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An E/A-6B Prowler assigned to the Garduas of Electronic Attack Squadron 87 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush February 3, 2015.
An E/A-6B Prowler assigned to the Garduas of Electronic Attack Squadron 87 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush February 3, 2015. (Ciarra C. Thibodeaux/U.S. Navy)
An E/A-6B Prowler assigned to the Garduas of Electronic Attack Squadron 87 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush February 3, 2015.
An E/A-6B Prowler assigned to the Garduas of Electronic Attack Squadron 87 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush February 3, 2015. (Ciarra C. Thibodeaux/U.S. Navy)
EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the ''Vikings'' of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 sit chained to the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on March 16, 2006.
EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the ''Vikings'' of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 sit chained to the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on March 16, 2006. (Mark J. Rebilas /U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler, attached to the ''Yellow Jackets'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 138, is directed onto the catapult as it prepares to launch off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on July 25, 2007.
An EA-6B Prowler, attached to the ''Yellow Jackets'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 138, is directed onto the catapult as it prepares to launch off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on July 25, 2007. (Jon Hyde/U.S. Navy)
Seaman Chris Cardenas, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Guillermo Mercado, right, stand aft lookout watch on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis as an EA-6B Prowler from the ''Yellow Jackets''' of Electronic Warfare Squadron 138 comes in for an arrested landing January 17, 2009.
Seaman Chris Cardenas, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Guillermo Mercado, right, stand aft lookout watch on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis as an EA-6B Prowler from the ''Yellow Jackets''' of Electronic Warfare Squadron 138 comes in for an arrested landing January 17, 2009. (Denny Cantrell/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Zappers'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 is towed across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman after completing flight operations August 1, 2010.
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Zappers'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 is towed across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman after completing flight operations August 1, 2010. (Zachary D. Montgomery/U.S. Navy)
Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the ''Rooks'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 137 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise on October 15, 2012.
Two EA-6B Prowlers assigned to the ''Rooks'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 137 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise on October 15, 2012. (John Hammond/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower December 5, 2012.
An EA-6B Prowler from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower December 5, 2012. (Nathanael Miller/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Patriots'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 140 approaches the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 24, 2013.
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Patriots'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 140 approaches the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 24, 2013. (Kameren Guy Hodnett/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, prepares for an aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker during combat missions May 23, 2013.
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, prepares for an aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker during combat missions May 23, 2013. (Corey Storey/U.S. Navy)
Aviation Boatswain?s Mate 1st Class Anthony White directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142 across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on Ocbober 26, 2013.
Aviation Boatswain?s Mate 1st Class Anthony White directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142 across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on Ocbober 26, 2013. (Kelly M. Agee/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on October 26, 2013.
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on October 26, 2013. (Eric M. Butler/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142, shoots flares as it passes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during an airshow performed by the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 11 on December 7, 2013.
An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the ''Gray Wolves'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 142, shoots flares as it passes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during an airshow performed by the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 11 on December 7, 2013. (Siobhana R. McEwen/U.S. Navy)
Lt. Robert Arndt, left, and Lt. Christopher Cannon, right, give the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Garudas'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 134 off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 19, 2014.
Lt. Robert Arndt, left, and Lt. Christopher Cannon, right, give the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the ''Garudas'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 134 off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 19, 2014. (Maggie Keith/U.S. Navy)
An EA-6B Prowler attached to the ''Garudas'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 134, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 25, 2014.
An EA-6B Prowler attached to the ''Garudas'' of Electronic Attack Squadron 134, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 25, 2014. (Joshua Card/U.S. Navy)

The Navy EA-6B Prowler has made its final flight.

The aircraft was retired last week after 45 years of service.

Stars and Stripes looks back at some of the work performed by the Navy and Marine Corps’ primary electronic warfare aircraft, performing electronic surveillance and jamming enemy radar and communications.

The aircraft made its first flight May 25, 1968, went operational in July 1971.

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