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.

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Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
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