FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON 3 (VQ-3) – COVID 19

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SKU: VQ-3-1301-2020-1001 Categories: ,

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

 

FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON 3 (VQ-3)

The squadron started on 23 Dec 1963 as a detachment of Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 21 (VR-21) at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI. It operated a specialized version of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft, the EC-130G. In early 1966 it moved to NAS Agana, Guam, becoming part of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 1 (VW-1). On 1 Jul 1968, the TACAMO detachment became Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VQ-3). The EC-130G was replaced by the EC-130Q in 1969-1970. VQ-3 returned to Barbers Point, HI in 1980. The squadron transitioned from the EC-130Q to the Boeing E-6A Mercury in 1989-90, and relocated to Tinker AFB, OK in 1992.

The TACAMO Community Veterans Association organization has set up a museum/history kiosk at Kalaeloa Airport, HI, on the site of the former NAS Barbers Point. It was dedicated Sep 6, 2016 with former members of VQ-3, VQ-4, and VQ-7 in attendance, chronicling the history of VQ-3.

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