VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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YADVEN, Arthur c/o His Son Mitchell Yadven myadven@tampabay.rr.com "...My father, Arthur Yadven, flew with VD-5 in the Pacific in WWII. I was wondering if anyone remembers him or might even have a squadron photo with him in it..." [21OCT2002]

YARD, AMSC J. A. Retired jyard44@gmail.com "...I served with VS-38 (1963-1966), VP-50 (1969-1971), VP-68 (1978-1980), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee (AMS Instructor Duty), VQ-1 (1985-1988), VX-1 (1988-1990) and retired at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1990)..." [01JUL2014]

YAEGER, CAPTAIN John W. http://www.ndu.edu/icaf/facultystaff/yaeger.htm "...Captain John W. Yaeger was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974. Following flight training he was assigned to VP-24 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida from October 1976 to March 1980. Captain Yaeger served as Ground Safety Officer, Line Division Officer and Pilot NATOPS Officer while qualifying as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Maintenance Check Pilot and Instructor Pilot in the P-3C Orion Aircraft. The Squadron deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and twice to NAS Sigonella, Sicily during Captain Yaeger's tour. Captain Yaeger received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in October of 1982. Subsequently he was assigned to USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as Assistant Combat Direction Center (CDC) Officer. Captain Yaeger qualified as Combat Information Center Officer, Ships Weapon System Coordinator, Tactical Action Officer and Command Duty Officer. During his three years assigned to USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), he made two Mediterranean deployments and participated in numerous detachments along the United States East and Gulf Coast and throughout the Caribbean Sea. Following transfer from USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in late 1985, Captain Yaeger was assigned to VP-5 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Yaeger performed duties as Command Services, Administrative and Operations Officer while deploying to the Mid-Atlantic region. From October 1987 until January 1991, Captain Yaeger was assigned to the Pentagon on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as Branch Head, Mobile Surveillance Systems (OP-244). Captain Yaeger reported to Training Air Wing FIVE, in Milton, Florida, for assignment as Executive Officer of VT-2 in May 1991 and assumed the duties as Commanding Officer in October 1991. VT-2 provides primary flight training in the T-34C to USN, USMC, USAF, USCG, officers as well as officers from several Allied Nations. Captain Yaeger was named instructor of the quarter three times and designated a Master Training Specialist. Following command, Captain Yaeger was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy from July 1993 until July 1996 as the Commandant's Operations Officer. He instructed courses in leadership and character development. Captain Yaeger is the Class Vice President for the Naval Academy Class of 1974. He is also Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees at St. Mary's Parish School in Annapolis, Maryland. St. Mary's Parish School (K-12) provides a coeducational college preparatory curriculum. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the school. Captain Yaeger is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Academic Administration at The George Washington University. Captain Yaeger's current assignment is Dean of Faculty at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Captain Yaeger graduated from ICAF in June of 1997 and received a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy..." [13JUN2003]

YAKOSKI, AE1 Joseph jyakoski@ptd.net "...I served with VP-64 (1978-1981) in Work Center 220. I made 4 cruises with the squadron and enjoyed my tour. Best of luck to you all now that you have transitioned from the great P-3 to the "Workhorse" C-130 aircraft and have become VR-64. Thanks for the memories!..." [08JAN2014]

YANES, Richard "Dick" c/o His Daughter Nora Yanes Best info@norabest.com "...My Dad, Richard "Dick" Yanes, served with VP-49 at NAS Bermuda from 1954 to 1957. Dad is looking for Ronald R. Brown, Ralph Kuhns and John J. Yuhas but would also love to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAY2009 | E-Mail Updated 30MAR2003 | 07NOV2000]

YANKE, AD2 Jason yanke69@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1998-2002 as a AD2..." [16NOV2002]

YANKURA, George gyankura@mail.gwi.net "...I SERVED WITH VP 21 FROM MAY 1967 UNTIL WE WERE DISESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 21 1969. I WAS 2ND MECH ON CREW 12 AND PLANE CAPTAIN ON CREW 22. LOOKING FOR ANY OLD CREW OR SHIPMATES..."

YARCK, AECS (AW/SW) Michael R. michael.yarck@navy.mil "...I served with VP-56 from 1984 to 1988, "A" School, VPU-1 from 1988 to 1990, Naval Aviation Maintenance Office (NAMO) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1990 to 1993, VP-26 from 1993 - 1998, NATTC NAS Pensacola, Florida (Instructor) from 1998 to 2001, VS-24 from 2001 to 2004, (2001 and 2003 deployments on the USS Enterprise (CV-6) and TR respectively), CNATTU HQ NAS Pensacola, Florida from 2004 to 2007, VS-32 from 2007 to 2009 (2007 deployment on the USS Enterprise (CV-6) and Disestablishment) and reported to VP-10 February 2009..." [12MAR2009]

YAREMCHUK, AM Nick Jr. Retired nickyarem1725@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) (1967-1968), A School (1968), VXN-8 (1968-1971), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland TAD AIMD, USS Guam (LPH-9) (1971-1972), B School (1972), VP-30 (1973-1976) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-45 (1976-1980) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, OMD (1980-1983) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VP-44 (1983-1986) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VT-23 (1986-1987) at NAS Kingsville, Texas, Training Air Wing Four Contracts (1987-1989) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and Retired November 1989..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAR2013 | E-Mail Updated 23SEP2011 | E-Mail Updated 21JUL2010 | 17MAY2009]

YAROLIM, Dan djbyar@cis.net "...Served with VP-48 from 1972 thru 1976. Worked in the "riggers" shop as an AME3. Did deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam and first VP deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan in 1975. Lots of interesting side trips to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines ( NO SHIP...FLYER) Taipei etc. Mumbles was amazing!..." [31OCT99]

YARP, Dick dickyarp@ix.netcom.com "...I was called up in October 1950 from NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a radar operator and sent to San Diego Ca to be a fill in with VS-892 from NAS Seattle, Washington. we were then sent to NAS Los Alamitos, California. I was then changed from a radar operator to an avation storekeeper because they needed one and they found out I was studying to be become an accountant and fit their needs. VS-892 was shipping out and VS-931 was coming in and needed a storekeeper and I was transfered into the VS-931 group. The need for someone of my skills was due to the high maintance necessary with the AF planes to keep them in the air. I worked on the flight line in the NAS Los Alamitos, California parts warehouse. I had to be discharged because my time was up during the time VS-931 was on duty so I didn't get to go with you all and I am sure I missed all the fun. This weekend I visited the USS hornet with my son and grandson that is now a museum in Alamedia, CA. and was supprised to see how great the newer carriers have it from what I was used too on the USS Bataan. Love to hear from any one who remembers me. I was born and raised in Philadelphia so I had a lot in common with the group. I'll await your reply who ever you are..." [21FEB2001]

YAROSS, Joe srchief@gte.net "...VP-2, 1966-1969, ComASWForPAC 69-71, Mobile ASCAC SeaVan 71-72 Foothill Jr. College ADCOP program 72-74, VP-40 74-78, NavPro Lockheed 78-81, VS-33 (stroke of bad luck) 81-84..." [11MAR98]

YASGAR, Jerry "YAZ" theyaz@lycos.com "...I was and PNSN with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida from Dec.74-Nov. 76. If any of you former VP-30 personnel that I may have had the pleasure to serve with get a chance to drop a email -- Do so. Would love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2001 | 11NOV98]

YATES, Clinton A. c/o his son Clint Yates Shipmate Pix cyates@cablelynx.com "...My father was in VPB-117 Crew 2. Does anyone have any information about the other members of his crew? I have some info about some crews from my dads log book..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 29AUG99 | 07APR99]

YATES, AZ3 Larry obman52@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-50 from Aug.'73 to Jul. '75 as an AZ3. Had a lot of good times in NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Agana, Guam with some really great guys. Would like to hear from any of the old Dragon gang especially Gilbert (Ghingas) Cohn. Can still smell the ham from the B1A units. MMMMMMM..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03AUG2007 | 20AUG2005]

YATTA, Dana yattad@mail.tqci.net "...I served with VP-1, `88 - `91 (CAC 11) and NAWCAD Warminster, PA, `91 - `94. Currently flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Navys only "UAV" Detatchment..." [14MAY98]

YAUN, Tom Tayaun@AOL.com "...I was a navigator/tacco in VP-22 from July 1971 until May 1974. I remember some trips to Diego and around the horn to Bandar. We left with a tube full of San Miquel and managed to return empty. Does anyone remember the Peacock and the eggreps? My last weeks in VP-22 I was the intel weenie in Bandar. Went on to stay in the reserves and finished with 28 years. I still fly on the P-3 with the U.S. Customs. Would like to hear from any of you there at that time..." [19AUG99]

YAW, CDR Perry D. Shipmate Pix http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/vp9/co_bio.htm "...Commander Yaw was born in Binghampton, NY and was raised in Long Beach, NY. After graduating from Long Beach High School, Commander Yaw was accepted into the ROTC program at Auburn University where he graduated with honors in August 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management. In February 1989, he received his "Wings of Gold" after completing training at NAS Meridian, Mississippi. CDR Yaw reported to the West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-31 for initial training in the P-3C aircraft. Upon completion of training, he reported to the "World Famous Blue Sharks" of VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, in May 1991. During his tour with the "Blue Sharks" he qualified as Patrol Plane Commander and made one deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan. Following the disestablishment of the "Blue Sharks" in 1993, CDR Yaw transferred to the "Golden Eagles" of VP-9 for the first time, where he qualified as Patrol Plane Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot. During his first tour with the Golden Eagles, he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman, flying missions in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. In October 1994, CDR Yaw was selected to attend FRS instructor training at the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-30 enroute to the West Coast NATOPS evaluation team for Commander Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CPWP), at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He reported to CPWP in February 1995 and served as a NATOPS evaluation team member, Patrol Plane Instructor Pilot instructor, and Maverick Missile System Introduction lead Pilot. In February 1996, CDR Yaw reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), in Norfolk, as the Operations Administration Officer. While aboard ENTERPRISE he qualified as Officer of the Deck Underway and deployed to the Mediterranean, and Arabian Gulf. In May 1998, CDR Yaw returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and reported once again to the "Golden Eagles" of VP-9. During this tour at VP-9 CDR Yaw served as the Training Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, and Maintenance Officer. During this tour in VP-9, he completed a Tri-site deployment to NSF Diego Garcia, Masirah, Oman, and NSA Bahrain, and a dual-site deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. The 1998 tri-site deployment was the first ever deployment of the Aircraft Improvement Program (AIP) variant of the P-3C aircraft. It was also during this tour that VP-9 completed its homeport change from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. In July 2000, CDR Yaw reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, home ported at MCBH. CDR Yaw served as the Force Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff for Training. In May 2004 he reported, for the third time, to the "Golden Eagles" of VP-9 as the Executive Officer one month before their deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and NSA Bahrain in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and other FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet tasking. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other campaign and unit awards..." [06DEC2005]


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