Category Archives: Cruise Video

VFA-31 Tomcatters 2021 Westpac Deployment

The “Tomcatters” of VFA-31 recently posted their 2021 Westpac Deployment cruise video. The unit is part of Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) and sails aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The Tomcatters are stationed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA and fly the F/A-18E Super Hornet.

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VFA-31 Tomcatters 2020 WESTPAC Cruise Video

The 2020 cruise of the Tomcatters of VFA-31. The unit is based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA and fly the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Tomcatters are part of Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) and deploy aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71.

Additionally, the VFA-31 deck crew made a video to show ops from the flight deck.

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VFA-32 Swordsmen 2021 Cruise Video

Enjoy the 2021 cruise video from the “Swordsmen” of VFA-32. The unit recently returned from a six-month deployment aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). The unit is part of Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) and is stationed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA flying F/A-18F Super Hornets.

The aerial footage is exceptional in this video!

VFA-137 Kestrels 2020-2021 Cruise Video

Above feature photo by LTJG Christopher Forero.

Enjoy the 2020-2021 Cruise Video from VFA-137 Kestrels. The Kestrels are based at NAS Lemoore and fly the F/A-18E Super Hornet. VFA-137 is part of Carrier Air Wing 17. When deployed, Carrier Air Wing 17 currently sails on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

A short video, but provides some fantastic footage!

VAQ-130 Zappers 2020 Cruise Video

Enjoy the 2020 cruise video from VAQ-130 Zappers. The squadron is part of Air Wing 3, based at NAS Whidbey Island and fly the EA-18 Growler. In August 2020, the squadron returned from its 206-day deployment aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. The deployment broke the record for longest deployment without hitting a port.

VAQ-130 is currently the oldest electronic warfare squadron in the US Navy, with a history dating back to 1968.

Feature photo by USN MC3 Hillary Becke (released)