Captain Reid Nannen Memorial Children’s Fund


On the 1st of this month, we reported on the loss of an F/A-18C Hornet during a TOPGUN exercise out in Nevada, 70 miles east NAS Fallon. We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the Hornet’s pilot, Captain Reid “Eeyore” Nannen, USMC.

“Reid was a fighter pilot through and through.  He embodied all the qualities of the heroic aviators of old and was the leader of the new generation.  His love of flying was surpassed only by his love of family.  A devout father of four, his passion for family served as a gleaming example for all to emulate.  There was no better husband, father or friend.  He touched countless souls during his journey through life and the world is a better place for it.  Help us ensure his family is supported through the troubling times ahead as well as to establish a solid foundation for his children so they can continue the path he started.”

We’ve linked the website to a fundraiser for his children, the youngest of which was born just six short weeks ago. If you could, please consider donating to this most worthy cause! You can access the donations website by clicking the picture above or the link below.

Captain Reid Nannen Memorial Children’s Fund

About Ian D'Costa (240 Articles)
Ian is the editor-in-chief of the Tactical Air Network. His work has been republished and quoted in a number of publications, including The Toronto Star, Airsoc, Business Insider and The Aviationist. You can reach him at

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