Friday, March 10, 2006

US Navy Retires their F-14 'Tomcats"

(F-14 picture compliments of Wikipedia)

Friday, March 10, 2006, Associated Press (AP)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — An era is over. The last two squadrons of the sleek, Cold War fighter jet returned home from their final deployment on Friday aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. All 22 Tomcats of fighter squadrons VF-213 and VF-31 arrived in style, flying together in a wedge formation over Oceana Naval Air Station as hundreds of sailors and their family and friends cheered. The F-14s are being replaced by the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet…the aircraft leading the United States Navy into the 21st Century.

For the rest of the article: Tomcats retire

(F-18 picture compliments of the United States Navy)

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