Located in scenic Oak Harbor, Washington on board Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Guantlets of VAQ-136 are a highly trained and skilled group of men and women. We fly the EA-18G Growler and set the standard as the Electronic Attack arm of Naval Air Power. We maintain the highest standards of professional, physical and personal readiness.
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The Mission of VAQ-136
We will defeat our enemies in combat by delivering relentlessly lethal effects. We will do so by employing fully mission-capable aircraft and weapon systems maintained by skilled, disciplined technicians and flown by skilled, disciplined aircrew with world-class support staff.
The Vision of VAQ-136
A squadron where we solicit the best ideas from all available sources and use them to produce well-thought-out orders, which are clearly communicated, understood and followed; an environment where because of high standards and the expectation of excellence, work is difficult and challenging but rewarding and satisfying; a place where the people we work with are more than just our co-workers.