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VF-14 TOPHATTERS - USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) Desert Storm 1990-1991

 

On 10 August 1990, eight days after the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, the squadron was ordered to emergency deploy to the Red Sea aboard John F. Kennedy to take part in Operation Desert Shield. During the months leading up to the war, the squadron assisted in enforcing the Iraqi embargo flying combat air patrol (CAP) and standing alert duty continuously. On the morning of 17 January 1991, the squadron once again flew into combat when they joined United Nations forces in the air assault on Iraq. VF-14 and VF-32 flew CAP and fighter escort missions for CVW-3 strike and support aircraft throughout Desert Storm operating in Western and Central Iraq initially and then conducting long range barrier CAP missions in eastern Iraq near the Iranian border with other Tomcat squadrons from the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf that lasted an unprecedented 7–8 hours. After combat operations ended, John F. Kennedy remained briefly in the Red Sea stopping off the coast of Egypt for a port call before returning to NAS Oceana after eight months at sea.

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VF-114 AARDVARKS TOPGUN 1987

 

1987 was devoted to training which included deployments to NAF El Centro, California and NAS Fallon, Nevada. VF-114 again won the "Mutha" trophy and also the Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet Battle “E” battle efficiency award as the top F-14 squadron in the Pacific Fleet.

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Hi All,

 

A fine 1958 model VF-152 patch used the squadron flew the Banshee. The last of it's kind. Going forward and following their 1958 USS Bennington (CVA-20) WestPac deployment they transitioning to the AD Skyraider.

 

 

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Cheers, Dave

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Ill add a couple of mine... Heres a Jolly Roger and a French Navy (Rafale) and US Navy (Hornet F-18) training patch

 

Last year the French Navy pilots were training with their US counterparts at NAS Oceana.

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FLECOMPRON TWO (VC-2) Blue Falcons - Fleet Composite Squadron Two

 

Heritage from A-4 Skyhawk Association http://a4skyhawk.info/article-unit/vc2
Before 1952 Utility Squadron FOUR (VU-4) Detachment Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
January 18, 1952, VU-4 Detachment Quonset Point, Rhode Island re-designated Utility Squadron TWO (VU-2).
July 1, 1965, VU-2 was re-designated Navy Fleet Support Squadron TWO (VC-2).
September 30, 1980, Navy Fleet Support Squadron TWO, Blue Falcons, were disestablished.
The patch was designed in early 1965 in a Squadron contest. Big deal prize was 30 days of no SDO duty.
LT. Stephen E. Marshall (Steve) in VC-2 1963-1966

 

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