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VA-305

VA-305 Lobos

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Courtesty of Stephan Garnaud

Patch
  • No additonal info to date

Handle
  • Lobos

Heritage
  • July 1970 - - Established at NAS Los Alamitos
  • 1987- - - - - Re-established as VFA-305
  • Dec 1994- - - VFA-305 disestablished
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Home Ports
  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • July 1970 - - - - - - NAS Los Alamitos
  • 1 July 1970 - - - - - - - NAS Point Mugu

Air Wings
  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
  • 1970 - 1990 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CVWR-30
  • 1990 - 199x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CVW-11
  • 199x - Dec 1994 - - - - - - - - - - - - CVWR-30

Deployments
  • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier -Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • 1990 - 199X - - - - - - - CVW-11 - - CVN-72 - - - NAS Norfolk to NAS Alameda


Aircraft
Commanding Officers
  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • July 1970 - - - - - - - - - NAS Los Alamitos
  • 197?- - - - - - - - - - - - NAS Point Mugu

Events
  • Jul. 1970
    The sqd Stood up @ NAS Los Alamitos, CA, as VA-305, with Douglas A-4C Skyhawk aircraft, assigned to CVWR-30.

  • ????
    VA-305 moved to NAS Point Mugu with A-4C's, thereafter getting A-4E's.

  • 1972
    VA-305 was assigned A-7A's Corsair IIs.

  • 1987
    VA-305 was disestablished

  • 1987
    The unit was re-established as VFA-305 and assigned F/A-18 Hornets, assigned to CVWR-30.

  • 1990
    VFA-305 was switched to CVW-11 to ride the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln ( CVN-72) in a Port change / Maiden Voyage, from NAS Norfolk, VA to NAS Alameda, CA, around the Horn of South America. At the end of that function they returned to CVWR-30 at NAS Point Mugu, CA. Shortly thereafter they became an Aggressor squadron.

  • December 1994
    VFA-305 was dis-established after 24 years of service.
    The entire airwing of CVWR-30 dis-established as well.

Awards
  • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:
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Photograph Album

Webmaster note:
Prior to 1970, reserve aircraft belonged to the local NARTU or Reserve Naval Air Station. Except for those squadrons on active duty, as in Korea, no reserve squadron "owned" their aircraft, as they were assigned to the NARTU/Station. In 1970, during that reorganization of the reserves into the "Reserve Force" concept, each new squadron was made independent of NARTU (later called NAR), and assigned either to CVWR-20 or CVWR-30. All squadrons were then made in the image of active duty units, with the reserve unit Commanding Officer owning the aircraft and reporting to the CAG. On this site you will find all era reserve combat aircraft images in the appropriate squadron photo page, and only non-combat support aircraft images in the reserve station photo page. Exceptions are those Skyhawks assigned TDY to the base, or can not be identified to which unit they were assigned to.

Dec 1970 BuNo 149600, ND-511, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Dec 1970 right rear view of BuNo 149600, ND-511, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Lobos Skyhawk BuNo 149526, ND-510.
Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

in-flight view of Lobos Skyhawk BuNo 147790, ND-514, refueling BuNo 147847, ND-500.
B.R. Jackson



Sources:
  • Stephen Garnaud
  • John Gabbard


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