About the Publication...

50th Anniversary of TOP GUN


A Commemorative Publication from Defense Special Projects

A Division of Choctaw Press

A Service Disabled Veteran  Owned Business


This year is the 50th anniversary of the The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program.

To mark this historic anniversary we are publishing a 50th-anniversary commemorative publication.

The publication will cover the history (past present & future) of Top Gun School. Also covered will be the command & control & aircraft as well as a mission statement and course description also famous Naval aviators are among some of the stories we will feature.


It will be distributed through out the Department of Defense and it's various agencies such as Department of The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, Defense Combatant Commands including Defense Information Systems Command (DISA), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) including Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and Defense Supply Center Richmond.
Members of the joint chiefs of staff will receive copies as well as members of Congress.

Senior executives of defense prime and sub-contractors, integrators, resellers, will receive copies as well as all Naval & Marine Corp Aviation commands and squadrons..

Also available online to rank & file members of the armed forces.


About the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program

The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), more popularly known as Topgun or TOPGUN, teaches fighter and strike tactics and techniques to selected Naval Aviators and Naval flight officers, who return to their operating units as surrogate instructors. It began as the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, established on 3 March 1969, at the former Naval Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego. In 1996, the School was merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada.