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The U.S. Navy’s Flying, Fighting “Felines”

Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. (Jul. 17, 1996) - An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) prepares to make a bombing run at Twenty Nine Palms Marine Corps Station. The aircraft is on a routine training mission and is loaded with four MK-82 500-pound bombs. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Mahlon K. Miller/Released)

We thought this International Cat Day is the “purrfect” opportunity to highlight some of our flying, fighting “felines” in naval aviation’s history. Check out these photos and facts from Navy.mil, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, and the National Naval Aviation Museum. Is there anything that you would add to our …

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ONR Reserve Component: At the Ready

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By Capt. Keith Krapels Office of Naval Research Reserve Component Among many Navy milestones in 2015, it was the Navy Reserve Centennial. Throughout the 70-year history of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Reserve Component (ONR-RC) has played an integral role in the application of advanced technology, and provided …

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Why I Serve: The Greyhawks of VAW-120 Edition

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Farzana Khan, from Dhaka Bangladesh, stationed with the Greyhawks of VAW-120 shares the reason why she serves in the U.S. Navy.

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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#Warfighting —The Electronic Attack Squadron

The following blog was written by Cmdr. Sean P. Higgins, commanding officer of the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140. Using their aviation warfare skills, my Sailors support the Navy’s overall Warfighting mission by providing Airborne Electronic Attack in support of the carrier strike group’s missions of power projection and …

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