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Engel takes command of Star Warriors

 

May 28, 2020

Commander Dustin Engel of the U.S. Navy, Sundance native and son of Janet Lake, was recently promoted to take command of VAQ-209, otherwise known as the “Star Warriors”, the U.S. Military’s only reserve Electronic Attack Squadron.

The airborne change of command took place on May 15 in a traditional and symbolic flight lead change above the USS Ronald Reagan. As the two EA-18Gs – known as Growlers – flew past, CDR Engel relieved CDR Brian Arena as Commanding Officer as the supercarrier approached Tokyo Bay.

The “Star Warriors” recently completed a combined integration exercises...



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