Home / Tag Archives: aviation

Tag Archives: aviation

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 …

Read More »

The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Must See List

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established National Aviation Day, choosing August 19th as a fitting date since it was the birthday of Orville Wright.  On the occasion of this 78th National Aviation Day, here are some of the most interesting things …

Read More »

Honor the Past – Inspire the Future – LCDR O’Hare Remembered

170217-N-SI684-04 (Feb. 17, 2017) CHICAGO – 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, and Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, present Dr. Butch O’Hare Palmer (nephew of Lt. Cmdr. O’Hare) with City Council resolution that recognizes Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 as Lt. Cmdr. Edward “Butch” O’Hare Day in the city of Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey S. Gray/Released)

Editor’s note: On Friday, February 17th, Vice Admiral Cullom, along with Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, honored the toughness of LCDR Edward O’Hare. 75 years ago, on February 20th, 1942, during the early days of World War II, without supporting aircraft and without hesitation, O’Hare challenged nine enemy bombers headed for …

Read More »

Melding Operational Aviators with Intelligence: Introducing SPEAR

Editor’s Note: The following pieces were written by  U.S. Navy leadership from two very different backgrounds as they share their personal stories on how they were introduced to, and then became champions of, Navy’s SPEAR program. This year, SPEAR marks its 30th anniversary of providing tactically relevant threat assessments to …

Read More »