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LEWIS, Chuck Shipmate Pix chucklewis@zoominternet.net "...Hi gang. I started out as a "Plane Capt" on F-11s with VT-26 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-31 for aircrew training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Moffett Field, California where I joined VP-48. I was the Squadron Radar Training P.O. as well as the NATOPS Wing Evaluator and flew as the Radar/MAD Op in Crew "B" under Corky Anderson from 1968-1970 as an AX3 then AW2. Did NAS Adak, Alaska, Japan, Midway, Hawaii. In 1978 to 1981 I flew with VR-56 as a AE1 Flight Attendant aboard C9B Aircraft. I would like to hear from the old crew. I switched uniforms in 1981 and retired, after 30+ years, as an Air Force Master Sgt "Avionics Supervisor" from the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the 911th Air Wing, Pittsburgh PA. I also retired as a "Civilian Communications Specialist" for the Wing. I am a General Class Ham Radio Operator N3OIK..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14NOV2011 | E-Mail Updated 06APR2005 | PIX/BIO Updated 20FEB2003 | E-Mail Updated 27FEB2002 | 14MAR98]

PENNYPACKER, AVCM Granville "Lee" Retired penzack@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1982-1986), NADC (1986-1990), VP-68 (1992-1996), VR-56 (1996-2010) and retired from the reserves (12/2010) after more than 30 years Active/Reserve time. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 17AUG2012 | 11DEC98]

PETERSON, CAPTAIN Donald O Retired donp@mwsco.com "...I enlisted in the Naval Air Reserve in January of 1953, as an AR and retired as Captain in August of 1992. I served on active duty '56 to '59 as an ET3P1, then went back to AT3/AT1 and became a qualified crewmember in P2V-4, 5, and 7's flying radar and radio positions with VP-811 and VP-814. I also flew radar in S2F aircraft. I recieved a commision in July 1964, and became assistant maintenance officer in VP-811, all stationed at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota. In 1966 I transfered to Detroit Michigan, and affiliated with NARMU 731 and its successor names until selected for maintenance officer of VP-3414 and then VP-93 as a plankholder.('76-'82) Following promotion to CDR. and some VTU duty I served in the Maintenance officer billet for VR-56, and was cross assigned to VR 51 at NAS Glenview, Illinois to assist in the transition from C118 to C9 aircraft. My next duty was with the Air Systems Command VTU prior to my last assignment as the Naval Laiason Officer for the State of Minnesota. I was thrilled to review the entries and note the progress made in the careers of many of the sailors that I served with. I still own my welding Supply distributorship with headquarters in Winona, MN, and stores in Winona, Red Wing, and Rochester MN, La Crosse Wisconsin, and Dacorah, Iowa..." WebSite: http://www.mwsco.com/ [03SEP99]

WILLIAMS, Wayne wlwilliams@juno.com "...I was a junior officer pilot with VP-49 May 1980 to May 1983, CAC 1. VP-30 Instructor Pilot from May 1983- November 1984. VR-56 NAS Norfolk, Virginia March 1985 to Sept 1985. VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia Sept 1985-Jun 1995. Presently with Delta Air Lines, living in the Atlanta area. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [02FEB2001]

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