VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BROWNRIGG, Chuck Retired ckb1@starpower.net "...PATRON (VP)30 66-69 and 71-75, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR 62-64, Nav Basic Sub School 64, USS Independence (CVA-62) COD Crew (WestPac) 64-66, VAW-126 Aircrew (USS Forestall CVA59) 69-71, VA-176 A-6 Intruders (USS America CVA 66) 75-78, Strike Aircraft Test Directorate Pax River 78-81, and Ordnance Systems Division, now Air Vehicle Stores Compatibility Division, P-3 aircraft engineering and ordnance compatibility, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, 81 to present..." [13JUL2001]

DUSKEY, AT1 Thomas tduskey@cox.net "...I served with VAW-126 (1970-1973) as Flight Tech / Radar Operator and twice aboard the Forrestal (CVA-59) (19741976). I taught E-2B Weapon System at Naval Air Maintenance Trainer (NAMTRA) Det 1025 at San Diego, Ca. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17APR2022]

HECKER, AT1(AW/SW) Jason P. jason.hecker@live.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1999 to 2002. I went to the PA Air National Guard 171st Air Refueling Wing out of Pittsburgh PA, while attending Indiana University or Pennsylvania. Returned to the Navy in 2005 with VAW-126 Seahawks until August 2009. Now in NAS Pensacola, Florida attending AAIWSM Advanced Avionic's C-1 School. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JAN2010]

JOHNSON, AZ Walter kjohnson198@tampabay.rr.com "...Attended AZ "A" School at NAS Meridian, MS, "C" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee millington, AIMD NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, HS-1 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VAW-126 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) WesPac (1977)..." [13OCT2012]

MINNIS, CW04 Jessie C. Retired sueminnis@aol.com "...Served with VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine 10/63-10/66. Previously VP-16, Plank owner VP-30. After VP-10 served in AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Supporting the local VP's made W-1 there, followed by duty in VP-24. Later to HM-12 Then the Naval Safety Center and retired from VAW-126 as a CWO4. Have been retired since 01/01/82. Love it..." [29JAN2002]

MULLIGAN, ADJC Charles Retired camull916@msn.com "...Served at COMFAIR NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1965 to 1967. I was an instuctor at the Career Counselling School at this time (ADR2). I'm interesting in hearing from AMS1 Tom Thompson, AMSC Weakley and PN1 Darrel Brock. That was some good liberty at the "QI" (Embers Lounge - The Red Barn). I also tended Bar at the Acey Duce at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Acey Duce at Davisville, and the Officer's Club at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. In 1967 I left for VP-24 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where I made ADJ1 in the Aircraft Division and flew as 2nd Engineer. In 1971 I was assigned to NAVAIR NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where I made ADJC in 1972. I managed MRC's for A4/A7 Airframe/Engines. In 1974 I was assigned to VAW-126 aboard the USS Constellation. I retired in 1977. God Bless America..." [28SEP2004]

NUMMELIN, ADJ3 Edward A. "Rocky" flyingfinn@bresnan.net"...I was one of the origial members of VAW-126. It was quite a experience for me in the late 1960's early 1970's. I enjoyed the time I spent with VAW-126..." [06NOV2003]

SANFORD, LCDR Roger Retired Ldo4Cno2@aol.com "...I reported to VP-56 in June 1970 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an AMS3, deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland that winter. After deployment made the move to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In Nov 1971, I reenlisted for orders to VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain (1/72-1/76) where I met probably 2 of the craziest people I would meet in my career (Ed Berube and Bob DelGuidiese). Then to AIMD Key West (4/76-4/79). Next VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I was iniatiated to AMSC (6/79-4/80). AIMD Oceana (4/80-5/82)as an LDO. Next VAW-126 (6/82-7/85). Back to AIMD Key West (8/85-3/88), VS-28 (3/88-4/91). AIMD Mayport (4/91-1/94). CHSLWL Mayport (1/94-8/97) where I retired. Still in Jax. Name is in phone book. Would love to hear from old squadronmates and Shipmates..." [22JUN98]

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