U.S. Navy Photo, Courtesy of CDR Dave Baranek
Two F-14A Tomcats (NG-106, BUNO 162600 and NG-107, BUNO 162608) from the Fighting Checkmates of VF-211 return to USS NIMITZ following an Operation SOUTHERN WATCH mission on 23 DEC 1997. 106 aircrew is CDR Mark Kohart (VF-211 X.O.) and LT Ken Reynard; 107 aircrew is CAPT John Sherman (Deputy Commander, CVW-9) and LCDR Brian Kocher. VF-211 was operating from USS NIMITZ in the Arabian Gulf along with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing NINE. PHOTO: CDR David Baranek.