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Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 “Rooks”


Win in Combat. Produce combat ready aircrew, Sailors and aircraft capable of conducting electronic warfare on time and on target to fight and win our nation's wars.

About Us

The Rooks first deployed in 1974 with CVW-14 for a Western Pacific cruise onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), providing essential electronic surveillance for Operation FREQUENT WIND, the evacuation of Americans from Saigon. In 2013, the command transitioned from the EA-6B Prowler to the new EA-18G Growler.

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-137 Squadron Insignia

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