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Were you ever "ship's company" at NAS Key West? Then ship over here.

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Comment by Michael R Kellerman on May 4, 2017 at 8:21pm

After a tour with RVAH 13 (Recon) and RVAH 9 (CNI) I was transferred to NAMTD as an instructor in early 77 until I got out in late 78. I taught all of the CNI and Recon equipment both "O" and "I" level. Even taught Pilots and Rans on occasion.

Comment by Michael J. Hampton on May 4, 2017 at 1:28pm

We had our RVAH-1 reunion down in Key West this past fall.  Boy how things have changed but stayed the same over the past 35 years.  Downtown was mostly the same just at a higher cost.  We took a tour of the Boca Chica Air Station and it looked almost the same as it did when I left, as long as you looked at the surface.  The hangers didn't even have one picture of the RA5C and the barracks were almost like a condos.  Was glad to see there was at least one static bird at the main gate.  I hope we can all get together back down there again someday.

Comment by Steve Ewing on November 25, 2016 at 8:56pm

Does anyone here remember Lt Rick Ladd, QA Officer and then I believe Assistant Maintenance Officer at AIMD in the late 70s/early 80s

I found out he had passed away a few years back at the very young age of 59.

May he have fair winds and following seas on his last great deployment into eternity.

Richard Ladd Obituary



Comment by Joseph Alleman on August 7, 2016 at 12:01am

Worked AIMD KW - production control and WC 610 (??) CNI Shop from 79 till discharged in Jun 80.

Comment by Steve Ewing on February 29, 2016 at 5:06pm

I was "ship's company" at NAS Key West with AIMD from early 1979 (transferred to NAS Key West just before Heavy 12 Decommissioned) to Jan 1982.

 

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