Squadron of the Month: VFA-131 Wildcats

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 10:31:32-04

NAS OCEANA, Va. - We're honored to introduce you to our September Squadron of the Month -- the VFA-131 Wildcats!

VFA-131 is a  F/A-18C Hornet fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana. In fact, they were the Navy's first Hornet squadron, receiving their first F/A-18A Hornet in May 1984.

This week, however, they take their last flight in the F/A-18C Hornet as they make the transitionto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

The Wildcats are attached to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and returned home from a seven month deployment in December 2016. While they were gone, they patrolled the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.