What's in a name? For Navy squadrons, plenty

E-3, E-3, E-737, E-767, EC-121, etc.
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What's in a name? For Navy squadrons, plenty

Post by wildbill » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:19 pm

By Jason Chudy, Stars and Stripes
Scene, Sunday, June 5, 2005

Navy Cmdr. Ken Klothe doesnt mind being called the head Screwtop. In fact, its a term of endearment.

Nor do the rest of the sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Va.-based Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 mind being called Screwtops.

Good thing, because its the squadrons official name.

The Screwtops are among the large number of aviators throughout the sea services history to be assigned to squadrons that have had unusual nicknames.

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Re: What’s in a name? For Navy squadrons, plenty

Post by bully » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:39 am

The Screwtops...?
What a group of kind and professional aviators... :!:
Had the pleasure to be a liason officer with them during CompTuEx 99 in the caribean.

Boarded the USS J.F. Kennedy (CV-67) while the JFK was in port at St. Maarten.
Had a fantastic week with them. :D

If "Yeti" is reading this...thanks for the ride! :wink:
Happy landings, Bernd
AWACS Crew 1994-2000
Remember YUKLA 27
Remember ESSO 77

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