McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C 164682 c/n 1115/C296 flew with VFA-113 in 2004 and 2005
assigned to the USS John C. Stennis, named after a U.S. Senator who served for 41 years.
VFA-113 was established on July 15, 1948 as VF-113 Stingers, redesignated VA-113 in 1965
and VFA-113 in March 1983 when they became equipped with the F/A-18A. VFA-113 flew the
F/A-18A until 1992 when they received the F/A-18C. The Stingers have participated in the
Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring
Freedom, Iraq War and Operation Inherent Resolve.