VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ANTEMAN, ASM3 Larry W. lanteman@stny.rr.com "...I served with VT-4 (07/1966-03/1969)..." [15NOV2016]

BUE, AECS Victor L. Retired victorlb@centrytel.net "...Attended AE-A School in NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1949-1950 and VP-7 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1950-1954. We shared the electric shop with VP-8 (our sister squadron). VP-8 had two electricians named Chief Ohm and AE1 Watts! Transferred to the NAIRDEV Unit at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1954-1956. Our CO CDR Hart had also been my CO at VP-7. I worked on his Model A car several times. Reported to VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1956-1959. Flew on the barrier flights out of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (those were some hairy flights). I was then assigned to NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida for AE-A school instructor duty from 1959-1963. Looking back, I enjoyed this tour of duty. Transferred back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to Project Magnetic (VXN-8) from 1963-1967. As far as I can tell, our three aircraft were the only aircraft in the Navy to have "nose art". The two Super Connies had the "Road Runner" and "El Coyote", the R5D had a "Kiwi bird". Was a great outfit if you wanted to flew around the world. Transferred to VT-4 after making AECS in latter part of 1966. I served with VT-4 from 1967-1968. Reported to VA-86 aboard CVA-66 USS America on patrol in the Tonkin Gulf from 1968-1969. Some of our squadron pilots perform spotter duty for the battleship, I believe the New Jersey, during off shore shelling. Returned to the NAS Norfolk, Virginia after stops in Sidney Australia, Wellington NZ, and Rio Brazil. What a way to spend over 20 years in the Navy. I was a technical writer at LTV A7 aicraft test equipment from 1969-1978. I went to work as technical writer at General Dynamics Fort Worth, TX. from 1978-1993. Wrote electrical maintenance manuals on F-16, F-111, (Navy's A-12, cancelled 1991), F-22. Lockheed acquired Fort Worth General Dynamics Division in spring of 1993. I retired from Lockheed in November 1993. I have had a great time, would love to back up and do it all over again. If any of you out there remmeber me, give me call on the ole net..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUN2007 | E-Mail Updated 06JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 26DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 16JAN2000 | 26FEB98]

EGGER, AMSC Fred Retired eggerf@comcast.net "...USMC 1957-1958 NAS Point Mugu, California,58-59 load master/specal cargo. for flighhts to st. nicklos iland California. R-5-R4D NAS Pensacola, Florida. 59-60 FLICHT TEST FOR AME SYSTEMS VT-4 60-62. 1/2 skins for AME. IN FLIGHT PRESURE SYSTEM,SUSS HANDCOCK CVA_19 62-63 COD crerew.(B)-SCHOOL 63 NAS. BARCERS POINT 63-66 SPECAL CARGO HANDLER A.F, C124/NAVY R6-DVT-25 SHORE DUTY 66-69 VP-31 4/69 - 11-69 F.E. school VP-22 69/74 flight ENGENER. NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas VT-25 74-76 SHORD_DUTY. VAW-117 76-77 AC EQUMENT TEST CREW. VF-14 Q.A. CPO. 77-79 VF-124 MAINTANCE CONTROL. 79-80. SCPO. 1980-retired..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2012 | E-Mail Updated 20FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 09APR2001 | 28MAY2000]

FORD, AE3 Scot scotford6687@comcast.net "...I served with VT-4 (1980-1982), AE-A School at NAS Millington, Tennessee (1982-1983), P-3 Indoc School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VPU-1 (1983-1986). Attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (1986-1988), United Airlines (1988-1990) as an R&E Technician, USAirways (1990-2009) as a Avionics tech/mechanic, Federal Aviation Administration as a ATSS Specialists and retiring June 2023. I played hockey with from VP-23 and VP-8 from 1983-1986. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26DEC2022]

GNUSCHKE, AW David drgnuschke@gmail.com "...I went into the U.S. Navy on January 4, 1971. I went to boot in San Diego, Company 15. My first rate was a PR. After "A" school in Lakehurst, NJ. I was assigned to VT-4 in NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1971 - 1975. I changed rates to AW after school in NAS Millington, Tennessee. I was assigned to VP-16 from 1976 to 1980. I was assigned to CAC 5. I transferred to NATTC Millington, Tennessee as an Instructor and then on VP-50 and on to drydock. My greatest memories of the Navy came while assigned to VP-16. The three deployments to sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily. The deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. The UNITAS trip to Lima. Does anybody remember the Capetown trip? Whatever happened to AO-1 Chuck Hatcher? Commander Joe Harford? AWC Gary Johnson? Greg Block? Steve Bull? Danny Phipps? Bobby Plyler after Kef? Curt Arnett? These names are just a few that I remember when I look back in my 76' scrap book of the first NAS Sigonella, Sicily trip..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUL2007 | 26FEB2005]

GORDON, Gloria (Gordon-Harris) Shipmate Pix harrisgr2015@yahoo.com "...I joined the Navy on 7 October 1965 and after attending Basic Training at NTC Bainbridge Maryland and training at NTC San Diego, I was attached to VT-4 at NAS Pensacola, Florida from February 1966 to October 1968 as a Yeoman. I was the Commanding Officer's secretary as well as Public Relations and Legal. On 17 October 1966 I was the first female to experience 5 arrested landings and 5 catapult shots off the USS Lexington in the Gulf of Mexico. I flew in the T2-B piloted by a Marine Flight Instructor. I went through ejection seat training, pressure chamber and survival classes to get my OMIAS card which qualified me to fly in the back seat of the T2 on cross country flights. From Pensacola I moved to San Francisco and joined the Navy Reserves where I continued to serve until I retired in January 1991..." [26SEP2018]

LETHCO, AMH2 Henry hlethco@gmail.com "...I served with VT-4 (1976-1979) at NAS Pensacola, Florida under CDR McAFEE..." [13JUL2012]

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]

ROMERO, YN1(AW) Robert J. Jr. Retired yoman_bob@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-4 NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1985 to 1989, VP-23 from 1989 to 1993, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1993 to 1997, VFA-147 NAS Lemoore, California from 1997 to 2001 and VFA-122 from 2001 to my retirement in 2005..." [23FEB2009]

RUZICKA, AEC Steven ruztn2@aol.com "...I served with VT-4 and VT-6 in the early 1970's..." [14JUL2016]

WILLIAM, AQF3 Scott E. mrbill65026@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-4 NAS Pensacola 1970-71. Great station, great people..." [27DEC2005]

WISE, AD1(AW) Michael mrwise@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-24 (1981-1985) in Power Plants with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda and VT-4 (1985-1988) at NAS Pensacola, Florida until I was discharged. I went to work in 1988 as a mechanic for NorthWest Airlines In Minnesota until 2005. I now work as a Fire Fighter/EMT. I also own a Fire Extinguisher Servicing Company and am employed as a weekend supervisor for the Dow Chemical Company. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16DEC2010]

ZUBECK, AE3 Kevin morsyd2@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-4 (1987-1990). I was a Line troubleshooter and back seat qualified..." [26AUG2013]

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