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Spring 2002 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Spring 2002 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association


Can A USS Kitty Hawk (CV•63) V-2 Division greenshirt signals "all system go" as he quickly clears away from a VS.21 541 Viking prior to a catapult launch for an Operation Enduring Freedom mission on 16 Nov '01.

USN photo by PHAN Ronald Gutridge, USN, via CHINFO

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
Hal Andrews
Margaret Bone
CDR Doug Siegfried, USN(Ret)
Mike Weeks
CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret)

CONTRIBUTING
PHOTOGRAPHERS
LCDR Ian Anderson, USN
Ted Carlson
Josh M. Ramos
CDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR

Printing by Neyencsch Printers
San Diego, Calif.

Air Plan

VOLUME 30 NUMBER 1 SPRING 2002 ©2002, all rights reserved ISSN: 0736-9220

Table of Contents

3 BRIEF

3 Responding to a Changing World VADM T.M. "Mike" Bucchi, USN

6 Naval Aviation On Top in Afghanistan
VADM John B. Nathman, USN

11 The Carrier Response
RADM Isaac E. Richardson III, USN

12 From the Membership: "I Wish I'd Joined Earlier"
CDR Matthew J. Faletti, USN

13 From the Executive Director: Tailhook 2002
CAPT J.R. Davis, USN(Ret)

14 TAILHOOK EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

14 From the President: I Relieve You, Sir
VADM Mike "Shooter" Bowman, USN(Ret)

17 FROM THE CATWALK

17 From the Catwalk
conducted by CAPT Hook

19 A Sidewinder Adrift
RADM Paul T. Gillcrist, USN(Ret)

21 The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome: Alfa-20-Romeo
CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR( Ret), artworkWOOdul,l Snow

23 LAUNCH

23 A History of VAW-13/VAQ-130, Part I: Dragon in the Sky
LCDR Rick Morgan, USN(Ret)

35 The Great Smoking Thunderhog: McDonnell's

F-4 Phantom II, Combat and Conversions
Bob Lawson

41 AT MARSHAL

41BObmLawsOnhanges

41 Air Wing and Squadron Reports

58 Tomcat Treasury

61 RECOVERY

61 Commentary: Potomac Currents
Michael Dennis

62 Navy Receives Knighthawk Helicopter
LTJG Anne E. Cossit, USN

64 Navy InitiatCOssit,lian Flight Training Program
Vivienne Heines

65 IN REVIEW

67 RESPOT

67 The Way It Was: NAS Ellyson Field
CDR Doug Siegfried, USN(Ret)

69DOug Class of Enlisted Combat Aircrewmen Honored
CAPT Ray Schultz, CHC, USNR(Ret)

71 WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS
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