Congratulations on your assignment to the "JOLLY ROGERS" of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO THREE! Welcome to the finest and most capable fighting unit in the Navy.
We are excited to have you join the squadron and look forward to your arrival. As illustrated by our command history, the Jolly Rogers legacy dates to the earliest days of carrier aviation. VFA-103 carries on the Jolly Rogers tradition flying the Navy's premier Strike Fighter aircraft, the F/A-18F "Rhino." The squadron is assigned to Carrier Air Wing SEVEN, based ashore at Naval Air Station Oceana in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. We deploy aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), homeported at nearby Naval Station Norfolk.
You will be assigned a sponsor who will help you make a smooth transition to the command and the local area. Your sponsor's name and contact information will be provided to you in your welcome aboard letter and message from the Commanding Officer. Additionally, if you have further questions, please contact the command at (757) 433-4349 and we will work to assist you in any way possible.
Your decision to serve your country is honorable and you will play an important role in our Navy's enduring tradition of pride and professionalism. The Jolly Rogers are at an exciting point in our operational cycle and I can assure you that your tour here will be both challenging and memorable with many opportunities for both personal and professional growth.
Once again, WELCOME ABOARD!