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VA-205

July 1, 1970 to December 31, 1994

Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia

 

AIRCRAFT
Date Type First Received
Type of Aircraft
October 1, 1970 Douglas A-4L Skyhawk
September 26, 1975 Vought A-7B Corsair II
June 20, 1984 Vought A-7E Corsair II
August 22, 1990 Grumman KA-6D Intruder
November 17, 1990 Grumman A-6E Intruder

 

Commanding Officer
July 1970 CDR John B. Barnes
February 1972 CDR Virgil R. Tedder
July 1973 CDR Jack S. Smith
July 1975 LCDR David K. Maskell
January 1977 CDR Robert D. Sibold
August 1978 CDR James G. Bailey
February 1980 CDR Gadsden S. Gause
October 1981 CDR Gary C. Ayers
April 1983 CDR John D. Kish
October 1984 CDR Robert T. Golden
April 1986 CDR Michael C. Crabtree
October 1987 CDR Dana F. Miller
October 1988 CDR Daniel E. Caldwell
April 1990 CDR Randall C. Schultz
October 1991 CDR M. Kent Horne
August 1992 CDR Thomas R. McInvale
November 1993 CDR Kent D. White

 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
July 1, 1970: Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205), was established at Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia as part of reorganization designed to increase Naval Air Reserve Force combat readiness. The VA-205 Green Falcons were assigned the Douglas A-4L Skyhawk.
August 1971: The Green Falcons conducted two weeks of active duty training embarked on United States Ship John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) as part of CVWR-20. This was the first complete Reserve Carrier Air Wing deployment aboard a carrier.
December 31, 1974: VA-205 participated in exercise Exotic Dancer V, designed to test multi-service operations under a unified command organization.
September 4, 1975: Green Falcon pilots began transition training with VA-125 in preparation to receive the A-7 Corsair II.
July 6-16, 1982: VA-205, along with other units of CVWR-20, participated in operations on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), with the emphasis on coordinated air wing operations.
May 10-23, 1986: During an annual active duty deployment to Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada the Green Falcons participated in close air support training, air wing strike evolutions, and an excellent simulated two day war exercise conducted by Strike University.
July 24-August 6 1989: Deployed aboard the USS Eisenhower with CVWR-20.
November 9, 1989: A7E II piloted by LCDR Robert Conlyn, Jr., was preparing to land when it crashed into the Pine Village North apartment complex in Smyrna, Ga. Conlyn, call sign Cougar, stayed with the aircraft until the last possible moment. Conlyn suffered serious injuries but survived.
October 1, 1993: VA-205 assumed the additional mission (Fleet Support Readiness Group, FTRG) of providing electronic support to simulate missile attacks on surface ships for training purposes. This mission had previously been performed by VAQ-33 (Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron-33).
December 31, 1994: Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205) was disestablished at Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia.

 

AWARDS
MUC July 1, 1977 to December 31, 1978
NAVE October 1, 1981 to December 31, 1982
CNO Safety Awarded for 1987
Noel Davis Trophy for Fiscal year 1988
F. Trubee Davison 1989
Golden Tailhook Award 1989

 

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