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An RVAH-12 Photo-mate still living in the Key West Area 1 Reply

Started by Robert Cohen. Last reply by Rube Ross Dec 9, 2017.

RVAH-12 Reunion in September 8 Replies

Started by Rod Anderson. Last reply by John Provenzano Nov 1, 2017.

RVAH-12 1967 Combat Cruise 5 Replies

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Comment by tom whitaker on December 31, 2019 at 4:07pm

There's still hope for Vigi Vets:

I finished the October 2019 26.2 mile Marine Corps Marathon, my 27th since 1986 (if I haven't lost count) still wearing my gear locker RVAH-12 cap. Marine Corps support was great as usual.

A healthy 2020 to all!

 Tom Whitaker  RVAH-12 1968-1971

Comment by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on April 28, 2018 at 5:11am

Award-winning military-naval fiction writer retired Navy Chief Bob ("Nasty") Stockton (RVAH-3, RVAH-12) will be launching his ninth book, "Sea Stories" on Saturday, May 19th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the European Street Cafe', 5500 Beach Boulevard (just west of University Boulevard) in Jacksonville.

Two of the sixteen short stories have a direct link to the original Recon/Heavy Attack Wing home, NAS Sanford, Fla., "The World-Famous Jet Inn," and "Jack Morgenstern's Final Resting Place." A third story, "Semper Fi," begins on Yankee Station with RVAH-12 aboard Constellation in 1967.
Chief Stockton will be signing his new book at the 50th and final NAS Sanford/Reconnaissance and Heavy Attack Wing 50th reunion June 21 - 24 at the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 147 home on State Road 46

Comment by robert e. stewart on April 6, 2017 at 6:35pm

spent 20years be for retiring Jan 1989 from Va106. Made half of round the world cruise aboard the America with a period on Yankee Station/ Tonkin Gulf Vietnam.  I am applying for VA benefits and my rep wants me to get some on from RVAH-12 or some on that remembers me being in the AQ shop onboard the America {Apr-Sept.1970].  I've got my shellback card and cruise book but I must of missed the picture day. I left the cruise early to on emergency leave for my Dad's death and burial ,so the Squadron sent me back to Albany after leave.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on June 10, 2014 at 10:24pm

Here's a couple newsletters the Squadron sent out over the years.



Comment by Steven R. Ewing on March 24, 2014 at 4:49pm

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. ;-)

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on March 13, 2014 at 2:45pm

If anyone is trying to find a "long lost buddy" send me an email to rvahroster@gmail.com and I'll look and see if we have anything on them. I can't release their info, but I will email them (if they have a current email address on record) and let them know you're looking for them. Tell me in the email what you're willing for me to give your old shipmate for contact info (email. phone, snailmail address). Then it's up to them to try and contact you back (If they don't respond or hide even better there's nothing I can do).

Comment by Samuel Shive Jr on March 1, 2014 at 6:28pm

Hello VUPS

Comment by Gary L. Delzeith on January 20, 2013 at 1:47am

Member of RVAH-12  Mar.70-Aug 72 made Med cruise on Independence was Cook stationed to ships company and Galley in Albany NAS living in Dayton, Ohio  since 72 just retired and love riding my Harley when possible



Comment by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on June 19, 2012 at 1:14pm

I was with 12 from April 1970 through June 1971 (IOIC) when I left for CC duty in Orlando.

FR 147 Home in Sanford is having the NAS/Whale/RVAH reunion June 21 - 24. I expect mostly Sanford and Albany types there. I'm coming down from Jax. Keep the Miller Lite cold.

Comment by John Peluso on November 6, 2011 at 11:25am
Hey!!!! Small world indeed! I was checking out the photo of the plaque located at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH ... and guess what! It says William Faun lives in Dayton, and I happen to live in Englewood! I shall try to leave a message for you. John

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