Are VAQ squadrons getting enough planes now to legitimately have a 507 bird?
170731-N-GD109-068 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 31, 2017) An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Vikings of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 is inspected prior to launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Alan Landers/Released)
I thought it said 139 at first glance, and I don't recall a RAG jet with a MODEX that low either....though my experience with RAG birds ain't exactly recent.That's a RAG jet....and we all know that RAG jets are numbered "funny". I don't believe it's a reflection of the fleet squadrons.