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-- : V -immmimft ' ' ' Hk- «t . -ii ' Hkiiil mi iqHHjHj l -■ «w.«;, ' i;-: ._. ! ■ mf UNITED STATES SHIP AMERICA CV-66 VOLUME II 1982-1983 The Challenge of the Sea . .T 1 i. ' I ince assuming commana on mj duly 1982, the crew has made me extremely proud to be the four- teenth Commanding Officer of the USS AMERICA. I am sure you all realize the special honor to have command of a ship named for our great country. On top of this is the distinct privilege of working with the finest men our nation has to offer. The recently com- pleted Mediterranean — Indian Ocean cruise proved once again to our nation, the willingness of the USS AMERICA to demonstrate and if necessary, defend those values, ideals, and traditions from which our country was founded. From the Atlantic through the Mediterranean and n to the Indian Ocean the AMERICA ' S presence was felt. You, the crew, carried out our mission admirably from pre-deployment workups through the last day of the cruise. The challenge of long days at sea and limited liberty ports were met with vitality and enthu- siasm. Everytime AMERICA was called upon to per- form she did so flawlessly and with that extra effort that became her hallmark. Even while enjoying liber- ty, you were proud ambassadors of good will who readily gave your time to perform a variety of com- munity oriented projects which brought a little sun- shine into the lives of those less fortunate. Finally, I would like to extend my personal grati- tude to the families and friends who endured this extended separation. Your unselfish efforts in assum- ing domestic responsibilities did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Join us now, the crew of AMERICA, as we relive our odyssey through the pages of this book. O D. T SCHWAAB CAPT USN Commanding Officer Title Page 1 Preface 2 Table of Contents 4 Departure 6 Pink Sheet 10 Battlegroup 14 Map 16 Palma, Spain 18 New Years 36 Lebanon Station 38 L.A. Rams Cheerleaders 40 Athens, Greece 42 Suez 62 USO Show (Dr. Maynard) 68 Life on AMERICA 70 The Threat 86 Crossing the Line 90 Colombo, Sri Lanka 100 Beer Day Swim Call 114 Mombasa, Kenya 120 North Arabian Sea Flyover 136 Suez 138 Mediterranean Operations 142 Malaga, Spain 146 Outchop Tiger Cruise Smoker 164 Homecoming 174 CDG-12 : 188 Flag Staff 190 Ship ' s Company Introduction 193 Captain 195 Executive Officer 196 Command Master Chief 197 f Ship Montage 198 AIMD 200 Air Department 220 Communications Department 240 Deck Department 246 Dental Department 254 Engineering Department 258 Executive Department 286 Marine Detachment 298 Medical Department 304 Navigation Department 308 Operations Department 312 Safety Department 334 Supply Department 336 Weapons Department 354 Air Wing Introduction 366 CVW-1 368 HS-11 372 VA-34 384 VA-46 400 VA-72 414 VAQ-136 426 VAW-123 434 VF-33 446 VF-102 460 VQ-2 476 VRC-50 480 VS-32 482 Gallery (Editor ' s Choice) 498 In Memorlam 508 Cruisebook Staff 510 Credits 511 DEPARTURE ii I DEPARTURE I PI - 3 HBI iJ B 1 B BBMi MfiBi a Mi ff iL 1 JP B v 9 H K9KS9i a UtaM k kMJ wSLwi 1 •» ■■■ ' - - 1 n f ' " " " - ■ ' Tm 1 ' l H f ir -•• ■ " W " D7 DECEMBER 1163 P NK SHEET THE PINK SHEET IS A CONSOLIDATED LIST OF HAJOR EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE PERIOD OF Dfi DECEMBER l flE THRU 13 DECEMBER l BE • THE EVENTS LISTED ARE FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE- lilEDNESDAY. fi DECEMBER DflOQ TBA IBDO 1530-1130 noQ THURSDAY-. 1 DECEMBER EXPIRATION OF LIBERTY LIGHT OFF AND TEST FLUSH DECKS UNDERWAY CVU-1 liJORK-UPS FLIGHT OPERATIONS -CCVU-1 UORK-UPS EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-WARDROOM D7DQ-D73D 0730- 3 s FRIDAYn in DECEMBER OfiDO-DIOD D10D 13DD 130D-lbOD IfiDD-COMP IflDD-EEDD 1100 VADM KILCLINE-i COMNAVAIRLANT -, VISIT -CCO} FLIGHT OPERATIONS EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-UARDROOM FLIGHT OPERATIONS COMPEX: MAN OVERBOARD PAC FIRING OF MT 52 23 AND EM CIUS BECCE GENERAL QUARTERS RAS: USS SAVANNAH EMERGENCY BREAKAWAY PROFICIENCY LOADS EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-WARDROOM SATURDAY. 11 DECEMBER 0001-S400 DfiOO-lODD Dfloo-iaoo TBA 1100 FLIGHT OPERATIONS GENERAL C3UARTERS BECCE PAC FIRING OF MT E2- E3- AND EM CIWS EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-WARDROOM SUNDAY-. IE DECEMBER DOOl-SMDO DEDD DfiOO 0100 1030 1100 MONDAY, 13 DECEMBER OODl-EMOO 1100 FLIGHT OPERATIONS ADVANCE ALL CLOCKS ONE HOUR TO CONFORM TO TIME ZONE tSUEBEC CATHOLIC MASS-FORECASTLE PROTESTANT WORSHIP-FORECASTLE OOD BOARD MEETING-WARDROOM LOUNGE EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-WARDROOM FLIGHT QUARTERS EIGHT O ' CLOCK REPORTS-WARDROOM ■-. J - cATLANTIC OCEAN SOUTH AMERICA ' " d EUROPE t AFRICA i i f USSRo (? .. - % INDIAN OCEAN 22-28 DECEMBER 1 982 Sailing into Palma de Mallorca ' s harbor, the crew of AMERICA saw a magnificent cathedral, and many modern hotels gleaming white against the light blue sky ... an im- pressive view. All along the Paseo Maritime with its park-like median were the many shops selling jewelry, cloth, and many other items native to Spain. On the other side was the harbor. For as far as the eye could see. there were boats . . . beautiful yachts, pleasure craft, working boats, skiffs and small sail- boats resting serenely in the calm water of the inner harbor. Along with some excellent shopping, fine cuisine and a bit of nightlife. AMERICAmen took advantage of various tours . . . ranging from the limestone caverns of Drach to a trip through the mountain regions surrounding the bay city of Palma. Many enjoyed various Christmas festivities, as well. After a relaxing port visit, the AMERICA team set sail for a long cruise. RAE-LiA 20 I l»AE.LiA 23 l»AE.k.iA ■ ••..: ' 24 ' T ■■ ' ■, ' :.- ' V- ' ' ' 11,1 lis ; 9.111 f. : . .- •..T-f- 1 " 26 l»AE.LiA J 28 • B 5 1 ' v.. l»AE.LiA 30 J 1 1i lib; Gi » i . »- i -. ' ' 1 J imsi -; ' 1 ' i i • ' -J 31 V 32 l»AE.LiA 33 l»AE.LiA P jS 34 1 I t, 34 ' 34 ' N2r24E 37 Lebanon station AMERICA during January, operated off the coast of Lebanon in what was diplomatically referred to as . . . MODLOC Station. In addition to conducting general flight ops in the area, AMERICA provided selected crew members with the opportunity to fly to Beirut and view the devastated condition of that once beautiful city. iri .mj, - ) 39 L. A. RAMS CHEI 40 BRLEADERS uso SHOW MIUSO SHOWS ' 41 Igl F-rfi - : ( ' ■,;. ' . iff. ' : _ rzizmmmmiEjErEiEfEmfEJEmmrBiEiErEr i u Ii On 23 January, AMERICA anchored in the harbor of the ancient and historic city of Athens, Greece . . . The " Cradle of Democracy " . From Piraeus (the landing place of seamen for centuries) to the center of Athens, AMERICAmen toured and shopped in many historic and interesting places. Most prominent was, of course, the Parthenon atop the Acropolis . . . stand- ing like a huge sentinel overlooking the ancient, yet modern metropolis. Other places of interest included the Plaka, Flea Market, Constitution Square and Glyfada. Among the tours to the Greek country side were the ski tour and the tour of Delphi. The ski tour offered excellent skiing conditions and breathtaking scenery. Delphi offered a look into the past . . . ancient ruins consisting of a sacred wall, amphitheater, and stadium ... all on the side of a mountain. All too soon, AMERICA departed. Athens will be remem- bered by many. 22-28 January 1983 42 rzjiJEi JziELmjsjEiEmmiHmmiELrHJBmrammii 43 tfm ! EmmmmmmmiEiBJijEiErErEmiEJEiEfEi 44 21 rEJEmmiEJHiEiHiEiEmmiEmmmmmrammmr ' J sK 45 [ZIZIEIEIZIEIEmiZIiUEIZIZIEIZIEIZIEIEIEI ! 46 rEmiEiEiHrniHiHiEiErEizmiEmmiEiziErarEmii 47 rEJEJHJEmmiEJEIEIEmJZIEIEIEIHIZIZIHIBr 9 II !1 «p!5r? . ' T " ' m: f I « 48 rzjHJEi jiJHiEmiEiiJZfEmmiEmiEiEmmmiEr Ufiti ift 1 . ' Li ' CS mmmnf irn vsB ng .: ' OT r i J. ' ' iiiitni K- » HMKH J f r ... A; V-;? 49 rEmmjEjHmmmmjEmjHmmmmiEiEJBfEi 50 izjEmmmmmiEisjEiEmmmiEmmmmfErarEJ 51 rHmmmmmmmiEEJErEJErEiEJEmiEiHrEJ 52 I rzjEJzrEmmmmiiJEmraiEJEJEmmmmiEmmj 53 u rEJEJETEIEJEIHIZIHIZi JHIEIEJEIEIHIEIHraJ l ' ' : S4 Bl rZJZmmiEIEIEIHIZIEIEIHmiEIEIEIHmfEfHJEIEJ VSMSXr ' 0X1 noYz 2 ikEKBIAZMOYI TON , " ' AMEPIKANnN " NAqnrrom m baieiz . 1-™,. ■! 55 4 Ik 5 r 1 raraiHmiiUEjEmmiEfEiBiHrBfEiErEiEmmj II 56 I 21 rzrajHJEiHrajEmniiEiEmjHiEfErEnLmmfEiEJEJi rEJZmiZJSJETSJEIHJHIZnifEIEIZIEIEIEJEfHJ 58 k 21 rziHrnizmmmmiEiEiEiEmmmmmmmiimiir h 59 rEiHmjEJEmmmiHmjziEiEJEmiEmmmmi li 60 il rEjiiHiEmjErEmmmmmmiEjEmiEmmiEj 61 Enroute to the Indian Ocean, and at a cost of $200,000, AMERICA made her third transit of the Suez Canal, on 31 January. 1983. AMERICA was the first super carrier to transit the 120- mile long canal in May, 1981, and . . . the first American carrier since the 1967 Egyptian-Israeli war. During the 12 hour transit. AMERICAmen had an oppor- tunity to view several small Egyptian settlements on one side of the canal and the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War on the other side. Many of the crew made good use of the transit by exercising, sunbathing and relaxing on the flight deck. 31 January 1983 I SUEZ CANAl I I Toll booth I e 62 U_- -.- " " . " IM, J 63 I -i. ' 1 I I 66 A Sk MUSICAL MEDICINE 68 69 70 71 82 •(• --U f JK 83 im ' .•ii t .• " m ■ r ' ilf X ! •« i-Cr! ' ,v ■: m U . w , ti " ' , " ' { PV " ' " ? ' ' WtBVt ■Fn ' " P- m-- - :V._, . ' t. ti:?; " ' - -. - ' ■? " - " ' ' ..a - J ' «l i a ' H n HI - . m }; im 9 IMPERltm NEFTUNI REGIS Hf ' oan iHini doithm iiu iicint luoiii citu lourin ako otwi uvk omims o iw ii» ( rrftitm; Jl iwir yr. 7i,i . 26 tbni«n( 1983 „ „ , ,„ . , . .» „ „ , 71 ' 10.0 " __ - ' Sp ft ICnouin i ahal i. .i. : V - ' « — — •»— ' — i. ... ... — i ..v .— „ , ' 4-i«u. -» a. jt- .- y Atr2 Blilliam A. Chrias H V S HIN OU«0 OU UiaP to U NUMHIIO I Ml 0 OUl WMOIfO » Iua »I A»0 M HAt HM DUIT tafTIAnOafTO IM olrmii nii9trric9 of the Ancirnt (rtri cr ot hf llh.itk» lU II II Xllllltt. „m 3i(, ,_ „y, u___ __ y. „,i, i)i nKf ntiMmniKi n i« y i w n »«» «« inpu % j( H» .V J| CTY N ■ ' ■ -12 March 1983 ti m 100 Colombo ... a city on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), was AMERICA ' S third port visit of the c ruise. Sri Lanka offered miles of sandy beaches, bargain hunting for precious gems, tours of ancient cities and a chance to relax after a long month at sea. .mK r - . ;? X- -..» V - t«;Vjg» t:.- « o . . s-. ' .J . ' t-. - . • W - c ' PS JOitUI ' « t r; i ! — Ml • ikMi ' » »: : iJ k Wi f m v v n 4 ji H r ' bhpI ' ' mCp i SSlT ■ " • " : ' ' ■■■• » y ;a r- « •» c e-»? ' » :« ; ' « ' •• . " 1 1 ipp v 1 Wl ' 1 ' Lt y B te»iv« :?i tt ■■■■ - .;k M -. .-■ ' . w ti .•» " ■. ijr - ., i ' - tM ' K ' Sg .«av« rs .■ Jf : ft . j i SWIM CALL! 27 -28 MARCH 1983 22-23 APRIL 1983 114 115 118 :il 5-11 April 1983 ' hl ,: . » .. 4 ■ • y- Mm i -■ ■ M 1 %..Mi ,-: . . .- :kH« jB3 ) 125 I 126 127 m 130 131 M b - 1 HHBHm t nT B 1 B W |H IS P ' flp 1 ' 1 1 HmHf) % s K I 1 1 IBh 133 135 -.iNV 142 143 V • mm f - ' ' mx i- t ' • ' .• ' - •■ » 145 ttv S m iiiil jMIt: MALAGA . . . A ' large ' Spanish city on the Co a Del Sol, with a moorish flavor that offers a more authentic atmosphere than other Spanish ports, tri Although Malaga-was found to be interesting by my 6 -AMSfflSPR " MiiIors. Torrcmolinos (eight |es west on the Costa Del Sol) was more popuhirj ndy beacheft, nice hotelsr beautiful women, finM tauratits, aiyd varied night life created a cli it f aice Torremolinos one oLthe lmt liberty e ojjhfe iga and TorremoUhos, a nufti, AMERICA men took the opportunity to visit otn. interesting Spanish cities . . . Madrid, Granada, an( Cordoba, to name a few. Some veptured t o Totuon Morroco, where they shopped and visited the Casbah. It was a long and enjoyable port visit but. unlike he officers and men were in good spirits . . . AMERICA was going home! . t, «r:i QNKEY SAFARI . ■J. U ' jt m f i s IW TTT? Hat 1] 1 1 1 V SB mum C»ti»u MANUtL MfcHTtN ALIUAN lOMINGO 22 Mayo 1983 a las 6 ' 4 5 tarde iiacional Wa je M I BNnRFS TORRF " - 162 OUTCHOP MED S3 MAY 983 •« S- ' ' .- . %4 — !cr— .H ■.-j0ri m- .-jldl a tdy f mtm. r : T " 5 ' •« " • -=» » i V 166 J _ . i ..j ► 4 ri- ir -•aSM li car±jn 171 HOMECOMING HHitasaiEiWiIli;ll _- M • • L-S) " .« . . ilk - . -« • " • » i;5. - 4f» r ' A?» A .; 174 HOMECOMING HOMECOMING HOMECOMING HOMECOMING HOMECOMING HOMECOMING .- X " i , i % ■SiM ye ■f V. COMCRUDESGRU 12 The genesis of the present day Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE can be traced back to the formation of Cruiser- Destroyer Flotilla TWELVE on 1 July. 1962 in Norfolk, Vir- ginia. Under command of RADM M.F.D. Flaherty (redesig- nated from Commander Cruiser Division SIX), the flotilla was initially composed of the Cruisers CANBERRA and LONG BEACH, plus Destroyer Squadrons TWO, EIGH- TEEN and TWENTY. The flotilla ' s formation was a signifi- cant step in the amalgamation of the Atlantic Fleet Cruiser and Destroyer Forces. There followed evolutionary changes in composition, but the next major change in the command ' s history took place 15 July, 1968 when its homeport was changed from Norfolk, Virginia to Mayport. Florida. As- signed ships were homeported in Mayport: Charleston. South Carolina; and Key West, Florida. On 1 July, 1973, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE was formed from CRU- DESFLOT TWELVE, and the present administrative chain of command became effective with the COMNAVSUR- FLANT reorganization of 1 April. 1978. COMCRUDESGRU TWELVE is an operational staff with officers drawn from all warfare areas who are trained to plan, direct and execute a wide range of assignments. As- signed enlisted personnel consist of operational and admin- istrative ratings to support the commander in the accom- plishment of these assignments. Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE is comprised of two Tactical Destroyer Squadrons (DESRONs 14 and 24). two Readiness Destroyer Squadrons (DESRONs 8 and 12); one Guided Missile Cruiser. USS DALE (CG 19); One Destroyer Tender. USS YOSEMITE (AD 19); one Patrol Hydrofoil Mis- sile Squadron. PHRON TWO: and one Readiness Support Group, NAVSURFLANT READSUPPGRU Mayport. There are 38 surface combatants (one Guided Missile Cruiser (CG), 4 Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG), 8 Frigates (FF), 19 Guid- ed Missile Frigates (FFG), 5 Patrol Hydrofoil Missile (PHN), and one Destroyer Tender (AD) in the Group. Of these. 13 DDG FF FFG-1 class ships report administratively to COMDESRON TWELVE, the 18 FFG-7 class ships report to COMDESRON EIGHT, the PHMs report to COMPHIBRON TWO. The Guided Missile Cruiser DALE, Destroyer Tender YOSEMITE and HPRON report directly to COMCRUDES- GRU TWELVE as their Immediate Unit Commander. The Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Mayport reports to NAVSURFLANT Readiness Support Group, May- port, who reports to COMCRUDESGRU TWELVE. COMCRUDESGRU TWELVE and staff embark on a wide .variety of flagships. Operational command on forward de- ployments is usually exercised from an aircraft carrier or cruiser. In Western Atlantic Caribbean and local operations, tactical control of assigned forces may be exercised from a carrier, cruiser, frigate, destroyer or an auxiliary ship. When the Group Command is not deployed, administration of the material and operational readiness is permanently assigned Destroyer Squadrons and assigning combatants is accom- plished from a flagship berthed at Mayport. The Group Commander and his staff are under the admin- istrative command of the Commander Naval Surface Force. U.S. Atlantic Fleet and report to Commander SECOND Fleet in the Atlantic and Commander SIXTH Fleet in the Mediterranean for operational assignments. 188 Rear Admiral Peter C. Conrad Commander COMCRUDESGRU 12 Rear Admiral Conrad, a native of Arlington. Virginia, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and served his initial sea tour aboard USS WILLIAM M. WOOD (DDR- 715). After completing submarine school in 1955, he was assigned to USS BLENNY (SS-324). He reported to the Staff, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in June 1959. In June 1963, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Postgrad- uate School, Monterey, California with a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and reported to the USS BARBEL (SS-580) homeported in Pearl Harbor. Hawaii, as Executive Officer. This was followed by duty as Command- ing Officer, USS GUDGEON {SS-567). In December 1969, he became the Executive Officer of USS BELKNAP (DLG-26). Then, in May 1971. he reported to USS ROBERT L. WILSON (DD-847) as Commanding Offi- cer. He was Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to the Director, Navy Program Planning in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations from July, 1973 to July, 1975. In Septem- ber 1975, he assumed command of Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In July 1978, he reported to J-3 Division in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for duty as Deputy Director of Operations. In May 1979, Rear Admiral Conrad assumed the post of Assistant Commander for Distribution, Naval Military Personnel Command. He assumed his present duties as Commander Cruiser- Destroyer Group TWELVE in August, 1981. He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Med- al, three Legion of Merits, two Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. Rear Admiral Conrad is married to the former Judith Covaille of Arlington, Virginia. They have three children, Emilie, Paul and Kathleen. 189 FLAG STAFF CAPT G. Ormond. Jr. Chief of Staff CAPT. R. Wainscolt CDR J. Agce CDR J. Hutchins CDR T. Stone LCDR M. Brookbank LCDR J. Cross LCDR D. Maher LT S.C. Greenawalt LT. S. Lusllg LT P. Ray LT T. RIngler LTJG E. Donovan RMCM F. Hudklns MMCM S.P. Turso OSCS W.F. Blount EWCS G. Huff YNCS R. Morrison ETCS R. Seekea 190 YNCS T. Snider MSC S. Garcia OSl T. Blacl4 BMl R. Cleghorn EM G. Furthmiiler MS R.C. Saquilayan MSI C.A. Virata TMl J. Worner MS2 A.C. Aceveda YN2 W. Birtley YN2 R.A. Cain OS2 A. Cox RM2 S. Harbers OS2 V. Jewell 1S2 K. McElfrcsh RM2 T. Phipps li i ! 191 J. Robbins OS2 C. Summers OS3 P.A. Pittman OSS CD. Brookins OSS M. Brown MS3 V.L. Idian YNS R. Rivera RMSN M. Nelson SN S. Varela RMSA E. Stark OSSR M. Lonnee 192 COM i ii ± .. " M IIK 1 at on Captain Denis T. Schwaab, USN Commanding Officer Captain Denis T. Schwaab, a native of New Jersey, was commissioned an Ensign in 1957 under the Officer Candi- date Program at Newport, Rhode Island. Upon commission- ing and after a short tour aboard the USS TALBOT COUN- TY (LST 1153) he proceeded to flight training where he was designated as a Naval Aviator in July of 1958. Fighter tours included VF-33, VF-161 and command of VF-151, an F-4 squadron homeported in Japan aboard USS MIDWAY (CV 41). Shore assignments consisted of a tour as a project officer at the Naval Missile Center, Point Mugu, CA, head of the ordnance branch at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. Captain Schwaab served as Executive Officer of USS IN- DEPENDENCE (CV 62) and was Commanding Officer of USS CORONADO (AGF 11), which functions as the Flag- ship for the Commander, Middle East Forces. His most re- cent assignment was as Assistant Chief of Staff Readiness Training and Deputy Chief of Staff for the staff of the Com- mander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Captain Schwaab has accumulated over 4900 hours in approximately 24 different types of aircraft and has logged 750 carrier arrested landings. He has over 250 combat mis- sions to his credit. His awards inclu de the Meritorious Ser- vice Medal (with gold star), the Air Medal (14 awards), the Navy Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross, Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal (first class) and various other unit citations and campaign ribbons. On July 30, 1982, Captain Schwaab became the four- teenth Commanding Officer of USS AMERICA, homeported in Norfolk, VA. Captain Schwaab is married to the former Janet Rahn of Elkins Park, PA and now resides in Virginia Beach, VA. 195 Captain H, D. Wisely Executive Officer Captain H.D. Wisely is a native of New Jersey and attend- ed Fairleigh Dickinson University until entering the Navy under the Aviation Cadet Program. After receiving his wings and commission in August 1962, he spent his next few years as a Primary Flight Instructor in Pensacola, FL. He served in Utility Squadron 3 at NAS North Island. He had two tours with Fighter Squadron 1 14 (1965-67. 1971-73) and while flying from USS KITTY HAWK in 1967, he be- came the first Vietnam veteran to shoot down two enemy aircraft. While attached to the Naval Plant Representative ' s Office at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, he test flew eight different versions of the F-4 Phantom. In July 1977, Captain Wisely reported on board the USS MIDWAY, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, as Executive Officer of the permanently deployed Fighter Squadron 151. In October of 1978. he assumed command of Fighter Squadron 151. After returning from Japan. Captain Wisely became the Com- manding Officer and Flight Leader of the Navy Flight Dem- onstration Squadron, The Blue Angels. He then reported aboard USS AMERICA as Executive Officer in April, 1982. Captain Wisely is a seasoned combat pilot with over 5500 flight hours and 800 carrier landings. His personal decora- tions include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, two Distin- guished Flying Crosses. 29 Air Medals, six Navy Commen- dation Medals, the Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and numerous other campaign and foreign deco- rations. His wife Jan and their two children, Denny and Susie, reside in Virginia Beach, VA. 196 SMCM (SW) W.E. Keene Command Master Chief SMCM (SW) W.E. Keene is a native of Mississippi and entered the Navy at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA in June, 1950 after which he served on board the USS WANTUCK (APD-125) until May, 1954 when he was honor- ably discharged from the Naval Service. In February, 1955, he was then reoutfitted and reassigned in Charleston, SC and then sent to duty at Amphibious Construction Battalion Two located in Little Creek, VA where he served until March 1956. His shipboard assignments since then have been many and varied and include tours of duty on the USS OLM- STEAD (APA-188), USS WOOD COUNTY (LST-1178), USS GUADACANAL (LPH-7), USS GRAHAM COUNTY (LST- 1176), USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59). and USS INDEPEN- DENCE (CV-62) until he reported on board the US AMER- ICA in September 1981. His shore tours have taken in a full range of career duties from Recruit Company Commander at the Recruit Training Center Great Lakes, IL in 1960, to training as, and becoming a SERE Instructor, as well as a Vietnamese linguist at the Amphibious Base in Little Creek, VA. Master Chief Keene is a seasoned veteran of two wars in Korea and Vietnam. His personal decorations include 2 Bronze Stars with Combat V, 2 Navy Commendations with Combat V, 2 Purple Hearts, Combat Action Ribbon, Presi- dential Unit Citation, 2 Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry and numerous other campaign and foreign decorations. Master Chief Keene and his wife Ann reside in Chesa- peake, VA. 197 ' .• ' i K . rj! v . ' f The mission of.tRe Aircraft Intermediate Mainte- tious and economical repair of a onautical equip- ment for the variouatypes of aircraft in the embarked ; air wing. Consistin Jof over thirty different prijpary work centers, the department has maintenance llapa- bilities in areas raii ing from airframes, hydraulics and tire build-up to electronicsravionics. calibration, and jet engine repaii = lMD opiates ai aintains , an extensive pool oT mobile aiad «tationai Ground Support EquipmeniXGSE) util|zed iQ.the start, move- ' ment and general maintenance of all on board air- craft. An administrs lve staff ipirtiad srand coordi- nates the thousaiyls of repair transefctions from a centralized production control. ppr6 iftiately 420 men are assigned to the departi ent, over half of which are provided from embarked ajr wing squad- rons. The extensive skills and.train ffg of tlicse rpLen encompass fourteen primary ratings, each dl whom contributes to the ultimate goal|of air wing aircraft readiness. During the 1982-83 deployment. ' the AIMD re- paired over 15,000 components of 20,624 items in- .d in a 74% Re For Issue (RFI) (leted in excels of 3.700 calibr (NDI) w ponent inspecffons. The Pov r Plants work c made dver 60 jet engine test cell runs while pn ing 16( airc1-aft engines aftet-burners auxiliav er units iof nine types of aircraft. The VA centeirprotided maintenance support for S i avionics systems for the F-14. S-3, and BK m and ApaiVed approximately 3.000 of theK «)nisti- cated and complex units. The most siflnifpant ac- com flishment was the sustained test be chAvailabil- iity of 95 or the 243 facility test benches inonitored. Similarly, outstanding was the Ground Support Equipmeift and availability of 170 major pieces of " yellow gtar " which averaged 92%. These exception- al st istics reflect not only the volume of work com- pleted by e department but are tangible indicators of the superior performance of ejferv man assigned within the. IMD. f the raft vphisti- rant ac- AMD CDR W. Masden 15 April 1981 — 12 April 1983 CDR N. R. Blinn 12 April 1983 201 LCDR W. Englehart LT R.P. VanNatter ENS G. Turner AVCM P. Kowalchick ASCM E.F. Robinson AMCS G. Purchell AXCS R. Ringgenberg ASC A. Smith AZC G. Waite AZl C. Arnold AEl DR. Dcitz AKl L. Gonzales POl A.B. Jaco AQl S. Muschinski AMSl L. Perry 202 AZl R. Trani I I AZ3 W. Hartel AZAA S.R. White IM-1 AEl R. Walker AD2 T. Bentulan AZ2 J. Blomquist AK2 J. Freeman AZ2 W. Gade AE2 C. Landrum AZ2 N. Matthews AQ2 S. Mundy AZZ V. Raddle AZ3 A. Davila AZ3 C. Terry AZAN I. Heard AKAN PL. LaFrance AN T. Lord BMSN F. Medcalf AZAN M. Phillippe LLii : : i i w LT C. Ralston AFCM E. Cervantez ADCS A. Kyle AMHC W.B. Murphy ANEC W.L. Taylor AMHl J. Garcia PRl J. Hahn PRl D. Harrison APRl H. Noevenberg ADl J.J. Plunkett ADl A. Schaerrer AMSl L. Stubblefield AMSl D. Wilson AMH2 J. Beavdry PR2 T. Bryceland AD2 R. Butera AMS2 H. Diaz AD2 M. Donovich AD2 J. Kuidiaz AD2 J. Tucker AMS3 L. Barnwell AMS3 T. Brewer AD3 R. Dalgle AD3 T. Dennison 204 ADS D. Fleming ADS R. Gollinger AD3 V. Gustafson AMH3 J. Hand ADC H. Hartley AD2 K. Hemphill AMS3 J. Jackson AMH3 L.W. Jerome ADS W. Johnson AMHS K. Lane ADS L. Lee AMSS G. Martin IM-2 AMHS J.C. Miller AMSS M. Gletree ADS O. Olsen 205 ADAN P.C. Danz AMMAN C. Domby ADAN P.R. Guel ADAN B. Herrington AMSAN M. Koutroulis AMSAN J. Lawrence AMMAN D. Manieri PRAN M. McGilvray ADAN PN. Nuckles ADNN J. Piclcolt AMSAN J. Roterf AMSAN G. Schneider AN M.R. Sitter AEAN C. Scott PRON Marold J. Smith ADAN M.J. Wilson AMSAN F. Johnson ADAN S. King AMSAA J. Wolpens ADAR P Macinnis IM-2 CIV G. Hookey 207 IM-3 LTJG J.D. Hamifer CW02 W. Melloh AQCS T. Shepherd ATCS J. Thomas ATC A. Carle ATC J. Clark AQC Ralph C. Diehl AEC S. Fulton AQC R.D. Gray GYSGT B. Theden ! ATC R. Visconte ATI B. Arthur ATI D. Borkoski AEl C. Caldwell ATI B. Clarke ATI D. Craft ATI J. Dombey ATI J.C. Fordemwalt AOl J. Harris AEl G. Hoechst AQl J. Leatherbarrow AOl M. Martin r ATI J. McNew ATI D. Nazer AQl L. Sanborn AQl J.L. Skipper AN B. Umphers ATI R.A. Whitman ATI W. Willers ATI B. Wilson AE2 G. Allred AE2 D. Anderson ATI R.M. Pope AOl R. Turner ATI E. Whitt SGT T. Adda AT2 B. Ashton 209 IM-3 AT2 J. Asip A02 D. Bingham AT2 W. Bishop AT2 D. Boardman AE2 M. Boyd AT2 J. Cabrejo P02 D. Cervantes AE2 J. Clarl SGT P. Cleary AT2 S. Codllns AQ2 R. Cowden AT2 G.K. Croley AQ2 B. Dean AQ2 C.K. Deller AT2 N. Denton AT2 J. DeVlncent TD2 R. Epier AE2 J. Farlln AT2 M. Fernandez AT2 P. Gerstel AQ2 D. Glardon 210 AQ2 W. Godfrey AT2 S. Harbulak AE2 K. Hardy AT2 T. Harris I AX2 C. Kenyon AT2 J. Krummenacker AE2 B.A. Lambert AQ2 G. Lauer AQ2 A. Houghton AT2 W. Johnson AX2 M. Jordan A02 T.R. Jorgensen AT2 C. Leadbeater AQ2 D. MacTavish AQ2 L. Maynard AT2 C. Morgan AQ2 J.T. Moore AT2 C. Nicely AT2 D. Perkins AX2 E. Pridgeon AQ2 T. Proveaux AT2 J. Rajczyk AT2 S. Ramputi AT2 J. Resto 211 AQ2 R. Richard AT2 P.L. Roberts AT2 M. Rodriguez AQ2 R. Rooney AT2 C. Rouse AT2 A. Schenk AT2 D. Schudel AE2 J. Seaux AT2 S.W. Searls AT2 W. Sequira SGT M. Shaud AT2 G. Sherk AT3 A. Rodney Bonk AT3 R. Boyd AT3 D. Burrow AE3 J. Camacho 212 IM-3 AE3 D. Carabetta ATS M. Charleston AT3 R. Dean AX3 L. Dove ATS Richard Frank CPL W.M. French ATS F Garcia ATS D. Gidman ATS K. Gilmore AES R.W. Green I AES S. Harris ATS M. Hartless ATS E. Heglin ATS C. Hillier AES R. Holly AOS R. Jefferson I AES J. Lange R.K. Lankford ATS A. Martinez AES B. McCrary ATS C. McGill AES M. McCuire 213 IM-3 AT3 D.A. Monroe AE-3 J. Moseky AT3 J. Obrebski ATS J.R. Osborne IMS S. Patrick AQ3 D. Perry AE3 R. Robertson ATS Phil W. Rogers A03 V. Robinson AT3 D. Riley ATS R.J. Shonk ATS E. Simmons ATS K. Staley AX3 J. Stamper ATS R. Terrell AQ3 G. Westveer ATS J. Wyalt ATS C. Yorkman AEAN J. Alderson ATAN T. Beining ATAN A. Bindner AXAN R. Barlow ANAE Kirk Dixon AZAN K. Egll ATAN D. Furtado AEAN T. Houser ATAN Chris Hume AEAN W. Mangione 214 ATAN T.A. Mardenborough AGAN T. Parngu ATAN M. Pispenza AZAN W. Reineke ATAN R.E. Ressler AEAN G.A. Sanchez AEAN H.A. Shelkey AOAN K. Smith AEAN D. Taylor AEAN J. Williams AOAN J. Adams AA C. Black ATAR S. Hanson CIV C. Amon CIV R. Bone CIV P. Budd CIV H. Chavous IM3 W. Hokanson IM3 H.C. Hollingsworth GSLL H. Reagan CIV K. Roland CIV A. Stowell 215 lM-4 ENS S. Duncheskie ASC5 S. Achekian ASl M. Anderson ASl W. Baer ASKl J. Bagnardi ASl T. Tompkins ASM2 R Coates ASl C. W. Fox ASl J. Lane ASE2 T. Llewellyn ASM2 T. Matzke ASM2 G. C. Middleton 216 ' . d MM ASM2 W. Murray ASM2 H. Oliver ASM2 T. Parks ASE2 A. Pomfrey ASE2 W. Sauer ASM2 S. Shelton ASM2 T. Sisler ASM3 T. Block ASE3 J. Brannan ASM3 R. Day ASMS T. Deering ASMS J. Dillon ASHS G. Hemmingson ASMS R. Infranco ASMS C. J. Mangino ASMS B. N. McKinney ASMS G. Mixell ASMS B. Poulos ASHS Tim Roberts ASMS J. Robinson ASE3 S. Romero 217 lM-4 ASM3 J. Salonick ASMS J. Wilson AK3 A. Wooten ASMAN K. Biser ASMAN R. Bowling AN D. Cartwright ASHAN G. Dana ASEAN A. Delgado ASMAN T. Dukes AZAN J. Ross ASEAN J. McBee AN C. Sherman AN H. Truscotl ASMAA J. Everhart ASMAN H. Greene ASMAA W. Hilton ASEAN W. Smith ASMAA M. Whitney ASMAA R. A. Wright FA R. K. Koons AR D. Watts AEC R. Santana ATC K. Wilson ATI C. Nathaniel ATI T. Patrick AQl M. Szachnitowski ATI D. Walters TD2 A. Hubert AT2 R. Middleton AT3 D. Burk AT3 T. Douglas AT3 J. Gifford ET3 D. E. Ponton AK3 G. St. Pierre DPSN J. Arens ATAN L. J. Carrier ATAN P Nowlin lM-5 ATAN M. R. Powell ATAN M. Clapp " Recovery Complefl|» Hl s hard-chargiHg Air De- partment hustles to launch Rmd " , move and service our em- barked aircraft. On station regardless of the we ather and often working around the clock for several consecutive days, the Air Boatswain ' s Mates truly live up to their motto. " We can do anything " . Their record-setting performance receat- ly earned the COMNAVAIRLANT Mellow Battle Efficiency " E " . an award given to the best Air Department In the Atlan- tic Fleet. ■ ■ ■ Led by the " Air Boss " and his assistant, the " Mini Bow " , the department ' s 14 officers and over 400 enliste yneQ are organized in five divisions: |B " VX " Division mans Primary Flight Control (th wer " ) and carries out the administrative functions of th Rhr De- partment. 4 " V-1 " DivWIWPdl ' ks the Flight Deck. Its main objectives are to safely move aircraft during launch, recovery and " Re- spot " evolutions; to fight flight deck fires; and to provide a clear landing area expeditiously after any aircraft accident. " V-2 " Division operates and maintains our four steam powered catapults for launching aircraft, the arresting gear for recovering aircraft the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing Aid, and the aircraft landing television monitoring system (PLAT). " V-S " Division yellow oq blueshirts work the Hangar deck. They are responsible ttt aircraft firefighting and the safe, expeditious movement and spotting of aircraft on the Hangar Deck. " V-4 " Division operates and maintains the aircraft fuel storage transfer system. They arajjpsponsible for the trans- ' — - ' ' " -I from the moment ItiSplpcd aboard ship. AIR [. CDR J. A. Dennis 15 January 1981 — 23 Januarx 1983 CDR D.M. Gist 24 January 1983 CDR R. Davis LCDR G. Allen YNC D. Stewart AQFl T. Bolton YN3 J. Rhodarmer SN P. Boyle AN K. Brock Jit M ' P-. E3SN D. Brown AN K. Elliott YNSN C. Pocius vx AA V. Mark 221 LT R. Warren LTJG A.E. McFarlane ABCM J. Tucker ABCS C. Shirley ABHC T. New ABHC C. Swinney ABHl T. Davis ABHl M. Henderson ABHl R. Martin ABHl L. Murry ABHl V. Parks ABHl C. Pringliz ABHl W. Rogers ABHl B. Weaver ABH2 J. Hodges 222 AK2 A. Moss ABH2 J. Nejberger ABH2 J. Nemeth ABH2 B.R. Pickerson ABH2 M. Vaughn ABH3 J. Allen ABH3 A. Arthur ABH3 B. Baker ABH3 R. Billigan ABH3 M. Burnsed ABH3 S. Con cey ABH3 T. Cooper ABH3 J.M. Fulkerson ABH3 P. Hamer ■mm )«• J H HaI I ABH3 S. Higgins ABH3 R. Martin ABH3 D. McCur 223 ABH3 R. Walker AN R. Ackles AN Gary Barker ABHAN J. Bartelson AN J.H. Baugh AN M. Berry AN C. Brown ABHAN J. Byers AN R.W. Chivers AN C. Closi AN T. Cutrer AN D. Ellington ABHAN T.M. Free AN A. Fredo AN R.L. Fye AN B. Graham ABHAN P. Harkcom AN W.H. House ABHAN A. Jensen ANE3 R. Joyce AN B. Kelly AN D. Larkln YNSN J.A. LeBlane ABHAN K. Ogg ABHAN P. Pettengill AN G. Pietranczyk ABHAN R.L. Posner AN T. Rosa ABHAN E. Schulz ABHAN L. Smith AN P. Steele AN A. ladder AN B.R Terrell AN K. Waddcll AN C. Waldrod ABHAN E. Ward AA T. Lowrancc AA J.L. Rierson AA J. Wilson AR D. Adams AR R. Armel AR R. Baum If iiii AR J. Beck AR C. Caden AR R.J. Cadena AR C. Carter AR A.J. Heinrichs AR J.S. Hickmott AR T. Kelly AR M. Kinney AR P. Mackey AR D.L. Martin AR S.M. Niemann AR J.W. Novak V-1 AR R. Ruiz AR A.L. Sequeira AR J. Smith ABHAR L. Snyder AR K. Willinger AR W. Zarewicz 226 V-2 fc LCDR G. Murashige LCDR W.L. Posnett LCDR W. Spearman LT S. Blas€r LT R. Garrison LT A. Graham LTJG A. Kelly ABCS P. Starkey ABEC J. Adams ABEC L. Clark ABEC B. May ABEC D.L. Stover ABEl L. Kaplan ABEl C. Stokes ABEl J. Thomas ABEl J. VanDerHoof ABE2 D. Bauer ABE2 J.J. Campbell ABE2 D. Dean ABE2 S. Dixson ABE2 D.A. Farchone ABE2 D. Furnas ABE2 R.F. Hatchell ABE2 A. Mayer 227 ABE2 G. Morris ABE2 G. Nelson ABE2 J. Parente EM2 H. Patterson ABE2 B. Price ABE2 B. G. Provido EM2 W. Shosh IC2 B. Snodgrass ABE2 F. Spirito ABE2 P Sprinkle ABE3 R. Blanchard ABE3 A. Cllmi ABE3 B. Gera ABE3 S. Haddocl ABE3 George R. Hauser 228 Kill IC3 H. Hinson, Jr. ABE3 R. Jones ABES L. Kessler f L m H K JA 1 •lort. ABE3 C. Mitchell ABES Q. Mixon ABES D. J. Moore I ABES J. Reynolds IC3 C. Rozell ICS D. Thaxton IC3 R. Walker ABES J. Whitaker ABES N. Williams Cllii ABES W. Zemaitis AN C. Bishop ABEAN D. Bissett EMFN T. Bottoms SNE3 B. Caldwell ABEAN E. Carlisle i,Hi ' AN R. Chubb AN I. Coria AISAN R. Cooper YNSN J. Davila AN M. W. Davis ICFN D. Dittbrenner 229 ABEAN T. Dunn ABEAN S. D. Fisher ABEAN H. Foster AN D. Garrigan AN K. Gilbert AN J. Griston FN W. J. Hall AN S. Henry ABEAN J. P. Irwin AN S. Kramer AN O. Lopez AN H. S. Lorah. Jr. FN P. E. Maristany SN R. McNeil ABEAN G. A. McVay ABEAN E. T. Moore FN J. Moore AN J. Moore ABE K. Morrow ABEAN S. Novak AN G. Roemer 230 m: li AN J. Shaffer AN K. Sheehan AN W. Smith ABEAN D. Stanley AN R. Stewart ENFN D. Swenson ABEAN R. Taylor ABEAN R. Vaughn AN D. Velez AN G. Vogel ABEAN K. Wilcox ABEAA L. L. Bailey ABEAA R. Enders AA J. Livermore AA K. Lucka ABEAA J. Mann ABEAA P. McMahon AA H. Morantine AA T. J. O ' Brien ABEAA M. Porterfield ABEAA L. Wagers ABEA A. E. Wright AR S. Barco AR L. Blanding 231 AR R. Burns AR H. Cornwell AR J. Daniel ABEAR K. Dudley AR N. Garofalo AR W. R. Harrell AR J. P. Knifley ABEAR R. E. Lapiante AR K. Lcdbetter AR S. Lineberry AR S. Lynch AR S. R. Milligan AR B. E. Nave AR J. Nerren AR P. Passmore AR K. B. Porter FR R. Priest AR J. Robinson V-2 ABEAR J. Romero AR G. Smith AR G. E. Thomas ABEAR R. A. Villarreal ABEAR T. R. Vinzant ABEAR J. A. Wayman V-3 LT K. P. Russell ABCS E. Tilley ABHC W. Berry ABHC D. Bomba ABHl D. Courtney ABHl J. Farrer ABHl A. Kirkwood ABHl T. Matthews ABHl G. Simmons ABH2 H. Forte ABH2 M. Graves ABH2 M. Marquis ABH3 K. Adebahe ABH3 S. David ABH3 C. Dexter ABH3 J. Dry ABH3 K. Hoyt ABH3 C. A. Munger ABH 3 H. Sisco ABHAN A. Aulen ABHAN P. Carter AN R. A. Carter AN K. Coy AN M. Davis ADAN Italo Hacks 233 AA M. Emmerling AA R. Ford AA M.D. Froome AA C. Hixosn ADAA P. Adams AA D. Powers AA M. Roman AA K. Simmons AA M. Wingate E Rk x- v H AR B. Ahner AR C. Allison AR F Anthony 234 V-3 AR J. Blacksmith AR H. Bonnett AR E. Cage AR D. Carmon AR R. Colbourne AR D. Fi€ AR K. Kooi AR K. Gardner AR R. Grabowski AR P. Haas AR D. LLoyd AR T. Loftin AR M. MacDonald AR R. Morgan AR J. Page AR J. Rayborn AR D.J. Catalfamo AR S. St. Hilaire AR M. Sukov AR D. Young AR C. Youngblood 235 V-4 LTJG D. Odenwelder ABCS C.L. Bennett ABFC E. Arrick ABFC C.C. Silag ABFl R.R. Bailey ABFl John Burns ABFl J. Dalvine ABFl R.L. Parker ABFl R. Pearson ABF2 H. Alfrod ABF2 H.I. Colon ABF2 R.D. Mechalske ABF3 M. Allen ABF3 D. Allman ABF3 M. Boilegh 236 ABFAN A. Camacho ABFAN G. Campbell AN H. Campbell AN M. Chanley AN R. Cline ABFAN D. Cook ABFAN A. Crawford AN D. Flores AN M. Kaufmann AN D. Lamberl ABFAN C.J. Mangino AN C. Manning ABFAN M. McDonald AN J. McKinnis ABFAN R. Pender AN J. Shipp YNSN T.J. Smith AN J. Steen ABFAN R. Sutton ABFAA P. Angel 237 AA J A. Austin AA J. Burrows AA E.J. Castillo AA M.P. Crawford AA G.K. Ellis AA J. Garrett AA D. Gomez AA D.C. Gore AA H. Guillory AA J. Gunter SA B.V. Jones AA T.N. Jones ABFAA J. Molina AA J. Pelczynski AA V.E. Pressley AA R. Robledo AA D. Swarm AA S.M. Taylor AA J. Watcrfield ABFAA D.J. Wenlzel AA J. Whitchurch ABFAA D. Wilcox AR W. Addison AR J. Bailey 238 V-4 •: AR K.R. Cahalan AR B. Campbell ABFAR B. Counts AR A. Dehart AR J. Dennis ABFR G.R. Dutton AR A. Ferrara ABFAR CD. Hansen AR H.D. Jackson AR V. Jones AR J. Koy Klix AR P. Unglee AR G. Lee AR D. Manns AR G.L. Martin ABFAR J. Moffatt AR A. Morell ABFAR V. Richmond ABFAR S. Sergeant AR B.W. Walden 239 - - ' r ' :. --i The primary mission of the Communications Department is to provide reliable, accurate, and efficient message han- dling facilities and telecommunications services in support " of the overall mission of AMERICA, embarked staffs, and squfbron commanders. This department is responsible for l per and effective utilization of all communications re- sources allocated to this ship. This mission is accomplished by transmitting and receiv- ing messages via digital data communications systems and electronic courier facilities in addition to line of sight visual and infared communications services. The Communications Department is also responsible for maintaining allowances of communications security material and maintaining con- trol over the " Crypto " distribution and use. Any means of communication available will be utilized to ensure the ac- complishment of the mission of the Communications De- partment. The Communications Signals division provides oper- ational communications requirement via semaphore, flag- hoist, flashing light and infared to convey tactical com- mands to units within visual range of AMERICA. Communications Radio Division operates telecommuni- cations and satellite facilities which provide instantaneous long range communications between major commands ashore and at sea and facilities coordination of administra- tive, operational and logistic support matters. COMMUniCATIOriS CW03 C. Lawson RMCS R. Williams RMl W. Kuester LCDR R. Byrd RMl p. Rivera RMl J. Whitley RM2 J. Anderson LT D. Judy RM2 B. Carlson RM2 S. Gale RM2 M. Hill C-R RM2 I. Jackson RM2 E. Kiyota 241 ( RM3 H. B. Saunders RM3 D. Scott RM3 W. A. Stewart RMSN Leslie Barnes RM M. Carpenter RASN G. Chamberlain RMSN S. Christopher RMSN I. Ci.mish RMSN M. Fortner RMSN G. Frazler RMSN K. Gardner RMSN A. Morales 242 RM W. Shipmon RMSN D. C. Spencer RMSN S. Strickling RMSN T. Toomey RMSN I. Torrence RMSN C. W. Wright RMSN T. Alkire RMSA B. Burton RMSN P. FInley RMSA T. Harris RMSA R. Hill RMSA R. C. Johnson RMSN J. Lane RMSA T. Sims RMSN B. Mayo RMSA D. McCabe RM D. O ' Donnell RMSA J. Walters C-R RMSN R. Wright 243 SMCM F. Ragland SM2 R. Try SM2 Wahrman SM3 H. Jenkins SM3 P. Valenzuela SMSN R. Allen c-s SMSN M. Aquino SN D. Erickson SMSN D. Hughes 244 SMSN N. Lindsay SMSN S. Mitchell SMSN R. Schaaf SN I. Brewster SA M. McCall SMSA S. Robins SMSA M. Runyon SA L. Zielinski SR A. Dewhurst-Walker SMSN J. Rush 245 r 111 ..:l Deck Department aboard AMERICA consists of 150 per- sonnel divided among four divisions, with a primary mission that includes the preservation and cleanliness of the exterior of the ship; the operation, care and maintenance of the an- chors, mooring lines, and related equipment; ship ' s boats and liferafts; and rigging, fueling, replenishment at sea _ equipment. It also operates the Boatswain ' s Locker which is capable of meeting the ship ' s painting and cleaning supply demands. First Division consists of 35 personnel assigned to main- tain the forecastle and perform all anchoring evolutions in a safe and professional manner onboard AMERICA. First Ivison is also in charge of the Quarterdeck when at anchor and in port. During AMERICA ' S replenishment at sea evolu- tions. First Division personnel are tasked with operating the Foward DD rig along with replenishment stations 1, 3, 7, 9 and 17. Second Division, 35 strong, maintains three of the ship ' s accomodation ladders which allow AMERICA men to " hit the beach. " They also operate the Boat and Aircraft Crane. Refueling Station 21 and the After Destroyer Refueling Sta- tion, which was always ready to refuel Battle Group ship ' s on an hour ' s notice. Second Division men are proud of their accomplishments this Med I.O. cruise am " Second to None. " — — Third Division which is composed of 45 individuals that are responsible for the preservation and maintenance of ten divisional spaces, eleven small boats and the ship ' s inciner- ators. Liberty boats which are used to transport AMERICA ' S crew to and from the beach during overseas port of calls, are maintained and operated by Third Division. During under- way replenishment evolutions. Third Division operates the ship ' s two cargo receiving stations along with two refueling stations. Fourth Division is tasked with providing items such as paint needed by the ship ' s cre w for pr eservation, and tools for space and equy pcnt upkeep. C ' onsisting of 35 personnel. Fourth Division is responsible for the preservation of the ship ' s interior and exterior which sometimes canfbe a very time consuming task aboard a vessel of the AMERICA ' S magnitude. Fourth Division provides the ship with a spray painting team that has. during this deployment, repainted various spaces on the 02 level and second deck. The men of Fourth Division are always there with a cheery smile and a firm " can do. " 1 DECK LT J. Hanley ENS S. Murray CW02 D.H. McMain BMC E.L. Fitch LCDR D. Gleason BMl B. Bransteitter BMl D. Cummins BMl G. Morrison BMl V.L. Saiamat BM2 N.B. Jacltson BM2 T. Terreault BM3 B. Daniels 1-ST 247 BM3 J. Owens BMSN D. Cudzil SN R.A. Day SN J. Kendall BMSN JR. Marquez SN D. Miles % . T fl B SN J. A. Miller SN J. A. Sears SN D. Speight SA D.C. Ash SA O.M. Ansloan SA K. Fisher SA V. Gibbons BMSA A.J. Johns MSSA C. Litaker SA J. Orlando SA J. Brockhouse BMSN S.D. Henderson SR N. Kenney SA Darren Leonard SA R. Miller 248 2-riD ENS J. Lehmann BMl D.T. Lucas BMl J. Trips BM2 B.L. Bower BM2 P. Hyde BM2 W. Taylor BM3 L. Bonner BM3 H. Jackson BM3 W. Niemi SN J. Anderson BMSN R. Burgio BMSN R.G. Devorar BMSN D.K. Oglesby SN E. Pardo SA R. McGinnis SA K.D. Ofte SN C. Solo SN J. Belton SR S. Calo SA E. Charlton SA V.G. Cody SA R. Crawford SA R. Korh SA C. Silva SA G.L. Smith 249 3-RD BMl R.P. Marcial BMl R.W. McDaniel BMl D. Roberts BMl W.D. Stafford BM2 T. Cluff BM2 J. Freeman 1 BM3 P.R. Barrick BM3 M. Beickert BM3 R. Chastain 250 BM3 R. Hurst SN C. Bechtler SN M. Berry SN S. Fisher SN W. Jackson BMSN J. Mobley III SR B. Turnbull SA R.M. Blair SA R. Fisher SA K. Verdooin SA B.T. Williams SR W. DuVall SA L. Sutton LTJG R. Metzfield BMC G. King BMl M. Lanham !S mim mm BMl D. Durrett BMl G.A. Edwards BMl P. Walach BM2 J.M. Harris BM2 D.H. Warner BM3 P. Burk BM3 W. Gammons BM3 M. Jeffpries BM3 DR. Zicgel SN G. Chaney BMSN B. Hamilton BMSN A. Lomax SN S. Lynch SN A. Mills SN D. Rankin BMSN R. Quesenberry YNSN C.S. Shannon SN J. Soils 252 SN J. Truglia BMSN C. Soto SN J. Stacy SN T. Williams SA A. Dean SA D. Dolan SA D. Harris SA M. Krguse SA L.J. Long SA C. Presnell 253 - i y 7!T:TnH7 iiill IS one o nest afloat. It is responsible not only for the Dental elfare of the AMERICA but also the men of the complete : group. Staffed by four Dental Officers and thirteen _il Technicians, the services available are equal to those shore based clinic, including routine fliling, cleaning, al and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontic and root ca- lls. Patient treatment is available both day and night to icrease availability to the whole crew. dehtal LCDR P. Schmid IT G. Keating LT E. Reeg CDR M.J. Kelley LT P. Toylas DCT F.B. Docog DTC J. Phillips 255 DT2 G. Fannon DN A. Allmon AN T.C. Scott DT2 J. Pruitt DT2 D. Sypnjewski DT3 R. Arterson DT3 M. Johnson DT3 S. McMillan DT3 P.R. Montas DT3 LA. Roman DT3 M.K. Ward DN R. Poppino AN R. Ruiz DN M.J. Soloway DA R.B. Garlit 256 SNIPE ' S LAMENT Now each of us from time to time, has gazed upon the sea, and watched the warships pulling out, to keep this country free. And most of us have read a book, or heard a lusty tale, about the men who sail these ships through lightning, wind, and hail. But there ' s a place within each ship, that legend fails to teach. It ' s down below the waterline, it takes a living toll ... a hot, metal, living hell, that sailors call " THE HOLE " . It houses engines run by steam, that make the shafts go round, a place of fire, noise, and heat, that beats your spirits down. Where boilers like a hellish heart, with blood of angry stream, are molded gods without remorse, and nightmares in a dream. Whose threat that from the fires roar, is like a living doubt, that any minute would with scorn, escape and crush you out. Where turbines scream like tortured souls, alone and lost in hell, as ordered from above somewhere, they answer every bell. The men who keep the fires lit, and make the engines run, are strangers to the world of night, and rarely see the sun. They have no time for man or God, no tolerance for fear, their aspect pays no living thing, the tribute of a tear. For there ' s not much that men can do, that these men haven ' t done, beneath the decks, deep in the hole, to make the engines run. And every hour of every day, they keep the watch in hell, for if the fires should ever fail, their ship ' s a useless shell. When ships converge to have a war, upon an angry sea, the men below just grimly smile, at what their fate might be. They ' re locked in below like men fore-doomed, who hear no battle cry, it ' s well assumed that if they ' re hit, the men below will die. For every day ' s a war down there, when the gauges all read red, twelve hundred pounds of angry steam, can kill you mighty dead. So if you ever write their sons, or try to tell their tale, their very words would make you hear, a fired furnace wail. And people as a general rule, don ' t hear of men of steel, so little ' s heard about the place, that sailors call " THE HOLE " . But 1 can sing about this place, and try to make you see, the hardened life of men down there, ' cause one of them is me. I ' ve seen these sweaty heroes fight, in super heated air, to keep their ship alive and right, though no one knows they ' re there. And thus they ' ll fight for ages on, till warships sail no more, amid the boiler ' s mighty heat, and the turbine ' s hellish roar. Remember faintly if you can, " THE MEN WHO SAIL BELOW " . Author Unknown EWQiriEERiriQ CDR J. H. Duncan The prelude to action is the Engineering Department. Al- most 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, gen- erators, 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 eleva- tors, boats and aircraft crane, steering gear, winches, galley and scullery equipment, laundry machines, compressed air systems, electric fire pumps, air conditioning plants and nitrogen oxygen production plants. E Division is responsible for electrical gear of every de- scription. The IC shop repairs and maintains all of the var- ious internal communications systems: sound powered phone circuits, headsets, the telephone system and various alarms. The Power Shop is responsible for the electrical repair and maintenance of the steering gear, anchor windlass, un- derway r eplenishment winches, galleys, sculleries and in- cinerators. 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. If it can be made by cutting, bending, welding, sawing, grinding, drill- ing or shearing, the shipfitters can do it. The Damage Control function of Engineering is handled by the C02 shop and the DC shop. Proud, proven and professional, the men of AMERICA ' S Engineering Deparmtent stand ready at all times to " answer all bells " . LCDR R. Owcndoff LCDR R. F. Ege LTJG P. Hourihan MMCM T. Bailey Photograph Not Available YNl E. Price FA T. Berry FA W. Pierce 259 LT G. R. Jones ENS M. Violante CW02 S. Wright MMC E. Hardesty MRC W. Johnson Thomas Thomson MMC J. Picou MMl J. Edwards MMl P. G. Marin MMl M. Marlin EN G. E. Peberdy MRl S. Shaffer A-DIV MMl E. Styles MM2 S. J. Christian MM2 J. A. Hatcher 260 MM2 T. Hughes MM2 M. A. Kelly EN2 T. Kilkenny MM2 M. Kintner MM2 D. McDonald MM2 R. McPherson MR2 A. K. Oliver MM2 R. Reissig EN2 P. Terceira MR2 L. A. Torres MM2 S. White EN2 D. Wiley mmtmiM MM3 J. Acevedo MM3 J. Aguilos MM3 D. Altenbach MM3 A. Antos EN2 L. Bickers MM3 G. Bjugstad EM3 B. Boardman MM3 J. D. Briggs ENS W. Brothers MM3 J. Brown MM3 D. Butt MM3 D. Coker 261 MR3 J. Coleman MR3 S. Davis MM3 A. J. Dossantos MM3 A. Enlow EN3 M. Fillinger MM3 M. Frerichs MM3 J. Hale MM3 L. Hall EN3 R. Harlan MM3 K. M. Hooper MM3 P. D. Jarrell MM3 R. Jorgenson MM3 T. Linehan MM3 Russell Michaels MM3 S. Miller MM3 T. Moore MR3 D. Mudge MM3 D. Myjak E4 P. Oliver MM3 G. Pccora EM3 R. Rodriguez EN3 A. Roseberg 262 MM3 R. Salmen MM3 R. Serratore MR3 J. Skorich MM3 J. Slater MM3 K. Thompson MM3 K. Vallc ' m ' iW MM3 D. Wall MM3 P. Wood MM3 W. Wright MMFN A. Allen MMFN B. B. Bible MMFN C. Bowman ENFN D. Brolherton FN D. Burris ENFN W. Glllls ENR K. Glenn MREN S. Gordon FN R. M. Graves MMFN A. Gudan FN N. Z. Guerrero ENFM P. Hidalgo MMFN L. Klemm FN D. Lawson MMFN G. Leiesch 263 HH W9M JL " ■ ■■H E l ■■■■■ P St ■r f IP 1 :7 ' ' l K f M J d ' m f I N Bfll 1 A H ■M I B MMFN N. Long MMFN A. Minor MMFN M. Mojica FN J. Radic ENFN H. Spivey FN T. D. Supinger 1 MMFN T. Tisdale MMFN V. Williams FN H. E. Wilson FN V. A. Wood EM3 S. Woodbeck MRFA D. B. Dinicola A-DIV MMFA G. Krentz MMFA J. Lewis FA K. R. Miller w -«■ • T MMFA D. Sherrod MMFA S. Wincbargcr ENFR M. Cannada FR D. McQuillen FR D. Spooner FR R. Wiggins 264 B-DIV LT K. Tidd BTC Braunshausen BTC D. Burns — BTC C. C. Crayton BTC W. Englc BTC D. Smith BTC R. Surface BTC D. Wood BTl T. Brower BTl J. Franklin BTl D. H. Ivy BTl R. Kennemorc BTl D. Tilley BTl E. W. Timmons BTl R. W. Strauss BT2 D. Adams BT2 D. Biwer BT2 C. Carter BT2 A. Colon BT2 K. Dale BT2 W. Eichclberger BT2 R. Enfinger BT2 M. K. Fitzpatrick BT2 A. Fuller 265 BT2 R. Gray BT2 H. Hartleb BT2 J. Haveter BT2 S. Johnston R. Mason BT2 P. McGovern BT2 J. Milburn BT2 M. Montrose BT2 M. R. Pietrantonio BT2 J. Scolo BT2 R. Skinner BT3 D. Atchley BT3 J. Baca BT3 Harvey Barnetl BT3 S. Barr BT3 M. Benner BT3 L. Bigelow BT3 R. Brannon BT3 J. Chamberlain BT3 D. Core BT3 D. L. Czenc BT3 S. Davis B-DIV BT3 K. Dougherty BT3 J. Flynn BT3 L. Agee BT3 W. Gore BT3 M. Huber BT3 K. Johnson BT3 J. Kelly BT3 C. Lafferty BT3 D. Lamb BTFN D. E. Mooney BT3 T. Murdock BT3 P. Nelson BT3 S. A. Ottenstein BT3 A. Pardon BT3 S. Reimer BT3 K. Roslen BT3 A. Salley BT3 S. Salmon BT3 D. Scheiern BT3 K. Shaw BT3 T. Sherman 267 BTFN C. E. Cox BTF C. Romartie BTFN P. Davis BTFN S. Decker BTFN J. Dey FN D. Dutrou BTFN R. Edgerton BTFN J. Engstrom FN W. Everheart BTFN J. Ford BTFN R. T. Gavriluk FN T. Gay 268 B-DIV BTFN P. Gurnsey FN J. Hicks BTFN S. M. Hynes BTFN B. Lewis BTFN C. Long FN G. Lowe BTFN J. Lynch BTFN P. N. Molesworth BTFN D. Rcinaker FN R. Richardson BTFN W. Root BTFN T. Seymour FN M. Shtab BTFN J. Smith FN R. Smith 269 BTFN C. Ward BTFN D. Weaver BTFA R. C. Vilaga BTFA R. Estepa BTFA M. Hardinger BTFA D. Robertson BTFA J. Sheldon BTFA M. Subda FA W. Wildman FA S. Williams BTFR M. Carter BTFR K. Duby FR R. W. Foss BTFR A. Hairston FR R. Merryman BTFR J. A. Piteo BTFR T. Ring FR W. C. Robinson FR S. Rosalez BTFR M. Tripp BTFR G. Wheeler BTFR 0. Willard fSf 270 E-DIV LT A. E. Dames M. B. Halvordson ENS J. Kusha CW02 C. Buie EMCM D. R. Farmer ICCS A. Cable EMCS J. R. Townsend EMC J. Goodwin EMC C. P. Marquez f ' Herman Anderson. Jr. EMI L. Daquioag EMI J. Gilbert EMI D. A. Giron ICl W. Horvath EMI V. T. Nevado EM2 P. Hopkins EM2 J. Johnson IC2 M. Johnson IC2 E. Przybiski 1C2 R. Runyon EM2 D. Sisco EM2 B. Smith EM2 M. Stanford EM3 A. Abcrcrombie IC3 R. Banaszak EMS S. Bostwick EMS H. Carr EMS C. Click EMS R. Del Castillo EMS K. Duvall 272 E-DIV EMS J. Fashauer EMS D. Guy IC3 J. Higdon EMS D. Jarabek EMS E. Lowe EMS J. Lusk EMS K. Mann EMS C. S. Negrillo ICS R. Nowcll EMS K. Ostergaard EM3 M. Patrovic EMS D. Peters EMS T. Seaman ICS P Shoppcll EMS D. L. Walker EMS J. Whitney EMFN A. D. Aganon ICS A. H. Alexander EMFN M. Borror EMFN R. Daidone EMFN J. Dunleavy I 273 FN C. Faison ICFN M. Hipp EMFN M. R. Irwin EFN B. Jolinson EMFN D. Johnson EMFN D. Kelly EMFN A. Krakowski FN P. Lavelle FA B. LeVaugh EMFN A. Maier EMFN R. Page EMFN D. W. Pierce EMFN D. Pomeroy FN S. Price EMFN J. Ramsey EMFN B. Rascoe FCFN K. Rust ICFA B. Sharpe EMFN E. Svlngen E 5 I V EMFN M. Wedlock 274 t km M-DIV LTJG D. Konrad LTJG P. Taylor ENC P. Morrical CW02 R. Coleman CW02 R. Elliott MMC A. Bangert MMC J. M. Calpo MMC C. Bittle MMl F. Burrell MMl D. K. Cutler MMl J. Lohry MMl P G. Marin MMl J. McLeod MMl L. Nojadera E-6 H. Pittman MMl W. Stoeckl MM2 C. Cooksley MM2 J. Dooley MM2 M. Doyle MM2 J. Fessler MM2 D. Hivner 275 M-DIV MM2 T. L. Homan MM2 K. Johnson MM2 R. Lewis MM2 J. W. Long MM2 R. Loynachan MM R. Martin MM2 L. Morgan MM2 C. Nunamaker MM2 D. Olson MM2 C. Porter MM2 C. Richardson MM2 F. Rooney MM2 A. Schry MM2 R. Vaughan MM3 M. Ames MM3 R. Brannon MM3 G. Brown MM3 J. Burke MM3 D. Caldwell MM3 M. Carpenter D. Clifford 276 MM3 C. Craig MM3 S. Dean MM3 S. M. Dietrich MM3 T. Dills MM3 M. Feichtmeir MM3 H. E. Gartman MM3 F. Giliand MM3 G. Greco MM3 S. Haislip MM3 J. Hillegas MM3 M. Hindbrogh MM3 D. E. Hoover MM3 J. Kennedy MM3 R. A. Kimbrough MM3 C. Koros MM3 J. F Krofchik MM3 W. D. Large MM3 M. Luce MM3 J. Lucia MM3 R. Nash MM3 M. Noll MM3 R. Ogden MM3 W. ONeil MM3 D. Osmond 277 MM3 D. Peters MM3 M. Phillips MM3 J. Rasmusson MM3 R. Roller MM3 E. Runnels MM3 W. Rusinovich MM3 T. J. Schaefer MM3 J. Sleek MM3 D. Smart MM3 S. Snyder MM3 E. St. Germain MM3 D. Sutton MM3 W. Thomason MM3 J. Vinyard MM3 W. Wardzlnski 278 M-DIV MM3 O. D. Wright MMFN C. Bovard MMFN T. Buncak MMFN R. W. Cashman MMFN D. E. Chavis FN G. Choate MMFN J. Chriss MMFN J. Cook MMFN J. Payne FN D. P. Denbow MMFN J. deVrics MMFN D. Duggiti tf MMFN L. D. Eutsey MMFN D. Evans MMFN M. Fiedler MMFN C. Finstrom MMFN G. Freeman MMFN C. Green MMFN G. Hawkins MMFN D. M. Howter MMFN T. Humphreys MMFN D. Unkford MMFN D. L. Lashway MMFN C. Lee 279 MMFN R. Lycke MMFN M. E. McMillan FN R. A. Miller MMFN P. Morris MMFN G. Peterse MMFN L. V. Petrrson MMFN C. Rapp MMFN T. Reilly FN R. Rivera MMFN D. Schuster FN R. Spear MMFN D. Stopka FN D. Woodmorc MMFA E. Doria MMFA S. Fulton 280 MMFA M. Kormanski MMFA Noel D. Lusung MMFA S. Olson FA R. K. Oxendine MMFA P. Sprigg MMFR J. Ampy FR R. Barton MMFR L. Bonner FR D. Burkhalter MMFR C. German MFR S. D. Harper MMFR T. H. Lowell M-DIV FR J. D. Reagan MMFR R. P. Shorter FR L. Shrum MMFR L. Swafford FR T. Taylor 281 LT T. S. Pilera HTl E. Aiken EM2 D. Bender ENS M. Sigman CW04 K. J. Carter CWO T. Williams HTCM J. Evans HTC C. Shrewsbury HTl A. Gilbert HTl H. Wireman HT2 P. Davey HT2 M. Hansen HT2 D. J. Hull HT2 R. D. Watklns HT3 R. Casey 111 R-DIV 282 if HT3 S. Goudreault HT3 D. Griggs HT3 G. R. Grueninger HT3 M. Hammers HT3 L. Lambert HT3 E. Quever HT3 G. Simpkiss HT3 J. Soils MM3 F, Wilson HTFN R. Benncss HTFN T. Bregard HTFN E. Busch HTFN D. Deaton HTFN M. Drake HTFN M. Wadsworth FN J. Zaborowski HTFA M. Bell FA J. Tyson FR D. Fitzgerald HTFR R. A. Kane HTFR T. Oropallo 283 FIRE DEPARTMEMT ENS N. Coombs FTG3 S. Baker HT3 A. Beatty BM3 R. Carlisle MM3 B. Evert AD3 S.M. Hill r " 3i HT3 E. Walker HT3 J. Wilson FN J. Brown .p. KMFN I. Coburn EMFN S. Donohue ASMAN K. Lent 284 N FN T. Shields HT3 D.J. Sims AN R. Tower HTFN W. Stewart FN T. Swanson SN R. Mitchell I The Executive Department personifies the highest quali- ties of Pride and Professionalism in meeting vast adminis- trative responsibilities. Consisting of fifteen 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 Cap- tain ' s and Personnel Offices have closely coordinated all incoming and outbound personnel transfers and receipts. The Ships Office provides a ready and up-to-date directory, of ship and Navy directives, including the ship ' s correspon- dence file. Contributing to shipboard morale, Post Office and Special Services expedite mail deliveries and organize re- creational programs continuously. The Legal Office staff is responsible for providing legal assistance to assigned per- sonnel as well as conducting legal proceedings. In the area of 286 Training and Education, the Executive Department has the Training Office, Educational Services, Counseling and As- sistance Center, Indoctrination Division and Public Affairs Office that provide a multitude of informational, educational and personal assistance. Having a well equipped Print Shop has further enhanced the dissemination of information throughout the ship. The Chaplain ' s Office contributes to spiritual needs while the Career Information and Assistance Office directs career guidance for assigned personnel. Re- sponsible for the enforcement of shipboard security and reg- ulations, the Master-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 AMERlCAmen. I EXECUTIVE CDR R. CINCO 17 May 81 — 15 February 83 CDR M. H. LOY 15 February 83 LT D. Breland AWC W. Spencer YNCS P. Stueber YN2 K. Donaldson MMFN A. Badurina Photograph Not Available HNSN R. Ellington SN K. W. Johnson SN K. Toni YNSA J. Delmoral YNSA S. Engebrctson ADMin 287 CAPTAinS OFFICE I LT W. McCullough YN2 J. D. Murray YN3 D. Clements fS " YN3 R. Lopez YN3 R. Warren SHIP ' S OFFICE A R, Demulling SA M. Chapman 288 I CAAC PNC R. Hindes RMC L.T. Wilson SN S. Lovvorn CHAPLAIM ' S OFFICE CDR G. Buckley LT F. Villanueva LT W. Weinlader i RPC R. Dutton RP3 K.L. Womack SN R. Henry l RPSN J. Dooley 289 NCC D. Lander NC2 R. Hindman PN3 D. Peterson ESO LT L. Tatman PNSN J. Davis 290 PN2 R. Hisserich PN3 R. Mailloux i LEGAL LCOR H. Shaw CW04 A. Stauffenberg LNl S. Jouravel YN2 R. Cronin PAO LT A.R Goldstein IC2 T. Cairns YN3 B. Madigan IC2 F. Smith ICFN J. Barrey FN G. Robinson IC3 D. Willis MAA MACM N. Hunter AMHl M. Eberdt DPI R. Glave MAI R. Keizer MAI J. Miller PNl D.A. Munro ABHl G. Neville MM E.R. Peeples SR R. Combs QAl A. Reed ABEl M. Scott MMl C. Shumate ADI R. Spratlin MM2 E. Baker P02 R. Burnett AC2 R. Dahl ASE2 J. Murray ET2 K. Norton MA3 Sam 292 PERSOnMEL PN3 F. Hartman PN3 D. Meyers PN3 A.F. Moore 293 PERSOnWEL PN3 L. Myers PN3 N. Iran YN3 J. Williams PNSN D. Camp PNSN D. Cunningham PNSN C. Duke PNSN D. Gil PNSN R. Redding SA J. Stille PNSN A. Tullar PNSN J. Wernicke PNSR S. Edwards 294 POST OFFICE PCC M. Sandidge PCI T. Cress PC3 K. Haytcr PC3 J. Holland PC3 M. Olson PCS S. Sarvis PCSN W. Hanks SA R. Dole 295 TRAirilNQ LCDR D. Spruill LTJG B.S. Beadle YNl C. Krusiec MS2 D.L. Roberts SN A. Puterbaugh w I " DIV MMl N Mclnlyrc SN M. Durst FA W. Davis 296 I c mission, internal ' calls for armed, co stay clear of the affi lunded because the I security i hed Marines, a when a " Security II take care of the o not end there. For Bul pir duties and help to the idical casualties, there are always Marine res| JtiQ cene transporting the injured. Durinc board dtuations. Marines are there helping ouw Anomer part of their mission includes participation in honors Comn n It is a V serves the seriously. ' their spit-i positive sp.. The Marine USS AMERICA, and provi nd embarked lance knows th e in their daily pts. their press itude. J tachme noth ready ( B the j lirals. it anyone who ob- ey take their job ties can be seenin liforms, and their urce fit r MARiriE DETACHMEFiT 1ST SGT T.L. Taylor GYSGT D. Hameria SGT C. Eakcn CAPT B.C. Klippcrt Commanding Officer SGT S. Gordon SGT K.R. Jones CPL D.M. Brown CPL M. Brzozowski CPL D. Holt CPL J.W. Pearson 1ST LT J. Donnelly Executive Officer CPL D. Rozario CPL S. Villanueva CPL S. Westphal 299 LCPL V. Barger LCPL K. Boiler LCPL N. M. Brandao LCPL C. Brown LCPL R.E. Burton LCPL T. Candelario LCPL W. Canter LCPL A.E. Cavaluzzi LCPL J. Crook E3 J. Dalker LCPL RE. Ferguson LCPL G. Ford LCPL D. Frost LCPL W.R. Frye LCPL J. Fuchs 300 LCPL K. GALLAGHER LCPL J. Gay LCPL G. Hamilton LCPL C. Harvey LCPL D. Hciman LCPL G. Hero LCPL D. Hubka LCPL E. Jefferson LCPL W.G. Lau LCPL K. Nichols LCPL G. Nord LCPL J.C. Ordonez Jr. LCPLV. Parker LCPL D. Sommer LCPL W. Travis 301 LCPL D. White LCPL L. Williams PFC V. Alvarado PFC T. Attemose PFC J.L. Bowan PFC G. Berry PFC Bellak Jr. PFC T.C. Bradley PFC K.S. Brooks PFC WE. Brown PFC G. Burns PFC B. Burd PFC O.C. Dowell PFC M. Farrell PFC T.A. Fletcher PFC D. GOSS PFC D.E. Hammond PFC D.L. Hess 302 PFC W. Hillestad PFC P. lannala PFC M. Kennedy PFC L. Mearian PFC P.G. Miller PFC W. Perkins PFC B. Polk PFC G. Shannon PFC J.M. Simmons PFC G.A. Speakman PFC A. Underwood PFC D. Wininger 303 he Medical Department of the U! tsed of two Medical Officers, two Flight Surg al Surgeon and Nurse Anesthetist on temporary additions duty from Naval Aerospace Medical Center, Pensacola, Flor- ida. One Medical Service Corps Officer, one Physican Assis- tant Warrant Officer and 28 Hospital Corpsmen augmented by 10 Hospital Corpsmen from assigned squadrons. The AMERICA Medical Department respond t " »» ' ° rhythm of the CV beat. Roufine and Emergency evoTi are executed synchronously and professionally. AMERIC. 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-rays, ph sjc therapy, eye examining lane, and pharmacy facili | Pf ' ,tlent care can be provided for a census of 63. fp 4 ■iifi The phrase " away the Medical Response team awajl announced over the IMC sparks a new priority throug the department. As if aided by a metron ome, t he 1 ' irs arffve and depar. " -practiced tenm. NC Prespon ionalism and 4|fthusiasm. Bills are written ' f- fofM BBKkGeneral Quarters and Nuclear Incident AccidflHIlPP Ib th s cross training is mandatory for all medical personneiN throughout the ship. An aggres lion conducts sanitation inspect and inspection of ail food stores r Physicals, im — ' ' fir w U ph may be he health reventive Me tion inspec trSi of the potable water, " food stores r e) d on board. Annual tions are ongojnaSjaily to ensure the und to meet al! ardoHus tasks which erall. the Medical Depar nt staff are iTa true adventure. It is never knowiS hen each .ual might have to alter his course in the line 0 utytD ...swer the need of a shipmate. Flexibility and ReadineSj the key notes which exemplify the proud, well orchestr team referred to as " Doc. " MEDICAL CDR J. Rogers CAPT C.H. Gunn CDR J. Fticsar LCDR W. H. Mather LT B. Dcliz LT R. Edwards LT A. Shimkus CW03 W. Lussiers HMC J. Clipston HMCS D. Weightman 305 HMl P. Waldrop HM2 S. S. Meier HM2 D. Reusch HM2 J. Yanez HM3 D. B. Allen HM3 C. Alva J MMPi HM3 T. R. Bertalotto HM3 T. Boldt HM3 W. Bryan HM3 L. Frederick HM3 D. W. Jones HM3 D. Pisano HN C. Betancourt HN R. Essert HN P. K. Jackson HN K. Kessler HN J. Mayweather HN A. Miner lUlllll ■ iiT ' J If • The Navigation Department is fnadOeiTby approximately twenty enlisted personnel and three Oftccrs. The depart- ment is responsible for the safe and timely movement of the ship as well as training and certification of Bridge watch- standers. The traditional skills associated with taking a ship to sea are those of the Quartermaster. Among the many duties performed by Quartermasters are ordering, maia taining and correcting all charts and publications necessary for sailing the world ' s waterways. This includes m ng records of all hazards to navigation and Noticci " " ners. Quartermasters compute the tides, current Ships Iner traditio nd ships positlon ■„ Om HBn " C " . .gation (SINS) and B ent the Celestial Navigati pi ete and ac- . _f all events takino Kiear or pertain- lip, its crew or g Kard is kept by the aster of the watch. wlBH hootlng a star " with se]flnit in hand, steeringjhe ship during a critical maneu- ver, piloting the ship through dangerous waters or bringing her into a foreign pofi. the QUARTERMASTERS are proud of their part oiyhe AMERICA team. NAVIQATIOn CDR J.S. Mobley LTJG J. Dejnozka QMCS J. Aldridge QM2 G. Cher QM2 F. OLeary QM2 C. Parker fy QM3 B. Bestol LCDR G. Morrtson QM3 D. Gibbs QM3 W. Kinsel QMS P. Lantis ! B S QMSN C. Reid QMSN W. Williams QMSA S. Mayo SA P. Smith SA M. W. Watson SA R. Williams 311 The Operations Department on board AMERICA is pri- marily responsible for the planning, coordination, and scheduling of ship and assigned airwing operations. To ac- complish this broad responsibility the department utilizes the talents of a diverse group of individuals to provide ad- vanced planning information, material and administrative support, and daily operational functions. For current and forecast meteorological information and oceanographic data, the Operations Department relies on the Meteorological Division. The Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) provides critical information on the status and inten- tions of friendly and potential enemy forces utilizing the expertise of intelligence analysts, photographic interpreta- tion specialists, and electronics signals exploitation techni- cians. Most of this information is used by the Combat Informa- tion Center (CIC) to gain optimum utilization from AMERI- CA ' S combat assets. Controlling part of these assets is the responsibility of C-1 Division which mans the Detection and Tracking Module to track friendly and hostile aircraft, the Surface Module to track close-in ship contacts, and the Sur- face and sub-surface surveillance coordination module (SSSC) which is tasked with the location and identification of longer range surface and submarine threats. C-2 Division of CIC complements C-1 Division by providing electronic warfare expertise in the Electronics Warfare Module and antisubmarine warfare coordination through the Antisub- marine Warfare Module. Finally, Fox Division maintains the fire control equipment necessary to direct the NATO Sea Sparrow Missile and Close-in Weapons System for the ship ' s defense. The efforts of these specialized modules are corre- lated in the Decision and Display area by the Tactical Action Officer (TAO) under the overall direction of the CIC Officer. The Air Operations Division works closely with CIC and the Air Department to coordinate the safe operation of AMERICA ' S aircraft. An integral part of this service is pro- vided by the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATTC) which functions as a mini-FAA afloat. The Air Operations division is also responsible for air logistic coordination and oversees the operation of the Air Transfer Office. In support of these daily operational functions, the Electronic Material Office provides electronic maintenance shipwide including the repair of AMERICA ' S radars, communication equipment and computers. Department administrative support is pro- vided by the Operations Administrative Office. Daily flight scheduling, contingency and ordance planning is controlled through Strike Operations. By coordination of all these specialized divisional func- tions the Operations Officer is able to provide the Com- manding Officer with the information and assets necessary to maintain USS AMERICA in top combat readiness for any contingency. 312 OPERATIOriS CDR H. J. Long CDR D. C. Bunting 313 ox LCDR D. Leonard OSCS E. Simon YNl R. Cassity YN3 C. Finklea YNSN A. Hopper STRIKE OPS . m _ W AN C. Lasley CDR C. Lawler LCDR G. Evans A63J AC2 K. Warner IS3 S. Conyers 314 OA LCDR C. S. Christiansen AGC J. Cabanillas AGC L. Shelton I AGl W. Randall AG2 R. Dorset! AG2 R. Richmond I AG2 C. Rooks AG2 P. Sedor AG2 B. York AG3 J. F. Brotherman AG3 M. Davis AG3 K. Dougherty AGS B. Millett AGAN J. DeRosso AGAN G. Goulart AN J. Simpson AGAN K. Strauss AGAN D. Versweyveld AGAN M. Young AGAA R. Meier AR G. Newton 315 oc LCDR D. Legidakes LT R. Pearce LT R. Stewart ACC R. Coburn ACC R. Watkins ACC T. Woodall ACl J. Greene ACl T. Long ACl G. Piatt ACl Jim Preston ACl C. Vann AC2 D. Barnes AC2 M. Bizzle AC2 M. Cool AC2 L. E. Darby 316 AC2 D. Hodge AC2 J. McRae AC2 H. Shiver AC2 K. Wright ACS S. Bearden AC2 M. Brown mm AC3 K. Hanson ACS T. Hutchinson ACS G. Iverson ACAN D. Bode ACAN S. Brigman ACAN J. Keating |§|j§ ACAN S. Morris AN R. Sicliinger ACAN D. Wright ACAA D. Borow AA J. Delaplanc ACAA M. Roney Di« p. .« 3 1 1 Wk a LCDR D. Loser LTJG K. Belt LTJG S. Lee ETCS M. Coutant DSC G. Dewey DSC P. Marcotte ETC P. Turner ETl T. J. Anderson ETl R. Bailey -MM lM DSl E. Barnett ETl D. Bechtel DSl B. E. Copas DSl E. Gallipeau ETl D. Lafleur ETl D. Long DSl R. Richardson DSl R. Sutphin DS2 T. Charles 318 FTM2 G. Cotner DS2 R. W. Dukes ET2 E. Gysin ET2 J. Hanson ET3 Jose Hernandez ET2 R. Hickey ET2 J. Koblich DS2 B. Laudun ET2 T. McFaddcn ET2 D. Molloy FTM2 K. Nathan ET2 R. Parker ET2 J. Payne ET2 L. Pruitt ET2 A. R. Rice 319 DS3 G. Eller ET3 D. Emerson DS3 R. E. Flowers DS3 S. Garvin DS3 R. Gordon ET3 M. Hopgood 320 ET3 N. Topolnickl ET3 P. Weaver DSSN P. K. Bennett ETSN J. Nix ETSN E. D. Swenson ETSN B. Washingto 321 CWO W. Welch PHC A. Ringuette PHI D. Powell PHI R. Semon PH2 J. Lisa PH2 R. Wolfe PHI R. Wood PH2 R. Bunge PH2 L. Sigler PH2 S. Walters PH3 P. Dello PH3 O. Henry PH3 J. Marriott PH3 A. McGarry PH3 J. Munroe 322 OP PHAN R. Brenner PHAN R. Collins PHAN R. DeFosse PHAN R. Schadt AN R. Zeches PHAA J. Thomas 323 CTM3 K. Furrcr ISC W. Morgan ISl J. Anderson ISl T. LaBron pilliri DPI R. Wetzel DM1 G. Wishart IS2 C. Childress oz ynV ' f IS2 M. Johnston IS2 R. LIndly IS2 J. McManus 325 oz IS2 S. Williams IS3 J. Christensen IS3 J. Clark IS3 S. Dunkel IS3 C. Perkins IS3 T. Poole IS3 R. Stone IS3 W. Underwood DPSN W. Blevins ISSN M. D. Clark DPSN W. Eager ISSN K. Kclsey ISSN J. Nazarlo-Perez DPSA E. Dobbs ISSA F. Pearson 326 CIC LCDR S. Burich LCDR R. Conaway LCDR S. Jochmans LCDR J. Ladwig LCDR D. Morgan LCDR J. Purdy LCDR G. Ramirez LT L. Murphy EW2 G. Orr OS3 G. Harshberger LT R. Reynolds ENS G. Jones CW02 M. DOrio CWO F. Stillman 327 LT J. E. Breckinglon OSC L. Foshee OSl R. Gelinas OSl S. Souza OS2 C. Axton OS2 D. Browning CI AW2 D. Pittman OS2 F. Fitch OS2 R. Hochwarter OS2 E. Irizarry OS2 J. Palladino OS2 D. Toth OSS J. L. Baughman OSS D. A. Clarke OSS M. Farris OSS C. Gross OSS R. Jenkins OSS L. Mays OSS K. Pitts OSS S. L. Smith OSS R. Thornton 328 i OS3 P. Tillman OSS J. Wagner OS3 P. Wentworth OSS J. A. Wolf OSSN T. Baumgarten OSSN G. Dukes OSSN J. Fisher OSSN NMN Foster OSSN R. Gibbs OSSN W. Goetluck OSSN P. Johnson OSSN A. A. Massarella OSSN R. Mullings OSSN J. Ohisen OSSN J. Perez OSSN R. Raiz OSSN S. Shargo OSSN R. Theusch tW 329 CI OSSN G. Thompson OSSN R. Usera OSSN J. Williamson OSSN Frank C. Wright OSSA K. C. Anderson OSSA L. Bammes OSSA B. Broussand OSSA S. Hawkins OSSA J. Pettig OSSA W. Rohrer OSSA R. Singh OSSR J. Bracco OSSR J. McKoy OSSR S. Schmanek 330 LT B. Beckman AWC R. Cooper EWC S. Meredith AXl S. Augustine AWl C. May AWl R. Williamson «, II EW2 J. Adams DP2 L. Avery AW2 P. Cosson C2 AW2 J. T. Dean AW2 J. Greene EW2 K. Lombard AW2 R. Pickett OS2 A. Escobar EW2 R Smith mm EW2 P. Snider AW2 T. J. Trujillo AW2 T. Walker EW3 A. Acaimo EW3 J. Baird ATS K. Leonard 331 EW L. F. Naccarato EW3 A. Russell AW3 C. Steele EW3 J. Sullivan AW3 T. Tryon AW3 R. Upp g J EWSN R. A. Bice EWSN O. Franklin DPSN J. Holt EWSN L. Lucas AWAN D. Mcintosh AWAN J. Peters AXAN R. Roemmele DPSR B. Van Order 332 1 LTJG L. Stevens LTJG J. Strickland r X FTCS A. Showers FTM2 M. Farmer 1 FTM2 W. R. Hennessey FTM2 B. T. Snyder FTG2 T. Whitlatch FTG2 L. Amorison FTG3 S. Baker FTM3 R. Ballard GMM3 M. Courtway FTM3 R. Gray FTM3 S. Lasley GMM3 G. Mahone FTG3 E. Weatherhead SN E. Benjamin SN S. DeRod SN J. James GTSN W. B. Kitchens FTGSN C. D. Larson FTMSR J. Karr GMMSR B. Ryan 333 SAFETY CDR D. Rucker Safety Officer imr The AMERICA Safety 3M Department conducts and manages the shipwide Safety and 3M programs, keeping the Commanding Officer advised on the status of all matters affecting the safety of the ship and the progress of 3M within every department. The Safety Department monitors compliance with current safety precautions and directives, investigates mishaps and makes recommendations for preventing recurrences, moni- tors divisional safety training, maintains records of mishaps and provides safety information to all departments. The Safety Department observes and has an interest in every shipboard evolution. The 3M Department monitors the progress of 3M and PMS in all departments and provides for transmittal and receipt of documents to and from the proper authority. It provides all material for maintaining the 3M program and establishes the shipboard authority for all questions problems concern- ing 3M. LTJG R. Starr BMl L. Cox ABHl J. Levy AOl J. A. Scott HT2 R. Creedon EM2 D. Simoson YNSN D. Mahmet 334 3-M LTJG M. Metivier MMC D. Cason MMl J. Alves 335 The mission of the 600 man supply department onboard USS AMERICA is that of providing the support necessary to ensure that the ship and embarked airwing are fully missioMi capable and ready for sustained combat operations 81 The scope of responsibility is awesome and entails the fts ' __. management of over $50.000,000.00 year, the inventory management of 110,000 line items valued in excess of $110,000,000.00, and the personnel management of more than 600 people. In order to effectively and efficiently man- age its operation, the supply department Is divided intouiT divisions. ' W- The Stock Control Division (SIC) is primarily responsible for the fiscal management of the ship ' s supplies and equi- page, aviation fleet maintenance, and temporary additional duty (travel) budgets. The Material Division (SIM) is responsible for shipping and receiving all material on AMERICA. In addition their division has custody of over fifty storerooms and is in charge of inventory management of aircraft engines and sono- buoys. The Food Service Division (S-2) has a two fold mission of providing complete provision ' s support for all messes aboard and of providing attractive nutritional meals to the crew in pleasant surroundings. As testimony to the Divi- sion ' s unequaled excellence in food service, COMNAVAIR- LANT selected the AMERICA to represent AIRLANT in the competition for the prestigious NEY award. jpyales Division (S-3) provides service to crew members via seven retail outlets, three barber shops, a cobbler shop, a drjedeaning plant and a tailor shop. Tire Disbursing Division (S-4) is responsible for accurately nfifhtaining both ship ' s company and airwing personnel ' s pay records and disbursing funds to the crew. The Wardroom (S-5) is responsible for the berthing and feeding of the over 450 ship ' s company and airwing officers and authorized civilians. In addition, the wardroom oper- ation is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, restora- tion and preservation of 500 spaces onboard AMERICA in- cluding staterooms, passageways, ladderwells, heads and dining areas. The Aviation Stores Division (S-6) is responsible for pro- viding aviation repair parts to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department and embarked airwing and is a key contributor to aircraft operational readiness. The Automated Data Processing Division (S-7) is respon- sible for the timely and accurate processing of both ship and airwing maintenance information, the input of ship and airwing requisitions, and an all hands favorite, check print- ing for the crew. The Mess Decks Division (S-8) is respdnsible for maintain- ing the enlisted dining facilities as well as for maintaining control over mess attendants assigned to the food service, and wardroom divisions. SUPPLY LT A. Stanczak SKC A. Manlulu AKl F.M. Isip AKl C. Reyes IMl G. Underwood SKI V. Bautista AK2 D. Flaim SK2 Terry Joyner SK2 D. Rylander SK2 L.R. Puntanilla SK3 J. Boughner SK3 D. Castleberry SK3 N. Diggs SK3 R. Twitchell SKSN J. Wacters 337 IMSN S. Senna SKSN R. Sullivan SKSN J. Stantz ■tr F ' T r IMSN S. Volzer SKSA J. Chesser SKSA D. Kranz SN K. Randolph Sl-M LTJG M. Sciancalepore SKCS T.L. Payne AKC R. Manadero SKI A. Andaya SKI I. Brooks SKI R.J. Ganoe 338 SKI O. Umstead SK2 T. Boehm AK2 R. Monroe AK2 M. Reiss SK2 J. Tegiacch SK3 W. Collins Aii AK3 A. Davis SK3 D. Fairchild SK3 R. Farlow AK2 R. Fewell AK3 J. Harlow %j| AN D. Seweil AKAN R.R. Otcy AK3 C. Johnson SH3 T. Johnson AK3 J. Martin AK3 M. Newberry SK3 M. Scerba SK3 G. Zimmcr AKAN J. McNamara AK3 J. Pavese SA H. Alston 339 AA F. Balcer SN J. Fuller SA A. Shaw SKSN F Wells SA R. Woodcock AK3 J. Carravetta SKSR B. Heint7 SA T. Soper S-2 I ENS R. Laughlin MSCS P. Natividad MSC R.P. Botardo MS) MSC R. Calling MSC R.R. Cardona MSC G.E. Viado 340 MSI P. Casana MSI R. David MSI HA. Jaramillo MSI R. Villanueva MS2 D. Abad MS2 J. Alojado iPBoiiHt ■ MS2 W. Kimbrough MS2 C. Medina MS2 E. Pilant MS2 W. Travostino MS3 G. Berry MS3 R. Boone GtVUiH Photograph Not Available MS3 K. Boyer MS3 S.L. Campbell MS3 C. Felix MS3 C.H. Harris MS3 G. Marsh MS3 M. Michaud 341 MSSN M. Crumwell MSSN M. Fornwalt MSSN B. Haefs MSSN R. Haugen MSSN D. Huckabay MSSN E. Knockel MSSN J.A, McRobie MSSA D. Shenfeld MSSN S. Smith MSSN P. Tampas MSSN R. White MSSA J. Arnold 342 tM ' t MSSR D. Duchesneau MSSN D. Kirton SR R. Newton MSSA B. Ranahan MSSA K. Weaver 343 S-3 ♦• .f ,M v ' iv ' ► .: ' 1 mm LTJG M. Edwards SHCM M. Mohr SHC C. Catbagan SHC H. Durzewski SHI D.A. Gross SH2 J. Hawkins SH2 H.D. Lopez SH2 A. Usery SH3 A. Anderson SH3 S. Gonzales SH3 K. Hauck SH3 R. Martlle 344 hUk SH3 J. Palmer SHSN D. Collins SHSN G. Ervin SN C. Morgan SN D. Sillaman SHSA L.R. Hartley SHSA G. Miller SHSA W.L. Murphy SA R. Rager 345 I S-4 ENS E. J. Smith ENS F. Soldwedel DKC M. P. Guinoo DKC E. G. Montcclaro DKl W. R. Anderson DKl C. Blundon DKl S. Tamares DKl O. Sarino DK2 R. Anderson DK2 B. M. Beatima 346 DK2 F. Craig DK3 D. England DISSN A. Clarke DK2 R. Guarin DK2 L. Smith. Jr. DK2 J. Kussman DK3 F. Vandyke DKSN L. Kemp DKSA B. Lee DKSN M. A. Marispini P iJllllW SN R. Pryor 347 S-5 I LTJG C. Curtis MSC T.P. Gines MSI L. Primero MSI A.B. Reyes MSI E. Suarez MSI F.R. Torres MS2 J.F. Fontanllla MS2 R. Iwanski MS2 R. Mastruzzo MS3 E. Boren MS3 D.L. Brown MS3 H. Brown MS3 C. Fast P03 R. Houser MS3 J. Outlaw 348 MS3 R. Scruggs MS3 J. Tuckey MS3 E4 J. Vinci MS3 J. Young MSSN R. Bailey MSSN E. Boren MSSN B. Messerschmidt MSSN A.K. Smith MSSN P. Toth MSSN T.L. Warschauer MSSN R.P. Williamson MSSA P. Gerweck 349 S-6 LT A.B. Pulley ENS R. Gottlick AKCS G. Self AKC G. Butts AKC W. Braganza AKl A.C. Chiu AKl O. Scotl AK2 J. Barnes AK2 R. Bernard AK3 A. Batcman AK3 V.M Bonadio AK3 R. Cotton AK3 A. Johnson AK3 K. Lindsay AK3 K. McCabe AK3 J. McCurty 350 CIV C. Repnicke S-7 DPC J. Bryant DPI W. Hixson DP2 L. Bransford DP2 G. Ipock DP3 W. Caldwell DPS I. Domenech DPS A. Gates DPS D. Harris DPS R. Heeke DPS V. Plaskett DPSN R. Iman DPSN M. Lambrecht DPSN J. Moore DPSN P Nairn DPSN S. Parks UPSA S.J. Byers DPSN B. Gllllland DPSN L. Nichols DPSN S. Smith DPSA G. Reed DPSA M. Sacco 352 ' ialaj I DPSA A. Siruchek DPSA R Burns DPSA G. Hood DPSA T.J. Lucas DPSA A. Nardi DPSN S. Smith P iS-8 IHMe llSKM MOMAA SMI R. Heine ABE2 K. Roadman 353 AMERICA s pillllHllhiission isthat of a fighting smp. he men of the Weapons Department are tasked with pro- viding the embarked Air Wing with the many and varied weapons, necessary to carry out this mission. The Weapons Department is also charged with the physical security of the ship. , . The Weapons Department Is comprised of 5 division nfl the Marine Detachment. Aviation Ordnancemen, Gunners Mates, Torpedomen, Electrician Mates and Yeoman arc the rates that are contained in the Weapons Department organi- Ition. G-1 division maintains the ship ' s armory, the maga- jne sprinkler systems and several below decks magazines. , --2 division maintains repairs and operates the Weapons ' Fevators necessary to move hundreds of tons of ordnance " from the bowels of the ship to the flight deck for delivery to the squadrons. The correct configuration and assembly of various free fall weapons and air launched guided missiles. such as Sparrow, Sidewinder, and Phoenix, are the responsi- ' ' " t VirfG- 3 division. This dlui n also maintains the many magazines in ' fRy these v lRis are stowed. G-4 division maintainsand configures the hundreds of pieces of handling l t required to transport the weapons from maga- j lO flight deck. This division is also responsible for all ,.jOvement of weapons on the flight and hangar decks. " W " division is charged with maintaining USS AMERICA ' S spe- cial weapons capability. The Marine Detachment is AMERI- CA ' S " Force in Readiness " and provides the capability for physical security of special weapons and their magazines. Anytime the AMERICA Is " loaded out " a four man team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts is assigned to handle any type of emergency that may arise. Overseeing and coordinating the efforts of those divisions falls to the Aviation Ordnance Control Station under the guidance of the Ordnance Handling Officer. Jl these divisions combine to do the mission of the Weap- ' epartment which Is " to provide fuzed ordnance to the Jing for delivery on target. " WEAPONS CDR C.B. Wolfram LCDR K.W. McCoy LCDR C. Little LCDR R. Repp AOCM G. Lee AOl J. Aldrich AOl S. Stanley A03 C. Gray YN3 J. Leonard A03 E. Shclton SN R. Jackson ADMIM 355 Q-1 CW02 M. Coleman AOl R. Sibley AOl J.R. Windrow A02 D. Chever A02 D. Holland A02 M. Koschalk A02 J. McGuire A03 R. Beatty GMB3 L. Kelley A03 S. McGowan A03 B. Williamson AOAN T. Brightful GMLSN M. McNamee AOAN S.V. Preston AOAN B. Tallcy AR K. Beal SR J. Bird AOAN R. Guthrie 356 AR K. Hall AA T. Hitchcock AR S. Hunchman AGAR R. Millner AR D. Phillips AA D. Runser SN O. Wiggins 357 CW02 D.M. Rudicill AOl H. Avery AOl W. Ehrmantrout AOl P.H. Center EM2 V.C. Cruz A02 R.E. Eley A02 D. Gore EM3 J. Bauer A03 T. Burns A03 A. Gamache A03 R.A Gray A03 T. Guertin Q-2 I A03 A. Johnson A03 D. Kimble A03 E.J. Maravolo 358 1 ■2 A03 S. Metclaf A03 H. Waugaman AN E. Campbell AOAN J. J6sefowlc2 AOAN T.W. Lam AN S. Wilhelm AA M. Klein AA B. Whitworth AR D.K. Jordan AA M. Reyes AR M. Kirby AA L. Segura AR J. Burgo AR E. Gunderson AR R. Wyman G-3 ENS W.G. Glenn AOC G. Shelton AOl R.M. Knaub AOl P.C. Ranquist AOl F. Silcox AOl G. Taylor AOl V. Thompson A02 R. Carroll TM2 H. Meeks A02 M.A. Negron A02 R. Smith A03 V. Camacho A03 R. Dlcmert A03 E.H. Dykes GMT3 K. Hendrlckson A03 K. Knecht TMT3 R.S. Sexton TM3 G. Chuck Whitehead 360 twin n i I A03 R.W. Williams AOAN C. Wright AN B. Brown SN J. Downing SR M.L. Howell AOAN R. Nolholt i AN B. Oberther AN J.R. Simpson SR D. Boyle AA B. Ferguson AOAN Lord AR G. Newton AR F. Nye AR D. Turner AR S. Usher AR D.H. Wilson 361 CW02 J. Swindle AOC R. Schullz AOl H. Farley AOl R. Schreck AOl W. Temples mmm tm A02 B. Goodlow A02 G. Holt A02 D. Myers A02 C. Ranson A03 B. Dykes G-4 A02 G. Davis A03 J. Ebbert A03 P. Gramdin A03 J. Lynch A03 P. Marchand A03 R.L. Miller A03 D. Notestine A03 A. Riley 362 i lDdIi } Qkn 4i A03 W. Wilcher AN N. Gates AN D. Edwards AN C. Goldsmith AN B. Kane AN J. Kuddes AN T. Lingren AOAN T. Long AOAN M.A. Shipman AN A. Taylor AA A. Catapano AN V. Godwin Km AOAN B. Campbell AR B. Coon AA M.C. Johnson AR R.C. Paherson 363 CW02 J. Lyscan GMTC D. Zittrauer GMTl K. Frick GMTl D. Gtngo GMTl S. Helton GMTl A. Krant GMTl R. Reich GMTl L. Zajo GMTl J. Zwerlein GMT2 R. Helmer GMT2 T. Wuerth GMT3 M.J. Cooper GMT3 R. Davis GMT3 D. Fields GMT3 J.K. Moore w 364 GMT3 R.E. Ross Jr. GMT3 E. Spooner GMT3 B.J. Stein GMT3 F. Swiconek GMTSN M. Brown GMTSN C.C. Jennings GMTSN S. Lavalley SKSN D. McLean J jj 1 . GMSN V. Prewitt GMTSN B. Snyder GMTSA J. Owings GMTSA B.J. Yankosky EOD LTJG T. Hinote AOC D. Lyons SN J. Slabinski MMIDV M. Barnes GMTl J. Lentz 365 t23SS J iD Vvs 9» CAPT R. Zlaloper CVWl CVW-1 Carrier Wing ONE has been in commission longer than any other Navy Air Wing. Since commissioning on June 4. 1934. CVW-1 has served aboard eighteen different carriers, made 34 deployments and had a majority of the East Coast squadrons as members of the Navy ' s " First and Foremost. " CVW-1 was originally " The Ranger Air Group " and served aboard USS RANGER (CV-4) during the early days of carri- er aviation. Air Wing ONE also operated aboard all three other carriers in commission at that time: USS LANGLEY (CV-1), USS LEXINGTON (CV-2). and USS SARATOGA (CV-3). After commencement of World War II, until 1943, Air WING ONE participated in the North African campaign and operated in all parts of the Atlantic. Thereafter, the Air Wing was redesignated (CVG-4) and transferred to the Pacific Fleet. Serving aboard ESSEX and BUNKER HILL, the Air Wing saw action against Japan from the Philippines to To- kyo, earning two Presidential Unit Citations in addition to having nurtured many naval aviation heroes. After the War. CVG-4 was reformed in California, reas- signed to the East Coast, and redesignated CVG-1. Between 1946 and 1957 Air Wing ONE served aboard nine different aircraft carriers. The Air Wing made five Mediterranean deployments, aboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, between 1959- 1965. Additionally, in 1962, the Air Wing was assigned to the USS ENTERPRISE for her shakedown cruise and fleet review for President John F. Kennedy. The Air Wing made a WESTPAC deployment aboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROO- SEVELT and conducted combat operations off the coast of Vietnam between June 1966 and February 1967. In 1969, the Air Wing began a long and illustrious associ- ation with USS JOHN F. KENNEDY making 8 Mediterra- nean deployments. This association lasted 13 years at which time the Air Wing was transferred to USS AMERICA. The Airwing ONE USS AMERICA team proved to be a winning combination. As part of Cruiser Destroyer Group 12, AMERICA and the Air Wing sallied forth from Norfolk, Va. in December of 1982 for a Med Indian Ocean deploy- ment. Under the leadership of Captain Ronald J. Zlatoper. the Air Wing continued to build on its outstanding perfor- mance from the previous workup period establishing itself as one of the strongest and most innovative Air Wings in Naval Air. J CDR R. Abshier LCDR R. Potter LCDR N. Davis LCDR J. Leenhouts LCDR L. Oles2ko LCDR D. Drew 369 YN3 L. Brown YNSN T. Keyes AEAN C. Littlejohn AN R. Riccadonna 371 ,■ !:: • ' ■ %.- : A -1 ' ' - • ' -■■• -Vt- r -; t HS-11 M iVr. ■.•?., ■■■ ' i ,.-. ■ ' -■-. -• CDR R.A. Catone COMMANDING OFFICErf HS-11 DRAGON SLAYERS Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ELEVEN was com- missioned 27 June 1957 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Is- land. The squadron ' s mission of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) has been its primary but by no means its exclusive domain. Over the years. HS-11 has rescued many downed aviators and transferred untold numbers of sick or injured personnel of various nations to medical facilities. HS-11, embarked in USS WASP, rescued fourteen crewmembers from the Carib- bean. Following the disastrous collisions at sea between USS JOHN F. KENNEDYand USS BELKNAP in November 1975 and USS BORDELON in September 1976. personnel assigned to the squadron demonstrated outstanding profes- sional skill in support of damage control and rescue actions. Squadron aircrews conducted exhaustive search, rescue and relief missions in the face of harsh sea and weather condi- tions, compounded by the risk of fire and explosions, which contributed directly to the recovery and care of over eighty injured personnel. For this meritorious service aboard USS JOHN F KENNEDY the squadron was awarded the Navy 374 Unit Commendation. Since the inception of the manned space program, HS-11 has played a significant role in the astronaut recovery oper- ations. Over the years HS-11 aircrews have picked up such famed astronauts as WHITE. MCDIVITT, LOVELL AND AL- DRIN. During the North Atlantic exercise United Effort between Aug and Sep 82, HS-11 completed 23 consecutive days of around the clock operations. Continuing their 1982 training, the squadron participated in TYT III in conjunction with NATO exercise Display Determination in the Mediterra- nean. This was followed by an Operational Readiness Evalu- ation in the Puerto Rico Operating area. During the period fro m 10 May 82 to 27 Oct 82. HS-11 flew over 2300 hours and surpassed four years of accident free flying. HS-11 inchopped to the 6th Fleet in December and pro- ceeded to the island of Palma de Mallorca for Christmas. Operations included Libyan Freedom of Navigation OPS with a SH-3H forward deployed to the USS KIDD (DDG993). CDR G. Skaar COMMANDING OFFICER LCDR RE. Shook LT W. Conway LCDR J. Schrock LCDR J. OConnell LCDR J. McGill LCDR W. Saye LT R. Abel LT T Phillips LT F. Pierce LT G. Selman LT L. Roth LT S. Linnell LT T. Beckham : 375 LT K.D. Yoder LTJG LB. Gordon LTJG F. King LTJG M. Lundgren LTJG E. Barker LTJG H. Johnson AFCM DC. Arnett AFCM R. Lafleur ATCS R.J. Altstatt ADCS E. Delf.l AMHC D. Brewer AEC W. McDermoll AMSC G. Ness AZC R.S. Taylor ATI W. Bellefeuille AKl R.D. Bergesch ADll R. Berry ADl P. Cleveland ADl L. Curry AMS L.E. Enguerra PNl P. King i 376 AEl D. Lewis DKl A. Mago YNl R. Libby AWl F. Luethy AMHl B. Obed DWl S.C. Shipman AOl T. Spivey AOl R. Stephens ATI R. Waring AXl G. Woodhams DK2 J. Alberto A02 T. Bailey AD2 C. Bartkliewicz AMH2 J.G. Bates ANS2 M. Brownell 377 AE2 A. Burnt-It AW2 J. Carter PN2 K. Chaslain AZ2 B. Christie AD2 J. Deffes AW2 A. Dicenso AMS2 W. Dove AE2 D. Foster AK2 R. Hendricks MS2 ,1. Jones A02 B. Garrett YN2 T.L. Mays AM2 M. MiAuliffe AZ2 A. Moore AW2 J. Prilchard 378 1. AX2 C. Rouse AMS2 M. Roush AT2 W. VanMaurik AT2 F. Velez AMH2 J. Wadriski MS2 C. Wilson AW3 H. Apontc AD3 R. Beatty AW3 F. Bijeaux AMS3 S. Cartaealsa AMHS S. Charles AMS3 M. Clark 379 AX3 D. Cliburn AW3 P. Curry AE3 D. Davis AW3 K.J. Ellenburg ATS D. Flanigan AW3 C. Gouldin PI H A03 D. Graves AZ3 L. Grisnold AMH3 M. Haney MS3 D. Hvndriex AX3 R.K. Johnson MS3 W. Kniphfel AW3 D. Lyons A03 R. Mason AMH3 J. Miller AW3 E. Nelson AMH3 W. Parker AMS3 D. Pinter 380 r i 9 AW3 W. Sandiford AW3 G. Sapp AMS3 J. Solomon IHif» 1 AMS3 E.Y. Turner AW3 J. Vestal AMS3 M. Weinstein kiipMtl AME3 J. Youngblood AMH H. Anderson AKAN L.D. Ball J Mfti AKAN A. Barnett AA R. Birkeland AA J. Bobbert SN R.P. Catron AZAN P. Colbert 381 AZAN T. Conley AN T.W. Douglas AA J. Dunakin PNSA J.T. Freed AMHAA J. Gerbasi AEAN M. Gregg YNSN R. Harmon ATAN J. Hcndrix ADAN E. Henry E3 G. Hernandez ADAN K. Lee 382 AN B. Leeth ADAN D. Mackle ADAN G. Marshall PRAN R.W. Maynard AN E. Meyers ATAN K. lllurphy ADAA R. Nielsen AA D. Oakes AN G.D. Parnell AA J. Perkins AN R. Place SN D.R. Powell Mm Kli. ADAN K. Reams AN P. Stockdale ADAN M. Voorhees AN B. Wallace AEAN R. Wheeler AN M. Womack 383 »V-34 ff • ii ' CDR B. Liner Precruise — 13 Feb 83 VA-34 BLUE BLASTERS The history of Attack Squadron THIRTY-FOUR is stud- ded with noteworthy achievements and steeped in tradition. Since its origin in October of 1943 as VF-20, the Blue Blast- ers have successively flown nine types of aircraft from twen- ty four different aircraft carriers. The Blueblasters were re- designated VF-34 in 1950 and remained a fighter squadron until 1956 when the squadron became VA-34. In the early " fighter " years, the " Blasters " flew F6F Hell- cats. F8F Bearcats, F2H Banshees and F7U Cutlasses. As an attack squadron, the " Blasters " traded in their cutlasses for A4D Skyhawks winning the first Battle " E " for an A4D outfit. VA-34 was decommissioned in May of 1969 only to be recommissioned less than a year later in January of 1970 changing to the A6A Intruder. In 1971 the squadron won its second Battle " E " proving it had adapted well to the attack mission. Deploying in December of 1971, the squadron operated four different models of the A-6 Intruder. The A6A. A6B, A6C and KA6D were all operated concurrently on this cruise which was extended four times making it a ten month de- 386 ployment. The following deployment in April 1973 was also extended to ten months as the Blasters found themselves in the Mediterranean during the Middle East hostilities that year. Returning to Oceana in December, VA-34 received its first A6E Intruder, the newest and most sophisticated ver- sion of the Intruder. The Grumman A-6E TRAM is the latest and most sophisticated of the combat proven Intruder se- ries. This subsonic, low-level, medium attack bomber has the capability to deliver either nuclear or conventional weapons with pinpoint accuracy deep into hostile territory. It can accomplish this task day or night, in the worst weath- er, from the deck of an attack aircraft carrier. Its long range capability and sensitive radar and de tection equipment make the Intruder equally suitable for brush fire conflicts or retaliatory nuclear war. While onboard AMERICA, VA-34 again won the coveted COMNAVAIRLANT Battle Efficiency Award. Whether per- forming all weather attack missions or providing fuel for the Air Wing ' s thirsty aircraft, VA-34 continues to build upon its proud and colorful history. CDR G. Van Sickle 13 Feb 83 — Present CDR J. Dadson LCDR R. Coleman LCDR F. Barrett LCDR R. Ponton LCDR S. Regula LCDR T. Therrell LCDR R. Champney LCDR E.K. Nielsen LCDR D. Hierholzer LCDR B. Satterwhite LT T. Quitter LT T.D. Smith LT A. Jalberl 387 U V. KV V I L. LT M. Callahan LT C. Wolfson IT C. Powers IT. K Rojck LT J. Johnson LT A. Brown LT E. King LT M.J. Pawlak LT D. Bursch LT M. Hccker LTJG B. Driver LTJG C. Rattc LTJG T Hogston LTJG G. Kollarik 388 LTJG S. Beach LTJG G. Ranville LTJG T. Redd ENS D. Stitzlein ENS J. Helm CW02 C. Walters ..V m g» i ' ; ' ' V K ' v ' i j 389 AFCM O. Clarksdn AQCS G.W. Edwards AQCS C. Stalcup AQC C. Berlemann ADC A.F. Eisenmenger ADC K. Hojchel AMSC W. Hopkins ADC V.R. Moyer AEC HA. Ruble AOC P. SchmidI ATC J. IJrquharl ADl B. Abfl DKl A. A. Alix AMHl A. At ola 390 AMEl R.L. Campbell AMSl R. Cole AOl L.R. Fowler AEl R.D. Gottke ATI L. Honeycutt AOl T. Hosmer II AD2 G. Coleman Jr. AZ2 M. Collins AE2 B. Crandall AD2 R. Earl AE2 L. Erskine AT2 J. Fitzpatrick A02 T. Fletcher AQ2 R. Griffin AK2 S. Hankal A02 B. Harpster A02 D. L. Hutchens YN2 W. Janke AZ2 P. Johnson AT2 J. Kulacz AK2 OM. Lee AQ2 W. Lumpkin AQ2 R. Mcintosh AME2 J. Madden AE2 J. Mallory HN2 W. Morris AQ2 J.l. Morse AQ2 R. Newkirk AE2 R.S. Odom AME2 W. Odom 392 AE2 P.D. Petersen AMS2 J. Puckett AQ2 B. Salmon AQ2 M. Smith AMS2 M. Tackett E5 AE2 D. Th ompson PN2 L.R. Thornton AMS2 C. Vayda AMH2 D. Welch AD2 DA. Williams MS2 Wilson A02 D. Yeater AD3 M. Andes AMH3 J. Ashbough AE3 B. Barl ey AMS3 D. Cabrera AE3 A. Carpinelli YN3 F. Clifton ) «« AMS3 M. Collier A03 R. Drummond ASE3 M.K. Farnhar 393 AE2 L. Fay ABH3 J. Hobbs AMS3 S. Moulder » AD3 D.E. Howes AT3 B. Jackson AMS3 E. Kent AMS3 J. Kopischke AT2 W. Langhlin AMH3 J.L. Leggett AMK3 R. l. iu AZ2 M.C. Madison A03 D. Marshall AI)3 C. Morrison AE3 J. Mrazek AQ3 A. Pereira 394 ■I(« AMS3 D. Pitcher A03 K.D. Ramsdell AME3 N. Santiago Iw, AMS3 C. Thomas ADAN B. Alesch AOAN J. Arceneaux I AKAN D. Baham ADAN J. Barlas AN E. Benson ADAN J. BischoH PNSN A. Bishop AMEAN E. Bowman ,nill AMSAN A. Delaurentis AN E. Dickey ADAN O. Douglas ADIAN D. Driggers AN E.L. Eckcr ADAN C. Eggen 395 AQAN H.L. Jones ATAW R.U. Jones AMS D. Keating 396 AMHAN J. Kennedy AMEAN E. Kulhanck AEAN S. Ladd AN K. Lavler PNSN J. Lcfkoski ADAN J.D. Light £M m AN J. Metcalf AN T. Moore ADAN D. Mowrer ATAN W. Maylor AN D. Ousley AN W. Pearson ADAN G.M. Pilkington AOAN J. Ponle ATAN F. Powe AMKAN E.L. Poyner AQAN D.W. Rawls AN M.A. Ray ADAN W. Reichelt ADAN J. Roberts ADAN P Rodriguez AMSAN R.D. Rose ATAN K. Sanders AMEAN D.J. Schubach 397 PRAN R. Shatter ADAN J. Shipp AN R. Spradley ADW E.D. Tekampe AN T.L. Underdown AEAN G. Vargo AMSAN F.Walker AOAN D. WESTON AMSAN M.E. White AMMAN C. Wilcox ATAN D. Worley AMEAN G. Yates AOAA L. Gomps AMEN D.L. Grove ADAA T. Hayes 398 «K AA G. Hoose YNSA B.S. Irvin AMHAA P. Johnson ll ' a AA J. Mahachek AMEM W.H. Miller AA J. Prothero tti I AOAA J. Riddle AA D. Samuel AA C. Smilh rtd I PRAA K.R. Stewart AMSAA H. Vickers MSSR E. Bowens Hill AR J. Holmes AR A. Ricker AGAR R. Walker 399 • «► t .s- CS • tfc); sv «s. S£J. S» i 1 CDR T. Mitchell Precruise — 23 Dec 82 VSIV-46 CLANSMEN The " CLANSMEN " of VA-46 were commissioned as an attack squadron in July 1955 at Cecil Field, Florida. The first commanding officer, Cdr C.A. McDougal, lent his Scot- tish background to the Squadron which adopted the McDou- gal tartan as its squadron colors. Ever since, the CLANS- MEN have proudly adopted the McDougal tartan as its own and emblazoned it on its aircraft and squadron surround- ings. The squadron received A-4B skyhawks in 1958 deploying on board the USS INTERPID in February of 1959 to the Mediterranean. Following a WESTPAC cruise in 1960 the squadron transitioned to the newer A-4C SKYHAWK. The A-4C became the squadron ' s mainstay until June 1968 when it then traded in its trusty SKYHAWKS for the A-7B COR- SAIR II Embarking aboard USS SARATOGA in 1968. VA-46 became the first A-7 squadron to deploy to the Med. In 1976 VA-46 set a record of 25,129.8 accident free hours for Navy single seat aircraft. Safety became a VA-46 hallmark as it won its fourth award in 1980. Safety was not the squadron ' s only claim to fame as it won its second COMNAVAIRLANT Battle " E " in 3 years in 1981. The CLANSMEN brought the latest model of the A-7 CORSAIR II (the " E " or Echo version) on the 82-83 deploy- ment, where the squadron continued its proud tradition and maintaining that " Light Attack is where its at! " 402 I ,V CDR J. Peterson 23 Dec 82 — Present COR- JA46 M Nivv iifii im ' i m eA-I fploy loanii LT F. Johnson CDR D. Hendrickson Executive Officer LCDR J. Harrison LCDR D. Graham LCDR G.P Mulvany LCDR J. Nayfack LCDR C. Henderson LCDR J.M. Eccleston LT J. VanDerKamp LT W. Renner LT S. Scheurich LT R. Shields LT D. Gorie 403 404 LT D. Marble LT R. Wening LTJG M.W. Bradley ENS W. Treadway ENS W. Adams AVCM R. Adams AECS O. Cowart AECS R. Girton AOCS J. Griego AMSC R. Gallagher AMHC C.P. GriHin AZC G. Hopkins AOC K. Porter AMSC J. Walsh ATC J. Albancze ADl C. Rider PRl N. Simms AEl W. Tippett AMHl D. Todd AMSl D. Vollmer AMHl T. Wallace 405 ADl R.D. Wood AD2 D.W. Blackburn AD2 S. Bouley AQ2 E. Bulthuis AMH: R. Coatcs ES W. Dewitt AQ2 K. McCormick AMH2 J. Parks AME2 M. Rapp 406 « I A02 C. Setting AE2 G. Siques AT2 R. Sunday " I AK2 M.D. Weaver AME2 L. Westbrooks A02 L. Wine PN3 T. Allen AMH3 G. Anderson AT3 H. Anderson AE3 J. Bullis AE3 R. Button AD3 T. Clark ADS J. Collins AE3 G. Dynes AQ3 M. Ellis AZ3 M. Ennis A03 A.J. Flores AE3 J. Fort AD3 R. Haines AE3 J.V. Harbin MS3 D. Krych iX 407 AMH3 M. Ladue AMS3 W. Lewis AD3 F. Madriaga AMS3 W. Malonry AK3 E. Maze ATS G.K. Miller PR3 S. Miller AD3 W. Moore A03 A.L. Myrick YN3 D. Porter AT3 R. Ramey AT3 A. Rast AQ3 G. Remy AZ3 J.L. Reyes YN3 D. Richardson AQ3 H. Rozsa ' AE3 T. Sanders AQ3 V. Scrivner 408 Jltl AMES R. Scott AT3 K.J. Snapp AMS3 G. Stewart AE V. Telford ATS M. Tessmar AQ3 N. Tomasko agm ATS G. Tremelling D.M. Videtich ADS S. Villarreal AZAN S. Andrews AN T. Areiniega AN A. Bailey 409 AMSAN W.R. Brown AMSAN B. Brunson AMMAN R. Davis E3 G. Diaz ADAN D. Enostrem AOAN T. Fockler ADAN A. Garcia ATAN M. Garrett AN L. George AN B. Goree AOAN K. Gregory ADAN J. Griffith AEAN J. Nucl«)is AN T.K. Oggier AQAN E. Osgood AOAN J.S. Ovetz ADAN C. Peters AMMAN RE. Pilrington AN T. Mazclip ADAN T. Milner ADAN J. Howard 410 AMSAN C. Jenkins AOAN D. Kalvitz AOAN D. Laviolette AQAN D. Lewis AMH G. Malcolm AN V. Marley ADAN D. Marino AMMAN S. Masen AMSAN J. McCarty ATAN D. Miller AMH P. Montemurno AN T. Morris jiH AMS W. Rimmer AOAN C. Rogers ATAN A. Sakelakos i 1 ' ••■ ' " ' ' " 1 - Ml AQAN K. Smith AN A. Slachmus C.A. Tunney 411 ,ii SN R. Veverka AOAN K. Wehrle AN R. Weiss MSSN J.G. Willemsen AMMAN W. Adelbai AMEAN J. Allen AMSN D. Borror AOAN G. Carr AA F. Douglass AN L. Everett AMSAN C. Keathellin AMMAN D. Mall AOAN B. lAiwe AOAA C. Maysonet AMMAA J. McLeod 412 ) ADAA F. Olsen AA D. Reyes AN J. Ring AN DA. Rose AA R. Schweitzer AR R. Aaroe AR C. Evans AR A. Fordyce SR O. McCuin AMHAR J. Mayfield AR L. Myers AR K. Rhudy I 413 ;i •Iff i V «». % - ......r t 4 CART R. Kiem VA-72 CVW-1 VA-72 BLUE HAWKS Attack Squadron SEVENTY-TWO, the " BLUEHAWKS " flies the Vought an A-7E CORSAIR II and is shorebased at NAS Cecil, Jacksonville Florida. The BLUEHAWKS trace their origins as an attack squadron back to 1955 when it changed from a fighter squadron to an attack squadron. In 1956. the BLUEHAWKS became the first Navy squad- ron to equip with the Douglas A-6A SKYHAWK. Subse- quently the BLUEHAWKS were found wherever things were hot: Lebanon in 1958, Cuba in 1962 and Southeast Asia in 1965. Following their return in February 1967. VA-72 be- came the first atlantic fleet squadron to complete two com- bat cruises in the Southeast Asian Area of operations. In 1969. the BLUEHAWKS ended thirteen years of fond association with the A-4 SKYHAWK when they traded in their trusty " SCOOTERS ' for the A-7B CORSAIR II. After completing their transition. VA-72 was assigned to Air Wing ONE aboard USS JOHN E KENNEDY making their first deployment with the A-7 to the Mediterranean in December of 1971. The BLUEHAWKS made Naval aviation history during cruise by surpassing an unprecedented 15.000 acci- dent free hours. In 1977, VA-72 marked four consecutive years and 26.000 hours of accident-free flying. Later that year, the squadron began receiving the state of the art version of the CORSAIR, the A-7E model. The BLUEHAWKS made their seventh and last deploy- ment aboard USS Kennedy in August 1980. and have since enjoyed a fruitful association with CVW-1 and the USS AMERICA. 416 rfltil (Htllt lacci- 16.W 1 LT R.W. McCabe LT M. Elsken LT G. Lovan LT K. McCarthy LT A. Yoder LT M. Shiple SAIR. ,US5 LT. M. Fox LT S. Bartie LT T. Peters LT C. Boh LTJG J. Nichols CW03 J.W. Stokcly 417 ATCS T. Johnson AMSC J. Bruning AMSC T. Ellis AEC J. Galle AMHC W. Moran AQC H. Pledger AOC R. Proffer AQC T. VonHollen PNl D. Arroyo AOl K. Burk AQl J.D. Callender ' AOl R.A. Christian AMHl H.T. Dixon AF.l K. Docliery 418 y AMSl J. Lee AMEl H. Newton AOl J.L. Sutfin AMSl J. A. White AMHl K. Williamson AT2 B. Adkins A02 R. Alexander AT2 B. Bryant MS2 T Byington A[32 P ( haney AT2 R. Chastain AK2 D. Griffith AME2 D. Hahn AD2 R. Hannon AE2 Q.T. Harp PR2 G. Hernandez AMH2 N. Kirkendoll AE2 R. Longval A02 K. May AT2 D. McAvoy 419 A03 K.L. Anderson MS3 G. Beattv AD3 G. Bechtold AD3 J. Boudieau A03 S. Boze AMH3 A.O. Campbell AMH3 C. Chant AT3 G. Davila AD3 M. DeBerry AMH3 R. Dickinson AMS3 A. Engel A03 S. Frasier I iwi AE3 W.E. Moore AT3 P. Mormando A03 N. McClelland II AMH3 R. Primm AT3 P Rudewicz PR3 D. Smcrud MS3 R.L. Thomas A03 J. Warren P03 W.A. Young AT3 J. Younger AOAN R.G. Ayers AN C.B. Ash AMSAN L. Bagwell AMMAN C. Beebe AEAN W. Bell AMSAN J. Benlley ADAN R. Berroa AN J. Boguc ADAN J. Cadden AQAN D. Chaump AMMAN J. Cloward 422 ATAN L. Cotton ATAN W. Crowe AMMAN M. Culbert ADAN DA. Froncek AMSAN D. Glisan ATAN M. Grover ATAN M. Groves AOAN A. Harper AMEAN M. Hinman ATAN L. Hodges AQAN J. Hooks AZAN A. Journey AQAN K. Kampovsky AQAN D. Kludy AZAN M. Kraatz 423 AOAN K. Mee AMEAN T.J. Miller ADAN R. McQueen AKAN L. Ordway AN J. Oviedo AN L. Payne AN S.T. Saunders AEAN K. Schretzmann AN J. Schuster AMMAN W.E. Scott AN C. Sears AMSAN F. Serafini i coKJitMumimmf ' ; AOAN J. Thompson AQAN T. Webb AEAN D.J. Wilson S f! ' 1 " VP.iM ADAN J.L. Wing PNSA L. Wolfe AMHAN R. Wroten AA J. Berrio AA T. Douthit AA V.J. Herath AA G.K. Walker AMSAA R.L. Warren AA R. Willis CIV D. Reese 425 »r .,-rt» 2; ' B ,60 ' Q e " i ' 1 % ' :, -- " -I «■ ' »? ■i-Hf ' i 5 ' i,»4« f ' M ' B ' . w. V.Tt ■ " ».)»-»■ ' •. HDS f j;? , ■-- ■ ■ J 5 I EW w L ' Sk ik iSit v BB ' - ;r ' ' | flfl a 3 CDR N. Kobylk OPS VAQ-136 VAQ-136 WIZARDS Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THIRTY SIX was established at Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island. Washington on 6 April 1973, the fifth operational Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron to employ the EA-6B " Prowl- er. " Ten weeks after commissioning the " Gauntlets ' com- menced predeployment training with Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, the pioneers in the blue water, multi-mission. CV concept. Deployed aboard USS KITTY HAWK. VAQ-136 became the first EA-6B squadron to conduct operations in the Indian Ocean. The " Gauntlets " deployed with Carrier Air Wing SEVEN aboard USS INDEPENDENCE for the 1977 Mediterranean Cruise, closing out the era of the standard version " Prowler. " Three weeks after their return to Whidbey Island, the squad- ron began transitioning to the Improved Capability (ICAP) Version of the EA-6B. The " Gauntlets " subsequently de- ployed in October 1978 with Carrier Air Wing THREE on USS SARATOGA completing the deploy ment in April 1979. Preparations commenced immediately for change of homeport to Yokosuka, Japan including a Red Flag exercise and carrier refresher training aboard USS CORAL SEA. USS RANGER and USS CONSTELLATION. At the end of February 1980. the " Gauntlets " transferred the entire squad- ron to join the forward deployed USS MIDWAY Carrier Air Wing FIVE team. Since joining the forward deployed Carrier Air Wing FIVE aboard USS MIDWAY. VAQ-136 has participated in numer- ous exercises including Beacon Compass. Beacon Flask. Cope Thunder, Cape Diamond, and Team Spirit. Operations are normally conducted in South China Sea. Sea of Japan, and the Northern Pacific. In 1982. VAQ-136 received a unit citation from the Association of Old Crows in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in the field of Electronic Warfare. In late January 1983, the " Gauntlets " executed an unprec- edented 8300 mile crossdeck operation of the squadron from USS MIDWAY in Japan to USS AMERICA (CV-66) CVW-1 deployed in the Indian Ocean and return. During the three months with Carrier Air Wing ONE. VAQ-136 established themselves as superior practitioners of Electronic Warfare with the Atlantic based force. VAQ-136 rejoined the USS MIDWAY Carrier Air Wing FIVE team in May 1983. i It niiniC ' CDR T. Ford LCDR W. Bollnger LCDR T. Gardner LCDR J. Hollenbach LCDR J. Leiticn LCDR R. Pinncll LCDR R. Sandberg 429 LT J. Kindred LT M. Rickenbaker LT J. Weber LTJG M. Lauzen LTJG E. McCool LTJG G. Noble LTJG P. Pasqua LTJG D. Pfeiffer LTJG R. ScmoUc LTJG S. Terry ENS R. LaFace CW02 A.P Carideo 430 J » ' ATC G.L. Walker ATC J. Wright AMHC G. Zielinski AEl S.L. Allen ED7 AOl T. Brown PNl D. DeQuiruz AMEl S. England AMSl J. Gordon AMSl M.E. Scharf ADl D. Thaves AMEl G. Welch YNl W. Williston PA2 R.C. Adams YN2 R. Betts AT2 C. Brown A02 M. Corcoran iMdm AMH2 S. Donaldson AK2 B. Esplago AT2 A. Follis AZ2 H. Gaughan AMH2 A. Harvey AD2 B. Haus 431 AT2 B. Hopkins A02 W.R. King AMS2 K. Johnson AT2 B. Stammer AME2 J. Thompson AMS3 E.D. Alonzo AME3 D. Beaty AMS3 J. Bruce AT3 J. Degnan AMH3 R.W. Farris AZ3 V. Funck AT3 M. Galaski iMdM AT3 P. Maxon ATS M. Mitchell AT3 G. Robinson AT3 K. Wolf ATS B. Woodruff YNSN C. Best ADAN S. Cowley AMSAN K. Davis PRAN J. Evans AZAN L. Huhnsky AN D. Kelly PNSN G. Klotz 432 I AA M. McPherson AOAA B. Robinson AMHAA D. Snider AR S. Kehoe AR M. Kellet %iM AR W. Lam AR R. Mason AR L. Williams - U{ I .• • 6 CDR J. Mahood VAW-123 VAW-123 SCREWTOPS The history of VAW-123 begins with the commissioning of VAW-12, officially known as Carrier Airborne Early Warn- ing Squadron TWELVE, in 1948. During its history, the orga- nization of VAW-12 changed internally many times. The last change was the reorganization of VAW-12 as Carrier Air- borne Early Warning Wing TWELVE and the commissioning of all E-2A Detachments as independent squadrons. As a result of this reorganization, VAW-12 Detachment 59 was commissioned VAW-123 in April of 1967. Initially attached to CVW-17 aboard USS FORRESTAL {CV-59), the squadron then became an integral part of the CVW-3 team onboard USS SARATOGA (CV-60). and re- mained there through the decade of the 70 ' s. In October, 1980 the squadron was transferred to CVW-11 aboard USS AMERICA (CV-66). Following a 1981 Indian Ocean deploy- ment VAW-123 was transferred to CVW-1 on 12 November 1981. In March of 1982. CDR J.N. Mahood became the Com- manding Officer of the SCREWTOPS. The following month, April 1982, VAW-123 took part in Operation Thunderbolt. This was an operation devoted to the detection of drug smugglers infiltrating southern Florida. With VAW-123 on patrol, the influx of drugs was stemmed and the value of the E-2C was once again proven. From mid-August to late Octo- ber the SCREWTOPS participated on operations in the North Atlantic, and made an emergency sortie into the Mediterranean to support national policy in the Middle East. In December VAW-123 embarked on USS AMERICA on what has become their second consecutive Indian Ocean cruise. The E-2C is a high-wing aircraft distinguished by a rotat- ing disc-shaped " rotodome " that contains the radar and IFF antennas. The aircraft, with its 80 foot wing span, four verti- cal stabilizers and rotodome. is one of the largest on our carriers. It has a launch weight of approximately 52.500 pounds. A crew of five (pilot, co-pilot, two Naval Flight Offi- cers, and one radar operator) complement the aircraft. The cylindrical fuselage of the E-2C is divided into four main sections: cockpit, forward equipment compartment. Combat Information Center (CIC). and the aft equipment compart- ment. All compartments are pressurized. The aircraft is powered by tow constant-speed gas turbine engines develop- ing 4600 hp. each driving a four-bladed full feathering re- versible propeller. CDR R. Bunton LT M. Gunggoll LT E. Hawkins LT D. Kilgnre LT P. MacDonald LTJG H. Barker LTJG t.L. Bashakes LTJG S. Bray LTJG fc Burke LTJG C. tharnas LTJG P. Grossgold I j..|WJ LUG I Jarrell LUG G Kndrigue LUG A. Shumway 438 , MSC B.A. Hendrix ADC DR. Nelson I AMSC C.H. Nelson AZC J. Sutherland ATC J. Williams AMSl W. Button AKl C.S. Caguioa AEl J. Crimmins ADl A Dunphy AL C.R. Gilmore ATI S.R. Green PNl R.E. Keith ATI G Kirn AEl D. McPherson AZl R. Moss ATI B.I. Neu-ton AME R. Paylon AKl W. Pike ATI S.P Slodysko .ATI B. Tolleson YNl D. Tonge .AT2 J. Blake AMH2 D.D. Boyd AE2 S. Butterfield AE2 F. Carlson AE2 W. Conn 440 ■ " »««», 1 AT2 D. Fleischman MS2 M.S. Franco PN2 P. Leahey HWm ' m YN2 R.L. Li AE2 P. Peeler AE2 J. Peters AT2 D. Scheuler P03 J. Bane ATS D. Beachum AMS3 T. Blackmer AD3 M.S. Bradlee AT3 J. Bushey AZ3 T. Desain YN3 R. Fortier AE3 G. Gill AD 3 D. HuUluT!,.)!! AT3 T. Jackson 442 AE2 R. Cline AMH3 D. Complon AMH J. A. Crawley AMS3 J. Create AT3 R. Gibson AD3 E. Gonzalez AMH M. Holloman AMS3 B. Johnson iHHHj Bj BP I T B AE3 M. Laporte AMS3 J. Lenz AE3 G. Mumpower AZ3 K.K. Olson AE3 J. Sandusky YN3 R. Steward AN J. Camacho AMSAN T. Cleveland ATAN K.L. Dickson AN J. Ebculano AMEAN N. Fisher ADAN J.D. Freeman AZAN M. Ambrosio AMMAN R. Barnetl AN K. Bosser PRAN D. Bucher g g ADAN G.A. Ray ADAN J. Hanson AMEAN F Harrell ADAN B. Kolbeck AN B. Lemmert AN M. Loose AN H. Luu AN P. McNeil 443 SN N.G. Nelson AKAN L. Nye PRAN G. Parris AMS3 M. Ramos AMSAN P. Rick ADAN S. Shumate ATAN E. Smith ADAN Leona Smith AN M. Wallace ATAN B. Weibel AA R. Capes AA A. Cooper AA B. Creek AMSAN E. Eaves AMMAN M. Gray 444 d AR A.L. Ruclas AA R.K. Tobin ADl R. Betting 445 i k i - .♦A? L - 1 . i ' ' r ' liijf- ' t :■ " ♦ -f ' i• ; ■-l.• vV:J CDR D. Sogga VF-33 VF-33 STARFIGHTERS Fighter Squadron THIRTY-THREE was original ly com- missioned in 1943 flying the Grumman F6F " HELLCATS " . Symbolized by a fierce winged Tarsicr, the squadron de- ployed to the Soloman Islands during World War II where it received the Presidential Unit Citation for excellence in combat operations. Decommissioned in the demobilization following World War II, VF-33 was recommissioned on 12 October 1948 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island flying the F4U " CORSAIR " . While embarked in USS LETYE in 1950, the squadron earned the Navy Unit Commendation for pro- viding strike power support of ground operations in the Ko- rean theater. The squadron received the legendary McDonnell F-4 " PHANTOM 11 " in November 1964. While deployed aboard the USS AMERICA to the Western Pacific on 10 July 1968. VF-33 became the first East Coast squadron to shoot down a Soviet built MlG-21 over North Vict Nam. Again in the Mediterranean Sea. 9 September to 5 October 1970, the Starfighters flew numerous sorties in support of U.S. Sixth Fleet operations during the Jordanian crisis, earning yet another Meritorious Unit Commedation ribbon. The squad- ron contined to contribute to United States presence by flying more than 800 sorties during the 1973 " Arab-Israeli " conflict. Answering the call again in July 1974, numerous sorties were flow in support of contingency operations dur- ing the Cyprus incident. In November 1980, VF-33 partici- pated in operations in the Indian Ocean to support U.S. Iranian hostage crisis. Following this Indian Ocean deploy- ment, the squadron completed the fastest transition to the Grumman F-14 " TOMCAT " in history. The Grumman F-14 " TOMCAT " combines remarkable aerodynamic perfor- mance with a uniquely powerful and versatile weapons sys- tems, making it the total fighter and the perfect platform for VF-33 " s Starfighters. The Starfighters of VF-33 have a proud history of accom- plishments, and traditions established in over 40 years as a Fleet Fighter Squadron. The officers and men of Fighting THIRTY-THREE stand ready to answer the call to our coun- try anytime in any place. " WE MAKE IT HAPPEN " . 448 s piwiictby 1 giioieroiii intionsdiii ' F Jpariid- rtM deploy ' iUooIoiIk i.F-l« Ilk p« ' ' (ttpoMSV ■litformif •PEN " . LCDR J. Reid LCDR G. Caswell LCDR W.G. Fischer LCDR L Richardson LCDR T. Grafton LCDR W. Foster LCDR R.F. Collins LCDR L. Ross LCDR G. Woodward LCDR D. Dupouy 449 LT S. Mahony LT D. Peterson LT L. Graham 450 LT R. Buck LT E. Overcash LT E. Lowe LT M. Aroney LTJG J. Aucoin LTJG M. Suycolt LTJG T. Hartung LTJG J. Randolph ENS J. Whitlis ENS R. Gottlick J L !•• " ' 451 AFCM J. Wyhlidko ADCS W. Caddell AECS L.B. Tarr ATCS G. Webster ADC R. Barr ADC C.F. Brown ATC M. Doran AMSC R. LeFebvre AMSC D. Ramsey AMSC R. Santec AQC E. Schwartzkopf ADC M. Sklar AQC C. Smith YNl M. Davis ADl R. Pineros 452 ».-r . AMEl G. Hoogkamp PNl M. Hyland AOl M. Jarrett AMSl R. Jensen YNl J. MacDonald tmiM AOl J. McMaster AEl W. Myers ATI K. Poole AMSl M. Smith AMSl T. Soutiere AZl R.C. Templeton AD2 W.N. Adkins AMH2 D. Aikins AMH2 B. Benton AD2 W.D. Beyer AMH2 L. Brown AMS2 R. Bulbek AQ2 R. Cerroni A02 R.C. Christopher AQ2 E.J. Dibble PN2 R. Fisher tM m tiA, »! V AT2 R. Heckbert AE2 M. Huff AQ2 M.A. Johnson DK2 A.L. Kelley AMS2 W. Kulhanek AMS2 M. Lifite 453 AE2 L. McAlister AMS2 D. McCortnick AME2 G. Meade AME2 D. Morris AE2 R. Mullins YN2 F. Noble A02 K. Quimbach AE2 J. Rhodes A02 L. R. Nestor P02 M. Scott AZ2 R. Staggs AE2 O. Suarez AD2 J. Tucker AT3 V. Arcari AME3 F. Arroyo 454 AME3 R.D. Bateman AMS3 C. Bennett AZ3 H. Blanks AE3 W. Brackens AQ3 G. Bronson AMH3 T. Brandon AT3 K. Carr AQ3 J. Christian AE3 N. Gimo AMH3 B. Collette AE3 J. Cox YN3 E. Davenport AT3 J.B. Davis AMS3 B. Dimarino AE3 B. Dotson AT3 P. Etherington AME3 C.G. Fortner AT3 J. Gielar AQ3 R. Gilbreath MS2 D.W. Hollabaugh AMS3 J. Idlett AME3 R. Krutis AME3 E. Longino AMS3 S. Lunsford AQ3 J. Milligan 455 AKAN J. Merrick AN S.C. Newman K. Parks AMEAN C.W. Powell PRAN J. Rossler AN W.R. Rupli AN J. Stewart AN E. Stinebaugh AN T.B. Thulin AN R. Tlce ADAN D. Weeks 456 « AN D. Williams AMEAA R. Bracket YNSA R. Burt AOAA W. Flick AA B.D. Gilreath D.W. Latfcrty ' ■) ' AA C. Parker AA P. Rahme AQAA S. Schmiedehausen AA A. Shropshire AA D. Whelan AA B.L. Wilkerson 457 J!lm M ' M ' AMS3 G. Mills AQ3 K. Pueschel AD3 K. Morris AE3 T. O ' Neal AZ3 D. Parridgen ADS P.J. Penaloza AT3 W. Rivera AE3 B. Rosenthal AMS3 R. Rossman AD3 M. Schmitt AMS3 C. Szatny AMH3 S.R. Thokar AE3 A. Thompson AMH3 T. Warwick AQ3 F. Williams ADAN K. Ashline AMSAN D. Barry AN R. Bas AOAN M. Brady AN I. Brown V ATAN D. Carter ATAN C.W. Chandler AEAN RD. Christensen AEAN R. Claiborne AMSAA W.A. Daugherty 458 AN K. Dillard AN M. Emchick AN D. Emerson AN T. Goettling AMSAN R. Gonterman ADAN J. Gonzalez AMSAN R. Guhl ADAN M. VorLebakker AOAN P.N. Lane AEAH V. Lilly PRAN M. Mackenzie AMEAN A. Malinowycz AMSAN L. Martin ADAN J. Martinez ADAN D. Melleby 459 VF-102 ■ t •-•» ■ -. I Ai CDR Winston Copeland VF-102 DIAMONDBACKS Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED TWO was commis- sioned on 1 July 1955. The first Commanding Officer was CDR Robert F. Regan, USN, who, along with four officers and fifty enlisted men, comprised the plank owners of VF- 102. The squadron chose as its symbol the deadly rattles- nake, " DIAMONDBACK. " The Diamondbacks were one of the first Navy squadrons to receive the F-4B Phantom II. Upon completion of carrier qualifications on USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), the squad- ron joined Carrier Air Group ONE for the shakedown cruise of the newly commissioned nuclear powered carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CV-65). VF-102 deployed to the Mediterra- nean in August of 1962, but the ship was hurriedly returned to participate in the naval blockade of Cuba. The Diamond- backs were back in the Mediterranean by February 1963, this time for a full eight month cruise. One year later, VF-102 was again at sea, and during the summer of 1964 sailed with the ENTERPRISE (CV-65) on " Operation Sea Orbit, " the famous Nuclear Task Force cir- cumnavigation of the globe. As a result of their outstanding sustained performance during that year, the DIAMON- BACKS won the 1964 COMNAVAIRLANT " E " . In the spring of 1965, the Diamondbacks transferred to the newly commissioned USS AMERICA (CV-66) and, after several short work up cruises, deployed to the Mediterra- nean once again. In November 1980, VF-102 began its last cruise with the F4J Phantom, deploying to the Indian Ocean aboard the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The DIAMONDBACKS were operating on Gonzo Station when the Iranian Crisis was diffused with the release of all American hostages from Tehran. The DIAMONDBACKS finally returned to Oceana on 10 June 1981 and immediately commenced transitioning to the F-14 TOMCAT. With the Tomcat, the Diamondbacks also took on the mis- sion of Photo reconnaissance. With the TARPS (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pool System) pod mounted on its Tomcats, the Diamondbacks became the Air Wing photographic as- set. VF-102 took to the new aircraft and mission well, be- coming the number one TARPS squadron within six months. The Diamondbacks truly can say " Anytime Baby " as the squadron ended the cruise with a 99% sortie completion rate, number one in the Air Wing. CDR Marc Ostcrtag LCDR J. Carrier LCDR J. Hilburn LCDR C. Graucrt LCDR T. Pudas LCDR W. Pardee 463 LT D.C. Schlaefer LT M. Gallagher LT R. Daze LT R.W. Van Wert LT S. Harley LT D.L. Parsons LT P.M. Caulk LT B. Williams IT J. Mitchard LT J.C. Anderson 464 LT T. Stephens LT R. Sowell LT B. Coburn LT J. Blackburn LT J. Jaunich LT J. Derrick LTJG J.B. Sewell LTJG E.L. Swanson ENS W.A. Milam ENS E Murphy ENS D. Butler CW02 J. Leo 465 AFCM L. McCullough AFCM S.D. Hardin ADCS M. Campbell AMCS L.H. Long AEC W. Bell AQC D. Bierlein AMSC N.C. Collins AOC L.M. Green AMEC W.M. Jenkins AQC G. Pladsen AEC R. Powell AMHC T. Robertson ATC G. Somers YNC G. Wjikins AMHC P. White 466 I AOl C. Adams PHI J. Adkins AMEl J. Allison AMHl T.M. Anderson NCI A. Bachmayer ATI D. Bellerose UmM mmim AQl S. Daniels AMSl E. Fritzman AEl R.T. Groves AMSl W. Harting AQl T. Moran AKl R. Randolph AMHl R. Rhinehart ADl D. Smith AMRl B.H. Waters 467 ii AZl L. Wolfingcr AMS2 D. Cowley AD2 D. Cruz AE2 B. Fenstermaker AD2 R. Flores AE2 E.D. Albers AQ2 E. Allgaicr YN2 J.R. Anderson PN2 S. Anderson AE2 J.E. Bique AT2 S. Halliday AME2 E. Hamlett AZ2 R. Hansen AMS2 M. Heinrichs A02 A. House Photograph Not Available AMS2 D. Kirby AMH2 L. Knight A02 W.O. Lacey 468 AQ2 R.S. Moycr AE2 C. Nagy AMH2 R. Niedermair Ah2 T. Norton AD2 T.F. Powers Jr. AMS2 S. Pruett ■ ■ BUhm ' ■ M j H B R ' ' ■ 1 k P |H K . 9 H||L . . .- V " " " HJ r " u 1 B AZ2 T.L. Simmons MS2 R. Stewart AMS2 R. Walker 469 YN3 K. Daum PH3 D. Dunwody AMS3 N. Farro M ) 470 AZ3 G. Fortin AK3 A. Harris PH3 K. Henning (OU 8«i! AZ3 D. Hersey A03 D. Hcurlin AMH3 J. Hughes AT3 MA. Johnson MS3 R.L. Jones A03 T. Leis AD3 H.R. Novak AD3 J. Philistine AMS3 A. Pizzclla PH3 J.R. Porter AD3 S. Rivera 471 A03 L. Smith AQ3 B. Spannbauer AK3 M. Stark AD3 R.L. Talmadge AE3 E. Torres AT3 R. Vaught AZ3 R. Walkerr AMS3 W. Ward A03 DR. White AMS3 G.A Wiltz ATAN R.S. Adams AN R. Ambrogi I ' HAN S. Ball AN S. Billlv AN W. Ruller «rui, ' - AN J. Crafton PHAN J. Ferris YNSN J. Gecr I ' lJDH ' AQAN O.D. Hill ADAN T. Howard PNSN B. Hughes ADAN K.A. Kelly ADAN D. Kremer AN R.L. Kuehl 0«8 ' AN P. Marvel AEAN R.A. Mullins AMSAN K. Oliver YNSN R. Pedroza AMSAN R.R Pena AQAN J. Porter 473 AQAN D. Ray AOAN B.A. Rhodes AN C.W. Richter AMMAN DR. Ross PRAN K.L. Schilling AOAN A. Schoa AN R. Searls tllEML AQAN A. Smith AMSAN R. Smith YNSN W. Thomas AOAN J.J. Tomlio AN J. Vaughn WUdi jH AQAN K. White AMS D. Woodin AOAA R. Aumiller AQAA R. Bachman AOAA D. Banks MSSA J. Blatchley ([MH. 1 i AN S. Brannon AMSAA R. Lueckc AN S. Orndortf (jj] AN T. Rellly AA S. Richardson ADAA J. Rippey 474 owns. AMEAA L. Stille AA R. Thomas ACAA F. Torres AN J. Andrckiw AR N. Baur AA S. Caldwell AEAA M. Candler AA S. Geist ADMEN K. Magee Sr. AN A. McCarty AOAA A.T. Moody MSSR M. Mulinix AOAN B.A. Sell DK R. Smith AKAN E. Zamorski 475 I VQ-2 During the summer of 1955, " DET ABLE " of VW-2 (Air- borne Early Warning Squadron TWO) was established in Port Lyautey. French Morocco, marking the first roots of what was to become Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2). On 1 September 1955, DET ABLE was commis- sioned Electronics Countermeasures Squadron TWO (ECM- RON TWO). In November 1958, the squadron was moved to its present location. Rota, Spain. On 1 January 1960, the squadron was officially designated Fleet Air Reconnais- sance Squadron TWO. From the original complement of 24 officers and 78 enlisted VQ-2 has grown to over 100 officers and 600 enlisted routinely flying in many areas of the world (the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, Norweigian, Baltic, and Mediterranean Seas). In 1956, the squadron received its first A-3, designated A- 3D-1Q. In 19 60, the squadron received its first WV2 " Warn- ing Stars " (EC-121M) aircraft to replace the aging P2V and P4M aircraft then in use, as a replacement to the retiring EC- 121M. In 1971, the squadron commissioned the first of three EP-3E (Aries configured) aircraft, and by 1976 the squadron had acquired three more EP-3E (Deepwell configured) air- craft. The squadron presently has six EA-3B, six EP-3 and one P-3A aircraft. Since the first A-3 was delivered to the squadron, there have been two major systems updated to ensure the elec- tronic capabilities of the platform maintained pace with the ever increasing sophistication of the electronic warfare (EW) environment. The present EA-3B skywarrior is a version of the A-3 ' s which were originally designed as bombers. The EA-3B carries a crew of seven: one pilot, one navigator, one NFO tactical EW evaluator, and four enlisted operators. The EA-3B Sky-Warrior operates from Mediterranean and Indi- an Ocean deployed aircraft carriers. The EA-3B is the larg- est carrier based aircraft in the world and is the only recon- naissance aircraft of its type that is carrier capable. 476 «firtloflhii lifijiittdliir mini, ihn art 111 ' atiSJlo ' .i rtiori- ««•«() 1 " IBiiili ' LT P. Clinkscales LT R. Fridley LTJG D. Jarnberg 477 L hotograph Not Available LTJG R. West ADCS R. Long LTJG J. Light ENS E. Ovies ADC L. Richard AK2 H. Armstrong YN2 M. Hannan P02 T. Hertel AT2 S. Manley CTI2 E. McDaniels AMS M. Shufelberger AE2 R. Skidmore tfR.1 PMM AD2 G. Wade AT 2 b. Mills AN W. Binch 478 ATAN K. Bondc CTISN R. Churnside AEAN T. Fellman 479 1IE. « VRC-50 The FOD dogs were first commissioned as a squadron at Naval Air station Atusgi, Japan, on Oct 1 1966. Initially operating C-1 A trader aircraft for Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) services, they were later supplemented by the C-2A Greyhound. The C-2A with its 1100 mile range and 10,000 lb cargo payload greatly enhanced the squadrons COD capa- bilities and the C-lA ' s were subsequently phased out. The squadrons COD capabilities were later augmented with US- 3A Vikings in April 1982, for long range Indian Ocean Logis- tic support. VRC-50 is perhaps the most diverse squadron in the world. While maintaining continual C-2A Dets aboard carriers deployed to the Indian Ocean. Additional logistic support for the seventh fleet is provided around the world via Dets from Alaska to Australia to the Mediterranean. The squadron maintains and operates 4 types of aircraft with both a shore duty component at Cubi Pt. and a sea duty component at Diego Garcia. Present aircraft inventory con- sists of 6 C-2A Greyhounds, 4 US-3A Vikings, 3 C-130F ' s and 2 CT-39 ' s. The " Fod Dogs " of VRC-50 have received two National Defense Transportation Awards, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the 1982 CNO Safety Award. The FOD Dogs of VRC-50 arrived onboard USS AMER- ICA (CV-66) on 9 February 1983 from their homeport NAS Cubi Pt., Republic of the Philippines. The C-2A Greyhound detachment (CV-66) transited 6000 miles to provide logistic services to USS AMERICA and its associated battle group. Comprised of only 2 officers and 15 enlisted the C-2A (CV- 66) detachment accumulated 162.8 flight hours and deliv- ered over 960 passengers and over 150,000 pounds of mail and cargo during their 77 day deployment aboard USS AMERICA. In addition to providing logistic support, the C- 2A performed SSSC missions and assisted in several Photo- graphic Exercises in support of battle group operations. mn. 480 ImA 8 i-: AMEl R. Krebs ADl W. Murphy ADl W. Santos AT2 P. CIcnncy AMS2 G. Esquer AE2 K. Lohmann AMH2 R. Lunan AK3 R. Crame AMES R. DeGuia AD3 R. Gibbs AN D. DeFonzo ADAN R. Muro i[( : mm VS-32 Oi SS AMt nav • - CDR C. Wood VS-32 Exec VS-32 MAULERS Air Antisubmarine Squadron THIRTY-TWO, nicknamed the MAULERS, was commissioned in April of 1950 and is presently homeported at Naval Air Station. Cecil Field, Florida. Over the past thirty years VS-32 has flown every carrier-based Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft oper- ated by the Navy including the TBM Avenger, the AF-1 Guardian, and the S2F Tracker. In 1975 the MAULERS tran- sitioned to the Lockheed S-3A Viking, the Navy ' s twin en- gine, jet powered. Carrier-based ASW aircraft. The S-3A Viking carries a crew of four, one pilot and a team of three specialists in antisubmarine warfare. Its ex- ceedingly long range enhanced by air to air refueling allows the Viking to lay a protective barrier of sonobuoys well in advance of the battle group and maintain a vigilant patrol for hours on end. Once a hostile submarine is detected the Viking also carries the punch to deal with the threat effec- tively. The Vikings carries not only torpedoes but conven- tional bombs and mines as well. Throughout Type Training, exercises United Effort Northern Wedding, and the 1982, 83 deployment VS-32 ' s hallmark has been professionalism. While logging over 4500 flight hours and 1500 carrier landings the men of VS-32 pioneered the tactic of long range offensive ASW in the CV environment. During this period the squadron completed an unprecedented 940 consecutive sorties without missing a single mission while maintaining an accident free safety record spanning nineteen years. As winners of the 1982 Battle " E " , the Captain Arnold Jay Isbcll Trophy, the Admiral Jimmy Thach Award, and the Carrier Air Wing ONE Golden Wrench, Air Antisubmarine Squadron THIRTY-TWO provided the USS AMERICA Bat- tle Group with ASW protection second to none. MBR, 484 M CDR J.E. Potter ,1,(1 EBmi ml VMS «o(VSi LCDR R. Laturno LCDR RE. Messersmith LCDR S. Edhoir LCDR P. Tilley LT J. Abdnor LT N. Barone LT B. Bole LT D. Crandall LT R.D. Crouse LT P. Driscoll 485 il LT A. Randolph LT DA. Rhodes LT J. Ross LT B. Scoti LT S. Stuetzer LT P. Thurman 486 ' It ild LT A. Wise LTJG R. Anderson LTJG R.S. Bradley LTJG R. Coleman LTJG T. Cope LTJG R. DeFilippo LTJG J. Latchford LTJG D. May LTJG S. Westra LTJG R.M. Thurmond i 487 488 ATCS M. Burn AECS P. Lowell ATCS G. Nelson AMEll!.. AOC M. Coody AMSC K. Crabtre AMHS D. Gilbert fllA 1 AMHC J. Heilig ADC K.I McDonald AKC J. Pederson j jj AMEl R. Armstrong AEl W. Aspinall AWl C. Black I AMEl G.L. Reupise AOl D. Rhodes ADl J. Shirey AMHl L.R. Stanfill AMGl D. Stearns AMHl J. Stewart 489 i 1 V AZ2T IB mn AT2 N. Dentun AE2 R. Duylf AX2 K.W. Falls AD2 T. Fleilz DK2 G. Gonzales PN2 S. Guevara 490 M AMS2 D. Kolodge AMH2 F. Leaphart AT2 M.W. Moore AT2 D. Piatt AT2 M. Russell AW2 J. Smith AT2 K. Wardley AW2 G. Wcin AD2 J. Wenzel AX2 G. West MS3 C.E. Anderson PN2 P. Blanchard tli ' ' 491 ii ADS S. Bowen AME3 D. Clausen PN3 T. Eakin AW3 J. Eckles AT3 M. Davis AME3 J. Elv AE3 M.J. Evans AE3 D. Finley AMH3 R. Gage P03 A.C. Henry PR3 M.S. Henson 492 A03 G. Hicti PN3 J. Young AGAN A. Greer AMEAN S. Haley AMEAN M. Hanlon AXAN L. Hernandez ANSAN J. Hice ADAN RE. Hood AN D. Kamm AOAN MA. Killecn ADAN D. Kirkpalrick fflH, AA N.R. Lambert AMHAN A. P. Luers ADAN P. Zaiybniuk SN B.A. Mann YNSN S. Mattheu s PRAN M. McGilvray i (Ml ISSN J. Mazario AEAN D. Partridge AEAN K.J. Perry 1 1 [ h. .A J W m. L mtr ' . Ji l iB 1 c V X AEAN R.L. Puckett ADAN T.L. Pursifull K. Reid N» ' r Mv AZ3 M. Sherman AEAN K. Smith AKAN K. Srimoungehanh AOAN T. Tanssal AN D. Washburn ADAN T. Walters AEAN J. White AA S. Whitmore AEAN A. Wilson ADAN A. Woods ADAN J.J. Woods l?l 495 AN W. Zanelli AMHAA R. Anderson AA P. Boy AMSAAT. Carlyn AA R.E. Craig AMMAN C. Croft I AEAAC • ,« «.N, I ADAK J. C haffce WHANS ,,lljCk AMMAN S.M. Torres AR D. Trumbo AMSAA R. Warren ;J«« " ' ' 497 PHAN R. R. DEFOSSE DPI R. J. WETZEL 499 PHI R. M. WOOD 500 PHC A. J. RINGl ETTE 502 ormi PHAN R. R. DEFOSSE 503 PH3 D. L. HENRY 504 ■■ ' • •;ik ' 4 A . . • F ' - P •1 ■ i V| Iv i . 0- ..l. ' l ■ im !►. " - ■ -f; ! f -. " . - ' i ,v ie i ' .— rfj isii f - PHAN R. E. WILCOX 506 PH3 G. A. McGARRY 507 In Memoriam . . . •-ie Eternal Father, whose mercies are everlasting, we flee to Thee for refuge; strengthen the faith of those who mourn the loss of their shipmate. We take comfort in thy word which speaks peace to our own hearts. AMEN Eternal Father, strong to save. Whose Arm hath bound the restless wave. Who bidd ' st the might]; ocean deep. Its own appointed limits keep, O hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea. Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces in the sky. Be with them always in the air. In darkening storms or sunlight fair. O hear us when we life our prayer. For those in peril in the air. And when at length her course is run. Her work for home and country done. Of all the souls that in here sailed. Let not one life in thee have failed; But hear from heaven our sailors cry. And grant eternal life on high! AMEN. RMC Larry J. WILSON SK3 Faustino L CASTILLO AEAN Kevin A. SMITH STAFF I (top row, left to right): YNl Krusiec. LCDR Spruill. CDR Wolfram, AT2 Theiss, DPI Wetzel, (bottom row, left to right): PH3 Henry, AZ3 Williams. Chairman, CDR C. B. WOLFRAM Managing Editor. LCDR W. D.SPRUILL Layout Editor. DPI R. J. WETZEL Airwing Editor. LT D. L. PARSONS Administrative Assistant. YNl C. A. KRUSIEC Assistant Layout Editors. AT2 W. A. THEISS. AZ3 D. WILLIAMS Photographic Editor. PH3 D. HENRY Iji 510 CREDITS In keeping with the highest standards of the USS AMER- ICA, the Cruisebook Committee and Staff has set an historic record in the realm of editorial achievement by the publish- ing of the 1982-83 Cruisebook. This Cruisebook would have never been brought to a successful conclusion without the total dedication and support of the following individuals. Our sincerest appreciation is extended to them for their cooperation, patience and team spirit which has made this Cruisebook an accomplishment of quality and content un- surpassed in this field of endeavor. CW02 W. WELCH PH3 S. PHC A. J. RINGUETTE PH3 G PHI R. M. WOOD PH3 R PHI D. L. POWELL PH3 J. PHI R. J. SEMON PHAN PH2 D. L. SIGLER PHAN PH2 S. R. WALTERS PHAN PH2 R. D. BUNGE PHAN PH3 D. A. SPOTS PHAN PH3 L. DUBLIN PHAN PH3 J. T. MARRIOTT M. HARRINGTON A. McGARRY E. DELIO K. MUNROE R. E. BRENNER R. R. DEFOSSE R. H. COLLINS R. E. WILLCOX R. L. ZECHES R V. BAKER And a special thanks to the following people who gave their time and used their skills to help complete this cruisebook. . : I,. ' ■v% lf ■M


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