VFA-25 "FIST OF THE FLEET" Patches

VFA-25 PILOT Nametag (Green) VFA-25 PILOT Nametag (Green)
Size: 4" Width"
In Stock: >5
Price: $6.99

This is the dark green version of the pilot nametag for the VFA-25 'FIST OF THE FLEET'. It does not come with velcro so that you can have it embroidered.

VFA-25 'FOTF' TailFin (Yellow/Black) VFA-25 'FOTF' TailFin (Yellow/Black)
Size: 4" (Vertically)
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is the yellow/black version of the tailfin for VFA-25 'Fist of the Fleet'. It depicts the "FIST" holding a lightning bolt and does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-25 'FOTF' TailFin (GREEN) VFA-25 'FOTF' TailFin (Yellow/Black)
Size: 4" (Vertically)
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is the GREEN version of the tailfin for VFA-25 'Fist of the Fleet'. It depicts the "FIST" holding a lightning bolt and does not come with velcro attached.


VFA-25 80th Anniversary *TOILET* Cruise VFA-25 80th Anniversary *TOILET* Cruise
Size: 3" Wide
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): The squadron wanted to do something special to commemorate their 80th anniversary, which means having a "throwback" idea for a patch.....looking through the headlines, the squadron realized they were in the press for a toilet-bomb they had hanging on the jet for change of command. Long story short, VA-25 dropped a toilet in Vietnam and our Ordies recreated it last week by strapping a toilet onto the wing of an F/A-18 for the CoC.....what better way to honor their past than with a patch of a toilet!! This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-25 2019 'Around The World' Cruise VFA-103 25 'Around The World' Cruise
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(From Squadron Supplier): This is one of the 2019 'Around the World' Cruise patches created for their global cruise of the squadrons attached to CVW-7. It depicts several of the squadron logos in the 'Storm Cloud' and shown above "SHELLBACK" Turtle shell. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-25 Nov 2017 'Hawaii' Squadron Patch VFA-25 Nov 2017 'Hawaii' Squadron Patch
Size: 6 1/2" (Tip-to-Tip)
In Stock: >5
Price: $11.99

(From Squadron Supplier): This is the Red/White/Blue version of the squadron patch created by VFA-25 for their Nov 2017 detachment to Hawaii. This isn't the USA flag in the background, but (looks like to me) the British (possibly Australian) flag, so implying that this was some sort of "joint" operation. Was only able to acquire a few of these, so get them while they last. This patch does not have velcro attached.

CVN-70/CVW-17 2011 'PREQUEL' Cruise Patch CVN-70/CVW-17 2011 'PREQUEL' Cruise Patch
Size: 5" High x 5.75" Wide
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the patches created by CVN-70 and Airwing 17 for their 2011 COMBAT cruise. It shows Osama and Afghanistan with a JDAM being dropped on him and says "THE PREQUEL". This patch was also created for VFA-22, VFA-25, VFA-81, VFA-113, VAW-125, and VAQ-134 and does not have velcro.


VA-25 Squadron 'Historical' Patch VA-25 'Historical' Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is a reproduction of the SECOND squadron patch for the "Fist of the Fleet". They were A-7 drivers out on the West Coast with a history dating back to January 1943. They currently operate the F/A-18C Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, CA. This is their legacy patch created in Nov 1973. This was created by hand in the Phillipines to give it the "authentic" look and feel. The "stars" on the patch stand for WW II, Korea War and Vietnam. Hope to have the "original" design soon.
 

VFA-25 Squadron Patch (Yellow/Stars) VFA-25 Squadron Patch (Yellow/Stars)
Size: 5.1" (Tip-to-Tip)
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

On March 19, 2003, the Fists began combat sorties in earnest and Operation Southern Watch abruptly turned into Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Fist of the Fleet led the way to Baghdad, participating in first-night air strikes on the Iraqi capitol in what has become known as the Shock and Awe campaign. The squadron put in long days, achieving an average daily combat sortie count of 20, while pounding roads from Basra to An Nasiriya, Al Kut, Najaf, Al Hillah and ultimately Baghdad. The squadronís more than 850 hours flown on 272 combat sorties over 18 straight days resulted in relentless and deadly strikes on the Iraqi regimeís Medina, Baghdad, and Nebuchadnezzar Armored Divisions, military airfields, facilities and command and control infrastructure. The 4 stars on the patch represent the wars that the "Fists of the Fleet" participated in -- WWII, Vietnam, The Gulf War, and OIF. This patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-25 'RED AIR' Squadron Patch VFA-25 'RED AIR' Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

For the historical info on VFA-25, see above. This is the "RED AIR" version of the squadron patch worn by the aviators when they "play" that role. This patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-25 'RED AIR' Bullet Patch VFA-25 'RED AIR' Bullet Patch
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

For the historical info on VFA-25, see above. This is the "RED AIR" version of the shoulder bullet patch worn by the aviators when they "play" that role. This patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-25 'FOTF' Diamond Patch VFA-25 'FOTF' Diamond Patch
Size: 4.25" Height
In Stock: >5
Price: $14.99

(From the Squadron Supplier): The 'Fist of the Fleet' from VFA-25 fly the F/A-18C Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, CA. They were established in January 1943 and have transitioned to the latest version of the Hornet with all the upgrades. The 'Fist' were paired with their sister squadron of VFA-113 to upgrade simultaneously. This is their "Diamond" patch with the gold border/red lightning bolt/green background and does not have velcro.

VFA-25 F/A-18 (NO Desig) Bullet (Green/Gold) VFA-25 F/A-18 (NO Desig) Bullet (Green/Gold)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): The 'Fist of the Fleet' from VFA-25 were one of the first squadrons to transition to the F/A-18C and created this version of the HORNET BULLET to wear. They were established in January 1943 and have since transitioned (see patches below) to the latest version of the Hornet with all the upgrades. The 'Fist' were paired with their sister squadron of VFA-113 to upgrade simultaneously. This is the green/gold 'bullet' patch for the F/A-18 (no designator) aircraft they operated in. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-25 F/A-18E *FOTF* Bullet (Green/Gold) VFA-25 F/A-18E *FOTF* Bullet (Green/Gold)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): The 'Fist of the Fleet' from VFA-25 currently fly the F/A-18E Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, CA. They were established in January 1943 and have transitioned to the latest version of the Hornet with all the upgrades. The 'Fist' were paired with their sister squadron of VFA-113 to upgrade simultaneously. This is the green/gold 'bullet' patch for the F/A-18E aircraft they now operate in. This patch DOES come with velcro attached.

VFA-25 F/A-18E *FOTF* Bullet (Desert) VFA-25 F/A-18E *FOTF* Bullet (Desert)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): The 'Fist of the Fleet' from VFA-25 currently fly the F/A-18E Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, CA. They were established in January 1943 and have transitioned to the latest version of the Hornet with all the upgrades. The 'Fist' were paired with their sister squadron of VFA-113 to upgrade simultaneously. This is the desert 'bullet' patch for the F/A-18E aircraft they now operate in when deployed. This patch DOES come with velcro attached.

VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' Patch VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' Patch
Size: 5.25" Tip-to-Tip
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is one of the "historical" patches created by VFA-25 recently. What was to become the FIST of the FLEET was conceived on September 15, 1941, when the keel of the USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17) was laid. On January 1 1943, VT-17 was formed under the command of LCDR Frank W. “Silver Fox” Whitaker. In those previous fifteen months, the US Navy was busy recruiting, training, and purchasing the aircraft and thousands of items the squadron would need when the USS Bunker Hill was commissioned on May 24, 1943. CVG-17 was also formed on January 1, 1943. This air group became CVBG-17, then CVBG-5 in 1946 and redesignated CVG-6 in 1948. It became CVW-6 in 1963 and was disestablished on April 1, 1992. Numerical designation of air groups began in 1942, many numbered according to their assigned ship (CV-17 .. CVG-17) and each ship had a distinctive graphic design for its aircraft. Aircraft assigned to USS Bunker Hill were identified with a vertical arrow on the tail. The “Fist of the Fleet” began as Torpedo Squadron 17 (VT-17) at NAS Norfolk (Virginia), initially assigned TBF-1 then TBM-1C aircraft as part of Air Group 17 (CVG-17). The TBM Avenger was the same as the Grumman designed TBF, but built by Eastern Aircraft, a division of General Motors. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' Patch VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' Patch
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the other "historical" patches created by VFA-25 recently. What was to become the FIST of the FLEET was conceived on September 15, 1941, when the keel of the USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17) was laid. On January 1 1943, VT-17 was formed under the command of LCDR Frank W. “Silver Fox” Whitaker. In those previous fifteen months, the US Navy was busy recruiting, training, and purchasing the aircraft and thousands of items the squadron would need when the USS Bunker Hill was commissioned on May 24, 1943. CVG-17 was also formed on January 1, 1943. This air group became CVBG-17, then CVBG-5 in 1946 and redesignated CVG-6 in 1948. It became CVW-6 in 1963 and was disestablished on April 1, 1992. Numerical designation of air groups began in 1942, many numbered according to their assigned ship (CV-17 .. CVG-17) and each ship had a distinctive graphic design for its aircraft. Aircraft assigned to USS Bunker Hill were identified with a vertical arrow on the tail. The “Fist of the Fleet” began as Torpedo Squadron 17 (VT-17) at NAS Norfolk (Virginia), initially assigned TBF-1 then TBM-1C aircraft as part of Air Group 17 (CVG-17). The TBM Avenger was the same as the Grumman designed TBF, but built by Eastern Aircraft, a division of General Motors. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' SET VT-17 'Fist of the Fleet' VFA-25 'Historical' SET
Size: See Above
In Stock: >5
Price: $12.99

Use this link to get both of the VT-17 patches above at a discount

 

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