VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateVQ-4 ShipmatesShipmate

ASHBY, James R. (Jim) jrashby@us.hsanet.net "...I was in VP-68 from 1975 to 1980 as an AX2 and a radio operator. I changed rates to AE, went to VR-51 in NAS Glenview, Illinois, and flew as a flight engineer on the C-118. I then returned to regnav and took an asignment in Iceland where I flew the last C-118 in the Navy. I came back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to VQ-4 and flew TACAMO for three years. I then did two years at the Naval Aviation Maintenance Office. When Desert Shield was announced I requested a transfer to the USS Midway and managed to make it to Desert Storm. I returned with the ship to Japan and began to prepare the ship for decommissioning. We brought the ship to San Diego where we completed the task and it seemed a good time to retire so I returned to NAMO at Pax and retired as an AEC. 22911 Gunston Dr., Lexington Park, MD. 301-863-5358..." [28MAR98]

BALLOCK, Rome roman16@msn.com "...Stationed VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine 71-75, crew 12. Flew with Doug Trutt, Joe Bremhorst, Reid Moon, Mike Caruso, George Christenot, CDR Debode, Ken Simpson, Ed Kaleta, and Larry Klez. I had the "AT" shop while there, played a lot of racquet ball with Roger Bunn and CPO Chinchar at Bowdoin college courts. Lived in base housing across the river in Topsham. Was on some of the Special Projects to various places, made a few deployments to NAS Bermuda/ NS Rota, Spain/ NAS Keflavik, Iceland/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Left VP-8 in 1974 for NAS Lakehurst then on to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to VQ-4 (Tacamo) then out in 1980..." [04FEB2000]

BARLIEB, AT1 Michael Retired barliebmj@gmail.com "...I started my navy career with VQ-4 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Then moved on to VP-23 in 1981. I was just a ground pounder and worked on P-3CUII for a short while before being moved to AIMD in the ComNav shop. I deployed to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily before being transferred back to VQ-4, where is served until my last 3 years in the Navy at NAEC Lakehurst, New Jersey. I volunteered for forward support service during Operation Desert Storm in NS Rota, Spain, augmenting VR-24 and the KC-130Fs they flew, along with VQ-4 and the 2 trash haulers they had sent over, EC-130Ts that had been stripped of mission equipment and returned to cargo hauling and training duties. I retired in 1997 as an AT1. I met up with my buddy, ATC Jim Tilton there, along with a few folks from VP-23 and VQ-4 whose names I can no longer remember. I was assisting loading cargo and doing ground pounder avionics maintenance. I will always remember my deployments and time in VP-23. They were fun times and we had good camaraderie. Long live the P-8 Poseidon. The P-8 will surely be missed, as the P2 was..." [22FEB2017]

BONNICI, Michael C. runningmap@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-4 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1983 to 1986. I flew with crew 5 and 13 with CDR Adamo, RMCS Lupe Torrez, RMC Baker, LT Frazier, LT Screen and RM2 Chuck Allen Chainsaw (Chip was his nickname for snoring so loud in the aft of the bird - one could hear him from the flight deck). I served under the command of Downey, Hampshire and RM2 Bonnici from Malta..." [23OCT2005]

BIGOS, Randy rbigos@aol.com "...VQ-4 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1971-1974, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas Nav Instructor from 1974-1976, VP-47 TACCO from 1976-1979, VP-31 Instructor from 1979-1982, VP-47 Dept Hd from 1983-1985, OIC ASWOC/TSC NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan from 1985-1987, XO/CO Tacron 12 San Diego from 1987-1991, XO NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1991-1993, and XO FLT Combat Tracen SD from 1993-1995. Retired in San Diego. Surf's Up! Cheers to all my Shipmates :)..." [03MAY2000]

BISER, Jodi jbiser18@hotmail.com "...I was in VQ-4 from 1997 to 2001. Looking to get in touch with others..." [12OCT2004]

CARAVELLA, AE1 John A. Jr. johnnyc2192@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-4 (1981-84), VP-40 (1984-1987) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and Okinawa / NAF Misawa, Japan, Instructor Duty at NAS Millington, Tennessee, HS- 11 (1990), VP-5 with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and took advantage of the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) program (1993)..." [09JUL2013]

CENA, ACS James R. Retired tshado@att.net "...I served aboard VQ-4 from 1975 thru 1977 when I retired. Original member of Crew-9 then when Crew-1 was reformed by the skipper I was ACOM then ACS. To this day I call VQ-4 my best duty station in my 20 yr career as a Radioman and just a plain old Sailor. Great duty, Great people, Great Liberty ports (except Bermuda) Where is the Reunions? Are there any for VQ-4?..." [31DEC2004]

DePACE, AMCS (AW) Jimmy Retired jimmyde@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1984-1988. Made the NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal and NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployments. Transfered from VP-26 to SDC Dallas Tx for 4 years. Became a BUPERS DETAILER for three years and transfered from Washington, DC to VQ-4. I retired October 2003..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 21APR2003 | 22NOV1997]

DENNINGTON, Jerry "Boy Radio" jercat@gmail.com "...I served with VXN-8 (Radio/Radar Operator and Instructor) from May 1990 to October 1993 and then served with VQ-4. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAY2010 | 01DEC1997]

DENNY, CDR Don Retired donaldjdenny@cox.net "...I was a LT(jg)/LT VP-26 from 1971 to 1974. That was my only VP tour. I served VQ-4 and VQ-3, and retired as a Commander from the Naval War College in 1990, settling in Narragansett, RI, and teaching Chemistry at Westerly High School..." [02MAR2004]

ENGLE, John R. Retired jengle8480@aol.com "...I was in VQ-4 (IFT on Crew 12 "The Black Sheep") from 1975 to 1981, VP-68 and VP-4549 from 1981 to 1984 as an FCO in P-3A's, B's and Super B's, VP-30 in 1985, and VP-MAU as an IFT from 1985 to 1989. I retired in 1989. Sure miss those old 130's..."" [E-Mail Updated 22NOV2003 | BIO Updated 10FEB2001 | 16NOV99]

GABRIEL, Captain Andy Retired Shipmate Pix gabrielcharles@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-8 from 1974-1978 as TACCO and 1983-1986 as XO/CO. Other tours with VP-49 "World Famous Woodpeckers", VP-30 as Team Leader of "TTT", OPS O at Wing Eleven under Jake Tobin and first tour in VQ-4. Other tours at Pentagon working for a black shoe I would just as soon forget. Retired 1994 as CO Naval Media Center..." [PIX Added 14MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2006 | 18NOV2002]

GILL, Christopher E. Retired chrisegill@mail.com "...I was stationed in VP-44 (1973 to 1976) and worked about a year in the TRON shop. I moved onto AIMD for the next 2 years. I do believe it was the best squadron I was ever served with. From there I went to VX-1 (1977 to 1980), left active duty for a year while serving with VP-68 as a TAR. Rejoined the Navy and was assigned to VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1981 to 1984), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee as an instructor (1984 to 1987), VQ-3 (1988 to 1990), VQ-4 (1990 to 1993) and then retired. I would like to say hi to all..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2007 | 19FEB99]

HANEY, Randall rhaney@boazk12.org "...Dr. Randall Haney, Assistant Superintendent, Boaz City School System, Boaz Alabama. I served in VP-5 from Oct 68 until Oct 71 as an AE3 and AE2. I also served in VQ-4 and VF-143 as an AE. At the mid-point of my 31 year career I was commissioned and served on the USS Emory S. Land and the USS El Paso (my favorite tour). My shore tours included NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, NAMTRADET Oceana, NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, PG School in Monterey, and COMNAVCOMTELCOM Washington DC. Boaz is not really on the main road to anywhere but we are close to Birmingham, Atlanta, Huntsville, and Chattanooga. If you are in the area be sure and stop by for and compare sea stories. We also have great fishing in this area, particularly on Lake Guntersville. Also bring the wife. We have a large collect of outlet stores. My office number is (256) 593-8180..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUN2007 | E-Mail Updated 05JAN2002 | ICQ# 4852971] [18DEC97]

HANSEN, Don Retired dnlh0501@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-8 from 1973 to 1976, NRD Boston 1977, VX-1 from 1977 to 1980, NMPC Sea Duty Detachment from 1980 to 1985, VXN-8 from 1985 to 1989 and retired out of VQ-4 in 1992..." [10JUL2004]

HILL, ADCS Daniel E. Retired dehill@dhlairways.com "...Joined September 1964 and retired September 1988. Served as F/E VP-9 65-69, VRF-32 69-70, VP-22 70-73, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 73-76, VQ-4 (C130 F/E) 76-78, VP-44 78-80, NADC Warminster, PA 80-84, and VP-19 84-88. I would enjoy hearing from some of the Shipmates I was fortunate enough to have served with..." [18MAR2002]

JOHNSON, RMCS Larry (Tony) Retired LTONYTIGER3@AOL.COM "...Stationed at VQ-4 from 1980-1990 as a Airborne Communication Superviror and NATOPS Instructor. Looking for all RM's at VQ-4 from 1980-1990. You know who you are. Give me an e-mail so we can catch up on old times. Been a long time since I talked to any of you. Go Tacamo. On the road again..." [04MAY2000]

JOHNSON, Rod vito1@techline.com "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam Jan73 to Feb 75. I flew was an Elint Operator on Crew 32 and bounced around a little between Crew 33 and 31 on the EP-3Bs and then went back to NAS Moffett Field, California on one the acceptance crews to bring the EP-3Es out to Guan. Was in Guam when we lost our A-3 training bird on a nav training flight off Kobi Japan, and when one of our radio operators was shot and killed by a Phillipino PC out in town. Remember a lot of people trying to remember a few more. Like to hear from some of the folks there around about that time. Left VQ-1 to got to VQ-4 and EC 130's and always wanted back. Finally went to VP-69 as an FCO and Inflight Tech. Sure miss the flying..." [18AUG2000]

LEACH, Steven T. steveleach55@talkamerica.net "...I served with VQ-4 from 1989 to 1993. I am looking for old Shipmates. I served in PSO, OPPS, First LT and even that Hanger Store (I would love to forget that store)..." [24OCT2006]

LYSAGHT, AT1(AW/NAC) Walter Retired augustbug@ev1.net "...I served with VQ-3 TACAMO from 1975-1981 (NAC), then went to VQ-2 from 1981-1984 as shore duty Aircrew flying EP-3A and EP-3B (Deepwell and Aeries I). I started in Special Projects and when they converted my billet to sea duty, I was transferred into the EP-3 Avionics Shop. Talk about a small world. AT1 Bruce Colby was my instructor for my previous TACAMO school, and ATCS Bruce Colby (same guy) gives me my AES checkride while we're flying out of Greece. NOTE: The Reserves were flying PP-3's by 1981. I also was there when the Seawing bird (EA3) went off to the boneyard after getting a flight waiver. Plane was older than the guys flying it! From VQ-2 I went to VQ-4 TACAMO (NAC) 1984-1989, and onto NATC Force Warfare Aircraft Division in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1989-1992. And what do I see in the hanger, but an Aeries II!!!! VQ is finally getting new planes and with new equipment inside as well! Made my heart glad to see that. You guys in VQ-1 and VQ-2 had done so much with so little, for so long that they expected you to do everything with nothing, forever. I didn't get to work on the Aeries II, I was in the R&M Department working with the E-6A that was to replace the EC-130Q's that I flew in TACAMO. After that, it was one last tour in VQ-4 with a homeport change tossed in the middle of the tour (all while the squadron is flying 24/7 coverage with no standown) just to make it interesting. I really enjoyed VQ-2 (maybe not some of the mickey mouse), but the people were great and so was Spain. I was able to see a lot of Europe. VQ-2's official / un-official OPS Motto will serve you well. "Plan on Yes. maybe No. I'll let you know in an hour"!..." [14JUN2003]

MARTIN, Leo Gary gamartin1@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-4 (1972-1975) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with deployments (about 18 days with 4 days crew rest) to Mildenhall, England. I flew with Crew One as Reel Operator on TACAMO 3. We were very proud of our mission accomplishments - flying 15 hour missions with the cold war and Vietnam going on at the same time. One year we were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for no down time in a year. I think I had approximately 2,000 flight hours in a little less than 2 years..." [12DEC2012]

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...Currently at VQ-4 doing the TACAMO thing..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 22JUN2000 | 11APR98]

McKAMEY, Bruce katcha@concentric.net"...VP-48 1991 till decom. then VP-50 ADAK deployment, then TAD to VP-46 for DODGE Deployment and Desert Storm. Was a PR3 then, always worked in the PR SHOP. I was with VP-46 untill they changed home of port and left NAS Moffett Field Then I went on to I-LEVEL at NAS North Island. After North Island I got a CHOICE set of orders to where I am now at VQ-4 Tinker AFB Oklahoma City, OK. Would love to hear from ANY of my old VP!!..."

MERCER, Dean dmedetdog@aol.com "...I served with VQ-4 NAS Bermuda Detachment from 1983 to 1987. Looking for former Shipmates..." [05JAN2004]

MILLER, AME2(AW) Bob r_miller99@msn.com "...I served with VP-46 from 89-92 transfered to Topgun until they went contract wich allowed me to grab orders to VQ-4 as a FE. Since I have that NEC now, I guess I have to retire in TACOMO. GOD HELP ME! Looking for old friends from VP-46 Drop me some E mail..." [13JAN98]

MILLER, PNCS(SW) Henry E. thumper0797@aol.com "...I served with VQ-4 from February 1976 to June 1977. I worked in personnel at the time and did mostly leave papers. My best time there though was when I was sent to NAS Bermuda as a mess cook from June to August 1976! Best time of my life! It would have been OK for me to remain a steaming Seaman my entire Navy career as a messcook if the Navy would have left me there! I did though enjoy VQ-4 as it was my first real duty assignment. I left the squadron early because of the PASS/PSD concept for all PN/YN/DK's. I did however, serve later in another squadron (VS-28) and many other squadrons my last six years on four different Admirals Staff and there were very rewarding! There just seemed to always be more cohesion in the squadrons that working in personnel offices! Go NAVY!..." [19JUL2002]

NIXON, AE1(AW) A. Shon asnixon@worldnet.att.net "...This is to say Hi! to all those VQ-4 EC-130G/Q diehards. Man I miss those Hercs! I served in VQ-4 from 86 to 90 as AE3 until having to go to a VAW squadron (Dec. 90-92 w/ VAW-123) for Desert Shield/Storm on the America. Finished up at NAMTRAGRUDET 1028 in Norfolk, VA as a E&I instructor (92-96). Wished I could have went to Tinker, but... Hope all you guys are doing well. Live on Tacamo! Regards..." [05APR2001]

PARRISH, AME3 John johnswoodshed@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-4 (1969-1970)..." [25MAR2012]

PLEASANT, AT1(AW/NAC) Paul D. p3orion_ift@yahoo.com "...I was a P-3 and A-3 EWOP in VQ-2 from 1984-1987. I then did a five year stint flying on C-130's in VQ-4 and VR-22 before returning to VQ-2 as a Radio Op from 1992-1994. After the last Aries 1 plane (Ranger 24) quit flying I became an IFT on the Aries 2 birds until 1997. I am currently an IFT at VP-16. If any of the old whalers want EA-3B pictures, I have the ones of Ranger 17 I took in 1986 while flying aboard the USS Kennedy. I have them scanned onto my computer and can e-mail them to whoever wants them. Drop me a line anytime..." [16JAN2001]

PORTER, Samuel J. portersj@navair.navy.mil "...My Navy career was spent in VW-13, VR-1, VQ-4, VX-8, and NRL FLT SUP DET all at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I retired from NRL after putting EC121K 141297 in the bone yard in 1979. A/C 297 I am told is now at the Airforce Museum in Ohio painted Airforce Blue, what a death for a Great Navy Airplane. I also flew NRL's S2F, R5D (C54 w/bombay), all of their 121's 128324, 135753, 141297, and their P-3 149670 as Radio Operater/NATOPS evaluator. I flew with some of the greatest Shipmates in the Navy and the best skipper ever CDR. Ron Carlson Ret. I would love to hear from them.....Maybe Cook them a meal!..." [13NOV98]

RAMSEY, AFCM(AW) Dennis R. drams01@yahoo.com "...Hello Shipmates. Here is my career in a nut shell. To my friends I have made throughout my career, I send a hearty hello! AFEES/MEPPS NAS Oakland, California December 1979, RTC NB San Diego, California December 1979-February 1980, VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida March 1980-July 1980, VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii July 1980-April 1984, VA-122 NAS Lemoore, California April 1984-August 1984, ORD. MOD. DECOMM OF VA-122 DET. NAS Fallon, Nevada, OMD NAS Fallon, Nevada August 1984-December 1987, Broken service December 1987-August 1988, NAVET "U" NB San Diego, California August 1988, VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California September 1988-September 1992, VX-5/VX-9 NAWC NAS China Lake, California September 1992-July 1996, VAW-113 NAS Miramar, California/NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California July 1996-December 1999, VQ-4 Tinker AFB, OK January 2000-February 2002, VQ-3 Tinker AFB, OK March 2002-January 2003, NAMTRAGRUDET/CNATT DET Tinker Tinker AFB, OK January 2003- December 2004, Retired January 2005, Currently working for Rockwell Collins as a Loggie (developing the Pubs, Training, Sparing, Depot Support etc. for the Electronics and Communications systems that we design and build)..." [BIO Updated 12MAR2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04AUG2002 | BIO Updated 05APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 25APR2001 | 01AUG99]

RECKER, Vince homereckersok@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from October 1992 until disestablishment followed by 2 years with VP-47. I'm now part of the Oklahoma Navy and will be flying with VQ-4. Blue Geese Lead The Way!..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2005 | 12NOV97]

ROBERTS, Robert H. (Bob "Squared") beachbm61@aol.com "...Hey to all the "Qer's". Past and present. I served in VQ-2 83-86, 89-93, VX-1 86-89, VQ-4 Det NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 93-96 and currently VQ-4 Tinker AFB. Soon to head to NRD Miami to sell Navy. I just wanted to say high to all. Fair winds..." [11AUG99]

ROEDIGER, ADC(AW/NAC) Richard S. rich88@bellsouth.net or ticket88@yahoo.com"...1977-1980, VF-31, USS Saratoga, CVW-3, NAS Oceana, F-4J Jet Mech...1980-1982, VQ-4, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, C-130 Powerplant Mech...1982-1984, NRD Philadelphia, Recruiter...1984-1988, VP-10, NAS Brunswick, Maine, P-3C Flight Engineer, CAC-7...1988-1991, VP-4, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii P-3C Flight Engineer, CAC-7...1991-1995, NAMTGD, NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, P-3C Instructor...1995-1996, VP-11, NAS Brunswick, Maine, Powerplants Branch Chief...1996-1997, VP-8, NAS Brunswick, Maine, Powerplants Branch Chief...Currently employed by B/E Aerospace as a Quality Assurance Inspector in Delray Beach, Florida. Looking forward to staying in touch with all my shipmates..." [17JAN98]

RONES, Gerald astarte76@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-1, VQ-2, VQ-6, VQ-3, VQ-4 and Commander Strategic Communications Wing ONE (STRACOMWINGONE) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, OKAT1 ground pounder..." [06SEP2010]

RUSSELL, RM3 Bruce jbanda2002@earthlink.net "...I served with VQ-4 from 1983 to 1984 where I served in the communications department (rate of RM3 at the time). I applied for and was accepted for BUD/S training, upon graduation I served with SEAL team 2 and SEAL team 5 until my discharge in April of 1987. I would love to hear from some of my old Shipmates from VQ-4 and those friends from adjacent squadrons. I hope all is well and life has been good for each of you. Take charge and move out!..." [10FEB2004]

RUSSELL, Dennis Wayne drussell@epcounty.com "...I served with VP-44 from June 1969 to January 1971 and VQ-4 from January 1971 to April 1971 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [25APR2006]

SAUNDERS, AT2 Hogie Hogie@yadtel.net "...I wasn't in a VP squadron, but I had a good friend Daniel Atkinson "Boone" that was. I was stationed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1988 to 1991. I was with VR-24 "Lifting Eagles". I transfered to VQ-4 just before the move to Tinker. My EAOS came up and I decided to go civilian. Anyhow, I miss good old NAS Sigonella, Sicily. What a time. NAS Patuxent River, Maryland was fun too. Hey Boone if your out there give me a ring. With a name like Hogie you can't forget me, so if you know me drop me a line. 1986 -1992..." [12MAY2001]

SELTZER, AECS Curtis A. Retired curtis.seltzer@navy.mil "...I served with Airborne Early Warning Training Unit AtLANTic (AEWTULANT) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (November 1963), VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (January 1964), Oceanographic Air Survey Unit OASU at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (July 1965) to OASU (deployed to Vietnam with Blue Eagles). OASU was redesignated VX-8 then to VXN-8. I left VXN-8 for VQ-4 from 1970 to May 1975, AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from May 1975 to May 1978, VQ-4 from May 1978 to May 1981 and back to VXN-8 until I retired 30 June 1983. I was air crew in EC-121, C54, C130 and P-3..." [15MAY2009]

SIGNORELLI, Jerry fishy4607@aol.com "...After reading all the e-mails I guess I might be the only one who served with VQ-4 from 1968 to 1970. We had maybe 3 or 4 aircraft when I got there. We received several more during my time with the squadron. EC-130Q and G models. We had 8 when I left. I think things were set up a bit different back then than they are today. I was one of the reel operators on Crew #5. LT Robert A. Myer was the Aircraft commander (we had a 16 man crew). Maybe someone from back then is still around..." [29AUG2004]

THOMASON, Tom Thom@mail.ameritel.net "...I was assigned as Aircraft Divison Officer VQ-4 from 81-83 and enjoyed the tour very much...was transfered to VP-4 in Barbers Point. Returned to PAX in 86 as AIMD Power Plants and Support Equipment Division Officer. Retired in 1987..."

VanCLEAVE, AMS1 Forrest L. Retired vancleave.forrest@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-31 (1964-1965), VP-31 (11/1965-07/1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VW-1 (1968-1970) at NAS Agana, Guam, VP-5 (06/1970-07/1971) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VT-21 (08/1970-12/1974), VQ-4 (12/1974-11/1978) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, USS Saipan (CVL-48) (02/1979-10/1981), NAS Oceana, VA (11/1981-08/1984) and retired (08/1984)..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAY2015 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUN2013 | 27DEC99]

WIDICK, Marc widick@tacamo.navy.mil "...I was stationed with the Blue Geese (VP-22) from June 1988 until August 1990, as an AX2 In-Flight Communicator. I deployed with the squadron to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (11/88-05/89), NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1990), Midway Island (Pony Express ops), Team Spirit 90. I am now a land based aircrewmen with the Shadows of VQ-4, stationed in the flat lands of Oklahoma..." [29JUN2000]

WINGATE, AWF1 Joshua josh.wingate@navy.mil "...I served with VQ-4 (IFT) from 1997 to 2002), Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) now known as Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU). I am currently serving with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a P-3 FE (yep, crossed over to the other side). Getting ready to transfer and go to VP-30 as an Instructor. (Times 2 Shipmate!)..." [16NOV2009]

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