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Every month TH HQ brings you exclusive content from the fleet, as well as "Pages from the Past," highlights from past

The Hook magazines. 

Who We Are
Tailhook Association

The Tailhook Association is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation.


The purposes of the Association are: to foster, encourage, develop, study, and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation's defense system.

Educational Foundation

The Foundation scholarship program awards over 100 scholarships annually. These grants assist the children and grandchildren of former and current naval aviators and Aircrewmen as well as aircraft carrier based personnel studying in the many fields of College undergraduate education. Another part of our Foundation’s ongoing educational program is to fund sending over 1,000 quarterly copies of the The Hook magazine to high schools and colleges throughout the United States; most of these magazines go to NROTC and NJROTC units. 

Our Objectives

Promote the Tailhook Educational Foundation in their mission of providing higher educational scholarship assistance.

Provide an interactive forum for fleet aviator thought and opinion on carrier aviation matters, particularly those of junior aviators.

Uphold a commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.

Honor and give special recognition to those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of carrier-based Naval Aviation.

Educate the public on the importance of carrier and other sea-based aviation and contribute to improved communications among civilian and military communities regarding carrier aviation matters.

Expand the membership base, with continued focus on active duty. Honor the service and sacrifices of all those who are, or have been a part of, carrier-based aviation.

Contribute to the enhancement of professionalism, camaraderie and morale among carrier and other sea-based aviators.

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The Tailhooks Awards were established to champion individuals who, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, have made the most significant contribution to their respective entities.


View the award winners here

The Hook

The Hook is the official journal of The Tailhook Association and as such is the only publication in the world that is dedicated to telling the story of U.S. Navy carrier aviation, both past and present. 


Each issue contains a selection of carrier and squadron histories balanced with departments containing the latest news of current units and aerospace industry developments affecting carrier aviation.

Corporate Members

Find out more about our Corporate Members by clicking on any of the logos below

  • A-4 Skyhawk Association
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Cobham
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Draken International
  • GE
  • General Atomics Electromagnetics
  • IDLoom Events
  • InnovaSystems
  • Jacksonville Jetport at Cecil Airport
  • L3 Harris
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MBDA Missile Systems Inc.
  • McClellan Jet Services
  • Million Air
  • Newport New Shipbuilding
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Omega Air Refueling
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce
  • Safran
  • TAC Air
  • Tactical Air Support Inc
  • Talon Wealth
  • Trident Home Loans
  • USAA
  • University Air Center
  • Vertex Aerospace


9696 Business Park Ave. 

San Diego, CA 92131-1643

The Tailhook Association is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization 

The Tailhook Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

CFC Campaign Number: 10251

TAX ID: 33-0487778 


Magazine Deadlines

Spring: 15 February
Summer: 15 May
Fall: 15 August

Winter: 15 November





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