For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
About four years ago the Navy combined Photographers Mate, Journalist, Lithographer and Draftsman into one rate Mass Communications Specialist (MC). It was sad to see the rate go away. I was a PH for 30 years. The conversion happened shortly after the PH schools in Pensacola came under the control of Defense Information Command (DINFOS). The PH schools were closed and all MC (PH) training is now conducted at Ft. Meade in Maryland. MC's are assigned to two commands (one Lant & one Pac) akin to combat camera. They are sent TAD to commands that need photographers etc. This includes carriers and shore commands.