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Remembering the last glory days of VF-84 Jolly Rogers
"I knew about VF-84 Jolly Rogers from the movies and building models as a kid. It's a great public relations and recruiting tool. Somebody should always 'fly the bones'!," Lt. Paul Ratkovich, former VF-84 Jolly Rogers F-14 pilot The following article titled The Last of the Jolly Rogers and written by LCdr. Bob Frantz appeared in September-October 1995 issue of...
VF-84 Jolly Rogers last hurrah: filming Executive Decision movie
"It was the perfect opportunity to give VF-84 one last moment in the spotlight. Overall, the experience was very positive. I hope this movie will help people remember the Jolly Rogers," VF-84 F-14 pilot Lieutenant Eric Mitchell The following article titled John C. Stennis and VF-84 Go Hollywood and written by Ltjg. Lisa Brackenbury appeared in July-August 1996 issue of...
Last Time Baby! Cool video features VF-103 Jolly Rogers last deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat
VF-103 Jolly Rogers made it’s last deployment flying the F-14B Tomcat in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and the squadron transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet in February of 2005 Called “VF-103 Jolly Rogers Combat Cruise 2004,” the following cool video features the squadron last deployment flying the iconic F-14 Tomcat. As we...
Remembering Jim Huston, the Naval Flight Officer who filmed the aerial sequences of "The Final Countdown" cult movie
While in the Jolly Rogers, Jim Huston participated in making the movie “The Final Countdown,” filming several scenes with a camera in the back seat of the F-14 Jim Huston, one the F-14 Tomcat Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) from VF-84 Jolly Rogers who participated in making the cult movie "The Final Countdown," passed away at the age of 62 on Apr....

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