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Electronic Attack Weapons School

Command History

The Electronic Attack Weapons School traces its lineage to the original Weapons “Cage” of VA-128, tasked in 1974 to provide refresher and advanced courses for Whidbey Island based A-6 Intruder ordnance personnel. Still a department within VA-128, they evolved into the Medium Attack Weapons School, which then also included Intruder and Prowler aircrew as well as ordnance personnel, training to advanced strike planning, and the handling and loading of over forty types of munitions and stores. June 10, 1986 marked the stand up of the Medium Attack Weapons School Pacific as one of four Navy-wide Functional Wing Weapons Schools. Under the control of the combined functional wing and the sponsorship of the Naval Strike Warfare Center, the School moved into the forefront of naval strike warfare planning.

With the impending retirement of the A-6 Intruder, on 28 September 1995 Medium Attack Weapons School, Pacific transitioned to the Electronic Combat Weapons School. Established to support 14 fleet squadrons of Electronic Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, the School emerged as the center of excellence for both Navy and Joint Electronic Attack tactics and weapons loading. In 1997, better reflecting our joint mission, the command name was changed to Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS).

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