Mission: To Preserve the History of the Greatest Fighter Jet the United States Navy Has Ever Flown.

A VF-1 Wolfpack reunion will be held 27-30 March 2014 in San Diego, CA. If you would like information on the event please contact Ed "Bull" Holstein (1985-1988) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for photo.

4-7 September 2014, Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks (Reno), Nev. Click for details. In addition to having a booth again this year, the F-14 Association will be hosting a hospitality room and we will have our annual General Membership Meeting and Breakfast. If you are interested in helping man the booth let us know.Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you at Hook '14.

5-8 September, Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks (Reno), Nev. Click for details. The Association will be having booth again this year. Be sure to stop by and check it out. If you are interested in helping man the booth let us know. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you at Hook '13

The Grim Reapers are coming back as an F-35C squadron. Grim Reaper Re-Activation, 26 APR 2012 (small); Stand-Up and Re-designation Ceremony, 27 APR 2012 at Eglin AFB, FL. Info CDR Mike "Rock" Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

July 21, 2012

The World Famous VF-211 Fighting Checkmates cordially invite all former officer and enlisted Checkmates who served with VF-211 during its Tomcat era to the 2012 Reunion to be held at MCAS Miramar on July 21, 2012. If you are a former Checkmate and are interested in attending or just want more information on the event, please email Aaron Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6-9 September, Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks (Reno), Nev. Click for details. The Association will be having a mini-reunion and General Membership meeting. We have been assigned the Southern Pacific B Hospitality Room for a admin/ready room and a bubba breakfast. Now looking for volunteers to help man the Association booth and Hospitality room, or help organize the admin or bubba breaskfast. If you are interested in helping out let us know. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check at the Association booth for the latest details and schedule. See you at Hook '12.

11-15 September, Holiday Inn South Baton Rouge, LA. The highlight of this reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, MS for a tour of the LHA6 America. Contact Harry Rodriquez at 845-661-1284, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on attending. Additional details at www.ussamerica.org.

21-25 September Virginia Beach, VA

This year's reunion was held in conjunction with the NAS Oceana Airshow and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. A great time was had by all in spite of the unfavorable weather at the air-show. Click here for photos. Planning is underway for the next reunion. Front runner for the location is San Diego.

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2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation. Events to be held throughout the year are in the planning stages. Click here to visit the official Centennial site to keep up with the latest details and for downloadable Centennial Newsletters.

July of 2010 marks the squadron’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated over 3 days in June. Fleet aircraft are welcomed to fly-in beginning June 21st. Official events begin on June 23rd and include a kickoff social at the NAS Pensacola O’Club, golf tournament, symposium at the Naval Aviation Museum, VT-10 alumni Dinning Out as well as an NFO winging at the museum on June 25th. Other events available will include tours, fishing, and discounts from local establishments. Click here for the full schedule of events and details online from the VT-10 homepage or visit the “VT-10 Wildcats” Facebook page.

Join us at the NAS Oceana Airshow 17-19 September, Virginia Beach, VA. We've made some special arrangements for our membership attending the show and we will be having a social and dinner at the Blue Turtle/GF Keegan’s, 1550 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach on Saturday evening. See the Members Only Area for complete details.

The F-14D(R) at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum BUNO 159610 is naked. The Curator of Modern Military Aircraft, Mr. Dik Daso (Google his name) has requested Navy assistance in dressing it out. The Smithsonian has acquired dummy missiles and bombs to hang from the aircraft. We are working on obtaining some of the maintenance pubs from NATEC. What we need is a team leader with F-14 weapons hardware expertise to volunteer to coordinate a LAU-93 replacement and weapons load out. Hopefully there is such a qualified individual within commuting distance to the NASM facility at Dulles Airport (Sterling, VA) willing to undertake this effort. They also are trying to dress out their A-6E, so any A-6 experience is an added bonus. The individual will net free parking (usually $15.00) and a guided tour of the facility at a minimum. (Posted 5/23/09)

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Random Tales

by Capt. Dale "Snort" Snodgrass
This article was first published by SimHQ.Com in August 2000. With kind permission of the author.

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