VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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AMLANER, AZ2 Joe jamlaner@yahoo.com "...I toured with VP-26 in 1985 till 1988. Deployed to Okinawa, Japan. Det to NSF Diego Garcia and split to NAS Misawa, Japan. Also deployed to NS Rota, Spain, TAD to U. S. Customs Service, where I met my lovely wife of 13 years. Would like to catch up with old Shipmates particularly AMH1 Barry Gregory. Feel free to E-mail especially if you know B. Gregorys whereabouts..." [04APR2001]

Memorial Picture "...ANDREWS, William H. "Andy"...ANDREWS William H. "Andy" Andrews, 61, passed away Jan. 2, 2008 at his home in Orange Park following an extended illness. Andy was born in San Diego, CA. and has been a resident of Orange Park since 2000. Andy was retired from the U. S. Navy serving his country for 21 years. Some of his assignments included N T C, Great Lakes, Ill., VP-7, VP-23, VP-4 and VP-5 and retired out of VP-5 Mad Fox. Following his Military career, he further served his country with the U. S. Customs Service from 1985 until 2006, and was the First FE hired by the U. S. Customs (Department of the Treasury) now a part of Homeland Security..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

BURNS, ATCS Wesley E. Retired wes@cpbid.com "...I served with VP-24 from January 1961 to November 1963. I was discharged on the day President Kennedy was assassinated. I served as a radioman and MAD Operator on LR-8. LT Meyers was the pilot and LT McCullough (I think) Co-Pilot. The only crew members I can remember were AD Harry Windslow, AE1 George Peters and AO3 Fred Knight. I remember the Cuban Crisis flying endless hours rigging ships, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and holding onto the ropes in blinding snow storms to find your way around and the great time we had in Norway, can't remember the base we flew out of but it was a young man's dream. I spent a year and a half in civilian life and then reentered the service in 1965. My career was as ships company aboard the aircraft carriers Saratoga, Kennedy, and Independence. Ashore I taught at NAMTRADET Oceana. I retired February 1983 as an ATCS. I went on to consult to the US Department of State and US Customs assisting in the flight testing and selection of aviation electronics equipment for their aviation drug interdiction programs in the states and world-wide. Hello to all my Shipmates! If you know where I can get the squadron patch of that time, or emblem, I would appreciate it..." [01APR2010]

GOBEN, Hugh goben@yahoo.com "...I was a pilot in VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 6/75 thru 6/78 then did a year as a T-28 Instructor. After active duty I was in VP-65 from 10/79 until 7/84 then transferred to VP-94 for a year. Job changes sent me back to VP-65 for two more years then back to VP-94 from 8/87 until 3/94 when they retired a group of us passed over LCDR's. For the last 14 years I have been flying P-3's for the U.S. Customs Service..." [11MAR98]

HUETE, Julio Z. Jr. jzhjr@comcast.net "...I served with VP-23 (1981-1984), VP-44 (1984-1986), VQ-2 (1986-1989), NADEP NAS Alameda, California Flight Check (1989-1992), VQ-1 (1992-1994) and retired as a P-3 Flight Engineer 8251. Went to work for Tracor Flight Systems Chile (1994-1996), Raytheon (1996-1999) amd currently working for the U. S. Customs Service as a FE..." [21AUG2013]

JORGENSON, Carrol fadeddenim@aol.com "...I served in VP-47 from 70 to 73, with Crew 11 as radio operater in 1970 and with crew 1 as flight technician in 72/73. I went to work with Lockheed California Company in 1973 and worked as a tech rep on P-3A/B/C at NAS Moffett Field, California from 74 to 76, with VP-46 in Iwakuni in 1975, with all NAS Brunswick, Maine squadrons from 76 to 83, All NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP squadrons from 83 to 85 and then to U.S. Customs Service in Corpus Christi where I am still an employee of Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) working on P-3 aircraft, as an avionics tech rep on the Customs Service P-3-AEW Rotodome. It was really good to find some of my old crew mates in this site..." [13FEB98]

KELLY, AMS2 William Thomas "Bill" and "Kelly" bbkelly4u@yahoo.com "...In 1957 I was attached to VP-836. I flew with them for several years at NAS New York, New York and then became a stationkeeper. I was discharged in 1963 as an AMS2. I am currently a senior inspector with U.S. Customs stationed at JFK/Airport. Would love to hear from anyone from VP-836 or NAS New York, New York. Regards to all..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2009 | 08AUG2002]

MALINSKI, John johnmalinski01@msn.com "...Served with the U. S. Customs. Brough back a lot of good times with a lot of great people..." [26JAN2002]

MARYON, CDR Jack Retired U. S. Customs jackmaryon@cox.net "...I was stationed in VP-21, NAS Brunswick, Maine from 9/58 - 2/61. Those were the days when half the squadron deployed to Malta, and the other half to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. When we wore our welcome out in Malta, we went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Matter-of-fact VP-21 was the first VP Squadron to deploy to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. During my time in VP-21, the Skipper's name was CDR. Ainsworth. This was the second best duty I ever had during my Naval Career. The first was Inst. Duty "PR School", NAS Lakehurst, N.J. My wife and I are planning on being at NAS Brunswick, Maine Thurs. 5.18.01. If anyone remembers me, drop an email..." [E-Mail Updated 13JAN2002 | 12MAY2001]

McCLEARY, Joseph F. Jr. (Joe Mac) Retired j.mccleary@attbi.com "...I served with VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1980 - 1985, VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California 1985 - 1989, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989 - 1993, VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 1993-1996, and VP-62. Retired in July 1996. Current position is as the night shift Maintenance supervisor with VP-U.S. CUSTOMS P-3 surveillance branch east NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I look forward to hearing from old friends..." [17SEP2002]

MEYER, Danny Lee planey713@bellsouth.net "...I finally found a connection to VP-17...I trained for the Plane Captain (PC) position on LZ-9 early in 1966. My PPC was LCDR Keaney, and my instructor was PO-1 Seversen. I finally and proudly passed the PC Board and was assigned by CDR M. O. Paul to Crew-9 with LCDR Heimbacher before deploying to WESTPAC and the Ton San Nhut DET-1966 to 1967. Those were some of my proudest days as a young sailor. I did discharge in July 1967 to the civilian world only to join up with VP-94 as a Reservist P2 PC, and a P-3 FE until I retired from the Reserves in 1990. VP was good to me - I actually was hired by U. S. Customs Service to fill a position of a P-3 FE and eventually an Aviation Maintence Officer until that retirement in July 2008. Thank you VP for a most interesting life. One thing I missed was the squadron never did send me my DET Cruisebook for 66-67 - I would have liked to have shared it wih my family. I paid for it, but it was lost in the cracks..." [13MAR2010]

MURPHY, CAPTAIN John S. jmurphy2@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-47 from 1974-77 and VP-65 from 1982-92 with duties at OLF San Nicholas Island, VXE-6 and Pacific Missile Test Center in between. It's been super to have been a VP'er with all the great memories and wonderful friends. Looking forward to seeing old friends at future Reunions. Would love to hear from any former Shipmates. I'm retired now as of 1 Jan 2000. Spending the rest of my days serving our Lord in the Missions field abroad and locally as a hospital chaplain. You may call me at (909) 302-3057 or e-mail me at the below address. I have model airplane contacts in the Philippines that will provide the best quality customized aircraft models of any aircraft at absolutely the lowest prices delivered to your door. This is the same aircraft model maker that we all remember from our good ol' Cubi Point deployments. Remember Mary Tess who operated her business out of the VP Coffee Mess on the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Flight Line? I'm sad to say that Mary died this past February in Las Vegas but her family carries on her business in the finest Mary Tess tradition. We also do models of any military hardware, trains, motorcycles, cars, etc. God bless you all with fair winds, following seas and happiness in His care..." [08APR2000]

PRAY, Dan C. Retired daniel_pray@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1987, VP-48 from 1987 to 1990, VP-31 1990 to 1992, VP-47 from 1992 to 1996, and then Executive Transport Department NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1996 to 1999. I retired in May of 1999. I was a FE. I am still presently flying as a FE with U. S. Customs P-3 Operations Center Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11AUG2009 | 26DEC2000]

SEAY, AD1(AW) Christopher Retired clseay@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Chase Field Beeville, Texas AIMD, VP-40 NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-31 FRAMP teaching T56 "O" Level Maintenance, VX-5 / VX-9 NAWC NAS China Lake, California, VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and finally Air Operations NAS Kingsville, Texas. Currently residing in south Texas and employed with L-3 Communications as aircraft mechanic on U.S. Customs P-3 aircraft!! Love it!!! Can't get enough!! Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 01DEC2004 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 22MAY99 | BIO Updated 30OCT98]

SNELL, AE1 Gylum "Gybo" Retired iamgybo@bellsouth.net "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer and retired August 1999. I served with VP-69, VP-62, VP-65, and then retired back in VP-62. I'm a A&P and FCC licensed Maintenance Technician for U. S. Customs Service, based in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 21DEC2006 | 08NOV2000]

WAEGHE, AFCM P. J. Retired pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net Shipmate Pix...Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-16, VP-22, VP-30, VP-56, CNO, and ASWOC/TSC...Flying P-3's again for the U.S. Customs Service here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 06NOV2000 | 00XXX96]

Memorial Picture "...WAGNER, Robert "Bob"...Flight Engineer Robert Wagner (Bob) passed away on the Novermber 27, 2007. Bob served 26 years in the Navy and 20 year with U. S. Customs as a P-33 FE. Born June 6, 1942 he died at age of 65 and was still flying as an FE when he because ill. He was suurvived by is wife, 4 four sons and daughter in-law, eight grand kids, one great grand kid, a sister and two nephews. He was buried in Rome, GA with Military honors and a over 20 Police car escort, his sons are police officer for verious departments there. He was a good freind and he will be missed..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

WARNECKE, James warnjg@bellsouth.net "...I started my P-3 career with VQ-1 as a Radio Op (back in the day when we were in Guam) from '88-'91, and then on to Key West from '91-'93 as a Radio and Radar Op in AMU-4. Did the first TEMPEST tests on GD-01 (EP-3J) after it came out of Waco. Moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) from '93-'96 and picked up "Vacation 8"'s missions worldwide. Finalized my Navy career in VQ-6 and CAG-8 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida from '96-'98. Currently working as an AT on P-3AEW aircraft for U. S. Customs Service in Jacksonville, Florida. Would enjoy hearing from anyone from these previous commands. "Anytime, anywhere..baby. For perdiem."..." [10NOV2000]

ZIMMERMAN, Zeke emrzim@aol.com "...Was in VP-4 79-81 as a flight engineer. Don't remember which crew but definately had a good time as a flight engineer. Still doing the same thing but with the U. S. Customs. Plan on retiring again in 2005. Hello and fair winds to all my old Shipmates. VP-45 71-74, VP-30 74-78, VP-24 78-79, VP-4 79-81, and VP-17 84-87. Hope to hear from you'all..." [05MAR98]

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