Welcome to the initial version of our web page, which will be the Prowler Ready Room from now going forward. The structure is in place, but the contents are mostly waiting to be populated. To do this, your Webmaster needs an all hands effort to contribute photos, video, sea stories, in memoriam write-ups, suggestions for improvement, loan of old NATOPS manuals and PCLs for digitization, etc. Creating a top-of-class web page will take time, but is well within the ability of our membership. Finally, spread the word about the Association and encourage former Prowlers to join – aviators, maintainers, Navy infrastructure, industry, spouses….anyone for whom the Prowler was a significant part of their Navy experience.
The mission of The Prowler Association is to preserve and promote the legacy, history, and accomplishments of the EA-6B Prowler during its forty-three years of service. We will honor those who flew, maintained, built, or supported the Prowler, and their families. We will inform the public of the Prowler’s contributions to America’s military successes. We will sponsor patriotic events, hold symposiums and fraternal gatherings, assist historic memorials to naval aviation, and in general foster the memory of the Prowler and do well for our members. We will remember and honor deceased Prowlers and assist their families. Most importantly, we will foster continued comradeship for members via our professional fraternity.
This area of the web site is intended to capture experiences and events that didn’t quite make the official squadron histories. It’s intended to be personal in nature, true for the most part, verifiable if possible, and should not disparage any person or command, at least not by name. All suggested additions will be vetted by the webmaster and then posted. Please add a title to your story since that is how they will be displayed. Humor and pathos are equally welcome. In the continuing saga of the Prowler, there are literally thousands of these sea stories and they constitute a vital part of our legacy.
Our web site will be at its best if we receive vibrant inputs from members. We encourage you to submit pictures, videos, stories, suggestions, or simply ask questions. To do this, submit an e-mail to the Webmaster at this link Webmaster. In the subject, help us by putting your topic, e.g., “Pictures from the Ike cruise in 1997,” or “Question on whereabouts of Tim Smith,” or “Here’s a great sea story from Cubi Point.” We will acknowledge receipt of your input, and hopefully you’ll see a posting in short order. Tom “CAG” Ford will be our QA officer to check inputs as best he can and to ensure nothing harmful gets posted. So, play your part in making this web site the envy of the Tailhook Navy and give us some inputs.
The Marines’ EA-6B training squadron, VMAQT-1 deactivated at MCAS Cherry Point, NC on 28 April, 2016. The Banshees were formed on 1 July 1992 from VMAQ-2 det X-Ray and regularly deployed overseas through June 2013 when they assumed the duties as the sole Prowler replacement squadron from VAQ-129.