NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. - Each month News 3 is honored to introduce you to the men and women serving our country from right here in Hampton Roads.
Our May Squadron of the Month is VAW-121 Bluetails.
The Bluetails are an Airborne Early Warning and Command and control squadron operating the E-2D Hawkeye based at NAS Norfolk.
The squadron also provides strike control, area surveillance, search and rescue guidance, navigational assistance, communications relay and drug interdiction.
They're currently a part of Carrier Air Wing 11 and they deploy aboard USS Nimitz.
Although they're officially known as the "Griffins," VAW-121 is more commonly known as the "Bluetails" as shown in their distinctive markings.