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EA-6B Prowler and Frontiers of Flight

History of VMAQ-2 162228, arrival at Dallas Love Field and display at Frontiers of Flight

DFW Tailhookers are sponsors of VMAQ-2 162228 at Frontiers of Flight.  

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DFW Tailhookers Quarterly Luncheons and Monthly Happy Hours


Luncheons are held once a quarter.  Happy Hours the fourth Thursday on months without a luncheon.

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About and Join DFW Tailhookers


Membership in DFW Tailhookers  Association  is open to all former officers or enlisted persons who, at any time, served a tour of duty in a Navy or Marine Aviation Squadron.  This includes former aircrew members, as well as past maintainers, ordnance and admin personnel.

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watch video of last flight of 162228 "going home"

Due the efforts of DFW Tailhookers, the Marine Corps approved flying EA-6B PROWLER BUNO 162228 from VMAQ-2 in Cherry Point, NC to Love Field, Dallas TX on March 12.  Instead of going to the hot sun in Tucson AZ  at Davis Montana AFB Boneyard for storage and scrapping, 162228 will be on display for future generations at Frontiers of Flight.

Video produced by Terry Theiss Photography

Prowler party ☔️ rain 🌧 for “all weather ew attack ea-6b”

Prowler Party April 13


Frontiers of Flight orchestrated a fantastic party and dedication for EA-6B Prowler 162228.  The event was sponsored by Sewell Automotive.

Ribbon Cutting


Bob Welch (Curator) Dan Steelman (VP Exhibits) Jason Pons (BJC) Dan Hamilton (Chairman FOF) Bob Champney (DFWTH) Doug Swoish (Prowler Assoc) Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones (Pres/CEO FOF) Ken Smolana (DFWTH) RADM Jim Lair, Gina Collins (Sewell) Scott Beach (DFWTH) John Miller (DFWTH) Larry Walton (DFWTH/FOF) 

DFW Tailhookers sponsors of EA-6B Prowler 162228

Display and maintaining 162228 at Frontiers of Flight Museum is funded by DFW Tailhookers.  Make your 501(C)3 tax deductible donation via Credit Card below.

Or send a 401/IRA required minimum distribution check (RMD) or personal check to DFW Tailhookers Association 18410 Hemington Ct, Dallas TX, 75252

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the Grumman ea-6b prowler is simply the most important single electronic warfare (ew) aircraft ever!

happy hour & Luncheon MEETINGS



NEXT HAPPY HOUR THURSDAY June  27 5:30-7:00 

Happy Hours will be held the  last Thursday on each month, except  month quarterly luncheon is held.

Stag (No spouses)

Hackberry Creek Country Club

1901 West Royal Lane

Irving, TX 75063




Next luncheon will be held in 11:30-1:00 July 12 or 13.  Location TBD.

The luncheon will celebrate the one year anniversary of DFW Tailhookers. 

Special Guest Speaker will be RADM Beal.  RADM Beal has a unique prospective of current Naval Operations  from Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters co-located with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Fifth Fleet at 

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain.

Spouses and Guests Welcome.

Us naval forces central command website

About DFW Tailhookers association


DFW Tailhookers Association

DFW Tailhookers  Association was certified effective September 20, 2018, by the Texas Secretary of State as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation conforming to the applicable provisions of law.  On September 28, 2018, the Association was determined by the IRS to be exempt from federal income tax under IRS Code (IRC) Section 501(c)3 effective September 20, 2018. Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Association under IRC Section 170.

The purposes of the organization of veterans of the Armed Forces of the US, specifically veterans of Navy or Marine Corps Aviation Squadrons are:

To support philanthropic organizations in the DFW Tailhookers area that support or educate individuals about Navy or Marine Corps aviation.  This includes support of aviation museums that maintain and display Navy or Marine aircraft. 

To sponsor social events of Navy and Marine Corps aviation fellowship where the history and future of Navy and Marine Corps aviation is discussed.



Membership in DFW Tailhookers  Association  is open to all former officers or enlisted persons who, at any time, served a tour of duty in a Navy or Marine Aviation Squadron.  This includes former aircrew members, as well as past maintainers, ordnance and admin personnel.

The majority of our members  served in A-6 Intruder Squadrons.  However, DFW Tailhookers also  has members who served in Attack A-7, Fighter F-8/ F-4/F-14, Electronic Warfare A-3/EA-6B and Patrol P-3 squadrons.

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Questions?  Call Bob Champney

214 546-8020

dallas corporate sponsor Sewell automotive

"If you want to buy a SEWELL from the #1 Infiniti Sales Consultant in the World, see Allison Cohen.  She is not only the BEST Sales Consultant, but a fabulous mother and wife I have known for 29 years.  I met her 29 years ago when she first started selling Infiniti after graduating from Texas A&M" Bob Champney, CDR, USN, Retired, President DFW Tailhookers Association



Links to other navy and marine aviation sites

EA-6B Prowler Association


EA-6B Prowler

A-6 Intruder Association


A-6 intruder

Tailhook Association


Tailhook Association

Frontiers of Flight Museum


Frontiers of Flight meseum

F-14 Tomcat Association


f-14 Tomcat

A-7 Corsair Association


a-7 corsair II