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■ j ?SiiJ- v,i fo ' t; rr l . - u ' ' :$ m 19TH DEPLOYMENT USS FORRESTAL CV-59 1988 " Sailor or landsman, there is some sort of Cape Horn for all. Boys! beware of it; prepare for it in time. Greybeards! thank God it is passed. " — Herman Melville White Jacket TABLE OF m rcra w. ' wm S-3 " Viking " 41 E-2C " Hawkeye " 41 7j A-6 " Intruder " 4481 EA-6B " Prowler " 449 A-7 Corsair II 482 B|Pi% ' ' gBM P F- 14 " Tomcat " 516 U A SH-3H " Sea King " 534 SN B Features Ships History 4 Underway Replenishment 30 PACE 48 Blue Nose 64 First Class Petty Officers 126 Navy Wives 535 Mayport 16 Flight Quarters 40 Beer Day 54 Non-rated Seamen 124 Chief Petty Officers 128 Ports of Call Portsmouth 66 New Orleans 72 Naples 86 Achievers Enlisted Surface Warfare 56 Enlisted Aviation Warfare 62 Memorial 540 CONTENTS Maneuvers Ocean Safari 26 Suez Transit 36 Teamwork " 88 50 Track Chart 382 Benidorm 100 Portsmouth Return 112 The Brass Carrier Group Six 8 Commanding Officer 10 Executive Officer 14 Command Master Chief 147 Staff Carrier Group Six Air Wing Six ' Cruisebook 130 384 542 I Inside . . . History Carrier Group SIX Commanding Officer Executive Officer Mayport, Fla. Departure Ocean Safari Underway Repl enishment Suez Transit Flight Quarters PACE Teamwork ' 88 Beer Day Enlisted Surface Warfare Diego Garcia Beach Det VR-24 Det Enlisted Aviation Warfare Blue Nose Ceremony Portsmouth Port Visit New Orleans Port Visit Naples Port Visit Benidorm Port Visit Return to Portsmouth Non-rated Seamen First Class Petty Officers Chief Petty Officers Carrier Group SIX Staff Ship ' s Company Command Master Chief Parting Shots Track Chart Carrier Air Wing SIX Sta Air Wing Navy Wives Memorial Cruise Book Staff ff 4 8 10 14 16 20 26 30 36 40 48 50 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 72 86 100 112 124 126 128 130 136 147 376 382 384 388 535 540 542 ERA in j u y ] 95 ) , the iNuvy announced plans to build a 60,000 ton, 1.039 fool earner designated CVB-59. The keel was first laid in July 1952 and less than 30 months later, USS FORREST AL, the first " super carrier " , was launched. Mrs. James V. Forrestal, widow of the first Secretary of Defense christened her. In fall of 1956, FORRESTAL was called to assist forces in™ the Mediterranean during the Suez crisis. From 1958 through 1966, FORRESTAL alternated between the Second Fleet in the Atlantic and the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. In June, 1967, she departed Norfolk for duty in the waters off Vietnam. After only five days of combat operations, a tragic fire broke out on the flight deck which claimed the lives of 1 34 crewmen. The entire nation felt the tragedy, and LIFE magazine reported that " in five minutes, everyone became a man " . FORRESTAL deployed to the Mediterranean twelve times between 1968 and 1986. In March 1973, she conducted rescue op- erations in the flooded Medjerda River Valley near Tunis. FORRESTAL was Host Ship for the International Naval Re- view in New York City. On July 4, 1 976. on FORREST AL ' S night deck. President Ford rang in the nation ' s Bicentennial and reviewed over 40 " Tall Ships " from countries around the world from FORRESTAL ' s flight deck. She celebrated her silver anniversary in October 1980. On September 12, 1982, FORRESTAL transited the Suez Canal for the first time in her 28 year history. From January 1983 to May 20, 1985, FORRESTAL completed a $550 million Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) which is designed to extend the life of our aircraft carriers another 15-20 years. In October 1987, FORRESTAL returned from " Ocean Safa- ri ' 87 " , a most successful NATO exercise, operating above the Arc- tic Circle and in the fjords of Norway. FORRESTAL departed Mayport, Florida on April 25 1988 on her 19th career deployment.: TRIALS 1955 ,j, jjfc, •ajai JF ' ' ■ - ' ♦Vri 1 I TECH The world ' s first " supercarrier " begins shape in the Newport News Shipbuilding yards. FORRSTAL was the first post- World War II air- craft carrier and boasted many new high tech im- provements over her predecessors. The new carrier was larger and more powerful than anything ever constructed. FORRESTAL was specifically de- signed to handle jet aircraft. Catapults which would launch the aircraft would be powered by steam in- stead of hydraulics. An angled-flight deck was also a new design feature that would allow the ship to launch and recover aircraft at the same time. JAMt r- 4 s M % r ' ill Beacon, New York. S! duation from high school, he aLicndcd Dartn.utJin College and Princeton Univer- sity. Forresia! worked for short periods of time as a finan- cial reporter and a tobacco salesman. During 1915, he entered the hanking business in New York City. At the outbreak of World War I, Forrestal enlisted in the United States Navy. He was later commissioned as a Naval Aviator and served both in this country and abroad. He was discharged in 1919 and re-entered the banking business. In June, 1940. he accepted a post as Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt, serving as liaison man for the President in the National Defense Program. In August 1940, he was appointed to the newly created of- fice of Under Secretary of the Navy. Forrestal was appointed Secretary of the Navy in May 1944. He took the oath of office as the country ' s first Secretary of Defense in September 1947. He re- signed in 1949 and entered the hospital in . ' pril of the same year. He died on May 22, 1949. A bronze bust of Forrestal at the hall entrance to the Pentagon bears the following inscription: " This memorial to James Forrestal. as a spontane- ous tribute to his lasting accomplishments in providing national security and his selfless devotion to duty, was erected by thousands of his friends and co-workers of all ranks and stations. " 1 iNAVY w ' .EOL FIRST TRAP: Cmdr. Ralph L. Werner makes the first arrested landing on Jan- uary 3, 1956 in an FJ-3 " Fury " fighter. t tm. i A RECORD LANDING It began as a wild idea in Patuxent River, Maryland at the %aval Air Test Center. A year later, it became a reality. The as- signment: " Determine the feasibility of operating a C-130 ' Hercules ' aircraft aboard a FORRESTAL-class aircraft carri- i USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) became the testing platform n ' or the largest aircraft to ever land on the (light deck of a carri The C-1 30 that was chosen for the exercise was on loan from LS. Marine Corps. To land on board the ship, modifications h " ? to be made with the plane to adapt it to the carrier environment. e-fueling pods on the wings were removed, an improved braking ivstem was installed and nose landing gear needed adjustments to handle the landing. Onboard FORRESTAL, ship flight deck configurations ere altered. Arresting cables were removed from the after p; if the ship; the C- 1 30 would not rely on a tailhook to land. A( ' tionally, a white center-line was painted from the ramp to the to assist the pilots in landing the mammoth airplane. The landing signal officer blast shield was also lowered to ensure wing tip clearance. p Three separate trials began on October 30, 1 964 just 22 days after the Navy received the C-130 from the Marines. Take-offs and landings were tested with airplane gross weights ranging from 88,000 pounds to 1 2 1 ,000 pounds. Although FORRESTAL C-130 tests were successful, a C- 1 30 never landed aboard another carrier again preserving FORRESTAL ' s claim as having the irgest aircraft ever to land on a carrier flight deck. ii I HERCULES: ' eck of USS FORRESTAL. ' 4 ' The aircraft, on loan from the U.S. Marines, is the largest ever to land on a carrier. " FIRE ON THE FLIGHTDECK! V In hangar bay No. 1 , a bronze plaque reads: " To the officers and ™n of USS FORRESTAL, living and dead, who on July 29, 1967, proved through their comradeship and heroism that uncommon valor was their common virtue. " FORRESTAL had arrived on " Yankee Station " off Vietnam only four days earlier, following a six-week transit from her homeport of Nor- folk. That morning, the first strike had launched and the second strike was preparing to launch at 1 1 a.m. At 10:52, a Zuni rocket was accident- ly fired and sent shooting into a drop fuel tank on a A-4E Skyhawk. Within seconds, the after portion of the flight deck was engulfed in flames. High winds across the deck spread the fire quickly to other air- craft, most loaded with ordnance. Within two minutes of the initial fire, the explosions from 500,750 and 1000 pound bombs ripped gaping cra- ters in the flight deck. The largest hole was over 20 feet in diameter. Almost 50 night crew personnel sleeping one deck below were killed instantly. Twenty men were blown overboar d by the forces of the explo- sions. Only 16 would be recovered by nearby destroyers. Although the fire on the flight deck was extinguished within two hours, the residual fires below deck would burn on for 17 hours more until they could be contained. Twenty-one aircraft were destroyed and total damage was estimat- ed at $72 million. The final toll: 134 dead, 164 injured. This was the single biggest loss of Navy personnel during the Vietnam War and the worst U.S. Naval disaster since World War II. — .■-,» Carrier Group Six REAR ADMIRAL LEIGHTON W. SMITH Commander Carrier Group SIX, Rear Admiral Leighton W. Smith, Jr., reported on board USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) in Jan- uary of 1988. During this time he has witnessed both officer and enlisted FID Fighters set professional standards by which other carriers are measured. His boundless energy connotates a smooth and personable re- lationship with fellow officers and crew of FORRESTAL. He often welcomes dignitaries and guests and guides these VIPs on tours ex- plaining the overall mission and capability of the 1,039 foot, " super carrier. " Rear Admiral Smith is intimately involved in the intregral parts of FORREST AL ' s mission. Whether behind the scenes ob- serving men working in the Intelligence or Combat Centers or in- specting aircraft on the flight deck with Commanding Officer, Captain John A. Pieno, his job is never complete. Rear Admiral Smith graduated from the Naval Academy in 1962, received his " Wings of Gold " in 1964 and spent a great deal of his time in the cockpits of the A-4 " Skyhawk " and A-7 " Corsair. " Rear Admiral Smith has flown over 280 combat mis- sions and has been awarded the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Meritorious Service Medals, and a host of other prestigious awards and ribbons. " V Ji ' ii ' i ' .. " V. V «;.■ £;■■■ ■. g - ' ..r ..- Captain John A. Pienoisa native of New Orleans. Louisiana. He received his bachelor of arts degree in Manage- ment from Southeast Louisiana University. Capt. Pieno was commissioned in Pensacola, Florida through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program in Octo- ber 1962 and earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in Corpus Christi, Texas in April 1963. His initial squadron tour was with VR-7,asa navigator in C- 130 aircraft flying logistic support missions. He subsequently was designated bombadier navigator in A-3D Skywarrior aircraft in April 1965 and deployed in USS AMERICA to the Western Pacific and the Mediterranean with Heavy Attack Squadron TEN (VAH-10). Following a tour with Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida, he transitioned to the A-6 at NAS OCEANA, and made both Mediterranean and Western Pacific deployments in USS SARATOGA with At- tack Squadron SEVENTY-FIVE (VA-75). After a tour at the Armed Forces Staff College, he served on the staff of Medium Attack Wing ONE and joined Attack Squadron ONE-SEVEN-SIX (VA-176) in September 1975 deploying in USS AMERICA to the Mediterranean and South America. In June 1978 he reported to Attack Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VA-35) as Executive Officer embarked in USS NIMITZ. As Commanding Officer he deployed to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and North Atlantic. He next served as Special Assistant for Executive Personnel to the Secretary of the Navy and then assumed command of the A-6 Replacement Training Squadron, Attack Squadron FOUR-TWO (VA-42) in April 1981. From September 1982 until June 1984 he was Director of Navy Programs, Office of Legisla- tive Affairs, Washington, D.C. He was comman ding officer of USS SAVANNAH (AOR-4) from January 1986 to July 1987. He assumed command of USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) in July 1987. Capt. Pieno ' s awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and numerous other Unit and Cam- paign Awards. He has accumulated over 5000 flight hours and has made over 1300 carrier arrested landings. 11 A Day in the Life of the C. O. Flight ops to flight ops, sun up to sun down. You will find him in his chair: watching, waiting and commanding. On USS FORRESTAL (CV-59), Captain John A. Pieno commands his ship in one of the most de- manding jobs afloat. During flight operations, he must be present on the bridge. Since the mission of an aircraft carrier is to launch and recover aircraft, he ' s up there a lot. After that, there ' s award ceremonies, briefs with the admiral and the department heads, an occasional maintenance spot-check, and once and a while, write a letter home and maybe catch a few hours of sleep. Being the skipper of an aircraft carrier can be very demanding and stress can build up. Cap- tain Pieno deals with that everyday stress by working out for at least an hour a day. Not only does it keep him in shape, but it eases the tension. When it comes to sleep. Captain Pieno has his patented " power nap " which he uses on days he gets little sleep. Between flight ops, he lays down and just sleeps for about half-an-hour. It helps him through the long days and endless nights. Captain Pieno still enjoys the chance once in a while to fly again. While on BENO Station in the North Arabian Sea, Captain Pieno com- pleted his 1,300th carrier arrested landing with VS-28 in an S-3 Viking. Executive Officer CAPTAIN CHARLES A. COOK It ' s field day on the FORREST AL, and a famil iar face inspecting spaces is Captain Charles A. Cook Executive Officer. If the Commanding Officer, Cap tain John A. Pieno, could be compared to the mayo of a small city, Captain Cook would be the chief o police. He is the skipper ' s right-hand man and secon( in command. A true-blue " Razorback " from the stat( of Arkansas, Captain Cook is well-known and popula with the crew for his friendliness and down-to-eartl good humor, both in person and in his frequent appear ances on the ship ' s television channels. Capt. Cook received his wings through the Avia tion Officer Candidate Program in 1967 after gradu ating from University of Arkansas in 1965. Initia tours included Attack Squadron ONE SEVENTH FOUR, Cecil Field; Attack Squadron EIGHTY TWC deployed in USS AMERICA and USS CORAI SEA; and instructor pilot duty with Attack Squadroi ONE SEVENTY FOUR. Returning to sea duty in August 1 972, Lieutenan Cook reported to Carrier Air Wing SEVEN staff a: Landing Signal Officer. In March 1 975, Lieutenant Commander Cook re ported to Training Airwing ONE Staff at NAS Me ridian, Mississippi as Staff Operations Officer. Re turning to sea duty in December 1977, Lieutenan Commander Cook reported to Attack Squadron ONI HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR for A-7E refreshe: training and joined Attack Squadron EIGHTY-ONI in August 1978 while deployed aboard USS FOR ' RESTAL. 14 After completing his third Mediterranean deployment with Attack Squadron EIGHTY-ONE, Commander Cook joined Attack Squadron SEVENTY-TWO as Executive Offi- cer, aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY in October 1982. Commander Cook commanded the BLUEHAWKS from 1983 to November 1984. Commander Cook served as Chief Staff Officer on the LATWING ONE Staff from December 1984 through August 1985. From September 1985 through April 1986, Commander Cook commanded Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEV- ENTY-FOUR. In January 1986, Captain Cook assumed addi- tional duty as Commander, Light Attack Wing ONE where he served until February 1987, prior to reporting as Executive Of- ficer USS FORRESTAL (CV-59). Captain Cook ' s awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, nineteen Strike Flight Air Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals with Combat " V " and various unit and campaign awards. He has accumulated over 5,000 mishap free flight hours (3,900 in the A-7) and over 1300 arrested carrier landings. 15 MAYPORT: GREAT LIBERTY AND A NICE PLACE TO LIVE Where is Mayport, Florida? " many crewm- embers are asl ed constantly about where FORRESTAL is homeported. It ' s easier to answer " Jacksonville " if one wants a geographic loca- tion. Mayport is a small fishing village that isn ' t on most Florida road maps. But as small as it is, it still is home to FORRESTAL and a formidable piece of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. With extensive underway schedules, it seems the crew doesn ' t get to see much of this " Florida First Coast " region. In fact, Mayport is referred to be FORRESTAL ' s favorite liberty port since some inport stays amount to the time spent in an average liberty port visit. Short stays or not, FORRESTAL sailors enjoy all the attractions Mayport Jacksonville has to offer. These activities include beach exploring; deep-sea fishing; watching a minor league baseball game; hitting local night clubs such as " Hooters " Bar and Grill; or taking a trip to nearby St. Augustine or Disney World. The best feature of Mayport is that it is home for hundreds of FORRESTAL families. Nearby Jackson- ville Naval Air Station and Cecil Field make this locale an ideal area for naval families. Follow-on duty stations at these installations allow departing shipmates a perfect place to continue military careers and reside. 16 ATU tJrr t % ;. ' Oatip 4 o-moK ' n 19 April 25, 1 988 GOOD-BYE MAYPORT 20 The weather in Mayport had been sunny the entire weekend before departure day. But by Monday, April 25th, it seemed like the climate took a turn to reflect the emotions running through FOR- RESTAL crewmembers and their families. The long awai- ted deployment was about to become reality. A gray, rainy, overcast sky hung overhead for FORRESTAL ' s afternoon departure from Charlie Two Pier. Tension was intensified due to the Navy ' s escalated role in the Persian Gulf several days earlier. The question whether the carrier would depart prior to the scheduled Monday afternoon was very real. But the unanticipated ear- ly good-bye never materialized. Preparations for the six-month deployment began months earlier. Training exercises, refresher training, and carrier qualifications all brought the crew and the air wing up to speed. The arrival of the air wing in Mayport during the first days of April and the increased tempo of stores on- load signalled that the time to depart was almost there. With the final farewells said from a damp pier, FOR- RESTAL was pulled from the pier and turned seaward by six tug boats to begin her six month voyage. HELLO DEPLOYMENT 21 3R(»»r: r ' r -iMEv t BE STRONG AND ' TwoNTee I I 22 ' ' Underway, Shift Colors! " The sequence of events showing FORRESTAL ' S departure begins on page 22. Tugs take station around the carrier before assisting her make the turn in the Mayport turning basin (page 22, bottom left). Once tugs are in place, the fi- nal life line is severed as the brow is removed (page 22, bottom right). After casting off all mooring lines, tugs on the bow and stern push the mighty ship from the pier (page 23, bottom left and right) As the ship pulls away from the pier, families wave their last good-byes to their sailors onboard (page 24, top left). In the turning basin, the ship is ro- tated clockwise to face the open ocean (page 24, top right; page 25, top left). Mthout anymore assis- tance, FORRESTAL heads out to sea for a long deployment (page 25, top right). tr ' nt 23 r.f 24 r -% ' • ... How little do the landsmen know Of what we sailors feel, When waves do mount and winds do blow! But we have hearts of steel. —A SAILOR ' S RESOLUTION, 18TH CENTURY 25 m- ON DECK An F-14 Tomcat from VF- H returns after a mission. Surrounding fjord moun- tains conceal FORRES- TAL from curious Soviet radars which could nor- mally see the r-?irrif T i i open ocean. 26 IN THE SOVIET BACKYARD 27 " L et the Soviets come out and see what we ' re doing. I hope they do. We ' ll show them what we can do, " said Vice Admiral Charles F. Larson, Com- mander, 2nd Fleet, to visiting European journal- ists in a press conference held aboard USS FOR- RESTAL. One of 1 20 NATO warships which operated in the Soviet backyard and the fjords of Norway, FORRESTAL was the lone American flat top and the centerpiece of the operation. Conducting simulated air strikes against land and sea targets as well as hidden submarines, FORRESTAL flexed her muscles and showed the curious Rus- sians what she could do best. The six-week cruise took FORRESTAL further north than she had ever steamed before and was the longest continuous underway period the ship experienced in over five years. 1 28 HHHHr ! Below the deckplates and out of the grasp of the below-zero windchill temperatures, it was business as usual. Engineering De- partment remained busy securing air conditioning units and redirecting steam for heating purposes. Cold weather gear was at a premium and the sweet taste of hot chocolate was available on the mess decks. On September 13, USS FORRESTAL en- tered the realm of the Arctic Circle at longitude 010 degress 14 ' east. In the Foc ' sle, Deck Depart- ment paused and paid homage to Boreas Rex, Ruler of the North Wind. Ensign Mike Hovious, ship ' s disbursing officer and most junior officer aboard, was lowered through the bull nose to paint it blue which foretells FORRESTAL ' s passage for all ships to see. , 29 " BRINGING ON THE BULLETS AND BEANS " A sailor fresh from a recruit training command center may think going to sea usually means having to endure long deployments with relatively little food to eat - figuring that ships must ration food to make it last; and when food, cargo, parts and fuel supplies are getting low, it is time to return home. Wrong notion! Perhaps some of you had those same sentiments. But how does the Navy keep its deployed ships sustained with provisions on extended deployments? It ' s called UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT or UNREP or RAS FAS. Our method to restock ships, often two at a time with helos with stores like fresh vegetables, foods, ammunition, fuel, even aircraft engines and large engineering equipment is called VERTREP. Terminology for the varied components that are associated with UNREP is an undesirable " lingo " to land- lubbers. But for FORRESTAL ' s trained crew, it is part of the profession. The task to pound through heavy seas, low visibility, high winds and at night to deliver fresh provisions is the job of replenishment ships, oilers and ammo ships. The first-term sailor or those having never witnessed this event, are awed by this perfectly orchestrated evolution. All ships involved can proceed at almost any speed and steady their courses, this maneuvering brings them side by side usually within 160 feet from each other. If desired, FORRESTAL ' s Captain can pick a course and conduct flight ops simultaneously with a replenishment detail. The ship that will receive the fuel or provisions is called the receiving ship. It is the receiving ship ' s job to receive lines, rigs and so forth from the delivery ship. 31 " :m % " - 1 iLJLi r The evolution of UNREP begins with FORRESTAL ' s Gunner ' s Mates shooting over a small line connected to a highline. The high-line is a sturdy cable sup- ported by " King Posts " . This arrangement allows cargo to ferry back and forth continuously be- tween the two ships. Winches are the power source for cargo handling and replenishment at sea rigs. These rigs are operated by well trained, and very alert boatswain ' s mates. Highlines also support large hoses that en- able ships to be re-supplied with millions of gal- lons of fuel required to continued their missions without pulling into port. Our Navy also employs Vertical Replenish- ment techniques (VERTREP). This method of replenishment incorporates the use of helicop- ters. Items like aircraft engines, crates of sup- plies, mail or you name it (even sailors) are ferried by this system. This is the way the Chap- lain goes to small boys, via " Holy Helo. " Underway replenishment always means long hours because it is done on " overtime " and with intense attention to detail. UNREP means bringing and delivering the most important part of a ship ' s livelihood, her supplies including " care packages. " It can literally be an all hands evolu- tion for hours. A new sailor aboard FORRESTAL may have doubts at first where his next meal will be coming from or if the ship will run out of food. But after seeing his first underway replenish- ment, he ' ll see a ship that can stay underway for long periods of time without entering port and FID ' s galley will always have its outstanding chow. That ' s why the " Navy has always gotten the gravy, while the Army gets the beans. " ALL HANDS EVOLUTION: Underway replenishment is an all hands evolution. Clockwise from right: A " double Charlie " working party strikes down stores. Far right: A " yellow shirt " stands ready on the flight deck to direct VERTREP. Bottom right (center): A " red shirt " prepares to lower ammunition from the flight deck to the maga- zines. Bottom left (center): Signalmen practice sema- phore with ships alongside: Bottom left: V orking party takes a short break. Left: Forklift operator moves " geedunk " to a nearby elevator. Center: A long UNREP continues as the sun begins to set. . mi LiW «J9S| H . ' 1 n 1 - - 3S , 1 ' DOING THE DITCH ■pi j|rifc|iyj| ' Y» Mlfa., ( " Ij mf le first time the earner , „.e upcoming three months •ine, blowing desert sand, and ea and Indian Ocean, uii August 6-7. ,st major milestone before home- tes in the Mediterranean and ORRESTAL ' s transits of the Suez Canal were rites of passages , sailed through the Suez Canal was on May 12-13. The realizal , at sea in the North Arabian Sea settled in quickly. OppressiveJ empty promises of rain served as the Suez ' s gateway welcome to the . The mood was different, though, on FORREST AL ' s second tr The Canal marked a monumental hurdle that had been cleared coming. This time, the Suez Canal was a welcome mat to cooler tS the promise of liberty ports. I The Suez Canal was rebuilt modernly in 1869 and extends for} in the north and Port Suez, Egypt, in the .south, his 179 feet wide at: r i AX ' mately 50 feet deep. Though not the most ideal fairway for navigating:|p aircraft carrier, FORRESTAL s Navigation and Sea and Anchor watch details stood constant vigilance during the 36 hour evolution. ■ However, not all of the transit was work. The " STEELJ A WS " of V A W- 1 22 sponsored charity relay races on the flight deck to raise money for worthy organizations. And lastly, the promise of unusual and interesting photo opportunities presented themselves during both transits. Armed with a camera or not, crewmembers are certain to remember FORRESTAL ' s passage through " the ditch " during the summer of 1988. fS he world ' s first super carrier, USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) is certainly a lot more than glazed steel trekking across blue oceans. She breathes, sleep, and is tenacious in her inherit mission — to defend against aggression and protect the free passages of oceans world-wide. Her flight deck is her lifeblood. Being on the flight deck is an awesome experience. When not used as it was designed, men can be found jogging, catching some rays, or simply a place to escape from a tedious workcentcr, at least for ■ while. Yet when the jet engines roar — the sun bathing and quiet limes nd. Flight quarters begin. The placid four acres of steel forms into wave of motion. There are many facets to a ship ' s fighting contingencies. But in ' ORRESTAL ' s case, the flight deck is the most apparent. The aroma of petroleum, immense heat, and awesome jet blasts that run from after burners of a ' bird ' s ' engine, combines to signal that another 60,000 pound aircraft has successfully launched into the desolate winds. The sight of seeing a weighted plane popping off the bow of a ship in the middle of an ocean is an incredible display of both technolo- gy and courage. An aircraft carrier ' s flight deck is a million accidents waiting to appen. A plane crashing or a major explosion and fire are ever pres- et danger. Such was the case in 1967 when 134 men perished as the esult of a misfire of a Zuni rocket. The people who work the flight deck rarely receive the type of jcognition they deserve. The average age of a flight deck airman is 9, and they learn quickly about the school of hard knocks. A jet blast m knock them over the side, a frightening 90-foot spill that can cause iralysis, fractures, or even worse, death. There are at least seven specialty ratings that inhabit the life of aving to work on the flight deck. Colored long sleeved, cotton shirts -5r " jersies " determine what type of responsibility each airman has. FORREST AL ' s grueling six-month deployment was anything but a picnic, especially for the men who work the flight deck. FOR- RESTAL spent 172 days of her 184 day deployment at sea, which in turn meant lots of flight evolutions. Commander Ray Laturno, is the " Air Boss. " He directs all as- pects of flight deck operations, and maintains all aircraft; the Landing Safety Officer (LSO) as well as men moving the aircraft on the flight deck. Lieutenant Anthony McFarlane is FORRESTAL ' s Flight Deck Officer and his team of directors wearing yellow jersies plan, direct, and oversee all aircraft handling evolutions including parking and se- curity. They are directly responsible for clearing flight deck crashes and extinguishing flight deck fires if they occur White jersies are responsible for the overall safety of flight opera- tions; they make sure that all activities are in accordance with estab- lished procedures. Blue jersies are responsible for handling and securing all aircraft with wheel chocks and chains. They also handle tractors and aircraft starting units on the flight deck. Red jersies are responsible for handling ammunition, fighting aircraft fires and rescue of personnel. Purple jersies are known as ' grapes ' because of the color of their shirt. They fuel and defuel aircraft from fueling stations located stra- tegically around the flight deck and hangar deck. Green jersies are the mechanics and work the catapults and ar- resting gear. They communicate with catapult control, relaying air- craft type, gross weight and side number. Brown jersies ensure aircraft are properly inspected and serviced before and after each flight. They are responsible for the cleanliness and general condition of aircraft. There arc various other functions of jobs performed besides the previously mentioned designated colors. The beehive of activity is non- stop. Men in droves both below and atop the flight deck have one com- mon goal, to launch and recover the carrier ' s airplanes. QUARTERS Il mSiiKi T.l .a1 f ON THE JOB: a wide assortment of activities take place on the flight deck daily. Top left: A red shirt works on preservation. Bottom left: Aviation boatswain mates prepare to secure aircraft. Top right: Green shirts lean into the ever present heavy winds. Bottom right: Ammu- ' nition comes aboard via CH-46 " Sea Knight " helicopter. I Bottom center; An alert fighter is readied on number four catapult. ( r m ff yf-ii ■% PACE While deployed to the Indian Ocean, the crew of the USS FOR- REST AL (CV-59) found some- thing to occupy their spare time af- ter a long day of work. The Program Afloat College Education, more widely known as " PACE, " is offered to the crew during deployed periods to provide the crew with a way to ex- tend their knowledge and college ed- ucation. Along with providing them with a college education, PACE also offers the crew an alternative way to spend evening time. Coordinated through the Edu- cational Services Office onboard FORRESTAL, the PACE instruc- tors came from different parts of the United States to teach various sub- jects. Among the subjects offered were English 1 and 2, Mathematics, Management and Finance Manage- ment, Real Estate and History. Although it isn ' t possible to sign up for two courses at the same time, due to the onboard demand to take the courses, a sailor can sign up for a different course each semester. These courses are not high school level courses. They are, in fact, col- lege level courses taught by profes- Broadening ' FORRESTAL ' Horizons sors and retired military officers - in which most of them have been teaching PACE courses for years. Ensign " T. " Gines, FORRES- TAL ' s Educational Services Offi- cer, assists the PACE instructors and coordinates the classes while the Educational Services Office serves as the instructors ' main link to the crew. FORRESTAL hosted four PACE instructors during her de- ployment to the Indian Ocean: Mr. Richard Rider, teaching English Composition 1 and 2; Mr. Michael Gregg, teaching Mathematics; Mr. Richard Ahler, teaching Manage- ment and Finance Management; and Mr. Joe Marciano, who was teaching Real Estate. After FORRESTAL reached Benidorm, Spain, two more instruc- tors had just come aboard. Three of the instructors had already departed in Naples, Italy. Only Mr. Richard Rider stayed for the next semester of classes. The two instructors who joined Mr. Rider were: Mr. Jack Calbert, teaching History of the United States since the Civil War and His- tory of Western Civilization up until 1815 and Mr. Al Inget, teaching Real Estate Principles and Real Es- tate Marketing. The classes met two hours at a time, three days a week and each se- mester course offered 48 hours of classroom instruction. After com- pleting a course the student received three college credit hours. ' " Something that ' s even more attractive about PACE is that it ' s cost-free to the student, other than the price of the text books, " said Mr. Marciano. With college tuition prices soaring higher and higher these days, earning a college education at this low price proves to be reason- able incentive to grab hold of these PACE courses. " Most of the PACE instructors definitely do not teach on ships for the money, " says Mr. Rider, " because we ' re not getting paid a lot to do this. We like helping the crew and all the young men on FOR- RESTAL achieve a higher educa- tion. " Another reason for staying at sea with the carrier for such long pe- riods of time is that the instructors also get to visit FORRESTAL ' s port calls if they desire. With or without the port calls, the instructors still spend months at sea to teach courses from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - six days a week. According to Ensign Gines, up to 80 students are allowed to sign up for each course, which makes long days for the PACE instructors. " The courses are transcribed into college credits through Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas un- der a Navy contract, " said Mr. Gregg. ' " After the student com- pletes a course, his paper work is sent to Central Texas College and if the student wishes to have his cre- dits transferred to a certain college, all he has to do is request the tran- scripts to be sent to this college he has chosen. " Of course, Mr. Gregg points out, the college doesn ' t have to ac- cept the PACE courses, but that is highly unlikely. Almost any college or university will accept them. So, in other words, a sailor has relatively nothing to lose by taking the PACE course - but he does have quite a bit to gain. J ' Ifmii: itii:35»iffgagr ar. tpy-na ve swept-stcross-i- 1 lines have already been cut. An Orange Naval Force has left their Naval Base and is heading around Nor- _ the Greenland lceland L ' nited Kingdom gap. Orange subs are on patrol, ready io sink enemy ships. . • Thai was the situation. A scenaricplayed put almost everyyear by NATO Forces which simulates what could happeYHnci how NATO would respond if there was an invasion of northern Europe. • ' Teamwork ' HH " brought together over 30 ships from the United States. Canada. Gennany.Frjiacf Gieat Britain and Sweden. At the heart of the exercise Aas USS FORRESTAL (CV-59), operating in the waters of the North Atlantic for a second consecutive: veaKvE RRF:STAL participated in " Ocean Safari ' 87 " last year. _ |iii r-«= The first phase of " Teamwork " SS " was the joining of two carrier battle grou KlODORE ROOSEVELT (GVN-71). The two carriers, rendezvoused on emcm r4iiirftti SSS mm " area. For the next four days, it was all out simulated naval warfare: ' ' ' Jtf ' aB H HiJ ' - ' This was just the beginning of the exercise. The major part eame wKenlhe carriers en I e red the Norwegian fjords. FORRES- TAL acted in support of an amphibious landing-in the Andes fjord whilrthe ROOSEVELT conductedTlight operations in the Veste fjord. Afterwards. FORRESTAL entered the Veste fjord to join the ROOSE ' ELT for dual carrier operations. Following the exerci.se. FORREST. L had a scheduled port eal44n Portsmouth, England, before heading back to Mayport, Florida. What a way to end a six-month deployment: paying a visit to the Soviets in their own rifi 51 SPLICE THE MAINBRACE " n ApriT 12, 1980, so. ■ ' 000 men on a " the top off a hibiting alcdTrai " Wi Navy shi " Navy Edward Hildago ' s " oi alloted a two-can-beer ratio, ed and arduous continuous i On June 10 and again on A ust 3 , 1 crewmembers were treated to the sar 3rd marked the 105th consecutwe day ai. o ' lerilpyed from Charlie Two Pfpr at Maypor liaori ' c i OM Ar qIIaw H Cdilnrs be on a Navy ship for the firs, " Qeneral Order 99 took effect the next d3j long, checkered history of alcohol aboard A General Order 99, conceived by Secretaj jphus Daniels was relaxed to help commendj " deployments for the sometimes thankless .- ' " - " ' MIRESTAL men had to wait until t " -- live days underway for their two-ca seemec gjtth it and ade the cold, " sultrud PofiilieikNwi.Arabian ' ■?v «l %. = Having obtained significant military experi- rice in surface ships and having successfully com- pleted the established personnel qualification standards and having demonstrated the requsite professional skills and knowledge while serving in USS FORRESTAL, the following personnel have qualified as Enlisted Surface Warfare Spe- cialists. HTI(SW) Michael Anderson YN3(SW) Patrick Baker BTl(SW) Brixo Carmona ABFC(SW AW) Vernon Ramroop BT2(SW) Mitchell Rizzello Cpl. Peter Holp, USMC ET2(SW) Randy Knickerbocker ET2(SW) Kirk Traber SKCS(SW) Ernesto Selorio DPC(SW) Warren Stark ET3(SW) George Williams EW1(SW AW) Robert Lanham ET2(SW) Emory Martin EW2(SW) Samuel Norris MAC(SW) Gregory Burge MMC(SW) Rosete Armando MSC(SW) Jepson Kantala ABFC(SW AW) William Schleissing EM2(SW) Abraham Buyag EW3(SW) Arvind Nerurkar ETC(SW) Tommy Brown ICl(SW) John Roberson AOC(SW AW) Samuel Denson BTC(SW) Mark Dryer J02(SW) Mark Piggott SMl(SW) Bennie Frazier MMl(SW) Mario Domingo BT2(SW) Raymond Eberts AW1(SW AW) Kenneth Joyner ETl(SW) Robert Rehmel OSC(SW) Gary Seim DS2(SW) Robert Herbst RMCS(SW) Gerald Fife IC2(SW) Brett Bolin BT2(SW) William Yeager SKl(SW) Douglas Baker HTl(SW) Russell Hoffman ET2(SW) James Butler HTl(SW) Stephen Clanton MR2(SW) Crispin Ongoco FCl(SW) David Cole FCC(SW) Charles Perry AWl(SW) Mark Balliet ADC(SW AW) Victor Cora AD1(SW AW) Walter Adams AD2(SW AW) Alvin Smith - J,., ife i B Hi ' ' " ' f- V Jf . I ' ' ■ ' ' - « - Bfe S K ♦;s » ' IMMMB g P ' ' ' ■■:%!; 3 r ii ' ' Help from Diego Garcia ' ' There was a group of FORREST AL sailors who considered their working spaces the best during the carrier ' s North Arabian Sea deployment. But the catch is, their office wasn ' t on the ship. They worked on a small British-owned island locat- ed 2000 miles away from the battle group. These men were FORRESTAL ' s Beach De- tachment, a crew of a dozen men whose temporary work place was in the Chargos Archi- pelago on the island of Diego Garcia. While other crewmembers who worked on the carrier far to the north envied their counterparts who worked ashore on Diego Garcia, the working hours were just as long, arduous and erratic as shipboard life. " There were no published working hours, it all depends on the needs of the Battle Group, " said Lieutenant Art Rivera FORRESTAL ' s Diego Garcia Beach Del officer in charge. Supporting the Battle Group involved moving cargo, mail and passengers via military aircraft to the various ships on the line. Priorities were for repair parts to fix mission essential equipment: technical equipment for maintaining all systems; mail; all other car- go; and newly reporting and returning personnel. The Beach Det ' s busiest days were just prior to a major airlift. " We had two major airlifts a week where we loaded all types of cargo, mail and personnel aboard C-141 transport aircraft. These C-141s flew to Masirah, Oman, where everything was transferred to support ships such as USS MILWAUKEE (. OR-2) and USS SPICA (T-AFS 9) via helicopter. Working for the FORRESTA L Diego Garcia Beach Det for Lt. Rivera were AKC Kenneth Mygrant, AWl Jeff May, MAI Michael Butler, AK2 Vincent Thomas, PN2 John Duffy, PCI Jimmy Holland, AKAN Tom Melvin, AN Michael Sconza, ADC Den- nis Miller, AD2 Jim Rocha, and AD2 John Appecellia. Other jobs the Beach Det fulfilled include phone calls to detailers in Washington D.C. to inquire on transfer orders. Placing special orders for items not available on the small island such as jelly beans, ensuring videocassettes of recent sports and news shows were sent to the ship were all a part of Beach Det ' s day-to-day routine. THE COD CREW: (Standing) AE2 John Christmas, AD2 Rich- ard Yunker, AMH2 Dave Arm- strong, AEC Mike Rcardon, AK2 Mike Madsen, AMEI Jeff Brace, and AT3 Keith Kearney. (Front row) AMH3 Robert Howell, Lt. .]. J. Nicholson, AMS3 Sam Aus- tin, AMS2 Dave Wilt, Et. Mark Peilmann, Et. j.g. E. J. Abood, AE3 Marchello Eongo. They brought repair parts. They brought new and returning personnel. " But most importantly, they brought the mail. VR-24, the " COD Crew " , joined FORRESTAL prior to the ship ' s tran- sit through the Suez Canal to support the carrier while at BENO station. Homebased at Sigonella, Italy, the " Lifting Eagles " are under the command of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Twenty Four. Their work made lifca little more easier in the sultry North Arabian Sea. ' The busiest days for the COD Crew at BENO station was Tuesday and Saturday Masirah Airheads. During the week, it was these days where the " Lifting Eagles " would fly to MasiraTlTOman, and bring back the majority of FORRESTAL ' s mail, repair parts and reporting personnel. Whenever their C-2 would land on deck, it was a safe bet that " mail call " was soon to arrive. , - .. " The " Lifting Eagles " also provided FORRESTAL aviators in a non- llying billet a chance to log their required flying time to remain current withiuiii their designators. The COD crew was also responsible for shuttling distin- guished visitors and battle group leaders between FORRESTAL and nearby Bahrain. The " Lifting Eagles " continued to support FORRESTAL after she tran- . sited back into the Mediterranean. If something needed to be moved ashore or aboard, the " Lifting Eagles " were there to get the job done. . ENLISTED AVIATION Having acquired specific military experience in aviation activities and demonstrated the requi- site professional skills and knowledge and having successfuly completed the established personnel qualification standards, the following personnel have qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist on board USS FORRESTAL. GMMl(AW) S.J. Stanek ABEl(AW) Mark Ellis EM2(AW) R. Bracken AZl(AW) R. Rodriguez, Jr. AT3(AW) D. Adams HT2(AW) S.J. Pino AQ2(AW) CD. Baird ICC(SW AW) C.R. Foreman ABEC(AW) J.A. Alexander EW1(SW AW) R.S. Lanham A03(AW) R.C. Yates AZ2(AW) M.S. Dean HM2(SW AW) K.R. Ammerman ABH2(AW) T.E. Lamb IC3(AW) O.F. Cheatham IC2(AW) R.M. Rose AEI(AW) P.H. Reyer PRl(AW) F.D. Green ABE2{AW) CD. Miller GMGl(AW) D.S, Bailey ATl(AW) R. Burford AMSC(AW) D. Piver ABCS(AW) H.E. Weaver ABEC(AW) J.E. Hawk HMl(AW) L.P. Brockett ABE2(AW) J.L. Wiley ABFl(AW) H.W. Bugbee ATl(AW) D.A. Foster ABFC(SW AW) P.A. Cianci ADl(AW) R.F. Bullock AZ2(AW) D. Lemmon ADl(AW) B. Black PRl(AW) T. Wahl ABE 1 (AW) T.L. Shakespeare ABEl(AW) M. Smith ABHl(AW) S. J. Scott AQ2(AW) V.E. Stubbs ABE2(AW) E.F. McCory TMl(AW) J.R. Pickett AZl(AW) J.J. Deleon ABFl(AW) J. Neal ATl(AW) D.M. Adams AQ2(AW) B.C. Sheffer SKI (AW) C Stubbs AE2(AW) M.S. Losiewski PNCS(AW) M.L. Lepianka MM3(AW) L.J. Reilly AOl(AW) Waldrep ABEl(AW) Comack ABFC(SW AW) Schleissing A03(AW) Gibson CTR2(AW) S.A. Schofield AT2(AW) J C. Wright AQ2(AW) C Poquette WARFARE lioii ' li crossiri). ' ilic Arctic Circle warns o( In ' id 1cm pcral.iircs anti rouj. ' !] seas, it aiscj means soniethin;. ' else to l ' SS FORRESTAI. eiilenn; ' I he Keahn of the " liliie Nose " A tradi- tion on board FORRIsSI .AI, when crossing the Arctic ( ircle is to corn- JCercniony on the ship ' s loc ' sle, ,,,.reas Rex and his court paid a visit on September 12, 19 8 ( ' rom the Arctic and challenged the ship entering liis dfjinain. I ' ORRfsS- TAL then took the most junior l.n- •sign and ' sacral ' iced ' him to Boreas Rex. lie b(;bbe(l lor the key that opened the Artie ( ircle lor her (FORRESTAI sj mission He was lowered outside to paint the sliip ' s bull nose blue, which is a long stand- ing Navy tradition. Assisting l-.nsign Steve Pence in painting the Bull Nose blue was Rear Admiral Smith, Captain Picno, and Master (hiel Schuiinan. Boreas Rex then painted the Ensign ' s nose blue to let all know that he is pari of his court. Special thanks to all the men of Deck Deparlmenl ' s 1st i) -Ji . putting on a truly special ceremony. riendly people who spoke? same language ... the bea ful English countryside having a chance to see once in a 1 time historical and architecti sights ... the Royal Navy ... qui English pubs ... all these and it combined to make USS FORRj TAL ' s recent visit to Portsmoi England a most memorable one. " USS FORRESTAL (CV-59 departed August 28 for a six-week North Atlantic exercise, nai " Ocean Safari " ' 87. The ship sp 25 consecutive days at sea sail with her battle group training iii ' a wide variety of operational and tacti- cal scenarios in such diverse place. as Norwegian fjords and saif l-vo crn ' m sumsmmm North of the Arctic Circle. FORRESTAL anchored four miles south of Portsmouth on the morning of Sep- tember 22 with sailors - the majority of whom had never been to England before - eager to get busy with their liberty plans. FORRESTAL sailors found countless ways to get involved in the local community, including visiting Royal Navy ships, attend- ing socials and athletic events, and bringing local people aboard for tours of the ship. England had more to offer than could possibly be experienced in six short days. The ship ' s Special Services Office had set up daily tours to Stratford-on-Avon, Windsor, and of course, the city of London. As one can well imagine, a city of seven million people has a great deal to offer those who come to visit it. The bus tours offered to FORRESTAL men took them to the heart of London and were highlighted by such fa- mous sights as Buckingham Palace, the Tow- er of London, House of Parliament, and Westminister Abbey. While enoying the free time offered dur- ing tours, FORRESTAL sailors became ac- quainted with the sights and sounds of jolly ' ole England. Big Ben, London ' s most famous and dis- tinct landmark, took 15 years to complete (1844-1859) and is actually named for the largest bell in the chime of clock. Not only is it England ' s largest clock, it also is the most accurate. Before automatic once a week wind- ing gear was installed in 1 9 1 3, it took two men 32 hours to complete the task. Windsor Castle, which sits on a hill above the River Thames, has been the chief residence of English and British monarchs for nearly a thousand years. A fortification was first built in the vicinity in the 1 1th century by Edward the Confessor, and the site of the present castle was chosen later in the same century by William the Conqueror. Building the citadel proceeded over the next 300 years. Shortly after leaving Portsmouth, Com- manding Officer Captain John A. Pieno spoke to FORRESTAL sailors, congratulat- ing the crew on the outstanding contributions they had made as " ambassadors " in England. TV ffm J . «KR Mi Hj0k England is a country of contrasting beauty between the old and the new. Opposite page, top photo: English dancers do a native folk dance on the wharves of Portsmouth. Below dancers on left: an English park offers a quiet place to relax away from the hectic waterfront. Right of park photo: a busy Thames River. Left: Waterloo Station is the arrival and departure point for London ' s train travellers. Below: the coziness of a warm, dimly lit pub offers an escape to unwind and discuss day ' s activities over a glass of ale or cider. ,J 72 • • •ife p It was another first for FORRESTAL. Never before iad a " super carrier " gone up the Mississippi River. FORRESTAL became the first to do it on February 12, 1988 thus becoming the largest Navy warship ever to visit the " Crescent City. " Five days later, crewmembers would agree, it was the best port visit they ever experienced. Above: The New Orleans skyline greets the first " super carrier " ever to visit New Orleans. Iew Orleans, the Crescent City, is home of cajun cooking, jazz and the biggest party of the year, Mardi Gras. This year ' s Mardi Gras was even bigger because of an additional 4,000 sailors. USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) made her way up the Mississippi River and moored pierside on the Julia Street Wharf to join the festivities of Mardi Gras ' 88. In doing this, FORRESTAL became the largest naval warship ever to transit the Mississippi and to visit the City of New Or- leans. Mardi Gras is the culmination of the great pre-lenten festival of car- nival. The 1988 carnival season began January 6 and continued through February 1 6, the day before Ash Wednesday. Carnival consists of a series of street parades, elaborate costumes, and maskings. Navigating a 1,039 foot aircraft carrier like FORRESTAL on the Mississippi was not as difficult as expected. Two Mississippi river pilots were flown aboard to assist both the captain and ship ' s navigator in what turned out to be a 10-hour sea-and-anchor detail for FORREST AL ' s - r — Once moored at the Julia Street Pier on the New Orleans Riverwalk, FORRESTAL sailors going on liberty call were greeted by thousands of people, both natives and tourists. The people of New Orleans opened their arms to the crew of FORRESTAL and Air Wing SIX. During her four-day port visit, FORRESTAL held general visiting for the people and visitors to New Orleans. Lining the pier from one end to the other, people waited in line over three hours to see the world ' s first " super-carrier " up close in three days of general visiting and one special distinguished visitor day, over 50,000 people toured FORRESTAL. From the hangar deck, visitors rode one of her aircraft elevators up to the flight deck. There, static displays of the variety of Air Wing S I X Navy aircraft were set up to display FORRESTAL ' s big punch. Back on the hangar deck, fire fighting gear, weapons, an F-1 4 engine and other assort- ed aircraft support equipment were also on display. As FORRESTAL pulled out the day after Mardi Gras, a lot of memories left with her. Everyone in New Orleans will remember when the " super-carrier " came up the Mississippi and treated her crew to one of the best Mardi Gras in New Orleans history. Many sailors will always remember New Orleans as one of the best port calls FORRESTAL has ever made. Visit Sliip The presence of a " super carrier " on the wharves of New Orleans drew more than a little notice. With general visiting a part of FORREST AL ' s visit to Mardi Gras, over 45,000 visi- tors toured the ship during three days of general visiting. At one point, the line to get aboard stretched for over a mile. On the Town: New Orleans at Mardi Gras time was a place " you had to see to believe. " Above: Revelers crowd a balcony and shout to people on the street below. Bottom left: FOR- REST AL Navigator Cmdr. Bodenweber enjoys one of many parades. Bottom right: Crewmembers relax in one of New Or- leans many bars. Next page, top right: A colorful dragon wan- ders the streets. Top left: Crewmembers pose outside a famous New Orleans bar. Bottom left: A woman in fancy Mardi Gras attire. Bottom right: A street musician plays for photo lab crewmembers. Bourbon 82 v m m %:: ' %3t People watching: If there wasn ' t anything more fun to do during New Orleans then it was people watching. Unusual dress was the plan-of-the-day. Above, top left: Woman with wig smiles for a pose. Top left: FORRESTAL deck chiefs watch the crowds go by. Bottom left: One of many decorated buildings. Bottom right: Woman shows off her painted face. Next page, top right: FORRESTAL journalist Paul Harrison sneaks a photo with television actor Adam Thicke. Bottom right: Another Mardi Gras street scene to show the event which crewmembers won ' t forget for a long time. 85 In the middle of the Indian Ocean, the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) conducted flight operations for weeks upon weeks without a single port call. The sailors didn ' t lose their mo- rale though. They knew that Naples, Italy, was right around the corner - and it came after 108 consecutive days at sea. When August 10 arrived, FORRESTAL crewmembers flocked into Naples for the first time since her Mediterranean cruise in 1986. For many, it was their first visit to a foreign country, and for even more, their first time in Italy. For nearly two weeks prior to pulling into Naples, FORRESTAL had been preparing her crew for their first port call by broadcasting " Road to Naples ' " briefs on the closed circuit television system. The briefs were given by various crewmembers who had already been to Naples and by many who were stationed there previously. In each brief, different areas of interest were covered to give the crew a background knowledge to piece together. During the " Road to Naples " briefs, FORRESTAL also informed the crew about special low cost tours which were provided by the ship ' s Special Services Office. Among the tours, an overnight tour to Rome proved to be the most popular. It included all the highlights Rome had to offer - the Coliseum, St. Peter ' s Square, St. Paul ' s Basilica, the Fountain of Trevi, the Catacombs and more. Other tours offered were combinations of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Sorrento. Tours to Capri - fa- mous for its Blue Grotto cavern and bay - were extremely popular with the men on FORRESTAL, although they also found it quite simple to buy their own train and ferry tickets. Still, by tour or other methods, FID ' s fighters found that Italy had plenty to offer in the way of entertainment. Although the language barrier was somewhat of a drawback for the American sailors, many of the Italians spoke enough English to communicate when a standard question was asked of them. De- spite the Italian summer holidays, which caused many places to close up for a couple of days, FOR- RESTAL sailors were not discouraged from having fun at their first port call in 108 days. Another place many of the sailors went to unwind and play some sports was Carney Park. Carney Park, a large recreation facility owned and used by the Navy for picnics, ball games and other activities, sits in the crater of a dormant volcano. The park, which lies near Naval Support Activi- ty Naples, was one of the main attractions for FID crewmen because of a festive gala, three day ship sponsored picnic. From Carney Park to the heart of Rome, it is certain to see that the crew of the USS FORRES- TAL were quite ready to venture into Italy after so many enduring weeks at sea. As long as it took August 10 to roll around, it sure didn ' t take long for August 17 to come. FORRESTAL ' s crew was sad to see the time fly so quickly, but they said their last goodbyes and trudged onward. 86 i ic faith community ■ 0_ time and effort ' klolher Theresa where t care of society ' s e irty people tlial wander the streets that no one will have anything lo do s that the nuns take into their home. They take are too dirty to be admitted into a ho ;nit;iI :ind ntil they are in a clean enough state for tl ils Approximately 75 men and women live in the building, most of 1 and with psychological disorders. When the police pick ; off the streets, they bring them here. The nuns try and H these people ' s families, and if they can ' t, or the families don ' t nt anything to do with them, they keep them fed, clothed, and an. In addition to feeding these people, the nuns run a " soup kitch- " feeding an additional 175 street people each evening. FORRESTAL ' s Catholic faith community, led by Chaplain ndr. John H. Dux, went to the nun ' s headquarters to donate till tcV for S2,000, and to help out in the preparation of the eveninji leaning up after the meal. They also swept and swabbed ; fiassageways, gave baths to the old men, painted, did plaster re- ir, and helped out with the laundry. The sailors worked side by side " with the nuns, and Italian volunteers. Chaplain Dux noticed that a large portion of the building was painted haze-grey, from a previous H[p, no doubt. Although they didn ' t quite have the number of volunteers tha. they normally would have, because of the lack of liberty ports before Naples, FORRESTAL was able to help those helping the ones who need the most help. 1 BFr!j IPBTT % Hm % " n ■ w ' 2 Sflrai| " ?| .-J .-:IJ % H (Wb V dp i T , i« .■5 ' ' : III " M " ■Pi " ■ " i wfciiiiBgi iff li 92 m r rTY - I 3 ==%J =in ■ n.3 ■ 5-% i w J r sJ H y. m ' 1 ' „, dNj - HITTING THE BEACH: FORRESTAL crewmembers liad much to look forward to at liberty call. Most sailors chose to gaze at the newest fashions in feminine beachwear on Beni- iorm ' s seemingly endless beaches. While Benidorm ' s many beautiful sights took thoughts of a long deployment out of sail- Dr ' s mind, FORRESTAL remained anchored within view to 5how residents and international tourists that America ' s best ambassadors were in town. edi- I ' " i rorn Naples the FORRESTAL steamed to the Med I -4 lerranean resort city of Benidorm, Spain, arriving i August 22. Most would agree it was the best port call of the deployment. Located on Spain ' s southeast coast, Beni- dorm is a paradise of warm breezes, turquoise-blue water and miles of sandy beaches. It is one of the more popular vacation areas in western Europe, drawing tourists from England, Germany, Den- mark, and many other countries. Benidorm is also a popular port of call for the U.S. Navy. There was a special significance to FORREST AL ' s arrival, because she was the first U.S. carrier to drop anchor there, back in 1 982. The crew was warmly greeted upon their return by a flotilla ranging from yachts to tiny pedal boats. It seemed as if Benidorm had a variety of attractions to please just about any sailor. Many headed straight for the beaches to swim, soak up the sun, and study the latest trends in feminine beachwear. The latter pursuit required long hours of careful observation and considerable eyestrain, as a majority of the ladies appeared to wear next to nothing at all. The crystal clear water was perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving; water skis and pedal boats were available. Those with overnight liberty could dance and party ' til dawn, because the clubs and discos opened late and stayed open all night. Shoppers could find excellent bargains on a variety of crafts and leather goods. Gourmets were pleased to find an endless supply of restaurants specializing in Mediterranean and European cuisine at reasonable prices. FORRESTAL ' s Special Services offered several shop- ping and sightseeing tours, including a banquet in an ancient Spanish castle, followed by a medieval jousting tournament. As FORRESTAL departed Benidorm on August 28, more than a few sailors were reluctant to leave. They left with many fond memories and dreamed of coming back someday. ic. i fik afj..:..,i5 - ' - ' r ' CONCIERTtf JULIO IBLEK PUZA HE TOROS VIERNES 12 AGOSTO. 23Horas lm« lORRESTAL ' s second visit to Portsmouth was an experi- ence for all. Weather was typical for England, wet and dreary. Seas were quite rough and boating to and from the ship had to be can- celled at times. After just visiting the hot Mediterranean, Portsmouth chilled most sailors with her win However, many found warmth a good cheer in many of the pubs. Sailors enjoyed darts and a good game of billiards. Many sailors who visited Portsmouth last year had a chance to reacquaint themselves with old friends. Free bus rides to London and Stonehenge provided FORRES- TAL sailors a chance to see a little more of England. Some sailors took it upon themselves by using the local trains to get around. After three days, FORRES- TAL said good-bye to Portsmouth and began her journey across the Atlantic and home. IID PEOr ' -W! ' Ill II|IIIIIIH|I II ORRESTAL ' s visit to Port mouth may have been cold aii , dreary, but there was a shining star there. While on tour in England, p( star Belinda Carlisle, former lead sin| for the Go-Go ' s now solo, came abosi FORRESTAL for a VIP tour. Miss Carlisle and members of i band took the opportunity to tour t worlds ' first super-carrier. They w( escorted through the hangar deck, fliglix deck and even a look in a squadron ready room. Sailors lined the hangar bays and passageways to catch a glimpse of her and some even got autographs and pic tures taken with their favorite pop singer. 1 WWHmI il III (II III III " 1 11 99 SI il i3 1 iH ni 111 W ia n ■ ill 1 f|ginn or @m 124 Enlistment starts at point ' ' A 95 I The junior enlisted ranks, E-1 through E- 3, provide the starting point for any enlisted ca- reer in the Navy. Point " A " is where the hard work starts and good leadership begins. In or- der to give orders, one must first take orders, which has always been a tradition in the Navy. Being a Fireman, Airman or Seaman pre- pares him for the upcoming challenges of being a Navy petty officer or chief petty officer. Without starting with point " A, " point " B " would be out of reach. The hard work done at this level gives one an appreciation later on of what your subordi- nates do as they advance as a petty officer. The tasks, however difficult they may seem, become a valuable experience to undesignated seamen as they progress up the Navy chain of com- mand. Most of the demands which must be met to conform with strong Navy standards are completed by the branch of the Navy where credit is long overdue. In the Airman, Seaman and Fireman rates are where the display of hard work and efforts pays off. Many undesig- nated personnel work in specified ratings and will soon become the skilled leaders. From sweeping the deck to working as a specialist in a certain rating, the E-1 through E-3 community learns to meet each new chal- lenge with a vast amount of experience. The lower enlisted ranks also provide the bulk of personnel in this modern Navy. So as the keel provides the backbone of the ship, junior enlis- ted personnel serve as the backbone of the world ' s finest Navy. K- A MESS THAT ' S FIRST CLASS he purpose of the First Class Petty Officers Association is to uphold the hon- ored beliefs of the United States Navy through teamwork of both Ship ' s „ Company and Air Wing First Class Petty Officers, devotion to ship and shipmates; responsibility toward professional excellence; dedication to comradeship; and the immense pride earned by serving the United States, her Navy and USS FOR- REST AL. The First Class Petty Officers of USS FORRESTAL and her Air Wing have a mission, to be an example for juniors to emulate with enthusiasm; and to pro- mote the highest morale possible for the entire crew. Prior to and during this deployment, both the ship and citizens of the local com- munity in Jacksonville, Florida, have benefitted from FORRESTAL ' s First Class leadership and drive through involvement in community service projects, sponsoring a Youth League Bowling Team and utilization of its combined talents to help raise thousands of dollars for the FID Fighting Team Charity Fund and the Combined Federal Campaign Drive. " Clearly the most effective, motivated group of professionals on board FOR- RESTAL, " said Commanding Officer Capt. John A. Pieno. In addition to PNl(SW) J.R. Pruitt, President, the Association benefitted from thehard work and leadership of six officers during 1988: LNl Llewellyn J. LaBauve, Vice President; AZl Dennis Cannon, Air Wing Vice President; YNl Ray Dunlap, Secretary; LIl Kenneth Priggemeier, Treasurer; MAI Mike Butler, Master-at- Arms; and MjSl " Donald Robbins, Caterer. With 210 members and rapidly growing, " FID ' s Finest " looks forward to providing continuing service to " The Ship With a Heart. " 128 THE ENLISTED LEADERSHIP During the course of a day, they were caused to suffer indignities and to experi- ence humiliation. This they accomplished with rare good grace, and, therefore, it is fitting to explain why this was done. There was no intent, no desire to insult them, or to degrade them. Point- less as it may have seemed there was a valid and t ime-honored reason behind every single deed and pointed barb. By experience, performance and testing they were advanced to CHIEF PETTY OFFICER in the United States Navy and only in the United States Navy, an E-7 carries unique responsibili- ties. No other armed force throughout the world carries responsibilities nor grants the privileges to its enlisted personnel comparable to the privileges and responsibilities they are now bound to observe and are expected to fulfill. Their entire way of life has now been changed and henceforth more will be expected and demanded of them. Not because they are an E-7, but because they are Chief Petty Officers. They have not merely been promoted one pay grade they have joined an exclusive fraternity and as in all fraternities they have a special responsibility to their brothers, even as they have a special re- sponsibility to themselves. Always bear in mind that no other armed force has a rate or rank equivalent to that of the United States Navy. Granted that all armed forces have two classes of service, enlisted and commissioned; however, the United States Navy has the distinction of having four: enlisted. Chief Petty Officer, bureau appointed warrant, and com.missioned officer. This is why in the United States Navy they maintain a sense of pride and feeling of superiority once they have attained the position of Chief Petty Officer. These privileges and responsibilities do not appear in print and they have no official standing which can be referred to by number name, or file. They exist because for over 200 years. Chief Petty Officers before them have freely accepted this re- sponsibility beyond the call of printed assign- ments. Their actions and performance to duty de- manded the respect of their juniors as well as their seniors. It is now required that they be a fountain of wisdom; the ambassador of good will; a counselor of personnel relations; and an authority in the technical application of their rate. " Ask the Chief, " is a household word in and out of the Navy, and now, they are the " Chief. " So this is why they were caused to experience these ordeals of initiation. They were subjected to humiliation to prove to them that humility is nec- essary in order that they will be better able to en- dure the trials and tribulations that will be con- fronting them in the future. It was the intention to test them, to try them, and to accept them. Their performance has as- sured that they will wear their hat with the aplomb that their brother in arms have before them. It was also intended to make this memorable day one that they would never forget. I 129 Chief of Staff CAPTAIN CHARLES P. METZLER % Captain Charles P. Metzler, USN, was born in Philadelphia, on December 21, 1936, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Metzler, Sr. He graduated from Rancocas Valley High School, Mt. Holly, New Jersey in 1955 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1957, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and was commissioned an Ensign on June 7, 1961. Captain Metzler ' s first duty assignment was on the USS CARPENTER (DD-825), where he served as First Lieutenant, Weapons Officer and Engineering Officer. Subsequent tours of sea duty have included Engineer Officer in USS TALBOT (FFG-4) and Executive Officer in USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG- 16). Additionally, Captain Metzler served as Commanding Officer of River Division 594 in Vietnam, USS JOHN R. PERRY (DE-1034), USS PHARRIS (FF-1094) and USS GRIDLEY (CG-2 1). Duties ashore have included Flag Secretary to the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy; Execu- tive Assistant and Aide to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Navy Weapons Appropriation Manager and Special Assistant Director, Navy Program Planning in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Captain Metzler is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command an Staff Course. He holds academic degrees of Bachelor of Naval Science and Master of Science in International Affairs from George Washington University. Captain Metzler ' s decorations and awards include the Bronze Star (with Gold Star and combat " V " ), the Meritorious Service Medal (with Gold Star), the Navy Commendation Medal (with Gold Star and Com- bat " V " ), Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Galantry Cross (with Gold Star), Presidential Unit Citation (with bronze star). Navy Unit Commendation, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Additionally, he holds the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Captain Metzler is married to the former Margaret Pierce of Annapolis, Maryland. They have two sons, Charles and John. ' m MMCM(SW) HARROLD FETTEROLF Command Master Chief I CARRIER GROUP SI Carrier Group SIX (COMCARGRU SIX) was established over 41 years ago on August 1 1, 1944. A unit of the Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the Carrier Group Commander is the immediate superior in command of the Aircraft Carriers USS SARATOGA (CV-60) and USS FORRESTAL (CV-59). The Carrier Group Commander reports to three command organizations, depending on the situation; one for ad- ministrative matters; and, two for operational missions and tasking. Administratively, Carrier Group SIX is assigned to and reports to the Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet — the Type Commander. Through the adminis- trative chain of command he works continuously to achieve the goal of maximizing material readiness and training of all assigned carriers and their embarked air wings. Operationally, the Carrier Group Staff is assigned to a National Commander of a NATO Commander, depending upon the operational situation, mission and tasking. Nationally, under Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe is Commander Sixth Fleet, who functions as Carrier Group SIX ' s immediate operational commander. Group Com- manders such as COMCARGRU SIX, ships and aircraft squadrons are made available to this operational commander, who in turn forms them into Carrier Battle Groups to execute specific missions. During increased periods of increased tensions or actual hostilities in Europe, or for major NATO exercises, COM- CARGRU SIX and his assigned forces would operate under NATO auspices. In this case, the major subordinate NATO Commander, Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, exercises operational control via Commander, Na- val Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe. mm aat ■WW ' iiT ' if ■•• " rriV qpsr r V -u:.J UIim,»:i,miu i - CAPT John Fitzpatrick CAPT Wayne Gertz CDR Edward Disy CDR Linwood Farmer CDR Jeffrey Harrison CDR Dennis Johnson CDR Raoui Reese " V ' ' CfOd «««, LCDR Mark Atkisson LCDR Michael Hollinger LCDR Raymond Miskowski LCDR Edward Sujdak LT David Crandall 132 CCG-6 LT Donald Guv LT Paul Insch " LT Charles Justice LT John McCloskey LT Paul Pompier LT John Scali ENS Dan Wessman C V03 Thomas Spohnholtz MSCM Marcial Maneja YNCS (SW) Virgilio Rosete RMCS (SW) David Watson OSC (SW) Jimmy Davis SKC (SW) Terrance Harens 133 CBBTS?r55S5W?r ETC Dane Lanier BMl Cornelius Blaise ISl Hugh Hays MSI Alexander Ingnacio YNl Sonny Kirkwood PNI (SW) Robert Marshall RMl Fernando Mercado OSl James Oldenkamp YNl (SW) Thomas Roddy MSI Harold Sim RM2 (SW) Michael AUinder QM2 Michael Bankson YNl Daniel Boucher MS2 Jesus Corpuz YN2 Brad Hazen RM2 (SW) Darryl Hill 134 RM2 Darryl Williams RM3 Everett Dean RM3 Roger Dixon RM3 Shedrick Spurlin CCG-6 OS2 Edward Kimmerly OS2 Joseph Sickels 1 MS3 Christopher Valvo EN3 Curtis White MSSN Patrick Brown MSSN Xante Espiritu MSSN Elroy Reese BMSN Vladislav Samoiyuk YNSR Dustin Hughes 135 |i 1 , i£ QjMB Si 5 w|| s [i ' |9H| m ©, ]i jH H 24 138 139 140 X-l PAO SN Daniel Harrison JOSA Paul Harrison JOSN Eric Stringer 141 Wl PC3 Adclso Rodrigue? PC3 Lesley Smith PC3 Donovan Trimble PCSN Lloyd Bryan SN Andre Sermons •O- 143 I POST OFFICE 144 145 1191 Command Master Chief ABCM JEROME SCHULMAN FORRESTAL ' S Command Master Chief, Avia- tion Boatswain ' s Mate Master Chief Jerome Schulman is one of the most popular ' salts ' onboard. His ever popu- lar Friday night Bingo filled empty hours during FORRESTAL ' S extensive six month deployment to the North Arabian Sea, Mediterranean and North Atlantic Oceans. The show was well received, though slightly concocted with stage names like " Colonel Ray " and the " Chief, " nevertheless it added humor and color to all our lives during times when our minds dreamed of being home with family and friends. His popular " Ask the Chief program series cov- ered all intricate facets of operations and duties of per- sonnel onboard FORRESTAL. Three times per week for six months the scraggly voiced, crew-cut ' shipmate ' broadcasting via electronic medium, gave us insights and features on officer and enlisted men ' s varying jobs. The show was often filled with quaint " in house " jokes, many of which had crewmen in stitches. One of the most talked about episodes featured Master Chief Aviation Boatswain ' s Mate Jerry G. Kollarik with his fishing garb on. It was during this time that FORRESTAL was anchored for two days of fishing at the world ' s best kept secret hideaway of Masirah, Oman. Crewman caught sea bass in excess of 30 lbs. and more. His office phones are constantly ringing. Many sail- ors hear the latest gossip or " rumor " circulating on the mess decks, contact the Master Chief and within mom- ents, Schulman has a valid confirmation or denial for the concerned shipmate. Most rumors dealt with FOR- RESTAL returning home early or visiting a port sooner than anticipated. Master Chiefs Yeoman, Airman Jo- seph Crawford in all probability made sure the ' hard charger ' met all his commitments. He enlisted in the Navy on 3 August 1954 and served on such carriers as USS HANCOCK (CVA-19), USS YORKTOWN, (CVA-10), USS BONNE HOMME Richard (CVA-31), and the USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63). 147 m ;rsonnel PN3 Daryl Hobson PN3 Donny Melton PN3 J. E. Munozgonzalez PN3 Marc Nathanson PN3 Anlhonv Pacella PN3 Jeffrey Wehrman SN Julian Chaduick SN William Elli.s SN Michael McBride PNSN Michael Stewart PNSN Michael Williamson SR Timothy Coomer SR James Young V r ' •„. y O 150 I - F TO . " tecT ' «T1 " « LCDR Don Davidson ENS Gregory Chapman I NC James Sterling I 1 Michael Hard I Nl l.leuellvn Labauve LN2 Donny Lawrence YN3 Edward Archie YN3 John Sims AN Frank Finch SR Wesley Stickel 151 152 » -n i nin ii» iiniiiiiiKH t:»»iKiiiiiiii; nii«iitt raining entire ship. But its responsibilities also includes ar- ranging all temporary active duty and school quota or- ders, coordinating the Navy-Wide Advancement Examinations, PACE courses, professional course completion documentation, drug and alcohol counsel- ing and evaluation, equal opportunity and Navy rights and responsibilities overviews and career counseling. Training Department is always busy to ensure FO RESTAL sailors are on the right road to advanccMj Training LTJG Allen Gray ENS T. Gines NCCM Ronnie Goodale ETCM Charles MacDonald PNC Ronald Landrv BMC Robert Watson NCI Rick Adams NCI Gary Canaan ASEI Ronald De Boor EWI Theodore Johnson PNI James Pruitt NCI Bobby Whitesides PN2 Patrick Lanier MS2 Arthur Peaslev PN2 James Tinsley 154 Training Mr. Joseph Marciano Mr. Richard Rider PN3 Vincent McKenzie PN3 Michael West PNSN Eric McClain AN Ronald Reid PNSN Brian Ross AN Michael Sconza AN Russell Torok PNSN Edward Trbuza RPSN Kevin Woolf AA Michael Arvav DNS. Kevin Kuiper AA Michael Shaffer AA Charles Smith AR Brook Webster SR David French Mr. Richard Ahlers Mr. Michael Gregg 155 1 II FORRESTAL ' s Dental De- partment is staffed with four offi- cers and 16 enlisted personnel. A full range of dental services from cleaning to oral surgery is available. Dental Department uses state- of-the-art equipment, techniques and materials. The department serves her crew, the battle group and country with professional pride. H HHttn ' » 1« i Dental Officer Cmdr. Todd Graef LCDR Mark Cunningham LT Brian Coleman LT Steve Sidoff ■1 y ' s 11 V 1 1 MB In r rf mS • !■ i wIHA X n . [ B|r Ki f " » g ' -. Ml .t ' ' . . k DTC Bruce Bradberry DTI Gregory Pope DT2 Ismael Espinosa DT3 William McGuire DT3 Carl Wethington DN Larry Bryant DN Kevin Conaway )C iTiJr B n f " V y ' 11 5 y f V 159 : ljL rs riC l ' JSlf ' IW r Jm ' LAS ' I fi ' JPjT Medical Department is a multi-phased team who ' s primary responsibility is keeping FORRESTAL crewmembers healthy. Ren- dering routine or emergency care, the Medi- cal Department also conducts physical exams, health tests, and medical instruction and training for crewmembers. The Medical Department began the North Arabian Sea deployment under the leadership of Senior Medical Officer Captain John Bigbee. Cap- tain Terrence Riley assumed the helm in August. Capt. John Bigbee Medical Officer " Best Care, Anywhere " MEDICAL DEPARTMENT Medical 16 HMCS Dana McGowan HMC Larry Carter HMC Wayne Hilzeman HMl Louis Brocket! iHk L, MEDICAL PIS m.- HHHHp P _ - HM3 Joseph Barrileau HM3 John DelRosario HM3 Thomas Grisevich HM3 Michael Greene , HM3 Angel Lorenzo " S 9WKKBMW d 5 1 I ' i i 164 165 »- ' •w 167 MARDET 168 MARDET CPL Robert Goode CPL Anthony Jano CPL Peter Kolp CPL David McCann CPL Stamatios Moskovakis CPL James Pennington CPL Dwight Reisdorf CPL Kenneth Sanford LCPL James Beaver LCPL Eric Brown 169 LCPL Robert Corder LCPL Gregory Estes LCPL Emmit Gavins LCPL Nelson Halev LCPL Jose Hernandez LCPL Richard Jimenez LCPL Darrin La Eon LCPL Bobbv Martin LCPL Darrvl Mason LCPL Mark McGrew LCPL Jeffrey McLeymore LCPL David Moblev LCPL Richard Mroczek LCPL Douglas Murreli LCPL Tracy Navlor 170 LCPL Ben Olaivar LCPL Curtis Oulen 1 CPL Michael Perllu I CPL Russell Peters I CPL James Plocica LCPL Steven Powers I CPL James Reiner! I C PL David Rut? I CPL Steven Slockenauer I CPL Paul Strickle. Jr. LCPL Paul Vaughn LCPL Jan Waterer LCPL Patrick Wisher LCPL Timothy ' I ' oung PVT Raymond Benoil PFC Anthony Burns PFC Michael Kruger PFC Paul Markel PFC Kenneth Scarborough PFC Robert Short, II 171 I DEPARTMENT 172 I The : aici_ Dcparimcni is ihc sniallcsi dcparuncni on board FORRESTAL wiin me largest area to cover. Under the guidance . rSafct Officer, Commander W F William- son, the Safety team promotes safet less throughout the ship, in .volution ranging from underway replenishment to launches and n. he high lc cl of safety consciousness promoted by Salci Department ensures a stroni: readiness posture on FORREST.AL. Flight Deck safety is the department ' s biggest challenge. This is where the higl- centration of hazards is found. Aircraft launches and recoveries form a fast moving and demanding environment which requires alertness and precision by all hands. Safety de- partment observers are always on ihc scene to hein on ;nre ih:it these flight deck opera- tions are as safe as possible. Gaiety Department ' s ultimate goal is to prevent avoidable mishaps. Mishaps arc the ship ' s number one enemy. Safety Department goes to great lengths to devise vva - ' eliminate the hazards which could cause personal injury or damage to equipment SAFETY 1 SAFETY I Departmen t SAFETY ; At sea or at anchor, day or night, the chaplains are ready to serve the sailors and Marines on FORREST AL. Helping a man adjust to living aboard an aircraft carrier, to deal with the marital difficulty, or to comfort him with the news of a tragedy at home, the chaplains are the men to do the job. Spiritual guid- ance, divine services, and fellowship are the heart of the FOR- RESTAL Command Religious Programs. Ever vigilant, the chaplains and their RP staff work very hard to maintain high morale. Along with their religious duties, delivering American Red Cross Messages, and assisting person- nel going on emergency leave, the Chaplains ' s Office also runs the ship ' s library. The library, " Best in the Navy " , holds over thousands of hardbound volumes, a revolving paperback book section, a large magazine and newspaper collection, and hun- dreds of cassettes and cassette players. From the beginning of each day through the 2200 evening prayer on the IMC, and even later if necessary, the chaplains and their RP staff are dedicated to serving the spiritual needs. RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT ■St-trSi 178 RMD .P f RP3 Lee Moore RPSN Bryan Sample SN John Elam 179 The mission of the Navigation Department is to provide sa Je nd eff! - , " ' tive navigation and piloting of FORRESTAL. This inc udfes ontjrfS iisly - , accurate plotting of the ship ' s course and position r 6€ifiiroend i|; ' courses-. " a»re navi- to steer, and the procurement and njaintenai ions, and equipment. Men of Navigation Depart ' pjef! sj jational positions every 30 riiirtute - Yhainta fcJftie shJ C ueck log. A watch is also kept ifl t}Tr ' TQRRBS ' f AL stbefingoi oMs ' ' . providing extra safety for stepi;inJg ontr( . 1rbeai p l$d n d f.£ estial nav ation is prac- ticed by modern dav pttartea ' ttiisHersAs js d ' ectronic navigatiort! .. Critical evolutions ' Stfttr¥s ur der Vay replenishment and restricted visi- bility require special sleerin ' ' kills and experience. Navigation Department Master Helmsman " oltfJie ' e ship ' s wheel " in such situations. It is required that they be ii Me K) ' steer accurate courses within one quarter of a degree. Navigation Department is also responsible for honors and ceremonies and has the important responsibility for training and qualifying Officers of ther Deck and Command Dutv Officers. -- Nl " « Cmdr. William K. Bodenweber Navigator NAVIGATION - PEPARTMENT Navigation 182 QM2 Dennis Eubanks QM2 Norman Hamrick 0M2 Robert Jacobs QM2 John Kernan Navigation QM3 Thomas Chapman QM3 William Goodpaster QM3 Christopher McCoy QMSN Juan Garcia QMSN Shon Miller F " Y e Sp %, ft ' i ' Maintenance Mana _ dr. Amiur D JHaynes •• )?|kMainteiiance Department, with foar ' b{||c - K -i liil iHI l ' performs many functions ' ori cal t sion The departmentl!M|(Ccmainaiider Arthur D. Haynes, prcvidesj in valu? able wealth of experienCe nn|| l6idg6 as the ship ' s MaintenanixMairti ger.. This oomes from.over three de MCte.; s ce, as an qUisted man and offi-§ cer, which includes stev tpius ofuSgiitftoftrd air qajt carriers. He expertly oversees the many aspebts ' of -3,-M, Quan nH SH nd Lx tics Support for the vhip. Assisting the ctimmander in ma mm| FC arfiBiQ £ggj vwbo coinplin ents the department The Maiiitenance Department iyBlfecal Kfoint 1 v industrial jobs. Trom alteration8,|||0[Qareqqj ent repi partment works closely and timely compilati( industrial ork. I HHalntenknce Etopari entl ' ' Selectiftd Restt MWSlabilitv. which i»iD bet od whidu H ousahdR Km- •De- to the »• " •«-» ' -r..- Ibymi wor)diig9niEtt«Sl Vvi .:■.•»• ' .»t o.-VW -i. M divfsion ' Qf t] e ai te9iance4[ epartment is lead mt Comfa lSg.O. DeMartini Jr. As the Ship ' s -,• . Ll eira -M ' itaS EMCMJ.A.Moo8e i unctionatArea Supervisor ate Maintenance Material Md! g( j(IMMS-RT), which is the prinS oolJjj and monitoring tl e status of 6ver ]:50 Planned Maintenance crs. , ' t 3-M Co6ti£fnator and , Ti ' p ' ii work u: )ueKl ' .. jOOT . ABEC Mike W ydra, PMS aboard FORSMMHIHBP i vice and assisfafice . ' ., . . r iBg?|ystg . He also adminS CDR Edwax DcMartiiu, jjf ' t TRnm minBRSn on levels, and ' pfoj esses feedback r r - ■ " ports and distributei| thclatest change fo Various documents. " i h 3-M Office iS aIways doing ft tt to help ensure " FORRESTAL ' s material condition of reiid is " Seconit tn ' J ' .-J, ■ ' ?, , Li . V- . V LSfe ) i s manned by .upply pehonnel, aroun its thai arc necessary and n FORREST Ai; shipboard y Jim The Logistics Si ly-trained maintenance clock, to provide support troubleshoot, repair and equipment. Headed by Lieutenant (juoId PPC(SW) W. R. Stark, LSC thVMaintenance department , )$fany maintenance problems occur b wroqg or iess-than-adequate sinport of the right 7 ists. The Logi cs Support Ceiler exists to coi lem and provute e support elments required tawm, mi nags and form mai bmnce. These elements consinof over 9000 manuals 100,000 b | wing8;ftnd submissi of ooniigura- on fiiu;ig »; hxminei)tiS(|[ change re ts, fleet CX)S- , AL feedjteck r r Though memi nance depa: r ide) C. J. Williamson and i a welcome addition to ■ 1988. ■ ' support of the inmenl cx- irob- eon , . y ' ' . Thisisp .■« t " and Id, a aud w gela tme to be a i pist ttm ' «4 • « » -o •l, ' " )o .to jijai-r, ' ■ia- ' ities and rest 28 department ' s " lenges thatwe Met )ilities cre£ti S|lt ' ,. iMi IK j v iJ p . c I ' liHL K • ■vv 1 " ■ r r " " Vi_ ' U i " Maintenance LCDR Edward DeMartini. Jr LTJG Chuck Williamson CW02 Thomas Mizell AFCM(AW) Waher Grays EMCM Jerry Moose DPC Warren Stark ABEC(AW) Michael Wydra HTl(SW) Michael Anderson .101 Marc Matleson Ski Charles Stubbs GMGI Robert Thompson 186 Ul IC3 Brett Bolin ' N2 Terrence Brown HT2 John Faison BT2 Gerald Rex FC3 Greg Chasteen " v? 1 Q n itlf lf ' .YH SK3 Christopher Stevens HT3 Donald Tousley EM 3 Joseph Youll AN Christopher Hatton SN Kevin Sisson AN Gene Sylvia Cmdr. Michael C. Kiem Aviation Maintenance Officer THE FORRESTAL AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT (AIMD). HEADED BY CDR MIKE KIEM. IS ORGANIZED INTO FOUR DIVISIONS WHICH PROVIDE SUPERIOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL REPAIR SERVICES FOR THE COMPLEX WEAPONS, POWER PLAN !W»n!WnTLUlU RlHySYSTEMS OF THE CARRIER AIR WII SIX AIRCRA WHICH AF THE MAIN STRIKE FORCE AND PJ TF rTTON nF THF RATT I F G OUP. IN ADDITION, THE DEI RTMa PROVIDES CALfSKATK SERVICES AND SUJP0RT UIPMEN™AINTEN CE K)R THE FORRESTAL AN QiOLtiEjr SHIPS IN lUaBATTLE Gl J SS FORI?ESTAL THE NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF " ZERO DEFICIENCIES " ON A RECENT TYPE COMMANDER COMBINED AVIATION MAINTENANCE SUPPLY EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION (CAMSEE) INSPECTION, THE FIRST FOR ANY EAST COAST AIMD ASHORE OR AFLOAT IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM EACH MAN DISPLAYS IN HIMSELF AS AN ARTISAN AND AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN. R.RESTAI S AIMD TRULY RFPRRSFNTS IT ' S EMBLEMj LT Erich Blunt LT Donald Fiala AZCS James Denson AQCS Russell McFarland ATCS Richard Olson 190 AMSC Larry Callowav ATC William Gifford Donald Gurle ADC Terrance Miller AMSC Daniel Piver IM-1 IM-1 iiiiSii B ' w U A n -J M AQl Francisco Roman ATI Hugh Russell ASl James Tyler AEI Doyle Uncel PRl Thomas Wahl AZI Richard Warde ADl Bruce Wiggins AZ2 Charles BoUman 192 r ' dr AZ2 Michael Dean AZ2 Daniel Lemmon at; Roberl Nicolosi AZ2 Zed Powers AD2 Mamerio Suico i IM AK3 Christopher Scolt AZAN Richard Dunn AZAN Roger Farnsley AZAN Brock Good AZAN Sean Gray 193 AN Shane Hinckley AN Gerald Rappeport AZAN Troy Smith AA Fredrick Blauvelt AZAR Ronald Bloom ' 194 ADl Walter Adams ADl Michael Aho ADl Brian Black AEl Timothy Brown AMHI Larry Childers AMHl Kevin Coates AMHI Herman Coggins 195 Division 196 AMSl William Thompson AD2 John Appicelli AMH2 Earl Baskett AMH2 Scott Boutin AMS2 Bobby Burt AD2 Ronald Chavious i S ' i-Z AD2 Anlhonv Judah AMH2 Gene llockabv AMS2 Christopher McNabb PR2 John Malburg AD2 Kevin Ramsdell AD2 Homer Rocha AD2 Angel Rodriguez AMS2 Randall Shanks AD2 Alvin Smith AD3 Roberto Alvarenea AD3 Robert Archuleta AMS3 L nn Banks AD3 Marc demons PR3 Edward Collins AD3 Richard Conwav 198 J IM-2 AMH3 Johnny Sheene AMS3 Richard Smith AMS3 Ted Snaders PR3 Larry Williamson PRAN Juan Aguilera AMSAN Scott Blank ADAN Kenneth Bowers AMSAN James Brantley AN Raul Clark PRAN Rodney Collins 199 IM-2 AEAN Joseph Cowan ADAN Robert Craine AN Willard Gale AMSAN Wavne Groff AMSAN Roy Ham ADAA Robert Hastings ADAN Jeffrey Hodges AZAR Roger Hubbard AMSAN Terry Joll ADAA Gregory Keffer ADAA Richard Klein. Jr. [M-2 ADAA Dwayne Pettaway AN Ronald Ponder PRAA Trace Robertson ADAN Edward Saunders AN Anthony Schaffer AN Jodv Sheeder AMSAA Charles Steck AN Adrian Velez AMHAN Juan Estrada AMSAA Arlin Farriester A A Todd Gibson AMHAA Douglas Hatfield AN Christopher Madav AMSAN Richard Sylvester AR Stephen Thompson AMSAN Shane Woodson ADAA Ateven Kaprzyk PRAR Tony Tucker 201 202 AEC Fred McClain ATC Harold Myrick ATI Jessie Billings ATI Roger Burford AOI William Carroll AX I Richard Ferrier ATI Donald Foster ATI Jurgen Haack AQI David Hale AX I Keith Hall AEl David Haynes ATI Thomas Hobgood 203 IM-3 AQl Gary Horsey ATI Michael Lawson AQl James Manton AQl Charles Pajak AXl Gerald Polthoff ATI Ward Rath AT2 James Adams 204 AT2 Henry Anderson AQ2 Carl Baird AE2 Jerald Beardsley AT2 James Berent AT2 Robert Bernard AQ2 Paul Bradley AQ2 John Budahazy IM-3 AT2 Donald Davison AQ2 David Douglas AX2 Robert Eades AQ2 Gary Ehrenfeld AE2 Melvin Ethridge A02 Gary Fairfield AT2 Darril Gagnon AE2 Ronald Garner AT2 Cesa Gonzalez AT2 Raymond Grosser AE2 Darin Hatcher 205 AQ2 David Hebcn AT2 Steven Hoke AT2 Bobby Holloway AT2 Bruce Hulsizer AT2 Craig McCoy AT2 Todd McGehee AQ2 George Maschok, III AE2 Jeffrey Miller AQ2 Kenneth Meyers AQ2 Darren Rineharl AT2 Robert Riplev AQ2 Terry Rusneil AT2 Ivan Robinson AE2 Douglas Russell AX2 Calvin Rouse AT2 Jeffrey Sand AT2 Michael Scranton AT2 Rodney Senecal AT2 Scotl Severson ■ V M . i 1 m M t jF 1 I r H Tfc . 1 1 -■ lA. " • " :■ ' . ' • ' 1 H IT 1 208 IM-3 AQ: Bradley ShelTer T2 John Sloughlon AT2 William Stradlner AT2 Larrv Swanson AT2 Robert Topp A02 Timothy Torres AT2 Keith Touchton AQ2 Devin Webb AT2 James Wright AT2 William Wright w AQ2 Edward Wulin AT2 Paul Yunker - 209 iM-3 AX3 Randall Cardoza AE3 Joseph Coffee AE3 Jack Davis AT3 Michael Duran AE3 Hugh Gillman T3 James Healy T3 Gregory Hogeland IM-3 211 .w A03 Colin Smith AT3 Rodney Smith AE3 Larry Spence AQ3 Vance Stallings AT3 David Stone AT3 Clayton Tibercnd 212 T3 Bohdan Wozniak 03 Raymon Yates N Gregory Archer ATAN Daniel Kerr ATAN Kenneth Lawley IM-3 ATAN Kevin McCarty AOAN Monty Nixon AEAN Elly Ochoa AN Ronnie Tettleton 214 AA William Snyder AR Javier Alcaraz AXAR Allen Cosligan AR C.H. Wood 215 ASl Warren Waller ASE2 Larrv Aronowitz ASM2 Stanley Colburn ASM2 John Joyce 216 ASE2 Mich.icl Paul ASM2 William Webb ASE2 Andrew Zanionis AZ3 Ronald Vaught AZAN Garyle Dees ASMAN David Rogers ASMAN John Sabatini lM-4 ASMAN Joseph Denatalie. Jr. AN James McConnell AZAN Jose Morales AN Robert Perrine ASEAN Kirk Philbrick ASMAN Richard Stokes ASMAN Michael Vencill ASMAA Joshua Beach ASMAA Patrick Gibbs ASMAA Scott Poison ASEAR Vasl Isala ASMAR Jeffrey Roedel 217 vr n FORRESTAL Communications Department is the common interface among the ship, embarked airwing, embarked staff, and the outside world. Us- ing a wide range of methods from sophisticated computer equipment to Morse Code and signal flags, the two divisions of Communications Department provide rapid, reliable and secure communicatiQn| Business never shuts down in ( | H|| ions Department whfre radi men and signalmen work a continuj f l tarboard " }{algh r otation in« order to provide around-the-clock servicel North Arabian Cruise of 1988, the Communications Department handled thou- sands of " Class Easy " personal telegrams for the crew. When direct conversa- tion was crucial, the Military Affiliated Radio System (MARS) shack was nor- bially available. Even the latest news and sports were provided to Public Affairs through Communications Department for further dissemination to the crew. The men of Communications Department stand proudly behind their reputation of being the fleet ' s best in providing responsive service to the ship, embarked airwing, embarked staff and Battle Group. lu e - ' ■. » • ' " " liMrlMH " ! ' Tt -■aspe- ' - .fZ f -JiU - ■SS3 CR rMP m liU g ■9. nBL ;3 £ " X tt ' ' " V ■• RMl Jose Rodriguez RMl Michael Romero RM 1 Lcrov Tyson RM2 Glenn Baxter RM2 John Bilello RM2 Paul Jackson RM2 Brian McEachern RM2 Randy Rakentine RM2 Michael Smith RM2 Huey Yarbrough CR RM3 Steven Henderson RM3 Scott Lippold RM3 JeffreyMangrum RM3 Charles Payne RM3 Ronnie Rounds RM3 Bernard Sutton RMSA Gerald Allen RMSN Michael Hayhurst SN Tracy Havmer RMSN Fred Hogan RMSN Darren Keaton RMSN Christopher Lynch RMSN Gerald Parker RMSN Fredrick Rogers RMSN Victor Stewart RMSN Jeffrey Tilley RMSN Jeffrey Wiker RMSN Gregory Reese I t ' ■v f A K n o n K r f } Til h. l i CR If ' _ K o V - RMSN Earle Wolfe RMSA Jesse Bergeron ? RMSA Andrew Bulson RMSA Carlos McClure RMSA Frank Jenkins RMSA Jeffrey Moulden RMSA Michael Sweeting RMSA Elgin Chavous RMSA Michael Bagby RMSA Marvin Gillispie RMSA Gary Jackson RMSA Kenneth Jackson RMSA Dwight Morgan RMSA Kimberly Muldrow RMSA Philip Levingston RMSA John Quick RMSA Stephen Ruminski RMSA Eric White YNSR Charles Berry 223 224 SM3 James Pederson SM3 John Silva SMSN Nelson Bennett SMSN Douglas Carney SMSN Sandv Hill SMSA David Freeman 225 v,-?« Z.2.6 AIR DEPARTMENT Cmdr. Raymond J. Laturno Air Boss Cmdr. L. E. Osbdrn Mini Boss LCDR George Scott ENS David Dwiggins ABCM Larry Smart ABHC Gustav Sager ABFl James Neal YNl Dewey Smith ABE2 Louis Campana ABF3 Stanley Brvner ABE3 Charles Clark X y 11% ii h HH ■ ' % Vfl n vl xJA lS Sl : t ■ ' ■ O " I ' H :Jil ■j ' ' =- r BE3 Franklin Grady BH3 Brian Herbert ' ABH3 Howard McGee ABE3 Francisco Pina AN Antonio Borges AN Timothy Dehart AN Andrew Jennett f - ' AN Richard Morgan AN William Nesbitt AN Jorge Rodriguez YNSA Deshone Holloway 229 ABHl Paul Fletcher ABHl Richard Gray 230 ABH2 Frankie Tardugno ABH2 Heung-fi Tinker ABH2 Wynn Young ABH3 Hailu Asseta ABH3 John Cramer ABH3 James Dixon ABH3 Joe Fields ABH3 Michael Gabeharl ABH3 Kenneth Gramenz ABH3 Richard Koval ABH3 Richard Starkev ABH3 Richard Syberl ABHAN Ronald Amic AN Joe Carter ■ ' n ii- ' ' - AN Raymond Clark AN Allan Custodio AN Innis Davis AN Anthony Delorenzo 233 AN Curtis Evan AN Steven Everidge AN Shawn Hamp AN William Howard AN Chris Hummel AN Roderick Knight AN Steven McFerrin AN Mark Oreglia AN Michael Panozzo AN Allen Peeples AN Rodney Pleasant 234 f jk - AN Charles Shancr AN Mark Smith AN Joseph Taylor AN Steven Taylor AN Oscar Turner AN Dwavne Valeric AN Michael Walker AN Leonardo Zavala AA John Bates AA Sheldon Cornett AA Joseph Ganci V-1 AA John Mines AA Christopher Hopkins 235 V-1 AA Joseph Webcr AA Claude Williams AR John Blunschi AR Marcus Boudreaux AR Richard Brinster AR Robert Brushwood AR Timothy Cameron 236 ? - , 1 H «U»w. J! JF " " " H Hk ■ " ■ ' Sicl- ri M r - = - ■ " m k AR Wade Dunlap R Michael Gordon R Charles Hohman AR John Islitzer ABHAR James Kubsch AR Robert Kretzschniar AR Derek Pringle R Rick Viegas AR Raymond Vincent AR Troy Webster AR David Zawacki 237 LT Jeffrey Ellwood LT James Holt, Jr. LT Paul Houy LT Carl Lindstrand LT Robert Slobaugh LT Steven Tobia CW02 Douglas Chaney ABCM Jerry Kollarik ABEC James Alexander ABEC John Coleman ICC Ch;irlcs Foreman ABEC .lames Hawk ABEC Thomas McGee ABEl Rochelle Brown BE1 Mcarle Chrisman ABEl Mark Ellis ABEl Sleven l.estrange ABEl Ronnie Long ABEl Ewan Nelson ABEl John Olsen EMI Kenneth Riggans 239 ABEl Michael Rotes ABEl Timothy Shakespeare ABEl Jeffrey Simmons ABEl Larry Skinner ABEl Marvin Smith ABEl Joseph Sullivan ABEl Clifford Williams ABE2 Abraham Allen ABE2 Maurice Batey ABE2 Robert Benavidez ABE2 Anthony Collamati ABE2 Tim Crane ABE2 Leo Delisle ABE2 Robert Ellis IC2 Charles Fielder 240 V-2 ABE2 Gregory Harrod ABE2 Michael Hoffmar ABE2 Joseph Morell IC2 John Mullen ABE2 Jeffrey Pruett ABE2 Eric Riendeau IC2 Rodney Rose IC2 Schroeger ABE2 Michael Sharp ABE2 Steven Sullivan EM3 Steven Anderson ABE3 James Bagle ABE3 Adam Bernhardt 1C3 Glen Blevins 242 ABEAN Mark Boles ABEAN John Castaneda ABEAN Mark David ABEAN Kevin Deking V 2 ABEAN Guy Dunlap ABEAN Daniel Gordon AN Andrew Harding ABEAN Jason Hessom AN Dennis Jacobson ABEAN Dennis Johnson ABEAN Clint Keefer AN Chris Lavenia AN Michael Lloyd ABEAN Lorents Lorenlson AN Carlos McDonald AN Charles Mathewson AN Jon Menger ABEAN Kenneth Poindexter AN Christopher Reaves V-2 AN Stanley Stufflebeam ABEAN Allen Sullivan AN Sheldon Thornhill ABEAN Danny Villone ABEAN Marty Williams ABEAA Luis Cardenas ABEAA William Chandler ABEAA Waynes Collvins ABEAA Thomas Coyne ABEAA David Curry AA Jeffrey Dunlop AA Charles Henson ABEAA Thomas Kelly ABEAA Jason Kinder 245 AA James Webb ABEAA Albert Williams ABEAR Robert Acantilado ABEAR Hillary Baltimore AR John Barron ABEAR Robert Christy AR Tommy Edgeworth ABEAR Mario Estrada AR Bobby Freeman 246 kJ if- II fl i A AR .lames Leeson AR Michael McKamie AR Andrew Mitchell ABEAR Terrv Monreal ABEAR Noe Nava AR Victor O ' Neal AR James Pennington ABEAR Williams Reynolds ABEAR Jerry Rhodes AR David Ross i ABEAR James Schaudel AR Joseph Soto, Jr. ■i - ; AR Eugene Sweet AR Jeffrey Whinery 247 LT Kenneth Liles IT ABCS Frank Hookfin ABHC Walter Guetherman ABHl Phillip Harris ABHl Michael Orski yi. ' u am ABH2 La Powles ABH2 Keith Smith ABH2 James Wiggins ABH3 William Chaidez ABH3 Stanley Charles ABH3 Roger Ducoulombier ABH3 Bobby Durbin 248 AN Robert Rosati ABHAN Alvaro Serna 249 AN Darren Sheppard AN Joseph Sica ABHAN Jerry Smith AN Luan To AA Andrew Cauffman ABHAA Robert Cobb AA Nelson Giraldo AA Bernardo Martinez AA Brian Kuruzovich AA Richard Sewell ABHAA Derriclt Waines AR Darryl Alexander AR Jerome Council AR Ronald Covington AR Terrv Dve 250 r ffn i J AR Benny Gibbs ' AR Kevin Goodpaster AR Michael Hagelstein AR Calliway Hatlen AR Victor Hernandez AR Tommy Kiter AR Richard Ninness AR WilMam Peale AR Raymond Piltser AR Billy Scribner AR Tony Smith AR Allan Stubbendick AR Charles Williams 251 V-4 Division w ' { m i BfedSilHH » , __-a!!f™ ' ■K ' ' rJ H ffi -■■ ■■ H » ■Hk. ' ' l m ' ■ ' i m ' f»?s JL vacRsa . " - ' . J . VIM mHHH w- ■ H CW04 Frank Camnetar ABFC Peler Cianci ABFC Vernon Ramroop ABFC Michael Shipp ABFC Cliff Yager igilB ftiyriHtti iiiiMffl If " ABFl Henr Bugbee ABFl Joseph Henderson ABFl Jonathan Leffingwe ABFl William Shlesissing ABF2 Lyle Adams i V-4 ABF3 Eugene Martin ABF3 Keith Nahin ABF3 Bruce Pearson ABF3 Miguel Peralta ABF3 Richard Peltigren ABF3 Victor Rolling ABF3 Kevin Savre ABF3 Benjiman Watson ABFAN Timothy Burkenbine 254 ABF3 Gordon Tsol ABF3 Jerry Warden -F ' iW - " J 1 r B s . BRk 4 V-4 AN Nicky Comuinni ABFAN Dale Dotson ABFAN Luis Garcia ABFAN Shawn Haan AN Anthony Hand AN Gail James ABFAN Timothy Lauudra AN Leroy Martin AN William Miller ABFAN Michael Newell AN Chris Parrv 255 AN Torry Revell AN Brian Stalter AN Mark Stephens ABFAN Jason Taft AN Daniel Thomas ABFAN Kurt Tulppo AN Jeffrey Vicik AN Ronnie Walton AN Steve Wilkins AA Edwards Brooks AA Craig Burden ABFAA Clifton Chandler AA Gregory Clarke AA Rubeon Davis AA James Davison AA John DeRosier ABFAA Wayne Dixon 256 V-4 , J ABFAA James Dunn 1 ABFAA John Hughes ' AA Jerr Hundlev ABFAA Reuben Johnson AN David McGinnis AA Michael Mathews A A Darrin Moore AA Robert Price AA Shaun Quinn AA Todd Rose AA Sylvester Smith ABFAA Carlos Stein AA Scott Vancauwenbergh AA Edwin Villagracia AA Albert Williams AA Roger Williams AA Paul Wuellner AR Michael Evans AR Renato Guevara AR Gerardo Morin 257 ,ii fr » «. LTJG Dave W. Castle ; Asst. First Lieutenant m — ' M CW02 Dave J. Fannon Ship ' s Bosun BMCS(SW) Malone S. Jones Deck Dept. LCPO 1 OEPARTMENTh BM3 Jeff McElhannon BM3 Darin Walters BM3 Larry Werner SN Mark Biggs SN Christopher Bouju SN Paul Clenienl 1ST SR Raymond Hill SR Richard Hobson SR James Smith SR Broderick Woods Division BMC Finley Johnson BMl Venancio Fernandez BM2 Thomas Chapman BM2 Daniel Goetz BM3 Stacv Casas « I BM3 Mark Shropshire BM3 Frank Wallace SN Andrew Beasley SN Darrel Bobbin BMSN Ernest Breedlove 263 r :nd BMSN Bryon Johnson SN Ruben Luckey SN Orlando Rivera SN Douglas Vanvelduizen BMSN Anthony Weldon 264 2ND SR Douglas Dunlap SA Michael Matlock SA Ronald Ray SA Robert Russell 265 BMSA Dale Ezell SA Jeffrey Herbert SA Russell Tipton SR Roy Kuykendall 267 268 4TH SN Shawn Cole BMSN Richard Gasparri SN Joseph Gray SN Robert Hayes SN Robert Marler HN David Rodriguez BMSN Gary Weels BMSN Matthew Wells SA Kenneth Johnson SA Vincent Johnson SA Donald Poth SA Raymond Murphy SA Edward Nash SA David Ross SA Ronald Wells 269 A N ' i! ?? ' ' ' ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT . . .i Capt. Charles M. Tuck Chief Engineer Keeping FORRESTAL battle ready at all times is a momentous task and requires momentous effort. Engineering Department stood ready to meet that task during the North Arabian Sea deployment.. Approximately 500 men strong. Engineering is divided into four major groups, each being assigned a different area of responsibility, These four separate groups work together towards one goal: keeping FORRESTAL " first in defense " . One major area of concern during FID ' s deployment was keeping the crew as comfortable as possible. Cool was the rule. In addition 1 1 maintaining air conditioning and refrigeration, Auxiliaries also has th : responsibility for heating systems, emergency power, steering system i and liberty boats. These liberty boats weren ' t needed the first three months of deploj menl and some men became restless. They needed to see a light at tj end of the tunnel. And thanks to Electrical Division, there were plent of lights to be seen. E-Division also provided FORRESTAL with vita communication equipment, such as telephones, sound-powered phono and alarm warning systems. Repair Division also provided vital systems to the crew. Maintain ing firefighting equipment, the CHT system, and all aspects of damag control is R-Division " s responsibility and they are quite simply the bes in the fleet. The vital function during 1988, however; was remaining haze gra] and underway. Propulsion met this challenge admirably, maintainin boilers, engines, and associated gear that kept FID on the go. All four groups contributed to a highly successful deployment anq to FORRESTAL winning the Engineering " E " and Damage Control efficiency awards in 1988. This teamwork is what keeps Engineering Department strong and FORRESTAL the fleet ' s finest carrier. I LCDR Richard F. Burna MPA LCDR William E. Woods Auxiliary Officer f: J " ' 1 M. M LT John A. Kunert DCA LT Philip V. Desotto Electrical Officer . Keeping FID on the GO! MMl Armando Rosete ENl Stanlev Winder MM2 James Bradbury EM2 Nathaniel Bryant u V EN2 Fredrick Davis MM2 Harroid Dean MIV12 Brian Dewitt MM2 Daryl Phipps MM2 Chris Riordan MM2 Dean Smith MM2 James Wilson MM3 Donald Signer EN3 Michael Chwaszczewsk EN3 William Hodge MM3 Lloyd Hughes 274 MM3 Chris Johnson MM3 Paul Kinzler EN3 Richard Klemm MIVI3 Bryan MacKinnon MM3 Danilo Mon MM3 Christopher Nichols MM 3 David Niles MM3 John Otto MM3 Kevin Roussel MM3 David Seitz MM3 Jeff Shullaw EN 3 Robert Wishar MM3 Robert Woostock MM3 Joseph Wright MM3 Scott York A-DIV MMFN Fehx Burgovne EN FN Robert Correll MMFN Roger Crews ENFN Johnn Harris 275 VDIV MM FA Chris Deckard FA Brent Edwards MMFA Michael Glover FA Raymond Harner FA David Hoepcr ENFA Donald Hunter 276 A-DIV MM FA Michael Kavalarv MM FA Charles Kitchens. Jr. FA Robert Maronge 1MFA Douelas McLellan SR Bobbv Bellamy FR Todd ' Henry SR John Jordan FR Michael Kossel SR Johnny McCracken 277 EMI Michael Newman EMI Matthew Perry ICl Andre Smith IC2 Steven Anttiia 278 E-DIV EM2 James Beasley EM2 Gerald Brown EM2 Gerald Brown 1C2 Michael Cole 1C2 Neal Danner EM2 James Goodwin EM2 Kenneth Gwin EM2 William Kimberlin EM2 Samuel McGovern EM2 Wayne Moyer EM2 Kevin Oyler EM2 Nunzio Pilotta EM2 Davie Rini EM2 Timothy Robinson IC2 Barry Scott EM3 Robert McCullen EM2 Anthony Sullivan EM2 Richard Teusaw EM2 Paul Wareing 279 r:-L) V EM3 Kevin Chamblin EM3 James Chaburka EM3 Walter Cornelius EM3 Eric Couvion EM3 Christopher Guillianis IC3 Jeff Elliott EM3 Paul Emig MM3 Luis Garcia IC3 Curran Hunter IC3 William Marbut EM3 Leonard Ohnstad EM3 Barrv Rhea EM3 Walter Weeks EM3 Daniel Dowler EM3 William Foust EM3 David Gibson IC3 Anthonv Jones IC3 Randall King EM3 Michael McSweeney EM3 William Nance )f fJ!i4 : 280 E-DIV IC3 Steven Peters I 13 Kenneth Quick I 13 Patrick Russell I 13 Samuel Seifert t:M3 Don Smith EM3 Michael Tmlle E1VI3 Robert Welch EM3 Terrencc Williams FN Obed Anderson FN William Black EM FN Alan Brewer EM FN Roger Brooks EM FN John Brown FN Darrin Caver EMFN Mark Corbin EM FN Johnny Garner FN Henrv Harrington, II EMFN Robert Hichcock FN Jeffrey Hodges EMFN William Hufford 281 i DIV EMFN Bryan Hunt FN Jason Jacobs FN Alvin James EMFN John Jerrell ICFN Paul King f nil r. FN Timothy McWilson FN Kenneth Myers FN Rodnev Newell EMFN Paul Rainvjlle ICFN Tony Reynolds v. a ICFN Basil Rowell EMFN John Tyriver FN Kevin Watson EMFN Donnie Williamson EMFA Edwin Candelaria f K VJ ' i ' f tPii i FA Monair Channer FA Rick Deckard FA Brian Filler FA Ronald Gutierrez EMFA Renny Humphrey 282 n E-DIV EM FA Tom King FA Felipe Martinez FA Charles McAtee FA Wayne Murphy FA Kirk Pilmore FA Joseph Trcmblay FA Aniado Viado FA Curtis Watson FA Michael Williams FR Mike Barnett FR Aaron Brown FR Timothy Brown FR Thomas Fulton FR Edward Henshaw FR Timothy Pellman FR Andrew Severson FR John Storey 283 BT2 Danny Jones BT2 William Mills BT2 David Olson BT2 Teofilo Palang 1 fe ) BT2 Scolt Pulliam BT2 Mitchell Rizzello BT2 Richard Thompson BT: Wilham ■eager G PM MM FN Scott Mack BTFN Jeffrey Uhler 286 BTl Thomas Drummond MMl William Gaddy ' BTl Michael Hopping BTI Harold Morgan P-FWD BTl Lerov Mull. Jr. MM! Barry Nicholas BTl Gerald Osborne MM2 Elicelio Acuavera MM2 Rodney . ' llen BT2 Gary Brooks BT2 Brixio Carmona MM2 Steven Elkin BT2 George Hurst MM2 Daniel Lorenz MM2 Michael Ravborn BT2 Sugar Ra Smith BT2 Harry Specht BT2 David Stuntz MM2 Frank Winston 288 P-FWD MM3 Robert Holmes BT3 James Hughes MM3 Herman Jefferson MM3 Mark Joiner 289 F-FWD MM3 Jeffrey Jones MM3 Kenneth Keiler. Ill B13 Stefan Lenart MM3 John Livingston MM3 James Matthews MM3 Ralph Waack BTFN Blake Austwick MMFN Jerry Benson MMFN Gregory Brock FN Ronald Cook P-FWD BTFN Jarry Dossey BTFN Gregory Dunlap MMFN Eric Frame BTFN Ronald Frantz FN Lawrence Gabaldon BTFN Robert Gallinat MMFN Kurt Glasser BTFN Richard Heaton MMFN Monty Parr BTFN David Peeples MMFN Shaun Smith BTFN Amado Tan MMFA Ernest Farmer MMFA Allen Gardner FA Todd Jackson BTFA Manuel Jamandre 291 FA Alix Nicholas BTFA Robert Ruetting BTFA Michael Ward FR Kevin Hatfield FR Richard Hunter FR Trov Jordan FR Phillip Kelle FR Lawrence Killion FR David Krueger FR Todd Leasure il I n vA;. A Li FR Duane Rossell FR Victor Smith FR Frank Stevens FR Patrick Wilson 1 i 292 BTl Frederick Potter MM2 Harold Caesar 293 - ' ■ ■ BT2 Michael Cebulski BT2 Gerald Cole MM2 Kenneth Cowen BT2 Daniel Davis BT2 Richard Derrick MM2 Richard Lee M1VI2 Rodney Morrison MM2 Lloyd Nero BT3 Edward Belski MM3 Michael Blue MM3 Scoll Drinksneader MM3 John Dichiro V ' — [ i iS " ' i P-AFT MM3 Thruman Dismuke BT3 Martin Hanc V1M3 Timothy Laudenbach MM3 Lance Laudig J MM3 Scott Luna MM3 James McClure 873 Timothy Magargle MM3 Gregory Mayer MM3 Michael O ' Brien BT3 Ronald Palmer MM3 Terrece Payton MM3 David Prentice MM3 Ronnie Richards 295 MMFN Douglas Dokey FN Mitchell Hambrick 296 ' ' ' ■• FN Paul Murray BTFN Noah Norful MM FN Donavon Pascoe _ I BTFN George Rice " 1 FN Steven Rufsholm MMFN Michael Surbrant FN Steve Tweed 297 PA FT FA Soloman Webb FR James Foley PR Albert Rollerson 298 DCl David Nuhfer MMl Larry Yarbrough DC2 Brad Chase DC2 Robert Dalrymple 299 MR2 Todd David DC2 John Haley MR2 Steven Kingsbury MR2 Matthew Lucas MR2 Crispin Ongoco HT2 Jim Stokley DC2 James Thornton 300 R DIV HT3 kerry Fry HT3 Leonard Lewis h ' kHK - y I f HT3 Jeffrey Malcomb HT3 Rodol ' fo Ramirez Sk3 William Scott MR3 Brian Wyatt SN Gerald Billingsley AN Jerrv Brown HTFN Robert Calhoun FN Aaron Castellanos HTFN Richard Castro HTFN Scott Christie FN Raymond Clark HTFN Daniel Dominquez FN Robert Harrison HTFN Gregory Hayden 301 JIV HTFN Tim Horton HTFN William Hoskins FN Michael Jansheski MRFN William Kellogg FN Ronald Murray f ' J ' l FN Daivid Ruch HTFN Scott Saul MRFN Michael Senior HTFN Brian Smith FN Darby Weaver HTFA Roger Astrum HTFA James Brekke FA William Buckley FA David Curtis 302 r " r w } R DIV HTFA Jeffrey Darby HTFA Johnny Dixon FA Paul Dixon FA Todd Gabriel MRFA Darryl Grymes FA Scott Lampert FA W. Pat ton FA John Ritter FA Jeffrey Sarradet HTFA Lee Vanaernam FR Jose Auz FR Timothy Casey FR Boyd Duckett FR Adam Wolfe 303 The overall mission of FORRESTAL ' S Operations Department is to plan, schedule and coordinate the ship ' s activities at sea while tactically employing combat assets to " fight the ship " . This includes conducting flight opera- tions, intelligence collection and combat systems direc- tion. Support activities include weather forecasting and environmental analysis, electronic systems maintenance and photographic support. The Operations Department performed splendidly under the leadership of Capt. Stephen Wood and Cdr. Robert E. Montgomery. Forty-two officers and 335 enlist- ed men manned the functional divisions of Combat Direc- tion Center (CDC), Air Operations, Carrier Intelligence, Meteorology, Electronic Material Maintenance and Ad- ministration. All rates worked together to protect the ship from air, surface and subsurface threats in the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean: Air Traffic Controllers skillfully guided aircraft to the safety of the flight deck in all weather conditions; Intelli- gence Specialists scrutinized information for tactical ad- vantage; Electronic Maintenance personnel kept all elec- tronic systems up and operating with no major casualties; and. Combat Direction personnel carefully monitored de- tection systems and aggressively employed weapon assets. The Operations Department met every deployment commitment in the highest FID tradition. We continue to stand ready to meet all operational requirements " Anywhere- Anytime " . ;)»fi«aiif ' ««iliiB viiiSW»i ' ' ' ' ' " i ' iiifflilliiWWA ' ■i ivv OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT iM jfg ' jgy- AG3 Scott Swanson AG3 Michael Watts AGAN David Carlisle AGAN Robert Murray iS : smi S3 t mii ' Mim LCDR John Rauch LCDR Jan Robertson LT Redgie Gutshall ACCS Gregory Fletcher ACC Michael Roberts ACl Daniel Baxter ACl David Brehmer ACl (AW) Virgil Bryan ACl Kenneth Carlson ACl Thomas Corrado IT V i ACl Richard Fairweather ACl (AW) Peter Van Kuren AC2 Patrick Brown AC2 Jeffrey Colley AC2 Darrell Johnson AC2 David Lombard 308 oc If AC2 Robert Miller SK3 John Brennan AC3 Fred Clark AC3 Robert Coker AC3 Dean Downie AC3 Robert GrilTin AC3 Jerry Knudsen AC3 Matthew Label AC3 Miguel Palacios AC3 Sean Phelan AC3 Ronald Rehurek AC3 Donald Stephens AC3 Joseph Vangel AC3 Tommy Zottman ACSN David Bobbitt ACSN Darrell Howell ACSN Joseph Mauro ACSN Stephen Ramirez W ADSA Richard Mercer ' II 309 iwee- ■i PH2 Warren Brunner PH2 Randy Hawk Ph2 Dannv Lee PH2 Delano Mays PH2 Kenneth Willard 310 OF PH2 Jerry Woods PH3 Joseph Buckncr PH3 Michael Haley PH3 Phillip Reed PH3 Guy Richard PHAN Craig Camerer PHAN Jay Cornelius PHAN Mclvin Farrington PHAN Lyn Myers PllAA Bradley Goodman A Todd Jones PHAA Tim Murphy PHAA Steven Schafer AR Tiniolhv McCollum 311 ftW!wrSeK?N r- i - i .- iV --.-j- " .-- » ' ' ;T ' Hfe-,- jBjijfj vp r rijJ fc»«iy».?»-7i-..-. 1- ■;.. : l.f f . RIKE OPS CDR William Washer LT Carl Bice LT Donald Kassilke LCDR Anthony Winns LT Mark Compton LTJG Roy Edwards AWC Daniel Gaffnev 1 - «! ' » t YNI Danny Hall YN2 Gregory Williams YN3 Shelby Green YNSN Marc Tragesser 312 f i1 ' .. If 151 Clifford Moore 152 Michael Alexander 1S2 Bruce Carstensen IS2 William Golding IS2 Paul Lefebvre 1S2 Lyn Millon 313 [■j -i i • " •!:■ V 1S2 Steven Titkemeyer 1S3 Gregg Cooper r.f IS3 David Crainer IS3 Michael Duhon IS3 Joseph Martin DP3 Christopher Pedigo DP3 David Sandeen SN Vane Adlesperger ISSN Kenneth Allen ISSN Harrv Bussev, II ISSN Michael Charles DMSN Michael McKellip i J Af. ., r ISAN Lawson Quinn ISAN Rodney Richardson r J, f } ISSA Corey Drummond njs;, T } . V ; ' ' 314 LT Kevin Rhodes LT George Tvree LTJG Terrance Falk CW03 John Krumland OSCM(SW) Riehard Greenwood OSC William McKee AWl Alan Goodwin OSl Ronald Hester AWl Russell Jacobus AWl Kenneth Joyner 315 OS ' R-;;i?-. Ncljv-n OS 1 ioh7 O ' Pricn AVV ' I Tiiomas Quick OSl Timothv Rilev AW2 Jeffrey May OS2 Darwin Moore OS2 David Moore 316 OPS OI OS2 David Parshall AW2 Jeffrey Pratt OS2 Brian Schreck OS2 Tom Scholles OS2 John Sharp OS2 Joseph Teague 052 Scott Weaver 053 Darren Brown 0S3 James Cannon OSS Herbert Downer OS3 Patrick Hale OS3 Brian Jones OS3 James Martin I AW3 Timothy Meyer AW3 Joey Pauley OS3 Troy Powell f ' . . if OS3 Lowell Ridenour 0S3 Kenneth Rouw 317 f ' %- ;)SSN Darren Dcvcreiix i a OSSN Sean Hanlord OSSN Matthew Hennessy OSSN Kevin Miller OSSN David Rankin OSSN Mack Tavlor y if C 4- i P OSSA Jeffrey Morse OSSA Terry Moser OSSA Timothy Wicks SR Philip Beavers SR John Calloway SR Darren Eilelman SR Harlan Graham. Jr. SR David Miner SR Monty Vikdal SR Kcnnett Washington OER Division f 5» ,» ETCS(SW| Slephcn Haubein ETC Kenneth Ames ETC Steven Anderson ETl Kevin Catron FCl James Duckworth ETl Merle Maxhimer ETl Robert Rehmel ETl David Wheeler ETl Jeffrey Wheeler ET2 James Butler ET2 Richard Klinger ET2 Randy Knickerbocker ET2(AW) Emory Martin FC2 Sam Royster 319 ■i ET3 Gary Batton fe ET3 Michael Blackslone g ET3 Gregory Brown ET3 Joseph Byler ET3 Steven Dunawa ET3 Lee Jamison ET3 Henry Johnson FC3 Thomas Marra ET3 Donald Nicholas ET3 Clay Pefferkorn ET3 Damon Powell ET3 Matthew FC3 1 -Mid 320 CW03 Wavne Miscnar ETC Floyd Ace ETC Toniniy Brown HTl James Myers ICl Johnny Roberson V h if ifl -_ n 5 ETl Marshall Varner IC2 Vernon Augustson J1 Richard Basham I T2 Kirk Cosman I T2 Tonimv Edwards i I-T2 Stephen Gnandt 1;T2 Thomas Hrvhuk IC2 He7ckiah James IC2 Enos Jones 321 ET2 Mark Stcphci ' . C2 leiric Turne IC3 Russell Aikers ET3 Brian Brooks ET3 Frederick Busteed ET3 Gary Chiswick, Sr. ET3 Allan Cook ET3 John Cosman ET3 Kevin Kelmig FC2 Larry Watson FC2 Glenn Wilson FC3 Alexander Amador FC3 Phillip Bishop OEM FC? MrUtbew Brand iCi Scon Hcnipliill FC3 Brian Hunter FC3 Dennis McGinn FC3 William Paulosk FC3 Roger Stewart FC3 Zane Vanselovv FC3 Richard Wvnn FCSN Donald Fisher FCSN Jeffrey Grazier SN Ed Vanderzee SN Donald Wright 324 OEW Division rWC John Parichuk HWI Robert Lanham EW: Dannv Childers EW2 Ronald Hall 2 Samuel Norris EW3 Samnn Dennis EW3 Charles Hodges EW3 James Jenkins EW3 Mark Jones EW3 Sean Linges EW3 Michael McCollun EW3 Arvind Nerurkar EW3 Gar Shimp EWSN Richard Edwards 325 pjfnw ■■iKi UMSl V fW -.• « ' " ii LCDR James Teague DSCS(SW) Thomas Meadows DSl Dale Ekiss DSI David Grimlev DSl Billv Leak « y- y - " A i (a DSl Edward McFadden DSl Reed Raddiffe DSl Mark Scott DS2 Mark Buttweiler DS2 Russell Cam O, .t y DS2 Mark Gregg DS2 John Gulley, Jr. 326 OED DS: Roberl Hcrbsl DS2 Lloyd Holland DS: Alan Holnian DS2 Michael Lapp DS2 Gregory Losch AX2 Duane Sheppard DS3 Jeffrey Britton DS3 David Donovan DS3 Timothy Dunn DS3 Richard Goebel. Jr. DS3 Mark Griffo r ft DS3 Carter Jones SK3 Andrew Mesarik V 1 ll K -Ji DS3 Frankie Messamore DS3 Daniel Scoles 327 DEPARTMENT % ' wS G-5 i Ml G-E f v:. CS r Cmdr. William H. Monroe Gun Boss AOAN Terry Bristol r AN Premsak Komsangtong AN Euduardo Martinez AOAN John Stokes YNSA Rickv Rucker 330 BTl James Chebctar SMI Jerry Coble MAI John Gardner AT3 Timothy Eyier 331 NiS! lorrs Helms ATI (iarv Henkel BMl Terrv Husarik MAI Carl Norwalk MM I Robtrl Srndcr MAI Robert Ullcr ABE2 Abraham Allen SH2 Reynaldo Amanle EM2 Abraham Bu ag MA2 Willis Earic GMG2 Darrell Henderson MS2 Reginal Kno AZ2 Charles Leaeh MR2 Mallhew Lucas MA2 Larry Ramos fc ' ' - .! x , 332 HH Security en: Roller Rav AD3 Dannv Carlisle V J . ABH3 George Gravbill ABH3 Rodnev Hunter ( r n - h. if ET3 John Jacobs ABF3 Raul Joglarclivilles EM3 Robert Korda MS3 Mark Newman A03 William Norton y ' w f m AT3 Lawrence Novakowski AMS3 Jeff Peters AT3 Brian Robertson 1VIM3 Darryl Wright N ' NSA Thomas Murphy 333 mm;} mm i 335 v-DIV WT3 Steven Smith VT3 Hodson While WT3 Thomas William WTSN Vincent Baile WTSN George Brice. II WTSN LesHe McNcff WTSN George Powell WTSA Dennis Durden WTSA John Hieks WTSA Michael V ' oun S m Im » r - m m M l IfA.. G-1 DIVISION N Robert Evard OAN Wavne Howerd N Mike Lev N John Marzano N Stephen Strickland AOAN Richard Thomas AR John Hasiak AR Ronald Thebeau 337 AOl Kenneth Ricci AOl Joe Waldrep AOl Napoleon Whilaker AOl Christopher White GMG2 Johnny Austin A02 Edward Hogan AO: Derek Oeser A02 Todd Sinnard A02 Paul Spagnotti ! 338 G-2 ■ 03 John Johnson • 03 Robert Keehng 339 AN Jose Moreira G-2 AOAA Carlos Caslellanos AA Scoll Finnell AOAA Clyde Harrison, III AOAA Charles Maddox AA Todd O ' Brien A Homer Perkins A Herbert Smith Timothv Weir SR Mareus Creighton SR Gary Haves SR Rodney Herbm SR Troy Kumpula SR Miehael Moroz SR Herman Sanders SR Joel Vasquez A03 Stephen Jones A03 John Kirby AN David Breakstone AN Scott Delong AN Garrett Duaan AN Scott Nicholas AN Graeme Ossorio AN Richard Williams AA Robert Galloway AA Paul Oleston G-3 7 f A I ii f f AOAA Anthony Orlowski A A Deveron Reaves AOAA James Scott AA Charles Smith. Jr. , ' R Gregory Francis 343 LTJG Edward D ' Angelo AOC(AW) Robert Stephens MMl Richard Campan% AOl William Rollins A02 Gary Coles y ♦ A02 Alphonso Mitchell A02 William Santiago em: Roger Steele A02 Carlos Vazquez EM3 Ronald Bracken } 9 • ■ MM3 John Ladnier s A03 Walter Marchcwka 344 G-4 MM3 Leo Reilly AN Marty Cooper AN Mack Dodd N Joe (ienlile AN Douglas Greene AN JefTrey Jarrelt AN Renwrick Young AOAA James Chase AA David Davis SR Donald Boyle SR Dannv Eck SR James Hooven SR Mike Kavannaugh SR John Mavc SR Wyndell Miller 345 GMGl Dan Fcdnc TMl James Pickett AOl Christopher Salmons AOl Warren Smith GMG3 Brvan Abee GMG3 Brian Bordelon TM3 KelK Gregory GMG3 Jeffrey Role TM3 Matthew Smith GMGSN Jefferson Broadv GMGSN Trent Collins GMGSN Nicholas Kroliczak GMGSN Oscar Toledo GMGSA Lester Hayden GMGSA Mark Overbeck } , .¥ IT ' i fT ' i )li ii ft SR Charles Heilman SR Clyde McGill 346 I DEPARTMENT Capt. Joe W. Kinsey Supply Officer Cmdr. Fred R. Siebenschuh Stores Offi 4 Lt. Cmdr. Bruce N. Walt Asst. Supply Officer LT Thomas Watson SKCS Pascual Concepcion SKI Rov Simpler SKI Parke Stevens SK2 Leroy Johnson SK2 Douglas Baker SK: Mark Phillip SK2 Ronald Roue SK3 John Alvarado SK3 Tomas Caceres a.j 350 103 -.7 SK3 Arnold Contreams SK3 Jeff Denig SK3 Perry King SN Antonio Diaz SKSN Lowell McCluney SN Diego Martinez AKAN Anthony Morris SN Raymond Swinsick SKSA Pete Paisley AA Ronald Grennell SR Jake Hain SR Adric Kimbrough 351 i .s ' lVi ai o?l MSC Jessie Macapagal MSI Daniel Balboa MSI Robert Dandurand MSI Donald Robbins 352 S-2 if. t X MS2 James Breth IV1S2 Raymond Dean MS2 Warren Fenncr MS2 Rodrgue Frage MS2 Emmanuel Galvez y - " ■ ' ;rvir=.,r MS2 Rodger Hildebrand MS2 James Milliard MS2 Willie Johnson MS2 Timothy Renner MS2 Reginald Walker 353 MS3 William Bureli MS3 Tillman Elam MS3 Patrick Kent MS3 Larry Lott MS3 Michael Molaison MS3 Mark Newman MS3 Jeff Scott 354 ' sY i t) . K ' iiB 9 MSSA Nestor Ragadio SA David Schneider SA Michael Strickhn MSSA Derrick Young SR Matthew Aucoin P» n ir SR Calvin Boyd SR Todd Connor SR James Harrington SR Dennis Lee SR Robert Vanderslice 357 CW02 Gary Smith SHC Max Dimaya SHCS Frederick Stewart SHI Eustace Ferguson SHI Sid Watson SH2 Lewis Brooks SH2 Kenneth Castellano SH2 John Tavlor SH3 Charles Beal B hHI J W 1 - ' 1 wB| 3 L ' ' PF P 9 Nl 1 . V ' , m H HbuvB P ' - ' 1 ■ MffiJTi i till ii . V H 1 SH3 Rickey Williams SHSN Randy Birch SN Clifford Crose SN Angelo Mann 359 360 SR Robert Brown SR Ronald Coleman SR Allison Duncan SR Hector Garcia SR Richard Grace S-3 f 1 It SR Phillip Harris SR Leon Miller SR Frederick MuUins SR Christopher Pritzl SR Christopher Smith 1 SR Tre Smith SR Barry Taylor SR Curl Thompson SR l.ang Thompson SR Robert Trevino 361 362 DK3 Mark White DKSN James Blackburn SN Dwuan Boles DKSN Vincent Deluca SA George Emerson S-4 DKSA Steven While SR Mike Anderson SR David Hamilton 363 LTJG Daniel Gage MSC Amado Catubig MSC Jepson Kantala MSC Eliezer Asuncion MSI Mark Simpson f. ■ USCI 1 MS: Phillip Knous MS2 Christopher Moloney MS: Kent Prue MS2 Gar Weiss MS2 James Willett 364 aF- r MS3 Erik Geele MS3 Samuel Martin f MS3 James Matamoros MS? Jimmv Peterson - - iLK-.r j MS3 Rudv Sierra MS3 Edward Sivells MSSN Brent Bonnie MSSN Marlowe Guntang MSSN David Lafavor P MSSN Darrah Martin MSSN Eddie Semski MSSN Thomas Tomica MSSN Tommv Wiese SR David Barnhill 365 SHCM Davie Jordan AKC George Madara AKCM Robert Snow AKC Rick Beechner AKl Anthony Charles imim wnw m. ijttb ' " •JS i Okt 1 AKl Anthony Dempsey AKl Terrv Person AK: Paul Buck AK2 Bryan Brazina AK2 Rolando Hcn ique : r r- AK2 John Marshall AK2 Michael Zendarski AK3 John Cox AK.3 Jasen Crum AK3 Everett Gibson AK3 Jeffrey Moore AKAN Paul Beatty AKAN Darien Benn AN Rov Birdwell f AKAN Tracy Clark AKAN Kenneth Dorman i 367 AKAN James Gilmore AN Napoleon Golecruz AKAN Freddie Gray AKAN Micah Guillory AKAN Robert Hunter AKAN John Lindsey AKAN Craig McKinney AN David Main AKAN Mark Mathis AN Rorv Merlino AN Walter Miller AN Kevin Parker AKAN Reginald Robinson 368 S-6 AKAN Timothy Sams AKAN James Solar AN Marvin Townsend AKAN Jeffrey Verble AA Bobby Johnson AKAA Robert Karcher AA Gary Latta AKAA Joseph Leach -« AKAA Steve Threat! AA Christian Wheeler AR Robert Scharn AKAR Jeffrey Stuart 369 dp:! Ronald king DP3 Frank Loso 370 S-7 DP3 David Smith SN Daniel Bouder SN Marshall ColTes LNSN Steven Fenienella SA Pricharath Hal DPSA Kevin Wade SR Thomas Quattlebaum SR James Slaughter SR Randy Sweeting 371 .t l¥l$10l LNS Kent Sciarella two: Mark Williams SKCS Ernesto Selorio SKI Michael Gagnon SKI Jeffrey Gonzol K ' J ' . k ' l SKI Jose Santiago AB2 Ricke Rus ' sell SK2 Christopher Vassell SK3 John Lewis AN Keith Boree a w r. AN Jason Chrisman AN Lyn Edlow I 1-.X AN James Malberg AN Brian Smith ■ 373 m SKSN Ronald Soriano IfK rt AN Kevin Barnazie AA Paul Draper. Jr L K ft Wm AA David Frank AA Anthony Guiliano AA Jeffrey Hoslon AA Jeff Lyvers SA Michael Maes K lLI AA Alfidcs Nunez AA Victor Oppel AA Michael Padgett AA Mark Redler AA Curtis Snow AA Kelvin Turner SR Christian Bailey I 374 rs f f I i n JiY i» QA Division SKC Oltis McHenry MS3 Arthur Browning SK3 Roberto Gozar SK3 Trevor Tisbv an A u¥. I a AKAA Robert Myers SR Anthony Chandler SR Anthony Firestine SR Arthur Kreider S-9 SR Gregg Balling SR Ce ary Bazinski SR Steven Brant SR Timothy Crisler SR Howard Jordan SR Scott Main SR Scott Schmidt SR David Ward SR Stanles Williams 375 Parting Shots LCDR Quigley LT Smith LTJG Roy LTJG Shuhlen LTJG Aker i«? «« ff«le??» ? - ' ' " ■z ;: r- . .» • n.. Mrf? , «? •ii 5Jl ' Vf i AMHI Barney AMSl Jones AEl Oglesby AMSl Taylor AWl Ridde 378 AQ3 Kersh AQ3 Winfrey 379 AW AN Stock AWAN Taliaferro ATAA Satterlev ATAA Voorhaar AOAA Barrier ADAA Fleming HM Fulk AOAN Knighl AEAA Motley ATAN Schremp AKAA Thomas PNSR Holcomb 381 " !; ' jfi« I C f [ A N b ■ X _ -- = - - - ■ -r- - jr r- ' - ■V PORIU6 " -»_- ■ C v V , Km w ■. ... 1 • U f i I -v •■■ " ' o p rC ■•. :i i if U.N ION ; V I E " " ROS5lYSkAY ( SOVEtSKAYA I N CLUB V BENO 8 :ation JIw I W 4MA.- ' - i--. . -i il , " Senior CAG " CAPTAIN PATRICK C. HAUERT Caplain Patrick C. Hauert. a native of Kankakee. Illinois, was born 6 November 1941. in Peolone. Illinois. He graduated from Herscher High School in 1959 and received a BS degree in .lunc 1964 from Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose Hul- man Institute of Technology) Terre Haute, Indiana. Following basic Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) training at NAS Pensacola. Florida, he reported to Heavy Attack Squadron ON F TWO THREE (VAH- 123) in November 1964 at NAS Whidbey Island. Washington, for training as a bom- bardier navigator in the A-3B Skywarrior. He reported to Heavy Attack Squadron FOUR (VAH-4) and made two com- bat deployments onboard USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14). Capt. Hauert " s subsequent tours included assignments to Staff. CINCPACFLT. Pearl Harbor; Attack Squadron ONE TWO EIGHT (VA-1 28): Attack Squadron ONE ONE FIVE (VA-1 15) deployed in USS .MIDWAY; Naval Postgraduate School. Monterey. California; Attack Squadron ONE FOUR FIVE (VA-1 45); and Staff, Commander. Operational Test and Evaluation Force. Norfolk. In 1979. Capt. Hauert reported as Executive Officer of Attack Squadron NINE FIVE (VA-95) deployed with Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-1 1 ) onboard USS AMERICA (CV- 66). He assumed command of the " Green Lizards " in August 1980. In March 1983. Capt. Hauert joined USS CORAL SEA as Air Operations Officer. Capt. Hauert returned to NAS Whidbey Island in Janu- ary 1 984 to a.ssume command of Attack Squadron ON E TWO EIGHT (VA-1 28). Eighteen months later, he was ordered to Washington, DC. for duty in OPN AV as theOP-05 STRIKE ASUW Plans Officer and Program Coordinator. Capt. Flauerl assumed command of Carrier Air Wing SIX on 29 May 1987. Capt. Hauert has accumulated over 4300 flight hours, 940 carrier landings and 390 combat missions. POWER PROJECTION FLEET DEFENSE CARRIER AIR WING SIX AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING ANTI- SUBMARINE WARFARE " Junior CAG " COMMANDER TERRANCE L. HIGHTOWER Commander Terrance L. Hightower was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised throughout the United States before settling in Palmetto, Florida. He attended the University of South Florida and graduated in June 1968 with a degree in Political Science. After entering the Navy as an Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate, he was commissioned in September 1 968 and was designat- ed a Naval Aviator in March 1970 in Kingsville, Texas. In 1979 he received his Master ' s Degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine Uni- versity. Cmdr. Hightower reported to Carrier Air Wing SIX in June 1987. He has accumulated over 4000 flight hours, 800 carrier landings and 300 combat missions in Southeast Asia. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, an Individual and tion Medal with Combat " V " , Navy Achievement Medal and other unit awards and citations. Command Master Chief AFCM(AW) MICHAEL H. JONES Master Chief Michael H. Jones, a native of Beloit, Wisconsin, was born 13 March 1945,inAppleton, Wisconsin. He graduated from Beloit Memori- al High in June 1964 and received an Associate degree in June 1974 from Florida Junior College. Master Chief Jones joined Carrier Air Wing SIX in July 1987. His awards include Navy Commendation Medal (2 Awards); six Good Conduct Medals; Navy Expeditionary Medal; Sea Service deployment rib- bon; National Defense Service Medal; and numerous other unit citations and commendations. SEARCH AND ELECTRONIC COUNTER RESCUE MEASURES ' POINT IT OUT WE ' LL TAKE IT OUT " WAR-AT-SEA AIR SUPERIORITY VW-6 LCDR Larrv Carpenter LCDR Steve Clarke LCDR Maurice Kophamer LCDR Terr Shreiner LCDR Donald Strohnie er LT Bruce Boswell LT William Flynn AMSC Marvin Sanders AKI Gerald Miller 01 Ronald Sharp YN2 JelTry Bernard AME2 Anthonv Green AN Hrik Born VNSN Floyd Timnions AA Cartel Williamson YNSA Steven Wolthuis 387 (? a.fd T, LeiiQc iMuuuion, I w riM r-fi KJrM ' i ' AvasHioitimisiiioned On 1 June union v uoii,sci Puini, Rhode Island. Prcsentiy home-bused ai Naval 1 icld, f lotida, Ihe squadron mission remains to provide an organic fc;ithcj airborne force dedicated to counter ihe enem_ submarine " " ' • " " •■ ■ ' - ' ' carrier based ASW aircraft utilizing a general purpose digital ' " ■ " " f ' -- advanced acoustic data processor and non-acoustic sensors, the Viking ' s lour man crew is able to search lai j iin areas for manv hoursfThc Vikings extensive ASW and ocean surveillance capabilTtics enhance the carrier task force ' s abilit v to defend against all threats iit sea. If required Ihe S-3A can employ numerous weapons including torpedoes, mines and depth bombs to achie c the mission. C ' ommandcrG. T. Lennon, .Jr.. is the 27th Commanding Officer of the S-2iiGnni- Z ' tT.s. A nalivc of Columbus. Ohio, Cindr. lennon attcndexi Ohio .State University. A !«lROIC member, he obtained his bachelor of .science degree in 1971. Upon graduation ;;()m ()Sli, Cmdr. Lennon wa ' S edTiimissioned a Naval Officer. GamWer Executive Offi- |r,X )mmaMder Michael .f. Green, is a 1969 graduate of Chico Slate University From timbndge Spnngs, Pennsylvania, he earned his BS in 1970 and entered the Aviation Olticer Candidates School in Pcnsacola, Florida where he received his commission. -28 LCDR Steven Crime LCDR Jack Paulis LCDR Glenn PiUman LCDR Matthew Tuohv LCDR Walter Wells LT Peter Bernard LT John Bullock LT Myron Crouch LT Jay Chesnul LT Mark Ehlers LT Joseph Fletcher LT Thomas Garrison LT Jeffrey Gi LT Steven Hucthen 390 LT Mark Jackson LT Michael Lowe LT William Morrison LT Jan Myers LT Gregory Olson LT Patrick Quigley LT Roger Sanford LT Richard Si. John LT Eric Todd LT John Weires LT Jcffre ■oung LTJG Rick Benlley VS-28 391 -3-28 LTJG Jetlrey Bros ns eigcr LTJG Frederick Cramer LTJG Karl Greene L TJG ken Jacobsen LTJG Benjamin Jones LTJG Gregorv Rand LTJG John Roclcw ell LTJG Robert Slammer ENS Michael Murphy C O: Robert Skipper AVCM Seth Holman AECS William Rotundo AMCS John Williams AMSC Dennis Barr 392 VS-28 AEC Gary Brown AXC Kenneth Carlisle AOC David Curlee AWC Robert Donaldson AMSC Gary Gassert YNC Rudy Simon AMHC Jack West ADI Dante Bacolor YNI Robert Bardroff AMHI Thomas Carter NCI William Fields AOl John Gray PR I Bradley Hanna ADI Gregory Hardy ADI Wade Hughes :; 28 394 ADl Harris Johnson ATI Steven Keith ADl Remi Lachance AOl Dennis Moran PNl David Mullinix ADl Collin O ' Hara ADl Johnnv Perez ADl William Perkins AEl Dudley Reynolds AW ' l Randall Seheuerman AZl Kurtz Walton AWl Craig Webb AWl Thomas Weber ATI Jaek Wilson AM El William Wilson AMS: William Brooks AT2 Randall Brummer AT2 James Cook PR2 Richard Cook AMS2 Alan Cunningham AiMS2 Peter Eargle AT2 Jimm Folks AK2 Tim Holland AD2 Timoihv Houlahan AX2 Jerome Huston AME2 Ralph Isaacs VS-28 MS2 James Johnson AMS2 Joe Lasalle 395 V3.28 AME2 Randall Lul ' fman MS2 Dunial McKibbin A02 Thomas O ' Connor AW2 Paul O ' Donne AW2 Wendell RIpoll AW2 Melvin Routt AD2 Kenneth Samuels AK2 Terr Sterling AT2 Fred Squires AD2 Otis Sutherland AW2 Craig Thompson DK2 Donald Wolfe A02 Jerome Washington AME2 Karl Watson 396 VS-28 AW3 James Ackley PR3 Jose Ambrosio AMS3 Lewis Beauchamp AK3 Timothy Bell A03 George Betterton AD3 Robert Brackhahn A03 Harry Coram AZ3 Burnett Dozier AT3 David Fletcher AT3 Scott Gibbs YN3 Jerry Gosha HM3 Robert Hames AX3 Richard Hiltz -W AK3 Jimmie Holmes 397 VS-28 AW3 Brent Hudson AMH3 Scott Knecht AD3 Archibald Lassie AE3 Shing Law AX3 Russell Littleton MS3 Walter Leu is AD3 Gauntlett McBean AE3 Gregor Miller MS3 Brian Montfort AT3 Joseph Mullineaux 398 VS-28 AD3 Travis Smith AT3 Robert Snook AW3 James Wojlowicz AMSAN Cliristopher Baechel AN Ziad Baroody Serge Biot ADAN Paul Breitenberg AN Mikel Cipollini AN James Corbm AkAN Elmer Cortes 399 AZ2 Roberto Ramos ad: Steaplelon AD3 Alonzo Renato YN3 Royce Wilson AZ3 Robert Zupke AEAN Mark Burrell ADAN Jeffrey Curtis AN Robert Milcham AN Willie Johnson AN John Knapp ATAN John Peck AR James Cowherd AR Gary Johnson AMSAA Timothy Lindsey AEAN William McDaniel AR Thomas Kahler AA Paul Pawloski AR Neil Schenaider AEAA Kenneth Mathis Jr. AEAA Cappy Myers AOAA Richard Noakes AZAN Patrick Shay ADAN Octavus Shelton ABAN Octavio Stewart AKAN Randall Vietmever AN Chuck Walters f AXAN Irving Wilkinson AN Terry Wilhams 400 § 6ai55 VS-28 . i AA William Bonsack AA Keith Simmons AA Anthony Irvin AA Howard Gosnell AA William Admave f If r A A Lawrence Metcalf R Jon Surles AR Brett Reynolds AR Vernon Ford 401 Cmdr. Thomas C. Lang Commanding Officer ' s Biography (0 I - s College in Winona, iversitvin San Diego, Commander Thomas C. Lang, a native of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is a 1970 graduate of St. Minnesota where he received a B.A. degree in History. He later earned his MBA from Nationa ' California. Commander Lang entered Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, where he wa ' s commissioned an Ensign in June 1971. Commander Lang entered Flight Training in Pensacola and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1972. He then saw action in Southeast Asia while serving with VAW-1 1 1 Detachment Four aboard USS CORAL SEA flying the E-1 B Tracer. After serving on Staff at VAW-1 1 1, Commander Lang was once again aboard USS CORAL SEA as a member of RVAW-1 10 Detachment Two during the evacuation of Saigon and the Mayaguez incident. While serving as an instructor with VAW-1 10, he played an integral part in the transition to E-2B " s. Commander Lang then made two cruises on USS RANGER (CV-61) with VAW-1 ' 17 to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. He then reported to Staff College, and on to Commander Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington, D.C., as the VAW detailer. Commander Lang then reported to VAW-1 23 as the Administrative Officer and the Operations Department Head. While assigned to VAW- 124 aboard USS AMERICA (CV-66), he deployed to the Indian Ocean, Medi- terranean, and Vestafjord, Norway. After serving as Chief of Staff with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing Twelve, Com- mander Lang reported to the VAW- 122 " Steeljaws " , 26 March 1986 as Executive Officer. He assumed command 22 July 1987. Commander Lang has over 4000 hours in the E-2 Hawkeye and E- 1 B Tracer. Some of his decorations and awards include Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Vietnam Service Ribbon. Commander Lang was Hawkeye of the Year in 1976, and CVW-1 NFO of the Year in 1984. Commander Lang resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Terri and daughters Rachael and Robin TiAfPntv iCfeef B ff m.m ' Ki ' £ a.! 1G SQUADRON itin iJAWS Cmdr. Joseph J. Grosel -■ dl i Commander Joseph J. Grosel, o: with a Bachelor of Science degree in n ra Executive Officer ' s Biography ' ly from Cleveland, Ohio, is a 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy rations Research. Commander Grosel began pilot training at Saufley Field and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1974. His first tour of duty was with VAW-123 in USS SARATOGA (CV-60), deploying to the Mediterranean. After attending the Navy ' s Test Pilot School, Commander Grosel reported to VAW-120 as an Instructor Pilot and the E-2C Model Manager. In 1982, Commander Grosel returned to VAW-123, this time as Administrative, Safety and Maintenance Department Head. Assigned in USS AMERICA (CV-66), he deployed to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Norwegian Sea. During Commander Grosel ' s next shore assignment, he served as Head of Airborne Early Warning Systems for Commander, Opera- tional Test and Evaluation Force, Commander Grosel reported to the " STEELJAWS " and became the Executive Officer on July 22, 1987. Commander Grosel has over 4000 hours in the E-2C Hawkeye. His decorations include the National Defense Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Battle E Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation and Sea Service Ribbon. Commander Grosel resides in Chesapeake, VA with his wife Janie. AW- 122 LCDR Keith Adolphson LCDR Ralph Costanzo LCDR Thomas Post LCDR Jeffre Weddle LT Kevin Andersen LT Mark Boettcher LT John Brawford LT Patrick Dreyles LT Paul Grossgold LT Dave McNamara 404 VAW-122 LT Scolt Maxwell LT Steven Scott LT Alan Shuman LT Robert Smith LT William Smith LT Derrick Wildt LTJG Kevin Clark LTJG Gary McMahan LTJG Steven Lavoie LTJG Robert Mason 405 VAW-122 LTJG John Niehnus LTJG David Rav LTJG Stephen Schmeiser LTJG John Stubbs LTJG Christopher Sullivai ENS Kurt Schaede AFCM(AW) Edward Bell AZCM(AW) James Brown ADCS(AW) Calvin Peavy YNC(AW) Ronald Chambers AMHC(AW) Michael Curvin ADC(AW) Terrv Dawson AMSC(AW) Kimberly Grard 406 VAW-122 AEC William Hart ATC(AW) Glen Kirn ATC Gary Stephens AMSl Randy Barnck ATI Steven Carroll AEI Troy Corum ATI Dwayne Cravy AZl Waller Crowdus AD I Robert Hornby AMHl Larry Jennings AEI Calvin Jones YNI Calvin Morgan AMHl David Niehaus 407 V AW- 122 AD2 Michael Davis DK2 James Greer MS2 John Hockey Ak2 Dorn Hughes VIS2(AW) Michael Kal7 AZ2 Michael KelK AMH2 William Kyser AT2 Frederick Larson AK2 David Lee AD2 Howie Matos 408 VAW-122 AM El Robert Payton AE1(A ) Larry Smith PNl Johnny Soriano AK2 Vivtoriano Balmaceda AMS: Robert Berry l-.2 Kirk Blakmon AE2 Brian Bowman AT2 Michael Cardillo PN2 Gill Cramhead AT2 Michael Daigle 409 yAW-122 AE2 William Price AMS2(AW) Isniael Reyes AE2 David Rodrjcue? at: Paul Sfreddo YN2(AW) Earnest Sims AD2 Stephen ' et7cr AMH3 Charles Aldridge AT3 Scott Dorman AT3 Frank Fralingcr 410 AE3 Donald Gilbertso PR3 Samuel Gustatso AT3 Brian Hart AMS3 Stephen Hcckalhorn VAW-122 PR_1 Steven Jumper AMS3 John Kennedy AE3 Arthur Lee AT3 Guy Lombardozzi AME3 Leon McCray YN3 Mark Moffet AE3 Jeffrey Raines AMH3 Louis Randall HM3 Paul Read AE3 Donald Rhinehart Jr. AT3 Andrew Shirley AMS3 Shawn Skitka AMH3 Miehael Stoeekel 2 ' j 411 AW- 122 412 AT3 Monte Taylor AD3 Resse Timmons AMS3 Courtney White AE3 John Williams AN Anthony Carrell AN Randall Deleon PNSN Todd Duncan AN Todd Fiebig AN Anthony Givens AN Bryan Goodrich VAW-122 AN Robert Hays AN Brvce Jamison AKAN ' Phillip Kratz AN Kermil Lewis YNSN Johon Saxon , ' .l ADAN Jon Smith AN David Sprague AN James Suchla AMSAN Brian Terry ADAN Antonio Whitehead 413 .W-122 YNSA David Cobl ADAA Pcler Coopci AKAA Bradley Hurst AMEAA Sampson Lucas AA Colin McCahc AA Br an Reed AZAA Saul Rosenberg f AA JeflVev Tavlor ' AMSAA Dale Triplett AA Eric Willert AR Robert Adams AR Paul Allaire 414 VAW-122 AR Scott Johnson AR Robert Kinnecom AR Anthony Lowrance AR Timothy Manderbach AR Daniel Mitchell AR Blair Seotl AR Todd Smith 415 S-3A " VIKING " The S-3A Viking ' s primary mission is antisub- marine warfare. Using installed electronic components and magnetic anamoly detection, the S-3 can locate and then conduct attacks on enemy submarines. The S-3 is flown and operated by a crew of four. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 49ft Sin. Height: 22ft. 9in. Wing Span: 68ft. 8in. Weight: 26,000 lbs. 42,500 lbs. (gross) Speed: 400 kts Ceiling: 35,000 ft. Powerplant: Twin GE PF34-2 high bypass turbo fan engines. Armament: torpedoes, depth bombs, mines, rockets and missiles. 416 E-2C " HAWKEYE " The E-2C Hawkeye ' s primary mission is air defense of the fleet. Its systems capabilities allow the aircraft to conduct surface surveillance, strike control, search and rescue, air traffic control and communications re- lay. The aircraft has a crew of five. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 57ft. 7in. Height: 18ft. 4in. Wing Span: 80ft. 7in. Speed: 325 kts Ceiling: 35,400 ft Powerplant: 2 Allison T56-A-425 engines Weight: 37,678 lbs (empty) 51,569 lbs (gross) 417 3 AQ-13 SQUADRON HISTORY Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE TWO was originally designated Patrol Squadron TWENTY NINE (VP-29) flying the P-2V " Neptune " . In April 1957, at NAS North Island, California, the squad- ron was redesignated as Heavy Attack Squadron TWO (VAH-2) and transitioned to the A-3D " Skywarrior " . In April 1958, the squadron ' s homeport was changed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In November 1 968, Heavy Attack Squadron Two was redesignated as Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THIRTY TWO (VAQ- 132), assigned to Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing THIRTEEN at NAS Alameda, California. Flying EKA-3B ' s, the squadron was tasked with the dual mission of electronic countermeasures and in-flight refueling. On January 15, 1971, a new chapter in the history of VAQ-132 began as the squadron transitioned to the new EA-6B " Prowler " aircraft at NAS Whidbey Island. •«» " • V s irf Cmdr. Paul Odell, Jr. iJTmr -ommanding Offic iriaiiuci raui Odell, Jr., a native of ' .from the United States Nav il Jiiil ;: Nisval Fliglit ' VA( ) for two Mediterranean deploy- Science degree. in August 1970. Following his designation as| Cmdr. Odell completed initial toj embarked in USS INDEPENDI ments. Cmdr. Odell then proceeded to the Naval Postgraduate School, Mon- terey, Calif., where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering in March 1978. For the next two years, Cmdr. Odell embar- ked in all Pacific-based aircraft carriers as Staff Electronic Warfare Offi- cer for Commander, Carrier Group One. He completed major deploy- ments in USS MTOWAY and USS CONSTELLATION. Subsequent tours included refresher (Gaining with VAQ-129; VAQ- 135 embarked in USS KTITY HAWK and USS NIMTTZ; and gradu- ate, College of Command and Staff. Cmdr. Odell returned to VAQ-132 as Executive Officer in 1985 and assumed command in June 1987. He has flown over 2500 EA-6B hours and has made over 800 carrier arrested landings. Cmdr. Odell ' s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and other unit citations. SCORPION In April 1972, following seven months of intensive ground training and flying at NAS Whidbey Island, the squadron moved aboard USS AMERICA, homeported in Norfolk, Va. The Scorpions then departed for WEST- PAC as part of Attack Carrier Air Wing EIGHT. As the first EA-6B squadron to deploy, the VAQ-1 32 " Prowlers " flew electronic countermeasures support flights from six different aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, the first being flown on July 12, 1972 in support of USS SARATOGA. The Scorpions have deployed nine times in the squadron ' s recent history. They have embarked in the following aircraft carriers: USS INDEPENDENCE; USS CONSTELLATION; USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and USS FORRESTAL. Scorpion accomplishments during these deployments include CNO Safety Award in 1980 and 1986; " Prowler " Squadron of the Year in 1985; Battle " E " Winner in 1986; and Admiral W. Radford Award in 1986. Tn iy70. He Stained a Master ' s Degree in Business Admilistration at the versity of West Florida. He entered the Navy in September 1971 at Pensacola, Florida, as an Aviation Officer Candidate. In January 1972, he was commissioned an Ensign and received his wings at NAS Chase Field, Texas, in May 1973. Cmdr. Joslin ' s initial tours include SERGRAD Flight Instructor with VT-1 and VT-4; Instructor Training Unit, Training Air Wing Two at NAS Kingsville, Texas; and course instructor with Chief of Naval Air Training at NAS Corpus Christi. In 1979, Cmdr. Joslin received orders to VAQ-1 33 and served as Assistant Maintenance and Safety Officer. He left in May 1983 to help establish VAQ-1 39 and assumed duties as Safety and Operations Offi- cer. He has made deploymects in USS AMERICA, U SS ENTER- PRISE, USS CONSTELLATION and USS FORRESTAL. Cmdr. Joslin served as Contracts and Contract Pilot Flight Evalua- tor with Training Air Wing Six at NAS Pensacola prior to assuming duties as Executive Officer of VAQ-1 32 in June 1987. His nine personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medals. Cmdr. W. Daniel Joslin VaQ-132 420 LCDR Micheal Baker LCDR Frank Foll LCDR Marcus Mclnni;. LT Ward Becker LT Nicholas Berryman LT Jack Brinson LT Brian Broene LT Scotl Burkliolder LT Russell Farmer LT Steven Franck LT Jeffrey Graham LT John Judy LT James Leach LT David Melrose LT Scolt Orren VAQ-132 AVCM Jack Shaddy ADCS Efren Epilepsia AMCS Steven Marshall ATC Clifford Barnhouse YNC Daniel Hemrich 421 VAQ-132 ; AEC Arthur MacNicholl AMEC Larrv Messenger ATC Donald Olson AMSC Thomas Smith AMHC Morris Stadler AZC Leshell Vance ADl Rogelio Abarientos ATI Robert Asercion PNl David Coleman ADl Caslev Cormier PNl RobertDeYoung AMEl Yvan Duranleau AMEl Jeffrey Johnson AOl Ronold Kline 422 T s !«• ;« n fn A 1 VAQ-132 MH1 Glyn Lanham WIS I Jose Lara ATI David McChesney AKl Gary Mellor ATI Donald Munkres ATI Richard Nance AM HI J E Pate ADl John Pistey AEl Daniel Pitney ADl Steven Ringuette 423 VAQ-132 MSI Clayton Ward AZ2 Daniel Bailev AMS2 Mark Bronnes AT2 Steven Brown AD2 Herb Dutcher AMS2 Steven Eckert AE2 Forrest Elliot AK2 Mark Fosdal 424 AT2 James Holladay A02 Keith Hutchison AT2 William Levy AT2 George Lincoln VAQ-132 MS2 John Lincoln AK2 Mitchell Mayes PN2 Douglas Loyd AD2 John Mickolajski 425 ' W VAQ-132 AT2 Jesus Miramontes AME2 William Norris YN2 Jeffrey Phillips AK2 Timothy Rigsby AE2 Scott Roberts AMH2 Robert Roche AE2 Larry Rosenlha AD2 Spiros Skolarikis AE2 Ralph Smith AMH2 Frank Sollars 426 VAQ-132 m V r ' i 1 g 1 | cics » , | ii AMS2 Michael Ward YN2 James Williams AE2 Robert Wood at: Richard Yates AMS3 Lauro Agapito IS3 Ronald Bazzett AMS3 Jerry Berland PR3 Edward Braam AMS3 Craig Carsten AMS3 Lonell Cooper YN3 Jonathon Cragle AE3 Charles Drake AE3 Michael Eld AT3 Andre Frontain HM3 Bradley Gammons 427 VAQ-132 AK3 Jon Hemmingson AT3 William Hopkins AT3 Keith Kajanau AD3 Gary Kraft AD3 Asad Lodhi AMH3 Mark Melzer AMH3 James Nagle AMH3 Joseph Paquette AME3 Jeffrey Plucker AME3 James Pruett AE3 Richard Raygor AD3 William Sparks AD3 Scott Sperry AZ3 Mario Sunseth PR3 Jeffrey Tavlor 428 V M 09 ft Ml VAQ-132 .MV1S3 Richardson Thurston T3 John Vega AT3 Lvic Wade A03 Vi ' illiam While AT3 Daniel While AT3 David Wiltgen AN James Baker AKAN John Benner AN Denis Britain AN Willaim Crenshaw C | Vf • » h I 1 a ip fe 5= 5) l AMEAN Rich Crivellone AN Robert Galanle AN Christopher Garcia AN Eleazar Gonzalez AN Keith Jones 429 VAQ-132 AN David Laplaunt AN Arthur Noyes 430 ATAN John Selfert AN Timothy Smith AMSAN Brian Strunk AN David Verdugo AN Joseph Villani AN Daniel Wilson AEAN Raymond Wood AA Michael Anderson AMEAAA John Borella AA Michael Boyd AA Darren Clinton AA Jeff Compton AA Rodney Davis AA Thomas Denning VAQ-132 YNSA Marc Neidernian AA Edward Sharp AA Stephen Thorp AA Charles White AA Andrew Thomas AR Tyson Chase AR Timothy Clement AR Barton Fuller AR Johnson Van AR Shane Steece AR Gene Trimbur 431 HUlMUtZtfOUL I o rACK SQUADRO Attack Auadron ONE SEVEN SIX was commissioned on June 2, I9SS to fly the AD-1 " Skyraider " Irst depAye taboard U8S RANDOLPH in 1956. The Thunderbolts " were present during the Suez rrk; i| f v f,f ihf. Niraraguan turmoil of 1960 and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. ' ' ' - , „ _ Sou theast Asia onboard USS INTREPID and entered combat with a day- itjiiMtui. U0V|2 |bc deployment, the squadron received worldwide publicity when Lt , ui:,„. ...,„.. ,,g ,j up a Qonfirmed " MIG " kill and Lt. James Wiley scored a possible kill with their nearly )b«olete A-1 propHer-driven aircraft. In 1967, the squadron joined USS SARATOGA and departed the Jnited States on deployment with the A-1 ' Skyraider " . The squadron i. . ad to the Grumman A-6A " Intruder " in 1 968 at N AS Oceana, Virginia. In August 9.VA- 1 76 j ed it agoing home in USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, making five deploy- th SIXTH Fleet and participating in ntimerous readiness exercises and t enceD Ife ' t Navigati Commanding Officer The son of Lt Col. and Mrs. William E. Wc mander Word was raised in Kailua, Hawaii a University of Washington in 1969 with a Bachel( in Forest Management. He entered the Nav ' his oonunission through the Aviation OffiojSl tember the same y ear. Upon ocMnpletioh of t syllabub af Glynco, Georgia, he was desi iate b Atrrl? ! ? ' ! romThcrc he proceeded lo V A- 128 Whidbey Island, W|ishingic lor A-6 replacemcnl bombadier navigaloru ung. First lour ' ia mcnts nj|illM l! ltMin|th combat dsf f mTw ' nh VA-I G in U: ENTERPRISE; flig tructor and Navi tion Phase Head wi VA-128 and assignment to VA-1 15 deployed " «« Min VA - From Deceml r 1979 to December 1980, ... . ' ar College in N lBBpRhode Island. From " ° ' " |duly assi Ks an4 ialion Oj Pe rsgr MH a sh i n ' 1 982.J| BBns or " ' " Eg he proceeded -r at the Navl turned )fficer I of ti ' ' while Simuj Jtralion IVo " : in VA-42! OITicer. hcThu tt 3000 nieht hours and over 90 NE SEVEN SIX The " Thunderbolts " transitioned to the more complex A-6E aircraft in July 1975 and embarked in USS AMERICA. From 1975 until 1984, the " Thunderbolts " have made seven deployments with Carrier Airwing SIX aboard USS AMERICA and USS INDEPENDENCE. By 1980, they had transitioned to the greatly expanded A-6E TRAM aircraft. The squadron was put to the uU?mat »est inunediately after commencing deployment on October 15, 1983. Seven days after departing N imvginia, the squadron began eight days of continuous flight opera- tions, accumulating 350 combat nig Boii rs during the Grenada " Urgent Fury " operation. Inchopping into SIXTH Fleet, the squadron once a|H found itself in combat. On I ecember 4, aircraft from the squadron participated in the first U.S. air strWagainst heavily defended Syrian and Druse positions in Lebanon. After making one more cruise on USS H EPENDENCE, VA-176 transiUoned to USS FORRESTAL. Attack Squadron ONE SEVfll SIX consists of 39 ofTtcers and 260 enlisted personnel. The squadron m a in ta in s a complement of 12 A " TRAM " , all-weather aircraft and four KA-6D airborne tankers. i Tr- Executive Officer , The son of Mr. and Mrs. R. .Montesano, Comman( IS raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, and graduated fri ales Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vlanat " -- ent. His Tirst duty assignment was Assistant ClCQilKr in LSS ONADO where he obtained qualification has C Bindcrwas. After leaving the CORONADO, he reportjH o the Naval Air r raining Command earning his wings in Augm t Tstf3. Returning to the raining commSnd, Cmdr. Montesano sloFved as a A " ht in-iflVuctor with vT-19 in Meridian, .Mississippi until 1975 and lhaiiPlhj|)ried to V,. -42 HREE aS •eported to His next assignrhe 5 and Training ' ' deployed to % 2000 otAvhrCh Oc(%ji. D lainten. VA-I76 LCDR Lloyd Crimniinx , . . 1 " 5- rWlh . ' k4 LCDR John Gilchrist , LCDR Thomas Glover LCDR John Goldewski LCDR Jerry Manthcl LCDR Robert Slowik LT Ivars Bergs LT Thomas Dancey LT Christopher Flood LT Brian Erwin LT Eric HallberL- LT Michael Hecker LT Thomas Jones LT Wayne Lancaster LT Peter McCawlev 434 VA-176 LT Thomas Mascolo LT Barr Maxwell LT William Meir LT Robert Pirouman LT Robert Rabuse LT Scotl Roth LT Richard Bainbridge LT Edward See LTJG Elbndge Barker LTJG Dominic Braun LTJG Robert Duncan 1 T.IG Larry Egbert LTJG Kirk Harris I TJG Kevin Jackson LTJG Robert Kielbowicz 435 VA-i76 LTJG Steven Snvder ENS Phillip Munaco ENS Tonv Pulver CW02 Charles Roach AFCM Stanley Hardin ATCS Bruce Comfort AMCS Anthony Harrison AQCS Jerry McMahan AZCS(AW) Robert Swanson NCCS(AW) Larry Thompson AMHC Ronald Aitken AOC Ronald Chamblis 436 YNC Everett Coleman ADC Thomas Kennon ■ L : iE3j 1 ■ni M I .Uhrfll Jts B E - " fl rj[io.- 51 i b- Lii ' T Eb r H ' - jRi B -A ' ■thI ADC Thomas Melvin ATC Randv West AMSC Mark White AMEl Arthur Clements AMSI Terrv Critter ATI (AW) Richard Crothers AMSI George Davis AMSI Joseph Devine AMSI Donald Dobbins ADl Robert Farrell AMSI Louis Forget AEl David Gagne VA-176 AMHl David Galloway AMHC Gary Whetzal 437 VA-176 438 AKI Edward Gatrield PNl James Hammond YNI Garv Harris AQI Edward Hcrlel AQI Russell Johnson AQI Richard Kline AOI Robert McGill AMEI Patrick Maher AEI David Morningstar AOI Andrew Pfaehler AZI Jack Salome PR I Mark Sileikis AMHI Robert Smith AEI James Turcotte ADl Bruce Wagner VA-176 AK2 Tom Aldrich AT2 Joseph Balsamo 1C2 William Baker A02 Norman Broughton AD2 Randy Campbell AK2 James Crockett AK2 Eugene Dahi AT2 Adam Fathauer AQ2 John Foster PN2 Michelangelo Grillo MS2 James Kincaid PR2(AW) Richard Lowe MS2 Adell McLay AMS2 David McWain AMH2 Fred Matazzoni 439 vA-176 A02 Carl Maximovich AME2 Robert Michon AT2 Matthew Morris AME2 Robert Munson AE2 George Phelps AD2 Lloyd Planty YN2 Jerry Richardson AMH2 Mark Ricketts AD2 Ronald Ruch AZ2 David Russell AMH2 Brian Scofield AD2 Hugh Shirley 440 VA-176 A02 Michael Strieker AQ2 Royal Taylor AE2 Walter Wieland DK2 Henrv Willman AMS2 Richard Wood AD3 James Alexander AMH3 Felex Antunez AE3 Robert Barckent AMS3 John Bennoit AE3 James Barckert YN3 Kevin Buswell AT3 Patrick Cawley 441 V ' V176 AME3 A AZ3 James Madigan AE3 David Manen Raymond Monlminy ME3 Robert Mounce AT3 Jerrv Nelson AZ3 David Parne A03 Marty Parrott AD3 Dion Peffer AD3 Scott Perrins 442 VA-176 W ' ' r ijw N 1 ! — -— 1 ! — ■ t-f 1 1- _____ 1 — -H • - L.. .jaP Ik -tt- ;. -r AD3 Ramiro Quesada AE3 Darrak Scurles AMS3 Scott Sheperd AE3 Todd Shepro AT3 Jeff Slater ■ f y AK3 Charles Talbert AD3 Joe Valero AQ3 Angel Vasquez AMH3 Bobby Ward A03 Christopher Widman AQ3 Glenn Wilhelm AN Jesus Albarracin AQAN James Ashworth AN Frank Boateng ADAN William Bonilla 443 V f 176 ATAN Dennis Chapman AN Bruce Clements ASAN Scott Convery AN Albert Cornelius AN Scott Dahar AN Dan Dryer AN Andre Elliot AN Timothy Fox AN Robert Galant AEAN William Hamrick AN Michael Hottinger AN Douglas Lampron 444 VA-176 ADAN Steven Morea AOAN Mario Moreno AN Jorge Nogueira AKAN Jelfrv Pelloncn PNSN James Regale MSSN Gerge Rigsby ATAN James Schulz AN William Schultz AN Charles Seeloff AN Leon Stecher AN Douglas Stewart AKAN Sterling St. John AQAN Jack Strickland AN Aaron Varney AQAN Scott Wagoner 445 VA-176 446 AA Rodne Burk AA Matthew Dixon AA Daniel Dunkeli ADAA Paul Hotaling AA Jarett Hoy AA John Insley AEAA David Just AA Sammy knight AA Daniel Landis ADAA Stacy Lester AA Troy Naparalla AA Alexander Priebe AEAA Brian Ransom VA-176 AA Riley Russell AMSAA Robert Tyree AA Guillermo Vargas AA Jessie Wilson AA Andre Zevola AN John Demicheal AOAR Kcnyatta Easley AMSAA Carl Franz AR Brian Johnson AR Vern Johnson AKAR Phillip Oboy AOAR Devin Parrish AMHAR Jon Rader AKAR Jcrald Rooks AMSAR Edward Ross AMSAR Darrell Root 447 A6-E " INTRUDER 9! The A-6E Intruder is a carrier-borne low level attack bomber specifically designed to deliver a variety of ord nance on targets completely obscured by inclement weath- er or darkness. The A-6E can carry a weapons payload greater than any U.S. military bomber aircraft with the exception of the B-52 and B- 1 bomber. The KA-6D tanker version has a 16,000 pound refueling capability. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 54ft. 7.2in. Height: 16ft. 1.6in. Wing Span: 53ft Speed: 685 jnph sea level Ceiling: 44,600 ft Powerplant: 2 Pratt and Whitney J52-P- 8A -8B turbojet (9,300 Ibst) Weight: 25,630 lbs (empty) 60,400 lbs (gross) Pavload: 28 500-lb bombs or 10 1,000-lb bombs or 5 2,000-lb bombs 448 atiUi-KnaasFf .T!«w= aui : ■.u- ' « 4? ' »»? j »: :iff»?r j =r ' - 5 -? EA-6B " PROWLER " The EA-6B Prowler is a four seat all-weather jet de- signed specifically for use in tactical electronic warfare. The Prowler uses sensitive receivers and high power jam- mers as an effective combination to deny the enemy use of much of his radar and radio equipment. The sophisticat- ed, complex electronic systems of the EA-6B make the Prowler one of the most expensive aircraft in the Navy. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 59ft. 5.2in. Height: 16ft. 1.5in. Wing Span: 53ft. Weight: 34,581 lbs. 58,500 lbs. (gross) Speed: 660 mph sea level 477 mph cruise Ceiling: 44,600 ft. Powerplant: 2 Pratt and Whitney J52-P- 408 turbojet (11,200 Ibst.) Payload: 5 ALQ-99 Jamming Pods 449 UNSLINGER Cmdr. Kirk T. Lewis Commanding Officer | Commander Kirk Lewis was born November 20, 1948, in Taclj Japan. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in Ji 1971 with BachekjiMJgiBfcinistratillh 1 in Accounting and Ff He, Viiaii illli illll HPRkrough. the- Nw5f program. ; ffifnQ (tfour auhfijilj of Naval Personnel, Cmdfi Jit traihing ' at ' f J7d?rensaTOla. He earned his wings in the F-] Jfi-AS Chase Field and was designated a Naval Aviator in J ' " juMequent first tours included training with VA-1 22 at NAS L€...., x A -. -»,|jarked in USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43). i 1976 until June 1978, Cmdr. Lewis served as Aide and First ,. fcommander, Sea Based ASW Wings Atlantic and Commandr ' t, Carrier Group Six. He served his next tour as Assistant Navigator in U!S| " FORRESTAL (CV-59) until the summer of 1980. M From July 1980 until December 1981, he was assigned to VA-1 74 as l| placement Pilot Programmer and Assistant Operations Officer. Returning™ sea with VA-1 2 as Operations and Administrative Officer in USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), he left there in November 1984 after tv deployments. He reported to VA-1 05 as Executive Officer in May 1985 a subsequently assumed command of the squadron in March 1988. His - .: -.. :-..i.. j i a;, 4 a. (nnp. InHiviHiial award), Nav " Commendation Meda unit commendations. Gmdr. Kenneth A Richardson ecutive Officer CdWpBBBP CSffifgth A. Richardson was born in Lowell, Massac husette s. t attended the United S graduating ii i flPwith a Bachelor of Science D( Engineering Hj R mission as an Ensign. ™pr— During tn ummer of 1972, Cmdr. Richardson serve CIC Officer in USS CHARLES P. CECIL (DD 835) deploying to the Persian Gulf and ■ China Sea. He reported for flight training in August 1972 and was designated a Naval aviator in February 1974. He earned his Masters Degree of Science at the University of West Florida concurrent with flight training. First tours , included training with VA-1 74 at NAS Cecil Field and assignment to VA-46 ; embarked in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). In December 1977, he was an Instructor pilot with VT-4. Following that tour, he joined VA-8 1 as Maintenance and Administration Officer embarked in USS FORRESTAL (CV-59). Following his tour with VA-81, Cmdr. Richardson was attached to VA- 174 as Instructor Pilot and Operations Officer from 1983 until 1986. He as- sumed duties as Air Operations Officer in USS AMERICA (CV-66) until March 1988. He was promoted to his present rank in June 1986 and assumed his present position as Executive Officer, VA-1 05 in March 1988. j Cmdr. Richardson has earned the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy iJVledal with Qjjjjljil ' " " ■ " " " " ' " ' " " iSS S SyVpS Smj SSi;- ' - jimpmim; ATTACK AND TWILIGHT PURSUIT SQUADRON UNSLINGERS of Attack Squadron ONE ZERO FIVE are homeported at Naval Air Station. Cecil Field, Florida. They have four Western Pacific and eight Mediterranean deployments to their credit, including three Indian Ocean assignments and a 1983 around-the-world deployment. In June 1984, the GUNSLINGERS became the first Navy squadron to participate in the Marine Corps ' Unit Deployment Program, forward deploying to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The squadron has distinguished itself on numerous occasions in its short history: — McClusky Award in 1977 as the outstanding Attack Squadron in the U.S. Navy. — Five Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency " E " Awards. — Two CNO Aviation Safety " S " Awards. — Navy Unit Commendations for combat operations in Southeast Asia from April 1 972 to January 1 973 and partici- pating in historic six month deployment to the Western Pacific as a component of the USMC ' s Unit deployment program. Meritorious Unit Commendation for participation in Middle East Contingency Operations in 1 970. literranean ' . KENNEDY (CV 67) during 1982 Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deployment. vyXetter of Commendation (1985-1986) for a successful return to embarked operations after VA-105 was originally commisfflM jpn May 1, 1952 at NAS Cecil Field and was known as the " Mad Dogs. " Flying the venerable AD " Skyraider, " thf HBpron was decommissioned in 1959. On November 1, 1967 the present VA-105 - issioned as NAS Cecil Field, flying the new A-7A Corsair II. The GUNSLINGERS embarked on their first jiiiviit to Southeast Asia participating in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin from January to October 1969. Embarked in USS FORRESTAL (CV 59), the GUNSLINGERS have just completed their third Indian Ocean deploy- ment. Throughout its history, the GUNSLINGERS have continually strived for excellence in all areas of carrier aviation. Their outstanding operational record clearly demonstrates that VA-105 continues to be the premiere example of a fully capable, combat ready squadron able to project power and American resolve during times of war or peace anywhere in the world. The spirit of Light Attack prevails in the heart of every GUNSLINGER. LT Stephen Ericson LT Thomas King LT Gregory Loucks LT James MacKay LT Thomas Meadows LT John Pearl LT Troy Shoemaker LT Kenneth Weddington LT Steven Wilson LTJG Bill Bowling 452 1 VA-105 AECS(AW) Thomas Miller AZCS(AW) Jimmy Piehler AOCS Thomas Pike ATCS Michael Williams AMEC(AW) Michael Forman AMHC Ronnie Gipson AQC David Hodge AOC Carnell Johnson ATC(AW) Loranzia Outin ADC(AW) Charles Polston YNC Frank Reno oj j B 453 VA-i05 NCC(A ) Bruce Teplev ADC Robert Terry f AEC(AW) Edward Totherow ' DKl Toney Akins ATI (AW) Randy ' Brame ADI(AVV) Lowell Brown AMHl Johnnie Cobbs AEl(AW) Charles Curtice AMSl Clyde Doe ADl Richard Freeman AOKAW) James Harms PRl(AW) John Hoerner AEl Carlton Jackson AOI John Johnson 454 NBA AEl Jimmy Leonard YNl David Marsh PNl Kenneth Mast AOl Kenneth Maybury AMEl Essick Mays AMSI Leroy Meheula AMHl Roberto Montijo ADl(AW) Myrum Moore ATI John Patterson AMSI Edward Perry AOl Wayne Ray AMSI Rickev Richhart VA-105 AZl Carlos Rosado ADl Ricky Thompson EI James Webb PRUAW) Bill Willmeno 455 A02 Jeffrey Callands MS2 Pastor Canlas AMH2 Robert Comer AQ2 Jack Congdon AMS2 Harry Coxsome AME2 Laurence Curtis A02 Jose DelRio AD2 Tony Figueroa AMH2 Wilton Fitzpatrick AZ2(AW) Victor Funck AT2 Robin Gamble AMS2 Curtis Golden AMS2 Eddie Golliday AE2 John Hatfield AT2 Richard Hayden PN2 Montgomery Hinds AE2 James Hunter AE2 Rick Jacobs YN2 Jerrv Ludlum PR: Roger McGough A02 Keith Martin AK2 Donald Mathias A02 James Parsons VA-105 AMH2 James Pederson AE2 Robert Raizor AQ2 William Rainey AMH2 John Rocchio 457 VA 105 AE: Philip Ryan AT2 Michael Sherrow AO: Peter Sierr., AD2 Marly Taylor AD2 Robert Taylor PR: Robert Thibos A02 David Thompson A02 Paul Vanhoose AD2 Jeffrey Woods AMS3 Stanton Anderson A03 Jason Bellizzi AQ3 Fredrick Brown AMH3 Daniel Burlingham AME3 Arron Chaffin AE3 Patrick Grimes PR3 Douglas Crews AK3 Clarence Curtis AK3 Royce Daniels AT3 Jesse Deal 458 aa Pfpsw . AD3 Rcinaldo Diaz, AZ3 Anthony Dimiceli AE3 Timonlhy Fuller A03 Tommv Gattis AMS3 RavHall A03 Walter Harris AMS3 Michael Heister VIS3 Steve Hendrix AT3 Lawrence Irish AME3 Paul Jelenek AMH3 Scott Krischke AMH3 Kevin Kropfeld AZ3 Calvin Malueg AD3 Rodolfo Marcos AQ3 Earl Marshall VA-105 MS3 Mark Martin A03 Paul Miller E3 Edward Nickerson PN3 Alan Rcling 459 A03 Steven Reps AMH3 German Romero AT3 Robert Konen AD3 Brenton Rummelt AT3 David Schalkofske AD3 James Schneller AT3 Mark Sexton AE3 Jon Smith AT3 William Warf HM3 Rudoph Williford 460 IBfi VA-105 AN Lee Campbell ADAN Jerry Carter ADAN Thomas Chapa ARAN Joseph Deacon PRAN Bryan Delfo ATAN Thomas Diblasi QAN Kevin Estes AN Michael Forsblade AN Alan Fraker ADAN Daniel Galindo AMSAN Hugh Graham AN Michael Hardy AN Ronald Harms AN Phillip Hatfield AQAN David Hibbs ADAN Sean Hunt 461 •1U.S AHAN William Hutchins « ' AMSAN Jamie Jastrzemski g AN Lance Johnson AN Keith Jones ATAN Jeffre Lauerman AN Jackie Lee ' j AN Ronald Leonard • AN James Littles AOAN Shawn McCann AN Nick Magnetta AN Adonijan Malone AN Eric Mavfield 462 AEAN Bernard Mhein ADAN Timothy Miranda AN Thomas Moran AMSAN Brian Olmsted AEAN Dwayne Opdyke AOAN Augusto Paulino AEAN Frank Paulus ADAN Lawrence Pavlik AN Randall Phillips AEAN Michael Powell AN Daniel Resendez AKAN Joe Robles ADAN Wifliam Russell AMSAN Terence Sanchez AQAN Michael Sconyers AN Jonathan Smith VA-105 AN Kevin Stafford AMSAN Dale Strickland n .i ne Sutton WISW Villiams Tucker 463 AMEAN Christopher Walker AN Robert Wallace AA Russel Baker AA Joaquin Cabassa AA James Cantlon MSSA Anthony Cason YNSA David Dibble AMEAA Brian Dobyns AOAA Reginald Fulton AEAA Dwayne Henderson AMSAA Stephan Kanyid ADAA Anthony LaCasse VA-105 ; f • I AMSAA Mark Lingo AA Wayne Mann AMSAA Alan Morvin AEAA Alan Munoz PRAA Keith Nations AA Brilt Ross AMSAA Blain Scribner AA Joseph Wesley AR William Broussard YNSN Max Coonfield AR Terrence Corbetl If i rt J AR Guy Kaup AR Christopher Noonan R Daniel Painter R Devon Stewart AR Shane Summers 465 ULUS " SQUADRON HISTORY Attack Squadron THIRTY SEVEN was established as an A-7A squadron in 1966. The BULLS became operational in December 1967, first deploying aboard USS KITTY HAWK for the first half of 1969. VA-37 deployed fourteen times during their nineteen year history, ten to the Mediterranean, twice to Vietnam, twice to the Indian Ocean, once to Iwokuni, Japan and one " Around-the-World " cruise aboard USS CARL VINSON. During the squadron ' s second tour to Vietnam, the BULLS arrived on Yankee Station in May 1972 and commenced nine consecutive months of combat operations flying 2800 missions and dropping 3100 tons of ordnance while passing the 10,000 accident-free flight hour milestone. VA-37 celebrated the completion of 20,000 hours of accident-free flying during their eight month " Around-the-World " cruise before returning to Cecil Field in preparation for their deployment to Iwokuni, Japan. During this unique Marine Corps experience, the BULLS detached to Yechon, Korea, in mid-March, becoming the first Navy aircraft squadron to deploy in field conditions since World War II. In Korea, the BULLS provided coordinated air strikes for " Team Spirit 85 " alongside the Korean Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. After returning from Japan, the BULLS quickly shed their fatigues and became a part of CVW-6. The squadron then deployed in June 1986 to the Mediterranean aboard USS FORREST AL, arriving back at Cecil Field in November. During the following year and a half, the BULLS participated in nine detachments exercises. All in preparation for the squadron ' s most recent deployment to the northern portion of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran; the Mediterranean Sea, participating in freedom of navigation operations off the coast of Libya; and the North Atlantic as an integral part of Team Work Northern Wedding 1988. 466 BO! Commanding Officer Commander James Richard 0 " Hora was commissioned in October 1 968 after graduat- ing from Penn State University and Aviation Officer Candidate School. He received his wings and reported to Attack Squadron ONE SEVEN FOUR for training as a replacement pilot in A-7B Corsairs. He completed two deployments aboard USS ROOSEVELT with the " Golden Warriors " of Attack Squadron EIGHTY SEVEN. In September 1972, Cmdr. 0 " Hora returned to the " Hellrazors " of Attack Squadron ONE SEVENTY FOUR as an Instructor pilot and Landing Signal Officer and subsequent- ly reported to Carrier Air Wing THREE as Landing Signal Officer and Administration officer in USS SARATOGA. In December 1977, Cmdr. O ' Hora was assigned to the Staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, London, England, as Tactical Support Intelligence Require- ments Officer. Cmdr. O ' Hora received orders to Attack Squadron EIGHT ONE in November 1980 and reported aboard in September 1981 following Aviation Safety Officer School and Re- placement Pilot Training with Attack Squadron ONE SEVEN FOUR. During his tour with the " SUNLINERS " , he deployed to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean in USS FOR- RESTAL and served as Safety, Maintenance and Operations Officer. In April 1984, he reported to the Staff of Chief of Naval Air Training as Contracts Management Officer. In June 1985, Cmdr. O ' Hora received orders as Executive Officer of the " BULLS " of Attack Squadron THIRTY SEVEN and reported aboard in December 1985. Cmdr. O ' Hora became the Bulls 18th Commanding Officer on July 2, 1987. He has accumulated over 4000 mishap free hours and over 1000 carrier arrested landings. Executive Officer Cmdr. Jacobsen was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in January 1970 after graduating from Northeastern University and Aviation Officer Candidate School. He received his " Wings of Gold " in April 1971. He was chosen to plowback into Training Squadron TWENTY-SIX as a Sergard flight instructor in the F-9 Cougar until May 1973. Cmdr. Jacobsen received orders to the VA- 1 25 " ROUGH RIDERS " to train as a light- attack pilot in the A-7 Corsair. Upon completion of this training in November 1973, he joined the " CHAMPIONS " of VA-56 aboard USS MIDWAY homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. In July 1976, Cmdr. Jacobsen joined the " HELLRAZORS " of VA-1 74 as a flight instructor and RAG LSO for the A-7E Corsair II at Cecil Field. Jacksonville, Florida. In July 1978, Cmdr. Jacobsen was selected as Carrier Air Wing THREE Landing Sig- nal Officer in USS SARATOGA. During two cruises, he flew with both VA-1 05 " GUNSLINGERS " and VA-37 " BULLS " . In December 1980, he was screened to represent the Navy as the single annual USN student at the Royal Air Force, Advanced Staff Course in Bracknell, England. Upon suc- cessful completion of this education, he returned to the A-7E and the " BLUEHAWKS " of VA-72, in USS AMERICA, where he completed department head tours in Safety, Op- erations, and Maintenance. In April 1985, he left Jacksonville for Washington D.C. and the Office of the Naval Inspector General. In June 1987. he completed requalification in the A-7E Corsair II and rejoined the " BULLS " of VA-37 as Executive Officer. Cmdr. Jacobsen has accumulated over 3700 mishap free flight hours in Navy aircraft with more than 900 carrier arrested landings. Cmdr. James R. O ' Hora Commanding Officer Cmdr. Llyod S. Jacobsen Executive Officer BULLS 0 LCDR Clifford Haug LCDR Michael Moffatt LCDR John Noell LT Scott Anderson LT Dennis Baker LT Richard Botham LT Timothy Canoll LT Matthew Cartier LT Douglas Conley LT Charles Crooks LT Jeffery Knighl LT Duane Mallicoat LT Terrence Mulkeen 468 VA-37 LTJG Chris Call LTJG JelTrev Ward CW03 Jcrrv Carr CW02 Oscar Bonds AOCM Garv Lee AQCS Howard Hcrron AMCS Richard Horn AECS Llo d Isbell A DCS Douglas Jeffrey ATCS Charles Webb AOC Archie Allen ADC Lawrence Cress YNC Terry Hill ADC Jeffery Kirst ADC Donald Lear ADC Michael McDade ATC Gerald Walker 469 470 AMHC Phillip Whalley AEI Allan Beard AEl Billy Brown AQI David Bryan PNl Boyce Caulder AZl Ronald Clark AKl Ben Curtis AOI Sylvester Frasier NCI Clinton Gabbard AEl Jackie Gates ADl Brian Gillespie ADl John Grubbs ATI Reginald Higgins ADl Douglas Holmes ADl Jesus Hog AMSl Russell Kellar AMHI Thomas Landress ni(-- ,tKM m iBai VA-37 ADl Rodney Lehue AZl Henry McKcnzie AOl Sean Mahany PRl Lawrence Maupin AMHl Leslie Miles YNl David Mugford ABHl Jesse Murphv AMHl Donald Paschal AEl Lavelle Pinson _ PRl Ruben Reyes AMSl Javier Roman AOl Charles Setting AMEl Larrv Silva ADl Ricky Ward AMSl Billy Winser AT2 Barry Adkins AT2 Albert Aiken AMS2 Richard Brown 471 VA MS2 Tyrone Davis AMS2 Brian Diggle A02 Michael Elrod AMS2 Rov Fawley A02 Brian Finlev AD2 Michael Formiller A02 Thomas Guslin AE2 Clyde Holmes AMH2 Ronald Joslin PR2 Chris LeBlanc 472 VA-37 AE2 David Leckell YN2 Daniel McDadc AD2 Stafford Mack AE2 Gregory Maupin AME2 Fred Miller AT2 Steven Miller AQ2 Donald Moloy AZ2 Gordon Moore DK2 Christopher Moran AD2 Ricky Murray f n i. 11 ir PN2 Merle Nilsson AK2 Edgardo Obrero AD2 George Reed AK2 Kenneth Richmond AMH2 Larry Robinson AMH2 Barry Robinson 473 VA 37 AQ2 Thomas Schlierf AE2 Frank Shaw AQ2 Patrick Velazquez ' ' A02 William Wellington AMS2 Victor Williams AD3 Ely Acosta AK3 Creston Bailey AD3 John Brito A03 Mark Burskey AMH3 William Butram AE3 Daniel Cox A03 Carl Cummings A03 William Dabbs YN3 Brent Drake PN3 Jarrod Edge AE3 Marvin Goldsby HM3 Michael Greene AMS3 Jon Hanson 474 VA-37 AD3 Lyie Hartman i AME3 Russell Healhcote AMH3 Stephen Herda MS3 Alaric Kennedy w AQ3 John Kight A03 Douglas Lowe AQ3 Thomas McGuirk AMS3 Gregory McKinney AE3 Shawn Mahoney 3 Roger Moon - ■■ . " .1-5..-: T t..» •-- AV1E3 William Moore AT3 Steven Murphy A03 Michael Oakes AMS3 Rodney Osborne AE3 Adam Pardo A03 Larry Rexrode V fl . S AMH3 Randy Rice MS3 Lorenzo Roberson V 475 476 AT3 George Wilson A03 James Wojtowicz ADAN Richard Adams ADAN Thomas Bowler AOAN Joseph Burkhardl AKAN Stan Burrow PRAN Scott Childs AQAN Jade Clifford SN James Collie VA-37 AN Dennis Farmer AOAN Tommy Flores AN James Forgues AKAN Patrick Fuson AOAN Thomas Galvin f if L A A AN Michael Gillespie AZAN Jeffrey Hand AOAN David Hawkinson ADAN Kevin Helmuth AMMAN Gary Holland 477 n AMSAN John Hopkins IHpP ' fil AQAN Joseph Hopkins W!W k " -J AQAN Sean Jackson ' ' - " ■ « | H| 1 f AN Charles Johnson AZAN Richard Jones AN Albert Kelsey AKAN Andrew Kershaw ADAN Marshall Lindsey AN Blairey McCloud Fa if ' " ■ r J »!. ) ' kir ' . i l.A ' l AMSAN Steve McGregor ), AN Nelson Madamba AN Scott Manev W ' W AN Robert MIncks AMSAN Michael Mitchell ADAN David Noe AN Daniel O ' Brien ADAN Michael Oswald AOAN Craig Randle 478 QAN Stephen Resh S Michael Ross ADAN Ira Schwartz ATAN Jason ShulT AOAN Brad Strickland AMSAN Bobby Thornton SN Karl Vaughn I AA James Aills i AOAA Willam Arledge AMEAA Randall Barnett PRAA Dale Benson AA Edward Blackstone AA Scott Brooks VA-37 AMEAA Bruce Cameron AMSAA Victor Curry AA Edward Davignon 479 ATAA Stephen Deramus ' ADAA Davis Garza AEAA Leroy Goss AOAA Chad Hopper ATAA WiUiam Manlev AMSAA Richard Martin ATAA Trent Miller AA Patrick Moore AOAA Robert Morrison AMSAA John Napier AA Christopher Nash AA Eric Pope AA Christopher Smith AA Gary Tamoria AOAA Santiago Torres i AMSAA William Tow f mmmmwm immmvV 480 VA-37 AR Roosevelt Calhoun AR Russell Forren AR Randall Geddes AOAR William Greene AR Edward Johnson AR Darryl McWhorter AR William Mayhem AR David Pitts ' nrmi AR Leonard Priestly AR Lyndon Robinson AR Melvin Sagun ADAR Kenneth Sullivan AR Timothy Watkins 481 gK: « - - ' 1 482 A-7E CORSAIR D3 « The A-7E Corsair II is a light attack, close air support and interdiction aircraft. Versatile, and fast, the A-7E has served in the U.S. Navy since Vietnam. The A-7E is currently being re- placed by the F A-18 Hornet. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 46 ft 1.5in. Height: 18ft. 1.5in. Wing Span: 38ft. 9in. Weight 18,546 lbs. 42,000 lbs. (gross) Speed: 600 + kts Powerplant: TF41-A-2 (Spey) non-afterburning turbo- fan engine. Armament: The A-7E can carry more than 15,000 pounds of bombs, air to air and air to ground missiles. The A-7E is also equipped with a 20mm cannon. 483 I ... RHD RIPPERS, the proudest Fighter Squadron in the Navy, have been home bj sed on both coasts of the United giatis and have served on twenty different carriers. They have fought in both theaters of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and have been deployed to almost every area of tension in recent American , Naval hisioi y, from the Suez Crisis in the late 1950 ' s to the U.S. Marine detachment to Beirut in 1983 to this current j deployment, From the decks of the LANGLEY to the supercarriers JOHN F. KENNEDY and FORRESTAL, the | RED RtPP iRS have written the history of Carrier Aviation. Commissioned on I February 1927 at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the RED RIPPERS began flying the Curtis j F6C-3 " ayvk " , and since then have flown such great aircraft as the F6F " Hellcat " and F4U " Corsair " — mainstays j of NavM A iation in World War II; the F2H " Banshee " ; the F8 " Crusader " and the F-4 " Phantom 11 " . Since 1980, j the sqSiroi has flown the F-14A " Tomcat " , the most effective carrier launched fighter in the world. j Inifiall ' organized by a group of pilots who took the squadron logo from the label of a Gordon ' s Gin bottle, the RED RD p IrS c a rry on a Wng f " firh traH itinn T he sgnaHron has always spt the standard for hard work and excel- . lence, not o nif ' !fffflW ' iri!!W ' ' JifflVif! ' lTl yk yjimiy, iffTfiti Himiiiyiikiiuy urFfiwrarmji years of continuous service in twenty-four different fighter aircraft, over eleven different utility aircraft and on board _iwenty aircraft carriers, the RED RIPPERS carry on their legacy as the Navy ' s oldest continuously active fighter squad- )n. COMMANDING OFFICER Commander Richardson, born in Nashville, Tennessee, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and received his commission. He entered the Naval Flight Training Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1973, at the same time earning a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Systems from the University of West Florida. Cmdr. Richardson was then assigned to VFP-63 at NAS Miramar, CA., for training in the F-8J Crusader, and subse- quently assigned to the " Checkmates " of VF-211. In 1976, he completed F- 1 4 transition training at VF- 1 24, also at NAS Mira- mar. After his tour with the Checkmates in November 1977, he returned to V F- 124 as an F-14 instructor and Landing Signal Of- ficer. In January 1979, CDR Richardson was assigned as CAG LSO for CV W-9 aboard the USS CONSTELLATION. In Oc- tober 1981, he reported to the VF-33 " Starfighters " . After tours in Fighter Wing ONE and CINCLANT, he reported in June 1985 to the " Grim Reapers " of VF-101, the East Coast FRS, as Executive Officer. In December 1985, Cmdr. Richardson joined the " Red Rippers " of VF-1 1 as Executive Officer, and assumed command in July 1987. Cmdr. Richardson has accumulated over 4200 Hight hours, including 3500 in the F-14, and 1 170 arrested landings. I EXECUTIVE OFFICER Commander Kimmel, born in San Mateo, CA., graduated in the University of California at Berkeley in June 1971, re- ceiving his Bachelor ' s Degree and commission in the Navy. In August 1972, he entered the Naval Flight Training Program and was designated a Radar Intercept Officer in August 1972. After an instructor tour at VT-86 in Glynco, GA., Cmdr. Kimmel reported in July 1974 to VF-121 for training in the 1 Phantom. In October 1975, he joined the " Black Aces " of J vh-41 at NAS Oceana, VA., and transitioned into the F-14 ■ Tomcat, deploying to the Mediterranean Sea. In December 1981, he reported to the " Grim Reapers " of VF-101 as an in- structor. During this tour, he graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School " TOP GUN " . In December 1981, Cmdr. Kimmel reported to the " Jolly Rogers " of VF-84, deploying twice to the Mediterranean, and in July 1984 reported as a student to the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. After a tour in Washington, DC that included a staff billet with the DCNO for Air Warfare, he re- turned to VF-101 in 1987 for refresher training. Cmdr. Kimmel became Executive Officer of the RED RIPPERS in July 1987, and has accumulated over 2600 flight hours and 500 traps to date. LT Amir Khoshbin LT Leif Lagergren LT Leo MacKay LT Stephen Morrison VF-11 LT Walter Reep LT Mark Russ LT Chuck Smith LT John Stoneham LTJG David Asjes LTJG Thomas Brown ENS Mark Goodale AFCS Terry Chambers 487 AMHC William Kimbell AQCS William Noel AZC Siong Closson YNC Ronald Gregory AMEC Bertram Hubbard AOI Gary Cannell AZl Dennis Cannon NCI Steve Cannon OSl John Carey AOI Frank Ellis AMEl Samuel Fulp ATI William Garnett AMSl Jim Grau AEI Kenneth Green AD I Jeffrey Griffin 489 Vi 490 AOl Jeff Porter PR I John Sutherland AQl John Truitt AEl Curtis Tucker AMS2 Michael Alldread VF- DK2 James Bishop ad: Keith Cook AT2 William Cook AD2 James Currington AME2 Stacv Dain 491 492 AMH3 Gary Hall AME3 Michael Mainville AQ3 Donald Manseau AK3 Rafael Medina AMS3 Mark Mengel 493 Vf- AMS3 Anthony Shealy AZ3 Arturo Valdez YN3 Kermit Westfall 494 AK3 Matthew Westrup AQAN Derick Adams AKAN William Anthony ADAN Richard Bachman, Jr. AN Joseph Bohn ADAN Steven Booth WiM I S . H 1 IH ' HjBVi 1 ■ M 8 WA W oJ ATAN Patrick Kline AOAN Frank Legrand t AZAN Kris Lengel f AN Sean Lightfoot AN Steve Marshall AN Paul Mayes AN Keith Morris ATAN Paul Murphy ATAN Jack Miesen _ - = ■15 " ■ ■% d feffff 4 i ■ft l i iSEl 496 VF-11 497 VF-Il t a i_-n ADAA James Coss AA Wayne Dotson AA Larry Feichlenbiner AEAA Kenneth Graham AOAA John Housand AOAA James Irby AA Tyrone Matthews AA Max Occena meUUJ i V M 9 M WM M jM iSl 3sSfe - Wfi | i 5 " Wb H IEj ' wiM K H B ' pl ■ ' ■x ' ' iHSSfl fW ' 1 498 AMHAA James Petro AMSAA James Randall 499 -V--7 ' ••- • ' 7 v-- ' , ' •1 VF-31 TOMCAI TERS SQUADRON HISTORY The ■ ' Tonicallcrs " talc begins early in the annals ol " naval aviation hislorv with the commissioning of VF - 1 B on 1 July 1935. This ranks them as the second oldest fighter squadron of an_ t pe now operating in the U.S. Navy. After three name rcdesignations and fi ' ve aircraft transitions, the squadron was designated VF- 31 on 7 August 1948. In 1949, VF-31 transitioned to its first jet aircraft, the F9F Panther. Since then, the •Tomcatters " " have flown four different jet fighters, including the F2H Banshee. F3H Demon. F-4.1 Phantom, and currently the F-I4A Tomcat. VF-31 has Hown from the decks of four carriers: LS.S I.EVTF. (CV-32). L SS S.AR.A TOG.A (CV-60), USS JOHN F. KENNEDN (CV-67), and USS FORRES! AI. (rV-59). The Tomcatters 24 years with the USS SARATOGA from 1956 to 1980 still stands as the longest squadron ship association The " Tomcatters " have consistently been on the scene around the world, wherever and whenever duty may call. The squadron has been involved in 28 major deployments since 1950. These deployments have taken the " Tomcatters " , to the four corners of the globe. VF-31 is one of the few fighter squadrons that can claim " MIG kills " in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. The " Tomcatters " were also involved in the Lebanon C risis in 1984. flying more than 40 TARPS photo reconnaissance missions over hostile territory. In its forty years, VF-31 has received many unit awards for superior performance The awards include the Navy Unit Commendation, the Golden Anchor Award. Aviation Safet Award, the C NO Safety .Award, the Fox One Award, the Battle " F " and the coveted Clifton Award, which recognizes the number one fighter squadron in the U.S. Navy. In 1983. VF-31 was recognized for surpassing seven years of accident free flying. During that period, the " Tomcatters " flew more than 25,000 hours and accumulated over 8000 carrier arrested landings without an accident. j ■C ' y SS; ' . ' •- ' V.1 LCDR Richard Collier LCDR Carl Gull LCDR Gu) Purser LCDR George Sisterhen LCDR Peler Williams 502 LT Paul Linnell LT Michael McCracken LT Alan Mitchell LT Leonard Olson LT John Price LT Joel Sewell LT Frank Shaffer LT Kurt Weltv LTJG Robert Baker LTJG Bryan Van Reesema LTJG Christopher Caron LTJG David Frie LTJG Paul Nyul LTJG Donald Shuey ENS Leo Legidakes VF-31 503 CW02 John LHeureux CW02 Clavin Rasco AVCM Herman Brumblcv AECS Brett Abernathv AQCS Manuel Bernard AECS Roger Edmondson AMCS Ray Sanlee AMSC Daniel Brown AEC Donald Buzard ADC Oliver Corlum AZC Dan Curry AOC James McMaster YNC Robin Robertson AEl Edmond Barnes PN I Raymond Bigelow 504 1 .mi VF-31 ADI Brian Bloodworth ADl John Boggs ADI William Boyer AMSl Stanley Bulkley ATI Gregory Davis OI Patrick Dempsey DI David Ferreira MH1 David Gray 1E1 Michal Gray ABl Wayne Groover Nl Elbert Holder DKl Eduardo Jaranilla AM El Daniel Klooster AK2 William Long ADI Steven Maxvill 505 ATC Richard Basam AA John Fredrickson AMEl Michael Mcrwin AMSl Billie Morgan AMSl Robert Morrison NCI Dennis Payne AMSl Gregory Reep AZl Raymond Roop AOl Thomas Wadleigh PHI Robert Wil ert AE2 Dennis Bradley AQ2 Patrick Browner AT2 Larry Card AE2 Virgil Craven AMH2 Mark Davis AZ2 Kevin Donati AMS2 Jeffrey Filson 506 VF-31 AQ2 Steven Johnson AD2 Elbert Jones A02 John Kintsche A02 Dale Leach AQ2 Willie Logan AD2 John Lynch PH2 Charles McGrath AQ2 Andrew Marshall AD2 Richard Martin AMS2 Gregory Neal 507 AQ2 Michael Patton AE2 William Rav AK2 Roberto Reid AD2 Carl Rice OS2 Darmie Rudisill A02 Paul Shell AD2 Kevin Shondel AT2 Paul Stevens HM3 Dale Tavlor AT3 Jeffrey fidd lfU%f AQ3 Jeffry Waldon A02 Robert Williams ♦ 508 VF-31 A03 Samuel Anderson AME3 Daniel Bailor AMS3 Henry Berryhill AME3 Mark Blose AME3 Jeffrey Borneman ■i 1 y SP ' , A03 Anthony Brock AE3 James Bvnoe MS3 Richard ' Casillas AT3 John Camnialleri AT3 James Eichman AT3 Timothy Eyler A03 James Flynn AMS3 Leonard Gaboriault AT3 Markwin Galdo AE3 James Hammel AMH3 Christopher Haring 509 AMS3 James Minnick AQ3 Candido Mohedano A03 Michael Monlemayor YN3 Billy Moore A03 Gerald Mullican AMH3 Robert Pender AE3 Robert Ralston PH3 Eric Riccard A03 Alfredo Rodriguez AZ3 Francisco Rodriguez VF-31 AME3 Michael Shaw PH3 Robert Taylor AT3 David Townsend AD3 Casey Watkins AT3 Robert Willmon A03 Brian Wit AMSAN Jeffrey Blaher AMSAN Bryan Boyer AMSAN Tony Carter AMSAN Barry Coyle f if L PHAN Mark Crandall 511 PHAN Michael Dagenhart AN Dennis Domerslad ATAN Thomas Ferguson [ AMSAN James Hurr ADAN Derek Jackson AQAN Jeffrey Knote AMEAN Darrell McKnight AEAN Rick Mason AN Kenneth Opheim AEAN Daniel Ringlein AN Jason Roth ATAN Danny Thompson AN Robert Whispel 512 VF-31 . AMEAA Corey Barnedl " l AA William Birjkovff " ■ AA Jacob Brintle AZAA Charles Clark AOAA Kevin Comfort ATAN George Dewees AMEAA Harry Donaghy ATAA Jeorge Fackler AQAA Robert Fitzpatrick AMHAA Steven Gillespie ATAA Shannon McCluney AMHAA Jeffrey Mayfield AMEAA John Monninger PHAA William Moya AMHAA Clinton Nixon 513 AA Timothy Owens AKAN Robert Pearce AA Dennis Rhyner AMHAA Todd Saltsman AR David Berhow AR Matthew Brabson AR James Cowherd AR Lloyd Erickson AR Russell Johnson AR Thomas Kohler r AR Edwin Lightfoot AR Randolph Mclntyre 514 VF-31 AR Aaron Martinez AR Brian Moore AR Brvan Phillips AR Jeffrey Ponchillia AR Leonard Przybys AR David Ridge AR Tracev Robinson AR Robert Schroll AR Darrell Smith AR Lowell Spears AR Darren Stahl AR Daniel Thompson AR Thomas Trignani AR Rodney Walters 515 " Top Gun " F-14 TOMCAT The F-14 ' s primary mission is to attack and destroy multiple airborne targets in any weather condition and at night. The sleek fighter is a twin-engine, variable-sweep wing aircraft capable of flying at twice the speed of sound. The F-14 ' s weapons systems is capable of tracking 24 tar- gets and the aircraft carries a mixture of air intercept mis- siles, rockets and bombs. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 62 ft. 9 in. Height: 16 ft. Wing Span: 64.1 ft. Weight: 40,100 lbs (empty) 62,260 lbs. (gross) Speed: Mach 2 + Ceiling: Above 50,000 ft. Powerplant: 2 Pratt and Whitney TF-30-P- 414A (20,000 lb. each max. after burner) Armament: 6 PHOENIX 4 SPARROW 4 SIDEWINDER 120mm VULCAN Cannon In January 1984, the Navy had 410 F-14 " Tomcats " in its inventory with 56 more funded but not delivered 516 1 actical Air Jveconnaissance Executive Officer ' s Biography Commander Richard W. Strickler hails Worland, Wyoming. He attended the Univcrsii Wyoming and graduated in 1971. In 1972, hi commissioned through the Aviation OificeT Cam Program and received his wings in November fCmdr. Strickler reported to NAS Jacksoff Hdrida, as a Search and Rescue pilot flying in the 1 If and SH-2D. In 1975, he reported to 1 0, NAS Whiting Field, Florida, as a T-28 tor pilot. ] In 1977, he rqwrted to HS-5 deploying to Mediterranean and Persian Gulf in USS DWIGl DyEISENHOWER. He reported tb HS-1 as an tictor pilot in 1981 and again returned to sea d |HS-7 as Maintenance and Administration I USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. During his toi [deployed to the eastern Mediterranean. In 1986, Cmdr. Strickler reported to the Chief ral Operations (OP-01) in Washington, D.C. fred as Head, Officer and Enlisted Retention In February 1988, he reported to HS-1 5 as Ex( vc Officer. y i Ti ' ■_ inal Defi iwnicndalioii .H Fenv enui ith( ling Officer ' s Biography Timothy J. Hallihan is a native of , GraduMing from the U.S. Naval I.S. in doean Engineering, his first ' was aboard USS MAKS (AFS-1) I Pacific. He reported to Pensacola for V 1973 and received his wings in Janu- :m ■ X: aMf :p ' -.i5 I four East coast •ENCE, US In recent years, HS-| [tiarVS ction and for in Jranian Afghai ' tinational Pea« CAsmba operation " Urg and Eamest Will " 01 has received many as j bboiiinl971;M ion in 1972 in wl by Hurric idalin 1982 anc ' " ' " Mediterranean ,1 for opera|iM[ Hi re- ' " operatic m Hafliihan joined HS-5 in 1974 and partici- [deplovlnents to the North Atlantic, Mediter- land Caribbean oceans aboar USS INDE- ft iC . Following jet transition training ats ' ' he reftMted to the U.S. Naval test Pilot Schod( - -J follow-on tour as Project Officor iii iM apat Itiai rest Directorate. in 19f 1, Cmdr. Halm Lto tUl fiilian Ocean an His nmt assignment DQitel pommand in W3 {Officer with C rAL. trtedtoHS-lSasl February 1988 to S.-mS • w U - ' ' «« " ■ LCDR Michael Elison LCDR John McKean LCDR John Merrill LCDR Lars Wallis LT Craig Black » LT Kenneth Bothwell LT Brian Jacobi LT Joseph King LT David Lilly LT James McGovern LT Steven Richie LT William Sweeney 520 HS-15 LT Charles York IJj LT Steven Young l.TJG Kevin Brothers ITJG Robert Conway l.TJG Thomas Fitzgerald ? LTJG Baxter Goodlv LT.IG Joseph Kimball LTJG Terry Lindberg LTJG David Williams y ENS Mark Duclos ENS Scott Preston ENS Charles Tomlin 521 CWO: Clifton Craighead AZCM(AW) Harley Brown AWCM Gary Koch AZCM(AW) Marvin Moore ADCS(AW) Joseph Arizabal YNCS(AW) Daniel Bracken AMCS(AW) Gary Harper AMCS(AW) Irvin Hendershot ADCS(AW) Robert Raiford ADCS(AW) John Albanezc AWC Richard Hansen ATC Keith Hinote AMSC(AW) AUred Hysmith PRC Clifford Leeder fOtUi J] I i 1 Li 1 522 HS-15 AZC Howard Marsh ADC(AW) Scotl Moody ATI Keith Adams AEl Robert Beckstrom AW I Mark Boulton ADl Andre Bradley AEl James Coker ADl Gordon Crowder ADl Willie Faison AKl Thomas Fitz ADl Carl Fischer AOl George Goode ATI Randall Hanson AMSl Earl Hartman 523 .(-:: -i3 524 AMHl(AW) Jerry Justice PNl John Long YNl Victor Miller III AWl Kenneth Nash AZl Fredrick Pharr AOI Arnold Riiev ADl Michael Santtner ADl Anthony Thivener AOI Gary Williamson AMSI Joseph Yearty HS-15 PR2 Keith Arndt YN2 Joe Baker AK2 Joseph Black AD2 Braidy Boen AW2 Rhetl Boudreaux HM2 Stephen Coleman AW2 James Ellis PN2 Rick Fielden AZ2 Dennis Greer AMH2 Joe Haley 525 MS2 Charles Harris AE2 John Harvey AME2 Scott Hause MS2 Clarence Jenkins MS2 Stanislaus Koviak AW2 Lawrence McNamee AE2 Robert MacMillan AZ2 Forrest Medcalf AT2 Damon Parker AW2 Caroll Patterson AE2 David Rovall AE2 Paul Rvnne 526 HS-15 . ■i 1 onai i !m 8B B 1 M Um, ajji J| ' ■• ■ " L " HV V [«« -■-.-. .1 f I AMH2 Sell A02 Jerry Shields AD2 Daryl Stamp AD2 Franklin Steinhoff MS2 Edward Sterner YN2 Rafael Torres DK2 Douglas Von Bank AT2 Eugene Wellington YN2 Victor Wiley AE2 Gene Wynn AW3 Robert Betts AW3 Jeffrey Breazeal 527 AW3 Kelly Carter AZJ Carl Charlol AW3 David Cote A03 Michael Dodge AMS3 Thomas Dutrieux AZ3 Alberto Gandulla AMS3 Benjamin Green AT3 Jeffrey Grieser AD3 Bobby Harmon AW3 David Hinojosa 528 1 i HS-15 7 %. AD3 Michael Owens AD3 John Schultz AE3 Niles Scott AME3 Steven Smith AMH3 Steven Stark AE3 Dvvayne Stone AW 3 Chet Szymecki AE3 Dwayne Taylor AMH3 Jeyakar Theodore PR3 Stephen Thompson AX3 Richard Thousand AW3 Mike Weinberg MS3 Jeff Wells 529 ADAN Francisco Amado YNSN Eddie Bulier ADAN William Cook Jr. AMSAN Andrew Deacon AWAN Peter Grant AMSAN Kerry Gros AN Milton Keys AMSAN Scott Levesque PRAN Michael Mullins AWAN Richard Reiter i .rf I I- fi?:i ' j.w- 530 i€A5 AWAN James Zobrosky ADAA James Fialkowski AMSAA Mark Fontaine AMSAA John Gallentine AEAA Steve Johnson YNSN Ernest Nicholas PNSA Eugene Posey AMSAA Russell Rogers AA Labrando Sheard AA Douglas Welchons AOAA Edward Westerman AR Hakim Abdulwasi 532 HS-15 AR James Berarducci AR Mark Berg AR Maurice Brown AR Craig Fitts AR Ronald Gough AR Charles Holbrook AR Jon Luft AR Jay McCarty AR John Marsden AR Richard Ristow AR Randy Sevelius AR Stephen Williamson 533 SH-3H " SEA KING " The SH-3H is a multi-purpose version of SH-3A and SH-3G with T58-GE-10 engines. US Navy contracts, awarded from 1971, called for conversion to increase fleet helicopter capability against submarines and low-flying enemy missiles. New ASW equipment includes light- weight sonar, active and passive sonobuoys, and magnetic anomaly detection equipment. Electronic surveillance measurement (ESM) equipment enables the SH-3H to make an important contribution to the missile defence of the fleet. Also built under license by Agusta in Italy. CHARACTERISTICS Length: 72ft Sin. Height: 16ft. lOin. Rotor Diameter 62ft. Oin. Weight 21,000 lbs. Speed: 144 kts Service Ceiling 4,480 ft. Powerplant: Two 1,044 kw (1,400 shp) General Electric T58-GE-10 turboshaft engines. Armament: Provision for 381 kg (840 lb) of we apons, in eluding homing torpedoes. 534 When You Are Gone When you ' re gone I feel so blue All I want. Is to be held by you To be held in your arms So solid and strong Held close to you Where I belong When you ' re gone I miss you so much I lie awake And long for your touch I long for you To hold me tight To keep me safe and warm Throughout the night When you ' re gone 1 wipe away a tear I feel so lonely And wish you were here I feel so afraid I feel so alone I need you with me I just want you home. — L. M. P. THANKGODITS FINISHED! " 7 October 1988 ■ ' ■: 536 They waited and waited. For over five long months wives, girlfriends, children and par- ents waited, paid the bills, took the kids to school, and mowed their lawns while their husbands, dads, brothers and friends were on FORRESTAL ' s 1 988 deployment. Finally their day had come on Oc- tober 7. The day that had seemed an eternity way back in April was upon them at last. It was a feeling like a child has on Christmas morning. Thousands of them crowded onto Naval Station Mayport ' s Charlie pier, straining for the first glimpse of the ship. Finally they saw it, the majestic FID steaming over the horizon into the harbor, the perimeter of the flight deck lined with jubilant sail- ors side-by-side in their gleaming dress whites, as they ' manned the rails " . Minutes later, the ship was being pushed over to the pier by the tugboats, and the hysteria in the crowd grew to a screaming frenzy of wives, children, girlfriends, family and friends. Finally three brows opened and the waves of white rushed into the crowd. Couples enjoyed the kiss they had dreamed of for five months. Fathers saw their children, some for the first time. Everyone basked in the Mardi Gras atmosphere, the warm Florida sun, and the joy- ful mood. 537 539 f. iSf, r -3 U ' 3, : i-.- .■1,- V - %jFt- ' " MM (? ' " »; Si . . .» " t- ' - 3J ISL, ' , J ■ . m. ' • S ,vW-1;, ' ff ■■ ' i ' ' . g iwi« ' u .-c epufted shipmate in(4n Jj illtj ii ooin -m ' STAFF AND Cruise Book Representatives AVCM Eastin AOC(AW) McBride Lt. Whitehill Supply Department AIMD EWC Johnson ABFl Neals Training Department Air Department aOI Crooks Lt.j.g. Albritton Weapons Security Communications AME2 Green BMC Klauss Decii Department DT3 McGuire Carrier Air Group SIX Lt.j.g. Kimball HS-15 ' ' Red Lions ' Dental Lt.j.g. Williams Lt.j.g. Ray VA-37 " Bulls Engineering YNl Dunlap Executive Department YNl(SW) Roddy NCC(AW) Tepley AZ2(AW) Funck COMCARGRU SIX A-105 " Gunslingers ' Lt.j.g. Kielbowicz PRl Sileikis JOl Matteson VA-176 " Thunderbolts ' Maintenance Lt. Melrose Cpl. Pennington yAQ-132 " Scorpions ' Marine Detacliment Lt.j.g. Mason HMl Dunwoody QMSN Robinson YAW -122 " Steelja}ys ' Medical Lt.j.g. Asjes NCl(AW) Cannon Navigation Lt.j.g. Edwards Operations Department RP2 Steagall VF-11 " Red Rippers ' Lt. Jennings PHAN Crandall VF-31 " Tomcatters ' Religious Ministries Lt.j.g. Brennan YNl Wine VS-28 " Gamblers ' Safety Photographers PHI Bobby Byrd PH2 Kenneth Willard PH2 Joseph Buckner J02(SW) Mark Piggott PH3 Michael Haley PHAN Lynn Myers JOSN Paul Harrison JOSN Eric Stringer AN Anthony Borges AN Monty Cooper AEl Curtis Tucker AMH2 Ronald Joslin PHAN Crandall m m Artists AMH2 Michael Jacobs DM3 Michael McKellip LISN Anthony Hand SN Don Elkins ADVISORS Directors Cmdr. T.R. Graef Lt. James E. Brooks Lt. John Whitehill PH2 D.J. Mays — Chairman — Editor — Sales Photo Editor Layout Writers Lie Kenneth Priggemeier J02 Alphonso Flint J02(SW) Mark Piggott ABE3 Dennis Jacobson LT Jim Broolcs Mr. Barry Brown — Publisher Representative JOSN Paul Harrison JOSN Eric Stringer JOSA Clay Gollobin SN Don Elkins Publisher Walsworth Publishing Company Norfolk, Virginia m--u-i A . ' -:jm Special Credits Mr. Henry E. Clouatre — Neil Orleans Photos Public Affairs Office Naval Reserve Force New Orleans — New Orleans Photos Lt.j.g. Mark Walker — Inspiration Editor ' s note: The Cruise Book Staff, Representatives and Walsworth Publishing Co. have made every attempt to identify, and spell crewmem- bers " names and photos correctly. We apologize for any errors that may have occurred. 543 I • P BF JiWB|WIJ ■ X. •trffftHmgSlTtStnSKT ' HVHSf i Photo by Trac


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