NAS Lemoore VFA-25 – F-18

NAS Lemoore VFA-25 – F-18 poster art.

Strike Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25) is an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. The squadron flies the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet and is currently assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven. Two US Navy squadrons have held the designation VA-25. The first VA-25 would eventually become VA-65, the second VA-25 has a direct lineage to the current VFA-25  Nicknamed: “Fist of the Fleet”!  The Fist of the Fleet was originally commissioned as Torpedo Squadron 17 (VT-17) on 1 January 1943 at NAS Norfolk flying the Grumman TBF Avenger. On 10 September 1943 the squadron embarked in USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), en route from Norfolk to Pearl Harbor via the Panama Canal and San Diego. On 11 November 1943 the squadron flew its first combat sorties, striking targets in Rabaul.


Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
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