Training Squadron NINETEEN - Attack Frogs was never assigned the Skyhawk. The Attack Frogs were in the jet training pipeline teaching initial jet flight instruction for many Skyhawk pilots.



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Attack Frogs


02 AUG 1971: VT-19 Commissioned at NAS Meridian.

01 OCT 1998: VT-19 re-designated VT-9.

Home Ports

1961 - 199? - - McCain Field, Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.

Air Wings

Yxxxx: Training Wing One (TW1)




1971: North American T-2C Buckeye.

Commanding Officers

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02 AUG 1971:
Training Squadron 9 was split in half and a second squadron, Training Squadron 19 Attack Frogs, was established.

March 1971: The Navy switched training concept to parallel flow. VT-19 provided basic flight training in Transition, Precision Acrobatics, Basic Instruments, Radio Instruments, Night Flying, Formation Flying, Air-to-air Gunnery and Carrier Qualification.

September 1972: Training Squadron NINE was assigned the training concept of Basic and Advanced flight training.

1975: Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Marine helicopter pilots.

1975: Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Navy propeller pilots.

1977: Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Spanish helicopter pilots.

1982: Training Squadron NINE tasked with Grumman E-2 pilot training comprised of 68 training flights in the T-2C Buckeye.

JUL 1987: VT-9 was disestablished and consolidated with VT-19.

OCT 1998: VT-9 was reborn when VT-19 was re-designated VT-9.


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Bud Southworth

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