Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137), also known as the "Kestrels", are a US Navy F-18 strike fighter squadron stationed at NAS Lemoore, California. Their radio callsign is "Falcon". Strike Fighter Squadron 137 was established on July 2, 1985. The mission tasking for the "Kestrels" within CVW-6 is varied, and flexible. The "Kestrels" will be required to be masters of all air combat disciplines. The "Kestrels" operate the F/A-18C airframe.