Strike Fighter Squadron Fifteen was originally established as Torpedo Squadron Four (VT-4) on Jan.10, 1942, just one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the 68 years since that time, the Valions have had four different designations and flown six different aircraft. Valion pilots and crew have operated from the decks of fifteen different aircraft carriers and made 35 major deployments to all reaches of the globe. Regardless of squadron designator, platform or location the Valions have always upheld the highest standards of Naval Aviation. They are ten-time winners of the COMNAVAIRLANT “E” for Battle Efficiency: 1953, 1961, 1962, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1999 and 2001; and the Estocin Award winner in 1999, given to the finest strike fighter squadron in the Navy.