Plaque inscription from VMAQ
squadron with inadequate Hi-V CAP, presented at Red Flag Exercise
Both fly the EA-6B Prowler - the Marines operate 20 of the veteran support jammers, organized into four squadrons (VMAQs 1-4), out of Cherry Point, NC; the US Navy's VAQ squadrons (based at Whidbey Island, WA) own the remaining 100 aircraft that will form the bulk of the Prowler fleet at the end of the two-year stand-up.
As part of that role, the VMAQs are also expected to function as part of the MAGTF's self-supporting air-ground team.
"This aircraft has been used by all the VMAQ
squadrons aboard the base and finished up here with its final flight under the Q-2 logo," said Lt.
All of the former composite squadron EA-6As were sent to VMCJ-2, which became Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ) 2 on 1 July 1975.
The Marine Corps is authorized 20 Prowlers within its four VMAQ units, providing 5 aircraft per squadron.