With all that we have learned--from the combat operations and tactics our aircrew and aircraft employ from Al Asad Air Base, to the logistics involved with working, operating, and living in an expeditionary combat environment--we have built a set of standard operating procedures for any Navy VAQ
squadron that deploys into Al Asad after we leave near the end of TR's deployment," said Curley.
EA-18G and EA-6B electronic air attack (VAQ
) pilots, $15,000 per year; VAQ
NFOs, $20,000 per year;
Radford Award in April, which recognizes one of the three VAQ
squadrons that received the Battle E.
129 flight crews are responsible for training additional Growler squadrons as they are phased into service.