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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)