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100 Years Of Naval Reserve

The U.S, Navy Reserve turned 100 years old on March 3, 2015. Today, at Naval Air Station North Island, a ceremony was held with various speakers and honorees, including the Chief of Navy Reserve,...

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F-111 Aardvark in Europe

During the Cold War, the United States based the EF-111A/F-111E & F-111F with the 20th & 48th TFW in the United Kingdom. While the 20th TFW received the F-111E and later the EF-111A Raven,...

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Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Three

PART 3: Critical Decisions and Events of the Mid-1980s. I was an F-14 RIO who joined my first Fleet fighter squadron in 1981. In 1982 I attended the Topgun class as a student (by then it was five weeks), and in 1984 I was selected to return as an instructor. The following events and decisions occurred during my time as an instructor and contributed to Topgun’s evolution and continued validity.

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Meet the C.O.

This is the first in a series, where we informally sit down and speak with the Commanding Officer of various military units. Simply called the C.O. he/she is responsible for everything, and I do...

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HMLAT 303 – Training the Future of Light Attack

Before HMLAT-303 was established in April 1982, Marine Corps helicopter pilots received advanced aircraft training at their fleet squadron after completing basic flight training. Overtime, the Marine Corps realized that this method of training...

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