Published On: Fri, May 11th, 2018

Boca Raton Native, Austin Haynie, Receives Navy Wings of Gold

Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Austin Haynie, 25, is a native of Boca Raton and the son of Kevin Haynie and Linda Gove. On April 6, 2018 he successfully completed the U.S. Navy’s Strike Flight Training program in Naval Air Station Kingsville, TX.  

Austin graduated from Boca Raton Community High School in 2011. While at Boca High he was the Student Commanding Officer of the NJROTC program under the leadership of Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Bingham, and led the unit to a National Title in 2011.


Austin attended the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Rotorcraft Engineering.  Upon graduation Austin received his commission as a Naval Officer and reported to NAS Pensacola Aviation Preflight Indoctrination. He then reported to NAS Corpus Christi, TX for Primary Flight Training. Upon selection into the Navy’s Strike Flight Training program Austin reported to NAS Kingsville, TX. While in Kingsville he flew the T-45C Goshawk and learned the foundations of Naval strike operations including low level tactics, aerial combat tactics, and aircraft carrier operations. Upon completion of the program Austin was designated a Naval Aviator and was given the right to wear the Navy’s coveted “Wings of Gold”.


LTJG Austin Haynie will now report to NAS Oceana, VA where he will learn to fly the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

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