For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!

After a couple tours in Tonkin Gulf with "5" I received orders to NAS Albany.  LCDR Rich Martin was AIMD Dept head and he sent me to Work Study school at Naval Station, Norfolk for 3 months before I reported aboard (I later used that training to design the avionics shops at Key West).  I was assigned to the Avionics office for several months and then reassigned as AIMD Production Control CPO and worked in that capacity until NAS Albany closed and I was one of the last to leave.

I flew to Key West several times to meet the various shop supervisors.  I was invited to a meeting of the Key West CPOs with their commanding officer and the following discussion took place during that meeting:

CPO: Captain, we need another fishing barge.  

CO: Chief, that shouldn't be a problem as all of you have your own private boats.

CPO:  Sir, when the weather is nice it seems like that's when we work, when we're off it seems the weather is always too bad for our small boats.

CO:  Chief, that's not a problem, go fishing when the weather is good !!!!!!!!!

I formed the opinion that the place had a "country club" atmosphere so I requested and received orders to NAS Cecil Field instead.  

I would like to hear from some of the AIMD CPOs.

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