VFA-34 Blue Blasters

VFA-34 Blue Blasters Strike Fighter Squadron 34, also known as the "Blue Blasters", is a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter squadron stationed at NAS Oceana.
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Command Holiday Party December 12, 2019
01/17/2020

Command Holiday Party December 12, 2019

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01/16/2020

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01/15/2020

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12/08/2019
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Photos from VFA-34 Blue Blasters's post
11/27/2019

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Looking forward to seeing some Blaster names on next weeks list!
11/22/2019

Looking forward to seeing some Blaster names on next weeks list!

Command Quarters November 13, 2019
11/14/2019

Command Quarters November 13, 2019

Happy Veterans Day Blue Blaster Family!
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day Blue Blaster Family!

SCPOA and CSADD Trunk or Treat
10/31/2019

SCPOA and CSADD Trunk or Treat

Have Gun…Will Travel!
10/17/2019

Have Gun…Will Travel!

2018 Aviation Safety Award Presentation September 26, 2019
09/27/2019

2018 Aviation Safety Award Presentation September 26, 2019

Command Quarters August 28, 2019
09/10/2019

Command Quarters August 28, 2019

Command Quarters September 4, 2019
09/10/2019

Command Quarters September 4, 2019

09/05/2019
Tips on preparing your home
09/05/2019
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Tips on preparing your home

The latest Tweets from VDEM (@VDEM). The Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management coordinates Virginia's emergency prep/response/recovery (Account not monitored 24/7 - Call 911 to report emergencies). Richmond, VA

09/04/2019

The following NMCRS offices in the path of the storm have been closed IAW local command direction and will remain closed until authorized to reopen:

NMCRS Mayport

NMCRS Kings Bay

NMCRS Parris Island

NMCRS Beaufort

NMCRS Charleston

NMCRS New River

NMCRS Camp Lejeune

NMCRS Cherry Point

The following NMCRS office will open at 1200 on 5 Sep 19:

NMCRS Jacksonville

The following offices are currently providing assistance to all Active Duty and retired Sailors and Marines, eligible family members, and eligible widows/widowers.

NMCRS Norfolk - Hours of operation Mon – Fri 0800-1600

Naval Base Fleet and Family Support Center
7928 14th St, Bldg SDA-344
Ste 238
Norfolk, VA 23505-1299

(757) 322-3134
(757) 322-1171

NMCRS Portsmouth - Hours of operation Mon – Fri 0800-1600

620 John Paul Jones Circle
Naval Medical Center Bldg 3, Room 4.1-127
Portsmouth, VA 23708-5100

(757)-953-5956

NMCRS Oceana - Hours of operation Mon – Fri 0800-1600

Naval Air Station
1896 Laser Rd, Ste 130
Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2272

(757) 433-3383
(757) 433-3384

NMCRS Little Creek - Hours of operation Mon –Fri 0800-1600

JEBLC-FS
1481 D St, Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-8403

(757) 462-1596

After Hours, contact the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

In addition to the Red Cross, service relief organizations, Army Emergency Relief (AER), Air Force Aid Society (AFRS) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) are authorized to expend NMCRS financial resources to provide support to eligible NMCRS clients.

Good afternoon Blue Blaster Family!Greetings.  I am Command Master Chief Hargrove and I want to ensure everyone has the ...
09/03/2019

Good afternoon Blue Blaster Family!

Greetings. I am Command Master Chief Hargrove and I want to ensure everyone has the tools, resources, and most up to date information concerning our hurricane response plan & preparation as Hurricane Dorian is expected to approach the Hampton Roads Area. The last update published by the National Weather Forecast Service reports there is increased confidence that eastern Virginia and northeast North Carolina has the potential of seeing significant rainfall, tropical storm force winds (around 50 knots) and very dangerous marine conditions during the timeline of Thursday and Friday this week. For information on specific hazards in this area, please go to https://www.weather.gov/akq/tropical or page NWSWakefieldVA.

Below are tools that may prove helpful as we weather the storm. The first link is the Virginia Department of Emergency Management “Know Your Zone” website, which will help in determining what evacuation zone your family resides in. This site has up to date information regarding the likelihood of evacuation, whether to shelter in place, and what routes to use to avoid major traffic delays. It is also where the attached emergency supplies checklist was found. Lastly, I have enclosed a trifold with information concerning evacuation entitlements and resources for affected families and service members who are displaced.

As additional information becomes available, we intend to keep you abreast of those new details and in return we welcome your feedback. Thank you for your time and attention.

https://www.vaemergency.gov/hurricane-evacuation-zone-lookup/

Very Respectfully,

M.N. Hargrove

Command Master Chief

Strike Fighter Squadron 34

U.S. Navy farewells F/A-18C Hornet aircraft
02/02/2019
U.S. Navy farewells F/A-18C Hornet aircraft

U.S. Navy farewells F/A-18C Hornet aircraft

Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the legacy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 01. Active duty service memb…

Naval Air Station Oceana
02/01/2019

Naval Air Station Oceana

Congratulations to the Blue Blasters of VFA-34 on their historic day, the last official flight of the Legacy F/A-18c Hornet.

Navy to conduct final flight of the “legacy” Hornet
01/24/2019
Navy to conduct final flight of the “legacy” Hornet

Navy to conduct final flight of the “legacy” Hornet

The Hornet, known as the “legacy” Hornet, is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft.

2018 Holiday Party
12/08/2018

2018 Holiday Party

Command Quarters November 21, 2018
12/06/2018

Command Quarters November 21, 2018

11/28/2018
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

The previous underway period marked the end of a legacy for one of USS Carl Vinson’s strike fighter squadrons. After 36 years of flying F/A-18A/C Hornets, the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 are transitioning to F/A-18E Super Hornets. Here's a brief clip about what this means to the VFA-34 team.

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11/18/2018
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10/13/2018

Greetings from USS Carl Vinson. The first couple days of flying have been smooth and the Blaster team is doing great. As we continue to settle in, we're working to get more of our workcenters access to computers. So don't be alarmed if you haven't heard from your loved one. Other than missing home, I can assure you every Blaster is safe and doing fine.

It's probably also a good opportunity to remind everyone that when we are underway at sea the ship can sometimes operate with limited communications and internet connectivity. If there are times you don’t hear from your Sailor for a few days, please hang in there. We will reach you as soon as we are able. Also remember to stay in touch with our Family Readiness Group and Ombudsman team for any official word from us, and please continue to practice good OPSEC. We look forward to returning home soon!

Our command Ombudsman can be reached at [email protected] or on Facebook at VFA-34 Blue Blasters Ombudsman and our FRG also has a page at VFA-34 FRG

Thank you for your time and patience.

Very Respectfully,

W.M. Mathis
Commanding Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron 34

09/11/2018

Blaster Families,

I wanted to provide you with the latest information regarding VFA-34’s status and plan in response to Hurricane Florence.

This morning, we made the decision to plus up our early return airlift, prioritizing those Sailors who live in high risk flood prone areas and/or those folks who have dependents that need their immediate assistance in preparation for the storm.

The remainder of the squadron will continue to stay in Fallon until the storm passes and we are able to get an airlift back home. We anticipate that this might occur Monday of next week. For all those back in Virginia Beach, please continue to plan ahead with regards to sheltering in place or, if need be, following a mandatory evacuation order.

I understand how stressful this is on every member of the Blaster family, and we are working diligently to ensure everyone’s safety throughout. Please continue to pass any feedback you have to us and we will work to address it. I will continue to pass updated information as it becomes available. Thank you kindly for your time and patience.

Very Respectfully,

W.M. Mathis
Commanding Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron 34

09/10/2018
www.knowyourzoneva.org

Blaster Families-

Hurricane Florence continues to move westward with the potential to impact Virgina Beach towards the end of this week. We are closely monitoring the storm and will continue to update you as soon as possible with whatever information we can provide. Expect another update from me on Tuesday morning.

Now is the time to prepare - make a kit, get a plan, and stay informed. The following websites are great sources for information on your homes' flood zone and steps that you should be taking NOW to prepare.

https://www.knowyourzoneva.org

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

https://www.va.emergency.gov

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our Duty phone at NAS Fallon (775) 426-2487.

Very Respectfull,

W.M. Mathis
Commanding Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron 34

www.knowyourzoneva.org

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knowyourzoneva.org

07/28/2018

Congratulations to Claudia Montanez who was designated as an Aviation Structural Mechanic and advanced to a Third Class Petty Officer via the new Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program.... She is the first Blaster to have gone through the new program. Congratulations AM3!

07/14/2018

Congratulations to the following Sailors selected to advance to the next paygrade through the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP). The program allows the Commanding Officer to recognize eligible, top-performing Sailors (E5 and below) by advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility.

PO1: AT1 NICHOLAS MADDOX

PO2: TBD

PO3: AD3 MADISON GODSEY, AE3 THIEN NGUYEN, AO3 MORGAN ROSS

2018 MAP Quotas Announced
05/03/2018
2018 MAP Quotas Announced

2018 MAP Quotas Announced

Navy released the FY 2018 MAP plan, May 2, increasing quotas and expanding commanding officers' ability to recognize and advance top performing Sailors.

Scramble Magazine
04/21/2018

Scramble Magazine

On 11 April 2018, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 Blue Blasters ('NE-4xx') arrived back home at NAS Oceana (VA) after a three-month deployment with CVW-2 on board the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).

The F/A-18C squadron embarked on 5 January 2018 the Vinson. The deployment marked the sundown cruise of the US Navy F/A-18C Hornet.

CVW-3's VFA-131 Wildcats ('AC-3xx') and and CVW-8's VFA-37 Bulls ('AJ-4xx') still operate the legacy F/A-18C Hornet but these squadrons will not deploy anymore with these types.

VFA-34 will transition to F/A-18E Super Hornet in the upcoming months, likewise followed by VFA-131 and VFA-37.

Photo US Navy

#FA18C #SUNDOWN #Hornet F/A-18 Hornet from all over the world F/A-18/Super Hornet. F/A-18 Hornet #AVGEEK #NAVALAVIATION #AVIATION

U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment - The Aviation Geek Club
04/13/2018
U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment - The Aviation Geek Club

U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment - The Aviation Geek Club

This was VFA-34’s final deployment flying the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet. They’ll be the last U.S. Navy squadron to transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 ‘Blueblasters’ returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana on Apr. 11, 2018 after a historic record-...

12/25/2017

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone. Take this time to make memories and enjoy your family, stay safe.

12/11/2017

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Command Holiday Party, it was nothing short of a great time! Special shoutout to MWR for all of the behind the scenes work...

Check out some photos from the night...

2017 Holiday Party
12/11/2017

2017 Holiday Party

08/27/2017

Hey Blasters the muster time for tomorrow has been changed...please contact your supervisors/LPOs for new details...

Congratulations to the Vega Family on their new baby girl! Kaleighana Vega 4lbs 13oz 18 1/2 inches born at 1130pm July 2...
07/21/2017

Congratulations to the Vega Family on their new baby girl! Kaleighana Vega 4lbs 13oz 18 1/2 inches born at 1130pm July 20 2017. Mommy and Baby are currently in great health.

06/22/2017
Navy Exchange

Navy Exchange

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#WelcomeHome to VFA-34 Blue Blasters, who are returning after their six month deployment supporting the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) strike group. #NavyHomecoming #MoreThanJustAStore

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My hangar mate flew A6-E's with the Blue Blasters 84 to 88. Wants to know if PAO can send stickers?
Blasters looked good landing in Philly.
VFA-34 Blue Blasters 119th Army Navy Game flyover.
Good to see Legacies over Philadelphia!
OMG, I remember back when y'all were A-6's. Do you all still use the Blue Blaster 800 Codes? Code 804 was WTF. That's the only one I remember because it was used so much on the flight deck radios.
Blaster Families, I wanted to provide you with the latest information regarding VFA-34’s status and plan in response to Hurricane Florence. This morning, we made the decision to plus up our early return airlift, prioritizing those Sailors who live in high risk flood prone areas and/or those folks who have dependents that need their immediate assistance in preparation for the storm. The remainder of the squadron will continue to stay in Fallon until the storm passes and we are able to get an airlift back home. We anticipate that this might occur Monday of next week. For all those back in Virginia Beach, please continue to plan ahead with regards to sheltering in place or, if need be, following a mandatory evacuation order. I understand how stressful this is on every member of the Blaster family, and we are working diligently to ensure everyone’s safety throughout. Please continue to pass any feedback you have to us and we will work to address it. I will continue to pass updated information as it becomes available. Thank you kindly for your time and patience. Very Respectfully, W.M. Mathis Commanding Officer Strike Fighter Squadron 34
Blaster Families- Hurricane Florence continues to move westward with the potential to impact Virgina Beach towards the end of this week. We are closely monitoring the storm and will continue to update you as soon as possible with whatever information we can provide. Expect another update from me on Tuesday morning. Now is the time to prepare - make a kit, get a plan, and stay informed. The following websites are great sources for information on your homes' flood zone and steps that you should be taking NOW to prepare. https://www.knowyourzoneva.org https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes https://www.va.emergency.gov If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our Duty phone at NAS Fallon (775) 426-2487. Very Respectfull, W.M. Mathis Commanding Officer Strike Fighter Squadron 34
1983 Oceania NAS
From the bottom my heart I want to thank every Blue Blaster. The tiger cruise was a once in a lifetime experience for me. If I needed help they help me. If I had a question and they did not know the question they found an answer. Thank you all for yawls hospitality. Welcome home blue blasters. Enjoy your time off. Sincerely MR. LOHR