VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron Home » NAS Units » VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

vaq-135-ravens-patchActivated May 15, 1969. Deployments and detachments to Southeast Asia on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), and to Mediterranean on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-43), USS Forrestal (CVA-59). Transition to EA-6B July 1974.


— provided by Mr. Robert M. Cieri

4 thoughts on “VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

  1. I was attached to VAQ135 in May 1969 and made a cruise on the Coral Sea (CVA43). As an Electronics tech I was a maintenance tech on the EKA-3B.
    I left the squadron in June 1971. I,m looking for anyone who was in this squadron during this period and specifically anyone who was on the beach detachment in Da Nang April-May 1970.

  2. I left VAQ 135 det.5 in May 1972, Subic Bay. My commanding officer was Lcdr Hopkins. He was the very best skipper any sailor could ever have. I got out of the Navy in Subic Bay. Looking back at that time I wish that I had let him know what a great skipper he was. He always had my back and never let officers like Lt. Red mistreat the squadron enlisted personnel. I hope that he eventually was promoted to Captain.

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