F-14 Flies Last Combat Mission

22 02 2006

Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) – A chapter in naval aviation history drew to a close Feb. 8 with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission.

My wife and I met in Aircraft Maintenance school in 1994. She was in the Navy and I in the Marines. Since we’ve been together, our “A” School (NAS Millington) and my “C” School (NAS Cecil Field) have been decomissioned. We were both stationed at NAS Miramar (now MCAS Miramar) and she was an F-14 powerplants mechanic there. I was a powerplants mech on F/A-18s. Seems that we’re leaving a path of destruction (or decommisions) in our wake… 😦

Sad to see it go…

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