1992 0725 MB16
Mr. Nelson with A-6E 'Intruder' #815 from VA12. #154137 CAG5 (converted from A-6A)
Attack Squadron 85 or VA-85 was a long-lived Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was called to active duty as U.S. Navy Reserve squadron VA-859 on 1 February 1951 and redesignated VA-85 on 4 February 1953. It was disestablished on 30 September 1994, over 40 years later. The squadron's nickname from 1958-1994 was the Black Falcons. VA-85 was the first fleet squadron to receive the A-6E.
Photographed on July 25, 1992