To perpetuate the history of Naval Aviation Squadrons VT-17, VA-6B, VA-65, VA-25 and VFA-25,
To remember deceased veterans and comfort their survivors,
Conduct charitable and educational programs,
Foster and participate in activities of patriotic nature,
Assist current active squadron members, and
Provide assistance to family members in time of emergency.
SCOTT SMITH, Commander USN (ret) has, over the years, compiled an in-
The squadron’s crest design has changed several times over the years. Stars have been added to represent each of the conflicts in which the squadron has been involved. The squadron has served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the continuing Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts.