Our History

SCOTT SMITH, Commander USN (ret) has, over the years, compiled an in-depth history of the Squadron starting with VT-17 and continuing through the years.  This history is available HERE.  The site is being updated annually, so take a look even if you’ve visited previously!

RADM Robert Nutwell, VA-25 73-76, has recently taken over the Fist History duties and welcomes inputs; email him at fist@fistofthefleet.org and put “To the attention of “Bob Nutwell” in the subject line.


The Crest

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.