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  • Midland, VA
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Date of Birth
December 31, 1939
What Squadrons were you in?
RVAH 3, RVAH 6, RVAH 9, RVAH 11, Other
Other non RVAH/VAH commands
NAA Techrep - all squadrons - COMFAIR MED (Naples) - NS Rota - NAS Cubi Point

I live in Northern Virginia near the Quantico Marine Base.

After leaving Vigi program in 1974, I transferred from NAA to Collins Avionics Div. of Rockwell.  Was Rockwell's Electronics Int'l Operations Div. Regional Manager for Latin American operations based in Dallas, then NAA B-1B Project Manager during IOC at SAC HQ Offutt AFB. Later obtained appointment to Dept. of State as Countermeasures officer assigned to Engineering Services Center at US Embassy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast providing security engineering technical support to 22 W. African countries - later was assigned to Washington based  accreditation team for security certification of new and renovated Embassy/Consulate construction world wide.  After leaving State Dept., I moved to Chile in 1997 and formed a Joint Venture company with Chilean Air Force and US based Snow Aviation Int'l of Columbus, OH (all former NAA engineers) for purpose of modernizing older T-37 trainers and C-130s.  Then, working with ARINC, worked with Brazilian Air Force project to modernize C-130 fleet.  After that project, I stayed in Chile and took over a US based private security company.  I am now working as a consultant to DHS' anti-terrorism team at DHS HQ in DC on national infrastructure security concerns at chemical manufacturing plants and storage facilities throughout the US.

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Good carrier ops movie to look for

Not sure you all have seen this but my cable company has been running a 1980 movie called “Final Countdown” – Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katherine Ross.  It’s a story about USS Nimitz operating around Hawaii and enters a time warp taking it back to Dec. 6, 1941.  Great carrier ops video and of deployed squadron operations.  Interesting is a brief shot as the limo approaches the base in the opening scenes of an RA-5C parked on the ramp at Naval Station Pearl (but had to be NAS Key West –…

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Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:01am — 5 Comments

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At 4:20pm on November 8, 2016, peter c derose said…

Nice little Mercedes , you got there !!!

At 8:51am on December 5, 2011, Stick said…

Jim,

My names Philip Tucker                         a.k.a.Stick

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