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VMAQ-1 Screamin' Banshees 1992-2013

VMAQT-1 Screamin' Banshees 2013-2016

Motto: (Gaelic) Tairngreacht Bas: "Death Foretold"

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE (VMAQ-1) was activated on 1 July 1992 from VMAQ-2 detachment X-Ray. Adopting the nick name (Screamin’) Banshees the new squadron immediately began preparing for movement as part of the Marine Unit Deployment Plan (UDP) 

Between 1992 and 2012 the squadron deployed in support of the Marine Unit Deployment Plan (UDP) to Japan or to other exotic locations worldwide covering the needs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and Combatant Commanders in Europe and Asia.

The squadron was re-designated VMAQT-1 on 14 June 2013 as it assumed the role as the EA-6B training squadron from VAQ-129. For the next three years the Banshees trained aircrew and maintenance personnel for the remaining three deploying Marine Prowler units, VMAQ-2, 3 and 4.
VMAQT-1 was deactivated on 28 April, 2016. 

Squadron Deployments

7-11/92  Iwakuni, JA    Unit Deployment Program (UDP)
5-11/94  Iwakuni UDP
9/95-3/96  Aviano, it    Operations Deny Flight and Decisive Endeavor
1-7/97 Incirlik Operation Northern Watch (ONW)
12/98-7/99 Incirlik, Aviano   ONW, Operation Allied Force
10/00-1/01 PSAB Operation Southern Watch (OSW)
8-11/01  Incirlik ONW
5-8/02 PSAB OSW
2-4/03 PSAB OSW
4-10/04  Iwakuni UDP
7/05-1/06  Al Asad, Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
1-7/07 Al Asad   OIF
7/08-1/09  Al Asad   OIF
10/09-5/10 Bagram, AF    Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
9/11-4/12  Aviano, Bagram Operation Unified Protector (OUP), OEF (from 11/11)

PSAB: Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Commanding Officers
LtCol R.S. Collins               1 Jul 92 - 23 Nov 93
LtCol P.F. Shutler              23 Nov 93 - 12 May 95
LtCol J.E. Connell II           12 May 95 - 23 Aug 96
LtCol J.F. Scheiner            23 Aug 96 - 25 Jun 98
LtCol R.S. Slater                 25 Jun 98 - 8 Jun 00
LtCol J.R. Wassink            8 Jun 00 - 24 Jan 02
LtCol W.F. Flannery         24 Jan 02 - 27 Jun 03
LtCol R.D. Loynd               27 Jun 03 – 3 Dec 04
Col M.E. Wakeman          3 Dec 04 – 8 Jun 06
LtCol R.D. Neff                  8 Jun 06 – 6 Jun 07
LtCol S.B. Conrad              6 Dec 07 – 22 May 09
LtCol S.A. Cooper             22 May 09 – 14 Jun 11
LtCol S.P. Seagraves        14 Jan 11 – 29 Jun 12
LtCol J.S.K. Gordon          29 Jun 12 – 5 Jun14
LtCol W.A. Schurtz           5 Jun 14 – 29 Apr 16

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