
  • VP-27
  • VP-28
  • VP-29
  • VP-30
  • VP-31
  • VP-32
  • VP-33
  • VP-34
  • VP-40
  • VP-41
  • VP-42
  • VP-43
  • VP-44
  • VP-45
  • VP-46
  • VP-47
  • VP-48
  • VP-49
  • VP-50
  • VP-51
  • VP-52
  • VP-53
  • VP-54
  • VP-55
  • VP-56
  • VP-57
  • VP-60
  • VP-61
  • VP-62
  • VP-63
  • VP-64
  • VP-65
  • VP-66
  • VP-67
  • VP-68
  • VP-69
  • VP-71
  • VP-72
  • VP-73
  • VP-74
  • VP-81
  • VP-82
  • VP-83
  • VP-84
  • VP-90
  • VP-91
  • VP-92
  • VP-93
  • VP-94
  • VP-101
  • VP-102
  • VP-104
  • VP-106
  • VP-107
  • VP-108
  • VP-111
  • VP-114
  • VP-115
  • VP-116
  • VP-119
  • VP-120
  • VP-122
  • VP-123
  • VP-124
  • VP-128
  • VP-130
  • VP-131
  • VP-133
  • VP-135
  • VP-136
  • VP-142
  • VP-143
  • VP-144
  • VP-146
  • VP-148
  • VP-152
  • VP-153
  • VP-200
  • VP-201
  • VP-202
  • VP-203
  • VP-204
  • VP-205
  • VP-206
  • VP-207
  • VP-208
  • VP-209
  • VP-210
  • VP-211
  • VP-212
  • VP-213
  • VP-214
  • VP-215
  • VP-216
  • VP-661
  • VP-731
  • VP-741
  • VP-771
  • VP-772
  • VP-773
  • VP-774
  • VP-775
  • VP-776
  • VP-777
  • VP-778
  • VP-779
  • VP-781
  • VP-782
  • VP-791
  • VP-792
  • VP-793
  • VP-801
  • VP-802
  • VP-811
  • VP-812
  • VP-813
  • VP-814
  • VP-815
  • VP-816
  • VP-817
  • VP-818
  • VP-821
  • VP-822
  • VP-831
  • VP-832
  • VP-833
  • VP-834
  • VP-835
  • VP-836
  • VP-837
  • VP-838
  • VP-839
  • VP-851
  • VP-852
  • VP-861
  • VP-862
  • VP-871
  • VP-872
  • VP-873
  • VP-874
  • VP-875
  • VP-876
  • VP-877
  • VP-878
  • VP-879
  • VP-881
  • VP-882
  • VP-883
  • VP-891
  • VP-892
  • VP-893
  • VP-894
  • VP-900
  • VP-901
  • VP-902
  • VP-903
  • VP-904
  • VP-905
  • VP-906
  • VP-907
  • VP-908
  • VP-909
  • VP-910
  • VP-911
  • VP-912
  • VP-913
  • VP-914
  • VP-915
  • VP-916
  • VP-917
  • VP-918
  • VP-919
  • VP-920
  • VP-921
  • VP-922
  • VP-931
  • VP-932
  • VP-933
  • VP-934
  • VP-935
  • VP-936
  • VP-937
  • VP-971

Patrol Bombing Squadrons

  • VPB-1
  • VPB-4
  • VPB-6
  • VPB-11
  • VPB-13
  • VPB-14
  • VPB-15
  • VPB-16
  • VPB-17
  • VPB-18
  • VPB-19
  • VPB-20
  • VPB-21
  • VPB-22
  • VPB-23
  • VPB-24
  • VPB-25
  • VPB-26
  • VPB-27
  • VPB-28
  • VPB-29
  • VPB-32
  • VPB-33
  • VPB-34
  • VPB-43
  • VPB-44
  • VPB-45
  • VPB-52
  • VPB-53
  • VPB-54
  • VPB-61
  • VPB-62
  • VPB-63
  • VPB-71
  • VPB-73
  • VPB-74
  • VPB-84
  • VPB-91
  • VPB-92
  • VPB-94
  • VPB-98
  • VPB-99
  • VPB-100
  • VPB-101
  • VPB-102
  • VPB-103
  • VPB-104
  • VPB-105
  • VPB-106
  • VPB-107
  • VPB-108
  • VPB-109
  • VPB-110
  • VPB-111
  • VPB-112
  • VPB-113
  • VPB-114
  • VPB-115
  • VPB-116
  • VPB-117
  • VPB-118
  • VPB-119
  • VPB-120
  • VPB-121
  • VPB-122
  • VPB-123
  • VPB-124
  • VPB-125
  • VPB-126
  • VPB-127
  • VPB-128
  • VPB-129
  • VPB-130
  • VPB-131
  • VPB-132
  • VPB-133
  • VPB-134
  • VPB-135
  • VPB-136
  • VPB-137
  • VPB-138
  • VPB-139
  • VPB-140
  • VPB-141
  • VPB-142
  • VPB-143
  • VPB-144
  • VPB-145
  • VPB-146
  • VPB-147
  • VPB-148
  • VPB-149
  • VPB-150
  • VPB-151
  • VPB-152
  • VPB-153
  • VPB-197
  • VPB-198
  • VPB-199
  • VPB-200
  • VPB-201
  • VPB-202
  • VPB-203
  • VPB-204
  • VPB-205
  • VPB-206
  • VPB-207
  • VPB-208
  • VPB-209
  • VPB-210
  • VPB-211
  • VPB-212
  • VPB-213
  • VPB-214
  • VPB-215
  • VPB-216

Meteorological Squadrons

  • VPM-

Patrol Squadron Special Units

  • VPU-1
  • VPU-2

Weather Reconnaissance Squadrons

(1945-1948)
  • VPW-

Air Early Warning Squadrons

(1948)
  • VPW-

Patrol/Amphibious Squadrons

  • VP-AM-1
  • VP-AM-2
  • VP-AM-3
  • VP-AM-4
  • VP-AM-5

Patrol Heavy/Land Squadrons

  • VP-HL-1
  • VP-HL-2
  • VP-HL-3
  • VP-HL-4
  • VP-HL-5
  • VP-HL-6
  • VP-HL-7
  • VP-HL-8
  • VP-HL-9
  • VP-HL-10
  • VP-HL-11
  • VP-HL-12
  • VP-HL-13

Patrol Medium/Land Squadrons

  • VP-ML-1
  • VP-ML-2
  • VP-ML-3
  • VP-ML-4
  • VP-ML-5
  • VP-ML-6
  • VP-ML-7
  • VP-ML-8

Patrol medium/seaplane squadrons

  • VP-MS-1
  • VP-MS-2
  • VP-MS-3
  • VP-MS-4
  • VP-MS-5
  • VP-MS-6
  • VP-MS-7
  • VP-MS-8
  • VP-MS-9
  • VP-MS-10
  • VP-MS-11

Electronic countermeasures squadrons (1955-1960)

  • VQ-

Fleet air reconnaissance squadrons (1961-present)

  • VQ-1
  • VQ-2
  • VQ-3
  • VQ-4
  • VQ-5
  • VQ-6
  • VQ-7
  • VQ-11

Transport squadrons (1942-1958)

  • VR-

Fleet tactical support squadrons (1958-1976)

  • VR-1
  • VR-30

Logistics support squadrons (1976-present)

  • VR-1
  • VR-22
  • VR-24
  • VR-46
  • VR-48
  • VR-51
  • VR-52
  • VR-53
  • VR-54
  • VR-55
  • VR-56
  • VR-57
  • VR-58
  • VR-59
  • VR-61
  • VR-62

Fleet tactical support squadrons (1960-1976)

  • VRC-

Fleet logistics support squadrons (1976-present)

  • VRC-30
  • VRC-40
  • VRC-50 (Note: This squadron is no longer VRC-50; it is now a forward deployed detachment of VRC-30.)

Air Transport Evacuation Squadrons

  • VRE-

Transport and ferry squadrons (1943-1946)

  • VRF-

Air ferry transport squadrons (1943-1948)

  • VRF-

Aircraft ferry squadron (1957-1986)

  • VRF-31, AIRFERRON 31, "Storkliners," Breezy Point, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Utility Transport Squadrons

  • VRJ-

Ferry Command Service Squadron

  • VRS-

Transport utility squadrons

  • VRU-

Scouting squadrons (1922-1946)

  • VS-

Carrier antisubmarine squadrons (1950-1993)

Sea control squadrons (1993-present)

  • VS-72
  • VS-30

Antisubmarine fighter squadrons

  • VSF-1
  • VSF-3

Torpedo squadrons (1930-1946)

Training squadrons (1960-present)

  • VT-2
  • VT-3
  • VT-4
  • VT-6
  • VT-7
  • VT-9
  • VT-10
  • VT-19
  • VT-21
  • VT-22
  • VT-27
  • VT-28
  • VT-31
  • VT-35
  • VT-86

Night Torpedo Squadrons

  • VTN-53. There were two versions of this squadron. The first VTN-53 was the subject of a book, Night Flying Avenger, by Pete Grant, who flew in the squadron and who covers some of its activities in Okinawa; then the first VTN-53 was broken up and a new squadron, with the same designation, was formed at NAS Martha's Vineyard and soon moved to NAS Boca Chica to form part of Night Air Group 53.

Utility Squadrons

  • VU-10
  • VU-2
  • VU-4

Weather Reconnaissance Squadrons

(1952-1971)

  • VW-1

(1967-1975)

  • VW-1

Aircraft Development Squadrons

Antarctic Development Squadron

  • VXE-6

Oceanographic Development Squadron

  • VXN-8

References

1. ^ Helicopter Combat Support Squadron. Global Security (2006-12-21).
2. ^ Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron. Global Security (2006-12-21).
3. ^ MH-60R Seahawk. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.
4. ^ MH-53E Sea Dragon. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.
5. ^ Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Pacific COMHELSEACOMBATWINGPAC. Global Security.
6. ^ SH-60 Seahawk helicopter. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.
7. ^ Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Pacific [COMHELMARSTRKWINGPAC]. Commander Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Pacific. Global Security.
8. ^ Helicopter Training Squadron 8. Global Security.
9. ^ EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.
10. ^ E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.
11. ^ Fleet Composite Squadron SIX. U.S. Navy. Global Security.
12. ^ F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. USN Fact File. U.S. Navy.

See also

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Reservists are called into active duty, or mobilized, as needed and are required to sign paperwork acknowledging this possibility
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Within the United States

California

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The United States Navy currently has 232 ships in active service.

Three-masted Frigate

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Insignia
Title Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral (UH) Rear Admiral (LH) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant, Junior Grade Ensign
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United States Navy enlisted rates are used to display where an enlisted sailor falls within the chain of command and are also defined as pay grade. Enlisted pay grade is a numbering system from junior enlisted member to senior, labeled E-1 through E-9, and is the same across all
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United States Navy ratings are general occupations that consist of specific skills and abilities. Each naval rating has its own specialty badge, which is typically worn on the left sleeve of their uniforms by all enlisted personnel in that particular field.
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Badges of the United States Navy are military badges issued by the United States Department of the Navy to Naval service members who achieve certain qualifications and accomplishments while serving on both active and reserve duty in the United States Navy.
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Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy are those military decorations which are presented to members of the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.
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The history of the United States Navy divides into two major periods: the "Old Navy", a small but respected force of sailing ships that was also notable for innovation in the use of ironclads during the American Civil War, and the "New Navy", the result of a modernization effort
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The Continental Navy was formed during the American Revolution in 1775. Through the efforts of the Continental Navy's apparent patron, John Adams and vigorous congressional support in the face of stiff opposition, the fleet cumulatively became relatively substantial when
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USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the United States Constitution, she is the oldest commissioned ship afloat in the world.
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"Eternal Father, Strong to Save", is a hymn often associated with the Royal Navy or the United States Navy. Accordingly, it is often known as the Royal Navy Hymn or the United States Navy Hymn (or just The Navy Hymn
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United States Navy Band, based at the historic Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., has served since 1925 as the official musical group of the United States Navy. The Band serves the ceremonial needs at the seat of government, performing at presidential inaugurals, diplomatic
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Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations in a variety of major cities for one week.
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Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia. Nicknamed the "Black Stallions", they fly the MH-53E Sea Dragon.[1]

History

The Black Stallions were established on May 6 1983.
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