VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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AVELLINO, PN3 Sal salcvb43@aol.com "...I served with Mobile FASRON-121 (1954), redesignated FASRON-121 and Mobile FASRON-821 (reserves). Left the Navy 10/1955..." [23MAR2014]

BRYANT, DT2 Carl Gaylord C.G.BRYANT@worldnet.att.net "...I served in the U.S. Navy from April 1954 to 1958 and was transferredred to FASRON-121 stationed at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. This was in 1956, I was a dental technician and served on temporary duty at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia until my release from active duty on April 18, 1958. I never flew with my squadron as we had no permanent facilities to perform dental procedures. I lived on the Island of Chincoteague. In September 2002 I made a trip back to visit that area with an old friend Luke Miller, Personalman 2nd. Class. He too was stationed at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia at the same time as I. We had a great time. It was unbelieveable the changes made to the island of Chincoteague. NAS Chincoteague, Virginia was turned over to NASA a year after we left. I served at the Dental Department with Dr. James B. Edwards who became the governor of South Carolina and then Secratary of Energy for President Reagan. I would enjoy hearing from any old Shipmates from NAS Chincoteague, Virginia..." [16NOV2002]

BUSH, ADR3 John L. jejo@conninc.con "...I served with FASRON-121 from November 1955 until Mid 1957 when I was transferred toVP-56 at Breezy Point in Norfolk. I came into the Navy with prior service in the North Carolina National Guard. I was a buck Sgt. and came into the Navy as A1c. Made ADR3 while at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. Lived in Pocomoke City with my bride (47 yrs). I am proud to let you know that I served with Old "Pappy" Robert L. Nansteel. He taught me alot and I respected him then as I do now. We are e-mail buddies and I still ask him for advice now & then. I got out of the Navy and enlisted in the Air Force (???) ain't figured that one out yet! It's been many years since FASRON-121 but I remember alot of good times there and working down at Power Plants. I remember a few names. Ronnie Greenly, Avery, J.O Tate Chief Bridges, a Crafton from Texas, Eugene Lux, & who could ever forget Chico Morales.Art Morey from Chelsi Vermont, Commander Johnson ( on who I dashed a cup of coffee) Threw it out the man hole door and he just happened to walk by. Well Shipmates this has been a great walk down memory lane. Got me a Boy and Girl who have given me five grandboy's and I spin a yarn or two to them. Fair winds & calm seas to jou all..." [16SEP2004]

CULLENS, ABF2 Carl carl6535@netzero.com "...I served with VX-2 (Shore Patrol) from January 1957 to January 1958 (disestablishment) and FASRON-121. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31MAY2011]

DUSIK, LT(jg) Florian K. fdusik@gmail.com "...I served with Mobile FASRON-121 (1953-07/1956) with deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Bermuda. Shortly before my departure a change of command took place when CDR John C. Bangert was relieved by CDR Berndt Johnson. I retired from the Naval Reserves after 23 years..." [01SEP2014]

HARTSFIELD, AVCM Rex Retired jrexmary@aol.com "...I was in FASRON-121 1958/1959 in the Avionics shop, then to FAETULANT where I taught APX-7 and APS-80. I left FAETULANT in October 1960 for VP-9 at NAS Alameda, California where I was in Crew #6. I reenlisted for AT "B" school and from there to VP-50 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was on Crew #11 and left VP-50 in December 1964. Went to instructor duty at NAMTRA NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired in Jan 1979 as AVCM working with VAQ squadrons..." [25OCT2005]

KIMBER, AN Geoffrey H. gkimber@cox.net "...I served with FASRON-121 NAS Chincoteague, Virginia from 1957 to 1958..." [12NOV2003]

LENNON, AK2 Jack johnljoanl@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAF Annapolis, Maryland immediately upon graduation from Great Lakes in August of 1950. We served on PBM5-A's and JRF grumman gooses. We also had a bunch of N3N yellow perils. This was in 1950-1952 time frame. I had a lot of good times and served with a lot of great guys; was even married at the Naval Station Chapel and we had our first boy (one of 7) born at the Naval Academy; so, a lot of fond memories still exist. Too bad they had to close it and I understand that they tore down the radio towers; I used to enjoy going up at night on the flight deck of the USS Block Island (our barracks at the time) and seeing the 12 or so blinking on and off lights on giant Xmas trees. Then there were the duty boat rides across the Severn River; our liberty launches taking us on a well earned respit after a long day of launching and retreiving the N3N aircraft entertaining the Midshipmen; trying to entice them into becoming Naval Aviators. From there I was ordered to Oceana Virginia and joined FASRON-121 who was about to deploy (in LST's) to Vieques. I beleive VP-7 and VP-11 did several training weeks with us. What an interesting job that was, hitting the beach with field packs, and living in tents like a bunch of junglebunnies. It was about a 90 day tour. We then packed up (now late 1953) and we deployed to NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I left the squadron around late June or July and was discharged in August 1954..." [BIO Updated 02APR2005 | E-Mail Updated 30MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 13JUN2002 | 21JUN2001]

McKNIGHT, AMH2 Jimmie L. jmcknight1@cox.net "...Served with FASRON-121 from February 1954 to February 1956 at this time I was pomoted to AMH3 and transferred to VX-2. Was promoted to AMH2 in February 1957 and discharged in March 1957..." [09JUN2007]

MYER, AT2 Charles A. myturn82@sbcglobal.net "...Attended AE "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, served with Naval Air Technical Training Unit (NATTU) (12/1951) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and FASRON-121 at NAS Oceana, Virginia (known as FASRON-821 when a reserve unit at NAS Sanford, Florida). I would like to hear from Mike Jacobs (Jake) and former Shipmates..." [13APR2016]

NANSTEEL, ADCS(AC) Robert L. "Pappy" Retired bobgert1@netins.net "...Shipmates (fellow Bat Men). AHOY from the "Original OLD BAT", and I have a big red easy chair to prove that title. I was best known as PAPPY NANSTEEL, my given name is Robert L. Nansteel ADCS(AC) U.S.N. Ret.. retired from VP-24 in May of '79 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. At retirement I had logged 12,000+ total flight hrs. 5,000+ hrs. in P-3B/C A/C,, 3,000+ hrs.in C-130E A/C, 2,200+ hrs. in P2V-7 A/C, 1,200+ hrs. in C-118 A/C, Instructor/Examiner qualified in all of them. The remainder of flight time in various naval aircraft (i.e, UF-1, AD-5W, F3D-2T2, R4D, JRF-4, SNB/JRB-5, etc.) and a few others I'd just as soon forget. All of them however were single wingers. My naval duties were as follows: Great Lakes Boot Co. # 389, OCT. '48--NAS Flight Operations, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. JAN.'49--VF-921/84 OCT.'51 with cruises on the U.S.S. Tarawa, Antietem, Lake Champlain, and Bennington.--O&R Flight Test NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island AUG. '54--Mobile FASRON-121 Chinco. VA. SEPT. '56--VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida APRIL '59--VR-6 McGuire AFB NJ. MAY '62--VR-3 McGuire AFB NJ. NOV.'62--VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland July '67--VP-24 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland & NAS Jacksonville, Florida until retirement in May '79--Retired in Hanger 1000 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Held Full Dress Inspection, piped over the side by ABH-1 Lanier, Side Boys ADCS Bayless, Burris, & Bell, AMCS Cannady, & Espinosa, AWCS Williams, AXCS Boatright, & ATCS Denny. Any names sound familiar? Thank you all for a very touching day. Fair winds and following seas to all. Hope to see some of you at E-Mail..." [E-Mail Updated 04JAN2005 | 19FEB2000]

SADLER, Kenneth [Sandy] ssadler@granis.net "...I was in VP-45, VP-24, VR-1, VR-3, FASRON 821, Mobile FASRON 121, NAS Dahlgren Proving Grounds, HT-8. I see some mates I know. I am new with this computer stuff. Keepem flying men..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2000 | 18AUG98]

SLAUGHENHOUPT, AK2 J. Elmer slaug33@aol.com "...I served with Mobile FASRON-121 (1952-1956) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I played on the NAS Chincoteague, Virginia and 5th Naval District Softball Team - we were the undefeated champions!..." [04AUG2014]

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