Tonyosborne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 62 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2913 times:
VF-31 and VF-213 returned on March, hence priority screening for Tomcat shots to mark the occasion...A very sad day, delighted I was on the ship in December to see them for both the first and last time...
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7454 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
I was just going ot start a thread about this. We awoke this morning to hear on local news that hte F14 had its last mission yesterday? It was a highlighted affair here on Long Island, the F-14;s birthplace
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By early 2006 only 22 F-14 Tomcats remained in service, aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. These last two F-14 squadrons returned from theis last deployment on 10 March 2006. VF-213 Blacklions transition to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in April 2006, and the VF-31 Tomcatters give up their Tomcats in September 2006.
Last combat mission was Feb 9th, last deployment was this month, and last and final flight will occur in September. Hope that clears everything up.
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