Remarks: Restored F/A-18 Hornet in dedication to recent Medal of Honor recipients.
VMFAT-101 specially painted the aircraft with the names of recent Medal of Honor recipients, Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, a Scio, N.Y., native, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Greensburg, Ken., native, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Long Beach, Calif., native and Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Smithtown, N.Y., native.
Remarks: New Australian-assembled 2OCU F/A-18B Hornet A21-103 at RAAF Fairbairn on 23May1985. A21-103 was one of three newly acquired F/A-18Bs which were demonstrated to Air Force personnel that day, including a demo flight for the Minister for Defence (Hon. Kim Beazley) in A21-103. Groundcrew help a Television film crew cover the event for national television news broadcasts. At this time, A21-103 did not have 2OCU fin flashes. (RAAF Hornets started replacing Mirages in May 1985.)
Remarks: New 2OCU F/A-18B Hornet A21-101 at RAAF Fairbairn on 23May1985. A21-101 was the First of three newly acquired F/A-18Bs which were demonstrated to Air Force personnel that day, including a demo flight for the Minister for Defence (Hon. Kim Beazley) in F/A-18B A21-103. This photo pre-dates the application of the Tiger Head (Unit logo) on the 2OCU fin flash. (A21-101 and A21-102 crossed the Pacific from NAS Lemoore in California to Williamtown NSW in 15 hours on 17May1985.)
Remarks: New Australian-assembled F/A-18B Hornet A21-103 in 2OCU livery at RAAF Base Williamtown, during the Hornet Facilities Opening Ceremony on 05Jun1985. The First GAF-built RAAF Dual Seat Hornet was on static display with Mirage IIIO (F/A) A3-53 in 77 Squadron markings and a Squirrel helicopter. This photo includes the Tiger Head (Unit logo) on the 2OCU fin flash. RAAF Hornets started replacing Mirages in May 1985.