BuNo. 158618 launching off of CVN-74 (CVW-9) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
8th March 2002
USS JOHN C. STENNIS CVW-9(NG) CVN-74
Grumman F-14A-60-GR Tomcat (Upgraded to Block 130)
VF-211 Checkmates, Modex 104
LT Rob Woods
Ogre McGowen Incident:
Arabian Sea. F-14A overboard on landing, John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Aircraft returned from mission and was conducted an arrested night landing onboard USS Stennis. Upon engagement of the arresting gear, the aircraft's tail hook failed. The aircraft continued off the angle with insufficient flying speed and impacted the water. Both crewmembers ejected and were recovered; only one suffered minor injuries. Aircraft destroyed. 8 Mar. 2002.CVW-9 (NG) CVN-74 John C Stennis
12Nov2001 - departed San Diego
about two months earlier than originally scheduled,
for a part of the anti-terrorist campaign "Operation Enduring Freedom"
30Nov-03Dec2001, Hong Kong
04Dec2001, departed Hong Kong
07Dec-10Dec2001, Changi Naval Base, Singapore14Dec2001-18Apr2002, Northern Arabian Sea, part of Operation Enduring Freedom
28Apr-01May2002, Fremantle, Australia
02May2002, departed Fremantle, Australia
06May-10May2002, anchored Ralphs Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
11May2002, departed Ralphs Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
20May-22May2002, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
23May2002, departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
23May-27May2002, "Tiger Cruise" from Hawaii to San Diego
28May2002, returned to San Diego
JCS traveled more than 62,210 nautical miles over 13 time zones.
And, also made six port visits to three countries
including Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Liberty was granted in Bahrain after spending
100 consecutive days at sea
flying combat missions over Afghanistan.
JCS's embarked CVW-9,
flew more than 10,600 combat sorties in support of fighting terrorism.VF-211 Aircraft assigned for the CVW-9(NG)Deployment.
F-14A BuNo. by Modex
103 158632 104 158618
I didn't find anything much on Service Members Woods and Mcgowen. It's conceivable that both are still on Activeduty. Hope this helps