The Pilot in Command and his front-seat Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) approach the aircraft for a combat flight.
The EA-6B Troubleshooter represents all squadron enlisted Marines, the backbone of the Corps, who keep the aircraft "up", ready and safe-for-flight.
The "Chariot of Electronic Armageddon" is Fully Mission Capable (FMC), ready to take to the sky with its suite of advance Electronic Warfare systems and provide support to the Marines and Joint Forces on the ground.
The pilot, ECMO and troubleshooter talk at the boarding ladder about the condition of the aircraft and weapons systems. Mutual respect, trust and confidence is well understood.
The figures stand on a large foundation of black granite in recognition of those who have gone before, memorializing their service to country and Corps.
The monument base may include VMAQ historical information, Combat Operations, and Awards information etched into the black granite. The back, left and right sides may include imagery. Specific details are in process.
BuNo 162230 put on display at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Udvar Hazy Center 6-27-2019
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds, making it the world's third largest aviation museum.
NNAM has agreed to accept our monument upon completion, and to prominently display it on their campus for their 800,000+ annual visitors. If you are interested in learning more about the placement of the monument in Pensacola, Fl, click below to download the PDF file: