I was a PN with RVAH-3 in Sanford, Fla from Dec 1966 to Dec 1967. I was part of the RVAH-14 precommissioning and remained in the squadron until my discharge in Jun 1970. I went aboard the JFK for the shake down cruise and then again for her first cruise to the Med. I have contacted a few guys and families of some that are not around anymore. I was very saddened to here about Retired Chief Bonds passing in 2011. He was my first boss and I thought a lot of him. Sometimes I regret not staying in, but I would have never met my best friend and wife of 41 years. I retired 8 years ago from PCS Phosphate in eastern North Carolina.