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Orange Flight Suits

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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What happened to the blue USCG flight suits, I remember a few guys still wearing them when I got in but they disappeared a while ago.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
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What happened to the blue USCG flight suits, I remember a few guys still wearing them when I got in but they disappeared a while ago.
Perhaps they were shamed by the issue of the blueberries into retirement?
 

ea6bflyr

Working Class Bum
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How did 114 get that name? Was it the "BC" comic strip?
According to wikipedia:
wiki said:
In 1961, VF-114 transitioned to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, becoming the first deployable Pacific Fleet fighter squadron to do so. At this point, VF-114 also changed its name and insignia to an Aardvark, apparently inspired by the resemblance between the F-4 and the cartoon character Aardvark in the "B.C." comic strip. This change became official in 1963.

At some point the squadron had a 2-foot replica of "B.C." comic's aardvark created, which was named "Zott" (for the sound the aardvark made in the comic) and proudly displayed in the squadron's ready room afloat and ashore. Zott was also said to be the squadron's "Watchvark," guarding against intruders from other squadrons.
 
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