Tomcats Forever, Indeed


I was lucky enough to spend a large portion of my adult (if you can call it that) life in the rear cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat. As the DT audience knows, the Tomcat was retired once and for all last fall. Eleven former F-14 squadrons are now Super Hornet squadrons (8 F/A-18F squadrons and 3 F/A-18E squadrons).

Of all the "homemade" Tomcat retrospectives I've seen, I consider this one the best. It really captures the essence of life in a carrier-based fighter squadron: Great shipmates, hot wives, strong families, and one hell of a kick-ass airplane.

Tomcats forever . . .

-- Ward

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