Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two (VMAQ-2) ‘Death Jesters’ was formally deactivated in a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on March 8, 2019, marking the end of EA-6B Prowler operations.
The deactivation ceremony at Cherry Point included flyovers performed by the last two remaining EA-6Bs in the inventory. In the days following the deactivation, both aircraft were individually delivered to museums. BuNo 162228/CY-04 was delivered to the Frontiers of Flight museum at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Two days later on March 14 the last remaining Prowler, 162230/CY-02), flew to Dulles International Airport in Virginia where it was delivered to the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It was the final flight of the Prowler.
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