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ADAMS, ADCS David L. bbadams@haysco.net "...I served in VP-60, (selres) From 1969-1974 as a Plane Captain on P-2's and transitioned to P-3's in 1974. Then Flew as a second mech with VP-90 until 1982 when I came back on active duty. I went through flight engineer training in VP-31, and joined VP-1 in Jul. 1983. I served inVP-1 until transfering to VP-22 in Aug 1988. I transfered to Navy Recruiting in 1992 in San Aantonio, Tx. In Oct 1995 I reported back to VP-1. I would like to communicate with fellow P-3 Flight engineers and Shipmates from all my past squadrons. VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I transfered to VAQ-141, in OCT 1997...I transferred to VAQ-141 Oct. 1997 were I am the Quality Assurance Supervisor. In December 1998, I transfer to the Senior Enlisted Academy, March 1999, I transfer to Recruiting School, Pensacola, Fl, then back to Recruiting District San Antonio, TX. in May 1999..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 04DEC98 | 07APR98]

ALLEX, ADCS Dennis Retired dencarlx@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-60 since it was formed in November 1970 until I retired in December 1993. I was a P2 Plane Captain and later a P-3 Flight Engineer on Crew 13. I really enjoyed my time with VP-60. We had a lot of good people. Our p-3 #152152 is now on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola. It now has VP-65 colors..." [13MAR2000]

ALSMAN, AT1 Harry N. halsman@usa.net "...VAQ-133 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 73-76, VA-303 NAS Alameda, California 78-81, VP-60 81-84, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California 84-91, VP-MAU 91-92, VA-304 92-94. Retired in 94 lived on Whidbey for 3 years. Teach woodcarving in North Plains, Or. Have an AS degree and am working for Intel in Oregon..." [14MAY99]

ANDERSON, MAC(NAC) Richard "Steven" steven47132@comcast.net "...I remember AW1 Cecil Hudson, when I first reported to NARU, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of my initial instructors in my soon to be career as a AW. Under AW1 Hudson's training, and others, I learned and became a Qualified P2 Aircrewman, and designated a Mad Operator. From there and right about the time VP-67 was transiting to P-3's. I requested transfered to SS1/2 training, and was sent to VP-60. I elected to get out when I couldnt get a transfer to a West Coast Location. But within 30 days, Regular Navy recruiters had me re-uping and assigned to VP-46 out of NAS Moffett Field, California where I remained until 1984. During that time I was qualifed as SS1 Crew 7, assigned two tours to CPRW-10 as an instructor. First time was sent, second time was requested by name. Enjoyed my time in P2's flying in the bubble nose, and in P-3A's, B's and C UII's. VP Navy from 1973-1984 and Non Flying Navy 1984-1993. FLying as a Aircrewman, was and still is my best time in Navy..." [01SEP2005]

ASHLEY, AMEC MARK C. LIPSTERE@AOL.COM "...I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANY FORMER COBRAS. A FLIGHT ENGINEER WITH VP-60 FROM 1989-1993, I AM CURRENTLY STATIONED AT NAS New Orleans, Louisiana....I WAS ATTACHED TO VQ-1 FROM JUNE 1972 -JULY 1975. I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH THE BEST SQUADRON IN THE NAVY AT THAT TIME..."


BALLARD, AO3 Mark T. mark.t.ballard@us.army.mil "...I was an AO3 with VP-60 when we disestablished in 1994. Miss the ol' days, had some of the best time of my life and met some of the highest quality people in the squadron. Currently an Active Duty E-7 (AGR) with the Air Defense School, Region E in Springfield. Love to hear from anyone who remembers me! First to Fire..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 25NOV2003 | 05APR99]

BARR, AD1 Thomas tbarr1@wi.rr.com "...I was an AD1 assigned to VP-60 and VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1979-1994. Would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [19DEC2004]

BEMBYNISTA, Joseph joebemby@mindspring.com "...Wish I was still in the Navy, sure miss the fun. God Bless all you Corbas (VP-60)..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2001 | 10SEP98]

BLACKWOOD, Michael Steven Retired stebar2@frontier.com "...I served aboard NAS Oceana, VA (1967), VP-44 (1971) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois until retirement in 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 23AUG2012 | 03OCT2006]

BLOTEVOGEL, AO3 Walter T. (Tom) tblotevo@yahoo.com "...I was an AO3 with VP-60 from 1991 to 1993..." [21JUL2003]

BOND, AWA1 Jack Retired jjbond@chorus.net "...Tacco Sensor 1 - I have a probable at BP alley! CAC 7 had many charges up Cubi Point Hill (not) San Jaun Hill. Those were the days. I retired from VP-60 in 1990. Too old to climb the latter. I remember many great Shipmates and fond memories of the Cobras from NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal to NAS Misawa, Japan..." [26JUN2000]

BOUSLEY, AFCM(AW) Patrick Retired afcmpat@netzero.com "...I served with VP-68 from August 1971 to May 1976, VP-60 from May 1976 to May 1980, VP-94 from June 1980 to September 1980, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from September 1980 to October 1984, COMNAVAIRESFOR from October 1984 to August 1989, VF-201 from September 1989 to January 1993, CVWR-20 from January 1993 to March 1996, COMNAVAIRESFOR at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from March 1996 to November 1998 and NMCRC at Houston from December 1998 to May 2002. I retired May 2002 after 30 years of active duty. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | 14FEB98]

BOWEN, ATC Jim Retired jbowen92@comcast.net "...Served with VS-31, NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VP-10, TSC NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and two tours with VP-92 and VP-60 as an IFT. I have met many dedicated and hard working people in the VP community with lasting friendships and many fond memories. Since I retired, I have been working for many years as a safety specialist at various Naval bases and run into several former Shipmates. Like to keep in touch..." [08NOV2006]

BRADLEY, ADC Jim "Bear" Retired bearbrad123@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-18, VP-60, VP-90, VP-62, VP-90, VP-67 and VAW-123. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 17FEB2015 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 21SEP2001 | Updated 04APR98]

BRAUN, CDR Jack Retired x_braun@msn.com "...I served with VP-60 (1976-1981) as a AK2. I retired as a Commander from MSC (2002) after 30 years in the Navy and currently living in Denver, CO. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Anyone hear from AKC Terry Malony, AKC Oldaker or AK2 Jay Brown?..." [E-Mail Updaated 06SEP2015 | 16OCT2002]

BRINKLEY, AD1 John retired brinkleybea@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-60 SAR from 1972 to 1974, TAR from 1974 to 1978, VR-57 from 1978 to 1982, and VR-59 from 1982 to 1988..." [29MAR2003]

BROKER, Joe jbroker898@msn.com "...I joined in 67. Did a tour at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and then went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Worked Jet Shop at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 71-74. VP-6 75-78. NAS Moffett Field, California 78-82 (NAMTRAGRUDET 1012). Went to VP-50 82-86. VP-31 86-89. I got comissoned in VP-31 and went to VP-40 89-91. Had the sad job of helping to shut down NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 92. I will have fond memories about that place forever. Went to VP-60 as the MMCO in 92. I retired as a CWO-3 Dec 93. A long time with a great bird and some great friends. Would sure be interested in hearing from some old Shipmates..." [03JUL99]

BROWN, AT1 Lewis C. (Radio Hog) lewbeth@pineland.net "...I served with VP-60 for six years. Mike Walsh and I still hold the VP-60 flag we bought during the Disestablishment of our beloved squadron. Sure miss all my friends I left behind. Please drop me a line - I would greatly enjoy keeping in touch with you..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 10NOV98]

BROWN, AWC Vernal Retired vernalbrn@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 (11/1964-08/1964) as a ATN3 Radioman on Crew-4, VP-62 and VP-60..." [09NOV2011]

BUDDE, Tom tbudde420@aol.com "...Tours included ROC NEWPORT, RI 7204, VXE-6, VP-24, and VP-60. Anyone know the whereabouts of Harry Peterson VP-24 1976-1979? Wife Sue or his son Geoffrey? Reply to my e-mail or phone at (319)556-5361..." [29JUL98]

BUDKA, AMS3 Joseph A. atcojb@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1974 to 1978 in the Airframes Shop and SAR time with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois. Now residing in the southwest suburbs of Chicago..." [25FEB2010]

BURKE, LCDR Michael meburke24@gmail.com "...I served with VP-60 (1988-1992) as an AW2 acoustic operator and FTS (TAR). Worked in the ops dept. with Clougher, Shoemaker, Lou Brown and Rex Dawson. Now a LCDR mob'd to the HOA as an Intel officer. Miss the flying and the great people. Thanks for the memories!..." [02DEC2012]


CAREY, AW1 George Retired george@bbscomp.com "...VP-60 11/70-11/76, 3/79-10/94 ... VP-66 11/76-10/77 ... RATCEN 10/77-3/79..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2000]

CARITHERS, YNC(AW) Bruce BCarit@aol.com "...I was sure amazed to see the names of old Cobras from VP-60. First tour in the Navy from 1990 - 1993, and the best. Went to VF-201 afterwards, then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, did a tour in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm then REDCOM 13, Great Lakes. Made Chief there and now stationed with NRC Detroit at Selfridge ANGB..." [29NOV98]

CARPENTER, AECS Stan Retired carpenterstan@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-60 from 1980 to 1988 and 1992 to 1994. Saddest day that I have ever had was the day that I stood on the ramp and watched the last P-3 leave NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1994..." [29DEC2006]

CARR, ADC David syudmc2@bellsouth.net "...I was a FE from 1970 to 1986 with VP-60, VP-66, VP-67, VP-68 and VP-94..." [28SEP2010]

CARR, AMC(AW/NAC) Sue sucar99@aol.com "...I've served in VP-4, VP-60, VP-92, and now VP-94. Long live VP!..." [19SEP2001]

CAWI, AT1(NAC) Steven Scawi@aol.com "...Started out with P-3's working NAS Glenview, Illinois AIMD, MMF 0372 (Mobile Maintenace Unit 0372) and VP-60. Departed NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1988 and served with VP-68 as IFT from 1988 until the hangar doors were closed in 1996. Currently attached to VP-66 as IFT. I have worked on and flown in P-3B's, P-3B TACNAVMODs, P-3C UI, II, and II.5 models. Hope to get UIII's before reserve career ends sometime after year 2000..." [22APR98]

CHAVEZ, AMS2 Louis Jr. ljc880-5@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 from 1980-1985 SAR. I still live in South Chicago. I miss all the great cruises with the great Orion. It's a shame and a big mistake NAS Glenview, Illinois had to close down in the name of the almighty dollar for developers. Gods Speed to all my fellow Shipmates from VP-60 I served with. It was a great time..." [E-Mail Updated 11FEB2009 | 05JAN2008]

CONLEY, AK1 Allen liveon01@verizon.net "...I served with VP-60 when we had transitioned and retired LS-7 to the new P-3s..." [24MAY2009]

CORWIN, AOC Ed Retired B9236@aol.com "...I was an original plank owner with VP-60 (November 1970) prior to VP-60 I was with VP-726 January 1959. Originating from Columbus, Ohio with FASRON-695. I retired in 1986 with a total of reserve and active duty of 42 yr. 6 mo. Looking for more Shipmates from NAS Glenview, Illinois. Was at NAS Glenview, Illinois and served in VP-70V-1, VP-1013 and VP-4046 before final transfer to VP-60. Would like to hear from shipmates of VP-60..." [07JUL2001]

CURT, Johnson cejoh429@wi.rr.com "...Reported to VA(HM)-13 NAS Chincoteague, Virginia October 1957. Worked night checkin avionics until deployment to Malta in spring of 1958. First flight crew assignmentwas with crew 5 as 2nd radar operator, after which I was assigned with crew 6 as radar operator. Stayed with crew 6 until separation in October 1959. Did two tours in Malta (1958 and 1959). Hal Far, Malta closed in September or October 1959, so, we were the first squadron to operate out of NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Loved Malta but hated NAS Sigonella, Sicily. After separation from Reg Nav affiliated with reserve squadronsat NAS Glenview, Illinois flying in P2V 6Ms, P2V-5F, EP2Es, SP2Hs until transistion to P-3As. Assigned to reserve squadron VP-60 November 1970 until retirement March 1989. While with VP-60 flew Com. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31AUG2011]


DAEGELE, AD1 Robert "DAG" rdaegele@clinic.net "...Hello Shipmates! I started my navy career on 27 DEC 85 at RTC Orlando Florida. I then went to VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 86-89, then on to VP-62 where I was TAD to AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Florida from 89-93. I then went to AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, then I became a plank owner in VQ-11 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine 97-99. Now due to the disestablishing of VQ-11 I will be trading the P-3 for a C-130 at VR-62 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would be proud to hear from any shipmates that I may have served with..." [BIO Updated 17NOV99 | 11MAR98]

DAVIDSON, AK3 Patrick Harley "Pat" pdavidson@envirocon.com "...A big shout to all you fellow VP-60 (NAS Glenview, Illinois) Snakes! I currently reside in Lapeer, Michigan with my wife of 16 years (no children) and often travel the USA as part of my work. My rookie year was 1984 and I left in June 1988 as AK3. I was always in trouble - to much partying! I speak with Henry Harris a couple of times a year and he introduced me to this website - this is awesome. I'd love to hear from you all. Ahhhh the memories of you all - those days were the best! Give me a shout or email and let's reminisce. Take care..." [25NOV2007]

DAVIS, AMCS Tim Retired timothy.davis@faa.gov "...I served aboard NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1972-1976), Recruiting Command (1976-1978) at Indianapolis, Indiana, NARU (1978) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-67 (1978-1982), VP-90 (1982-1987) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-MAU (1987-1990) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-90 (1990-1993), VP-60 (1993-1995) and retired in 1995 from NAS Glenview, Illinois shutting the base down as part of BRAC. I have worked as a FAA Safety Inspector from 1997 to Present as Manager, Air Carrier Support Branch, Greal Lakes Region Flight Standards Division. Navy was the best career ever, miss everyone, would do it again for free..." [03AUG2016]

DeMEESTER, Jack Retired DEMEESTER@prodigy.net "...Living in Dallas, GA working for Delta Airlines. Spent the majority of my twenty years as a P-3 Flight Engineer, serving in VP-5, VP-62, VP-60, and VP-90. I would love to hear from past Shipmates to remember these great days of VP-NAVY..." [26OCT99]

DOUGHERTY, AK John Scott jsdough@hsonline.net "...I was an AK in VP-60 from 1979 to 1983. I made a trip to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and two trips to the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I really enjoyed the fun we had on drill weekends and the fun weekend trips with the air crews. I was a former Corpsman with the Marines and I changed my rate to AK and joined the VP community at a older age. It was a adjustment being sucessful in my real job, but the drill weekends and active junts help me enjoy life. Connely Bowling, now a E-9 Master Chief, lives here in my town he is a good Navy man that shrared many great times with me. Well this is probably a bore but with all the War stuff in the Balkins. It makes me wonder could I still serve my country. I'm getting close to sixty in a couple of years, so to old. I'm involved with a racing team, Greg Ray IRL we hope to win the INDY 500 this year. See Ya..." [E-Mail Updated 04OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 10MAR2002 | 31MAR99]

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DISNEY, Larry ladisney@dwx.com "...I was with VP-60 from Oct 87 until it was shut down in 94. You never know how much a part of you a reserve squadron becomes until it's gone..." [23FEB99]

DUFFELL, Brian Brian.Duffell@walgreens.com "...I was an AME3 at VP-60 from October 1991 to April 1994. I now reside in Oak Forest, Il. I am married with two wonderful boys and I would love to here from any of my old Shipmates..." [20JAN2000]


EASTABROOKS, David eastabrook@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1981-1985 and VP-62 from 1985-1991. Glad to see so many of my fellow Shipmates at this site..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2007 | 17AUG2003]

EDGAR, AWC Jim Retired edgar.james@bresnan.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1973-1977, VP-66 from 1977-1981, RESASWTRACEN from 1981-1984, VP-60 from 1984-1989, and retired 1989. I like the idea of a VP-60 Reunion. And would like hear from more Cobras..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAY2010 | E-Mail Updated 14APR2003 | 06FEB98]

ELEZIAN, ADR2 Bob elezianb@cox.net "...I served with VP-60 as a TAR from November 1970 (plankholder) until 1974 when I decided to finish college. Prior to VP-60 I was invloved in the closure of NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota. Flew quite a bit as a FCPC and my wife had a 30 minutes of an 8 mm movies that I took into a video for me a few years ago for my birthday. I own a plane, free lance flight instructor and always go looking for P2s. There are a few in the southwest flying a aerial fire fighters..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2003 | 15MAR2000]

ENLUND, William L. william.enlund@mci2000.com "...I served in the following VP squadrons VP-60, VP-66, VP-69, and VP-94. I retired in 1989 as a AMCS and am curently employed by American International Airways as a B747 Flight Engineer. I would enjoy hearing from any of my old Shipmates..." [24MAR98]

EXUM, Craig huntermce@msn.com "...I've been stationed at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with VP-4 since 1999 scheduled to transfer to San Antonio, TX in October 2002. Just returned from a 5th Fleet deployment in June so you all know where I've been if you've kept up with the many new roles of the P-3. I was with VP-60 as an FCO from 1989 to 1991 as a TAR. I started college in 1991 and became a reservist sooon after with VP-60. After graduation from college I earned a commission and started flight training in 1997. I miss the good times I had with you all and I try to pass on to all my fellow J.O.s and sailors how much fun the Navy can be...'cause you all made it so! Thanks to my Sea Daddy Fitz for all you taught me; thanks to Darrin Golden for being a great friend; and thanks to my mentors 'Hog' Brown and Mike Walsh for the mentoring, you guys ROCKED!!! Take Care!..." [16AUG2002]


FALVEY, AW1 kfalvey@wi.rr.com <kfalvey@wi.rr.com> "...I served with VP-24, VP-60, VP-0122, VP-90, and currently with VP-64..." [10DEC2003]

FEELY, AW2 Frank ffeely@cardsmart.com "...I was attached to NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1969-1975 VP-60 Crew 13 and left as an AW2. Met a bunch of great people and learned a great deal..." [29JUL2002]

FERKO, Gary L. gunsmithgarys1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 (1969-1976) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I worked with "Pappy" Jenner, AT2 Michael Jackson (became a LDO and transfered to CA). I would like to hear from both as well as former Shipmates..." [27MAY2013]

FICKLING, AWCS Richard Retired p3css1@aol.com "...I served in VP-45, VP-62, VP-60, VP-68 and a couple of ASWOC/TSC tours. Retired 12/94, the year before VP-68 Disestablished. Now employeed by Lockheed Martin as the Project Engineer for the acoustic subsystems - maritime programs. (P-3s & LAMPS MK III)...."

FITZGERALD, AE1(AW) John P. bfitz@javanet.com "...Like to say hello to old VP-31 (81-83), VP-50 (83-84), VP-60 (84-88), VP-90 (88-92) Shipmates, I'm currently station with VP-92 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Like to hear from any one out there!..." [01FEB98]

FITZGIBBON, AMS1 Thomas P. Jr fitzgibbon@manbk.com "...VP-60 Plankowner who served from 1November70 until the disestablishment of the squadron in 1993. I was crewmember on Crew 3 for the entire time..." [03JUL2001]

FOWLER, ADCS E. E. Butch Retired EFF506@aol.com "...I was attached to the VP Line at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1968 until the "Stand-up" of VP-60 and VP-90. I served with VP-60 as part of the NAS TAR Cadre and did not officially belong to VP-60. In 1971 I transferred to VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. On to VP-66 and P3's in 1973 (Pax River class 7301, G. Armstrong was my Inst. FE. Flew the Bi-Centennial air show P3 demo with Lt. Belise, Ray Reuther, and I apologize that I cannot remember our co-pilot. It may have been Dick Teener. From there it was back to VP-94 to transition them to P3's. Terminated flying in VP-94 tour, but stayed with the VP community with tours to VP-92 in SOWEY then on to NAS Glenview, Illinois and VP-90. CNAVRES "Enhanced" my career in 1985 with a trip to VF-301 Tomcats, and I managed a years tour with COMFITAEWWINGSPAC at Mirimar as code 755 F14 Material Readiness SCPO. I retired in 1988 and returned to the Chicago area and now work for Illinois Tool Works. I would like to hear from any shipmates form either the VP community or the VF community..."

FRANKLIN, Bobby franklin_cop@yahoo.com "...I was stationed at the GREAT NAS Glenview, Illinois from October 1984 to September 1994. I recently went on the VP-90 summary page and realized I knew almost everyone on the site. I was in VP-90, VP-60, AIMD 500 Division and finally the Fuel Farm right before the base closed. After NAS Glenview, Illinois, I came to DC and became a military cop. Currently I am the IMRL Manager at VAQ-209 here at Andrews AFB, Md. I would love to get a line from anyone who remembers me, God Bless..." [24OCT2000]

FRASER, AMH2 Darell "Skip" skippersclippers53@yahoo.com "...Went to the first 2nd mech school in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1972 then to VP-11 72-75. FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California 1981 then VP-91, VP-93, VP-60, VP-90, VP-67. southeast asia cruise 1972 with VP-11..." [09FEB2009]

FRASKE, AFCM(AW) Rick Retired rjaf@cox.net "...A great way to keep in touch with fellow aviators who shared the joys and hardships of VP-60. Became an official Cobra December 1972 thru June 1989 (What great softball teams). Enhanced my career with tours at Atlanta & NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania till joining up with VP-94 NAS NOLA in August 1986 thru September 1989 as their Maint. CPO. From there I returned to VP-60 and NAS Glenview, Illinois in September 1989 till the end. I'm currently stationed at Commander Naval Air Reserve Force. Looking forward to chatting with fellow COBRAS!!!..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2001 | 19FEB98]

FREDRICKSON, AEC(AW) Pete Retired palaceresort@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-59 (1962) at aval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, VP-60 (1974-1979) and retired at NAS Dallas, Texas (1992). I went to the Philippines from 1995 to 2006 where I built, owned and operated a resort for active and retired U.S. Military..." [BIO Updated 26SEP2014 | 25MAY2011]

FRICKE, CDR Joe fricke@cnauk.navy.mil "...I served with VP-16 from 1985 to 1989, VP-31 from 1989 to 1991, VP-60 from 1991 to 1993, and finally VP-66 from 1993 to 2005. I am now serving as the Transition Officer assigned to US Naval Activities United Kingdom as the Command moves toward closure by SEP07..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 17NOV2006 | 24SEP98]

FROEHLIG, Dean DRFROG68@aol.com "...VP-26 (71-73), VP-60 (73-80), VP-67 (80-82), and VP-60 (82-86). Lots of great memories here! Mission accomplished - we held off the Red Tide. Hope to hear from more of you as I already have been in contact with long lost shipmates. POD note: I hear there is a VP-60 reunion in Hawaii in 2000..." [E-Mail Updated 07AUG99 | 27SEP97]

FUCHS, Kevin kevin.fuchs@us.army.mil "...I served with VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an Avionics Technician from November 1983 until February 1987 and served in VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois from February 1987 until February 1991. I have lost all contact over the years with all the Shipmates that I lived and worked with for so long. If you know of anyone that served in either of these two squadrons during these time periods, have them post in the guestbook. Thanks!..." [05JAN2004]

FULWIDER, David dvfulwi@aol.com "...Served with VP-9 from May 74 through June 78 on active duty. Reserves with VP-60 from Sep 78 through August 81. Next VP squadron was with VP-66 from Sept 89 through Dec 93. Currently CO VTU 0808G at the RESCEN in North Miami, Florida..." [24DEC97]


GABE, AO2 John jackfl5561@aol.com "...I served with VP-60..." [16MAR2016]

GEBHARDT, AME2 Thomas itttom@home.com "...I started off green with VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois in 86 - 91. It was odd because I joined the Navy to get away from home and get stationed 2 hours from my hometown. Enjoyed every minute I was there, and enjoyed the times we had as "Bear" stated on Lake Michigan or a shore over seas. I thought I was never going to make it from the ranks of E-3 so I made the choice to jump to F-14's and signed up with VF-201 at NAS Dallas, Texas in 91 and quickly made E-5. Jumped up to QAR and unfortunately saw a fellow Shipmates loose his life in a training exercise that really messed me up. The VF and VP communities are so different it was really shocking, but was just as fun (Even though we didn't go over seas). Again I made a lot of new friends and have great memories. I learned a lot while I was in the TAR community, and am very grateful for that. I currently reside in Indianapolis and work for Consumer Electronics Manufacture. I went to school after I left the service and received an Associates Degree and 2 Bachelors degrees in Electronics. I am married to a wonderful female and have two great children (boy and girl). Drop me a line I would love to hear from everyone..." [02JAN2001]

GIGGEY, ADC Larry E. Sr. Retired legmag@comcast.net "...Served with VP-62 from 1970 to 1973 (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE, VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE (made ADC in 1976), VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1980 (P-3A) (my PPC was LCDR Steve Keith, now Adm. Keith CNAVRES) and VP-62 (P-3B) from 1980 to 1982 (when I retired). I now work at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida and would like to hear from anyone I had the good fortune to serve and fly with. I don't miss the Navy as much as I miss all of you..." [E-Mail Updated 18APR2006 | 26APR99]

GILKEY, Mike MikeGjax@aol.com or MGJAX@juno.com "...Flight Engineer with VP-22 1965/1970. Became a Tar in 1971 and operated with VP-91, VP-65, VP-60, VP-68, VP-62. Retired in 1988. Currently a B-747 Flight Engineer with Southern Air Transport..." [18DEC97]

GLUCHMAN, AMS3 Bob BOBQUAD4@AOL.COM "...I served with VS-41 from 1968 to 1970 and VP-60 from 1970 to 1974 as an AMS3..." [24SEP2002]

GOLDEN, AT2(NAC/AW) Darrin E. dgldn@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-60 from 88-92 as both a TAR and then SELRES. I was on CAC-5 "The Warlords of the Pacific" as an IFT and eventually "dual qualling" as an FCO. I would be interested in hearing from any of my old Cobra Shipmates. I really miss being a part of the VP community..." [E-Mail Updated 14AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 17MAR2001 | 15MAR99]

GRIMES, CDR Keith pd01a@persnet.navy.mil or keith.grimes@persnet.navy.mil "...I started out in VP-48 from 81-83, followed by VP-60 - 86-89, VP-65 - 91-93, and shut down VP-67 as "the last OIC" in 94. I am currently assigned to BUPERS and will be taking over the 913 shop (reserve enlisted administration) this summer upon the bureau's move to Memphis. Love to hear from any old Squadron mates/crew members!..." [Updated 24FEB98]

GRISOLIA, Patrick J. (GRIZZ) GRIZMAN@JAVANET.COM "...Just wanted to say hi to anyone that was in VP-90 from Jul 89 to Jul 93 and to the VP-60 personal from Jul 93 to the decomm. Look forward to hearing from you all..." [15JAN98]


HAILEY, AEC(AW) John Retired jdhailey@gmail.com "...Arrived VP-60 December 1976 and departed March 1981 to AIMD NAS Dallas, Texas. Member of VP-60's nite check maintenance "A" team along with Pat Bousley in powerplants (110), Jim Kelly (210), my shop (220), Al Johnson was D/X supervisor. Retired NAS Alameda, California March 1994 with 21 1/2 years service. Would like to hear from any former VP-60 members. Go Cobras!..." [25DEC2006]

HAMLITON, CAPTAIN R. hamiltonr@chartertn.net "...Served as Nav and Tacco in VP-46 from 72 to 74, Tacco in VP-90 from 75 to 76, Tacco in VP-60 from 77 to 93. Left VP-60 when I became too senior. Retired as Capt in 96. Can't believe that I commuted on an airlift from Tennessee to NAS Glenview, Illinois all those years. Many good memories including Algee and JD in the Glenview BOQ bar..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2006 | 09MAR2001]

HARPER, AK1 Toni "Queen Snake" qsnake93@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 (1985-1988). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08APR2015]

HARRIS, AK Henry J. h702h@aol.com "...I proudly served in VP-60 from 1985 until 1991 as a Avation Store Keeper. I am hoping to hear from or get in touch with any of my former Shipmates..." [16OCT2006]

HARVEY, AMS2 Steve stebharvey@ameritech.net "...I served with NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1971-1972), VP-44 (1973-1974) and VP-60 (1979-1989) in airframes. I'm now semi-retired after a major health problem but have now started a small business building custom military aircraft weather vanes from brass sheet. If anyone is interested in seeing my work or having an aircraft build for them, e-mail me..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04OCT2013 | 23JUN98]

HAWKINS, AE1 James Retired iamjhawk@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 (1983-1987). I currently work for Delta Air Lines as a Technical Analyst in Atlanta, GA..." [26MAR2012]

HAYES, William M. WM_Hayes@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-60 from 1989 to 1991 when I was transfered to AIMD 500 Div from 1991 to 1994 when NAS Glenview, Illinois started closing down. I was then transfered to Base Security working in the Pass & Tag Office until I was discharge in July 95 just before the base closed in September. It's sad to hear and see what has been done to the base..." [06APR2001]

HEATH, AK John G. (Gary) Retired heathjg@gvtc.com "...I served with VP-42 (1968 to 1969), VP-60 (1971 to 1972), NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1961 to 1963), NAS Key West, Florida (1964), Oceana (1965), NAS Agana, Guam (1965 to 1967), Mayport (1969), NAS Glenview, Illinois (1970), NARDET NAS Olathe, Kansas (1973 to 1975) and VF-201 (1976 to 1980). We now reside in San Antonio Tx..." [E-Mail Updated 19NOV2008 | 22MAY99]

HEINTZ, Rod heintz1950@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-10 (1976-1980) SS3 Crew-10 and VP-60 (1981-1983) Crew-13..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2013 | 23OCT99]

Memorial Picture "...HEWITT, AW1(NAC) Kevin...AW1(NAC) Kevin Hewitt USNR(RET) passed away on June 16, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Kevin served in VP-68 as a TAR, VP-60 and NARCEN Minneapolis as a SELRES...Dan Hogan, AT1(NAC) dch9244@att.net..." [18JUN2004]

UPDATE "...My friend, AW1(NAC) KEVIN K. HEWITT, USNR (RET), Died June 16, 2004. Kevin was a good man and a great friend. I am proud to have called you both. FAIR WINDS BROTHER YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY I look forward to meeting you on the other side of midnight. AW1(NAC) Truitt, David E. USNR (RET) aw11t@msn.com..." Contributed by PADOUR, AKC(AW) Penny Retired pipadour@comcast.net [18JUN2004]

HICKEY, AT2 Ed ed_hickey@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-60 from March 1991 through May 1994 and VP-64 from July 1994 through July 1996. Any old Shipmates drop a line, I'd love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2001 | 12NOV99]

HILL, ATC(NAC/AW) Bruce S. Retired bshill@erols.com "...I was in VP-60 for the transition days to the P-3 aircraft and then transferred to VP-94 for their transition. After I made Chief, I left the VP community and became a Navigator on KA-3B aircraft. Retired Dec 1986. I am currently Deputy APML for the S-3B aircraft at NAVAIR..." [24MAR99]

Memorial Picture "...HLAVAC, Glen J...Glen J. Hlavac (served with VP-60) age 63 of Naperville, IL, formerly of Mt. Greenwood, IL, at rest July 9, 2008, at ManorCare in Naperville, IL. Born January 16, 1945. Beloved husband of Geri (nee Fajnor), loving brother-in-law of Judy (James) Riley and Shirley (Donald) Proffitt, dear uncle of Colleen, Kristen, James, Edward, Patrick and Denise, fond great-uncle of seven. Retired from Reynolds Metals in McCook, IL. Served 23 years in the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 14th, at 10 a.m., at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, IL. Interment with Military Honors at Evergreen Cemetery, in Evergreen Park, IL. Visitation Sunday, July 13th, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL, 60540. Info: 630-355-0213 or http://www.friedrich-jones.com. FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS, Glen!..." Contributed by PADOUR, AKC(AW) Penny Retired pipadour@comcast.net [13JUL2008]

HODES, ATC(AC) Bill Retired bhodges497@aol.com "...VP-26 68-71, VP-60 72-76, VP-23 76-79, NAS Brunswick, Maine 79-82, VQ-2 11/82-2/87, and VP-31 87-89 (RET)..."

HOWE, CDR Rob Retired robhowegpa@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1973-1976) as an Eval and Mission Commander (EC-121M, EA-3B and EP-3E) and NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola, FL as a EW Instructor. Left the service and joined John Deere and joined Reserve Squadron VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. Retired from both and now living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was on that almost fateful flight of the last EC-121M to cross the Atlantic that almost went down..." [19MAY2016]

HUERTER, LCDR Cy Retired C-BHuerter@juno.com "...I served as a Navigator/TACCO in VP-10, NAS Brunswick, Maine in P-3B from September 1976 to Augugust 1979; VP-60, NAS Glenview, Illinois, as a TAR from August 1979 to June 1982; ASWOC/TSC NS Rota, Spain, as a TAR from June 1982 to January 1985; VP-60 as a TACCO (SAR) from January 1985 to April 1986; ADSW (recruiting) from April 1986 to October 1987; VP-90, ( NAS Glenview, Illinois) as a TACCO (SAR) from October 1987 till my retirement in October 1993. (I served 7+ years Army Reserve prior to the Navy) Our 4 adult children served or are serving in the Navy!! Will be happy to share more info if you want..." [19JAN2001]


JACKSON, ATC Ken Retired P3TRON@AOL.COM "...Did 20 years in P-3's VP-9 (64-66), VP-47 (68-69), VP-45 (70-74), VP-30 (75-76), VP-40 (77-80), and CPW-11(80-83). Retired in 83 as an ATC with over 7000 hours. Then played Tech Rep(TEX-REP) For VP-92, VP-94, VP-60, and VP-90. Love those P-3's. No greater feeling in the world than flying around with two spare engines. Love to Here from ya-all..." [13MAR98]

JACOBS, CAPTAIN Francis T. "Ted" Retired tedjacobs@centurytel.net "...Wings of Gold on December 14, 1968, VT-3 (Instruction) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from January 1969 to December 1970, VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from September 1971 to December 1973 (1st LT, ORD, AV/WEPS & QA Div Off) with deployed to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda, Naval Reserve VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from January 1974 to August 1982 (first P-3 in VP-60 still had my name on side from VP-44), Commanding Officer NR VP-4046 / VP-0122 from January 1983 to September 1984 (Last flight in P-3 September 19, 1984), Commanding Officer NR NAS Midway Island and Commanding Officer NR Mobile Maintenance Facility. I was recall to active duty, NMPC special projects for RADM Borda in 1990 and retired September 1993. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09JUN2010]

JENSEN, Alex dude100@email.msn.com "...I was in VP-19 Big Red from 1988-90, did 2 deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, went to VP-68 Black Hawks 1991-93 became an AO aircrew instructor in P-3C's, went to VP-60 Cobras while attending UND from 1993-94 and decom. Later went on to reserve carrier unit CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk 1994-97, then went on to Navy Intel. JICPAC RIA-10 in Minneapolis, MN. Any old Shipmates don't hesistate to email me. CAC-7 kicks butt! Oh, yeah if you don't remember me I was that young blond punk holding the sonobouy in that book "Sub Busters: Countering the Submarine Threat (Osprey Aerospace Series)". AO1 over and out..." [26APR99]

JENSEN, AEC(AW) Scott A. copper0@voicenet.com "...I'm updating my new e-mail address for all my former squadron mates from VP-60 1988 to 1992 and VP-90 1992 to 1994. I finally made back to a VP squadron at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm here at VP-66. I would really like to hear from all the Cobras and Lions from good old NAS Glenview, Illinois. And can you believe it I finally Made Chief!..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG99 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 18OCT98 | 21OCT97]

JOHNSON, AMCS(AW) Keith kjohnson@oasisol.com "...I started my life with VP-60 from 78-82, spent most of my time on night check and loved it. X-fered to VP-67 go "Thunder Chickens" from 82-87. X-fered to VP-66 87-92 made Chief. X-fered to NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, 92-95. Currently attached to VFC-13 in Fallon NV with orders in hand to VR-48 Andrews. My time in the VP world was the best and I meet the best there was, I still wonder what you guys are doing and where you are. We had some good times didn't we!!!. I remember almost each and everyone of you. God bless you all..." [22APR98]

JOHNSON, Walter wfj8251@aol.com "...Any X-VP-60, please contact me. I was in VP-60 from Sep 86 to Dec 93. Would like to hear from ya'll. Go Snake's..."

JONES, AO1 John Curtis Retired jones1980@comcast.net "...I served with VP-44 from 1965 to 1967 and VP-60 from 1973 to 1994..." [11MAR2009]

JONES, AXCS Rick jonesr@olg.com): "...I began my VP service as a Reserve AO2 with VP-69 flying SP2Hs (P2V7) in 1972-1973. I returned to active duty with a short tour in VA-305 in 1973. I changed rate to AX in 1974 and was sent to VP-66 where we flew P-3As and I qualified as an Inflight Tech. I then did tours with VP-65, AIMD NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-60, Mobile Maintenance Facility Foxtrot, and completed my active duty at COMRESPATWINGPAC in 1990. I am now a Senior Associate with the management consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton supporting a Navy client at NAWCAD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [05MAR2000]


KING, Kirby UPNDN1@AOL.COM "...Stationed at VP-30 From 80 to Nov. 84 then transfered to VP-60 from NOV. 84 to Nov. 88. I became a civilian and still reside in the Chicago area. Would like to chat with anyone that may have crossed paths with me in that 8 year period..." [04DEC98]

KOLESZAR, ADC Michael Retired michaelkoleszar@yahoo.com "...I served wotj VP-17 (05/1971-04/1974) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1972) and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1973), VP-90 (09/1975-11/1982) TAR at NAS Glenview, Illinois, NAVAIRESCEN (1982-1986) at NAS Miramar, California (Instructor), COMNAVAIRESFOR (1986-1989) R-Track Coordinator, VP-60 (12/1989-09/1993) at NAS Glenview, Illinois and Retired. I currently live in Anderson, SC and work as a Engineering Recruiter for Experis (part of the ManpowerGroup). Unfortunately, I must tell all of my fellow Cobras and Lions, that our old VP Hangar (where I spent 10 years of my life) and just about every other building at NAS Glenview, Illinois has now been plowed under (no thanks to Bill Clinton) to make way for a new community of homes and a golf course. I Shipmates ASAP!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18NOV2011 | 03APR2001]

KOSBAB, ADR3 Larry RKosbab@aol.com "...I was with VP-60 from oct-71-74. Does any one ever hear from Ken Wiggens?..." [12DEC98]

KOSBAB, R. RKosbab@aol.com "...I was stationed at N.A.S. Glenview,Ill. from 71 to 74 with VP-60..."

KRISTEK, Michael E. michaelkristek@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 and VP-90 (1975-1978) at NAS Glenview, Illinois as a Flight Communications Operator..." [07FEB2013]

KRONZ, AMHC Chris chrisnjax@yahoo.com "...I am a Blue Card Flight Engineer presently serving with VP-62 in Sunny NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the second and last time - "Go BroadArrows." I have additional P-3B/B mod/and C tours with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (1981 to 1984), VP-62 (1984 to 1990 and VP-68 (1990 to 1995). I would greatly appreciate hearing from old Shipmates for this is my last tour with the mighty Orion. I am and forever shall be an avid member of the most elite brotherhood of all, that of the Fraternal Order of P-3 Flight Engineers. The most under rated, most professional group of individuals aboard this platform. I'll take two Flight Engineers's against a dozen lazy IFT's anyday of the week at any time of the day..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2006 | 28DEC97]

KRUEGER, ATR2 Don pedaler1@cox.net "...I served with VP-60 (1966-1972) at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [26FEB2013]


LaFOUNTAIN, AD1 Ricky rickyAD@webtv.net "...Hi to all VP Shipmates. I have 12 years in and been with 3 great TAR squadrons. I served with VP-60, VP-66 and now with VP-92. I you served with me, please contact me at my e-mail address. Hope to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 18DEC98]

LaGRO, AW2 Phil pal7445@msn.com "...I was a so-called "plank" (founding) member of VP-60 in November 1970 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I was USNR inactive (college student/weekend warrior) from 1966 through January 1970 (all at NAS Glenview, Illinois), then USNR active duty from January 1970 through July 1973. "A" school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from January 1970 through May 1970, then to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for a couple months of ASW equipment-specific training before returning to NAS Glenview, Illinois in August 1970. VP-60 Established November 1970, and served the balance of my active duty time with "60" until being discharged in July 1973. Then it was off to college and on with life. Ahhh, the memories still abound after all these years. I can still feel the salt spray coming in the rear window of our Neptune, a couple hundred feet off the water (maybe less), crossing a transiting Russian sub off the coast of Portugal..." [04APR2009]

LAMMI, AFCM Mike Retired michael.lamm@att.net "...I served with VP-60 (1986) as the CMC and FE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04DEC2011]

LARSON, RONALD P3BFCO@AOL.COM "...I was with VP-60 AT NAS Glenview, Illinois from Feb 78 to June 93 VP-60 RON LARSON ATC(AC)(RET) Part of VP-60 CAC 10 for all the time..."

LERDAHL, YN Chris A. brizacbugle@yahoo.com "...I was stationed with VP-60 from 1985-1989 as a YN right out of boot camp. I would love to hear from anyone that remembers me. Reading through some of the names in the Shipmates section brought back some great memories of some great people. I am an Intel Specialist now and stationed with NATO at AFNORTH Brunssum, Netherlands. Drop me an email and we can talk about old times. I am still in contact with YNC Philip Moore, I'm sure some of you remember him..." [23NOV2002]

LERSCH, AOC(AWS/NAC) Rob lerschr@gateway.net "...seeing so many familiar names from both VP-1 and VP-60. If any of you would care to drop a line I would be happy to hear from you..." [05FEB2000]

LEWIS, Mitchell A. (Mick) mblewis@suscom-maine.net "...Member of the VP-60 A-Team from 1974 thru 1979. What a great bunch of guys to be associated with. Rick Fraske and Stan Walker were two of the best friends a guys could have. Went to VA-305 and made Chief. A very short stint in HSL-74 and then on to VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine, where I finished the career. Am now a police officer for the City of Bath. Sure would like to hear from any and all Shipmates..." [11DEC2000]

LISTER, AW1 Pete Retired pdlister@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-67 (1971-1976) (SP-2H) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-60 (1976-1978) (P-3A) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, ResASWTacResASWTac (1979-1981) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-68 (1981) (P-3B) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / NAF Washington, D.C. and VP-4549 (1981-1986). After retirement, I joined Lockheed Flying Operations, and went to Air Force Base #6, Montijo, Portugal, with the P-3P program, as an SS-3 aircrew instructor to PoAF aircrews. While at Lockheed, I served on the First Flight crew for a number of P-3Cís coming off the assembly line in Palmdale, CA. After the Portuguese contract ended, I returned to Lockheed in Burbank, where I served as a Systems Safety engineer on the ill-fated P-7 program..." [13MAR2017]


MACHONGA, David E. DSLEJ@aol.com "...Greetings to all. Enlisted at NAS Glenview, Illinois Dec. 72. Went active Mar,73 (Basic Training). Checked on board VP-64, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19Jul73 to 31Oct76. Transferred to NAS Glenview, Illinois, (TAD to VP-90) 3Dec76 to 21Aug79. Then transferred to VP-90 from 28Aug79 to 14Nov84. Then sent down the hall to VP-60 from 21Nov84 to 30Apr91. Reported to AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1Jun91 and retired 31Aug93. It wasn't just a job it was an adventure..." [26JUL98]

MACK, AT3 James "Mac" jamesjmack@gmail.com "....I served with VP-49 (1989-1993) as a IFT with the World Famous "Smokin' Joe Camel Crew", VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2014 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18APR2005 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2004 | 22MAY99]

MARTIN, Michael mmartin44@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 (1973-1978) at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [24FEB2012]

MARUSICH, AX1 Terry Terry.Marusich@Abbott.com "...I served in VP-60 from 1977 until 1985: the first two years were as a groundpounder and the rest as an In-Flight Communicator, Radioman, or whatever the job title of the month was. I met some really great people there and had some really great times while in VP-60. Miss the people a lot. My wife and I drove through the what is left of the base about three months ago and there is not much left but a few buildings and big piles of debris. It was a sad drive. I hope that all of you "COBRAS" are doing well and would like to hear from you..." [04FEB2002]

MATTER, AT1 Don matterdw@aol.com "...I was an AT1 reservist with VP-60 from 1978 to 1983. I got to be very good at repairing Tactical Air Navigation systems (TACANS). Cruises included NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan NS Subic Bay, Philippines, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I very much enjoyed the fellow reservists at AIMD which is where I worked. I retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation and spend lots of time in Chicago and power boating on Puget Sound in WA. I do miss my old buddy Carl Zane and wonder how he is doing. He was one of the best team players I have met in my lifetime..." [28JAN2003]

MAY, AT1 Oscar Grouch_II@msn.com "...Original member at standup of VP-94 OCT 71-JUL 73. I was an ADR at that time. VR-53, Memphis '73-'76, VR-54 '76-'80. Changed Rate to AT in 1980. HS-85 '80-'83, VP-66 83'-'84. I then spent four great years in VP-60 '84-'88 with the likes of Lew Brown, Dave Moyers, Bob Poynter, Les Dixon, Rob Mahool, Bear Bryant, Mike Walsh, Stacy Parker, & a whole lot of other great Shipmates. (How's tricks guys)'. From there I went on to VFA-303 '88-'92, VR-60 '92-'93, where I retired in July 1993. I now work as a Casino Dealer in Tunica, Mississippi. It would be great to hear from any old Shipmates..." [15MAR2001]

MCCORMACK, AO1 Frederick Michael Retired mike93551@adelphia.net "...I'm a retired AO1, P-3A, P-3B and P-3C Naval Aircrewman. First P-3 squadron. I served with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (June 1977 to May 1980), VP-65 NARU NAS Point Mugu, California (June 1980 to October 1983), VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (November 1983 to December 1988), 2nd tour with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (January 1989 to December 1992), Student at P-3C School with VP-30 NAS Moffett Field, California (January 1993 to May 1993) and 2nd tour with VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (June 1993 to December 1996), retired. Now work out at Edwards AFB Ca for Bomber/Weapons Department back shop support (I )level maintenance for B-52s, B-1s and B-2s. Looking to hear from any former Shipmates..." [29SEP2006]

McDERMOTT, Mike mcdaddy713@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-60, VP-64 and VP-92 as a FE..." [08JAN2012]

McDOWELL, Kim mcdowell@stignatius.org "...I was in VP-60 from 82-86. Would like to here from any of my old AW buddies that may have found your pages..." [04MAR99]

McKEE, AEC Homer R. Retired mckee_homer@bellsouth.net "...My first tour of duty VAH-3 Sanford Fl. after AE B school. I started VP duty with VP-49 NAS Bermuda from 1962-1964 (P-3 F/E school in 1963), VP-30 F/E Inst. from 1965-1967, TAR VP-68 from 1971-1974 NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-90 from 1974-1977, VP-62 from 1977-1980, VP-60 from 1980-1981, and retired August 1981. I am still employed at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a P-3 ASI..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 10AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 25MAY2001 | 07SEP98]

MIHELIC, R. Brian brianmihelic@hotmail.com "...I booted up at Great Lakes, AE school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, no billets available so I took AD School before landing at NAS Glenview, Illinois with VP-60 from 1979 to 1981. I finished my active duty tour as a Cobra then went SAR. I remember all of our memorable flights to the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, etc. strapped in the back for so many long hours as aft observer and training for 2nd mech. I finished up at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1985. My son, Brian C. Mihelic, is currently deployed in the persian gulf on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as an AEAN. I would like to hear from Jim Pruitt and any of my other Shipmates from the wild days before Political Correctness, piss tests and sexual harrassment lawsuites put an end to our off duty shenanigans. I am proud to have served in the best squadron in this or any other Navy..." [04APR2003]

MIKKELSON, CDR Jeff Retired jmikkelson@mn.rr.com "...During my tour in VP-60 (7/76 - 8/91), I flew as a navigator for Crew 14 and a Tacco for Crew 7. I do not think anyone from VP-60 will forget Crew 7. I often think of the hard days and nights with fond memories, the long briefs and debriefs with a feeling of success and the many hours boring holes in the sky with longing to relive those days and look down at the vast blue water below. To all the Shipmates that worked so hard to keep us in the air, the Shipmates that worked to keep the paperwork straight, and the hard working members of my crews, I thank you for your contributions to my Naval career. I retired in December 1994 from the VTU in Minneapolis..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUN2001 | 13FEB99]

MILLARD, ROGER G rgmillard@idcnet.com "...JOINED THE NAVY IN 1982, BOOT CAMP IN ORLANDO, FL. FIRST DUTY NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, THEN ON TO SEA DUTY ABOARD THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE. OTHER DUTY STATIONS NAS MIRAMAR, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Glenview, Illinois (VP-60) AND THEN TO THE WI. NATL. GUARD..." [27OCT98]

MILLBACH, AMCS(AW) Gary Retired millbach@pressenter.com "...VP-69 74-79, VP-90 79-80, VP-60 80-83, VP MAU BRUNSWICK 83-86, VP-69 86-90...I RETIRED I MARCH 1990 AT THE TIME I WAS THE MAINTENANCE CHIEF. IT WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM SOME OLD SHIPMATES! SMOOTH SAILING!..."

MILLER, AT1(NAC/IFCO) James N. Retired p3bifco1@yahoo.com "...I was a FCO in P-3B's (1974-1993) at which time I retired as an AT1. I served at NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1971-1972) and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (FCO SCHOOL - 73-74). In March 1974 I arrived at VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine, and was assigned to CAC-9 (Virgil "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Tom Hastings, and others) then to Naval Air Development Center Warminster, Pa, NAS Glenview, Illinois SAU, VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and retiring from VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois in September 1993. I am married to Denise and am a Cat Lover (Monicur was "Garfield"). I will answer all engires. Also, if anyone has a lead on a similar page that dedicated to ASWOC/ASCOMM/TSC types I would appreciate any information. I would like to get in touch with some of the RM"s that I had the pleasure to work with. Fair winds and following Seas God Bless..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2005 | BIO Updated 28DEC99 | 09SEP97]

MINSHALL, Christopher chris.minshall@sbcglobal.net "...Hello fellow VP-60 Shipmates. I served as a "snake" from 1990-1993. It was my first command and I have a lot of great memories from "the zoo". I've enjoyed reading many of your postings and re-living some of the old times..." [13FEB2007]

MITCHELL, AOC Delbert B. Retired dmitchc121@lvcm.com "...I arrived at VP-65 in November of 1975 as the first SELRES on the Utah Airlift. I earned my Aircrew wings in 1977. I transferred to VP-60 in 1979 when my civilian employer transferred me to Illinois. I transferred back to VP-65 in 1981 as a First Class Ordnanceman. In 1985 I was promoted to AOC and became the senior enlisted for Wing II aircrewman. I remained with VP-65 until my retirement in January of 1992. If anyone is interested in contacting me they can e-mail me. Looking forward to hearing from my former Shipmates. Oh, by the way, my twin brother Delwynn, lives in Cody, WY. Just in case anyone asks where my brother is at..." [E-Mail Updated 09DEC2002 | 29APR98]

MONTE, M. D. MDMonte72@aol.com"... SERVED WITH VP-60 FROM AUG. 88 TO MAY 93 THEN VP-62 FROM JUNE 93 TO JUNE 97 AND VP-66 FROM JUNE 97 TO THE PRESENT..."

MOORE, YNC(SW) Philip filmore_65@yahoo.com "...I served with the VP-60 Cobra's during my first tour in the Navy from 1984-1989. Since then, I've been stationed at PSD Pearl Harbor, HI; ONR (Program 38) in Arlington, VA; USS GEORGE PHILIP (FFG-12) in San Diego, CA and I'm presently stationed at COMSUBPAC (Program 1) in Pearl Harbor, HI. I'm hoping to get a squadron for my twilight tour and still keep in touch with CDR Mark Robins (Ret), YNCS Diane Staszak (Ret), PNCS Joanie Reed, IS1 Chris Lerdahl (Ret), YN1 Marilyn Smith, MA1 Bill Rogers, former AW2 Albert Schlebecker, and others! I would love to hear from other VP-60 Shipmates and wish everyone Fair Winds and Following Seas..." [10MAR2005]

MORRIS, AFCM(AW) Charles M. Retired charles@cmmorrislaw.us "...I served with VA-205 from 1970 until 1972 and then transfered to VA-203. In 1977 I was lucky enough to transfer to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where I served with VP-68 until my transfer to the Naval Aviation Logistics Center at Pax River. In 1982 I was transfered to VP-60 where I served until 1985. At that time, I was transfered to VR-46 where I retired in 1988. After retirement, I finished law school and currently I'm a lawyer in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Would love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 15APR2004 | 09APR99]

MORRIS, AX2 Rudy C. rudymorris4@gmail.com "...I joined the Naval Air Reserves in fall of 1966, spent winter/spring at NARTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee for boot camp and Avionics Training. Served with VP-702 from 1967 to August 1970. Company transfer took me to Chicago area...joined up with the new VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. Last year in the program, 1972, we did our summer cruise in NS Rota, Spain as part of the new program post "Pueblo spy ship" situation in Korea. Most time was "ground pounder" and BB changer but did some neat RONs, including one from NAS Dallas, Texas to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. The NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada trip was with our skipper, Captain Kelly, super nice guy..." [27NOV2011]

MURPHY, Seibert L. seib_m@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 and VP-60..." [E_Mail Updated 08JUL2009 | 14FEB2000]


NELSON, PH Gary L. nelly235@hotmail.com "...Between the years 70-76 I was a reservist attached to VP-60 as a Photographers Mate. I am sure I immortalized many of you over these years in cruise books, portraits and collages. I remember taking an especially memorable photo of someone in the town square fountain in the Azores around 3am. Was that you? Now with kforce.com placing IT technical talent throughout the country..." [20FEB2001]

NELSON, Larry linnel70@hotmail.com "...I was stationed in VP-60 and NAS Glenview, Illinois from 78 to 84. From there to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Great seeing so many old names that brought back so many good memories..." [19JUL99]

NELSON, Scott kangi26@attbi.com "...I served with VP-60 as a Avonics Technician in w/c 210 from August 1982 to October 1985. It was really great to see so many names I remember. What a blast from the past..." [27JUN2003]


OBERG, AMCS(NAC) Gary Retired usintenn@earthlink.net "...I think I may have had the longest consecutive tour with VP-60 as a TAR (Dec 77 - Jul 85). I was there so long everyone thought I was a SELRES. One great squadron with many fond memories. Loved the flying and professionalism of all the people in the squadron. As we all know we could fly circles around the "common Navy" folks. From VP-60 I went to another great squadron VP-68 and retired from there in 1990. Since then I have been following my wife Karen, a former VP-60 Cobra PN and now a LCDR, through her career. We are currently in Fallon, NV and I am working for Boeing on contract maintenance for the former "TOPGUN" school. Would love to hear from former Cobra's and Blackhawks..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT99 | E-Mail Updated 20MAR99 | 21MAR98]

OBERG, LCDR Karen usintenn@earthlink.net "...I served with the VP-60 COBRAs from NOV 81 to MAY 85. Gary and I are back in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I'm at NPC-822 handling Officer Retirements and Gary works for Northwest Air Link. Drop us a line, especially if you have any info on a possible Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT99 | 14APR99]

O'LEARY, AK2 Kevin kebunsha@aol.com "...I served with VP-60 from 1983-1986. I only live about and hour and a half from the old base at NAS Glenview, Illinois, but spend 9 months in Japan as a university lecturer. If there are any Reunions coming up, lemme know! As and Aviation Storekeeper, since I got great experience flying over NAS Adak, Alaska on the NAF Misawa, Japan deployments and issuing all kinds of goodies, I thought I'd put my experience to work. Check out santa-san.com LOL Its really me forward 20 years. Personal WebSite: http://www.kebunsha.com/..." [E-Mail Updated 20JAN2006 | 09MAY99]

OOTON, AW2 Kirby kirby@loveable.com "...Served as a reserve in VP-60 from 75 to 77 when I went on active duty as a TAR. Served at NAS Glenview, Illinois for 30 greath months and then got stupid and got out. I haven't enjoyed any job I've had quite so much since. I would like to get in contact with any of my old Shipmates. Miss you all. (I wonder what ever happened to WFPL. Probably killed by a jealous hubby.) Please contact me..." [28JAN99]

OXENDORF, AE2 Eric eric@ericoxendorf.com "...I served with VP-60 (1975-1980) at NAS Glenview, Illinois and flew as FE with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [08MAY2013]


PADOUR, AKC(AW) Penny Retired pipadour@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60's Augmented Unit VP-0122 (AK2) from July 1984 to February 1985. Without a hard billet, I was attached to COMNAVAIRLANT 0172 until September 1990. I needed to smell the JP and feel the hydraulic oil (you know what that's like). VP-60 became my home again until its disestablishment. Several Lions and Snakes became airlifting Liberty Bells of VP-66 which I am a part of. Please feel free write..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL2008 | BIO Updated 26FEB2000 | 26APR99]

PARKER, AT2 Stacey L. slparker4@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 (W/C 210) at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1984 to 1988. Here's my "Glenview Salute" to you!..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2009 | 06OCT2001]

PERRY, AW1(AW) Jim JPERRY1446@AOL.COM "...I was a proud member of VP-93 from 1976 to 1988 as a SELRES and as a TAR. Then, flew with VP-60 and VP-90 in Glenview IL. After that, did a tour with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and transfered to RATCEN (The AW Boneyard) for my final few years. I plan to come home to Detroit soon. (If I dont screw up and make Chief.)..." [19SEP99]

PETERSON, Patrick pat_peterson@prodigy.com"...Was in VP-46 --72-75 and VP-60 75-79, VP-8 79-82 and VP-93 88-90...hope to talk to a lot of friends..."

PIERRO, ADR1 Vincent Edward Retired Indianchief95@aol.com "...I joined the Naval Air Reserves in 1947 - VPML-60. We drilled at Master Field Miami Florida Then to NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-743 Augmentation Squadron of VP-741. VP-741 was activated (1960 - 61) for Cuban Missile Crisis. Deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba assigned mission of rigging and photographing Russian Ships going into Havana Harbor. Now retired and enjoying my Navy pension. I would really appreciate grtting in touch with some of my buddies..." [27APR2001]

POYNTER, AX2 Bob mrbpoynter@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 (1982-1986). I have seen and been in touch with Oscar May, one of my best friends back then. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10NOV2012]


RAPALEE, Brian rap@javanet.com "...Served with VP-60 from July 87 to Oct. 92. Best five years of my career, Would be glad to hear from fellow Cobra's..." [25APR98][ICQ# 3592644]

REDDING, YN2 Jeff jeffredding@comcast.net "...I served with VP-16 from October 1977 to May 1980 (six month deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily) and VP-60 from October 1980 to October 1983 (had a lot of fun during the month at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a couple of trips to Hawaii). From November 1983 to APril 1984 I was at the RIPO Office NAS Atlanta, Georgia. From May 1984 to November 1986 I was back at NAS Glenview, Illinois (which is also my home town). From December 1986 to April 1989 I was at NRC Rome and NRC Syracuse, NY. I was medically discharged in Apr 89 following back surgery..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05JUN2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 27APR2002 | 25APR98]

Memorial Picture "...RICHARDS, AMCS Stephen Gene...I sadly report that my father, Stephen Gene Richards, January 3rd, 2016 surrounded by family in his home Kennewick, WA. Dad was proudly buried at Tahoma National Cemetary. Dad proudly served with VP-19, VP-65 and VP-60. I would love to hear from AMEC Kevin Moeller and any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Angela angelab003@hotmail.com [28JUN2017]

RICHARDS, AMCS Stephen Retired burrocreek2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1987), HS-85, VP-65 and VP-60. I enjoyed all my tours of duty. I have been inspector on B727, 737, 757, 767 and 747's. I am currently retired in Pasco, Wa. I work seasonally loading Fire Retardant on some of the same P-3's I worked on and flew in the Navy. I just can't get away from the P-3. I am looking for information on AMEC Kevin Moeller (lost contact with Keven in 2009) and would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 22DEC2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2008 | 11OCT98]

Shipmate Request Listing Removal! [Listing Removed 24NOV2011 | E-Mail Updated 07OCT99 | 01MAY98]

ROBERTS, ADC M. L. Retired VA305rob@aol.com "...VP-60 Dec 70 to Apr 72, SP2H. Was on patch board that designed Squadron patch. We called ourselves the Snake Snappers. Still have my hat with the saying on it. I was put in the library to bring it up to speed as we were a new squadron. I was then put into the tool room & IMRL to get it organized, then out to the Jet check crew. Came as an ADR2 from NARTU NAS Alameda, California. Left as an ADJ1 to VA-305 NAS Point Mugu, California. My duty stations; VR-702, NAS Dallas, Texas, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota, NARTU NAS Alameda, California, VP-60, VA-305, and VA-304..." [11SEP99]

RODGERS, AMS3 John jrodgers1000@charter.net "...I was in the USNR from 1972 to 1978. I attended Boot Camp (Co. CDR W.R.Burke ABH1) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, RTU-90 and VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [26FEB2011]

Memorial Picture "...RODRIGUES, AMH2 Alfred Shipmate PixPictures...Dad passed away January 3rd, 1995. He served with VP-60, VP-19 and FASRON-9..." Contributed by Bryan Rodrigues brodrigu@risd.edu [30MAY2015]

ROWE, Chris rowebote@bigfoot.com "...I served with VP-60 from 92-94 and with VP-65 from 94-98. I would love to hear from any Shipmates..." [30DEC99]

RUBIN, AWCS Max vp60@aol.com "...Hello Cobras (VP-60)! Still trying to keep up with a current e-mail list and address list. I have 380 regular addresses and 50 e-mail addresses of our Shipmates. I am still serving (31 years) and just enlisted for 6 more. In a non-pay status but I am attached to TSC 0472 at Great Lakes and have been to Panama for some great duty. Please send me regular and e-mail address updates. That way we can keep you in the loop on future COBRA events. Fair winds and a clear runway..." [04MAR98]

RUHL, AT2 John A. johnruhl@southwind.net "...I was a TAR with VP-60 ( NAS Glenview, Illinois) from 1975-1979. I was an Aviation Electronics Technician and left as an AT2. I was aircrewman as both an FCO and IFT. The Vavt will always hold a special place in my memories. Special greetings to all those who have served down through the years..." [10AUG2001]


SCHMIDT, AWCS Cecil H. Jr. Retired cecil456@verizon.net "...I served with VP-60 (1975-1977) with deployments to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Agana, Guam, VP-67 (1977-1978) RESTAC at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania leading a great staff in training reserve maintenance/aircrews in all types of equipment, tactics, and sensor positions. Overall, I was TAR for 20 years and a qualified sensor operator on S2F, S2D, S2E, SP2E, SP2H and P-3A A/C and a NATOPS designated check rider for all but S2F A/C. I was also qualified as both Acoustic and Non-Acoustic operator/NATOPS Evaluator for P-3A..." [02NOV2013]

SCHNEIDER, Phil Retired jepsan@ibm.net or jeppgs@ibm.net "...Was with VP-47 when we shifted out of P5M boats and into first P-3A's 1965-66. Left service in 68 but couldn't stay away. Returned in late 1973 with VP-60, then VP-90. After that went to Detroit (VP-93) and retired with 25 years in Reserves. On the outside world I worked very much in aviation industry with P-3 Super B........ (The best of the best)!!!..." WebSite: http://www.jepsan.com[Updated 25JAN98]

SCHREIBER, AWA1 Dave Retired daveschre@aol.com "...I served with VP-60 from July of 1976 to April 1994 when the started the decomissioning process. I spent 1 year with VP-65 from September 1987 to August 1988. When VP-60 shutdown, I spent the rest of my career with TSC-0472. I retired January 1st, 2000. I am still going through withdrawl. It is great to see alot of the old names and conger up the memories to go with them. thank-you all..." [18NOV2000]

SCHULTZ, Jim jcschultz@aol.com "...My first VP squadron was VP-22 from 72-75. Had the best times of my career with crew 8 and Stanley Morton Brown and John "Squatty Body" Fenton. You too, Glen "Goodtime" Brodie. Got out and made potato chips for Frito Lay for 3 years and re-entered the VP Navy as a TAR with VP-6. Thanks to all the pilots I flew with for keeping me alive. Went to VP-90 as Officer in Charge. Off to COMRESPATWINGPAC for a while and back as CO of VP-60. (Anybody get the idea that I liked Glenview?) A tour at RESASWTRACEN and back to NAS Glenview, Illinois as CO with the job of closing the base. Saw a lot of great units disappear during the "downsizing." I retired when offered the "opportunity" to go to the staff in New Orleans. What a fun career, and all without a single day on a boat at sea. I served with hundreds of great folks and had LOTS of great skippers. I would enjoy hearing from any squadron mates..." [22DEC2000]

SHANE, Daniel L. dshane1@comcast.net "...I served (TAD) with VP-60 (1977-1978) and VR-51. I retired in 1984..." [24JAN2012]

SHEA, CAPTAIN Bob robert.shea@business.wm.edu "...I've been fortunate to serve in many great squadrons: VP-45, VP-92, VP-60, VP-68 and VP-91, CRPWP, and VP-66 (CO). I'm currently a faculty member at the Naval War College..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25JUL2005 | 09JUN98]

SPEAKS, ADCS Paul Retired pspeaks43@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-68, VP-60, Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic and VP-65 before coming to my senses and going to Flight Engineer School. I served with VF-101 at NAS Key West, Florida and in VF-84 and VF-201 abroad Independence, Saratoga, and Kennedy and as an instructor at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. I also worked on F-8's and A-7's at Ling-Temco-Vaught and on F-111's at General Dynamics. If you have time, drop me an email, I currently work in the entertainment business and get very few opportunities to communicate with my old Navy buddies..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2008 | E-Mail Updated 27FEB2004 | 14MAY2000]

SPERRY, Mick sperry@techheadnet.com "...I served with VP-90 from 1979 to 1986, transferred to VP-69 from 1986 to 1990, transferred to VP-65 from 1990-1991, transferred to NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1991 to 1995 flying with both VP-60 & VP-90 until squadrons were decomissioned, transferred back to VP-69 where I retired as an ADC in November, 1996. I currently fly as a 727-200 Flight Engineer with a major airline. It would be great to hear from any of my old squadron mates..." [Updated E-Mail 18JUN99 | 24NOV98]

SPRINGER, Steven E. sspringer@k-glaw.com "...On active duty I was in VP-49 CAC 6 as a TACCO 1972 through 1975. Later finished out with the Reserves including several years with VP-60 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. Just practice law now back home in Indiana..." [30JUN2000]

SRAMEK, William b.sramek@comcast.net "...I served with VP-29 (arrived three days after hurricane CELIA hit) in August 1970. I spent the next three years at AMD Praloft and 4 years with VP-60. Great time spent in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I finally returned to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas 4 years ago and hardly recognized it..." [22MAY2011]

Memorial Picture "...STORMENT, Jimmy Lee Sr...My Father, Jimmy Lee Storment Sr, served with VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I have so many memories of growing up and lessons learned in the hangers..." Contributed by Kristina Storment kristinasuesmith@yahoo.com [30APR2012]

SUMMERS, AFCM Tom Retired Summetho@Aquinas.edu "...As a VP crewdog, SP2E NAS Dallas 64-68, SP2H VP 60 plankowner 70-72, P3A VP-93 plankowner 76-79 I appreciate the site and any opportunity to hear from former shipmates. Fair winds..."

SWEET, AO1 James W. Retired jwwraysr@aol.com "...I was in the navy from 1960-1981. My duty stations were Fallon NV. 60-62, NS Sangley Point, Philippines 62-64, Out 64-65, NAS Alameda, California 65-68 (flew as ORD AC SP2E] , NAS Glenview, Illinois 68 72 [AC SP2E SP2H], NAS Point Mugu, California [SP2H, P-3A, P-3B], NARTU Denver CO. I retired in 81 and still live in Aurora, CO. I flew with VP-60, VP-90, and VP-65..." [08DEC2000]


Memorial Picture "...TENTE, Mark...It saddens me to report that Mark Tente passed away Sunday 15 May 2005. He was a Reservist AW in VP-60 from 1970 to 1975...AW1 George Carey USNR Retired george@bbscomp.com..." [18MAY2005]

THORNGREN, CPO Mark Retired mark@markthorngren.com "...I was a P-3 FE with VP-60. VP-90 and VP-65. A have a little over 5,000 hours and lots of fond memories of great maintainers, aircrew and cruises. Retired 2000 and living in Camarillo, CA these days..." [14AUG2016]

THOMAS, ADC(AW/NAC) Richard Retired mochanic@mindspring.com "...Retired ADC(AW)(NAC)USNR(TAR) in June of 91. Station VP-62 75-79, VP-60 79-83, VP-MAU (NASB) 83-87, and VP-92 87-91. Flew over 16 years as P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5200 hours. First flew A's work up to C's even got in to TP-3A, and an old EP-3. Started out in Tailhooks on RF-8G at NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75. Now working for a Delta Air Lines as an Aircraft Mechanic/Technical Analyst for 727s and loving it. Contact me if you remember..." [02AUG98]


ULRICH, CAPTAIN Ken vulrich@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1973 to 1977 and VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois. I served as a TAR until I left active duty and became a selected reserve. I was CO of VP-0622 and am currently a Blue and Gold officer for the Naval Acadamy. I became a pilot for Delta Air Lines in 1978. I am currently flying the MD-88 as a Captain. I have been fortunate to see many Shipmates over the years and look forward to seeing more of you in the future..." [E-Mail Updated 09SEP2004 | 03APR98]

UNGER, Raoul Felix regnu@attbi.com "...Began my Naval career in NAS Olathe, Kansas as a Weekend Warrior. Became an SP2E/H Flight Crew Plane Captain in 1965. I was with what eventually became VP-67 when it moved to NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1969/1970. I even still have my old VP-67 nametag. I left the squadron around 1970/1971 to go to Costa Rica, C.A. with my Dad. I returned to Florida in 1975, heard about the program at VP-62 and re-afiliated with the Reserves in 1976. I went to VP-30 for FE school and qualified in October 1977. That is when I recalled as a TAR and began my active duty career. I was stationed at VP-62 until 1981, when I transferred to VP-60 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. In 1985 I "moved down the hall" from Cobra country to Lion country and VP-90. In 1992 I returned to Snake country to become a Cobra once again. In 1993 I returned to the Broadarrows of VP-62. Where I was until my health grounded me. I am now stationed at HS-75 and plan to retire in 2000. I also have my own financial services, business funding and mortgage purchasing company. I would enjoy hearing from old friends, esp anyone who knows Kenny Bell...Transferred to the Fleet Reserve Retired List 1 February 2001. Still reside in Jacksonville, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13SEP2002 | 28SEP98]


VICK, AO2 David W. dvick@erols.com "...I served with VP-60 as an Aircrew AO from AUG '90 to FEB '94. I had the best times of my Naval career with this squadron and will never forget the great deployments and all the great people that I served with. I've since earned a commission in the Army National Guard and am serving as a Detachment Commander for a heavy engineer construction unit in MD. I look forward to hearing from any old squadron mates..." [11FEB99]


WADSWORTH, AWC(AW/NAC) MICHAEL E. m_wadsworth@msn.com "... am currently attached with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and was formerly with VP-60, NAS Glenview, Illinois (1/83-4/94) and VP-23, NAS Brunswick, Maine (1/79-10/82)..." [Updated 18DEC97]

WALKER, AT3 Dean dnwlkr@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1973 to 1976. I'm currently a District Manager with Canon USA. Just wondering what happened to everyone from the tweet shop from those years..." [24MAY2011]

WALSH, AT1 (NAC) Mike mike.j.walsh@lmco.com "...Checked aboard September 1986, started out of W/C 210 with good old Lew Brown, Dunlap, Parker, Fuchs, my cousin Les Dixon, and Muscle Head Moyers. Went upstairs to Ops/Trn in 1988 and had to deal with Chief Wagner, Clougher, Shoemaker, Mountain, Dawson, a couple other Chiefs, and my favorite, Cindy Houston. VP-60 will always be tops for Commands, because Becky was born in Chicago, and you all came to our help when Libby was sick in 1990. CDR Parker (OinC) and the troops were truly a class act. Attached to CAC 1, but flew with everyone else. Transferred June 1991 to RATCEN and retired June 1997. Thanks to all the Cobra's (well maybe not all), for a very memorable tour. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11MAR2004 | 16FEB2000]

WARMAN, Gary gdwarman@email.com "...VP-60 NFO 1978-1988 and VQ-2 Eval. 73-76..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT98 | Updated 07FEB98]

WEGGE, Mark mwegge@yahoo.com "...I was a TACCO in VP-17 (84-88), VP-31 (88-90), VP-90 (90-93) and VP-60 (93-94). Am currently a reservist at NARA Chicago onboard NTC Great Lakes. Would love to here from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2000 | E-Mail Updated 11JAN2000 | 15MAR98]

WEGNER, AME2 Scott scott@bugfree.com "...I served as a selres in VP-60 from 1988-1994 finishing up my tour with the Cobras as a newly qualified FE. Shortly after, the squadron was decommissioned followed by NAS Glenview, Illinois itself. I started drilling with VP-66 in NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania but left after about 6 months due to difficulties in balancing with my civilian career. I am currently a network engineer and a partner with a consulting firm located in Naperville, IL. I miss all the Cobras and wish them well..." [08JAN2000]

WEINERT, Joel jweinert@uss.net "...Attached to VP-60 1980-1993 and VXN-8 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1979-1980..." [03JUL98]

WELCH, Robert (Bob) cpoclub@mediaone.net "...Served with VP-66 1969-1976, VP-62, 1976-1980, VP-60, 1980-1983, VP-64 1983-1984, VP-60 1984-1985, AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1985-1989, VFC-13 NAS Miramar, CA 1989-1992, VP-62 1992-1996. Retired March 1996. Looking forward to hearing from any old Shipmates..." [06DEC99 | 20NOV99]

WIGGINS, Ken (Kenny) KENNYPNSA@aol.com "...Member VP-60 Nov 1971 to May 1974. Plankowner. Never received. Ground Maintenance. Ground pounder. Flight crew P2/P-3. Aircrew: Radio Operator/In Flight Technician. Live in Pensacola, FL now..." [06JAN2002]

WILLERTH, ADJ Leslie l2628@aol.com "...I served with VP-60 (1971-1977) at NAS Glenview, Illinois (P2 and P-3s)..." [27MAR2013]

WININGAR, Cheryle and Rick cherylew@md.freei.net "...Both served with VP-60 until 1980. Cheryle became dependent wife and mother. Rick with VP-66, VP-60, NAF Washington, D.C. retired in 95. Interested in keeping SELRES and TARS in touchA lot of the TAR youngins both enlisted and officers grew up to wear a lot of gold proudly. We both served withsome great people, children of OUR Lord. Enjoying the hunt for the treasures of those memories with the names and faces again..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2004 | 17FEB2000]

WINKLER, AW3 Robert raamw1@gmail.com "...I served with VS-66 and then VP-60 (1968-12/1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I flew as Nose Cone Operator/Snifer and Magnetic Detector crewmember..." [12JUN2017]

WINTERS, A03 Jeff copsig45@aol.com "...Just wanted to say hi to everyone from VP-60. Its been a long time. No one would recognize NAS Glenview, Illinois. It's all gone. Would like to hear from everyone I was with from 1988 to 1994 till it closed. Wondering if anyone would be interested in a Reunion? Let me know. Would really like to hear from the AO Shop guys. Miss you all, anyone heard from Linda Bryant? Take care God Bless hope to hear from you soon..." [BIO Updated 21SEP2006 | 28MAY2001]

WOOD, Tim cocoa@pineland.net "...I was an AMS3 USNR [TAR] with VP-60 from January 1981 through January 1985. I would love to hear from anyone I served with..." [14DEC99]


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