VA-305

VA-305

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Courtesy of Stephan Garnaud
 

Patch

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Sources

David Weber

Stephen Garnaud

John Gabbard

Handle

Lobos

Heritage

July 1970 - - Established at NAS Los Alamitos

1987- - - - - Re-established as VFA-305

Dec 1994- - - VFA-305 disestablished

Home Ports

July 1970 - - - - - - NAS Los Alamitos

1 July 1970 - - - - - - - NAS Point Mugu

Air Wings

1970 - 1990 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CVWR-30

1990 - 199x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CVW-11

199x - Dec 1994 - - - - - - - - - - - - CVWR-30

Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

1 July 1970 - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *

1 July 1970 - - - - - - Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk *

1972- - - - - - - - - - A-7A

1990 (VFA-305)- - - - - F/A-18 Hornet

* November 30, 1962

The A4D-2N designation changed to A-4C

The A4D-5 designation changed to A-4E

For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:

Deployments

1990 - 199X - - - - - - - CVW-11 - - CVN-72 - - - NAS Norfolk to NAS Alameda

Commanding Officers

July 1970 - - - - - - - - - NAS Los Alamitos

197?- - - - - - - - - - - - NAS Point Mugu

Awards

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Awards continued

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Events

Jul. 1970: The squadron stood up at NAS Los Alamitos, CA, as VA-305, with Douglas A-4C Skyhawk aircraft, assigned to CVWR-30.

Date unknown: VA-305 moved to NAS Point Mugu with A-4C's, thereafter getting A-4E's.

1972: VA-305 was assigned A-7A's Corsair IIs.

1987: VA-305 was disestablished

1987: The unit was re-established as VFA-305 and assigned F/A-18 Hornets, assigned to CVWR-30.

1990: VFA-305 was switched to CVW-11 to ride the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln ( CVN-72) in a Port change / Maiden Voyage, from NAS Norfolk, VA to NAS Alameda, CA, around the Horn of South America. At the end of that function they returned to CVWR-30 at NAS Point Mugu, CA. Shortly thereafter they became an Aggressor squadron.

December 1994: VFA-305 was dis-established after 24 years of service. The entire air-wing of CVWR-30 dis-established as well.

Unit Photos

Webmaster note: Prior to 1970, reserve aircraft belonged to the local NARTU or Reserve Naval Air Station. Except for those squadrons on active duty, as in Korea, no reserve squadron "owned" their aircraft, as they were assigned to the NARTU/Station. In 1970, during that reorganization of the reserves into the "Reserve Force" concept, each new squadron was made independent of NARTU (later called NAR), and assigned either to CVWR-20 or CVWR-30. All squadrons were then made in the image of active duty units, with the reserve unit Commanding Officer owning the aircraft and reporting to the CAG.

Dec 1970: BuNo 149600, ND-511, parked on the Los Alamitos ramp. Gary Verver Collection.

Dec 1970: right rear view of BuNo 149600, ND-511, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.

Lobos Skyhawk BuNo 149526, ND-510. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

in-flight view of Lobos Skyhawk BuNo 147790, ND-514, refueling BuNo 147847, ND-500. B.R. Jackson.

1976: VA-305 Lobos A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 147702, ND-512, NAS Los Alamitos. Photographer unknown.


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to VA-305:

  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
    • 145114 c/n 12360
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 30 Oct 1970 - VA-305 - Convert to A-4L
      • 05 Mar 1971 - MARTD - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 145121 c/n 12367
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu CA
      • 18 Sep 1970 - VA-305 - Convert to A-4L
    • 145125 c/n 12371
      • 17 Aug 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 19 Jan 1972 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 145127 c/n 12373
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 145128 c/n 12374
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 03 Dec 1970 - VA-305 - Convert to A-4L
      • 25 Mar 1971 - MARTD - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 147678 C/N 12442
      • 18 Feb 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 23 Feb 1972 - MARTD - NAS South Weymouth, MA
    • 147681 C/N 12445
      • 20 Jan 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 25 May 1971 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 147687 C/N 12451
      • 01 Jun 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 25 Feb 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 147702 C/N 12466
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 02 Jun 1971 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 147733 C/N 12497
      • 21 Feb 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 28 Jan 1972 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 147734 C/N 12498
      • 25 Jan 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 147741 C/N 12505
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 17 Jan 1971 - MARTD - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 147790 C/N 12554
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 23 Jan 1972 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 147814 C/N 12578
      • 02 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 13 Feb 1972 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 147847 C/N 12611
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk (Cont.)
    • 148468 C/N 12661
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 148559 C/N 12752
      • 11 May 1971 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 148573 C/N 12766
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 13 Apr 1971 - MASDC - Davis Mothan AFB, AZ
    • 148587 C/N 12780
      • 30 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1972 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 149526 c/n 12851
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 12 Feb 1972 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149531 c/n 12856
      • 22 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS point Mugu, CA
      • 23 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - Convert to A-4L
      • 23 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 149544 c/n 12869
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 23 Jan 1972 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 149600 c/n 12925
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 Mar 1971 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ

  • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
    • 149968 c/n 13021
      • 07 Jan 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 25 May 1972 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 149984 c/n 13037
      • 05 Feb 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149994 c/n 13047
      • 17 Jan 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 150595 c/n 13006
      • 01 Jul 1970 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 12 Feb 1972 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 151074 c/n 13244
      • 31 Jan 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 151086 c/n 13256
      • 28 Jan 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Apr 1972 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 152010 c/n 13398
      • 05 Feb 1972 - VA-305 - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA

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