VAQ-135 FCPOA US Navy Shirts Take Flight At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

VAQ-135 FCPOA US Navy Shirts Take Flight At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

VAQ-135 FCPOA US Navy Shirt

WHO ARE THE BLACK RAVENS?

Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135), known as the “Black Ravens”, is a United States Navy electronic attack squadron that currently operates the EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare jet aircraft. The squadron is permanently stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island with a radio callsign of “Thunder“. (Source – Wikipedia)

 

EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). US Navy Photo

  A GROWLER IS NOT A BEER CARRYING DEVICE IN THE US NAVY!

It’s an EA-18G Growler! So what is this miraculous aircraft and what role does it have in the United States Navy?

The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. The EA-18G replaced the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers in service with the United States Navy. The Growler’s electronic warfare capability is primarily provided by Northrop Grumman. The EA-18G began production in 2007 and entered operational service in late 2009.

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DELIVERING SHIRTS TO WHIDBEY ISLAND!

Back in July of 2011 when Vision-Strike-Wear.Com was hand delivering CPO365 shirts to the Chief’s Mess at Whidbey Island, the announcement of the first Growler transference at Hangar 5 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was being announced. We got to hear the incredible “Thunder” these amazing aircraft gave off when they launched from the airfield. The Chief’s, Senior Chiefs, Master Chief and for a brief time the Command Master Chief greeted us in the most respectful way. VAQ-135 transitioned from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler.VAQ-135 is the fourth operational squadron to have achieved the qualification following the proven paths of VAQ-132, VAQ-141 and VAQ-138.

As written by Northwest Navy Life

“One thing I’ve noticed throughout this entire process in all the Black Raven Sailors is this; even though the entire squadron was split up attending schools in Oceana, Va., being trained over at VAQ-129, and then reconstituting at VAQ-135, our Sailors never forgot that at the end of the day they are all Ravens,” said Johnson.

“They never went away from what makes this group of people awesome,” he added. “This day would have never arrived, nor would the squadron have performed as well as it did during this transition if it weren’t for these outstanding Sailors and their ruthless work ethic and spirit. Our Sailors are who got us to where we are today.”

The next step for the squadron will be to accept their new Growlers and to begin routine squadron operations again. Black Ravens past and present are anxiously looking to the near future, when the squadron will once again deploy into harm’s way, this time as an expeditionary squadron, employing the world’s premiere Airborne Electronic Attack platform.

THEN CAME THE BLACK RAVENS SHIRTS!

Word spreads rapidly at NAS Whidbey Island and it was less than a week after the delivery of the CPO 365 Mess shirts that we received a call from VAQ-135, The Black Ravens requesting a USN Shirt for their FCPOA. Give it a Japanese feel, add a Raven of course, flags representing the area they were operating in and finish it with a Torii gate. Can do!

VAQ-135 FCPOA US Navy Shirt

 

Top 2016 US Navy Designs At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

Top 2016 US Navy Designs At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

Top 2016 US Navy Designs At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

Top US Navy Copyrighted, Licensed and Appoved US Navy designs of 2016 represent the start if a busy year creating custom US Navy artwork and military graphics for the amazing men  and women of the United States Navy. These razor sharp custom US Naval designs are found on a variety of military tees and shirts, posters, decals, drinkware and much more.

Our Junior Enlisted, Senior Enlisted, Petty Officers, Chief Petty Officers and Commissioned Officers have been instrumental in the collaboration of designs in the past and in 2016 we look forward to more great designs for the United States Navy.

Just completed for the US Navy is this Fleet Area Control Surveillance Facility FACSF Pearl Harbor design. A lot of history here wrapped all into a colorful US Navy design for this FCPOA.

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A Westpac shirt theme for the US Navy Chiefs aboard the USS Ashland was created featuring the US Navy Gator Navy Alligator.

USS Ashland LSD-48 CPO Mess Shirt

A design created for the United States Navy COMSUBDEVRON 5 and their First Class Petty Officer Association

Comsubdevron 5 Shirt

 

 

The creation of the FCPOA Naval design for Patrol Squadron was a conference with the art team of VSW and the US Navy Sailors of VP-10. A great collaboration of art and US Navy insight culminated into their FCPOA shirt design created for this amazing squadron.

USN VP-10 FCPOA Shirt

A design recently created for the First Class Petty Officers aboard PHIBCB 2. A design featuring alligator and crow sumbolic of the amphibious forces and the crow (1st Class Petty Officers) of the United States Navy!.

US Navy PHIBCB 2 Shirt

 

A design for the US Navy Chiefs aboard the USS Churchill DDG-81

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A recently created “Mardi Gras” design for NBHC Belle Chase Unted States Navy. Something designed at the request of their FCPOA.

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A custom US Navy design Navy Munitions Command Detachment Sigonella

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Outstanding PRT! Naval Construction Group 1 shirts!

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Naval Beach Unit 7 received this design in 2015. NBU-7 was fantastic to work with!

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A design for the sailors aboard the USS Topeka SSN-754

USS Topeka Fight Shirt

USS Topeka Fight Shirt

USS FORT MCHENRY LSD-43 2nd Class Association shirts

USS FORT MCHENRY LSD-43 2nd Class Assn Shirt

USS FORT MCHENRY LSD-43 2nd Class Assn Shirt

 

NAVY MUNITIONS COMMAND DETACHMENT BAHRAIN Shirts

NAVY MUNITIONS COMMAND DETACHMENT BAHRAIN Shirts

USS McFaul FCPOA Shirts

USS Mcfaul FCPOA Shirts

USS Hopper CPO Mess Shirt

USS Hopper CPO Mess Shirt

 

Naval Justice School Skeleton Shirts

Naval Justice School Skeleton Shirts

 

VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks Chiefs Mess Shirt

VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks Chiefs Mess Shirt

USS Gridley DDG-101 CSADD Shirt Design

USS Gridley DDG 101 CSADD (1)

The Checkmates. VFA-211 Hello Brutus!

NAVY VFA-211 FCPOA Shirts

 

MALS-24 CPO Mess We Steer The Course Shirt design for their Goatlocker!

MALS-24 CHIEFS CPO MESS SHIRT

USS Makin Island Forward Surgical Team Westpac Shirt


Top US Navy Designs of 2015

Help Heal Our Veterans

Vision-Strik-Wear.Com is honored to participate withthe organization Help Heal Our Vets, HHOV, by working with them to support their mission and role creating fundraising opportunities in support of our US military veterans.

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Navy Crows Call For 1st Class 2nd Class and 3rd Class Designs

Navy Crows Call For 1st Class 2nd Class and 3rd Class Designs

US Navy Crow Shirts

US Navy Crow Shirts

The United States Navy from the rank of 3rd class Petty Officer to Master Chief wear with pride on their sleeves what is affectionately known as crows. In actuality they are Eagles but like the many generations of tradition and excellence the US Navy and its sailors have adopted this long standing theme.

After many years of working with hundreds of First Class Petty Officer associations, Second Class Petty Officer associations and Junior Enlisted Associations the request came in to the design team of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com that a design would be created for more specifically the Crows of the US Navy. Display it with pride. Wear it with honor and give it detail and a look of professionalism that members of the US Navy would find compelling is what the Navy sailors asked for.

Navy Petty Officer Crow Shirt

 

Like the thousands of custom military designs for shirts and apparel the US Navy Crow design also provided the sailors with the ability to further customize the design by changing the text adding a command, ship or other information that would make it specific to their unit, fcpoa, jea or scpoa.

Navy Petty Officer Crow Air Warfare Shirt

Then came a call for the US Navy squadrons to have their crow displayed with the proper insignia and Vision-Strike-Wear.Com updated it.

Navy Petty Officer Crow Submarine Warfare Shirt

The United States Navy Submarine Insignia created for our US Navy dolphins for these incredible sailors and the warships they serve aboard.

Navy Petty Officer Crow Surface Warfare Shirt

 

The Surface Warfare insignia with its importance and connection to the suface fleet of the US Navy was also developed to ensure our surface Navy could also acquire their Navy crows for the ships, command, surface squadrons and activities they have been involved in and wear a detailed crow design on theor Navy shirtrs, hoodies, dry fits, tanks tops and more!

The US Navy crow design began as a design request from the USS Gettysburg and its FCPOA and later became a design worn and welcomed by dozens of US Navy ships following. If you and your ship, submarine, squadron, or comman would like a similar detailed and quality design created by Vision-Strike-Wear.Com let us know by clicking the custom military design icon below.

Custom Military Shirts

Custom Military Shirts

 

USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Back In Action With New Design

USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Back In Action With New Design

USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Shirt

USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Shirt

For over 7 years Vision-Strike-Wear.Com has been designing custom military art for many United States Navy associations, commands, squadrons and activities from Navy Birthday Balls to Corpman Balls to Chief’s Messes’, FCPOA designs and shirts and much more.

On occassion a retired veteran of the US Navy contacts us with an idea for a new shirt concept or something they would like to have created just for themselves or possibly a ship’s reunion they are planning on attending. One such request came in recently for a US Navy boomer, the USS Daniel Boone.

It was both and honor and a pleasure to work with this US Navy veteran and create a military design for his shirts and hoodies that he would be proud to wear.

If you, your command or association is interested in having a custom design made for your military apparel please click on the image below and send us your ideas and information and we will gladly work with you to create a razor sharp custom design.

Custom Military Shirts

Custom Military Shirts

Awesome Naval Air Station Shirt for the US Navy

Awesome Naval Air Station Shirt for the US Navy

Stationed overseas at one or several of the United States Naval Air Stations? Keflavik, Subic Bay or perhaps you were in Sicily or even Jacksonville or Pensacola but you were there. You might have worked with the aircraft on the tarmac, administratively in support of a US Navy squadron, or performing medical assistance as a Hospital Corpsman? Truth is you served and whether your job took you to Pearl Harbor or colder destinations somewhere in the far reaches of the globe you served honorably with the United States Navy!

Awesome Naval Air Station Shirt for the US Navy

What is a Naval Air Station?

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Wiki ~ naval air station is a military airbase, and consists of a permanent land-based operations locations for the military aviation division of the relevant branch of a navy. These bases are populated by squadrons and their support commands. They are located all over the world and are selected based on their tactical and strategic importance to the defense and support of the Navy in a specific region of the world. 

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Where are they?

Just a short and not exhaustible list of US Navy Air Stations:

Texas:
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Naval Air Station Kingsville

Florida:
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Naval Air Station Key West
Naval Air Station Pensacola
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (Milton)

California:
Naval Air Station Lemoore
Naval Air Station North Island (Coronado)
Naval Base Ventura County (Oxnard)

Other:
Naval Air Station Fallon – Fallon, Nevada
Naval Air Station Meridian – Meridian, Mississippi
Naval Air Station Oceana – Oceana, Virginia
Naval Air Station Patuxent River – Patuxent River, Maryland
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island – Oak Harbor, Washington
Naval Air Station Sigonella – Sicily, Italy

Uncle Zim!

So like a vacation to some balmy tropical destination while on some family vacation you pick up  shirt at some local off the beaten path destination like Uncle Zim’s US Navy Frog Shack or Haze Gray and Underway Shirts & More but it does get better! Uncle Zim and Haze Gray do not have your NAS shirt and they certainly have no idea the years and time you spent removing the barnacles from a warship or chipping 150 pounds of ice of the wings of an F-18. But guess what? Your shirt exists!

 

 

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