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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.

2015 Reunion!! - For those interested, there is a VA-145/VA-702 Sponsored A-6/A-1 Reunion open to all squadron personnel and family members:

NAS Whidbey Island
17-19 Jul 2015
POC: CAPT Paul Mackley via VA-145 Reunion FB page, or

Current Schedule:
Cocktail Party at O’Club starting at 1600 on Friday, 17 Jul
Golf Tourney at the Gallery (NAS Whidbey Golf Course) for 0900 start on Saturday, 18 Jul
Dinner at Chief’s Club starting at 1800 on Saturday, 18 Jul
Picnic at Rocky Point on Sunday, 19 Jul

Transportation will be available between Navy Lodge and hotels, and the Cocktail Party and Dinner

UPDATE!!!Registration forms need to be submitted by 02 Jul, and shirt orders will need to be in by 17 Jun (if you are not attending the reunion, you can contact the shop to see about later orders). Secure links have been setup for photos to be submitted (, and videos (, if you would like them included in the slideshow/videos being put together for the reunion (you can also just bring things along to be shown). One additional note, if you are bringing children to the dinner on Saturday night, etc., you don't need to pay the registration fee for them. Too, please contact me, separately, and we'll figure out an adjusted cost, since they won't eat as much, and obviously, won't be drinking. Please message Paul or Holly Jill on FB, or send an e-mail to pshj@lemoorenet.comn if you cannot get the links to work, or if you are unable to download the registration form for the reunion.

Registration Form
Shirt Order Form

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 offering "" email addresses for a small fee to help offset the cost of the webpage. 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:
March 31, 2015

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.