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U.S. Marine Corps Deactivates Last EA-6B Prowler Squadron
« on: March 09, 2019, 03:29:05 AM »
U.S. Marine Corps Deactivates Last EA-6B Prowler Squadron

March 8, 2019 David Cenciotti 

Another iconic aircraft is being retired.

The U.S. Marine Corps is deactivating its last remaining EA-6B Prowler squadron on Mar. 8, 2019.

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) was the last to fly the Prowler in combat, supporting troops who were taking on Islamic State group terrorists in the Middle East late last year.

The EA-6B was born out of military requirements during the Vietnam War. It entered service in 1971 and 170 aircraft were built before the production was terminated in 1991. For more than four decades, the Prowler has been “at the forefront of military electronic warfare allowing high-profile air combat missions.”

The squadron completed its last deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan as well as Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria in October 2018.

https://theaviationist.com/2019/03/08/u-s-marine-corps-deactivates-last-ea-6b-prowler-squadron/
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 03:29:53 AM by rangerrebew »
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