Commander Anthony P. Masslofsky graduated from the Pennsylvania
State University in 1993, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.
After spending a year "stashed" in Virginia Beach with VF-142 and VF-101, he reported to
Pensacola for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination in August of 1994. Upon completion,
Commander Masslofsky attended pilot training in Corpus Christi, Texas, Meridian,
Mississippi, and finally received his Wings of Gold at NAS Kingsville, Texas in
September of 1996. He reported to the "Vikings" of VAQ-129 at NAS Whidbey Island,
Washington for initial EA-6B Prowler training.
Commander Masslofsky's first assignment was with the "Phoenix" of VAQ-128.
He made two deployments in support of Operation Southern Watch to Prince Sultan
Air Base, during which he participated in Operation Desert Fox. Commander Masslofsky
then reported to the "Zappers" of VAQ-130 aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
In 2002, Commander Masslofsky attended the Naval Aviation Safety School in Monterey,
California, after which he reported to the "Vampires" of VX-9. After a year as the
Safety Officer, he became an Operational Test Director in the Electronic Warfare branch.
In January of 2005, Commander Masslofsky checked into the "Cougars" of VAQ-139,
where he served as the Safety Officer, Administration Officer, Maintenance Officer,
and Operations Officer. While there, he made deployments to the Persian Gulf and
Western Pacific aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Following initial training in the A-10 Warthog, Commander Masslofsky then reported
to the "Bulldogs" of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
While there he served as Assistant Director of Operations, Assistant Safety Officer
and Commanding Officer.
In August of 2011, Commander Masslofsky returned to VX-9 to serve as the Executive
Officer. Additionally, he earned his Masters in Aviation Science from Embry-Riddle
University while with the Air Force.
Commander Masslofsky's decorations include the Air Medal with Strike/Flight device,
the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous other unit and campaign awards.
Commander Masslofsky has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours and 275 carrier arrested
landings. Much to the disappointment of Texas men everywhere, he is married to the
former Wendy Hill from Houston, Texas, and the proud father of Baylee, Coriana, and