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Attack Squadron 147 VFA-147

Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147), also known as the "Argonauts", is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore California. VFA-147 flies the F/A-18E Super Hornet as part of Carrier Air Wing Eleven. Their tailcode is NH and their radio callsign is Jason.

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Comment by Richard L Paton on November 2, 2018 at 5:29am

I would like to hear the experience and the impressions you had when reporting to NAS Lemoore for the first time.


It was quite an unusual experience for me in August of 1971.

We all departed the training command that was Boot Camp, (a major story of its own)... spent some months at an "A" school, then at last departed en route to "the real world".


When you at last arrived there, was it for you... a shocker, a relief, or a WTF? moment? A combination of these?


  I would like to hear and share what it was like on that day or night, which like it or not, had to have been a major turning point in our lives.


Regards, R.P.

Comment by Michael Wm. Masailo on October 10, 2012 at 5:26pm

VA-147 Barracks photo 82 ish wiped out the same bike, too drunk to turn correctly.

 

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