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Welcome Aboard


 Welcome Aboard


  "Welcome to the Gray Wolves of VAQ-142!


The Gray Wolves are a squadron whose mission is to provide worldwide tactical Airborne Electronic Attack against targets at sea or ashore in support of U.S. and Coalition combat forces.  We conduct a mission unlike any other in the U.S. Armed Forces with the EA-18G Growler.  VAQ-142 is part of Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, attached to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT strike group.  When deployed, we form a tight-knit team that is one of the best in Naval Aviation.  When not deployed, VAQ-142 is home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Washington.  Whidbey Island is a thriving military community and an absolutely beautiful place to live!


This is an exciting time to join our squadron, and we are always eager to welcome aboard new members who can bring something new to the team.  Whether this is your first duty station or the latest of many, we look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to the Gray Wolf family!"




                      CDR Chris Gierhart

VAQ-142 Commanding Officer  


Electronic Attack Squadron 142
3760 N Charles Porter Ave

Oak Harbor WA 98278


 Base Information


Note:  Upon your arrival to Whidbey Island, report to Hangar 8 in appropriate dress uniform with a regulation haircut.  Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc.  After hours, please make sure you leave a good contact number with the duty office in case we need to reach you prior to the next work day.