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ARMSTRONG, Steve labspa@rocky-mount.com "...I earned my wings as CTR2 with VAQ-33 (1981) flying in Super Connie 141292 and subsequently the NP-3A. I ended up in NS Rota, Spain with NSGD Rota flying with VQ-2 from 1984-1988. I retired in 1994 and now am a Chef. I'm interested in hearing from others..." [30AUG98]

ARNEVIK, Larry Arnevik3@aol.com "...Was in VAW-33 and VAQ-33 from January 1965 to 1969. Was on the USS Intrepid in Vietnam in '67 and the USS Independence in '68 to the Med..." [28MAR2002]

ARRAZOLA, Lou "King Louie" enynlou@omeganet.es "...I was stationed in both VAQ-33 (90 & 91) & VP-11 (92 - 96)..."

AYERS, AMH3 William "Bill" blbiker@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 and VAQ-33 from 1965 to 1969. I flew as aircrewman and Plane Captain. I served aboard the USS Wasp (CV-18) and participated in the Gemini 9 Recovery and the USS Intrepid (CVS-11) in support of the war in VietNam. May Gods Blessings go to all who served..." [23APR2009]


BARRERAS, Andy starship@clark.net "...I am a P-3 Flight Engineer currently serving as one of the aircrew detailers in DC. I just came from VQ-2 in Rota. Before that I was in VP-24 then VAQ-33 in Key West, Fl..."

BARROW, AD2 Pete fourpeas4@verizon.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (AD Shop) from 1981 to 1983..." [14OCT2007]

BEATTY, AT2 Bob bbeatty2@mindspring.com "...Served with VAQ-33 from 1979 through early 1982. Most of that time in the AT shop. I left as AT2 and spent my last year at NAS Jacksonville, Florida on medical hold. Would love to hear from anyone from the AT shop. Jeff Marshall, Ken "Bam Bam" Bambury..." [26AUG2002]

BENNETT, AT2 Tim bennett.tim59@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1981-1987) aboard the EC-121 and P-3A..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2014 | 26JAN2011]

BINTLIFF, David (Lizzard) DNG927@MSN.COM "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1984 to 1989. I served with Janson Booth, John Killin, Pete Melchor, Tim McCrary, Esser, Senior French, Lochlier, Balou, B. R. Ruth, and many more..." [07JUN2003]

BOOHER, Fred FREDBOOHER@worldnet.att.net "...I was stationed in VA-45 from July 1967 to July 1969 at NAS Cecil Field Jacksonville Florida, as a plane capt for the TA4F Skyhawk. From July 1969 to January 1971, I was in VAQ-33 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, a plane capt for the TA4F Skyhawk. I also worked in the Power Plant shop. The only person I remember is Zizzi. He was the only F4 plane capt at the time. I was the only A4 Skyhawk plane capt. We had a lot of good times..." [08JAN99]

BOOTH, Janson (Pigpen) Rum7@aol.com "...Hello fellow FIREBIRDS (VAQ-33)... Great to see the page and some familiar names. I did 2 tours 80-84 and 87-90, I was on the connie crew until retirement came and second tour the A-6 side. Look forward to seeing all at the Reunion. Please email me if you remember me or call me, names in the phone book . I really miss being a FIREBIRD and all the good folks. :) Hey xxx eyes AQCS French WHERES BOOTH? P.S I ain't no VP'er..." [19MAY98]

BOWEN, Tom tbowen4650@aol.com "...I was in VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1966-1969. I was in Det-11 aboard the USS Intrepid in 1967. I would love to hear from squardron or Det-11 members. Thank you..." [02APR98]

BREHANY, AZ2 Ralph rbrehany02@comcast.net> "...I served with VAQ-33 from June 1983 to February 1987. I worked for all Maintenence Chiefs in Maint Control during this time. Anyone remember the SR-71 making a surprise emergency stop at NAS Key West? Hope all my old Shipmates are well..." [18AUG2003]

BROWN, Bonnie bonniebb@bellsouth.net "...I was stationed with the best from 84 to 89 (VAQ-33). I was AK3 at the time and served under MC Ballou. Hope to see everybody in Pensacola. Drop me a line..." [14JUN98]

BRUNO, Bob bob.bruno@gmail.com "...I served with VAP-61 (1966-1968), VAQ-33 (1980-1988) and retired in 1990. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11JUN2012]


CARLSEN, Jack W. at1jack@freeweb.com "...Served with VAQ-33 from 1989-1994. Whaler to the end still not a VP'er. Flew as IFT/EWOP for the last years of the A-3's then worked on the A-6's and a little of the P-3's. Now I'm with VS-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Would like to hear form anyone who has the time..." [27DEC99]

CIZEK, Michael mike@camelotranch.info "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1966-1969) with DET 11 aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) (1967) and DET 62 aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62) (1968) where we lost 4 very good men when their plane hit the water and sank..." [27AUG2013]

CORNUTT, AD3 Michelle Beilke Michelterp@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1984 to 1986 in the jet shop with AD1 Dennis (Dog) Stogsdill, ADSC Locklear, Charlie Steffen, Doug Morton, and Stormin' Norman. I was the first female to be turn-up qualified on the A-3. Any Shipmates who served during that time, please drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2002 | 22FEB99]

CRUM, Dave dcrum@tu.infi.net "...I was attached to VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1965 - 1970. I was deployed with the USS Ticonderoga Detachment in the Tonkin Gulf when we became the "First" VAQ organization in the Navy...and quite a few hours before the Home Squadron! :) Did detachment duty with USS Wasp, USS Lake Champlain, USS America, USS Ticonderoga, USS Independence, USS Forrestal, and many land detachments from Michigan to Puerto Rico. Anyone who remembers me and would like to contact me use my E-mail address..."


DASHER, AT1 Rick rickdasher@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1984-1987 as a ground pounder AT. Went aircrew and served with VAQ-33 as an EP-3A/J IFT from 1988-1991. I transitioned to P-3C UIII and went to VP-45 from 1992-1995. I did an instructor tour at VP-30 from 1996-1999. Transfered to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for a tour with VP-47 and will retire from there in 2003. Anybody who remembers me, drop me a line..." [03SEP2002]

DAVISON, Andrew just_me_811@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1984 to 1988. Best time I ever had. Met alot of awesome people while there..." [16APR2004]

DESSELLE, Hans poinman821@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1989 to 1992. Met a lot of great folks while there. If anyone who was there during that time knows the whereabouts of AME3 Dan Thaler or ADAN Robert "Woody" Greninger? Would also like to hear from anyone who was there during that time..." [05DEC2001]

DUX, ATCS(AW) David A. Retired gusmcgil1@juno.com "...I sServed with VAQ-33 AT shop and Q/A June 1991 until Disestablishment, VP-16 from February 1994 February 1997 Maintenance Control and VP-30 Maintenance Control from February 1997 until August 2000 retirement. The VP Navy is the way to go. I served with a lot of great people..." [E-Mail Updated 09APR2004 | 28AUG2000]

DYKE, AVCM(AW) Jeff Van vandykej@vp47.navy.mil "...Reading all the entries about VP-22 sure brought back some great memories for me. I was saddened to read that Rick Horn died. He was a die hard AC/DC and Clint Eastwood fan. I served in VP-17 ('84-'85), VP-22 ('85-89), VAQ-33 ('90-'93), NAVSUBTRACENPAC Pearl Harbor ('93-'96), HM-15 ('96-'99), NRD Seattle/NRS Moses Lake WA ('99-'01). I am currently stationed at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving as the MMCPO for VP-47. I had some of the greatest times of my life in VP-22 and did a lot of growing up as well. Drop me a line if you want to keep in touch, I would love to hear from you..." [21JUL2001]


EIDSON, Dan "Big Dirty Dan" eidsond@planttel.net "...FORMER VAP-62(67-69), VAP-61(TAD in 69), VAQ-33 (Oct. 69 to July 70), VA-174(1971-1975), VA-37(1975 on Med cruise) members can email me. I was Navy from 1965 to 1975. Was TAD with VQ-1 in DaNang in 1969. Two trips to Peurto Rico, 1968 and 1970. Let me hear from you...I served with VAP-62 from May, 1967 to October, 1969. Did TAD work with VAP-61 the summer of 1969. See the page http://www.webspawner.com/users/vap62 for email address from both squadrons. Also, there are some photos..." [BIO Updated 14JAN2002 | 00XX97]

ENGEN, Wayne L. wayne.engen@us.army.mil "...I served with VT-86 From December 1982 to 1985 (worked in the Line Shack and Corr-Cont with AE2 Val Baldiva, ATAN Diego Serano, AT3 Stankawitz, AMH2 Ward and AMS1 Leon Henderson) VP-24 from 1985 to 1990 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (worked with AMS2 Felix Mata, AMS3 Rob Lee, AMS3 Devin Coons, AMS3 Jacobs, AMS1 Mike Vanderhoff, AMS3 Smitty Smith, AD2 Tim Richardson, AD2 Honsowitz, AT2 Milner, AMS2 Kim Mayers, AMHC Torres, AMS3 Donna Wallace, AMS2 John Ostdiek, AME3 Cinkovich, AE2 Nelms, AE2 Bell, PR3 Randy Deville and my now wife AZ3 Prudence (Robinson) Engen). It was the best of times! After i got back from nas sigonella, sicily (January 1990) I served with vaq-33 at NAS Key West, Florida from 1990 to 1992 (worked in AMU-4 P-3 Shop then move to the QA Shop for Airframes. I'm now out of the Navy working as a fulltime Tech in the Louisiana National Guard as a Sheetmetal Mechanic SSG/E-6 1992. I have 20 years now and 20 more to go. Isn't the military great!..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2010 | 05FEB2002]


FEOLA, AMS3 Jerry gfeola@si.rr.com "...Served on USS INTREPID 1967. The INTREPID's 2nd trip to vietnam. I was an AMS3 with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 Detachement-11. Also was assigned to the Oriskany CVA-34 with one of the EA1Fs (601). Have a few pictures of the Forestal burning. We were along side when it was in trouble. I think we use to call our cruise The Golf Of Tonkin Yacht Club..." [05APR2005]

FINNEY, AD3 Charles VAQ-33 spectronic@hotmail.com "...I was in Key West, Fla.,from "79-81". I am looking for fellow crewmates. E-mail any information, please..." [02MAY98]

FOSS, Terrence L. Retired usnretcac@aol.com "...Was the original FE on both of VAQ-33's connies. Also served at VP-42, VR-7, AEWBarRonPac, Pacific Missle Range an NAS Norfolk, Virginia before retirement in 1978..." [30NOV2001]

FRENCH, AQCS (AW-NAC) Tom pilotfighter@aiinc.com "...I was in VAQ-33 as Maintenance Chief, 88-91....what a trip!! Favorites were (are) the A-3 & EA-6A. Am now at NATW Center Fallon. I am not a VP'er..." [27FEB98]


GANDY, AK3 Chad chaddersaz@aol.com "...I was an AK3 with VAQ-33 from 1988 to 1990. Do miss the many fun times spent on DET or tried to remember. I would like to hear from anyone from that time era..." [20DEC2003]

GEIGER, Gerald M. GGeiger126@aol.com "...Handled Lo-Com on the Connie 76-78 as CTR2. I remember Crash Nash, 2-beer Lamere, and the flight engineer Peavy (who only wore shortsleeved flight suits). I remember those condemned barracks we always got stuck in down at Rosy Roads. I also remember a lot of good times. Retired off the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) as a CTRC(SW) in 96, and currently going to school. My time spent with the guys in VAQ-33 was one of the really good times..." [15DEC98]

GOODWIN, Barry barry@goodwins.com "...Hello, I was in VP-4 1981-84, VP-31 84-88, VAQ-33 88-91 and HC-16 91-94..." WebSite: http://goodwins.com/barry.htm [14APR98]

GRIZZELL, ADC William M. "GRIZZ" Retired wgkg94@aol.com "...I was attached to VAQ-33 from 1980-84 as a "Whale" Plane Capt an Mech. After Key West Completed two tours VS community and A couple of AIMD'S on the East Coast. Just recently retired as a ADC (who would have ever thought) from NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Question Anybody know the whereabouts Of ADC Ret Johnnie Barnes. Later..." [03APR2001]


Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HANNER, CPO Richard "Rick" Retired...CPO Richard A. Hanner (VP-26 and VAQ-33) lost his battle to Colon Cancer 10/10/2011. My husband brought insight - a wicked sense of humor - joy to many that knew him. He is sadly missed to this day..." Contributed by Sherry Hanner sherry_hanner@yahoo.com [PIX Added 16SEP23012 | 15SEP2012]

HANNER, Rick RHA8905@aol.com "...Shipmates! Really good to see all these names once again, served 7 years at NAS Brunswick, Maine 1977 - 80, AIMD and 1980 - 84 with VP-26. Couldn't get enough of the P-3 so I ended up at NAS KEY WEST with VAQ-33 from 84 - 87, did atour with the Kitty Hawk and after her decommisioning went back to VAQ-33 until it's decom. Made my way to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and tried my hand at the A-6 with VA-52 until it decommisioned and then on to NAS Lemoore, California and VFA-25. After two years I headed to San Diego, and presently assigned to NAESU Headquaters. Would like to here from old Shipmates..." [03OCT98]

HARDER, Tim tharder@tdi.net "...I was stationed in VQ-2 from JAN77 to MAY83. First as a member of the SEA DET with the Whales then TAD to AIMD as Comm/Nav shop super. From there to I went to VAQ-33 until May of 84. Whould like to hear from any or all of you..." [21JUL98]

HEFFERNAN, Rick rh165@cox.net "...I served with VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from August 1971 to January 1975 and VXN-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1975 until March 1977. I worked in the AME shop and would like to hear from any former Shipmates. E-mail me about the Squadrons 33 Assn..." [E-Mail Updated 12FEB2006 | E-Mail Updated 11JUN2000 | E-Mail Updated 15JAN2000 | 14MAR98 | 00XXX97]

HERIC, Andy moteman@compuserve.com "...I was lucky and served 2 tours with VAQ-33 (9/82-8/85 and 8/89-1/94). Like to hear from anyone that can still remember those days..." [24JAN99]

HILL, David A. "JW" dhill140@earthlink.net "...I was A Connie Crewmember from 1980 - 1982 when the Connie went to Florence. Drop me a line sometime..." [E-Mail Updated 14JUL2000 | 27JUN98]

HINCHY, ATC(AC) David K. Retired dhinch@netscape.net or vq2_skywarrier@geocities.com "...Served in VQ-2 from 1962 to the end of 1965. Qualified "mickey operator" in both the A3 and the Connie. Flew crew on A3 #5 (Special Ops) and Seats 20/21 in the Connie before leaving. Also served in HC4 Det 1 (VC-34s) at NAS NORVA (66), VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (67-69) flying as radioman on the C-118B and C-130F and VC-118B. Flew as Plane Captain on the C-1A on board U.S.S. Hancock (CVA-19) during 70-71. Ran AT shop for VAQ-33 from 75-78. Two tours with NAMTDs,(F4-1014, 71-75)(F14-1007, 78-81). Retired in 81. Reunion at Nashville was "awesome" due to efforts of Ken Franks and the crew. Looking forward to next one in 2000. FAIRECONRON TWO, the first squadron was the best! Bravo Zulu to all who have kept the tradition of excellence alive at VQ-2..." [10DEC98]

HOUGHTON, PR1(AW) Kevin HEY3825968@aol.com "...Best time in the Navy todate. Served as a (VP-5) Mad Fox from Apr. 93 to Feb. 96. Started my journey VAQ-33 "Firebirds" NCSS Panama City, Fl. VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Currently as an PR (A1) Instructor/Mitilary Training Instructor (MTI). Hope to here from some of ya. Drop me a line sometime. Ouh Oh!!!..." [16SEP98]

HOUDE, Roger "...I served in the VAQ-33 Squadron from 77-80. I just wanted to post my address and phone # where I can be contacted in the future. Unfortunatly, I am not online as of yet. I can be contacted at (603) 332-4595 or via mail at 51B Whitehall RD., Rochester NH 03867..." [31DEC98]

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HUGHES, CAPTAIN Ivan E. Retired IEHughes@aol.com "...Joined the Navy in 1958 and went to Boot Camp at Great Lakes then AVPREP School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma and AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Served with VR-6 at McGuire AFB from November 1959 until December 1961. Assigned first to the Engine Build Up Shop (EBU), then to the AE shop, and finally to a "Pre-Flight/Block-Out Crew" where I worked until I was transferred to VR-3 while awaiting orders to AE "B" School after re-enlisting. Made AE1 right after I got to "B" School, and then on to HU-2/HC-2 at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Selected for the Integration Program (Seaman to Admiral Program) in 1965, went to OCS in Newport, RI, and then to Naval Flight Officer Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, NAS Glynco, Georgia, and finally to VAH-123, the A-3 RAG at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VQ-2 was my first assignment as an officer, and I flew EA-3Bs and EC-121s as a Navigator. Leaving NS Rota, Spain as an LT, I next went to NAS Pensacola, Florida for three years of Instructor duty, and then to VAQ-33 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I flew ERA-3Bs, EA-4Fs, and EF-4s, and left the Squadron as a LCDR. Did a three year tour as the Staff Electronic Warfare Officer at the Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG) in NAS Norfolk, Virginia then was selected as OinC of the VP-26 Special Projects Detachment in NAS Brunswick, Maine where I made CDR in 1980. In 1981, I was screened for Aviation Command and was ordered to VQ-1 on NAS Agana, Guam as Executive Officer and later became Commanding Officer. After NAS Agana, Guam, I was ordered to Washington DC to OP-05 (DCNO Air) on the CNO Staff where I was selected for CAPT in 1986. In 1987 I was ordered to the Naval War College in Newport, RI where I earned two Master's Degrees; one in Strategic Studies and International Affairs from the War College and another in Personnel Management from Salve Regina University in Newport. I guess I do things the hard way! I still do not have a bachelor's degree, but I do have an MA and an MS! After Newport I received orders to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where I was assigned as the Command Support Plans and Programs Branch Chief until I retired in 1990. Now living in Pensacola, FL and enjoy fishing at least three or four days a week! Email me if you get the time!..." [BIO Updated 27SEP2013 } 22DEC98]


JOHNSON, Ed ej@aiinc.com "...I was in VT-21 1975-1977, VT-23 1997-1979, VP-1 1980-1986, VX-1 1986-1989, VAQ-33 1989-1990, VPU-2 1990-1995, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1995-1995, and retired from VFA-125 DET Fallon, 1995-31 Mar 1997. I am a retired Mech Chief, and was a P-3 Flight Engineer for 14 years, (VP-31 Class of 82)..." WebSite: http://www.AIINC.com/ [02JUN98]

JOHNSON, Ray rayjohnson@ipass.net "...I served with VQ-2 from 1968 to 1970 and VAQ-33 from 1970 to 1971. I was an electronic warfare operator on the EA3B and EC-121. I also worked in the ECM shop. I would like to hear from anyone who served with me..." [27DEC2007]

JONES, John (Jack) jsjones@eaglenet.com "...Was in VQ-2 from 64-69, flew as a flight tech on the Connies and was a member of the purple hat GAF gang. would like to hear from fellow Rota Rooters prior to the Reunion of the 63-66 gang. Served with VAQ-33 from 1969-79..." [20MAR98]


KARG, AMH3 Pete kargp@msn.com "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1966-1969) Detachment 11 (1968) Aircrew aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59)..." [13JUL2014]

KINSMAN, AZAN Karen "Buger Red" (Mahaney) karen.kinsman@natick.army.mil "...I served with VAQ-33 NAS Key West, FL from 1981 to 1983 under CDR Vambell in Maintenance Control. Any of my old Shipmates out there? Sure do miss my time in. Didn't stay long enough. Keep in touch..." [03MAR2004]

KRAUSS, ADJ3 Tom tomk122@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1971-1972) with detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Miramar, California and TAD to NAS Oceana, VA..." [17SEP2012]

KRECHTING, AMH3 Stephen R. Retired dogyhvn@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 76-78 and VAQ-33 78-79. Whale Tamers Rule!!!!!!!..." [18NOV98]


LAKE, Jack gneissrockman@aol.com "...I served with VS-41 and VAQ-33..." [10JUN2012]

LANTZ, Richard A. lantzra@msn.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1972-1975) with detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Miramar, California and Hickam AFB, HI. I worked in the AT Shop under AT1 Dan Vancil and Chief Lapanski. One of the first responders to October 1972 GD-2 (A-3B) mishap in Holland, VA. I painted the squadron emblem on the hangar bay bulkhead at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [24DEC2010]

LARRISON, AT3 Thomas tpl1957@yahoo.com "...I served with AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VAQ-33 (1987-1991) where I attended FAEWS/A-3 Framp and VAQ-34. Some might remember me as "Santa" at Xmas parties. I worked in the vans behind hanger t/s pods, planes and other "fun" stuff. Talk about going to extremes! I worked on EA-3's, EA-6's, EA-7's, EP-3's and finally EF/A-18's. I remember being loaned for troubleshooting A-3 and P-3 wiring problems with AE's for weeks. Thank God I was an AT! No knocks against you AEs' - just glad it wasn't permanent. Got out in 1994..." [03OCT2010]

LEWIS, Lekula lekula.lewis@navy.mil "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1992 to disestablishment in 1993. I worked with some great Shipmates in the Admin Department my short time there..." [17JUN2011]

LINAM, Roger rogerlinam@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (1971-1973) on the Flight Line and also flew as a Plane Captain aboard the A3..." [19SEP2016]


MUSTER, AN Jennifer jwallace012@comcast.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (1992) and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [11NOV2013]

MATTOX, ATC (AW/NAC/MTS) Ben "Zappa Jr." Retired bemattox@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1977-1980), NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD (1980-1983), VAQ-33 (1983-1986) at NAS Key West, Florida (IFT), VPU-1 (1986-1989), VR-22 (1989-1992) at NS Rota, Spain and NAval Air Maintenance TRAining GRoup DETachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) (1992-1995) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida until Retirement. Check me out on Facebook-Ben Mattox and LinkedIn-Benjamin Mattox..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2013 | E-Mail Updated 03FEB99 | 07JUN98]

MAYS, ABHAA Jeffrey L. chefjeff61@gmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1979-1981) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I worked on the line then crash & smash. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01MAY2016]

McCARTHY, Scott rsmccarthy@hotmail.com "...Worked in the "VANS" out back while in Key West with VAQ-33 from 90 to 92. Sure would like to hear from anyone that was there during that time..." [04MAR2000]

McCAY, James jamkemm@tx.rr.com "...I arrived NAS Norfolk, Virginia in June 1975 and reported to VAQ-33 as an AEAN. I would love to hear from anyone who was stationed with the Firebirds from June 1975 through June 1978. I went to work in the barracks with "First Louie". Later, I worked for the Command Master Chief at the hanger (SP2?). Reported to the AE shop about two months later, worked for AE1 Mackawizc(?). I was fast friends with AQ3 David Huff, AME3 Dave Sherril, AE3 Hector Rios, AE2 Tony Pulley, and lots of others whose names escape me. We had a wild time, travelling to NAS Miramar, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I made one trip to Hawaii where I put on third-class. AE1 Jim Crimmins jumped off a cruise box and just about broke my arm "tacking" on my crow. I won a drawing and got to ride fifth seat on a "whale" during a mission. Would love to talk "old times" with any one who remembers all the good times we shared while in the wildest squadron the Navy ever had..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUL2008 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN2006 | 27JUL99]

McDONALD, ATC(AW/NAC) Doug McDonald.DouglasC@tacamo.navy.mil "...I served as P-3A/B IFT/Radio Operator. VP-6 Jun-84 to Sep-87. VAQ-44 Oct-87 to Oct 91. BUPERS SDC Oct 91 to Sep 96. SERE NAS Brunswick, Maine Oct 96 to Present. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me...I served as P-3A/B IFT/Radio Operator. VP-6 Jun-84 to Sep-87. VAQ-44 Oct-87 to Oct 91. BUPERS SDC Oct 91 to Sep 96. SERE NAS Brunswick, Maine Oct 96 to Present. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me...Currently at VQ-4 doing the TACAMO thing..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 22JUN2000 | 11APR98]

McGEHEE, CDR Michael W. mwmcgehee757@netscape.net "...I served with VP-48 from February 1987 to September 1990, VAQ-33 from September 1990 to March 1993, VP-66 EW Detachment from April 1993 to July 1997, VQ-11 from July 1997 to February 1999, CPW 1174 from February 1999 to February 2000, and CLF DET 105 from February 2000 to present. VP-48 Deployments: NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from June 1987 to December 1987; NAS Adak, Alaska from November 1988 to May 1989; NAS Misawa, Japan/NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from June 1990 to September 1990..." [24AUG2003]

McKINNEY, David R. fire283@erols.com "...I was with VAQ-33 from 3/72-2/73. I was an AMH2 and an EA-4F plane capt. I worked Jeff Zizzi when the sqdn was at LP-3 at NAS NORVA. VAQ 33 is part of the Squadrons 33 Association that holds annual reunions. This years reunion is going to be held in Pensacola. The dates are Sept. 10 - 14, 1998. I have photos of sqdn aircraft from our era. Would love to hear from past sqdn members..." [Updated 21JAN98 | 24DEC97]

MEADORS, AT2 Mike mmeadors@sbcglobal.net "...I was in VC-8 from 1974-1975. I was flight crew/radio on many drone drops and data link flight for the test range. I have a picture of aircraft 393 #3 as my wallpaper on my computer at work. Flew 88 missions. I still have my flight logs. I probably flew in that aircraft the most. I remember working in the hangar south of the runway and the move to the hangar on the north side. I also remember the lousy SOB cops who pulled me over on my motorcycle all the time. I got so many tickets I knew the magistrate on base on a first name basis. Hung with John Vasquenselos, and Tuottle. Sure had a lot of fun at Roosy. Transfered to VAQ-33 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia in late 1975. Flew on the old, low technology Neptune, now manage high tech B-2 Stealth Bomber at Tinker AFB...Served in VAQ-33 from January 1976-October 1978. Worked in the AT shop with Hinchy and Lamere. Worked on A-3 Whales, F-4B and Js, the Super Connie and A-4s. Flew one A-3 flight with Cmdr Barrett. Remember being on the road all the time. Trips to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, France, Norway, NAS Miramar, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and don't forget Chicoutimi, Canada; where the ratio for women to men was 9 to 1. Ran with Phil Clairday, Tom Heffernan and Otto Pulley. We had some really good parties, and who could forget the "Risk" battles in the barracks at Roosy, and the forays into the local cow fields looking for "rooms". Would like to hear from my old squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 20AUG2010 | BIO Updated 07AUG2002 | 06AUG2002]

MEHAFFEY, Sam n3nto@dejazzd.com "...I was with VAQ-33 in 1976 to 1979. VAQ-33 was a fine outfit. I was a ground support technician. Commander Penn was my CO at the time. He was the best CO I ever had..." [E-Mail Updated 25JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 12FEB2001 | 29JAN98]

MESA, AN Michelle "Micki" mickipalms@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 at NAS Key West, Florida. I was undesignated and served in the 1st LT, the Line Shack and eventually made my way to the mech shop. I served with Dave "Pup" Serrianne, Brook Vickery, Dawn Aldridge, Frank Jehle, Tammy Michau Zucchoni, LCDR Thompson and of course the heart breaker FC1 Jose Castillo. I remember Shuster and quite a few others. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JUL2012]

MICHAEL, ATR3 Tom michael3448@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1967-1970) with two detachments (1962 and 1969) aboard the USS Independence (CV 62) as aircrewman..." [24NOV2014]

MITCHELL, AO1(AW/NAC) Michael S. "Mitch" iyaoyaspcola@yahoo.com "...I flew with VP-49 from August 1988 to May 1992 with CAC-3 Armed and Dangerous. I made the 1988 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment, and the 1990 Split in NAS Bermuda / NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment. I transferred from VP-49 to VAQ-33 in Key West, from there to NAS Norfolk, Virginia security. Then Ships Company onboard the IKE. I'm currently serving at NAS Pensacola, Florida as an instructor at AO-A1 school. I'll be transferring to NSA Souda Bay Crete November this year. Just looking at the page brought back alot of good times. Feel free to contact me at my e-mail be safe and stay outta trouble..." [26MAR2004]

MOODY, WO Greg mbaonpeleliu@hotmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 in Key West as an A-3 plane capt and worked in the ECM shop, from 1984-1989. I would enjoy hearing from anyone stationed with VAQ-33 during that time frame. I am currently a Warrant Officer on the USS Belleau Wood. Ready to make a PAC in a few days..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAY2002 | 14FEB98]

MURRAY, CMC Albert H. Retired yardvark@kih.net "...At last I found you. VAQ-33 that is. I served with the Firebirds from the summer of 1978 until July of 1981. I am one of the origina FRAMP insructors brought in to reestablish the Whale training system. I helped develope and taught thye J57 P10 engine, A3 Fuel System ang Bleed Air system lesson guides. Matter of fact I graduated the first class after the school reopened. Do you remember VQ-2 Mickey Talton, VAQ-33George Harris, or Kenny Bogany last seen in VA-176? I do. They were all good kids and I hope great sailors and Whale fixers. After VAQ-33 I moved on finally retiring as CMC of NAS Oceana in 1992. Looking for Ralph Feeback and B. R. Ruth..." [19MAY2004]

MYERS, AO3 Sean smyers@livenet.net "...>Hello fellow Shipmates from the old school of VAQ-33. It was a great time being stationed there in Key West (88-92). Met alot of good people which by now you know we have all gone our separate ways. It will be nice to hear from anyone. Take care and have fun. VAQ-33 Rules..." [12APR99]


NASH, David "Crash" Fortyonep@aol.com "...Former Connie and Whale EWOP, Mar 77-Jul 81 and Oct 84-Apr 91. Anybody seen J. D. "two beer" Lamere? how about you Jack Jones? Moved with VAQ-33 from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to NAS Key West Jan 80. Half of my career spent in the best DAMN squadron in the NAVY. To heck with VP go 33..." [15MAY98]

NELSON, PO1 W. T. "Watertight Nelson" Retired wtsagenelson@gmail.com "...I served with VP-2 in 1960 after a tour in the Blue Angels in NAS Pensacola, Florida. I left VP-2 in 1963 back for another tour with the Blue Angels. When tour was up in 1966 with Blue Angels I got orders to USS Constillation in San Diego, about a month before I was to leave the Blue Angels for San Diego I got a telegram to Report to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania to Operation Pot Lid, (Top Secret Squadron), I discovered later I was one of twenty men chosen to develope monitering devices to be dropped by VO-67 along Ho Chi Min Trail in Viet-nam to moniter troop movement, we took five P2v'5s to Martin Mairetta near Johnsville to be modified with bullet proofing under oil cooled doors under the crews positions, after a few weeks we deployed to Howard Airforce base in Panama working jointly with The Green Beret's developing the gear, after that I went to VAQ-33 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, then went to VXE-6 Operation Deep Freeze for two tours, then to HT-18 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida until retired in 1975 atter 18 an yrs and six months, kept getting PNA'd Passed but not advanced so retired with constructive time. Just Had a book published in April 2016 named "Water Tight" availe on my web site http://www.wtnelsonbook.com/, if ordered directly from me the hard back $22.00, if ordered from web site or Amazon, Google or Barns and Noble it is normally $26.50 to $29.99. Book has some interesting stories about my time in VP-2. I was Charlie Nances second mech for a while..." [04AUG2016]

NOWELL, ATC Wayne T. Sr. Retired wtnsr1@juno.com "...Served with VP-7 and VP-5. Was crewmember of LB11 (VP-7) on NAS Sigonella, Sicily cruise in 65/66 and have the same picture that "wOOdy" posted. I'm in picture and can name everybody but Woody's e-mail address is no good. Also Bud Neubauer's (VP-5) is bad. If anybody remembers me from VS-30, VP-7, VP-5, VA45 Det., VAQ-33, etc. drop a line. Also if "Sal" Rao (VAQ-33) see's this, your e-mail address is bad. Be looking forward to hearing from you Shipmates. I'm fully retired with a 36 ft trailer/crewcab truck and travel a lot..." [15FEB2001]


OCASIO, AME2 Alfonso aocasio@wcg-corp.com "...I served with VAQ-33 at NAS Boca Chica, Florida from 1984 to 1986..." [30NOV2009]


PASQUINELLY, Chris chrispnelly@live.com "...I served (EWOP/BRIGAND/RADAR) with VQ-2 (1980-1983), VPU-2 (1984-1987), VAQ-33 (1989-1992) and VP-66 (1992-1995). I met the best people and had the best time in my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUN2011]

PETERSDORFF-REYNHART, Richard W. "Pete" Retired rnwplus3@qwest.net "...I started out with VP-30 from 1980 to 1982, VP-22 for some sun-n-fun in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1982 to 1985 and then the "real" fun began in VAQ-33. That had to have been the best damn duty a guy could get. I worked on the "Whale" for 8 great years, from 1986 to 1993 (disestablishment). Then on to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-45, and a fun tour with Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I retired from VP-45 in June 2000. I am currently working in Arizona for Intel, as a Indusrtial Waste Specialist. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2007 | 26OCT2001]

POHLMAN, AOC Tom A6SKYPIG@AOL.COM "...Yes - I'm still alive and in the Navy. I was stationed with VAQ-33 from Jan 81 till Jan 86, and served with the best bunch individuals that anyone could. If any of the good o'ld boy's/gals are still around drop me a line. We not only worked hard we all played harder. Whales forever..." [15FEB99]

PRINTY, CWO2 John E. Retired wileyoldfox@peoplepc.com "...I served with VPB-206 for several months before transfer to VPB-27 in early 1949. I served with VP-27 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from February to December 1949. At that time I was a non-rated airman and flew as a second ordnanceman in crew "DC" 2 and 9 flying the PB4Y-2 Privateer. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska from August to November 1949. The squadron was Disestablished in December 1949. Served with FASRON-108 from November 1954 to November 1956. Was an AO2 when I reported aboard and was an AO1 when I departed. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour and my introduction to the "VP Navy". I also served with VAQ-33 - VA(AW)-33 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from November 1956 to December 1959. Our squadron moved March 1958 to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey was to be closed. We flew the AD-5N aircraft until April 1959 when the squadron mission was changed and we switched to AD-5Q aircraft. I left the squadron December 1959 as the squadron mission had changed and the squadron no longer had a weapons launching need. All of the ordnancemen were transferred to other activities in the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island area. In my three plus years in the squadron, I served in detachments aboard the USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal, and the USS Wasp..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2003 | 00XXX1997]


RAO, AMCS Salvatore Retired raojudy@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-33 from June 1963 to September 1966 and VAQ-33 from February 1978 to July 1980. I am looking for LT(jg) Ken Hall and ADC "J D" Locklear from VAQ-33..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2005 | 30SEP98]

RATIGAN, Nancy nscarpenter63@gmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1983-1985) and retired from the Navy in 2002. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10JUN2012]

REECE, AMSC(AW) Daniel "Danny Boy" L. DReece1922@aol.com "...I was stationed in VAQ-33 from February 1988-Jan-1992. Im currently with VFA-106, during those days I worked in the A-7 shop then went over to the A-6 shop after the A-7'S decommisioned. I still see John J. Killen, Pete Melcher, Ray Rose, Ken Baker, and the big goof Warren Dykes. If ya remember me drop me a line it will be nice to here from ya..." [11FEB2001]

REDER, John john.reder@juno.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1984-1988. I was a A-4 Plane Captain and Avionics Technician AT3 when I ended my enlistment. You might remember me painting the A4 and A7 pictures in the A4 AMU area. I saw Chief Nash's entry here - he sold me my first computer - I'm now a Lead Systems Programmer so I guess I've got him to thank! You can drop me a line if you want to catch up or visit my web page at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/John_Reder. GO FIREBIRDS!..." [11MAY99]

RICHARDSON, Mike locusto@gmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1984-1985) as a Plane Captain, VP-4 (1985-1988) and AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland P-3 I-Level Maintenance..." [11JUN2012]

RUNION, Bryan L. blrunion@aol.com "...Member of VAQ-33 Connie Crew, NAS Key West, October 1980 - June 1982, "AT" Shop, HI & LO/JAM Operator on Connie, Flew on last flight of Connie. Still in Military: currently a Major, active duty USAF, Comm Officer at Randolph AFB TX. Life After VAQ-33: Navy Reserve VR-46 (C-118/C-9)82-88; Commissioned as an Ensign at AOCS 1988; then Navy Active and Reserve VP-62, P-3 NFO Nav/Comm, 89-93; then Air Force Reserve ART program, Acft Maint Officer, Grissom AFB IN 93-96 and Tinker AFB OK 96-01. Also in touch with other VAQ-33 Shipmates: Jansen Booth, Vince Jarzembowski, and Andy Amato. Would love to hear from others and get a VAQ-33 Reunion going..." [27FEB2002]

RICE, Eric ericrice@AOL.com "...I served in VAQ-33 from 81to83. Then in VFA106. I wonder what happend to Drew Bender after the wedding to Cmdr. Vanbells daughter. Do you remember who I am Drew?..." [27DEC2001]

ROBERTS, Charles B. tinbender1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-16 (1974 to 1978), VP-49 (1978 to 1980), VQ-2 (1968 to 1970) and VAQ-33 with the "whales" and last C-121 on active duty (1980 to 1983). Throw in tours inbetween in VF-13, VF-162, VC-2, VS-22 and HS-1 you end up with an enjoyable 30 year career..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2009]

ROWE, Paul K. KARLT-LTD@AOL.com "...I served with VAW-33 when it changed to VAQ-33. We deployed on the USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) from 1967-1968 and particpated at the Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club regatta. I would like to hear from ex ship and squadron mates 1966 thru 1969. I had to be one of the last great A1E Plane Captains and scub-a-dubs Alas ADJ-3 dude. I then served with the Shore Patrol at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island..." [28JAN2003]


SANFORD, LCDR Roger Retired Ldo4Cno2@aol.com "...I reported to VP-56 in June 1970 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an AMS3, deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland that winter. After deployment made the move to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In Nov 1971, I reenlisted for orders to VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain (1/72-1/76) where I met probably 2 of the craziest people I would meet in my career (Ed Berube and Bob DelGuidiese). Then to AIMD Key West (4/76-4/79). Next VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I was iniatiated to AMSC (6/79-4/80). AIMD Oceana (4/80-5/82)as an LDO. Next VAW-126 (6/82-7/85). Back to AIMD Key West (8/85-3/88), VS-28 (3/88-4/91). AIMD Mayport (4/91-1/94). CHSLWL Mayport (1/94-8/97) where I retired. Still in Jax. Name is in phone book. Would love to hear from old squadronmates and Shipmates..." [22JUN98]

SCHOENMANN, Lynn bppolice@netins.net "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 from 1965 to 1969..." [27NOV2003]

SCHUSTER, AE2 Jim james_schuster@comcast.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (1983-1987). I spent most of my time TAD to AIMD though. I'm doing great living in the DC area now. NAS Key West, Florida was the best times I can remember!..." [08JUN2012]

SELLS, AMS1 Lewis Hazard@peoplepc.com "...I was in VAQ-33 from 1987 to 1989. I ran corrosion control for awhile. I sure miss Key West. I wish you all clear skies and smooth sailing..." [25AUG2000]

SERIANNE, AE2(AW/NAC) David W. Superdave@ilnk.com "...Commands: VAQ-33, VP-49, VP-16, VP-45, and Presently at VP-30 as a FRS Flight Engineer Instructor. I would like here from others that I was stationed with..." [22APR98]

SHERMAN, Glenn A. Shermgerm9@aol.com "...I was in VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1965-1969 stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I went on 2 det cruises, 1967 det-11 aboard the USS Intrepid,1968 aboard the USS Independence and in 1966 took part in the Gemini recovery operation aboard the USS Wasp. In memory of 2 friends who lost thier lives in 1968 in my squadron,on the USS Independence cruise. ADR-2 James W Carter& AE2 John R Walter Jr..." [26NOV2000]

SHERMAN, Mike c/o his friend Adrin Farley adrinfar@mindspring.com "...I am looking for former Shipmate Michael Mahoney - VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia 1972 - 1975, Mike, if you are out there somewhere, e-mail me at this friends address..." [21JUL98]

SMART, Frances (Laton) haggios63@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-33 at NAS Key West, Florida from 1985 to 1988. I would really love to hear from former Shipmates. I am living in Charlotte, NC now with my husband of twelve years and our little girl. You can see VAQ-33 Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19918075632&v=wall..." [E-Mail/URL Updated 02FEB2011 | 05AUG99]

SMOCK, ATC Tom Retired blackngolddude@hotmail.com "...I was an IFT on P-3's for 15 years. I started out with VP-1 in 1980. I was an IFT originally assigned to Crew 5, then I was assigned to the greatest crew ever "Crude 7." I made PI deployments in 1980, 1983, and a NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1984 and numerous NAS Agana, Guam dets and NAS Adak, Alaska dets, was in NSF Diego Garcia in 1982 for the infamous P-3 jamboree, we were held hostage for 60 some odd days. I was the Blue Card Natops instructor from 1982-1984. I was assigned to the squadron for good times and bad, and have a fond memory of my tours. I left VP-1 in October of 1984, and went to VAQ-33, I flew on old P-3A's, I left there and was with a site in NAS Dallas, Texas for about 5 years, then went to the EEAP program in North Texas and retired 3 years ago while on recruiting duty. Give me a call, especially all the old VP-1 "Trons" and "Crude 7 Members" from 1980-1984. I now live in Cincinnati, OH, and am a regional recruiter for Cummins, Inc..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2003 | 30JAN2001]

STEVENSON, Dennis wp3orion@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 (1975-1978), VX-1 (1978-1979), VAQ-33 (1979-1981) and United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) (1981-1987) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Now working for BHI Energy, Nuclear support as an ANSI 3.1 Sr Radiation Protection Tech and living in Newark, Delaware..." [03SEP2017]

STRONG, Arthur art1320@yahoo.com "...Greetings to all my Shipmates from VR-30, VQ-2, VX-1, Coral Sea (CV-43) and VAQ-33. After 23 plus years, I retired in '91 in Northern Virginia, and am now working for Boeing on the P-8A Poseidon (formerly MMA)project out in Seattle. I feel extremely privileged to be here working with such a talented group of ASW professionals on this program. I look forward to getting back in touch with those I had the good fortune to serve with while on active duty..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAR2007 | 08APR99][ICQ #13210481]


TAYLOR, R.H. (OPIE) a href="mailto:UWNM86A@PRODIGY.COM">UWNM86A@PRODIGY.COM "...LOOKING TO HEAR FROM FORMER VAQ-33 Shipmates. I WAS STATIONED WITH SQUADRON FROM 1979-1985. I'M RETIRING JULY 24,1998 AT NS MAYPORT, FL. PLEASE DROP ME A LINE!!!!!!..." [22MAY98]

TEED, Rodney L. onegigtbird@hotmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1979 - 1983..." [20JUN2001]

TILLER, Teresa L. Retired wombieroo@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1986 to 1989. Sure met a lot of wonderful people that tour. Currently live in Pensacola and have met some people from VAQ-33 who also have retired here. Not bad. Miss the old Squadron though..." [29DEC2003]

TIMBERLAKE, Larry ttimber@banet.net "...I was in VAQ-33 during the period from 67-69. We were flying EA1F's. They were exciting planes to fly in. We were on the Kennedy when the squadron moved from NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. The Det-67 Spads were the last operational A1's in the Navy. VAQ-33 was a great outfit. Maybe some of you guys from the Tico Det-14 remember Red Kilpatrick, Larry Fagan or Jeff Santee? They were good friends of mine. Spads are forever! Jets are for Kids!!..." [27MAR98]

TRIBOU, Mathew ("TIM") fwolfe@suscom-maine.net "...Served with VP-11, VP-8, VP-23, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine, VA-46, VAQ-33, and VF-45..." [08SEP2001]

TUTTELL, LCDR Robert Joseph https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2659 "...LCDR Robert Joseph Tuttell, USN - NFL Number: 2659 - Date of Birth: 6/8/1954 - Date In: 4/24/1976 - Date Out: 9/1/1994 - City, State: Gulf Breeze, FL - School Attended: Jacksonville Univ./Navy Postgraduate - Aircraft Flown: P-3C, LC-130, T-34C, EP-3J, T-28 - Ship or Unit: VP-5, VXE-6, VAQ-33, VP-56 and VT-6. Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Persian Gulf/Cold War - Associations/Service Organizations: TROA - NAMF - Significant Achievements: 5000 + flight hrs. Instructor in P-3, LC-130 and T34-C. Helped design EP-3J. 2 NASA (Technical Merit Awards) TCAS II). Commercial pilot license. In Memoriam? No..." [29NOV2005]


WALTERS, AK3 Andrew (Walt) ALEGIONPOST235@aol.com "...In 1980 I graduated from High School and volunteered to go Navy. Boot Camp was at Great Lakes from July-September. October I was sent to VAQ-33 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and stayed there until they realized that VAQ-33 had moved to Key West, FL. I went to FRAMP School their until December 19th, 1980 - Nice duty. January 2nd, 1981 I was sent to VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and stayed there 31/2 years. I was sent to NSF Diego Garcia during Lebanon and Grenada. In the early 80's our squadron Logo was the Bat World Watchers. I worked in the VQ-1 AMSU Department as an AK3. I went on a round robin to NAS Atsugi, Japan then to Osan Korea and back to Guam a week later - nice tour. I tooka month leave to go to the Philippines and stayed with locals - another nice adventure. Any one that's been to Guam and has stores to share, just send an e-mail..." [13FEB2001]

WHITE, AME3 Bill (Skippy) wwhitewood@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1989 to 1991. I know over half the guys on the list. I would like to know what all my friends have been up to..." [05MAY2003]

WILES, LCDR Gehrig gehrig.wiles@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48 (P-3C TACCO/MC) from October 1977 to October 1980 and VAQ-33 (EP-3A ECMO/MC) from 1987 to 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2008 | 26JUL98]

WILSON, Buzz stacey.a.wilson@boeing.com "...I've got over 5000 hrs in the greatest aircraft flying. Flew my first VQ-1 World Watchers (NAS Agana Guam) mission in the EC-121M as a CTT2 aircrewman, then went to the EP-3B, 149669; then went to the EP-3Es, 148887, etc. Flew in both the EP-3E Deepwell and AIRIES I's. I got a USN commission and went back to VQ-1 as a Senior Evaluator (SEVAL) NFO for more EP-3E time. A tour with VX-1 (Pioneers), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, with P-3 Update IIIs and then a tour with the now decomissioned VAQ-33 Firebirds flying as an EWO on the EP-3Js..." [23FEB2000]

WINN, Thomas "Mike" Retired tmwinn1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16, VP-30, VP-45, VP-56, VT-27, VT-31, ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-16, VAQ-33 and then retired. I am currently flying with DAL F/O 767-400..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2009 | 18FEB2007]

WISE, Marsh mwise@reenactor.net "...I served with VAQ-33 in 1983. Wow! Bad attitude days (with some fences to mend and all) but would love to hear from any former Shipmates. I am now into historical reenacting and have a website at http://www.reenactor.net/. Whatever happened to MC Jones? Maybe I'll even get to a Reunion someday. The only person I still keep in touch with is Dave Acker. Hope to hear from some of you..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JAN2004 | 11OCT98]


ZIZZI, Jeff jzizzi@vvwater.org "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1969-1972 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was a Plane Captain for the F-4b we had at the time. All I really remember was that we were constantly on detachment..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2006 | 23DEC97]


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