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