VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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URBAN, Toney toneyu@dslextreme.com "...Hello to all those who served in VP-19 from 1951-1953. I served with VP-19 when we went to Hawaii for 3 months and to Guam for 3 months. Looking for Earl Tipton, Bud Fuller, Baker and many more?..." [23JUL2002]

URBANO, Nick NickU@msn.com "...I served in VAHM-10-, later designated VP-17, from 1958 to 1962. I was assigned to Operations (Communications)..." [25MAY99]

URBANO, CDR R. M. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp9/XO%20Picture.htm "...Commander Urbano was born in Port Hueneme, CA. Being a son of a career U.S. Navy man, LCDR Urbano was raised in several locations around the United States and overseas. After graduating from high school in Rota, Spain, CDR Urbano attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with merit in May 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In May 1988, he received his "Wings of Gold" after completing Naval Flight Officer training at Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA. CDR Urbano reported to the West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-31 for initial training in the P-3C aircraft in June 1988. Upon completion of training, he reported to the "Skinny Dragons" of VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, in December 1988. During his first operational squadron tour, he made two deployments and qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander. From June to December 1989, VP-4 was deployed toNAS Adak, Alaska, and from November 1990 to May 1991, VP-4 deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman, flying missions in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In October 1991, CDR Urbano was selected for the Joint Staff Intern Program and transferred to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. for duty in Operational Plans and Interoperability Directorate, J-7, The Joint Staff. In November 1992, he reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel to serve as the Aviation Student Placement Officer in PERS-43. In August 1994, CDR Urbano was assigned to Staff, Commander, Carrier Group SEVEN as Flag Aide/Flag Secretary. During his tour he qualified as Flag Tactical Action Officer and deployed on board the flagship USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in December 1995 to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and contingency operations off the coast of Taiwan. Prior to reporting to his operational department head tour, CDR Urbano served in the P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-30), NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from November 1996 to September 1997 as the Administrative Officer and Naval Flight Officer Instructor/Patrol Plane Mission Commander. In September 1997, CDR Urbano reported to the "Pelicans" of Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE (VP-45) homeported at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He made a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in support of Operations DELIBERATE FORGE/GUARD and a tri-site deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Howard AFB in support of North Atlantic operations and counter-drug operations in the Caribbean. His billets included Training Officer and Operations Officer. In September 1999, CDR Urbano was assigned to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he served as the Training Officer and Operations Officer. In August 2001, CDR Urbano attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, under the Navy's Political-Military Scholarship Program, and was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration in June 2002. From August to November 2002, CDR Urbano served as the MPRA Liaison Officer in Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and SOUTHERN WATCH. In May 2003, he reported to "Golden Eagles" of VP-9 homeported in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, as the Executive Officer. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other campaign medals and unit awards..." [03JUL2003]

URFER, AT Robert F. urfer@comcast.net "...Joined VW-2 in late 1959 as a AT. Was scheduled to go into the Communications Shack, but requested a transfer into the Radar Shack instead. There I was fortunate enough to learn all about radar systems from some great people. Became part of Chief Podvisek's crew as Third Tech. Moved up to First Tech, then was transfered to AEWTULANT when VW-2 was disestablished. Remained with AEWTULANT as First Tech on the Captians Crew until my discharge in September of 1962..." [02JAN2004]

URODA, AMS3 Lee luroda@socal.rr.com "...I served with Air/Ops (Navy School of Photography) at (NATTU) NAS Pensacola, Florida, VP-16 while they were on deployment in NS Rota, Spain (10/1962). A few of my "Eagles" Shipmates and myself spent Christmas of 1963 on a deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I have way to many great memories from my experiences as an "airborne anchor clanker"..." [08AUG2011]

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