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Comment by CDR Bryan Leese on September 15, 2018 at 1:24pm
 I am researching the IOIC system associated with the RA-5C for a dissertation. I am specifically looking at the Mediterranean deployments of the SARATOGA/RVAH-9 and AMERICA/RVAH-5 in 1967 (Six-Day War) and the JF KENNEDY/RVAH-11 and INDEPENDENCE/RVAH-14 in 1973 (Yom Kippur War). I found PHs who have worked the A/C side of the RA-5C's collection system, like Jay, but also need to talk to PH/PTs that worked in the IOIC. I am looking to understand how the afloat intelligence organization operated. I am also looking to identify the squadron intelligence officers.  Sea stories welcomed!
Thank you!
CDR Bryan Leese
National Intelligence University
757.285,6425 or 717.889.8241
Comment by Joseph Alleman on October 22, 2017 at 7:24pm

RVAH-5 40TH DECOMMISSIONING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION/REUNION - After Action Report (AAR) Attached doc captures a bit of time in the great history of the RVAH-5 reunion.RVAH-5%20Reunion%20After%20Action%20Report.docx

Comment by Joseph Alleman on July 20, 2017 at 12:05pm


Greetings to All.....

Gary Kilbride, (H5 57 - 60) has gracisouly volunteered to provide his time and equipment enabling the viewing of pictures/video while we are gathered at the Naval Air Museum.  The museum will be providing a large screen tv/monitor which Gary will be able to plug directly into.
So, for all you folks who did a much better job than I did taking and keeping pic's of your "Heavy time" and would like to share with the reunion group please send your pic's (soft copy) to Gary.  Gary's email is brigand2@aol.com
I only had a few pic's to share but I sent them to Gary......  Hopefully many of you will be able to share you memories as well.
So far we have 53 fellow Savage Son's who have signed up for the reunion.  God willing and the river don't rise most will make it.
Also, don't forget to order your reunion T shirt if you are able........
Comment by Joseph Alleman on July 12, 2017 at 9:07pm

Greetings fellow Savage Sons. I have a small announcement regarding the upcoming reunion this Sept. I've talked to several companies offering tee-shirts,etc.. trying to get a good deal / discount. The companies did not want to play without known quantities to be sold or wanting all the $$$ up front. I finally found a shop who will help support our reunion effort regardless of how few or how many are "T's" are ordered. I'm hoping for all who plan on attending to order a "T". Would be really cool for our group there at the Museum to all have the "reunion T". For whatever reason folks will not be able to attend I hope they too will consider to buy a "reunion T". Here is the link to get your custom H5 40 year Decommissioning Reunion T.http://scottees.org/thome/rvah5-reunion/

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on July 12, 2017 at 11:36am
Comment by Steven R. Ewing on July 11, 2017 at 3:26pm

Current schedule for George Geer's Funeral services are: Viewing - Friday, July 14th from 3-5pm at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola, Fl.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on July 10, 2017 at 12:14pm
It has been reported that former Savage Sons NFO/RAN, George Geer, passed away in Pensacola yesterday. George was with Heavy 5 on the last cruise on the Ranger (not sure when he reported aboard). I will attempt to keep everyone updated on services and such as the info becomes available.
Comment by Joseph Alleman on July 1, 2017 at 11:32am

Greetings to All RVAH-5 Savage Sons, Family and Friends.  Attached is the 40 yr Decommissioning/Reunion Celebration update letter for the month of June 2017.RVAH-5%20Reunion%20June%20Update.docx

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on June 1, 2017 at 5:57pm

Latest Reunion newsletter from Joe:


Comment by Steven R. Ewing on March 13, 2017 at 12:39pm

If you had RSVP'd the original Reunion event listing please do it again on the new event listing. (RVAH-5 Reunion Event)

Tried to update original but for whatever reason the software wouldn't let me so I replaced it with a new one.


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