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VS-21 Wing Drinking Night in Olongapo, PI (Oct 91)
Standing: L-R AW2 Griffis, AW2 "Skippy" Haworth, AW2 Brian "Buh" Trumbull, AWC Kevin Branniff, AW2 Dave Martin
Sitting: L-R AWAN Mark "Barn" Miller, AWAN George R. Murga, AWAN Tim "Cheese" Holland, AW2 Steve Downs, AWAN Marc Vetterick
Kneeling and on Shore Patrol: LPO AW1 "Uncle Bill" Smoke
Missing: AW2 Sherman "Caveman" Overman, AWC Schoewe
Locating datum as of Aug 03: Griffis (civ), Haworth (civ), Trubull (ret), Branniff (Last seen in Atsugi, Japan), Martin (Last seen in Misawa, Japan), Miller (civ), Murga (SWO LCDR somewhere in Washington state), Holland (VQ), Downs (Cross rated to OTA, wherabouts unk), Vetterick (civ), Smoke (ret)


Contributed by AW1 Tim Holland

FASOTRAGRULANT Cecil Field
...any help in identifying folks in this picture would be helpful!!

Contributed by AW1 Kim McDowell

HS-4 Ops
Hell Month Cruise of 9 Months--2003

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

VP-46, Crew 6
Keflavik, 1980
AW2 Al Merritt (standing, left side), AW3 Jim Hunnewell (kneeling, left), AW2 Jerry Emery (kneeling, middle)

Contributed by AWC (Ret.) Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell

HS-4 Det Alpha 15
2003
AW1 Matt Russ, AW2 Colon and AW2 "Pumba" Alcazar

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

VS-24 AWs
1989
Left to right: AW1 Myllenbeck, AW2 K. Noonan, AW1 Hieder, AW2 Gregg, AW3 Briggs, AW3 Delamater, AW1 Garrett, AW2 Chambers, AW3 Jones,
AWC Welch, AWC Hahn, AWAN Jones, AWAN Nash, AW3 Woods, AW3 Joy, AW3 Scholl, AW2 White

Contributed by AW1 (Ret.) Joe Garrett

HS-4 AWs
Westpac 2002-2003
Part Deux...it keeps on going and going and going

Photo by AO1 Martinez. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

HS-10 AWs--2002
Directly responsible for achieving 100% HS AW manning this year!!
NAS North Island, CA

Contributed by AWCM J.D. Dungan

HS-4 Aircrew--1976
Joined by several of their close friends named Miguel...San Miguel
Somewhere in Olongapo, RP

Contributed by AWCM J.D. Dungan

AW "A" School Class Graduation, May 1973
Back row (l-r) Parks, Wells, McClure, Mullins, Dudley (later dropped), Leggett, Springer, AWC Cleveland
Front row (l-r) Martin, Craven, Dinardo, J.D. Dungan, Brown, LeSalle
In front of BLDG S-240, NATTC Millington, TN

Contributed by AWCM J.D. Dungan

VP-46 CAC 11 Sept 99
top (l-r) Nav-Lt Gallagher, 2p- LT Mitchell, PPC LT Whettmen, FE AE1 Hartwick, FE AE2 Darr, SS3 AW3 Pirtle
bottom (l-r) SS2 AW3 Turckovich, SS1 AW2 Grow, IFT AT3 Poliack
Misawa, Japan

Contributed by AW1 John Grow

HS-4 AWs
Westpac 2002
U.S.S. Lincoln

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

My recruiter never said anything about wearing makeup!
L-R: HS-4 Black Knights AW1 Dewitt Orton, AW1 Bron "T" Tschumperlin, AW2 Jorge Alcazar and AW2 Pedro Colon have their game face on

Contributed by AW2 Pedro Colon

VP-47 "Golden Swordsmen spend XMAS in Dodge
From top row L-R: AD1 Red Meaney (FE), AD1 Unknown (2nd FE), AW3 Cam Smith (SS1), LTJG Bill Chamberlin (3P), AW3 Richard Compton (SS3), LT Wettlauffer (Tacco),
From bottom row L-R: LT Leheay?(2P), LCDR Virg Rabine(Big Dog), AO1 Martin, AWAN Tim Daniels (SS2), Lt Steve Grey (NAV/COMM), AX1 Mike Skougland.
XMAS Day, Diego Garcia 1978

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Richard Compton

"VP-47 Golden Swordsmen AW Shop"
L-R: AW2 Putnam, AW1 Lufholm, AW3 "Hammer" Hammerschmidt, (behind)AW1 Knight, AW2 Hebert, (behind)AW2 Farrenkopf, AW1 Elizondo, AW3 Campbell, AW3 "Krash LaWreck" Levesque, AWAN Gillis, AW3 "Modes" Komoda, AW2 Hubner, AW3 "Mex" Garcia, AW2 Grasmick, AWAN Peabody, (obscurred)AW3 Gilroy, AW1 Soch
Misawa 1991-1992

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Kurt "Modes" Komoda

"VP-19 "Big Red" Crew 8"
L-R: TSC Unknown, TSC Unknown, Unknown, AW3 Jack Hess, AW3 Ron Tolle, AE1 Tim Mattheson, AE2 Mark DelBuono, AO1 Joe Osborne
Diego Garcia 1981

Contributed by AW2 (Civ.) Elmer Bishop

VP-22 Crew 6
1985-1986 Cubi Deployment
Back Row (L-R): LT Levy, ENS Thellen, AW2 McConkie, LTjg Knapp, AT2 House, LCDR Cottrell, AME1 Anderson, LT Pointer, AWC Gillet
Front row (L-R): AW1 Kreig, AMS1 Arbitrario, AMS1 Santos, AO3 Boyd

Contributed by AWCS Randy Gillet

VS-21 Red Tails AWs 1984
Contributed by AWC (Ret.) Dave Larington

HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs 1994
(L-R) Back Row: AW3 Therrian, AW3 Worthiem, AW1 Chaput, AW2 Breed,
AW3 Anton, AW1 Yankawich, AW2 Venuti, AW3 Irion, AW3 McComber, AWCS Gillet,
AW3 Bischof, AW3 Bennett, AW2 Andrews, AW3 Wilson, AW1 Focht, AW2 Stotz
Front Row: AW2 Stone, AW2 Schrack, AW2 Domonicci, AW3 Holloway, AW3 Stachura, AW3 Ladd

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Riders AWs

HSL-37 Easy Rider AWs 1998-1999
Standing(L-R) AW1 Leialoha, AW1 Hofstra, AW2 Fallen, AWC Walsh, AW3 Farra,
AW2 McComber, AW3 Allen, AW3 Bernardy, AW1 Parson, AWC Chaput,
AW2 Therrien, AW3 Jones, AW2 Stachura
Kneeling (L-R)AW3 Tevanian, AW3 Weiss, AW3 Murry, AW3 Erb, & AW3 Younger

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Riders AWs

Aboard USS Cushing (DD985), 1981 WESTPAC
(L-R) LT Garry Hall (now RADM), AW3 Calvin "Cal" Mickey (now AWCS), LTJG Bill Stedman (now ?)
Taken after crew found Vietnamese refugees

Contributed by AWCS Calvin "Cal" Mickey

AW2 Bernardy, AWCS Gillet & AW1 Leialoha in front of a Royal Brunei Airforce S-70
Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Riders AWs

HSL-37 Dets 3 & 4 Hook Up In Singapore
Back row (L-R): AW1 Leialoha, AW1 Parson, AW3 Williams, AW2 Bernardy
Front row: AWCS Gillet, unknown, unknown, Ira, Samantha, AW2 Younger

Contributed by HSL-37 Easy Riders AWs

CVSG-57 Re-Union 2002
USS Hornet Museum, Hangar Deck
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

VS-35 Re-Union
L-R: AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb, Jerry Butler, Terry McGinnis, Al Eusterbrock, Bob Nelson
June 2002

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

CVSG-57 Re-Union 2002
USS Hornet Museum, VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

CVSG-57 Re-Union 2002
USS Hornet Museum, VS Ready Room
Alameda, CA

Contributed by AWCM (Ret.) Bobby Dibb

HSL-37 Easy Riders AWs; Hawaii, 2001
AW1 Fallon, AW2 O'Kelly, AW2 Stimpson, AW2 Cain, AW2 Spicer, AW2 Ferdinando, AW2 Cox, AW2 Clutts, AW2 Haddy,
AW2 Smith, AW1 Leialoha, AW2 Cook, AW1 Able, AW2 Wheeler, AW2 Younger, AW2 Savoy, AW1 Bucan, AWCS Gillet, AWCS Mickey

Contributed by AWCS Randy Gillet

Ready to launch for a night Hellfire shoot in Fallon, NV
L to R: LT. Brian Banks, LCDR Vic Ott, AW1(AW) Matt Russ, AW2 Dennis Josse, and AW3 Benny Alcala
in front of Black Knight 615
March 2000

Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

VP-23 Crew 3 "The Bangor Packet" 1975
Standing (L-R): AW3 Roger "Kinky" Wellons, LTJG Miles "Boom Boom" Cannon, ADJC Gale Gilliland,
AME2 Tom McKay, LT Mick Schrock, LT Colby Rottler, AW3 Dave DeVarney, AW3 John Driscoll
Kneeling (L-R): CO, CDR John Sheehan, AT1 John Griffiths, LT Art Bakker, AW1 Dave Scott, LTJG Doug Kirkland

Contributed by AWCS Dave "Devo" DeVarney

HS-4 AWs; Pizza Night on the USS Lincoln
L to R: AW2(AW) Clark Morgan, AW1(AW) Matt Russ, AW3 Benny Alcala, AW3 Johnnie Sikes,
AW2 Todd Fallin (HSL-37), AW1(AW) Mark Scheulke, AW3(SW) Rene Alcazar, AW2(AW) Pedro Colon, and AW3 Amanda Sears.

Photo by AW1 Bron Tschumperlin. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

April 1980 AW "A" Graduation
Front Row: L-R Dave Hill, Unknown, Tom Saloon, Carl Plummer, Unknown, Charlie Black,
Back Row: L-R Fred Leal, Unknown, Unknown, Rick Whitney, Kamborgolo(sp), Unknown, Zack Yelton, Unknown, Jesse Gilliam

Contributed by Jesse Gilliam.

Combat Air Crew Seven, Patrol Squadron Eight
Azores, March 17, 1978

Contributed by Alan Carignan

AW "A" School, Class 7417
January 23rd, 1974
Standing (L-R): ? AOINC, LCDR Langston OINC, ? Ed Spec, AWAA Mike Marrs, AWAA ?, AWAA Dave Holmes,
AWC Cleveland, AWCS Joe Thompson, AW2 Red Morrison, AW1 Russ Garcia
Kneeling (L-R): AWAA Bob Martin, AWAA Adams?, AWAA "Grit" Elliott, AWAA Jacobsen?,
AWAA Dave DeVarney, AWAA O'Neill?, AWAA Trimble?, AWAA Barnett?

Contributed by AWCS (Ret.) Dave "Devo" DeVarney

AW "A" School, Class 00220
Back (L-R): AW3 Zelmo, AW3 Bergeon, AWAN Occonnel, AWAN Nordrum
Front: (L-R): AWAN Barthold (Class Honorman), AWAN Fahrback, AW3 Kendall, AWAN O'Banyel, AW3 Ray, AW3 Miller

Contributed by AWCS (Ret.) Dave "Devo" DeVarney

The last VS-35 AW Division, 1999.
Awards include:
Commodore's Cup for Weapons Excellence (1997-1999);
Captain Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Airborne ASW Excellence (1997)
Battle "E" Award (1998); and not shown: Thach Award for ASW Excellence (1998).
Standing (L-R): "Cheese", "Flash", "Wildman", "Toe", "Bucket", "Ham", "Mac", "Spaldo".
Kneeling (L-R): "Andy", "DOM", "GMC"

Contributed by AWC (Ret.) Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell

East coast AW's from VS-24, 30, 31, 32 January 1999
Not pictured VS-22 (on last Med deployment).

Contributed by AW1 Curt "Opie" Olson

First Gathering of the Guam AW Association; Fall 1987
...all 3 of us!
AW1 "Hutch" Hutchinson (TSC AGANA), AW1 Mike Thompson (NAVFAC GUAM), AW2 Dale Johnson (TSC AGANA)

Contributed by AW1 Dale Johnson

Across the line: HS-4's latest AW shellbacks!
L to R: AW2 Randy Bloom, AW3 Dan Mercuri, AW3 Wayne Gibson,
AW3 Blaine Wilson, AW3 Keith Lampman, AW2 Benny Alcala, AW3 Amanda Sears, and AW2 Jarad Gilbertson.

Photo by AW1(AW) Mark Schuelke. Contributed by AW1 Matt Russ

HS-11 AWs 1977
First Row: AW2 Whalen, AW3 Winters, AW3 Kamees, AW3 Wilson, AW1 Smith (Plankowner), AW3 Semans, AW3 Thomas, AW2 Arkie, AWC Zurn, AW2 Savelli
Second Row: AW1 St. Jacques, AW2 Thompson, AW2 Alfred, AW3 Mikal, AW3 Garrett, AW3 Donovan, AW3 Hancock, AW3 Hill(?), PR2 McNeil

Contributed by AW1 (Ret.) Joe Garrett

USS Ranger ASW Team Photo
Jurong Bird Park in Singapore
Standing L-R, AWC Ron (Frog) Forgnoni (pre-pony tail), AW2 Otis Snider (VS-21), AW3 Terry Turner, AW3 Randy Jackson
Kneeling L-R, AW1 Jeffery Rians, DP3 Paul Schramm, and AWAN Douglas Hall.
We had all gotten together for a banquet, a tour of the bird park, and a visit to the giant water slides while we were on shore leave in Singapore.

Contributed by Terry Turner

AW "A" School, Class Graduation 1979
Top Row-All Unknown although the 2nd guy from the right looks familiar
Bottom Row AWAN Terry Turner 3rd from left.

Contributed by Terry Turner

USW MODULE USS ENTERPRISE
Operation ENDURING FREEDOM Sep - Nov 01
Like many of their shipmates, the men and women of the Enterprise CV-TSC stand by to defend their great nation!

Standing (L-R): AW1Terry Wilson, AWC Vince Hadus, AW3 Ben Pierce, AW3 Jose Vacio, CWO2 Jeff Massey, AW2 Aliye Eracar,
AW2 Eric Sax, AW3 Melissa Kelly, AW1 Todd Crockett, AWC Ken Peltier, STG3 Jen Rieger
Kneeling: AW2 Chris Shaffner, AWAN Brandon Russell

Contributed by the Enterprise CV-TSC leaders

VS-29 AWs; Last West Coast VS AW Deployment
Five of the AWs in the squadron took part the single strike mission carried out by the Carl Vinson airwing during Operation Desert Fox.

Standing L-R: AW2 Foster, AW3 O'Donnell, AW2 Herrin, AW2 Wilcox, AW1 Briggs.
Kneeling L-R: AW3 Houtby, AW1 Johnson, AW2 Johnson, AW2 Lewis, UA-AW1 Bain
…and yes, the two Johnsons are brothers.

Contributed by AW1 Dale Johnson

VP-46, Crew 11
Misawa, 1979
AWAN Jim Hunnewell (SS2 on the left),
AW2 Al Merritt (SS1 on the ladder, hand in parka), AW3 Jerry Emery (SS3 second from the right).

Contributed by AWC Jim "Bucket" Hunnewell

VS-30 AW's last cruise on USS Eisenhower, November 1998
L-R: AWC Chris Braniff, AW3 Tom Klerk, AW1 George Hoy, AW2 Dave Paden, AW1 Scott Butville, AW2 Jeremy Pruitt,
AW3 Randy Bloom, AW2 Mike Zdunkiweitz, AW1 Curt Olson, AW3 Bill Attwood, AW3 Mike Stien, AW1 Steve Krokus, LT Andy Anderson.

Contributed by AW1 Curt "Opie" Olson

VS-24 AWs USS Nimitz 82-83
1st Row L-R: AW3 Tony Hassert, AW3 Gilbert Gregg, AW2 J. R. Jones, AWAN Michael Mitchell, AW2 Mark Overby, AW2 Patrick Gonzalez
2nd Row L-R: AW1 Harry Bell, AW2 Joe Shredl, AWAN John Van Kapen, AW1 Charlie Dempewolf, LTJG Jorge Rojo,
AW1 Frank Hobin, AW3 Jerry Brumfield, AW2 Dale Johnson
Not pictured: AWC Dave Flanagan, AW2 Steve Clark, AW2 Russell Shaner, AW2 Richard Lanzendorf.

Contributed by AW1 Dale Johnson

HMS Unicorn w/ VP-17 CAC 5
1995, Diego Garcia
L-R; LT W. Clark, LT B. Collins, LT Ormrod, LT Roulston, AO2 Cotter,
AW2 Rosado, AW1 Baustain, AT3 Gartman, AW2 Gonsalvez

Contributed by AW1 (Civ.) Steve "Paco" Rosado