VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateMOCC ShipmatesShipmate

FLYNN, AW1 Brian Joseph "Flynnman" brian.j.flynn@us.army.mil "...Hello to all former and current reserve VP flight crews and maintainers. Seems we've come full circle from the days of Us and them (Reserve vs. Active) to integration into Active Duty Ops cylces to Reserve Patron almost disappearing. I enjoyed my experiences from VP-0810, VP-MAU, RATCEN, VP-92, and VP-64 ending at MOCC Atlantic. I sought out my own options at High Year Tenure and transferredred to PA Guard; out of the SS3 seat and into the pan so to speak. Currently slated for deployment (OIF) as S2 NCOIC, 1-111 IN/56 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PA Guard. A special 'HOWGOZIT' to VP-64 CAC 11 who caused the ASWOC to come up on the range net because THEY HAD NEVER SEEN A TARGET SUITCASED SO EFFECTIVELY that they had to compliment us. Best regards..." [30JUL2008]

GAMBILL, Edward go-gambill-go@juno.com "...ATC(AW) Ed Gambill (brother of ADCS Jerry GAMBILL, P-3 Flight Engineer retired): P-3 In-Flight Tech, VP-47 1987-91, VP-31 Instructor IFT 1991-93. When VP-31 decommissoned at NAS Moffett Field, California, I finished my shore tour in1994 ground pounding at VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Overseas at FMP MOCC MED NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1994-97. Lots of exciting detatchments to Bosnia, Africa and elsewhere. Back for more shore duty as of Dec 1997 in VP-30 instructing IFT's again. Would like to hear from Shipmates, friends and others..." [25MAY98]

HORSTICK, AW1 (NAC/AW) William horstick_w@hotmail.com "...I was a non-rate on the USS Midway (Dec 84 to Mar 86) went thought the AW pipe-line in 1987 and ended up at VP-9, NAS Moffett Field, California, for three years. I took orders to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CPRW-11 ASWOC for one year. In 1990 I did a duty-swap of orders to ASWOC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (May 91 to Feb 95). I separated in Feb 1994 and moved back to the San Francisco 'Bay Area' and joined TSC-887 for 9 months. I was picked up as an FTS (Full-Time Support) by VP-91, in October 1995 at what is now called Moffett 'Federal' Airfield. When VP-91 was shut down I was transferredred to VP-65 in NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I am now the acting OIC and Chief of FMP MOCC EPAC (Fleet Maritime Patrol, Mobile Operations Control Center, Eastern Pacific) also at NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I have made some great friends and have been around the world several times. I am sad to see the Orion Squadrons slowly disappear. My last VP command, VP-65 will be another piece of VP history come March 2005, when, it too, will be decommission! I, unfortunately, will retire at HYT with 20 years, in Feb 2006, as an E-6. Quotas for AWC this year (FY 2006) were ZERO... none! I'll be looking for work come Dec 2005!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JUL2005 | 05OCT98]

JARRETT, AXCS Chris Retired bigredwing@hotmail.com "...I started my career in SH-3D Helo's back in 1969 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and did three years with the squadron on the USS Intrepid. Then I finally got smart and as an AX2 moved up to P-3C's and VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. When the Squadron moved to NAS Jacksonville, Florida I worked the night shift at VP-30 until 1976 when I moved over to VP-45. As a VP-45 Pellican I was "homegrown" into a Flight Tech on Crew 1 and ultimately took over Crew 9 as the tech. My next move was to the ASWOC at NAS Jacksonville, Florida which was and still is a component of CPW-11. There I made AXC and ran the ASWOC Maintenance shop. With that experience I transferred overseas to ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and had probably the best tour of my career. In 1986 I went to the Senior Enlisted Academy as an AXCS and my final duty station was at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / St. Inigoes Maryland with SPAWAR supporting the TSC and MOCC programs. In 1989 I retired and I'm still at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland supporting SPAWAR and am employed by Eagan McAllister Associates. I look forward to hearing from any of my old Shipmates..." [15FEB2007]

KILGER, CAPTAIN Peter Retired peter.kilger@gmail.com "...I graduated from the United States Naval Academy (1980), Naval Flight Officer (1981), VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-6 (1982-1985) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Naval Air Training Unit, Mather AFB, California (trained Student Naval Flight Officers in advanced navigation methods), VP-66 (1986-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VQ-11 (1999-2000) as Commanding Officer, FMP MOCC 0197 (2000-2002), Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for New Hampshire (2002-2006), VTU in New Hampshire, VTU in Salt Lake City, SACT Unit, NOSC Support Unit (2008) and retired (Navy Reserve) in June 2008. I am currently the Director of Programs for Sierra Nevada Corporation in Dayton, OH..." [22NOV2010]

KRUSE, AWCS Merrill kruse@erols.com "...I began my love affair with P-3's at VP-SAU NAS South Weymouth, MA. (1975-1980). Tours followed at VP-66 (1980-1982), RATCEN (Reserve ASW Training Center) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1982-1987), NAS South Weymouth (14B44 Instructor) (1987-1991), VP-66 (1991-1994), and Fleet Maritime Patrol Mobile Operations Control Center (FMP MOCC) Willow Grove (1994-present). Missing those days of endless patrols and plentiful adversaries...I am currently serving as the Command Senior Chief for Commander Reserve Patrol Wing..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 10NOV97]

LAIR, AWC(AW/NAC) Tim tlair@msa.attmil.ne.jp "...stationed with VP-4 80-83; CPW-2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 83-86; USS Ranger(CV-61) 86-89; VP-50 89-92; VP-31 92-93(Decommissioned); VP-30 93-95; VP-1 95; VP-40 95-Present. Currently selected for CWO2 with orders to PATWINGONE Det Misawa, Japan. 98-Present; have orders to FMP MOCC LANT Jacksonville in April 2000. Would like to hear from old Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25NOV99]

LANDERS, Greg captgpl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1975 to 1978, Naval Air Reserve CENter (NARCEN) at NAS Moffett Field, California, ComPatWingsPac (and Desert Shield/Storm), VP-91 from 1979 to 1988, ASWOCs (880 and 1080), NR USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), MOCC from 1990 to 1991 at Masirah, Oman and retired in 1996. Happy Holidays to my Shipmates - including the FE's and maintenance folks who kept me safe (especially AVCM Herb Parsons), from the "mystery Christmas card" sender..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09MAR2011 | 08DEC99]

LAWTHER, Brian brian.lawther@yahoo.com "...I served with FMP MOCC EPAC (1997-2000). We made lots of trips to Korea..." [25JUN2010]

LEMOIS, AW1(AW/NAC) Robert "Bob" robert.lemois@gmail.com "...I served with RATCEN, VP-92, VP-31, VP-6, VP-92, VP-30, COMRESPATWINGPAC, FMP MOCC EPAC, VP-62 and RESASWTRACEN. Hope to hear from old Shipmates..." [07AUG2009]

LYNCH, LTJG Ken kslynch@erols.com "...I served with VP-11 (87-91), TSC NAS Brunswick, Maine (91-95), until I became an LDO. Then, off to USS George Washington (CVN 73) from 95-98. Now, off to duty with the MOCC in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [22JUL98]

MOORE, Lemuel lmoore_invest@yahoo.com "...1982-86 VP-1 1987-1993 FASO, NAS Moffett Field, California VP-46 VP-50 CPW-10 1997-99 MOCC, NAS Misawa, Japan 1999-2001 FASO NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [26JAN2001]

MORRIS, Michael R. awcr@budsters.com "...SS3 with VP-44 (75-79) CAC-9, CAC-11 "Lucky Eleven", CAC-12 "Magalis' Even Dozen"/NATOPS SS3, AWA-1 Instructor in NAS Memphis, Tennessee (79-82), ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (82-86), NETPMSA RTM/Exam Writer (Sorry guys) (86-90), TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (90-93) "We closed the door, turned out the lights and put out the goat", TSC/MOCC Coordinators Office NAS Brunswick, Maine (93-95), Retired as AWC in 95. I miss those days of VP-44, we had a mission, we had a purpose and we did the job. On quiet days, I think back to those times and remember the wonderful people, the parties, the missions, and for a moment relive my youth. We were bold and full of piss and vinegar! Would love to here from anyone in VP-44 (75-79)!..." [15MAR99]

OSBORN, Jim p3ozman@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 from 89 to decom, VP-9 from 91 to 93, VP-45 from 93 to 97, currently with VP-66 in Willow Grove, Pa. I served as an IFT for all those squadrons...I am currently stationed in NAS Sigonella, Sicily at FMP MOCC MED as the maint supervisor..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUL99]

PARKER, AW Paul "Void" Retired paulvparker@spherion.com "...I an AW with VP-9, 79 - 81; VX-1, 81 - 85; ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 85 - 88; SPAWARSYSCOM, Washington, 88 - 91; ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 91 - 93; MOCC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, 93 - 95; CPW-11, 95 - 98. Retired in Jacksonville. Recently relocated to Ft Lauderdale. Would like to hear from former VP Shipmates. We did it right, the Cold War ended..." [19APR2001]

PARSONS, "Herb" harry.parsons@lmco.com "...After spending a few years in P2s at NAS So. Weymouth, transferredred to NAS Moffett Field to "Stand Up" NARTU Alamed, Det NAS Moffett Field, to begin training Reservists to fly and maintain P3. In 1970, "Stood Up" VP91 as a recommissioned Patrol Squadron. Flew as Flight Engineer, worked in W/C 220, QA and Maint Control before joining as a Reservist. Eventually worked my way to AVCM and became CMC for over 6 years. transferredred to and retired from TSC 887, only Reserve "mobile" TSC (MOCC)..."

REHFELDT, OSC Mike mikerehfeldt@military.com "...Am a fish out of water OSC that served with TSC-0472 (96-00), and didn't want to see AW1 Schreiber as the only log entry for TSC-0472. Was never assigned to a squadron, however, am proud to have known and served with many good people from (former) NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-60 and VP-90. Have also worked at ASWOC/TSC NAS Brunswick, Maine, and with staff and squadrons at ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, as well as the MOCC Det crew from NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in Panama. Additionally, served with the CTF-67 P-3 Imagery Det (on the ground) for any of you flying missions over Bosnia and Kosovo in 99. Am currently at NARCEN Chicago (NTC Great Lakes), and am looking forward to the development of the NAS Glenview, Illinois Hanger One as an aviation museum. Fair (tail)winds, and following seas..." [24MAR2001]

RIECK, CDR D. G. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp9/CO%20Picture.htm "...CDR Rieck was born and raised in Preston, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland (the home of the 2002 NCAA Champion "Terrapins"), in 1983 with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. After completing Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida he was commissioned an Ensign in January 1986. After flight training, he reported to the VP-4 "Skinny Dragons" at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1988. He deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NSF Diego Garcia / Masirah, Oman, in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, where he was the Mission Commander for 16 combat missions, and was awarded the Air Medal for detecting and coordinating the destruction of two heavily armed Iraqi Patrol boats. He served as the Power Plants Branch Officer, Mine Warfare Officer, AV/ARM Division Officer, and Pilot Natops Officer. In 1991 he reported to VX-1, at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He served as Communications/Telecommunications Officer, Project Analyst, and Operational Test Director (OTD). Projects assigned were Analyst for Global Positioning System (GPS) and P-3 Update IV, and OTD for Tactical Support Center (TSC) and Mobile Operations Control Center (MOCC). Commander Rieck reported to the USS Enterprise(CVN 65) in 1994. Serving as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer, Hangar Deck Officer (V-3 Division), and Flight Deck Officer (V-1 Division), he helped return the USS Enterprise to sea after a four year Complex/Reactor Overhaul and conducted over 5000 safe aircraft launch and recoveries. In 1996 he reported to VP-30, and after completing the IUT syllabus, served as the Assistant Training Officer. He then reported to the VP-40 "Fighting Marlins" in July of 1997, completing two deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan. He served as the Command Services Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, and Maintenance Officer. In 1999, he reported to COMPATRECONWING ONE in Kamiseya, Japan. As the Exercise and Operational Plans Officer, he conducted 160 bi-lateral exercises with 33 countries in both FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleets. Commander Rieck also served as the Maintenance Officer for all WESTPAC deployed P-3C and derivative aircraft. In April, 2001, he assisted in the return of 24 aircrew personnel from the stranded EP-3 in Hainan Island, PRC, following a mid-air collision with a PRC F-8, and later provided liaison, material, and logistical support for the dismantling and return of the aircraft to the United States. Additionally, following the September 11th terrorist attacks, he helped establish the MPRA theater infrastructure to support Combat Operations in the North Arabian Sea and overland Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2002, he reported to VP-9 "Golden Eagles" MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he served as the Executive Officer. CDR Rieck's awards include the Air Medal (Individual Award), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Naval Achievement Medal (four awards) and other unit and service awards..." [14JUN2003]

RUCKER, DS2 Jeff jeffrucker@bellsouth.net "...Stationed at ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 7/89 until 7/92. Many MOCC MED deployments. Then on to CPW-11 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 92 till 1995. Got out on my birthday in 95 and went to work for a software company, currently in wireless telecommunications industry..." [07MAR2007]

SNELL, Troy snelldog2004@yahoo.com "...I became a VP-17 White Lightning in 1988, where I spent the next six years doing WESPAC and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Just a fresh faced 18 year old from Ohio on the mean streets of Olongapo (the horror, the horror). NAS Adak, Alaska was cold, but I managed to meet an AE in my command that I later married. With NAS Adak, Alaska & PI closed, we switched deployments to NSF Diego Garcia, and Japan and soon after I divorced the afore mentioned AE. A boring tour at the TSC at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii point followed. I became one of "Jerry's Kids" with VPU-2 where I had a blast for another five years. By now we had moved from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, so I thought I'd try another TSC tour. It was as boring as before with the added bonus of all the Admiral's staff BS. I did manage to snag me an awesome little hula girl, whom I married, and puts up with me to this day. After 16 years in Hawaii, my streak was destined to come to an end and I now find myself basking in the paradise of NSA Bahrain. My year of exile will be over next month (Jul 05), and will be headed back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to try a tour at the MOCC. Unless the Navy does something crazy, like make me a Chief, I'll retire out in 2006. Good times... good times..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 27JUN2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 21FEB2003 | 03AUG98]

WILLIAMS, Vinny funandfit45@yahoo.com "...I served with CPW-2 (1984-1988), VP-17 (1988-1993), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training (FASO) (1993-1996), VP-47 (1996-2000), VP-30 (2000-2004) and Mobile Operations Control Center (2004-2006)..." [20JUL2013]

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