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Spring 2000 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Spring 2000 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 1 SPRING 2000

© 2000, all rights reserved

ISSN: 0736-9220

On The Cover

Section of TraWing One T-45C Goshawks display the aircraft's vertical capability over the Mississippi countryside near NAS Meridian. Photo by Boeing, C22-602-16

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
    • Naval Time Critical Strike: The Way Ahead
      VADM Dennis V. McGinn, USN, Commander, Third Fleet
    • From the Chairman: The View From Here
      RADM Thomas F. Brown III, USN(Ret)
    • From the Executive Director: The New Year Takes Shape
      CAPT J.R. Davis, USN(Ret)
    • Naval Aviation In Color — The Mighty Spad Douglas Skyraider
      photo essay by Robert L. Lawson
  • FROM THE CATWALK
    • From the Catwalk
      conducted by CAPT Hook
    • The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome: First Blood
      CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret), artwork by Carl Snow
  • LAUNCH
    • Shortening the Training Pipeline
      Vivienne Heines
    • Where are the Carriers?
    • Courtesy of VMFA(AW)-332: Kodak Moments in Kosovo
      Margaret Bone
    • U.S. Navy Non-Tactical Units
      LCDR Rick Burgess, USN(Ret)
  • AT MARSHAL
    • Command Changes
    • Air Wing and Squadron Reports
  • RECOVERY
    • Commentary: Potomac Currents
      Michael Dennis
    • The Last Crusader
      Bruce R. Boland
  • IN REVIEW
  • RESPOT
    • Trader Jon, Naval Aviation Legend, Dies at Age 84
    • Blue Angels 2000 Performance Schedule
  • PATCH PAGE
    • Oldies But Goodies
  • WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS
    • What is It?
      Steve Millikin and Hal Andrews

Executive Staff Members

  • EDITOR : CAPT Steve Millikin, USN(Ret)
  • MANAGING EDITOR : CDR Jan C. Jacobs, USNR(Ret)
  • ASSOCIATE EDITORS
    • CAPT Wynn F Foster, USN(Ret)
    • Barrett Tillman
    • Carmelle Carter
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
    • Steven P. Albright
    • Hal Andrews
    • Margaret Bone
    • CDR Doug Siegfried, USN(Ret)
    • Mike Weeks
    • CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret)
  • CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
    • Ted Carlson
    • Rick Llinares
    • Jose M. Ramos
    • LCDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR

Printing by Neyenesch Printers, San Diego, Calif.

Articles and news items are welcomed. Submit material for The Hook to: Editorial Offices, The Hook, 9696 Businesspark Ave., San Diego, CA 92131-1643. (858) 689-9227 or (800) 322-HOOK, Fax (858) 578-8839,

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