VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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CELMER, ATCS Ronald Retired tercsta@yahoo.com "...Attended "A" School, served with VW-12, AEWBarRonPac (Detachment NAS Midway Island), VP-17, VT-27, VP-50 (both P2's & P-3's), VA-125, VP-24, VA-145, VAW-112, VAW-110 and NAMTRDET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired 1988..." [16AUG2008]

COLOMBO, AMC(AW) Richard http://reserves.navy.mil/Public/Staff/Centers/Forces+Command/Centers/REDCOM+Northwest/Centers/NRC+Everett/WelcomeAboard/CMC/default.htm "...AMC(AW) Colombo began his Naval career enlisting into the Naval Air Reserve (4X10) Program in September 1970. He graduated from Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, Memphis, Tennessee, CO. #26-71 on February 5th,1971, followed by AMS "A" School at Naval Air Technical Training Center Millington, Tennessee. His first duty assignment as a SELRES was with augment units of VS-63 / VS-73 out of NAF Detroit, Michigan, earning Plane Captain on the S2E Tracker. In April 1975, he voluntary recalled to active duty to support the decommissioning of the E1-B squadron RVAW-110 onboard USS Hancock (CV 19) at close of the Vietnam Conflict. He was later reassigned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with VA-128 and VA-52, featuring the A-6E Intruder. He left the service in 1977, settling in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and earning an Associate Arts Degree from Skagit Valley College. He worked as grounds keeping foreman at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for two years and served as a tour guide with Princess Cruises of Seattle for eight summer seasons throughout the Pacific Northwest, north to Alaska. During the off seasons, he owned and operated the home repair service C & C Handiworks for ten years. In 1978, he reaffiliated as a SELRES with NAS 4089 supporting 500 Division at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, AIMD. In 1981 he was assigned to the EA-6A squadron VAQ 309, earning recognition as "AXEMAN 1985 Sailor of the Year." As an AMS2 in September of 1986, he came on active duty as a TAR and was assigned to NAR Whidbey as a Non-Destructive Inspector (NDI) Operator. In 1987, he transferred to NAS Glenview, Illinois as station NDI Technician, 500 Division. He quickly advanced to E-6, and while working in Quality Assurance, became a Chief in September of 1990. In 1991, he transferred to SH-2G Fleet Introduction Team Commander Helicopter Wing Reserve (FIT CHWR), NAS North Island, San Diego, California as Technical Manual Specialist overseeing the contractor rewrite of 55 / SH-2G maintenance manuals, ultimately assigned as the FIT Coordinator. He served as the H-2 Systems Desk for CHWR, overseeing helicopter community issues. In 1995 he transferred to HSL-94 as the SH-2G system specialist, serving as Maintenance Control Chief, QAO, and Training Officer. He performed as Helicopter Detachment CPO on five shipboard detachments onboard the USS Samuel Elliot Morrison (FFG 13), USS Clark (FFG 11) USS Estocin (FFG 15), and USS Inchon (MCS 12). He also served as the detachment coordinator on four detachments to AUTEC Torpedo Range, Andros Island. In 1999 he transferred to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as Safety/NATOPS CPO, Divisional and Supply Dept CPO, and served as the Maintenance Control/DET CPO on three detachments with the P-3C maintenance team on Caribbean Drug Enforcement operations. In July 2003, he transferred to Naval Reserve Center Everett, WA and assumed duties as Command Chief. AMC(AW) Colombo's major military and personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2), and the Enlisted Air Warfare Qualification..." [25MAR2005]

FRANCISCO, AT1 Mike "Cisco" mrcisco@yahoo.com "...I am currently attached to the "Mad Foxes" of VP-5. I will be transferring to instructor duty at NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville, Florida on Nov. 16 of this year. My Navy career started out at AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California where I was stationed from '83-'86 after which I enjoyed a five year tour with the "Fighting Marlins" of VP-40 from May '87-Jul "92. From Jul '92 through Oct '95 I was stationed at NAS Miramar with VAW-110 and NATRADET..." [22JUN98]

HOLLAND, ATR2 John L. lawhol@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAW-11 from 1964 to 1969 when I left the Navy. First cruise aboard USS Constellation CVA-64 Det. Foxtrot May 1964 to December 1964. 2nd cruise USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 Det. Bravo 1965 to 1966. 3rd cruise USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 1969. I was on shore duty when VAW-11 became RVAW-110. A lot of the guys I worked with I remember quite well..." [26JUN2004]

KARPATHAKIS, Anthony "Greek" akarpteach@aol.com "...I served with VAW-110 and VAW-120 (1982-1987)..." [24SEP2012]

MARGESON, CDR http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vrc30/XO.htm "...Commander Margeson graduated from the University of Washington in 1985. He was commissioned through the Naval Aviation Officer Commisioning Program in Pensacola, Florida and designated a Naval Aviator in April 1987. After completion of flight training and initial fleet replacement training in the P-3B Orion, CDR Margeson reported aboard VP-6, the "World Famous Blue Sharks" in Barbers Point, Hawaii. While attached to VP-6, he served as Schedules Officer, Nuclear Safety Officer and Pilot Training Officer completing two NORPAC deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and one WESTPAC deployment operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NSF Diego Garcia. After completion of his first sea tour, CDR Margeson reported to VP-31 for FRS Instructor Pilot duty where he earned a transition to the E-2C Hawkeye. Immediately following initial carrier qualification aboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) he reported to VAW-110 for fleet replacement training in the E-2C Hawkeye followed by fleet duty attached to the "World Famous Hormel Hawgs" of VAW-114. While attached to VAW-114 he served as Pilot Training Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Assistant Maintenance Officer completing two WESTPAC deployments based aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. Following CDR Margeson's second sea tour and fifth sea service deployment, he reported for shore duty as a "Red Knight" Primary Flight Instructor attached to VT-3 based at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. While at VT-3 he served as Administrative Officer and Operations Officer and received his second fleet transition, this time to the C-2A Greyhound. Following a quick fleet transition training cycle at VAW-120 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, CDR Margeson reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO. He assumed the duties as Detachment TWO Officer-in-Charge based aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) completing a RIMPAC exercise and WESTPAC deployment in support of Operations DESERT FOX and SOUTHERN WATCH. He completed his tour as the Squadron Operations Officer overseeing one of the most successful and safest operational years in VRC-30 history. Following his tour in VRC-30, CDR Margeson volunteered for a second straight C-2A Officer-in-Charge sea duty assignment transferring to the Navy's only forward deployed C-2A detachment, VRC-30 Detachment FIVE based in NAS Atsugi, Japan. As the Det FIVE OIC, CDR Margeson led the Detachment during three at-sea periods based aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and prior to his departure successfully prepared the Detachment for their role in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CDR Margeson's most recent assignment was a Chief Staff Officer to Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing, Pacific..." [11JUL2003]

MILA, AM2 Leon "Chandler" milezaway71@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-110 at NAS Miramar, California (1991-1994), VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1994-1998) and was discharged. 5 years later I enlisted in the Naval Reserve and currently on active duty orders with North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) U.S. Northern Command at Peterson AFB, CO..." [20NOV2010]

MURRAY, AMH3 Michael J. m-murray@san.rr.com "...Attended VAW-110 Framp school after completing AMH(A1) "A" School in NAS Millington, Tennessee. I served with VAW-113 from 4/94 to 7/97 on board NAS Miramar, California. Line division NX supervisor (ALPO) E2C Plane Captain/ Airframes Troubleshooter/ Final Checker. WestPac 1994,1996 USS Carl Vinson(CVN70) Flight Deck Coordinator WestPac 1996 , Operation Roving Sands 1995, Counter Narcotics Depachment NS Roosevelt Roads, PR 1995, 1996..." [23AUG2007]

NELSON, Mike mjn12157@aol.com "...I served with RVAW-110 (1975) at NAS Miramar, California, VAW-111 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (Med Cruise) aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) and VAW-114 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (WesPac) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)..." [03FEB2012]

PARLIN, Brian ilm.chey.bp@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-110..." [23APR2020]

PHILLIPS, CDR http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vrc30/home_page_1.htm "...Commander Phillips received his commission through Aviation Officer Candidate School in March 1986. Following initial pilot training and carrier qualifications onboard USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), Commander Phillips was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1987. He then reported to VAW-110 at NAS Miramar, California for E-2C Fleet Readiness Training. In July 1988, he reported to the Black Eagles of VAW-113, where he served as First Lieutenant, Quality Assurance Officer, Assistant Administrative and Personnel Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. During his tour with the Black Eagles and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen he completed two Western Pacific deployments. The first in 1988 and 1989 aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) and the second aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) in 1990 in support of Operation Desert Shield. In July 1991 Commander Phillips reported to VT-4 at NAS Pensacola, Florida as an instructor pilot training future E-2 and C-2 replacement pilots. While assigned to VT-4 Commander Phillips served as Aviation Safety Officer, Formation and Out-of-Control Flight Phase Head and Standardization Officer. In January 1995 Commander Phillips received orders to the VAW-120 Greyhawks for initial C-2A training and in April of that year reported to the Rawhides of VRC-40. As Officer-in-Charge of Detachment One, he deployed in January 1996 with the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) Battle Group completing a Mediterranean and Persian Gulf deployment. After returning from deployment in July 1996, he assumed the duties of Operations Officer until detaching from the Rawhides in July 1997. Commander Phillips then reported to the Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island where he completed the Naval Command and Staff Course receiving a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Upon graduation from War College in June 1998, Commander Phillips was assigned to the Joint Information Operations Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. There, he served within the Operations Directorate as both Deputy and Team Chief of the Pacific Command Support Team. Based on his experience at the Joint Information Operations Center, Commander Phillips earned an Operations Subspecialty in Information Warfare. In May of 2001, Commander Phillips reported back to the Greyhawks of VAW-120 to undergo C-2A refresher training and in October 2001 reported to the Providers of VRC-30 as the Executive Officer..." [11JUL2003]

POWELSON, ADC Jay Retired planemech2us@yahoo.com "...I served with VC-5 (01/1966-07/1967) Det NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VAW-112 (1981-1984), VAW-111 (1985-1988) at NAS Miramar and retired. I now work for Boeing and deliver B777 aircraft to mumerous customers..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13MAY2013 | 12JAN2001]

REYNOLDS, AE Kenneth W. (Doc) sfckrey1964@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-2 from 1965 to 1966 as the jr corpsman. I went to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Viet Nam also served in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. After VP-2 I got out for 2 years then rejoined the navy and became a AE. I went to VA-164 sqaudron and then to a VAW-110 until 1975 at which time I got out and became a Mailman and joined to Army Researve as a medic. I retired from the Army Researve in 1990 as a Sargent First Class and then retired from the Post Office in 2006. I would like to hear from anyone that remembers me from those great times..." [23JAN2007]

TATE, AMCM(NAC) William "Bill" Retired willtatejr@yahoo.com "...Joined the Navy at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1962), AEWTULANT (1963), VW-11 (1963-1966) as a CIC Operator, VP-671 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1966-1969) SELRES, VP-64 (1973-1978) as a TAR-IFT, VP-62 (1978-1982) IFT on P-3B, RVAW-110 and VAW-120 (1982-1983) IFT Training, VAW-78 (1983-1986) South Flordia Task Force, HM-18 (1986-1991) AMCM-NAC. Retired NORVA 1992 and live in Pensacola, Florida the Cradle of Naval Aviation at present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25APR2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2003 | 28MAR2001]

YOUNG, John jyoungiii@stny.rr.com "...I served with VP-31, VAW-110 and VAW-121..." [06NOV2013]

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