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VMA (aw) 225 Memorial Service

May 17 @ 2:30 pm

VMA (aw) 225 Reunion will conduct a memorial service at 2:30 pm outside near the A-6 Intruder monument. All are invited and welcome to attend.

The mighty A-6 Intruders once formed the very backbone of both Navy and Marine Corps attack aviation for more than 30 years. Between 1963 and 1997, there were 17 Navy squadrons and 7 Marine squadrons of A-6s in existence.  Today, having been phased out in favor of newer aircraft, there are none in active service anywhere.

Although all Marine Intruder Squadrons stood up at MCAS Cherry Point, eventually Marine Aviation spread the six tactical squadrons between the east and west coasts, at MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS El Toro.

This two-engine aircraft was manned by a two-person crew consisting of the Pilot and Bombardier-Navigator. It had a flight range of 1,010 miles, flew up to a speed of 644 mph, and could climb 7,620 feet per minute with 9,300 lbs of thrust. Its maximum weight was 60,400 lbs.

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Date:
May 17
Time:
2:30 pm