VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateVX-5 ShipmatesShipmate

GARTNER, AD1 Gary K. garylc04@sbcglobal.net "...Started out my 1st inlistment on USS Independence as a GMGSN from 1972 - 1978, lots of port calls in the Med & all over, did things I can't mention for my country during that time. 2nd enlistment in VP's. AD2. Served in VP-19 from May 1980 to August 1984 and transfered to VX-5 from 1984-87, made AD1 after a yr. Honorably Discharged and stayed in the aviation field ever since. Worked for Lockheed Support systems Inc./ Kay & Associates Inc. in Sadi Arabia "gulf war" working for the Kawati government/ Northwest Airlines, short time, no excitment/ Cessna Aircraft Co. for 10 yrs, got bored/ and still going..." [08AUG2006]

GUNN, Paul PBGunn@attbi.com "...I was in VX-5 Detachment Oceana VA from 1972 - 1974 when it was moved back to China Lake CALF..." [10MAR2002]

GUZMAN, AE3 John guzman1948@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-5 (12/1969-12/1972) at NAS China Lake, California. I worked on A-7s and A-4, Captain Fritz and Captain Birdwell were CO's at this time..." [28APR2022]

McKENNA, John J. (J.J.) mcke1orio@verizon.net "...I served in VFP-62 Eyes of the Fleet (57-61), F9F-8Ps on Dets to USS Intrepid; VP-10 Red Lancers (64-69) SP-2Es, P-3A Deltic 152177, P-3B 152750 - Hey P.D. Davis, Glenn Adams, Duane Mellecker ! Niner-Eight Steamcrane, Fungy Bowl, Mateus Rose'; VX-5 Vampires NAS China Lake, California (69-73) A-4s, A-7s, US-2A; VP-19 (73-79) Ahhh, The Big Red...P-3Bs, P-3C Update 159511, Gart Salmon where are you? Mexican food at the Marines' Tundra Tavern in NAS Adak, Alaska, VP-Alley, Missouri Bar, Henry in his boat at the bridge over S--t River; PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California Range Aircrew (79-82) Super Connies, Stoofs, J.D. (Jig Dog) Miles, Ray-Ray, Range Clearance P-3s. Good memories, even better friends. Where did it all go... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...VP forever!..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2007 | 21DEC97]

MILLER, PHCS Mahlon K. mkwsmiller@cox.net "...Did two tours with VPU-2 (1986-1989/1990-1993) with a tour at VX-5 in between. After I left Projects in 1993 I did a tour at NAS Miramar, California, then on to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). I'm currently a PHCS at Fleet Imaging Command Pacific in San Diego. Love to hear from any of the old "Dark Forces" crews, especially Jack Lyons, Kenny Johnson or Mike Castunguay..." [07JUN2003]

MORRIS, AZ2 Elaine tithe59@hotmail.com "...I'm saying hello to Pete Maxwell, Fred Milan, and all others from VR-22 - NS Rota, Spain (1984-1986). When I left NS Rota, Spain, I worked as an AZ2 at VX-5 (now VX-9) at NAS China Lake, California. I left active service in 1989. Since then I've completed a few years of college & law school - labored in family law for a few years and am now teaching high school English - and, for the most part, enjoying the challenges -- daily. BUT--Does anyone know where I can locate a VR-22 (and a VX-5) squadron patch to purchase? If you do, please clue me in..." [24DEC2005]

OSTROWSKI, AD2 Gene "Skee" ozzie6329@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was discharged in August 1954. Enjoyed working in the Blimp hangar and the XFY-1 (Pogo Stick) project. Didn't care for the temp assignments at Inyokern though..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18FEB2010 | 28MAR2002]

PELTON, AWC Jeff Retired jeffpelton@sbcglobal.net "...AQ from 1970-78 with VA-128, VA-165, VX-5. Changed over to AW 1978. Trained as SS3 with VP-31. Flew as SS3 in CAC-9, 3 VP-47 1978-82. NADC from 82-86, VP-11 CAC-11 86-90 then back to VP-31 until I retired in 93. Moved to Rosamond, CA just west of Edwards AFB. Working as a Electronics Tech for the Union Pacific RR which is a great gig. The Bay Area is great, but my pockets just arn't deep enough! When contacting me please use VP in the subject line or the spam filter (me) will get it. Thanks..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2005 | 23SEP2001]

PENDARVIS, AO3(T) Paul lpencow@bellsouth.net "...I served VAH-2 (1956-1957) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and VP-4 (1957-1959) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan as crew aboard the P2 and VX-5 (1959-1960) at NAS China Lake, California. While serving with VP-4 - we traded planes with VAHM-10 on their way back to US. Our flights stayed overnight in Formosa with patrol back to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan the next morning..." [06JAN2013]

PETERSON, Glenn shepp1@aol.com "...Served with VX-5 from November 1969 to September 1972. I worked in the jet shop and as Line PO for the Plane Captains at NAS Oceana..." [19NOV2002]

PIERCE, AMSC Ron Retired ron@ptm.com "...I served with VP-31 from 1969 to 1971, VP-22 from 1972 to 1978, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (ASW) from 1978 to 1981, VF-151 from 1981 to 1984, VP-46 from 1987 to 1991, and VX-5 from 1991 to 1992 and retired in 1993. The VP-22 years are the most memorable. Hey, anyone want to go to Bandar Abbas, knock down a few SKOLs and teach some Iranians a little English (to promote quality cultural coexistence, of course). Today I write communications host server software and in-house client applications for the company I have been with since 1996. I also wear a DBA hat. I was in Butte, Montana for a couple years then moved to the Tampa, Florida area in late 1994. It's not Hawaii, but it ain't bad..." [BIO Updated 14MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 05FEB99 | Updated 16JAN98] [ICQ# 5185444]

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]

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]

STEVENSON, CDR Barr S. Retired bstevenson1@cfl.rr.com "...Served in VP-48 1958-1962, JG to LT. PPC Crew 2. Initially part of "Group 12" as Nav and PP2P. Was Air Frames and Line Division Officer. Served for a short time as Maintenance Officer. Last few months was 2nd PPC in XO's (Ken Carter) crew. Served in VP-18 as Maintenance Officer 1966-1968 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. OINC Unitas VIII Air Detachment for four month "cruise" around South America in 1967. PPC of Crew 12. Served in VX-5 as Project Test Pilot and OPs Officer at China Lake, CA 1968-1970. Attended PG School 1962-64. Naval War College 1970-71..." [19APR2002]

SUMNER, Tonii melomuzik@yahoo.com "...Most people remember me as AN Sumner from VP-50 in NAS Moffett Field, California from 89-92. WESTPAC 89-90' NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. NTTC Millington 92-93 AE "A" School Memphis, TN. 93-94' VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and VX-5 China Lake. In 1993 I was part of the All-Armed Forces Navy Track and Field Team and competed in Atlanta, GA. Got out in 1994 from NTC San Diego. Currently live in the Atlanta, GA area. Any of my my buddies from NAS Moffett Field, California, please email me..." [17NOV2000]

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