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VAQ-136 Gauntlets

 

 

Please note: These items are not for sale!

 

 

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VAQ-136 Zap

Zap Sticker

2013 Redesign

VAQ-136 Zap

Zap Sticker

1973 Version #1

VAQ-136 Zap

Zap Sticker

1973 Version #2

Courtesy of Buzz Nau

VAQ-136 Ballcap

Squadron

Ball Cap

VAQ-136 Ballcap

Squadron

Ball Cap

USS Midway Liberty Pass

USS Midway

Liberty Card

USS Independence Liberty Pass

USS Independence

Liberty Card

USS Midway Basic Damage Control Card

USS Midway

Damage Control

PQS Card

NAF Atsugi Chow Hall Meal Pass

NAF Atsugi Chow

Hall Meal Pass

Zippo Lighter

Zippo

VAQ-136 Zippo

Zippo

VAQ-136 Zippo

Zippo

VAQ-136 Coffee Mugs

Coffee Mugs

Button

Button

Nametag Emblem

Nametag Emblem

EA-6B Prowler Keychain

Beer Mug

P.I. Belt Buckles

Belt Buckles

made in the P.I.

VAQ-136 Gauntlets T-Shirt

T-Shirt Front

VAQ-136 Gauntlets T-Shirt

T-Shirt Back

VAQ-136 Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

VAQ-136 Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

VAQ-136 Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

VAQ-136 Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin

Courtesy of Anthony Silk

EA-6B Prowler Keychain

Holdback Adapters

EA-6B Prowler Keychain

Patch Display

EA-6B Prowler Keychain

Prowler Keychain

EA-6B Prowler Medallion

Prowler Medallion

EA-6B Prowler Buckle

Prowler Buckle

EA-6B Prowler Buckle

Prowler Buckle

EA-6B Prowler Zap Sticker

Prowler Zap Sticker

EA-6B Prowler Zap Sticker

Prowler Zap Sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 Squadron Flag Photo #1Squadron Flag Photo #2

 

Squadron Flag

 

I acquired this flag on eBay and according to the seller, there's an interesting story behind it:

 

I was with VMFP-3 and deployed on the Midway in 80-81. We had the normal bantering going on with the Navy guys, of course and it was especially heavy with VAQ-136. While in port at Subic Bay, two of my fellow F-4 electricians and myself ran into some -136 members in Olongapo city and the insults were flying as usual. Early that morning while getting back on ship, we passed the top of the officers brow and I saw the VAQ-136 flag on the side of the gang plank. My two friends went back to the bottom and distracted the security detail while I walked down from the top and liberated the flag. That caused a bit of a stir and the flag has been with me ever since through nine moves. I ran into Sid Harris at KC Aviation Dallas in the 90's and asked him about the flag, as he was with -136 at the time it disappeared. He remembered it and about died when I told him it was hanging on my wall at home. He had to contact some of his friends and tell them the Marines were behind it. That's it... Take care and enjoy the flag, Ralph.

 

I'm glad Ralph decided to list this flag on eBay because the way I see it, the flag has now been liberated from its Marine captors and is now back in Navy hands..... framed and hanging on the wall of a former Gauntlet! :)

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous prints & magazine articles

Naval Aviation News Article

Naval Aviation News Article

October 1973 Naval Aviation News article about the forming of VAQ-136.

Naval Aviation News Article

September 1977 Naval Aviation News article about a squadron aircraft landing aboard Independence with a blown tire.

Naval Aviation News Article

May 1982 Naval Aviation News article about two squadron members each reaching their 1,000 hour in the Prowler.

Naval Aviation News Article

March/April 1984 Naval Aviation News article about a Gauntlet aircraft making a "no-hands" landing aboard Midway.

1984 Midway Magicgram Excerpt

1984 Midway Magicgram Excerpt

Midway Magicgram, 1984 Indian Ocean Cruise Special Gonzo Edition, pages 43 & 44 (Courtesy of Buzz Nau. For the complete edition, click HERE to see it on Buzz's cv41.org web site.)

VAQ-136

A print by Joe Milich showing NF 607 while attached to Midway.

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

1987~1988 Indian Ocean Cruise Plaque at the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida. (Photo by Jose Lahoz, courtesy of Buzz Nau.)

Pacific Stars & Stripes article

1989 Pacific Stars & Stripes newspaper article about Cubi Det, courtesy of Gene Hall.

Naval Aviation News article

May/June 1990 Naval Aviation News article about the Gauntlets winning the 1989 CNO Aviation Safety Award.

Naval Aviation News article

July/August 1990 Naval Aviation News article about the Gauntlets winning the Battle E for 1989.

Naval Aviation News article

May/June 1993 Naval Aviation News article about the nose art on Gauntlet aircraft.

Naval Aviation News article

May/June 1993 Naval Aviation News article about CO Cdr. Larry Stack logging his 3,000th flight hour in the Prowler.

Naval Aviation News article

July/August 1993 Naval Aviation News article about the Gauntlets winning the Battle E for 1992.

Naval Aviation News article

March/April 1994 Naval Aviation News article about CO Cdr. Larry Stack logging his 1,000th carrier landing.

VAQ-136

1997 Stars & Stripes newspaper article.

VAQ-136

Magazine photo (date unknown) of NF 604 about to launch from Midway.

VAQ-136

Naval Aviation News magazine article about the squadron being awarded the CNO Safety "S" award for 1989.

VAQ-136

VAQ-136

Artwork from the squadron's original official web site, which no longer exists.

 

 

 

Change of Command booklet

January 03, 1991

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Front & Back Covers

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 2 & 3

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 4 & 5

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 6 & 7

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 8 & 9

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 10 & 11

 January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 12 & 13

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 14 & 15

January 03, 1991 Change of Command booklet

Pages 16 & 17

 

 

 

 

1979 ~ 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

VAQ-136 Section

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

1979 - 1980 USS Midway Cruise Book

 

 

 

 

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I'm sorry, but I am not selling the items in this gallery. The items shown here are from my own personal collection or were submitted by former crewmembers for viewing on this site.

 

For anyone interested in obtaining Gauntlet memorabilia, eBay always has much to offer. I recommend using the "Search" tool on eBay's homepage, using the following keywords:

"VAQ-136"  &  "EA-6B Prowler"

Some of the items frequently offered are: Patches, lapel/hat pins, hats, photos, postcards, cruise books, plastic models, and much more.

In addition to eBay, there are many online stores offering VAQ-136 memorabilia. Patches and hats are the most common items, with shirts and sweatshirts also available.

 

 

 

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