New F-14 Tomcat Monument Coming to San Diego

The third and final Tomcat Monument will befittingly placed in San Diego, California, the home of the first F-14 squadron where the Tomcat began her legendary thirty-three service to the United States Navy.  Fundraising continues as the new Board of Directors and other volunteers work on securing construction of the monument in front of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.  The monument will honor the thousands of personnel involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of the Tomcat, and memorializing those F-14 aviators who lost their lives serving our country.

Fully scribing all the available donor names will completely fund this final monument install!  Donor Recognition on the monument is limited to individuals or organizations who meet the following criteria*:

– Served in any capacity in any U.S. Department of the Navy unit or activity which operated the F-14, to include aircrew, maintenance and support personnel;

– Individuals, military or civilian, directly involved in the design, development, building and testing of the F-14.

– Groups or organizations representing those who meet the above criteria.

*The F-14 Tomcat Monument Association Board of Directors shall make all final determinations regarding Donor Recognition.  All other donations are welcome, and will be recognized on our website.

Remember that if you donated for the Virginia Beach monument you are included on the Pensacola and San Diego monuments as well!

History of the Monument

Virginia Beach Dedication

Thanks to all who attended the Dedication Ceremony on 16 SEPT 2021, especially to our guest speaker ADM Chris ‘Lung’ Aquilino whose fantastic remarks were right on point and brought back many fond memories.  It was a beautiful day filled with great friends, old squadron mates and reverent memories of those gone West.

Here’s a link to full video of the ceremony….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRGINIA BEACH INSTALLATION

  Click the image below for a video of the installation.

 

WEBCAM

Click on the picture above for a live shot courtesy of the Hampton Roads Squadron Association of Naval Aviation.

Pensacola Dedication

The Pensacola Monument Dedication at the National Naval Aviation Museum was a great success.

The Monument Board is especially grateful to CAPT Sterling Gilliam, USN (Ret), Museum Director, and Mr. Hill Goodspeed, Historian NNAM, for their support and participation.

 

 

We now focus on the San Diego Monument effort.  Stay tuned!

HOW TO DONATE

The Tomcat Monument is funded by donations (US dollars) online via credit card through PayPal or by mail using the flyer below with a check to the F-14 Tomcat Monument Association. Donor Recognition on the monument is limited to individuals or organizations who meet the following criteria*:

– Served in any capacity in any U.S. Department of the Navy unit or activity which operated the F-14, to include aircrew, maintenance and support personnel;

– Individuals, military or civilian, directly involved in the design, development, building and testing of the F-14.

– Groups or organizations representing those who meet the above criteria.

*The F-14 Tomcat Monument Association Board of Directors shall make all final determinations regarding Donor Recognition.  All other donations are welcome, and will be recognized on our website.

ALL AFTERBURNER, MACH 1 and MACH 2 DONORS WILL HAVE THEIR NAME, CALL SIGN (as appropriate), RANK, and SERVICE INSCRIBED ON THE MONUMENT (up to 30 characters, spaces and punctuation included).

Other donations are welcome!

IMPORTANT DONOR INFORMATION

PAYPAL:       If using PayPal, YOU MUST send an email with your postal address, PHONE NUMBER and inscription information (Name, Call Sign (as appropriate), Rank, and Service to

donate@tomcatmonument.org  

This is so we can ensure your desired inscription information is correct!

If donating by mail, please download the Flyer insert your desired information (up to 30 characters, including spaces and punctuation) and mail to F-14 Tomcat Monument Association, c/o The Tailhook Association, 9696 Business Park Dr. San Diego CA 92131-1643