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SKAAR, Gary scorefx2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 from December 1963 to September 1966. Although I was an Aviation Machinist Mate, I worked in the Maintenance Office. I was in NS Rota, Spain, part of a 3 plane deployment to Key West, Fl and of course the wonderful weather in Puerto Rico. I was part of the flag football team that won the 1st Naval District Championship. Who can forget our skipper Captain Wyman. Wonderful memories..." [28JUL2010]

SKELLIE, Mike mikeskellie@charter.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1987 to 1992. I would like to hear from fellow "BB stackers" and bluesharks..." [E-Mail Updated 18FEB2004 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 02MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 16OCT99 | E-Mail Updated 23AUG99 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV98 | 09JUN98]

SKELTON, AW1 Richard P. Retired bababear@alaska.com "...I attended Boot Camp (1968-1969), AW "A" School (1969), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) (1969-1970) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-31 (1969-1970), VP-9 (1970-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational TRAining GRoUp, PAcific Fleet (FASOTRAGRUPAC) DET (1975-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 (1978-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California, CPRW-10/ASWOC (1982-1985), CPRW-10/ASWOC (1985-1990) Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska and retired (1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06NOV2011]

SKELTON, CMC Steve manpowernaples@hotmail.com "...I was last Command Master Chief of VP-44 when it was Disestablished. Would love to here from former VP-44 personnel..." [20JUL2006]

SKIBINSKI, AW3 Dennis usps4ski@aol.com "...I am a former "Fixie" AW. I transitioned to "Rotary" in 1998 and was assigned to HC-85 then redesignated to HSC-85. My EOS was Feb 8 2008. However, I will always remember my VP family and the great time we had together. I was stationed at VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1990 to 1994 then had to unfortunately go IRR for the last 2 years of my original enlistment. I had great memories. First times that can never be repeated. 1st time in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Japan. Wild time and great memories. Special thanks to my literal "right hand man" AW1 Valentino. He always had good guidance for me, I just wish I could have had more time to shine..." [16JUL2015]

SKILLMAN, Tom tskills10@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 from March 1992 until April 1995. After which I became a reservist with VP-62. I worked as an IN-flight Tech. I am currently in the Air Force as a Security Forces member but miss flying on the P-3 and miss the crew comerodity. Looking back those were good times..." [20AUG2002]

SKINNER, D. longbal@community.net "...I served in VP-130 and VP-131 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and Miramar. The years were 1944-45-46. The aircraft was the PV-2. Anyone serving during that time ????..." [21DEC97]

SKINNER, ATC(NAC) Jay Retired jay_d_skinner@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAF Naples, Italy as crew aboard the C-47 and C-117 (Load Master) and C-54 as SixFleet Admirals Flight Comm, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1969-1972) as crew aboard the C-54 and C-118, Catbird (1972-1975) as crew aboard CINCSOUTH's C-131 as Flight Comm, VQ-2 (1975-1981) as crew aboard the EP-3E, VP-31 (1981-1984) NAS Moffett Field, California as a Flight Instructor and back to VQ-2 (1984-1991) as crew aboard the EP-3E. I retired in 1991 with 26 years and 3 months service...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27SEP2011 | 14NOV2008]

SKINNER, AT1(AW) Mark Retired luvmygto@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 (1990-1993). I worked in W/C 050, 210 and 310..." [BIO Updated 14MAY2020 | 02AUG2013]

SKINNER, ABG3 Ralph L. Retired rjhsskin@gte.net"...I was a reservist for eight years during which I servrd in VP-911 and VP-913 at NAS SQUANTUM and NAS SO. WEYMOUTH..."

SKINNER, Rear Admiral W. Mark http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/skinnerwm.html "...Rear Admiral W. Mark Skinner - Commander - Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division - NAS China Lake, California and NAS Point Mugu, California - Rear Admiral Mark Skinner is a native of Houston, Texas, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1977. He completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1979. He reported first to VP-23. He then served as an FRS Instructor Pilot aboard VP-31 until 1984. After graduating from Test Pilot School in 1985, he reported to Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate where he was recognized as Directorate Test Pilot of the Year in 1986. He served as the Communications Officer in USS Ranger and then went to VP-6 as the Safety/NATOPS Officer, then Maintenance Officer. In 1991, Rear Adm Skinner joined the staff of CPW-2, serving as Current Operations Officer. He served as Executive Officer for VP-47 and subsequently took command in 1994. He then reported to Combined Task Force 72/57 as Operations Officer, directing VP forces participating in Operations Vigilant Sentinel and Southern Watch, and PRC-Taiwan Contingency Operations. After graduating from Naval Postgraduate School as a Conrad Scholar, he was awarded the Department of the Navy award for excellence in financial management, and the Rear Admiral Thomas R. McClellan award for excellence in administrative sciences. After completing the Defense Systems Management College Program Manager Course, he joined Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron as Chief Test Pilot in 1996. As Commanding Officer of Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1998, he was later selected as Program Manager for a Chief of Naval Operations Special Project. He served as the Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs until February 2002. Rear Adm. Skinner assumed command of NAVAIR Weapons Division in August 2004 with responsibility for Navy weapons and systems RDT&E and fleet support capabilities at NAS China Lake, California and NAS Point Mugu, California. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and other unit deployment citations and ribbons..." [20MAR2005]

SKIRVIN, AETM2 Stanley C. jasskirv@earthlink.net "...I served aboard the USS Curtiss (AV-4) in V Division from early October 1945 to a bit past mid-May 1946. I went aboard as ART-2/c and departed as AETM-2/c. We circulated between Okinawa, Shanghai, and Japan. The first anchorage in Japan was in Tokyo bay off the Dai Nippon seaplane facility. The second, from which I departed the Curtiss to return to the USA, was at the Sasebo Naval base at the southern tip of Kyushu. Anyone interested in the USS Curtiss Association, which seems to have gathered up former crew members from earlier years, can contact USS Curtiss AV-4 Association (http://www.usscurtissav4.com, Joe Connolly, 4273 Amber Dr., Eagan, MN 55122-2058. Dues is $15.00/yr..." [10MAY2004]

SKLARK, AT2 Dick "Sky" dsklark@nethere.com "...I was an air crewman on the #8 crew (8 boat), P5M seaplane, Squadron VP-49, from 1956 to 1959, rank of AT-2 stationed at NAS Bermuda and an air crewman on a P2V Neptune, Squadron VP-23, based in NAS Brunswick, Maine during 1959. Would like to get in touch with some of my former Shipmates, in particular, Don Hardin, AT-2, VP-49..." [29JAN2001]

SKOBIELEW, PN1 John jhnstacy@yahoo.com"...I served with VP-48 from 1983 to 1988, COMPATWINGSPAC from 1988 to 1991, and the USS Ingraham (FFG-61). Looking for old friends who went to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan and Phillippines..." [BIO Updated 17JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 16JUN2004 | 00XX97]

SKOFF, Ray "Rapid Ray" raymond.p.skoff@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (1974-1978) as a Navigator and TACCO. After the squadron, I went back to school and got a civil engineering degree because I could not find a civilian job hunting submarines and I was totally worthless doing anything having to do with business administration. I continued to live on Oahu until 1989, and at that time moved to Seattle where I am today. Iím married with three daughters and two granddaughters and spend my retired time supporting the University of Washington efforts to restore a WW1 US Navy hangar that was the site of the rowing team that took the 1936 Olympics Gold Medal away from the Naziís (Boys in the Boat). Every time I get on a commercial airplane, I think about how great it is to be able to look out a window instead of an ASA 16. Chief Mitchell, if you are out there, I want you to know that you saved my butt. I sure would like to know whatever happened to our CO, CDR Bob Richmond. He was such a great person and mentor..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22OCT2019 | 12AUG2008]

SKOG, George GSKOG@ATLANTIC.NET "...I served with VP-7 from 1958 through 1962. I was PC of Crew 5 from 1959 through 1962. Crew 5 consisted of LT/LCDR J. R. NICKELSON (PPC) and LT/LCDR J. L. WOODBURY (PPC). I would like to know anything about C. R. Allen (1st Tech) or any other crewmember during that time. I plan to attend the 2001 Reunion. Hope to see many former Shipmates..." [03FEB2001]

SKOGLUND, Bruce skogb@aol.com "...I was in VP-4 from 1961-62..." [22JUL98]

SKOGLUND, AXCS Michael Retired mike.skoglund@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-1 (EC-121) at NAS Agana, Guam from 1969 to 1970, VA-145 (A-6) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, AE to AX School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee mid 1970's, VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1975 to 1978, VP-47 from 1978 to 1980, Recruiting Duty in NAS (NRD) Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1980 to 1982, ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1983 to 1985, Recruiting Duty in NAS (NRD) Dallas, Texas and retired February 1990. Where did it all go?..." [28DEC2009]

SKOLNIK, Howard "Greek" bighskol@webtv.net "...Hedron 14-1 or FAW-14 who were stationed aboard the Pine Island (AV-12). I was a plank owner and got to fly over Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August of 1945 shortly after the TYPHOON at Okinawa prior to the formal peace signing in Sept. '45. From Okinawa, went to Yokuska, then Shanghai, then Tsing Tao in China where I got the USS Lubbock back to the states for discharge. Interested in hearing from anyone in that time frame..." [09JAN2001]

SKORUPSKI, Richard W. "Skeeter" Retired rick_s@webtv.net "...Served with VP-66 79/82. NAVAIRES NAS Point Mugu, California 82/86 Aircrew Training supervisor for VP-0919 NAVAIRESTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 86/91 FCO Instructor, NATOPS Evaluator, NATOPS Team Chief, P-3-A/B Model Manager. VP-64 91/93..." [13SEP98]

SKROBAN, Fred skroban@comporium.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1956 until February 1960. I was a member of CAC 11 as the Electrician (AE2). Had more great experiences then I can cover in this short note. Would appreciate an email from old friends..." [E-Mail Updated 14NOV2003 | 10MAY2000]

SKUBIS, Joe bornin37@aol.com "...I was aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) for three years. Was one of the last to leave her when she was handed over to the Norwegian Navy in 1958. Looking for anyone. Hudson. CS-2 Sterett and others I really don't remember..." [15JUL2003]

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