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I *think* the rumor on the street is that VF(A)-1 will stand up again as a F-35C squadron when the time comes. Or at least that's what navy aviation enthusiasts are hoping. Given the Enterprise name has been revived again, gives hope that the navy might do this for vf 1 as well...

I was under the impression that F-35C's would be replacing aircraft one for one (if not less) in active Legacy and Rhino squadrons. Not reactivating former squadrons. I hardly think that is within the budget. BUT if they did, I can think of a lot of older and longer serving squadrons that I would like to see reactivated before VF-1 Wolfpack. VF-21, VF-24, VF-31, VF-51, VF-74, VF-114, VF-142.....the list goes on! There are a few legacy squadrons that have been disestablished over the years too. Of course if your really into history then you'll go back to VF-153 Blue Tail Flies etc. But sadly I would expect, with budgets and more capable aircraft and UAV's - The size of the airwings will shrink even more, possibly taking some legacy squadrons with them.

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Err my bad, I was thinking vf 101, which is standing up as the fleet replenishment squadron. 1 or 101 what's the difference right? :)/>

Don't wory about it! I would sincerely love to see some of the old colors of my childhood adorning the tails of Navy fighters in the future! I wish I could be so.....

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I was under the impression that F-35C's would be replacing aircraft one for one (if not less) in active Legacy and Rhino squadrons. Not reactivating former squadrons. I hardly think that is within the budget. BUT if they did, I can think of a lot of older and longer serving squadrons that I would like to see reactivated before VF-1 Wolfpack. VF-21, VF-24, VF-31, VF-51, VF-74, VF-114, VF-142.....the list goes on! There are a few legacy squadrons that have been disestablished over the years too. Of course if your really into history then you'll go back to VF-153 Blue Tail Flies etc. But sadly I would expect, with budgets and more capable aircraft and UAV's - The size of the airwings will shrink even more, possibly taking some legacy squadrons with them.

VF(A)-31 still exists today ...

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I don't think we're going to see much color on the F-35C though ...

-Gregg

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The political climate for cluster bombs (CBUs) is reportedly very dark due to concerns over the high number of submunitions that don't explode initially and go on to cause civilian casualties. I believe the US still has some, but doesn't use or plan to use them much. I have read repots that a small number were used in the opening stages of OIF, but that may be their most recent combat use by the US Navy.

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I have just finished updating my website with 487 EA-18G Growler walkaround photos in two new galleries. These photos were taken at two Minnesota air shows this year and feature four aircraft from VAQ-129 Vikings.

nj571-106a.jpg EA-18G 168270 (NJ 563) & EA-18G 168371 (NJ 571) from VAQ-129 Vikings at the 2012 Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, MN on June 09, 2012 (399 photos)

ea18g-079a.jpg EA-18G 168382(NJ 525) & EA-18G 168378 (NJ 557) from VAQ-129 Vikings at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012 (88 photos)

Links to all three of my EA-18G Growler galleries (including 311 photos of VAQ-141 Shadowhawks I previously posted in 2010) are here: EA-18G Growler on MidwaySailor.com

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I have just finished updating my website with 487 EA-18G Growler walkaround photos in two new galleries. These photos were taken at two Minnesota air shows this year and feature four aircraft from VAQ-129 Vikings.

EA-18G 168270 (NJ 563) & EA-18G 168371 (NJ 571) from VAQ-129 Vikings at the 2012 Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, MN on June 09, 2012 (399 photos)

EA-18G 168382(NJ 525) & EA-18G 168378 (NJ 557) from VAQ-129 Vikings at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012 (88 photos)

Links to all three of my EA-18G Growler galleries (including 311 photos of VAQ-141 Shadowhawks I previously posted in 2010) are here: EA-18G Growler on MidwaySailor.com

:jaw-dropping: WOW!!!...Dude!!...There are walkarounds and there are walk arounds....this is an aviation trek on the highest order. Other walkarounds could take lesson from this one

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