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Beginning with the TBF/TBM Avenger, the "Eagles" of VFA-115 have flown some of the most storied aircraft in carrier Aviation including the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, the Grumman A-6 Intruder, and the Boeing F/A-18C Hornet. In 2002, VFA-115 again made history in becoming the first squadron to fly the Navy's most advanced Strike-Fighter today, the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
Today, VFA-115 is based at NAF Atsugi, Japan and deploys with Carrier Air Wing FIVE onboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) , America's only forward deployed carrier. Through their annual deployments in the FDNF, the Eagles of VFA-115 continue in their squadron's rich legacy of defending the Pacific and carry on its tradition of excellence in Naval Service. EFR!
The Strike Fighter Squadron 115's 2015-2016 Cruise with footage from their WESTPAC deployment and Australia detachment.
VFA-115: The Best Attack in WESTPAC!
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
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