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TRAWING SIX Pensacola, Florida

Training Air Wing Six Tail Code "F" at NAS Pensacola, Florida

VT-4 Warbucks, Advanced NFO training in the Multi-Crew Simulator

VT-10 Wildcats, Primary NFO training in the T-6A Texan II

VT-86 Sabrehawks, Advanced NFO training in the T-45C Goshawk




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TRAWING 3 Training Air Wing Three


Training Air Wing Three Tail Code "C" at the former NAS Chase Field, Texas: Disestablished 31 Aug 1992
VT-24 Bobcats: Disestablished
VT-25 Cougars: Disestablished
VT-26 Tigers: Disestablished




TRAWING 3 - Naval Air Training Wing Three, 1970's version



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AIRASRON FORTY ONE (VS-41) SHAMROCKS - An ASW training squadron for crews of anti-submarine aircraft established on 30 June 1960 as an anti-submarine squadron. The squadron was nicknamed the Shamrocks and based at the Naval Air Station North Island, California

VS-41 was originally activated in 1960 to train the crews of Grumman S-2 Tracker anti-submarine aircraft for the United States Navy. Two squadrons equipped with the Tracker were based each on the anti-submarine carriers (CVS) of the Essex-class to counter the threat of the large Soviet submarine fleet. In the mid-1970 both the CVS-carriers and the S-2 Tracker were phased out.

First patch (1960's) as a training squadron (note the lamp), and the more familiar SHAMROCKS patch.

VS 41 Shamrocks Ace Novelty AIRASRON 41 001.jpg

VS 41 Shamrocks Ace Novelty 001.jpg

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TRARON NINETEEN (VT-19) FIGHTING FROGS - Established and commissioned at Meridian, MS with assets from VT-9 Tigers.


Training Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) was commissioned as a basic jet training squadron at Naval Air Station Meridian August 2, 1971. However, the squadron's heritage extends back to August 1943, when Torpedo Bomber Squadron NINETEEN flew the TBM-1C aircraft, affectionately referred to as the "Bucking Jeep." In the Pacific Theater during World War II, the squadron flew 640 combat sorties against the Japanese. After the war, the squadron was redesignated as a VA (Attack) Squadron.
The famed "19" was re-established as the "Attack Frogs" of Training Squadron NINETEEN at NAS Meridian, Mississippi. VT-19's mission today consists of instructing future naval aviators, both Navy and Marine Corps, in basic jet familiarization, radio instruments, precision aerobatics, formation flying, night flying, air-to-air gunnery and carrier qualification. Strike Training Squadron NINETEEN is responsible for all T-2 jet pilot training conducted for the U.S. Navy. VT-19 also trains jet pilots for numerous foreign countries such as France, Spain, Italy and Thailand.
Initially, the squadron was assigned 57 aircraft, including T-2As and T-2Bs which were phased out in February 1973, and May 1973, respectively. Presently 82 T-2C "Buckeye" aircraft are assigned to Training Air Wing ONE. In August 1985, the squadron's maintenance department was disbanded in favor of civilian contract maintenance.
Training Squadron NINETEEN was consistently commended for its aggressive, all encompassing safety program and training effectiveness. In the course of their excellent safety record, the "Attack Frogs" have continually exceeded their assigned pilot training rate. Squadron recognition has included the Admiral John H. Towers Flight Safety Award for 1987 (second award), the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award for 1985, 14 CNATRA Mishap Free awards, Meritorious Unit Commendation (third award), the Vice Admiral Robert Goldthwaite Award for Training Efficiency for 1981, 1984 and 1991, and the CNET Golden Anchor Award for 1985 and 1987.
In July 1987, Training Squadron NINETEEN expanded when its sister squadron, Training Squadron NINE, was decommissioned and consolidated into NINETEEN. In August 1997, Training Squadron NINETEEN expanded when its sister squadron, Training Squadron TWENTY-THREE transitioned to the T-45 aircraft and consolidated all T-2 training into VT-19. With 82 aircraft, 52 instructor pilots and 140 student naval aviators, Training Squadron NINETEEN was the largest aviation unit in the Navy. Source Global Security





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TRARON TWENTY SEVEN (VT-27) BOOMERS - Earlier version of their patch.


VT-27 Boomers - Training Air Wing Four

Training Squadron TWENTY-SEVEN was initially established on July 11, 1951 as Advanced Training Unit-B at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The command moved to Naval Air Station, Kingsville in 1952 and again to Naval Air Station, New Iberia, Louisiana in 1960. It was there the squadron was redesignated VT-27. In July 1964, the "Boomers" were returned to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi where we continue to be an important member of the community.

Source: Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Naval Air Station Corpus Christi website


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HSL-31 ARCH ANGELS - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31 NAS North Island, NAS Imperial Beach, NOLF Ream Field 1972 to 1992

On September 1st 1967, HC-1 was splitted in several new units. One of those was a LAMPS training unit for the SH-2 Seasprite helicopter designated Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five ( HC-5 ). On March 1972, HC-5 became HSL-31. Archangels used tail code TD

US made embroidered patch circa 1972. Note the Lamp of Learning denoting HSL-31's status as a helicopter training unit.



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METG Multi-Engine Training Group - (VT-6) Shooters - VT-6's lineage goes back to the formation of the Multi-Engine Training Group (METG) that was established at NAS Forrest Sherman Field on 1 July 1956. At the time of the formation of the METG, prop students in the Basic Training Command received primary training in the T-34B and intermediate training in the T-28B/C.


On May 1, 1960 the METG was re-designated Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) as the third primary flight training squadron for the United States Navy located in NAS Whiting Field Milton, Florida. Originally, the TC-45 was used in the advanced instrument training pipeline for students going to helicopters or Lighter-than-Air (LTA) training. VT-6 has served uninterrupted in this capacity since its commissioning providing the initial flight training education for essentially one fifth of all Navy and Marine Corps student Naval Aviators. An additional requirement placed upon all of the existing training squadrons currently includes the instruction of U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force aviators as well as international students from various allied nations.


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VT 6 METG 002.jpg

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