|Electronic Attack Squadron 131|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Role||Airborne Electronic Attack|
|Part of||Carrier Air Wing 2|
|Garrison/HQ||Naval Air Station Whidbey Island|
|Motto||GET BENT HELMET|
|Commander R. P. Knapp|
Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131), also known as the "Lancers", is an United States Navy EA-6B Prowler squadron based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Part of Carrier Air Wing 2, the Lancers deploy aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Their radio callsign is "Skybolt".
VAQ-131 was originally commissioned as Patrol Squadron 931 (VP-931). From 1946 through 1955, VP-931 flew the P2V Neptune. In 1956, the squadron transitioned to the A-3 Skywarrior and was redesignated as Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4). Then in November 1968, VAH-4 received the EKA-3 version of the Skywarrior and was redesignated as Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131). In 1971, the Lancers became the second squadron in the U.S. Navy to receive the EA-6B Prowler.
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