Roseville/Bulletin People: August 13, 2017

Collin Goldsmith

A Shoreview native is serving with a U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron that flies one of the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Collin Goldsmith is an aviation electronics technician with the “Wizards” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, one of 14 Navy electronic attack squadrons based in Whidbey Island, Washington.

As an aviation electronics technician, Goldsmith is responsible for working on flight computers, weapons systems and radar systems.

“With my job, it’s fun to watch the jets fly,” said Goldsmith. “The jets are really cool and it’s a unique job to have.”

Taking off from and landing on Navy aircraft carriers, as well as supporting expeditionary land-based operations around the world, Growler crewmembers engage in electronic warfare, one of the most important components of modern air combat, according to Navy sources.


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