Wednesday, February 29, 2012

F/A-18 practing in region

PENSACOLA, Fla. - F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing Seven are temporarily calling Naval Air Station Pensacola home while repairs are made to a landing field at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. The Hornets will do field carrier landing practice at the Navy's Outlying Field Choctaw in nearby Santa Rosa County through March 10. Several carrier air wings are expected to use NAS Pensacola until repairs to Navy Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress are finished later this year. The initial group is from Fighter/Attack Squadrons 143, 103, 83 and 131. (Sources: WEAR-TV, Pensacola News Journal, WKRG-TV, Navarre Press, various dates, including 02/29/12)