VA-128 (U.S. Navy)
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|Attack Squadron 128|
|Active||1 September 1967 - September 1995|
|Branch||United States Navy|
- September 1967: The squadron was assigned the mission of training combat ready flight crews and replacement maintenance personnel for the A-6 Intruder.
- October 1968: Two U.S. Air Force exchange officers reported aboard for training in the A-6A.
- June 1973: A Naval Officer from the Federal Republic of Germany reported aboard for training in the A-6.
- March–May 1980: The squadron’s TC-4C, Target Recognition Attack Multisensor (TRAM) equipped aircraft, was used to monitor the hot spots on Mount St. Helens in Washington state prior to a major eruption on 18 May. The squadron’s work with U.S. Geological Survey authorities provided the forewarning necessary to save hundreds of lives since the mountain was a popular place for campers, boaters and mountain climbers.
- October 1986: The squadron assumed the additional duty of training all U.S. Marine Corps personnel on the A-6 following the disestablishment of VMAT(AW)-202.
- 1990: The squadron received the first composite wing A-6E on the West Coast.
Home port assignments
The squadron was assigned to these home ports, effective on the dates shown:
- NAS Whidbey Island – 01 Sep 1967
The squadron first received the following aircraft on the dates shown:
- List of squadrons in the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons
- Attack aircraft
- List of inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons
- History of the United States Navy
- Grossnick, Roy A. (1995). Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 1, Chapter 2, Section 8: Attack Squadron Histories for VA-125 to VA-153. Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy. pp. 194–221. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Karppi, Wendy (1 July 1997). "Airscoop - VA-128 Golden Intruders" (PDF). Naval Aviation News: 7. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
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