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

Reunion Schedule subject to change *Updated July 21

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 la Jolla Village Dr,  La Jolla, CA  92037
Room Reservations: Hotel Registration Link or call (800) 228-9290
(Ask for Group Reservations – F-14 Tomcat Group)
Hotel reservations and registration cutoff date is September 4, 2018.

Wednesday, 26 September
1500 - 1700 Registration/Check-in  —  Hotel Lobby
1200 - 2300 Ready Room Open — Presidential Suite
1900 - 2100 Official Wednesday Welcome — Ready Room 


Thursday, 27 September
0900 - 1130 & 1700 - 1800 Registration/Check-in, Hotel Lobby
0900 - 1800 Ready Room Open - Presidential Suite (closed during Gunfighter Reception)
1200 - 1630 USS Midway Tour – meet in Hotel lobby at 1130; bus departs at 1200
1800 - 2100 Gunfighter Happy Hour Reception - Soledad Ballroom
2100 - 2300 Ready Room Open - Presidential Suite


Friday, 28 September
0900 - 1000 Registration (Moved to Ready Room, Presidential Suite)
0900 - 2300 Ready Room Open
1000 - 1630


• Lunch and Refreshments provided in Chalet
• All MUST carry a photo i.d.
• Buses load at 0930, depart hotel at 1000. Don’t be late.
• Must be registered and paid in advance to attend
• Wristbands and tickets required to board busses and enter Chalet will be in your registration packet. Chalet admission will only available on the bus.

1830 - 2200 F-14 Association Banquet  w/ Guest Speaker RADM Fred Lewis, USN (Ret.)


Saturday, 29 September
0730 - 0800 Registration (Moved to Ready Room, Presidential Suite)
0800 - 0900 F-14 Breakfast – Free to Reunion attendees
0900 – 1100


• Fighting against the Tomcat – the Adversary Pilot view led by Jim “Guido” DiMatteo
• Testing the Tomcat – Developmental and Operational Test stories

1100 – 1145

General Business Meeting

• What’s the future goals of the Association
• When and where for the next Reunion

0900 - 1700,
2100 - 2300
Ready Room Open (closed during Crusader Ball 1800-2200)
1230 - 1630

San Diego Air & Space Museum Visit, Balboa Park

• Self-transportation or arrange car pools
• Meet in front of the Air & Space Museum at 1230


LACB30 Banquet. Dinner, Program, Dancing & Photos – La Jolla Grand Ballrooom
1800-1900 Cocktail Reception – Ballroom Foyer

As desired ad hoc Squadron Dinners - Squadrons to schedule on own


Sunday, 30 September
1200 Departures as desired.  Check out is 1200.



NAS Oceana (Virginia Beach, VA) is home to the Tomcat Sunset Monument.   Many F-14 Tomcat Association members have asked about purchasing a commemerative engraved brick.  These bricks are placed at/around the base of the monument (photos of the bricks at the monument site are shown below).  

The bricks are still available!  The order form can be found at the Tidewater ANA chapter web site:


Read more: Tomcat Sunset Monument - Bricks Available!

F-14 Tomcat Nose Gear Brace

We are excited to announce the availablity of nose gear braces for F-14 Tomcats on display.  As time goes by, many display F-14 aircraft are 'in the kneel' due to gradually decreasing pressure in the nose gear strut.   These braces will keep the F-14 nose at its default elevation.

There are two styles of nose gear brace:

1.  The Rockies-Style nose gear brace is provided free of charge to museums with Tomcats on display (we only ask the museums to cover the actual cost of shipping the brace).  





2.  The Grumman-Style nose gear brace is a replica of the nose gear brace originally designed by Grumman.   Our replica Grumman-style brace can be purchased for $200.00 (which includes materials, fabrication, and shipping).   




The F-14 Tomcat Association is proud to provide this assistance to museums who maintain F-14 static displays.   Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to request a nose gear brace.   Please allow some time for the nose gear brace to be fabricated (they are produced 'on-demand').    Tomcats Forever!      

Christian Nentwig recently provided some of his F-14 photos of 160401 on display at Fleet Air Control & Surveillance Facility VACAPES - Virginia Beach, VA





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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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