Saluting and honoring the brave men and woman who make up the United States Armed Forces
An F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101), its afterburners lit and landing gear retracting, gains altitude after takeoff. VF-101 provides F-14 readiness training for Atlantic fleet units. Photographed by PH2 Bruce Trombecky, 1 August 1989. DOD Still Media Photograph: DN-ST-89-11157.
CVW-1’s F-14A Tomcats and CVW-13’s F/A-18 Hornets provided fighter support for the operations.