|Electronic Attack Squadron 133|
|Active||March 4, 1969|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Role||Airborne Electronic Attack|
|Garrison/HQ||Naval Air Station Whidbey Island|
|Motto||Push It Up!|
Electronic Attack Squadron 133 (VAQ-133), also known as the "Wizards", is an EA-6B Prowler squadron of the United States Navy based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. VAQ-133 was at one point one of three EA-6B Prowler squadrons in the U.S. Navy assigned expeditionary duty. The squadron's radio callsign is "Magic".
Electronic Attack Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) was established March 4, 1969 at Naval Air Station Alameda, California. The squadron originally flew the EKA-3B Skywarrior. In August 1971, the Wizards relocated to NAS Whidbey Island.
Following this move, the squadron received and transitioned to the EA-6B Prowler.
Following the 2012-2013 deployment of Carrier Air Wing 9 onboard USS Stennis (CVN-74), VAQ-133 will be reassigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight based aboard the carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77). This reassign was originally slated to occur in January 2014 but changing operational requirements accelerated this reassignment until immediately after the end of the 2012-2013 deployment. As of mid-2014, VAQ-133 made a transition from the EA-6B to the Boeing EA-18G Growler.
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