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Staying Cool!!
HS-4 Snowman during the Lincoln Winter Festival (in the middle of the Persian Gulf)

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ


In tribute to Hank Caruso's Aircrewman

AW1 Kevin Kennedy has modified the world famous Hank Caruso's aircrewmen artwork to include this version that adorned the HSL-37 Aircrew shop in 1994.
Kevin's version includes a "hidden" image of a world famous bunny (and it is not Bugs or the Everready bunny) as well as an H-60 helo.
Hank Caruso's original aircrew image is copyrighted. Please visit his site to learn more about Hank!!!

Contributed by AWCS(Ret.) Randy Gillet

Still susceptible to kryptonite
AW1 Matt Russ gets ready to walk down the boardwalk modeling the latest in body armor

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

SAR Swimmer Tools of Trade
So others may live

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

SAR Swimmer Tools of Trade
So others may live

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

VS Exhibit
USS Hornet VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

VS Exhibit
USS Hornet VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

VS Exhibit
USS Hornet VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

VS Exhibit
USS Hornet VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

Retirement Cake w/ the World Famous FAWA Logo
Contributed by AWC (Ret.) Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell
VS-73: Last of the Great Stoof Drivers
Contributed by "AW Pioneer" Jack Eastman
Merry Christmas
Photo by AW1(AW) Bron Tschumperlin. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ
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AW1 Joe Pycior Memorial
Various contributers

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AW2 Jason Lawson Memorial

Contributed by AW2 "Dutch" Holland

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Crossing the Beach at Normandy

Being stuck in Cornwall, UK doing IUSS with my 4 other AW compadres, we get the chance to visit some places not normally on the deployment paths. Last year my in-laws came over for a visit and we took the ferry to France and had a nice 2 week journey all over western Europe. We spent 3 beautiful sunny days in Normandy where we visited all of the D-Day beaches and WWII memorials. These moving pictures are taken at the American Cemetary overlooking Omaha Beach, where Saving Private Ryan filmed the cemetary scenes. I cannot fully describe this somber place. There are 9,386 white crosses and Stars of David on this green landscape. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine servicemen everywhere. Not even a drop in the bucket of the actual dead servicemen in Europe, but completely overwhelming. Another 1,557 names are inscribed on a wall behind the huge Memorial building and chapel itself. Even though the Navy has taken me to more places than I can count over the last 11 years, this had to be the most moving experience of my life. Anyway, these are just a few of the pics we took and I thought that some people might enjoy seeing what freedom actually cost our country. Hope you enjoy them!

Contributed by AW2(AW/NAC) Jon Scott


Through this hatch...

walks the finest AWS!
Cubi Point; WESTPAC 73-74

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ


Hank Caruso's Aircrewman

Image was reproduced by AW1 (Ret.) Lonnie Hawkins
The image is copyrighted by Mr Caruso but he has allowed Navy personnel to use the image as long as it is not used for commercial purposes.
Visit his web site to learn more about Hank and honor his request regarding the copyright!!

Contributed by AWC(Ret.) Gary Smith


Saberhawk 66 Memorial, San Bernadino Mtns, CA

Contributed by AWCS Randy Gillett