VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BELISLE, REAR ADMIRAL Kenneth C. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/belislekc.html "...Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Belisle, a native of Worcester, Mass., is a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1968, he was designated a Naval Aviator and was assigned to VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During his first tour, he participated in operational deployments to NAS Bermuda; NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada; NS Rota, Spain, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, qualifying as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot in the P-3A Orion aircraft. In 1972, he was assigned to VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot. Rear Adm. Belisle was accepted into the TAR (Training and Administration of Reserves) Program in 1974 and was assigned to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He subsequently transferred to VP-66 where he assumed the duties of Assistant Operations Officer. In 1978, he reported to VP-16, based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as NATOPS/Safety Officer, Training Officer, and Officer in Charge (OIC) of the squadron's South American detachment in support of UNITAS XX, a major multinational exercise involving nine South American nations. After release from active duty in 1980, he affiliated with Squadron Augment Unit VP-0516 where he served as Reserve P-3C Training Program Coordinator, directing a pilot program which led to the establishment of the VP Master Augment Units. In 1983, he transferred to VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he assumed the duties of Executive Officer. In October 1984, he became the squadron's tenth Commanding Officer. Returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1985, he reported to VTU-7474, serving as Training Officer and Chief Staff Officer. In 1987, he became Commanding Officer of NR Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing 0174. He subsequently served as Commanding Officer of NR Mobile Maintenance Facility ALFA, NAS Jacksonville, Florida 0274, VTU-7474, and NR Carrier Group 0667 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia. From October 1995 to September 1997, he served as Chief of Staff, Logistics Task Force, Atlantic, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. His flag assignments have included Deputy, Maritime Defense Forces, Atlantic, Deputy Commander, Patrol Wings, Atlantic and Commander, Naval Base Jacksonville. His military decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal. Rear Adm. Belisle is a commercial pilot employed by Northwest Airlines..." [14JUL2003]

BORTEL, AW1 Jack Wesley Retired jacs8652@comcast.net "...I started my U.S. Naval Aviation experience as an Aviation Ordnanceman serving with VA-147 from '69-'72. While assigned to the Argonauts of VA-147 we deployed on two TONKIN GULF ASSIGNMENTS with CAG-9 aboard the USS AMERICA and the USS CONSTELLATION. After a 5 year hiatus I returned to Naval Aviation as a USNR-TAR as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator serving with VP-93 '78-'82, NAS Jacksonville, Florida / VP-0516 '82-'86, VP-90 '86-90 and NAS Glenview, Illinois '90-'91..." [18JUN2007]

BOYLE, Hugh P. hughboyle@earthlink.net "...It was my great pleasure to fly with many wonderful guys in VP-93, NAF Detroit, Michigan from 1981-1983 and 1985-1989. I also spent some time with VP-0516 SAU, NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1983 and VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1984-1985..." [24APR2001]

DELOUGHERY, Michael J. mjd5513@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1978-1981), VP-0516 (1982-1984) and VP-94 (1984-1995) and retired. I was hired by Delta Air Lines (1985) and took an early retirement in 2005. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/PIX Removed 12AUG2014 | PIX Added 30DEC2005 | 21DEC2005]

GEESAMAN, AW1 Scott L. carroll1@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1980-1982) as Sensor 3 on CAC-3 and VP-0516 (1982-1989) as Observer and Sensor 3 Training Petty Officer..." [14MAR2017]

HARMON, CDR Frank Retired fharmon@equitycp.com "...I served with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1972 to 1975 and VP-0516 RTU at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975 to 1985..." [12JUL2009]

LOWE, SS1/2/3 John W. Retired johnlowe2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1979 to 1982), VP-0516 (1983 to 1984), VP-62 (1984 to 1987), VP-68 (1987 to 1991), RESASWTRACEN (1991 to 1995) and VP-66 (1995 to 1998). Those they remember me know that I was one of the best practical jokers ever!..." [08NOV2009]

PULLIAM, LT Zane zane.pulliam@att.com "...AA, ATN AN, ATN3, ATN2, AT1, ENS, LTJG, LT (Avionics LDO) - NAS North Island, San Diego, California - Boot, VA-44 RAG, VA-81, VP-30 RAG, VP-46 (Active), VP-62, VP-0516, NRNS NS Rota, Spain (Reserve)..." [03FEB2009]

WALLACE, Freddie C. FREDDIE935@aol.com "...I served in VP-45 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone 1955-1956. I worked out of the air frames shop, as well as flew lots of missions as 2'ND mech and as an observor on the P5M. I surely can remember some harrowing night flights during those panamanian tropical depressions, they were surely not for the faint at heart. Transitioned to NAS Bermuda with the squadron, flew some aircrew missions there and still remember that night flight from NOB to Bermuda to escape hurricane Hazel. I remember counting parachutes in flight and we were one short for the crew, was not a good feeling!!!. After leaving NAS Bermuda I served on Corey Field in Pensacola Fl., then at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida in pilot training squadrons with SNJ's and T28'S. In later years I joined the Naval Reserves in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and served in VP-0516, an augmentation sqdn. to VP-62 assigned to P-3's. Thanks to those early beginnings and training in the NAVY I have enjoyed an interesting career in the missile industry, working lots of programs including the Saturn 5 program to the moon, Apollo Soyuz, Skylab, and Have worked with the Space Shuttles on all flights from the start until today. A special thanks to all who have served and supported VP-45, and especially the P5M's and their crews and support personnel..." [E-Mail Updated 07DEC2001 | 14NOV99]

WATT, CAPTAIN George P. Jr. http://www.usna.com/WhatsNew/2000/President/Biography.htm "...George Watt is a First Union Corporation Senior Vice-President and is the Managing Director of First Union's Enterprise Business Solutions Group. George joined First Union in January of 1995 and created an internal business consulting and project management practice, focused on dramatically improving operational and service excellence throughout the First Union enterprise. George is a former principal of IBM Consulting Group's North American Financial Services practice where he managed its Atlanta office from 1991 through 1994. He joined IBM in June 1981 and during his nearly 14 years of service held numerous sales, staff and management positions, including an assignment as the Director of Quality for IBM's Southern Area. George entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1969 from Louisville, Kentucky with the Class of '73. Following his commission as an Ensign, he reported to USS Roark (DE 1053) where he served as Damage Control Assistant, Gunnery Officer and received OOD and EOOW qualifications. In 1976, then LT(j.g.) Watt reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida and began training toward qualification as a Naval Flight Officer. After receiving his wings in June 1977, he reported to in NAS Jacksonville, Floridaa. While with the Mad Foxes he made two North Atlantic deployments and various patrol aviation detachments prior to resigning his regular Navy commission in December 1980. George immediately received a commission in the Naval Air Reserve and served in VP-0516, NR ASWOC 574, NR PATWING 1174 and NR ASWOC 374, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He enjoyed two commanding officer and three executive officer tours prior to his retirement as a Captain, USNR in July 1995. George is active in the not-for-profit / education community and is currently the President of the Charlotte Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees; a director of First Union's Excellence in Education Board; and, Vice President of the Charlotte Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. He and his wife Peggy are also active in the ministry of St John's Episcopal Church and both are members of the Board of Visitors of the Kanuga Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of North-South Carolina. George and Peggy have been members of The President's Circle since December 1996. They will be moving to the Annapolis area from Charlotte, NC..." [01JUN2003]

WEISENBURGER, AWCS Joe "Mojo" Joe_W11@excite.com "...My tours of duty include: U.S. Joint Forces Command and Commander Reserve Patrol Wing NAS Norfolk, Virginia, the BlackHawks of VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C., SAU VP-0516 (later VP-0545) NAS Jacksonville, Florida, the Golden Eagles of VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California and the Pro's Nest of VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Drop me a line..." [11JUL2002]

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