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
To win in combat by delivering persistent electronic and conventional attack to defeat the enemy on order from higher authority.
The Vision of VAQ-136
VAQ-136 is a team of professionals within a learning organization eager to improve at all times. We perform our mission by employing fully mission capable aircraft and weapon systems maintained by skilled, meticulous technicians and flown by trained, disciplined aircrew, all of which are sustained by a world-class support staff. Sailors are proud to be a part of this winning team, and our performance as a squadron is the benchmark of the Airborne Electronic Attack community and Carrier Air Wing TWO.
High Standards: We uphold and are accountable for the standards of VAQ-136, our community and
the Navy – Gauntlet “Standard”.
Trust: Demonstrate trust through action and communication. Assume the best. Believe in your
Communicate: Clearly transmit and receive up and down the chain of command.
Integrity: We own our actions. This character is foundational to our organization and can only be
lost through a decision to deceive. Mistakes can be tolerated when admitted with integrity.
Ownership: This is our organization. Only we can make it great. We do so by observing opportunities
and taking appropriate, decisive actions.
Family: We work together and we play together. We grieve and celebrate together. We are a family.