What is a pukin dog?
Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), also known as the “Pukin Dogs,” is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. The Pukin Dogs are an operational fleet squadron and flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
What does VFA stand for Navy?
Fighter Attack Squadron
U.S. Navy – List of Fixed Wing Squadron Designations
|VFA||Fighter Attack Squadron|
|VFA||Strike Fighter Squadron|
|VF(AW)||All Weather Fighter Squadron|
|VFC||Fighter Squadron, Composite|
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Who are the Pukin Dogs?
The Pukin Dogs are an operational fleet squadron and flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are currently attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven and USS George HW Bush.
How did the Pukin’Dogs get its name?
Insignia and nickname. The squadron adopted its current insignia in 1953, a winged black lion on a blue shield. The distinctive squadron name “Pukin’ Dogs” came about when the squadron commander’s wife saw the creature’s droopy head and gaping mouth design. She stated, in front of the squadron pilots, that it looked like a “pukin’ dog.”.
What happened to the Pukin Dogs in the Navy?
The “Pukin’ Dogs” won the 2010 Wade McClusky Award, as most outstanding attack squadron in the US Navy, for its performance during this deployment. In June 2012, VFA-143 deployed again on board Dwight D. Eisenhower for a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.