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Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 “Patriots”


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

Welcome to the Patriots of VAQ-140, America's premier Electronic Attack Squadron. We are based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven and the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77). The Patriots have an outstanding and successful record of deployments in service of our nation. We are an elite team of Sailors dedicated to excellence, striving for nothing less than 100% mission success.

Throughout America's history, the need for Electronic Attack has been proven both on and off the battlefield. When those who oppose our country's ideals threaten the nation's security, you can count on the Patriots to be ready to defend Americans, both at home and abroad.

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-140 Squadron Insignia

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