[Updates added at the bottom. – JED]
Greetings, readers. This is the inaugural edition of the TOC Ready Room, which will be an open thread and drop-by briefing space in the spirit of the ready rooms used by military aviators.
My experience being with U.S. Navy ready rooms, the feature image is of a ready room on the carrier USS Constellation (CV64) used by a squadron from Carrier Air Wing 2. The image is tagged as being from March 2003, when Constellation was on her final operational deployment supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (The CVW-2 patch is visible on one of the flight jackets, incidentally.) Constellation was decommissioned only a few months later, in August 2003.
On a carrier, the ready room is used for planning and squadron briefings, but also serves as a gathering space subject to availability. It’s the center of squadron life during underway periods and deployment.
The Ready Room posts will be added at least once a week, Continue reading “TOC Ready Room 19 Oct 2021; *UPDATE*”