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Posted: 9/29/2005 7:08:22 AM EDT


FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE – The USS Theodore Roosevelt passes under the Friendship Bridge during transit through the Suez Canal, Sept. 27, 2005. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier is underway on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael D. Cole
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:09:11 AM EDT
Very nice!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:10:24 AM EDT
That's cool.

I've been on the The USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:14:35 AM EDT
Set as backgroud.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:24:55 AM EDT
They all got their tinfoil hats on!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:27:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Set as backgroud.

Thanks



+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:31:09 AM EDT
OK, I'll take the heat. What's the deal with the red tail on the one aircraft?? Fire away.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:33:10 AM EDT
Last F14 Deployment?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:35:10 AM EDT
Thanks for the pic. Huge file.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:35:50 AM EDT
That's exactly what Teddy meant when he said "Walk softly and carry a big stick". That is the big stick.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:44:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
OK, I'll take the heat. What's the deal with the red tail on the one aircraft?? Fire away.



probably a squadron or squadron lead thing. right jmzd4?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:54:28 AM EDT
Why would they make their leader so easily identified??
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:57:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
OK, I'll take the heat. What's the deal with the red tail on the one aircraft?? Fire away.



Student driver
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:03:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Why would they make their leader so easily identified??

Tradition.
And because the plan is to never let them get within visual range.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:06:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By phatmax:
Last F14 Deployment?



But even the S-3 and the F/A-18 are taped up?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:09:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Why would they make their leader so easily identified??



VF-31 Tomcatters

I suspect it is just a throwback to the old hayday of the F-14 in honor of its final cruise.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:10:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By phatmax:
Last F14 Deployment?


But even the S-3 and the F/A-18 are taped up?

Most likely corrosion protection since they arent running flight ops.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:12:51 AM EDT
Everything F-14 for the believers...

M.A.T.S. Tomcats


Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:23:28 AM EDT
Wohooo. Tomcats!!

What a plane. I watched one do a high performance takeoff at Dodge in 83. Amazing how quickly something going mostly straight up can disappear. Damn shame their retiring.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:30:12 AM EDT
That is a great shot! Are you sure it's the Suez? Looks like that bridge in Boston.

Maybe we're invading Massachusetts.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:59:01 AM EDT
Awesome!
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