30 Jun '15, 8pm

Prowler Retires Following 45 Years of Naval Service

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27. The celebration, marking the end of an era for the Electronic Attack community, included a history hall in CVWP's Havilland Hangar with a Prowler on display, a farewell ceremony and concluded with the last Navy Prowler flying off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Ault Field. More than 1,000 registered guests attended the event. "This weekend, the Prowler Sunset Celebration, has been fantastic," said retired Capt. Fred Wilmot, who served as a test pilot for the Navy Prowler and delivered the first Prowler to NASWI while serving in Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 in January 1971. "We've been able to see people we haven't seen in 35, 40 years or so including some of the origin...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87942

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