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Mobile Maintenance Facility At NAS Rota, Spain in 1971 16 Replies

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Comment by John M Huckno on March 11, 2011 at 7:29pm

Came from VA-125 in LeMoore, Ca and got to Sanford prior to the move to Albany

and got into 9 in Albany. Had some of the best times of my life in 9 and enjoyed most of it. Hoping to see more of my old shipmates on here soon.

Comment by Clifford Murdock Johns on December 10, 2010 at 7:09pm

I came from A-4s in Lemoore as a volunteer to Vigis in Albany right after the move from Sanford. I wanted 9 because it was the best. We were the first to get the new aircraft, 156xxx series, and I made the first and only (as far as I know) nose wheel up landing in a new, out of the factory, RA5C. Rich Affeld was in the back seat, and the in flight guide said to eject in that circumstance. We agreed to stay with it and fly the nose onto a foamed runway before the nose fell thru aerodynamically. It worked out great. Rich has a photo which we add later. He is in Germany. If anyone else has that photo, please post it. Cliff Johns


Comment by Paul Rigney on November 29, 2010 at 7:33pm
I arrived at NAS Albany in AUG 1970 while 9 was still on WestPac. Did my training and was held in 3 until the squadron returned. Was assigned to the Airframes shop and Corrision Control. Did a Med cruise in 1971 on the Sara but spent most of the time shore based in Rota. Got an early out in Dec 1971.
Comment by Charles F. Wehinger on September 18, 2009 at 10:41am
Anybody here who was part of the caravan of Flight Line equipment that drove up the Interstate from Sanford to Albany? I was too young to be smart enough to document that move with a camera. It was quite a sight to see.
It's been a long time since I've thought about uttering HHMF, but it sure brings back memories. I left the Navy and Albany in Nov. 1969 and still have fond memories of the men I served with.
Comment by Raymond D. Jones on September 4, 2009 at 7:03am
I came to RVAH-9 In March 1972 to March 1976 worked in the Corrosion Control Dept. Made two deployments to the Med. rode three Carriers (Forristal,Indy,Nimitz)
had a great time worked with some great guys reunited with some of them at the 2009 RVAHNAVY reunion after 33 years (great time) Thanks Bob, your team compleated one of my goals.
Comment by Jeffrey Amick on August 23, 2009 at 11:26am
I started my navy times in RVAH-9 and was a member until it closed in 1978. Recieved orders to RVAH-1 by request. In Both I worked in the AT shop. Made two deployments, one to the med in 9 in 1976 and then the west pac in 1 in 1978. Some really great guys to be assigned with. Many years later after my discharge in 1978 I joined the national guard. Stayed in and finished my military career with a deployment to operation iraqi freedom II at the age of 47. wow. love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Back then I went by my middle name Mike.
Comment by Rick Brown on July 20, 2009 at 3:46pm
Remember when they brought WAVES to Albany???
Comment by Ron Saylor on July 11, 2009 at 11:42am
Who were the 9 members escorted out of the club in Albany over the shirts with HHMF !

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