VS-33 Screwbirds Plaque
Show your aviation lineage with the legendary VS-33 Screwbirds Plaque on a 14 inch solid wood plaque. Each plaque is meticulously hand carved and painted to honor the members of VS-33 and to look great in their goat locker.
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
VS-33 was commissioned April 1, 1960, as Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 33 in San Diego. They were the first fixed-wing anti-submarine squadron to be commissioned under the Navy’s carrier group concept.
They originally flew the Grumman S-2 Tracker. VS-33 introduced the S-3A Viking in 1975, and in 1991, they transitioned to the S-3B Viking.