Electronic Attack Squadron 128 (VAQRON 128)

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 128 (TACELRON 128)

VAQ-128 ‘Fighting Phoenix’

 

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STATUS:

established as VAQ-128 on October 1, 1997

VAQ-128 disestablished on September 30, 2004

AIRCRAFT:

Grumman EA-6B Prowler (1997-2004)

 

 

DEPLOYMENTS:

no carrier deployments

    

shore deployments:

1998 - Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia

1999 - Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia / Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

2000 - Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

2001 - Incirlik Air Base, Turkey / Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia

2002 - Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

2003 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

2004 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

 

images

 

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EA-6B Prowlers (VAQ-128) at Andersen AFB, Guam - November 2003

 

EA-6B Prowler (VAQ-128) at Andersen AFB, Guam - November 2003

 

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EA-6B Prowler (VAQ-128) - February 2003

 

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EA-6B Prowler (VAQ-128) - February 2003

 

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EA-6B Prowler (VAQ-128) launches an AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California - June 1999

 

 

history

VAQ-128, nicknamed the Fighting Phoenix, was an Electronic Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy, based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. It was established on 9 October 1997 as an expeditionary EA-6B Prowler squadron to provide airborne radar jamming and deception support to Navy and Air Force units when the Air Force’s EF-111A Raven was removed from service. The squadron included both Navy and Air Force personnel.


Its deployments took VAQ-128 aircrews to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Sicily and Japan in support of Operations Southern Watch, Desert Fox, Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. It returned from its final deployment in January 2004, and was disestablished in September of that year.

 

source: wikipedia

 

patches

 

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