With yesterday’s return of VAQ-134 to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, a forty year history of Prowler deployments aboard US Navy aircraft carriers has come to an end.
The Marines will continue to operate the EA-6B for several more years, but for the Navy, the Electronic Attack mission will now be solely in the hands of the EA-18G Growler.
I moved to NAS Whidbey in 1973, when the Prowler was virtually brand new. From childhood to today, there have always been Prowlers. Oh, how I miss the days of my youth with Intruders and Prowlers in the skies over my home.