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Shipmate  RICE, ADR2 Leslie F.
I served with NAS Los Alamitos, California (04/1965-06/1968) as Stationkeeper. After the usual dog duty mess cooking, Security Division Gate Guard duty, I worked in Guard Support mostly on the GTC-85 jet starters. I loved those things, even pitched in for the Blues once with one of our units. Went throught Aircrew training OP5C (MAD and Radar) and F.C.P.C. training kind of a on-the-job as I worked on them too. The "VP Guys" were a good group and got our planes up and ahead of schedule. Not easy with 13 ADRs and as many planes. The Neptune was a tough aircraft and took a lot of punishment and once cruise was established she cruised happily. However, she didn't like sudden power changes. I was a student pilot and got some instruction and handel bar time as well. I loved her manners. I later got my commercial and multi engine ratings and appreciated what Lockheed builds and I still do. Our Neptunes are now TV stars seen often fighting wild fires. I still get a good feeling when I drive by on Lampson Rd and see the tower and mostly the same builings. It will always be NAS to me!
Sunday, July 08th, 2018 at 2:06 am.
E-Mail Updated  SODERHOLM, AZCS Roland J.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, June 01st, 2018 at 5:33 am.
Shipmate  MORLAND, ATR2 Leo
I served with VP-24 (1965-1967).
Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 9:36 pm.
Shipmate  LaGROUE, Albert
I served with VP-94 (1992) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I'm the radiation safety officer at the Memphis VA Medical Center and have been here since 2006. Old Shipmates are always welcomed here.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 8:11 pm.
Shipmate  LaCOURSIERE, AO3 Larry
I served with VP-29 (1952-1955). I took advantage of the GI-bill and became an electrical engineer in 1959. After that, it was many government programs such as Apollo, Minuteman, airborne torpedos, Marine Corps communications van, electromagnetics and ergonomics.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 5:28 am.
E-Mail Updated  BERRYHILL, David
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 12:39 pm.
Shipmate  KUCHTA, HM Kenneth
I served with VQ-1 (05/1974-06/1976) at NAS Agana, Guam.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 3:59 pm.
Shipmate  CONWAY, Michael
I served with VP-22 (11/1986-06/1990) and VP-10 (05/1992-06/1995) as a Acoustic Operator. Good to see so many familiar names rattling around these halls. Have to say my time is coming to an end. Battling stage 4 kidney cancer since 2007. Not much more time left. Just wanted to thank all my Shipmates. Best time of my life!
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 3:28 pm.
Shipmate  GRAVES, AT Steven
I served with VP-50 (1986-1988) with a deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and TDY to Phillipines and Okinawa. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 3:19 pm.
Shipmate  KURTZKE, Michael
I served with VP-24 (1984-1989) as a Pilot and CAC-1 Mission Commander.
Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 9:48 pm.
Shipmate  MORAN, Ronald K.
I served with Naval Reserve Squadron VP-663 (10/1965-06/1868) and then entered the U.S. Naval Academy. Worked flight line and trained as a ATR. Flew several times with the "Red Barron" and was supposed to drill the weekend of 109 crash in 107 aircraft but was notified of a shift of weekend drill.
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:10 pm.
Shipmate  JAMES, Pat
I served aboard NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1966-1968). Fellow Wave, Billie Joe and I use to hang with VAQ-33 on Friday Happy Hour and Friday nights at the SeaAir Club and dated Niedert and Johnny Reb. Best Squadron ever! Saw Bill Ayers' e-mail and message...shout out to you Bill. I have a picture of you at Goddard Park, Memorial weekend with the Squadron. Miss the good times!
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 4:18 am.
Shipmate  GUZAUSKAS, Jim
I served with VP-17 (1981-1983). I would like to hear from former Shipmates Howard Taylor, Ray McCrorken and Greg Ancheta.
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 2:34 pm.
Shipmate  SHAMLIN, George
I served with VP-49 (1967-1969) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines.
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at 12:42 am.
E-Mail Updated  CYRUS, AT2 Sam
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 1:41 pm.
Guestbook Entries 19,080 [22OCT2017] through 19,100 [02FEB2018]

Shipmate  MATTINGLY, AT1(NAC/AW) Jim Retired
I served with RVAH-11, RVAH-9, VP-23, HT-18, VAQ-33, VP-31 and VPU-2. I retired in 1993.
Friday, February 02nd, 2018 at 4:16 pm.
Shipmate  ERION, Darcy
I served with VP-24 and VP-30 (1966-1975) and flew as a FE.
Friday, February 02nd, 2018 at 3:52 am.
As the Vice Commander at Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, I was asked if I knew of a Navy squadron who flew from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in the 60's and 70's with the tailcode "LP." Didn't take long to track you down. I'd like to present a print of a VP-49 P-3 to our friend Linda of Linda's Cafe. Asking for the VP-49 Alumni to forward any Pax River recollections I might include as part of the presentation.
CAPT Craig "Ditch" Lee
Shipmate  WALDOW, AMH2 Robert
I served with VP-6 (1956-1958) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Was in a flight crew and loved the P2V. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:59 pm.
E-Mail Updated  KERNAN, Frank
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, January 08th, 2018 at 3:41 pm.
Notice  Seeking information (Veteran's Claim) for a former Shipmate who served with VAH-10 during a 1970 WesPac Cruise. During the cruise aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV-38), he was sent to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam to work on aircraft. If you served during that time - we sure would like to hear from you. Thanks.
John Lyons
Monday, January 08th, 2018 at 1:11 am.
Shipmate  ROBERTS, Ann Marie (Johnson)
I served with VT-10 (1968-01/1975) at Forrest Sherman Field NAS Pensacola, Florida. Presently, retired Special Education Teacher, Service Officer for American Legion Post and District 3, Catholic War Veterans (CWV), Youth Director - 40 & 8 and National Welfare Officer.
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 8:29 pm.
Shipmate  WATSON, AM Jack
I served with FASRON-120 (1957-1958) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanicman, worked in the Metal Shop and stayed in the Old Australian Barracks across from the movie theater. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 9:08 pm.
Shipmate  OTT, Richard Jr.
I served with VP-26 (1982-1985), VP-8 (1985-1990), VPU-1 (1990-1994), NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California (1994-1997), VP-26 (1997-2001) and then retired. I currently work at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) as a Quality Assurance Specialist.
Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 9:06 pm.
Shipmate  SNELL, Ralph M.

Shipmate  BLACK, Jamie
I served with VP-44 (1986-1990) as a Avionics Technician and retired in 2000. Now Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 5:52 pm.
Shipmate  MONTOUR, ADJC Robert Retired
I served aboard the Sally (1955-1957), VP-28 FE (1966-1969), VP-17 (1969-1970), VP-31 (1970-1974) and VP-46 (1974-1975).
Saturday, December 09th, 2017 at 7:30 am.
Memorial  Shipmate PixCirca 1957 LCDR MARTIN, Merrill Keith
My father, LCDR Merrill Keith Martin, passed away June 24th, 1957. Dad served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. His last assignment was with VPB-54. I put up a page honoring my father on: Dedicated to the loving memory of our father.
Dale Keith Martin
Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 9:41 am.
E-Mail Updated  DANIEL, CMDCM Howard
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 12:18 am.
Shipmate  CROSS, AE2 William A.
I served with VAP-62 (1959-1962). I have many good memories also had mission to North Africa and reenlisted. I would like to hear from former Shipmates and any Reunion information.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 8:30 pm.
Shipmate  McDANIEL, AT2 Gerald Mark
I served with VP-67 (1976-1980) ATAA and left as an AT2. One great thrill I had in VP-67 as an ATAN was sitting in the left seat of a P2 somewhere over Arkansas with Harry Crawford as the FE. Another thrill was not having to wash the oil off the R-3350's after we transitioned. Best wishes to all.
Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 9:08 pm.
NoticeMy father, John Erickson, served with VP-22 (1953-1954). I am interested in purchasing a vintage or reproduction VP-22 Blue Geese Korean war patch.
Scott Erickson
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:09 pm.
Memorial  SCHUMACHER, LT(jg) Les
My father, LT(jg) Les Schumacher, passed away September 19th, 2017. Dad flew as a PV-1 pilot with VPB-150 (1943-1945) at NAB Tinian Island, Marianas Islands. Dad was 98 yrs old and, up until the last year, very active.
Roland Schumacher
Friday, November 03rd, 2017 at 6:25 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ROBINSON, ATC Wayne A.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, November 01st, 2017 at 12:40 am.
Shipmate  MUELLER, Wallace "Wally"
I served with VT-7 (08/1965-09/1967) at NAAS Meridian, VP-8 (09/1967-06/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 9:13 pm.
Guestbook Entries 19,060 [06AUG2017] through 19,080 [22OCT2017]

E-Mail Updated  Wiseman, AE2 Colin B.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 11:31 pm.
Shipmate  SCOTT, AMCS (AW/SW) David Retired
I served with VP-8 (08/1988-11/1992) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and retired in 2012. I am currently reside in San Antonio, TX.
Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:22 pm.
Shipmate  MARKLEY, MMCO Dwayne A. Retired
I served with VP-9 (09/1972-10/1975) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, VP-31 (11/1975-11/1978), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (11/1978) and VP-46 from 08/1995 until retirement in February 1997.
Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 4:01 am.
E-Mail Updated  MOORE, CAPTAIN Michael K. "Mike"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, October 05th, 2017 at 10:59 pm.
Shipmate  CANNIZZARO, SN John R.
I served aboard the USS Tangier (AV-8) (1942-1945). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, October 03rd, 2017 at 1:58 pm.
Memorial  MAGOON, AOM Richard M.
My step-father, Richard M. Magoon, was a AOM Bombardier, VPB-117, Crew 16, under LT(jg) Jan Carter. (Pictured page 31 "Above an Angry Sea, U S Navy B-24 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer" by Alan C. Carey). Just to note, dad rarely talked about any war experiences unless with shipmates during heavy drinking... Great dad, he finished 23 years in the Navy (as a Fire Control Technician.) He passed away October 14, 1993. Miss him a bounch. Bought him a memorial brick at the Museum on Ford Island.
George W. Carte
Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 12:37 am.
E-Mail Updated  KAUFMAN, AMM3 Robert Lee
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!

E-Mail Updated  MALINCHALK, AT1 Joe
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 11:47 am.
Shipmate  KASSEBAUM, Ron "Kass"
I served with VP-48 (1960's) and VT-29 (1964-1967) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:27 am.
Notice  Saw a window decal (a P-3 and words Woodpeckers, VP-49, all white, rectangular about 6 X 3 inches). Does anyone know where I can purchase one? I was Julie/ECM Operator with Crew-3 and made the 1966 NAS Adak, Alaska deployment.
Robert Betsko
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 3:59 am.
Shipmate  DOBRININ, AT1 Adam
I served with VP-10 (2007-2012) and VX-1 (2012-2015).
Thursday, September 07th, 2017 at 8:25 am.
Shipmate  STEVENSON, Dennis
I served with VP-5 (1975-1978), VX-1 (1978-1979), VAQ-33 (1979-1981) and United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) (1981-1987) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Now working for BHI Energy, Nuclear support as an ANSI 3.1 Sr Radiation Protection Tech and living in Newark, Delaware.
Saturday, September 02nd, 2017 at 9:15 pm.
Reunion  VP-28 Reunion (November 7th through 10th, 2017)
The VP-28 Annual All-Hands "Hawaiian Warrior" Reunion will be held in Nashville, TN from Tuesday, November 7th through Friday the 10th, 2017. The reunion hotel is Guest House Inn & Suites Music Valley. Many activities are scheduled this year so visit http://www.vp-28.org/Reunions for additional detail and registration information. Please contact Greg Gielow if you have questions.
Greg Gielow
Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:49 pm.
E-Mail Updated  LEMERAND, AW2 Jim
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 5:09 pm.
Shipmate  SJOBERG, AMSC Gene Retired
I served abord NAS Agana, Guam (1962-1965). While servicing accumulator the airchuck failed was medevaced to states and returned to VAP-61 to complete the tour.
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 1:25 am.
Mishaps  VP-28 Mishap - July 23rd, 1957
My father, AO1 Allan Harold Williamson, was lost (with 9 others) July 23rd, 1957 while flying with VP-28. I would like to hear from anyone that may have served with my father. Thanks!
Michael Williamson
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 1:39 pm.
I served with VW-1 (12/1965-09/1967) flying the EA-6B.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 12:46 am.
Reunion  VP-56 Reunion (October 27th-29th, 2017)
VP-56 Shipmates: We are having a Reunion October 27th-29th, 2017 in Jacksonville. Would love to see some more retired warriors attend. If you are not connected to our Facebook page search for VP-56 and we will get you more information.
Robert Hancock
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 5:21 pm.
E-Mail Updated  HAWKINS, AEC Elston E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:57 am.
Shipmate  GAYDOS, Michael
Attended AO "A" School (1968) in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-30 (1968-1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-45 (1970-1971) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily flying with Crew-10. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 3:03 am.
Guestbook Entries 19,040 [16JUN2017] through 19,060 [06AUG2017]

E-Mail Updated  KENNADY, AE2 George
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, August 06th, 2017 at 11:12 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ROBINSON, ATC Wayne A.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, August 05th, 2017 at 1:34 pm.
Shipmate  JOHNSON, Stephen
I served with VP-10 (11/1951-10/1955).
Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017 at 3:58 pm.
Shipmate  BOSOMWORTH, ATN3 Charles
I served aboard NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (1960-1961), VAW-12 (1961-07/1962).
Tuesday, August 01st, 2017 at 5:45 pm.
Shipmate  FLETCHER, YN3 Dan Raymond
Attended Boot Camp (11/1944-12/1944) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Aviation Ordanance/Radar School (01/1945-07/1945) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, CAC Training (07/1945-12/1945) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and FAW-14 (01/1946-07/1946). I was in a draft of 600 Airdales, enroute to NAS Agana, Guam during Christmas 1945 when my orders were changed when our ship (USS Long Island CVE-1) docked for supplies at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Because of my civilian experience in the Treasury Department at a United States Steel Corporation Division, I was taken from the NAS Agana, Guam contingent (Draft) and assigned to the Flag Office of FAW-14 COMAIRPAC. I was to serve as a Law Department Clerk, until July 1946, when I was mustered out. I will be 91 on September 21, 2017. Life is good. I believe I was on duty in the Flag office when the devastating tidal wave hit the island. I am proud to have served in the US Navy.
Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 9:25 pm.
Shipmate  GREEN, CDR Stephen H. Retired
I served with VP-10 (04/1955-09/1957).
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 5:14 pm.
E-Mail Updated  VALDEZ, ADJ3 Danny
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 8:30 pm.
Memorial  KIRBY, AE1 Ed
Sad news to report. AE1 Ed Kirby passed away this morning 14 June after fighting cancer the past few years. Ed served with VP-9, VP-30, VP-45 and VX-1.
Steven Wolf
Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Shipmate  HALE, Ron
I served with VP-873 at NAS Alameda, California and was recalled to active duty at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I worked for United Airlines until 1982 and now I'm retired and living in Colorado Springs, Co.
Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 6:41 pm.
Mishaps  VP-9 Mishap - October 26th, 1978
The Readers Digest Story "Ditching, Ditching, Ditching" (SEE: In Memorial for VP-9 lost friends Alfa Foxtrot 586) is really special to me. I sincerely appreciate the Crew member who wrote this. I did personally know Jim Brooner. He was my first husband's best friend in Jim's home town of Creswell, OR. Jim was also engaged for a short to my older sister. I was pregnant with my first child when this devastating event happened. It still brings me to tears thinking of this and Jim Brooner. I also was acquainted with Jim's sister Tanya. I so badly wanted to wake up to find this a BAD Dream. Sadly, life does not work in this manner. Jim Brooner is so sadly missed.
Carole (Sanislo) Shay
Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 9:54 am.
Shipmate  OLEXA, NCC(CRF) Stephen "Steve" Retired
I served with VR-21 (1969-1972) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Alameda, California. I also served with NRD Chicago, NRD Pittsburgh, VF-191, VF-111, VF-121 and retired in 1989. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 12:04 pm.
Memorial  SOUTHWORTH, LT Thomas E.
My Dad, Thomas E. Southworth, passed away in 2001. Dad served with VQ-2 in the 1960's. His job with the crew, as I understand (he never really talked about it), was electronics/radar? Just wondering if there is anyone remaining who knew him. Two of his buddies that I met were Art Northrup and Carl Hammond. He spoke of patrols on the Soviet border, shadowing the Soviet navy and taking part in the Cuban missile crisis.
Thomas E Southworth Jr.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 4:57 am.
E-Mail Updated  ZIMMERMAN, ADRC Roy
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!

E-Mail Updated  USCHER, AO3 Jerry
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 1:11 pm.
Shipmate  FOGLE, ATR2 W. T. "Frog"
I served with VP-56 (1965-1970). I flew as a Julie/Jezebel Operator on the P2 and a Inflight Electronics Technician and Radar/Electronics Technician aboard the P-3 and VP-30 (1970-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California as an Inflight Instructor and Cypher Configuration Specialist.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 3:50 am.
Memorial  HOFFER, Louis J.
It is with regret that I share news of my father's death, Louis J. Hoffer. He served with VP-18 (1961-1963) flying as a NAO/Navigator.
Thomas Hoffer
Friday, July 07th, 2017 at 8:04 am.
Shipmate  HADD, ADR2 James
I served with VJ-1 (10JAN1961-20NOV1963) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, July 06th, 2017 at 11:35 pm.
Memorial  KNUTSON, Grant
Sadly I must report that my brother, Grant Knutson, passed away December 9, 2014. Grant served served with VP-17/VA-HM-10 (1958-1959) with a deployment NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Anyone wanting additional information can contact me.
Robert Knutson
Tuesday, July 04th, 2017 at 4:54 am.
Shipmate  KNUTSON, AT2 Robert
I served with VAHM-10 (1957-1958) with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-6 as a Radioman, ECM operator and Radarman. Currently retired, living in Port Ludlow, WA in the summers and Marana, AZ in the winters.
Tuesday, July 04th, 2017 at 4:48 am.
E-Mail Updated  WHITAKER, James Jr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 12:26 pm.
Guestbook Entries 19,020 [26APR2017] through 19,040 [16JUN2017]

Shipmate  RODGERS, James A. III
I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1986-1987).
Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 12:47 am.
Shipmate  WINKLER, AW3 Robert
I served with VS-66 and then VP-60 (1968-12/1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I flew as Nose Cone Operator/Snifer and Magnetic Detector crewmember.
Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 12:43 am.
Shipmate  WALTHER, John M.
I served with VP-24 (1977-11/1978) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a deployment NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1978).
Thursday, June 08th, 2017 at 12:26 am.
Shipmate  RADLINSKY, Thomas
I served with VP-44 (08/1968-06/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland.
Thursday, June 01st, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
Memorial  BURKE, Donald
My father, Donald K. Burke, passed away November 18, 2012. Dad served in the Navy for 28 years. He proudly served with VP-209, VPB-99, VPB-98, VPB-100, VPB-28, VW-4, VA-51, VA-44, VA-135, VA-15, HT-8, VP-44 and VP-8. I would love to hear from anyone that may have served with Dad.
Donald Burke, Jr.
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 3:01 am.
Memorial  PORTER, LCDR Kennard
I am looking for anyone who may have known my dad LCDR Kennard Porter. At the age of 17 Ken enlisted as a Seaman Recruit in United States Navy, and after a 30 year career retired at the rank of LCDR, a true Mustang. During his military career Ken served on numerous aircraft carries including USS Mindoro, USS Wright, USS Leyte, USS Midway and the USS Independence; saw duty stations including NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS Bermuda, NAS Sanford, Florida, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and NAS Brunswick, Maine. At the age of 34 Ken accepted his commission as an Ensign and became the oldest flight student to attend Naval Flight Officer training. Ken began a distinguished flying career as the Navigator/Tactical Coordinator assigned to VP-44 stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland flying P-3 Orion ASW aircraft with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. After fulfilling his flight commitments, Ken transferred to Naval Aviation Schools Command as a navigation/sea survival instructor and ended his 30 year career assigned to TRARON TEN (VT-10) NAS Pensacola, Florida - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=162255538#sthash.ZFdP0LNI.dpuf. Should you know amyone who may have memories of daddy...pleae feel free to email! Most Sincerely with God' blessings.
Karen Porter Airaghi
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:38 pm.
Shipmate  BURKE, AMS3 Donnie
I served with VAW-121 (1976-1979) and a Med Cruise (01/1979-07/1979) aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 2:55 am.
E-Mail Updated  KRUEGER, James
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 5:51 pm.
Mishaps  VP-50 Mishap - March 21st, 1991
I was a Junior Officer, an ENS, stationed aboard USS Florida (SSBN 728). This was my very first patrol. We were tasked, prior to our alert orders, to provide "black cat" services for an exercise off the coast of California. An Orion had us dead-to-rights, which was almost unheard of. Can't provide any more detail than that. At about 0230 in the morning, we received FLASH traffic that the exercise was cancelled, and that all units were to proceed best course, best speed to the crash location. Well, it happened that, since we were already in the sights of a P-3, we were there. I was the Junior Officer of the Deck. We came to persiscope depth, but with only four feet of exposure above the surface, and in stormy conditions at that, we couldn't see anything. In a few hours, we received new tasking, which was basically to continue on with our original OPORD. We were stunned. I don't think anyone knew, really, what to make of it. Personally, I didn't know what to make of it until I met two former officers of VP-50 at a Navy Birthday Ball in Albuquerque, NM in Oct 2000. And that's about all I can say, really. The whole event still grieves me.
LCDR Michael J. Gordon, Retired
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 2:19 am.
Shipmate  BRUCE, ADJ2 James E. Jr.
I served aboard NAS Key West, Florida (1968-1971) supporting the SH3's, P-3's and S2F's. I worked with PO1 Mech Green and ADJ Edwin Smith. Played in a R&R Band with YN1 George Baer, Walley Shiff and Bill McGlaufle.
Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 6:34 pm.
E-Mail Updated  SABOL, AMH3 Nicholas E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 12:51 am.
Shipmate  STIRRAT, AE Richard "Rick"
I served with VP-49 (1975-1979) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 10:58 am.
Memorial  MARTINEZ, Conrad Jr.
My Father, Conrad Martinez, Jr., passed away January 2, 2013. Dad served with VP-ML-2 (05/1947-1952) and flew as a FE aboard the PBY. Dad left the Navy and was commissioned as a USAF pilot and flew (T-6G, T-28, T-33, F-84F, RF-8F, F-84, F-100, RB-57A and logged as much as 3,800) until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1981.
David C. Martinez
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:31 pm.
Shipmate  DREWS, Richard
I served with FASRON-10 (1952-1953) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I worked in Hanger 2 Electroncs Lab.
Saturday, May 06th, 2017 at 1:20 pm.
Shipmate  MARTINEZ, Ricardo A. "Marty"
I served with VP-6, VP-9, VX-20 and VX-30. Working as a Maintenance Manager (LAWTFC Fueling Operations) at Los Angeles International Airport since retirement in 2004.
Thursday, May 04th, 2017 at 8:07 pm.
Shipmate  DOOLITTLE, ADC Harold "Bud"
I served with VP-24 (1973-1977). I joined VP-24 while they were on deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland.
Wednesday, May 03rd, 2017 at 8:13 pm.
Shipmate  BECKER, LT(jg) Robert A.
I served with VQ-2 (1962-1965).
Monday, May 01st, 2017 at 12:19 pm.
Shipmate  CUELLAR, CTT2 Rey
I served with VQ-2 (1987-1990) as a CTT2 upstairs behind the green door.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 8:45 am.
Memorial  Shipmate PixMOYNIHAN, William "Bud" F.
My father just passed away at 95 years old. Dad attended the US Naval Academy and received his pilot training at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Dad served with VP-HL-2 and flew the PB4Y-2 and PBY in the South Pacific during World War II. I am wearing a belt buckle that he wore in 1946 in a picture while standing next to his bomber on NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. The buckle reads "Philippines VP-HL-2 1946 W.F. Moynihan." My Dad was a wonderful man who loved his country, the US Navy, both the sea and air. And he loved my mother and us children in a sacrificial way that I have seen in very few.
William S. Moynihan
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 5:30 am.
Shipmate  CLENDENIN, Tom
I served with VP-47 (1982-1984) as a Second Mechanic.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at
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Memorial  DRYDEN, George Donald
My father, George Donald Dryden, served with VP-10 (1952) from NAS Jacksonville, Florida to a href="nasbrunswick.html">NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates.
Eric Dryden
Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 5:30
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