World Famous Golden Dragons (VFA-192)

Single seat since 1945

The World Famous Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE NINE TWO (VFA-192) are a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet squadron based at NAS Lemoore, CA. Now part of the Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2) team attached to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), VFA-192 provides combat-capable aircraft anywhere, anytime. SSHWFGD!

Ready for Combat


  • Qualifications
  • Mentorship
  • Readiness

Strike Fighter Aircraft

  • Programs
  • Ownership
  • Process

Outstanding Dragons

  • Pilot of the Year: LT Griffin "Pushpop" Stangel
  • Senior Sailor of the Year: AZ1 Kerry Koepke
  • Sailor of the Year: AM2 Carlos Encarnacion
  • Dragon of the Year: YN3 Michael Irani
  • Bluejacket of the Year: AM3 Anthony Fitzrandolph
  • Plane Captain of the Year: AD3 Joshua Tucker