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Comment by Ronald J Rice on September 8, 2010 at 6:31pm
Greetings All
I was stationed in Key West FL from Jan 1975 Worked in Heavy 5 EM shop With Bob Marrow, Kurt Middelsted ,Rodger Garret .Deployed for a West Pack Cruse 1976. Discharged May 1977 .
Comment by Bill Neaveill on September 8, 2010 at 8:37am
Hello all,
I served in Heavy 5 from 1973-1976. Started out at NAS Albany and made the move to Key West. Worked in the CNI shop. would like to hear from anyone else that was in the squadron at the same time.
Comment by Jack Marques on March 23, 2010 at 4:12pm
Hi Doug,I served with you in the line division. I still keep in touch with Dave McComas,Hymie Ciffone, Joe Brandl,Rich Cater,Ed Bertness and Ron Saltus. Tommy Carroll recently passed away. Take a look at the reunion photos,especially numbers 39,43 and 44. We are a little older. Jack Marques
Comment by Douglas J Maher on March 23, 2010 at 7:03am
Heavy 5 was my first squadron from 68 to 72. After sore duty, I asked for orders to a vigi squadron in Key West and the detailer fell out of his chair.
Comment by Charles J. Davis on August 5, 2009 at 10:49pm
i was in VAH-5/RVAH-5 from 1961-1964 with a Med cruise on the Forrestal flying
A3D's then we went to the RA5C and a west Pac on the Ranger. I again went back
to 5 and a West Pac Again on the Ranger. I was an AT-1. I would like to meet
anyone that served with me. My nmae is Charls Davis
Comment by Miguel (Mike) Ortiz on August 1, 2009 at 12:07pm
The Squadron group picture was of RVAH- 5
Comment by Miguel (Mike) Ortiz on August 1, 2009 at 12:06pm
I have been looking for a copy or DVD of the America's ( CVA 66) first Med cruise 65-66. Also there was a squadron picture taken on that cruise that was not printed in the book. Ebay has a book or had one, but the price is way out of my league.Can anybody help on some information about getting one of each at an affordable price
Comment by Rich Cater on August 1, 2009 at 12:09am
That's much better! Now if we can get the chief @ Chief.com to change his color's on the H5 items he has for sale i.e. NAVYRVAH. I'd like to purchase some of his RVAH items however I'd like to ensure the Recce 5 squadron patch has the proper background. This is great, brings back a lot of good memories. By the way: FYI > I have cruise books for RVAH-5 deployments on Connie 68 / 69 - Ranger 69 / 70 and RVAH-13 deployments on Enterprise 72 / 73 - Ranger 74. Just in case someone may be looking for a photo or other information. Smoking lamp out! Rich
Comment by Jack Marques on July 31, 2009 at 5:38pm
Nice job guys.
Comment by Miguel (Mike) Ortiz on July 29, 2009 at 10:18pm
The Patch is the correct one that I had in 65, I guess the squadron had some changes after I left.

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