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ATTACK SQUADRON 86

(VA-86)

SIDEWINDERS

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VA-86 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1955 - MAY 1955 New York City / USS Intrepid CVA-11
JAN 1956 - APR 1956 USS Forrestal / Gitmo Cuba F7U-3M not safe for carrier landings
MAR 1962 - SEP 1962 Mediterranean
MAY 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 21 MAY 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1965 - DEC 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1968 - DEC 1968 Circumnavigation
APR 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 7 NOV 1968 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1969 - JUL 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JUN 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1971 - DEC 1971 Mediterranean
JUL 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1975 - SEP 1975 North Atlantic
JAN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JAN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1982 - APR 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN 1985 - NOV 1985 Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1987 - Atlantic Ocean

VA-86 General Specifications