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

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

Cover: Twilight for the Sea Control Community. With the retirement of the S-3, beginning in April 2004 with the deactivation of VS-29 and VS-38, the Navy's VS squadrons will be a thing of the past by 2009. Here, a VS-29 S-3B banks away into the sunset loaded out with a refueling pod and an AGM-65 Maverick missile while on a Dec '02 flight from NAS Fallon.
photo by CDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR

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
Ted Carlson
Rick Llinares
Jose M. Ramos
CDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR
Printing by Neyenesch Printers
San Diego, Calif.
THE HOOK, Winter 2003
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VOLUME 31 NUMBER 4 WINTER 2003 ©2003, all rights reserved ISSN: 0736-9220

Table of Contents

BRIEF

  • Naval Aviation Key to Iraqi Freedom Victory
    VADM Timothy J. Keating, USN
    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command
    Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet
  • Where are the Carriers?
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: The Payoff
    RADM Mark Fitzgerald, USN
    Director, Air Warfare (N78)
  • U.S. Navy Tactical and Tactical Support Squadrons
    LCDR Rick Burgess, USN(Ret)
  • Naval Aviation: The Best Never Rest
    CAPT Don Quinn, USN
    Navy Personnel Command (Pers 43)
  • 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: Jolly, Jolly Good!
    CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret), artwork by Carl Snow
  • Where Are They Now? Mugs McKeown
    Barrett Tillman

LAUNCH

  • Flying the Vigilante
    CDR R.R. "Boom" Powell, USN(Ret)
  • Tailhook Aircraft From Mr. Grumman's Iron Works: Part Four 1953-1959
    Bob Lawson

AT MARSHAL

  • Command Changes
  • Air Wing and Squadron Reports

RECOVERY

  • Washington Report: Military Planners Examine Future of Naval Warfare
    Sandra I. Erwin
  • Navy Sets Transition Plan for New Helicopters
    LCDR Richard R. Burgess, USN(Ret)
  • Sundown for the War Hoover
    CDR Chris Buhlmann, USNR

IN REVIEW

RESPOT

  • USS Midway Museum Grand Opening Nears

WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS

  • What Is It?
    Steve Millikin and Hal Andrews
  • Hook Index, 2003

IBC PATCH PAGE

  • RA-5C Vigilante Squadrons and Home Stations

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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