The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will hold its 9th Patriotic Speaker Series Dinner on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on board USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

Col Knolle said the event will feature Jay A. Stout Lt Col (Ret) USMC, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot. An Indiana native and graduate of Purdue University, he was commissioned on June 1, 1981 and was designated a naval aviator on 13 May 1983. His first fleet assignment was to F-4S Phantoms at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Following a stint as an instructor pilot at NAS Chase Field Texas from 1986 to 1989, he transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. He flew the Hornet from bases on both coasts and ultimately retired from MCAS Miramar, California during 2001. During his twenty-year career, he flew more than 4,500 flight hours, including 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.

Stout has been published in various national journals and newspapers and his work has been read on the floor of the United States Senate. Articles published while he was on active duty addressed controversial topics (women in the military, the MV-22 Osprey, the Super Hornet, the effectiveness of the AV-8B Harrier, etc.) His opinions and viewpoints were often at odds with the service’s senior leadership; nevertheless his cogent arguments, logic and forthrightness earned respect and underscored his credibility. Stout has also written 10 books – all published by mainstream publishing houses. Many of them won awards and all have been the subject of positive critical commentary. Some of his books are: The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe; The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II; Hornet Over Kuwait; Unsung Eagles; Fighter Group: The 352nd “Blue-Nosed Bastards” in World War II.

The 3rd Coast Squadron’s mission is to establish and maintain a presence in the community so as to preserve and exhibit the Coastal Bend’s involvement in the history of those men and women who served in the past and still serve in today’s military. The Squadron believes in and adheres to the CAF mission of teaching and preserving history through restoring the aircraft and memories of the people who paid the ultimate price for our freedom from WWII to the present.

A steak dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available


  • 6:00pm Doors Open
  • 7:00pm Dinner
  • 8:00 pm Program

Ticket Information:

  • Sponsored Tables for 10: $1,000.00
  • Individual Tickets: $75.00
  • Active Duty Military $50.00

Benefits of Sponsored Tables

  • Premier table for 10
  • Name and/or Logo placed on event program
  • Personalized Banner prominently displayed at event
  • Verbally recognized by Master of Ceremonies
  • Listed on Event Sponsors Page on our website

The Squadron is a 501©(3) Non-profit organization. All donations are Tax Deductible to the extent of law.

For your convenience, tickets and tables can be paid for by check or using PayPal.

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If paying by check mail to: Third Coast Squadron CAF, PO Box 8192, Corpus Christi, TX 78468-8192
Please make payment by February 10, 2017

For more information, please contact Col Pearson Knolle, Unit Leader 361-813-6551