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Rodney D Chapman
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50th Reunion

I would like to extend an invitation to all former Whale Squadron personnel to the 50th (and last) reunion of NAS Sanford to be held at the FRA Branch 147 home at 3040 W. State Road 46.As previously…Continue

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Started Mar 19

Challange coins/Tee shirts
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Somewhere out there is a website claiming to be a RVAH Navy that is taking orders for the e above items.!  The shirts were previously offered  at the NAS Sanford reunion 2-3 years ago.RECENET claims…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Shea Feb 1.

LCDR Frederick Crosby
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A recent article in the Orlando (Florida) Sentinel telling of the remains of a Navy Pilot whose remains were returned to his family after 52 years.I've looked through my NAS Sanford cruise book; but,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney D Chapman Jun 5, 2017.

Tee shirts, caps, etc.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:Anyone interested that lives in the Sanford, Fl. area!  Including retired members, members of the Fleet Reserve Branch 147, VFW, American Legion!  I've contacted the FRA since…Continue

Started Jan 3, 2017

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HeavyAttackWingONE, NAS Sanford

 Summer 1967 I was sent TAD to the wing. Also attached was AQCS Johnston, andf one person from NAA.  Our job was to recall all things Vigilante, worldwide, and submit the paperwork to AIMD for rework to be upgraded for use on the RVAH models.  Good job, as Senior Chief was a great huy to woek with!  Visited him at NAS Albany once.He has probably passed by now.See More
Jul 1
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NAS Sanford 50th Reunion at FRA Branch 147 Post Home

June 30, 2018 all day
Happy to announce the reunion was a success!!!! BZ to all the volunteers that made it happen!!An informal poll was taken to see if these will continue.  Every one said yes!!!!So, our war cry now is "JUST ONE MORE"Please keep I touch?By the way; the tee-shirts we designed sold out. Orders for 20 additional were taken, filled, and mailed.See More
Jun 30
Ronald (Reconron) Richards is attending Rodney D Chapman's event

NAS Sanford, Fl 2018 50th reunion at FRA Post 147

June 21, 2018 at 6pm to June 24, 2018 at 7pm
The 50th Reunion of NAS Sanford and attached squadrons will be held June 21 - 24 at the Fleet Reserve Branch Post home in Sanford, Fla.  located at 3040 W. Hwy 46.We currently are working on a commemorative shirt for the occasionMore information forthcoming when available.  For5 input, please contact the post home.at 407-330-1706 Tuesdays thru Sundays 1500 until ???See More
Jun 24
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50th Reunion

I would like to extend an invitation to all former Whale Squadron personnel to the 50th (and last) reunion of NAS Sanford to be held at the FRA Branch 147 home at 3040 W. State Road 46.As previously stated (long time ago) I checked I n to VAH-7 December 13, 1960 at 1500 as an AKANMade 3rd and 2nd with the squadron before transferring to Supply Dept. at NA in January 1964Many at the base were in the transition to A3J-1/A5A.I read, with interest, all the stories concerning the "Whales" and have a…See More
Mar 19
Rodney D Chapman posted a discussion

Challange coins/Tee shirts

Somewhere out there is a website claiming to be a RVAH Navy that is taking orders for the e above items.!  The shirts were previously offered  at the NAS Sanford reunion 2-3 years ago.RECENET claims their store has been closed for awhile and has NOT reopened!This is a "HEADS UP" in case anyone else happens upon this site!See More
Jan 30
Rodney D Chapman posted an event

NAS Sanford, Fl 2018 50th reunion at FRA Post 147

June 21, 2018 at 6pm to June 24, 2018 at 7pm
The 50th Reunion of NAS Sanford and attached squadrons will be held June 21 - 24 at the Fleet Reserve Branch Post home in Sanford, Fla.  located at 3040 W. Hwy 46.We currently are working on a commemorative shirt for the occasionMore information forthcoming when available.  For5 input, please contact the post home.at 407-330-1706 Tuesdays thru Sundays 1500 until ???See More
Jan 14
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Aug 31, 2017
Rodney D Chapman posted a discussion

LCDR Frederick Crosby

A recent article in the Orlando (Florida) Sentinel telling of the remains of a Navy Pilot whose remains were returned to his family after 52 years.I've looked through my NAS Sanford cruise book; but, he isn't listed.  This book was from 1962; there were only 6 squadrons here at that time. VAH-3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and VAH-11 Det 8.. Does anyone from any other squadron remember LCDR Crosby?The article quotes his daughter (6 years old when he passed)) as saying "he was flying armed only with cameras"…See More
Jun 4, 2017
Charles David Prescott III left a comment for Rodney D Chapman
"Rodney,  I checked into VAH-7 in March, 1961.  I made AQB2 before I was discharged on Nov. 27, 1963.   Thank you for emailing me!  Charles"
Jun 4, 2017
GARY T KILBRIDE might attend Rodney D Chapman's event

NAS Sanford, Fl reunion at Branch 147 Post Home

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017
49th reunion NAS and all squadrons 1941 - 1968 at FRA Branch 147 Post Home :Contact: CDR Ralph  Feeback, 205 Poinsetta Drive, Sanford, Fl. 32773 Phone: 407-302-2252Email: rlfrsf@aol.comSee More
Apr 30, 2017
J Kirk Richards might attend Rodney D Chapman's event

NAS Sanford, Fl reunion at Branch 147 Post Home

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017
49th reunion NAS and all squadrons 1941 - 1968 at FRA Branch 147 Post Home :Contact: CDR Ralph  Feeback, 205 Poinsetta Drive, Sanford, Fl. 32773 Phone: 407-302-2252Email: rlfrsf@aol.comSee More
Apr 1, 2017
Joseph Milford LaFon is attending Rodney D Chapman's event

NAS Sanford, Fl reunion at Branch 147 Post Home

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017
49th reunion NAS and all squadrons 1941 - 1968 at FRA Branch 147 Post Home :Contact: CDR Ralph  Feeback, 205 Poinsetta Drive, Sanford, Fl. 32773 Phone: 407-302-2252Email: rlfrsf@aol.comSee More
Mar 21, 2017
Rodney D Chapman posted an event

NAS Sanford, Fl reunion at Branch 147 Post Home

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017
49th reunion NAS and all squadrons 1941 - 1968 at FRA Branch 147 Post Home :Contact: CDR Ralph  Feeback, 205 Poinsetta Drive, Sanford, Fl. 32773 Phone: 407-302-2252Email: rlfrsf@aol.comSee More
Mar 6, 2017
Rodney D Chapman posted a discussion

Tee shirts, caps, etc.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:Anyone interested that lives in the Sanford, Fl. area!  Including retired members, members of the Fleet Reserve Branch 147, VFW, American Legion!  I've contacted the FRA since there's an upcoming reunion, and there was interest at possibly having something made.NOTE: This is NOT a paid advertisement!!!   For information purposes, ONLY!There's a new  business in the Seminole Mall (upstairs near Macys).  Name: off The Wall.  Email address is…See More
Jan 3, 2017
Rodney D Chapman posted a discussion

Unarmed and unafraid tee shirts

Does anyone have such an item?  I'm looking for some that I can have an A5A or  RA5C added to the back.  Not only for myself, but for the memorial at Sanford's airport.E=mail at dublin98@bellsouth.net VAH-7 1960 - 1964See More
Nov 11, 2016

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Date of Birth
January 5, 1941
What Squadrons were you in?
RVAH 7, Other
Other non RVAH/VAH commands
Supply Dept., NAS Sanford, Fl.; HeavtAttackWingONE, NAS Sanford, Fl.

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Death

It is with great sadness I report the death of one CDR Jesse Stewart "Red" Cleveland!

You that spent any time at all at NAS surely have heard of him.  He was XO at Sanford prior retirement.

Death Notice can be found in todays issue of the Orlando Sentinel.

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 12:05pm

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At 8:41am on June 4, 2017, Charles David Prescott III said…

Rodney,  I checked into VAH-7 in March, 1961.  I made AQB2 before I was discharged on Nov. 27, 1963.   Thank you for emailing me!  Charles

At 3:50pm on October 4, 2016, Robert W. Flynn said…

Breakers was a great watering hole, spent lots of weekends enjoying the beach & good friends. David I Mackie's

lives in Sanford & was in Rvah 7 same time as I was. He spends lots of time at Fleet Reserve & American legion in Sanford.

Glade you came aboard & we just need to get a reunion going for 2017. – Later 

 

 

At 12:22pm on July 7, 2016, John Attanasio said…

Hi Rod,

I didn't know Smith, as I left the Navy in June 1960. Sure would have loved to make an around the world cruise. How was it?

John

At 10:18pm on July 4, 2016, John Attanasio said…

Hello Rod,

Welcome aboard.

John VAH-9

At 7:29pm on July 4, 2016, Terrill R. Saylor said…
Welcome Aboard Rodney!
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