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ARDANOWSKI, AT1 Ben Retired benjaminardanowski@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Norfolk, Virginia (Radio - Aircrew) in the SNB, R4D, R5D and T28 from 1959 to 1960, VAW-13 (ECM Operator) in 1964, VP-65 (P-3 / IFT) VP-66 (P-3 / IFT). I loved Flyin' and the USN!..." [26MAY2011]

ADAR, MOLZAHN ETHAN NAVMAC@SURFFAST.COM "...I HAVE BEEN ASIGNED TO THE SQUAD. AND SHOULD BE THERE NOV. 02. SEE YOU THEN..." [19OCT2000]

AGUILERA, AX2 David taylorstdave@gmail.com "...I served with at VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1985 to 1988. I worked O-level and I-level. One of the coolest things I remember was our XO was from the Chicago (so was I) area. Whenever our reserve pilots needed to log more flight hours I knew me and the XO were coming back to Chicago for a visit! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUN2011 | 14MAR2002]

ARMENDARIZ, Albert C. "Arme/Army" armendarizac@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1977 to 1980, VP-31 1980 to 1983, Tech NAESU Detachment NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-65 (Reserve) from 1992 to 2003, VR-55 from 2003 to 2005, VMGR 252 and 253 US Marine Corps Cherry Point North Carolina. Retired September 2008. NATEC which was NAESU DOD with 33 years..." [16JUL2009]

ARNOLD, AMCS Jim Retired chtrickum@aol.com "...I was the first enlisted TAR to be assigned to VP-65 when we formed at NAS Los Alamitos, California prior to moving to NAS Point Mugu, California. Lcdr. Dean Neilan was the first OiNC. We flew up to NAS Point Mugu, California one day to view our lovely new home which was an old semi-abandond butler building which we shared with an Air Force missle recovery helo unit. Have lots of fond memories of two cruises to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and a month in NS Rota, Spain. Had some great Shipmates at NAS Point Mugu, California and would love to any one who would care to drop me an e-mail..." [30MAR2000]

ARP, AMHC John D. Retired captnarp@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 (FE) from 1976 to January 1993. I flew with United Airlines as a Captain on the 737 Shuttle. I also flew with Del Mitchell as a copilot on a Lockheed Super Constellation in Camarillo. Does anyone in VP-65 remember the Connies? I retired from United Airlines in 2007 and now iving in Big Bear Lake, CA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates and looking forward to VP Reunions!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27NOV2009 | E-Mail Updated 09DEC2002 | 12DEC99]

AUSTIN, Stephen saustin65@yahoo.com "...VP-65; AW; 1977-89: I'll never forget my experiences and Shipmates during my time with the best damn P-3 squadron in the U.S. Navy. I miss all of you very much. I recently paid a visit to Dick Allen's grave in Camarillo. I can't believe how many years it's been since we lost him. It reminded me that I've lost touch with people who were like brothers and sisters to me. If any of you come across this message, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care..." [21OCT99]


BAGBY, John (Bags) rebelbagby@aol.com "...I served in VP-30 APR75-AUG75, then VP-5 MAD FOXES AUG75-FEB79, VP-30 PROSNEST FEB79-DEC81, VP-62 BROADARROWS as a selres APR83-JUN90, as a TAR JUN90-JUL94, VP-65 TEAM TRIDENT 94-99. I am now attached to VP-62 again..." [BIO Updated 23JAN99 | 20APR98]

BECKER, Howard howb64@aol.com "...I was an AW2 in VP-4 from 82-84 and VP-65 from 84-86 before I was medically retired. I would like to give a shout out to all my old Shipmates, and ask them to drop me a line..." [18OCT2000]

BELLO, AME1(AW) Karen Karen.Bello@navy.mil "...I am currently serving with VP-65 at NAWC Point Mugu, California. I have been in the squadron since March 2000 and enjoying every deployment- even the cold ones to NAS Misawa, Japan!..." [13MAR2003]

BERNARD, AE1 George R. Retired george.bernard@mchsi.com "...Attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1962), AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1962-1963), AEWBarRonPac (1963-1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-28 (1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, P-3 Systems Schools at NAS Moffett Field, California (1965), VP-28 (1965-1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Broken Service (1966/1972), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Broken Service - (1974-1976), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois (1976), P-3 FE School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1976), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois(1976-1979) with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-65 (1980-1983) at NAS Point Mugu, California with a deployment to NS Subic Bay, Philippines, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (1984-1989) and retired (07/1989)..." [BIO Updated 18OCT2015 | 23MAR2010]

BLOODWORTH, AWC Patrick K. Retired flynavyp3s@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-94, VP-65 and VP-68 and retired in 2005..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2014 | 31AUG97]

BOBOC, Robert D. mrboboc@sbcglobal.net "...I served on active duty with VP-46 (1983-1987) and VP-31 (1987-1989). I transferred to the Naval Reserve and served served with VP-91 (1996-1998) and VP-65 (1999-2005). Currently serving in the Air Force Reserves at Travis Air Base in Fairfield, CA..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2007 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 11MAY2003 | 13OCT98]

BOLDEN, CMC Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Enlisted in the United States Navy 31 May 1979 and completed Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of Recruit Training he reported to Meridian, MS for YN "A" school. Master Chief Bolden active duty assignments include: Fighter Squadron ONE SIX ONE aboard the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) at Yokosuka, Japan, where he was assigned as the Administrative and Operations Yeoman completing three Indian Ocean deployments. His next assignment was VP-56 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, assigned as the Communications and Operations Yeoman. His final active duty assignment was Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) Command in Pensacola, Florida, where he was assigned to the Administrative Office. While assigned in NAS Pensacola, Florida, he applied for and was approved conversion to the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) Program. Reserve Force assignments include: Commander, Naval Reserve Construction Force at Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked as AT/ADT/IDTT Coordinator for the Southeast Region. His next Reserve assignment was Readiness Command NINE at NAS Millington, Tennessee, assigned to the Manpower and later to the Administrative Department, serving as Leading Petty Officer. Other Reserve assignments include: Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California, where he served as the Administrative Office Leading Chief Petty Officer. He next transfered to NAval Reserve Columbia, South Carolina, following that assignment VP-65 at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California. He next reported to Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Southeast, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Then he promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from Columbia College of Missouri. In December 2001, he reported as Command Master Chief of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron FIVE, where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2004, he reported to VP-62 to assume the duties as Command Master Chief..." [16JUN2005]

BRESSETTE, Randy RBressette@AOL.com "...I joined VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California as an TAR AWAA in October of 1972 and started my VP career in the SP-2H. My first ride in a Neptune was at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where, on a Saturday morning during my training process I went over to the VP unit for a "ride". Little did I know that during taxi the main AC Bus would blow up and catch on fire with me sitting in the Julie seat. Thank goodness for the FE who pulled me by the parachute straps out of the A/C and into a ditch! Two years later I was part of the aircrew who flew the SP-2H that sits in the Pensacola museum. I didn't stay a TAR, but remained a SELRES for 23 years earning AWCS during my tenure with VP-65. I closed out may career in North Island as a CWO3 with COMASWINGPAT..." [21APR98]

BINDER, Ed ed@samoatelco.com"...I was in VP for 17 years while serving as a TAR at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Los Alamitos, California, NAS New York, NY, NARTU North Island, CA and NARU NAS Point Mugu, California. I have mucho hours as FCPC on the EP2E, SP2E and SP2H models plus a little time as FCO on the P3A and P3B...I was with VP-65, as NARU NAS Point Mugu, California was my last duty station where I supported VP-65's operations. Sure would be nice to hear from any old TAR Airmates out there..." WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/7277/

BLISS, AMHC Gil Retired propwash3350@worldnet.att.net "...I started my Navy carrier at NAS Denver (now Buckley ANG) as a V-6 {Tar} and 0-2 {SELRES} The first patrol bomber that I flew in was a PV2 Harpoon. I did some drilling with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was with VP-2019/65 from 1975/1978 and 1980/1989 at which time I retired. It would be nice to hear from you people out there..." [BIO Updated 24MAR99 | 01MAR99]

BOOTHE, Dennis dennisboothe@sbcglobal.net "...Served with VP-65 from 1971-74. Worked in the jet engine shop at NAS Point Mugu, California. Lots of fun times. NS Rota, Spain, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [14OCT2004]

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]

BROWN, AKC Bob Retired rbrown5831@ejourney.com "...I spent some time as an AK1 in VP-90 and VP-65 Material Control Supervisor. After I left VP-65 I transferred to RegNav to USS Independence CV-62 for the second time in my career and then to HC-8 where I made AKC. I retired in Oct 1987 and I have been truck driving ever since. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27JAN2002 | 05MAR2001]

BURGER, AMEC Randy krip@pacbell.net "...My first P-3 squadron was VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1974-1978. I was there when we change the squadron logo from the SIX-SIX dice to the Liberty bell. From 1978-1982 I spent 4 fun filled years with VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California, after-which against my will I spent 5 years tail-hooking. Fortunately, I was able to spend my last four years back in P-3's at VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California. To all my old buddies who are still around drop me a line some time. It would be great to hear from you..." [01MAR99]


CAPOSINO, Matthew mattcaposino@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-65 in the very first year it was formed at NAS Point Mugu, California. I was a storekeeper transfered from NAS Los Alamitos, California. I was also a storekeeper at the RESASWTACWEST facility at NAS Los Alamitos, California. I am hoping to contact anyone that remembers me. Phil Stonsiprher, Tink or anyone else..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2004 | 18MAY98]

CHAPMAN, AT2 William "Bill" wachapman@verizon.net "...I served with VP-65 (1982-1986) as a Reservist and Active Duty with VP-MAU (1986-1990) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I am currently teaching programming, networking and computer repair at a high school and junior college..." [E-Mail Updated 14JAN2011 | 07SEP2003]

CARDEN, AD1 Andy Retired aircarden@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 off and on from 1975 till 1996 as a FE and 2nd mech. I retired as AD1 in 1996. I make a living these days flying as a FE for Champion Air on the 727. I look back on my days in the P-3 with fond rememberence they were the most fun I have had in flying. I still have fun these days but commuting since 911 has taken a lot of the fun out of our job. Good Luck to all of my former Shipmates..." [31DEC2003]

COKER, AW2 WILL wcoker@gte.net "...I served in VP-30 and VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from APR92 until JUL96. I am currently (19APR98) serving with VP65- at NAWS NAS Point Mugu, California. Would love to hear from any Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG99 | 20APR98]


DAVIS, AT1 Andy Retired andydaviseugene@msn.com "...I served with VP-92 (1978-1983). VP-92 was my first duty station after transitioning from Radioman on a Fast Frigate USS McCandless (FF-1084) homeport Norfolk, VA. via Millington, Tenn. Avionics school. Arriving in November of 1978 as an AX2 and placed in the line shack with the infamous "Mini Mac." After learning how to snow stack and get all the ground qualifications, moved to W/C 210 with Paul "Roy Boy", Raul Martinez, Dave Childers, Guido (Mike Mansfield), Sam Owen, Mort (Earl Mortenson) and Larry Middlebrook. Great cruises with hard work and fun. Great times playing acey deucey in the shop and fun times when the lights would go out in the hangar. With all that acey deucey playing, Butch Fowler never complained as long as we got our work done and keep the planes "up." Followed Archie Donais to VP-65 (1983-1988), NAR NAS Point Mugu, California (1988-1991), VR-54 (1991-1994) (Plank Owner) at NAS Belle Chasse,LA with the Beast Master (Jim Rohlfing) and then retired. I worked for the US Border Patrol (1995-2003) and now living in the great northwest in Eugene, Oregon working in computer information sciences..." [01OCT2011]

DECHAINE, AMCS(AW) Leigh F. Retired Laneind@aol.com "...NAS Sandpoint, Wa 67-69, HS-74 QP RI 69-70, VP-65 Pt. Mugu 70-76, NAS WI, Wa 76-78, NAS Glenview 78-80, NAS Atlanta,VA-205 80-85, VA/VFA 305 NAS Point Mugu, California 85-87. Met and married Sandy at NAS Point Mugu, California. Spent wedding night on beach. Remember that party???..." [28APR98]

DeGRAUWE, AO1 Michael captbeyond@mindspring.com "...Still flying in the reserves and see many of the squadrons patches on the old flight jackets, that is, of squadrons long gone including my old one of VP-65..." [27NOV98]

DELGADO, AD2 Richard kosherpatrol@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 from 1979 to 1981 and deployed to NAS Agana, Guam..." [22AUG2007]

DeRIVERA, AT1 Thomas Retired derivera1@gmail.com "...NS Rota, Spain (1977-1980 and 1999-2006), VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1980-1982), VP-68 at both NAWC-AD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAF Washington, D.C. (Andrews AFB) (1983-1984), VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (1985-1988) and VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1990-1999). I was an "I-level" Avionics Mmaintainer, but did my share of preflights and vacuuming out the electric bays of P-3's as well! My most interesting P-3 related assignment was as a contractor at Naval Air Development Center Warminster where we moved over 100 research labs to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as a result of a BRAC closure. We found some pretty interesting stuff tucked away in that base!! BTW, now I direct a Hospitality House here in NS Rota, Spain. We work with the Base chapel to provide a home away from home atmosphere for the military community. We love seeing our Navy friends whenever they pass through. Updated: Moved back to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania area from NS Rota, Spain in 2006 and finally retired from Reserves after 30 years. We moved from Philadelphia to NSA Naples, Italy..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAR2010 | BIO Updated 04SEP2006 | BIO Updated 02NOV2005 | BIO Updated 03JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 05JUN2002 | 23MAY99]

DONAIS, Arthur (Archie) acritter@concentric.net "...Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday for the men and women of VP-92 and VP-65..." [30DEC98]

DURBIN, CDR Gerald Retired gtdurbin@gmail.com "...I served with VP-65 until retirement in 1979. Trying to find location of Capt Dick Martin and Charles "Chuck" Styron. Anyone knowing of there location, please contact me. Currently heading a Foundation to restore Naval aircraft. Restored 141311 WV-2 at Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum in Rantoul, Illinois and currently working on a WV-2 and P2V7 at Museum of Naval Aviation, Warner Robins, GA. Anyone interested in helping with the restoration projects, please contact me for information..." [24DEC2009]


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]

ELKINS, AD2 Richard L. sniklee@q.com "...I served with VP-65 (Plank Holder). I came up from Las Al. when VP-65 was formed. I miss it and the guys so much. God bless you all..." [21JUN2011]

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]


FAGAN, Tom emcalciano@aol.com "...I was assigned to serve as one of VP-65's intelligence specialists from November 2001 to December 2005. I will always be proud to consider myself a member of Team Trident..." [13MAY2006]

FEEHAN, Jack jackfeehan@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-46 from May 1969 thru August 1972. I had some great times on our deployments. Too bad we didn't have pagers and cell phones in those days with the ready alerts. I also served in VP-65 from August 1974 through 1984 as a TACCO. I retired from drilling with the Reserves from ASWWINGSPAC in 1987. These days I still keep busy with running, but must admit I do miss the fun of Happy Hours, annual ACDUTRAS and the camadrie of flying with a crew..." [23SEP2000]

FOTHERGILL, Michael mfgill@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 from September 2000 until December 2003. Flew with CAC-3 (CDR Rose and company). Currently on my twilight tour at RATCEN (Retirement Home)..." [26APR2004]

FOUBERT, AW1 Scott sfoub@primenet.com "...I served with VP-6 from 84-87 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Then with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California from 87-95. Would love to hear from anyone from six..." [03SEP98]

FRANKEN, LCDR James E. "Jim" Retired navyjim@hotmail.com "...Hello to all Shipmates from VP-44. I served as an AW2 from 1973 to 1977. I went on to serve a total of 33 years of active and reserve time including with VP-30, VP-1, VP-4, VP-65, VP-92, USS Blue Ridge and 36 months at the Pentagon. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29APR2009 | 19MAY2002]

FRUHLING, George Jr. frufam02@yahoo.com "...I was assigned to VP-65 right out of ADR-A school in 1972 till 1976 working in both the line div. and powerplants (w/c110)..." [15FEB2005]

FUDGE, AO1 Curtis Retired ao1cfudge@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-26 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas from 1967 to 1969 and then VP-2 from 1969 to disestablishment with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was sent to VF-121 and VF-213 at NAS Miramar, California and left the Navy in 1971. I rejoined the Naval Reserves in 1982 and reported to VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California till retiring in 2002. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20MAY2010]


GAILEY, AW1(AW/NAC) Lance Retired zlancer@hotmail.com "...I served with HSL-34, VP-48, VP-69, VP-65, TSC NSF Diego Garcia, TSC NAS Agana, Guam, ASWM USS Eisenhower and VP-10. Great to hear from Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27DEC99]

GARNER, AMS1 John Retired jfgatsv@cox.net "...I was an AMS1 with VP-65 at NAS Los Alamitos, California and when they moved to NAS Point Mugu, California (1970 to 1972). I believe it was the Navy's last P2 squadron before going to P-3's. That was my last airdale assignment. I went to recruiting then changed reates to the then new MA rate. Retired in 1993..." [E-Mail Updated 11JAN2009 | 13SEP2001]

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]

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]

GLENN, AFCM Mike Retired mjglenn@frazmtn.com "...Flew A3 Whales on active duty, entered USNR in 1974, went into VP-65 when it transitioned from the P-2 to the P-3 in Oct 74, ran WC 110, and became an FE. Transferred to the VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California when it started up, and remained there, known to one and all as "the oldest living mammal" or OLM, and stayed until disestablishment in Sept 91, then went to VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California. Remained there until Jan 1994 when I returned to VP-65 and retired there in AUG 96, still flying and believed to be the senior active FE in the NAVY. Happy to hear from any old Shipmates..." [31MAR98]

GOBEN, Hugh goben@yahoo.com "...I was a pilot in VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 6/75 thru 6/78 then did a year as a T-28 Instructor. After active duty I was in VP-65 from 10/79 until 7/84 then transfered to VP-94 for a year. Job changes sent me back to VP-65 for two more years then back to VP-94 from 8/87 until 3/94 when they retired a group of us passed over LCDR's. For the last 14 years I have been flying P-3's for the U.S. Customs Service..." [11MAR98]

GRIFFITH, Timothy tarco1@swbell.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1988 to 1992..." [27FEB2011]

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]


HALE, Jerry baldy1123@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-65 (TAR) and VP-68 (Plankholder). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [19MAY2012]

HAUSSMANN, Norman NHaussmann@AOL.COM "...I was CO of VP-65 Sep 81 to APR 83 retiring in Oct 84. Would like to hear from anyone..."

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HIGUERA, AE2(FE/AW) Louis louis@smart-inc.com "...I served with VP-62 and VP-65. Still working with theme parks - 18 years later. Miss my time as an FE and wish I stayed in. All the best!..." [27MAR2009]

HILLIARD, AT2 James Christopher jchilliard88@aol.com "...Hey everyone from VP-65 from 1982 until 1988. I was serving as an AT2 when I got out in August of 1988. I really enjoyed all my time in the squadron and the overseas duties were a plast. I went the frist two years to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone when we won a meterious ribbon, and was on all the trips to Japan. I want to say thank you to AT1 Fowler, AT2 Dan Walker, for all they taught me. A very special hello to Dee Dee whom was an AT and pregent back then,if anyone knows where she is, and a special pray to AMH3 Steve whom was killed on his Harley one night when I was on duty. I'll never forget all the memories good and bad, so a prayer to everyone and thank you for everything, everyone meant to be..." [07OCT2004]

HONDA, AO2(AW/NAC) Derek Shipmate Pix ripkid@hotmail.com "...I just wanted to drop a line to say what's up to all former VP-91 Black Cats and all VP-65 Tridents. I was with VP-91 from June 1992-September 1995, and with VP-65 from December 1995-January 2001! (5 year tour WOW!). I am an "8271" Aircrew Ordie and have been doing this since I came in! I really want to get out of this NEC but it's CLOSED LOOP! It sucks because I am limited TO the P-3C platform ONLY (which is not career enhancing). Oh well I am just grinning and bearing with it! I will be transferring to VP-94, the Crawfishers in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and am looking forward to attending U.N.O. pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. Please drop me a line if you'd like. A big shout out to: AO1(RET) Kevin Kyle (ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE?), AO1 Ben Davenport, AO2 Dirk Holmgren (Congrats on making second!), YN2 April Brooks-King (Hey you how's Willow Grove?), AW2 Dan Merchant (Hey squirrelly! contact me), AD1 Mike Richardson (SEL-RES now EH?), LCDR Eric Krebs, AWC Billy Howell, AWC Keith Watkins, AWC Joe Garcia, AW1 Jay Townsend (Loved working in A/C training!), and AWC John Hampel (I know you are at VP-69 please e-mail me if you see this). That's it for now. Take care..." [08OCT2000]

HORN, AO3 Rick rbhorn@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-2019 in 1975. I was shanghaied as Ordnanceman/observer for a surprise NATOPS Evaluation and was asked if I would consider being ord on Crew 13 with VP-65 (May 1975 to December 1976). Guess I don't have to tell you my answer! It was an immediate and far cry from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN. Best flight time of my Navy career..." [21FEB2003]

HORSTICK, AW1 (NAC/AW) William horstick_w@hotmail.com "...I was a non-rate on the USS Midway (Dec 84 to Mar 86) went thought the AW pipe-line in 1987 and ended up at VP-9, NAS Moffett Field, California, for three years. I took orders to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CPRW-11 ASWOC for one year. In 1990 I did a duty-swap of orders to ASWOC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (May 91 to Feb 95). I separated in Feb 1994 and moved back to the San Francisco 'Bay Area' and joined TSC-887 for 9 months. I was picked up as an FTS (Full-Time Support) by VP-91, in October 1995 at what is now called Moffett 'Federal' Airfield. When VP-91 was shut down I was transferred to VP-65 in NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I am now the acting OIC and Chief of FMP MOCC EPAC (Fleet Maritime Patrol, Mobile Operations Control Center, Eastern Pacific) also at NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I have made some great friends and have been around the world several times. I am sad to see the Orion Squadrons slowly disappear. My last VP command, VP-65 will be another piece of VP history come March 2005, when, it too, will be decommission! I, unfortunately, will retire at HYT with 20 years, in Feb 2006, as an E-6. Quotas for AWC this year (FY 2006) were ZERO... none! I'll be looking for work come Dec 2005!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JUL2005 | 05OCT98]

HOWE, AD1 David Retired howe6310@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 (Second Mechanic) from 1975 to 1979, VP-62 (SELRES) fom June 1979 to November 1979, VP-93 (F/E Both as a SELRES and then a TAR) from January 1980 to December 1989, VP-65 from 1989 to December 1993 and finishing with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2000 | 02OCT98]

HOYT, AOC Jackie A. jbrhoyt@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-47 from September 1989-March 1993 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I would like to hear from anybody that served in that time frame. I'm currently serving with VP-65 Reserve Patrol Squadron at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [30JUL2002]

HUHTA, CDR Arthur ahuhta@juno.com "...Greetings to all VP-50 Shipmates. I flew with VP-50 from 1965 to 1967 as the TACCO for Crew 6. I made two deployments in SP5B to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. This included visits to Cam Ranh Bay South. Vietnam, Buckner Bay Okinawa, and Kobe Japan. We went to Kobe to turn in an aircraft for rework. Crew 6 earned "Alpha" status during the 1965-1966 deployment. When VP-50 moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1967, I was ordered to VP-31, NAS North Island, San Diego, California. After release from active duty, I affiliated with the reserves and flew with VP-65, NAS Los Alamitos, California. I continued with the reserves at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Miramar and MCAS El Toro. Reluctantly, I retired in October 1984. On January 6, 1967, crew 6 in SG6 was on maritime patrol from NS Sangley Point, Philippines when we were diverted to look for SG13. They took off after us to perform a rocket firing exercise and their hourly position report was overdue. Upon arriving at the rocket firing area, we observed a SP5B wing floating in the water. Some other debris was floating in the water. This marked the spot where Lt. Dave Stevens and his crew crashed into the water. Dave was a good friend. Three weeks earlier, Dave and I were on R&R in Hong Kong..." [28MAR98]

HUMPHREY, W. E. JR. (BILL) OLNAVBILL@AOL.COM "...I was attached to VP-19 DEC. 1970 to SEPT. 1973. Iwakuni- NAS Cubi Point, Philippines - NAHA deployments. Reserve Squadrons VP-2019 (VP-65) NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-93 Selfridge (NAF-Detroit). Retired from the reserve in 1996 at Naval Reserve Center St. Louis, MO. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates. Smooth sailing to all..." [15AUG98]


INGERSOLL, Rick L. Retired Lovecubi@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 1987 - 1991, then again 1993 - 1995, I retired from VP-65 June 1995. VP-65 was the best Navy squadron that I had ever served with, the best years in the Navy were with VP-65. Went a lot of places with the squadron seen a lot of world. Always have a place in my heart for VP-65..." [28JUN2001]

INGERSOLL, AT2 Robert H. activebus@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 (AT3) NAS Agana, Guam from May 1971 to March 1974. I flew as POS 1 and Radar EP-3B Crew 31. I am looking for Shipmates Mike Nichols, Greg Nash, Randy Paine, Bob Blu, Rolf (Andy) Anderson, Richard Delk, ATC Uren, Randy Reeves, Doug Bundren (FOUND), Rick Sinex (FOUND), Richard Flake FE., LT Al Aponowich, and LCDR Hokeness. I later joined VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (AT2) from 1976 to 1978. I left the Navy in 1978 and joined the IBM corp for the folowing 18 years. We have found about 12 VQ-1 Shipmates over the last couple of years and are staying in touch. We got together in Las Vegas 2000, and Pensecola 2002. Guys like Pat 'PAPPY' Ayers A3, Al 'Stump' Dilks A3, Dave Hendricks C-121, Don Connoly C-121, and Mike Baugh! Please write me for information on future Reunions. I made many DET A and B deployments and flew many night missions December 1972. The names NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Olongapo) and NAS Atsugi, Japan (Sagamioska and Yamato) still recall the smells and excitement of my time there. Proud to have served in VQ-1..." [17FEB2004]

IVASKEWITZ, AZ/NC1 Joe Retired louie@aiservices.com "...stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California at VP-65. This is fantastic! You've done a wonderful job with this web site. I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington APR 72-Feb77. VR-51 and then VP-69. I was then transferred to San Diego in Feb 77 and served at VF-301 until MAR 80. I transferred up to NAS Point Mugu, California and VP-65 and served with the Tridents until APR-83. I have already found a few of my old Shipmates and hope to find more. I am looking for AZC Eddie Isaacson for one and AO-1 Bill Mullin just for starters. By the way the friend of mine in Houston is married to AXCM James Brock. Keep 'em flying! Fair Winds and Following Seas to all, Active and Retired..." [29OCT98]


Memorial Picture "...JACKSON, AMSC (AW) Herbert E...On July 20th, 2011 AMSC(AW) Herbert E. Jackson was put to rest at sea. His wish was to be committed to the deep from one of his beloved P-3s. I along with a select crew aboard VQ-1 BUNO: 159512 flew over the Pacific where we released "The Chief". Chief JACKSON also spent many years with VP-65.." Contributed by JACKSON, AE2 Wesley P. wesley.p.jackson@navy.mil [BIO Updated 25JUL2011 | 22JUL2011]

JACKSON, ATC John K. Retired cjjack@earthlink.net "...My husband, ATC John K. Jackson, was with VP-65, VFA-305, VX-4, all NAS Point Mugu, California. before that from 78-82 he was with VF-213 NAS Miramar, Ca. Before that was a bunch of tech schools and bootcamp..." [25MAR99]

JERNIGAN, Shannon (aka Ray) coderebel@msn.com "...I served from '63-82, VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California, NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, NAS Sand Point, NARTU NAS Miramar, USS AJAX, NavHosp Naples Italy, and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Would like to hear from old Shipmates and long lost friends. Also on Navy Shooting Teams and would like to hear from them also..." [21MAR99]

JONES, AME2 Chad sjones7@dc.rr.com "...FLIGHT ENGINEER ! Served with VP-MAU ( NAS Moffett Field, California) 1987-1991, attended FE school at VP-31, served with the tridents of VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1991-1993. Discharged in 1993. Will never forget the memory's and friends. Some of the best times of my life. Cubi rules!!!!! would love to hear from old friends..." [E-Mail Updated 16APR2005 | 13AUG2001]

JONES, AWCS(AW) J. J. Jjlynjones@aol.com "...Hello Shipmates. I served with VP-50 from 78-80, Reserve ASW Training Center 81-84, VP-65 from 84-88, VP-68 from 88-93, and currently back at Reserve ASW Training Center in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Retiring January 99'. Looking forward to keeping in touch with so many VPers on the web and at the Reunions..." [09AUG98]

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]


KENNEDY, CDR John A. Shipmate Pix Iraqi 2003 fiveelevenheaven@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 (Nav/Comm and TACCO/MC) from 1984 to 1987. We deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan/ NAS Adak, Alaska in 1985 and to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1986. My skippers were Falls, Speed, Bushnell, and Eiesle. Go Boomers! I then served with VT-10 from 1987 to 1990 as an T-47 flight and academic instructor followed by VP-65 (TACCO) from 1991 to 1998 (Great time - Miss being a member of a squadron). In March 2003 mobilized for on a two year recall to active duty to U. S. CENTRAL COMMAND as J3 Theater Information Management Chief in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Recalled indefinitely into the 1600 community (Information Professional or "IP) in January 2005. Assigned to CNE-C6F staff. "USN" for first time in career! Married, 5 kids. Still have my Boomer checks..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUN2008 | BIO Updated 08FEB2006 | WebSite Added 11NOV2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 28SEP2000 | 30OCT99]

Memorial Picture "...KENNEY, ATCS Jeff...Passed away over a year ago and we all remember him fondly. He served with VP-91, VP-62, and VP-65. He reached the rank of Master Chief before he passed away while on Active Duty..." Contributed by Scott Sutherland sutherland.j@comcast.net [22JUN2000]

KENNEY, ATCS Jeffrey JEFFIS1IFT@aol.com "...I'm currently assigned to CRPWP at NAS Moffett Field, California. Served in VP-65 1980-84, VP-62 1984-87, VP-91 1987-92, and VP-62 again from 1992-96 was an IFT on P-3A/B/C IFT is the best position on that aircraft love to here from shipmates..."

KILLINGSWORTH, LCDR Ernie ernie@kairvals.com "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 at NAS Key West, Florida and VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [21APR2016]

KLETT, Jonathon (Jon) JDKLETT@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1974 to 1989..." [19MAR2003]

KLIPPEL, ADC (LCDR) Joseph Retired josephklippel@msn.com Shipmate Pix "...Proud member of 8251. Tours- VQ-2 (74-79), VP-90 (80-86), VP-65 (86-90 and 94-97), VP-62 (90-94) currently a proud Minuteman (VP-92) with the Fighting 92nd at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Will be here till I change careers in June of 2000. If any VP-90 Shipmates have info on Mike Nolan, he was a selres AO2 when I left and would like to send him a line (NOTE: Several people have e-mailed me and I have his address and phone number. Thank you - 20APR98). I enjoyed every minute flying as a Naval Aviator. I retired 14 July, 2000 and am now employed with Skyway Airlines as a Quality Control Inspector in Milwaukee, WI. Good Luck and God Bless You All...In May 2004, I started flying Hurricane Hunters out of MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for NOAA as a flight engineer. I love my job, I no longer keep my resume current as I have stopped looking for a job. Keep in touch..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 08MAY2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 23NOV2000 | Updated 31JAN98]

KOCHMAN, ATCS Art Retired artk941@gmail.com "...I served with VP-65 and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2011 | 28SEP2000]

KOENIG, YN1 Helen adm@navycolumbus.com "...I was in VP-65 from Jan 93 to Dec 95 and would like to get in touch with all my fellow "Tridents" who knew me..." [20MAR98]

KRAJECK, Mark "Fozzy" mkrajeck@yahoo.com "...Hey guys. I was an IFT with VP-17 CAC 6 "Bad Boy Crew" from 1989 to 1991. Took orders to PMTC (now NAWC) NAS Point Mugu, California as a Radar Operator (APS-80!). Went to school, got married, and got out. I got back in as a Selres with VP-65 and I'm currently an IFT on CAC 2. Through the years I've talked to or seen many VP-17ers. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2004 | 28DEC2001 | 23APR99]

KRATZER, Wayne w.kratzer@verizon.net "...I served with VP-771 and VP-65 flying as a P2 Radio Operator..." [01JAN2014]

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]

KUNKEL, PR1 James Retired james.e.kunkel@lmco.com "...I served with VP-65 from 1982 to 1986 and 1990 to 1994. Just checking in on all the great Shipmates there and some really good friends who helped me during some really hard times. Best of luck to all Tridents and God Bless..." [10JUL2004]

KUREN, AME2(AW) JACK VAN YOJACKWA@AOL.COM "..."YO" TO ALL MY FORMER VP-93 AND VP-65 Shipmates. AFTER REGRETFULLY LEAVING VP-65 AND THE NAVY BACK IN 1989 AND WORKING AS A CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR AT Subic Bay IN THE P.I. FOR THREE YEARS (SOME OF YOU I HAD THE PLEASURE TO GIVE GUIDED TOURS OF OLONGAPO AND SUBIC CITY)I AM CURRENTLY LICKING STAMPS FOR THE USPS HERE IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH OF BUFFALO, NY. I WOULD WELCOME ANY E-MAILS FROM YOU GUYS..." [10MAY99]


LEISTIKOW, AVCM Lewis "Lew" Retired lewileis@yahoo.com "...I served at NARTU NAF Andrews, Maryland from 1966-1969 (Aircrew FCO P2s and C-54s), NAR NAS North Island, San Diego, California (VP-31 Detachment) from 1969-1970, FCO Instructor P2s VP-65 from 1970-1975, WC210 Supervisor and P-3 IFT VP-67 from 1975-1978, Cal Lab Supervisor NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1978-1980, CPRWL Staff from 1980-1983, Command Master Chief VP-62 from 1983-1986. Retired in September 1986 to full time RVing. I lost Lynn to Cancer on June 22, 2000. I remarried in 2007, bought a house in Melbourne, Florida in 2008 and began to settle down from 23 years of RV travel/living..." [BIO Updated 12JUL2017 | E-Mail Updated 17APR2012 | BIO Updated 10DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 27NOV2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18NOV2004 | E-Mail 04FEB2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2000 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JUL99 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 05JAN99 | 27MAR98]

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]

LOPEZ, AD2 Leigh leigh@lckslop.com "...I followed in the footsteps of my Mom (Carol) and Dad (Ed) by joining the Navy Reserve in 1990. I did not follow closely as I was an Aviation Machinist Mate (AD2). I served with VP-62 from 1991 to 1996 and then with VP-65 from 1996 to 1998. I transferred to IRR status in 1998 and detached from the Navy in 2003..." [29OCT2003]

LUNA, Lucio Jr. lucio.luna-jr@boeing.com "...I served with VP-65 in 1972. Moved to NAS Los Alamitos, California and dismanteled 3350 engines up to 1977 when Navy moved to NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [27MAR2009]

LUND, Conrad "Conne" conlund@earthlink.net "...To all you salty dogs from the second to the last (Pat Riggs) plank holder of VP-65. This is AO1 Conne Lund finding his way to his old Shipmates on the Web. Nice to see Mark Valentio, Mike Glenn and Del Mitchell are still around. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates and hope to see you all at the 2000 Reunion..." [07NOV99]

LYONS, Michael L. mlyons@lightside.com "...Ex-OSC, active duty USS BAINBRIDGE CG(n)-25 '66-'68, ResFor: FleTraGroup, VP-65, IUWG-1. Left reserve after 20 in '81..."


MACKER, Joseph Duane transformer187@yahoo.com "...Just seeing what the boys at VP-65 are doing I miss being there..." [17MAR2005]

MATTHEWS, AW3 Jon "Jon Boy" jon@rightandwrongradio.com "...I served with VP-65 (1974-1979)..." [26MAY2013]

McCLEARY, Joseph F. Jr. (Joe Mac) Retired j.mccleary@attbi.com "...I served with VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1980 - 1985, VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California 1985 - 1989, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989 - 1993, VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 1993-1996, and VP-62. Retired in July 1996. Current position is as the night shift Maintenance supervisor with VP-U.S. CUSTOMS P-3 surveillance branch east NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I look forward to hearing from old friends..." [17SEP2002]

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]

McGARRY, AEC Pat pmcgarry@owens.ridgecrest.ca.us "...I've been with VP-65 since 1990 following active duty with tailhooks. I'm glad I saw the light! Ground pounded in W/C 220 until I heard the call for FE's. Been flying since 1995 and lovin' every minute of it. It would be great to here from any former Shipmates or fellow FE's..." [17MAR99]

MICHEL, LT Christopher Prentiss Shipmate Pix cmichel@mba1998.hbs.edu "...I was a Tactical Coordinator flying the P-3 Orion with Patrol Squadron Eleven (VP-11). As the Mission Commander of Combat Aircrew Eleven, I led a crew of 12 airmen in a variety of missions throughout the world. Crew 11 participated in Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Support Democracy, and Operation Uphold Democracy. I left VP-11 to take a job in the Pentagon on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. I served for two years on headquarters staff as the Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Admiral Thomas Hall, USN (Ret.)...I recently finished Harvard Business School and now work as a management consultant in San Francisco during the week and as a Lieutenant in VP-65 on the weekends..." [BIO Updated 12NOV98]

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]

MOELLER, AMEC Kevin Retired kmoe6590@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-19 from August 1968 till October 1971. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and several detachments to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Left the regular Nav and went into the TAR command where I served with VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois from February 1974 till April 1979 (picking up AME2 and AME1 along the way). I then transferred to VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California. Spent three great years there and made Chief in 1981. Got transferred to NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as 800 Division Chief. Got out in 1984 where I worked for Lockheed for seven great years until they made the decision to move to Georgia. Was in P-3 field sevice and the maintainability group working with the MRC cards. Lots of travel to Navy bases so I was able to stay in touch with all my Navy buds. When the P-7 program was cancelled and Lockheed was moving I got a job with a Vickers Company that was taken over by Eaton Aerospace. Stayed there 14 years until retiring in September 2004..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2012 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 16OCT98]

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, LCDR Kenneth Retired montkl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1972 to 1975 (Active Duty) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-65 from 1975 to 1979 (Active Reserve) NAS Point Mugu, California..." [09DEC2006]

MOORE, John jmoorenator@gmail.com "...I served with VP-65 (1970's) with a deployment to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [28APR2015]

MORALES, AD2 Joe jmor1515@aol.com "...SELRES currently serving in VP-65. I was really impressed by this site. It makes me proud to be a member of the VP community..." [E-Mail/Rank Updated 25JUL2000 | 04SEP98]

MORGAN, PR Mike mikiemickey@cs.com "...I was in VA-205 '90-'93 during the big transition and at VP-65 '93-'96. Had a lot of good times at PMTC. Drop me a line when you can. ADC KLIPPEL, great pic!..." [03JAN2000]

MORALES, AD2 Joe jmor1515@aol.com "......" [25JUL2000]

MOULTRIE, AKC Jenny AKCJenny@aol.com "...I served with VA-305 ('79-'82) and VP-65 ('82-'85) at NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-90 ('85-'89) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. Transferred to NARCEN NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii ('89-'92). (Was TDRL '92-'96) Currently stationed at MMF-H, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, retiring in March '99. Looking forward to hearing from fellow Shipmates..." [01FEB99]

MOURA, AMHC Tony tmoura@culligan.com "...I served aboard VP-90 from Jan 75 to Jun of 80. Also VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California, CRPWP NAS Moffett Field, California and retired at NAS Atlanta, Georgiain...oops VR-46. I hang my head. Has anyone heard anything of AMS? Doug (BED REST) Edwards? I'd really like to hear from him. Or anyone else from that vintage..." [24DEC98]

MULLIN, AO1 Bill Retired "...I've been retired for a little more than a year now. I DO MISS THE GREAT TIMES AT VP-65 and wish all the very best!! Drop Patty and I a line at 116 Outlook Rd, Marshfield, MA 02050. Way to go new Chief Petty Officer (ASC and YNC!!) Keep them up and bomb the hell out of em!..." [12OCT98]

MURPHY, CAPTAIN John S. jmurphy2@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-47 from 1974-77 and VP-65 from 1982-92 with duties at OLF San Nicholas Island, VXE-6 and Pacific Missile Test Center in between. It's been super to have been a VP'er with all the great memories and wonderful friends. Looking forward to seeing old friends at future Reunions. Would love to hear from any former Shipmates. I'm retired now as of 1 Jan 2000. Spending the rest of my days serving our Lord in the Missions field abroad and locally as a hospital chaplain. You may call me at (909) 302-3057 or e-mail me at the below address. I have model airplane contacts in the Philippines that will provide the best quality customized aircraft models of any aircraft at absolutely the lowest prices delivered to your door. This is the same aircraft model maker that we all remember from our good ol' Cubi Point deployments. Remember Mary Tess who operated her business out of the VP Coffee Mess on the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Flight Line? I'm sad to say that Mary died this past February in Las Vegas but her family carries on her business in the finest Mary Tess tradition. We also do models of any military hardware, trains, motorcycles, cars, etc. God bless you all with fair winds, following seas and happiness in His care..." [08APR2000]


NICHOLS, AD2 Diana mainedln@msn.com "...I was an Air Traffic Controller at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from July 1965 to December 1967. Probably spoke to every pilot/mechanic in the VP squadrons during that time. One exciting time for me was when we had a lone P-3 bouncing the pattern at night. He did about 3 T&G and always had his landing lights on. His next approach was without the lights and I couldn't see him so I gave a go-around. I guess he was pretty close to landing, but he did the go-around. As they were climbing out, the pilot asked why the late go-around? Well it certainly was good training for the pilot. If anyone can remember that incident, let me know. I always wondered who that pilot was. I would hop on as many base aircraft as I could to fly around the islands with the pilots who were staying current. I did meet a VR21 pilot in 1973 when I was living in Maine and I worked with a VR21 mech at FEDEX in LAX 1989-1996. Naval aviation is a small world and I would like to hear from anyone stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii who might have known me or was station there during 1965-1968. Our group of WAVES have stayed in contact and have had a couple of Reunions. I was also in VP-65 USNAR, NAS Point Mugu, California 1975-1979 as an AD2. I always wanted to me a a/c mech but was denied that rate in 1965. I used the GI bill to get my A&P cert and after VP-65 worked as a mechanic at Flying Tigers at LAX, 1978-1989. I am currently a A/C MX Project Administrator for FedEx at IND. I hope to hear from someone from those "old" Navy days. I also have a homepage folks can visit. http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/resortrd/mainedln/index.html..." [11NOV2001]

NICHOLSON, AT Shona nicholson.shona@ensco.com "...I served with VP-65 (1988-2002)..." [22MAR2012]

NOLAND, John jsnoland56@att.net "...I served with VP-91 (1980-1981), VP-90 (1981-1982) as Radio Operator/Air Intell Officer, VP-91 (1980-1981 and 1983-1998), VP-65 and VP-0617..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2013 | E-Mail Updated 22APR2002 | BIO Updated 29NOV99 | 19JAN99]

NOWELL, AME2(AW) Cameron cameron.nowell@mailexcite.com "...I was in VP-11 from August '91 to April '95. I then went on to shore duty at NAS Pensacola, Florida, earned my Associates Degree, then moved on into the civilian world in May '98. I moved to Boulder, CO to play for the summer, then to Breckenridge for the winter, to put that degree to good use as a snowboard bum. Needless to say, it was a good winter. When the snow started melting I decided to try out the part-time navy and am now back in the "center seat" at VP-69 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Any old Shipmates in "lovin' eleven," I would love to hear from you and tell you about this little secret here in the northwest...In September 1999, I reenlisted in the TAR Navy and have since took orders to VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California..." [BIO Updated 18AUG2000 | BIO Updated 22JUL99 | 09MAY99]


OISTEN, AMS1 C. E. (Gene) Retired ornry@oakharbor.net "...Still alive and reasonably well. I was with VP-91 from 1975-1979, VP-65 from 1979-1984 & 1987-1989, and VP-69 from 1984-1987. I've seen a lot of familiar names on this site and will try to contact a few. Feel free to contact me..." [22APR2002]

OLSON, Scott spice@gfherald.infi.net "...Retired AT1 (formerly AX), VP-47, 1972-74, VP-65, 78-80, VP-9, 80-84, VP-31 (FRAMP), 85-88, One year in Dodge, VPU-2, 90-93. Sure miss Cubi, visited two years ago. Still a slug, but love to hear from former squadronmates..."


PARKS, Thomas W. tomparks200@earthlink.net "...I was a FPC on SP2E and SP2H aircraft in VP-777 at NAS Los Alamitos, California from 1962 until 1969 when it became VP-65L-1. I crossed over to the Air Force and became a flight engineer on C-124 and C-141-A's until I retired as SMSGT. My rate in USNR was AOC. I would like to hear from anyone from that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN2003 | 08MAR2000]

PAYTON, AMCS Don Retired DJRSP@aol.com "...serving with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California at the tail end of the P-2 era and just starting the P-3 transition (73-74) and with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (74-76). It is interesting to see how squadrons have carried on and how many now have disestablished and we only have our memories and memorablia remaining of times past. To those of VP-90, "Skinny" Brown was NOT exaggerating about about his and Mike's FE class shrinking from 16 to 3. I was one those who disappeared from FE Class 7601. There were many reserves in that class. Interesting though is that the 2 reservists ended up with a long flying career and the reamaining active duty sailor didn't. Ask Skinny about the FE trainee from VP-60 who slapped the full Commander's hands for being on the power levers in the simulator! Anybody from VP-68 remember the name of the SAR FE who used to commute from West Virginia every weekend to fly? He was another legend and we often wondered about his home life. Though I went back on active duty with E-2's, what I learned as an aircrewman helped me to be a much better Metalsmith and Maintenance Chief. Yes for those of you who where at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in the late 80's I was the Production Control Chief who gave you a hard time..." [06FEB98]

PENNINGTON, AD1 Phillip Retired damnyankee@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from June 1973 to August 1977, VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from September 1977 to August 1982, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from September 1982 to October 1985, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from December 1985 to October 1989 and Naval Air Development Center Warminster, Pa. I have flown every operational model of the P-3 from the first production model BUNO 148883 through the P-3C update III. I was an 8251 (Flight Engineer) with well over 10,000 flight hours in P-3s. If there were no mandantory retirement I think I would still be flying the P-3. I would like to hear from other P-3 sailors. Thank You..." [E-Mail Updated 02OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 20APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2000 | 06MAY2000]

PERKINS, Bill w.perkins3@gte.net "...Attached to VP-65 1992 to present. VP-93 1986 to 1991. Student at VP-31 1991 to 1992. To all those fellow P-3ers out there. Drop me line. Things are well here in sunny CA..." [30NOV98]

PESCOSOLIDO, WM. "RICK" RICK.PESCOSOLIDO@gte.net.com "...I SERVED WITH VP-0919 AND VP-65 AT NAS Point Mugu, California AND VP-91 AT NAS Moffett Field, California. I WAS SS3 ON CREW 7. I LEFT AS SELRES JUST AS WE TRANSITIONED TO CHARLIE UPDATES..." [09JAN99]

PHILLIPS, AWC Larry Retired lwphill@yahoo.com "...Retired in 1989 at VP-69, also served in VP-68, VP-91, VP-90, CRPWP and RTU65/VP-65..." [10SEP2001]

PIERCE, AW1 Todd G. video950@aol.com "...I served from 1982 to 1991 a wonderful tour of duty with the greatest squadron VP-65 The P.I., NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Adak, Alaska, Agana Guam, and Midway. I spent most of those years as an SS1/SS2 with one both ears listening for Submarines and one eye behind a video camera. I have some great footage, from our emergency midair fuel dumping and landing from the breakage of the Asymmetry Cable to saint Elmos fire on the cockpit windows. Two of the greatest pilots in the world aways got us home....Lcdr. Steve Dozier and Lcdr Bob Bernier. I miss those days.....and the Squadron. Haussmann you were a good C.O. and Stocker....you had little patience for military incompetance... Take care friends and keep in touch!..." [14JAN98]

POSADAS, CPO Euclid-Jake Retired euclidjake.posadas@verizon.net "...Hello, everyone and God Bless you all. I served at VP-65 as the ADMIN LPO from Feb 2002 to Feb 2005. I enjoyed my admin crew and the great times we had as a squadron. I left VP-65 just when the squadron was decommissioning and transferred to NOSC Phoenix where I recently retired from. I am now back in Thousand Oaks, California..." [10NOV2007]

PRODROMOS, AWCS Dean H. Retired d.prodromos@comcast.net "...I had many great times during my years with VP-65 (1974 to 1993), so I it's with great sadness I hear of it's disestablishment effective March 2006. Will there be a diestablishment service? Will we be notified? I hear from Scott Pierce on occasion. Does anyone hear from AWCS C.P. "Buster" Williams?..." [15DEC2005]


REDDEKOPP, AWC Jerry D. M.A.S. Retired navycpo@mashell.com "...I'm a retired AWC. My career in VP's started in 1966 and ended in 1985. I served in VP-22 (1966-70), VP-31 (70-73), VP-50 (73-76), Lockheed Aircraft Company (CP-140 instructor) (78-79), VP-65 (78-79), COMRESPATWINGPAC Det NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (79-85), HS-85 (85-87). I retired in November 1987 and have been working for Boeing since Noc 2, 1987. I am currently the Training and Training Equipment Lead on the US Navy E-6 TACAMO program. I live in Graham, WA. Been married 32 years and have three grown son's and six grandchildren..." [28AUG2001]

REDDEKOPP, AT1 Wayne C. Retired wreddekopp@sbcglogal.net "...I was an FCO starting in VP-22 from 1967-69. I returned to the Navy as a TAR with VP-91 from 1971-76 then RESASWTAC at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1976-79 before returning to VP-91 from 1979-83. I served my last tour with VP-65 from 1983-87 when I retired. I am currently instructing FCC and A&P license preparation courses for a school homebased in Colfax, CA and living at a private airport near Grass Valley, CA. Just sold my vintage Beech Bonanza and am kinda looking for something smaller. Keep your bellies out of the water..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2004 | 29DEC99]

REASTER, Gerald (Tink) tink@tinkweb.com "...I was a plank owner in VP-65 when it formed. I used to be AE1 Reaster, now I am just me. NAS Point Mugu, California was a great tour of duty, and a great place to get divorced in also. I love your site and if I can assist you let me know. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates I served with..." Business: Home: [WebSite Updated 03NOV98 | 02NOV98]

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]

RIORDAN, AMHC Patrick H. Retired bokwick@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1980-1984, VP-66 from 1985-1988, and VP-65 from 1988-1991. I also served with HS-84, HS-75 and HCS-5. I retired in 1998 from VR-46 as an AMHC..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 11NOV2000]

ROBERTS, Wayne d_wroberts@mindspring.com "...VP-9 Pilot June 79 - June 82, VP-31 Instructor July 82 - Mar 84, VP-65 Pilot Sep 89 - Sep 91. Currently Chief Test Pilot for Lockheeds new C-130J development program..." [17MAR98]

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]

Memorial Picture "...ROHLFING, Jim...It is with great sadness to inform you that our friend Jim Rohlfing (served with VP-90 and VP-65) died Sunday evening, 21 June 98, at approximately 2140 from complications with cancer. The funeral service will be held in New Orleans. Jim will be laid to rest in his home town of Rolla, MO on Monday, June 29, 1998. Flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home. Monetary donations can be sent to the "Jim Rohlfing Fund" in care of: Stan Chambers, 311 W. Queensbury, Slidell, LA 70461. If you have any questions, you can contact me: Home 504-643-0849, Work 1-800-472-3127 (ext. 83702) DBUNO: 678-3702 Email: chambers@cnarf.nola.navy.mil. Respectfully, (Signed) Stan Chambers chambers@cnarf.nola.navy.mil [23JUN98]
UPDATEThe arrangements were made earlier today for Jim's funeral. The viewing will be Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. The funeral service will be Friday, June 26 at 1:00 PM. Both the viewing and service will be held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, Louisiana. He will be taken on Saturday to Rolla, Missouri for a graveside service at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 29. I apologize, but at the moment we're not sure of the name of the cemetery. A fund has been set up at the NASJRB Credit Union to help with the expenses incurred during Jim's treatment (ie. travel and lodging costs to and from both Keesler and Kelly AFB). This is a non profit account. Anyone who would like to make a contribution is welcome to. The uniform will be Service Dress Whites. Respectfully, (Signed) John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [23JUN98]
UPDATEI am writing to let you know that the donations for the "Jim Rohlfing Fund" can also be sent directly to credit union at the Naval Air Station here in Belle Chasse. Maybe you could give people the option of sending donations either to Master Chief Chambers or to the credit union directly. The address is: Jim Rohlfing Fund, c/o NAS Credit Union, Bldg. 262, NASJRB New Orleans, LA 70143...(Signed) Angie Moultrie Anakela2@aol.com [24JUN98]
For those of you who will be attending the Internment of Jim on Mon the 29th at Rolla, Missouri, I wanted to send out that information. It will be at the Ozark Memorial Gardens at 2:00 PM in Rolla. Angie Moultrie has offered her phone number if anyone wants to call for information. Linda Rohlfing has been getting alot of calls and Angie offered to help out. Her number is (504)-656-7604. Again Linda's address is 117 Gondrella Drive, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. (Signed) John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [24JUN98]

ROSE, Chuck chuckrose@Prodigy.net "...VP-91 Maint control chief, 1971-1975, VP-65 CMC, 1975-1976, COMRESPACKWINGPAC CMC 1976 to retirement, June 1978. Well, I think these dates are pretty close! Now just another staff engineer in Si Valley making disk drives! Where did I go wrong? Musta been hanging around with guys like Boyer, Dula, and Larry Thorpe (not to mention the Clyde The Casaba Man!)..." [12FEB99]

ROSS, AT3 Gordon aisross@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1987-1991. Flew as an FCO during that time and have great memories doing it! Places flown to include NAF Misawa, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Phillipines, NAS Agana, Guam, etc. I sure miss the gang and the great times we had. I still haven't forgot the endless blue ocean that P-3 windows provide and the never ending roar of those awesome props. Here's to the memories fellas - cheers!..." [03SEP2005]

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]


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]

SCOTT, AMHC(AW/NAC) Arlin Retired ajscott@earthlink.net "...I am a former FE. I served with VP-66 (1979-1987) and VP-65 (1987-1994)..." [10MAY99]

SHARP, CDR Keith "Rusty" Retired rustysharp_downsouth@yahoo.com "...I was an AW (SS3 type) with VP-1 (11/1976-02/1981) with 2 WestPac's and 2 Dets to NAS Agana, Guam and VP-65 (04/1981-10/1985) while going thru college. After a stop at AOCS at NAS Pensacola, Florida to earn a commission, I did the NFO pipeline and was winged in September 1987 at Mather AFB. I served with VP-10 (04/1988-06/1991) with a deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and a split deployment to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, CPRW-2 (07/1991-07/1994) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as the WST Team Leader at the Trainer Facility, and as a Briefing Officer/Debriefing Office and Watch Officer at the TSC, VP-69 (02/1995-08/2004) and retired from service in May 2005. I'm presently employed with Boeing, and live in Southern California. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21MAY2015 | BIO Updated 02OCT2005 | Promoted 28MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 18JUL2001]

SILVER, CDR Christopher D. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Exeutive Officer, Patrol Squadron 65..." [17JUN2005]

SIMPSON, CDR Kevin B. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Commander Kevin B. Simpson Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron 65..." [17JUN2005]

SKIBINSKI, AW3 Dennis usps4ski@aol.com "...I am a former "Fixie" AW. I transitioned to "Rotary" in 1998 and was assigned to HC-85 then redesignated to HSC-85. My EOS was Feb 8 2008. However, I will always remember my VP family and the great time we had together. I was stationed at VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1990 to 1994 then had to unfortunately go IRR for the last 2 years of my original enlistment. I had great memories. First times that can never be repeated. 1st time in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Japan. Wild time and great memories. Special thanks to my literal "right hand man" AW1 Valentino. He always had good guidance for me, I just wish I could have had more time to shine..." [16JUL2015]

SMITH, ADC Bobby Retired cheifsmith@socket.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1972 to 1978 in Power Plants. I transferred to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania then to D.C. and retired. We are now living MO. and in three months will retire in FLA. Caroline and I are still togehter, my best friend. We will celebrate our 39th anniversary New Years Eve..." [30DEC2001]

SMITH, AMCS Kurtis Retired kurtis55@hotmail.com "...I was a Trident (VP-65) from June 1974 to February 1975 (right at the time of transition from P2's to P-3A's) as a SelRes, then returned in May 1982 as a TAR Flight Engineer after 3 years in VA-305 and 4 years at VP-69 (2 & 1/2 years as a Flight Engineer). I left active duty in September 1986 but continued to drill as a SelRes until late in 1992, when my own business required more & more time and could not regularly attend drills. I finished the last year and a half inactive reserve and retired. Please let me know of any activities that might be going on for former Squadron members..." [02OCT2002]

SNELGROVE, AE2 Mark S. (SPARKY) P3ORIONMS@AOL.COM "...NTC San Diego (AUG. 76), USS Long Beach CGN-9, (NOV. 76- MAR.-78) AD "A" School (APR.- JUN. 78) VA-34 Oceana & USS JFK, (JUN. 78- AUG.-80) RESERVE Duty: Rate change, (got smart!) to "AE" VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California. (96-Present) Having a great time with some of the finest Naval personnel in the world!!! I'm Just glad to be a part of it! Any old Shipmates out there give me a buzzz! God speed..." [05OCT99]

SNELL, AE1 Gylum "Gybo" Retired iamgybo@bellsouth.net "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer and retired August 1999. I served with VP-69, VP-62, VP-65, and then retired back in VP-62. I'm a A&P and FCC licensed Maintenance Technician for U. S. Customs Service, based in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 21DEC2006 | 08NOV2000]

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]

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]

SPENCER, AXCS Tom Retired tbspencer@windstream.net "...I served aboard NAS New York, New York, HS-75, HS-84, VP-65 from 1983 to 1986 and NAF Detroit, Michigan. The best tour I had was with VP-65 with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Misawa, Japan and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Now retired, living in Atlanta, would love to hear from Shipmates. Very sad to hear about Jim and Jeff..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 16NOV2005 | 16APR2001]

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]

STEELE, AW2 Kevin kmerles@msn.com "...I served with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1988 to 1996. They were good times..." [02JUN2010]

Memorial Picture "...STEPHENS, MCPON Ed...It is with great sadness that I must report that Master Chief Ed Stephens has passed. He had a long stay at VP-65 serving as an FE in the P2 era and in maintenance control after that. Ed was a dedicated, competent and concerned with the well being of all. We shall miss him..." Contributed by KOCHMAN, ATCS Art kochman@unr.edu [29MAY2011]

STEPHENSON, AWC Lawrence "Larry" Retired flyer1970@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VS-41, VS-38, VRC-50, VP-65 and VR-57. I served 24 years of Great Navy Life spanning 5 decades, 2 centuries and 2 milinia, 3 wars, more carrier landings than I can remember due to lots of grog..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2010 | 08MAR2001]

STOCKER, Karl Shipmates Pix pixeltek@yahoo.com "...Reserve Squadron, VP-65, around the globe for eight great years. Sadly, in October 1992, they forced a large number of us, who had accumulated sufficient time, unceremoniously into retirement..." WEBSITE: http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/ [E-Mail/URL Updated 26MAY2004]

STOCKNER, CWO3 Robert C. "Chris" Retired robert.stockner@edwards.af.mil "...I served with VP-31 (1975), VP-46 (1976 to 1978), VP-91 (1979), VP-65 (1984-1990), HS-85 (1993 to 1995), COMRESWINGPAC (1991), ASWOC 880 (1983), ASWOC 1280 (1991-1993), NAS Alameda, California 0187 (1995-1996) and the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Currently USAF GS-12, Quality Assurance Specialist, Edwards AFB, CA. Retired Lockheed Technical Writer/Systems Engineer. Lockheed Technical Services 2006-7, USNS Victorious (T-AGOS-19) no home port. Boeing/Northrop Grumman/General Dynamics - technical work during various years. Married to Sherri Alison Mayben, Abilene, TX for three wonderful years. Two sons, one step-son, five step-daughters, grandchildren. Residence - Palmdale, CA. Looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31AUG2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24APR2008 | 23SEP98]

STONE, AW3 Ronald W. ronwstone52@gmail.com "...I served with VP-65 (1971-1976). Who else flew Super Typhoon Nina Mission out of NAS Agana, Guam August 1975? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24AUG2014]

STRAUB, Susan Retired voneggy@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-65 from 1982 to 1984. I've been in contact throughout the years with old VP-65 Shipmates (you know who you are!) and would love to hear from some others. Anyone know the whereabouts of Ira Glaz and his wife Ellen? I retired in 1996 in Brunswick, ME..." [21OCT2003]

SUTHERLAND, CMC John "Scott" Retired sutherland.j@comcast.net "...Subs: USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN-602 (66-68) USS Tigrone AGSS-419 (69-70) VP-65 74-78 83-84 86-88 NAR NAS Point Mugu, California 84-85 VP-91 78-82 96-99 VA-304 88-93 CRPWP 93-96. NAR Santa Clara/NARCEN San Jose 99-01 Retired 2001 as CMC. Worked at NUMMI until 2009. Attended a memorial service for VP-50 at Moffett Field today. 21 Mar 91 VP-50 lost two planes and 27 crewmembers in a midair off the socal coast. They are not forgotten..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAR2010 | 02SEP98]

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]


TADLOCK, Steve stevetadlock@cox.net "...I started in Boot Aug 77'. Rat Center Mucis Oct 77' - Nov 78'. Sere-Dwest at NASNI. Then on to NAMTRDET VP-31 for WST/IFT school. I joined VP-40 in 79'. Transfered to VS-41 in 83' and worked as a Final Checker. CVN-70 WestPac 88' I ran 65P (VAST) IM3 Nightcheck. VP-65 from 89' - 98'again as a IFT. I'm looking for AT Mike Patton and PR Bob Bunell from VP-40..." [01NOV2004]

TEW, Steve stew@hbi.com "...I served in VP-65, VP-90, VP-91, VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California. I see many of my old Shipmates here. Minnesota's my home of record and Violet and I will stay here for a few more Years, then maybe seek a warmer clime. I look forward to coresponding with many of you..." [18APR2001]

THOMURE, Tim tt.ht@verizon.net "...VP-4 90-94. TSC, Diego Garcia 94-95. VP-65 95-96. I'm currently a TAR in VR-1, flying G-III's for SECNAV/CNO at NAF Andrews, Maryland.." [07DEC2001]

THORNBURG, Brian thorny@lemoorenet.com "...I served with the Tridents (VP-65) from '83 to '87. Am looking for anybody who may have been in the squadron during that time. Sure miss those days as an AB hiding in the VP community; but they found me. I was a line rat back then and still have nightmares of Sark asking me for fuel samples. I still reek of the stuff. Okinawa-84 and NS Rota, Spain- NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal-86, great memories. I heard Benny's is long gone, but plenty of ghosts still around! Drop me a line. Am currently at NAS Lemoore, California (finally got West Coast orders!..." [07APR99]

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]

THORPE, AMHCS Larry J. Retired ljthorpe@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-91 and a plank owner with the old liberty bell logo along with Pete Valdes, Bob Leary, & Clyde Stanik. I then went to VP-65 and was a/c training chief and flt engineer flt instructor until I retired in 1979. Would like to get in touch with Pete Valdes, Charles Rose, & Bob Leary. If anyone knows there address or phone number I would sure appreciate it if you would email it to me. Glad to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [27AUG2000]

TREBINO, ADCS Chuck Retired skylane19641@mac.com "...I served with VP-91, VP-92, VP-65 and retired in 1986. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19APR2006 | 27JAN2000]


UNDERWOOD, AW1 Scott Retired undie@wildcats.com "...I've seen some people here that really bring back some memories... I started my Navy career at VP-67 in Millington, TN..Proud to call myself a Thunderchicken...then on to NAS Point Mugu, California and the Tridents of VP-65..from there to 'Nawlins and the VP-94 Crawfishers. Had some great tours and made some great friends. I finised up my career with the Aviation Training Division at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I retired on January 31, 2004. Had a great career, and would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates...Drop me a line and lets reminicse about the good old days..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2007 | 10NOV2004]


VALENTINO, AW1 Mark davies@inreach.com "...Started serving with VP-65 as a 4x10 in March 1977 and am still there! Seen lots of good W's come and go, from my sea daddies AW1 Larry Chamberlain (showed me the ropes in the P.I.), AW2 Bob "Baby Huey" Saul, and AT2 Chuck Anderson is still here doing the flight logbooks. AW1 Mac Black, AW1 Dave Siegal, and AW1 Rich Zielinski - the best in the West! Forgot to add to the history that in 1984 and 1990 winners of the Liberty Bell! Thanks to every Shipmate I've known for the best years of my Naval career. Hope to here from some of you. At present I'm out of work, again..." [25APR98]


WALKER, ATC (AW/NAC) Dan Retired drwc130@aol.com "...Hi to any old Shipmates out there! I retired at NAS Point Mugu, California after a final tour with VR-55, completeing my Navy time in an aircrew billet and having a great time as squadron OPS Chief. I was with VP-67 when we disestablished in 1994, had a couple of tours with VP-65 in the '80s and '90s, retired and now live in Camarillo, CA working as a senior logistics analyst on a 10 year NAVAIR contract at NAS Point Mugu, California. Looking forward to building our retirement home on our lot in Prescott, AZ and going into a semi-retirement mode- love to hear from any old Shipmates out there..." [24AUG2004]

WALKER, AW2 Thomas twwalkers@live.com "...I served with VP-65 (1972-1975) and flew with Crew-3..." [19DEC2016]

WALL, AVCM Daniel Retired bulkhed@comcast.net "...I served (02/1963-09/1985) with VP-91, VA-304, VR-55, VC-13, VP-65, VP-69, VA-873, NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Alameda, California, USS Walton (DE361) and USS Edmonds (DE406)..." [BIO Updated 02FEB2016 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2015 | 1997]

WALL, Les J. lesjwall@earthlink.net "...Just wanted to drop a note to all my old Shipmates and some not so old. I was with VP-65 from 1982 till I retired in 1994. I started out as a second mech and continued thru FE school in NAS Moffett Field, California, and now I are one, a P-3 Flt Eng that is. What a great Trident Team we were and I'm sure we put that teamwork to use everyday in our daily lives. I now work as a R&D Technician at Guidant Corp. in Temecula. I miss all the flying though as most of us do. Well, if you feel like it drop me a line. As the Irish always say; May the road rise before you, May the wind be always at your back, And may you be in Heaven a half hour before the devel knows your dead..." [10NOV2003]

WARDEN, LaVonne O. (LEE) (Warden) wcan@goin.missouri.org "...My last name was Warden when I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was in FAW-10 for a short period of time until they realized that I was a female and FAW-10 was a combat unit. During the 70's I was in Naval Reserve and was the first woman to be a part of VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California. I retired after 38 years of service, 7 active. I really enjoyed the VP navy people and hope that some of my old Shipmates will get in touch..." [21JAN99]

WELSCH, AE1(AW) Bill Welshwr@aol.com "...My name is Bill, some call me Will. I started my navy coreer June 1981. Went to Basic Training in Great Lakes then on to Aviation Electrician school in Memphis TN. My first command was at AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia 82-85. My first VP command was with VP-92. I have to say that had to be my best tour of my entire coreer, 85-89. My third tour was at NAR NAS Jacksonville, Florida were I went TAD to AIMD and VFA 203 Cecil Field, 89-93. My forth tour was with VP-65 were I went TAD to NWTS NAS Point Mugu, California, 93-97. My fifth and current tour is with VP-66. MAN I AM HAPPY TO BE IN P-3'S AGAIN!!!!..." [14MAY99]

WELOTH, Don WEELAND@WORLDNET.ATT.NET "...Just checking in. I served as an FE with VP-65 from 1978 to 1984 and VP-66 from 1984 to 1995. I now spend my time teaching flying and restoring my classic PA12 aircraft. Anyone heading this way drop in and say hi...Still in sunny Pensacola restoring airplanes,flight instructing and flying as captain for an air ambulance company. Like most everyone else I'm missing flying VP. Be safe..." [BIO Updated 23JAN2002 | 12FEB99]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, AWCS Clarence "Buster"...Clarence "Buster" Williams (AWCS) age 66 passed away 12/10/14 in Oklahoma. He served with ASWOC NS Rota, Spain, VP-11, VP-23, VP-28, VP-65, VP-91 and VP-92. Never a dull moment with him with a very infectious laugh and a sense of style that all that met him knew right away. Leaves wife Margie and a lot of sad people..." Contributed by ROSENSTROM, Neal "Rosey" baditude48@yahoo.com [26OCT2015]

WILLIAMS, Buster margnbuz@sprynet.com "...Served with VP-91, VP-28, VP-92, VP-23, ASWOC Rota, 11, CRPWL, 65, 91, CRPWP from 68-89..."

WILLIAMS, Trish (Ekholt) grdnr001@aol.com "... was attached to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1978 - 1980 as a SelRes. I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it fulltime and went TAR and was transfered to NAS Point Mugu, California from 1980 to 1983 where I was attached to VP-65. I was formally Trish Williams. I'm looking for Michael Vaughan & family last known to be in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I enjoyed my time in service and would love to do it all over again. Take care mates..." [12APR2005]

WILLIAMSON, AW2 Kevin williamsonkevin2@hotmail.com "...I just want to say I'm glad to see a place where I can find old friends and see whats going on in the AW world. If anyone out there remembers me at VP-65 & VP-67, drop me a line!!..." [15JUN98]

WILSON, Andy wilsona@spawar.navy.mil or ahwilson@compuserve.com "...VP-49 ('84 to '88), CNET ('88-'89), NPGS ('89-'91), Kitty Hawk CV-63 ('91-'93), VP-65 ('93 - present)..." [26FEB99]

WOLSTENCROFT, CMDCM (AW) Fredrick Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron 65..." [17JUN2005]

WOOD, LT Greg Retired nomospam@earthlink.net "...Duty stations include, VA-15 1981-1984, VP-65 1984-1993, HCS-5 1993-1995, VP-65 1995-1998. I was a Flight Engineer from 1984-1993, that was the best damn job that I ever had in the Navy. In 1993 I got commissioned as an Aviation Maintenance LDO. It was nice to see the other side, but I missed the flying. I returned to VP-65 in 1995 as the MMCO and then became the AAMO. I retired from the Navy and left VP-65 in 1998. I miss all of my old buddies. I would love to hear from you. Keep in touch..." [01DEC99]


YUDELL, LT Todd A. navyaviator@bigfoot.com "...I must say I am proud to have served on active duty for ten years as a Naval Aviator. I had a sense of fellowship that will never die, god bless to those whom I have served and lead. VP-17 from 1988-92, Executive Transport Dept., NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1992-95, and VPU-2 from 1995-97, currently a SELRES at VP-65. Please write, I would love to talk story..." [08APR98]


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