The US Navy Reserves fly some of the oldest Hornets in the US, yet they are able to provide meaningful fleet support and a valuable reserve force if the need to boost the front line arises.
It’s well known that when you’re working with the US military reserve forces, there’s going to be a lot of experience around. That rings true for Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-204 ‘River Rattlers’, stationed at NAS Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Louisiana. ‘Classic’ Hornets may be out of the front-line fleet squadrons now, but the US Navy’s two reserve F/A-18 units fly some of the oldest fighters in the inventory.
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