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Grumman F-14B Tomcat
 
 In its new home
 In its new home
 
 
 
LT Brian "Beke" Hodges  and the RIO was LT Ashley "Ciao" Augostini
 
                                               
               
                                                                            
 
Background:
The F-14B located at MAPS Air Museum started out life as the 540th F-14A built by Grumman Aircraft Corporation (GAC) at their Bethpage, NY plant.  It was accepted by the US Navy at the GAC Calverton, Long Island, NY facility on 1 July 1986.   Returned to the  Grumman facility in St. Augustine, FL on January 11, 1995, it underwent upgrades to become a F-14B (KM) before being returned to the US Navy on 21 December 1995.  

Following it's upgrade to F-14B status, our aircraft, BuNo 162694 served with the following NAS Oceana squadrons: VF-103 (to 7 August 1996), VF-102 (to 30 March 1999), VF-101 (to 27 March 2002) and finally, VF-32 (to 15 June 2005).

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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