An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 “Vigilantes”


Through personal and material readiness, the Vigilantes strive to execute everything, including the basics, to perfection while being as safe as possible, in order to employ lethal force in support of our nation by delivering fused ordinance on target on time.

About Us

Four U.S. Navy squadrons have been designated VF-151. In 1948, what would become VFA-151 was established as VF-23, based at NAS Oceana, VA. 

In February 2013, the Vigilantes began transitioning to LOT 35/36 F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft.

The F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft we fly is the world's most advanced strike fighter. Designed to operate from a carrier, the Super Hornet is fully capable in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. 

The Super Hornet is the second major model upgrade since the inception of the F/A-18 aircraft program highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike.

VFA-151 Squadron Insignia Image

Guidance-Card-Icon Dept-Exclusive-Card-Icon