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Comment by Gary Badger on December 6, 2013 at 8:59pm

ADJ-3 Badger RVAH-3 from 69-72 NAS Albany Ga.  Still trying to locate Cheif Bish or Cheif Bow.    Worked all over H-3  (P/C,  Maint Cont., P/P, Check Crew etc.  Got "Shit-Canned" all over the squadron.  Young & stupid I guess.  These two cheif's really helped me out.  Just would like to thank them personaly.  After USN; became teacher/counselor.  Now retired.  Had ton's of fun in Albany & nearby towns.  Really remember "flying club", "crystal lake" , "radio ranch", "radium springs" , EM club dances, and tons of other stuff.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the bad times.  If I could do it all over, I'd do it again.  Really would like to find those two Cheif's.  As "Spock" says, I hope they live long & prosper. I was the sailor who was intoxicated in Albany and stole a "taxi cab" and attempted to drive it back to the base.  Wish I could remember the Lt who came to the Albany Jail, on a Sunday afternoon and "bailed" me out.  Hey shipmates, I have a quick question.....How come my body is getting old & failing; but my brain still remembers all the NAS Albany stuff.... can anyone answer that one....badgeman4@hotmail.com

Comment by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on June 19, 2012 at 1:17pm

RVAH-3 (IOIC) from January 1964 - January 1966. Who remembers the Jet Inn?

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 Edmund A Rassler on May 6, 2011 at 10:17am
For most of my tour with "3", I was with the AQ shop swing shift.
Comment by William Samuel Schriever on March 23, 2011 at 2:36pm

ADJ3 Schriever, reporting for duty.

I was first with the Checkertails 1972-1974 then reported to Heavy 3 in 1974 as a Plane Captain. My time with the Heavy's changed my life in a big way. I was young and headed for trouble when I enlisted. I got married halfway through my 4 year hitch and remain married to this day, three kids and eleven grandchildren later. I even became a scoutmaster while I was in RVAH-3, I have a picture of the troop in front of a Vigilante that I'll post.

Comment by Richard Huss on January 11, 2011 at 12:56pm

You're right Wayne.  It was "6".  I wanted to make that cruise but needed a swap.  Decided to get out at my EAOS instead in August/September time frame. 


BUT . . . I came back in April '73 and reported to VA-174 at Cecil and stayed in the VA community in one form or another until I retired in '90.

Comment by Wayne H.Curry on December 11, 2010 at 11:39pm

The fire on the Enterprise was in 1969 when RVAH -6 was on board.Heavy -11 was on the Forestal cruise in 67-68when they had the fire,Heavy -6 was on The Ranger then.

Comment by Richard Huss on December 11, 2010 at 10:39pm
OOPS!!! My mistake! Heavy one made that WestPac on Enterprise in the first half of '68! The cruise before the fire. Heavy Eleven was on that cruise. I transferred to Twelve in mid '69 prior to getting out and just before One left for the Med on Sara.
Comment by Wayne H.Curry on December 11, 2010 at 9:02pm

Heavy six was on the Big-E in 69.

Comment by Richard Huss on December 11, 2010 at 8:40pm
Last time I talked with him, which was well over a year ago, he told me that when he retired (as an LCDR or CDR, I forget which), he reverted back to AFCM. He's now a (retired) Presbyterian minister. And yes, he was living in the Denver area at the time.

Kathryn Alexander MIGHT have more recent info about him. Her father, Ray D. Murphy, was skipper of Heavy One from '68 - '69, and Peter was his B.N. I was their P.C. on the WestPac cruise on Enterprise in '69.
Comment by Jerry Moffitt on December 11, 2010 at 4:55pm


I credit Mr. Denlea with so much good in my life.  I believe he retired as a LCDR and lives in Denver area.



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