VS-37 Sawbucks S-3b (1992) Model
Fly off the USS Kitty Hawk with the VS-37 Sawbucks in this hand-crafted S-3b model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love.
Sea Control Squadron THIRTY SEVEN was established as VS-871, a Reserve Squadron, to active duty on 01 July 1951. It was redesignated as VS-37 on 24 June 1953, and disestablished on 01 March 1995 at NAS North Island, CA.
In August 1976 the Navy’s last S-2 Tracker aircraft, operating with VS-37, was withdrawn from active service. Many of the pilots who flew the Tracker credit it with being the Navy’s most versatile airplane of its era. The S-2 entered service with VS-26 in February 1954 and provided the Navy with 22 years of active service.
In October of 1992, Captain J.P. Kelly reported to Sea Control Squadron 37 (VS-37) as the Executive Officer and assumed command in January 1994 making two deployments aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). During his command tour, VS-37 earned the 1994 COMNAVAIRPAC Battle “E”, the Admiral Jimmy Thatch and Arnold J. Isabel awards for ASW excellence, the “Golden Wrench” award for superior squadron maintenance and “Top Hook” honors in CVW-15.