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Flash

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It's on the MAP, and VAQ is in high demand. I think they're going with 144 vice 143 though.
Uhhh, VAQ-128 anyone?!



No idea. What the patch looks like is the least important consideration, IMO.
Don’t discount how important symbolism and pride to folks serving to include a ‘cool’ patch, especially if it has some history behind it and the unit it symbolizes.
 

nittany03

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Any idea if they are going to use the VA-144 (formerly VA-116) logo? Looks like 144 are the Roadrunners?
Don’t discount how important symbolism and pride to folks serving to include a ‘cool’ patch, especially if it has some history behind it and the unit it symbolizes.
While on Das Boot, this topic (or one very similar to it) came up in a random ready room bull session involving one of Brett's predecessors in office. Specifically talking about 128, and whether the community would ever consider resurrecting any other VA lineages, given our A-6 airframe.

As I recall, his words were to the effect of "there's a reason they called them 'fucking Intruder guys . . .'" :p
 

Griz882

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I know, I know, we are talking about more important stuff...but lineage and past honors are a critical element of long-term success in any military organization. Reinstating old squadrons, with their storied histories, can give a brand new line up of people almost immediate purpose.
 

Flash

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Specifically talking about 128, and whether the community would ever consider resurrecting any other VA lineages, given our A-6 airframe.

As I recall, his words were to the effect of "there's a reason they called them 'fucking Intruder guys . . .'" :p
There were more than a few old Intruder types that would make the occasional disparaging remarks about VAQ-128 besmirching the fine lineage of the 'Golden Intruders'. They were supposedly in jest but many had a little bit of a bite to them. Maybe next time you shouldn't bet your community's future on a flying dorito....
 
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