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ANTINK, Melissa lissa2672@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-64 (12/1991-01/1995)..." [01JAN2017]

APPEL, AT1 Bob Retired rappel353@gmail.com "...I served with VP-69 (07/1977-02/1980), VP-62 (11/1982-11/1983) and VP-64 (11/1983-01/1995). I flew as a IFT aboard the P-3A/B. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 08MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 17JUN2004 | 08FEB2000]


BAKER, AT1 Bill Retired william.l.baker@verizon.net "...Good to see many names from the past served in VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1976-94 as a IFT..." [E-Mail Updated 20APR2001 | 11DEC98]

BAKER, Jonathan P. driftnindian@earthlink.net "...Hey Bags, you can run but you can't hide!! See you in a month and a half. For anyone who is looking for me I will be at VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida in April or so. F-14's suck, P-3's rule!!..." [11MAR99]

BARBER, AT1 James H. III jimandlavon@comcast.net "...Reserve squadron VP-815 later changed to VP-64 (E1, E2, & E3) located at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota until the 70's. I served as a reserve from 9/64 - 9/70. We flew P2's. Any other NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota reserves around?..." [19DEC2007]

BARROW, John H. Jr. jbmonoplane49@hotmail.com "...I would have stayed in the Reserves if it wasn't for some young LT. I remember working on the birds, enjoying it, and had many a fond memory of the guys and ladies in the squadron. I was trying to work at the Post Office and do the reserves at the same time. I would work all night, come to muster on saturday mornings, and fly all day (taking naps in the back of the 'ole bird). Then I would repeat it again on Sunday. I guess having a pilots license make me appriciate the birds more than most, and understanding how they functioned. Having a hard time navagating this website...anyone care to email me when the next Reunion is for VP-64..Please let me know..." [18NOV2001]

BATES, CDR Geoff Retired gbates@clinic.net "...P-3B and P-3 "Super B" TACCO in COMPATWINGSLANT (1988-1992), OINC VP-93 (1985-1988), VP-66 (1982-1985), RESASWTRACEN (1980-82), VP-64 (1976-1979), & VP-10 (1973-1977)..." [17MAR98]

BELLAMY, Dave bellamyd@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-47 (1969), VP-64 (1971), VP-30 (1972), RAF 206 (1975), VP-24 (1978), VP-10 (1981), and NAS Bermuda (1987). Looking forward to Andy Jampoler's book about the VP-9 ditching (ADAK, The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586) due to be published in April 2003..." [04MAR2003]

BENITEZ, Benny F. orionusn@yahoo.com "...I have been in the Navy both active and reserve for over 17 years. served with "The Swordsmen" of VF-32 at NAS Oceana from 1982-1985. Upon leaving active duty I found my calling within the VP community in 1991 when I affliated with Patron 64 at WG. In 1993 I went aircrew I have flown on P-3B's and currently on -C's and have close to 875 hours.I have flown with VP-8, VP-10, VP-30, VP-45, VP-92, and VP-66 since 1993. Being a 15 year veteran of the commerical airline industry, I am able to get around the country and offer my services to other TAR VP Sqd. that are short on (In-Flight) AO's. I have been selected for NATOPS "Blue Card" instructor by CNARF currently working toward that qual. I guess that about it, I hope this helps you. Should you have any other further questions please do not hesitate to contact me..." [22JAN2000]

BENSON, ADR2 George C. enjoynavy59@yahoo.com "...I was a ADR2 TAR assigned to VP-64 (1971 to 1974) and VP-66 (1974 to 1979). I was a flight crew Plane Captain and worked in W/C 110 and W/C 310. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [19DEC2008]

BIGGS, Kimberly (Now BUSSER) kbusser@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-64 from September 1989 through September 1992. I would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [02JUN2005]

BLEYLE, CAPTAIN George A. Jr. Retired orion@gwis.com "...Served in VP-10, NAS Brunswick, Maine, July 1966-April 1969; served in VP-64, NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, July 1973-October 1979. Presently: Captain, Boeing 777, United Airlines, Chicago, IL..." [BIO Updated 27NOV99 | 22JAN98]

BOER, Bob boer@taylorwiseman.com "...I served as a Flight Engineer with VP-64 and VP-66 (1974 to 1980)..." [09JAN2001]

BOYER, Bob boyerb@rbcinc.com "...Was CMC of VP-64 when I retired in Mar of 1983. Prior to that time I served on the CRPWL Staff, VP-90, RATCEN, VP-91, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota and CNARESTRA Staff, and NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [24MAR98]

BOYER, CAPTAIN Michael F. www.narjax.navy.mil/staff/leadership/xo.html "...Captain Michael F. Boyer was born in Washington, D.C., attended the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Later that year, he was accepted into the Aviation Officer Candidate Program at Pensacola, Florida, was commissioned an Ensign in 1978, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1979. Following fleet replacement training in the P-3 Orion aircraft, in April 1980 he reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flying the P-3, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Check Pilot. His ground assignments included Avionics/ Armament Division Officer and Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer. During his tour of duty, Captain Boyer deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and participated in detachments to NAS Agana, Guam, NSF Diego Garcia, and NAS Adak, Alaska. His next assignment in August 1983 was to Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, Florida where he served for three years as an Officer Programs Recruiter. During this tour, he was accepted into the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) program. In August 1986 Captain Boyer reported to his first Reserve squadron, VP-62, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he re-qualified as a plane commander and mission commander. His ground jobs included Safety Officer and Operations Officer. During his tour, VP-62 underwent an extensive transition from the P-3C MOD aircraft to the then state-of-the-art P-3C Update III. He was next assigned to VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where he served as both the Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour, he was selected for follow-on assignment as a squadron Officer-in-Charge (OIC). In July 1991 Captain Boyer reported to VP-62 as the OIC. Over the next 18 months, VP-62 conducted counter-drug operations out of NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Key West, Florida, and was deployed to NAS Bermuda for six weeks of Annual Training. Following his OIC tour in January 1993, he reported to Naval Air Reserve (NAR) Jacksonville where he served as the Reserve Programs Director and Executive Officer. During his tour, NAR Jacksonville won the Ensign C.H. Hammann Award as the most efficient NAR in the Force. From August 1996 to June 1997, Captain Boyer attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy. His next assignment was at Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as Chief Staff Officer (CSO). As CSO, he managed the Wing's Squadron Assist Visit Program for five (and later seven) squadrons, and oversaw the career progression of numerous TAR aviation officers. He was also instrumental in the consolidation of Reserve Patrol Wings Atlantic and Pacific into a single Reserve Patrol Wing. In September 1999 Captain Boyer reported to the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Deputy Division Chief in the Forces Division, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate, J-8. He was selected for Major Command in September 2001. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4) and numerous other unit awards and decorations. Captain Boyer assumed command of Naval Air Reserve Jacksonville on July 27, 2002..." [03JUL2003]

BRANDT, CPO Paul H. Retired CPOBRANDTVP66@AOL.COM "...I ENLISTED IN THE NAVY 4/10/41 THRU 9/17/45. UPON DISCHARGE I SIGNED UP IN THE RESERVES AT NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. WAS ATTACHED TO VP-832, VP-834, VP-836, and VP-837. WHEN THE BASE CLOSED IN 1960 I TRANSFERED TO NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania AND SERVED WITH VP-64 AND VP-66. I WAS DISCHARGED WITH 31 YRS CONTINUOUS SERVICE IN 1970. I FLEW AS PLANE CAPT (FLIGHT ENGINEER) FOR ABOUT 16 OF THOSE YRS ON PBY'S, PBM'S, AND P2V'S. I WAS RECALLED FOR THE CUBAN CRISIS IN 1961/62 SERVING WITH VP-837. UPON RETURN I WAS HONORED TO BE NAMED LEADING CHIEF SERVING UNDER CAPT. BRUMME, CAPT WILLIAMS, AND COMM. SEMPKEN. I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED..." [14APR2001]

BRIGHTHAUPT, AMH1 Bob Retired r_brighthaupt@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-64 (Plank Owner). I would like to hear from former Shipmate..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2011 | 04SEP2000]

BROCK, AVCM(AW) James H. Retired cmcbrock@pdq.net "...I spent 29 years in the Navy Active duty and 2 years 2 months reserve. My desire was VP from day one, but during VietNam that did not happen. Began as an AOAA VT-26, VA-44, VA-55 aboard CVA 19 USS Hancock, reserve break then AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-65, CNARF, CRPWL, AIMD NAS Dallas, Texas, VP-64 as CMC and finished where it all started at Naval Reserve Center Houston, TX as CMC. Retire October 1999. I'm now employed with PROS Revenue Management in Houston, TX. I miss the VP world, there is nothing like anywhere and no greater group of people to work with that the VPNavy..." [22OCT2000]

BRZEG, AW1 Victor vshoreline@netscape.net "...I served with VP-8 (1983-1988), VX-1 (1988-1991), VP-93 (1991-1993), VP-68 (1993-1995), VP-64 (1995-1999), and TSC-1173 (1999-2002). I was on LC-81 on 15FEB85 when it crashed in Rota Spain. I was in the starbord observer set when it crashed. A fellow Shipmate AW2 Philbrick was in the port observer seat. I could plainly see the #3 engine bounce over the wing.....what a ride. Drop a line some time..." [05DEC2002]


CAMPOBASSO, ASCS(AW) David Dwcampo@aol.com "...I've been around VP squadrons my whole career.. All AIMDs.. NAF Detroit, Michigan, Mi...VP-93 Feb 80 - Dec 86 .... NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts...VP-92 Dec 86 - Jul 94... NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania...VP-64 and VP-66 Jul 94 to Present... I'm currently the Maintenance Senior Chief at AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [28JAN98]

CHEESEMAN, AO Joseph E. joe@jcremodelinginc.com "...I served with VP-64 (1979) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [26MAR2014]

CLINE, AO3 macline@ameritech.net "...I served with VP-66 and VP-64 from the years of 1995-1999..." [02OCT2002]

COHEN, AK1(AW) Jacob L. Retired jlcwic@comcast.net "...I served with VP-64 until I retired in 1996..." [12NOV2011]

COUCH, Phillip Retired phillip.couch@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64, VP-66, VP-67, and VP-93. I retired in 1992..." [06APR2004]

CURRAN, AW1 Jim Retired redsox04jam@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1979 to 1981, VP-SAU at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1982 to 1988, Naval Air Reserve Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Center (RATCEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (Ops and Instructor duties) from 1988 to 1993, VP-64 (Ops and Training) from 1993 to 1998 and back at RATCEN in the Sims Department. Spent to many years at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY2011 | 23SEP2002]

CYGAN, Stan GabeCygan@aol.com "...Former member of VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Server from 1975 to 1987. Looking for former Shipmates..." [07DEC98]


Memorial Picture "...DAMISCH, LCDR Mark...Loss of a Shipmate - This is a short fused notice regarding the death on Sunday, October 12th, 2003 of Mark Damisch, LCDR, USNR. Mark had been practicing for an upcoming aeorbatic competition planned for next week in Warrenton, VA. No further reports regarding the cause of the crash. Mark's first tour was in a VP squadron from NAS Brunswick, Maine. He then reported to VT-28 as a flight instructor in 1992 where I first met him as the Commanding Officer of VT-28. He was an outstanding IP, first class gentlemen and sharp as a tack especially in software development and IT, which is the line of work he chose to pursue after leaving active duty. He worked for a small company here in the DC area. Mark was not married. Following active duty Mark affiliated with a VP reserve squadron up at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania but I am not sure which squadron. I am asking for any assistance one can provide me concerning getting the word out to some of his old Shipmates from NAS Brunswick, Maine, CCTX or the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I am particulary interested in anyone who might know a John Shannon (LT/LCDR not sure) who drilled with Mark up at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Please drop me an email if you can help. Thanks...CAPTAIN Tom Donovan, Retired tdonovan@caci.com [13OCT2003]

UPDATE "...A memorial service for Mark who formerly served in VP-10, VT-28 and VP-64 between the 1993-2003 timeframe will be held at the Navy Memorial on Penssylvania, Ave. on Saturday, 8 November 2003. Memorial will begin at 1100 EST. If you plan on attending please drop me an email so I can coordinate. Thanks...CAPTAIN Tom Donovan, Retired tdonovan@caci.com..." [22OCT2003]

DANAHER, CAPTAIN James W. Retired jwdanaher@aol.com "...I served with VP-64 1s the first CO (11/1970-11/1971) with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain, Fleet Command Service Unit (CinCLant) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia until retirement. I joined the National Transportation Safety Board in the fall of 1970 and retired from there in 1998. Then continued as an independent Aviation Safety consultant for several years. Currently living, in good health, in Alexandria, VA with my wife..." [05AUG2012]

DiVONA, CWO3 Mike Retired mvdivona@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-10 (1978) as a P-3 FE, two year tour on H-1s, VP-19 (1983-1986), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1986-1989), commissioned and reported to VP-62 (1989-1992), VP-64 (1993-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and retired. Spent 15 years in construction and now have a great job with Lockheed as a A&P mechanic at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [23NOV2011]

DOLAN, AW1 Joe "Smokin" Retired jmd.17@netzero.com "...I served with VP-64 Crew-6. This was, and still is, an important part of my life and fond memories. That also includes my first visit to NAF Naples, Italy, when I was introduced to the "vendors" with their bargain deals. I was warned by my fellow Shipmates not to buy that "Rolex" watch. A lesson learned - among many..." [09JAN2010]

DORAN, AMS1 Charles W. Jr. Retired alumni93@comcast.net "...I served with VP-30 (FE Training) from 1977 to 1978, VP-64/VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove from 1978 to 1986 and VP-93 until its Diestablishment in 1994. I currently publish a Newsletter and send to members of the Executioner family. I'm looking for any and all members of VP-93 so please send your address that I may keep our data base currrent..." {E-Mail Updated 16MAR2009 | 00XX97]

DUMESNIL, AWC Bob Retired dumes27@charter.net "...I started by "dub" career with VP-26 (1974), VP-92, VP-64, COMRESPATWINGLANT and finally retired out of VP-68 (1995). Miss all the good times had by all but have a lot of great memories. Any buds out there - drop me a line!..." [E-Mmail Updated 04DEC2005 | 31DEC97]


EGNACYK, AT John jegnaczyk@yahoo.com "...I was AT(TAR & SELRES) with VP-64 from a 1989-2005. I left the command when they went to C-130's and wound up in VR-48 at NAF Andrews, Maryland. It is nothing like VP. I miss the days of ASW missions and mini detachments. Would like to reconnect with any old Shipmates..." [22NOV2005]

EDMONDS, CDR Robert F. Retired Daddyedmonds@aol.com "...Proud Batman (VP-24) 1971 to 1976. Deployments (2) to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and one to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Proud member and PPC of CAC 3. Second set of order to VP-31. Left active duty in 1978. Retired from reserves in 1996 as CDR. Reserve squadrons of VP-65, VP-64, and VP-94. Presently captain with Continental Air Lines..." [06JUN2001]

ELWIN, Kevin kevsanso@optonline.net "...I joined VP-26 in 1977 and became a 2nd Mech in the summer of 1978. I flew on Med and WestPac deployments with VP-26 until I got off of active duty in 1981. I joined the reserves, VP-64 as soon as I left VP-26 and remained with them as a P-3 FE until 1987. I transfered to VP-65 out of NAS Point Mugu, California in 1987 and flew with them until 1991. I then transfered back to the east coast and affiliated with VP-66 until 1997. I consider VP-64 my real home and miss all the good times I had in the VP community. I have to say, I didn't ever have a bad time..." [19MAY2009]


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]

FIACCO, LCDR Bob "Penguin" robert.fiacco@navy.mil"...I served with VXE-6, VP-24, VP-64 and VP-62. Enjoying the TAR life, but look forward to retirement in 2009! I am still painting; see my website ( http://www.robertfiacco.com/ ) for some PB4Y-2/PBY/P2/P-3C/ paintings...including aircraft of VP-24 and VP-62. Take care..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAR2007 | 00XX97]

FLYNN, AW1 Brian Joseph "Flynnman" brian.j.flynn@us.army.mil "...Hello to all former and current reserve VP flight crews and maintainers. Seems we've come full circle from the days of Us and them (Reserve vs. Active) to integration into Active Duty Ops cylces to Reserve Patron almost disappearing. I enjoyed my experiences from VP-0810, VP-MAU, RATCEN, VP-92, and VP-64 ending at MOCC Atlantic. I sought out my own options at High Year Tenure and transferred to PA Guard; out of the SS3 seat and into the pan so to speak. Currently slated for deployment (OIF) as S2 NCOIC, 1-111 IN/56 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PA Guard. A special 'HOWGOZIT' to VP-64 CAC 11 who caused the ASWOC to come up on the range net because THEY HAD NEVER SEEN A TARGET SUITCASED SO EFFECTIVELY that they had to compliment us. Best regards..." [30JUL2008]

FOGLER, AVCM Dennis dengayle@cox.net "...I served with VP-91, VP-68 (05/1970-02/1975) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (01/1975-10/1975),VP-64 (10/1975-01/1976) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, ResAswTraCen, VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (01/1982-10/1983), VAW-78, NAS Norfolk, Virginia (10/1983-11/1986) and retired. I am now living in Virginia Beach, VA and would to like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2013 | 21SEP2012]

FOLEY, Arthur arthur.foley@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64 (1975-1977). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01OCT2011]

FOSTER, CAPTAIN JOHN L. http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ANAPitcairn/john.htm "...Captain John L. Foster graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Mathematics, and commissioned an Ensign from the NROTC Regular Program in June 1966. Following commissioning he attended Basic Naval Aviation Officer School in Pensacola, Airborne Tactical Data System (ATDS) and Airborne Intercept Control (AIC) Training at NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia, and designated a Naval Flight Officer in June 1967. He continued training al NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and RVAW-113 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He was attached to VAW-113 from February 1968 to April 1970 and served on two deployments aboard USS Constellation operating in the Gulf of Tonkin and Korean waters. He then served at NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia as the E2B (ATDS) Tactics Operations Programmer from May 1970 to June 1971. In 1971 Captain Foster affiliated with the Naval Reserve atNAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. From 1973 to 1982 he was assigned to VP-64 where he served as Navigator and Tactical Coordinator with Combat Air Crew 3 and held numerous division and department assignments. In October 1982 he was assigned to GVTU-9393 and served as a member of the Inspector General team. In 1984 he served a short tour with PATW1NG-0593 as Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer. That was followed with another assignment with the GVTU-9393 where he served as the SELRES RTSS Officer coordinating the efforts to bring all reserve units at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania on board the Reserve Training Support System (RTSS) Air. In July 1985 he was assigned to NR NAS Keflavik, Iceland 0293 as Executive Officer. In October 1988 Captain Foster was assigned to the GVTU-9393 lo serve as the Inspector General for NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. In July 1989 he assumed command of NR NAS Keflavik, Iceland 0293 before joining the Inactive Reserve in October 1991. Captain Foster is employed by Lockheed Martin Naval Equipment & Surveillance Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, as a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff. He is the recipient of the AEGIS EXCELLENCE AWARD for outstanding performance in software management. In 1987, Captain Foster was awarded the Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Captain Foster has been a Life Member in ANA since 1985, and serving as an officer in the Pitcairn Squadron since then. He currently is serving as the Comptroller..." [21JUN2003]

FOTHERGILL, AW1(NAC) Michael J. mfgill@aol.com "...My first duty station was NAF Washington, D.C. with VP-68 from February 1987 through December 1990. Went to Instructor school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and reported to RESASWTRACEN at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in February 1991. Served as a SS3 instructor at RATCEN from February 1991 through April 1995. Was transfered to VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in Apr of 95. Am still serving with VP-64 until August 2000 when I will be transfered to VP-65 in Oxnard, CA. This will probably by my last squadron and retire in February of 2006..." [20MAY2000]

FUCHS, ADC Dave Retired dfuchs@lxpk.veridian.com "...I flew P-3's from November 1973 to July 1990. Logged 1 or 2 hours as an Instructor FE. VP-90, VP-93, VP-64, VP-66, and VP-68. Retired as ADC at VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C.. Presently working in FMS and the F/A-18 Hornet program at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [13OCT99]


GAINOR, Tim "Abe Pubfernig" tim.gainor@verizon.net "...I joined VP-10 in February 1984. While there I deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland once again. I left NAS Brunswick, Maine in December 1989 to pursue a career as a burger flipper. A little man named Kresge (AW, VP-11) convinced me to join the reserves, and in July 1991 I joined VP-64. In June 1996, I took a direct commission with the Coast Guard Reserve. I miss the per diem and Shorty's Fried Rice. Does anybody know where to find LT Grant Perron, VP-10, 1985-1989?..." [08FEB2007]

GALANTE, AO2 Pete pagg51@satx.rr.com "...I served with VP-64 (1969-1979) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAR2013 | 15JUL2008]

GATES, CAPTAIN Dave "Gator" Retired ljreese357@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), NRL (1983-1988) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-64 (1989-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [07SEP2016]

GENSCH, AVCM Mike grynsch@verizon.net "...VP-65 AT3-AT2, Jun '78 - Oct '81, VP-66 AT1-ATC Aug '86 - Jan '91, VP-62 ATC-ATCS Jan '91 - Jun '94, VP-66 ATCS Jun '94 - Jun '96, and VP-64 ATCS-AVCM. I have been with VP-64 from JUN '96-Present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated March 16MAR2010 | Updated 20MAR98]

GIBBS, AT1(NAC) Dave Work: GibbsA@cnrf.nola.navy.mil or Home: VR54@aol.com "...I was stationed RATCEN 85-87, VP-64 87-90, and VP-90 90-94. Great to see so many familar names. Hope hear from fomer members of those great squadrons..." [16JAN98]

Memorial Picture "...GONZALEZ, AMH1 Carlos "Gonzo"...It's with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of AMH1 Carlos (Gonzo) Gonzalez retired, on October 8, 2009 at the age of 52. We served together in VP-64 from 1985 to 1989. He leaves behind his wife of 28 yrs. and 3 daughters and a grandson. Rest in Peace my Friend..." Contributed by SCALES, AMH1 Frank C. fscales21@verizon.net [21OCT2009]

GREEN, AT2 Rickie rcgreen@ptd.net "...I served with VX-1 (1978-1981) and VP-64 (1983-1991)..." [E-Mail Updated 23NOV2011 | 14SEP2001]

GREEN, AT1(NAC) Richard (Rich) J. Sr. Retired richard.j.green@lmco.com "...I started out with VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (I'm dating myself!) for aircrew training in late 1972/early 1973, joined VP-26 Crew 2 as a Flight Communications Operator in P-3Bs from 1973 to 1976, did a short (2 months) stint with NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, then on to VP-31 as an FCO Instructor in Bs and Bmods (Super Bees) from 1977 to 1979, went to NAS Pensacola, Florida for Aircrew Candidate School and ended up going into the Reserves! Joined VP-0810 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts then moved across the hall to VP-92 as an FCO/Instructor in P-3As and P-3Bmods from 1979 to 1985. Broke service for a few years then I then went to VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as FCO/Instructor/IFT in P-3As again then P-3C Update 2s as IFT from 1989 to 1994, and finally down the hall to VP-66 in P-3C Update 2s and EP-3Js (we got them from VAQ-33 when they were distestablished) as IFT until I retired in July 1998. Didn't stop working on P-3s then, though, went to Lockheed Martin Greenville, SC for the next 5 1/2 years working on the P-3 AIP Mod program as an Avionics Post Mod tester until this last March, when I moved to Marietta, GA to work on the F/A-22 program. I will miss being around the old P-3. I've seen a lot of stuff from a lot of people I knew back when. Y'all keep in touch!..." [08JUL2004]

GREENWOOD, AT2 Harry H. Jr. hgreenwood31@verizon.net "...I served with VP-64 (10/1981-12/1992). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12NOV2015]

GROSKY, Rich 29pontiac@technh.com "...I served with VP-92 from 1969 to 1971 and VP-64 from 1971 thru 1976. Sat SS1. Yes, they were good years!..." [27APR2004]


HARKINS, CAPTAIN Steve "Hawk" Retired hawkeye51@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1975 to 1978 (pilot and various admin positions), NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as a T-44 Instructor, left Active Duty and joined the Reserves serving with VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for 10 years, NRC Avoca, PA in the Poconos (XO of the NRC and part of an Azores Unit) and retired from the Reserves in October 1998. During my Reserve time flew as a Pilot with Eastern Air Lines for 10 years and now 20 years with United Air Lines flying B777's Internationally. I currently reside at Chadd's Ford, PA..." [15DEC2009]

HARRALD, James "Homer" harraldjc@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1987 to 1992 (worked on the line with Dave Smith), VP-92 from 1992 to 1996 (worked on the line with Kerry Clish and Sol Loranger), and VP-66 in 1999. Look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [16APR2004]

HAYES, AD1 Richard E. Retired lrhsr@bellsouth.net "...I was stationed at VP-64 from 1980 to 1984. I was in W/C 110 and QA for my tour. I have some good memories from my time there and had lots of fun. I left VP and went to VA-304 where I was retired on a medical in 1988. We have P-3's fly by Patrick AFB all the time and some times they will do missed approaches at Melbourne Airport where I work. I always get that special feeling that you get from working and flying on a P-3..." [01JUL2005]

HERON, AD1 Dave Retired ypopop@verizon.net "...I served with VP-931, VP-935, VP-932 and VP-936 from March 1962 to November 1970 and VP-64 from November 1970 (Establishement - Plank Owner) until I retired in 1984..." [E-Mail Updated 23APR2009 | 21APR2000]

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]

HOOD, Ray rhoodnc@yahoo.com "...Began my Navy flying with VP-40 (8/61-2/63); then on to VP-48 (2/63-5/64). This finished my active time. Missed flying so joined the reserves at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan flying in S2-E's.When they closed Grosse Ile we all moved to NAF Detroit, Michigan at Seldfridge AFB. Became part of VS-73 when they came out with the "One Navy" concept. I will say that 73 was the best VS squadron in the Navy reserve. When they eliminated the VS we transitioned to the P-3 as VP-93. I was with VP-93 from commissioning in 1976 until I moved to N. Carolina in 1980. I than joined VP-64 and stayed with them until 1984 when the Navy deceieded that I was out of their area and they could no longer fly the airlift to pick me up. There was no VP around with any open billits so I joined ASWOC 0966 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. This is where I finished my Navy career, retiring in May, 1988..." [21APR99]

HOOPER, ADCS Jeanne Retired djhoops@msn.com "...Just want to say "Howdy!" to all my VP-64 Condor buddies from way back (1986-1993). I retired in January. Can't believe it, but I don't even miss it already. VP-64 was and always will be "THE BEST" squadron I had the pleasure to serve in. I think of all my old Shipmates often and hope you are all well..." [20MAY2003]

HOUGH, AWCS Dave Retired dhough@averstar.com "...VP-1 1976-1980 and VP-64 1980-1997. Condors and Liberty Bells the best the reserves have to offer..." [10JUN99]

HUDSON, CAPTAIN Daniel W. "Dan" Retired dhudson@cplbrokers.com "...I served with VP-64 as the Commanding Officer from September 1999 to January 2001..." [02AUG2013]


ISABELLA, Dominic dom@groupmail.com "...I served with VP-64 (NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) as a ready reservist from 1967 to October 1973. Would like to hear from others in my old unit..." [18MAY2005]


JOBLON, Richard J. Sr. dljoblon@aol.com "...I was a proud member of VP-8 August 1957 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, then NAS Chincoteague, Virginia, then NAS Norfolk, Virginia till 1961. LT Pete Kucyk was my first patrol plane commander and I might add "THE BEST OF THE BEST". I was his aircraft electrician and ECM & MAd operator/observer and steak cooker in our galley aboard. I would appreciate someone sending me any information regarding joining your group and attending a Reunion. I later went into the New Jersey Air National Guard fot 6 years at Maguire AFB, N.J. Still I did not have enough of airplanes and flying so I joined the U. S. Naval Reserve with VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for 10 years. Fraternaly yours..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL2003 | 12MAY2002]

Memorial Picture "...JOHNSTON, AMCS Brian "Pig Farmer"...Brian "Pig Farmer" Johnston was an Airframer extraordinaire and the FE Deluxe. They've only made a couple of those. He flew for VP-64 (twice), VP-67, VP-91, VP-62, RESPATWING, HC-85, and VR-58. He was the most laid-back FE I have ever known, and one of the best friends you could ever want. He died in June, 2005 of natural causes; albeit at a very young age. Brian would lay some FE knowledge on you, and no matter how far behind the power curve you (I) might have been, he would never make you (me) feel stupid. He posessed no ego whatsoever, and once he put on khaki, he never forgot where he came from. True to that credo, he always tried to pull others up to where he was. In every respect, he was a true Chief and Blue Card FE. More importantly, he was a friend. Pig Farmer is sorely missed by all of those who had the opportunity to know him..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

JONES, AD2(AW) Donald "Jonesy" djones1313@live.com "...I served with VP-67 (1991-1994), VP-64 (1994-1999) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 2 years with AIMD at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Base Police (2000-2005), VR-53 for 3 years and NOSC NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where just closed to doors to that building. Some of you might remember the building 140A (old RATCEN). I am finishing my last couple months on the Base before I retire in January. I was wondering if anyone has an extra rocker I could get from someone or know where I could get one for my Shadow Box - VP-67 is the only one I dont have. Hope to hear from some of you guys..." [01OCT2010]

JUNIUS, AMEC (AW/NAC) JR AMECFE@aol.com "...STARTED IN VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana JULY 85-APR 86. TRANSFERRED TO VP-64 APR 86 TO OCT 88..TRNSFERED TO VP-66 OCT 88-NOV 94 THEN TO VP-68 NOV94-NOV96 AND CURRENTLY IN VP-66 DEC 96-PRESENT..." [04NOV98]


KELLETT, PN1 John jkellett@yorkmold.com "...I was a plank-owner in VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Due to an employment transfer, I dropped out of the squadron in 1977. It is a move that was necessary at that time but one that I regret to this day. I had already spent four years in the USN, from 1958 until 1962 but was just as proud to be a CONDOR. At that time we were one of only four combat ready squadrons on the East Coast. I was privileged to be on 2 deployments to NS Rota, Spain; one to NAS Bermuda; and the transition from P2V to P-3A at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I'd like to hear from old Shipmates..." [17APR2001]

KENDAL, AT1 Russ russk@rkendal.com "...I served with VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1972 to 1976 and VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I flew as Radio and In Flight Technician on P2's and P-3's..." [10DEC2003]

KENNEDY, AT3 Jack jack.kennedy7@gmail.com "...I served with VP-64 (1990-1993)..." [23AUG2012]

KIDDER, AMSC Mike Retired robertkidder@comcast.net "...I served with VP-46 from 1967-1970 Crews 8 and 11 as a 2nd Mechanic, VP-92 in 1976 as a selres until entering the TAR program in June 1976, VP-64 from 1979-1983 as an F/E instructor, VP-67 from 1983-1985 as an F/E instructor and evaluator, and VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985-1991 as an F/E instructor and evaluator. I'm now retired and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 19AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2001 | 27JUN2000]

KINNIE, Robert (Bob) starwar345@aol.com and RWKinnie@aol.com "...I served with VP-64 from September 1972 to September 1975. ADRAR when I got there and left as an ADJ3. VP-91 from January 1976 to July 1976. ADJ3 when I got there and left as an AD2. VP-66 from July 1976 to July 1980. AD2. Back to VP-64 in July 1980 to April 1985. AD2 when I got there and left as an AD1. April 1985 went to RAIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and left in March 1989. AD1. VP-62 March 1989 to June 1993. AD1 when I got there and ADC when I left. VAQ-209 June 1993 to October 1994, Retired as an ADC..." [08SEP98]

KNIGHT, AW1 Terry knightstar07@verizon.net "...I served with a Squadron Augment Unit (1980-1981), VP-66 (1981-1985), VP-93 (1985-1988), ASWOC (1988), NADC (1988-1989) and VP-64 (1989-present). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2012 | 13MAY98]

KRAINIAK, AFCM John Retired krainiak@bellsouth.net"...I'm a retired AFCM, and did tours with P-2s, then P-3a's in VP-62, 1974-1978 as a Flight Engineer. Then the Reserve AWS School in Willow Grove, VP-67, VP-64, CRPWL, and finally retired from VP-62 in 1993. Please E-mail me if we were stationed together. It great to hear from old shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2001 | Updated 15JUN98]

KRAVITZ, Ron Retired p3flyer@verizon.net "...I entered the Naval Air program in 1960 as a P2V-7 Ordnance Air Crewman with VP-18. I was released from active duty in 1963 and went active reserves in 1966. I served with VP-934 which was redesignated VP-66 and redesignated again to VP-64 (when another squadron was moved down from New York). I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974 and served with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California. I went to P-3 flight Engineer School in 1975 and was recalled to active duty in January 1976. I stayed on active duty touring with VP-64, VP-69 and NAS Dallas, Texas. I was part of the team that opened up NAS Fort Worth JRB. I retired in August of 1996. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 10JAN2003 | 08NOV98]

KREBS, Maynard restart1@bellsouth.net"..AD2 1825 Farm Way Middleburg Fl 32068 P-3 "Fright Injun-Ear", VP-16 (74-80), VP-64 (80-84), RESASWTRACEN, CNARF P-3 Natops (84-88), VP-62 (88-92)..." [E-Mail Updated 22SEP2001]


LACHMAN, CW04(ATCS) David E. Retired david.e.lachman@juno.com "...I joined the Naval Reserve at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in October 1962. Assigned to VP-936 (October 1962-September 1966), VP-935 (October 1966-April 1968), VP-66/W1 (May 1968-October 1970), VP-64 (November 1970-September 1994) and retired 30 Sep 1970. Flew aircrew in P2V-5 and P2V-7's (10 years) and P-3A's (14 years) as FCO. Was "bluecard" for FCO for 12 years. Also qualified in Julie, Radar, ECM, and MAD/Sniffer. Was MMCO in VP-64 from 1987 to 1994. The Condors are a proud, close and strong unit with an excellent tradition. They are and will be the best in my book. Would be happy to hear from fellow Shipmates..." [26APR2000]

LAFFAN, Sean P. seanplaffan@gmail.com "...I served with VP-64 (1981-1986) in Power Plant Shop many good times with the group. Had a great time over in NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2016 | 02MAR2014]

LAUREIRO, Juan C. jclnwll@netcarrier.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1982 to 1987..." [06MAY2002]

LEMIRE, PO1 J. Alfred emsblue@aol.com "...I served with VP-21 (1964- 1968) and VP-64 (1968-1988)..." [25OCT2012]

LISIUS, Joe grdn24@pacbell.net "...Awesome page Nevins, lots of folks remembered. Toured with ORION BROTHERHOOD OF ENGINEERS CHAPTERS VP-64, VP-93, VP-69, & CRPWP (Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific)..."

LOPEZ, AZ Carol Retired eclclo@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Seattle, Washington and NAS Alameda, California as a DK. I left the Navy in 1990. I rejoined in 1974 with VP-64 as a AZ in 1994 and retired from MMU at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 07JAN2000 | 00XX97]

LOPEZ, AEC Ed Retired eclclo@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Seattle, Washington (1967-1969), NARTU NAS Alameda, California (1969 to 1971), VA-303 (1971), VP-65 (1971-1973), VP-64 (1973-1978), VP-91 (1978-1981), VP-62 (1981-1984) and VP-65 (1984-1990). I flew as Julie-Jez P2V-5, S2F, FCPC P2V-7 and as a FE aboard the P3A/B..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 07JAN2000 | 00XX97]

LORENZ, Thomas B. Jr. barclay177@wowway.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1988 to 1991 CAC-8 and CAC-5. I am currently serving with VP-64 CAC-2. Its been fun and I enjoy meeting up with fellow Shipmates throughout my travels around the world..." [31JAN2004]

LORRAINE, AX2 Ted tedlorraine@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1986 to 1989 and then left the Navy. Returned a year later and did a few years with VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. We had a great group of Shipmates at VP-50 and had some great times. I've always missed the friendships and the VP way of life. Still married to the same girl but 4 kids now instead of 2. I've already started to get in touch with former Shipmates..." [15JUN2004]

LUDWIKOWSKI, CAPTAIN Joe Retired joelud@bellatlantic.net "...I was lucky enough to retire a Captain in 1999 after 24 great years. Even luckier to have been a part of the VP Navy. Served with some great leaders. My first C.O. was VADM Loftus. Many other good men all the way through. Started with VP-45. Became a TAR and served in VP-64, VP-92 and VP-30. Best two years of my career were spent as C.O. of RESASWTRACEN. All along, great enlisted sailors made the real difference. It was an honor to have served with them and to have been a part of the VP Navy!..." [16FEB2002]

LUPO, Carl carlsept2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1979 to 1981 when NAS Patuxent River, Maryland was just a hole in the wall. We didn't even have a dial tone on our phone just a little buzz. I was just married while serving with VX-1. My first child was born and my second was due in 6 months when we left. I went to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania with VP-64 from 1981 to 1985 and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Station Weapons where I remained until 1990 when I was discharged for medical reasons due to back problems. I am now teaching Preschool with Autism an loving it. Hope all is well..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09APR2004 | 28JAN2000]


MACAULAY, ATC(AW) D. A. xpc01dmac@erols.com

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]

MANCE, Mike mikemance@hotmail.com "...I was able to see a lot of my old VP-64 Shipmates, what has happened to them, and obtain their email addresses..." [08SEP99]

MANCINI, AT1 Victor J. vjmancini@erols.com "...Hi all. I had spent my first tour in VP-49 from '89-'92 were we deployed to NAS Bermuda/ NAS Bermuda and NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal/Puerto Rico, which included dets to all points. From there I transfered to NAWC Warminster, Pa. were I had the oppurtunity to see how all of the P-3 hardware and software gets developed and has the bugs hammered out. I left the Navy in '95 and have currently been rehired by the reserves to drill with VP-64 at sunny NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I also currently work as a contractor for Eagle Systems at the P-3 hardware and software development facility at NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I've met alot of people at all locales mentioned above and would like to say that it was and is a pleasure to serve with everyone who likes to work hard and play hard. Drop me a line to say Hi..." [08NOV98]

MATTHEWS, AO1 (AW) (NAC) Scott Retired p3acord@msn.com"...I served with VP-64/VP-66 from 1977 to 1995 both as a TAR and SELRES. I was an aircrew ordnanceman for most of that time. I retired Jan. 1995. I am thinking of changing my name and age and doing it all over again. I do miss it and wish I could..." [30MAR2005]

McCOLLISTER, CDR John T. Shipmate Pix John@TheMcCollister.com "...I joined the ranks of VP Sailors in 1969 when I reported aboard VP-49 as the 3P for CAC 6. With VP-49, I participated in one of the first operational deployments of the "new" P-3C to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. After leaving VP-49, I accepted orders to VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, as an instructor pilot in the P-3. I left active duty in 1973, and finished my career serving with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and VP-64, at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. A "legend in my own mind," I'm best known for my "VP Album", a collection of original Navy songs that ended up pressed onto vinyl in 1982. This album was stuffed into a SSQ-53 sonobuoy container and dropped aboard a Russian Victor-class submarine in 1982. It spread quickly throughout the Soviet Union, ultimately leading to the collapse of the "Evil Empire" in 1989. Best regards to all my Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2001 | BIO Updated 21OCT98 | 05OCT98]

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

McGUIRE, Clarence D. pappymac@bellsouth.net "...I started out in Jan 1959 in San Diego. Joined VP-6 in March 1959. Started flying P-2V's as an AO. Transfer'd in Jan 64 to Fall Brook Cl., Seal Beach Annex. Out in Aug 64. Back in Oct 68 with the TARS in NAS Jacksonville, Florida then as a VP-62Plank Owner. Transfer'd Oct62 to VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as an AW2. Then to HAS-30 to HSL-36 Mayport. Transfer'd to VP-30 as a AW1 instructer in non acustic P-3C II. RETIRED Aug 83 AWC. Would like to contact anyone who may have crossed paths with me. Also looking for those who participated in Operation Dominic Spring of 62..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB99 | 17MAR98]

McPHEE, AWCS Larry Retired skiguy11@juno.com "...served with HS75 out of Lakehurst and Willow Grove and the second half of my flying career I flew with VP 64/ CAC 6. Lots of "on top" time while I was in the squadron chasing Ivan all over the North Atlantic..."

Memorial Picture "...MERRELL, AFCM Ken...AFCM Ken Merrell passed away sadly some years back. I had spoke with him on the phone just prior and received a correspondence from his wife upon his passing. Ken served with NARDET NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-64 and VP-66..." Contributed by ZULKOWSKY, YNC Iris Retired eric9103@comcast.net [05FEB2015]

MERRELL, AFCM Ken Retired kmerrell@whidbey.net "...I was in NARDET NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-64 and VP-66. I retired in 1985. Would like to hear from any shipmates..."

MILLER, AVCM Michael E. Retired melisahe@netzero.net "...I served with VP-24 from 1966 to 1968 (AX Crew 4 Jezz 0perator), AW "A" School in 1968, VP-66 from 1970 to 1975, NARDET NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1975 to 1977, VP-64 from 1977 to 1979 and retired from VA-204 in 1983 as an AVCM selectee..." [13FEB2010]

MILLS, ADC Brian D. BMillsP3FE@comcast.net "...I am a Flight Engineer currently with VP-64. I served with VP-66 from 1984-1988, VP-69 from 1988-1992, NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1992-1994. I would have loved to have flown back in the old days before all this Drawdown, Base Closure, Squadron decom. crap. My dad was a PR in the early/mid 1960's stationed in NAS Point Mugu, California. Any old Shipmates drop a line...I was stationed on board NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1992-1994 assigned to the Aircrew Training Department as a P-3 Flight Engineer/Simulator Instructor. I had the pleasures of flying with VP-60 and VP-90 up until the end. I was the last FE to set power for takeoff on LU-64 (BUNO: 161130) during the Base Closure ceremony. After that I was given a chunk of RWY 35/17 which all the crew signed and I have on my desk now. I am trying to find a NAS Glenview, Illinois patch for my collection. Any info or old Shipmates, drop a line..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAY2002 | BIO Updated 29AUG2001 | 00XXX97]

MILSTEIN, Eric ebmilstein@worldnet.att.net "...AW-2 VP-64 1981-1987, LT., NFO VP-48 (Checked in the week they decommissioned!), VP-47 1991-1995 (The Caustic Crew), VXE-6 1995-1996, VP-91 1996 to Present. (Retirement if they don't get rid of the reserves completely!) P-3's: Baseline Alphas to the last UIII off the production line. NS Rota, Spain- NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal to Diego Garcia-Masirah-Jeddah..." [15MAR98]

MONROE, Charles charles.monroe1@frontier.com "...I served with VP-64 (1980-1993). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07OCT2014]

MONTGOMERY, CAPTAIN David L. Commander Reserve Patrol Wing "...Commander Reserve Patrol Wing - Captain Montgomery hails from Cypress Inn, Tennessee, graduating from Collinwood High School in 1971. He attended the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976. In 1978, he entered Aviation Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in November 1979. Upon completion of flight training, his first assignment was with VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In May 1983, he reported to VP-30 as an instructor for first and second tour Naval Flight Officers. In October 1985, he was selected for the Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) program and reported to Naval Air Reserve Memphis. Subsequent tours included VP-67 in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California and then in June 1992 back to VP-67 where he served as Officer-In-Charge. Following this tour, he reported to Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force, New Orleans, Louisiana, serving as NATOPS Officer then as the VP Program Manager. In August 1996, Commander Montgomery reported to VP-64 as the Executive Officer and in May 1997 assumed the position of Commanding Officer. After the completion of his command tour Captain Montgomery reported to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He graduated from ICAF with a Master of Science Degree in "National Resource Strategy" in June 1999. Following ICAF, he served as the Head Coordinator Naval Air Reserve, for the Director Air Warfare, on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Warfare Requirements, and Assessments) from July 1999 to July 2001..." [18JUN2003]

MONTGOMERY, Gary "shorty' totallaz@.aol.com "...I was with VP-64 out of NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [07MAR99]

MOORE, AECS Dan Retired aecs8251@netpenny.net"...I served with VP-46 from 1978 to 1982, VP-64 from 1985 to 1990, VP-93 from 1990 to 1992, and currently serving with VP-64 NAS Willow Grove since 1992 [8251 P-3 B/C Flight Engineer]..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2003 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC2000 | E-Mail Updated 15JAN2000 | 00XXX97]

MOORE, CAPTAIN Michael K. "Mike" Retired mikemoored@aol.com "...I served with VT-3 (1966-1968), VP-8 (1968-1970), VP-64 (1971-1975) and retired in 1993. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06OCT2017 | 04JUL98]

MORENO, YNC Rhonda rmoreno80@aol.com "...VP-64 was my first aviation squadron. I was stationed there from 94-97, being a YN I get to be surface or aviation. VP-64 was great, have a lot of good memories (and videos). From VP-64, went to the Bureau, Washington DC ('97-98) for a year, made Chief and then moved with the Bureau to Millington TN (98-99). Now I'm back at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania at VP-66 (00-present), which I plan on retiring from only 2 more years left. Its been a great ride..." [11MAR2001]

MOTTERN, AW1 Carl Retired Shipmate Pix VP-8 1980 Shipmate Pix VP-93 1994 cfmottern@yahoo.com "...I was an SS-3 from 1979 to my retirement as a reserve AW1 in Febuary 1996. I garaduated from VP-30 as the last east coast BRAVO SS-3 student from where I went to VP-8 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Flew with CAC 1/2 from 79 to 11-81 when I transferred to NRD Buffalo s a recruiter. Bailed out from there and reupped as a reserve with VP-93 where I flew in some of VP-8s' old "B"s. When VP-93 decommed in in 1994 I went to VP-64 at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from where I retired in February 96. Prior to VP I had beemn a rotor head with HS-15 and a T.A.D. stint in HS-1. With HS-15 I deployed on board USS Ameica and Independence. Would love to hear from old friends in all old units..." [E-Mail Updated 01FEB2005 | PIX ADDED 26FEB2000 | 27OCT99]


NICHOLAS, AE2 Rubbo Shipmate Pix nrubbo@netjets.com "...Started at VR-51 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. In 1989. The Flaming Hookers. Nothing like this ever was. You guys really took care of me there. I miss you all. I landed at NAF Detroit, Michigan VR-62 about 1993. It was great to be back home. My father served there and some of you remembered me from the old hanger when I used to visit on drill weekends. My father is doing well and still wrenching on aircraft for ATA in Indy. Around 1995 I joined the VP community at VP-64 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I really enjoyed my stay there and met some really nice people. I played basketball at all these stations and rode motorcycles to work often. If you want to drop me an E-mail please do I look forward to hearing from Shipmates soon..." [07DEC2006]

NICHOLS, AME Gary gnichols317@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-64 1980-81 as an AME, and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Key West, Florida. Then worked at NAS Kingsville, Texas, NAF El Centro, California, Merridian, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Hollowman AFB, Oceana and NAS Elizabeth City, NC. Write me or email me..." [28MAY2005]


ODENTHAL, Joe "Odie" odenthal@erols.com "...Greetings to all, I was an "HS" sailor on active duty but upon Reserve affiliation was introduced to the VP Navy. I was in VP-68A1 in 1970 and then as an AWHAN. I was part of the Commissioning crew of VP-68 1 NOV 70. I left VP-68 as an ATC on 1 FEB 92 when I was commissioned as an Aviation Maintenance Technecian, CWO/W2. I joined VP-68 at NAF Washington, made the move fron P-2s to P-3s and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then back to NAF Washington. Four months with VR-48/53 and on to Reserve Patrol Wing, Atlantic in Norfolk 1 JUN 92. I moved again 1 APR 93, this time to the Condors of VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as MMCO. I returned to VP-68 with 1 day TAD orders for the DE-COM. I shall retire from VP-64 APR 99. Will I be the last VP-68 Plankowner to retire?..." [14MAR98]

OSBORNE, HENRY "OZ" osborneh@rbcinc.com "...AT1 (AW/NAC) "OZ" STILL HANGING OUT IN THE P-3 COMMUNITY. CURRENTLY I WORK FOR THE P-3 CLASS DESK AT NAVAIR. WAS IN VP-64 (77-79), VP-68 (79-81), VP-4 (81-83), VP-22 (83-85), CINCUSNAVEUR(86-89), VXN-8 (89-93). DROP ME A LINE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE KEVIN LANDIS ATC IS???..." [23MAR98]


RAGEN, AOC Ron RRLATCH@AOL.COM

RIMSHAW, AWCM Bill (Willie) Retired navwill@worldnet.att.net "...I was a plankowner of VP-64 from November 1970 to 1985. I was then called to Active Duty in Washington, DC on the CNO's 75th Anniversary Staff. In 1987 I returned to VP-64 to serve my last year befor retiring in February 1988. I always called VP-64 my second home and my Shipmates, my second family. As I get older, 5 years between Reunions seems toooo long to wait to see all my old friends..." [23JUL2003]

RISCHE, Carl W. carlr@whidbey.net "...Joined the VP Navy in May of 1975 as a TAR with VP-69 while they were still flying the P-2V7. Transitioned to P-3A's and spent the remainder of my Navy time working on and flying in P-3's with the following squadrons. VP-69 May 75 thru Aug 77, VP-64 Sept 77 thru Oct 81, VP-92 Nov 81 thru Sept 85, VP-69 Oct 85 till I retired on March 31, 1990 as an AMHC..." [01FEB98]

ROBINSON, Anthony tonysoul@aol.com "...Hi old Shipmates. Entered Navy in 1980. First squadron was VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Went TAR and joined CRPWP from 84-88. Then transfered to VP-MAU at NAS Moffett Field, California from 88-91. Then went far from home and was attached to VP-65 at NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California. from 91-95. I finally left the west coast and transferred to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Was stationed at VP-64 till I made AWC. Now attached with the Liberty Bells of VP-66. Woulod like to hear from old "Shipmates of the past" In memory of St. James Infirmary..." [14APR98]

ROSS, Richard richross@viconet.com "...Served with VP-64 and also VP-66 during the 70s at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania I was one of the Buffalo Airlifters. ADR changed to ADJ and then to AZ without taking a test. I guess they did with you what they wanted to in thoes days. I came there from a SH34 Sq attached to the first Marine Div in Nam..." [26JUL98]

ROTZELL, AT3 Perry indy_19440@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-64 (02/1982-06/1982)..." [10DEC2014]

RUSACK, Ann ludman@muhlberg.edu "...I was attached to VP-24 8/88-5/92, and then VP-64 '92-95. I would welcome anyone who wants to chat. I really miss the P-3 community, although I am now out of the Navy and am in school. However, I can still smell the JP-5 as if it were yesterday!..." [02NOV98]

RUSSELL, PH1 Elliott Retired elliottgrussell@netscape.net "...I served from August '86 to December '91. Photo AirCrew/Observer. Retired in Dec.'91 after 20+ reserve years. Happy to hear from squadron personnel, especially from other photomates..." [21APR2001]

RUTH, CAPTAIN Philip M. Retired http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ANAPitcairn/webdoc2.htm "...Captain Philip M. Ruth graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968. He entered Aviation Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in May, 1969. He earned his designation and Naval Aviator "Wings of Gold" in May, 1970, and was assigned to VP-24 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for his first operational assignment. During that assignment, CAPT Ruth deployed twice to NAS Keflavik, Iceland with the P-3C aircraft and qualified as Patrol Plane Commander. In October, 1972, CAPT Ruth completed his active duty assignment and affiliated with VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he served for the next fifteen years. During the initial phase of his assignment, the squadron transitioned from the SP2H Neptune to the P-3A Orion. CAPT Ruth flew the acceptance flight of the first P-3 to be based at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and later in 1983, he was the Patrol Plane Commander of the first crew to become fully qualified in the P-3A TACNAVMOD modernized aircraft. Operational cruises with VP-64 included the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, England, NAS Bermuda, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. During his assignment with VP-64, CAPT Ruth qualified as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, and Maintenance Check Pilot. He has served in various billets including that of Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer. In October, 1987, CAPT Ruth transferred to the Volunteer Training Unit (GVTU 9393) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he qualified as Command Duty Officer for the Naval Air Station. He later served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of GVTU 9393. CAPT Ruth became Commanding Officer of NR NAS Keflavik, Iceland 0293 in March 1993 where he served until October 1995. During his command he participated in two Northern Viking exercises in Iceland and the command was awarded the Willy Grover Award for excellence in retention three times. In October 1995, CAPT Ruth reaffiliated with GVTU 9393 serving as Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer until he reassumed command in November 1996. He retired from the Naval Reserve in June 1999. CAPT Ruth has been awarded the Navy "E" Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3), U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (4), and the Navy/Marine Corps. Commendation Medal. CAPT Ruth has been affiliated with the Association of Naval Aviation for 20 years and has held the Pitcairn Squadron offices of Recruiting Officer, Special Events Chairman, Administrative Officer, and Executive Officer. CAPT Ruth is presently employed as a Captain for Delta Air Lines, Inc., based in New York..." [18JUN2003]

RUTKOWSKI, ADJ Dave daver@pwrr.com "...I served with VP-64 in 1976 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [28DEC2007]


PATRICK, David M. dpatrick@rheem.com "...VP-64 89-90 AO3..." [16OCT98]

PATTULLO, Jim plj@pacifier.com "...VP-69, VP-91, VP-64, CRPWP, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California, CRPWP DET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CRPWP DET NAS Moffett Field, California, and THE WORLD..." [27MAR98]

POTTER, AMCS Cecil O. Jr. Retired kpotter@insight.rr.com "...I served with VP-64 and AIMD, NAS Security, and Safety from 1979-1983, HAL-5 from 1983-1985, and VP-91 from 1985-1986 till retirement..." [14APR2002]


ROBERTS, Robbie "Red Bud" robbie.roberts1977@gmail.com "...I served with VP-64 (07/1979-05/1983) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and still live 3 miles from the base..." [27AUG2015]


SALAMY, Paul S. Salamyp@aol.com "...I was in VP-50 from Sept 89 to June 92 (Decomissioning). I deployed to Cubi Point/Diego Garcia and also to NAS Adak, Alaska. I served on crew 10 and also crew 6. I separated from active duty in October 96 and am now a "drilling reservist" with VP-64 "Condors" in Willow Grove, PA..."

SAUNDERS, Wayne c-wsaunders@emailmsn.com "...I served with VP-64 from August 1987 to March of 1991. I was an AD and I started out in the line shack working under Dave "Smitty" Smith. I spent most of my time tad to w/c 400 at AIMD working in w/c 41l. I had alot of good friends in both the squadron and at AIMD and my time in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania were some of the best. It is nice to see some names I recognize and look forward to hearing from anyone who served there at that time , and remembers me. I got there as a ADAA and left as AD2..." [26FEB2000]

SCALES, AMH1 Frank C. fscales21@verizon.net "...Today the last of the VP-64 Plank Owners retired after 30 years of service, CMC Tom McBride. It was great to see some of the old buzzards, past C.O.'s included! I look forward to seeing these old faces again at my retirement, after 22 years with VP-64. In two weeks I pull the plug and turn the watch over to the young ones. I am the longest VP-64 member without being a Plank Owner since being assigned to 64 in December of 1975. To all those past and present shipmates, I would love to see you at my retirement ceremony on December 7, 1997, at 2:00 p.m. on the VP-64 hangar deck..." [E-Mail Updated 21OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 05JUN2000 | 22NOV97]

SCHIEVE, John N. jnschiev@us.ibm.com "...Joined Navy December 1978 and retired from VP-64 in January 1999..." [27MAR2014]

SCHNECKENBURGER, ADC Douglas "Shake" Retired akashakenbake@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1967), VP-64 (1976-1978), VP-93 (1978-1982), VP-62 (1982-1986) and VP-64 (1986-1989)..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 02FEB2014 | 05JUN2000]

Memorial Picture "...SCHUPP, AMSC T. L. "Eddie"...Schupp AMCS T. L. (Eddie) deceased 6 September 2010. Of his many squadrons and stationss, Eddie will be most fondly remembered as FE of Crew 6 from VP-64's transition to the P-3 Orion in June 1973 until 1976 and then again in 1981 to 1983. Eddie was interredin the new Washing Crossing National Cemetery. Crew 6 will hold a memorial at the grave site on 2 October 2010. If interested, contact Captain Lou Dilullo at dilu3@psd.net. Eddie also served with VP-48..." Contributed by ROBIDEAU, AWCS Larry "Robby" Retired larobidoo@comcast.net [30SEP2010]

SCHUPP, AMSC T. L. "Eddie" rschuppjr@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 from August 1968 to August 1969..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT2009 | 29MAR2009]

SEIDEL, Jim SEIDELNAVY@aol.com "...Currently Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Reserve ASW Training Center at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. As a TAR Served on: CNARF staff New Orleans, Officer in Charge of VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-68 NAF Wash. DC and VP-SAU Program Manager NAF Wash. DC. Active duty included VP-30 (1984-86) and VP-56 (1981-84). Please drop me a line anytime!..." [17JUN98]

SHANK, YNC David Retired kshank@innernet.net "...Hello, I was the Active Duty Chief Yeoman VP-64 from June 1990 to August 1993. It was nice to see this web site. I would like to know the next time there is a reunion. I am currently a seventh grade school teacher. I would like to hear from anyone stationed at the squadron while I was there..."

SIMAEYS, ADC Joe Van FLYUSN@MICHIGANNET.COM "...>Memories. I fell on to this just last night and have not stopped thinking about it since. I was a flight engineer with VP-64 stationed at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. When I checked in to the squadron after going through F/E school with VP-30 there was one P-3A sitting on the flight line and no one to fly it, this was August of 1973, the BUNO. was 151360, LU1. I was the third F/E to qualify in the P-3 at VP-64. A Mech. by the name of Lenny Humiston was the first and a Hammer Slammer by the name of Bob Kral (BK) was the second. The hanger was old and rickity at best, and was condemned before I left NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. If any one remembers the snow storm of "78" they know why it was condemned and the fun we had getting the planes out of the hanger. I was in Crew 8 and my PPC was Lt. Mike Holland, the designer of VP-64 squadron logo. My TACCO was LCdr. and eventually Captain, Kenny Wall, the BEST there was. I would really like to chat with my old Shipmates. My good buddy (BK) came out to visit a couple of years ago and after a few beers and a little Jack Daniel's we were sure we could still operate a P-3..." [13APR99]

SIMEON, Ray rsimeon@pacerinfotec.com "...Served in VP-48 from '72 - '75 as an NFO. Served in VP-31 from '75 - '78. Was in VP-64 from '79 - '85..." [21MAR98]

SKORUPSKI, Richard W. "Skeeter" Retired rick_s@webtv.net "...Served with VP-66 79/82. NAVAIRES NAS Point Mugu, California 82/86 Aircrew Training supervisor for VP-0919 NAVAIRESTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 86/91 FCO Instructor, NATOPS Evaluator, NATOPS Team Chief, P-3-A/B Model Manager. VP-64 91/93..." [13SEP98]

SMITH, AMS AA sidekick@twlakes.net "...I served with VP-64 (1977-1978) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [23JAN2013]

SMITH, AMEC J. D. Retired jaydsmit@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1977 to 1981, VA-205 (Reserves) from 1982 to 1983, VP-64 (TAR) from 1984 to 1988, VA/VFA-203 (Reserves) from 1988 to 1992 and retired AMEC from HS-75. Live in Jacksonville, FL..." [28DEC2008]

SMYERS, CDR T. D. tdsmyers@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5 (March 1986 to February 1990) and VP-30 (February 1990 to October 1991) in the Fleet before becoming a TAR. Since adjusting my designator to 1327, I've served with RATCEN (November 1991 to May 1994), VP-64 (June 1994 to July 1997) at JRB NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-64 OIC at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, short tour on RADM McLaughlin's staff at CNARF (now CNAR), and now XO of VP-62. Life is good at VP-62!...I became Commanding Officer of VP-62 July 26th, 2003..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 28JUL2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2002 | E-Mail/BIO 27SEP99 | 07JUN98]

SNELLING, LCDR Bob http://www.friendsofbob.org/meet.htm "...In June of 1965, as a newly commissioned Ensign, Bob reported aboard the USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781), a World War II vintage Destroyer, stationed at Mayport, Florida, and served there for two years as Gunnery Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer with collateral responsibilities of Public Affairs and Personal Financial Affairs. The Huntington made one Mediterranean Sea deployment and several short cruises to the Caribbean during Bob's tour. Upon completing all associated flight training, he reported in 1969 to VP-28, The Hawaiian Warriors, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as pilot and Flight Line Officer. Later in 1969, VP-28 was decommissioned so he immediately reported to VP-6, The Blue Sharks, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in the patrol navy he spent three short periods in Vietnam flying in Operation Market Time, an operation designed to keep supplies from arriving to help the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. While his primary responsibility was to fly as a Patrol Plane Commander in P-3, aircraft he also served VP-6 as Assistant Administrative Officer and Personnel Officer. During his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal all for service during the Vietnam war. Upon leaving active duty he joined VP-64, a reserve patrol squadron, at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Bob earned the rank of Lieutenant-Commander which he held upon resigning from the Naval Reserves in 1975. Bob joined Delta Air Lines as a pilot in 1972. He has flown as Flight Engineer, Co-pilot, and Captain on many of Delta's jets. He has spent most of his twenty-five year career flying the Boeing-727 and Lockheed's L-1011. He is currently an L-1011 Captain based in Atlanta, GA. He specialized as a flight instructor for 13 years with Delta. Most recently he taught pilots and co-pilots on the Boeing-727. Bob was promoted to Senior Flight Instructor, a position he held for about two years before returning to full time flying in late 1996..." [17APR2004]

SPEED, CDR Stephen R. http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=7868 "...XO Takes Charge of VP-64 - Story Number: NNS030610-08 - Release Date: 6/10/2003 7:06:00 AM - From Patrol Squadron 64 Public Affairs - WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (NNS) -- The executive officer of VP-64 stepped up to the squadron's commanding officer slot during a change-of-command ceremony held in their hangar May 17. Cmdr. Stephen R. Speed relieved Cmdr. Richard S. Cline, who transferred to Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing. Speed, a native of Dover, Del., joined the squadron in October 1996 and has since served in seven different positions, including tours as the training officer, operations officer and maintenance officer. He earned his bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985, entered flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a naval aviator at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, in August 1986. During his 18 years of service, Speed has earned the Navy Achievement Medal and various other personal, unit and theater awards. He has also accumulated more than 5,000 flight hours in P-3 Orion aircraft..." [03JUL2003]

SPENCER, CAPTAIN Mark S. http://reserves.navy.mil/ Public/ Staff/ Centers/ Forces+Command/ Centers/ Naval+Air+Reserves/ Centers/ Norfolk/ WelcomeAboard/ CommandingOfficer/ default.htm "...Captain Spencer was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Glassboro State College in 1977. Entering the Navy in September 1978, he served his first two years in San Diego, CA as a Hospital Corpsman. He was transferred to Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, where he received his commission in November 1980. In May 1981, he received orders to NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training, earning his wings in September 1982. Captain Spencer's first operational assignment was VP-8, NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1983 to 1986, qualifying as a Naval Flight Officer in the P-3C aircraft. He transferred to NROTC Miami University in Oxford, OH in July of 1986. During this tour, he completed his Master of Education Degree. In August 1988, Captain Spencer was selected for the Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Program. He reported in August 1989 for his first TAR tour to the Naval Air Reserve Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Captain Spencer was transferred to VP-64, NAS Willow Grove, PennsylvaniaA in November 1991, where he qualified in the P-3B and P-3C aircraft and served as a Department Head. In August 1994 he transferred to VP-65, NAS Point Mugu, California, where he continued to fly in the P-3C aircraft and served as a Department Head. In August 1996, he reported to the Naval Reserve Professional Development Center, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, as Executive Officer and assumed command in September 1997. He transferred to the Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force staff in April 1999, where he was assigned to the Training Department. In July 2000, he reported aboard and assumed command of Naval Air Reserve Center Selfridge. In September 2002 he transferred to U. S. Transportation Command, serving as Chief, Reserve Affairs. In July 2004, Captain Spencer reported for his current assignment as Commanding Officer, Naval Air Reserve Center, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Captain Spencer's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (1 award), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards)..." [25APR2005]

STAINSBY, James jstain@aol.com "...I was in VP-93 until they were disestablished. I then transferred to VP-64. I retired in 96 and am now pursuing my Masters work in business law. I worked for the best with the best. I hope to hear from some of hem some day..." [22MAY2000]

STEPANUK, Kenneth stepanuk@rbcinc.com "...I served with VP-66W-1, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-64, Naval Aviation Depot Operation Center (NADOC) 0193 and NAVAIR. My Navy career began in 1968 when I was selected as a member of the Navy's first group of enlisted aviators specializing in ASW systems operations. After graduating in class number one from the Navy's AntiSubmarine Warfare Operators (AW) school, I went on to active service at the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where my assignment was training of Reserve Naval Aviators. My first squadron assignment was in an ASW helicopter squadron where he flew as a Sonar operator in SH-3 helicopters. Later I flew the acoustic operator position in P2V aircraft. After active duty, I remained in the Naval Reserves flying P-3's. I was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and held an Enlisted Aviation Air Warfare specialty designation AWC (AW). In 1988 I was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer (AntiSubmarine Warfare) and rose to WO-3 before being commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer (Air Operations). I retired from the Navy Reserves in 2001 after a thirty one year career in AntiSubmarine Warfare. My civilian career started in 1974 when I began work performing analysis of classified ASW acoustic and target data in support of the Naval Air Development Center. I later performed independent verification and validation of new and modified software for P-3 systems. I flew P-3 research and development and test and evaluation flights as a systems specialist, was designated the Technical Test Director for a classified program, and he deployed with P-3 Special Projects aircraft and teams to overseas sites where I flew operational missions as a "civilian advisor". Since joining RBC, Incorporated (Vice President and Chief Operating Officer), I have remained focused in airborne ASW systems engineering and engineering management services, and has provided technical and programmatic support to every series of P-3 aircraft and the new P-8A replacement aircraft..." [16OCT2008]

STEPHENS, Bill OldsVistaCruiser@aol.com"...Just wanted to send my shouts out to my old friends at VP-64 and VP-66 at the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I used to work for the MWR program there (1998-99) and wanted to shout out to the Condors and the Liberty Bells and tell them that I miss all of them! You did a great job at Vetrock '99..." [27MAR2001]

STRUNK, NCC(SW) Ralph E. Jr. ralph00@localnet.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1994 thru 1998 has the Command Career Counselor. Presently assigned to the new Naval Reserve Fleet Support Command at Fort Dix, NJ..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2004 | 10JUL99]

SWAIN, Stephen H. shstls1@verizon.net "...Enlisted in Navy TAR program in 1971. I served with VP-64 from 1971 to 1975. Worked with Chief Allen in operations as ASW sensor I NATOPS instructor. After active duty served 2 years reserve in VP-64 and VP-68..." [17JAN2009]

SWINKELS, AMH2 Richard ab7oh@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (05/1975-04/1977) and VP-64 (04/1977-04/1981). I was Honorably Discharged and became a Transit Bus Driver..." [23NOV2012]


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

THOMPSON, C. CLAYTON Greatbooks@aol.com "...I am a Master Chief on active duty in the Naval Reserve and served tours with VP-64..." WebSite: http://members.aol.com/Greatbooks/index.html

TORSTENSON, Al "Chief T" a.torstenson@comcast.net "...I served with VP-17 in 1967, VP-2 in 1968, VP-69 in 1983 (P-3 FE and became (TAR)), VP-69, VP-64, VP-68 and VR-61 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I retired in the Seattle area and am loving it. Twenty four years is plenty. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAY2009 | 04FEB98]

TUCKER, Brett Tuckster64@yahoo.com "...I'm a Flight Engineer at VP-64..." [06MAY2001]

TULL, AECS Carter (CJ) Retired carter.j.tull@boeing.com "...To my VP friends: I went on active duty in September 1965 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a TAR. The setup at the time was that TARs weren't assigned to a squadron so I got to work on several different types of planes. Was a P2 Radar/Julie operator on the side, briefly! VF-931 was activeted and I went to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with them. After three years, got out and went to college. Five years later went active with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. After three years there, then a year 'break' joined the reserves with VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Two years later, 1980. Went to work for Boeing in Seattle, partly because there was a P-3 squadron there! Spent 12 years with VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington before 'retiring'. See lots of familiar names on here I'll have to write to!..." [08SEP2004]


VanLANDINGHAM, Jim "The Porker" jim.vanlandingham@att.net "...I served with VP-91 (06/1970-03/1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California (my father was the Station Executive Officer), AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California (1972-1976), left Navy briefly, VP-91 (FRS P-3 Flight Engineer School at VP-31 (07/1977-11/1977), VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and spent the next 6 years there (I'd have spent more but the TAR Navy wouldn't allow it). After leaving fingernail scratch marks starting at Hiway 20 in Whidbey, and stretching 2,846 miles, I found myself at VP-94 (10/1983-11/1987) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-66 (12/1987-03/1990) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, REServe AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CENter (RESASWTRACEN) (03/1990-1994), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-64 and retired (26 years) in December of 1995. I am currently a Project Director for Raytheon Technical Services Company. I still get to travel the world but never, ever will it be as much fun as it was in my years in the VP Navy. I'd love to hear from former Shipmates...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25FEB2014 | BIO Updated 18DEC2001 | 30MAY2001]


WAINWRIGHT, LeRoy "Lee" Retired navair65@yahoo.com "...I served with VXN-8 (1969-1970) and VP-64 (1970-2003) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25MAR2017 | 12NOV2001]

WALLS, Kevin usnwalls@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1984 to 1988 and 1990 to 1995. Anybody heard from AD1 Weedleton?..." [28FEB2009]

WALTON, CAPTAIN Pete Retired pete.walton@cox.net "...I served with VP-24 (PPC) with Bud Neubauer and Bill Wilson, VP-30 and VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Civilian life had me ending career as VP/CIO for Hess Corporation in NJ. Retired in 2008 to Surprise, AZ..." [20NOV2012]

WATTS, AMS2 Duane (Butler) IXisTheos5@aol.com "...Hey Shipmates! I started out as a TAR with VP-66 in 1991, and after the 1992 NAS Bermuda det (great bicycling), detatched to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania AIMD. Then I joined VP-64 as a marathoner until 1997..." [01FEB2002]

WATTS, Paul A. wattspa@cwix.com "...Joined the Reserves in Mar 64, First Squadron was VS-914 NAS NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts; VP-1D2 NAS Dallas, Texas, VAW-12 NAS Norfolk, NARU Houston , VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois, AVIC-7 School NATTC Memphis, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-94 NAS NOLA, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Retired from VP-90 in Dec 88. Was and IFC and IFT Instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR99 | 11SEP98]

WEBB, AWC (NAC) Patrick R. II "The Spudman" prwebbii@cvzoom.net "...I served with VS-41 from 1976 to 1977, USS Forrestal (CV-59) from 1977 to 1979, VS-30 from 1979 to 1981, Shore Duty at the VS Support Unit at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VP-SAU at NAF Andrews, Maryland, VP-68 from 1985 to 1986 and VP-64 ever since! Affectionately referred to as "SPUD, SPUDLEY, SPUDDLES, etc. I embrace all my VP Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 28NOV2009 | 14MAR98]

WELCH, Robert (Bob) cpoclub@aol.com "...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..." [20NOV99]

WELLS, CWO4 Ray Retired rwells@gwi.net "...I served in VP-21 from October 1965 to December 1969, I was one of the last enlisted men to depart after decommisioning. I served as second mech on crew 12 then Plane Captain of crew 12 for the majority of my tour. My career has taken me to VT-2 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from 70-75, VP-49 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975-1978, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1978-1982, VP-10 from 1982-1985, and finished up my 27 years as OIC NAESU det NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985-1989. I retired as a CWO4 and settled in Maine..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2002 | 25JAN95]

WEST, ABHC Michael mike_w_west@msn.com "...Shipmates! I am a proud member of VP-64 from 1991 to present..." [25MAR98]

WHEEDLETON, Lawrence R. bowtie_9@hotmail.com "...VT-6 (75-76), NADC Second Mech (76-80), VP-92 FE (80-90), VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine FE (90-91) and VP-64 FE (91-95)..." [BIO Updated 06FEB2011 | 11NOV2004]

WILKINSON, AWC Jim Retired pinwud67@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-94, VP-64, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Reserve ASW Training Center. I am trying to locate a few old friends: AW? Paul Bechtloff, AW? Rick Howard, AW? Buddy Woelke, and CDR Dave Cowart (RET)..." [04MAR2002]

WILSON, AECS J. D. JDP3FE@aol.com "...I was a VP-9 FE from 83-86. Went to both the Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska pleasure spots. Became a TAR in December 87 and went to VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. From there to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where I taught P-3 Systems Fam, FE and IFE school. Also served on the Reserve NATOPS team there. September 94 made Chief and transferred to VP-64 across the street. Stayed there till I made Senior and then had to quit flying. I'm now the MSCPO of VFC-12 in Oceana. Would like to hear from any of my old squadron Shipmates. Also does anyone know the where-abouts of Jim Ogle, NAS Moffett Field, California 83-86?..." [BIO Updated 05AUG99 | 01AUG99]

WOZNICK, AM2 Tim nyr1199@adelphia.net "...I was a member of VP-64 and just looking for contact with some of my former Shipmates..." [11JUL2005]

WREN, Butch butch.wren@navy.mil "...I served with VP-5 (1978to 1980), Reserve ASW Training Center (1981 to 1985), VP-64 (1986 to 1989), VP-62 (1989 to 1993), and CRPWL/CPW-11 Training (1993 to 1996) and Retired. After retirement I worked for AverStar (Formally PACER), Systems Engineer - EP-3E, Avionics Systems Project Officer for VPU (NAVAIR) PMA-290, NAVAIR Deputy Science & Technology for AIR 4.5 Avionics Dept. (Present)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19DEC2007 | 02JUL98]


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]


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