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Christmas 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all in the Armed Forces Community past and present.  Special Best Wishes to those who have served in the RVAH community.  Nothing better for Christmas than being home with Family and Good Friends.

Added by Rick Adams on December 22, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Stories From The IOIC:

REcently the USS Constellation began her final 140 day journey to Brownsville, Texas via the Straits of Magellan. Upon arrival she will be scrapped.
In August of '66 I cross decked from Ranger to Connie while on Yankee Station. I remained aboard her until December of 1967 when I went in country.
Here is a link fro a short story excerpted from my first book that happened in the Fall of 1967:…


Added by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on August 31, 2014 at 6:45am — 2 Comments

Question about an image ???

I found this image on the internet. My question is, is it a patch ?? if so, where could I get one ?? If you know, please contact me at dallenphotos@aol.com  Thanks much,  Doug Allen …


Added by DOUGLAS ALLEN on August 2, 2014 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Exciting T-shirts of RA-5Cs

Go to my page, search Rader in 'Shipmates' and then click on 'Discussion', There I have posted photos of the 6 T-shirts I had custom made by CafePress.com.  You can use their design aid to help you create whatever you wish, and usually they have a bonus code for up to 40% off.  In addition to the photos of the T-shirts I will have posted the images I used to create them.  Take a look, I'm sure you will be impressed, especially for T-shirt6 which has really special meaning, and for what the…


Added by Dennis Thomas (RADAR) Rader on July 12, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments


Happy Independence Day!  Thanks to all who, over 238 years

fought for our Liberties as well as those who continue to

stand guard and defend this Nation today.    Fly the Colors on Friday.

Added by Rick Adams on July 1, 2014 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Screwed by the Army

The Army sent me a letter saying that there is no credible evidence for the adultery charges I filed.  The stupid Army captain who was the investigator didn't do his job, I think.  I gave him the name of the woman who confirmed everything to me, and who stated that she knew of three other people who knew it was going on  and even covered for my ex.  I think he care more about protecting a GD soldier than doing the right thing under the law.WTF?  In their letter from the IG it state I can…


Added by Dennis Thomas (RADAR) Rader on June 2, 2014 at 1:48am — No Comments

Ships Store

Does anyone know who I can contact in the ships store? I ordered an item in April and have heard nothing about it. They took my money, but no merchandise yet.

Added by David Ferrier on May 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Happy Easter 2014

Just a shout-out to everyone.  And have a Happy Easter!

Added by Rick Adams on April 19, 2014 at 9:29am — 2 Comments


Attention on deck, All Hands;

Be advised that I discovered a site, www.togetherweserved.com where you can register and post all of your Navy experience, medals, ribbons, photos, etc.  This is a free site to register with ten days of free services, and for total benefit enrollment it costs approximately $24 a year.  I highly recommend that you check it out as I did and post your information.  You will be sent emails with names of fellow…


Added by Dennis Thomas (RADAR) Rader on April 9, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

R U on Face Book?

Any H-5 or H-13 shipmates that I sailed with that are on face book ~ find me and friend me ~ I'm trying to get as many vigi shipmates as I can on my FB page as possible.

Added by Rich Cater on March 26, 2014 at 4:02am — No Comments

Mt filipino ex-wife, and how she hurt me. See photos of her r my photos.

OK, guys, catch your breath, this is my ex, Melodina.  We married on 6/06/2006 (D-Day),and she suddenly divorced me on January 11, 2013.  Turns out she changed after getting her citizenship in May, 2012, as she stopped sleeping with me, and no pootang!  I was so lost without her, and suffered much pain and heartbreak since she left.  She did text me several times that she was considering coming back, but those were on lies. Then just in early December, 2013 I learned she had been banging my…


Added by Dennis Thomas (RADAR) Rader on January 9, 2014 at 6:43pm — 4 Comments

happy holidays to us all

 Happy holidays to us all and lets take a few minutes to thank the grand maker of us all for allowing us to be here and enjoy the up coming  holiday seasons. We should also pray for thoes who went before us who were not as fortrnate to make it this far and wish their families well. All gave some and some gave all. God Bless the United States of

Added by richard callahan on November 26, 2013 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

another for big al sharpton


Added by Ron Lavarnway on August 24, 2013 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Harry Shreckengost

I went through basic in Orlando, then to training in Memphis, and finally to duty station in Albany with a good friend named Harry Shreckengost. He was from South Carolina, and everybody just called him "Shreck". I'm not sure which RVAH squadron he ended up in. When we got to Albany, we got separated. Just wondered if anybody else knew of him, and whatever happened to him. We transferred to Albany in the fall of 1969, and that's when I lost touch with him, 'cause shortly thereafter I shipped…


Added by Ed Cook on May 17, 2013 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

PR2 Richard Chasse RVAH12 71-73

 Want to pass onto all Heavy 12 72/73 years shipmates that I heard from  PR2 Richard Chasse on Saturday 6 April 2013. had a wonderful reflection of memeories of that time periods and I told him of the past reunions and some of the shipmates we were stationed with that have shown up to the reunions.

Richard doesnt have a computer or smart phone to be able to hook up with the web sites. He is working on getting a computer set up and a little training from his daughter as he said…


Added by Matthew A. Noblick on April 8, 2013 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

NAS Sanford Reunion

I'll be attending the NAS Sanford reunion this June 26-29 2013 hosted by FRA Branch 147. I have just published my latest book, "Counting Coup: The Odyssey of Captain Tom Adams," a novel of western adventure and will signing it and my other books as well at the reunion all weekend. More information on all three books can be seen at: http://navypublishing.com.

Added by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Still afterburning

With all the losses and illnesses, I wanted to share some positive news. I just finished my

21st Marine Corps Marathon at age 68, and proudly wore my RVAH-12 Speartips cap from the RVAH gear locker for all 26.2 miles.

Wishing health and launch worthy spirits to squadron and wing mates,

Tom Whitaker


Vienna VA


Added by Thomas P Whitaker on December 4, 2012 at 11:01pm — 3 Comments

Veterans Day 2012

To all my shipmates of RVAHNAVY.  I wish you all a safe and happy Veterans Day this year.  I have heard from a few of you through my email.  As this year comes to an end next month I want to extend my wishes of a Joyous Holiday  Season to you and your families.  

Timothy J. Butti RVAH-7

RVAHNAVY Chaplain 

Added by Timothy Butti on November 11, 2012 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Not M.I.A.

Haven't been around much lately. Going in for my 3rd back surgery in the last 2 months. This time they are going to do a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant. Hopefully this will give me some pain relief. In case any one is wondering I am not going thru VA. I know, some of you praise VA for what the've done for you, but I've had better care thru Medicare and my suppimental policy then I've every had at Dallas VA. CBS ran an article on it'e 10 PM news tonight. Hope a lot of you got to see the…


Added by Heavy 1 on September 26, 2012 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

I was in h-6 from nov.66 to april 69.They had just got back to Sanford the Connie cruise.I had some good times in Sanford. Then went on the Ranger cruise.Then to Albany.Then the cruise on the Big E.I…

I was in h-6 from nov.66 to april 69.They had just got back to Sanford the Connie cruise.I had some good times in Sanford. Then went on the Ranger cruise.Then to Albany.Then the cruise on the Big E.I wont never forget the time on the Enterprise.I got out of the Navy while on cruise. I was from the Atlanta area but i did not want to go back to the big city . I went back to Albany got married.I spent 30 yrs as a Paramedic with Albany-Dougherty County EMS.I retired about 3 or  4 years ago. I…


Added by charles (charlie) s.robertson on September 17, 2012 at 8:47am — 7 Comments

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