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Passing of Adm. Ronald J. Hays, USN (Ret.)

By: Samuel J. Cox Rear Adm., USN (retired) Director of Naval History, Curator for the Navy Director, Naval History and Heritage Command It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Admiral Ronald Jackson “Ron” Hays, U.S. Navy (Retired) on January 10, 2021 at age 92. Ron …

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Passing of Rear Adm. Allen E. Hill, USN (Ret.)

By: Samuel J. Cox Rear Adm., USN (retired) Director of Naval History, Curator for the Navy Director, Naval History and Heritage Command It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Allen Edward “Boot” Hill, U.S. Navy (Retired) on December 18, 2020 at age 92.  …

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On the 50th Anniversary of First Flight, 14 Important Moments in the Life of the Tomcat

From Naval History and Heritage Command and National Naval Aviation Museum An air-to-air right side view of two Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124) F-14 Tomcat aircraft. Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a fleet defense fighter that could engage high-altitude bombers …

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