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Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 “The Gray Wolves”


To provide worldwide tactical airborne electronic attack and suppression of enemy air defense against targets at sea or ashore in support of U.S. and coalition combat forces.

About Us

Electronic Attack Squadron ONE FOUR TWO (VAQ 142) was established 1 June, 1988, in response to the Navy’s requirement for a thirteenth operational EA-6B Prowler squadron. In August of 2014, VAQ-142 began the transition to the E/A-18G Growler. In July 2015, VAQ-142 took acceptance of its first E/A-18G Growlers.

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-142 Squadron Insignia

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