VAQ-144 Patches

VAQ-144 Squadron Patch (Orange) VAQ-144 Squadron Patch (Orange)
Size: 4" Height
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(From Squadron Supplier): Electronic Attack Squadron 144 (VAQ-144), "Main Battery", is a US Navy aircraft squadron based at NAS Whidbey Island, WA flying the EA-18G Growler. VAQ-144 can trace its origins to the former Grumman A-6 Intruder squadron (VA-196) formerly also based at NAS Whidbey Island that was disestablished in 1997 as the last operational A-6 squadron on the west coast (next-to-last overall). In September 2019 the Navy transitioned a Carrier Air Wing (CVW) VAQ squadron out of the carrier environment to meet demands as an expeditionary unit. The gap in CVW Electronic Attack coverage showed a need for a 15th operational VAQ squadron. VAQ-144 was established on 1 Oct 2021 to meet this demand with a requirement to meet scheduled milestones and achieve full operational capability in fiscal year 2023. In the spring of 2023, the squadron received its first independent aircraft flown with VAQ-144 markings. This is their squadron patch (note how much it looks like their heritage Intruder patch) and does not come with velcro attached.

VAQ-144 EA-18G *Coffin* Patch (Orange) VAQ-144 EA-18G *Coffin* Patch (Orange)
Size: 4" Height
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(From Squadron Supplier): Electronic Attack Squadron 144 (VAQ-144), "Main Battery", is a US Navy aircraft squadron based at NAS Whidbey Island, WA flying the EA-18G Growler. VAQ-144 can trace its origins to the former Grumman A-6 Intruder squadron (VA-196) formerly also based at NAS Whidbey Island that was disestablished in 1997 as the last operational A-6 squadron on the west coast (next-to-last overall). In September 2019 the Navy transitioned a Carrier Air Wing (CVW) VAQ squadron out of the carrier environment to meet demands as an expeditionary unit. The gap in CVW Electronic Attack coverage showed a need for a 15th operational VAQ squadron. VAQ-144 was established on 1 Oct 2021 to meet this demand with a requirement to meet scheduled milestones and achieve full operational capability in fiscal year 2023. In the spring of 2023, the squadron received its first independent aircraft flown with VAQ-144 markings. This is their "coffin" patch that says "DEVIL" (bottom) and does not come with velcro attached.

VAQ-144 *PILOT* Nametag (Orange) VAQ-144 *PILOT* Nametag (Orange)
Size: 4" Width
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

(From Squadron Supplier): For the squadron's history/lineage, see above. This is the orange version of their US Navy "PILOT" nametag and does not come with velcro attached.

VAQ-144 *NFO/WSO* Nametag (Orange) VAQ-144 *NFO/WSO* Nametag (Orange)
Size: 4" Width
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

(From Squadron Supplier): For the squadron's history/lineage, see above. This is the orange version of their US Navy "Naval Flight Officer / Weapons Systems Officer (NFO/WSO)" nametag and does not come with velcro attached.

 

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