Alpha Industries Flight Jacket | MA-1 USN Pukin Dogs
Article no.: 128822
This MA-1 pays tribute to US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), the “Pukin Dogs”, originally established in 1950. Based out of Naval Air Station Oceana (Virginia Beach, VA), the Pukin Dogs are an operational fleet squadron and fly the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are currently attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven and USS Abraham Lincoln.
As a Strike Fighter Squadron, they are used as a fighter escort and for fleet air defense; in an offensive position, they are used for force projection, interdiction and close and deep air support.
The squadron’s current insignia, a winged black lion on a blue shield, was adopted in 1953. The distinctive squadron name "Pukin’ Dogs" was added at the same time. When the squadron commander’s wife saw the insignia design depicting the lion’s droopy head and gaping mouth, she said that it looked like a "pukin’ dog." This went over well with the pilots, and the name stuck.
Upper: Flight Nylon
Fit: Oversized Fit
Velcro patches on front and on the arm
Pencil pocket on sleeve
Outer fabric: 100% Nylon | Lining: 100% Nylon | Padding: 100% Polyester
Product contains non-textile parts of animal origin