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VFA (Strike Fighter Squadron) Insignia that have been "officially" approved by OPNAVINST. 5030.4E (Note: This listing only includes current operational squadrons)

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VF-14

Lineage:

Established as Air Detachment, Pacific Fleet in September 1919

Became VT-5, an element of AirDet, PacFlt on 15 June 1920

Redesignated VP-4-1 on 7 September 1921

Redesignated VF-4 on 23 September 1921

Redesignated VF-1 on 1 July 1922

Redesignated VF-1B on 1 July 1927

Redesignated VB-2B on 1 July 1934

Redesignated VB-3 on 1 July 1937

Redesignated VB-4 on 1 July 1939

Redesignated VS-41 on 15 March 1941

Redesignated VB-41 on 1 March 1943

Redesignated VB-4 on 4 August 1943

Redesignated VA-1A on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VA-14 on 2 August 1948

Redesignated VF-14 on 15 December 1949

Redesignated VFA-14 on 1 December 2001

Insignia approved: June 1927

 VFA-15

Lineage:

Established as VA-67 on 1 August 1968

Redesignated VA-15 on 2 June 1969

Redesignated VFA-15 on 1 October 1986

Insignia approved: *

*The squadron adopted the old insignia of the former VA-15 following its disestablishment on 1 June 1969 and its redesignation to VA-15 on 2 June 1969. The squadron did not request a designation change to its banner following its redesignation to VFA-15.

 

VFA-22

Lineage:

Established as VF-63 on 28 July 1948

Redesignated VA-63 in March 1956

Redesignated VA-22 on 1 July 1959

Redesignated VFA-22 on 4 May 1990

Insignia approved: 14 September 1990

VFA-25

Lineage:

Established as VT-17 on 1 January 1943

Redesignated VA-6B on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VA-65 on 27 July 1948

Redesignated VA-25 on 1 July 1959

Redesignated VFA-25 on 1 July 1983

Insignia approved: 9 June 1949*

*This was the original CNO approval date for the clenched fist design. Later modifications included the addition of a scroll, then the addition of three stars and a return to the basic design without the stars and using a scroll.

VFA-27

Lineage:

Established as VA-27 on 1 September 1967

Redesignated VFA-27 on 24 January 1991

Insignia approved: 6 June 1991*

*This CNO approval was for the modification of the squadron designation in the banner from Attack Squadron 27 to Strike Fighter Squadron 27.

VFA-34

Lineage:

Established as VA-34 on 1 July 1967

Redesignated VFA-34 on 30 August 1996

Insignia approved: 10 May 1999*

*This CNO approval was for the modification of the squadron designation in the banner from Attack Squadron 34 to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 and the addition of the nickname in the upper banner.

 VFA-37

Lineage:

Established as VA-37 on 1 July 1967

Redesignated VFA-37 on 28 November 1990

Insignia approved: 26 March 1968*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VA-37. The squadron did not request a designation change to its banner following its redesignation to VFA-37.

 VFA-41

Lineage: Established as VF-41 on 1 September 1950

Redesignated VFA-41 on 1 December 2001

Insignia approved: 30 August 1985*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VF-41. The squadron did not request a designation change to its scroll following the redesignation to VFA-41.

 

 VFA-81

Lineage:

Established as VA-66 on 1 July 1955

Redesignated VF-82 on the same day, 1 July 1955

Redesignated VA-81 on 1 July 1959

Redesignated VFA-81 on 4 February 1988

Insignia approved: 30 March 1988

 VFA-82

Lineage:

Established as VA-82 on 1 May 1967

Redesignated VFA-82 on 15 July 1987

Insignia approved: 8 November 1967*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VA-82. The squadron did not request a designation change to its banner following its redesignation to VFA-82.

 VFA-83

Lineage:

Reserve squadron VF-916 called to active duty on 1 February 1951

Redesignated VF-83 on 4 February 1953

Redesignated VA-83 on 1 July 1955

Redesignated VFA-83 on 1 March 1988

Insignia approved: 12 April 1957*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VA-83.

 VFA-86

Lineage:

Reserve squadron VF921 called to active duty on 1 February 1951

Redesignated VF-84 on 4 February 1953

Redesignated VA-86 on 1 July 1955

Redesignated VFA-86 on 15 July 1987

Insignia approved: 7 April 1954*

* This is the formal approval date for VF-84's insignia. On 23 September 1955 CNO approved the use of the old VF-84 insignia by VA-86 following its redesignation. The squadron continued to use the insignia following its redesignation to VFA-86.

 VFA-87

Lineage:

Established as VA-87 on 1 February 1968

Redesignated VFA-87 on 1 May 1986

Insignia approved: 12 August 1986*

*VFA-87's letter to CNO indicating intention to retain previously approved insignia of VA-87 following its redesignation to VFA-87.

VFA-94

Lineage: Established as VF-94 on 26 March 1952

Redesignated VA-94 on 1 August 1958

Redesignated VFA-94 on 24 January 1991

Insignia approved: 14 September 1990

 VFA-97

Lineage:

Established as VA-97 on 1 June 1967

Redesignated VFA-97 on 24 January 1991

Insignia approved: 6 March 1968*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VA-97. The squadron did not request a designation change to its banner following its redesignation to VFA-97.

 VFA-105

Lineage:

Established as VA-105 on 4 March 1968

Redesignated VFA-105 on 17 December 1990

Insignia approved: 31 December 1984*

*The squadron continued to use its old insignia approved for VA-105. The squadron did not request a designation change to its banner following its redesignation to VFA-105.

 

NOTE: The Insignia and Lineage in the above community listing is ONLY FOR CURRENTLY ACTIVE NAVY SQUADRONS. A complete listing of all Navy squadrons and their insignia have not been compiled at this time due to the extensive nature of this listing.


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