VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ARONOFF, PN3 Sanford L. saronoff@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-114 (May 1968 to December 1968) right after coming back from the Airbase (U.S. Naval Support Activity) at Chu Lai , South Vietnam..." [27OCT2010]

BOOZE, Glenn Allen geeboo19@hotmail.com "...Worked nite check for the VAW-114 "Hawgs" in the AE shop on the cruise of 73-74 (Mombasa, Kenya). Would like to hear from any others from that time..." [21MAY2008]

BOURDAGE, Tom tbourdage@conam.com "...I was a Hormel Hawg VAW-114 from February 1988 to my retirement in September 1990. The squadron was "blessed" with an abundance of AE1s so most of got farmed out. I was the Enlisted Training Coordinator, the Squadron Safety Petty Officer and eventually the AEQAR. We managed to recieve the Navy Safety "S" every year during my reign. My partners in crime were Charles "Chuck" Whitney (YN) and Don "Val" Valentine (AE), and I was tagged "Birdcage". I'm still located in San Diego, still working in the Safety field and would like to hear from other Hawgs that might remember me..." [06JAN2004]

BUDNEY, Paul paul.budney@gte.net "...I served with VAW-114 from 1998 to 2001. I enjoyed my time in NAS Miramar, California and would like to hear from any body else who served at the same time..." [07FEB2004]

CLIFFORD, Dan glabers@optonline.net "...I served with VAW-114 from 1981 to 1984. Made a WestPac on the USS Kitty Hawk in 1981, and a maiden (World) cruise on the USS Carl Vinson in 1983. A major step up from the Kitty Hawk I might add. Full space air-conditioning, unlimited fresh water and chow-hall hours. Woo hoo! I still tell the stories to friends and family. Many still popping into my head to this day all these years later. Some good times then..." [26NOV2003]

CRUZ, ADCS Benito Retired bacruz@cox.net "...I served with VAW-114 (1983-1986). We were the "Bbest in the West." I still have my HAWG Cap and NY HAWG Check Keychain..." [22FEB2013]

FANCHER, Ron rmbouvier@earthlink.net "...I served with VT-25 from 1976 to 1979 working in the Line Shack and later the Airframes Shop at NAS Chasefield. I scammed a transfer to the west coast (NAS Miramar, California) and ended up on a WesPac cruise with VAW-114 from 1979 to 1980. I was involved in Indian Ocean Expedition to mount rescue of the Iran hostages. I flew back to states for an honorable discharge and enjoyed 2 birthdays crossing dateline in February 1980..." [11JUN2004]

INGRAM, AT2 Jim f201391@aol.com "...I served with VAW-114 IM3 Division - TDY aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) on two WestPac cruises (1968 to 1969 and 1970 to 1971). I am orginally from upstate NY and now living in Carrollton, GA..." [02JAN2010]

JOHNSON, AT3 Jeff doggone1@earthlink.net "...I served with VAW-114 as an AT3 from July of 1985 until December 1986. That seems like a short period of time now, but it seemed like a liftime back then. I was able to catch the full RimPac deployment in the summer of 1986 and the part of the WestPac deployment. I got off the ship in NSF Diego Garcia to attend OCS in Newport, RI. I had a lot of fun in the AIMD shop that worked on the Radar Navigation equipment. I also was on the ship's tennis team and we had a blast playing tennis with the Battle Group Admiral in each port. I'll never forget the time that he had me go get some Gatorade using his car with the star! Some fun, fun times. Hope there's a Shipmate or two out there who remembers me. Would love to hear from you..." [02MAR2004]

JUDD, AE3 Mike mjudd@lucent.com "...I served with VAW-114 from 1983 to 1986 aboard the USS Carl Vinson. While on-board with the "HAWGS", I participated in 2 significant deployments. The first deployment was USS Carl Vinson's maiden voyage. World cruise from March 1, 1983 to October 29, 1983. The second deployment was WESTPAC of 1984/1985. I now live in the New England area and still keep in touch with some of the old HAWGS from this time period. WebSite: http://navysite.de/cvn/cvn70deploy.htm..." [07MAR2003]

LARGIN, AE5 Mike mlargin@fa.ua.edu "...I served with VAW-114 from July 1982 through October 1985 at NAS Miramar, California. I participated in two deployments. The first deployment was USS Carl Vinson's maiden voyage, the World cruise from March 1, 1983 to October 29, 1983. The second deployment was WesPac of 1984/1985. Ask me for a "Hawg Check" and you'll still have to buy me a beer. I'm now back home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama..." [22OCT2003]

LARSON, JD jdlarson@srt.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1979-1982), NAS Miramar, California (1982-1985) AIMD Avionics, VP-49 (1986-1990), VP-30 (1990-1993), VS-24 (1993-1996) and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (1996-1999)..." [27NOV2014]

LOCKHART, AK3 Robert "Bob" meandcaryn@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Randolph (CV-15) out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VAW-114 (1970-03/1971) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and FASU (Fleet Air Support Unit) at U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. There were only twelve of us supporting a small 3 plane detachment of P-3C's out of PI..." [20MAR2016]

MARGESON, CDR http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vrc30/XO.htm "...Commander Margeson graduated from the University of Washington in 1985. He was commissioned through the Naval Aviation Officer Commisioning Program in Pensacola, Florida and designated a Naval Aviator in April 1987. After completion of flight training and initial fleet replacement training in the P-3B Orion, CDR Margeson reported aboard VP-6, the "World Famous Blue Sharks" in Barbers Point, Hawaii. While attached to VP-6, he served as Schedules Officer, Nuclear Safety Officer and Pilot Training Officer completing two NORPAC deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and one WESTPAC deployment operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NSF Diego Garcia. After completion of his first sea tour, CDR Margeson reported to VP-31 for FRS Instructor Pilot duty where he earned a transition to the E-2C Hawkeye. Immediately following initial carrier qualification aboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) he reported to VAW-110 for fleet replacement training in the E-2C Hawkeye followed by fleet duty attached to the "World Famous Hormel Hawgs" of VAW-114. While attached to VAW-114 he served as Pilot Training Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Assistant Maintenance Officer completing two WESTPAC deployments based aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. Following CDR Margeson's second sea tour and fifth sea service deployment, he reported for shore duty as a "Red Knight" Primary Flight Instructor attached to VT-3 based at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. While at VT-3 he served as Administrative Officer and Operations Officer and received his second fleet transition, this time to the C-2A Greyhound. Following a quick fleet transition training cycle at VAW-120 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, CDR Margeson reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO. He assumed the duties as Detachment TWO Officer-in-Charge based aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) completing a RIMPAC exercise and WESTPAC deployment in support of Operations DESERT FOX and SOUTHERN WATCH. He completed his tour as the Squadron Operations Officer overseeing one of the most successful and safest operational years in VRC-30 history. Following his tour in VRC-30, CDR Margeson volunteered for a second straight C-2A Officer-in-Charge sea duty assignment transferring to the Navy's only forward deployed C-2A detachment, VRC-30 Detachment FIVE based in NAS Atsugi, Japan. As the Det FIVE OIC, CDR Margeson led the Detachment during three at-sea periods based aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and prior to his departure successfully prepared the Detachment for their role in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CDR Margeson's most recent assignment was a Chief Staff Officer to Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing, Pacific..." [11JUL2003]

MURPHY, Dean Thomas murfdog1@bellsouth.net "...I was in VAW-114 From 88-91, last one still in I beleive..." [02FEB2007]

NELSON, Mike mjn12157@aol.com "...I served with RVAW-110 (1975) at NAS Miramar, California, VAW-111 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (Med Cruise) aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) and VAW-114 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (WesPac) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)..." [03FEB2012]

PATIENCE, Lt. Col. Bill USAF Retired bill.paience@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1986-1987) in the AIMD department aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) (still have my Hawg). Out of my 12 1/2 years with the Navy - one of the finest mission oriented squadron's..." [10FEB2014]

POCARO, Michael (Paco) mapocaro@hotmail.com "...I joined in the fun at VAW-114 from 1976 to 1978. I was on the Coral Sea cruise in 1977 with Shipmates, Jim Furner, Jerry Sandman, and Ron Bybee. Anyone know of a guy named Duke Belcher? I transferred to the Gator Navy in 1978 onboard LST-1185 (Schenectady)..." [08JUN2004]

PRUITT, PR3 Thomas F. bunkypruitt@msn.com "...I served with VAW-114 from 1967 to 1969. We served aboard USS Kitty Hawk on 2 WedPac cruises. Would like to hear from anyone that I served with..." [01JUN2008]

SMITH, AMH2 David dabusmith@aol.com "...I served with VAW-114 on board the USS Coral sea during the 1977 to 1978 cruise and then aboard the USS Kitty Hawk for the 1979 to 1980 cruise. I would love to hear from others..." [30JAN2004]

VINCENT, Jeff "Vinny" jvincent31@juno.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1988-1990)..." [04FEB2014]

WESELIS, CDR Jim Retired weselis@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 (1972 to 1975), VP-31 (1976 to 1979) and VP-17 (1979 to 1981). I was told about this site by another "former" Blue Goose (former AW2, now CAPT TK Hohl). As I reviewed the VPNAVY pages, I was again reminded of all the good times with these three squadrons as a Radio Operator and then IFT. I am currently on Staff at COMNAVAIRPAC as the Asst. Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Yes! I have had a GREAT Career. Reading Larry Forney's account of our adventure on Miako Jima, brought back vivid memories of my one, and only, MAYDAY as a newly reported ATAN. They told me in Radio school that "No one will ever disregard a MAYDAY!" Hey, right! Well, all came out well in the end. When I got my LDO Commission in 1981, little did I know that that would be the last time I'd see a P-3 any closer than from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. My tours after commission were to NAS Pensacola, Florida (1981 to 1983), VAW-114 , NAS Miramar, California and USS CARL VINSON, CVN-70 (1983 to 1986), Personal Exchange Program, United Kingdom (1986 to 1988), VS-38, NAS North Island, San Diego, California and USS RANGER, CV-61 (1988 to 1990), USS RANGER AIMD (1990 to 1993), NAS North Island, San Diego, California AIMD (1993 to 1997), and Pre-Comm Unit/USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD-6 as the First AIMD Officer (1997 to 1999). I checked into CNAP in July 99, and have decided that 30 years is just about enough. Its been a "good-ride" from E-3 to O-5, and have requested to complete this "first career" in Feb 2001. Would love to hear from any and all former shipmates! Gary Spoon VP-31 / VP-17 ) and Carroll "Dick" Redding (VP-22)..Where are you? Your e-mail addresses are no longer in service! Now successfully entrenched for the past 7 years in the Defense Contractor world in San Diego..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14MAY2008 | 22FEB2000]

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