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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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Operation Enduring Freedom 15 Years Later

    By Dr. Greg Bereiter, Naval History and Heritage Command Historian On Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers took control of four American airliners and perpetrated the worst attack on U.S. soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring thousands more. U.S. intelligence …

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Honoring Those Lost: Taking the Fight to the Enemy

Starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS: (Flight I) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS COLE (DDG 67), underway in the Atlantic Ocean, encountering rough sea conditions.

By Sam Cox, Director, Naval History and Heritage Command, Rear Admiral (Retired) Editor’s note: While currently Navy’s curator, at the time of attack on USS Cole, Retired Admiral Sam Cox was the U.S. 5th Fleet Intelligence Officer. He was a principal advisor to the commander on intelligence matters and remained in the position …

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