Additionally, the team accomplished the first long-range transit of the Fire Scout by an operational squadron, executing a "control-station hand off" while transiting between NALF San Clemente Island and Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu.
Personnel from HSC-23 began operations from NALF San Clemente Island May 3.
Assuming the editorship of NALF in its seventh year of publication, Hedrick developed connections with leading publishers of African American literature, including Dudley Randall and his Broadside Press, and she started the journal on its way to becoming more scholarly by printing longer, more developed literary analyses than the ones that tended to appear under Bayliss's editorship.
Only two themed issues appeared in the journal's 10 NALF years, whereas 12 appeared in the first decade of BALF.
I departed NAS Oceana (NTU) for NALF
Fentress on a beautiful VFR afternoon in late September.
Formed a few months earlier from VU-3K at NALF
Ream Field, Calif., Guided Missile Unit (GMU) 90 aboard Boxer conducted the attacks with SIX F6F-5K drones loaded with 1,000-pound bombs and controlled by AD-2Q Skyraiders.
We launched from NS Norfolk and headed to NALF
Fentress, enjoying clear skies and nice weather en route.
I later would learn the reason for having five Rhinos in the FCLP pattern on Oceana's runway 32L was because the winds were out of limits for normal FCLP operations at NALF
Fentress, our nearby auxiliary field, which has a single 8,000-foot runway, oriented 5 and 23.
We had a clear, sunny day in Virginia, and we were flying FCLPs at NALF
Fentress--getting ready to hit the boat for work-ups.
We had seen numerous close encounters with birds that day, a common occurrence at NALF
The weather wasn't bad--a broken layer at 1,800 feet--so we needed only a little help from Oceana approach to get into NALF
As we approached NALF
Orange Grove, I felt a little doubt gnawing at my soul.