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

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

Cover: A CVW-1 LSO casts a watchful eye as a VAW-123 Screwtops E-2C Hawkeye traps on board USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after a 23 Jan '02 Operation Enduring Freedom mission. photo by PHC Dennis D. Taylor, USN, via CHINFO

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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 DouBuhlmannied, USN(Ret)
Mike Weeks
CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret)
CONTRIBUTING
PHOTOGRAPHERS
CDR Ian Anderson, USN
Ted Carlson
Rick LlinCommandM. Ramos
CDR Chris Buh[mann, USNR
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Table of Contents

5 The Next Generation Naval Air Reserve Force
RADM John P. McLaughlin, USNR
Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command

7 From the Chairman: Tailhook Association At Your Service RADM Fred Lewis, USN(Ret)

10 I'll Take the Boat
LT Matthew B. Ross, USN

11 From the Executive Director: What a Great TaicOnductednion! CAPHOOkR. Davis, USN(Ret)

12 Justice at Last: Bob Stumpf Approved for Promotion to Captain
Vivienne Heines

14 FROM THE CATWALK,
14 From the Catwalk
conducted by CAPT Hook

16 Where are the Carriers?

17 The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome: Sounds Like a Personal Problem
CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret), artwork by Carl Snow

20 The Norwegian Lady
RADM Paul T. Gillcrist, USN(Ret)

22 LAUNCH

22 Medal of Honor Tailhookers
Barrett Tillman

28 VF-661's 1968 Recall: Impossible! I'd Be GiampaOlO AgOstinelliM Lemuel 0. "Buz" Warfield, USNR(Ret)

32 Command Changes

33 Air Wing and Squadron Reports

36 Carrier Air Wing Three on the Fly Giampaolo Agostinelli

57 A Day With the Sharpshooters LCOL Don Tooker, USMC(Ret)

58 IN REVIEW

61 RESPOT

61 Tailhook '02 Report: They Came to Reno
Barrett Tillman and Rick Morgan

68 Naval Aviation in OEF: Human Skills Surpass High Tech Weaponry
Sandra I. Erwin

71 WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS

71 What Is It?
Steve Millikin and Hal Andrews

IBC PATCH PAGE
The Golden Age of Naval Aviation

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