Planes and Choppers
Grumman F-14D Tomcat 164342
In December 2004, Strike Fighter Squadron VF-31 transferred to Carrier Air Wing Eight, attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). In September 2005, the Tomcatters became the final Tomcat deployment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to the Arabian Gulf. During their six month deployment, VF-31 continued to rule the skies over Iraq, achieving a 100% target acquisition and destruction rate employing over 4,000 pounds of ordnance, and leading the way for Carrier Air Wing Eight. Photographed here at NAS Oceana, Virginia, 164342 was on its last appearance in public.
Picture added on 07 January 2008