VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BORTNER, AECS(AW) Wayne A. aecs@sbcglobal.net "...Enlisted in Navy July 1963, Recruit Training (Great Lakes Company 1963-340), NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1964-1966) in Hangar 58 NAS Operations, VR-52 (1974-1983) Detachment NAF Detroit, Michigan, VP-93 (1983-1986), VR-62 (1986-1994) and retired from Navy in 1996. I also retired from Disney/ABC in 2011 and now residing in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am also a Volunteer at the USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25SEP2011]

DAEGELE, AD1 Robert "DAG" rdaegele@clinic.net "...Hello Shipmates! I started my navy career on 27 DEC 85 at RTC Orlando Florida. I then went to VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 86-89, then on to VP-62 where I was TAD to AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Florida from 89-93. I then went to AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, then I became a plank owner in VQ-11 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine 97-99. Now due to the disestablishing of VQ-11 I will be trading the P-3 for a C-130 at VR-62 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would be proud to hear from any shipmates that I may have served with..." [BIO Updated 17NOV99 | 11MAR98]

DAVIS, MCPO James P. (Pat) Retired akcsjpd@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California from 1958 to 1960. I flew with Crew 3. I made one WesPac cruise to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I also served with HS-1, HS-5, VR-52 and VR-62. Retired as a Senior Chief..." [18DEC2005]

DRISCOLL, Darrin c130fixr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1995 to 1999. I am now in the great white north with VR-62. I would love to hear from some of ya..." [27MAY2004]

HEFFRON, AFCM(AW) Michael G. phmann@farmlandpheasant.com "...Flight Engineer P-3 A/B. Served with VP-91 from 72'-76, Plankholder with VP-93 from 76'-80', VP-68 from 80'-82', VP-93 from 82'-86', HM-18 from 86'-89', VR-62 thru 92, and retired in Yale, MI. Manage game perserve in Brown City. Drop a line. Lets go hunting..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL99 | 09MAY98]

HOPKINS, AMEAN Matthew matthew.hopkins@navy.mil "...I am currently attached to VR-62 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I joined the Navy in March 2003. I have only been in for 10 months but already I know, I'm staying Navy..." [30DEC2003]

MARSHALL, Paul opie_ae@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-51 NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1992 to 1994, VR-62 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts / NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1994 to 1998, VP-92 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1998 to 2003, and currently with VR-52 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Worked with really great people out there, hope to hear from you..." [06DEC2003]

NICHOLAS, AE2 Rubbo Shipmate Pix nrubbo@netjets.com "...Started at VR-51 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. In 1989. The Flaming Hookers. Nothing like this ever was. You guys really took care of me there. I miss you all. I landed at NAF Detroit, Michigan VR-62 about 1993. It was great to be back home. My father served there and some of you remembered me from the old hanger when I used to visit on drill weekends. My father is doing well and still wrenching on aircraft for ATA in Indy. Around 1995 I joined the VP community at VP-64 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I really enjoyed my stay there and met some really nice people. I played basketball at all these stations and rode motorcycles to work often. If you want to drop me an E-mail please do I look forward to hearing from Shipmates soon..." [07DEC2006]

PATTERSON, AD1 Rayford "Pat" Retired jeejinyobo@hotmail.com "...I entered the Navy and was assigned to VA-203 from 1974 to 1976. I made E-3 in 1977 and transfer'd to VR-58 where I was the lowest ranked guy there. Plenty of aircraft washes for me! I served with a bunch of great guys there. I helped design the current "Sunseeker Patch" and painted a mural in the old hangar stairwell. Later (1979) I got transfer'd to VR-59 in Dallas which wasn't ready so I TAD'ed to VR-54 C-118's for 3 years. Finally the C-9's came (3 brand new birds) and went to VR-59. I did design its current Texas "Star" patch. Left there in 1984 or so and went to NAF Detroit, Michigan to start up VR-62. Got 50 Bucks for helpng design that patch. Left VR-62 to go to VR-60 in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. The left NAS Memphis, Tennessee and returned to NAF Detroit, Michigan AIMD and closed that base. I gues you could say I was a pofessional C-9 Squadron Starter with 3 under my belt. All the people I worked with in the Navy were a great buch of Guy's and Gal's. After I etired I went to work for Connie Kallita at AIA for many years. Currently I am in Riyadh Saudi Arabia working with Pratt and Whitney. Aviation has been my life. Please any of my old shipmates feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you...." [31MAY2004]

RICE, Brook BrookR1@aol.com "...I served as a TAR at VR-62 from 1989 to 1993 and then VR-57 from 1993 to 1994 as a reservist. I really had a lot of fun in Detroit and wouldn't trade my experiences for anything. I received my Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University a few years later and now work as a Technical Writer for a software/semiconductor company in San Jose, CA. For fun, I play ice hockey and am working on my hang gliding instructor certification. I'm looking forward to hearing from my old Shipmates..." [14JAN2003]

ROBERTSON, CDR Rusty rusty@fireriskmgt.com "...I was a Sensor 3 operator with VP-11 from 1975 through 1978 (Deployments to NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (2) and NAS Bermuda), primarily with CAC-8. Although I left active duty in 1978, I joined the reserves and had tours in VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and with VP-MAU at NAS Brunswick, Maine; both of those tours were as the Maintenance Material Control Officer. After completing college in 1986, I received a commission. I continue to drill with the reserves, and was recently selected to Commander. Also served with VR-62. My years in VP-11 remain the highlight of my career, and I look back fondly at the times that we had. Truly a life-altering experience!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 25JUN2002 | 14FEB99]

SIMMONS, AFCM(AW) Carl Jr. navycarl@comcast.net "...I reported aboard VP-18 in December of 1963 right out of "A" School. In January 1964 I volunteered to fly as a crewmember aboard the P2V-7 and was assigned to LG3 as second mechanic. In the summer of 1964 we transferred from NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. At NS Roosevelt Roads, PR I participated in the Dominican Republic Crisis, one NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detachment and two Unitas Detachments. In March of 1967 my tour was over and I separated from active duty. I stayed as a drilling reservist at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from 1967 to 1971. In 1971 I affiliated with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as an In-flight Plane Captain. In 1972 to 1973 we decommissioned the last P2V-7's and commissioned the first P-3A's. With VP-94 I made three NS Rota, Spain deployments and was unfortunate enough to be involved in the last accident on the P2V. I was on the jumpseat during take off on a detachment to NS Rota, Spain when the 2P pulled up the Landing Gear Handle during the takeoff roll. We ended up nose landing on the runway. Fortunately we all walked away unharmed except for a minor arm injury. In July of 1976 I rejoined the Navy as a TAR and eventually retired in the VR Program serving as Flight Engineer, NATOPS Instructor, and Wing Evaluator on the C-118 with VR-52, NAS Glenview, Illinois and CFLSW. In VR-62 NAF Detroit, Michigan I served as Maintenance and Leading Chief, in VR-54, VR-48, VR-53 and VR-46. I retired in November of 1999 as the Command Master Chief of VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia. My military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (1 award), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal. I am presently Department Chair of the Avionics/Aviation Department at Atlanta Technical College. I make my home in Dallas, Georgia with my wife Catherine, Granddaughter Brittany, Chelsea our Cocker and Gracie our Cat. I will never forget the good times, great friends and life long Shipmates in VP-18..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 01DEC98 | 11OCT98]

WALKER, Hap Retired hcwalker@aol.com "...I was a tron with VP-68 at PAX River from 1978 until 1983 when I went to the precom crew for VP-MAU Brunswick. Stayed there until '89 and then to VR-62 in Detroit where I retired in '93. I am currently in grad school at the University of Georgia..."

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