All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Top Gun’

Tom Cruise Wants Real Jets for Top Gun Sequel

Tom Cruise is just now launching the latest installment of Mission: Impossible. But he is already talking about a Top Gun sequel. The idea of the sequel was in the works between original director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer until Scott’s death in 2012. Since then, it sat on a shelf. Now talk of getting Maverick back into a …

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Blue Angels Commander Removed For Alleged Misconduct

Capt. Gregory McWherter, a top Navy officer and former Blue Angels commander, was relieved Friday of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The decision was carried out by the commander of the Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. William French and was “based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and inappropriate command …

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‘Top Gun’ Inspiration Promoted at Pentagon

Christine Fox, who was the inspiration for Kelly McGillis’ character in the 1986 Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as acting deputy defense secretary Tuesday, making the civilian analyst the highest-ranking woman ever at the Pentagon. In Top Gun, McGillis plays Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood, a civilian contractor with a Ph.D. in astrophysics, serving as …

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Top Gun Inspiration Rises to Highest Ranking Female

“I don’t know anything about flying airplanes.” Christine Fox, Kelly McGillis’ inspiration for her character in “Top Gun,” has been named acting deputy defense secretary by President Obama, which makes her the highest ranking woman ever at the U.S. Defense Department, according to Yahoo News. She is “a brilliant defense thinker and proven manager,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Fox …

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