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Med cruise in 69-70 on Saratoga and West package on Ranger with RVAH-1 5 Replies

Started by Rod Hildreth aka Rod Dubinsky. Last reply by John Silvio May 4, 2017.

Friends from 65 to 69 10 Replies

Started by danny conatser. Last reply by Edward Trubenbach Jun 30, 2016.


Started by Bernie Klunke. Last reply by Bernie Klunke Dec 7, 2015.

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Comment by Steve Ewing on October 12, 2016 at 12:25pm

Maybe this one?

Comment by Steve Ewing on October 12, 2016 at 11:46am

Ron Murphy asked: "
Does anyone have a good color photo of a heavy 1 AC in flight? I had a beautiful one but it has faded after 40+ years. I am getting a mural graphic made for the rear window of my SUV,"

Question: What is the minimum resolution that you need? I found this photo on the internet but I don't know if it meets the minimum resolution requirement:

Comment by Brian E DeGroff on June 14, 2015 at 5:27pm

I was in Photo line from Sept '67 till Nov '68. Was on the Big "E". Made the move from Sanford to Albany.

Comment by Marion H Rankin on May 31, 2015 at 11:32pm

Was in VAH-9, see my comments there.

Comment by Thomas James MacFarlane on May 26, 2015 at 10:00am

Joined Tigers in 75 as PECM Tech. Made Enterprise Cruise and transferred out in 77. Did tours at NADC Warminster, VP-6, VPU-1, CTW-5, VS-31 and retired while AV/Arm Division Chief at NAS Key West AIMD. Worked for Loral Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Levy County, Florida. Currently Senior Engineer at Baker's Electronics & Communications in Lake City, Florida doing public safety communications systems.

Comment by David M. Brooks on January 15, 2015 at 10:03am

Heavy 1 was my first duty station in Albany Ga. 1972-1976 we moved to Key West during the 1974 Med cruise on USS America.

Comment by Gus Villarini on December 5, 2014 at 11:03pm
My 1st duty Station In Albany, made USS Ranger WesPac in 70 & Uss Saratogas only WesPac in 72. Went back the Heavy One @ Key West , made Wespac on the Enterprise in 76. We decom in 79. Retired in 93.
Comment by Paul Kantner on December 5, 2014 at 9:22pm

Hi  ams3  west pack sara ,,, med America  ,,, jfk  north ops..  I remember Tony.. lookin for rickey martin,, an calvin larwance ..Merri xmas   to all bros. still alive  God Bless

Comment by Richard J Cyrgalis on November 14, 2014 at 11:03am

Hi guys been a member since 2011 just signed up was in RVAH-1 from 1972 -75 was on the America and the JFK left key west in oct 75 with my good friend Tony Fuda hope to her from any old friends soon Thanks Ziggy

Comment by Steve Ewing on March 24, 2014 at 4:48pm

I've put together a few ideas about how to search for that buddy we all lost contact with years ago when they or we shipped out to a new duty station or left the service..

1) Did you check here on Reccenet to see if they've "shipped over with us?  Click on Shipmates in the menu at the top of the page (or click this link: Shipmates!) and enter their first or last name in the search box and click the magnifying glass icon (or just hit the enter key on your keyboard) and you'll see any and all matching that name who are registered here on Reccenet.

I2) f you know their approximate age and where they were from or where they went after the Navy you can get leads from this website without paying them for everything they may know: http://www.intelius.com/

3) There's the "Buddy Finder" on military.com

4) I've had luck just typing the name in a websearch like google.com.

5) If you belong to facebook or an other social media site you can sometimes find folks there. Just recently I found a former Heavy 6 and 12 sailor on facebook  when I finally managed to spell his last name correctly. ;-)


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