UPDATE 8 DEC 2020 

First Tomcat Flight Celebration

Join us on MON 21 DEC 2020 at 1600 at the Naval Aviation Monument Park in Virginia Beach for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the First Flight of the Tomcat.  All are welcome – BYOB and BYOC.

Pensacola Dedication Ceremony

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!


Click on the picture below for a live shot of Naval Aviation Monument Park on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, courtesy of the Hampton Roads Squadron Association of Naval Aviation.

Update on the West Coast Monument

Latest NOTAM from RADM ‘Bad Fred’ Lewis:
The Tomcat Monument Association is happy to report that the installation of the Virginia Beach monument is complete.  The Pensacola monument will be installed on 18 November next to the F-14 static display in front of the National Naval Aviation Museum.  The final Tomcat monument destined for San Diego has been slightly re-designed in order to accommodate 20 more donor names per panel.  Fully subscribing all the available donor names will completely fund this final install.  If you live on the West Coast and worry that you’ll never see the fruits of your donation, please consider donating now! Remember that if you donated for the Virginia Beach monument you are included on the Pensacola and San Diego monuments as well!

New Monument Honoring the F-14 Tomcat coming to San Diego


 The current COVID situation forces us to again postpone the Virginia Beach dedication ceremony. We are working with our vendors to find a satisfactory date in mid-May 2021. This decision was not taken lightly but the board feels it is the correct one given the uncertainty of the times. We will update details here when able.

  Click the image below for a video of the installation.







The Tomcat Monument will be funded by donations (made in 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.

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!


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


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

BY MAIL:      If donating by mail, please download the Monument Flyer TomcatMonumentFlyer_Nov2018  insert your desired information (up to 30 characters, including spaces and punctuation) and mail to F-14 Tomcat Monument Association, PO Box 3112 Virginia Beach VA 23454.