Strike Fighter Squadron 305 (STRKFITRON 305)

VFA-305 ‘Lobos’

 

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vfa-305 lobos strike fighter squadron f/a-18a hornet nas point mugu reserve carrier air wing cvwr-30

 

STATUS:

established as VA-305 on July 1, 1970

VA-305 redesignated VFA-305 on January 1, 1987

VFA-305 disestablished on December 31, 1994

VFA-305 was a Reserve Squadron at NAS Point Mugu, California and part of CVWR-30

AIRCRAFT:

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (1987-94)

 

 

DEPLOYMENTS:

no combat deployments

 

images

 

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F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - October 1990

 

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F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - September 1990

 

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F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - September 1990

 

F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - September 1990

 

F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - September 1990

 

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F/A-18A Hornet (VFA-305) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - September 1990

 

 

history

VFA-305, nicknamed the Hackers from 1971-1974, and the Lobos from 1974-1994, was a Strike Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Navy Reserve. It was established as Attack Squadron VA-305 on 1 July 1970 at NAS Los Alamitos, California as part of a reorganization intended to increase the combat readiness of the Naval Air Reserve Force. It was relocated to NAS Point Mugu in January 1971. The squadron was redesignated VFA-305 on 1 January 1987, and disestablished on 31 December 1994.


In November 1976, the squadron deployed aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) for annual active duty training and as part of CVWR-30’s tactical air mobilization test and operational readiness exercise/inspection, to ensure that it was seaworthy and combat ready. This was part of a Reserve Air Test ordered by Congress. From September–November 1990, the squadron’s deployment with CVW-11 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was the first total integration of a reserve squadron with an active duty air wing for a long deployment in support of direct fleet operational requirements. Squadron personnel participated in exercises and officer exchanges with the armed forces of Argentina and Chile. They also flew drug interdiction missions during the deployment. In 1993 the squadron added the roles of Adversary and Fleet Support to its primary mission. It was disestablished on 31 December 1994.

 

source: wikipedia

 

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