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Fall 2003 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Fall 2003 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Cover: Two F-14 Tomcats along with two F/A-18 Hornets overfly USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in a diamond formation at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony at NavSta Norfolk, Va., on 12 Jul '03.
photo by PH2 Charles A. Edwards Jr., USN, via CHINFO

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VOLUME 31 NUMBER 3 FALL 2003 ©2003, all rights reserved ISSN: 0736-9220
EDITOR
CAPT StevIngeillikin, 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
Ted Carlson
Rick Llinares
Jose M. Ramos
CDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR
Printing by Neyenesch Printers
San Diego, Calif.
THE HOOK, Fall 2003

Table of Contents

BRIEF

  • Reflections on Iraqi Freedom
    RADM David C. Nichols Jr., USN
    Commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
  • From the President: The Health of Your Tailhook Association
    CAPT D. A. "Roy" Rogers, USN
  • Where are the Carriers?
  • Executive Director's Report
    CAPT J.R. Davis, USN(Ret)

TAILHOOK EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

FROM THE CATWALK

  • From the Catwalk
    conducted by CAPT Hook
  • The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome: Wheels
    CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret), artwork by Carl Snow
  • Where Are They Now? Walter Ohlrich
    CDR R.R. "Boom" Powell, USN(Ret)
  • Clear the Pattern!
    RADM Paul T. Gillcrist, USN(Ret)
  • Family Reunion
  • Combat Memories From the Korean War
    LCOL Don Tooker, USMC(Ret)

LAUNCH

  • Like Hitting a Sitting Duck
    Robert J. Cressman and James C. Sawruk with Minoru Kamada and Matsami Jinno
  • 2003 Marine Corps Aviation Awards
  • Where Do We Get Those People?
    Recruiting the Modern Naval Aviator

    Vivienne Heines, photos by Jim Rostohar

AT MARSHAL

  • Command Changes
  • Air Wing and Squadron Reports
  • Constellation (CV-64) Decommissioning
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Commissioning

RECOVERY

  • Washington Report: Navy to Step Up Efforts in Fleet Readiness, Joint Training
    Sandra I. Erwin

IN REVIEW

RESPOT

  • Tailhook '03: I Love Reno in the Fall
    Barrett Tillman and Rick Morgan
  • Naval Aviators Experience Success In Iraq
    Sandra I. Erwin

WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS

IBC PATCH PAGE

  • USS Constellation (CVA/CV-64) Remembered

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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