Factual error: "BOB" is wearing the patch for VFA-51, the "Screaming Eagles." This squadron was disestablished in 1995, roughly 24-25 years before the movie takes place. Also, it was disestablished as "VF-51", which flew Tomcats as a pure Fighter Squadron. Being a young LT, it's not likely he was ever assigned to this squadron, and in general Naval Aviators will wear their current squadron's patch on their flight suit.
Factual error: Fanboy's squadron patch is for VFA-143, the "World Famous Pukin' Dogs." However, this is an "Echo" squadron, flying the single seat F/A-18E model. Being a WSO, at his apparent age/rank, he is probably not pilot-rated and therefore could not have been assigned to that squadron. Unlike "Bob", he isn't wearing glasses, so he could not have been previously disqualified and even so, he would be wearing his current squadron's badge.
14th Jul 2022
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