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Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 “The Gauntlets”


To provide combat ready, airborne attack forces in support of Carrier Air Wing TWO.

About Us

Located in scenic Oak Harbor, Washington on board Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.  The Gauntlets of VAQ-136 are a highly trained and skilled group of men and women. We fly the EA-18G Growler and set the standard as the Electronic Attack arm of Naval Air Power. We maintain the highest standards of professional, physical and personal readiness.

The EA-18G Growler aircraft we fly represents the most advanced technology in airborne Electronic Attack and stands as the Navy’s first line of defense in hostile environments. 

A variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, the EA-18G Growler combines the capability of the combat-proven Super Hornet with the latest AEA avionics suite evolved from the Improved Capability III (ICAP III) system. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats.

VAQ-136 EA-18G Growler aircraft image

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