High Desert Deployment
Imprint: Key Publishing
128 Pages, 9.69 x 6.61 in
- June 2023
Since its establishment during World War Two, Navy squadrons have been deployed to the high desert outside of Fallon, Nevada, to hone their aerial combat skills. Today, Naval Air Station Fallon, with its 14,000ft runway, hosts squadrons and carrier air wings conducting refresher training and work-ups prior to their next fleet assignments. High Desert Deployment explains how these deployments make, and keep, the squadrons combat ready. Stunning images show the colorful history of various squadrons along with the markings the aircraft display. The popular CAG-birds that fly the squadron's colors into battle are shown in all their glory. The local base aircraft of NAS Fallon are also profiled, including the famous aggressor ‘Bandits’, as well as the aircraft used to train Top Gun crews. High Desert Deployment highlights the aircraft that are such a vital part in the war on terror, the ones that are, at this time, deployed around the world to project power to maintain our freedom.
Foreword By Capt. Gil Rud; Introduction; Chapter One: Navy Colors and Markings; Chapter Two: Air Wing Deployments to Fallon; Chapter Three: Roll Call of Squadrons ; Chapter Four: Saints and Other Sinners; Chapter Five: Sentinels of the Past