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ADRION, CAPT Robert J. Shipmate Pix http://www.cprfp.navy.mil/BioCommodore.asp "...CAPT Robert J. Adrion - CPRW-2 - Captain Robert J. Adrion was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Pine Bush, NY and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982. Following designation as a Naval Aviator in February 1984, his first operational assignment was with VP-24. During this tour as a "Batman", he completed deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and served as the Pilot Training, Pilot NATOPS, and Safety/NATOPS Officer. In March 1988, Captain Adrion transferredred to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 serving as Tactical Training Team Pilot, Aircraft Division Officer and Pilot Training Officer. His following sea duty was as the Operations Administration Officer aboard the USS SARATOGA where he qualified as an Officer of the Deck and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of NATO operations in Bosnia. In August 1993, Captain Adrion reported to the "Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, serving as the Command Services and Maintenance Officer. During his tour, he deployed to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of United Nations' sanctions against Iraq. Following his Department Head tour, Captain Adrion was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC to serve as the VP / VQ Combat Placement Officer. In July 1997, he was selected to attend the Marine Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA where he completed a Masters Degree in Military Science. Captain Adrion reported to NAS Brunswick, Maine in March of 1999, serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-26. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Training Officer for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic and from March 2003 to March 2005 he was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief for the J-3 Reconnaissance Operations Division..." [08DEC2005]

ALLIN, Bob rwaj@msn.com "...I served with VP-26 (1974 to 1977), Naval Postgraduate School, USS Constellation (CV-64), CPW-10 (1981 to 1984) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-46 (1984 to 1986). I finished my naval career as a Naval Attaché in Tunisia (1988 to 1991) and Algeria (1992 to 1993)..." [31DEC2009]

ANDERSON, MAC(NAC) Richard "Steven" steven47132@comcast.net "...I remember AW1 Cecil Hudson, when I first reported to NARU, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of my initial instructors in my soon to be career as a AW. Under AW1 Hudson's training, and others, I learned and became a Qualified P2 Aircrewman, and designated a Mad Operator. From there and right about the time VP-67 was transiting to P-3's. I requested transferred to SS1/2 training, and was sent to VP-60. I elected to get out when I couldnt get a transferred to a West Coast Location. But within 30 days, Regular Navy recruiters had me re-uping and assigned to VP-46 out of NAS Moffett Field, California where I remained until 1984. During that time I was qualifed as SS1 Crew 7, assigned two tours to CPRW-10 as an instructor. First time was sent, second time was requested by name. Enjoyed my time in P2's flying in the bubble nose, and in P-3A's, B's and C UII's. VP Navy from 1973-1984 and Non Flying Navy 1984-1993. FLying as a Aircrewman, was and still is my best time in Navy..." [01SEP2005]


BENTLEY, AVCM Don Retired donnybentley@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-4, VP-22, VS-33, VP-48, VP-47 and CPW-10 with three tours of Instructor Duty at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and RAG time with VP-31 in my thirty year career. I have found numerous friends and Shipmates comments in your squadron Guestbook entries. I do have the duty to inform his many Shipmates that may not have known, that LCDR Craig Fenn Melio died in June of 1996 and is buried in Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2000 | 15SEP2000]

BIRD, CWO3 Dennis Retired dkbird@earthlink.net"...BUPERS from from 1976 to 1979, VP-24 from 1979 to 1982, Detachment NAS Point Mugu, California and NAS Dallas, Texas from 1982 to 1985, NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1989 to 1992, VP-1 from 1992 to 1995, CPW-10 (NAS Whidbey Island, Washington) from 1996 to 1998 and retired August 1, 1998. Currently working as a Learning and Development Specialist for Northrop Grumman Corporation in St. Augustine, FL..." [BIO Updated 19NOV2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 25MAY99 | Updated E-Mail 04SEP98 | Updated 15MAY98]

BOERGER, Ron "Mongo" rboerger@msw0.attnet.or.jp "...VP-1 81-84, VP-4 89-92, PATWINGSPAC DET ADAK OIC 93-94, Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) Ops Officer 94-96, currently XO at NAF Misawa, Japan. Would love to hear from any former shipmates!..."

BOZIN, REAR ADMIRAL Stanley D. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/bozinsd.html "...Rear Adm. Stanley D. Bozin, a native of Union, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers College of Engineering at New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He received his commission in November of 1974 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 1975. Following flight training, he reported to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Achieving designation as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot, he deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan. While attached to VP-48, he served as Communications Officer, AW Division Officer, Schedules Officer, Flight Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. In October 1979, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pennsylvania. There he served as the Schedules Officer, Test and Evaluation Project Support Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Department Head. While attached to Naval Air Development Center he flew all variants of the P3C aircraft, and also qualified as Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot in the UC-27 aircraft. Rear Adm. Bozin was then ordered to the USS Coral Sea as the Assistant Navigator in January 1983. He deployed with the "Ageless Warrior" on the "around the world cruise" and homeport change from Alameda, California to Norfolk, Virginia. In June 1985, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. Upon graduation in December 1986, he received a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. Following refresher training. Rear Adm. Bozin reported to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in May 1987. During his tour, he served as Maintenance Officer, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In January 1989, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare (OP-OS), as the lead Naval Aircraft Procurement Program and Budget Analyst. In May 1991, he reported to VP-24 on deployment in NAS Keflavik, Iceland as the Executive Officer. In May 1992, he assumed command of VP-24 and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1992. While in NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Rear Adm.(sel) Bozin was assigned as Commander, Task Group 67.1. On deployment, the squadron worked closely with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group and participated in OPERATIONS DESERT CALM, MARITIME MONITOR/GUARD, RESTORE HOPE and ASSURED VICTOR. In June 1993, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Assistant to the Appropriations Matters Office. He was assigned as the lead liaison for all Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation programs between Congressional Appropriations committees and senior navy leadership. On August 15, 1996, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed command of CPW-10 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In addition to his Wing Commander training oversight responsibilities, he also assumed the operational duties as Commander, Task Group 12.1. In June 1998, he was assigned to the J8 Directorate of the Joint Staff as the Division Chief for the Sea, Air, Space, Superiority Assessment Division. He provided assessments as directed by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and reported to the Chairman of the Joint Staff. The Chairman used this information in communications with the Secretary of Defense on budget preparation and issues. In May 2000, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Head of the Appropriations Matters Office. Rear Adm. Bozin has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various other unit awards..." [24JUN2003]

BROOKS, REAR ADMIRAL Richard E. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/brooksre.html "...Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks - United States Navy - Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Atlantic. Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks, a native of Portland, Oregon, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1974 and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 1975. In addition, Rear Admiral Brooks is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems Management, the Naval War College where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the Armed Forces Staff College. Operationally, Rear Admiral Brooks served in VP-1, VP-48, and CPW-10 and commanded VP-19 and CPW-5. Additionally, he served aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the Operations Admin Officer and Training Officer and earned designation as a Fleet Officer of the Deck and Surface Warfare Officer. Ashore, Rear Admiral Brooks served as an Instructor/ Standardization pilot and Student Control Officer in Training Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT. Major Staff duty tours include Aviation Programs Analyst, Programming Division (N80), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and on the Joint Staff (J3) as Head, Programs, Budget, and Requirements Branch, Counter Narcotics Division. Additionally, Rear Admiral Brooks served as the Executive Assistant to Director, Air Warfare (N88), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and as a CNO Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group where he selected for Flag Rank in December of 1998. In August 1999, he returned to the Chief of Naval Operations Staff where he served as Deputy Director and Fleet Liaison for Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control (N6B) until August 2000. In September 2000, he assumed his current position as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic. Rear Admiral Brooks has been awarded the Legion of Merit (three), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two), Navy Commendation Medal (two), Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service awards..." [14JUN2003]


CLAY, AT1(NAC) Tom "Staypuff" Retired tomkat83@alltel.net "...My first squadron was VP-50 (8/85-4-89). I was an IFT on Crew 9 and Crew 6 doing 2 NSF Diego Garcia/ NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/ NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployments and 1 NAS Misawa, Japan deployment. I saw several names on your list already from those days. From VP-50, I went to Naval Air Development Center Warminster (6/89-1/92) for shore duty (I was on det 1 month of every 3!) then to CPW-1 Det NAS Misawa, Japan (1/92-5/95), VP-40 (7/95-3/97) for a NSF Diego Garcia/Jeddah/Masirah/any where sandy deployment, CPW-10 (3/97-10/98) on LIMDU, and now I'm back in VP-40 but grounded. I would love to hear from any Shipmates, especially from the "Tromba's Trojans" Crew 6 days...I retired out of NRL in July '03 and moved back to Georgia. I graduated with a BS in Physics and a BA in History in May 2006 and a Master's in Military History in June 2008..." [BIO Updated 10OCT2008 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 18AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 01MAY2000 | 29OCT99]

COX, AW2 Kenneth Shipmate Pix kcox517@charter.net "...Served at Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) from 88-91. AW1 Graves, AW1 Teeter and OTA1 Ropp taught me WELL! Yes, I was a "bonehead" airman! Was a section leader in analysis. Got to fly with most of the squadrons at that beautiful place called NAS Moffett Field, California. Saw the coming decommissioning, so I went TAR (my wife, Jean, was a TAR AT/VP-91 and VR-54) and got sent to VP-94 in that party town of New Orleans. Went on some great trips. My good friend AW2 Lee Eichenauer and I had some wild times in NAS Bermuda and NAS Key West, Florida. Was the Squadron Safety Petty Officer. (Believe it or not!) Figured that would make me more marketable. Got stupid and got out in 95. Miss it a lot! I know live in Montgomery, Alabama. Email me if you coming through or flying into Maxwell. I would love to see old friends and to drink a beer or two with old Navy buds..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16MAY2005 | 03MAY99]

CUTTER, CDR David C. Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-40/xobio.html "...Commander Cutter graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Following graduation, he attended Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) in NAS Pensacola, Florida. Completing AOCS as Regimental Commander, he earned a regular Navy commission under the Distinguished Naval Graduate program. Following commissioning, he attended flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida and Sacramento, California where he was designated as a Naval Flight Officer in September 1988. After completing FRS training at VP-30, Commander Cutter began his first squadron tour with VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Qualifying as an Instructor Tactical Coordinator and ISAR Radar Mission Commander, he made deployments to NS Rota, Spain; NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal; NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Panama. During this tour, he served as Asst. Tactics, NFO NATOPS, and Schedules Officer. In 1992, Commander Cutter reported for instructor duty at the Fleet Replacement Squadron VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While there, he served as NFO Training Officer, COMNAVAIRLANT NATOPS Evaluator and Public Affairs Officer during the VP FRS consolidation and the Republic of Korea Navy foreign military training program. Commander Cutter was next assigned as Operations Admin Officer aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in August 1995. Homeported in Bremerton, Washington, USS NIMITZ deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch and later participated in the Strait of Taiwan crisis during April 1996. Qualifying as both Command Duty Officer Underway and Officer of the Deck Underway, Commander Cutter also earned his Surface Warfare designation aboard USS NIMITZ. In June 1997, he reported to the Secretary of the Navy's staff in Washington D.C. where he served as the Personal Aide to SECNAV. Following FRS refresher training, Commander Cutter reported to VP-16 in May 1999 for his department head tour. Serving as Tactics, Administration, and Operations Officer, VP-16 deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily; NAS Keflavik, Iceland; and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. During his tour, VP-16 was awarded the Jay Isbell Award for ASW excellence and the CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award. Upon completion of his department head tour, he was assigned as Asst. Washington DC Placement Officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in June 2001. In January 2003, CDR Cutter enrolled in the Financial Management curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Earning a Masters of Business Administration, he graduated with distinction and was recognized as a Conrad Scholar for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Financial Management. Additionally, he was awarded the Louis D. Liskin Award for Excellence in Management, the Department of the Navy Award for Academic Excellence in Financial Management, and the Rear Admiral Thomas R. McClellan Award for Academic Excellence in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. During this tour, CDR Cutter completed the Naval War College Command and Staff Course, also graduating with distinction. Before joining VP-40 as the Executive Officer, CDR Cutter most recently served as the Chief Staff Officer for CPRW-10 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His awards include the Meritorious Service medal (2), Navy Commendation medal (3), Navy Achievement medal (3) and various campaign and operational awards..." [23APR2005]


DeCOSTA, CAPTAIN Daniel L. Retired sandidande@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 from November 1981 to December 1984, CPW-10, COMASWWINGPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California, XO/CO ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California, and XO/CO Reserve Forces NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I retired in 1998 and currently living in La Mesa, (San Diego) CA with my son AJ (11). Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]

DICKINSON, CDR "JD" VXE6PXO@ICEHOUSE.MUGU.NAVY.MIL "...I was in VP-19 (82-85), VP-31 (85-88; flew the '87 NAS Moffett Field, California Airshow with Jim Alexander), Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (90-91: NSO/Weapons Officer), VP-40 (91-93 as MO), and VXE-6 (98-99 as XO)..." [01APR98]

DIETRICH, CDR Stan W. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-40/xobio.html "...Commander Stan Dietrich graduated from Harvard University in 1985. Receiving his commission through ROTC, he reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida in July 1985 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in January 1987. Following training at the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-31) at NAS Moffett Field, California, Commander Dietrich reported to VP-48 also based at NAS Moffett Field, California. Qualifying as P-3C (Update III) Instructor Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander and Special Projects Mission Commander he participated in deployment operations to NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; NAS Misawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; NSF Diego Garcia; and Masirah, Oman. During his tour he served as Tactical Officer, NFO Training Officer and NFO NATOPS Officer. Detaching from VP-48 in November 1990, his next assignment was as a FRS Instructor at PVP-31. During his tour he was selected by Commander, Patrol Wings Pacific to concurrently serve as the ASW Operations Officer for the CPWP Tactical Training Team. While at VP-31, he was selected for the Navy's Advanced Education Program. In July 1992, Commander Dietrich reported to George Washington University in Washington D.C. Graduating with honors in 1994, he received a Master's Degree in Security Policy Studies. Commander Dietrich was next assigned as Flag Secretary to Commander, Carrier Group THREE based in Alameda, California. Embarked aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN(CVN 72), he qualified as a Flag Tactical Action Officer and directed numerous missions in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. Following refresher training at VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, he reported in April 1997 to VP-46 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. While assigned to the "Grey Knights" he served as Assistant Training Officer, Administration Officer and Operations Officer during a tri-site deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. In May 1999 Commander Dietrich reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN. During this tour he served as Assistant Operations Officer, Tactical Support Center Director and Operations Officer, playing critical roles in Operation's PHANTOM MENACE, VALIANT RETURN and ENDURING FREEDOM. Commander Dietrich assumed duties as Executive Officer of VP-40 in March 2003..." [14JUN2003]

DiLEONARDO, AVCM Anthony M. tonyelgin@aol.com "...I joined the Navy in 1966 as a PT (Photo Intel) went to school at Lowery AFB. Joined VP-5 in 1967 just before the deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (WESTPAC). Stayed in VP-5 until 1976 when I transferred to NAS Sigonella, Sicily ASWOC. transferredred to CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California in July 1981. Then to VP-46 where I stayed until my retirement in 1990. During the entire time I flew with virtually every crew in VP-5 as a Photo/Julie operator, the as an inflight tech when we transitioned to P-3C's and I changed my rate to AT. Look forward to hearing for some of you old timers. Smooth Sailing and following seas..." [21MAR2000]

DORNY, CDR Louis B. Retired npo15@msn.com "...Patrol Wing TEN matters, especially 1939-1942 period in the Far East, including VP-101, VP-102, VP-22..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22MAR2005 | 01OCT98]


ECKSTROM, CAPTAIN Reed http://www.atsugi.navy.mil/ATSUGI/Captain_Reed_Eckstrom.html "...Capt. Reed Eckstrom hails from Marshall, MN, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southwest State University. After graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program, based at NAS Pensacola, Florida. He earned his wings of gold and was designated a Naval Aviator after completing flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Capt. Eckstrom's first tour of duty took him to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a member of VP-6, known as the Blue Sharks. While there he completed deployments to the Philippines and the Indian Ocean. From there his first shore tour was as an intern at the Command, Control and Communications Directorate for the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon finishing his internship he became the Operations, Maintenance Navy/Navy Reserve Program Analyst at the Naval Personnel Command. Capt. Eckstrom then reported to the USS CONSTELLATION as the antisubmarine warfare officer and tactical action officer. Again during this tour he completed cruises to the North Arabian Sea where he was involved in the initial procedures for escorting merchant tankers into the Persian Gulf. Following this tour he reported to NAS Moffett Field, California and Fleet Readiness Squadron VP-31 as Administrative Officer and instructor pilot. Returning to sea duty, he reported as safety officer to VP-9, and by the end of his tour he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia as the squadron's operations officer. His next shore duty tour brought him to the Pacific Northwest as training officer for CPW-10, where he coordinated training requirements for VP squadrons re-located on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During this tour he selected for command and reported to Training Air Wing 5 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. Under Capt. Eckstrom's leadership as executive and commanding officer, his squadron was a test bed for integrating U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy pilot training. Following this tour he went back to sea as USS CONSTELLATION's navigator, and completed a deployment to the Persian Gulf. Most recently, Capt. Eckstrom served as the executive officer for NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in Washington state. Capt. Reed Eckstrom is currently NAS Atsugi, Japan Commanding Officer..." [16JUN2003]


Memorial Picture "...FAILS, AWCM Ron...Ron passed away on Aug 16 2007. He served with VP-8, VP-30, HSL-32, CV-62, CV-43, CPW-10, VP-4, CPW-2, CPWPAC, VP-47, VX-1, CPRWPAC, and CPRW-2..." Contributed by BARKOW, AW2 Dan danbarkow@cableone.net [08FEB2011]

FAILS, Ron mcpo9876@aol.com "...I served with VP-8, VP-30, HSL-32, CV-62, CV-43, CPW-10, VP-4, CPW-2, CPWPAC, VP-47, VX-1, CPRWPAC, and CPRW-2..." [20MAR2005]

FARRELL, Blake farrell@apci.net "...I served with VP-9 (1984-1989), CPW-10, Weapons System Test (WST) (1989-1992) and VP-22 (1992-1993). I flew Sensor Station 1/2 on P3C Update I and III aircraft. WEBSITE: http://www.apci.net/~farrell/blufalcn.htm..." [20SEP1997]

FARRELL, ABH2 Blake farrell@comcast.net "...I served with VP-9 (1984-1989), CPW-10, Weapons System Test (WST) (1989-1992) and VP-22 (1992-1993). I flew Sensor Station 1/2 on P3C Update I and III aircraft..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11OCT2013 | 20SEP1997]

FERGUSON, David "Fergy" djfergy@earthlink.net "...I started in 1978 in VP-9, VP-31, VP-48, and Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10). I tried but just could not avoid the boat any longer, (CVN 72). Also a member of VPI. NAS Moffett Field, California was a wonderful place before it was "closed". Also take a look at "The Hanger"..." [09NOV98]

FORKNER, LCDR Carl B. forknerc@cna.org "...NFO serving with VP-24 1985-1989. Deployed to NAS Bermuda (1985, 1988) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1986-87). Dets to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, Lajes, Kinloss, Nordholz, Nimes, and Greenwood. Trained numerous future NAVs/TACCOs while instructing at Mather AFB 1989-1991. Flew with various S-3B and Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) squadrons 1991-1993 while serving as Fixed Wing Ops/Asst ASW Officer at COMCARGRU-1. Flew the LC-130 "Ski-Herc" and HH-1N during DH tour at VXE-6, where I was Asst Personnel Resources Officer, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, and OIC of Det Christchurch, New Zealand. Currently serving as CNO N3/N5 Fellow and Deputy Director for Naval Matters at the Center for Naval Analyses. It was good to see everyone at the VP Symposium this April!..." [08JUN98]

FRYE, CWO4 Dock Retired dockfrye@comcast.net "...I served with VW-1 (1964 to 1966), VP-19 (1966 to 1969), VP-91 (1971 to 1973), VP-50 (1973 to 1977), TSC NAS Agana, Guam (1977 to 1979), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1979 to 1982); ASWOC NS Rota, Spain (1982 to 1985), HS-1 (1985 to 1989), Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (1989 to 1992) and CPW-11 (1992 to 1993). I couldn't get it right so I gave up and retired in 1993. I'd be happy to hear from..." [E-Mail Updated 28AUG2008 | 19JAN98]


GALE, AFCM Jack Retired jackgale@pacbell.net "...Retired AFCM in 1993 and have worked in Semiconductor Equipment and now at Genentech as Biotech project manager. Always happy to hear from old shipmates. Served as a Flight Engineer with VP-31, VP-50, VP-30 ASA, CPW-10, and retired as CPWP CMC in 1993 as current 8251 with a blue card. Still live in Mountain View, KC's is now a gay bar, the Chiefs Club is a Mars Resource Center, but they have repainted Hanger One and it looks great, and the golf shack is still open..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03JAN2003 | 21NOV97]

GALLOWAY, ATCS Creighton "Craig" Retired c3gallo56@charter.net "...I served with VP-48, VP-47, VP-31, CPRW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1976 until decommissioning of VP-31 in 1993, VP-26 from August 1993 until August 1996 and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Retured September 1998. Would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAR2011 | E-Mail Updated 27DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV98 | 04MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...GETZFRED, Lawrence Daniel...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, Home of Record: Elgin, Neb., Commissioned: Officer Candidate School, December 15, 1972, Rank: Captain, Date of Rank: October 1, 1993, Designator: Naval Flight Officer, and Age: 57. Duty Stations: VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-6 - 01/74 - 06/77, VP-31 - 12/77 - 06/80, Personnel Exchange Program, England - 06/80 - 01/83, CPW-10 - 01/83 - 07/84, VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-40 - 09/87 - 06/89, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff - 07/90 - 07/93, Commander Patrol Wings Pacific - 08/93 - 08/97, and CNO - 09/97. Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Gallantry Cross Color Medal with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy and Marine Corps Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

UPDATE "...A Memorial service for Lawrence Daniel Getzfred will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Fort Myer near Arlington National Cemetery. His wife is setting up an educational trust for contributions and I'll pass that along later. Thanks. Mark S. Getzfred msgetzfred@snet.net..." [06OCT2001]

GETZFRED, CAPTAIN Lawrence Daniel http://www.fadedgiant.net/vp-6/html/lawrence_daniel_getzfred.html "...U.S. Navy Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, was the branch head for Joint Operations and Plans on the staff of the Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Operations.He began his Navy career as an antisubmarine warfare technician. He attended DeAnza College and Santa Clara University in California and earned a degree in mathematics. He later received a teaching credential. He attended DeAnza College and Santa Clara University in California and earned a degree in mathematics. He later received a teaching credential. In 1972, after Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned an ensign. In 1973, he was designated a Navy flight officer. He served as a tactical coordinator instructor at NAS Moffett Field, California, and then from 1980-1983 he was stationed in Scotland in a personal exchange program with the Royal Air Force. He served on the staff of CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1983-1984, then joined VP-46. In 1987, he became executive officer of VP-40, a squadron of P-3s based at NAS Moffett Field, California. He led his squadron on deployment to Japan and Okinawa. He assumed command of the squadron from 1988 to 1989. After completing his tour, he earned a master's degree in foreign affairs and strategic planning at the Naval War College. He spent the next three years as an action officer on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, serving in the strategic planning and policy department of the Joint Staff. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1993. He also served as the chief of staff of Patrol Wings Pacific. During his military career, Getzfred received numerous awards and commendations for achievement, good conduct and meritorious service. He was a great teacher and leader. He was also a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and naval officer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and two daughters, Larissa and Kristina. We will not forget him. Duty Stations: VP-46 (01/85 - 05/87), VP-6 (01/74 - 06/77), VP-31 (12/77 - 06/80), Personnel Exchange Program, England (06/80 - 01/83), CPW-10 (01/83 - 07/84), VP-46 (01/85 - 05/87), VP-40 (09/87 - 06/89), Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff (07/90 - 07/93), Commander Patrol Wings Pacific (08/93 - 08/97), and CNO (09/97). Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Gallantry Cross Color Medal with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy and Marine Corps Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." [02JUN2003]

GEYER, Ron ronald.b.geyer@lmco.com "...I served as the Lockheed Representative with CPW-10 from 1980 to 1984, 1986 to 1993,and 1995 until leaving in Aug 03 to return to Lockheed and work on the replacement for our beloved P-3..." [24OCT2003]

GREEN, JJ axcjjgreen@aol.com "...My entire Navy career was spent in P-3s. VP-31 1974-1981, VP-50 Apr 1981-Oct 1984, CPW-10 Oct 1984-Nov 1987, and VP-46 Nov 1987-Apr 1991. I have always had a deep abiding love for the P-3 airframe. I amassed several hours as an IFT aboard P3-Cs, Update 1s and Update 3s. I salute all my past shipmates. I would welcome correspondence from anyone desiring to rekindle old friendships..." [23MAR2002]


HARRISON, AOC(AW/NAC) Terry L. Retired terrylharrison01@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from June to October 1982, VP-44 CAC-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1982 to 1985, NAVCRUITDIST San Antonio NRS Austin, TX from 1985 to 1987, NAVRES EEAP Austin, TX from 1987 to 1988, VP-19 CAC-11 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1988 to 1989, VP-50 (ground ordie!!) NAS Moffett Field, California from 1989 to 1991, CPW-10 NAS Moffett Field, California from February to June 1991, VP-30 NAS Moffett Field, California from June to October 1991, USS Abraham Lincoln G-3 DIV Alameda 1991-1992, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Weapons LPO from 1992 to 1995, VAQ-138 Yellowjackets NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1995 to 1999, HS-10 Warhawks NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1999 to 2002, and retired November 2002. I now work as a defense contractor for NAS North Island, San Diego, California Weapons AD&C..." [BIO Updated 15OCT2003 | 20FEB2000]

HINES, CDR Brad Retired bbtkhines@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1976-1979, surviving "Death Crew 3". Joined COMPATWINGSPAC staff in 1979 to help establish the Weapons Test Trainer (WST) Squadron Training and Evaluation Team, then transferredred to CPW-10 when it was re-established in 1981. Spent three years as XO, then CO of NAVFAC Antigua, West Indies from 1982 to 1985 doing SOSUS. Returned to NAS Moffett Field, California to run CPWP's TTT in 1985 and then as a Department Head and instructor in VP-31 until 1987. Moved across the field to Big Red (VP-19) working for "Little Red" just in time to establish the first VP Det to operate out of Saudi Arabia in the Gulf "Imminent Danger Area". After Training and Ops O jobs, went to CTF-72 as Plans O to develop the MPA/Sea Control campaign for OPLAN 5000. In 1989 was first VP rep on staff to teach at Tactical Training Group Pacific (San Diego). Commanded Navy Recruiting District San Diego from 1992 to 1994. Went to a NATO tour outside of London from 1994 to 1997 (tried to teach Europeans about the virtues of California wine). Returned to recruiting as Director of Operations and Deputy Commander for the Northeast U.S. Navy Recruiting Region (15 states + Europe). Retired in 2000 and now work for Lockheed Martin, Undersea Systems in Syracuse, NY. Please keep in touch!..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 03SEP2002 | 14FEB2000]

HINSHAW, AFCM Jack Retired Shipmate Pix jackhinshaw@msn.com "...I served at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1965 to 1990. I served with VP-31 3 times, VP-9 2 times, VP-46 in the late 1960's, CPW-10 and retired as the COMPATWINGSPAC Force Master Chief in January 1990. I spent 10 years at Aero Union Corporation as the Director of Maintenance and General Manager and left in 2000. Look forward to hearing from folks I served with so please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. I am living in Clearlake Oaks, CA and run a Marine Repair business (707-998-2129)..." [PIX Added 13AUG2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAY2004 | 20MAY98]

HITT, CDR James R. Shipmate Pix http://www.vp16.navy.mil/xoh.htm "...While attending Santa Clara University (BS in Computer Science - Math) CDR Hitt attended NROTC functions at the UC Berkeley unit earning his commission in June 1987. Upon commissioning, he began primary flight training at VT-6, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. CDR Hitt was on the Commodore's List at his winging from VT-31 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in April 1989. He reported to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field for initial maritime patrol training. Upon graduation from the "Black Lightning" camp in September 1989, he joined VP-48 where he participated in a split site deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. After VP-48's decommissioning, CDR Hitt transferredred to VP-40, joining the "Fighting Marlins" early in their 1991 NAF Misawa, Japan deployment. During his first tour he acted as Power Plants Branch Officer, Readiness Officer, Special Projects Officer (EWO), Schedules Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Pilot NATOPS Officer as well as Instructor Pilot. Upon completion of his first sea tour in October 1992, he joined VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, the Atlantic Fleet's Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) completing detachments to Mildenhall, Rio de Janeiro, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Through FRS consolidation, CDR Hitt was assigned the duties of Aviation Electrical/ Instruments and Ordnance Branch Officer, Fleet Projects Officer, and CNAL Alternate Pilot Evaluator. CDR Hitt departed VP-30 in October 1995 and reported aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) at NAS North Island, San Diego as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer ("Shooter"). During this tour he also sailed with USS KITTY HAWK in support of their flight operations. While onboard CONSTELLATION, he served as Aviation Fuels Division (V-4) Officer and Catapult and Arresting Gear Division (V-2) Officer, and qualified as Officer of the Deck (Inport) and Assistant Command Duty Officer. He deployed with CONNIE to WESTPAC and the Arabian Gulf in April 1997. CDR Hitt detached from CONSTELLATION in April 1998 and reported to VP-30 for refresher training before arriving at VP-1 for his department head tour. While at VP-1, he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, and NSA Bahrain. He served as the Screaming Eagles' Safety/NATOPS Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. In November 2000, he was assigned to CPRW-10 as Training Officer, Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer. CDR Hitt reported to VP-16 as the XO in March of 2005..." [08AUG2005]

HOLLEBEKE, AWC Van "Chief Beke" Retired vanholl@worldnet.att.net "...I came to VP-31 as an AW-2 from the VS community IN San Diego in May 1976. My first tour of duty as an instructor in the P-3B lasted until from Apr 76 - May 79. From there, I went to Recruiting Duty until Sep. 1980. Made a tour to NAS Keflavik, Iceland from Aug 80 - Dec 83. Departed the land of Fire and Ice to Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) at NAS Moffett Field, California in Jan 1984. After making AWC, I Left Wing-10 in Apr 87 to join VP-19 just before deployment to Diego Garcia. I spent the next 3 years as the AW shop chief and retired from the USN while attached to VP-19 in NAS Misawa, Japan in Dec. 1990. Am now living in Washington State..." [16FEB99]

HUFF, K. (Huffster) Retired phoggyme@yahoo.com "...I entered the VP world in June of 1981 as a SS-3 in VP-1, was there till 1986 when I was retrained (or was attempted) and went to ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Glorious days, then VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California, CPRW-10, then CPWP, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Retired in 94, am now in E. Oregon working as a Prison Cop. "Product isn't great, but the pay is good" drop a line, if ya knew me then..." [20SEP2005]

HUNNEWELL, AWC Jim p3s3aircrew@aol.com Shipmate Pix Circa 1998 Shipmate Pix Circa 1980 "...I flew with VP-46 from 1978 to 1981, where I earned my "Wings of Gold." From 1982 to 1985, I served at ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (also flew with CP-140 and Nimrod crews). Instructor duty from 1986 to 1989 at Patrol Wing Ten (Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10)) Weapons System Test (WST) Det. Became a "Tailhooker" and served with VS-37 from 1990 to 1993 (Persian Gulf War/Somalia). Served on the staff of COMSEACONWINGPAC from 1993 to 1996. VS-35 from 1996 to 1999 (also flew with ES-3A, VQ-5). Currently back at COMSEACONWINGPAC staff as "Last of the Tailhook SENSOs" due to disestablishment of S-3 AW billets..." [PIX Updated 12AUG2000 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 24JUN2000 | 28APR99]


INGEBRAND, LCDR c/o His Brother George Ingebrand gingebrand@aol.com "...Would like to hear from anyone who served with my brother in the USS Childs, CPW-10 from November 1941 until late in 1944. He joined the squadron as ENS and left as LCDR and skipper of the USS Childs..." [12MAR2002]

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JENZEN, AWC Ken jenzenk@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-11 from 1993 to 1996, CPRW-10 from 1997 to 2000, VP-1 from 200 to 2004, FASOTRAGRULANT from 2005 to 2006 and currently serving with Naval Special Warfare Development Group..." [00XXX97 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07NOV2007]

JOSLYN, AW1 Dave Retired dave1788@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9, VP-16, VX-1, CPRW-10, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) NAS Moffett Field, California and Commander Fleet Air Keflavik (CFK) NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [22MAR2011]


LALLY, CDR Bob http://www.atsugi.navy.mil/cprw1/page4.html "...Commander Bob Lally graduated from Georgia Tech in 1982. Following flight training, he reported to the Dragons of VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, in June 1984. CDR Lally deployed with VP-56 to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NAS Sigonella, Sicily; and NAS Bermuda. Of significance, during the 1986 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment, VP-56 flew combat missions in support of combat operations against Libya (Operation EL DORADO CANYON). In December 1987, CDR Lally received orders as Flight Instructor to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. In October 1989, he reported to Carrier Group SIX (CCG-6) at Mayport, Florida, to serve aboard USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) as Flag Secretary/Flag Lieutenant. CCG 6 staff embarked on the missions of Operation DESERT SHIELD, Operation DESERT STORM, Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, and a variety of shipboard detachments to the Caribbean in support of Joint Task Force FOUR counter-narcotics operations. CDR Lally reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) in Washington, DC as the VP Sea/Shore Detailer and served as the Naval Aviation Shore Coordinator. Following refresher training at VP-30, CDR Lally was assigned to VP-56, "Grey Knights" in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During the tour, he deployed to Central Command (CENTCOM)/5th Fleet and served as Operations Officer, Officer in Charge of Masirah, Oman, Cobra Gold 1995, and CARAT 1995 in Thailand and Malaysia. In November 1996, he reported to CPW-10 where he served as Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer. In January 1997, he then reported to COMMANDER, PATROL WINGS PACIFIC as Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower. Additionally, he took on the role as Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Officer for the congressionally mandated closure of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and ultimate move to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Prior to reporting as Executive Officer of VP-9, he earned a Master of Science Degree in National Strategic Studies from National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, DC. In July 2001, CDR Lally assumed command of the Golden Eagles of VP-9 while on a CENTCOM/5th Fleet deployment. During the squadron's combat deployment supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism, VP-9 flew more hours than any patrol squadron since the Vietnam era. While serving with VP-9, the squadron was recognized for its efforts as the Chief of Naval Operation's Battle E Patrol Squadron for 2001. Upon arrival home in December 2001, Association of Naval Aviators; Navy League; Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Pacific; and local community leaders recognized numerous Golden Eagles for their unselfish, dedicated individual efforts in support of combat operations. CDR Lally flew more than 30 combat missions which included more than 400 combat hours and the first strike missions by Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. In July 2002, he reported to his current command, CPRW-1, Task Force 57/72. He initially served as Operations Officer and is now Chief Staff Officer. CDR Lally's awards include the Bronze Star, Air Medal (First strike/First flight), Meritorious Service Medal with one star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with five gold stars/with two combat distinguishing devices..." [29JUN2003]

LANGSTON, AECS Fred freddarat@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 from November 1984 to January 1988, VP-31 (F/E Instructor) January 1988 to October 1991, DLI Monterey from October 1991 to April 1992, PEP Netherlands VSQ-320 from April 1992 to May 1995, NAWCAD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from June 1995 to March 1998, VP-9 from July 1998 to May 2001 and currently at CPRW-10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and looking to retire 1 year from today with 26 years and 3 days. Still do a bit of flying while on the staff here but see the end coming soon. This is a great command to end the long ride..." [BIO Updated 01JUN2004 | 08NOV98]


MARRIOTT, CAPTAIN Bill http://www.naswi.navy.mil/cpw-10/commodores/marriottbio.htm "...Commodore CPW/CPRW-10 (May 2000 - Aug 2001) - Captain Bill Marriott graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in 1979. He was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1980. After completing training at VP-30 in 1981, Captain Marriott reported to VP-16. During this assignment he qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot in the P-3C Update II.5 aircraft and made deployments to NAS Bermuda / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In August 1984, Captain Marriott reported to VP-30 for instructor duty. During this tour he served as the Communications Officer and Pilot Training Officer. In February 1987, Captain Marriott reported for duty aboard the staff of Commander Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces Sixth Fleet in NAF Naples, Italy as Flag Lieutenant. In July 1989, Captain Marriott joined the staff of CPW/CPRW-11 as Safety/NATOPS Officer. After refresher training in VP-30, Captain Marriott reported to VP-5 in March 1991. As a "Mad Fox", he completed a deployment to the Mediterranean and served as the Safety/NATOPS Officer and Maintenance Officer. In October 1992, Captain Marriott reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Arlington, Virginia as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel for Selection Board Matters. In October 1993 he was selected by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvilli to become his senior aide-de-camp. Upon completion of his tour on the Joint Staff, Captain Marriott was selected for a Federal Executive Fellowship. He reported to the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy as the Navy Fellow in August 1995. During this tour, Captain Marriott served as the Project Director for the Commission on Future Defenses, a bipartisan commission tasked to develop future military force structure alternatives. Leaving Washington, D.C., Captain Marriott reported to the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk for phase II JPME. Upon graduation, he entered the PCO pipeline, completing training in February 1997. Captain Marriott reported to VP-16 as Executive Officer in March 1997. In March 1998, he assumed command and served in that capacity until February 1999. In March 1999, Captain Marriott reported for duty on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, in the Office of Program Appraisal. During this tour he was selected for Major Aviation Command..." [30JUN2003]

MARTELLO, CAPTAIN Charles P. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/cpw-10/commodores/martello.html "...Commodore CPW/CPRW-10 (Sept 2001 - Spring 2002) - Captain Charles P. Martello enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1973. Selected for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP), he attended the University of Missouri, earning degrees in Chemistry and Biological Science and was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation in December 1980. Upon completion of flight school he was designated a Naval Flight Officer and was assigned to VP-45 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He qualified as Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Instructor TACCO and Mission Commander and served as Assistant Communications Officer, Readiness Officer and Avionics Division Officer during deployments to the Mediterranean and Atlantic theaters. In July 1984, Captain Martello reported to VP-30, the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the Patrol Aviation community. Following qualification as an Instructor NFO, he was assigned to the Commander, Patrol Wing Atlantic Tactical Training Team (TTT) with responsibility for acoustics, ASW coordinated operations and battle group operations. Following his FRS tour, he reported to Commander Carrier Group FOUR in July 1987 as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications. He qualified as Tactical Action Officer (TAO) and served as a member of the ASW and Strike planning boards. Following this sea tour, Captain Martello attended the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, earning the degree of Master of Science in Financial Management. He returned to sea enroute to his Aviation Department Head tour serving aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during the Persian Gulf War. Assigned to the Combat Direction Center (CDC), he served as the Surface Module coordinator, ASW Module coordinator and Mine Countermeasures coordinator. In October 1991 he reported to VP-16 as a Department Head, serving as Training Officer and Operations Officer, and completing deployments to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. He reported to the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Special Programs Division, (OPNAV / N89) at the Pentagon in February 1994. Upon completion of this assignment he was selected for Joint Duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, supporting the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Space as the Deputy for Space Policy. Captain Martello reported to VP-16 as Executive Officer in March 1998 and assumed Command in February 1999. Under his Command, the squadron earned nominations for the Battle "E," CNO Aviation Safety Award and was the recipient of the Atlantic Fleet Arnold J. Isabel award for ASW excellence. Additionally, VP-16 was awarded the SIXTH Fleet "Hook'em" award for ASW performance during Operation TORCHLIGHT. Following squadron Command, Captain Martello was assigned to the Staff of the Secretary of the Navy in the Office of Program Appraisal. Captain Martello's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal (3), and various theater and unit awards..." [30JUN2003]

McINTYRE, CDR Trevor A. mnogre@aol.com "...I was in "Big Red" (VP-19)Aug 1986 - Feb 1990. I made deployments with the squadron on CAC-4 as the NavComm in 1987 to NSF Diego Garcia and with CAC-8 as the TACCO / Mission Commander in 1989 to NAS Misawa, Japan. The '87 deployment was more interesting operationally as we spent a lot of time flying night missions out of Dharhan, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation EARNEST WILL during the Iran-Iraq war. I remember hiding behind a Hawk missile site on the Saudi coast one night waiting for Iraqi Badger bombers to complete their raid on Iranian oil fields. We could even see them on the IRDS as they flew by. '89 deployment included several "fish-in-the-barrel" flights against the Soviets during Spring-Ex. Never had so much contact on one pattern in my life! I departed VP-19 in Feb '90 for a tour with COMPATWING TEN (CPW-10) at NAS Moffett Field, California as Readiness Officer and Asst OIC of the Weapons System Trainer Det. My disassociated sea tour was aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as the Catapult and Arresting Gear Division Officer from 1992-3. Being a 'shooter' is the coolest job in the Navy! I left Connie and went to Postgraduate School in Monterey to get my MS in Physical Oceanography. Following graduation in 1996, I went to Tactical Support Center (ASWOC/TSC) NAS Sigonella, Sicily as the Mission Control and Evaluation Officer. The best part of that tour was spending 2+ months in Sarajevo as part of IFOR coordinating reconnaissance and surveillance tasking for P-3's overland in Bosnia. From there I checked my DH block with VP-9 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii from 1997-99. I am currently assigned as the XO of Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element Kaneohe Bay (MALSEK). MALSEK is the USMC equivalent of an AIMD and we provide intermediate level maintenance, supply and ordnance support to P-3's, CH-53D's and SH-60's operating from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. I would love to hear from any old Big Redder's out there..." [03MAY2001]

MEEKS, AMCS Lewis A. Retired lewmeeks@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-26 from December 1965 to June 1968. I was with the squadron when we lost the two aircraft in Southeast Asia 1968. I knew all the crewmembers very well and a lot of them were my very close friends. Two of the guys had worked for me prior (AMH2 Homer Mckay and AME2 Don Burnside). In reference to his daughters inquiry, I also knew Chief Don Kulacs, he was a super guy. I transferred to NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee for instructor duty in June 1968. After a tour there I went to VF-14 "TOP HATTERS" aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. From there i did my last tour at the Naval Safety Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia and retired April 1981. I attend 2 years of Airframe and powerplants school and obtained my A&P license in 1983. I then worked for Zantop Airlines on the Lockheed Electra in Macon Ga. From there I took an Airframe Tech Rep. job with CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California, which took me to a Tech Rep. position with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. From 1986 to 1989 i worked for a few different contractors in that area. In 1989 I went Civil Service and retired in Nov 2000 fron NAVAIRSYSCOM as a GS-13 Project Team leader for The Analysis Center..." [18AUG2004 | 22DEC2003]

MEYERRIECKS, CDR Brian J. http://members.tripod.com/~lph9/xobio.htm "...EXECUTIVE OFFICER, USS GUAM (LPH-9) - Commander Brian J. Meyerriecks is a native of Huntington, New York. He graduated from the University of Florida in June of 1975 and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate program in Pensacola, Florida in October 1977. Following Navy Flight Training in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas he was retained as a Flight Instructor and assigned to VT-27. He taught initial flight training, precision aerobatics and formation flying in the T-28. His next tour of duty was with VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He completed two deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a split deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska and NSF Diego Garcia. He finished this tour as an Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander in the P-3 aircraft. In February 1984, Commander Meyerriecks reported to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot. He assumed duties as Pilot NATOPS Officer and conducted the Patrol Plane Instructor Pilot Course, authored a Flight Training Guide for non-instructor pilots and developed a Defensive Flying seminar enhancing flight station safety. He completed this tour as the Commander, Naval Air Pacific, NATOPS Pilot Evaluator for the P-3 Aircraft. In November 1986, Commander Meyerriecks reported to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in San Diego, California as the ship's Communicatioins Officer. He deployed in 1987 for an around-the-world cruise where he earned qualifications as Underway Replenishment Conning Officer, Officer of the Deck Underway and Command Duty Officer Underway. In July 1989, Commander Meyerriecks reported to CPW-10 NAS Moffett Field, California to serve as Director of the Antisubmarine Warfare Operations Center. While assigned to Patrol Wing TEN he was selected as the 1989 Junior Officer of the Year by the Santa Clara Valley Council, Navy League of the United States. Commander Meyerriecks joined VP-48 in November 1990. There he served as Training Officer and deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. VP-48 was disestablished and subsequently he joined VP-40 as the Operation Officer and deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan along with numerous detachments to the Persian Gulf throughout Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In November 1991, Commander Meyerriecks reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC., as the VP Air Combat Placement Officer. He reported to VP-45 as Executive Officer in April 1994. In April 1995, Commander Meyerriecks took command of VP-45 and lead the "Pelicans" on a six month deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, operating throughout Central and South America, setting records in Drug Interdiction and Counter-Narcotics Operations. Commander Meyerriecks personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, Four Navy Commendation Medals, a Navy Achievement Medal and various unit campaign awards..." [05JUL2003]

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]


NICHOLS, Vernerd C. c/o his son-in-law Tim Morris timlinda65@gmail.com "...I am trying to research my father-in-laws war years. Vernerd C. Nichols - Aviation Radioman. CPW-10, Phillipines 1940-41, VPB-4, Hawaii, Eniwetok, and Saipan. I have some old pictures. One Coronado has a lounging nude woman with a flower in her hair. No names on pictures of crewmen. Any help? Thanks...Received some news today. Vernard was in VP-101 from 1940 to 1943..." [E-Mail Updated 31OCT2012 | BIO Updated 28JUL99 | 14JUL99]

NIELSEN, CDR Frederick J. III Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-1/co.html "...CDR Nielsen, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in December 1987. He was commissioned an Ensign through the NROTC program. He earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in August 1989. Following his designation as an NFO, he reported in April 1990 to VP-19 home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. During his time with the BIG RED, he served as TAD Officer, Personnel Officer and Assistant Administrative Officer. While a member of VP-19, he deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, and Masirah, Omanfor Operation Desert Shield. In April 1991, VP-19 was disestablished and he transferredred to VP-9, also home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. A year later he moved with the squadron to its new homeport at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. As a Golden Eagle he served as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Ordnance Branch Officer and the Avionics/Armament Division Officer. He was qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander and as an Instructor TACCO. While a member of VP-9 he was deployed on extended detachments to NAS Adak, Alaska and Panama. CDR Nielsen remained in Hawaii when in August 1993, he assumed his duties as Flag Aide to Commander, Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet, co-located at NAS Barbers Point and the Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor. In November 1995, he reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), home ported in Norfolk, Virginia as the Assistant Navigator. He qualified as Assistant Command Duty Officer (In-Port), Officer of the Deck (Underway), and Command Duty Officer (Underway). While aboard the "Big E" he deployed in 1996 to the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea and Persian Gulf in support of operations in the former Yugoslavia and in Operation Southern Watch. CDR Nielsen reported next to CPRW-10 in November 1997. He served as Administrative Officer and Weapons Systems Trainer Officer in Charge. He returned to operational flying as a Department Head when he joined VP-1 in May 1999. He served as the Masirah Detachment Officer in Charge, Command Services Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour he deployed in 1999 to NSF Diego Garcia, Masirah, Oman, NSA Bahrain and finished the tour while deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. CDR Nielsen's next assignment came in April 2001 as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (N78) on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff located in the Pentagon. His most recent assignment was to the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he received his Masters of Science degree in National Security Strategy. CDR Nielsen's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4) and the Navy Achievement Medal (2)..." [10AUG2005]


OFFER, CAPTAIN Derek F. http://www.dean.usma.edu/sosh/conferences/scusa/scusa/offer.htm "...Captain Derek F. Offer, USN, joined the Naval War College faculty in June 2002 following a four-year assignment as the U.S. Defense and Naval Attaché to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He earned his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 and received his wings as a Naval Flight Officer in 1976. His sea duty assignments include tours in VP-11 as Aircraft Division Officer, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and P-3 Mission Commander; Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 as Assistant Air/ASW Operations Officer and Battle Group Tactical Action Officer deployed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Belknapp, and USS Independence. He has also served with VP-19 as a Training and Operations Officer; VP-46 as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. Captain Offer was with the CPW-10 as Chief Staff Offer. Ashore he has served at Naval Recruiting District Washington, D.C. as the Aviation Recruiter and Officer Programs Department Head. Captain Offer graduated with distinction from the Naval War College's College of Naval Command and Staff, has served as Adie and Executive Assistant to the President, Naval War College from 1988 to 1990; attended the Armed Forces Staff College and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs as Country Director for Iran, Kuwait and Oman. He completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at Harvard University, Center for International Affairs and attended Joint Military Attaché Training at Bolling Air Force Base prior to his duty in the Netherlands. He holds a B.S. degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.A. in National Security and strategic Studies from the Naval War College..." [01JUN2003]


PELO, ATC(AW/NAC) SCOTT Retired swjpelo@nwlink.com "...I erved with VQ-1 (Crew 34) from 1975 to 1978, VP-26 from 1987 to 1990, Naval Air Development Center from 1990 to 1993, BUPERS SDC Dallas from 1993-1997, CPW-10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1997 to 2000, and Retired. Now serving as Avionics Technical Representative for a VP reserve squadron NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [BIO Updated 31MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 09JAN99 | 30MAR98]

POLLOCK, CAPTAIN Thomas F. http://www.history.navy.mil/ar/papa/pollock.htm "...Captain Thomas Franklin Pollock was born in Saticoy, California, on 8 August 1911. He attended Chaffee High School and Chaffee Junior College in Ontario, California and the University of California at Berkeley. For eighteen months, during 1933 and 1934, he was employed by the General Electric Company in Ontario, California. From 1934 to 1935, he served with the Civilian Conservation Corps as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Reserve, attached the 9th Corps. Enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve in August 1936, Captain Pollock had elimination flight training at the Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Long Beach, California. He was appointed an Aviation Cadet in the Naval Reserve in December 1936 and after flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, he was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1938. He was commissioned as an Ensign to date from 1 January 1938. He joined the Regular Navy in 1941, and continued to advance in rank to Captain, to date from 1 July 1956. From February 1938 to February 1943, Pollock served with VP-18, VP-13, VP-26, VP-102, and VP-101 operating from Pearl Harbor, San Diego, the Philippine Islands and the Java-Australia areas. In 1939, he participated in the mass flights of PBY squadrons to the Philippine Islands with CPW-10-. After the loss of his aircraft by enemy action in 1941, he became a member of a Navy Bluejacket Battalion (Infantry) on Bataan. In January 1942, he escaped from Corregidor to Java on the submarine USS Seawolf and in April 1942, four days prior to the fall of the Philippines, flew a PBY seven thousand miles from Perth to Corregidor, and returned to deliver medicine and evacuate nurses and civilians. For these actions, he was awarded the Silver Star, and he earned the right to wear the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon awarded to VP-101 and VP-102. During the period of February 1943 to December 1944, Captain Pollock was the Officer-in-Charge of the Experimental Unit of the Headquarters Squadron, FAW-14, and Officer-in-Charge of the Air Unit at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, California. In 1943, he fired the first rockets from naval aircraft, including the 1,200 lb Tiny Tim and assisted in the development of magnetic detection techniques for antisubmarine warfare. He received a Letter of Commendation, with authorization to wear the commendation ribbon. He was also awarded the Order of the British Empire by the Government of Great Britain. He was then the Officer-in-Charge of Air Support Training Unit 6 and as such developed air support tactics for amphibious operations in the Pacific. In July 1945, he assumed command of Air Support Control Unit #9, which, under his command, participated in the occupation of Japan. From January 1946 to May 1947, he was a student at the Naval War College and General Line School, Newport, Rhode Island, and between June and September 1947, attended a refresher course in multi-engine aircraft at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. He had Prospective Executive Officer/Prospective Commanding Officer training at Ream Field, Imperial Beach, California until November 1947. He then became Commanding Officer of VP-4. As such, he completed the first aerial mapping survey of Southeast Alaska, covering over 50,000 square miles for the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. He received a special award for winning the Flight Safety Award for three consecutive quarters. From June 1949 to July 1952, Captain Pollock was an instructor at the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in that assignment, participated in the early atomic tests at Desert Rock, Nevada. Following duty as Special Assistant (plans for atomic matters) to the Commander Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, he reported in February 1953 as executive officer of the escort carrier, USS Mindoro. After the carrier conducted early U.S. Marine Corps helicopter troop landing operations for the development of vertical envelopment concepts, Pollock was reassigned to the Staff of Commander, Carrier Division 16, as Operations Officer. In that post, he developed antisubmarine warfare tactics and advanced magnetic detection techniques and participated in the NATO antisubmarine warfare exercise CENTERBOARD critique in Lisbon. He was Atomic Plans Officer on the Staff of the Commander in Chief, Pacific, from February 1956 to May 1958, after which he served as Aviation Budget Officer in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. In that capacity he participated in Congressional appropriations committee budget hearings. In June 1959, he assumed command of USS Canisteo. In June 1960, he was detached to serve as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations to the Commander, Antisubmarine Defense Force, Pacific. On 19 October 1961, he reported as Commander, FAW-14 and in May 1963, he became Commander Fleet Air, Southwest Pacific. In March 1964, he joined the Joint Staff of the Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, with headquarters in Saigon and in March 1965, he was ordered to duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. In addition the Army Silver Star Medal, the Commendation Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with two stars, and Order of the British Empire decoration, Captain Pollock earned the American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal, Asia Clasp; National Defense Service Medal; and the Philippine Defense Ribbon..." [21JUL2003]

POSCH, AWCS Mike Retired mp1837@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875, VP-872, VP-91, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, and CPW-10. Now retired and working for a San Mateo Joint Powers Authority. Will retire January 1998. Still live near NAS Moffett Field, California and still drive the white 1961 Porsche. "Long live VP and NAS Moffett Field, California"..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2008 | 07JUN98]

PRINDLE, CAPTAIN Brian Charles https://www.cnet.navy.mil/vp30home/capt_prindle_bio.htm "...Captain Prindle received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and was commissioned through the NROTC program in May 1979. He was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1980. In addition, Captain Prindle earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces in June 2001. Operationally, Captain Prindle served in VP-45, aboard the USS RANGER (CV61) as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer and V-2 Division Officer, as the Operations Officer in VP-11, ICEX 93 Officer-in-Charge for CPW-5, Chief Staff Officer for CPW-10, and commanded VP-46. Captain Prindle's shore assignments include VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot, and a second assignment serving as the Senior COMNAVAIRLANT NATOPS Evaluator and P-3C NATOPS Model Manager. Major Staff duty tours include Assistant for Officer Promotion Plans and Policy, and Special Assistant for Flag Matters, Bureau of Naval Personnel, and Program Analyst, Assessment Division (N81), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Additionally, Captain Prindle served on the Joint Staff (J8) as an Action Officer, CINC Liaison Office, Joint Requirements Division. While assigned to the Joint Staff, he completed the MIT Seminar XXI Fellow Program, Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest. In August 2001 he assumed his current position as Commanding Officer, VP-30. Captain Prindle has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other service awards..." [15JUN2003]


RODGERS, Dick drodgers@livingstongroupdc.com "...Served in VP-24 '72-'76 ( NAS Keflavik, Iceland 2 times and NAS Sigonella, Sicily), VP-30 '76'-'79, USS NIMITZ '79-'81, BUPERS '81-'83, VP-49 '83-'85 ( NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal), CPW-11 '85-'86, VP-24 XO/CO '86-'88 ( NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda), Office of the Secretary of Defense '88 -'91, SECNAV Staff '91- '93, Commander, CPW-10 '93-'95, and CNO & SECNAV Staff '95-'00. Retired Feb 1 2000. What a great ride! Working now as a DC lobbyist. Miss all of you. Would love to trade stories..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2005 | 11DEC2000]

RYAN, VICE ADMIRAL John R. http://www.sunymaritime.edu/zpt/z04/z0404.makka?z=1144 "...Vice Admiral John R. Ryan assumed the presidency of the State University of New York Maritime College during a ceremony held aboard Empire State VI while it was docked in Dublin, Ireland. Formerly the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ryan is the College's 32nd president since its founding in 1874. Prior to serving as the 56th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ryan was the Commander of the Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Force, U.S. Sixth Fleet/Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/Commander, Maritime Air Forces located in NAF Naples, Italy. Before earning flag rank, Vice Admiral Ryan commanded VP-11, VP-31, and CPW-10. Previous shore assignments included the Strategic Concepts Group in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary in the immediate office of the Secretary of Defense, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare), and Executive Assistant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. In March 1991, he was promoted to Rear Admiral and served as the Director, Logistics and Security Assistance for the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. His rapid ascendancy continued when he assumed duties as Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet/Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet in August 1993. Vice Admiral Ryan graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1967. After designation as a naval aviator, his initial assignment was to VP-8. From 1972-75, he was assigned to the Candidate Guidance Office at the Naval Academy. He then served two years on the USS Nimitz as Assistant Navigator followed by a department head tour in VP-26. While fulfilling those assignments, Vice Admiral Ryan attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where he earned a Master of Science degree in Administration in 1975. He has also completed the program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Vice Admiral Ryan's decorations include the distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit (with two gold stars), Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold stars) and other service awards. A native of Mountainhome, Pa., Vice Admiral Ryan and his wife, Diane, have three daughters: Tricia, Kelly and Julie. Maritime College faculty, administration, alumni and friends and SUNY officials were joined by state and local officials and maritime industry leaders at a reception held July 18 at Maritime College to officially welcome Vice Admiral Ryan. As part of the day's ceremonies, Vice Admiral Ryan welcomed back the College's cadets from their eight-week, summer term at sea and joined Assemblyman Steve Kaufman and John D'Agati, special aide to Senator Kenneth LaValle, to introduce the Cadet Appointment Scholarship Program (click here for more information)..." [22JUN2003]


SHIPLEY, CMDCM(AW/SW) Aaron aaron.shipley@navy.mil "...Started in VP-10 (1984-1987); FASO SERE Instructor, (1987-1991); Headed west to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-1 (1991-1994); Headed north to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CPW-10 (1994-1997); Then took the leap, headed to Yokosuka, Japan to the USS Independence (CV 62)(1997-1998 DECOMM); Crossdecked to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) bringing her back to Japan (1998-2000); Came back to NAS Brunswick, Maine with CPRW-5 until July 2003; Currently the CMC of VP-26 -- It's Good to be a TRIDENT!. Drop a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09DEC2004 | 10DEC2000]

SMITH, AW1 (NAC) Michael Clark smit9530@uidaho.edu "...I served '88 to '91 in VP-46 in NAS Moffett Field, California, '91 to '93 in FASOTRAGRUPAC Moffett Field, and Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) NAS Moffett Field, California from '93 to '95 during the transition from NAS Moffett Field, California to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Presently, I am attached to VP-69 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and there I will most likely remain, as a Reservist, for the duration. Gotta love that weekend stuff!..." [10MAY99]


TIBBITS, CAPTAIN Timothy S. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/cpw-10/commbio.htm "...Commodore CPW/CPRW-10 - Captain Timothy S. Tibbits was born in Newark, Ohio on 14 August 1959. He attended Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Four-Year Scholarship Program. He graduated magna cum laude and was commissioned an Ensign in April 1981. Commencing flight training in September 1981,he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in October 1982. Upon completion of P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training with VP-30, Captain Tibbits joined the VP-16 "War Eagles" where he completed deployments to NS Rota, Spain; NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal; NAS Keflavik, Iceland; and NAS Bermuda. His groundassignments included Ordnance Branch Officer, NFO Training Officer and NFO NATOPS Officer. In May 1986, he was selected for FRS instructor duty at VP-30 where he also served as Public Affairs Officer and NFO Training Officer. In December 1988, he reported to the Staff of Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT as Aide and Flag Secretary. During this tour he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), and made Atlantic detachments aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55)while qualifying as a Battle Group Watch Officer/Flag Tactical Action Officer. After two years aboard Carrier Group EIGHT, Captain Tibbits was assigned to the CNO's Staff in the Aviation Plans and Requirements Branch as Assistant P-3 Requirements Officer. Upon completing refresher training at VP-30, Captain Tibbits returned to VP-16 for department head duty in April 1993. During this tour he accompanied VP-16 on a split deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Howard AFB, Panama, and a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland while serving as Tactics Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer. In March 1995, he reported as the Training Officer to VP-30 and later served as the Executive Officer. In June 1998, Captain Tibbits assumed duties as Executive Officer of the VP-5 "Mad Foxes." During this tour he deployed with the "Mad Foxes" to NAS Sigonella, Sicily on the first East Coast deployment of the P-3C Anti-surface Warfare Improvement Program (AIP) aircraft, participating in successful operations in Bosnia/Herzegovina and Kosovo. He also participated in successful P-3 strike operations in Kosovo, and the squadron was awarded the Battle "E." He assumed command in June 1999, and led the "Mad Foxes" on a split-site deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. He spearheaded introduction of the P-3C AIP aircraft into the North Atlantic sector and incorporation of USNR crews into Keflavik operations. Upon completion of command in June 2000, Captain Tibbits was ordered to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He graduated in June 2001 with a Master's Degree in National Resource Strategy. Upon graduation, Captain Tibbits remained in Washington, D.C. and again reported to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations where he served as Head, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Requirements (N780E1) on the staff of the Director, Air Warfare (N78). He was responsible for formulating and supporting requirements for the P-3 and EP-3 aircraft, and continuing development of their programmed replacement, the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA). His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, the Strike/Flight Air Medal (Numeral "1"), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, three Battle "E" Awards, five Meritorious Unit Commendations and various other unit and general awards..." [30JUN2003]

TROMBA, John michaelsen2@netzero.com "...I served with VP-47 (1976-1979), WINGSPAC Staff (1979-1980), CPW-10 (1980-1981), CTG 72.8 (1981) and VP-50 (1985-1987). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2013 | 13MAR98]


VERNON, Rich rv2370@aol.com "...I started my Naval career in NAS Lemoore, California in 1971 with A-7's and joined the VP Navy at NAS Moffett Field, California (VP-30) in 1975. After completing a tour in the power plants shop, I went through FE School. From there I did tours with VP-46 (79-82), CPWP (82-85), VP-40 (85-88), and retired from CPW-10 in 1991 as a ADCS. After retiring I went to work for the T56 Engineering Group at NADEP NAS Alameda, California. When NAS Alameda, California closed I was moved to NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Still with the T56. I continue to run into lots of old Shipmates around NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I look forward to hearing from old Shipmates..." [16JUN99]

VOLK, AWC(AW/NAC/IUSS) Bill (Wild Bill) william.j.volk@navy.mil "...I'm retiring after 21+ years. Had a great times in the Navy with some fantastic memories, just imagine if I could remember them all! HA! My duty stations were VP-6 (1987-91), VP-22 (1991-1993), CPRW-10 (1993-1996), VP-1 (1996-2001), JMF St. Mawgan (2001-2005), FASOTRAGRULANT-DET NAS Brunswick, Maine (2005-2008), and now I'm finally on my way to the USS Backyard. Take care and be safe everyone..." [28OCT2005]

VOYTEK, CAPTAIN Rick Mongov@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1980-1982, VX-1 from 1982-1985, Comcargru TWO from 1986-1987, Naval War College 1988-1989, VP-40 1989-1991, CPW-10 1991-1992. I left active duty and transferredred to the Reserve where I served with NR TSC-1080 from 1993-1994, then as CO of NR TSC-0887 from 1994-1996. Although I came to NAS Moffett Field, California screaming and kicking in 1989, since then I have never left. I would be interested in hearing from old Shipmates..." [31MAR2000]


WELLONS, AWC David H. Retired dave_wellons@att.net "...Served with VP-48 from 1979 to 1982, USS Nimitz (CVN-68) from 1982 to 1984, CPW-10 from 1985 to 1988, VP-48 from 1988 to 1991, CPW-10 from 1991 to 1993, PW-1 Det NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan from 1993 to 1996, and VP-30 from 1996 to 1999. Retired March 1999 as AWC from VP-30. Would like to here from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05NOV2010 | 21SEP2004]

WHATLEY, CW03 Ron Retired whatley@alumni.utexas.net "...I served with VP-23 from September 1963 - January 1967 (YN3) and then returned in early 1968 after AX "A" school. I transferredred to VP-21 in October 1968 when they decided to disestablish VP-23, which of course never happened. I transferredred to FAETUPAC NAS Moffett Field, California in July 1969 and spent the rest of my career there in VP-47, CPW-10 and VP-40, with the exception of a tour at PACFAST in NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I retired out of VP-40 January 1985..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2009 | E-Mail Updated 30NOV2000 | 08JUN99]

WINNEG, CAPTAIN Robert S. http://www.nasb.navy.mil/nasb_co.htm "...Captain Robert S. Winneg, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from the University of Rochester in May 1980. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 1981. In May 1982, Captain Winneg joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California, where he served as Legal Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and NFO Training Officer. During this tour, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander, and Instructor Tactical Coordinator, and completed deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. In May 1985, Captain Winneg reported to CPW-10, serving as a Weapons Systems Trainer Instructor as well as the Test Team Leader for the prototype 2F140(T) Fleet Project Team. Assigned to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) from December 1987 to January 1990 as the Operations Administrative Assistant, he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway, General Quarters OOD, and Sea and Anchor Detail OOD, and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1990, Captain Winneg reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he was the Assistant Director of Officer Promotions and Enlisted Advancements. In May 1992, he reported to VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He served as Tactics Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Detachment Officer in Charge of the squadron's Panama Detachment. Following his return from Panama, Captain Winneg completed a change of homeport with the squadron to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In June 1993, Captain Winneg joined the staff of the Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower/Personnel. Captain Winneg received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1996. Following graduation, he joined VP-1 on deployment in NSF Diego Garcia, as the Executive Officer. In May 1997, he assumed command of the squadron, deploying to NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to Okinawa and NSA Bahrain. While deployed, he served concurrently as Commander, Task Group 72.4. In August 1998, Captain Winneg reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as the Deputy Director for Plans and Support for the Secretary of Defense's Drug Enforcement Policy and Support Directorate. In June 2001, he assumed the duties as Chief of Staff to the Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF 67) based in NAF Naples, Italy. Captain Winneg is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and service awards..." [15JUN2003]


YEATS, Raymond (Rowdy) RowdyPilot@aol.com "...VP-44 (75-78), VP-31(78-81), 42 SQN RAF (81-84) NWC 84-85), VP-46 (85-87) Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (87), XO/CO VP-40 (89-90) Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (90-91), CNAP VP Training (91-94), ACOS MARDEZPAC (94-95) Retired 1995. Currently A-300 pilot with Federal Express Corp..." [27MAR98]


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