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■ • ' ■:.,-■..-. --- - ' A- " ,. i»-rjw .wiHunimcMWKr-- v;:» =--1 ' ... " - " 91 ? i • UNITED STATES SHIP CV-66 1984 3 " i You must know that AMERICA is a proud ship manned by a proud crew who serve a country dedicated to the ideals of freedom and peace. That our ship bears the same name as the country we serve adds a special meaning to the accom- plishments we have recorded during the cruise revisited in this book. We have roamed the seas from Norfolk, Virginia to the Indian Ocean and back again. Our odyssey has led us into the Gulf of Mexico (Ocean Venture ' 84), through the Carib- bean (Caracas, Venezuela), across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean (Malaga, Spain), a dash to the Suez Canal (4 June), through the Red Sea and the Straits of the Bab el Mandeb then into the Indian Ocean and up into the North Arabian Sea (10 June — 25 August). After battling the elements brought on by the infamous Southwest Monsoon, participation in Beacon Flash and Mul- tiplex, we retraced our steps back through the Suez Canal (2 September) and into the Mediterranean Sea for visits to Naples, Monaco and Catania. Operations in the Med includ- ed participation in Display Determination, a multinational exercise spanning three weeks. Together with our NATO allies we sailed from west of Corsica to the Aegean Sea conducting offensive and defensive operations across the spectrum of Naval Warfare. We then " turned over " to the USS EISENHOWER in Augusta Bay, Sicily prior to heading west toward home. As we passed through the Straits of Gibralter many smiles creased the sweat stained faces of our hard working crew. They were, are and should be proud of their many accomplishments over the six months we spent operating in support of the SIXTH and SEVENTH Fleets. While this book is a pictorial of our adventures and accu- rately portrays the ship ' s life, it cannot begin to capture the indomitable spirit, tremendous pride, zest for life and in- credible capacity for work which was so abundantly evident throughout our cruise. I ' ve often stated that AMERICA is similar to her sisterships insofar as configuration and size are concerned. But what makes her a special ship is the very special breed of men who breathe life into this giant of the sea; they give her personality. Their enthusiasm is reflected more in how we do our job than in what we do. It is indeed rare to be associated with the men of this great ship; to have served as their Commanding Officer defies description. It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. To the men whose faces fill the pages of this book, and to those of you at home whose moral support and love were our nourishment, I express my deepest admiration, sincere appreciation and utmost respect. God Bless AMERICA. PRESS ON M i w. TABLE OF CO ys- - " - . ' Foreword 2 Ship ' s History 6 Shipyard 34 No Notice Exercise 40 Reftra TYT I 42 Nassau 46 Homecoming 52 Change of Command 56 Ft. Lauderdale 62 TYT ll IU 70 St. Thomas 72 COD Departs 82 Caribbean Sweep Caracas Transit . . Malaga. Suez South Fourth of July . Beer Day Faces of America . . . Suez North Naples . Monaco Catania Homecoming. . . COMCARGRU FOUR Ship ' s Company AIMD. 140 146 168 174 190 206 216 232 237 242 238 Chaplains 286 Communications 288 Deck 296 Dental 306 Engineering 310 Marine Detachment 358 Navigation 370 Operations 374 Safety 3M 398 Supply 400 Weapons 420 CVW-1 436 442 456 474 A-72 490 AQ135 506 AW123 522 rT-33 534 F-102 552 VQ-2 570 VS-32 576 Photo Gallery 598 In Memoriam 612 Credits 614 Ombudsman 615 Awards 616 HISTORY OF AMERICA Although there have been five ships named " America, ' only two have been designed specifically for naval service. The present AMERICA is the first warship so named to be commissioned into the fleet of the United States Navy. Her identity has been established by the officers and men who serve her. The first AMERICA, intended to be a formidable 74 gun warship of the line for Continental Navy, was begun in 1777. Lack of funds and subsequent delays in construction post- poned her completion until 1782. Just a few months before her launching, the Continental Congress gave her to the French Navy to replace MAGNIFIQCIE which was lost by grounding in Boston Harbor and subsequently denied John Paul Jones command of her in 1783. The second AMERICA, a schooner, served for more than 70 years. She was built in 1851 for Commodore John C. Stevens and won the first America Cup race in 1852. Ten years later, during the Civil War, the Confederacy obtained and pressed her into service as a blockade runner. She was later retaken by Federal forces and served the Union block- ading the harbors of the South for the duration of the war. In 1921, she was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy. The third and fourth ships to bear the name AMERICA were steamships. AMERIKA, built in Ireland for the Ham- burg-American Line, was taken into U.S. Navy service in 1917, renamed AMERICA and used as a troop transport. She returned to service as a line in 1921 with the United States Line, retired in 1931, but returned to service as a troop transport with the advent of World War II. Also serving as a troop ship was the United States Lines ' passenger liner SS AMERICA, which served during World War II as WEST POINT. After the war, she was returned to the United States Lines and sold by them in 1964 to a foreign shipping com- pany which renamed her AUSTRAILIS. Opposite: The first AMERICA presented to France, 1783. Middle: Schooner Yacht AMERICA, 1851 ... the radical hull and sail design became the model for future yachts . winner of 1st America Cup 1852. Top left: laying of keel of Schooner AMERICA. Top right: Steamship AMERIKA 1905 ... a troop transport in WWI. Above: SS AMERICA . . . passenger liner and troop transport in WWII. TTi _fflWHWWttWfr ! ' . — ».i».vi- ' Vi.v »v v «ivj.!f|iy • WWIj,IIIIIIIIIIIIIW!W i , " , ■- , ' After more than 200 years, the name and ship were finally united in defense of the country whose name she so proudly bears. Her name was the personal choice of the late President John R Kennedy. She is conventionally powered, but at one point, while still on the drawing boards, AMERICA was designated to be nuclear powered. Plans were changed before the keel was laid, but some diagrams and component blueprints still bear the name GSS AMERICA (CVAN-66). A modified FORRESTAL class carrier, her major distinctions being elevator configuration and a modernized island structure. AMERICA is an enormous ship. For instance if the Eiffel Tower was laid on her flight deck, the Paris landmark would overhang a mere 5 feet. The carrier ' s length is twice the height of the Washington Monument and is only 202.5 feet shorter in length than the stupendous Empire State Building. The keel was laid on 9 January 1961 as Hull 561 in Shipway 10 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Three years later, Mrs. Catherine T McDonald, wife of the Chief of Naval Operations, christened AMERICA. After sea trials and acceptance trials, AMERICA was commissioned on 23 January 1965. Over six thousand spectators crowded the ship ' s hangar deck to view the commissioning and hear addresses by Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Secretary of the Navy, Paul H. Nitze, and the Governor of Virginia, A. S. Harrison. Top left: under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, 1 July 1961. Above and opposite top left: flight deck, island and mast. Right: Mrs. David L. McDonald launches America, February 1964. Opposite middle: The newly commissioned AMERICA. Opposite bottom: Preliminary sea trials, December 1964. I In 1966 AMERICA ' S Executive Officer, CDR. Kenneth B. Austin, piloted an A-4 skyhawk while en route to Guantan- oma Bay, Cuba for the first recorded catapult launch and arrested recovery on board during initial training. A short time later, she departed on her first deployment to join the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and enjoyed a most suc- cessful cruise. Highpoints of numerous port visits included various ports within Italy and an introduction to Pope Paul VI by the Commanding Officer and staff of the (JSS AMER- ICA. 10 Opposite top: St. Thomas, V.I., May 1965 . . . AMERICA ' S first overseas port call. Opposite bottom: Allied Sailors visiting during NATO exercises, 1967. Left: Pope Paul VI . . . visits AMERICA, 1965. CDR K. P. Austin, XO . . . makes the 1st catapult launch and recovery on AMERICA, April 1965. Bottom: LCDR Bailey D. Struett with the A- IE, smiles proudly after making the 1000th arrested landing on AMERICA, April 1965. America 11 LIBERTY INCIDENT On AMERICA ' S second Mediterranean deployment, she was awarded the Battle Efficiency " E " for the best Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier. During this 1967 cruise, the Arab-Israeli war erupted in the eastern Mediterranean. At midday, 8 June, the technical research ship, (JSS LIBERTY (AGTR-5), was attacked by unidentified air and sea forces. Within minutes, AMERICA ' S F-4B fighters were airborne to protect the task force and aid LIBERTY, only to find out from Tel Aviv that the attack has been accidentally committed by Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats. The next day, AMERICA rendezvoused with the crippled ship south of Souda Bay, Crete, where 50 wounded LIBERTY crewmen were trans- ferred aboard to be treated by the ship ' s doctors and corps- men. • - •1 = — 1 - Sw ML ' ra a J-LTi - ' ' , Top left: CJSS LIBERTY, inadvertently attacked by Israeli aircraft, June 1967. Opposite bottom: AMERICA crew members view aftermath of Israeli attack. LEFT: AMERICA Corpsmen treat Liberty wounded aboard AMERICA. Top right: carrying GSS LIBERTY wounded aboard. Above: Memorial service for LIBERTY ' S crew. A 13 AMERICA began her first real test as a fighting vessel on 31 May 1968, when she and embarked Air Wing Six com- menced flight operations in the South China Sea. For this war effort, involving not a single accident in more than 18,000 catapult launches and recoveries, AMERICA was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for " exceptionally meritorious service " , and her second consecutive Battle Efficiency " E " . During closely guarded, secret conditions in November, 1969, Lockheed test pilot, Bill Park, demonstrated some historical carrier landings aboard the AMERICA with Lock- heed ' s U-2R reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Virginia. The purpose of the landings was to demonstrate the plane ' s carrier suitability. A series of landings and waveoff demon- strations were made by Park. " I flew standard approaches and took a cut for the landings with no problem " , stated Park. " The airplane demonstrated good wave off character- istics and I felt at the time that landings could be made without a hook. " AMERICA entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 24 Jan- uary, 1969, for a ten-month, twenty-six million dollar over- haul. During this overhaul, the ship ' s machinery and equip- ment underwent extensive repairs and modifications. Two major projects undertaken were a modernization of the ship ' s weapons handling system and the installation of an Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) system. 14 —■ i Top: The schooner and carrier AMERICA sail together for the first time, 1970. Opposite page: AMERICA refueling two destroyers on Yankee Station. Left: Swim call . . . Pallensa Bay August, 1967. 15 Left: AMERICA ' S first Battle " E " is displayed by Captain D. D. ENGEN, USN, Commanding Officer, April 1967. Below: Crossing Equator, 1968. Middle and Bottom: CJ2R high altitude reconnaissance aircraft . . . traps aboard AMERICA during guarded secret conditions, November 1969. 16 USS AMERICA (CVA-66) Weather Summary: Partly cloudy, winds south at 18 knots, max temp. 87, seas from the south. GOOD MORNING! It ' s July 11, 1968 The America is: On Yankee Station The DAILY EAGLE 1. • n.w.p.p.r printed each day at aee by the USS AMERICA commended by Capl. P. C. Turner, USN. Tha DAILY EAGLE la printed on government equipment ualng nonappropriated ftmda and at no coat to the In accordance with NAVEXOS P-35. True newe haa bean compiled by the Communication. Department and edited by the Public Affaire Office. All commenta and newe etorlae ehouid be aant to the Public Affaire Office. VF 33 F4i 1st to Make MIG Kill From America USS AMERICA (CVA-66), July 10--A Mig 21 was shot down today by an F-ljJ Phantom from Fighter Squadron 33 a The Mig was downed by Lt. Roy Cash Jr., tercept officer, Lt. (jg) Joseph E. Kain Jr During an interview ov°r T " , " f. (jg) Joseph E. Kair. Jr. (left.) - r : I, ' . Roy Cash Jr. talk about their ill, (photo by SN Harvey A. Cox Jr. " ■ ' " ■:) ' 66 Pilots Destroy 27 Barges by J03 James C. Harding USNR USS AMKKICA (CVA-66), July 8--P lanes from the carrier America today destroyed a North Vietnamese ammunition dump, a petroleum cache and 27 bar es along sev- eral major waterways which aire arteries for waterborne supply craft moving south. F-W Phantoms from Fighter Squadron 102 attacked a barge in a river nine statute miles north of Vinh. (See AMSiUCA IK 71 »T! IK, pa--:e ■ ' ■ ) 28, of Memphis, Tenn. and his radar in- . , 23, of Haver town, Pa. The engagement took place 17 miles northwest of Vinh. The scene on the flight deck was one of jubilation when Phantom 212 made a low pass over the deck and cut in his after- burners. The Phantom climbed away frctn the deck at a US degree angle and made a series of victory rolls. After the plane landed the crew was greeted by a crowd of handshaking and back-slapping well wishers. The up sign of a job well done was a common sign of recognition of the pilots a- chievemente Safety Shapes U.S. Space Race Policy MONTREAL, July 10 (UPI)— The United States is prepared to let Russia win the manned space race to the moon rather than take a chance on safety, a top of- ficial of the U.S. Manned Space Program said Tuesday. Dr. George E. Mueller, Director of the Gemini and Apollo Manned Space Flight Programs, said the Russians were pouring money into their program while NASA has been forced to cut its budget by about one-third. He said that while NASA had no " inside information " about how the Russians were making out and he did not know whether they could make a manned landing on the mood before the end of next year, " we are not rushing our ma-—- ' o n " » f " H o+it. (See U.S. SPACE, page Above: Ship ' s newspaper, Daily Eagle . . . features VF-33 Mig kill. Left: Loading ordnance off the coast of Vietnam, 1968. 17 - Above: AMERICA on Yankee Station, 1968. Right: AMERICA greets Sydney, Australia, 1968. Opposite Top: AMERICA enters harbor at Sydney, Australia, November 1970. Opposite bottom left and right: T-28 makes last carrier landing, October 1979. I I 18 ■tttmr Si 19 Top: AMERICA receives Admiral Flatley award, 1969. Above: An AMERICA first . . . Capt. and Mrs. T. W. Kaugher, CISMC, marry July, 1969. 20 On 10 April, 1970, AMERICA and Air Wing Nine departed Norfolk for a second Western Pacific deployment. Upon her arrival in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, the 77,000 ton carrier became flagship for the Seventh Fleet Attack Carrier Striking Force. She then began operating on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin, where she launched strike missions over Southeast Asia. One significant bombing sor- ' tie resulted in destruction of the Thanh Hoa bridge, a vital link in the Viet Cong supply line from North Vietnam. For this superb wartime performance, both AMERICA and Air Wing Nine were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commenda- tion. In July, 1971, after a six month overhaul, upkeep and training period, AMERICA left Norfolk for a third Mediterra- nean deployment. A particular emphasis of this cruise was joint operations with allied navies. These exercises were particularly successful and the ship ' s aircraft safety record was accident-free. AMERICA returned in December, 1971 and six months later was en route to her third combat deployment to South- east Asia. She was one of the four aircraft carriers on Yan- kee Station the day that the Viet Nam Peace Agreement went into effect. AMERICA returned to Norfolk on 24 March, 1973, within one week of the final prisoner of war release and after nearly 300 days away from homeport. AMERICA was awarded her second Meritorious Unit Com- mendation during this cruise. After a maintenance, upkeep and pre-deployment period, AMERICA sailed on her fourth deployment to the Mediterra- nean in early January, 1974. The ship was delayed from returning due to the deteriorating political situation on Cy- prus. She finally arrived in Norfolk on 3 August, 1974, after completing more than 8,600 launches without an accident. Top left: The crew of " MISS AMERICA " congratulates each other after making 66,000th trap on AMERICA. Top right: Shirley Cothran, Miss America, 1975 . . . rededicates AMERICA ' S C-1A " MISS AMERICA " . Left: Miss America USO show aboard AMERICA, 1970. 21 After a brief period of leave and upkeep in Norfolk, AMERICA returned to sea on 6 September, 1974, to partici- pate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exer- cise " Northern Merger " . Naval and shore units from nine of the NATO countries participated in the two-week exercises which included a port visit to Portsmouth, England. Following an 1 1 month shipyard period, AMERICA em- barked on her fifth Mediterranean deployment on 15 April, 1976. An early accomplishment of this deployment was the aid provided by the ship in the evacuation of American and foreign nationals during the civil conflict in Lebanon. Return- ing from this deployment in October, 1976, AMERICA spent a three-month shipyard period in Portsmouth, Virginia. On 10 June, 1977, the ship led a five-ship task group that deployed to South America. During this five-week period, AMERICA and other ships of the task group conducted exercises with units of the Brazilian Navy. This marked the first time in history that Brazilian aircraft operated from the deck of an American carrier. September 29, 1977, saw AMERICA leaving Norfolk for her sixth Mediterranean deployment. The cruise included intensive flight operations, participation in the annual NATO " National Week XXI " fleet exercises and port visits to Italy, Spain and Yugoslavia. AMERICA returned to her Norfolk homeport in late April, 1978. After a three month overhaul period and pre-deployment training, AMERICA again embarked Carrier Air Wing Elev- en, a west coast air wing, and departed Norfolk on her tenth extended deployment in March of 1979. She conducted operations with assets of the Sixth Fleet and NATO, and returned to Norfolk in September, 1979. Shortly after return- ing, AMERICA conducted initial carrier qualifications for the F A-18 Hornet. In November, 1979, AMERICA once again steamed into the Norfolk Shipyard for an extensive overhaul period. This overhaul lasted more than eleven months and cost over three hundred million dollars. Installation of new combat equipment and overhaul of the engineering plant was para- mount. Some of the major installations included the NATO Sea Sparrow Missle system, PHALANX Close In Weapons system, Tactical Flag Command Center and a sophisticated Carrier Air Traffic Control and Display system. Naval aviation history was made aboard AMERICA on 14 January, 1981 . Ensign Brenda Robinson, (JSNR, piloting a C- 1 A carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft, became the first black female aviator to become carrier qualified. After a series of qualification landings, Ensign Robinson made an arrested landing on the flight deck and received congratula- tions from the Commanding Officer, Captain Rene W Leeds, USN. After successful type training in the Caribbean and an outstanding performance during the Operational Readiness Exam, AMERICA made final preparations for her eleventh deployment; her first dedicated to Indian Ocean operations. 22 :? 9 Left: F1A 18 Hornet . . . initial sea trials aboard AMERICA, October, 1979. Below: AMERICA ' S own R2D2 . . . PHALANX Close In Weapons System CIWS. Bottom: AMERICA and NIMITZ at Pier 12. Between major deployments, March 1977. On a gloomy morning, 14 April, 1981, AMERICA depart- ed Norfolk with her escorts. During this deployment, she became the first super class carrier to transit the Suez Canal in both directions. Just by transiting the Suez one way, AMERICA was able to save 900,000 gallons of fuel and reduce 3400 miles and eight sailing days, from the normal 12,000 mile route around the horn of Africa. Total transit time was ten hours and ten minutes for the 104.5 mile route. During her seven month line period, AMERICA operated with the navies of Greece, Great Britian, Australia and Spain, steamed over 60,000 nautical miles in two oceans and visited three countries. Just prior to returning from her seven month deploy- ment, on 12 November, 1981, the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey team embarked in AMERICA to conduct IN- SCJRV. The results of the inspection were deemed outstand- ing by the board. It was particularly interesting to note that AMERICA was the first carrier ever to pass INSC1RV. On 7 December, 1981, AMERICA was back to sea for seven days to conduct fleet carrier qualifications, and a " Tiger Cruise " . During this period, she hosted the fathers and sons of AMERICA men and recorded almost 1700 ar- rested landings. Following the CQ period, AMERICA entered Norfolk Na- val Shipyard for a four month overhaul period. In addition to the normal renovating that took place, she was fitted with two weather satellite receivers and a heads up display unit for the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) platform. AMERICA also spent a short period in drydock for the purpose of reworking shaft cintron seals and refurbishing a tail shaft. Top: AMERICA departs Suez Canal at Port Said, October 1981. Above: AMERICA makes historic transit of Suez Canal, May 1981. Right: Emotions run high as AMERICA departs on Indian Ocean deployment, April, 1981. 24 J Canal « way, - di transit ieplcy- xction ban- ctstand- sea for and a fathers 700 ar- id with i, unit xseof 1 shaft. fc Top Left: Perth . . . morning after. Top Right: Perth, Australia . . . May 1981. Middle Left: VS-33, S-3A . . . makes contact on Foxtrot Submarine, 1981. Middle Right: King [Neptune reigns during " Crossing the Line " initiation, August 1981. Left: " WOGS " being initiated, August 1981. 25 AMERICA departed Norfolk in May, 1981, following sea trials, for pre-deployment training. Her training was exer- cised in the Caribbean operating area and included a four (4) day port call to the tropical paradise, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. After an appreciated six weeks in-port Norfolk, AMER- ICA departed 22 August to participate in the joint NATO exercise, United Effort and Northern Wedding 82. The track across the Atlantic encountered many challenges with grow- ing complexity as real world Soviet interest grew in intensi- ty. The Carrier Battle Group entered the North Sea from the southern Norwegian Sea and provided air cover for a major amphibious landing on Jutland. Port calls in Edinburgh, Scotland and Portsmouth, England gave the crew a respite in a very hectic schedule. Top, Middle and Left: Prom night on AMERICA . . . AMERICA plays host for Chesapeake ' s Great Bridge High School Senior Prom, 1982. Opposite top: AMERICA and Canadian Forces combine . . . United Effort ' 82. Opposite Bottom: AMERICA and NATO forces . . . Northern Wedding ' 82. 26 Accentuating the mobility, flexibility and versatility of the carrier battle group, AMERICA departed Portsmouth, Eng- land early to augment the S1XTHFLT in support of U.S. Marine presence in Lebanon. Once in the Mediterranean, AMERICA participated in another important NATO exer- cise, " Display Determination " . In two short months, AMER- ICA had participated in major allied exercises in the Atlantic, Norwegian Sea and the Mediterranean, once again proving that she is always ready to serve in any theater of oper- ations. ti night A plays H Bridge I9C 27 Following AMERICA ' S short presence in the Mediterra- nean, she steamed for the Puerto Rican operations area to complete pre-deployment training and to receive an oper- ational readiness examination (ORE). After the ORE and a short fleet carrier qualification peri- od, AMERICA returned to Norfolk to stand down before a lengthy deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. Right: An example of the fine architecture found in Scotland. Bottom: AMERICA . . . anchored " out " Portsmouth, England. Above: Palma . . . October 1981. Left: Homecoming from I.O. Cruise, November 1981. Above: Homecoming ... 4 November, 1982. 29 On AMERICA ' S twelfth deployment, our country ' s deter- mination for peace was again recognized by all countries concerned as she entered the Mediterranean and finally took up station in the Indian Ocean after transiting the Suez Canal once again. Port visits to Colombo, Sri Lanka and Mombasa, Kenya were well deserved respites before an- other call to duty off the coast of Lebanon and returning through the " Ditch " . For such dedicated efforts, especially off the troubled waters of Lebanon, the crew proudly re- ceived the Navy Expeditionary Medal. Opposite: AMERICA enters Suez en route to I.O. for third transit . . . January 31, 1983. Above and left: Mombasa, Kenya . . . April 1983. Bottom: Retired Boatswain Mate . . . Morrocco. 31 On returning to the Western Mediterranean, another port visit to Spain was the order of the day while it was the beginning of AMERICA ' S trek across the Atlantic and home. As she passed the Straits of Gilbralter, excited dependents on Tiger Cruise looked forward to shipboard life as seen from the day to day routine of their fathers and sons. And then it was another SRA to contend with and the welcomed, but ever so short stay at home. Right: Stepping Out of the Suez . . . April 83. Bottom: Tiger Cruise ' 83. Opposite: AMERICA RETURNS . . . June 2, 1983. 32 o L. fkH nTi .K NAVAL »T - »7 IMIMSY ' 37 NNSY 1 38 • - ' 39 NO NOTICE EXERCISE OVEMBER 3, 1984 At the end of October. 1983, AMERICA was preparing fo REFTRA and TYT I. Those plans were set aside as she wa ordered to sea, November 3 on a no notice exercise. The rumor mill was working overtime as AMERICA crew members tried to figure out where we were headed. The Airwing was em- barked so AMERICA took advantage of the situation and held a CQ period. The ship also went through a very extensive and intensive training period, countless hours of general quarters and fire drills, preparing for the upcoming Reftra TYT I train- ing period. AMERICA completed the CQ and REFTRA TYT I training on time and returned to homeport. Norfolk on December 15th. AMERICA once again proved that she is very capable and " combat ready " at a moment ' s notice. W- ' i i REFTRA TYT1 31 ' III ■ — ■ i ■ W i I 9 « V A if ' i 1 ' • • ■■ J %■ • _ •1 lu d v ' ' ■ V ; w l 42 s 43 Lfl RE v " 1 " ■ P H r S J 45 The Bahamas cover a vast expanse of 100,000 square miles, with 700 islands and 2000 bays. It is a British Com- monwealth nation that nestles in the azure waters of the Caribbean from the coast of Palm Beach, Florida, all the way to Haiti. America anchored outside the bay at Nassau. This city is steeped in the early history of the North Ameri- can continent and its coves and quiet beaches belie the swashbuckling exploits of buccaneers and soldiers of for- tune of bygone days. There are many interesting places to see in Nassau. A trip to Nassau ' s forts should be included in any sightseeing tour. Fort Charlotte, with its eerie dungeons, about one mile west of Rawson square, is the largest. At Fort Fincastle, on Ben- net ' s Hill, you get a magnificent view of the city and harbor, while Fort Montagu overlooks the bay. Nassau ' s streets are lined with historic churches and beau- tiful colonial houses. On Bay Street, the Council Chambers, Post Office, Assembly House, Public Library and Colonial Secretary ' s building are all worth seeing. They are patterned after similar buildings in New Bern, North Carolina. Crew members were also able to visit Blackbeard ' s Tower and the Ardastra Gardens near Fort Charlotte. For snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts, the warm, crystal clear seas combined with abundant tropical fish and reefs were a delight. The miles of soft, clean beaches were a great place to while away an afternoon. Paradise Island was a magnet for gamblers and non-gam- blers alike. It is a man-made island linked to Nassau by a bridge. Beautiful beaches and grand hotels on the island provided a haven for America ' s crew, while the casino gave them a chance to try their hand against Lady Luck. Friendly people, perfect weather and lots of interesting things to do made this an ideal port visit. And although not every man was a success at the gambling table, this was a port where everyone came away a winner. 46 N A S S u NASSAU hhhbmhbhbhh 48 WhOMDH " r. T 7i NASSAU ■ 51 HOMECOMING MARCH 22, 1984 f x f +x ggk . ■a M 53 54 1 55 ■l fL.- ' til- ' CHANGE COMMAND CAPTAIN LEIGHTON W. SMITH JR RELIEVES CAPTAIN DENIS T. SCHWAAB On Friday, 3 February 1984, as AMERICA sat alongside Pier Twelve of the Norfolk Naval Station with Hangar Bay 2 bedecked in signal flags and bunting, Captain Leighton W. Smith, Jr., relieved Captain Denis T. Schwaab as Com- manding Officer of this mighty warship. It was a time-hon- ored scene, one that had been played out countless times in the Navy ' s past 208 years. In AMERICA, it was the fifteenth time such a ceremony had been held. It was just a little after 1 1 a.m. (1 100) when Captain Smith said " I relieve you, sir " and Captain Schwaab replied, " I stand relieved. " Thus, the mantle of responsibility, authority and accountability passed between these two men. The guest speaker for the occasion was Rear Admiral Robert F Dunn, Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Following the change of command a reception was held in the wardroom. ■ H ■m ot pleasures, it attracts Don worshippers and relaxed swingers of all ages. By day a sun, sea and generally uncomplicated pursuits, the Lauderdale ges character at night and glows with the myriad i 1 1 i ' m f!i 65 66 67 68 TYTII l| 1 1 | I M Ml ■ ' 1 fl m ■ MtWTK SXjt . s- - - » « » i " V _ 1 The Virgin Islands, part of the curving Antilles chain that beaches and enjoying warm 1} weather year-round, thejp in, but always welcome port call for American sailors. - St. Thomas is the Man of the islands. Its - deepwater harl e teaming with four-masted trading ships, now plays host to cruise ships and an impiciiive fleet of sail and power boats. Dozens of small islands ft ays surround St. Thomas and St. Johns and add to the Impres sive scenery. _ National Park, is a gr£at place to spend a day or to camp out . ,,0 oWAgl . Charlotte ' Arnalie the capital of St. Thomas has " rjany shops and »aFgains for.the.tourist looking for souve - nirY . ' ' .• • - k5?Ei 5X ' . •• t i it4I r lasted for several days. The ship provided ages for the crew. It was a pleasant way to while away the time, lying in the sun and swimming in the crystal waters of the bay. + ' 9-12 MARCH 1984 73 33S -- ST. THOMAS 75 - ir - •-. ST. THOMAS 77 ST. THOMAS " p : ' r ' . _ 5 skMrri ' - ifjkffi 9 •• " f : mi jt ' : • -— - - . 1 Wr u Minr - • • 1 a? V o I 78 79 ST. THOMAS I 4 J was pilot imith p ed on Miss America. m thesam js well and will be sorely missed. 82 83 CARIBBEAN SWEEP AMERICA ' S deployment began with a novel and adventurous show of arms within the Caribbean Sea on 29 April 1984. All the extensive training and preparation previously undergone held us in good stead as we operated with the GSS IOWA (BB-61) and two prototype hydrofoils, the CJSS HERCULES (PHM-2) and ten (JSS ARIES (PHM-5). In addition to this distinguished company, extensive surveillance was brought to bear by our ever present shadows, the AGI ' s. Nip finally came into tuck, though, as we successfully plucked from the surface of the waves, through the redoubled efforts of our professional EOD Technicians and under the nose of our shadow, a highly valued RADOME. The excitement had begun. 84 86 CARACUS, VENEZUELA Caracus is the capital of Venezuela and the center of political and social life. It is also the seat of culture and art. The " City of Eternal Spring, " as it is sometimes called, was founded in 1567 by Diego de Lazada and was originally called the City of Santiago de Leon. Through popular usage a more distinctive name was adopted, Caracus, the name of Indians formally inhabiting the valley in which the city was built. Industries of this city include a brewery, a bottle and glass factory, an ice plant, fisheries, corn mills, macaroni factories, and public utilities. The official language is Spanish although almost every Euro- pean language is represented due to the high number of immi- grants. Individualism among Venezuelans is a strong characteristic. There is a strong creative and artistic strain which finds expres- sion particulary in music, pictorial art, and handicrafts. The enjoyment of such relatively violent spectacles as bullfighting or cock fighting is wide spread. Many of the hotels had pools in which the crew was allowed to swim or sunbathe, whichever they preferred. There were also some very fine restaurants which gave all of us a chance to taste a variety of dishes at a reasonable price. 89 I 90 I . 1 Aiw. IHHKj Ti H J Ht rM9bnj|pfy r t x. Jf4 tP e ' • fl jp» Jn!F - 93 i 94 96 ■ m 98 SfWi —p| :_ V ' - ' : J w ' ,,A 1 I I |fft ■ . ■ £ ' Wl ■ ■. . r - _ . W m Sly B m S Jv» ji »3M 1 ■ » l r BPr k " IcM EEaj yt nirj 1 ▲ F ▲ ▲ 1 m • ■ r J L - V4 Jr — " •? !, - MMikW Wm 101 Caracas [CA CV-66 t 1 UISE 1 „ AM ..... Malaga is located on a narrow coastal plain 260 miles t south of Madrid. It was America ' s first Mediterranean port visit and turned out to be her last port visit for many months. Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 B.C. and was ruled in turn by the Carthagenians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and of course, the Spanish. All these cultures have left their mark on the city. The Fortress of Gibralford and the Alcazaba still stand on the hills above the city. The Alcazaba houses the city ' s archeaological museum and contains prehistoric, Roman, Arabic and Spanish artifacts. The beautiful cathedral downtown is a national monu- ment and is an excellent example of Renaissance architec- ture. The Gibralfaro castle was completely rebuilt by the Arabs on the Phoenician foundations. Also to be seen was a Roman theater and the Fine Arts Museum containing works by El Greco, Zubaran and Ribera as well as modern and contemporary collections. Crew members were able to travel to Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba and other Spanish cities through tours from the ship ' s Special Services. i -By far though, most of America ' s crew spent their time ashore in Torremolinos, a resort town about 10 miles west of Malaga. On Spain ' s Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos at- tracts tourists from all over Europe. Between the beaches and discos, there was plenty of entertainment for every- one. All too soon, it was time to leave Malaga behind, but with most of the cruise still ahead, it was time to press on. The ship was scheduled for several more port visits in the Mediterranean, but events in the Persian Gulf cancelled those and America headed for the Suez Canal and on to the Indian Ocean. - - 1 .-. wm - m ■ ' M M L u U mm :■ t. h- ■ ; i • •■ - -..-.-■ H r mm -Li 111 UH ji- ' Vuu Ill- Jt ft. j 1. VjC - 1 S k % aV r . . . X 1 v y jLA! $ MaI • ■ ! t £ ocoeiie . ms L ' IB |? - iH» . ' V r - I • A h fl i --c r- v i pi. RED LION FOOD SERVED ALL DAY UNTIL tip. JUMBO BREAKFAST: Z Eggs.Bacon.Sausag ftf9nsLTfmni1aBsr 535 2 Eqqs, Bacon Toast 285 Z Eggs Chips 230 ' Ham Chips 230 Ham,EggkChip$300 Bacon, Egg Chips 300 Hamburger 150 Cheeseburger or Eggtwrger 205 Beans on Toast 195 Toasted Sandwiches f rom 125 Mixed Grill: Liver, Bacon, Pork Chop, Sausage Jomato.CWps 695 Liver, Bacon,Tbmato fr Chips 450 Pork Chop. Chips Satad 495 -% -t «-: %i IS, « jk m 5 ;l i X. V - . ' - x ... -»»,.; £5? fe ,?. •-. " i — »■ . . ' 3 3 - " " - a. .« : « «$£ = ' fc. - ■ . ►•e c I ? jv . «£ %i r .-x - -».- .. .- -.• » t- ' .- " si ► » r » -« c fL ■ " • ••« -• ' ' " ' ill 3 iWk: 3 i3ft - . • JCINE 4, 1984 AMERICA made her fifth Suez Canal transit in a little over three years, June 4, on the way to her third Indian Ocean deploy- ment. On May 6, 1981, AMERICA was the first super carrier to transit the 120 mile long canal and the first American carrier since the 1967 Egyptian-Israeli war. She made her second tran- sit in October 1981 on her return trip to Norfolk. Her next two transits occurred in 1983 during her 176 day Mediterranean In- dian Ocean deployment. AMERICA ' S transit through the canal follows an historic path that dates back to 2100 BC when the first attempt to cut a canal utilized an ancient branch of the Nile River. In 1854, Ferdinand de Lesseps asked permission from the Egyptian ruler Said to begin work on the canal. Construction of the canal was eventually started in April 1858. Eleven years later the canal was formally opened. An opera house was con- structed in Cairo to stage " Aida, " which Verdi had composed for the occasion. The canal became embroiled in international politics when it was closed for eight years as a result of the sixday war in June 1967. Fifteen ships were trapped in its waters, mines were laid, the Israelis dug in on the east bank, the people fled and the towns on the canal became ghost towns. In October 1973, the Egyptians crossed the canal in a surprise attack. The war which followed led ultimately to a negotiated settlement worked out by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kis- singer by which Egypt regained the canal. Again on June 5, 1975, the Egyptians celebrated the canal ' s opening. ■ I 126 ' 1 ' f I - r ■ £- »-- JSCOft sedto snd the 127 J • • t r- f 128 J I i H J 129 |l ( ' f 9 v A 131 R i aLa . «5 r. ' ' . V - XzA f W S B %¥ ' Hh Mfl •A | P " An 133 I o £ Rp§£ 140 vl r JR 142 ' i - W w BpRej » 5a ' Sal ' ICK ASS PRESS ON ». I I SUEZ II SEPTEMBER 2, 1984 168 1 I ■ 170 173 NAPLES, ITALY 06- 10 SEPTEMBER, 29 SEPTEMBER-02, OCTOBER 1984 At unei the c hod and I Co Ihesl mart Although Naples is a regular port stop for ships in the Mediter- ranean, it was the first time in many years that the America stopped and on this cruise she managed to do it twice. Naples is a city of great natural beauty, pagan temples and Roman ruins. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii, the city of Sorrento and the scenic isles of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Naples is famous the world over for tourism, vacations and fun. Crew members took advantage of the many tours offered by the ship ' s special services and were able to travel to many of the nearby towns. The more adventurous used the local bus and train systems to go exploring. The cities of Pompeii and Erco- lano, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., were both open to the public and displayed buildings, paintings, pottery and other ancient artifacts. Some members of the crew took the opportunity to show some " America " good spirit by volunteering to lend a hand at the Opera Per La Salute Del Fanciollo orphanage. Over a period of several days the men scraped and painted the orphanage. Naples was also a good place to buy souvenirs due to the great number of small shops and street vendors. The crew had an opportunity to try out their bartering technique at the out- door flea market downtown. Naples was definitely a port the crew wouldn ' t forget for some time. I •..•; A I t f t II I 1 fl f — — £ tin i .i it - - - s -i . — . — i VL ROME K [! ' M 4f « lb ■P C H H 179 f ' CRbteJ ■ ■ ' rJOuHH t | 1 WFTY hi I ■ % V -.Uk " f ft •7 9» I Li ■ g - . §T POMPEI SCAVI VILLA DEI MISTERI » H I II ■ ■■MWMM w ,im m r 25cJV «OBS», J. V 1 r m - - . SON k. Oaxae j- ttct awa- WVfce- cyarti Following a brief stop at Naples, Monaco was a welcome relief after 1 02 continuous days at sea. Situated on the French Riviera close to the border of Italy, it covers only 370 acres, but every available space has something to see or do. Besides the Casino at Monte Carlo, there is the renowned Oceanographic Museum of Jacques Cousteau. Located near the Royal Palace of the Prince of Monaco, it houses an aquarium and the research laboratories of the undersea explorer. The port itself had many fine restaurants and sidewalk cafes for the sailor who just wanted to relax and watch the world go by. Within easy walking distance was the public beach with topless bathing beauties. Mice and Cannes were within driving distance. Paris was only a short plane flight away. A trip to the nearby French Alps saw American men experiencing the thrill (or survival) of the Luge. There was more than enough to occupy everyone ' s time in Monaco and all too soon the ship had to leave and start the NATO exercise Display Determination. t« ' i 192 ■ • 194 , » I f{ mm ?m mw!Wimm ' e 2- 203 17-24 OCTOBER 1984 Catania lies in the shadow of Mount Etna, a still active volca- no. With a population of over 400,000, it is the second largest city on the island of Sicily and is the capital of Catania Province. Retail and wholesale commerce, port business and some light industry support the city ' s economy. Catania, sometimes called the city of lava and oranges, has many interesting tourist attractions. At one end of Via Etnea, the volcano rises over 10,000 feet at its summit. At the other end, the Elephant Monument is the symbol of Catania. Accord- ing to the story, Saint Agatha entered the city on an elephant. Saint Agatha ' s Cathedral is located in the Piazza Del Duomo. The cathedral houses the tomb of the operatic composer, Vin- cenzo Bellini. The Bellini Gardens, constructed in his memory, is located on the Via Etnea and the gazebo at the top offers a panoramic view of the city. The local bus and train system was a fine way to see the sights. About 45 minutes away by train is the beautiful town of Taormina. Clinging to the side of the mountain, it was a pictur- esque little village on the Sicilian coast with much to offer. There were bargains to be found in every shop. Local ceramics, wrought iron and paintings on parchment, are only some of the souvenirs to be found. Fine restaurants and discos were also an attraction. - - w 5 v-Ai i K»l f» jyj H r $ 1» - J m . ■„,•«» y %j . . • 4j ■ ess m I 1 m 1 H l. I :- ♦ » r - ■ r I •• ■ V7T w B cittioiiG ' M _ NEVJ BEPfORP- Mr [WELCOME] HOME DARRYL! I LOVE OUli ) ■ , « . is, Bum 5: 5 JlRSES ' --A •Si i - , I ■ ■ H 218 ' • » it J • 219 m. - ■» m _ W1p - ) W A ; j r 3 ■ 1 l. 1 !•- . . i m i % 221 223 225 I 226 .: t --v ■-•. • . tfe£ vo 1 V i ' i ATf ' W L_ -BL. ■yK i jsisivf-f-Kzr Commodore James F. Dorsey, Jr. Commander Carrier Group Four Commodore James F Dorsey, Jr. was born in Baltimore and reared in Washington, D.C. Entering the Navy in 1955 through the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, he earned his commission and designation as a Naval Aviator in 1956 after completing advanced fighter training in the F9F Pan- ther at Corpus Christi, Texas. Commodore Dorsey reported to the first of his nine fighter squadron assignments in Octo- ber 1956, with VF-61 at NAS Oceana, VA. His first assignment as a Commanding Officer came after serving as the Executive Officer for VF-121 between August 1970 until May 1972. After a tour as Commanding Officer of VF-21 and then a brief assignment with Fighter Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific, he again reported to command of VF-121 in December 1974. In May 1976, he reported to Yokosuka, Japan to serve as Executive Officer of the Navy ' s only overseas homeported aircraft carrier, USS MID- WAY (CV 41). In July 1978, Commodore Dorsey took com- mand of USS CALOOSAHATCHEE (AO 98), a multi-prod- uct underway replenishment ship. In June 1980, Commo- dore Dorsey reported for duty as Assistant Chief of Staff for readiness and Deputy Chief of Staff Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. On 11 February 1981, he as- sumed command of the aircraft carrier GSS AMERICA (CV 66). In August 1982 he reported for duty as Director Joint Program Officer, under Secretary of Defense for Policy. On 8 March 1984, Commodore Dorsey assumed command as Commander Carrier Group FOUR. During his career, Commodore Dorsey has flown in 18 types of aircraft, ranging from the SNJ basic trainer to the latest advanced carrier aircraft. He has flown from 12 differ- ent carriers and completed over 200 combat missions. Commodore Dorsey is married to the former Jeanne Lynch Hobbs of Salem, Virginia and has two sons. 232 FLAG STAFF CDR D. Feuerbacher CDR T. Gatliffe LCDR D. Magil LT G. Boyce LT D. Wirt CW02 M. Link SKLS A. Saraphis MMCS R. J. Swift MSC G. Cabral EWC A. Castanien ETC P. Douglas YNC E. Thomas PN1 E. Dage BM1 D. Durrett OS1 J. Iovine YN1 R. Roberts 234 MSI L. Santiago RM1 F. Schmidt RM1 W. Smith RM1 D. Tyler YN2 D. Gianelli OS2 R. Hendricks QM2 M. N. Hicks RM2 C. Huff jM J, ' ' MM JF hnRM % V - ■■ ! QM2 W. Kinsel EN2 G. Lawton YN2 T. Smith RM2 C. Weaver 235 ,iK3 .X MS3 D. Boren MS3 R. Houser OS3 W. Rohrer DS3 M. L. Shaffer RM3 M. Tschida AN J. Bateman if ?k. fl RMSN T. Culpepper MSSN W. Frye MSSN M. Linnehan OSSN J. Middleton 2 „ Ai 5a 11 m2 " 1 ■ OSSA G. Culver YNSR J. Smith « . f - r_ J- •«« .• " ..• J vti ■i.lUUU • - »t i a m Capt. Leighton W. Smith, Jr. Commanding Officer Captain Leighton W. Smith, Jr., was born 20 August 1939 in Mobile, Alabama. Following his graduation from the Unit- ed States Naval Academy in 1962, Captain Smith entered flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in Janu- ary 1964. His first assignment was to the Naval Air Technical Train- ing Center, Glynco, Georgia, where he flew the FJ-4 Fury and instructed at the Air Intercept Control School. His first operational tour was with VA-81. His following tours were with VA-22, VA-82, Air Command and Staff College at Max- well Air Force Base, Alabama, and VA-86 where he served as Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer from April 1976 to June 1977. Captain Smith then commanded Air Wing 15 aboard (JSS CORAL SEA (CV 43) and USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) from September 1977 until November 1978. F ollowing a 14- month tour in the Naval Military Personnel Command as the Head Aviator Commander Assignment Officer, Captain Smith reported in February 1980 as the Commander Light Attack Wing ONE, Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida. In January 1982, Captain Smith assumed command of USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6). During his tour as Command- ing Officer, " Super K " participated in several Caribbean exercises and an extended Mediterranean deployment. In July 1983 he reported to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as Assistant Chief of Staff for Readiness and Training. He assumed command of AMERICA on 3 Febru- ary 1984. Captain Smith ' s decorations include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Meritorious Service Medals, four indi- vidual action and 25 Strike Flight Air Medals, four Navy Commendation Medals with combat " V " , the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat " V " and various other campaign ribbons. Captain Smith is married to the former Dorothy Dunn McDowell of Columbia, South Carolina. They reside with their three children, Leighton, Page, and Dee-Dee in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 239 Captain Howard E. Koss Executive Officer Captain Howard E. Koss was born in Chicago on September 24, 1939. He attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier, Chicago, and the United States Naval Academy where he was graduated with a Bachelor of Naval Science Degree. Captain Koss enlisted in the Navy in March 1958. After serv- ing at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, and receiving formal technical training as an Aviation Fire Control Technician, he was assigned to Heavy Attack Squadron ONE at Naval Air Station. Sanford, FL. Captain Koss served as a gunner-navigator in the A-3B Skywarrior until his selection for the Naval Acade- my Preparatory School and subsequent selection for a Secre- tary of the Navy appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon graduation and commissioning in June 1965, Captain Koss underwent Primary, Basic, and Advanced jet flight training at air stations throughout the southwest. Receiving his Wings of Gold as a Naval Aviator in January 1967, he underwent training with Attack Squadron 122 at the Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA, transitioning to the then-new A-7A Corsair II. After transi- tioning to the A-7A, Captain Koss served with VA 97, making two combat cruises to Southeast Asia. He was then transferred to the Naval Reserve Officers ' Training Corps Unit at the Univer- sity of California at Berkeley, where he served as Operations Analysis Instructor, Junior Class Advisor, Executive Officer, and briefly as Commanding Officer. Returning to active flying once again, Captain Koss served with VA 1 47, flying the A-7E at N AS Lemoore, from May 1 973 to July 1976. He was then assigned as a student to the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rl, and upon graduation was assigned for A 7E refresher training at VA 174 until April 1978. Captain Koss reported as Executive Officer of VA 72 and he served as Commanding Officer from July 1979 until October 1980. Prior to returning to VA 122 as Commanding Officer, Captain Koss was the Chief Staff Officer for Commander Light Attack Wing ONE at Cecil Field, FL. Captain Koss assumed his duties as Executive Officer of USS AMERICA in September 1983. Captain Koss has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 21 Air Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals with Combat " V " , the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He is married to the former Janice Teresa Moon of Baltimore, MD. The couple have three children, Lisa, David and Jennifer. SMCM (SW) W. E. Keene Command Master Chief 3pct tions rrrt Officef. . (Kid ,_ojval ft Captain .,,.-,»;! r i960. Prior ,-.-v:ss ,1363. d Rying -»■:;» !h ..-:.» u™ ! ..,T » 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 GSS WANTCJCK (APD- 125) until May 1954 when he was honorably discharged from the Naval Service. In February 1955 he was then reoutfitted and reassigned in Charleston, SC and then sent to duty at Amphibi- ous 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 GSS OLMSTEAD (APA- 188), GSS WOOD COGNTY (LST-1178), GSS GGADACANAL (LPH-7), GSS GRAHAM COGNTY (LST-1176), GSS FORRES- TAL (CVA-59), and GSS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) until he re- ported on board the GSS AMERICA 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, Presidential Gnit Cita- tion, 2 Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry and numerous other campaign and foreign decorations. Master Chief Keene and his wife Ann reside in Chesapeake, VA. 241 rraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) repairs aeronautical equipment for aircraft in thei| embarked airwing. Consisting of over thirty different primp- ry work centers, the department has maintenance capabili- ties in areas ranging from sheetmetal and airframe compo- nent fabrication, welding, non-destructive test, hydraulics component repair and aircraft tire build-up to electronics, avionics, calibration, and jet engine repair. AIMD operates and maintains an extensive pool of mobile and stationary Ground Support Equipment (GSE) utilized in the start, movement and general maintenance of all on board aircraft. An administrative staff manages and coordinates the thou- sands of repair transactions from a centralized production control. Approximately 435 men are assigned to the depart- ment, over half of which are provided from embarked air wing squadrons. The extensive skills and training of these men encompasses fourteen primary ratings, each of which contributes to the ultimate goal of airwing aircraft readiness. During the 1984 deployment, the AIMD processed over 45,000 components 80% of which were repaired on board. The Precision M B a a n ri ng Equipment (PME) work center completed in excess of 4,800 calibrations and repairs while the Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) work center conducted over 8,900 aircraft and component inspections. Over 100 engines were tested on the jet engine test cell as the Power plants Work Center processed 180 aircraft engines after- burners auxiliary power units for nine types of aircraft. The Versatile Avionics Shops Test (VAST) Work Center provided maintenance support for 80% of the installed avionics sys- tems for the F-14, S-3, and E-2 aircraft and repaired approxi- mately 3,800 of these sophisticated and complex units. AIMD ' s most significant accomplishment was the sustained test bench availability of 99% for the 250 facility test bench systems. Similarly outstanding was the 92% Ground Sup port Equipment availability rate for 160 major pieces of " yellow gear " . These exceptional statistics reflect the vol- ume of work completed and are tangible indicators of the superior performance of every man assigned within the AIMD. AIMD LCDR T. Jacobs IM-1 CDR N. R. Blinn LT D. Baker LTJG M. Turner ATC R. Visconte AZC(AW) G. Waite AD1 T. Bentulan ATI D. Borkoski 243 244 AMS1 D. Wilson AZ2 M. Bronson 1 ■ AZ2 A. Davila AK2 J. Freeman AZ2 T. Lord AZ2 N. Matthews AE2 J. Sartain A ft f - H ■■ ■■ AZ2 S. Williams AZ3 I. Heard AZ3 C. Terry AZ3 D. Wilson AZAN D. Braddy 4 © " « 7 H 1 V s AN M. Davis AZAN A. Hewitt AZAN F. Medcalf AN M. Settlage AZAN S. White AKAN J. Wimbs IM-3 1 245 ■- ... • ■ LT C. Ralston ADC H. Hartley AMHC W. Murphy AMSC W. Taylor PRC D. Ure y AMHl M. Eberdt Photograph Not Available PR1 L. Gulllot AMHl L. Payne IM-2 if ' 1 ' " 1_ _j- k i r 4 • | 246 AMH2 L. Knight AMH2 F. Maki AD2 A. Montgomery AD2 J. OBerry PR2 R. Smith AMS2 M. Solik AMS3 L. Barnwell AMS3 A. Bellantone AD3 H. Carroll AD3 R. Carter 247 n olrr y i ib i i - ■ AD3 D. Fleming AMH3 F. Hand AMS3 L. Keller AMS2 N. Koutroulis AMH3 C. Domby 9 y AMS3 P. Magsambol AMS3 G. Martin ADAN J. Newland AD3 J. Pickett AMH3 D. Powers AE3 C. Scott AMS3 J. Wolpers AMHAN H. Guillory ADAN D. Hackshaw AN M. Sitter Photograph Not Available ADAN C. Swift PRAN R. Thompson ADAA T. Cothron 248 i IT R. Birge ATCS G. Brooks AOC A. Carter LT J.D. Hamiter ATC A. Carle AQC R. Diehl AQC J. Leatherbarrow AQC R. Rosson AEC R. Santana-Santana ATI B. Clarke ATI S.W. Codling IM-3 249 AX2 L.G. Dove § AE2 C.L. Haney A02 M. Lawrence AT2 C. Leadbeater AX2 T.A. Mower AT2 C.J. Nicely AT2 Rodriguez A02 K. Smith AT2 R.V. Terrell AE3 J.H. Alderson AQ3 Y. Fernandes ■ A03 W. Moore AE3 W.J. Nicodemus 251 AZ3 M.W. Phillippe AT3 R. Ressler AN3 S. Rubenstein AE3 G.A. Sanchez AEAN A.J. Bishop 252 ATAN D. Turnmire AQAN S.G. Walker CIV D. Hunt CIV C. Moore CIV R. Padgett IM-3 253 LTJG S. Duncheskie ENS H. Ruble IM-4 • I ci ASC W. McKenna ASM2 C. Mangino ASE3 J. McBee ASM3 R. Wright ASEAN J. Hume 254 IM-5 CW04 J. Kilpatrick iM, if fz ATCS K. Wilson ATI J. Fordemwalt ATI C. Nathaniel ATI D. Walters ATI R. Wood V AT2 J. Rivenbark DP3 J. Arens AT3 T. Beining AT3 L. Carrier AT3 M. Clapp AK3 P. Lafrance AXAN R. Fleehart AZAN J. Ross DPSN A. Siruchek ATAA J. Merrltt 255 ASC W. McKenna ASC A. Smith AS1 M. Kelly AS1 R. Ash V W I AS1 G. Middleton ASM2 T. Dukes I AS1 C. Dimacale AS1 C. Fox ASE2 M. Farnham ASM2 M. Laufenberg 1 A ASM2 M. Mohr ASM2 H. Oliver AZ2 V. Raddle ■ HI ASM2 S. Shelton ASM2 T. Sisler 256 ■ ASM2 B. Townsend ASM3 K. Biscr ASM3 R. Bowling ASE3 R. Brower ASE3 D. Cartwright V ¥-; V, 1 ■ ASMAN J. Evcrhart AN S. Garrett ASMAN W. Hilton ASMAN K. Koons ASMAN C. Nowinowski 1 ,iVr] I t, $ 3 AN J. Rutledge ASMAN B. Seaman ASMAN J. Tremblay ft Photograph Not AS A. Available .1 . ASMAN G. Updike ASMAN M. Whitney ASMAN R. Wright 257 |! 1,11 ■ ' ■ k " WM ■H? 5«.IS- ' i ht Quarters " untiLthe final are to safely move aircraft during launch, recovery and ■ ■-■ ■ ••». j — ... r ._._ , . .. — partment hustles to launch, land, move ' and service our embarked aircraft. On station regardless of the weather 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 recently earned the COMNAVAIRLANT Yellow Battle Effi- ciency " E " , an award given to the best Air Department in the Atlantic Fleet. Led by the " Air Boss " and his assistant, the " Mini Boss " , .f« ' iJ ' «f-Ui-iiM il. organized in five divisions: " VX " Division mans Primary Fjlght Control (the " tower " ) and carries out the administrative functions of the Air De- partment. " VI " Division worksihefliflht Deck. Its main objectives F V 1mjr «tr af« iralii«itr lilM«[ »i iU 4o»«liI B B JL iiL iH a clear landing area expeditiously after any aircraft acci- dent. " 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-3 " Division yellow and blueshirts work the Hangar deck. They are responsible for aircraft firefighting and the Hangar Deck. " V-4 " division operates and maintains the aircraft fuel storage transfer system. They are responsible for the trans- fer of fuel from the moment it is piped aboard ship. ' • I p AIR LCDR G. Cairnes YN1 M. Lovelace ABCM J. Tucker CDR R. Davis YN3 P. Boyle YN3 T. Smith iS « v AN K. Brock AN M. Burton AN K. Elliott AN D. Kidder AR B. Nelson AR R. Yonaitis 259 V-l ABHC L. Murry ABH1 M. Chapel ABH1 S. Land ABH1 R. Martin AS Js 3 ABHl W. Rogers ABH2 B. Baker 260 ABH2 D. Bellamy ABH2 B. Browning ABH2 E. Conner P w sas ABH2 S. Higgins ABH2 J. Hobbs ABH2 J. McLaughlin ABH2 J. Nejberger ABH2 K. Ogg ABH2 R. Patrick ABH3 G. Barker ABH3 J. Bartelson ABH3 J. Baugh ABH3 R. Brooks ABH3 T. Carroll ABH3 C. Closi ABH3 T. Cooper ABH3 A. Crisostomo ABH3 A. Dove 1 1 261 k Ml t ABH3 W. Dowd ABH3 R. Ellington ABH3 T. Free ABH3 E. Kunkel ABH3 P. Hamer ABH3 M. Hayes " 1. i il K £ ABH3 D. McCune ABH3 G. Pietranczyk ABH3 E. Schulz ABH3 P. Steele % ABH3 R. Thomas ABH3 K. Waddell ABH3 E. Ward ABH3 J. Wilson ABH3 D. Woike AN M. Berry AN C. Berryman AN C. Bordwell AN D. Brink AN C. Cardcn AN T.L. Carter AN L. Chandler AN T. Copeland FN A. DiDonato AN P. Dubose AN M. Duty AN D. French AN K. Greer AN J. Heinrichs 263 AN E. Reutter AA P. Levy AA R. Mayfield AA R. Mercado AA L. Perkinson AA B. Sanders AA G. Spoon ABHAA D. Stewart AA M. Struthers AA P. Whitt X s If K AA F. Yanovich AA W. Zarewicz AR R. Jones AR A. Lasner AR S. Woods 266 V-2 LCDR W. Spearman LCDR G. Murashige LT S. Blaser LT A. Graham LT A. Kelly ABCS R. Simons ABEC K. Laughlin ABEC W. Seruby ABEC D. Stover ABEC J. Thomas ABEC H. Underwood ABE1 N. Bell y y. Hi ABEl J. Campbell ABE1 A. Demetro «j ABEl L. Kaplan ABEl J. Pickett ABEl B. Provido ABEl C. Stokes ABEl J. Vanderhoof 267 ABE2 S. Balancio ABE2 E. Boeninger ABH2 J. Dry ABE2 W. Duke ABE2 C. Fortune ABE2 W. Gowans ABE2 G. Hauser ABE2 E. Henning 268 5r-: .l ' x- IC2 H. Hinson ABE2 G. Nelson ABE S. Novak EM2 H. Patterson ABE2 T. Richards ABE2 K. Sheehan ABE2 L. Smearman ABE2 R. Spencer ABE2 K. Suggs ABE2 P. Tinsley L- Kx K ABE3 D. Adair IC3 J. Banks ABE3 R. Blanchard EM3 T. Bottoms ABE3 E. Carlisle ABE3 R. Chubb vi 269 EM3 T. Duncan ABE3 D. Garrigan wmm ABE3 K. Gilbert AK3 J. Griston IC3 W. Hall IC3 L. Harris IC3 D. Johnson AN J. Knifley ABE3 S. Kramer ABE3 J. Livermore f , F ABE3 O. Lopez ABE3 B. Mann v m ABE3 E. Moore ABE3 J. Moore IC3 J. Moore ABE3 H. Morantine ABE3 K. Porter ABE3 M. Porterfield IC3 P. Rangel I - %» — £ 1 Il fc 1 1 f ■■} ■ JL a + J — " " 270 AN D. Handberry AN B. Hanson FN C. Hardy ABEAN P. Horan ABEAN R. Jordan . r a i ABEAN M. Reese ABEAA R. Brust ABEAA D. Cabrera Y V AR D. Graham SA W. Gray AA C. Grimmer ICFA B. Home ABEAA W. Irons ABEAA J. Irwin ABEAA A. Maikos AA T. Mangon AA M. McPheeters ABEAA C. Reiter 274 AA D. Velasquez AR J. Abramek ABEAR F. Ayres AR D. Burell AR M. Cook Hi AR W. Enders AR R. May AR J. Nerren AR P. Richards 275 V-3 LCDR C. Hammond LCDR W. Spires ABCS E. Tilley ABHC M. Henderson ABH1 A. Kirkwood ABH1 C. Lafollette ,Yi Yl ABHl D. Perry ABH2 P. Carter ABH2 H. Forte ABH2 S. Jackson ABH2 C. Munger ABH2 G. Simmons ABH2 H. York ABH3 D. Adkins ABH3 K. Coy 276 ABH3 S.A. David ABH3 K. Gilbert ABH3 G. Henry ABH3 S. Hill ABH3 J. Pence ABH3 W. Price ABH3 H. Sisco ABH3 D. Skiffington AN B. Ahner Y AN H. Bonnett AN R. Brown AN D. Catalfamo AN T. Cato ■HI AN R. Colbourne AN R. Decoste 277 t AN K. Kooi (■ 278 AN D. Lloyd AN M. MacDonald AN G. Mastros AN S. Mitchell I Y X jst AN R. Morgan AN M. Roman AN W. Simons AN T. Slobig AN A. Taylor 1 AN A. Wells ABHAN C. Wheeler AN P. White SN S. Wingate E-2 AA C. Allison AA D. Armstrong AA B. Brandon AA C. Carter AA E. Chatman AA W. Chute AA D. Davis AA T. Dugan AA A. Estep AA D. Fie AA M. Moloney 279 AR B. Tlmberlake 280 ! V-4 LT K. Russell CW02 R. Boucher ABFC J. Madigan 3 ABF1 J. Burns ABF1 J. Dalvine ABF1 R. Mechalske .1 6 ABFl M. Molnar ABF1 R. Parker ABF1 R. Pearson ABF2 B. Allman ABF2 C. Benica ABF2 A. Combs ABF2 D. Johnson ABF2 T. Reed ABF2 B. Stierman 281 ABF2 J. Terry ABF3 M. Allen ABF3 J. Boots ABF3 C. Boyle ABF3 G. Bridgeman I h ¥ ABF3 G. Campbell ABF3 M. Chanley ABF3 A. Crawford ABF3 D. Flores ABF3 M. Kaufman ABF3 D. Lambert ABF3 J. McKinnis v ABF3 A. Nieva ABF3 D. OByrne ABF3 R. Pender ABF3 J. Thompson ABFAN P. Angel AN J. Austin 282 AN J. Bailey AN A. Baldwin AN V. Barnette J v m 7 . ABFAN H. Campbell ABFAN K. Chepa m ABFAN D. Cook AN J. Coontz ■ k y AN M. Crawford AN J. Faughn AN R. Horning AN M. Kirby AN D. Manns AN G. Martin AN J. Martin 283 AN B. McAfee Am ABFAN C. Mohle ABFAN J. Moffatt ABFAN J. Molina wmm. AN C. Morgan AWAN B. Padilla AN J. Pelczynski AN R. Perry AN V. Pressley AN S. Reeve a If a m ? ABFAN S. Sergeant AN J. Smith ABFAN R. Smith ABFAN D. Wilcox AA S. Blatcher AA A. Bloom AA C. Brown 284 AA G. Brown AA K. Cahalan AA R. Cruz AA D. Denison AA T. Dukes ■ I A I K A AA J. Gunter AA J. Kauss AA M. Kittman AA G. Lefevers AA D. Swarm • m ,7- . " V- r ; ,1 1 • • ■ " , • • I • • • • The Chaplain Department was born on 29 April Previously a part of the Executive Admin Departr " now exists separately with a mission " to develop r ecute the Commands religious program " . Tne ' depe provides worship opportunities for all faiths, supervL_ supports special interest groups, coordinates all Red C messages, manages the Library and reading rooms, se on the Commander Carrier Group Staff and coordin worship coverage throughout the Battle Group and4| sents the Navy Relief Society aboard the ship. of manpower and space allocation, the lent nevertheless has a vital role to play. II mar with the care and welfare of ■ ' S AMERICA (CV 66). In the final analysis ' , I between Americans and others is iitroiim - l CHAPLAINS RPSA T. James ' • if-. : . electronic infared c wances of lion of the Communications Depart- Jteble, accurate, and efficient message rid telecommunications services in sup- mission of AMERICA, embarked staffs nar k . This department is responsible ;ctive utilization of all communications I to this ship. ccomplished by transmitting and receiv- ligital data communications systems and facilities in addition to line of sight visual nunications services. The Communica- it is also responsible for maintaining imunications security rrTSTe ' rial and main- taining control over the " Crypto " distribution and use. Any means of communication available will be utilized to ensure the accomplishment of the mission otrtBr Communic ations Department. 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. COMMUNICATIONS LCDR M. Holmes CR LT C. Major LTJG J. Lehmann CW03 L. Schaeffer RMCS B. Williams RMC D. Blyden RMC D.W. Ellis RM1 W. Barber RM1 R. Buck RM1 P. Gallagher RM1 P. Rivera RM1 B. Ross RM2 B. Carlson 289 RM2 C. Cozad RM2 M. Hill RM2 I. Jackson RM2 D. Kerns r " ' n - WW V RM2 D. Lundgren RM2 R. Rodriguez y RM2 K. Wilson RM2 C. Wright rt t if " l I RM3 L. Barnes RM3 M. Carpenter 290 RM3 R. Carter RM3 G. Chamberlain RM3 I. Cornish « RM3 R. Ford r .. v RM3 M. Fortner RM3 G. Frazier Photograph Not Available RM3 C. Pauik RM3 W. Shipmon RM3 S.D. Strickling RM3 I.J. Torrence RM3 R. Wright RMSN T. Alkire RMSN R. Austin RMSN J. Britton RMSN B. K. Burton RMSN D. Conyers 291 Y RMSN P. Finley RMSN G. Fischer RMSN K. Gardner RMSN E. Gendron RMSN H. Gilchrist RMSN M.E. Gray If ' K RMSN R. Green RMSN C. Hagar RMSN T. Harris RMSN R.M. Hill 292 In p RMSN P. Hipsher RMSN R. Johnson SN C. Lovvorn RMSN K. Lyman RMSN D. McCabc 9 9 SN M. McCall RMSN M. Nelson RMSN D. ODonnell RMSN D. Overton SN D. Spencer RMSA C. Davis SR D. Fochtman RMSR J. Plumbo RMSN T. Thomas RMSN T. Toomey RMSN S. Trinidad RMSN J. Walker RMSA G. Brice 293 cs i 1 7 4 4 j V J »»JJ 5 " i .2 J i - T Pe C ID.TT J r im £l ) ENS M. Morua SMCS D. Ziparo SMI J. Armstrong SMI T. Gregory SM2 K. Gifford SM2 G. Lindsay SM3 D. Hughes SM3 S. Mitchell SM3 R. Rivera SM3 R. Schaaf SN D. Erickson SN S. Lynch 294 SMSN J. Meeks SMSN M.F. Runyon SMSN J. Rush V SMSN A. Nardone SMSN S.O. Robins SMSN J. Schadler SN R. Stewart SMSN L. Zielinski SMSA T. Courts 295 ii.--.til -• WaMm } ■ W K1 »»f] ■ numbering over 140 personnel. The primary mis- partment includes the cleanliness and nterior and exterior of the ship. While underwajQhe Deck department is responsible for conduct- ing all Replenishment at Sea op ns. During the . a i— i- iij l ■ _ __ _. il !.._ . I 11 on free evolutions. First Division consists of 34 personnel who are re bte for the maintenance of the forecastle and all anchoring evolutions. They are also in charge of the quarterdeck and during replenishment at sea, operate the forward DD rig as well as replenishment stations 1, 3, 7 and 9. Second Division responsibilities are many and varied. They are responsible for the rigging of accommodation ladders 2, 3, and 4 which allow the men of AMERICA to " hit the beach " . They also operate the Boat and Aircraft Crane. -operate refueling station 17, 21, and the 3 on two different occasions refueled the jSfCUBfr i just six hours. The 32 men of Second ffqu d of their motto " Second to none " . Hbong, is responsible for the preserva- tion and operation of the AMERICA ' S eleven small boats and ¥ - a ♦ « »» in inorafnrc l Si irir»n nnHor na ; rDnlonichmontc Third Division mans two cargo receiving stations and refuel- ing stations 15 and 29. The 31 men of Fourth Division are tasked with preserva- tion of the ship ' s interior and exterior, no small task for a ship the size of AMERICA. They also maintain and rig ac- commodation ladder 1 located at the quarterdeck. Another great responsibility is the operation of the Boatswain ' s lock- er which fills the tool, cleaning, and painting needs of AMERICA. fife A r V LCDR J. Wargo B DECK ADMIN LT M. Zell CW03 D. McMain to BM1 J. Trips SN S. Malaise 297 1ST LTJG B. Pancho BM2 J. Fields BM2 M. Freeman BM2 N. Jackson BM2 T. Terreault BM3 C. Baker BM3 J. Marquez 298 SN D. Ansloan SN R. Day SN D. Dodge SN V. Gibbons SN S. Hagerman SN R. Haney SN W. Jones SN D. Leonard SN J. Miller SN S. Pelon SN D. Speight SA B. Bishop SA R. Brooks SA S. Jackson SA N. Kenney SA G. Mitchell SR J. Stacy 299 2ND DIV iw mm 6 BMSN T. Dumond BMSN M. Fludd BMSN M. Krause BMSN R. Mitchell BMSN T. Parker SN D. Price SN G. Smith SN S. Sutton SA B. Beyer SA C. Hall 4 301 LTJG M. Violante BM1 W. Stafford BM2 V. Menke BM2 M.F. Speckels BM2 G. Wickliff ■ BM3 R. Chastain BM3 H. Jackson BM3 R. McGinnis BM3 P. Palmer BM3 M. Reavis 3RD DIV BM3 L. Sanford BM3 J. Sears BM3 E. Strange 302 BMSN C. Bechtier BMSN R.M. Blair SN T. Cocran SN D. Combs SN K. Hunt BMSN G. Shumway SN B. Turnbull SA M. Auxter » A. I! SA J. Borges SA J. Lyons SA F. Sisco BMSN L. Elsey SA B. Batten 303 4TH DIV 304 «4 £ ENS S. Joyce BMCS J. Marriner i i BM1 G. Edwards BM2 N. Birdsey V BM2 I. Marlowe BM2 S. Peterson BM3 M. Nicholas BM3 D. Sliman SN T. Boesel SN V. Gustin SN R. Haskins SN R. Lacey ii f n 4 SN B. Mickens BMSN L. Nelson BMSN D. Porter i !? f. f- I- ?1 ♦ V SN D. Rodgers SN E. Dierkens SA J. Kateusz SA L. Long SA M. Mills 305 he Dental J PartrjJWT p B0Bly and professionally serves the crew of USS AlfetfiCA (CV 66). Staffed by four officers and eleven technicians, the Dental Department has the primary func- tion of providing all routine and emergency dental care for ship ' s company and embarked air wing personnel. While deployed, dental officers and technicians are transported to other ships of the Battle Group to provide minor treatment. Dental personnel play a major role in manning Mass Casualty and Battle Dressing Stations, and they participate actively in the Medical Training Teams. The Department is also responsible for conducliQatheShip ' sPhysical Fitness Testing Program, and Den- tal per M P l in many other shipboard activities such as Welfare and Recreation, cruisebook, boxing smokers, and var- ious boards and committees. I ' • DENTAL CDR W. L. Holton LCDR R.M. Reavis LCDR P. Schmid LT C. Anderegg LT E. Reeg DTC W. Jenkins DTI L. Aldaba 307 DT2 J. Pruitl DT3 A. Allmon DT3 R. Arterson DT3 R. Garlil DN D. Berry SN R. Menendez DN M. Sikes DA C. Hope 308 309 I.I III, — ■ The prelude to action is the Engineering Department. Almost half of the men work dojvn in the main machinery Spaces. There, in the he t 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 Divisidh maintains the steam system •associated with the catapults. A Division maintains the anchorVwindlass, aircraft eleva- tors, boats and aircraft crane, steering gear, winches, galley and scullery equipment, 4aundry machines, compressed air systems, electric fire pumps, air conditioning plants and nitrogeft oxyflfen. production plants. • Fi, DJvIsM fe responsible for electrical gear 6f ev y de- scription» heJ . hop rlpairs aj Lmaintains all of the vaj- jqus internal communications systems: sound pm ered m m p hone cireuits,.hea dsetsjthe elephon« system and vaNeu The Power Shop is responsible for the electrical repair and maintenance of the steering gear, anchor windlass, un- derway replenishment winches, galleys, sculleries and incin- erators. 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 the ship of steel, much repair means metal work, the job of the shipfitter. If it can be made by cutting, bending, welding, sawing, grinding, drilling or shearing, the shipfitters can do it. The Damage Control function of Engineering is handled by the C02 shop and the DC shop. ud, proven and professional, the men of AMERICA ' S Engineering Department stand ready at all times to " answer all bells " . ENGINEERING CDR J. H. Duncan LCDR J. Belcher LOG ROOM LCDR J. Harrington LT P. Taylor EMCS J. Townsend EM2 S. Donohue MM2 J.W. Long SN R. Carter 311 A-DIV LTJG P. Styles CW02 T. Emery MRCS W. Johnson MMCS(SW) W. Hear ENC R. Holden MM1 J. Burchette EN1 J. Ink MM1 J. Lebrun MM1 J. Powell EN1 R. Richardson MM1 P. Zach MM2 S. Christian 312 MR2 S. Davis EN2 M. Fillinger MM2 R. Jorgenson S4 MM2 R. Mash MR2 J. Skorich MM2 R. Sudduth MM3 K. Bjugstad MM3 J. Briggs EN3 D. Brotherton I MM3 A. Brown MM3 B. Brown MR3 D. Dinicola 313 MM3 A. Enlow MR3 S. Gordon MM3 L. Hall EN3 R. Harlan EN3 P. Hidalgo MM3 J. Klemm V II MR3 D. Lawson EN3 G. Lowe MM3 R. Michaels MM3 A. Minor V j MM3 M. Mojica MM3 T. Moore MM3 D. Myjak EN3 T. Roberts MM3 S. Sakry MR3 T. Shields MM3 J. Wood MMFN A. Allen FN D. Bean 314 MMFN B. Bible FN C. Bowman MMFN A. Frigillana MMFN E. Gill MMFN K. Huntoon y v FN J. Lagrimas MMFN J. Lewis MMFN M. Maltby FN D. Marcum MMFN A. Marburger fc K ENFN M. Moye MRFN J. Pennybaker SN D. Sloan FN J. Smith MMFN T. Sutherland MMFN S. Williams FN J. Zimmerman MMFA V. Bond MMFA M. Hull 315 FA H. Jackson FA R. Jones MRFA P. Kemezys FA M. Mancini MMFA M. Naumowicz FA J. Rishel MMFA V. Williams ENFR K. Cook 316 FA T. McCarthy FA C. Monhollen • • » H BTl ENS H. Ezell ENS A. Thackeray CW02 D. Brown BTCS R. Anderson BTC W. Engle BTC R. Fearer BTC D. Smith BTC D. Wood BT1 R. Booth B-DIV BTl T. Brower BT1 J. Gastinaeu BTl W. Hodge BTl R. Kennemore BTl M. Kreieselmeier BTl H. Rhoads BTl J. Scolo «ii Y v mm mam ■ BTl G. Scribner BTl B. Stephens BT2 D. Atchley 317 BT2 D. Biwer BT2 C. Carter BT2 K. Dale BT3 R. Edgerton BT2 R. Enflnger BT2 D. McGhee BT2 C. Scheiern BT2 S. Williams BT3 J. Allman BT3 R. Andrews BT3 H. Barnett BT3 M. Benner 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 light- ning, 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 steam, 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 foredoomed, 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 I 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 BT3 L. Bigelow BT3 S. Decker BT3 J. Dey BT3 C. Donathan 319 I BT3 J. Lynch BTEN E. Marshall BT3 R. Merryman BT3 D. Reinaker BT3 W. Root BT3 K. Roslcn BT3 J. Scheerer BT3 J. Sheedy BT3 R. Smith BT3 R. Vilaga 320 Photograph Not Available BT3 D. Whitmore BT3 D. Willard I If lift nn ka FN R. Engle BTFN R. Fordyce FN T. Forney BTFN M. Hardlnger FN R. Gavriluk FN T. Gay BTFN R. Goss FN A. Havneraas FN E. Hollingsworth FN M. Jones BTFN A. Jordan 321 BTFN L. Lay BTFN C. Long FN S. Milone BTFN M. Mosley FN P. Paradiso Photograph Not Available l in i hi BTFN T. Porco FN W. Robinson FN W. White FN G. Wildman BTFA F. Albertson BTFA M. Casagrande BT3 E. Cogdill BTFA K. Duby FA J. Fuentes 322 FA M. Hepp FA J. Kellar ft ■ FA J. Lewis BTFA J. Nunaley BTFA L. O ' Connor FA W. Paul FA J. Pedro © FA B. Rice BTFA R. Rogers BTFA E. Ruibal BTFA B. Ware BTFR R. Cornell FR D. Durrett BTFR R. Foss FR S. Koch FR E. Marshall • « If ■ 1 - — = 1 l 2 mm : i ftA • 1 • 1 10 f mIi U --4 : — jfc- E £j 1 323 E-DIV - LTJG B. Blackman ENS D. ODell ■ CW02 A. Palermo EMCM W. Norman ICC S. Slppel EMI P. Cabadlng 324 EMI R. Currier EMI D. Giron IC1 W. Horvath EMI E. Saunders EM2 A. Aganon EM2 D. Bender EM2 C. Click EM2 R. Goodine EM2 J. Knipe EM2 J. Lusk EM2 M. Stanford IC3 R. Balaskovitz EM3 K. Blue IC3 P. Conzalina EM3 R. DelCastillo EM3 R. Droll 325 r fx ? f ;.V ' y-» Photograph Not Available IS Ml I VM V EM3 C. Padgett EM3 J. Ramsey IC3 K. Rust EM3 A. Schultz EM3 J. Smith EM3 C. Thason IC3 S. Warren FN R. Alcorta FN S. Blancaflor EMFN R. Boughner EMFN C. Gerfin ICFN D. Hulbert EMFN B. Johnson 326 EMFN B. Kelly ICFN R. Kldd EMFN J. Lacher w 9 w EMFN W. Ray FN H. Roach 1 A ' mBWk 2 FN B. Sharpe FN R. Villa EMFN L. Wong FA J. Berry FA A. Cobb EMFA A. Hutson FA S. Pacheco FA P. Wartella 327 M-DIV L.T P. Atkinson LT R. Jahn ENS E. Anderson ■c MMC H. Martin MMC R. Moore MMC P. Steinke MM1 F. Burrell MM1 B. Ctibor MMl B. Dollvler MM1 F. Jones 3, MMl R. Lynch MMl J. McLeod 328 MM1 L. Nojadera MM2 S. Atwood MM2 M. Barlnger MM2 R. Borowski MM2 S. Dean MM2 T. Dills MM2 J. Hillegas MM2 C. Koros MM2 R. Lewis MM2 R. Loynachan 329 j mm w MM2 C. Nunamaker MM2 R. Ogden MM2 J. Sleek MM2 J. Vinyard MM3 L. Allen MM3 C. Bovard MM3 M. Brand M MM3 R. Brannon MM3 T. Buncak y MM3 D. Caldwell ■ MM3 R. Cashman MM3 J. Devries MM3 D. Dubeau 1 V MM3 D. Evans MM3 M. Fiedler MM3 T. Humphreys MM3 J. Krofchik 330 MM3 D. Lashway MM3 J. Loesche MM3 N. Lusung MM3 C. Lynch MM3 R. Miller . r» y m MM3 P. Morris MM3 R. Nash MM3 R. Ogden MM3 D. Olson MM3 G. Peterse MM3 L. Peterson MM3 M. Phillips MM3 C. Rapp MM3 T. Reilly MM3 W. Renz MM3 R. Roller MM3 S. Snyder MM3 D. Sutton MM3 A. Talerico 331 MMFN S. Colbert MMFN D. Denbow MMFN S. Dietrich MMFN D. Duggins MMFN C. Finstrom MMFN S. Fulton MMFN C. German MMFN A. Gray MMFN S. Harper MMFN G. Hawkins 332 MMFN C. Lee MMFN D. Mlddleton MMFN M. O ' Brien MMFN L. Patterson MMFN J. Ricci MMFN M. Walter MMFN R. Womack MMFA R. Blosser FA D. Burkhalter 333 MMFA R. Davis FA E. Doria FA J. Elsbree MMFAT. Marsh MMFA M. Mion MMFA J. Rasmusson FA M. Waltemeyer MMFR R. Lycke 334 . • R-DIV HTC C. Shrewsbury HT1 C. Coleman HT1 H. Wireman HT2 A. Beatty HT3 F. Brindisi HT2 R. Casey HT2 N. Hudson , ■ " 1 HT2 M. Plushnik HT2 E. Quever ... " HT2 W. Stewart HT2 J. Strait 335 HT2 J. Zieger HT3 M. Binner % f 9 K r«. JT h: ! HT3 J. Nezi HT3 T. Orpallo HT2 D. Sims HT3 T. Swanson ■ OS3 J. Wagner HTFN L. Casey HTFN C. Chlsm i y hK I FN J. Tyson h in ? HT3 D. Webster HT3 J. Zaborowski HTFN M. Bell HTFN C. Boykln FN K. Dallke FN D. Fitzgerald 336 HTFN J. Hutcheson Photograph Not Available FN J. Ivory FN A. Keen FN R. McCamey • FN W. Rosado HTFN M. Sermon FN Spooner FN J. Stein AM i FN M. Stute HTFN W. Tolliver 337 FA T. Williams FA Williamson FR J. Bailey FR C. Bennett FR B. Collier ' »• ' FR T. Henley FR J. Hubbard FR E. Jernigan FR J. Link FR McRory FR R. Mendizabal FR R. Miller FR D. Mullis FR R. Ritter FR W. Rochester 339 FIRE DEPARTMENT ' CW02 J. Shy HT1 C. Aiken HT3 E. Becoat MM3 B. Evert HTFN B. Gilbert AQ3 S. Hill Ml HT3 F. Hoagland MM3 K. Johnson V FN T. Ashenfelter FN A. Auten 340 EMFN G. Dctty SHSN G. Ervin FN Jackson ■t Y EMFN L. Golden FN M. Hogan PHAN A. Huffman SN D. Hughes FN H. Jackson SN V. Lisenko FN D. Kolberg ft AMHAN D. Manieri FN G. Mundkowsky FN R. Ollie MMFN J. Wagner MMFA S. Brlnkman FA R. Downs 341 MMFA D. Emas AA J. Hickmott FA R. Hood FA D. Moneypenny SA D. Moody SA T. Parry AA P. Pecorino FA S. Shabazz SA D. Strum ABEAA J. Wilkinson AR G. Moody FR A. Rowles 342 u ODE TO BIG JOHN M Every mornin ' in the Log Room you could see him arrive, stood 5 foot 4 — weighed 145. Narrow at the shoulder nar- row at the hip, everybody knew you didn ' t give no lip to BIG JOHN. Nobody seemed to know where John called home, just drifted into Central and stayed by the phone. He didn ' t say much but he always asked " Why? " , an ' if you didn ' t know, the might fly from BIG JOHN. Somebody said he came from Alabam ' , where he got his degree in body slam. First Prayer Meetings from this " Man of the Cloth " , started whipping them boys right into a froth. Then came the day from the bottom of the pit, when a big tank cracked that was filled with Sweat pumps were primed an ' hearts beat fast an ' nobody thought their breath would last ' cept JOHN. Through the stench and the stink of this Pump Room Hell swam a fearless man who gave a rebel yell. Grabbed a roll of paper an ' picked up the phone like a Roto-Rooter man, he just stood their alone. An ' with his mighty strength he pushed the back, then he grabbed the phone an ' said " Come on Mac " , an ' 20 HT ' s scrambled from a would be rack, an ' hurried down to help push the back for BIG JOHN. With pumps ' n ' eductors they started back down, then up from the deck plates came a gushing brown. Sewage ' n ' gas belched out of that pipe an ' everybody knew they ' d smell mighty ripe, ' cept JOHN. Now they never re-opened that messy pit, just placed a scuttlebutt in front of it. These few words are written on that can: " Here Lies Somethin ' We Couldn ' t Fix " " Mac Sigman, Dial 8 8 6 " " For BIG JOHN " 343 I The Executive Department personifies the highest quali- ties of Pride and Professionalism in meeting vast administra- tive responsibilities. Consisting of fourteen divisions, the Executive Depart- ment contributes significantly to the administrative success in meeting the ship ' s mission. The Captain ' s Office is inher- ent to a myriad of responsibilities associated with officer records, a ready library of up-to-date ship and Navy-wide directives and the ship ' s correspondence files. The Person- nel Office is involved with the dynamic scope of enlisted transfers, receipts, separations and customer service. Con- tributing to shipboard morale, Post Office and Special Ser- vices expedite mail deliveries and organizational recreation programs respectively. The Legal Office is responsible for providing legal assistance to assigned personnel as well as conducting legal proceedings. In the area of Training and Education, the Executive Department has the Training Of- fice, Educational Services, Substance Abuse Coordinator, Indoctrination Division, Records Processing Center and Pub- lic Affairs Office which provides a multitude of information- al, educational and personal assistance. Career Information and Assistance Office directs career guidance for assigned personnel. The Print Shop further enhances the dissemina- tion of information throughout the ship. Responsible for the enforcement of shipboard security and regulations the Mas- ter-at-Arms force effectively assists in maintaining good or- der and discipline. Each man in the division offices has contributed significantly to the team spirit and overall suc- cess which is enjoyed. Dedicated professionals, the men of the Executive Department stand ready at all times to pro- vide courteous, prompt service to all AMERICA men. 344 EXECUTIVE CDR M. Loy .z. . A ADMIN YNCS P. Stueber YN2 K. Donaldson YN3 K. Johnson YNSR R. Walker 345 CAAC PNC R. Hindes MM3 R. Salmen 346 CMC SMCM W. Keene SN R. Tully AA T. Maciolek CAPTAIN ' S OFFICE _ V LTJG R. Fox YN1 R. Demulling YN1 J. Murray YN2 R. Cronin YN2 J. Rhodarmer YN3 D. Brown 347 ESO $ 9 CW03 T. Warf PNC R. Marshall PN1 W. Crapse v PN3 R. Mailloux PNSN F. Boyer SN K. Branncn SPECIAL SERVICES LTJG R. Betti V BTl D. Tilley MMFN L. Eutsey 348 LEGAL fa tf ' !-, sf YN2 R. Switalski 1 YN3 R. Robledo YNSN F. Pitsch YNSR D. Winegardner LN1 R. Morter 349 POST OFFICE PCI L. Abraham PC3 P. Maristany PC3 E. Pruett PC3 S. Sarvis SN A. Mocher SN B. Williams PCSA S. Mulrooney PCSA R. Binkenstein I 350 PAO : .fi Y JOl R. Young IC2 T. Cairns IC2 B. Hansen IC2 F. Smith IC3 J. Barrey FN E. Allen SN J. Seay SA M. Waters 351 MAA MAC R. Friedlieb ABH1 M. Banner AZ1 L. Bartlett ABH1 C. Brown MAI K. Buckley IS1 T. Culver . GMT1 K. Frick MAI M. Hardin - " W " , . A M AEl S. Johnson MAI J. Miller 352 I 1 ■ ABE2 S. Dixon AMS2 J. Hughes AQ2 Lauer AD2 C. Morgan AMS2 S. Rand II i BM2 W. Taylor EM3 K. Aanensen 1 AMS3 B. Lemmcrt EM3 K. Mann 353 PERSONNEL PN3 T. McCarthy PN3 N. Tran PN3 J. Wernicke PNSN D. Adams PNSN J. Del Moral 354 PNSN L. Grant PNSN R. Nord PNSA W. Young PNSR R. Rhodes PNSA M. Corpening PNSA M. Fuller PNSA K. Hayden 355 PRINT SHOP LU W. Comfort LI2 J. Shackleford Photograph Not Available LI3 T. Loftin LI2 M. Smiley LI3 D. Smith SN C. Ackley LISN L. Blanding SN O. Escribano 356 : RPC YNl M. Conner YN3 B. Madigan YN3 A. Puterbaugh YNSN T. Williams YNSR R. Miller SR R. Lawler TRAINING LCDR D. Breland ENS C. Jacobs MSI M. Roces MS2 D. Roberts SN A. McGilberry SN S. Pugh SA T. Bowman 357 basic security mission calt th Jre is a medical emergency, there will be Marines there to trained Marines, and they are capable of responding- -helJ vacuaWlhe casualties. From their spit shined boots to breaches of security at a moments notice. But fulfilling their the accomplishment of the mission, they are striving to be security mission is not the only place you will see USS the best. They truly are " The Few and the Proud " ; proud to AMERICA ' S Marines. During ceremonies such as welcoming be part of the team that makes this great ship, proud to be distinguished visitors and changes of command, the Ma- Marine s, and as we all are, proud to be AMERICANS, rine ' s honor guard and color guard help OSS AMERICA " Semper Fi " AMERICA demonstrate its pride as a ship and in our country. And if MARINE DETACHMENT CAPT B.C. Klippert 1STLT M.D. Wykoff Photograph Not Available 1STSGT R.E. Thoreson GYSGT R.D. St. Louis SGT C.A. Miller SGT J.C. Ordonez SGT D.B. Rozario CPL T.R. Altemose CPL B.K. Byrd CPL M. Farrell 359 CPL G. Ford CPL M. Kennedy CPL P.A. Leake CPL D.S. McCullough CPL J.W. Pearson CPL W.H. Perkins CPL D. Wininger LCPL G.L. Berry LCPL J. Bowen LCPL C.P. Boyd Photograph Not Available LCPLT.C. Bradley LCPL K.S. Brooks LCPL W. Brown LCPL G.T. Burns LCPL T.J. Candelario LCPL E.D. Deroco LCPL O. Dowell LCPL J.D. Drieman LCPL T.A. Fletcher 360 LCPL D.J. Goss LCPL D.E. Hammond Photograph Not Available LCPL E.D. Hasty LCPL D.L. Hess m BiJf ' i Photograph Not Available A . l ' aw Wm LCPL P. Jones LCPL W.G. Lau LCPL L.M. Mearian LCPL P.G. Miller LCPLV.D. Moon i A LCPL A. Noonan 361 LCPL A.J. Pascal LCPL J.M. Petty Photograph Not Available LCPL B.E. Polk LCPL L.R. Randall LCPL B. Renninger ■ I LCPL F. Schultz LCPL J. Siegcl LCPL G.J. Shannon LCPL R.E. Sharps Photograph Not Available LCPL A.W. Underwood LCPL P.L. Walsh LCPL R.E. Wood PFC C. Allen K PFC R. Baker 1 362 J PFC R. Bearden PFC D.D. Betts PFC T. Blackwell PFC M.S. Buttery PFC L. Carrington Photograph Not Available PFC T.M. Cassldy vfc; j PFC D. Davis PFC M. Dooley PFC M. Duncan PFC A.F. Evans PFC R.L. Holland 363 PFC R. Kelly PFC M. Lengyel PFC W. Lewis PFC J. Metcalf PFC T.G. Page PFC J. Pitts PFC J. Preinett PFC M.A. Rice PFC R. Robles PFC T. Ramirez PFC D.R. Sacco PFC J. Starks PFC R. Strockbine PFC J. Williams 364 365 M " To keep as many men at as many guns for as long as possible " has long served as the credo of the Navy Medical Department. Onboard USS AMERICA the word phrase " planes " replaces " guns " , but the basic premise is still the same. Maintaining the health and well being of a small city of 5,000 persons with such a wide diversity of working assign- ments is no small task. Military members enjoy one of the best health benefits programs in the world and no where is it more evident than on USS AMERICA. Approximately 50 medical staff personnel, including five doctors, a Nurse An- esthetist, a Physician ' s Assistant, a Medical Service Corps Officer, and 42 Hospital Corpsmen provide the finest of it outpatient and inpatient care with the most modern diag- nostic equipment available for shipboard use. During the cruise, more than 10,000 Navymen, including some 110 men from the " small boys " (ships operating in company) passed through the Military Sick Call and Emer gency Room. Over 165 successful surgeries were performed with the astounding record of not even one postsurgical infection. The Earl of Chesterfield said in 1750, " Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh " . (JSS AMERICA ' S Medi- cal Department shines bright, from its decks to the person nel who serve — and this cruise proves it. True to its motto, the USS AMERICA Medical Department is second to none. MEDICAL CDR J. Rogers teMLsrDs CDR B. Ghosh LCDR M. Barton LT E. Barron v% LT R. Henderson LT R. Kruger LT H. Snyder CW04 A. Skrapits HMC G. Nicholson HMC M. Powers 367 HM1 L. Durant HM1 M. Hepburn HM1 W. McBride HM1 E. Velasco HM2 E. Chmiel V HM2 B. Foien HM2 C. Wallace HM3 J. Abbott HM3 J. Douglas HM3 W. Greenleaf 368 HM3 T. Vanhoutan HN R. Anderson Photograph Not Available I HN S. Comins HN T. Forney Photograph Not Available HN D. Harris HN M. Lutz J n f HN K. Miley HN D.E. Morgan HN S. Nordyke SR F. Solano 369 The Navigation Department consist ermas- ters and 3 Officers whosejobisto g Wnesaf eand t imely movements of the ship at any time. The Navigator with hi; assistants are directly responsible for all other officers C board for shipboard watchstanding functions, coordlnatii special events for the ship, and conducting all honors u dered for VIP ' s coming and going. The Navigator is dir responsible to the Commanding Officer. Among thej ) duties involved are ordering, maintaining and correal the charis and publications necessaty for any parfl world ' s waterways. This includes a record of all hj navigation and notices to Mariners. The NavigatioJ ent computes tides, currents, sunrise, s nset, moonnse, . oonset, speeds and courses to make gOO position of the ship at all times when Electronic aids such as Sat Nav, Sins un l Loran ' C " , Radar and Fathometer are used in addition to the Celestial and visual means of Navigation to determine the ship ' s position. A complete and accurate record of all events taking place on, or near, or pertaining i hip, its crew or uests on board is kept by the Quart of the Watch. .teering the ship in all special evolu ' s done by the Master Helmsmen from the Navigation I epartment. NAVIGATION CDR C. E. Wilson LCDR C. Ames LTJG S. Murray QMCS Aldridge . 1 " ff QM2 OLeary QM2 W. Kinsel QM3 S. Edwards QM3 Gonzales QM3 D. Leigh QM3 Martello 371 A ' 1 QMSATirado QMSA D. Watts 373 The Operations Department on board AMERICA is re- sponsible for the planning, coordination, and scheduling of ship and assigned airwing operations. To accomplish this broad responsibility, the department utilizes the talents of a diverse group of individuals to provide advanced planning information, material and administrative support, and daily operational functions. For current and forecast meterological information and oceanographic data, the Operations Department relies on the Meterological 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. Information provided by CVIC plus that gathered by other onboard sensors is used by the Combat Information Center (CIC) to gain optimum utilization from AMERICA ' S combat assets. CI Division SSC and the Surface Module, locates, identifies, and tracks surface contacts. The detection and tracking of friendly and hostile aircraft is accomplished by C-2 Division. C-3 Division is responsible for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) evolutions to include hostile and exercise sub-surface contacts. C-4 Division complements these ef- forts by providing electronic warfare expertise through the Electronics Warfare Module. FOX Division maintains the fire control equipment necessary to direct the NATO Sea Sparrow Missile and Phalanx Close-In Weapons System for the ship ' s defense. The inputs from these specialized mod- ules are correlated 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 ordnance planning is con- trolled through Strike Operations. By coordination of all these specilized divisional func- tions, the Operations Officer is able to provide the Com- manding Officer with the information and assets necessary to maintain (JSS AMERICA in top combat readiness for any con tingency. 374 _ OPERATIONS CDR R. Schneider OX CDR C. Lawler CDR K. Reed LCDR J. Brown LCDR D. Leonard JL m i YNl M. Buonvino YN3 A. Hopper ¥ AN R. Uratani YNSA A. Williams 375 OA CDR C. Christiansen AGC J. Cabanillas AG1 R. Malone ' fcp| AG1 W. Randall AG2 J. Brotherman AG2 M. Young AG3 M. Davis AG3 G. Goulart AG3 G. Maitland AG3 R. Meier AG3 J. Simpson sL. M M AG3 L. Strauss AG3 D. Versweyveld AGAN T. Anderson Photograph Not Available 376 AGAN M. Cairo AGAN J. Ellenby AGAN G. Newton AGAN D. Roberts AGAA D. Sheets LT G. Elkins LT B. Reline LT W. Simpson ACCS K. Neuroth ACC E. Helmick ACC T. Woodal AC1 T Long AC1 R. Miller AC1 E. Monahan AC1 K. Vandertoorn AC2 S. Bearden AC2 L. Darby oc AC2 R. Hart AC2 D. Hodge AC2 G. Iverson 377 AC2 J. McRae AC2 H. Shiver AC2 K. Wright AC3 D. Bode AC3 D. Borow ACAN M. Houchen £ fti AC3 T. Jonaitas AC3 J. Keating AC3 M. Roney ■ I . -. ir AC3 D. Wright ACAN C. Kennedy ACAN H. Perez a ? , ■ 378 ACAN J. Snyder ACAN G. White ACAA M. Johnson Photograph Not Available OE L ENS G. Oakley CW03 W. Krucger sr AFCM R. Lafleur ETCS T. Wolszczenski DSC G. Dewey ETC K. Kuhlmeyer DSC P. Marcotte DS2 P. Brown DS2 M. Dugan 379 ET2 D. Emerson FT2 E. Frazier ET2 J. Hanson DS2 B. Laudun V fit- T I n ET2 J. Luckenbach DS2 N. Miranda DS2 M. Morak FTM2 K. Nathan ET2 K. Norton ET2 R. Parker 380 ET2 M. Roberts DS2 J. Rouse DS2 R. Schultz FTM2 D. Setty V ET2 R. Swann Y V II DS2 M. Teranto ET2 N. Topolnicki ET3 H. Alfaro DS3 D. Allison DS3 M. Garvey 381 DS3 R. Gordon ET3 J. Hefelfinger ET3 J. Hernandez DS3 P. Loeders ET3 H. Kyle DS3 M. Larned DS3 V. Lombardo CTM3 K. McVey ET3 T. Oneill ET3 T. Ott ET3 K. Pannell - ■■ ■ am! ET3 P. Patton ET3 J. Powers iX DS3 E. Ramlow ET3 W. Reigart 382 ET3 R. Tanner ETSN W. Gilman ETSN E. Harrison ETSN S. Hauerwas AXAN P. Thomas 383 OP PH2 R. Bunge PH2 R. Wolfe PH3 R. Araujo 384 PH3 J. Munroe PH3 D. Spotts Photograph Not Available PH3 J. Thomas PHAN D. Adams ' IMA PHAN R. Heppner PHAN D. Kellerman K j)L PHAN R. Lange PHAN R. Willcox V, 7 PHAA R. Kutzer PHAA J. Meore ¥ 385 OS ■■■i ■ mamm LCDR J. Johnson CTRC L. McCaul CTU T. Bolles CTOl A. Griffiths CTR1 M. Lazur CTA1 A. Strandgard CTIl D. Ward CT02 H. Puryear CTR2 J. Wright CTQ3 A. Dooley CTM3 T. Finn CTM3 K. Furrcr 386 . -K m ■ » CTQ3 J. Mahoney CTR3 M. Nixon CTM3 J. Rook L I (II m CTR3 L. Strowder CTT3 G. Valentin CTI3 R. Wegner CTOSN D. Beckham CTRSN V. Burke CTTSN E. Hipsley 387 oz CDR K. Reed LCDR W. Ozouf LCDR J. Tate LTJG A. Whitaker ENS T. Ward fr fr ISC J. Anderson ISC W. Bishop DPI J. Smallwood DPI R. Wetzel IS1 J. Widman 388 DM1 G. Wishart IS2 S. Dunkel IS3 C. Cooley IS3 H. Jones IS3 T. Lynch IS3 T. Peters ISSN R. Allan ISSN K. Barber DMSN C. Ducharme SA R. Evans x r ISSN C. Harmon DMSN T. Soper 2 ir ISSA W. Andrews ISSA K. Correll ISSA J. Fontanella ISSA M. Jackson ISSA J. Kings DPSR R. Lawrence 389 FOX DIV LT W. Dodds FTCS A. Showers FTG2 L. Amorison FTM2 W. Hennessey e fi % FTM2 J. Hirsch FTM2 B. Snyder FTG2 T. Whitlatch FTM3 J. Aldis V FTM3 S. Hyman FTG3 C. Larson FTM3 B. Miller FTM3 B. Petersen FTM3 J. Redden 390 A ■ FTM3 J. Karr SN D. Brown FTGSN D. Holbrook SN R. Peet CIC i - iC CDR L. Urbik LCDR W. Holdstein LCDR R. McQueen ? ■ r § w v v »Sl LCDR J. Merrill LCDR R. Schuller LT C. Haug LT A. Huegel LT J. Kirtley LT D. Trump CW04 R. Reed CW02 M. Canter 391 OSCS J. Kallok OSC G. Burch OSC W. Sandstrum OS1 C. Axton OS1 M. Fair OS1 R. Gelinas OS2 W. Miller OS2 J. Palladino K H V , 392 OS2 N. Riopel OS2 P. Sherman CI CI OS2 A. Vanwormer OS2 J. Wolf OS3 K. Anderson OS3 T. Baumgarten OS3 J. Baughman OS3 R. Singh OS3 S. Smith OS3 R. Theusch OS3 M. Webb OS3 J. Williamson 393 OS3 F. Wright OSSN S. Crawley OSSN M. Mize OSSN J. Pearson OSSN J. Pleasants OSSA B. Gardner OSSA C. Hise OSSA J. Mueller 394 OSSR C. Foster OSSR J. Griggs OSSR D. Harris AW1 J. Messeder AW1 R. Presson AW1 A. Russell A Photograph Not Available EW2 J. Baird AW2 M. James AW2 W. Kearnes AW2 R. Owens AW2 J. Peters AW2 D. Pittman C2 EW2 C. Russell EW2 J. Sullivan 395 n f 9 EW3 R. Bice EW3 L. Lucas EW3 A. Martinez AVV3 G. Ramirez EW3 S. White 1 EWSN R. Beekley AWAN M. Cline AWAN T. Jerman EWSN T. Johnson EWSN P. Jones DPSN E. McPhail AWAN D. Ryeczyk AWAN R. Spivey DPSN B. Vanorder DPSA J. Kercheval 396 tM ♦• • ■ r " i ♦5. A« " VA72 ° VA34 E ysu --_- . e iz 1 t i_ 1 H (AW123 F || _ I 1 V532 e VW-135 H j " " " 1 ' ■ N fc ' - — - V02 — -4 — -S . -S A HJfl •X. i BftO) . iN — l « rifl l " -i — — »» - L. 397 the Commanding Officer advised on the status of all mat- ters affecting the safety of the ship and the progress of 3M within every department. The Safety Department monitors compliance with cur- rent safety precautions and directives, investigates mishaVr and makes recommendations for preventing recurrence! monitors divisional safety training, maintains records of mi! - » ■ i a every shipboard evolution. The 3M Department monitors the progW PMS in all d artments and provides for transmittal and receipt of document; and From the proper authority. It provides all maH mail fcining the 3M program and establishes the shipboard aut jlfty f Jems concerning 3M. SAFETY 3M CDR D. Rucker LCDR F. Cohrs LTJG J. Boggs MM1 J. Alves HT1 M. Burrough EMI L. Daquioag ¥ AOl J. Scott BM2 R. Gilpatrick JYN3 J. Williams 399 1 A ' f 1 % 1 A if he mission of th operations at sea. frlMKMHA . nagement I ' M narily responsible Supplies and equi- Biporary additional ii he StockJ the fiscal mana je, aviation fleet m . ty (travel) budgets. ' The Material Division v id receiving all material on AMERICA. In addition their M ' M ' Vl-iMiliJm • ' large of inventory management of aircraft engines and sonobuoys. The Food Service Division (S-2) has a twofold mission of providing complete provisions support for all messes aboard and of Arfeviding attractive nutritional meals to the crew in pleasant surroun The Sales Davisio bers via seveniretail oVitlet: shop, a dry cleanWigiplant ides sette to ' crew mem L e barber shops, a cobbler k tailor shop. ' s company additiSIf the wiiL is responsible for the upHeplmain |nance, i preservation of 500 spacemribo ? AMERICi staterooms, passageways, HAler Jells, .heads areas. I g and I M ll i -J » :- If » ' - 1 1 Maintenance Department and embarKed airwing and is a r.u .• i is— — The Automated Data Pressing 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. SUPPLY ADMIN CDR D. Payne LCDR D. Douglas SHCS E. Greenhouse MS3 W.K. Ryan 401 S-l LT P. Koenig LT A. Stanczak ENS J. Sarmiento CW02 J. Roth SKC R. Kabaitan ft , v SKC A. Manlulu ARC R. Nesenson SKI A. Andaya AK1 F. Isip SKI J. Page ■Tft 402 SKI L. Paige s% V H SiSf W SKI L. Puntanilla SKI S. Reyes SKI R. Santos SKI J. Tegiacchi SK2 N. Diggs SK2 R. Farlow AK2 D. Flaim AK2 C. Johnson SK2 T. Poole I iMu ■ SK2 M. Keiss AK3 M. Davis I 3 SK3 D. Blair SK3 J. Chesser 4 SK3 M. Dupree SH3 T. Johnson SK3 T. Joyner SK3 D. Kranz 403 AK3 S. Lowry SK3 D. McLean SK3 D. Miles AK3 J. Pavese SKSN K. Brooks AN A. Green SKSN B. Heintz AKAN D. Lieberman SKSN J. Makela kTrr SKSN S. Noland V SN G. Palerm 404 IM3 S. Senna SKSN G. Koeplin SN M. Lawrence ' ' SKSN L. White SN R. Woodcock AKAR W. Dilley SKSA S. Howard 7 AR R. Seaton 405 CVV02 M. Marino MSCS Q. Caragan MSC R. Botardo MSC R. Cardona BTC R. Surface MSC G. Viado MSI E. Bactat MSI A. Canonizado MSI H. Jaramillo S-2 || V 1 - 1 4 I ri MS2 R. Boone 406 MS2 B. Haefs MS2 B. Love MS2 C. Medina MS2 P. Roaquin MS2 W. Travostino MS3 T. Baumgarten MS3 S. Campbell MS3 J. Deren MS3 R. Fuentes MS3 T. Harrington MS3 A. Haugen MS3 L. Holmes MS3 D. Huckabay MS3 D. Mueller MS3 A. Pavlis MS3 D. Kirton MS3 E. Thomas 407 f § § t K i if MS3 R. Tyler MS3 R. Weckstein MSSN J. Arnold MSSN D. Barry MSSN D. Bastible ?, MSSN J. Beauvais SKSN A. Bickert MSSN D. Brown MSSN R. Cantu MSSN J. Donaldson MSSN D. Duchesneau MSSN R. Earl MS3 M. Fornwalt MS3 C. Hancy MSSN J. Louey V ' ' g ¥ 7 MSSN R. Mason MSSN V. McClain r 408 MSSN W. Park MSSN R. Richardson MSSN B. Sandella MSSN D. White MSSA T. Beegle MSSA V. Buenaventura MSSA J. Bullis FA J. Norman MSSA D. Fuller MSSA M. Harlan MSSA D. Hawk MSSA M.A. Holsopple MSSA T. Littlejohn MSSA M. Picardo MSSA R. Ramirez A MSSA D. Sabo MSSA R. Sims MSSA K. Weaver MSSR F. Anthony 1 MSSR M. Dunn MSSR B. Ortiz 409 S-3 SHC C. Catbagan SHI A. Manipon " J-T81 SHC T. Pierce SH3 N. Black | SH SH3 L. Hartley SH3 C. Horgan SH3 W. Murphy SH3 J. Powell SH3 D. Sillaman SHSN R. Carter 410 SHSN D.E. Snow SHSA T. Glass SHSA J. McKeehan SHSA D. McNar iry SA J. Mutter SHSA Purnell SHSA J. Roundtree SHSA G. Topper 411 S-4 ENS S. Drenckpohl DKCS E.G. Monteclaro DKl R. Anderson DK1 O. Sarino DKl S. Tamares DK2 J. Alberto DK2 B. Beatima DK2 E. Craig DK2 O. Gervacio DK2 F. Gomez 412 DK2 M. Gorman DK2 L. Kemp DK2 J. Williams DK3 T. Babcock DK3 D. Clarke Y-. Y 2 DK3 B. Lee DKSN M. Adams J. DKSA M. Hayes a DKSN S. Cecil DKSN P. Hilton DKSN L. Shifler 413 S-5 LTJG C. Curtis LTJG F. Soldwedel W it x MSCS P. Natividad MSI A. Aceveda MSI N. Castillo MSI J. Fontanilla MSI J. Mateo MS2 R. Mastruzzo 414 MS MS2 K. Sebranek MS3 C. Gerweck MS3 B. Helsdon MS3 P. Sholars MS3 P. Toth MS3 L. Witteborg Photograph Not Available MSSN M. Greene MSSN R. Jacobson MSSN A. Jefferson MSSN C. Painter MSSN B. Robinson MSSN D. Stallings MSSN J. Thomas MSSA C. Carey MSSA K. Cheadle MSSA J. Earle 415 S-6 LT R. Mason LTJG K. Kunkel AKCS W. Barber AKC G. Butts AKC J. Tarbox AK2 A. Bateman AK2 R. Bernard AK2 S. Holcomb AK2 S. Owens AK2 D. Pundt AK2 A. Rognan AK3 R. Cotton AK3 R. Keith AK3 S. Logan AK3 C. Seals AN D. Cosavalente ■ 416 AKAN R. Craft AN J. Erickson AKAN G. Freltchowski AKAN B. Glaser t. I, ft SN H. Laffoda AKAN A. Lenz AN W. Massey AKAN J. McKinney Photograph Not Available AKAN K. Miller Photograph Not Available i AKAN L.J. Nye, Jr. AKAN C. Odom AN R. Straube AKAN R. Vick AKAA S. Bernunzio Photograph Not Available Mr. Nat Craig Mr. L. Davenport Mr. Ken Hopkins Mr.J. Roshinko 417 DPI H. Howell DP2 L. Bransford DP3 V. Rehder DPSN S. Byers DPSN K. Hankins I 418 DPSN G. Mcintosh DPSN J. Moore ►7 DPSN A. Nardi DPSN W. Nichols DPSN G. Reed DPSN J. Rovira I - i DPSN B. Rystrom DPSN M. Sacco DPSN S. Smith DPSA J. Gillaspie ; DPSA B. Kennedy DPSA R. Lieb DPSA J. Rodgers 419 «! -I-..-T1 ■.£ ' vt -- ' The AMER1C- - of the We , barked iry to ocha mission is that of a epartment are t ng with the rrl out this c ent is comprise! Mates, Torpedomen, Electrician Mates and Yeoman are the rates that are contained in the Weapons Department organi- zation. GT division maintains the ship ' s armory, the maga- zine sprinkler systems and several below decks magazines. G-2 division maintains repairs and operates the Weapons Elevators 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- bility of G-3 division. This division also maintains the many magazines in which these weapons are stowed. G-4 division maintains and configures the hundreds of pieces of handling equipment required to transport the weapons from maga- divisioujficharged with maintaining CJSS AMERICA ' S spe ns capability. The Marine Detachment is AMERI- :e 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. All these divisions combine to do the mission of the Weapons Department which is " to provide fuzed ordnance to the Air Wing for delivery on target. " WEAPONS CDR C.B. Wolfram Jan 82 — June 84 ADMIN ORD CNTL CDR E. Stine June 84 — Present AOl F. Silcox A02 T. Burns YN3 R. Jackson AN R. Wyman 421 G-l CW03 C. Alexander V refer GMGC L. White AOl D. Sibley Y GMG1 P. Tripp AOl J. Windrow AQ2 J. Santana AQ3 B. Talley 422 SN J. Bird GMGSN L. Cizek SN K. Hall SN M. Hughes SN J. Kuddes SN C. Perkins SA S. Guidish GMGSA K. Jones 423 G-2 424 ENS V. Aquilino AOC H. Avery i jrx i EM2 J. Bauer A02 D. Gore AQ2 A. Johnson EM3 E. Campbell A03 K. Cavanary A03 T. Guertin . ptf V I " " A03 J. Josefowicz A03 L. Segura A03 S. Willhelm ' ■«, AN J. Driscoll AN E. Gunderson AN D. Jordan AN M. Klein AA S. Bynum AA J. Johns r Y , AOAN T. Lam AA A. Tuttle 425 CW02 D. Rudicill AOC M. Curry AOC C. Lawrence AOl D. Chever AOl J. Crane A ' AOl D. Smith AOl G. Taylor AOl V. Thompson f) iK 426 A02 V. Dalton TM2 H. Meeks G-3 •3 A02 C. Menard A02 R. Smith A03 R. Beatty A03 J. Edwards A03 D. Livingston A03 A. Lord A03 T. Miller A03 G. Oberther A03 D. Phillips AQ3 J. Simpson AOAN D. Dillingham SN J. Downing AN P. Engle AOAN B. Fergus S AOAN D. Meek AA C. Carter 427 AOAN T. Greighton AA J - Daugherty • AA J. Orr AA E. Pacrem AA P. Romig AA K. Scott SA T. Tarkowski AA P. Tostenson AA J. Vandcrlinder AA D. Wilson AR S. Clausnitzer AR J. Johnson ■ X AR T. Lord AOAR J. Skelly XI 429 M G-4 ! h yMMm -. l. CW03 J. Swindle AOl H. Farley ... K AOl W. Temples A02 R. Caldwell A02 J. Ebbert A02 T. Fout A02 M. Gramolini A02 T. Harris 430 - A02 C. Ranson A03 A. Catapano A03 C. Duncan A03 C. Goldsmith A03 B. Kane A03 O. Moore A03 L. Trawick SN J. Ambrosecchia AOAN B. Coon AN M. Guzman AOAN W. Hawkins AN R. Hoover 431 AOAN T. Margelis AN C. Repetti if k AOAN Shay AN T. Walker AA K. Armstrong AA K. Tate AA D. Webb AR G. Lowe G-4 432 AR S. Musgrave ENS M. Chaffee CW03 K. Blount GMT1 A. Krant GMT1 R. Reich GMT1 L. Zajd GMT1 J. Zwerlein GMT2 M. Cooper GMT2 M. Brown GMT2 R. Davis GMT2 J. Hayes GMT2 R. Henke GMT2 S. Lavalley GMT2 R. Ross GMT2 B. Snyder GMT3 E. Dufresne w 433 w El ■ GMT3 M. Harter GMT3 C. Jennings GMT3 R. Prewitt GMT3 B. Yankosky GMTSN C. Hudson GMTSN J. Owings GMTSN C. Wessels i GMTSA J. Rau 434 1 ♦I ffiiAT CW03 F. Czajkowski GMTC B. Barton QM2 P. Biggs BM2 J. Ogden HT1 A. Gilbert MAI H. Mercer ABE1 M. Scott •• I AIR WING " ttftMR wiS? ' " US „ V0 CDR J. Coonan 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 GSS RANGER (CV-4) during the early days of carrier aviation. Air Wing ONE also operated aboard all three other carriers in commission at that time: (JSS LANGLEY (CV-1), USS LEXINGTON (CV-2), and GSS 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 transferr ed 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 CVGT. Between 1946 and 1957, Air Wing ONE served aboard nine different 438 aircraft carriers. The Air Wing made five Mediterranean deployments, aboard GSS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, between 1959- 1965. Additionally, in 1962, the Air Wing was assigned to the GSS ENTERPRISE for her shakedown cruise and fleet review for President John F. Kennedy. The Air Wing made a WESTPAC deployment aboard GSS FRANKLIN D. ROOSE- VELT 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 GSS JOHN F KENNEDY making 8 Mediterra- nean deployments. This association lasted 13 years at which time the Air Wing was transferred to GSS AMERICA. The Air Wing ONE GSS AMERICA team proved to be a winning combination. As part of Commander, Carrier Group Four, AMERICA and the Air Wing sailed from Norfolk on 24 April 1984 for a Caribbean Mediterranean Seas and Indian Ocean deployment. The Air Wing continues to build on its outstanding performance from the previous workup period establishing itself as one of the strongest and most innova- tive Air Wings in Naval Air. LCDR G. Woodward LCDR B. Coffman LCDR D. Drew LCDR M. Hansen LCDR L. Oleszko LT L. Hurst LT J. Patteson LT G. Standridge LT M. Tobin 439 AOCM C. Patterson mi%L. J f — J AOCS J. Jones ADC R. Burdett YNC R. Callahan ATC J. Williams 440 ' AZ1 L. Eller YN2 L. Brown YN3 T. Keyes YNSN J. Clark AA D. Wilbur 441 MtSV " ■ ' ' • •.■- .• HS-11 I I »? CDR G.E. Skaar HS-11 DRAGON SLAYERS Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ELEVEN was com- missioned 27 June 1957 at MAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The primary mission of HS-1 1 is antisubmarine war- fare, protecting the aircrft carrier from submarine attack in the inner zone. In addition to ASW, HS-1 1 is responsible for search and rescue, surface surveillance, and logistics (mail, cargo, etc.) operations for the entire battle group. Over the years, HS-1 1 has rescued many ' downed aviators and trans- ferred untold numbers of personnel, cargo, and mail to various ships. The " Dragonslayers " have rescued six air- men, transferred over 1000 personnel and delivered over 54.5 tons of cargo and mail. By the close of 1984 HS-1 1 flew well over 4000 hours. HS-1 l ' s continuing contributions to the development of new tactics and equipment have played a major role in carrier based antisubmarine warfare. HST 1 was the first Atlantic Fleet squadron to successfully refuel a helicopter in flight from a destroyer. This now routine operation greatly enhances prosecution of a submarine by allowing the heli- copter to stay in the submarine threat area for much longer periods of time. In recognition of its ASW acc omplishments, HS-1 1 is a three time recipient of the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for overall excellence in ASW and the coveted Admiral " Jimmy " Thatch award as the Navy ' s most outstanding carrier based ASW squadron. HST 1 is also a pacesetter in the area of personnel retention. The " Dragonslayers " are the current holder of the 1983 CINCLANTFLT " Golden An- chor " award for retention excellence. Their " Golden An- chor " renomination for 1984 exemplifies their continuing excellence in retention efforts. At the completion of the deployment, the new command- ing officers , CDR James A. Curtis and the " Dragonslayers " returned to their home at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. 444 y CDR J.A. Curtis CDR A. Ferber LCDR R. Abel LCDR D. McElroy LCDR W.A. Saye LCDR R.E. Tate LT W.J. Conway LT L. Gordon LT F. King LT M.D. Lundgren LT J. Noulis LT L. Roth LT G. Selman 445 LTJG V. Beach LTJG R. Greenway - i LTJG H. Johnson LTJG T. Jones LTJG P. Quinn LTJG K. Sheppard LTJG J. Vazquez ENS J. Brightman Photograph Not Available y fiL 446 AFCM R. Lafleur ATCS R. Altstatt I Mr ADCS R. Leissner L. Fleischmann " V AMSC W. Forbes AWC G. Koch AMS1 M. Brownell AD1 P. Cleveland AD1 D. Cody AE1 D. Dembkowski AMS1 W. Dove 447 AX2 D. Cliburn AX2 S. Clifford I I. a ' . in v ■« AD2 V. Dillard AW2 K. Ellenburg AW2 C. Gouldin AQ2 D. Graves YN2 R. Harmon ■ jr: AW2 E. Nelson I AX2 V. Mathurin AE2 M. Melrose P. AZ2 A. Moore PR2 D. Moore AT2 D. Morin Y-l( , .2 C. Newsome AMS2 D. Pinter AW2 W. Sandiford AK2 G. Slocum HM2 K. Steidel AZ2 P. Stockdale 9 f x K MS2 H. Tessmer AT2 F. Velez 449 PN2 D. Wilmot AD3 J. Augsback AD3 P. Billings AMS3 R. Bradley A03 J. Browley HI P: jK AX3 B. Brown A03 P. Colbert AE3 C. Colvin AZ3 T. Conley AW3 P. Curry ■ fl A Y AX3 J. Dunakin YN3 J. Fulinello AW3 M. Graham AD3 D. Grayson AE3 M. Gregg AD3 E. Henry AMS3 B. Henschen I 450 AQ3 T. Kauffman AX3 M. Killlan AX3 P. King MS3 W. Knipher m % ft z AMS3 B. Leeth V AW3 S. Magaldi AMS3 E. Meyers s AX3 D. Mitchell YN3 J. Myrick AT3 C. Oldenburg AZ3 M. Reynolds 451 V ? A A . Ir i Y AD3 R. Sarmiento AW3 J. Vestal YN3 W. Walker AMS3 M. Weinstein AZ3 M. Womack X vm R Photograph Not Available AEAN C. Ackison AN H. Anderson AEAN D. Aube AN R. Birkeland AN G. Campbell I -■■■ M r i AMHAN J. Faucett SN J. Ferrini AN T. Foskey ATAN D. Galvagni t z AN G. Gillian AWAN M. Hauserman SN G. Hernandez AWAN B. Hite PRAN J. Hoover PRAN V. Jaramillo 453 m ADAN K. Lee ADAN G. Marshall AN S. Morgan PRAN G. Neal ADAN R. Nielsen ' AXAN J. Owens AN G. Parnell AWAN G. Peyton 6 1 !■ AEAN M. Provost AWAN G. Reyes AN M. Simmons AMSAN R. Sloane JIB AWAN J. Spearing AN M. Voorhees 454 ATAN D. Waggoner AWAN D. Ward M AN J. Williams ADAA F. Adkins Photograph Not Available AA L. Blum MSSA G. Canada ADAA D. Clymer AA T.Davis ADAA A. Gaumond MSSA D. Huntley ADAA R. Kenney AA D. Oakes AKAA B. Palmer AA R. Rodriguez AA B. Spence AMSAA S. Welter AR F. Harvey 455 VA-34 I VA-34 I VA-34 BLUE BLASTERS The history of Attack Squadron THIRTY-FOUR is studded 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 rede- signated 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 F7CJ 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 458 deployment. The following deployment in April 1973 was also extended to ten months as the Blasters found them- selves in the Mediterranean during the Middle East hostil- ities that year. Returning to Oceana in December, VA-34 received its first A6E Intruder, the newest and most sophisti- cated version of the Intruder. The Gruman A-6E TRAM is the latest and most sophisticated of the combat proven Intruder series. This subsonic, low-level, medium attack bomber has the capability to deliver either nuclear or con- ventional weapons with pinpoint accuracy deep into hostile territory. It can accomplish this task day or night, in the worst weather, from the deck of an attack aircraft carrier. Its long range capability and sensitive radar and detection equipment make the Intruder equally suitable for brush fire conflicts or retaliatory nuclear war. Whether performing all weather attack missions or pro- viding fuel for the Air Wing ' s thirsty aircraft, the officers and men of VA-34 stand ready to answer the call, to deliver bombs on target, all weather, anytime. I CDR J. Dadson CDR R. Coleman LCDR E. Nielsen LCDR J. Powell LCDR F. Van Deman LT S. Beach LT J. Boone LT J. Casey 459 tflKViH? LT J. Marino LT D. Quesenbcrry LT C. Ratte I .2- LT C. Steinmetz LT D. Watkins LTJG M. Copman LTJG T Cropper LTJG J. Dowry LTJG M. Galluzzo I i LTJG A. Hassall LTJG P. Keller LTJG J. Kuzmick 460 .u LTJG M. Michelini LTJG S. O ' Sullivan LTJG T. Redd ENS D. Radi CW03 R. Donnelly AFCM O. Clarkson 1 A 1 ADC K. Henchel AMHC J. Jamieson AQC J.M. Nemec 461 ¥ m m AEC H. Ruble AMEC T. Tydlacka AD1 B. Abel AMH1 A. Arzola AMS1 G. Bailey F if ft AD1 T. Harris AMS1 F. Hasson ATI L. Honeycutt AOl T. Hosmer AOl D. Hutchens 462 .« ft YNl W. Janke AMH1 P. Jensen PR1 R. Kelley AMH1 D. McNally AD1 H.G. Mollohan AE1 D. Pollard AK1 J. Quimet AE1 M. Roe YNl J. Sampson AOl H. Schroeder ?. . . AQ1 J. Scranton ATI T. Smith AD1 C. Suders PN1 P. Talens AMS1 W. Tomesch 463 AQ1 R. Weeks w b y AMEl D. White AMS2 J. Adams A02 T. Baird AE2 B. Barley AT2 T. Eaton AE2 R. Eschner DK2 O. Gervacio AK2 S. Hankal AMH2 A. Hart ■li,.| AMS2 S. Houlder AQ2 J. Howell AD2 D. Howes AME2 F. Johnson AME2 R. Johnson AF2 T.R. Medrick AQ2 J.I. Morse AD2 D.A. Mowrer AQ2 R. Newkirk AMS2 M. Ogletree m AE2 D. Pierce AMS2 J. Puckett AT2 B. Sargent A02 R. Smith 465 PN2 A. Thompson MN2 J. Thornton AT2 F. Williams AQ2 M. Wimpee A03 J. Arceneaux AMH3 E. Baskett AMS3 J. Blackwell AMS3 M. Blair B_ L 1U " ' - w k f2 M ±+ 0 Ju m o 3k m to P 1 y 466 A03 D. Boyd YN3 L. Claridge I AT3 R. Guerard AE3 D. Gysbers AE3 W. Hall AQ3 D. Hartley AE3 V. Healy J AT3 B. Jackson AMH3 J. Jackson AQ3 E. Johnson AMH3 J. Kennedy AME3 E. Kulhanek 467 r 1 W i { AE3 S. Ladd AD3 R. Latchford AMH3 M. Lewins A03 J. Lockhart AQ3 T. Maurcr AMS3 T. Moore AT3 W. Naylor IS3 F. Pearson A03 J. Ponte A03 M. Ray iJ 468 AT3 D. Worley AEAN M. Alexander YNSN Steve Anthony AN P. Bailey AQAN M. Barfield AMHAN B. Belcher AN E. Benson ADAN J. Bischoff AQAN M. Blouin AEAN T. Bolduc ' 4 ISSN D. Bowers AN H. Brumfield 469 YNSN D. Daniels ATAN L. Davis ARAN M. Dion AN C. Doddie ATAN B. Farmer 9 % ? I ADAN R. Gault AOAN L. Gomes ATAN M. Hald AQAN G. Hampton AN J. Hawk 470 « I I . II 4 ADAN T. Hayes ATAN B. King r I ADAN J. Lathan AZAN T. Love AMSAN T. Lyons AN W. Maltarich 1 s w AN W. Mattson AN W. McCollum ARAN L. McDaniel AEAN M. Plowmaker 471 AQAN D. Rawls AMEAN A. Rich AN C. Ricker AN C. Robinson AQAN J. Russell ATAN K. Sanders AN P. Schrepfer ADAN F. Scott ATAN G. Stump AEAN S. Taviano m AEAN F. Wach ATAN J. Wilkins AMSAN R. Williams ATAN D. Whitaker AQAN K. Whitmore ■ ■ V A AEAA M. Baez AMSAA J. Barger 7 ADAA J. Barlas AA R. Bentz AMSAA J.J. Motley AA J. Rouse AA A. Tevlin AMHAA F. Vanselow AOAA R. Walker a n t AR C. Coonts AR K. Pryor ADAR J. Wentworth AR M. Wilhoit 473 v ft l «V- VA-46 301 AHCAtnA JAVY CDR J. Peterson 23 Dec 82 06 Jun 84 I VA-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 Scottish background to the Squadron which adopted the McDougal tartan as its squadron colors. Ever since, the CLANSMEN have proudly adopted the McDougal tartan as its own and emblazoned it on its aircraft and squadron surroundings. 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 CORSAIR II Embarking aboard (JSS SARATOGA in 1968. VA-46 be- came 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. During the 1984 deployment the squadron continued its proud tradition and still maintains that " Light Attack is where it ' s at! " 476 CDR D. Hendrickson 06 Jun 1984 — Present CDR R. Klosterman CDR D. Graham LC i T • »n LCDR B. Darwin LCDR C. Henderson Photograph Not Available . v %■ LCDR P. Mulvany LT M. Bradley LT L. Dyky 477 LT R. Hahn L » ■ J! ftflgfe LT S. Schcurich LT R. Wening LT J. White LTJG W. Adams LTJG W. Durden t j " 78 LTJG R. Dwyer 4 LTJG F. Kenney LTJG W. Treadway AECS O. Cowart ADCS J. Griego ! AOC G. Boatman ADC D. Fehrmann ADC R.L. Fischer AQC M. Freeman AMH1 G. Ash Photograph Not Available AMSl L. Barton AMS1 T. Bell AMS1 J. Boland AOl E. Brock PN1 R. Campbell . A Y- AOl J. Chandler AME1 W. Cocco AOl J. Cortinas ATI E. Deleon MSI R. Fernandez 9 V 52 v , M 479 AMH1 J. Gwinnup AME1 J. Hinka sfc I J AD1 W. Jackson AD1 P. Kendrick • y J NCI D. Kessinger YN1 E. Koch I AMS1 P. Laster AOl S. Lee I AE1 C. Manos 480 AQ1 P. Morris 1 f 1 AQ1 A. Reed AD1 C. Rider PR1 N. Simms AZ1 F. Taylor AMH1 D. Todd AZ1 R. Vanvalkenburg AMS1 R. Wilcox ADl R. Wood A02 R. Addison AME2 J. Allen AT2 H. Anderson A02 E.A. Bos oft £ V. AD2 S. Bouley AQ2 J. Boyd AT2 A. Casterline A02 S. Cottrill AMH2 W. Dewitt 481 1 II v AD2 A. Harrigan YN2 G. Hornibrook AMS2 R. Kroening AD2 S. Lehocki AT2 B. Longley r AZ2 J. Reyes 482 AQ2 K. McCormick AMS2 R. Murray PN2 E. Nickerson AE2 R. Paris AT2 D. Perkins I AQ2 R. Rooney I W DK2 R. Schwender AT2 K. Snapp 1 ■Um AT2 R. Sunday A02 M. Warner A02 L. Wine AQ3 A. Bailey A03 G. Carr AZ3 R. Coleman AQ3 R. Coon A03 R. Decker m m AME3 A. Defabis AMS3 F. Douglass 483 it M X ft 1 y All n A II AQ3 M. Ellis AT3 C. Evans A03 T. Focklcr AME3 A. Fordyce AT3 W. Frazier 484 AT3 D. Miller PR3 S. Miller i ■ A03 M. Minor AQ3 E. Osgood HM3 L. Pinneke AE3 K. Pomykala AT3 A. Rast i it: " $ P SI AT3 C. Sakelakos AQ3 V. Scrivner AK3 W. Vestal AD3 S. Villarreal ■■■■■ V I I II " AQ3 R. Rozsa AT3 K. Vozar I ? AMS3 R. Weathers A03 K. Wehrle MS3 J. Willemsen AEAN P. Arnold 485 486 »- ;, AN D. Hubbartt ATAN C. Hume 4 AN J. Johnson AEAN A. Kasparian ■■ AEAN T. Klukaczynski AN P. Leclere A ADAN M. Levesque AQAN D. Lewis AN R. Martineau SN K. McCuin 487 AMSAN G. Menendez AMHAN P. Montemurno ATAN L. Montgomery ATAN M. Napoli ■ T Jr Jr AN T. Oggier SN V. Passarella AMHAN R. Pilkington AN J. Ring tf tf ' K AN A. Sorley AKAN H. Thompson 488 AQAN J. Thompson ATAN H. Tittel Photograph Not Available AN M. Rockwood AN R. Schnabel AN A. Schweitzer AOAN T. Shrum AQAN J. Siter AQAN K. Smith ATAN C. Tunney AN S. White AN E. Williams AA F. Amador AEAA S. Connor r t, , i i AA R. Dixson AA K. Gall AA M. Gore AA D. Graham AA D. Jackson AMSAA D. Jacobs AA K. Kirby AA J. Prohidney AMEAA R. Slate AA W. Stott MSSA S. Vandenburg AR T. Butterworth AMEAR J. Myers AMEAA J. Wilson 489 VA-72 490 13 AB 491 f CDR C. Cook I VA-72 BLUEHAWKS Attack Squadron SEVENTY-TWO, the " BLUEHAWKS " flies the Vought 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 became the first Atlantic fleet squadron to complete two combat 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 F 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. E l LT 492 CDR A. Richardson CDR S. Jacobsen - , £ ,. LT C. Boh LT G. Esslinger LT S. Laukaitis 15,000 «c eCORSAR lastdeptor rxJtheUSS LT J. Nichols LT J. Owen LT T. Peters LT A. Rizzo LT J. Russell LT M. Shiple 493 Photograph Not Available LTJG P. Dispenzieri LTJG F. Rose LTJG G. Shrader LTJG N. Seipp CW02 G. Masseau AVCM C. Connors AMCS S. Ben Yacko ADCS T. Filosi AECS J. Galle ATCS T. Johnson 494 AOC M. Schulte AOl J. Anncss AME1 S. Austin PR1 R. Boyd .1 AOl K. Burk AD1 P. Chaney I AE1 E. Dockery AMH1 J. Engel , ATI J. Fuller AQ1 L. Garcia 495 Photograph Not Available I X- " N AMS1 T. Huling AMH1 G. Humrichouser i Y- AMSl T.G. Hutto PR1 R- Jablonowski MS m I AMSl T. Lewis AQ1 L. Low Hi Photograph Not Available AME1 J. Martin AQ1 S. Ritchie I 496 Umb I 7 Ik 9 AD1 T. Russo AZ1 J. Solis A ADl R. Strange AOl R. Taylor PHI D. Toomey I MSI C. Torrijos A V A02 A. Archibald AD2 N. Auneyda 10 AT2 H. Beverly YN2 A. Cappas Photograph Not Available AMS1 J. White AMH1 K. Williamson A02 R. Alexander A02 K. Anderson ft AQ2 C. Carter AT2 R.E. Chastain 497 AME2 D. Hahn AE2 Q. Harp AE2 S. Horkey AMHZ N. Kirkendoll AZ2 M. Kraatz AZ2 T.D. Lee f • I AK2 R. Nobles AO T. Pendleton Photograph Not Available ffi 498 A02 R. Perez MS2 R. Sausa m it AQ2 H. Scott PR2 D.E. Smerud JT- v A02 D. Smith AD2 G. Steese AE2 R. Supinger DK2 J. Williams AMS3 R. Bagwell AT3 L. Bailey AQ3 C.Barber AD3 R. Berroa AMS3 C. Blackford AOAN W. Blankshain AD3 J. Cadden AMH3 C. Chant PN3 P. Findley AMS3 D. Glisan AQ3 A. Harper AQ3 K. Hart MS3 J. Hochlinski 499 h I I PN3 R. Hudson AQ3 K. Kampousky A03 R. Kennedy AD3 W. Mason " A03 S. McClelland . ir r I AK3 J. Ordway YN3 R. Pointe A03 M. Samarel AE3 K. Schretzmann A03 R. Singleton Available AEAN L. Allen AMHAN R.D. ARchuleta 500 ATAN T. Babis SN J. Bradley ATAN J. Brown AQAN A. Cetto AEAN A. Clinc SN J. Crook I ■L ; i ADAN F. Crowningshield ADAN C. Daniels ADAN R. Demoulin AMSAN R. Dominguez 501 ADAN P. Dowers AEAN J. Ernest ADAN D. Froncek PNSN L. Garvin AN A. Hammond ATAN T. Hammer AN S. Hannemann AEAN P. Hoffman 502 AQAN C. Hicks AOAA D. Hogan Mil PR, I I A AQAN D. Kludy SN R. Layton AOAN V. Lopez AN Marcellinb ■Ml I ■ AMEAN R. Martin AEAN J. McGowan AMEAN G. Menefee AN M. Molnar AMEAN E. Montano ■ x- f . AMHAN A. Nelson AN J. Obrien ADAN J.L. Oviedo AMHAN M. Pagano AEAN J. Peterson 7 I ■ ii ii mm ii II PRAN T.E. Prowt AMSAN P. Raymond AMSAN K. Romaguera AEAN M. Sanders ATAN S. Saunders 503 ,.. ATAN L. Schmittling AQAN T. Webb YNSN J. White AMEAN H. Williford PNSN L.V. Wolfe AA W. Bradford HA R.G. Callison AA G. Davis AOAA S. Davis AA P. Flowers 505 NAVY VAQ-135 • i l BD4 CDR R. Penfold VAQ-135 BLACK RAVENS The " Black Ravens " of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron OME THREE FIVE joined the Naval Aviation com- munity 1 5 May 1 969 when the squadron was commissioned to provide the airwings of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet with electronic warfare and air-to-air refueling support. Home- ported at NAS Alameda, California, the " Black Ravens " flew the Douglas EKA-33 " Sky Warrior. " In 1973 VAQ-135 moved to its new homeport at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and transitioned to the Excap version of the Grumman EA-6B aircraft. VAQ-135 first de- ployed in the " Prowler " to WESTPAC and the Indian Ocean in January 1976 with CVW-2 aboard CISS RANGER (CV 61). Following the deployment, the " Black Ravens " transi- tioned into the Improved Capability (ICAP) EA-6B. Next they deployed with CVW-8 aboard CISS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in November 1977. The squadron commenced refresher and type training in January 1979 with CVW-1 5 operating on the CISS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and deployed to WESTPAC on 30 May 1979. During this period the " Black Ravens " were awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for operations during the Iranian crisis. After another turnaround period, VAQ-135 deployed once again on the CISS KITTY HAWK to WESTPAC where they participated in the rescue of Vietnamese nationals. The " Black Ravens " joined CISS AMERICA (CV 66) and CVW-1 in June 1982 for workups. However, as the work-up cycle drew to a close, the squadron received orders to trans- fer to CISS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The " Black Ravens " then deployed with CVW-8 to the Mediterranean where they sup- ported the multi-national peacekeeping force in Lebanon. Finally, the " Black Ravens " brought their four " Prowler " aircraft to the CISS AMERICA and CVW-1 to provide elec- tronic surveillance and jamming support. 508 CDR B.J. Hedger LCDR P. Sowa LT R.R. Oxborrow LT J.S. Skinner LT J. Wilson LT R. Wilhelm LT D. Yip 509 s ' ■!- LTJG R.C. Johnson ;ll LTJG S.H. Kirby LTJG M. MacQuarrie LTJG F. Ohrtman LTJG E.P. Sullivan CWQ4 G. Sparks I A AVCM J. Garner ATCS M. Davis AMCS R. Gillett AECS D. Sanchez AMSC K. Wotring 510 :!■■! ft ADC A. Fink AMHC J. Frank ATC J. Lowry ATC R. Ownbey AOl A. Ancheta I Q AOl R. Anderson PN1 L. Armbrust y AMHl C. Boies ATI D. Cline AMHl J. Cole ATI M. Crider ATI S. Davenport 511 YN1 K. Dean AK1 M. Delauney AMS1 R. Edmundson AD1 V. Greenfield AMS 1 R. Hoffman Photograph Not Available i YN1 B. Hoppmann AMS1 R. King v i y AEl M. Logan AMS1 D. Marsh AD1 J. McCleary )T " i F JC A m Z YN1 W. Moline AME1 J. Moore AK1 R. Sill AZ1 L. Travers AME1 B. Ziska AT2 T. Baker AT2 G. Beaver 512 AMS2 R. Bridges AT2 R. Christie « ■■ AMH2 P. Corbett AT2 M. Crawford A02 M. Gissel AT2 G. Hollen AE2 M. Horton AZ2 R. Jobin AT2 F. Kasperski AK2 M. Kelly MS2 J. Lauderdale AZ2 M. Lown I 9 tk AMH2 J. Martinez AT3 J. Neitzel ' A AD2 R. Nollan AME2 M. Olmstead MS2 W. Paulsen I l n % 513 i AT2 R. Purviance AE2 C. Rabe AT2 R. Rohus I 514 IB II 3?JHbi oi AT2 D. Snelling AT2 D. Stachowski AMS2 K. Strom ■J s- AMH3 E. Coutee MS3 S. Curry AT2 M. Takaoka AMS2 J. Wilson AT3 D. Blashill AME3 D. Borgmann AT3 M. Brunger AME3 J. Campbell Photograph Not Available AE3 O. Davis AE3 M. Degler AK3 B. Deguzman AE3 L. Denman if. r v AMS3 S. Desalome AK3 N. Dobson YN3 D. England 515 AMS3 J. Goosby AT3 J. Hanigan AMH3 C. Kincade PN3 C. Loar PR3 M. McCarty AT3 D. Moore AMS3 R. Ordakou ski 516 AD3 T. Pawell AT3 D. Perez AMS3 K. Peterson PN3 C. Ray AK3 G. Ritter AE3 M. Seipel AT3 E. Shostrom AT3 B. Smith AMS3 R. Smith AZ3 T. Vonkaenel AT3 B. White AMH3 D. Whitson i i AZ3 B. Zimpelman AN M. Amato ATAN D. Baca ATAN K. Bartell ADAN J. Beck AEAN B. Brennan V AT3 T. Stewart YN3 D. TikunofT 517 AN D. Chanath ft A PRAN R. Flick ADAN D. Malone AMEAN K. McCrary ATAN M. McGill AMSAN J. Mitchell ADAN F. Monteiro 518 4 ATAN R. Moore ATAN S. Morris -7 m ATAN J. Noble AMSAN L. Patriarca ATAN J. Powell AEAN M. Reynolds ATAN M. Richter ADAN R. Rivera i h AN G. Rodger AN R. Sellman •■■■ ■i 519 j AMEAN C. Smith AEAN J. Stephens AN K. Ulibarri ATAN R. Varela AMSAN J. Wolfe Y Y AMHAN R. Yant ATAN R. Young PRAA J. Berosik AA T. Bodily ADAA D. Denny 520 AA C. Fleming AA U. Hamm AA M. Hottman AtAA M. Karpinski AMEAA R. Lee 1 i I b AA M. Lubetski AMSAA M. Mapp AA J. McPherson AA D. Potts AOAA E. Quinby AA S. Rodriguez AA B. Ruff AA R. Simmons AA S. Smith AMSAA G. Whitfield 1 1 521 t : •AT ' ■ ■IV. " i ' WlriTMi i T i T ' Hnrr CDR R. Bunton VAW-123 SCREWTOPS The " World Famous SCREWTOPS " of VAW-123 joined the GSS AMERICA in 1980 as part of CVW-1 1, where they made one deployment to the Mediterranean Indian Ocean. In 1981, when CVW-1 transferred to AMERICA, the SCREW- TOPS remained aboard and became an integral part of Air Wing ONE. In May 1983, Commander Ray L. Bunton became the 15th SCREWTOP Commanding Officer. The following month, the squadron began workups in earnest with their newly adopted Airwing. On 24 April 1984, following an extensive training cycle, VAW- 1 23 embarked in (JSS AMER- ICA on what became their third consecutive Indian Ocean deployment. During this deployment, the SCREWTOPS amassed an impressive 2050 flight hours, controlled over 2500 airborne intercepts and safely made over 580 arrested landings in a variety of weather conditions. VAW- 1 23 ' s finest achievement has been the attainment of 16 years of acci- dent-free flight operations, encompassing more than 31,000 flight hours. AMERICA and its Task Group are highly dependent upon the E-2C for detection and early warning of possible threats. The SCREWTOP airborne E-2C is equipped with a highly sophisticated radar and computer tracking capability. When combined with the formidable F-14 AWG-9 Radar System, we have a team that is hard to beat. In addition, the E-2C performs such varied missions as strike and surface search control, search and rescue coordination and even radar con- trol of aircraft approaching the carrier for landing. 524 LCDR D. Dunlap LCDR J. Grosel LT H. Barker LT E. Bashakes s580»a ependent RadarS Isrffacestf LT D. Kilgore LT T. Leighton LCDR S. Pyles LT T. Bouquet LT L. Long 525 •at LT S. Marion fr A %. i LTJG T. Jarrell LTJG S . Kauneckas LTJG T. Magno LTJG M. Parham LTJG W. Sharer 526 I ADCS N. Williams ADC D. Nelson AMHC W. Orourke ATC B. Tolleson AK S. Allen AE1 C. Taylor YN1 D. Tonge 527 ATI K. Woodrun MS2 O. Cantong AE2 D. Carabetta AMH2 R. Compton AMS2 C. Durhar AD2 H. Loyola YN2 N.G. Nelson AE2 P. Peeler AE2 J. Peters V AD2 M. ODonnell Y ti fci AT2 P. Roberts AK2 A. Rognan 9 h ft m 528 AE2 J. S.i ml nk v AT2 B. Swain i Photograph Not Available PR2 R. Whitehead AMS2 P. Williams AME2 F. Yohe AE3 D. Ball AD3 M.S. Bradlee f AMS3 T. Cleveland AD3 J. Freeman AZ3 R. Gomes MS3 C. Hance PR3 J. A. Jackson if £ AMS3 B. Lemmert AE3 M. Loose AT3 M.L. Mason AE3 B. McCrary HM3 E. Mead 5 529 AN J. Annichiarico AHAN R. Armstrong AEAN E. Arroyo AEAN W. Blank AZAN M.C. Cabuco 530 AN J.R. Frederick AMHAN M. Gray I EM ADAN J. Hanson ATAN D. Hardway AZAN M. Jackson AN H. Lulu ADAN R. Marsh ADAN J. McGrath AN F. McNeil AN F. Parker 531 ¥ m 9 1 ATAN C. Quinn AN P. Salib ATAN P. Sinclair ATAN E. Smith AZAN B. Taylor t ? y X ' jr YNSN L. Thomas ATAN J. VanHouten PNSN C. Wilson AA S. Carpenter AA J. Rodriguez d AA J. Thatcher AA C. Winningham AR G. Gill AR S. Small 532 533 VF-33 CDR R. Burnett VF-33 STARFIGHTERS ICDI Fighter Squadron THIRTY-THREE was originally commis- sioned in 1943 flying the Grumman F6F " HELLCATS " . Symbolized by a fierce winged Tarsier, the squadron de- ployed to the Soloman Islands during World War II where it received the Presidential Gnit Citation for excellence in com- bat operations. Decommissioned in the demobilization fol- lowing World War II, VF-33 was recommissioned on 12 Octo- ber 1 948 at MAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island flying the F4G " CORSAIR " . While embarked in GSS LETYE in 1950, the squadron earned the Navy Unit Commendation for provid- ing strike power in support of ground operations in the Korean theater. The squadron received the legendary McDonnell F-4 " PHANTOM II " in November 1964. While deployed aboard the CJSS AMERICA to the Western Pacific on 10 July 1968, VF-33 became the first East Coast squadron to shoot down a Soviet built MIG-21 over North Viet Nam. Again in the Mediterranean Sea, 9 September to 5 October 1970, the Starfighters flew numerous sorties in support of G.S. Sixth Fleet operations during the Jordanian crisis, earning yet another Meritorious Gnit Commendation ribbon. The squad- ron continued to contribute to Gnited States presence by flying more than 800 sorties during the 1973 " Arab-lsrali " conflict. Answering the call again in July 1974, numerous sorties were flown in support of contingency operations during the Cyprus incident. In November 1980, VF-33 par- ticipated in operations in the Indian Ocean to support the G.S. Iranian hostage crisis. Following this Indian Ocean de- ployment, 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 of our coun- try anytime in any place, " WE MAKE IT HAPPEN. " 536 CDR C. Hoffman ! LCDR M. Canavan LCDR D. Dupouy LCDR W. Foster - A ' 1 ■ s - — •— i Ocean LCDR G. Stettler LT J. Aucoin LT T. Hartung LT G. Hoggatt LT G. Lomas LT W. McCluskey 537 LCDR D. Mountcastle LT C. Overcash LT J. Randolph LT T. Reitmeyer LT R. Stolle LT M. Suycott LT B. White LTJG C. Ankeny 538 LTJG J. Cook LTJG M. Hamele LTJ G J. McCabe LTJG R. Scott LTJG D. Sorensen LTJG J. Whitus LTJG J. Ziegler CW04 T. Bulick AECS D. Batey AEC M. Grindberg AMHC T. Johnston AQC L. Van Allen 539 A02 S. Anderson AME2 R. Bateman A02 M. Brady AMH2 L. Brown II AY AMS2 R. Bullock A02 R. Christopher Photograph Not Available AK2 D. Coogler AE2 J. Cox A02 M. Cox A02 J. Craighead 541 soa ' ifS. - YN2 E. Davenport AMS2 B. Dimarino AT2 T. Griffin AM2 M. Guentrenspberger AK2 J. Heaird V AD2 H. Heyward 542 Ufa I AE2 M. Huff MS2 N. Inocencio _Y. Mm ■ ' jr •••■ v AZ2 M. Jackson A02 Q. Kelly AQ2 P. Letender 1 AME2 E. Longino E5 A. Malinowycz AQ2 D. Mactavish AE2 L. McAlister AMS2 D. McCormick y, AE2 R. Mullins PR2 C. Nixon I ■. a-, -» Ink PN2 F. Padilla MS2 J. Reddick i i« I I i AE2 B. Rosenthal A02 R. Schluter 543 AD2 J. Tucker J Q I « AQ2 O. Vasquez AD2 D. Weeks AQ2 F. Williams AD3 K. Ashline AM AT3 R. Bergsmith AMS3 T. Brandt AQ3 G. Bronson AM3 G. Butz AD3 J. Carpenter 544 II i ■yr. AE P. Christensen AE3 N. Cimo AMS3 W. Daugherty AMS3 K. Dillard AMS3 D. Fairley A03 W. Flick AE3 J. Ford 545 AMS3 R. Gonterman AD3 J. Gonzalez AMS3 R. Guhl AMS3 R. Kalcevic AME3 R. Krutis AK3 C. Lattanzio AT3 L. Long AE3 L. Luongo : a x if ■ i.v IK PR3 M. MacKenzie AMS3 L. Martin 546 PR3 H. Smith AMH3 S.R. Thokar ■ fl x h H OS3 R. Smith A03 J. Spaulding AD3 H. Strickland AZ3 D. Taylor YN3 R. Tice AT3 C. Williamson - J™ ' A03 T. Woodason AQAN J. Adams ATAN J. Armstrong ■ AN W. Blanchard AMEAN R. Bracken 547 £_V -£ " . : J Kr v o5 ' rv v v iv r MJ I 548 I AN I. Brown AEAN R. Brownlee YNSN R. Burt I ■ft AZAN A. Cerda PNSN A. Cerros ATAN C. Chandler ID ■ Jl ' V 4 AN D. Donaldson AMSAN J. Earner ATAN G. Eason « ■iQV r L ' ? • AEAN T. Esselburn AN E. Fitzgerald AN P. Frese f $ t p., Y, 1?, AN J. Gaffney AMSAN J. Hinkle AMSAN H. Howard I 4 ¥ ikX ? 41 3 AN K. Howell AEAN F. Irizarry AMEAN K. Jackson ii Y K AN R. Jarvela AN R. Larango AN A. Lipscomb AQAN D. Mackenzie ATAN M. Medine AN J. Murphy Photograph Not Available AN C. Parker AN K. Parks AMHAN J. Pufall 549 AOAN H. Rappe AN R. Riccadonna AQAN S. Schmiedehausen ADAN R. Searer ADAN J. Stewart AEA, f Y H AMHAA F. Viscione ATAN K. Weaver AQAN M. Weaver ADAN K. Welch ADAN W. Woxland AN G. Yerkes i t K if AA T. Anderson ADAA S. Baker AA P. Bancroft ADAA S. Dunn n h K AEAA W. Jackson AMEAA M. Markham AA R. Murray ATAA M. Records YNSA C. Smith AA R. Walsh AMSAR R. Hamlin MSSR D. Johnson AR J. Rahme , ■ )i 551 I CDR M. Ostertag 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 (JSS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), the squad- ron joined Carrier Air Group ONE for the shakedown cruise of the newly commissioned nuclear powered carrier GSS 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 DIAMOND 554 BACKS won the 1984 COMNAVAIRLANT " E " . In the spring of 1965, the Diamondbacks transferred to the newly commissioned (JSS 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 F-4J Phantom, deploying to the Indian Ocean aboard the GSS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The DIAMONDBACKS were operating on Gonzo Station when the Iranian Crisis was diffused with the release of all American hostages in Tehran. The DIAMONDBACKS finally returned to Oceana on 10 June 1981 and immediately commenced transition- ing to the F-14 TOMCAT. With the Tomcat, the Diamondbacks also took on the mission of Photo reconnaissance. With the TARPS (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pool System) pod mounted on its Tom- cats, the Diamondbacks became the Air Wing photographic asset. VF-102 took to the new aircraft and mission well, becoming the number one TARPS squadron within six months. The Diamondbacks truly can say " Anytime Baby. " ■ " " " 15 f s %. T V CDR J. Lyl€ CDR W. Guilford LCDR J. Doyle LCDR M. Franklin LCDR R. Gordon LCDR W. Howe LCDR P. Miles LT B. Coburn LT J. Derrick 555 LT M. Gallagher LT C. Hunter LT M. Mason LT E. Miller LT J. Murphy LT D. Parsons 556 LT R. Sou ell LT E. Swanson II mmm-i a LTJG S. Dunwoody LTJG W. Milam VI LTJG R. Skillen CW02 J. Leo AFCM S. Hardin AECS J. Abel ADCS M. Campbell Photograph Not Available AQCS J. Nuessle YNC C. Delarosa AOC L. Green ANEC W. Jenkins ATC G. Somers PHI J. Adkins AME1 T. Allen AMH1 M. Anderson AD1 M. Bodell AMS1 J. Bond 557 p 9 © £ f § A « i i Available AK1 E. Burkes IS1 C. Childress AMS1 D. Cowley AQ1 S. Daniels AD1 D. Donovan K. if AOl A. Drew AMH1 G. Frank AMS1 E. Fritzman AMS1 R. Garcia AME1 E. Hamlett i i r AZl R. Hansen ft ATI G. Henkel AD1 S. Irwin AD1 D. Jackson AMS1 T. Johnston ■ K • ff is X c AE1 D. Jones NCI R. Leininger x AQ1 W. Lewis 558 AE1 R. Loy AQ1 T. Moran ATI M. Oates I K )f AQ1 S. Ogreen PN1 V. Rivera PHI J. Ryan Ua ADl G. Schachte AQ1 R. Shields AZ1 L. Wolfinger AE2 E. Albers AMS2 R. Ambrogi 559 A02 S. Davenport PN2 J. Davis warn MS2 L. Dubicki A02 R. Fincham AME2 H. Ellis AD2 R. Flores % AE2 R. Hadley AE2 D. Hammett y S2 AE2 B. Kennedy AT2 T. Linderman 560 I AI m ' , AK2 K. Lindsay AD2 T. Lowe AD2 W. Markert AMS2 J. Martin AE2 W. Martynek AMH2 G. Pawlowski AD2 T. Pow ers AT2 J. Resto AE2 P. Rock AMS2 F. Sinclair AQ2 D. Sullivan YN2 W. Thomas I AQ2 K. Walker AMS2 W. Ward AK3 N. Allocco PH3 D. Baumgarte 561 AME3 J. Baxter AMS3 S. Bittle AMS3 S. Brannon AE3 M. Candler A03 B. Canty AME3 J. Carney AD3 G. Casterlin IS3 M. Clark AQ3 R. Depoy PH3 D. Dunwody II Jf » -7 M- A03 M. East AQ3 J. Eden AE3 M. Freyer AT3 W. Gibson AD3 T. Howard ■ 562 1 Cttly ! t Mot) ' V AD3 K. Kelly AMS3 G. Kinsey AD3 A. Knight AMS3 R. Kuehl A03 R. Lucas I AMH3 C. Maijala AMS3 P. Marchese AT3 M. Martin AT3 A. Martinez AK3 D. Mclntire A £ Y AT3 D. Mohr AD3 H. Novak AMS3 K. Oliver 563 A03 S. Orndorff YN3 R. Pedroza PH3 J. Porter AQ3 D. Ray AE3 R. Riley AMS3 E. Rivera AMH3 D. Ross AQ3 J. Runion AQ3 A. Salmen AT3 R. Shonk 564 I AT3 R. Thomas AME3 J. Waddle 4 ATAN R. Adams AN C. Allen AQ3 B. Spannbauer AME3 L. Stille IS3 A. Wemple AN J. Allen ■ V PNSN P. Anguish AOAN R. Aumiller AQAN R. Bachman Photograph Not Available AMS3 V. Wiley I AQ3 L. Terwilliger AMS3 D. Woodin PHAN J. Byars AN S. Caldu ell ADAN R. Correal 565 AN D. Cosavlcnte ADAN P. Darby MSSN J. Deren AMHAN W. Dison AN R. Durocher H AMSAN D. Elkins AN R. Farnsworth MSSN L. Felton AN P. Ford ATAN R. Frank AEAN A. Ghosen AEAN F. Gilliland ADAN R. Gruber AKAN W. Hamrick AN W. Harris , " 566 ' - " ' [■■ J AQAN P. Holtz AN W. Howard LM AOAN J. Johnson AMHAN R. Karli Ktrm AN M. Kearney AMEAN K. Kearns AEAN B. Lang AN D. Laprade MSSN C. Litaker AN J. Lopez 567 AQAN J. Porter AEAN J. Preece a V AN J. Putz 3? i ! AQAN F. Ricciardi AN W. Schultz 1 aea; if - A PRAN S. Schwartz ADAN R. Searls II X -t- 568 ADAN B. Sloan ADAN M. Tallamy ATAN S. Thurlow AZAN F. Torres PHAN J. Troy AN J. Vaughn AMHAN D. Walker ? AEAN R. McGuire AOAA M. Patterson AEAA D. Wischmeier ATAA M. Wright AR M. Lawrence Y AR L. Lusby ADAR B. Maddux 569 Wmm VQ-2 I 7f 15 NAVY 571 LCDR R. Babcock 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 com- missioned Electronics Countermeasures Squadron TWO (ECMRON TWO). In Movember 1958, the squadron was moved to its present location, Rota, Spain. On 1 January 1960, the squadron was officially designated Fleet Air Re- connaissance Squadron (TWO). From the original comple- ment 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, Norwegian, Baltic, and Mediterranean Seas). In 1956, the squadron received its first A-3, designated A- 3D-1Q. In 1960, the squadron received its first WV2 " Warn- ing Stars " (ECT21M) aircraft to replace the aging P2V and P4M aircraft then in use, as a replacement to the retiring EC 572 121 M. 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 Indian Ocean deployed aircraft carriers. The EA-3B is the largest carrier based aircraft in the world and is the only reconnais- sance aircraft of its type that is carrier capable. LT O. Edwards i LT D. Hard LT J. Idle LT P. Insch 573 AD1 P. Lewis ATI R. Rininger AT2 P. Allinger I « PP v 1% y AMS2 A. Bogacki AD2 T. Batan AMH2 V. Courtney I ■ ■ , f s i AT2 G. Hamblin AE2 F. Knox AMH2 H. Medley AD2 W. Pape AZ2 B. Parke 574 1 ■Dm I 1 m CTI3 J. Mavceri AT3 R. Munoz tWu AMSAN C. Anderson ATAN D. Griggs AMEAN H. Lopez H YNSN M. Mariatt AEAN R. Minehart AN M. Rochon 575 VS-32 576 I I I CDR J.E. Potter VS-32 MAULERS Air-Antisubmarine Squadron THIRTY-TWO, nicknamed the MACLERS, was commissioned in April of 1950 and is homeported at Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida. Over the past thirty years VS-32 has flown every carrier-based AntiSubmarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft operated by the Navy including the TBM Avenger, the AFT Guardian, and the S2F Tracker. In 1975 the MAULERS transitioned to the Lockheed S-3A Viking, the Navy ' s twin engine, 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 refuelling allows the Viking to lay a protective barrier of sonobuoys well in ad- vance 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 Viking carries not only torpedoes but conven- tional bombs and mines as well. Throughout the 1984 deployment, in exercises Ocean Venture, Beacon Flash and Display Determination and while operating detachments in Sigonella and Diego Garcia, VS- 32 ' s hallmark has continued to be professionalism. While logging over 3,000 flight hours and 1,000 carrier landings, the men of VS-32, in concert with the USS AMERICA and HS-1 1, established a new benchmark for submarine detec- tions. As winner of the 1983 SILVER ANCHOR AWARD and as a finalist for the 1984 GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARD, VS-32 has gained an enviable reputation for excellence in people pro- grams and maintaining high morale. Although deployed for most of 1984 including 102 consecutive days at sea, VS-32 led the VS community in retention statistics for the second consecutive year. 578 ► I — LCDR W. Yonce LT J. Abdnor gctesOd go Carol 115 i n • , mi yfiUCAl J».VS-32h» LT J. Acree LT R. Anderson LT N.D.Barone LT S. Bazer vs: tothese ' I ' Jl LT B. Bole LT R. Bradley 579 LT D. Ouimette Vtf VJ xr %, LT D. Rhodes LT B.C. Scott LT R. Sterling LT RE. Thurman 580 ' Photograph Not Available ft s 1 LTJG P.D. Nickens LTJG R. Patchett LTJG K.G. Saighman LTJG D.B. Smith LTJG R. Vojvoda » fc AEC C. Chastain 581 w AMHC D. Gilbert ATC D. Harms AMHC J. Heilig ATC E. Matthias i ADC K. McDonald AWC H. Sloan v f 7 YNC L. Stroy t, AZC C. Vantol NCC T. Walkup it il ATI A. Archer 582 hm ■ AME1 R. Armstrong YN1 G. Bayliss AW1 J. Bury MSI E. Cabigan AD1 A. Carnot I 1 I AW1 C. McCann AX1 J. Morse i 583 PN1 L. Moss AW1 C. Powell AE1 C. Powers AMS1 K. Poythress ■ 1 Jl P AME1 G. Reupke AOl O. Rhodes If- AD1 J. Shlrey AME1 B. Smith I 584 AMH1 L. Stanfill AMH1 J. Stewart J i AOl J. Svoboda AD1 J. Wenzel AMS2 G. Adams AMH2 L. Bradley AMS1 S. Weist AD1 T. Woods Photograph Not Available AME2 M. Bass PN2 P. Blanchard AE2 M. Boneta AE2 R. Boyd •nn AX2 K. Carlisle PR2 E. Clardy AD2 C. Clark AD2 R. Crane AT2 M. Davis PN2 T. Eakin AME2 J. Ely AMS2 J. Gregory 585 f " 1 AW2 M. Hood YN2 J. Jordan S3 AT2 D. Kissick 4 AT2 W. Kleiber ■n • AMH2 F. Leaphart ) Photograph Available V AMH2 C. Mattingly AD2 J. McBee AD2 E. Nelson AW2 A. Ortiz AE2 D. Peters 586 AT2 J. Perry « mam AE2 K. Perry A02 A. Reaves AT2 T. Schillaci AZ2 M. Sherman f i AW2 G. Wein AX2 R. Zurkowski AT3 D. Arellanes AT3 D. Arnold ■tl 1 I ri AT3 D. Austin ?, ?,o. J. AMS3 T. Carlyn MS3 E. Case AZ3 R. Coffey AMS3 M. Cole AQ3 E. Cummings AE3 J. England AW3 E. Falsey AE3 A. Greer AW3 W. Glassgow AMS3 V. Gordon n AME3 S. Haley Photograph Not Available AE3 A. Hall AME3 M. Hanlon YN3 H. Harris AX3 L. Hernandez 588 AD3 K. Key AD3 D. Kirkpatrick AW3 F. Koch AMH3 A. Luers AX3 C. Messer AD3 T. Pursiful AE3 D. Lehman AK3 M. Madson AX3 G. Pella AT3 D. Riley 589 I A03 L. Robinson AMS3 J. Rodriguez AD3 K. Schmitz AW3 T. Schoewe AT3 W. Skidmore AT3 M. Solomon AD AMH3 M. Torres A03 T.A. Trussel AE3 J. Turner 11 590 AT3 J. Vanmeter AME3 G. Varkoly AT3 R. Walker AMS3 R. Warren AX3 D. Washburn AD3 T. Waiters AD3 P. Zalybniuk AEAN R. Baker YNSN K. Barney Photograph Not Available AN L. Bodiford AOAA T. Byrne ADAN J. Chaffee Photograph Not Available ATAN D. Colvin ADAN W. Couch AN B. Cox ir AN R. Craig AN S. Davis AMSAN R. Demoss 591 «i " ' SN T. Derrick ATAN R. Dorsey AN G. Durr AN B. Edwards ' ▼ 7D5I 592 AN V. Hawkins MSSN T. Hayes Photograph Not Available V AN B. Henderson AEAN A. Henschen AXAN T. Herten ATAN F. Hoefer AMHAN E. Holloman i iin A : I ■ AXAN M. Kelly ADAN H. Kiernan AMSAN C. Laird AN N. Lambert AWAN P. Landry YNSN D. Little AXAN J. Locklair ATAN P. Loerop AN R. Marshall PRAN J. Meehan AN L. Mejias AMEAN T. Minshall 593 594 YNSN L. Shores ATAN S. Skomra fL Mi ADAN R. Smallwood AZAN R. Snyder ARAL R. Srimoungchanh AN C. Taylor } ■( ' •r » t 1 I I isM ' i I " v i-. £ AN R. Taylor AMHAN A. Toland AN A. Towns AN D. Trumbo AEAN J. White A ADAN S. Whitmore ADAN J. Woods AMEAA R. Bechtel AA D. Brown AA C. Costlow AA R. Crosby AA D. Densel ADAA M. Harper AA P. Loreng AA D. Miller AA N. Most 595 AA M. Norton AMSAA M. Robertson MSSA R. Russell AA J. Sales AA R. Thomas IRWH HIM SA R. Weatherway AMSAA R. Williams AA M. Wilson AZAR R. Markley AR R. Milligan K K AR D. Mongon ADAR T. Yon CIV B. Rogers CIV L. Stinson 596 597 PHOTO GALLERY 598 PHAM R. R. DEFOSSE DPC R. J. WETZELL 599 I PH3 G. McGARRY 600 I PH3 R. ARAUJO RV 601 602 603 604 PHAN F.V. BAKER 605 w p i __ £ % % |%ir 1 W ] wr r fJJ. J. W. LCIKOS 607 DPC R.J. WETZEL 608 llT 609 4 s • 4 The crew of AMERIGj ill . This love and support was ntvVr i ioie C jteis constantly reminded of the sup- b Pr home during the Medit nean it fer n rer :i i: port and love of those Indian Ocean evident than j ksonJfcesday, November 13, 1984. The AMER- ICA was one day out of Norfolk and busy readying the ship to enter port after 204 days at sea It wa s on this day that a small coutityB Georgia, Cl pr ftbd the AMERICA with 10,000 crWolate chip cookies.. The rookies were the idea of Times-Georgian columnist, Mike Meyer, whose son Robert is% member of the AMERICA crew. Robert got the " dough " rolling by tell|Mhis father in a letter how much the crew missed home coS , especially fresh- baked cookies. The older Meyer told the story in his column and a drive was launched to buy at least one cookie for each AMER- ICA man. The cost for each cookie was fifteen cents and baker Bill Gallahan of Carrollton said he would match each donation with a free cookie. G the cookies were baked, the navy took i s pi over and had them : ed to Bermuda where they w out to the AMERICA as she steamed home. The cookie feas Arcmenced with Cap tain L.W. Smith telling B crew, " Of my || rars in the NaVyvJfce last five have been the best because I ' ve seen a resur nce in the pride of t j civilian community in the Armed Forces. The people of Ca F County certainly personify that they love AMERICA. " Captain Smith ' s staterr fcgwas echoed in a letter from Presi- dent Reagan to the citizenM ftrroll county. The fcident said. Jl want to thank . . . the good people of Car ounty and vicinity for your kindness to our American service men . . . overseas. Because of them , Am erica can help keep peace and fiedom reigning throughc pie world. Because of you, . . . ey know their commitme Ho our nation ' s ideals is appreciat- ed. " ABEAN Meyer summed up the crew ' s appreciation for the feast by saying, " I ' m really proud of the people of my home county of Carroll. They ' ve shown in a very unique way that they love America. I hope they know thaifcte love them alMh« In Memoriam Heavenly Father, We lost one of your sons today, a young man who could be called friend. Someone had to go by and tell his wife, his family and friends, that he wouldn ' t be coming home. I think there must be a lot of crying tonight Father, and you know we ' re going to ask why. Why, when he was in the prime of his life, with everything to live for, why did he have to be a victim of such a tragedy? We pray that you will comfort his wife, his family, his friends and comrades. But Father comfort us too, and remind us again of the truth. Help us to remember that he, like each of us, is someone ' s loved one and a friend of many. . . and that loved ones like friends are gifts from you. Loved ones friends are not gained, earned or acquired. They are gifts. Like every gift he came with a card which said . . . to the world . . . from God. And Father, though he was so young, remind us that we don ' t know much about lifetimes. Is a lifetime ninety years; twenty-five; five days, two hours? Remind us Father that we can ' t add up the number of years in a lifetime like we do in the number of apples in a bushel. Remind us that we have lived a lifetime when you call. His life is not over, it is complete. Your gift and your purpose were complete this day. True, his family lost a loved one and we lost a friend but Father, we rejoice that you didn ' t lose a son, but instead welcomed him home where he will be, when each of us arrives. Comfort his family Father and comfort us with this promise, this truth. AMEN. Lt. (jg) Michael De Bartolomeo Sn Christopher Mason OMBUDSMEN Standing with Captain L.W. Smith are (left to right): Mrs. Pat Crane, Mrs. Sharon Clipston, Mrs. Patricia Armstrong, Mrs. Ann Keene, Mrs. Karen Krueger and Mrs. Judy McKenna, AMERICA ' S Ombudsmen. The Navy ' s Ombudsman program was established in October 1970 to assist Navy families in many ways. The Ombudsman are a part of the Navy Team, who act as official representatives of Navy families. They play an important role in establishing and maintaining good communication between the command, spouses and personnel assigned to the command. The idea of an Ombudsman had been proposed and discussed in many countries around the world. It originated in Sweden, which has had an official Ombudsman since 1809. Even before that time, the functions of an Ombudsman in Sweden were performed by an official appointed by the king. West Germany set up an Ombudsman for the Armed Forces in 1957. By mid 1967, variations of the system existed in 12 countries. The AMERICA ' S Ombudsmen are a select group of dedicated women. During this past deployment, they were there to help us and our loved ones. They answered hundreds of phone calls and even more letters. They kept our wives informed of ship move ments and helped correct many invalid rumors. They attended an intensive three day school which taught them how to handle problems and crises which always manage to come up during an underway period. They are a storehouse of information which is invaluable to Navy families. The success and accomplishments of AMERICA during the Mediterranean Indian Ocean deployment ' 84 must be shared with all the wives and loved ones of AMERICA, but most espe daily with the Ombudsmen, whose participation can not be emphasized enough. Captain Smith and the men of AMERICA thank you. JL CRUISEBOOK STAFF CDR. Emmett Stine LTJG Daniel Harris DPC Richard Wetzel YN1 Carl Krusiec DN Mason Sikes QMSN Lee Watts Cruisebook Chairman Managing Editor Designer Administrative Assistant Layout Assistant Photo Editor SALES STAFF LCDR John Grant YN3 Reginald Jackson YN3 Timothy Finn SN Todd Bowman Sales Manager Sales Assistant Sales Assistant Sales Assistant CREDITS In keeping with the noblest traditions of the CISS AMERICA, the Cruise- book Committee and Staff has accomplished a truly outstanding record of editorial milestones in the publishing of the 1984 Cruisebook. This Cruise- book would have never been brought to a successful fruition without the total dedication and support of the following individuals. Our most sincere appreciation is extended to them for their cooperation, patience and team spirit. CW02 J.M. DALE PHC L.J. STANISLOWSK1 PHI D.L. POWELL PHI R.J. SEMON PHI J.M. WALL PH2 R.D. BUNGE PH2 G.A. McGARRY PH2 J.K. MUNROE PH3 Q.A. SPOTTS PH3 R.H. COLLINS PH3 R. ARACJJO PH3 J.L. THOMAS PH3 A.B. HUFFMAN PHAN D.L. ADAMS PHAN R.L. HEPPNER PHAN D. KELLERMAN PHAN J.S. MEORE PHAN R.G. KCITZER PHAN R.R. LANGE And a special thanks to the following people who gave their time and used their skills to help complete this cruisebook: CDR C.B. WOLFRAM LTJG T.L. MERRILL AZ3 T.L. CATO HN R.H. ANDERSON Mr. R. CASSELS The DELMAR Company 1981-1983 CDUISE BOOK AWARDS EXCELLENCE IN CONCEPT, DESIGKPRE5ENTATTOK AND PRINTING Oaujfcotton. BINDERY: SPECIAL Pt Mnt«d K : DELMAR COMPANY by th Anrtud Aworth Cotrwrwter a ' " •fy Th Printing Indutfry o rtv» Ccyo T 03 lot • CA a The United Stales Ship America CV-66 TW m«U( I i « ' l ol tw C— lh« lac t l t U Z v T: I ' if1u ipatllM RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN PRINTING ANO THE GRAPHIC ARTS ' Vie United Suites Ship America CV 66 " The Delmar Company 9$z- if) S3 CruisebooK ' The CruisebooK Committee Randy Casseis, Representative rT Wtttvaco ) 3D k - iy ' ■■♦ » • - HHHb 3R§EmI OB -O i( v. ; IE " :. ' ■•• -V ' j N ISO v ■ ' •v. ■•:. 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