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Welcome to Attack Squadron 145 homepage. VA-145 was a U.S. Navy attack squadron that served for 40 years as an active duty squadron and over three years as a reserve squadron (VA-702). This homepage is a tribute to those sailors who served as Swordsmen. I invite you to spend some time and learn about the "Best Attack Squadron in the Navy."

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We have over 350 former Swordsmen on our muster list, including 26 plank owners and 11 former Skippers. If you were a member of the squadron, drop me a note at Send me the dates you were assigned and your workspace as well as your email address and I'll include you.

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Swordsmen Store is Open! - Go to the Swordsmen Store page to see what is available to purchase.

Pete Hunt wrote a book about the Swordsmen in Desert Storm. It's called Angles of Attack. I plan on picking one up soon!

Tom Alpert created a desktop theme for VA-145 with some great pictures and icons. I'm using it on my computer! You can download it (about 1.2 Mb) here.

This picture of the Plank Owners was submitted by Rich Longshore on behalf of his father and Plank Owner, William Longshore. (Click on the picture for a bigger image)

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Are you interested in an email address that never changes??? I'm considering offering "" email addresses for a small fee to help offset the cost of the webpage and to get the coffee mess started. Send me an email if you would like more information

I am always looking for more pictures for the gallery. Please send them in a JPG or GIF format along with the dates and I will include them in the gallery.

This page is maintained by Steve Beals and was last updated on:
June 19, 2013

If you have any questions or comments about this web page please send mail to: Steve Beals

This service is provided for the public viewing and retrieving of information. Information on this service does not necessarily represent Department of the Navy or Department of Defense policies or positions.