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logoDear Tomcat Flyers, Fixers, and Fans

The F-14 Tomcat Association is alive and well!  Due to a series of challenges, we haven’t been in touch in a while, but with this newsletter, that will be changing.

We have been transforming our web site, email system, and our membership renewal and tracking system, bringing those up to speed after 11 years under the original software.  I ask for some patience while we work the kinks out, but within the next month you will see all the changes coming to fruition.

I have quite a bit of information to share, so please get comfortable.  In the future, we will be putting out a quarterly email newsletter which will be a bit shorter, but timelier.

Sadly, I need to let everyone know that our Association’s founding father and longtime Secretary, Art Martin passed away this summer. We were so blessed to have Art’s vision, energy and drive behind everything the F-14 Association did since its founding in 2003.  Words can’t begin to describe the loss we feel, but here is the announcement from his family:

Read more: Presidents Message - October 2014

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by David "Bio" Baranek

stories-03-01From the time we began flying Tomcats in 1975, the Fighting Checkmates painted our aircraft tails with checkerboard rudders, horizontal stripes at top