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ATTACK SQUADRON 86

(VA-86)

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VA-86 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1955-MAY1955New York City / USS Intrepid CVA-11
JAN1956-APR1956USS Forrestal / Gitmo Cuba F7U-3M not safe for carrier landings
MAR1962-SEP1962Mediterranean
MAY1965-Shellback Initiation - 21 MAY 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1965-DEC1965West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1966-JAN1967Mediterranean
APR1967-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-DEC1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1968-DEC1968Circumnavigation
APR1968-DEC1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1968-Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1968-Shellback Initiation - 7 NOV 1968 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1969-JUL1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1970-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1970- Shellback Initiation - 8 JUN 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1971-DEC1971Mediterranean
JUN1972- Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1974-AUG1974Mediterranean
SEP1974-OCT1974North Atlantic
JUL1975-SEP1975North Atlantic
JAN1980-Shellback Initiation - 9 JAN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1982-APR1983Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN1985-NOV1985Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1987-Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1987 - Atlantic Ocean

VA-86 General Specifications