America (CV 66) - Naval Cruise Book

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Every ac- tion, every rudder order and engine order, every evolution and event is meticulously recorded for history in this document. AMERICA ' S Log reveals many highlights from a career span- ning over seventeen years and eleven deployments to every quadrant of the globe. The USS AMERICA (CV 66) is the fifth ship to bear the name AMERICA. The first AMERICA was intended to be the greatest warship of the fledgling Revolutionary Navy. Her keel was laid in 1777, a 74 gun ship of the line. John Paul Jones was to be her first Commanding Officer, however, Congress presented the ship to France to replace the MAGNIFIQUE which had been lost by grounding in Boston Harbor. Thus the first AMERICA joined the French Navy in 1783. left: AMERICA under construction at Newport News Ship- building and Drydock Company, July, 1961 below: Flight deck, island, and mast, February, 1964 Other AMERICAS have served ably. The schooner yacht built in 1851 for Commodore John C. Stevens was obtained by the Confederacy during the Civil War and pressed into service as a blockade runner. She was later taken by Federal forces and served the union as a blockader. In 1921 she was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy. Other namesakes were the steamship AMERICA built in Ireland in 1905 for the Hamburg-American Line and the United States Line passenger liner AMERICA built in 1941. Both served as troop transports in times of war. After 200 years the name and ship were united once again. USS AMERICA (CV 66) is the first commissioned warship to be named AMERICA and her title was the personal choice of the late President John F. Kennedy. AMERICA was built by the Newport News Ship Building Company. AMERICA is immense. For instance, if the Eiffel Tower was laid on her flight deck, the Paris landmark would overhang a mere 5 feet. The carrier is twice the length of the Washington Monument and the gigantic Empire State Building is only 202.5 feet taller than her length. She was launched on 1 February, 1964, three years after her keel was laid. Her spon- sor, Mrs. David L. McDonald, christened AMERICA with the traditional bottle of champagne. Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze and Admiral David L. McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations, addressed the audience. After sea trials and acceptance trials AMERICA was com- missioned on 23 January, 1964. Six thousand spectators crowded the ship ' s hangar deck to view the commissioning and hear addresses by Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Secretary of the Navy, Paul H. Nitze, and the Governor of Virginia, A.S. Harrison. Enroute to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for her initial training, the carrier ' s first catapult launch and arrested recovery were recorded by an A-4 Skyhawk flown by Cdr. Kenneth B. Austin, the ship ' s Executive Officer. Shortly thereafter, she left on her first deployment: a tour with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. It was on AMERICA ' S second Mediterranean deployment that she was awarded the Battle Efficiency " E " as the best Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier. During this 1967 cruise the Arab-Israeli war erupted in the eastern Mediterranean and at midday, 8 June, the technical research ship USS LIBERTY (GTR-5) was attacked by unidentified air and sea forces. Within minutes, AMERICA ' S F-4B fighters were airborne to protect the Task Force and aid LIBERTY, only to find out from Tel Aviv that the attack had been accidentally committed by Israeli torpedo boats and aircraft. The next day, AMERICA rendezvoused with the crippled ship south of Souda Bay, Crete where 50 wounded LIBERTY crewmen were transferred aboard to be treated by the ship ' s doctors and corpsmen. i AMERICA NEWPORT KtHS ' SHIPBUILDING IDWOOttCO. ,, E ,|P0KT»Eft» 9, » I! Ship ' s Lo facing page top: Mrs. David L. McDonald christens AMERICA, 1 February, 1964 facing page bottom: Admiral David L. McDonald, chief of Naval Operations, at launching ceremonies lop: Secretary of Defense Dean Rusk speaks at com- missioning ceremonies, 23 January, 1965 middle: A newly commissioned AMERICA bottom: The crew reports aboard SHIP ' S log top left: First overseas Liberty call; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 8 May, 1965 top right: Visiting allied sailors, NATO exer- cises, 1967 right: AMERICAMEN meet Pope Paul VI, 1965 facing page top: Cdr. K.B. Austin, XO, making the first catapult launch and arrested landing aboard AMERICA, 5 April, 1965 bottom: Lcdr. Bailey D. Sterrett makes the 1000th arrested landing aboard AMERICA, 23 April, 1965 f AMERICA began her first real test as a fighting vessel on 31 May 1968 when she and embarked Air Wing Six commenc- ed flight operations in the South China Sea. For this war ef- fort, involving not a single accident in more than 18,000 catapult launches and recoveries, AMERICA was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for " exceptionally meritorious ser- vice " , and her second consecutive Battle Efficiency " E " . On 10 April 1970, AMERICA and Air Wing Nine departed Norfolk for a second Western Pacific deployment. Upon her arrival in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, the 77,000 ton carrier became flagship for the Seventh Fleet Attack Carrier Striking Force. She then began operating on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin where she launched strike mis- sions over Southeast Asia. For superb wartime performance, both AMERICA and Air Wing Nine were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. In July 1971 after a six month overhaul, upkeep, and train- ing period, AMERICA left Norfolk for a third Mediterranean deployment. A particular emphasis of this cruise was joint operations with allied navies. These exercises were particularly successful and the ship ' s aircraft record was accident free. 10 lop left: COD Aircraft aboard during MidEast crisis, 1967 top right: Cdr Richard C. Thompson during Fun in the Sun Day, 1967 bottom left: Commanding Officer, Captain D.D. Engen, USN, displays AMERICA ' S first Battle E, 20 April, 1967 bottom right: AMERICA ' S First swim call, Pollensa Bay, 27 August, 1967 11 Ship ' s Lo 12 facing page: AMERICA assists USS LIBERTY (GTR-5) following inadvertent attack by Israel, 9 June, 1967 top: Memorial services for LIBERTY ' S Crew bottom: LIBERTY wounded aboard AMERICA 13 Ship ' s log AMERICA returned in December 1971 and six months later was enroute to her third combat deployment to Southeast Asia. She was one of four aircraft carriers on Yankee Station the day that the Viet Nam Peace Agreement went into effect. AMERICA returned to Norfolk on 24 March 1973, within one week of the final prisoner of war release and after nearly 300 days away from homeport. AMERICA was awarded her second Meritorious Unit Commendation during this cruise. After a three-month maintenance and upkeep period, AMERICA sailed on her fourth deployment to the Mediterra- nean in early July. The ship was delayed from returning due to the deteriorating situation in Cyprus. She finally arrived in Norfolk on 3 August after completing more than 8,600 launches without an accident. top: AMERICA operations off Vietnam, 1968 lop right: Crossing the line festivities, 1968 bottom: AMERICA greeting Sydney, Australia, 1968 bottom right: AMERICA preparing to launch, 1968 14 hi « ■ •- . ■ Bi % i c IP 15 SHIP ' S LOG After a brief period of leave and upkeep in Norfolk, AMERICA returned to sea on 6 September 1974 to par- ticipate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise " Northern Merger " . Naval and shore units from nine of the NATO countries participated in the two-week exercises which included a port visit to Portsmouth, England. Following an 11-month shipyard period AMERICA em- barked on her fifth Mediterranean deployment on 15 April 1976. An early accomplishment of this deployment was the aid provided by the ship in the evacuation of American and foreign nationals during the civil conflict in Lebanon. Returning from this deployment in October, 1976, AMERICA rejoined the fleet after a three-month shipyard period in Portsmouth, Virginia. On 10 June 1977, the ship led a five-ship task group that deployed to South America. During this five-week period, AMERICA and other ships of the task group conducted exer- cises with units of the Brazilian Navy. This marked the first time in history that Brazilian aircraft operated from the deck of an American carrier. 1 , f top: AMERICA ' S first wedding; Capt. Mrs. T.W. Kaugher, USMC 26 July, 1969 bottom: Last carrier landing for T-28, 23 October, 1979 16 top: AMERICA receiving Admiral Flatley Award, 1969 bottom: Testing AMERICA ' S Water Washdown System, 1969 ; " ' ■ ISMC 1 ifi-_ ■ . 17 SHIPS LOG 29 September 1977 saw AMERICA leaving Norfolk for her sixth Mediterranean deployment. The cruise included intensive flight operations, participation in the annual NATO " National Week XXI " fleet exercises and port visits to Italy, Spain, and Yugoslavia. AMERICA returned to her Norfolk homeport in late April 1978. AMERICA again embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven, a west coast air wing, and departed Norfolk on her tenth extend- ed deployment in March of 1979. She conducted operations with assets of the Sixth Fleet and NATO, and returned to Nor- folk in September 1979. The AMERICA conducted initial carrier qualifications for the F A-18 Hornet before entering the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for one year. In November 1980, AMERICA commenced preparations for deployment. Preparations included serving as the Flagship for READEX 1-81 conducted in the Puerto Rican Op area. After a successful Operational Readiness Exam and becoming the First carrier to pass Operational Propulsion Plant Ex- amination in recent years, AMERICA stood down before a deployment that would include Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Operations. • Mii Atneric 18 facing page top: 1969 Miss America, Judi Ford, is honored by AMERICA facing page bottom: 1971 Miss America, Phylis George, aboard AMERICA top: Manning the rail entering Sydney, 1971 middle: Miss America USO Show aboard AMERICA, 1970 bottom: AMERICA traps the first F-18 Hornet to land on any carrier, October, 1979 AMERICA RETURNS TO THE FLEET 7 OCTOBER, 1980 year in Norfolk Naval Shipyard, AMERICA steams down the Elizabeth River toward her home at Pier 12 1 REFTRA NOVEMBER 1980 180 $ 23 MERRY h CHRISTMAS 24 AMERICA S 25 CHANGE OF COMMAND ■ On 1 1 February, 1981. Captain Rene W. Leeds, USN, was relieved by Captain James F. Dorsey, Jr., USN, as Com- manding Officer, United States Ship AMERICA. The ceremony was conducted onboard AMERICA at Pier 12, Norfolk Naval Station. The change of command ceremony, a time honored product of the rich heritage of Naval tradition, was highlighted by remarks from VADM G. Kinnear, COM- NAVAIRLANT. and the reading of official orders by Captain Dorsey and Captain Leeds. With the words, " I relieve you, sir " and the response, " I stand relieved " , total responsibility, authority and accountability changed hands. yj I) air Mlild •AMI refuge [reedoi in s«p iraditic arms i naval p of our Thro k sail llilOIK Tears operan calls fi deavoi UlEf erase com I), Bombs limes, were r enham reason When I was selected to command one of our nation ' s 13 aircraft carriers, I was especially pleased to find I would command one which bore the proud name " AMERICA. " Since our nation was established as a refuge for those who sought religious freedom and freedom from oppression, it has been the stalwart leader in supporting noble ideals throughout the world. The 1981 AMERICA cruise continued the U.S. Navy ' s tradition of protecting those ideals by reaching out the arms of freedom through military preparedness and naval presence to the oppressed peoples in troubled parts of our world. Through the waters of the Atlantic and Mediterranean we sailed to the Suez Canal where AMERICA gained the distinction of being the first super carrier to navigate those restricted waters. Then came the transit of the historic Red Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Gate of Tears (Babel Mandeb). Our odyssey led us to operational line periods at sea that were long, the port calls few and far between and the tempo of our daily en- deavors hectic for a peacetime cruise. You, the crew of AMERICA performed admirably. In exercise after ex- ercise with our own and foreign navies, you honed your combat proficiency and increased AMERICA ' S overall combat readiness. Every challenge, including boredom at times, was met with vigor and determination as you rallied to satisfy each new requirement. Our port calls were marked with outstanding behavior which further enhanced AMERICA ' S goodwill abroad. You have reason to be proud of your performance during the 1981 AMERICA Cruise. Please be assured I am proud of you and AMERICA. To those at home, your husbands, fathers, sons and friends represented you well. Share their pride and professionalism as you read the book they lived. COMMANDING OFFICER CAPT. JAMES F. DORSET, JR., USN JAMES F. DORSEY, JR Captain U.S. Navy Commanding Officer 27 c 28 d} 1 MARCH 1981 29 o " At 2215 Romeo on January, 1981, Jury 302 was shoot- ing a case three approach lo CV-66 . . . and came to rest in the port cat walk on the fresnel lens. " The entire ship responded to the resulting fire and pilot rescue. Lessons Irom refresher training and ORE were implemented in deadly earnest. The successful rescue and minimal damage proved that the training pays off. 1 if ■ ' St. The rw VIRGIN ISLANDS After a very lengthy yard period, our first port of call was the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, a part of the Virgin Islands, Archipelago. St. Thomas is the second largest island in a group of islands that includes St. John and St. Croix. The trade winds provide a pleasant climate year round with balmy days and the occasional rain shower. The Virgin Islands are a United States Territory, so the basic language is English and the currency is good old dollars and cents. St. Thomas is also duty free port. That made it very easy to spend money, and spend it we did. The ship anchored at Charlotte Amalie which is the capitol city and is located on the south side of St. Thomas. With a pop- ulation of approximately 16,200 it is also the largest city. The inhabitants tend to be engaged in the manufacture or shipping of Bay Rum or in the various hotel, entertainment, and tourist services. By day the streets of Charlotte Amalie are crowded with the tourists from the cruise ships that arrive in the morning and depart late in the afternoon. At night, the streets are taken over by revelers, a good number of which were sailors. Long hours at sea are rewarded by the fine shops, restaurants, pubs, and the friendly atmosphere of the island. 33 34 1? ' itfk ' ' A St. Thomas 35 St. Thomas 36 St. Thomas 39 POM Prepare for overseas movement. A hurried time in which supplies are brought onboard and last minute maintenance re- quirements are completed. Trying to walk the length of the pier to take your own seabag onboard was a challenge with the waiting trucks and piles of provisions. A few last weeks with families and friends. Seemingly day by day schedule changes increased the intensity of the period, a brief carrier qualification just prior to deployment, and POM was over. f f W ». " - L. I 3 wUfT _. j : _ : 1 5 • ._• ») r jdU 15 The reason for our absence . . . And hold and hard adventures l ' undertake. Leaving his country lor his country ' s take. C ' harles Filzgeffry: Life and Death ol Sir Franca Drake. 1596 It follows then as certain as nighi succeeds day, thai without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it everything honorable and glorious. George Washington: Letter to Marquis de Lafayette. 15 November I7HI In time of peace il is necessary to prepare and always he- prepared lor war h sea. Attributed to John Paul Jones. 1747-1792 To secure a respect to a neulral Hag requires a naval force organized and ready to vindicate it from insult or aggression. George Washington: Farewell Address to Congress. 7 December 1796 VNe need to keep in a position of preparedness, especially as regards our Navy nol because we want war. but because we desire to stand with those whose plea lor peace is listened to with respectful attention. Theodore Roosevelt: Speech in New York. II November 1902. shipping. haver Maha I The Secretary of the Nav has decided thai the science of aerial navigation has reached thai point where aircraft must form a large part of our naval force for offensive and defensive operations. Navy Department news release. 10 January 1914 We must have a navy so strong and so well proportioned and equipped, so thoroughly readv and prepared, that no enemy can gain command of the sea and effect a landing force on Republican party platform. 1916 The air Heel of an enemy will never gel within striking distance of our coast as long as our aircraft carriers are able to carry the preponderance of air power to sea. Rear Admiral W. A MoffetL USN: While ChieJ oj . a y Bureau of Aeronautics. 1922 Ours is a maritime nation, requiring the most powerful navies to protect our free rights to the farthest r l. ndon B Johnson: To the Navy League. 27 October 1964 . . . thai they ma) be a safeguard unto the United Stales of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions. Book of Common Prayer: Prayer the Navv f ' • :.- - [ «%• DEPARTURE 14 APRIL 1981 .oving I oving a sailor is not always gay And loving him is a high price to paj It ' s mostlj lining with nothing to hold ll being young, yet feeling old It ' s having him whispering his love to you It ' s whispering hack that sou love him loo lhcn comes a kiss, a promise of love Reluctantly, painfully, letting him go While you ' re dying inside from wanting him so Watching him leave, with eyes full of tears Standing alone with hopes, dreams, and fears It ' s sending a letter with the stamp upside down In a faraway lover, in a far away town It ' s going to a church to kneel and pray And reall) meaning the things that you saj And though you know that he ' s far away And just keep on loving him more each das Being in love will merit your dreams nd thoughts of heaven where love ' s light gleams Days go bj and no mail for a spell V.hi wan lor some word to hear that he ' s well I he letter arrives and sou ' re filled with jos You ' re like a small child with a shining new toy With lingers that tremble and heart beating last You tear open the letter and read so fast Yes. he is doing well, and he misses you so And Us filled with the love you wanted to know Weeks are now months, and months are a year You ' re waiting for the das. you ' ll have no more fear I mic passes slowly, set it ' s gone very last You ' re barely aware it ' s here till it ' s past U ' v losing a sailor brings bitterness and tears I oneliness, sadness, and despondent sears I i) ing a sailor isn ' t much fun But it ' s well worth the price when his lime is done Remember he ' s thinking of sou every das He ' s sad and loncls lor being awas So love him. miss him, and try to be braser nd always be proud of having a sailor author unknown 44 -i 45 DEPARTURE DEPARTURE 48 u 49 USS AMERICA CV - 66 Date DM AUGUST fil TUESDAY GREEN SHEET Hi ALFA CV -CUSA} 2-3D 31-C ADMINISTRATIVE VOICE NET, SECURITY DEVICE TRAINING •CCDS CAL PRB MTH CDS 0CE •CSYN AAUEX} SYNTHETIC ANTI-AIR WARFARE EXERCISE-CCDS CAL PRB MTH; CAL 0CE FLIGHT QUARTERS {AIR CVU} Z-12-CC TACTICAL VOICE NET PROCEDURES {CDS CAL PRB MTHi CAL OCE] FLIGHT OPERATIONS SET THE SPECIAL SEA FIELD DAY -CALL DEPT! LEAPFROGS-CNAV riTmW CONREP WITH THE USS •CDECK NAV ENG SUP A] Z-13-CC TACTICAL MAr ZONE INSPECTION -CALL ASAC HANDOVER, CONS , HIFR-CCVIi) PRB CVU OCE d ' gffl 1 ' jAnriEX-DEno for uss Event Time R€ DMDS DDD1-23ST DM15 01Q0-0300 DM2Q DMDD-ObOD OMOO-COMP OMS5 0500-0700 OMSS OSMS-OSiaOO Q?00-C0f1P 0300-1300 DM30 0330-1130 Dfl30-C0nP DMMO 1300-1500 1300-COMP OMMS 1300-1500 OMSD IbOO-iaOO OMbO laoo-aooo l e J30-5130 GENERAL QUARTERS ' CM fl. G.JACKSON LCDR-.USN ASST. STRIKE OPS OFFICER 050200-1800 051000-1200 05ia00-2M00 ObiaOO-2200 071100-1700 oaoa30-noo 011100-1330 lOabDO-lfiOD 110700-1200 Preview of Coming Operations FLIGHT OPERATIONS USS flOUNT HOOD PICK UP flASIRAH RAX -CVERTREP} BECCE RAS FUEL MISPILLION BEEREX RAS REFUEL USS PREBLE CO ' S CONFERENCE ONBOARD AMERICA ' CROSSING THE EQUATOR CEREMONY " RAS FUEL WITH USNS tllSPILLION THE GREEN SHEET The Green Sheet is the schedule of operations and events conducted by AMERICA each day. It is difficult to believe that there is enough time or resources to complete all the train- ing, sorties, underway replenishments, drills, exercises, and in- spections listed on the Green Sheet, but AMERICA ' S " can do " attitude prevails. A record number of underway replenish- ments, around the clock flight operations, and drill competi- tions all contributed toward AMERICA ' S mission . . . " to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea " . And conduct them we did. The following pages show a little of the type of work we did as we checked off the events on the Green Sheet. wm f A 52 J ) 53 ■ GREEN SHEET " Push Back. Push Back. CAT One ' " " Rig i he Barricade! " " I OD Walkdown, All Red Shirts, Green Shirts. Blue Shirts. Brown Shirts. Yellow Shirts — FOD Walkdown. " Man all recovers stations. LSO to the platform. " I ■I fl GREEN SHEET I 58 GREEN SHEET 59 fc 61 GREEN SHEET —•♦w 63 GREEN SHEET ,««££ - S v SQ - + I •• tf»Jk- j . « • ? " Now go to your stations all the Special Sea and Refueling Detail. 64 65 wiwC 67 GREEN SHEET 69 70 1 " On the MISPILLION, standby for shotlines forward, midships and aft. " 71 MEMORIAL DAY p 4 14 vl A V 72 t GREEN SHEET " Man Overboard! Man Overboard! Starboard Side! Duty Mo- tor Whaleboat crew man the starboard motor whaleboat! " 74 mist r zj " This is a drill, this is a drill. General Quarters, General Quar- ters. All hands man your battle stations. " 75 . GREEN SHEET •Now muster the Bravo working party abreast the Post Office -u " Mail Call! Mail Call! ' v Tj§ Gi EEAT SiffiM 1 ! j " Now Secure the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regu- lar underway watch. On Deck, Section One. " 79 Tattoo, Tattoo, stand by for evening prayer. " ' Taps, Taps, lights out. Maintain silence about thr decks. The smoking lamp is out in all berthing spaces. Taps. " 11 A 82 83 J S£; - «. (firr rlmgs: 84 1 1 I il NAVY 6 T. mk 5 w 86 I 4 87 GONZO STATION GONZO: Northern Arabian Sea Operating Area Life on Gonzo is marked by incessant operations and a sus- tained state of readiness allowing for few recreational activities. Life is both demanding and monotonous. Flight operations, ex- ercises with other ships, drills, and underway replenishments of fuel and stores kept us busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While the crew spent the majority of their time on duty and in uniform, there were those special days to " suit up " and partici- pate in any number of activities. Boxing, basketball, volleyball, music, the library, weight room, and game room were active during off duty moments day and night. The joggers coursed through the yellow gear and airplanes on the flight deck and hangar bay. With so few days in port most of the memories of the cruise will be of life on Gonzo Station. 89 MKnONAL GEOGRAPHIC j EOGRAPH GONZO 93 ■ ' Mm u , _. Sfir I $ " 2 4 i 100 101 ?% i va « » _- tift. 102 SOVIET CUB TRANSPORT ■ ' :.:; «-}.. ' ' , ' %-:t : $ g ;: ' »»... ▲ THE THREAT Infttan ©rran 110 I __ B 5 ' ■■■ t VVJv L iM h - -. ■ fc R Jc- CROSSING THE I !i 117 " LIBERTY CALL.. LIBERTY CALL » 118 119 v £yr? M Palma is located on the island of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean. Mallorca is a ruggedly beautiful island, famous for its breath taking scenery, clean beaches, quaint villages, restaurants, shopping, and farms producing olives, almonds, wine grapes, and fruit. Palma is the capitol city located on the southwest coast of Mallorca. AMERICA anchored in the Bahia de Palma and the liberty party went ashore to discover a city both modern and ancient. The cathedral, Medieval castles, palaces, convents, and squares remind us that Palma was inhabited by Iberians, Phoenecians, Greeks, Carthagirians, Romans, Vandals and Moors in successive invasions throughout history. The tiny winding cobblestone streets in the old city are filled with fine shops and restaurants. Dominating the old section is Palma ' s graceful Gothic Cathedral founded in 1229, the second largest in Spain. Facing the cathedral is Almuadaina Palace used by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia as a summer palace. The new section of town boasts modern hotels, apartment buildings and plazas. AMERICA crewmen discovered leatherwork, olivewood carvings, porcelain figurines, and pot- tery for sale. Special services provided tours of the island, cas- tles, and night-life. A favorite included a medieval style ban- quet and show featuring jousting on horseback. Whether liberty was spent on a beach, in a bistro, or at a boutique, AMERICAMEN agree that Palma is a port that we would like to see again. 121 PALMA L PALMA 124 125 PALM A " I X 127 R LM A PALM A 130 131 I a ' « ■ 7am s In Malay annals, it is recorded that during a voyage Sang Nila Utama, a descendent of Alexander the Great, was driven off course by a storm, and landed on the Island of Singapore. On coming ashore, Prince Utimas ' first sight was a lion. The animal so impressed him that he decided to start a new kingdom on the island named " Singapura " or Lion City. Singapore was brought to the attention of the western world by Sir Francis Drake who discovered it in his around the world voyage in 1758. Sir Stamford Raffles established a trading post here in 1819 and Singapore officially became a British Colony in 1867. Except for Japanese occupation in World II, Singapore remained British until independence in 1959. The British influence is seen in the center of the older section of the city marked by British colonial administration buildings, polo, cricket and rugby clubs and Anglican churches. Chinese and Malaysian influences the rest of the city. Land is scarce in Singapore and all newer buildings are multi-story and very modern. AMERICAMEN found plenty of activity in Singapore: shopping, tours, the Jurong Bird Park, Chinatown, Zoological Gardens, Buddhist and Hindu Temples and oriental restaurants. Bargaining is mandatory. Boat loads of stereo equipment, jade, Chinese brocade silk, batik material, pewter and jewelry were sold to enthusiastic hagglers. Singapore will long be remembered as th ' e best of east and west. -r— r ft ri ti i - . -» 134 II 1 I I 135 136 J. 137 «ft 138 139 1 li 142 143 Perth and the port of Fremantle are located in Western Aus- tralia, a land of ancient geological formations, coastline, and deserts. Aboriginal tribes were the only inhabitants until Cap- tain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger hoisted the British flag at the mouth of the Swan River in May, 1829. Fremantle became Western Australia ' s major port, handling 80% of the state ' s imports and exports. The capital city of Perth developed as the state ' s governmental a nd commercial center. The two cities offered AMERICA ' S crew beautiful parks, excel- lent shopping, restaurants and the friendliest people in the Southern Hemisphere. Souvenir shopping included toy koala bears, kangaroos, sheepskin coats, sweaters, and opal jewelry. Perth is a port high on the list to visit again. «•«•% A v w — X ■•;. and -ij.esce|. 1 1 koala PER FREMA ■tl 147 » - • t • ■ .r- ' .- .; -i ] 2 , 4 148 f 1 I 149 .1— • ■ • ? • lAtjfc » Tv 150 151 152 I i ' - - _ 153 154 155 TURNOVER DAY 17 OCTOBER 1981 (5 uri5E 5 joeccoL st£ i £ ops V m nd toStagt am r.c VL _ cruise. - DotJOP C, The USS Coral Sea reports from the West Coast to take over Indian Ocean duties from AMERICA. AMERICA enjoys her last beerex, conducts a motor whale boat competition, bids farewell to our Soviet shadow, and heads for the straits of Bab El Mandeb, the Suez Canal, and the Mediterranean. SOVIET KARA 18 OCTOBER 1981 STRAITS OF BAB EL MANDEB OUTCHOP 157 I 158 Suez Canal: The second time around 21 October 1981 SUEZ SUEZ SUEZ SUEZ i 160 161 Wi PALM A - revisited i _ 25 — 28 OCTOBER 1981 M . [ All ' ■ 5 imH ' V Lyj i H| L A % ■•■ iff ' j«as ■ 4x9 ' a " Hr fl i i MnJ| $an Mimiel Hi 163 Ij B W ft trw t 167 MEDITERRANEAN OPERATIONS RADM W. L. Chatham, VADM W. H. Rowden, and RADM B. W. Compton Vice Admiral W. H. Rowden, Commander Sixth Fleet, was hosted by AMERICA during the Suez Canal transit to the Mediterranean. During his visit VADM Rowden was guest at the change of command where RADM B. W. Compton was relieved by RADM W. L. Chat- ham as Commander, Carrier Group Six. Upon entering the Mediterranean, RADM W. F. McCauley, Commander Cruiser De- stroyer Group Eight, made AMERICA his flagship during amphibious operation CRI- SEX, a bilateral amphibious operation with Spanish forces on the southern coast of Spain. America hosted Spanish dignitaries at the end of the exercise for a conference of the mutual benefit to both nations. AMERICA then transited through the Straits of Gibraltar and pointed her bow to- ward Virginia and home. RADM W. F. McCauley, Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight 168 CRISEX Visiting Spanish dignitaries R 2210342 OCT 81 FM CTF SEVEN ZERO TO USS AMERICA INFO COMCARGRU SIX BT UNCLAS NO1650 SUBJ: OUTCHOP SEVENTHFLT 1. AS YOU DEPART TF 70, I EXTEND TO ALL HANDS MY PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND OUTSTAND- ING PERFORMANCE. YOUR PRESENCE DUR- ING THE PAST MONTHS HAS EFFECTIVELY SHOWN OUR CONCERN AND RESOLVE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AREA. YOU WERE MAGNIFI- CENT DURING THAT PERIOD WHILE OPERAT- ING AT AN EXCEEDINGLY HIGH TEMPO. YOUR OPERATIONAL READINESS AND ABILITY TO RESPOND TO TASKING WAS ALWAYS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. HAVE A SAFE VOYAGE HOME AND AWELL DESERVED AND HAPPY REUNION WITH THOSE WHO AWAIT YOUR RETURN. 2. WELL DONE, RADM H. HARDISTY BT R 0210552 NOV 81 FM COMSIXTHFLT TO USS AMERICA USS PREBLE INFO CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK CTF SIX ZERO COMCARGRU SIX BT UNCLAS N01650 SUBJ: OUTCHOP SIXTHFLT 1. YOUR BRIEF DEPLOYMENT TO THE MEDI- TERRANEAN AFTER MANY MONTHS ON STA- TION IN THE I.O. HAS BEEN MOST SUCCESS- FUL. YOU BOTH HAVE PERFORMED YOUR DU- TIES REMARKABLY WELL AND ARE TO BE PARTICULARLY COMPLIMENTED FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SUC- CESS OF CRISEX 81. 2. WELL DONE AND BON VOYAGE, ROWDEN BT 169 HOMECOMING 172 V. ¥ t . 173 HOMECOMING HOMECOMING 179 CHAIN OF COMMAND 180 J. F. Lehman, Jr. Secretary of the Navy THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON 11 June 1981 TO THE CREW OF USS AMERICA (CV 66) : At the end of a remarkable and successful cruise, it gives me great pleasure to extend my congratulations and appreciation to each of you for your very significant contribution to our Nation ' s security and world peace. Serving as our front line of defense, the world ' s eyes were upon you, and you performed admirably. As the first super carrier to transit the Suez Canal en route to the Indian Ocean, USS AMERICA not only established a first and became a part of history, but you also exhibited the great flexibility of our people and our Navy. WELL DONE and best wishes for continued success. Sincerely , p- — -22. w ' • John Lehman 181 Admiral T. B. Hayward, USN Chief of Naval Operations 182 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS TO THE OFFICERS AND HEN OF USS AMERICA CV 66) As a former commanding officer of USS AMERICA, it is a special pleasure to extend my personal con- gratulations on your historic transit of the Suez Canal and your deployment to the Indian Ocean. The vital interests of the United States and our free world allies continue to be at stake in the Middle East. Your presence in the area is an important element in demonstrating our country ' s determination to protect those interests. Although the duty is arduous and the work demanding, your fellow countrymen do recognize and appreciate the contributions you are making to peace and stability in the region. As Chief of Naval Operations, I am pleased to convey to you the gratitude and admiration of your fellow Navy men and women, and to express my best wishes for a safe and successful deployment. Sincerely T. B. JIAYWARD Admi tl, U. S. Navy II 1 Admiral H. D. Train, USN Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet . Commander in Chief Atlantic and commandeb in chief u. s. atlantic fleet USS AMERICA (CV 66) Congratulations on a truly successful Indian Ocean deployment . Your 6 May 1981 transit of the Suez Canal from Mediterranean Sea to the 1.0. marked another historic occasion in your record book. USS AMERICA ' S presence in a critical area of the world has made a significant contribution toward the security of the United States and our allies. Your professionalism, long hours, dedication and sacrifices in the face of personal hardships reflect th highest traditions of the U. S. Navy. Best wishes. N II U. S. Navy 183 Vice Admiral T. J. Bigley, USN Commander Second Fleet Commander Second Fleet 30 June 1981 Greetings to the Officers and Crew of USS AMERICA: In 1787 Edmund Burke stated that America »as full of good men doing their best to preserve freedom Nearly 200 years later the USS AMERICA is full of good men still preserving freedom. Your sacrifices and contributions toward that end are well recognized and «e a source of pride for all your countrymen. All best wis S. Navy 184 Vice Admiral T. J. Kilkline, USN Commander Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet _ COMMANDER NAVAL AIR FORCE. U S ATLANTIC FLEET 28 September 1981 Dear Captain Dorsey, As the 1981 cruise of USS AMERICA comes to an end, I want to comment on the exceptional performance of your ship and crew in support of our national interests. As the Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, I have repeatedly looked at USS AMERICA as a constant source of pride, and happily, I find I am only one of a huge chorus of your cheerleaders. Your historic transit of the Suez Canal and your extraordinary efforts on Gonzo Station with our forces in the Indian Ocean are truly superb examples of the finest sense of dedication and perseverance. Your outstanding crew clearly typifies the United States Navy ' s standards of pride and professionalism. Whether conducting night air operations or well- deserved port calls, the men of USS AMERICA have served as remarkable defenders and ambassadors of their fellow citizens of the United States. Your ship ' s motto of " Don ' t Tread On Me " has been carried proudly. Keep charging. Best wishes. J V- v wVs T. J. KILCLINE Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy 185 Captain James F. Dorsey, Jr., USN Commanding Officer USS AMERICA (CV-66) FPO New York 09531 CARRIER GROUP SIX Carrier Group Six, homeported at Naval Station, Mayport, Florida, is an afloat command with both operational and admin- istrative responsibilities. Administratively, the Commander re- ports directly to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Normally CARGRU Six has under administrative con- trol the USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) and USS SARATOGA (CV-60) also homeported in Mayport. At present, SARATOGA is undergoing overhaul and reports to COMNAVAIRLANT until completion. He maintains readiness, and trains and in- spects the FORRESTAL and her assigned air wing. In his operational role, Commander, Carrier Group Six func- tions as a task group commander in the Atlantic Fleet under Commander Second Fleet. Carrier Group Six evaluates intelli- gence; formulates operations, plans and orders, exercises com- mand of carrier task groups at sea, issues directives as necessary to accomplish assigned missions, and conducts research evalua- tion on selected new programs. !■«■ ' ' II .-, 186 w and I asipei Grumm ersl ' Si i«ai fteadm et under xcosin REAR ADMIRAL BRYAN W. COMPTON, JR., USN COMMANDER CARRIER GROUP SIX Rear Admiral Bryan W. Compton Jr., holder of the Navy Cross, six distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star Medal, 19 Air Medals, three Navy Unit Commendations and one Navy Commendation Medal, graduated from the U.S. Naval Acade- my and was commissioned an ensign in June 1951. Following his first assignment aboard USS SICILY, he at- tended flight training and earned his wings in May 1 953. He was assigned to Antisubmarine Squadron Twenty Seven, flying the Grumman Guardian from the flight decks of the aircraft carri- ers USS KULA GULF and US S ANTIETAM. In February 1955, he reported to Attack Squadron Thirty Five at Cecil Field, Fla. In VA-35, operating from the aircraft carrier USS TICONDEROGA and flying the Skyraider, Admi- ral Compton served as landing signal officer and flight officer. Following an assignment at the Naval Academy as an instructor, the admiral was assigned to Attack Squadron Sixty Six where he new the A-4D Skyhawk aboard USS INTREPID. He was then assigned to the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. From July 1963 to December 1965, Admiral Compton served as ordnance officer on the nuclear powered carrier USS EN- TERPRISE. After a brief tour with Attack Squadron Sixty Six, he reported to Attack Squadron One Hundred Sixty Three as executive officer then commanding officer. Following one year at the U.S. Naval War College, he became commanding officer of USS EL PASO. In July 1972, Admiral Compton became the first command- ing officer of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIM- ITZ. He served there until August 1976 when he was trans- ferred to Naval Sea Systems Command as Deputy Commander for Aircraft Carriers, Amphibious and Auxiliary Ships. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in April 1977 and assigned as Com- mander Carrier Group Six in May 1979. 187 REAR ADMIRAL W. LEWIS CHATHAM, USN COMMANDER CARRIER GROUP SIX Rear Admiral Chatham was born in Houston, Texas on Octo- ber 26, 1934. A graduate of Rice University, he received his commission as a naval officer in June 1 956. He was designated a naval aviator upon completion of flight training in August 1957. As an aviator. Rear Admiral Chatham has served in both fighter and attack squadrons and with the Navy Flight Demon- stration Squadron (Blue Angels). He has flown approximately 5,000 hours in over 30 different types and logged over 1,000 carrier arrested landings. During the Southeast Asia conflict, he flew 366 combat missions into Vietnam. Rear Admiral Chatham has commanded Attack Squadron Fifty Six, Carrier Air Wing Five, USS HASSAYAMPA (AO- 145), and USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). Immediately prior to his present assignment as Commander Carrier Group Six, he served as Chief of Staff for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet. Rear Admiral Chatham has also served on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan; and Commander, Light Attack Wings Pacific. His awards include the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross (4 awards), the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (10 awards). Strike Flight Air Medals (35 awards). Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal. Rear Admiral Chatham is married to the former Ann Sim- kins of Lemoore, California. They have four children, Sean, Greg, Melissa and Geoffrey. 188 . FLAG STAFF CAPT J. P. Stouffer Chief of Staff CAPT J. Peiguss CAPT L Schriefer CDR T. Barry CDR C. Coburn CDR J. Ferguson CDR J. Hanson CDR W. Hill CDR W. Hollingsworth CDR D. McMunn LCDR L. Elliott LCDR R. Heifner LCDR T Klocek LCDR D. Kukulski LCDR W. Sykes LCDR D. Tussey 189 LTA. Brickey LT P. Przyborski LT M. Thomas CW04 J. Bowen SKCM J Pace ■UH YNCM J. Tobin RMCS S. Caldwell OSCS H. Graham F.TCS R Ingram KM I M mmons ' BMI W Dunn MSI M Ibucn KMI II HaU-h i 1 1 I YNI J. Ottcry 190 RM2 E. Singleton RM3 R. Contic OS3 R. Gonzalez IS3 M. Horn j4 4 ■■ RM3 K. Rosborough QMSN L. Faulkinham J OSSN G. Harshberger MSSN R. Whitehorn YN3 D. Neal 191 PEOPLE MAKE AMERICA MOVE A ship is just floating iron until the crew is added. The crew gives the dead iron a life of its own. with its own style, motion. personality, and character. This cruise has honed the crew and the ship into a single entity distinguished b pride, teamwork, and professionalism. Credit can go to no single person. I i e thousand individuals from as many backgrounds work together to make AMKRIC A move kj v iV r. «afi ».- f» J :-vi ' A! k . . ■vw Captain James F. Dorsey, Jr., USN Commanding Officer Captain James F. Dorsey, Jr., entered the Navy in 1955 through the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. He earned his commission and Naval Aviator Wings in 1956 after fighter training in the F9F Panther at Corpus Christi, Texas. He subse- quently served tours homeported at NAS Oceana with VF-61, VF-41, VF 102, and VF-101 DETALPHA. He earned a degree in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School followed by orders to NAS Miramar for duty as Operations Officer for Attack Carrier Air Wing Two, and flying with VF-21 until March 1971, when he became the Executive Officer of VF-121. He then became the squadron ' s Commanding Officer from December 1 97 1 until May 1 972. Captain Dorsey was then assigned to VF-21 as Executive Officer, and then Commanding Officer until July 1974. Following a tour as a member of the Staff of Commander, Fighter Airborne Early Warning Wing, Pacific, he reported for his third command assignment with VF- 121. In May, 1976, he reported to Yokosuka, Japan to serve as Executive Officer of USS MIDWAY (CV-41). During his tour MIDWAY received two Battle Efficiency " E " ' s and the Ney, Flatley, and Golden Anchor Awards. In July 1978, Captain Dorsey took command of USS CALOOSAHATCHEE (AO- 98), where he earned the Meritorious Service Medal. In June 1 980, Captain Dorsey reported to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. On 11 February 1981, Captain Dorsey assumed command of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). During his career. Captain Dorsey has flown more than 4300 hours in 16 types of aircraft. He has flown from 1 1 different carriers and completed over 200 combat missions. Captain Dorsey is married to the former Jeanne Lynch Hobbs of Roanoke, Virginia and is the father of two sons. toiatii at Ens nean d . MIS toCV 194 Captain Paul B. Austin, USN Executive Officer •AMERICA Captain Paul B. Austin entered the Naval Service as an Aviation Officer Candidate in July 1959. He was commissioned an Ensign and commenced flight training at Pensacola, Florida. After earning his wings. Captain Austin reported to his first fleet squadron, VA-66, deploying four times to the Mediterra- nean during his tour. Succeeding tours included the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Aviation Safety Center, a combat tour with VA- 37, instructor pilot with VA-147, and the Command and Staff course at the Naval War College. Captain Austin then reported to CVW-19 as Operations Officer, making one combat and one peace time WESTPAC deployment. Following CVW-19 he served as Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer of VA-147, earning the Battle Efficiency " E " and nomination for the Arleigh Burke Award. In April 1978 he reported aboard USS AMERICA as the Navigator, completing a Mediterranean deployment. Under his leadership, the Navigation Department won the Battle Efficien- cy " E " Award. In December 1980, Captain Austin became AMERICA ' S Executive Officer and currently fills that billet. Captain Austin has compiled over 150 combat missions and over 900 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, fifteen strike-flight Air Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Unit Com- mendation, Battle Efficiency " E " and five Campaign Awards. Captain Austin is married to the former Lynda Lyles of Roa- noke Rapids, North Carolina. They have two daughters, Dana and Jill, and a son, Paul. 195 QMCM Thompson, USN Command Master Chief The Command Master Chief primarily functions as the prin- cipal enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer, keeping him apprised of situations, procedures, and practices which affect the welfare, morale, job satisfaction, efficiency, and well being of enlisted members and their dependents. He also maintains a liason with the Force, Fleet, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, ensuring progressive and positive two-way dialogue between the enlisted community and the command. The Command Master Chief maintains an " open door " poli- cy for command personnel and makes frequent visits to all service, berthing, and work areas to aid in the generation of meaningful dialogue on personal, technical, and professional levels with command personnel. 196 I SMCM Edwards, USN Command Master Chief 197 . The mission of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance De- partment (AIMD) is to provide the expeditious and economical repair of aeronautical equipment for the various types of air- craft in the embarked air wing. Consisting of over thirty differ- ent primary work centers, the department has maintenance ca- pabilities in areas ranging from airframes, hydraulics and tire build-up to electronics, avionics, calibration, and jet engine re- pair. It is required to operate and maintain an extensive pool of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) utilized in the start, move- ment and general maintenance of all on board aircraft. An administrative staff manages and coordinates the thousands of repair transactions from a centralized production control. Ap- proximately 420 men are assigned to the department, over half of which are provided from embarked air wing squadrons. The extensive skills and training of these men encompass fourteen primary ratings, each of whom contributes to the ultimate goal of air wing aircraft readiness. During the 1981 deployment, the AIMD repaired over 21,000 components of neary 24,000 items inducted which re- sulted in an 86% Ready For Issue (RFI) rate. The Precision Measuring Equipment (PME) work center completed in excess of 4,500 calibrations repairs while the Non-destructive Inspec- tion (NDI) work center conducted over 5.500 aircraft compo- nent inspections. The Power Plants work center made over 145 jet engine test cell runs while processing 325 aircraft engines afterburners auxiliary power units for nine types of aircraft. The VAST work center provides maintenance support for 80% of the avionics systems for the F-14, S-3 and E-2 aircraft and repaired approximately 3.000 of these sophisticated and com- plex units. The most significant accomplishment was the sus- tained test bench availability of 94% for the 210 facility test benches monitored. Similarly outstanding was the Ground Sup- port Equipment and availability of 1 70 major pieces of " yellow gear " which averaged 91%. These exceptional statistics reflect not only the volume of work completed by the department but are tangible indicators of the superior performance of every man assigned within the AIMD. i 198 -1 " " ' I CDR T. Hite AIMD Officer LCDR W. Masden LT R. Vannatter 200 AVCM L Nicholson AVCM R. Sams ( S I Moc ATCS Morrison AZC W. Wicdcrhold AS1 M. Anderson AZ1 D. Arnold ATI M. Dotson AK1 L. Gonzales ATI G. Moeller AD1 R. Newton AMHI M. Robinson AZ1 B. Trani TD2 E. Farran ASI J. Schultz ; AE1 R. Walker YN2 K. Gaynor AZ3 W Hartel AZ3 R. Jones AK3 G Robinson AZ3 T Salterfield AZAN D. Firchow AEAN R Ramsey AN M. Turner TD3 G. Starr mmmmmm AN J. Walton AKAA G. St. Pierre 202 -2 LCDR R. Glick LT C. Ogden ADC J Fischer I V PRC T. Gurski AMHC W. Murphy 203 9 e 9 i PRl J Hahn ADI J Peterson ADI T. Riley ADI M. Strauss ANSI D. Wheeler AMH2 J Beaudry AD2 T. Bcntulan AMS2 A. Jaco 9 fifff . r— EL i ' .- ' „ vr ■ t AMS2 L. Perry AD2 D Salter AMS-2 R Strahan AD3 E Bastidas AMS3 T. Brewer 204 AD3 R Jones AD3 W. Loerch m l AMH3 W Murty AMS3 E. Odango AME3 P. Peairs HH lir : r. AMS3 R. Penn AMH3 D. Rivera J f I AMS-3 D Simpson r I I ' ADAN R. Daigle ADAN D. Fleming ADAN R. Collinger AN J. Gonzalez ADAN R. Haney AMSAN M. Herdeg AMHAN L. Jerome ADAN W. Johnson AN R. Joseph ADAN L. Lee 206 l A M -T 1 1 h J . Jlfcr ■ " , I J v AEAN K. Loggins AN G. Schneider AMSAN J. Solik AN F. Spears AMSAN B. Standridge AN T. Webb AMSAN L. Barnwell AA P. Danz AR D. Diglio ADAA V. Gustafson PRAA R. Thompson 207 L -3 LT Schumacher CW02 B. Brashear 208 AXCS T. Booker AQC R. Dichl ATC R King AQCS T. Shepherd AQC R. Gray AXC R. Ringgenberg Br ' ]. m , ATI E. Barker AE1 C. Caldwell AE1 F. Calica AOl D. Cartwright ATI R Collins . ■ ■ ATI J. Goldie cri AOl R Turner ATI B. Whelen I i r AQ1 B. Ruckman AQ1 M. Szachnitowski ATI A. Tanner ATI E Tranquillo 209 I 210 AT2 W. Anderson AQ2 D Bingham AT2 D Brewster » IV, AH2 G Hausler AQ2 M Jensen I AT2 L. King AQ2 D. Lockwood AQ2 S. Mundy AE2 C. Myles AQ2 D. Peters AT2 S. Pierce YN2 M. Rankin AT2 T. Saver - AT2 D. Shields AQ2 B. Webster 211 AE3 R. Blevins AT3 R. Brown AE3 J. Camacho AE3 L. Carwile TD3 M. Connolly TD3 H. Daughetry AT3 K. Davis TD3 R. Epler AT3 D. Gidman AE3 A. Griffin 212 J TD3 A. Hubert AT3 M. Reiliy AE3 D. Selle AE3 D. Trammell AX3 D. Wilson AE3 R. Claro ATAN D. Burk AQAN R. King AEAN T. Cook AZAA K. Egli 213 L ATAN T. Mardenborough AN S. Patrick AZAN W. Reineke AOAN V. Robinson it! 214 B. Alexander G. Benjamin A. Fiaria E. Hunter J. Kessler W. Lang J. Morris A. Stanwood S. Zemont -4 ENS G. Turner ASC D Gregory L. l S i; Murray AS I M Pagcau S 12 J Polvblank ash: a Schaner 216 M.K « " » • ' AK3 D. Ross •2 : fC i ASM3 J Salonick ASM3 A. Sidell ASM3 C. Swartz ASMAN R. Brecce AN R. Davis 218 AIR DEPARTMENT " Launch complete launch complete, FOD walkdown, respot, top of 201, spot 3, in the six-pack, two minutes, two minutes, more steam to cat 1, shoot the bow, recovery complete, recov- ery complete. " These are all familiar terms for the members within the Air Department. Under the direction of Captain B. J. Penn (Air Boss) and his assistant Commander J. A. Dennis (Mini Boss), the Air Department is primarily responsible for launching, reco- vering, handling, and fueling aircraft onboard. It is comprised of 1 5 officers and over 400 enlisted men. Within the Air Depart- ment there are 5 divisions: VX Division is responsible for manning the Primary Flight Control Tower and coordinating the administrative functions within the Air Department. V-l Division is the flight deck handling division. Its main objective is the safe movement of aircraft and crash and salvage gear. This is accomplished with flight deck handlers, directors, and crash crews. V-2 is responsible for the operation and maintenance of four steam powered hydraulic and electrically controlled catapults (two of which are located on the bow and the other two on the waist), five arresting gear engines, one of which is used in case of emergency that requires the rigging of the barricade, and the pilot landing aid television and fresnel lens optical landing sys- tem. V-3 is responsible for the spotting of aircraft while on the hangar deck. Equipment utilized during operations includes spotting dollies, tractors, aircraft elevators, elevator and divi- sional doors and conflag stations which are located on the 02 level overlooking the hangar deck. Conflag systems are used for fighting fires on the hangar deck. V-4 Division, the final division of the Air Department, is responsible for the delivery of clean, clear, water-free, JP5 fuel to aircraft, boats, tractors, and in case of an emergency, to ships boilers. m « of far caupulu incased ■ and the le on tic I f eusedfor rtiMU ■ k. E J _iiu _J a«K -_ BS — " e — -; »WfV. v-x CAPT B. Penn Air Officer CDR W Baker CDR S. Casmer LTJG C Lindmark ABH2 W. Bumgardner IC2 F. Villacampa ABE3 R. Grant 222 AN W. Crotty AN S. Mark AN M. McGuire off AA P. Nolin AA G. Sanchez YNSN J. Rhodarmer M SN M. Villa AA P. Boyle 223 LT J. Klingaman ENS A. McFarlane ABCM S. Theriot ■■■■ ABHC D. Fretwell ABHC C. Shirley ABH1 J. Fuehrer ABH1 L. Murry ABH I T. New ABU I G. Neville ABH I V. Parks 224 SI I.I. Jt II ABH3 J. Estep ABH3 R. Gilligan ABH3 R. Hebert 225 226 fll ABH3 A. Holmes ABH3 J. Huerta ABH3 R. Leeper J ABH3 A. Monte AK3 A. Moss ABH3 J. Nejberger ABH3 R. Parker ABH3 G. Ross ABH3 K Smith ABH3 R. Walker WW ABHAN A. Arthur AN B. Baker i HQR . AA J. Byers AN A. Collins AN A. Daw AN M. Donovich AN G. Eller AN J. Rook AN T. Fletcher AN J. Fulkerson AN W. Gardner AN C. Hutcherson AN J. Jackson AN T. Kelly 228 AN J. LeCiair f AN P. Mackey AN O. Olson AN D. Larkin MM flfi ABHAN J. Riccinto AN A. Robinson AN S. Sears " ' ABHAN L. Smith AN R. Smith ABHAN K. Stubbs AN M. Switzer AN H. Truscott 229 I ' KL ABHAN M. Williams AN M. Wolfe AN D. Zollner SA R. Ambs AA J. Doron AA T. Graham AA G. Henderson ABHAN A. Jensen ABI1AA C Marczak SA K O ' Brien 230 AA M. Palpal-Latoc AA R. Rogers AA A. Sequeira m AA S. Waggner s ABHAA J. Yates AR D. Steele I AR J. Stubinsk AN S. Tadder M m ABE I H. Clark ■■■■■■ ABE1 D. Furnas ABE1 J. Jereb ■4H ABE! J. Lawrie ABE1 W. Simerly X. ABE1 D. Sharp ABE1 W. Vernoy ABE2 K Bahl 0 ABE2 R. Contini ABE2 M. Costa ABE2 J. Durham 233 ABE2 R. Gawlik ABE2 S. Gaynor ABE2 D. Griffin ABE2 J. Kaplan ' m j BI -2 T. Lang ABE2 J. Murphy 234 235 ABE3 J Parcntc ABE3 A. Phillips ABE3 B Price 236 • ' -■ ABE3 A. Reynolds ABE3 G. Salas ABE3 W. Slue ABE3 L. Shafer ABE3 P. Sprinkle ABE3 I. Timoll ABE3 H. Walker ABE3 G. Wargnier ABE3 A. White 237 ABE3 G. Wilson ABEAN R. Addario ABEAN C. Bickerstaff AN J. Chambers ABEAN M. Elliot AN R. Erasmus ABEAN H. Foster ABEAN B. Gera ABEAN S Haddock AN G. Hauscr ABEAN R. Jones 238 , ■■■WMKBWWM ■■■■■■ ABEAN B. Mann ABEAN A. Mayer AN C. Mitchell . ABEAN D. Moore ' -, ABEAN K. Morrow AN E. Pavon ABEAN J. Reynolds AN C. Rozell AN C. Sexton AN G. Thomas -_ mm AN D. Threadgill AN J. Whitaker ABEAN W. Zemaitis AA M. Anderson AA L. Aricer AA H. Bittner AA D. Brown AA J. Bullis AA R. Burns SA J. Davila 240 AA A. Gunnison AA C. Jenson AA J. Jeske AA O. Lopez ' • t. . 1 A A H. Lorah AA D. McElhatlan ABEAA P. McMahon ABEAA G. McVey AA W. Smith 241 LCDR P. Miller ABHC D. Bomba ABH1 R. Morrison ML i ABHl R. Smith V-3 ABH2 G. Loomis ABH2 T. Matthews ABH3 J. Banaban Ml ABH3 M. Boudreau fi i ABH3 M. Bridgett ■ II ' ABH3 D. Covington ABH3 C. Dexter ABH3 D. Geng ABH3 J Hodges 243 V-3 ABH3 M. Lambert ABH3 R. Opolsky ABH3 D Peabody I h ABH3 B Wise AN G. Aquirre 1 I i VVMq AN W. Barficld AN R Bariley AN S. Bellows 244 AN J. Dry AN J. Finney AN R Goode AN S. Heck AN W. Lewis M AN C. Munger AN J. O Quendo 245 AN W Pahuliz AN L Phinney AN G Ra AN L. Saliva AN H Sisco 246 AN B Torres AN B Ward AA K. Adebahr AA M. Cage AA T. Cook A A K. Coy AA M. Emmerling AA R Ford A A K. Hoyt AA L. Koch A A M Lee AA A. Montova 247 mi irnf.. n A- «■ AA F. Phelps AA W. Price AA B. Roberts AA T. Swanson AA W. Wisswell 1UI ' AA C. Youngblood AR P. Evans 248 ENS M. S. Lipovsik ENS D. Odenwelder V-4 ,F | MB I i " • ' M J . - 1J ABCS C. Bennett ABCS H. Hooker ABF1 E Arrick ABF1 T. Bolton ABF1 C Dawkins ABF1 R. Parker ABF1 M Quinto ABF1 C. Silag ABF2 M. Abel It ABF2 J. Bell 249 ABF2 R. Lively mwmmKM ABF2 W. Neal ABF2 M. Newkirk ABF2 M. Schwabenbauer ABF2 T. Simms ABF2 J Tram ABF3 S. Anderson ABF3 E. Burton ABF3 S. Galloway 250 fct - ABF3 R. Humig ABF3 G. Jones ABF3 J. Lanche 4 ABF3 W. Leverstein a lIL ft ABF3 R. Lowery ABF3 M. Mack ABF3 W. Meade ABF3 R. Rico Li , J ABF3 A Weems ABF3 B. Wiggins ABF3 G. Williams AN M. Allen AN J. Bailey AN J. Baker AN A. Blake AN M. Boilcgh AN D. Bolding AN R Camp AN B Cartwright AN M. Dunlon P t f t ■ N R Dunn AN M. Fields AN B Garus AN D. Oilmorc An J. Goodloc 252 AN M. Grammo AN J. King AN M. knuth AN M. Labarge AN L. Macon AN C. Manning AN G. McDonald AN F. Myers AN C. Nichols AN T. Paul AN D. Perkins AN J. Phelps AN R. Phillips 253 AA J. Burrows AA G. Campbell AA A. Camon AA T. Dailey AA S. Jones AA J. Litzenberger AAT. McKissick ■ . JL wttmm m ■■ AA J. Munson AA B. Stierman AA D. Unbehuan AR D. Gore AR M. Howsman AR M. McBroom AR R. Redding 255 1 - ' JC» i% 1 ■ I COMBAT DIRECTION SYSTEM The Combat Direction System Department is made up of specialized modules interacting to keep abreast of the carrier ' s operational environment. Detection and Tracking Module uses radar and the Navy Tactical Data System to track aircraft in the vicinity of the force. With IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) they determine identities. Aircraft that do not respond to IFF interrogations are passed on to an Air Intercept Controller (AIC). AICs vector fighters to intercept and identify unknowns closing the ship. After intercepting they provide escort out of the area. Other- wise, the intercept is broken off. Surface Module tracks all ships within 30 miles, providing the bridge with courses, speeds, and closest point of approach information. They make recommendations to avoid risk of colli- sion and aid in locating downed aircraft or a man overboard. SSSC (Surface Sub-Surface Surveillance Coordination) Module is responsible for locating and identifying all surface ship and submarines outside of 30 miles from the ship. This is done using aircraft, intelligence reports, reports from other units in company, and through correlation with electronic infor- mation. Electronic Warfare Module monitors numerous frequencies, intercepting data and determining the type of emitter. This information helps determine identities of nearby contacts and bearing information for lost aircraft or specific surface units. They also have deception capability for use in a wartime envi- ronment. The Antisubmarine Warfare Module locates and tracks sub- marines. They brief and debrief the ASW pilots. They also evaluate inputs from the various acoustic sensors. Working through ASW is the ASAC (Anti-submarine Air Controller). If submarine contact is gained, he vectors available ASW aircraft to the area. He makes recommendations to help localize the contact and keeps the pilots informed of other aircraft nearby so as to ensure aircraft and personnel safety. Fox Division maintains the fire control equipment necessary to direct the NATO Sea Sparrow and Close in Weapons Systems for defense of the ship. They also maintain the SPS-48 air search radar. The individual efforts of these warfare modules are correlated in the Decision and Display area of the Combat Direction Cen- ter by the Tactical Action Officer. The Tactical Action Officer makes recommendations to the Captain concerning appropriate action to be taken. When the Captain approves the action is implemented through the coordinated efforts of the warfare modules and Fox Division. 257 C-l CDR C. Evans CDS OFFICER LCDR M Cannon LCDR R. Conaway LCDR D. McManus LCDR T. Partin LCDR M. Ramsey LT J. Jones IT D Morgan LTJG J. Higgins ENS B. Drccs CVV02 R Slillman 258 OS1 S. Souza OS2 H Allen OS2 R Browning OS2 J. Burns OS2 F. Fitch 259 0S2 D. Klingensmith OS2 W. Lewis OS2 S Pollard OS2 M Rutlcdgc OS 2 P. Negron OS2 C. Tallman OS2 J Tcifcr OS2 M Varncr OS2 P Vcnc iano OS2 R.Young OS2 W. Young 260 .... v ' 7 n OS3 M. Annati OS3 C. Ball OS3 D. Bradley OS3 T. Burch OS3 W. Campbell OSSN A. Cox 261 262 OSSA S. Schmanek 263 C-2 AW I R Stephens DPI Ci. Warren AW1 R. Williamson EW1 B. Voelker EW2 J. Adams AX2 M Chaiser AW2 D Dressel AW3 M. Guclhlcin EW2 P. (iuinn : I Hess 264 EW2 J. Hutcherson DP2 T. Huitcr i. m AW2 G. Lewis EW2 K. Lombard 265 266 AH — N EW3 W. Hoover YN3 S. Horcastilas __ .Ei AX3 K. Leonard AW3 J. Peters EW3 P. Smith AW3 W. Smith AW3 T. Trwiilo DPSN A. Gates AWAN S. Goretzka DPSN J. Hobbs AN R. Pieters 267 jfl FOX -»» • LCDR J. Ladwig LTJG T. Mumpower I -v- LTJG W. Wills ENS L. Stevens FTGI E. .Iosco GMM1 J. Myers GMM1 F Turnbull 268 f PR f f FTG2 S. Baker FTM2 H. Chalmers FTM2 W. Dryden FTM2 K. Farmer FTM2 M. Farmer " ■V FTM2 B Gee FTG2 C. Larson FTM2 K Laucella GMM2 T. Madsen FTM2 K. Nathan FTG2 C. Sidener FTM2 J. Smith FTM2 B. Snyder FTM2 C. Stacey 269 F-TM3 S. Mathiesun 270 I I )J FTMSN C. Hartman FTMSN J Lamb FTMSN S. Lasley GMMSN G. Wagoner FTMSA R Ballard FTM3 A. Roper FTGSN L Amorison FTMSN C. Baumann GMMSN M. Courtway GMMSA J. James GMMSA A. Kendrick I GMMSA A. Kitchens GMMSA B. Ryan 271 COMMUNICATIONS The primary mission of the Communications Department is to provide reliable, accurate, and efficient message handling facilities and telecommunications services in support of the overall mission of the USS AMERICA, embarked staffs, and squadron commanders. This department is responsible for prop- er and effective utilization of all communications resources allo- cated to this ship. This mission is accomplished by transmitting and receiving messages via digital data communications systems and electron- ic courier facilities in addition to line of sight visual and infrared communications services. The Communications Department is also responsible for maintaining allowances of communications security material and maintaining control over the " Crypto " distribution and use. Any means of communication available will be utilized to ensure the accomplishment of the mission of the Communications Department. The Communications Signal Division provides operational communication requirements via semaphore, flaghoist, flashing light and infrared to convey tactical commands to units within visual range of the USS AMERICA. Communications Radio Division operates telecommunica- tions and satellite facilities which provide instantaneous long range communications between major commands ashore and at sea and facilities coordination of administrative, operational and logistic support matters. v 1 m m i C-R I LCDR J. Jaques LCDR S. Mate COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER V LTA. Stanwood LTJG M. Conway ENS R. Peacock J ■ r-. QWOi S. Beem I iHwff-, . - 3 -x. mil I) Craven RMI R Dresen RMl .1 Ellis RMI W. Kuester RM1 w Sherman 274 a % RM2 N. Michon RM2 E. Petonic RM2 R Rivera RM2 A. Thomas RM2 R. Webb — RM2 R. Young RM3 L. Anderson V 275 RM3 G. Bcarden RM3 R. Caldwell ■ Mis J 1 RM3 S. Ccllcy RM3 J Cook RM3 I-:. Duff RM3 M Fortnet RM3 M Hamilton RM3 1- llcrron RM3 W. Hill RM3 D llinlon RM3 J. Ingram RM3 Ci. Jokcla 276 RMJI P. Steele IS RM3 T Vaile RMSN J Anderson RMSN M. Barton RMSN B. Carlson RMSN R. Carter k.-i i RMSN G. Christopher RMSN R. Evans RMSN C. Fisher RMSN K I .icklear r, niM RMSN R McFarland RMSN R Placencia 278 RMSN II Saunders S RMSN D Scott V RMSN J. Springer RMSN J. Sullivan RMSN C. Turner RMSN P. Williams RMSN C. Wright RMSN D. Wright ? • 9 RMSA R. Patton Liv RMSRT Farrell RMSR R Finklca RMSA W. Shipmon RMSA J. Sullivan 279 280 SMSN M. Aquinn SMSN I). Trappier Ui,- ■■ i f Tr - ■n , V ▼ — SN J. French 1 [ i i .1 SMSN H. Jenkins AN P. Karlberg V s SMSN D Lamont SMSN T. Lawson SN M. Lonnee SMSN S. Mitchell SN P. Prosper AN C. Steele ■ M X SN P. Valenzia AA S. Edwards SA D. Erickson 281 DECK Aboard USS AMERICA, Deck Department is responsible for many items that keep the ship going. First there is underway replenishment. This evolution is the transfer of fuel and stores while AMERICA rides along 160 feet from an oiler or other support ship. While alongside. Deck Department ' s rig crews haul the replenishment rigs over, connect the hoses and cargo hooks, and bring aboard the DFM, JP5, food, mail and other supplies and ammunition. Personnel are transferred by a similar method. Replenishment also means the providing of fuel, and AMERICA ' S two Destroyer refueling rigs are a big part of Deck ' s responsibility. Upon entering any port AMERICA ' S Deck Department is there. Be it tying up or dropping the anchor, Deck Department provides the means to keep AMERICA in place. When an- chored, the ship ' s boats and the four accommodation ladders are operated by AMERICA ' S Deck Department. In short, some of Deck Department ' s toughest work is to ensure AMERICA men get their hard earned liberty. In addition to 6 utility boats, 2 personnel boats and the Captain ' s Gig, Deck Department main- tains the two motor whale boats and their davits that are a major means of retrieving a man overboard. The chore of keeping AMERICA looking good is also a reponsibility of Deck Depart- ment. The ship ' s sides and most of her sponsons are in the hands of AMERICA ' S Deck Department for cleaning, preservation and painting. This too is a big job that requires a great deal of inport time. Deck Department is led by the First Lieutenant, who is assist- ed by the Ship ' s Boatswain (Bosun) and the Assistant First Lieutenant. Four divisions make up the department. First Divi- sion runs the forecastle and anchors, two accommodation lad- ders, the quarterdeck, and a share of the replenishment rigs including the forward DD refueling rig. Second Division keeps busy with two accommodation ladders, deck houses three and four, and another share of the replenishment rigs including the after DD Refueling Rig. Third Division has all the boats, boat booms and motor whale boat davits. Third also has its share of the replenishment rigs. Fourth Division holds down the enor- mous task of Side Cleaners. Additionally, Fourth operates the Boatswain Locker and paint lockers and issues the equipment necessary to run the replenishment rigs and cleaning gear for the ship. Deck Department gets the beans, bullets and bombs, and gets the troops ashore. The long hours of work required in addition to the daily maintenance makes the Boatswain Mates and Deck Seaman a busy and proud lot. 282 4 7 m :ss£. wm ihiBb ■ ;;. -• t- :.. M a V a M WPJBSN a 284 ADMIN SA C. Shannon ENS H. Knepton BMC G. King BM3 G. Accoo BM3 T. Coffey Mm 1 f ' I BM3 M. Cruzado BM3 D. Freeman BM3 S. Henderson BM3 C. Rabinski BM3 R Thomas BM3 W. Thomas SN L. Alexander i ML. J . SN F. Belizaire SN J. Deano 285 t I SN E. Harris 15 BMSN T. Henderson SN T. Lucas SN D. Speighl SN D. Trcgcmbo SN J Woods SA B Bland SA J. Brockhouse SA L. Comcau 286 SA F. Fuentes SA D Hill AA W. Jenkins SA L. Reefer SA A. Kennedy 287 2-ND I ENS W. Transue BM1 D. Lucas —I! i ' v AT BMl E. Maughan BMI P. Walach BM2 T. Collins BM2 J. Louis il BM2 I. Montgomery BM2 P. Savino BM2 T. ScotI 9 flf b — h BMI B Bower BM3 V Butler M 288 BM3 J. Hatfield BM3 J. Lynch BM3 M. Morsie s M. .. k SN K. Robinson SN W. Roseboro I ■■■■ SA K. Devorak 289 SA D. Fiorc SA J. Frame SA K Hardimon SA J Hargrove SA H. Jackson 290 SA D. Owens SA T. Km in SA S Varela SR 1 Moc SR C. Taylor s . S ' 4«v 3-RD ENS S. Schini BM1 H. Fingland BM2 1. Montgomery SN E. Bolton SN B. Davies 291 SN C. Eldred SN T. Fore SN W. Jackson SN E. Johnson SN R. Jones SN A. Slaybaugh SN C. Soto SN C. Tate BMSN H. Wilson SA M. Allen I SA R. Carlislie SA M. Ehli ' ■ 292 } n w w SA S. Ferrell SA S. Fisher ti SA C. Gerlz I SA P. Hurst SA R. Lapp SA M Patty SA J. Pcrzentka SA J. Sliman II SA D. Tunstall SA C. Williams SR E. Bauer 293 4-TH ENS R. Starr BM1 R. Lamb i BMI L Lee BM3 S Buchanon BM3 V. Fernandez BM3 (i Roies BVU I Hall BM3 L. Mathews BM.1 I Mcdcalf SN .1. Harris 294 n Hir SA M. Jefferies SA R. Lomax SA J. Solis SA A. Storer SA D. Ziegel Jft DENTAL The Dental Department, one of the smaller departments on the ship, provides dental care for all AMERICA personnel and other ships in the battle group. The four Dental Officers and thirteen Dental Technicians onboard provide all dental services that arc provided at dental clinics ashore. The professional ser- vices include oral surgery, endodontic treatment, periodontal therapy, complete prosthetic care and restorative dentistry. An active preventive dentistry clinic was initiated during this cruise and provided AMERICAmen with complete preventive dental : care. The dental laboratory is small but complete and possesses capabilities including the casting of gold, chrome cobalt, and other semiprecious alloys to process partial dentures, crowns and porcelain fused to metal bridges. Dental department per- sonnel are active in a variety of functions that affect nearly every facet of the ship ' s activity, including manning battle dressing stations, mass casualty stations and providing back-up medical services for the Medical Department. 296 r CDR M. Goldman DENTAL OFFICER CDR M. Kelley LCDR J. Taylor LT H. Quinton LT D. Woehling DENTAL ■-. ■£ i ig f rl □ 3T V £ W y ii l t — E L j H B .5 » DT2 R. Fischer DT3 J. Adkison DT3 .1 Bell DT3 G Fannon DT3 G Striker DT3 M Williams 298 DN W. Keye DN B. Nelson ' ' ir -,• L,i DN R. Poppino 4 DN D. Rachel ■Iff 1 v« -I ' I hi DN M. Soloway SN D. Jones n i ) 299 ENGINEERING The prelude to action is the Engineering Department. Almost half of the men work down in the main machinery spaces. There, in the heat and noise M and B Division operate, maintain and repair the boilers, main engines, generators, distilling plants, pumps, valves and other equip- ment. In addition, B Division maintains the steam system associated with the catapults. A Division maintains the anchor windlass, aircraft, elevators, boat and aircraft crane, steering gear, winches, galley and scullery equipment, laundry machines, compressed air systems, electric fire pumps, air con- ditioning plants and nitrogen oxygen production plants. E Division is responsible for electrical gear of every description. The IC shop repairs and maintains all of the various internal communications systems: sound-powered phone circuits, headsets, the telephone system and various alarms. The Distribution work center operates the power switchboards tor each generator and maintains all electrical gear such as switches, con- trollers, generators, motors, bus ties and circuit breakers. The Power Shop is responsible for the electrical repair and mainte- nance of the steering gear, anchor windlass, underway replenishment winches, galleys, sculleries and incinerators. E Division ' s smallest shop is one of the most visible: the Movie Booth, responsible for issuing all motion pictures in stock. R stands for Repair Division. Aboard a ship of steel, much repair means metal work, the job of the shipfitter shop. If it can be made by cutting, bending, welding, sawing, grinding, drilling or shearing the shipfitters can do it. The Carpenter Shop and Pipe Shop add to R Division capabilities in repair of boats, wood items and the miles of plumbing aboard ship. The Damage Control function of Engineering is handled by the C02 shop and the DC shop. Maintenance of Damage Control equipment and fire-fighting systems are a vital, never ending task for them. R Division also provides a special service to the ship in repair lockers and the Fire Department. They demonstrate a thorough understanding of fire fighting and damage control aboard ship. Proud, proven and professional, the men of AMERICAs Engineering Departments stand ready at all times to " answer all bells " . Jm he j 1 ; f t ■ -i v ;■ ' » I Btb - fi ir 1 i mMI _ EX 00 ' CDR A. Johnson l.TJCi J Hanlcy ENS C. D icrwa ENS K llodina ENS J. Peck CW03 J. Argilan CW02 S Wright 302 I I MMCM T. Bailey MM2 G. Estep YN1 E. Oventrop YN3 D. Goldstein YN3 W. Newman YNSA D. Johnson 303 A-DIV LT W. Emrick ENS B. Parish INI R Merrick MMI M Marlin MM I H Marlin MMI N. Mclnlvrc MRI C. Norman 304 MM1 L. O ' Kelley MM1 D. Raymond MM I C. Romei MM I C. Shumate MM2 S. Fyfe EN2 M. Gorter EN2 D. Gritter MM2 J. Hatcher 305 A-DIV MM2 D McEucn MM2 R Meyer MM2 R. Mitchell 1 MM2 G. Moyer MM2 W. Page MM2 A. Ramos MM2 R. Reissig MM2 A. Sansone MM2 R. Slick MM2 R. Tabuso MM3 G. Carlson MM3 A. Dossantos 306 I ' ■ MM3 R. Ellis MM3 R. Esminger EN3 M Fenimer Ik • • i MM3 J. Hale EN3 K. Haley EN3 L. Hill ■■■■ MM3 K. Hooper J c Hi . MM3 T. Hughes MM3 G. Jones MM3 J. Lalla L MM3 J. Lucas 307 A-DIV 308 A-DIV FN D. Bales ENFN L. Bickers FN K. Bjugstad FN C. Bowman FN C. Brock ENFN W. Brothers MMFN S. Christian MMFN D. Coker FN S. Ervin 309 MMFN G. Genestrem FN T.Hornemann FN P. Jarrell MRFN D. Kist FN P. Knabe f fill f ' I FN R. Kopp MRFN L. Laudermilk MMFN G. Lelesch FN D. McQuillcn MMFN S. Miller 310 n i MMFN T. Linehan MMFN S. Mathias I N R Powell MRFN J Skorich JJWWk -P-! t ♦ ; H J [T t IBS » « ■— »w MMFN J. Slater MMFN E. Smith EN FN A. Terceira MRFN L. Torres MMFN D. Wall MMFN S. White MMFN F. Wilson FA D. Altenback 311 FA J. Avrelia FA J Curll FA D Damico . ill MRFA S. Davis - J MRFA A. Delacruz 5 , m FA J. Dooley MM FA M. Eaves FA A. Enlow MMI 1 1 nsc 312 MM FA S. Ervin MEjw FA K. Johnson A-DIV FA M. Fillinger FA G. Lawlon FA R Michaels FA R Oberdorf FA L Paul k7% r T ■■ FA D. Resmondo FA W. Roseberry FA R Serratore FA T. Supinger FA K. Thompson FA N. Weaver FA R. Wiggins FR R Graves FR H. Marshall FR D. Sherrod 313 B-DIV LT K Tidd ENS E. Ames ENS R Roe BTCS J. Bishop BTC S. Braunshauscn BTC A. Crane BTC D. Ross I BTC D. Tripp 9 L BTI G. Boring BTI I) Burns BTI I Campbell BTI J. Iranklin BTI R Kellam 314 I i BTl G. Lukeman BT1 E. Sucher BT2 R. Avallone BT2 T. Brower BT2 J. Buckley BT2 E. Cook BT2 M. Eldridge BT2 R. Exifinger 315 BT2 M Inpp 4 tf B-DIV BT3 J. Aponte BT3 J Barr BT3 D. Biwer BT3 C. Carter BT3 E. Childs BT3 A. Colon 317 B BT3 W. Eichclberger BT3 M. Fuller BT3 R. Gray BT3 W. Hamilton BT3 G. Haueter BT3 S. Johnson BT3 T. Lang BT3 A. Linncr BT3 G. Martin BT3 A. Martinez BT3 R. McCallion BT3 L. McGee BT3 M. Mentzer I 318 H B-DIV BT3 J. Milburn BT3 S. Ottenstein BT3 M. Rosenbarker BT3 D. Rushing 1 1 ■ ?- ' --P%? A L lT 1 r 1 1 i IfO-vLr ™ : 3FV 1 ' 1 wKa k F - ' .-w d !m 4 WmmMm ' _■ • i . 1 HDIBBHBHBKS2«Ma jtf 1 BT3 D Scheie™ BT3 R. Skinner BT3 F Steward BT3 D. Williams BT3 P Williams 319 B-DIV BTFN L Agcc BTFN J Allen BTFN D Atchley BTFN J. Baca BTFN S. Baker BTFN R Bartlelt BTFN H Barnclt BTFN R Brannon BTFN M. Cartel BTFN B. Claich FN J. Clark 320 BTFN T. Cooper ILJ„.t ( BTFN D. Core BTFN C Cox BTFN D Creason ' i fhL i fe FN R. Cyrankowski BTFN D. Czene BTFN F. Dehay BTFN K. Dougherty FN J. Flores , BTFN J. Flynn BTFN T Frantten BTFN R Hill BTFN R. Hoffman FN J. Jaquess 1 ■ I 321 BTFN W Kopocsi BTFN E. Kearney FN S. Koch WMMV. FN D. Lamb FN B. Lewis BTFN D. MacKinnon FN A. Mohr BTFN P. Molesworth BTFN R. Moore BTFN T. Murdock T f !;• BTFN E. Rodcnhiser FN R. Ryhal BTFN A. Salley 322 B-DIV BTFN C. Spindler FN S. Salmon BTFN F. Stadler FN A. Tighe BTFN J. Wilson A , BTFA R. Alford FA C. Cromartie I . BTFA S. Decker FA R. Edgerton l BTFN K. Shaw BTFN W. Wilson 323 B-DIV f ' A F. Francischelli FA D. Gaddi: FA B. Rice FA J Rosalez BTFA K. Stivers FA A. Thompson I A B Ware I r BTFA D. Weaver BTFA D. Moone BTFA D Webb FA C Williams 324 E-DIV kv I LCDR C. Burtt LT A. Dames ENS B. Beadle ICCS R. Cable EMCS D. Farmer EMC B. Corpuz EMC C. Marques EMC J. Townsend EMI H. Anderson EMI S. Crain EMI C. Dalmacio 325 IC2 C. Gilbert 326 ( 4 EM2 F. Jones E-DIV 1C2 D. Mowry IC2 E. Przybiski EM2 R Rice EM2 D. Sisco EM2 E. Studley EM2 J. Wilder 327 E-DIV ! m " M , -I i EM3 I Camacho F.M3 H. Carr EM3 R Casper EM3 C. Chisom IC3 VV (lark EM3 R. Dalton I All I l),x I l 1 V. Icrreira r 328 •i. ) EM3 L Henley IC3 J. Holway IC3 M. Heard r J 1 - • i --!L 1 44 «• " P EM3 R. Josephus EM3 R Lenz . E-DIV ,: EM3 R. McMahan EM3 T. Moran EM3 B Pearrow IC3 M. Pientka 330 IC3 J. Plexico EM3 H Rainbolt EM3 R Rodriguez EM3 F. RulTin EM3 A Shew make EMFN I. Coburn FN S. Colston FN R Delcastillo FN H. Deptula FN J. Dragoone 331 EMFN K. Duvall II I farmer EMFN J. Fashauer EMFN J Fu EMFN J. Hemrichs 1CFN S. Henke EMFN P. Hilaire FN R. Hutchison EMFN D. Jarabek ICFN M Johnson EMFN W. Kirkland EMFN A. Krakowski EMFN A. Lawless FN F. Lewis EMFN T. McClurg 332 EMFN R. Mecham EMFN R. Milone ICFN J. Naylor E-DIV 334 If l.M FN B Rascoe ICFN P. Shoppell iH 9 m FN G. Sweet S (, Walker EMFN J. White t t t «7! ICFN D Will EMFN J. Willis EMFN E. Woodbeck tf J 8 f ' « ft ICFA D. Cavanaugh FA T. Ciuillcbcau FA R Nowcll I M-DIV S J»k 1 MMCS J. Mertz MMCS D. Wickline MMC J Calpo MMC D. Emerson MM1 D. Cutler MMl R Heidrich 335 MM I J Holder MM I L. Nojadera 1 V MM1 E. Pecples MMi H. Pittman MM2 E. Baker MM2 C. Biitle MM2 L. Cadoret MM2 J. Dooley MM2 D. Gereke MM2 D. Hivner 336 .1 " »--; --V M-DIV w[ Jh w F A j si B ir L .. ' M| . im , ' :1 1 V MM2 R. Loynachan MM2 G. MacAdam MM2 J. Merida MM2 J. Spohn I MM2 W. Stoeckl MM2 K. Yaklic MM2 L. Morgan MM2 S. Nouzovsky MM3 S. Atwood MM3 J. Brizzoli 337 M-DIV mn w MM3 D. Buchanan MM3 D. Chavis MM3 L. Cheeseman i MM3 C. Cooksley MM3 P. Coscette MM3M. Doyle MM3 K. Ellis MM3 B. Ellison MM3 J. Fcssler ■1.1 ilk .! 1 1 i- • j i MM3 T. Hundley MM3 t) Hunter MM3 R. Johnson I. it f 338 MM3 C Koros MM3 P. Landrigan VK:3 MM3 J. Long MM3 R. Martin ■L MM3 S. Martinez MM3 P. McPherson MM3 R. Ogden MM3 D. Olson MM3 R. Peacock ki MM3 C. Porter MM3 T. Preston MM3 J. Rasmusson MM3 C. Richardson 339 MM 3 F Roonc MM3 E. Schry MM.1 J- Toner FN J. Ampy MMFN E. Baker MMFN J. Burke MMFN D Caldwell MMFN J. Cook MMFN C. Craig MMFN S Dean FN T. Deran FN T Dills MMFN J Hillegas FN P. Langan MMFN R l.ctchcr 340 MM3 J Tubbs MM3 J Tucker M-DIV FN T. Martin FN R. Miller MMFN L. Morrissey ! y f A MMFN J. Nothoff FN W. O ' Neil MMFN D. Peters MMFN H. Phillips FN M. Phillips MMFN C. Potter 7 j BL ill FN J. Reidy MMFN R Rivera MMFN G. Satterlee 341 M-DIV FN T. Schaefer MMFN D. Smart MMFN L. Sweet MMFN A. Talerico mm MMFN D. Towles MMFN B Turner MMFN T Turner MMFN J. Vinyard «. ' i t MMFN W. Ward inski FN R. Wilkcrson MMFN M Williams MMFN O. Wright FA L. Berry A . i MMFAT Buddcnhagen FA M Carpenter 342 I 9 j MMFA A. Kimbrough FA W. Large FA T Lawson FA J. Lucia MMFA P. Morris I 343 FA E. Runnels FA D. Sims FA D. Stopka FA T. Taylor FR R Spear 344 MM FA R Nash MMFA D Osmond MMFA L Peterson FA G Peterse FA J. Reagan FA J. Sleek MMFA W. Smith FA E. St. Germain MMFA M. Wilkes FA D. W ' oodmore FR D. Burch i R-DIV LT B. Gogel ENS T. Carman Com HTl L. Gipson HTC J. Pierce •toe HTl D. Weber HTC C. Shrewbury HTl C Coleman HT2 T Clifford HT2 R Creedon HT2 M. Jackson HT2 D. Kelley HT2 J. Monahan HT2 R Ouellelle 345 R-DIV 346 HT2 M. Plushnik HT2 D. Robinson lira I HT2 P. Stevens HT2 K Trapp HT2 R. Valentine r HT2 H. Wireman HT3 C. Coster HT3 P Davcv HT3 M. Hansen HT3 D. Holt HT3 J. Parramore HT3 H. Parrott HT3 A. Preston HT3 J. Reckaway HT3 R. Simmons HT3 R. Simpson HT3 R. Teeman HTFN G. Beck HTFN T. Bregard HTFN A. Busch 347 R-DIV HTFN J Chojnacki HTFN M. Hays HTFN J. Magoch HTFN T. Mcnzeo II I I Mcnlano llll N K Mcrrbach 348 HTFN R Mills FN M. Marlcnson HTFN F Quevcr HTFN F Rvan 1 HTFN W. Thomson HTFN R. Thornton HTFN K. Vanover HTFN R Wright HTFN J. Zaborowski I f I.. FA N. Jackson AA L Lambert 349 R-DIV L? i i HTFA R. Baynes HTFA C. Chism % $.? 1 w FA G. Crittendon FA M Drake FA E. Gregory HTFA D Griggs v. JSLB FA M. G rover HTFA G Grucningcr HTFA M Hammers AA N. Hayes 350 HTFA D. Hulcherson J FA E. Thomas HTFA E. Wei» FA S. Wilburn HTFA D Zimmerman FR G. Betournav FR L Bobko FR L. Casey FR R Casey FR .1 Church r 352 HTFR E. Dal FR R. Guzman mimtn HTFR R. Kane FR J Kohan FR J. Larabee FR E. Pendergrass FR J. Richards FR W. Thomas FR R. Truglia HTFR J. Ziegler 353 FIRE DEPARTMENT CW02 F. Willey HTCS R. Perry I IT I P. Jaworski MM1 H. Patlon 354 HT2 R Hcffncr ' . HT2 P Sanders I IkCT IIS AMS.l .1 Aguirrc SH3 M. Caswell BM3 M. Cruzado MM3 K. Johnson ' ll _ L " r ' - ■ JJL- - AK3 W. Tuning AN T. Graham MWm 1 mk FN R. Priest HTFN J. Robinson FN K. Shane 355 The Executive Department personifies the highest qualities of Pride and Professionalism in meeting the vast administrative responsibilities during this deployment. Consisting of fourteen divisions, the Executive Department contributes significantly to the administrative success of the ship ' s mission. Responsible for the ship ' s officer, enlisted and civilian technical representative manning, the Captain ' s and Personnel Offices have closely coordinated all incoming and outbound personnel transfers and receipts. Contributing to ship- board morale, the Post Office and Special Services expedite mail deliveries and organize recreational programs during the cruise. The Legal Office staff was responsible for providing legal assistance to assigned personnel as well as conducting legal proceedings. In the area of education, the Executive Depart- ment has Educational Services, Training, CAAC and Public Affairs Office providing a multitude of informational, educa- tional and personal assistance. Having a well equipped printing facility has further enhanced the dissemination of information throughout the ship. The Chaplain ' s Office contributes to spiri- tual needs while the Career Information and Assistance Office directs career guidance for assigned personnel. Responsible for the enforcement of shipboard security and regulations, the Mas- ter-At-Arms force effectively assists in maintaining the good order and discipline onboard. Each man in the division offices has contributed to the team spirit and timely services required. Dedicated professionals, the men of the Executive Department stand ready at all times to provide courteous, prompt service to all AMERICA men. 356 CDR R Cinco ADMIN OFFICER (S I 7 a i YNC M. Degree YN2 H. Johnson FN J. Coleman k LT T BRIGGS ADMIN OFFICER EXEC ADMIN 358 fl w LTJG W. McCullough pAPTADTS OFFICE YN! R. Cassity YN2 J. Clark SN J. Leonard SN P. Parimore SN B. Stowell 359 LEGAI 360 iliiii . I 5 CDR R. Matuszewski CDR D. Page LT S. Thomas [it ' -Jiil. ' f ' U M j RPC R. Publichene RP3 C. Hall RP3 J. Levans SN W. Goswick CHAPLAIN ' S OFFICE 361 EX EC CW02 F. Hamather PNCM J. Zarth PNI A. Mercado SIH i • • ■% I ' M l Mum.. PN2 R Barrel! pn: J Sakaguchi ,1 J «_ 362 PN3 B Brown PN3 J O ' Donnell PN3 K. Strom , I PN3 R. Gonzalez PN3 D. Peterson PN3 J. Wallace PNSN R. Blount J i (m PNSN G. Martell PNSN D. Cruse SN A. Moore AA D. Bercich - PERSON - I EL v PN3 W. Saunders PNSN K. Carr SN G. Bovd I i PNSA J. Stille 363 ES ) A 7 LTJG L. Tatman EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICER 364 PN1 D. Wessling r- ■ Ui n PN3 A. Brown PN3 A. Washington PNSN R. Hisserich SN R. Mailloux PACE INST S Drv PACE INST M. Kniss PACE INST J Marciano PACE INST J Jewiss PACE INST S Stewart PACE INST C Wecms PACE INST H Summers : TRAINING LCDR K. McCoy TRAINING OFFICER LT T. Sherman ENS M. Halvordson - . . " : TD3 T. Simmons YN3 J. Berg 365 RIO PHC R Phillips PH2 G. Downs IC3 B. Hansen PH ! W. Johnson IC1 N. Smith f ur- r v J02 T. Husbands IC3 T. Cairns IC3 R. Perron IC3 B. Violetle I II SN C Denton FN A. (irilTin 366 FN S. Harrington CIA NCCS T. Graham NCC R. Daniels Gift IDIV ABH2 R. Hindman SN R. Brewer AN J. Kasick AN M. Woods SA J. Barnes AA N. Uitenhan 367 s-s ENS S. Hourihans i i t YNSN V. Davis J 368 PCC R Nichols PC2 T. Cress SN J Holland SN B. Davis PRINT SHOP L13 J. Lucas LI3 T. Marlin ■ J SN D. Atkins v ' - .¥■ SN R. Sabaski SN A. Udell AA B. Powers 369 I nn M A A MACM L. Dorrcl ASC J. Thompson MAI Collins AOI P. Durkin ABU I J. Eng V if J GMTI R Kocher I .i i- MMI S Mcnt? AC2 R. Adcock MS2 C. Crump HT2 W. Diamond 370 . ABE2 V. Ehrman MS (,l M R Modson 371 MARINE DETACHMENT MARDET In the midst of shipboard and airwing concerns there exists a " ready room " of a different sort. Here is where the AMERICA ' S Marine Detachment constitutes a miniature " force in readi- ness. " Although security is the Marines ' major concern, the Detachment fulfills other vital functions as well. Each of these duties is performed with spirited enthusiasm and the profession- al pride which is the hallmark of Detachment Marines. Protection of AMERICA ' S special ammunition storage spaces is the MARDET ' s primary mission. Security for these portions of the ship require the unique capabilities of an armed, combat trained Marine. Great pains are taken by the Marines to ensure proficiency in their deadly combat skills. When an alarm is sounded, the ship ' s passageways rumble beneath the din of thundering footsteps and the shouting of orders. As any one caught in a passageway will attest, the Marines give no ground in their immediate offensive response to a possible security compromise. In addition to internal security, the Marine Detachment con- cerns itself with the ship ' s external security. In the event an act of hostile aggression is directed toward the AMERICA, the Marines will eliminate the threat by executing a tactical repel boarders plan. This response consists of maneuvering elements and a strike force prepared to close with and destroy the enemy by fire and close combat. Pay is as important to the men of the Marine Detachment as it is to all hands of the AMERICA. This fact is underscored by the steps taken by the Marines to ensure that funds never fall into greedy hands. Occasionally the order is shouted to " Make a hole " as camouflage-clad bodies race to potential infringements upon the Disbursing Office. The responsibility for ship ' s security also encompasses the requirement to provide protection for the Captain of the ship, the Admiral, and other personnel as directed. Marine orderlies fulfill this vital function with the dutiful conscientiousness that this assignment demands. Although the emphasis of the Marines ' mission is on security, the traditional " spit and polish " is ever present. The MARDET furnishes an impressive Color Guard and Honor Guard, acting as the focal point of AMERICA ' S pageantry functions. Similar- ly, a seven-man Marine firing detail is maintained for those occasions when we must pay tribute to our fallen comrades in arms. The MARDET takes pride in maintaining the standards of conduct and discipline which is expected of a United States Marine and are honored to serve aboard the proudest carrier in the fleet, AMERICA. 372 mi 1ST LT C. Gurganus CAPT R. Morris COMMANDING OFFICER COMMANDING OFFICER 16JurT8l 16 June ' 81 1ST LT J. Donnelly EXECUTIVE OFFICER 1ST SGT R Mason 1ST SERGEANT i Ty : 1 ST SGT T Taylor 1ST SERGEANT GYSGT J. Mascrang S SGT C. Daley 374 MAR-DET SGT C. Eaken SGT K Miller SGT J Swift SGT J. Thomas CPL S. Gordon CPL J. Gosiak SGT T. Rickert CPL J. Givens CPL R Lopez CPL D. Michaud CPL R. Nelon CPL D. Rabner 375 CPL J. Robertson LCPL W. Davila LCPL D Babura LCPL L. Dixon lr LCPLT. [lowers LCPL R I reeland 376 LCPL F. Gil LCPL R GrifTin I ( I ' l C Hernandez LCPL I Hernandez LCPL G. Hocvcr — «,« 377 LCPL D Mahr LCPL M. Olson LCPL J Marrero LCPL V. McThomas LCPL V. Parker LCPL D. Pomputis LCPL J. Rogers LCPL W. Ronchetli LCPL T. Shipman LCPL M. Shrivcr I (PL R Sikkink LCPL D Treannie LCPL S. Villanucva LCPL D. Williams 378 PFC M. Abila PFC V. Barger PFC F Beaity PFC J. Bcllak PFC K Boycc PFC D. Brown PFC M Brzozowski PFC R. Burton PFC W. Canter PFC R. Cowen PFC G. Dion MAR PFC J. Daikcr 379 MAR-DET PFC J. Delianedis PFC W. Frye PFC J Fuchs PFC w. Gonzalez I ' M ( llarvcs PFC G Hero i mmmm 380 PK w Hillestad I ' ll I) llubka PFC E. Jefferson PFC R. Parham PFC R Price PFC L. Watts PFC S. Westphal PFC D White PFC L. Williams PFC S. Young 381 MEDICAL The Medical Department of the USS AMERICA is com- posed of two Medical Officers, two flight surgeons, a general surgeon on temporary duty from NRMC Pensacola, a Nurse Anesthetist from Camp Lejuene, one Medical Service Corps Officer, one Physican Assistant Warrant Officer and 26 Hospi- tal Corpsmen augmented by 10 Hospital Corpsman from the various squadrons on board. To care for the medical needs of all embarked personnel, AMERICA maintains the medical facilities of a small hospital. Included in the sick bay complex are a complete operating room, a well equipped emergency room, laboratory, X-ray, phys- ical therapy, and pharmacy facilities. Inpatient care can be provided for a census of 63. Augmenting the central facility are five widely dispersed battle dressing stations and 220 First Aid Stations. The personnel of the Medical Department are a highly trained cadre of professionals, dedicated to providing the high- est quality of health care. In case of large scale wartime battle injuries, every man on board AMERICA in effect becomes an extension of the Medical Department through the use of his First Aid skills developed during the ongoing training program administered by the Medical Department, and continuously improved during the frequent drills arranged by the Ship ' s Training Officer. Medical also plays a large role in health maintenance through aggressive preventive medicine and a shipwide sanitation pro- gram. The potable water, for example, is constantly tested for human consumption, as are the huge variety of food stores brought onboard. Annual physicals, immunizations, and sani- tary inspections of heads, mess decks areas and berthing com- partments are conducted by the Medical Department to ensure the continued health of the crew. ' CDR G. VanSlyke MEDICAL OFFICER CDR J. Rogers MEDICAL OFFICER CDR J. Flicsar CDR W. Shanahan ■hi ■• . iJ WM LCDR E. Pclleticr LT T. Walker LTJG D Deli 382 CW02 R. Falls CW03 W. Lussier HMCS W. Wishmever HMC R Wilson HM1 M. Abroguena HM1 R Hamilton HM1 J. Henderson HM1 R Paul HM1 R Shepker HM1 P. Waldrop HM2 B. Calisti HM2 A. Cao 383 .1 1 3 HM3 M. Palmer HM3 G. Priest HM3 C Rhodes HM3 S Streeter HM3 J. Yane? 385 HN C. Alva HN J. Burrows 1 t HN D. Caslleberry HN L. Lucey HN M Morgan HN J. Quirm 386 , MEDICAL ■ ■ HN G. Smith HN G. Ward AN J. Hay ta The Navigation DdpdfflW consists of twenty three Quar- termasters and three officers whose job it is to ensure the sale and timely movements of the ship at any time. The Navigator with his assistant are directly responsible for all Navigation Department evolutions and the training of all other officers on board for shipboard watchstanding functions, coordinating spe- cial events for the ship, and conducting all honors rendered for VIP ' s coming and going. The Navigator is directly responsible to thC Commanding Officer. Among the many duties involved are ordering, maintaining and correcting all the charts and publications necessary for any part of the worlds waterways. This includes maintaining a. record of all hazards to navigation Jgfc £i nif£H23 ctron and Notices pules the tid speeds and cc ship at all tin the satellites, are used in ac uon t.» deterrgine, WPi record of all f Esukmg place on. near, or pertaining to ship, its crcu. or guests on board is kept by thcQuartcrmas i he Watch Steering the ship in all special evolutions is done by Master Helmsmen from tl •n» NAVIGATION y i CAPT H. Meese QMC W. Bailey QM2 K. Bell QM2 J. Venezia SN B. Daniels I SN E. Downard QMSN R. Frey SN D. Gibbs QMSN W. Kinsel 390 1 1 i 1 1 Ss BT . Ul BP .. Mir - — Tjjp QMSN D. Lantis QMSN J Leighton YNSN K. Price QMSN B. Salyers QMSA T. Gonzales SA C. Parker OPERATIONS » -■ • , v X K v b$ ' - ' , ' TheOf ble for th- for provu ongoing I nine. The I til blefo miles oft OE, or E within tf electroni ' The Operations Department onboard AMERICA is responsi- ble for the full spectrum of operational requirements including coordination of interdepartmental relations. The department is composed of seven divisions. OA, or Meterology, is responsible for providing meterological and oceanographic data to support ongoing tactical evolutions as well as support advanced plan- ning. The most advanced systems are utilized in providing the AMERICA with timely and accurate forecasts. OC, or Carrier Air Traffic Control Center, is a mini-FAA afloat. OC is responsi- ble for positive control of all flight operations within 50 nautical miles of the carrier. Highly trained personnel and sophisticated equipment augment this most critical element of flight safety. OE, or Electronic Material Maintenance, is the largest division within the Operations Department and is responsible for al " electronic material maintenance shipwide, regardless of depart- ment. Interoperability is the key to the success enjoyed by the highly skilled technicians of OE. OP is the ship ' s Photographic Services Division which provides a full range of photographic services to the entire ship. The division is heavily committed to public affairs support and publication of the Cruise Book. OS is the division responsible for the exploitation of foreign electronic intelligence. OX Division consists of two elements. Operations Administration providing administrative services to the entire department and Strike Operations which plans daily air oper- ations and is responsible for the targeting of both contingency and general war scenarios. OZ is the ship ' s Intelligence Center which is responsible for tactical indications and warning to all ship ' s departments, a diverse collection of essential functions necessary to conduct daily training and combat operations. Km ?, i • I «■• 1 J M ox CDR J. Gill OPERATIONS OFFICER ACCS E. Oliver YN3 J. Light YN3 M. Martinez s 394 STRIKE OPS LCDR F Lentz LCDR J. Jackson LCDR J Karcher AG 3 D. Donofrio DP3 E. Harris 395 OA i LCDR J. Mason AGC V Zahnle if ? AG I B. Glaes AG1 F. Muscari AG2 E. Chiellini A.G2 R Gillardi AG2 G. Hicks AG 2 D Man i AG) 4 ll V it 396 AG2 J Miracle ■ G2 R I ' alaikis AG2 L. Vicchec I lie ; M Thompson CW02 D. Fleischer ACC P. F.wcrt AC I R Coburn AC1 J Prcslon 398 AC1 R. Watkins AC1 E. Woodal! AC2 M. Baker AC2 L. Bartmess AC2 M. Bizzle AC2 G. Campayno AC2 C. Cantrell AC2 A. Cress AC2 D. Dean AC2 T. Derepentieny AC2 A. Everett 399 AC2 D. Rapp AC2 R. Sandvig AC2 R.Stukey AC3 M. Cool AC3 B. Logan 400 1 mn AN J. Kemp AN J. McKoy 401 ENS T. Shropshire 402 MM2 B Alexander OE ET2 M. Bechtel DS2 J. Bialecki ? ET2 R Blouch I ET2 C Boone ' t DS2 J. Bowen Hi ET2 J. Burchfield f £ i fi V- DS2 W. Butt DS2 P Doe ET2 E. Gysin 403 1 V ' . A Mm ET2 J. Hadfield DS2 R Harris DS2 J. Halvorson ( ET2 D Harris DS2 J Holliday DS2 G. Jennings i i : K.iiiiius (T2 J koblich 404 I II DS2 A. Young 405 OE ET3 M. Batson ET2 R. Beavers DS3 T. Charles WM ET3 D. Boiling ET3 N. Causey ET3 K. Correll ET3 J. Gilbcrtson ET3 R. Hickcy ET3 J Hanson DS3 G Keys DS3 M. LaVoic DS3 T. McMann ET3 T. McFadden 406 I OG ET3 R. Terrell DS3 M. Torres 407 OE M,». is. Valle ET3 C. Wallace ET3 L. White ET3 R. White DS3 T. Healey DSSN J. Calmes ETSN R Harris ETSN R. Jackson f, f- I ETSN J. Nix ETSN D. Ponton SN J Hutchinson 408 OP LTJG E. Dunn CWQ2 W. Welch PHI W. Hutchinson PHI R Smith PH2 M.Clark PH2 M. Collins 1 Y ■ , PH2 D. Sigler PH2 P. Thorsvik 409 410 PHAN R Brenner AN S. Zicolella m hi AA F. Baker PHAA M. Rentfrow 411 LCDR G Bohannan I. m» CTRC J. Slaughter CT01 R. Biliouris CTI1 J Butcher CTRI T. Everette " V 412 CTQ2J. Moyc ( II 2 I Rigdon ( IK: R Slapc CTM2 A. Steele CTI3 I- Baldwin CTM3 R. Howell CTR3 A. Lutz CT03 J Meece CTR3 J. Smith CTR3 A. Wagner CTOSN B. Adams CT1SN D. Anderson OSSN P. Bertrand CTRSN R. Johnson CTOSN J. Mahoney SN R McBride C. Marshall OS 413 DM2 R. Bowman DP2 R. Gaylc oz f fllf 1 DP2 E. Okseniak DPSN R. Bacon DPSN W. Blevins 415 oz 416 DMSN D. Brown ISSN J. Christensen 1 ISSN S. Dunkel ISSN C. Perkins SN D. Reis OSSA J. Crotty OSSA L. Johnson OSSA C Reed ISSA V Underwood ■ ' oz R. Butts M. Culbreth G. Link F. Oliver B. Brandalise S. Brenneman J. Brown f-- L ■■ ■ R. Delgado M. Harbour S. Kurz 9 f t! % . R. Snyder W. Thomson I R. White .dfcSrr- LMSC TFCC REPRESENTATIVES 417 CDR J. Hawlcy SAFETY OFFICER LTJG R. York ABM I I I c HTI G. Leavell YNSN F John 418 LCDR F J. Smith FTM1 L. Caruthers ABE2 T Beetler 3-M ISN ' T FINISHED UNTILTHE PAPERWORK IS DONE OPERATIONAL READINESS depends on equipment that works when it is needed. 3M provides the administrative man- agement system that keeps the radars, radios, catapults, boilers, generators and the other ship ' s equipment ready through 3M. The small group of 3M managers ensures timely administrative action is taken to accomplish preventive maintenance and repair of equipment. It provides historical maintenance data for use by maintenance men and puts together the complex packages re- quired for ship ' s overhaul and repairs. All hands are part of the 3M PMS effort that makes AMERICA the most ready combat carrier in the fleet. KEEPING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN A SAFE PLACE TO BE The Safety Department, though small has a big job. An aircraft carrier with its many aircraft, weapons, and heavy equipment can be a dangerous place to live and work. The function of the Safety Department is to remind all hands of its danger and be alert for any problems which could cause injury to themselves or their shipmates. Thank you, Safety Department, for helping to keep us safe and sound. fltfll ft v Mm k ' ll 1 k 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Rl FROM M rOCK NUMBER £ m QUANTITY DOCUMENT NUMB FSC i i - i )NER DATE 1 H i_L D FROM SUPPLY El jcc: hcdht R cruAMircDMDri :hain HOUSE TUTE Supply Department, one of the largest departments on the ship, is tasked with a variety of duties. The department is divid- ed into eight divisions. SIC is the Stock Control division which provided the majority of material used to support the ship. In addition to ordering the material the division ' s SK ' s and AK ' s accounted for over $50,000,000 spent during the cruise to sup- port the ship. S-2 division is the Food Service division which was responsible for feeding almost 5000 crew members three meals a day. S-2 division operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with excellent results. S-3 division runs all sales outlets, the barber shops and the laundry. The Supply Officer and Sales Officer came up with the now famous " GONZO " madness sale where cameras and stereos were sold for half price. S-4 division. Disbursing, paid the crew over 6 million dollars during deployment. The excellent service provided by the DK ' s was appreciated by the entire crew. S-5 divison runs the Wardroom and satisfies all berthing and messing requirements of the offi- cers on AMERICA. The numerous Wardroom nights and excel- lent food provided by the MS ' s had a positive influence on morale. S-6 and S 1 M divisions were tasked with the vital job of keeping the airplanes flying through dedicated aviation support. SI M ' s fine contributions in the numerous VERTREPS and UN- REPS were noteworthy. S-7, and the DP ' s satisfied all the data processing requirements of the ship. S-8 division did a super job maintaining the mess decks and the crew ' s dining area. This division, manned by TAD personnel, operated 24 hours a day throughout the cruise. ELEt ACKED B " " ' ■ M 1348 1 1 MAR 74 EDITION OF 1 JAN 64 MAY BE USEC 43 44 4546 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 5556 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 54 65 66 6768 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 767778 DATE L SUPPLEMENTARY 1 ADDRESS K LU z O 7 FUND DISTRI BUTION PROJ ECT E REQD DEL DATE LU (J O UNIT PRIC DOLLARS U , , • , , Li DOD SINGLE LINE ITEM RELEASE RECEIPT DOCUMEN ' " " .. CDR R. Parrotl SUPPLY OFFICER — 9 Sept ' 81 SUPPLY CDR A. Waldron SUPPLY OFFICER 9 Sept ' 81 - I S1-C 422 I LT K McPaddcn I ■ ma mum ■ SK2 E. Garrelt SK2 R. Houston SK2 W. McKenna SK2 J. Ryan SK2 J Spriggs SK2 J. Toledo SK2 W. Wessels 423 SK3 1 Morns s U) It 7 ., ' w SK3 L Dececco SK3 J. Drane SK3 W Dudley J SK3 R Reed SK3 W Smith SK3 C. Fuller SK F. Mangino sksn I Metcall SKSN R Slonc SN N. Diggs SKSR M Dcvollo 424 S1- I Wo SKI R. Ganoe AKl R. Gillam AK2 D. Flaim SK2 B. Griggs SK2 R. Johnson AK2 J. Raines AK2 P. Rosser 425 426 AK2 J Pickler AK3 E. Cole X I AKA I i i i y AK3 J. Vermillion AK3 A Woolen r AKAN J. McCurty AKAN M. Newberry SKSN J. Sanchez SKSN M. Scerba AKAN D. Stewell ) I AKAN T. Trent SKSN J. Pavese SKSN R Young AKAN G. Zimmer AKAN R. Utev S-1M S-2 « . V LCDR W. Griggs CW03 R Bojo MSCS D Bowman MSC R. Badiang MSC A. Viray 428 MSI R. Arce I f f. fj If MSI R. Cailing W .m MS2 K. DeJongh j m MS2 G. Frantti MS2 S. Henry MS2 W. Kimbrough MS2 J. Long 429 MS2 A. Nolcn MS2 L. Robinson MS3 J. Babula MS3 R. Chebro MS3 F. Cotrell MS3 M. Daneker MS3 M. Fornwalt MS3 M. Franklin MS3 W. Grow MS3 R. Harcum MS3 C. Harmon 430 MS3 C. Harris MS3 D. Irvin MS3 R. Koehm MS3 W. Pilant MS3 L. Norek MS3 M. Lincoln MS3 J. Miller I J MS3 S. Sammons MS3 J. Thomas MS3 J. Waldron MS3 R. Boon MSSN M. Brown MSSN A. Carnevale MSSN J. Cheman 431 MSSN R. Handova MSSN O. Hargrove MSSN G. Knockel MSSN C. Lawless MSSN G. Marsh 432 J ' I 1 ■ C I ■ MSSN D. Mueller MSSN M. Pittman MSSN A. Polk MSSN W. Russell MSSN M. Schabow MSSN A. Serulich SN P Sholars MSSN P. Tewes MSSA B. Woodard MSSN G. Yagle i . u SA R. Barry MSSN G. Berry 433 s MSSA G. Cangiano MSSA R. Hart 8 i SA J. Hipler MSSA M. Michaud ■LIJ MSSA R Romangnoli MSSA C. Roquc I 434 MSSA D Shenfield MSSA R. W ' eckstcin — . I S-3 I : i.7 ENS M. Edwards SHCS D. Pickett SHCS R Rivera 9 © i4 SHI A. Barber SHI C. Catbagan SHI C Demus 5=» SHI J. Matthews JT ' M a C SHI L. Moseley SH2 D. Bedua SH2 J Brennan SH2 J Hawkins SH2 P. Holloman SH2 J. Meier 435 — m mi h SH2 M Libby SH2 M. Pinkney SH3 M. Boisvert ki ' j. SH3 W. Nick II - SH3 J Palmer SH3 R Pere? SH3 M Rivera SH3 k Rollins SH3 R Stamper SH3 C. Trover SH3 C. Tucker 436 - SH3 T. Williams SHSN A. Anderson SN P. Counts SHSA S. Cronin SN D. Hite SHSN S. Kroda SN K. Kuehner SHSN J. Dacanay SHSN R. Guth SHSN S. Gonzalez B iW ill ' ' t Jfl f 5235 TSj V — — •I v P T 437 S-3 SN R. Martinez SHSN J. McGowan , ,. 7 . . AN J. Mohr AN J. Montanez AN M. Morris [ I i J SN J. Mulloncy Xr ! v SHSN D Reese SHSN P Rojas SHSN G. Seidl SHSA W. Shcnion SHSN H. Smith I J 1 SN J. Talbcrt w SN I Walker SN T Young 438 S-4 DK.CS A. Peter DK1 M. Mendoza DK.1 O. Sarino DK2 R. Anderson s 440 SA J. Cromartic SA T. Lou • I Cqi S-5 MSCS P. Antonio H LTJG R. Berube i MSI A. Aceveda MSI T. Agbunag MSI M. Paraoan J ' 1 MSI P. Reyes MSI F. Torres MS2 C. Brown MS2 G. Coderre MS2 J. Gundran MS2 J. Fontanilla MS2 P. Norberte MS2 R. Rakes 441 J 442 MS3 B. Smith MS3 C. Soulia MSSN D. Barnett MSSN D. Brown MSSN D. Charbonnier MSSN J. Davis M . s V MSSN D. Dooling MSSN C. Fast MSSN E. Gundrum MSSN N. HuntlcN J Dili MSSN R. McHugh MSSN D. Thornton MSSN R. Warthen MSSA R. Barnes MSSA R. Williamson MSSA W. Dougherty MSSR J. Guidry MSSR S. Marrone MSSR A. Stoltmann 443 S-6 T Hfc » ■ ' Rw B . - 38 ■MBl j , iX ■ , v r CW03 W. Flood AKC W Braganza AKC V Haverhorn AK2 K (lark AKI R Lucas AKI M SanJuan 444 t AK2 G. Hoey AK2 J. Miller AK2 H. Thrailkill AK2 R. Wiggins AK3 G. Grant AK3 D. Murray AK3 D. Lohite AN R. Campbell AK.AN C. Stancy AKAN L. Goodwin AN C. Mahoney AKSN T. Marshall 445 AKAN K. McCabe K N 1 Rogers AKAN R Nelson AKAN D. Pundt AKAN R Sanders AKAN K. Schultz AKAN B. Smvth AKAA S. Logan AKAA G Lugo AKAA J. McKinncy AKAA P. Mcrick AKAAV Ronadio TECH REP N. Craig 446 S-7 DPC D. Schroeder DPI L. Davis DP2 P. Ciarelli DP2 J Gordon ' PP ' 4 l mi DP2 B. Kimicata SN R. Sutherland 447 DP3 A. Hamilton DP3 D. Hogg DP3 E. Maluszek DP3 J Polk DP3 D. Selby DPSN G. Ipock DPSN K. Landcau DPSN S. Osowecki 448 DPSN B. Wagner } I v 1 I DPSA G. Buskey H ■ DPSA D. Chant DPSA M. Consadine DPSA B. Gilliland DPSA M Lambrecht DPSA P. Nairn DPSA J. Washington DPSR R. Iman SR J. Tolentino 449 S-8 MSC C. Caballes PHC F. Whitehouse SH 1 T. Natanauan AN S. Harris 450 WEAPONS The mission of the Weapons Department is to provide all ordnance to the embarked airwing and ship ' s batteries. It main- tains the weapons elevators, ordnance handling equipment and magazines. It assembles and delivers conventional and special weapons, and is responsible for the physical security of the ship. The Weapons Department is divided into five division. G-l Division maintains the aft magazine trunks and magazines, magazine sprinkler systems, and provides the line gunners for all Unrep evolutions. G-2 Division maintains the ship ' s ten weapons elevators and two main pump rooms. G-3 Division maintains the forward magazine trunks and magazines and pro- vides all missile build-up and assembly. G-4 Division controls all ordnance movement on the Hangar Deck and Flight Deck and maintains the ship ' s weapons handling equipment. " W " Divi- sion maintains and controls the movement of the special aircraft service stores and their magazines. During major weapons evolutions the ordnance handling offi- cer coordinates the efforts of all divisions. G-l Division breaks out the ordnance from the magazines and delivers it to G-3 Division for assembly, G-3 Division delivers the assembled ord- nance to G-2 Division who transports it via the weapons eleva- tors to G-4 Division who in turn controls its movement and delivery to the embarked airwing. During the deployment the Weapons department moved, as- sembled, and handled several million pounds of high explosives in a safe and efficient manner. i ' -i l t - F ftj 452 ADMIN ENS M Mclivicr CDR R. Jones WEAPONS OFFICER I J. LCDR C Little LT D. Sutton - . I V 454 He I 455 456 G-l GMG3 K. Kirby AQ3 R Knight AQ3 R. Lewis :f AQ3 C Pantclopoulos GMG3 R. Rothmund GMG3 M. Norby AQ3 R. Siders A03 K Tripp AN T. Benjamin SN C. East I ■J AN R. Henry AOAN W. Lindenmuth AOAN S. McGowan Nrt, AN E. Sibalich AN J. Strasser AA H. Durham I k AA W. Mangione AA S. Preston 1 AR E. Dietrich 457 G-2 ENS R. Decker AOl H. Avery AOI D. Sibley h mil A02 M. Ncgroncosme A03 D. Colant A03 W Lewis A03 T. Powers AOAN T. Burns AOAN E. Dufour AN S. Earnest 458 AN D. Eckstein AOAN R Gray AN A. Johnson IV ' I ! So it J AN E. Maravolo AN S. Metcalf AOAN D. Pedraza AOAA D. Kimble AA T. Lam AOAA K. Marchand AA K. Wormuth AOAR R Doanc 459 G-3 LT R Ramirez AOC G Gilbertson AOl V Hardee TMT2 A. Rollo TM2 H Meeks AQ3 R Baker A03 T Copeland A03 R. Dawson AQ3 M Hailc 460 A03 H. Pavelka A03 R. Riley A03 R. Smith A03 V. Smith :.i i: SMSAN N. Koutroulis AN F. Ozuna AN D. Reddig TMSN R. Sexton AN J. Simpson 461 G-3 462 TMSN C. Whitehead SN R Williams AN J. Wolfsmith AOAN C. Wright E P % i h y k i . ' AA D Bovle AA B. Davis AA S. Hill AOAA G. Reeves ' njit LTJG T. Raeder CWQ2 J. Swindle AOl O. Santiago jt AQ2 B. Haworth AQ2 R. Dudriguez AQ3 R. Beitzel A03 T. Bowie AQ3 M. Byrd AQ3 A. Collins A03 P. Hale A03 D. Hill 463 G-4 A03 J. Lynch A03 J. Miller A03 D. Myers I iOAl 464 AN D. Edwards AN B. Fenton AN C. Goodman I ■ I I I MF if L AOAN P. Marchand AN J. Schiska A A H. Stewart 465 CW04 L. Amber CW02 J. Luscan m l " mm GMTC R Wallace GMT1 J. Bradford GMT1 M. Maguirc GMTI D Zittraucr CWQ3 L. Nichols GMTI D. Gcngo GMT2 J. Dodd 466 I k GMT2 R. Myers GMT2 M Rostek GMT2 G. Schneck _ jh i X If GMT3 M. Balassone GMT3 M. Boardman GMT3 V. Daweritz G-4 GMT3 T. Milstead GMT3 T. Wuerth GMTSN R. Jones 467 GMTSN T. Kuzicla GMTSN D. Smith GMTSN E. Spooner GMTSN F. Swiconek GMTSA M. Cooper -V7 7 ! i GMTSA R. Davis GMTSA A. Diaz GMTSA D. Fields GMTSA D. Helton GMTSA K Hendrickson LGMTSA J Moore GMTSA R. Ross GMTSA B. Snyder GMTSA B Stein G-4 468 IV 1 LT C. Soderholm OINC ■ GM1 R Sautier «Si L EMI M. McSherry HTFA B. Coleman EOD 469 GOLD ?0NR0tL ■A l F 213 EL M CVHr + HH ■ ■nHBHBni Commissioned on Navy Day, 1942, Carrier Air Wing Eleven recorded a number of significant " Firsts " in attaining its place of recognition as one of the Navy ' s top fighting organizations. Air Group Eleven as it was called then, conducted the first daylight raids during desperate fighting in the Solomon and New Georgia Operation of WWII. Upon completion of air strikes on Leyte Gulf, Indochina, Formosa, and the China main- land the Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to the Air Group for its extraordinary achievements against the enemy. During the Korean conflict the Air Group was the first Navy unit to engage and down the MIG fighter in addition to being instrumental in maintaining the Pusan Perimeter, and partici- pating in actions such as the Inchon invasion, the Wonson land- ing and the movement from Chosin Reservoir. Air Wing Eleven deployed on board USS KITTY HAWK to the Seventh Fleet in October 1965 with the most modern, com- plex strike group ever assembled and evaluated under wartime conditions. During the period December 1965 through May l l )66, the Air Wing conducted air strikes against North and South Vietnam, delivering more ordnance than any other strike group. After completing a second combat deployment from December 1966 — May 1967, the airwing began its third tour to Southeast Asia from December 1 967 — June 1 968, setting a new line record of 61 days, the longest of the war. Following a record setting tour from November 1 970 — July 1971 Air Wing Eleven provided the " Backbone " to " Line backer " operations in early 1972, helping negotiate a final end to the conflict. In 1973 Carrier Air Wing Eleven became the largest airwing in the world implementing the new CV concept. In 1 975 KITTY HAWK Air Wing Eleven again demonstrated the versatility of the multi-mission carrier with its second CV deployment. Fol- lowing the cruise Air Wing Eleven incorporated into the wing F- 14ATomcat, S3A Viking, A6E Cains and the E2C Hawkeye. In 1977 Air Wing Eleven began its eighth deployment aboard KITTY HAWK with the newest aircraft in the fleet. In March 1979 the Carrier Air Wing Eleven moved to the east coast to deploy to the Mediterranean aboard USS AMERICA. Today finds Carrier Air Wing Eleven concluding its second deployment aboard USS AMERICA. Comprised of two Fight- er Squadrons (VF-1 14 and VF-213), two Light Attack Squad- rons (VA-192 and VA-195), one Medium Attack Squadron (VA- 95), two Antisubmarine Squadrons (VS-33 and HS-12), and Electronic Warning Squadron (VAW-123) and Special Recon- naissance Det (VQ-2), Carrier Air Wing Eleven has demon- strated the versatility, quick reaction, and the fire power con- tained in today ' s modern sea based Air Wing. 472 h ' ' mm CAPT R. Smith CAG , CDR F. Tillotson cvw-u CDR T. Pecklington CDR J. Oliver LCDR D. Carroll LCDR K. Moos LCDR G. Mullen LCDR P. Nelson LCDR J. Rowe LCDR K. Saunders LT B. Miller T5 1 4 — ' ' n LTJG R. Berardi 473 AOCS R Nevscomb ATC R Cantu AECS W Pfeifer YNC L Rummer YNC B. Viccncio PRC R Willis 474 J CAG YN: D Hal AZ2 J. Jarrels YNSN M. Miller YNSA D. Knox mmami J. Nicardle E. Oakley 475 HS-12 3Hrr deiac SH-3 a Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Twelve (HS-12) was commissioned on 15 July 1977. As the newest squadron in the HS community, HS-1 2 was the first to be equipped with the SH- 3H model Sikorsky helicopter. In fall of 1977, HS-12 placed two detachments on USS PAUL E. FOSTER (DD 964) to conduct SH-3H DD-964 operational interface evaluations. During the first half of 1 978, HS- 1 2 embarked a three plane detachment on USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) to provide plane guard and logis- tics support. On 1 July 1978, HS-12 became a component of Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-1 1). The squadron ' s first joint venture with CVW-1 1) was at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Ne- vada. In early 1979, squadron personnel and helicopters were flown cross country to embark on the USS AMERICA (CV-66) in Norfolk, Virginia, and commence preparation for a Mediter- ranean deployment. In 1980 while stationed at Naval Air Sta- tion, North Island, HS-12 placed two detachments on the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64), and USS KITTY HAWK (CV- 63). HS-1 2 deployed to NAS, FALLON, Nevada with CVW-1 1 where it partic ipated in over fifteen over-land combat search and rescue exercises. In February 1981, HS-12 embarked in AMERICA during a Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) in the Caribbean in which the squadron attained a grade of high excellent in addition to flying a record of 539.4 hours in a 26-day period. In April 1981, HS-12 deployed on the USS AMERICA (CV-66) with CVW-1 1 to the Indian Ocean. During the seven month Indian Ocean Deployment, the squadron attained well over 3,500 flight hours and accomplished fourteen successful rescues at sea, including the rescues of 4 downed aviators on two separate occasions. 477 CDR T. Clothier CDR J Ellington COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR R. Curry LCDR D Downing HI LCDR W. Fctgaltcr LCDR J Hrenko LCDR J. Mcsservy LCDR R. Reynolds LCDR C.Stehle LCDR D. Stoddard f " lr LT M. Brunskill LT R. Roatcap IT D RudlofT LT G Steele 478 in fKER LTJG W. Anderson Til LTJG D. Bohannon LTJG B. Erb I LTJG R. Evans LTJG D. Kleinkauf LTJG W. Lawler t m LTJG D. Wilkey ENS T Davison ENS J. Stanton CW03 J. Johnson 479 480 YN1 V. Elias A I K Scarafiotti t -rf ii ADl R. Vanhoff AMH2 J. Carlucci J AT2 S. Galloway DK2 R. Quindara AD2 J. Tuck v , I r PN3 C. Frayer AZ3 L. Henry AE3 E. Rogastan V it D. Bullock AN M. Eskdridge AA R. Bigler AR J. Whalen SR D. Winkley SN V. Fossett AXAN R. D. Hendrickson ADAN R. Richardson 482 AW1 W. Lemon AW2 H. Anderson AW2 T. Bales AW2 J. Birchfield AW 2 D. Frenz AW2 D Isley AIR CREW 483 AIR CREW I AW3 C. Scalone AWAN T Beck AWAN M. Boulton AWAN G. Hernandez AWAN J. Kinser AWAN W. Petz AWAN W. Shoop AWAN D. Wratchford AWAA T. Lawson A AIR CRAFT ADCS W. Ostermann AMS1 N. Gonzales AMSI C. Moore AMH2 M. Weist AZ3 R Brown AME3 A. Ceja AD3 I. Delville AD3 M Duty 485 AMH3 k Howard AMS3 D. Passmore AD3 K Ridenour ADAN J Green W1VW I) M.irlan ADAN R. Sohar AMSAN N. Sticncckcn SN D Ward 486 J AV ARM " , ' ■ .(, I ATI R. Joslin AOl A Sexton A02 R Walker V AE3 D. Borysewicz AE3 L. Lawrence AX3 F. McLean AT3 C. Muth ATAN G. Hobbick AEAN G. Pauley ATAN D. Smith AEAN M. Smith AEAN M. West 487 LINE AMHt D. Stevens ABH2 G. Trevino AN M. Farran AN T. Haskins . AD I B Lariosa AMS3 A. Keel AN R Gough ADAN E. Ivy Cn ™ i 488 AN D Kapp ADAN P Lambert ADAN W. Love AN A. Martinez AN G Mvers AN J. Owen AN K. Paul AN M. Relente AN A. Shepherd ADAN L Stevens AN F. Wozdiak AR J Beltejar , 489 VA-95 Altai Octobe Twenty mission i have se The tie Aii I I Attack Squadron Nine Five began its colorful history on 1 5 October, 1943, when it was commissioned Torpedo Squadron Twenty (VT-20) flying the TBM " Avenger " . After the decom- missioning in 1948, the squadron was recommissioned in 1952 as Attack Squadron Nine Five. VA-95 and its predecessor VT-20 have seen combat in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam conflict, flying the Avenger, the F6F " Hellcat " , the A-l " Sky- raider " (also known as the " Spad " ) and A-4 " Skyhawk " prior to transitioning to the A-6 Intruder in 1972. The nickname " Green Lizards " was coined during the Kore- an War when anonymous squadron officers placed an iguana in the Airwing Commander ' s stateroom. It was never known who did the deed but the pseudonym " Green Lizard " was adopted as a result of the incident and VA-95 has been known by it ever since. As an all-weather Medium Attack Squadron VA-95 is home- based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The Lizards are the proud owners of ten A6E Target Recognition Attack Multi- sensor (TRAM) aircraft and four KA-6D aircraft. The KA-6D aircraft provide inflight refueling to all tactical carrier aircraft. Since the transition to the A6E TRAM aircraft, the squadron is able to pinpoint bomb targets that are not detectable visually or by radar using television type forward looking Infra-Red (FLIR) Imagery. This capability coupled with laser guided weapons delivery, have established the A6E TRAM aircraft as the fleet ' s finest any weather, any time attack aircraft. CDR P. Hauert COMMANDING OFFICER CDR D. Sullivan LCDR T. Fcllin LCDR B. Langston LCDR G Maxwell LCDR J. Scrapper LT E. Thomas LT G. Boycc IT C Bullcr LT J. Casey 492 LT R. Davis LT M. Doughty t ,; " _. LT J Jones LT H. McDonald LTA. Paddack 493 LTJG B. Cooke LTJG P Donovan igi I LTJG M. Elliott LTJG D. Guy LTJG R. Miller LTJG M. Needier ENS M. Lichtenstein ENS R Maholchic CW04 D. Beyer ' 494 AQCS J. Henderson PNC E. Dawson AZ1 P. Brewer - AMH1 R. Davis DK1 A. Deleon ATI J. Evans AZ1 R Pacholke NCI S. Plantz YN1 R. Pypniowski AK1 R. Winblad YN2 F. Kortus I YN2 D. Norfleet AMH2 R. Reinke 495 AKAN M. Emanuclson ■ 1% AKAN W. Jeans AKAN D. Jochuk AZAN S. Kricr 496 STAFF ■ PNSN M. Ksionsk AZAN A. Mack YNSA J. Marquez K . 1 MP ' IHHBfl SN B. Marshall MSSN R. Smith AZAN T. Snyder AKAN S. Weith MSSA J. Hagerty SA J. Williams 497 AIRCRAFT AVCM W. Shelton AECS R Naylor ADCS L. Weller AMHI A Abshcar AD1 S Basket! AMSI D Carter AD1 G. Grcenwald 498 I 4 ATCS B. Keen AMSC S. Bass AMHC L. Niemann AOl R. Abarientos AMSI B MacNair I kK- AD1 C. Mullen AD2 G. Affeldt AMS2 M. Alexander AME2 A. Boone AD2 D. Brillon AME2 V. Conover AMS2 R Gann AMS2 H. Kamiya PR2 T. Knouse AMS2 T. Kosa A I R C R A F T 499 § IP 9 : L i AD2 J. Perryman AD3 G. Steward AQ2 M. Weaver PN2 R Wilson AME2 E. Wright AD3 J. Baker AMH3 J. Barkoozis AD3 P. Bedasie AD3 E. Bell AMS3 M. Carrion 3 AMS3 T. Claiborne AMS3 J. Cole 500 A I R C R A F T 501 AMS3 J. Nicolet AD3 G. Noah AMH3 R. Norton AD3 T. Oest AD3 G. Peck AD3 V. Rhodes A03 M. Rudd AD3 H. Shelton AME3 K. Totty VA-95 AIRCRAFT AMS3 J. Trevino AMH3 E. Witt m AME3 A. Vazquez AMEAN R. Ackerman AN F. Alcada AMEAN G. Annas AMEAN J. Ashley H II AMSAN R. Blaswich PRAN R. Brigham AMSAN J. Cokayne r H AMSAN M. Dickinson ADAN H. Dorsey AMSAN R. Gonzales AN T. Hadley AOAN W. Hudson 503 AIRCRAFT f» kk i AMSAN J. May AMSAN F. Mundy AN A. Osisck ADAN L. Picotte ADAN R Rumble AMEAN T. Scott ADAN B Siglcr ADAN D. Small ADAN R. Spraguc ADAN J. Tatman 504 Lj ht AMEAN G.Weddle PRAN R. Wolfe AA J. Hill MM AMSAA R Smith AIRCRAFT AA C. Tarin AV ARM AOCS G. Hernkind AQC J. Walker A EC K. Warvie ATI M. Bass AE1 S. Cubbagc AOl W. Kreeman AQ1 R. Lyon ATI A. Mackcy ATI G. Maxej AOl A. McDonald Mil ( Havcson AQI W. Oliver 506 AQI J. Waylonis ATI R. Yasle AE2 R. Arguello AT2 B. Corson A02 B. Gardenhire AV ARM AQ2 G. Gerkin AQ2 D. Graves AQ2 D. Grayer AV ARM AT2 W. Knapp AT2 G. Under AE2 L. McDaniel A02 T. Middleton AT2 B. Morgan AQ2 M Murphy 508 AQ2 T. O ' Brien AT2 H. O ' Rourke A02 R. Roland ■J , I AT2 J. Shoemaker A02 K. Stoke m AE3 M. Hildebrandt AQ3 D. Hoek 509 A V A R { k ' A03 J Hoffman ■naw AQ3 F. Jones AQ3 R. Kirk AE3 D. O ' Neill AQ3 J. Peake AE3 T. Revels 1 1 AE3 R. Rupno r AQ3 S. Sherfey © Q © M W . A03 P. Thompson AT3 E. Yanke ■ AT3 P. Williams l W hh,-il AOAN T. Aragon AOAN C. Caglc 510 ATAN R. Cooperrider AEAN L. Doney AV ARM AEAN C. Murray AOAN G. Peterson AEAN G. Pontnack AOAN J. Rosenbalm 511 A V A R AEAN D. Russell AOAN W. Seilheimer ATAN M. Tasker AEAA J. Harris ATAN A. James i ATAA R Kelly AOAA T. Shepard AEAA L. Steimer 512 I AEAA L. Stephens M AEAA G. Velten rv - m : n ADC M. Archer AD1 J. Matteuci ABH2 A. Nottingham LINE fP[9 f k , Aw I ■I ti ' . AD3 T. Kelly AD3 P. Provost AD3 W. White AMSAN R. Allison ■i AN D. Bloom (•I . t id., - AMSAN B. Bolerjack AN R. Bratton AMSAN S. Cowger 513 L I N E a 3 9 AOAN B. Kelly 514 ; IM! LINE AN V. McGinnis AN D. Rivera AN B. Rozema AN R. Sada AN D. Snowberger AN C. Tryels AN R. Ulm AA T. Benson AMSAA S. Eckert AMSAA M. Eursery AA D. Harrison i v AA C. Ness AA B. Rister AMSAA T. Rohling AA J. Searcy A A J. Young AR K. Henricksen AR G. Wassom 515 VA-192 For ihc I ons of A« Squadron UitCiiai i the So 03 current " 1 of three n jtipown FamousC For the past thirty-six years, the World Famous Golden Drag- ons of Attack Squadron One Nine Two have enjoyed a most distinguished and colorful history. Originally Fighter Bomber Squadron 19 of World War II fame, they earned the Presidential Unit Citation aboard USS LEXINGTON (CVA-16) for action in the South Pacific. The Dragons were later redesignated Fighter Squadron One Nine Two and prior to the Korean War began training in the F8F " Bearcat " . In 1950 the squadron transitioned to the popular F4U " Corsair " . During these early years the Golden Dragons gained their current " World Famous " status by participating in the filming of three motion pictures shortly after transitioning to their first jet powered aircraft, the F9F-5 " Panther " . In 1956 the " World Famous Golden Dragons " began flying the F9F-6 " Cougar " and the official designation of the squadron was upgraded from Fighter to Attack Squadron One Nine Two. All too soon the squadron found itself again in combat, this time in Southeast Asia flying the A-4 " Skyhawk. " Throughout the war the Dragons made numerous deployments aboard four different carriers: USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA-31), USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14), USS ORISKANY (CVA- 34), and USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63). In 1972 the Golden Dragons set the pace for attack aviation by dropping a record 19 million pounds of ordnance. In 1970, twenty years after accepting the highly successful " Corsair I " , the Golden Dragons took delivery of their first A- 7E " Corsair II " , which, for the past eleven years, has been the mainstay of the Navy ' s airborne peace keeping force. CDR T. Latendresse COMMANDING OFFICER - 11 Sept ' 81 CDR J. Zerr COMMANDING OFFICER 11 Sept ' 81 — CDR H. Rittenour EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR W. Bloom p , -! y 57 ,xr . ' Lilt ' j f H H mt ' ark LCDR A. Junker LCDR M Branch LCDR J Pettitt LT R Bruce IT R Buehler Jfl 1 ' I I W Hirko LT L. Fox IT S. Schafcr LT L Vcrhagc I.TJG P. Littlcfield 518 VA-192 LT P. Walsh LT E. Weikal LTJG C. Abelein ENS R Ames LTJG K. Beyda LTJG T Cook LTJG G. White ENS B. Forsyth ENS R.Navarro CWQ2 L. Stewart CWQ2 V. Werre 519 VA-192 STAFF I r ■ ■ ... DK1 E. Bolina AME1 D. Boyette NCI P. Clark AE1 D Hall PN2 K. Smith 521 AK2 D. Coddington PN2 J. Kleinman AK2 R. Maya YN3 B Cabigas AZ3 K. Chen AZ3 M. Crockett AM R Mccsch AK3 J Howard YN3 D Johnson 522 mAiA. AMSAN J. Kelly PNSN J. Nestelle AKAN E. Quails AZAN D. Weaver STAFF 523 AVIONICS F " AOC D. Roberts ATI E. Grass AQl L. Joyner AOl L. Lambert AE1 J. McKinzie idMa. AT2 L. Brown AQ2 C. Damm AQ2 E. Dirgo AT2 R. Heller AT2 P. Holt AE2 G. Krueger AQZ M. Kelly AQ2 T. Jarrett AT2 G. Lincoln I ' ll ;l , . v .. . .] A m a i i,.„n An? T Ivons A02 R McElrov AT2 A. Murray AQ2 R. McElroy AE2 R. Myers 525 © $ AQ2 D. Vega A02 K. Wilson 526 A02 D. Nicewander AQ2 D. Penland AT2 M. Roark AE2 M. Rogers A02 G. Rush AT2 M. Salazar wen AQ3 P. Dctonnancourt AQ3 M. Carton ■I ' l AQ3 W. Moran AE3 M. Pratt A03 E. Tsuda AT3 S. Woodworth AEAN R. Blue 527 AOAN L. Brooks AEAN L. Evans AOAN J. Gaines AOAN J. Horsley AOAN R. Juvinall AEAN I. Liburd AQAN F. Llerandi AOAN J. Needham AEAN J. Rash AN D. Robolka AOAN J. Sturtcvant ATAN M. Sweeney AEAN A. Trujillo VOW M W-hh AAT. Bender AA S. Bonordcn mm h o IiRjc AA E. Odom ATAA M. Pccrman 528 AIRCRAFT ADC R Scott AD1 J. Armor AMH1 S. Slater AMS1 M. Teitsch PR1 J. Wade AMSI D. Williams PR1 G. Williams 529 AD2 T. Morris W I AD2 J. Gutierrez AMS2 J. Johnson AMS2 T. Kenna AD2 J. Norton AD2 A. Padua AMS2 T. Rigdon AMS2 R Roque AMS2 D. Struchcn AMH3 E. Balilca AMS3 J. Barlcan 1 i AME3 L. Batty AMS3 D. Clinc 530 a AD3 R. Delzer AD3 D. Eyler AME3 D. Hayward AMS3 R. Lyttle AMS3 R. Madan AD3 M. Mathis AD3 A.Pesquiera AME3 S. Stevcrson AME3 R. Summers AMSAN P. Blackmountain AN M. Rigg AOAN V. Reindel ' JI.M ■ ADAN K. Rose AN J. Schoenmakers AMSAN R. Smith AIRCRAFT 533 LINE ATC C. McGuire AD1 B. Henry i AMS1 R. Martin AMH2 R. Lynn Li u AMH2 M Riley AMU 3 B. Barnack 534 Km AMH3 E. Carlson AMS3 J. King g vl AD3 A. Massaro AD3 J. Reisdorf AMS3 B. Yourdan AN B. Batchan mmtm AN K. Keller SN D. Longstreet ADAN B. Martin AN A. Mera 535 L I N E AEAN M. Morris mil AN T. Moulton ADAN L. Rodriguez AN L. Sniffer. AN A. Verdugo AN S. Villanueva AN C. Washington AN R. Whitner AA B. Arrant AA B. Davis AA D. Hetrick AA M. Morgan A A L. Prond ADAA D. Romano ADAA J. Vento [W VA-195 Attack squadron One Nine Five boasts a proud and exciting history. Commissioned Torpedo Squadron Nineteen at Los Ala- mitos, California, in August 1943, the squadron reformed in November 1946 as Attack Squadron Twenty Able and was redesignated Attack Squadron One Nine Five in August 1948, homeported at Moffett Field, California. As a unit of CVG-19 during World War II, VA-195, flying the TBM " Avenger " , was a part of Admiral " Bull " Halsey ' s Force. The squadron participat- ed in many battles while embarked on the USS LEXINGTON. In May 1947 VA-195 transitioned to the AD-l " Skyraider " . When the Korean conflict errupted, the squadron deployed on the USS PRINCETON in November 1950. On May 2, 1951, VA-195 " Skyraiders " delivered aerial torpedoes on the heavily defended strategic Hwachon Dam that had earned them the nickname " Dambusters " . VA-195 transitioned from the propel- ler driven " Spads " to the jet powered A4 Skyhawk in July 1 959, and moved to the new jet base at Lemoore, California in Janu- ary 1962. As the Vietnam crisis flared in the Fall of 1964, the Dambusters deployed with the SEVENTH Fleet on its fourth consecutive cruise on the USS BON HOMME RICHARD. In the spring of 1970 VA-195 went from the A4 Skyhawk to the A7E Corsair II. As a unit of Carrier Air Wing Eleven on the M, In Ueditei NASLe ave oe TERSd k : ' ' ' ■ ' ■ ' ■■M ' f, iti founh :hard.i, USS KITTY HAWK th e squadron deployed in the fall of 1970. During the Vietnam War VA-195 was tasked with the first combat deliveries of the data link version of the TV guided Walleye weapon. Three more peacetime WESTPAC cruises on the USS KITTY HAWK and the development of the CV con- cept kept the Dambusters a combat ready force from 1973 to 1978. In early spring of 1979 the Dambusters, as a part of Carrier Air Wing Eleven deployed on the USS AMERICA for a Mediterranean cruise, a rare opportunity for a west coast air wing. During the following pre-deployment training cycle at NAS Lemoore, the Dambusters were responsible for the devel- opment and introduction of new innovative high-threat low- altitude tactics into the light attack community. These tactics have been positively proven to enhance aircraft survivability thus enabling the A-7 pilot to accomplish his mission with great- er chances for success. In early spring of 1981, the DAMBUS- TERS deployed once again on board the USS AMERICA for a Mediterranean Sea Indian Ocean cruise. ; I I 539 CDR A. Phillips CO. CDR D. Pierce X.O. LCDR D. Harrington LCDR D. Miller LCDR M Ruth LCDR R. Schreiber IT R Decker 540 LT D. Zorychta LTJG J. Barnes LTJG R. Cohen (. L - ' - ik LTJG P. Colmer LTJG D. Mayes LTJG M. Parrish ENS J. Siedlecki ENS J. Wilson CWQ3 H Chesnut I 541 AFCM L. Ellis AFCM R. Bannister ■- l ADCS J. Leonard I I I ATCS W Parker AQC. G. Bailly AKC W. Check AQC D. Lindsey K M Abalos N( 1 M ( h.i b.iude ADI H Han 1 AD I N (ones YNI C Kelly AMF.I C. Lingard 542 AZ1 R. Lungard AZ1 M. Manlove AMH1 R. Padua PN1 M. Pence AOl W. Ray AZI J. White NCI E. Williams PN2 C. Davis AK2 B. Gray PN2 W Gregg STAFF 543 AZ2 J. Huggins YN2 O. Toliver DK2 W. Molina AK2 G. Oliver 9 f f YN3 E. Aldrctc HN M. Dixon I ft ) AZAN P. Lope? AZ3 D Manlcy AN V. Kimble 544 J s T A F F f f AKAN C. Loomis I ADAN R. Lytle AN R Nichols AN M. Resare AN C. Ricks AZAN A. Rothschild YNSN R Swder AN R. Taylor SN C. Godwin AA W. Rabin 545 AIR ITl CRAFT i ADC A. Andres AMSC J Hopper AMSC R. Watkins iMSl AD1 G. Abbott AMH1 H. Cantrell AD1 J. Copeland PR1 G. Kessler AMS1 S. Mack AMHI Y. Mosclina AMS1 R. Omapas f . ' I ) AMS1 J Rogers AMS1 A. Santiago i AMS1 J. A. Summers AMH2 O. Cantero AE2 J. Coker WW J hi ' AMH2 A. Dykman AME2 B. Heideman AME2 B. Hubbard AD2 J. Hurd 0$ AMS3 C. Darling AD3 R. Eaton AD3 M. Flanagan i AD3 S. Hackett AD3 [. Lasat AD3 R. Salazar AMS3 R. Small PR3 M. Thompson f § % ' I AD3 D. Yalung AMSAN A. Amezquita AMSAN D. Baugh AA N. Boatnght AMHAN F. Bool W . AN J. Grimes ADAN A. Haare AMEAN K. Hatcher AR K Heminover AME3 L. Henson AMSAN K. Johnson AR K. Kruse ADAN D. Lataster AMSAN M. Leinwar AMEAN A. Lirillo warn m I I ADAN R. Mitchell AMSAN J. Okenka 549 AMSAN R Slowiak AMSAN R. Vincent ADAN R Whittington ADAN R. Yancey 550 AV ARM AECS B. Kuykendall AOC B. White AOl G. Copple r AOl N. Nash AE1 D. Porter AE1 W. Redferd ATI J. Savopolos AOl M. Scholtes i 551 AQ2 L. Jones A02 P. Lemieux AT2 N. Marben IL i I i AQ2 J Nokcs 4 n ■ - " -r AT2 G Panci A02 M. Randall 552 1 AT2 T. Roark AE2 M. A. Shealif AE2 G. Such AT2 D. Walker A03 S. Bastein AE2 Tufts fe Mm B ■ - td i " ■ K s 1MB m. l f k i ARM f t W W Vi r rn H ■■«■ AT3 T. Ake AQ3 D. Cataldo A03 E. Delacruz A03 R. Ferguson AT2 D. Ford A03 A. Furnaguera 553 A V A R AQ3 H. Glover AE3 J. Harvev AQ3 M. Haskell AQ3 D. Keelon AE3 C. Latapie AT3 R. Lewis A03 C. Lowery AE3 D. McCullick AT3 D. Ruthstrom AT3 T. Shockley AQ3 G Stephens AE3 J. Theisen AQ3 Van Tasscll AQ3 T. Wagenknecht 554 I ! ■■ ■■ " ' . i i im 1 J " ■B M ¥ ' w W 1 ;— AMH3 M. Walker AQ3 G. Willey AOAN D. Bekopianta AOAN L. Calistro AOAN M. Geiger AN S. Gile ATAN S. Hathaway ATAN D. Kirkeeide J t AOAN M. Leight I .a AEAN L. Logwood A V A R 555 AV ARM AEAN B. Palmer ATAN J. Parisi AEAN R. Randall ATAN J. Shelton I AEAN D. Putman AQAN K. Stackhouse dJHFJHRR 1 AOAN D. Taylor AEAN P. Young AOAA R. Haquewood 556 i LINE rikw AMEC L. Ison AME1 S. Townsend AQ2 T. Addison :i AMH3 W. Burris AMHAN P. Andrich sfw AN C. Boyles AN J. Caufield AN C. Cowan AN M. Dunlap 557 F (7 V k ■ MHAN J. Edgin L J II AMSAN J. Evans AN M. Frankson AN A. Haugan AMHAN P. Jako AN A. Jaquez AN A. Johnson AN E. Johnson AMHAN R. Kastella AN E. Malesic AN B. Norman 11 AN E. Pacheco AN R. Patterson AN R. Schmidt AN R. Steiner AN P. Tollefson AN L. Warren AN R. Weeks AN F. Whorley AMHAN A. Wilson AMHAN R. Yates AA M. Bush AMHAA R. Catanese AR J. Cinex AA S. Parker AMHAA B. Parrott LINE 559 The world famous Wizards are unique in the sense that they have a very important role in both combat and non-combat scenarios. In combat. EA-6B ' s provide defense suppression for CVW-1 1 strike aircraft against land and sea targets. The EA-6B also is tasked with the vital force defense of USS AMERICA by suppressing the formidable Soviet bloc missile threat. In peace- time, the Prowlers provide necessary radar jamming training for our own units to help prepare them for realistic combat environ- ment. In the strike group, the EA-6B is famous for the company it keeps. CDR R. Purdy CO. .11 ' . CDR W. Gray X.O LCDR W. Alpeter LCDR R. Davis LCDR W Fincher LCDR L. Genin urn " LCDR J. Hershberger LCDR D Joslin LCDR D. Wagner LCDR J. Waterman 562 LT K. Parks _ hH Cp. 3 P W !5 " Z p.5«g - i V i, 1 _JU - LT L. Salter LTJG P. Dipaola LTJG J. Loerch LTJG D. Mason LTJG R. Plucker LTJG J. Seagle i LTJG S. Siege ENS R. Tanaka CWQ2 N. Turner 563 STAFF AMHl F. Gassman AKI W. Mendoza PNI R Sanders AZ1 G. Schmidt AMCS J. Herbert SCPOC ADCS W. Keen AMEC L. Mattox ATC D. Parker I I YN1 J. Bates YN1 R Villincs AZ2 K Briltell 564 AK2 R. Barnes AK2 R. Dorman AK2 J. Dickey PN2 J. Lee YN3 H Bias YN3 T. Butler AZ3 P. Conrad AZ3 J. Lilly HM3 P. Marlar AZ3 T. Williams AN M. Allen YNSN L. Bogues AN E. Boies 565 AN J. Creason AN E. Flores MSSN D. Harrington AN T. Helzer PNSN B. Hutchins AN R. Mallory DKSN J. Richardson MSSN R. Williams STAFF d ■;:-, AR M. Edwards SR M. Sheffield YNSR C. Trevino 567 AIR CRAFT 568 AMHC G. Lofstrom AMSC Divinagracia AD1 G. Anderson AMI I ' AD1 M. McCoy AMH1 M. Moritz AMSI D Robinson AMH3 K. Ebensteiner AD3 D. McAndrews AMH3 R. Mijares AD2 G. Mitchell AMH3 D. Pedal AD3 J. Roediger AD3 R. Seyer AD3 Yannone AMH3 G. Muratore AMSAN A. Bortz • J AMEAN J. Bowman 569 AIR CRAFT matt tt ( ADAN U. Burns AMEAN J. Campbell AMSAN V. Deatras AMHAN R Doody AMHAN M. Early AMHAA G Echon 6 1 f } f A l : !■ wMmmm AMMAN B Hamm ATAN L. Hammock AN R Humble AIR CRAFT J » I IMBB Mm W AMSAN T. Lee AMSAN M. Lundgren AN E. Michalski DM PRAN G. Sperry f.v t AMSAN S. Mikolajczak AMEAN J. Molitor ADAN T. Morden AN J. Steele AMSAN E. Wilson A V A R ATI J. Machotka AOl R. Matheson AE1 M. Schoof am ATI K. Shurtliff AT2 D. Allen AT2 S. Ayers AT2 A Barba AT2 R. Benson I I AT2 J. Crawford AT2 J. Brumbley 572 r-t. AT2 B. Weaver AT2 J. Suit AT2 J. Scarfone AV ARM AT3 G. Nadcau AT3 L. Newton AT3 L. Roc n AT3 J. Schachner AT3 M. Thornburg AEAN T. Davis AEAN M. Graham ATAN R. Heldt ATAN L. Hilburn AN D Hutchinson AEAN D. Kirkland ■KHiHBHi ATAN B. Knight AEAN K. Laundroche ATAN M. Norris ATAN M. Smith ■ ATAA R Ballard AA E. Glauber 575 LINE W1SC D. Gumz ABH1 J. Haia AMH1 N. Karo 576 AQ2 M. Kohler AT2 R Roe AMS2 D. Schneider AT2 S. Wakcman AE3 J Aucoin AMH3 J Becker J AME3 L. Collins AT3 R. Prasch A AE3 T. Torrella AN J. Brown AN C. Cardisco AN R. Clapp AN S. Haley AN K. Knodel AN J. Lambert AN M. Meade AN T. Moore AA C. Field f f f AA F. Nelson AN R. Osbjornsen AA D. Walker AR W. Hamel 577 VAW-12 The history of VAW-123 begins with the commissioning of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Twelve, in 1948. During its history, the organization of VAW- 12 changed internal- ly many times. The last change was the reorganization of VAW- 12 as Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing twelve and the commissioning of all E-2A detachments as independent squad- rons. As a result of this reorganization, VAW- 12 Detachment 59 was commissioned VAW-123 on 1 April 1967. In June of 1967, VAW-123, as a part of CVW-17 aboard USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59), became one of the first east coast E- 2A squadrons to deploy to WESTPAC. The Forrestal ' s tragic fire on 29 July 1967, forced an early return to the United States. During the next two years, the squadron made another de- ployment aboard FORRESTAL and then in 1970 transferred to CVW-3 aboard USS SARATOGA (CV-60) departing in June of 1970. While deployed the squadron earned the Meritorious Unit Citation for operations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Between November of 1970 and April 1971, VAW-123 transi- tioned to the E-2B. In June the Squadron deployed again to the Mediterranean, where the squadron became the first VAW unit to participate in and evaluate ASW operations under CV con- cept. The Squadron returned to Norfolk in October of 1971. On 11 April 1972, with three days notice, VAW-123 and SARATOGA conducted an emergency deployment to South- east Asia in response to the massive North Vietnamese Eastern offensive. Commencing combat operations on 18 May, 1972, VAW-123 provided support for SARATOGA and Air Wing Three for the next eight months during seven Gulf of Tonkin line pefW j, returning to ie United States in February of 1973. There|iainder of fcyear 1973 as dedicated to transition training forT E-2C. Inltoyember of 1973 VAW-123 became the first fleet E squadBkcommencing its initial E-2C de- ployment in September of 1974. During the ensuing years and two more deployments the squadron led the way in demonstrat- ing the expanded capabilities of the E-2C. In early 1978 the squadron was awarded the AEW Excel- lence Award (recognizing the best overall VAW squadron). Also, in 1978 the squadron transitioned to the E-2C ARPS (Ad- vanced Radar Processing System) version of the aircraft. The system was soon demonstrated to be invaluable for conducting the squadron ' s primary mission of Airborne Early Warning when the ■ladron denied in October of 1978. In Marcn WyotHnesquadron commenced its tenth deploy- ment, deploying once again to the Mediterranean. Following its return to the United States in August, the squadron was trans- ferred to CVW-1 1 commencing its present deployment in April of 1981. VAW-123 remains in the forefront of tactical and technical development within the E-2 community. The squadron has also never lost sight of its priority of readiness through safety. The SCREWTOPS have surpassed 1 3 years of accident free flying, amassing more the 21,700 flight hours and over 5,700 carrier landings. 579 VAW-123 i CDR F. Glaeser COMMANDING OFFICER CDR J. Mahood EXECUTIVE CDR W. Broadhurst CDR C. Place I I R Greenawald LT P. Kovalchik LTJG M Bradbcrrv J L LTJG M. Church ITJCi D. Gallisath 580 LTJG M.Gunggoll LTJG V. Harwood LTJG E Hawkins LTJG R. Mason LTJG J. McNamara LTJG K, Mitchell LTJG M. Smith ENS G. Rodriguez ENS P. Grossgold 581 ATCS F Tharp SCPOC ADCS A. Neapolitan ATCS E. Perrin AMSC M. Wood ATI J.Brooks AK1 C. Caguioa MSI B. Carino YN1 L. Jarmon n) «»» i«». STAFF ATI B. Newton AK1 W. Pike BM1 D. Roberts ATI R. Stotts . I. m - » DK2 M. Chrismon DK2 F. Craig PN2 J. Dugas AMS2 K. Horsfall AE2 L. Lundy PN2 R. Richardson AE2 S. Stone AD2 M. Thoreson AZ3 D. Burgess 583 STAFF 584 PN3 M. Franks HM3 A. Hinnant MS3 G. Waldron AMH3 K. Webster AKAN G. Beatty AKAN M. Bnnker AK3 M. Holder AZAN G. Austin AN B Davis I 1 f AN R Day AZAN C. Gonzales ATAN C. Hillier AN S. Power SN R. Steward AA M.Ambrosio AA T. Desain YNSA R. Fortier AR J. Howard 585 AIR CRAFT 586 Ffip I " . E AMSC J. Tunis AMS1 J. Frigaard PR1 D Harrison i © I ADl L. Jones AME1 R. Payton W AMHl R. Richter ADl J. Worley mil AMH2 M. Gardner AD2 C. Gilmorc AD2 M. Maynard AMS2 R. Steffcs rlo AME3 J. Kibner AMS3 R. Morse AD3 R Paris j ,) B 1 HfFvHA C ufl w jjWf B - l - V 4 ■SPf ' fi )jL m Wj M V f .iJ C M£ :; i- ii PR3 J. Roberto AME3 J. Sanders AN E. Gonzales ADAN J. Hanson AMSAN B. Johnson ADAN B Kolbeck AIR CRAFT ADAA M. Bradlee AMSAA J. Clendenin AMHAA R Complon AA J. Crcato A A J. Fortier ADAA J. Freeman ADAA R (iilliss AMEAA F. Harrcll AMSAA J. Lcru AMSAN M Montana ADAA S Shumate AA M. Wallace 588 ' ARM AEC D. Ripley AE1 R. Barrett ATI B. Campbell U. i ATI R. Kauffman ATI G. Kirn AT2 G. Boardman AT2 J. Bruce If AE2 C. Clark AE2 W. Conn AT2 M. Deemer AT2 S. Koster AT2 B. Nichols AT2 C. Peters 589 AT2 L. Wyatt AT3 D. Beachum AT3 J. Blake HT AT3 D. Fleischman AT3 S. Larrow AT3 G. Kafter AT3 L. Williamson AN J. Bane AN R. Cline ATAN M. Dispenza t ATAN R. Gibson ATAN T. Jackson 590 TTT : i nnl M( i AV ARM AEAN M. LaPorte i I i ATAN D. McFarland ■I ATAN P. Rogers ATAN J. Sullivan AA G. Gill TECH REP D. Johnson TECH REP J. Dennis TECH REP J. Kennedy TECH REP L. Mushill TECH REP A. Tavormii 591 592 AN M. Padick AMHAA R. Barnett AA P. Stanley AN L. Warren 593 VF-114 Fighting 114 has been in the demanding business of carrier aviation since the squadron ' s birth in 1934. The squadron ' s roots span some 47 years, 11 different combat aircraft and three world conflicts. Throughout it ' s illustrious history, VF-1 14 has been synonymous with the highest levels of professionalism and combat readiness. This cruise was no exception. Since departing Norfolk the squadron accumulated over 3100 flight hours and flew over 1500 operational sorties with as many traps. During the course of the deployment, the Aardvarks successfully expended one AIM 54 Phoenix, seven AIM, seven Sparrow, thirteen AIM, nine Sidewinder missiles and fired over 1 8,000 rounds of 20MM ammunition. Other cruise milestones included the achievement of 10,000 accident free flight hours and the logging of the 4000th and 7000th arrested landings of the cruise. Whether it be operating the gull-winged Corsair off the deck of the USS PHILIPINE SEA in Korea, engaging MIGS over the skies of North Vietnam in the PHANTOM, or flying the supersonic, all-weather capable F-14 TOMCAT from the proud deck of the AMERICA, Fighting 1 14 has always been and will continue to be the " First to Fight " . w •x. t, 595 VF-114 -•7. CDR E. Christensen CO. Mar 80 — June 12, 81 CDR J. Ensch CO June 81 - , « ' CDR J. Yakeley XO June 81 — ! I. 596 LCDR J. Dailcy LCDR D. Jackson LCDR W. Karr LCDR A. Krause VF-114 M 1 i HHUna LT C. Winship LT T. Zelibor LTJG D. Cruickshank LTJG L. Ducharme W r 1 LTJG A. Gratas LTJG J. Martin LTJG D. McClain LI. LTJG J. Podhasky LTJG J Wright ENS A. Cavagnaro ENS P. Dunne CW02 R. Hayward 599 VF-114 STAFF AZl H. Gabrintina ■ ADI M. Moore AKl A. Pulido YNI G. Smith I . • — - ■■■) BMl J. Koval AMSl M. Kveseth AMEl D. Sweilzcr AQI G. Towlc l II V.inhoosc NCI W. Warwick AT2 G. Brown YN2 J. Clement AK2 R. Diaz 600 DK2 J. Dragon BM2 R. Duncan AK2 A. Guinto 1 t AZ2 D. Nelon ' YN2 G. Squirewell YN2 C. Still YN2 T. Woods in AZ3 D. Brown AQ3 J. Cooper 2H AK3 G. Gergely AK3 M. Morse AZ3 S. Fouts GMBL 00UU2I " . ■ " ' J 601 YNSN G. Brandau C t lH L l Ml r u W PNSN C. Caldwell AN B. Keller AN S. Krystopowicz ; ATAN R. Lobato 7. ■BflJHR. AZAN R. Smith AA S. Person YNSA W. Rankin STAFF 602 1 AIR CRAFT AMEl B. Funk AMHI R. Bacoo ■■M PRl E. Blanford AMHI A. Esperanza ADI S. Goff AMS1 D. Green t 5 ? f f AMS2 H. Anderson PR2 J. Bernard AD2 L. Catbagan AD2 W. Davis AMS2 M. Dorsey AMS2 H. Anderson PR2 J. Bernard AD2 L. Catbagan 603 -JkW AD2 R. Harrington AMS2 B. Hizer AMS2 A. Krona ■ ■m " .J A. AME2 K. Lien 1 . L AME2 J. Sloan AD2 S. Sund AT3 C. Adams AMS3 B. Aldnge AMH3 C. Alger ■■ ■■■■ H 604 AD3 M. Arjona AMS3 C. Ballard 1 T ill. AD3 B Berkley AMH3 D. Brochu L k AME3 J. Callis AIR CRAFT 9 f AMH3 H. Cerezo AME3 D. Churchill AD3 K. Crooke AMH3 S. Garrett AD3 L. Gidcumb AMH3 J. Guerrero AMH3 B. Gutierrez AMS3 C. Gutierrez i 4 PR3 J. Jones 605 AIR CRAFT AMS3 J. Kennedy AMS3 K. King PR3 P. Kronenberg I AD3 R. McFarlane AD3 R. Ruth AMS3 H. Sigala AMH3 J Suggs AD3 C. Thompson ■Kl AMHAN M. Belknap AMSAN M. Benson 3MCM ADAN G. Bledsoe AN G. Croft 606 $1 AMHAN R. England AMHAN M. Franklin Ml . AN M. Lavender AN R. Sanders ADAN R. Sikkenga AMEAN R. Sinksen 607 AIR CRAFT it i , j AMEAN C. Smith AMSAN G. Wilhelm AMSAN J. Wilhite •1L . W t AMSAN M. Williams AN R. Wilson ADAN A. Zsiros AMEAA D. Stidham AMSAA V. Winder 608 AV ARM AEl R. Savoie AQ1 R. Valdez AEl R. Woodson AT2 K. Adams AT2 W. Benjamin 609 I AQ2 D. Myers AQ2 R. Reed AE2 J. Raia 1 I AQ2 J. Sassone AV ARM AQ2 B. Schmidt AT2 W. Waldo AT2 A. Walker AQ2 D. Wetherbee AQ3 T. Acuff a ■ A03 L. Adams 611 A03 A Brown 1U AT3 W. Allingham A03 A. Aycox A03 R. Brown AE3 G. Campos AT3 M. Clayton A03 J. Coleman A03 D. Dale AE3 C. Goodman AT3 C. Hartman 612 hi 4 A03 D. Lawler AE3 M. Maloney AE3 P. More AT3 C. Overton AQ3 M. Pappas WM AV ARM i AE3 S. Royce AE3 R Vain A03 O. Vanduvall 613 AV ARM AMHAN R. Faccio AEAN M Hopper ■ ■ Atan M. McKinley AQAN A. Menendez AOAN R. Miles AOAN J. Savage ATAN A. Smith AEAN D. Woods ATAN R. Valois 614 I Sup to AMSl T. Marbly AD2 R. Venegas ADI R. White AT2 D. Willig AD3 J. Goldsbury AD3 M. Murphy 615 616 AN C. Vinccnl AN M. Wcarren AN P. Wescott AA J. Gibson AA P. Giguere AA S. Johnson I I ■ ' :• AA C. McCalvin AAT. McDonnell ADAA R. Meyer AA D. Rooney AA P. Turner AA S. Zigurs AR G. Robertson 617 (JJjjfljOS fftpy? (iffiterei gntfl ( ' , ' fV nfltftsfl i»ht E5S3tfi3MIiIl J22 1955 5tourIbtTicersrandItwentyi fasse mbleci at NAS Moffett Field to hear theorderscommissionj ii Fig KtetS q ' ua ' dr ' o ' n ' ,1 VO jHU NDR El T HIRTEEN fAw ' e ek] flateTthe ' BL f AGKL ; iONS eceimi ' theTirst of their " ! 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[tneTBlacklK)nsTe ' m barked pnyatzj ojaayjjourney|rhat|enconv [l ook at thTbus lness en d of thTjomca t. .f ter severi " months away [fro hb me th BlaTklio nsJr eturn ed tySayp iego having over- fcome a llTh bstacles ofra lo ' ng deployrnent ' from the opposite fcoast. The Blacklions can rightfulry j ' say7 ' " Nobody does it hard- 619 VF-213 CDR W. Haley COMMANDING OFFICER — I CDR T. Finta EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR J. Campbell LCDR C. Clabaugh LCDR C. deGruy LCDR C. Faris LCDR R. Gepford l.CDR G Gerard LCDR S. Klein l.CDR J. McFillin LCDR T. Prcndcrgast LT J. Anderson 620 LT G. Luechauer LT R. McClung LT J. Perry i V 4 A Vt fl !£: I BD i9t . .-A J tfv ' LTJG E. Bankston LTJG J. Fornarotto LTJG R. Parnacott LTJG W. Springs LTJG A. Tracy LTJG D. Willis 622 ENS L. Hi ENS D. Tamayo ENS E. Trexler STAFF AVCM B. Mostoller ATCS E. Stewart AMEC B. Box AQC P. Kobierski C A VFZft 623 STAFF PNl L Manalo AS1 R Morgan AD1 M. Parker AZ1 P. Pablo AK1 H. Sacman © 9 © AE! T. Switajewski AMSI R. Torres ATI J York YN1 G. Wells ATI J. Whitmorc 624 DK2 J. Carbonnell AK2 R. Carlson AK2 D. Graham Hi J IB AME2 J. Lunsford MS2 V. Mangosing BM2 L. Rowe AK3 K. Avery Si J Ai PN3 B. Broadway PN3 P. Cavanaugh AK3 D. Hubbard YN3 W. Island YN3 C. Jackson AMH3 E. Gunter 625 fe C r • • ' 1 F213 i AZ2 D. McPherson PN3 H. Sample AKAN D. Astolfi AMMAN C. Medina AKAN W. Ornelas AN P. Outlaw AZAA L. Templain AA D. Birinyi 626 AMAC R. Jensen ADC E. Pooler AME1 D. Barney AMH1 L. Blackwell AMH1 G. Hansen AMS1 V. Peppito « PR1 R. McGary AMS1 C. Wimbush AMH2 A. Balce AMS1 W. Ransford AD1 G. Walker AMH1 R. Wallace AIRCRAFT AIRCRAFT J -A f y «J AD2 M. Brown AMS2 J. Byers AME2 M. Ching i wm AMS2 R. Gulley AD2 R. King AD2 D. Lopez AE2 T. Nolan AME2 D. Roden AD2 L. Ringer AME2 R. Slate AM AD2 D. Wilson AD3 D. Ayers AMH3 J. Chance AMH3 R Dibartolomeo J AD3 T. Mathis AME3 C. Montoya in AME3 S. Moore AME3 J. Sandoval AME3 J. Sanzo AME3 K. Scheidegger AD3 R. Spratt AD3 K. Taylor m. ' . ■ ■ ■ 1 PR3 D. Wilhelm AMHAN P. Chavez AMHAN K. Daugherty AMSAN R. Delfierro 1 F2 3 AN L. Delgado AMSAN B. Devroede 1 MKflt it IPMR i AMSAN E. Gonzales AMHAN M. Grace ADAN M. Henderson ANSAN A. Hernandez PRAN R. Huntley V I - k Mlli I AMSAN O. Jackson AMSAN M. Johannsen PRAN S. Keatley AMSAN J. Larson AMEAN F. Lewis AN D. Meadows AMHAN D. Mullen AMEAN J. Nunez 631 AMHAN J. Radkiewicz AMSAN J. Rodriguez AMSAN S. Sanford AN E. Segarra AN N. Scott AMEAN A. Smith AN T. Thomas - . ' N I AN S. Vollheim AMEAN T. Wickliffe AIR CRAFT n 632 AN F. Williams AA J. Tyner AMSAA R. Velasco k - f ( AA B. Garcia AA R. Hadley AMHAA K. Helm AA R. Khanjian ADAA M. Olson 633 AE1 R. Duke AOl J. Grissom AEI D Konopasek AQl M. Koppes ATI L. Miles W AEI A. Muth AEI G. Roy AV ARM • U l F E13 i 634 J • AQl K. Shivak AQ1 J. Walck A02 D. Bass AT2 T. Blake r dfo l AT2 J. Jackson A02 V. Johnson AQ2 D. Keck AE2 J. Olson A02 G. Sawyer A02 M. Scott 635 AV ARM AT2 F. Van Horn A02 J. Wauer :: VF 213 A02 F. Zamudio AT3 J. Addison .9 .v V 1 I . AOAN F Davis AE3 G. Dcogard I 1 1 AT3 J. Dubski MM ' I ichman 636 IAbMH K4H4W4I TT — y ( ' ATAN M. Roach 637 AV ARM 638 AN D Staccs ATAN T. Vickcry AQ2 M. Conley AD2 R. Curt AE2 J. Olson AMH3 R. Atkins AD3 F. Ba rajas AD3 D. Benson AD3 P. Beni AD3 R. Chavez AD3 D. Jose AD3 C. Kahawai 639 A AMSAN F. Lewis AMSAN B. Masscy AN M Mcndoza ADAN R. Parsons 640 AN R. Penson ADAN J. Pullen AN J. Vandoren AN J. Werner AA P. Blake ADAA A. Mead ADAA D. Sheehan AN J. Warren ADAN B. Weber — VQ-2 Fleet Air Reconnaisance Squadron Two Detachment ALPHA, was commissioned on 1 September 1955. Originally based in Port Lyautey, Morocco, VQ-2 is currently stationed in Rota, Spain. The Squadron originally utilized the Navy P2V patrol aircraft which was later replaced by the newer and faster P4M-1Q and A3D-1Q aircraft. By 1960, the P4M was replaced by the WV-2Q Super Constellation, now designated the EC- 121M. During the same time frame, the aging A3D-lQ ' s were initially replaced by the A3D-2Q (an updated version) and subsequently by the present EA-3B Skywarrior. By 1974. the old EC-121M (Willy-Victor) was phased out and the current EP-3E aircraft took its place. Currently commanded by Commander John P. Flynn, VQ-2 is tasked primarily to support U.S. Naval Fleet operations and exercises world-wide through the strategic deployment if its ' land-based EP-3E assets and carrier-based EA-3B aircraft. The Squadron ' s mission of tactical and strategic electronic recon- naissance is singularly unique to these airborne platforms in the United States Navy. In January of 1 98 1 , VQ-2 was tasked to provide support to the USS AMERICA Battle Group, scheduled to deploy to the Indian Ocean, with a two aircraft detachment of EA-3Bs. As a consequence, DET ALFA was formed, comprising approxi- mately ten officers and 45 enlisted men. Led initially by LCDR " Fingers " Foster and subsequently by LCDR Ray Curts. the immortal " WHALE " joined the CVW-II USS AMERICA team in late January for the entire cruise. VQ-2 " DET ALFA " flew approximately 290 sorties, accumulated over 850 flight hours and maintained an average sortie completion rate of 90 f £. This is an unparalleled record for an aircraft of its ' age and is attributed primarily to the Herculean efforts of the detach- ment ' s first-rate maintenance crew. 642 J LCDR R. Curts LCDR T. Foster COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER LT B. Graham LT R. Morales LT C. Orbell LT G. Wolfe LTJG R. Jackson LTJG M. Price LTJG D. Wenceslao CW03 W. Stone 643 AMSC H. Garnsey AMSC J. Mills POl J Hinda ATI F. Nelson 1 m AE2 B. Allard AD2 J. Bana 644 AT2 D. Drayer AME2 T. Hertcl I r -( AT2 J. Kinsland AT3 G. Birdsey AMH3 G. Burgos AK3 L. Davis AT3 G. Dehoyos AE3 D. Evans AMH3 J. Herndon AMS3 J. Scurtz 645 VQ-2 AMSAN S. Emmctt AMSAN A. Maestas ADAN D. Schiavone AMHAN C. Hoye wmmm ATAN M. Kearns AMEAN W. Stirling ADAN R. Martinez F. Rossi 648 VR-24 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Twenty Four is stationed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily. VR-24 operates and maintains five mod- els of logistics aircraft in support of European and Mcditerrean Fleet Forces and recently the Indian Ocean Battle Group. In Sigonella are the C-l A Trader, C-2A Greyhound, CT-39G Sa- breliner and RH-53D Sea Stallion. In addition, a permanent detachment in Rota, Spain operates C-l 30 Hurcules. Past head- quarters for VR-24 include Naples, Rota and Morocco. VR-24 DET ALFA is a new concept in the utilization of Sigonella based C-2A aircraft. Deployed onboard as the USS AMERICA transited the Mediterranean in April 1981. the detachment provided logistics support throughout the Mediter- ranean, Gonzo Station, Singapore, Australia and Diego Garcia. This is the first VR-24, C-2A to be deployed for Indian Ocean operations. The officers and men of " Bradshaw Airlines " are proud to have provided the vital link of mail, personnel and cargo for CV-66 and the battle group. CDR D. Coovrey OINC LT T. Biery LT J. Brewer OINC LT S. Potts ADC W. King ATC T. Webb i AMH1 C. Benavides AD1 A. Conter AKI D. McDowell d AD1 R. Seifts AMH2 J. Glowicki AZ2 S. Geels AE2 G. Kunz AE2 V. Russo l 1 I Ctti AMS3 D. Bachmann AE3 S. Butterfield AMH3 J. Coldwell AD3 T. Hill AD3 T. Weston AMEAN S. Boyd AMSAN P. Eernisee AMHAN J. Flores ADAN J. Laminack VS-33 Air-Antisubmarine Squadron Thirty Three, the World Fam- ous Screwbirds, is a unit of Antisubmarine Warfare Pacific and Carrier Air Wing Eleven. VS-33 is homeported at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. The squadron flies the S-3A " Viking " , and the primary mission is to detect, track, localize and attack hostile submarines. Missions also include surface search and surveilance, mining operations, and logistics. During the deployment, the squadron flew and maintained " MISS PIGGY " , the Carrier Onboard Delivery version of the S-3A. In September, the squadron achieved a major milestone by completing 21 years of accident free flying. The Screwbirds have accumulated over 104,000 flight hours and logged over 23,600 arrested carrier landings in achieving the best safety record for all naval squadrons. 652 653 VS-33 CDR C. Hoover COMMANDING OFFICER CDR A. McGuffey EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR D. George LCDR M Gregson LCDR H McCullom LT J. Dickman LT D Hcpfcr LT G. Lcduc i 655 VS-33 LTJG C. Pearsall LTJG H. Steinfeld LTJG D. Urich ENS J. Dolldera ENS E. Skube ENS R Stockton CW02 E. Moody 656 s T A F F .- • -r. AFCM E. Christy C MC ADCS J. Howrey AZ1 A. Ferrer 657 I AXI S. Gibb NCI M. Johnson AE1 R. Kerr BM1 E. Oliver PN1 L. Otis I - +• . ADl J Rutledge i o I AK1 M. Soriano MSI R. Veniegas AK2 F. Clements AT2 D. Kollars HM2 K. Vining HM3 L. Barr 658 STAFF AZ3 W. Crowe YN3 B. Johnson IS3 R. Lantry AK3 M. Mayhan PN3 R. Nevins IKI W- MS3 J. Kings YN3 G. Souls YNSN S. Boone MSSN T. Bowerman PNSN S. Brown 659 STAFF ■■ ■■■ PNSN K. Felgenhauer I AKAA G. Jensen AZAA L. Molina AKAA R. Perez AW2 G. Reinhart AW2 R. Sparks AIR CREW AW3 D. Lemieux AW3 G. Sullivan AWAN J. Buerster 661 AIRCRAFT AOl G Hamm im J ADl R Affonso AMHI R. Geiss ADl S. Patterson AMHI K Rccdcr AMS1 J. Vogt ADl G. Weaver AMS2 E. Diaz AMS2 S Dolski i PR2 M. Grout PR2 T. Jarust 662 AMH3 J. Richards AD3 S. Zabawa AN R. Beauchesne AMSAN R. Brooks AN K. Cantrell 663 AIRCRAFT AMSAN P. Maccarone AMHAN M. McCutcheon AMEAN J. Parkinson AMHAN R. Pospisil AMEAN S. Price AMHAN J. Russell AN K. Salveson AMEAN T. Willingham AMHAN D. Young AMHAA G. Macnaughton AA M. Orr AA H. Slcinbcrgcr AA D. Tyson-Summey 664 A V A R AE2 E. Grayson AT2 D. Hauser AE2 J. Jennings AE2 R. Berry im AX2 E. Majeau AX2 B. Miller AE2 R. Ortiz AX3 D. Bolduc AX3 B. Carlisle AT3 M. Clare AD3 T. Colbert AV ARM 666 m AT3 L. Grubbs AME3 S. HolTmeier f AX3 J. Jankauskas AX3 F. Kennedy AT3 K. Mathews AT3 T. Neebling A03 V. Oden AT3 T. Oster AT3 J. Ratzlaff AT3 C. Rodriguez AX3 B. Thebeau AT3 M. Voss me I - l. AT3 J. Walters AT3 W. Wilson AX3 Zamora 667 AOAN B. Benton AOAN L. French AEAN T. Brown ATAN W. Carmody ATAN J. Heath AOAN A. Mcndoza ATAN R. Lacava AOAN J. Ncsslar AEAN J. Scott AOAN Q. Steinberg AOAN J. Talarico . 4 t If AXAN T. Wyatt AOAA J. Rizo 668 L I N E AN L. Cherry ATAN J. Davidson AN J. Gainey AN P. Hanstein AMSAN D. Krzeminski I (l AN R. Leach k. fc 1 ■» • _ ' B mL? 1 Sj " m T m . M mmmmW k 669 AN M. Martinez AN J. Nieves AN R. Oliver AN D Raber AMSAN L. Roberts 705 ' I wm i To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. ECCLESIASTES 3:1-8 Old Testament For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18 New Testament LCDR Gerald W. Jenkins VS33 ABH3 Randall S. Greiman AIR LCDR Stephen O. Mussleman During ceremonies held aboard USS AMERICA on 18 Au- gust, 1981, LT Stephen O. Mussleman of Texarkana, Texas, was buried at sea. LT Mussleman, a pilot who served with VA-82 aboard AMERICA, was listed as missing when he failed to return from a combat mission over North Vietnam. Lt Mussel- man was one of three former U.S. servicemen listed as missing in action since the close of conflicts in Vietnam whose remains were returned to the United States 8 July, 1 98 1 , by the Vietnam- ese government. CRUISEBOOK STAFF DIRECTORS Cdr. M.S.Goldman Cdr. L.M. Clarke EDITOR Lcdr. J.R. Mason LAYOUT EDITOR DT3 G.A. Fannon PHOTO EDITOR PH2 P.E. Thorsvik Within the span of this deployment AMERICA has made trend setting accomplishments: We steamed 65,000 miles, flew almost 10,000 Sorties, conducted 134 Unreps and sustained this pace with impressive statistics in every department and squadrons area of expertise. In keeping with these standards, the cruisebook committee compiled a pace setting edition of the cruisebook. We believe the size, quality and content to be unmatched by past editions and will set the standards for cruisebooks in the future. The cruisebook committee extends it ' s appreciation to the following individuals for significant contributions and recognizes the entire crew for supporting this project with unsurpassed sales of books, calendars, patches, and raffles to defray the costs of publication. We, the cruisebook committee, commend all AMERICAmen for a job well done. ADMINISTRATION AND SALES LT H. Quinton LT J. Cox LT T Briggs LT R. VanNatter DPC A. Embuscado DTI R. Holmes YN1 E. Price NCI M. Johnson BM1 R. Lamb YN1 R. Villines YN2 M. Webber YN2 J. Clark IS3 S. Conyers DM3 J. Rhoades DPSN R. Bacon DSSN D. Ries DPSN W. Blevins YNSN P. Parimore AN J. Glauber DM2 R. Bowman 674 PHOTO PH2 D. Sigler PH2 M. Collins PHAN R. Bunge PHAN C. Hitchcock PHAN D. Henry The AMERICA Photo Lab SPECIAL THANKS TO Mr. Mickey McCay Mr. Charles Hartis The Delmar Company Cdr. L.M. Clarke Cdr. M.S. Goldman Directors Lcdr. J.R. Mason Editor DT3 G.A. Fannon Layout Editor PH2 RE. Thorsvik Photo Editor TO 675 676 ■■■■■■■■MM ■I 1 « • ' m - f

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