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Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 11:58 AM
Name: David Sisk  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO1 USN RETIRED
Years in Squadron: 2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1
Comments: looking for anyone to chat with who remembers me please!!!!!!

Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 11:54 AM
Name: David Sisk  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO1 USN RETIRED
Years in Squadron: 2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1
Comments: looking for anyone to chat with who remembers me please!!!!!!

Friday November 18, 2016 - 04:14 PM
Name: scott mutchie  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME-5
Years in Squadron: 3.6
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME shop and Line Div Asst PO
Aircraft Type: A7A-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA 27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 2.5
Comments: Original plank owner Sept 1 1967-1970

Friday November 18, 2016 - 04:01 PM
Name: scott mutchie  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME-5
Years in Squadron: 3.6
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME shop and Line Div Asst PO
Aircraft Type: A7A-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA 27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 2.5
Comments: Original plank owner Sept 1 1967-1970

Friday November 18, 2016 - 03:59 PM
Name: scott mutchie  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME-5
Years in Squadron: 3.6
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME shop and Line Div Asst PO
Aircraft Type: A7A-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA 27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 2.5
Comments: Original plank owner Sept 1 1967-1970

Friday November 18, 2016 - 03:58 PM
Name: scott mutchie  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME-5
Years in Squadron: 3.6
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME shop and Line Div Asst PO
Aircraft Type: A7A-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA 27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 2.5
Comments: Original plank owner Sept 1 1967-1970

Friday July 15, 2016 - 02:58 AM
Name: Keith Agee  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO3
Years in Squadron: 3 2/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Maintenance
Aircraft Type: FA-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi, Japan
Deployments: 4
Comments: USN

Friday July 15, 2016 - 02:58 AM
Name: Keith Agee  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO3
Years in Squadron: 3 2/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Maintenance
Aircraft Type: FA-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi, Japan
Deployments: 4
Comments: USN

Saturday April 23, 2016 - 09:52 PM
Name: Timothy Harcey   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: T
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1986 to Feb 1988
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: Rimpac and Westpac
Comments: Just an old guy who was assigned to the best attack squadron in the Navy. Retired after 25 years of service as a AO1 U.S.N.R., still wishing I was with all the guys fixing and loading that bird that if it was not dripping all over the deck it was not up.

Saturday April 23, 2016 - 09:51 PM
Name: Timothy H   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: T
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1986 to Feb 1988
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: Rimpac and Westpac
Comments: Just an old guy who was assigned to the best attack squadron in the Navy. Retired after 25 years of service as a AO1 U.S.N.R., still wishing I was with all the guys fixing and loading that bird that if it was not dripping all over the deck it was not up.

Saturday April 23, 2016 - 09:51 PM
Name: Timothy H   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: T
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1986 to Feb 1988
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: Rimpac and Westpac
Comments: Just an old guy who was assigned to the best attack squadron in the Navy. Retired after 25 years of service as a AO1 U.S.N.R., still wishing I was with all the guys fixing and loading that bird that if it was not dripping all over the deck it was not up.

Saturday April 23, 2016 - 09:51 PM
Name: Timothy H   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: T
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1986 to Feb 1988
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: Rimpac and Westpac
Comments: Just an old guy who was assigned to the best attack squadron in the Navy. Retired after 25 years of service as a AO1 U.S.N.R., still wishing I was with all the guys fixing and loading that bird that if it was not dripping all over the deck it was not up.

Saturday April 23, 2016 - 09:50 PM
Name: Timothy H   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: T
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1986 to Feb 1988
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: Rimpac and Westpac
Comments: Just an old guy who was assigned to the best attack squadron in the Navy. Retired after 25 years of service as a AO1 U.S.N.R., still wishing I was with all the guys fixing and loading that bird that if it was not dripping all over the deck it was not up.

Sunday April 10, 2016 - 02:11 PM
Name: kevin hammontree  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Tree
Rank/Rate: AME2
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Everything from 1988 to 1990
Comments: Whatever happened to Lachney, or Terry Herz, and of course good ol Thurston....

Monday November 02, 2015 - 05:01 PM
Name: Jeff malacane  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ao3
Years in Squadron: 1983-1986
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: A7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va 27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1984
Comments: I started in the squadron as a AO and was moved to the IWT shop.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:58 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:57 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:56 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:56 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:55 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Monday August 17, 2015 - 12:55 AM
Name: Tom Cappetta  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Years in Squadron: '68-'71
Driver/Fixer/Support: P/P Shop, Flt Deck Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7- A,B,E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac '69 Connie / '71 Big "E"
Comments: Great visiting this site and seeing names that I haven't seen or heard in years. Chief Heilbronner, Bob Mullinax, Beav, Stewart, Smiley, Jensen, Sugar Bear and so many more; what a great feeling reminiscing of days long ago. Each year I send / receive Christmas cards and letters from Keith Jefferies, Rich Schrodel and Frenchy Lavolette. Keep in touch guys, maybe one day we could reunite for a beer or two and hash over old times. Stay well, Tom C.

Thursday June 11, 2015 - 04:58 PM
Name: Joe Posey   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E-5
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A-7 & F/A-18A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: both
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: several
Comments: Best of luck to you all!

Tuesday May 19, 2015 - 05:46 PM
Name: Edward Obert-Thorn  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Obie
Rank/Rate: AE2
Years in Squadron: 2+
Driver/Fixer/Support: flightdeck troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: A7A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore, Calif.
Deployments: 68,69 Connie (CVA-64
Comments: Like to here from other plank owners

Monday May 18, 2015 - 12:13 AM
Name: lloyd Williams  
Nick Name/Call Sign: doc
Rank/Rate: e4
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: shooter
Aircraft Type: a7e
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va27
Stationed At: nas lemoore
Deployments: linebacker 1&2
Comments: flightdeck 1971thru1973

Friday May 01, 2015 - 06:40 PM
Name: william coker  
Nick Name/Call Sign: bill
Rank/Rate: aqf2
Years in Squadron: 68 - 70
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: a7a
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va2
Stationed At: lemoore, ca
Deployments: 69-70 westpac
Comments: News for those Royal Maces who served on board the USS Constellation (CVA - 64) --- "Connie" has made her final voyage having departed Bremerton transiting to the brownsville scrapping yard ( arriving 14 January 2015 ) ----- " FAIR WINDS ! CONNIE "

Sunday April 26, 2015 - 03:24 PM
Name: Shayne Pope  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AD2
Years in Squadron: 1992-1997
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18A/C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore/NAF Atsugi
Deployments: All from 92-97
Comments: MIYF!

Sunday July 13, 2014 - 10:46 AM
Name: david sisk  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO1
Years in Squadron: 1967-1969
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: a7a
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va-27
Stationed At: lemoore
Deployments:
Comments: if anyone knows the where abouts of the corpsman please contact me. i looking for his name!

Thursday May 22, 2014 - 04:26 PM
Name: Bruce Sczepaniak  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Ski
Rank/Rate: ADJ3
Years in Squadron: Plank Owner
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Transferred to VA-25 before first WestPac cruise
Comments: I was in the Line Division and got orders to VA-25 before first Westpac cruise. Linked up with Bob Mullinax a couple years ago. Good to see old friends.

Thursday May 08, 2014 - 07:29 PM
Name: Jeff Smiley  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Smiles
Rank/Rate: AD2
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7 E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: Canton
Stationed At: Texas
Deployments: United States
Comments: Ran across the site after a few years. Really liked seeing some of the old crew chime in. Being a part of VA-27 was the best three years of my Navy career. Learned from the best "RAT" ADC Thomas. Nor PAC in early '89 and West PAC '90...great times. Smiles out!!!!

Tuesday April 29, 2014 - 08:07 AM
Name: Larry Jones  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: HM2
Years in Squadron: 2005-2008
Driver/Fixer/Support: Squadron Corpsman
Aircraft Type: F/A-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi
Deployments: Alot
Comments: Best tour I ever had in the Navy! MIYF

Monday March 03, 2014 - 11:27 PM
Name: Shayne Pope  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E5
Years in Squadron: 5 '92-'97
Driver/Fixer/Support: Maintaner
Aircraft Type: F/A-18A/C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAS LEMOORE/NAF ATSUGI
Deployments: WestPac's 92/93, 96/97Rimpacs
Comments: CHARGERS!!! & MIYF!!!

Tuesday February 18, 2014 - 02:29 PM
Name: BRANDON MILLER  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AM2
Years in Squadron: 2005-2008
Driver/Fixer/Support: FIXER
Aircraft Type: FA-18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF ATSUGI JAPAN
Deployments: MULTIPLE WEST PAC
Comments: AMLS-4-LIFE !!! (AMLS = AIR FRAME LINE SHACK)

Tuesday January 14, 2014 - 03:43 PM
Name: Rodney Daubert   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AN
Years in Squadron: 4 1967 to 1971
Driver/Fixer/Support: Material Control
Aircraft Type: A7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS LaMoore, California
Deployments: 2 Weat Pack CVA64
Comments: Was in VA 122 until VA 27 was commissioned, and i was there along with CO GT PAPPAS and XO CO FELT.

Friday September 13, 2013 - 01:59 PM
Name: David Lindberg  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1969-1971
Driver/Fixer/Support: Ordnance
Aircraft Type: A7a-A7e
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 69-70 WestPac
Comments: Great diving at Grande Island in the PI with Brian Slater and Ed Harrington.

Saturday March 16, 2013 - 03:40 PM
Name: David Miars  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: po-3
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore, CA
Deployments: 1969
Comments: It would be cool to hear from some the plank owners.

Wednesday February 06, 2013 - 03:04 AM
Name: Christopher Nipper  
Nick Name/Call Sign: nipdawg
Rank/Rate: AT2
Years in Squadron: 2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Suxer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi, Japan
Deployments: Southern Swing, Foal Eagle
Comments: Where's Elmo?

Saturday January 26, 2013 - 10:42 PM
Name: Alfredo Guajardo  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E6/LS1
Years in Squadron: 2006-2009
Driver/Fixer/Support: Logistics Support
Aircraft Type: FA18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: A lot...
Comments: I don't miss it! Miss some of the people i was close too. Learned a lot about life during this tour. Shout out to my man AZ1 Zayas, AZ2 Lee, LS2 Cadet, Rebbenack and the rest of the SK shop I didn't mention!!!!

Friday January 18, 2013 - 10:14 PM
Name: Kent Spandonis  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Spanky
Rank/Rate: ADC/AD2 at that time
Years in Squadron: 2005-2010
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F-18F
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi, JA
Deployments: Too many to mention
Comments: Good times!

Sunday December 30, 2012 - 03:20 PM
Name: Cecil Hollinghead   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AT2
Years in Squadron: in bound
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: f-18e
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: vfa
Stationed At: atsugi
Deployments: none yet four with vaq-136 08-11
Comments: The call sign change from charger to Mace was probably linked to the addition of HS-14 to CAG 5.

Friday December 14, 2012 - 01:35 AM
Name: Eric Holub  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Red
Rank/Rate: AD3
Years in Squadron: 92-94
Driver/Fixer/Support: engines
Aircraft Type: F-18 lot6
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27 Chargers
Stationed At: NAS Lemore
Deployments: 2 west packs
Comments: ha ha you had to move to Japan. Godspeed;Keep you ass of the foul line & your head on a swivel. Leave no man behind. Go Chargers!

Friday December 07, 2012 - 04:03 PM
Name: Johnny Oates  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Otay
Rank/Rate: AZ3
Years in Squadron: 1974-1977
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 2 cruises 74-77
Comments: Best times of my life! Great guys, great squadron!!!

Sunday November 25, 2012 - 04:49 PM
Name: Christopher Hiscock  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Cake
Rank/Rate: AM2
Years in Squadron: 2008-2012
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A 18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: 2008,2009,2010,2011
Comments: I will miss yall stay safe and kick@$$

Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 08:03 PM
Name: Thomas Snyder  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: LT
Years in Squadron: 3 (73-77)
Driver/Fixer/Support: Maintenance Control Officer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: Va-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 2
Comments: lots of great memories

Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 08:00 PM
Name: Robert Rogers  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: YN
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7E & FA18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: Both
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac 88 & 91, Pacex, Norpac
Comments: Alot of familiar names. Four of the best years of my life, great times!

Friday July 27, 2012 - 11:47 PM
Name: charles walker  
Nick Name/Call Sign: tom
Rank/Rate: ao3
Years in Squadron: 86-89
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va27
Stationed At: nas lemoore / cvn 70
Deployments: westpac 86 / 88
Comments: had a blast

Tuesday July 24, 2012 - 12:40 AM
Name: Michael McDaniel  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Mac
Rank/Rate: AE-3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E Corsair II
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS LeMOORE
Deployments: 2 west pacs 76-77 78-79
Comments: Just found this site.Saw a couple of names that I recognize. Jim Bray and Steve Drayton.I had a great time cruising the Pacific,ports of call,the P.I. All the mojo that you could drink.Anybody out there that remembers me,e-mail to say hi!

Wednesday June 27, 2012 - 02:03 PM
Name: Eduardo Sanchez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Dirty
Rank/Rate: AE3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: PLANE CAPTAIN/ MAINTANER
Aircraft Type: F/A-18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF ATSUGI
Deployments: WESTPAC
Comments: Even with all the shitty aircraft, long hours, heavy workloads. i still enjoyed all the times i spent with friends. Worth every man hour

Thursday June 14, 2012 - 08:39 PM
Name: Ken Martinez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: marty
Rank/Rate: an
Years in Squadron: 1980 to 1982
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA -27
Stationed At: nas lemore
Deployments:
Comments: where are we now

Thursday June 14, 2012 - 07:16 AM
Name: Francisco Ablen  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Panchito
Rank/Rate: AMS2
Years in Squadron: 85-89
Driver/Fixer/Support: PC/Airframer
Aircraft Type: A-7E Corsair
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments:
Comments: just missing Liberty ports....

Wednesday May 02, 2012 - 06:49 PM
Name: John Dawson   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Jukes
Rank/Rate: AOC
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: ORDNANCE
Aircraft Type: A7E and F/A-18A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27/VFA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore Ca
Deployments: 1
Comments: Transitioned from A7s to F/A18s.Sure miss working on them aerochines!

Thursday April 12, 2012 - 12:40 PM
Name: William Harris  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Fuckin Harris
Rank/Rate: AE3(AW)
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: F18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: 07,08,09
Comments: I would go back in a heartbeat.

Saturday March 10, 2012 - 05:59 PM
Name: Jose Tirado  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Ordinance
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Back end of 86-87 WestPac
Comments: Hey i just found this site and was interested in seing if I rememner anybody. Got out in '88 and unfourtantely didnt keep any of my pics and/or memorabilia. would love to see if anybody remembers me and/or has any pics that they can share. Names I recall, Hudson, Vigil, we had a senior chief cant remeber his name and our DO (Gunner) was a CWO. I think our CO's call sign was MAFIA. I think his name was Sciabarra or something like that. Anyway would love to hear from anyone that might help me remember some of the good ole times.

Monday February 20, 2012 - 08:39 AM
Name: Thomas Bulger  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Tom
Rank/Rate: ADJ-3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Plane Captain
Aircraft Type: A7-A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: LEMOORE/CONNIE
Deployments: 2 68-69/69-70
Comments: I still remember a lot of the flight deck ops and a lot of the guys. Brand new A7's. It was quite the aircraft and tough!

Wednesday January 18, 2012 - 09:41 PM
Name: Michael Mann  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AT3
Years in Squadron: 84-86
Driver/Fixer/Support: AIMD
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac 84, 86
Comments: Started as Plane Captain then moved to AIMD supporting the PMDS (the GPS map equivalent of today).

Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 08:34 PM
Name: Jeff Smiley  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Smiles
Rank/Rate: AD3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemore Ca.
Deployments: \'89 NorPac; \\\'90 WestPac
Comments: Would like to hear from old Shipmates

Tuesday January 03, 2012 - 09:30 PM
Name: Bilal Awad  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bomber Mans / Jehad
Rank/Rate: Arrived AMAN Detached AM2
Years in Squadron: 2006-2009
Driver/Fixer/Support: Plane Captain / AF MECH / Final Checker
Aircraft Type: F/A-18 E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi JP
Deployments: USS Kitty Hawk / USS George Washington
Comments: -

Monday September 05, 2011 - 11:52 AM
Name: Joe Beck  
Nick Name/Call Sign: slacker
Rank/Rate: E3
Years in Squadron: 92-94
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: FA18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore/ Kitty Hawk
Deployments: West Pac 92, Work-Ups 93-94
Comments: Line Shack with Witt, Hendrix, Squirrel, Buddha, Santana, Beaver, and a bunch of other great characters. We used to drive Dotter and Smithy crazy with our antics. Good times-- I got into a lil trouble being UA when I was chasing girls around town. I'm glad my Chef (can't remember his name but he had a Harley and wore rose colored glasses) and Commander Vaunn, and then Commander Knutson who took the time since it straightened me out and made me grow up. I'm still hanging with with Witt-- he's like a bad rash hard to get rid of. I'm a teacher now and tell my kids all about my time with the Maces, whenever they say they are over worked-- they have no idea. Feel free to contact me if you wish to shoot the breeze.

Tuesday August 16, 2011 - 07:15 PM
Name: Rick Flannery   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Flan Man
Rank/Rate: ATC(AW) Ret
Years in Squadron: 1981 - 1985
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1983 & 1985
Comments: If I hadn't been assigned to the Royal Maces as my first squadron, I might have never stayed in the Navy. Great memories of the planes, people & places! How many people can tell the stories like using a bicycle pump to put air into a radio!

Wednesday August 10, 2011 - 02:27 PM
Name: Alfredo Bonet  
Nick Name/Call Sign: moonshine on the water
Rank/Rate: AO2
Years in Squadron: 1978-1981
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7CDE
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1979 to 1981
Comments: It seem as we were always deployed, either on cruise,or det to El centro or Fallon.
Goose, probably the toughest 102 days of our life then we got 2 warm beers. The Ao shop was strong, Ron Erwin, frank Tiller, Danny Duncan, Keith Smith, Smoke Myers, LT(Gunner) Sperlich. It was a good time.
What about the day of the air show wita 100 planes in the air surrounding the bear?

Tuesday August 02, 2011 - 02:01 PM
Name: Ronald Green   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ATC(AW)(ret)
Years in Squadron: 1982-1985 & 1988-1993
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: A-7E, FA-18A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: Both
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: 1983 World Cruise, 1984/85 Westpac, 1990 West Pac, 1992-93 WestPac
Comments: Glad to find this site as much of my naval career was with the "Chargers". Might find some old shipmates here.

Sunday June 26, 2011 - 03:04 PM
Name: Jim Henningfeld  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS1
Years in Squadron: 1981-1985
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: World Cruse CV-43/WesPac 1985
Comments: I do it all over again.

Saturday June 04, 2011 - 02:57 PM
Name: Timothy Gosmeyer  
Nick Name/Call Sign: "GOOSE"
Rank/Rate: AME AN
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME/Trouble Shooter/Ground support
Aircraft Type: A7-E Corsair II
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS LEMOORE
Deployments: 80-82
Comments: on board USS Coral Sea CV-43 ,103 days on Gonzo station,Iranian's were trouble then and are trouble NOW...we shoulda took them when we had them ... We had " War-Paint on the Planes " and were Ready to go for it...I was so Glad when President Regan took Office...the pay was better, life at Sea was Better ! at Lemoore I remember Parking The Very First F-18 ever into the Hangar... Hard to believe those birds were Brand Spanking New onced ! Attention " WOGGS " Your Day Of Initiation IS COMING !! LoL ~~~

Thursday May 26, 2011 - 10:05 PM
Name: TOMMY PRESTIDGE  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME-1
Years in Squadron: 84,85,86
Driver/Fixer/Support: AME SHOP
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: LEMOORE
Deployments: DET CUBI 1985
Comments: HAD A GOD TIME IN VA27. MADE FIRST CLASS THERE IN LEMOORE. BEEN LOOKIN FOR AME JOHN SANDERSON FOR YEARS. WAS A GOOD BUDDY OF MINE. RETIRED IN 1994. NOW GOT 6 MORE YRS TO RETIRE FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD AS A SUPERVISOR/INSPECTOR. LOVING THE FARM LIFE IN ARKANSAS.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 - 11:52 AM
Name: CARRIE POWELL  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At:
Deployments:
Comments: looking for a few good friends that served on the Kitty Hawk around 1998-1999. One lived in California and is name was David Flores. he also had a brother that served on the same ship as him. David mostly hung out with a guy name Ricardo which we called him Rico. He was from Texas. Have been searching for years. email if you have any info please.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 - 06:37 PM
Name: Tom Davis  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Blackshoe
Rank/Rate: YNC
Years in Squadron: 85-88
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: Corsar
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac's 86-87 & 88
Comments: Great Command. Had the best crew ever to serve with. Was a Staffer and TinCan Cruiser "Blackshoe" before VA27.

Sunday April 10, 2011 - 01:20 PM
Name: Marty Compton  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO 3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: support
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore CA
Deployments: 2
Comments: Looking for my old shipmates Matt Hunter and or John Noble.

Thursday February 24, 2011 - 04:03 PM
Name: Eric Kroll  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Kroll
Rank/Rate: bootscum
Years in Squadron: 89-91
Driver/Fixer/Support: turd shirt
Aircraft Type: A7E & FA-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: BOTH
Stationed At: Lemoore,
Deployments: enough
Comments: Hey guys, hope everyones making the big bucks and living the goodlife. Lets face it half of ya gotta be dead cuz you were all crazy. Those that new me well know who you were get in touch.

Monday February 07, 2011 - 11:46 AM
Name: Steve Rock  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ-3
Years in Squadron: 2.5
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7e
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: 73-75
Comments: Special times with "Lots" of great memories, Looking to hook up with any of the old gang. Drop me a line. also Trying to find an old friend RICHARD YOUNG. Came over from VA-122

Friday July 16, 2010 - 03:01 PM
Name: Mike Devine  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Stewburner
Rank/Rate: CS-2
Years in Squadron: 1971-1973
Driver/Fixer/Support: na
Aircraft Type: na
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: na
Stationed At: na
Deployments: Supply
Comments: Great Squadron, really good times in Lemoore.

Thursday July 15, 2010 - 02:45 PM
Name: chris nowicki  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ad/e-3
Years in Squadron: 86 thru 89
Driver/Fixer/Support: plane captain/mech
Aircraft Type: a7-e corsair
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va-27
Stationed At: nas lemoore
Deployments: 86 thru 89
Comments: hello everybody i found this site a couple of weeks ago and its brought back a lot of great memories.ive seen alot of names i remember such as tom ewell adam brockie j greg travis joe posey rob bicknell bob thomas[my superviser in the mech shop}john noble ron jordan.i saw a picture of dave chism and mike ferrini.does anybody remember ignacio bill hill danny green or two other guys named turner and greer from the plane captain shop?there also was a ad1 wettenburger{i think thats how you spell his name}there too.that guy acted like a jerk toward some of us plane captains.i remember the smells and the sounds of the flight line and flight deck like it was yesterday.singapore and austraila on that 86 westpac where my favorite places to visit.i remember flying to the philipines for the first time to meet the squadron and seeing the carl vinson for the first time and thinking "is that thing going to float".i remember the a-7 from va-97 going over side of the ship because a final checker did not push the circuit breaker for the brakes in and the pilot could not stop the plane and he ejected as the nose of the plane was going over the side.i had such great and also some bad memories i think about that tme every day and wishing i didnt make the mistake of getting out when i did.i had three years shore duty coming up and i got stupid and got out. life hasent gone quite the way i had hoped but you have to live with your desecions. well i left my e-mail address if anyone is interested in contacting me .hope to hear from some of you. also im so loyal to the squadron that i even got personalized licence plate {it says navy veteran va-27}the only one in the state of michigan."royal mace forever"!

Wednesday July 14, 2010 - 02:34 AM
Name: marty lucero   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: shooter one
Rank/Rate: e-5
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer/shooter
Aircraft Type: a-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va-27
Stationed At: lemoore
Deployments: 84
Comments: hey i found this by accident but would like to hear from some of you guys.
i live just south of redding california geve me a call lets shoot the brezze.

530-365-6491
would like to hear how our lifes changed since the navy.

Monday June 28, 2010 - 04:08 PM
Name: DAVID BEAVER   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: THE BEAV
Rank/Rate: E-4 AMS
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: PLANE CAPT/ STRUCTURE SHOP
Aircraft Type: A7A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA27
Stationed At: LEMOORE/CONNIE
Deployments: 2 68-69/69-70
Comments: I was talking old times with Stew yesterday(6/27/10). Remembered all the guys PJ, Landry, Jansen, Smiley, Strider, Jefferys and all the times we had trying to get our squadron over 1,000 hours and the pride we felt when we finally did it!! Don't have an e-mail but get one soon. Take care from Beav

Thursday June 10, 2010 - 03:32 PM
Name: Steve Mason  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AZ2
Years in Squadron: 1969-70
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: West Pac aboard Constellation
Comments: Enjoyed working with all the good guys like: Chief Mueller, Chief Hoffman, Lonnie Aulwes, John Pfannenstiel and Mike Fordice.

Saturday June 05, 2010 - 08:33 PM
Name: Mark Hahn  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME2
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 84 & 86
Comments: Nice to see some of you on the this page.

Saturday June 05, 2010 - 08:32 PM
Name: Mark Hahn  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AME2
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 84 & 86
Comments: Nice to see some of you on the this page.

Wednesday June 02, 2010 - 08:12 AM
Name: william coker   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQF2
Years in Squadron: 1968 - 1970
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac 69-70
Comments: Just a change in my last post -- R.I.P. to Mike Bowman !!I was thinking of Mike and Jim Brennan at the time --- sorry for the mix-up Mike.

Monday May 31, 2010 - 06:04 PM
Name: Ken Ryan  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AN
Years in Squadron: 1.5
Driver/Fixer/Support: Plane Captain
Aircraft Type: Hornet
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA 27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 93-94 Westpac
Comments: This site brings back alot of memories of all the places visited and people I met. Happy Memorial Day!

Monday May 31, 2010 - 05:20 PM
Name: Ken Ryan  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AN
Years in Squadron: 1.5
Driver/Fixer/Support: Plane Captain
Aircraft Type: Hornet
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA 27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 93-94 Westpac
Comments: This brings back alot of memories of all the places visited and people I met. Happy Memorial Day!

Monday May 31, 2010 - 05:06 PM
Name: William Coker  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQF2
Years in Squadron: 1968 - 1970
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: A7A
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1969-1970 WestPac
Comments: IN MEMORY OF all Royal Maces who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Our Country !! REST IN PEACE --JIM BOWMAN . A great Memorial Day to all Royal Maces -- past and present. To all my VIETNAM BROTHERS :: WELCOME HOME !!!

Saturday May 29, 2010 - 09:28 PM
Name: J. Greg Travis  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Travbro
Rank/Rate: AQ2
Years in Squadron: 85-88
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: Vaught A7-E Corsair II
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27 Royal Maces/Chargers
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore CA
Deployments: All of them 86-88
Comments: Wow, Nice sight! Brings back some great times, and NOT.
Ron "Kramer" Jordon, Joe "Jingo" Dzingeleski, Tom "Booger" MCNerney, Craig Bean, The DEAD BOYS of VA-27. Too many to list, just as cool.
OK, I'll just mention good ones.
Anybody remember seeing that active Volcano @ Aleutian Islands, Wow.
My 1st foreign port, Texas street Pusan Korea, with SHAMPAIN.
I got a cruise Jacket embroidered with my name in English & Korean.
"Probably said knuckle head or worse in Korean" Who knows.
I still think about F14s and A7Es on night cats and traps.
J.Greg Travis "TravBro"

Wednesday May 12, 2010 - 07:20 AM
Name: Richard Powell  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Smokey
Rank/Rate: Ens - LT (while in Sqd)
Years in Squadron: Plankowner - '70
Driver/Fixer/Support: Driver
Aircraft Type: A-7 A & B
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore, CVA-64
Deployments: 2 WESTPAC/Combat--Vietnam
Comments: Jim Tuck & my Plane Captains--what a crew!

Friday May 07, 2010 - 01:49 PM
Name: Dwayne Pappas  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At:
Deployments:
Comments: I would like to know what my Dad's call sign was. CDR George T. Pappas
first CO of the Royal Mace VA-27

Son: Dwayne Pappas

Friday May 07, 2010 - 01:48 PM
Name: Dwayne Pappas  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At:
Deployments:
Comments: I would like to know what my Dad's call sign was. CDR George T. Pappas
first CO of the Royal Mace VA-27

Son: Dwayne Pappas

Friday May 07, 2010 - 01:48 PM
Name: Dwayne Pappas  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At:
Deployments:
Comments: I would like to know what my Dad's call sign was. CDR George T. Pappas
first CO of the Royal Mace VA-27

Son: Dwayne Pappas

Tuesday May 04, 2010 - 10:33 PM
Name: Roy Niewierowski  
Nick Name/Call Sign: skibo
Rank/Rate: AD1
Years in Squadron: 8 years 81-85,,,88-92
Driver/Fixer/Support: LIne shack,Mech shop
Aircraft Type: A7 corsair///F18 Hornet
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27 and VFA 27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Too many
Comments: I had the best line shack any superviser could ever ask for,we worked hard together and played harder,especially in the Phillipines,all who remembers big Ski give me a call,,AO1Hudson,AE2 Bicknell,LT Sears,LT Buck and all you other Ski's especially.

Monday April 26, 2010 - 01:44 PM
Name: alex hauser   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: doogie
Rank/Rate: e-2
Years in Squadron: -
Driver/Fixer/Support: AO
Aircraft Type: 18s
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: vfa,
Stationed At: atsugi
Deployments: soon
Comments: IYAOYAS,

Friday April 16, 2010 - 07:49 PM
Name: Manuel Sanchez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Manny
Rank/Rate: LT / O-3E
Years in Squadron: 2 1/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: FIXER/SUPPORT
Aircraft Type: F/A-18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF ATSUGI
Deployments: 2005-2007
Comments: Finest tour of my Naval career. BACK TO BACK BATTLE "E", SAFETY "S", McCLUSKY. My best Maintenance and Material Control Officer Tour ever! Excellent maintenance crew with class act wardroom.

Sunday April 11, 2010 - 09:47 PM
Name: Andrew Hendrix  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Andy
Rank/Rate: AMS3
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Line Division and Corrosion Control
Aircraft Type: F/A 18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore NAS
Deployments: WestPac '94
Comments: Former VFA 27 Plane Captain

Thursday April 08, 2010 - 01:24 PM
Name: Roy Miller  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS3
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 2 West Pac Cruises
Comments: A great time in my life I'm looking for Tom Burns, Mark Winklman, any one have email for them if you were in VA-27 84-89 get in touch with me.

Thursday April 08, 2010 - 01:24 PM
Name: Roy Miller  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS3
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 2 West Pac Cruises
Comments: A great time in my life I'm looking for Tom Burns, Mark Winklman, any one have email for them if you were in VA-27 84-89 get in touch with me.

Thursday April 08, 2010 - 01:24 PM
Name: Roy Miller  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS3
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 2 West Pac Cruises
Comments: A great time in my life I'm looking for Tom Burns, Mark Winklman, any one have email for them if you were in VA-27 84-89 get in touch with me.

Thursday April 08, 2010 - 01:23 PM
Name: Roy Miller  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS3
Years in Squadron: 4
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 2 West Pac Cruises
Comments: A great time in my life I'm looking for Tom Burns, Mark Winklman, any one have email for them if you were in VA-27 84-89 get in touch with me.

Monday March 29, 2010 - 01:44 PM
Name: Michael Kyser  
Nick Name/Call Sign: None
Rank/Rate: YN2
Years in Squadron: 3 yrs (78-81)
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1 Westpac on CV-43 USS Coral Sea
Comments: Wow - where did the time go. One of the Best experienced I've had and full of unforgetable memories. Would love to here from any of my old shipmates to reminice of the good old days.

Saturday March 27, 2010 - 08:41 PM
Name: James Coble  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: PRC(RET)
Years in Squadron: 06-08
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: F-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA
Stationed At: Atsugi / Kitty Hawk
Deployments:
Comments: Go Maces, Had a great time there, miss all the guys in the mess.

Thursday March 11, 2010 - 01:46 AM
Name: Les Paul Tamayo  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Yoda
Rank/Rate: AM2
Years in Squadron: 2005-2009
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: 05-09 cruises
Comments: MIYF!

Monday February 22, 2010 - 07:32 PM
Name: Andres Ramacho   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: HM2 (AW)
Years in Squadron: 3 years
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support (Aviation Medicine Technician)
Aircraft Type: F/A-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: OIF
Comments: Proud to be a Mace. MIYF!

Friday February 12, 2010 - 02:52 PM
Name: Joe Dzingeleski  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AZ2
Years in Squadron: 86-89
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 86 and 88 westrpac
Comments: This is a great site, just makes me think of all the guys and all the memories Travbro and I taking leave to the mountains, the dead boy's going away party in Mombasa, Dogroll, bugger, haas, rat, all you guy's made it a great time in my life. Damb Proud to have served with all of you!

Sunday February 07, 2010 - 10:36 PM
Name: Jim Kidrick   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Slug
Rank/Rate: LCDR
Years in Squadron: 2 1/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Driver
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac on Vinson 84-85
Comments: Hope all the Chargers are well....and forever

Sunday February 07, 2010 - 10:33 PM
Name: Jim Kidrick  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Slug
Rank/Rate: LCDR
Years in Squadron: 2 1/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Driver
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Westpac on Vinson 84-85
Comments: Hope all the Chargers are well....and forever

Thursday February 04, 2010 - 10:28 AM
Name: Tim Wahl  
Nick Name/Call Sign: WAHLDOG
Rank/Rate: e-4/AK3
Years in Squadron: 97-99
Driver/Fixer/Support: SUPPORT
Aircraft Type: F/A 18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi Japan
Deployments: 3
Comments: GO! Royal Maces the most elite fighter/attack squadron in the US Navy
in my eyes and memories even though I am now retired from the Navy I felt very proud to be apart of such a Great Team/Squdron
Thank you for the opportunite to serve with you
Timothy Wahl

Saturday January 30, 2010 - 08:32 PM
Name: Rance Jurevwicz  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At:
Deployments:
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Saturday December 26, 2009 - 11:16 PM
Name: Gary Ayers  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AM1
Years in Squadron: 2000-2004
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: All Deployments and most Dets including the Diego Garcia Det after 9/11
Comments: Airframer and trouble shooter during my time in 27. 4 jets and 25 people in DG getting relieved by 4 jets and 100+ people from the Australian AF. It was very funny when they saw that we had such few people

Tuesday December 15, 2009 - 01:59 PM
Name: Steve Olsen   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AT3/2
Years in Squadron: 3
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: 74-75, 76-77
Comments: First time to the site.

Wednesday November 25, 2009 - 10:11 PM
Name: Bob Thomas   No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: RAT
Rank/Rate: AR-ADJ3 / AD1-ADC
Years in Squadron: 1974-1977 / 1989 - 1992
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7E / F-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27 / VFA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Allot
Comments: Havn't been in this site for awhile and very glad its still up, I noticed a bunch of names from the past, glad to see you guys found this great site. I was a 2 tour Mace, first from 74-77 and made both cruises on the Big E, both of the cruises turned out to be best of my 24 years. The parties we had in P.I were the best. Second tour was from 89-92, cruised on the Chucky V, made the last A7 cruise with them and had the best mech shop ever, the highlight of that tour was making ADC. Retired in 1997 and now living in Fallon, NV. I currently work at the Topgun school as a Plane Captain and love my job. Thanks for memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday October 26, 2009 - 01:38 AM
Name: Jim Potter  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Potter
Rank/Rate: AEC(AW) Retired
Years in Squadron: 3.5
Driver/Fixer/Support: AE Shop/QA/ADP
Aircraft Type: F/A-18 C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi
Deployments: 95-98
Comments: The best squadron of my career! well except for PI maybe? LOL. I've been working for NEXTERA energy for 2 years making megawatts, way too boring and a far cry from the times I had in this squadron with the best team in the Navy! RIP Grizz.

Sunday October 25, 2009 - 12:47 PM
Name: Bruce Smith  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Smitty
Rank/Rate: AK3/E-4
Years in Squadron: 72-75
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore, CA
Deployments: 72 & 74 Westpac
Comments: Worked in the material shop with Lt. Rockwood and Lt Schramm, Carlblom, Vlasic, Murphy, and AK2 Brown. Had some great times including liberty in Olonapo, Hongkong. The motorcyle days at LeMoore and living off base in Hanford (Parties). Still think about the loss of PO Richter and Shumacher. I see the names on the Vietnam Wall of the shipmates lost on the cruise. Still haunts me to this day. Once a Mace always a Mace. Hope to hear from some of the ole troops some day.
I reside in Texas with wife, kids, grandkids, and pets.

Saturday August 22, 2009 - 11:12 PM
Name: catalino matos jr  
Nick Name/Call Sign: nino
Rank/Rate: azan
Years in Squadron: 90-93
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: a-7 to f-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: both
Stationed At: n.a.s. lemoore,ca
Deployments: westpac
Comments: the best time ever and i am a shellback got my ass kicked

Saturday August 22, 2009 - 11:08 PM
Name: catalino matos jr  
Nick Name/Call Sign: nino
Rank/Rate: azan
Years in Squadron: 3 years
Driver/Fixer/Support: q/a
Aircraft Type: f-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va-27 to vfa-27
Stationed At: n.a.s. lemoore,ca
Deployments: westpac and operation restore hope
Comments: the best 3 years of my life i do not regret it at all i saw and did things must people dream of i wish i would have stay in to those that are in have fun and be safe

Saturday August 15, 2009 - 06:20 PM
Name: Tom Ewell  
Nick Name/Call Sign: surfer
Rank/Rate: AN/Plane Captain
Years in Squadron: 1987-1990
Driver/Fixer/Support: Plane Captain
Aircraft Type: A7 -E Corsair
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: North Pac and 2 West Pacs
Comments: Had a great time and met alot of interesting people who we made a lifetime of memories with!!! Lots of good times!!! Got out a little early because I wouldnt rat on our fellow brothers in the squadron who were acused of doing wrong. You know who you are!! Your Welcome!
It's good to keep in touch w/ old friends!!! Give me a shout. Look me up on facebook. Tom Perkins Ewell! Aloha

Saturday July 18, 2009 - 06:56 PM
Name: Alan Anthony  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Al
Rank/Rate: AME-2
Years in Squadron: 1976-1979
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore & USS Enterprise
Deployments: 1976 & 1978
Comments: I was very pleased to find this great site. I have many good memories of my days in VA-27. After my TAD in the Lemoore gym/Enterprise laundry, I worked out of the AME shop for about a year. I then went to troubleshooters/final checkers, working out of the line shack. No job I've had since can match the excitement of working on the flight deck. The best part of those days was spending time with my squadron buddies. Greg Williams, Ray Kohlsted, Mike Parker, Steve Drayton, Kevin Glodo, Sam Crumm, and many others. Thanks again to Jimmy McMath, for saving my life in the Phillipines. I still owe you big time. Keep up the great work on this site.

Wednesday July 15, 2009 - 12:34 PM
Name: adrian lopez  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: az4
Years in Squadron: 99-01
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: f/18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: vfa-27
Stationed At: atsugi
Deployments: a lot
Comments: more good times then bad. great chain of command . would love to get together with all the guys and girls that i shared the best times of my life with and have a beer and drink to the foam. i miss you shipmates!

Saturday June 13, 2009 - 11:01 PM
Name: Matthew Bowen  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E-4
Years in Squadron: 2.5 years
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18A/C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Lemoore/Atsugi
Deployments: WESTPAC '94
Comments: I server in the line shack in 94 and then the AT shop and Release Control system CDI when we first moved to Japan. I got out in late 96 and went to college. I am currently living in the Baltimore/Washington DC area working in the Medical device sales field. I am married with 3 kids, 2 boys and a girl, ranging from the ages of 10 to 9months. I would love to catch up with some of your guys and see where life has taken you.

mnbowen1370@yahoo.com

Thursday June 04, 2009 - 06:49 AM
Name: Thomas Forehand  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Tom
Rank/Rate: AZC(AW)
Years in Squadron: 1997-2000
Driver/Fixer/Support: Maint Control
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: 1998, 1999
Comments: This was the command that I wished I could have served more time with! When I checked aboard in 97, my welcoming was at the old Chiefs club and set the tone for the rest of my tour... A GREAT TOUR, With some outstanding leadership and troops alike.

RIP "Grizz"!!!!

Wednesday May 27, 2009 - 03:50 PM
Name: MATT LANE  
Nick Name/Call Sign: NOOB SAIBOT
Rank/Rate: AO3
Years in Squadron: 1996-2000
Driver/Fixer/Support: ordie
Aircraft Type: FA-18C HORNET
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF ATSUGI CV-62, CV-63
Deployments: WESTPAC '97, AND MANY MORE
Comments: alot of good memories in those years. "THEY WERE CONES!!". well since the good ol days iv'e been keeping pretty busy. i'm a professional poker player now, tearing up the k.c. casinos. look me up on facebook or my e-mail is lanematt@charter.net

Saturday May 16, 2009 - 04:39 PM
Name: John Pfannenstiel  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AZ2
Years in Squadron: 68-72
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7 A&E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 69-70, 71-72
Comments: Retired 1994 - AZCS

Saturday May 09, 2009 - 11:48 AM
Name: Paul Lutgen  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Lugnutz
Rank/Rate: AD2
Years in Squadron: 02-05
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Japan
Deployments:
Comments: MIYF!!! Still has been on of the best times in navy this far!

Saturday March 07, 2009 - 05:12 PM
Name: Ken LaVere III  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AD3
Years in Squadron: 99-02
Driver/Fixer/Support: Mech
Aircraft Type: F/A-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi, Japan
Deployments: I don't remember
Comments: Had lots of fun!! Look me up on facebook.com

Wednesday March 04, 2009 - 07:09 PM
Name: Patricia Emplit  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E1
Years in Squadron: 09-?
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer... i think
Aircraft Type: F-18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NATTC Pensacola
Deployments: soon
Comments: I just recieved my orders to the squadron. I will be joining the time some time around June. I am an AME. So far im pretty proud of it. Hope to meet my shipmates soon!

Friday February 27, 2009 - 09:01 PM
Name: Ron Jordon  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E-4
Years in Squadron: \'85-\'88
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: N.A.S. Lemoore
Deployments: WEST-PAC '86-'88
Comments: Travbro, send me an email and no I'm not sore at you for smashing a hole in my wall. Mike Ferrini do you still play drums? yes I'm still a lousy Jazz guitarist. Where's Art Phillips? Did he ever wake up from smashing that statue into his head? Miss all of you guys. A wife and three kids later, I think I'm starting to grow up.

Tuesday February 24, 2009 - 04:51 PM
Name: Robert Strickland  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS1
Years in Squadron: 2 years
Driver/Fixer/Support: Airframes
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: 1975 to Hobart Tasmania
Comments: I had great time in the squadron. i made many friends. It was years ago. I was in the squadron for the 1975 76 Enterprise deployment

Saturday January 03, 2009 - 08:12 PM
Name: Tim Johnston  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS 3
Years in Squadron: 86-88
Driver/Fixer/Support: corrosin control
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA
Stationed At: Nas Lemoore
Deployments: 86-87&88
Comments: had a blast made some life long friends

Wednesday December 24, 2008 - 08:48 PM
Name: Pedro Rodriguez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: "Rod"
Rank/Rate: E-6/AO1
Years in Squadron: 2 YRS
Driver/Fixer/Support: AO/TROUBLESHOOTER
Aircraft Type: F-18 "SUPERHORNET"
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: ATSUGI JAPAN
Deployments: Cross Deck KittyHawk-George Washington
Comments: The only AO Troubleshooter!!! eat your heart out Deal :)

Wednesday December 03, 2008 - 09:27 PM
Name: RICHARD YOUNG  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ3
Years in Squadron: YEAR & HALF
Driver/Fixer/Support: FIXER-POWER PLANT SHOP
Aircraft Type: A-7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS LEMMORE
Deployments: 76 WESPAC
Comments: Came over from VA-122 with a bunch of the guys I worked with in the power plant shop, To make the WESPAC CRUISE on the USS ENTERPRISE.
Special times, and friends The PI, HOBART TAZMANIA, If any of the old gang I worked with in the power plant shop read this drop me a line. Have lots of pictures to share with you. P.S I bought 3 cruise books and never got them when we got back. Anyone got one! I have never seen it. Looking for my shipmate STEVE ROCK, you out there buddy?

Friday October 17, 2008 - 09:13 AM
Name: Tom Shane  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate:
Years in Squadron:
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type:
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Comments: I am a Vietnam era Veteran and am looking for information and assistance.
First, What years were "ATKRON" used on the squadron patch instead of "Attack Squadron"?
Second, Does anyone on site have an ORIGINAL Vietnam era squadron patch they are willing to sell? I have a Vietnam era G1 flight jacket that I would like represent VA-27 on.
Any help is appreciated.

Tom

Sunday September 21, 2008 - 09:14 PM
Name: Shayne Pope  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E5/AD2
Years in Squadron: 5 1/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer/shooter
Aircraft Type: F/A 18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore/ NAF Atsugi
Deployments: West Pac's '92-'97
Comments: Lead, follow, or get out of the way.........

Wednesday September 10, 2008 - 01:12 PM
Name: Nick Eiberger  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Boog/ Cornfed./ Wrestling
Rank/Rate: AME3
Years in Squadron: 1997-2001
Driver/Fixer/Support: PC/ AME Troubleshooter
Aircraft Type: F/A18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: Atsugi Japan
Deployments: westpacs
Comments: Hope all who knew me get in touch.... Looking to BS with ya.. I'm currently working for a Regional Brewery here in Kansas City Mo, Boulevard Brewing Co.. If ya'll want some good beer we have it... Check out the website www.boulevard.com you will see pic's of me there... neiberger@gmail.com and neiberger@boulevard.com If your having trouble remembering me I was the guy who went to Navy wrestling year... Holler Back

Thursday August 21, 2008 - 02:38 PM
Name: James Bray  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO-2
Years in Squadron: 75 to 79
Driver/Fixer/Support: Ordinance shop/ AIMD weps
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemore, USS Enterprise
Deployments: 2 wespacs
Comments: Currently reside in Portland Oregon with wife and cat.

Sunday July 20, 2008 - 06:58 PM
Name: KAITLIN DEAL  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AT2(AW)
Years in Squadron: 2003-2007
Driver/Fixer/Support: TECH/TROUBLESHOOTER
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C & F/A-18E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: ATSUGI, JAPAN
Deployments: USS KITTY HAWK, MULTIPLE
Comments: MACE IN YOUR FACE

Tuesday July 01, 2008 - 04:55 PM
Name: joe ledesma  
Nick Name/Call Sign: weasel/ dezma
Rank/Rate: e-3 /ao
Years in Squadron: 2001-2004
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: fa 18
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: vfa 27
Stationed At:
Deployments:
Comments: hey just looking looking for old freinds

Thursday June 26, 2008 - 10:24 PM
Name: David Berber  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Berber
Rank/Rate: AME1
Years in Squadron: 2000-2003
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: F/A-18C
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VFA-27
Stationed At: NAF Atsugi
Deployments: Various, and Beach Det
Comments: I miss Japan, but the reserves isn't bad either. Currently with VR-57 at NAS North Island flying the C-40's around as a loadmaster. It's good to get to see some of the old Maces around. Shoot me an e-mail anytime!

Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:27 PM
Name: Don Newnam  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: airman
Years in Squadron: 1975-1976
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: A-7 Corsair
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore
Deployments: West Pac 76
Comments: Deployed USS Enterprise West-Pac 76 will never forget all the good times and the bad. Highlights were becomming a shellback P.I. in Olongopo, and the trip to Hobart Tasmania. Had some good friends Grabski, Cameron, Ferrin, and Davidson.Wish I was back in now.

Tuesday May 27, 2008 - 08:43 AM
Name: Joseph Scholl  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AEAN
Years in Squadron: 1 year
Driver/Fixer/Support: Fixer
Aircraft Type: A-7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore, CA
Deployments: World Cruise
Comments: Had a Great time there. The AE shop rocked.

Tuesday April 15, 2008 - 11:38 PM
Name: Jeffey Barnes  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQ-2
Years in Squadron: 1970-1973
Driver/Fixer/Support: fixer - IWT shop
Aircraft Type: A7-E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS Lemoore/CVAN65
Deployments: Two Westpax
Comments: Three of the best years of my life. Saw a lot, learned a lot. The memories will ber with me until I have no memory.

Friday April 11, 2008 - 12:22 AM
Name: Eric Walker  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AT2
Years in Squadron: 1972-75
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support, AIMD, ECM/RWR repair
Aircraft Type: A-7E Corsair II
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: NAS LeMoore
Deployments: 72/73 74/75. (CVAN-65)
Comments: Wow, the memories. Made me pull out the cruise books. Was with the squadron from 72-75. Two westpacs. I was AIMD, repairing ECM and RWR equipment. In 72/73 we were flying alpha strikes into North Vietnam, and in 74/75 we were flying strikes into (God knows where-secret). Anyway, the pilots were busy and the SAMs gave our equipment a workout. I remember that a couple of pilots were targeted by SAMs and when we pulled into port, smuggled a bottle of Jack Daniels aboard as a gesture of appreciation. Memories? Cdr. Bud Edney...best skipper I ever had. Captain C.C. Smith, skipper of the Big E - always jogged with everyone on the flight deck. Fallon memories: LtCmdr Gravely getting punched-out by some hippy dude at a bar in Fallon, NV. Also remember being at a bar in fallon (I think it was named 'Moms') and the senior officers were making the junior officers buy pitchers of beer. As I recall, a new ensign pee'd in a pitcher and all hell broke loose when the other officers found out what they were drinking. Also remember Lt. Parker taking a small group of us out to the bombing range on a day when the skipper (Cdr. Edney) and the CAG commander were doing practice. At the end of practice they buzzed the targeting towers. I remember the two planes coming at us eyeball level across the valley floor, pulling up just before hitting the tower. So close you could feel the hot jet exhaust. Memories while deployed: The smell of dirty laudry at the end of a 30 day line period (no one ever did laundry at sea...we stored it and had it washed when we pulled into subic.) The big fire on the forward hangar deck at the end of a work-up just before our 74/75 deployment. The EA-6B 'cold cat shot'...2 RIOs lost?. The midnight loss of Petty Officer Ritchie (?)... man overboard. Crossing the equator. The drug overdoses in the squadron after leaving Hong Kong. The theft of hundreds of sodas from the VA-27 Officer's coke mess. Wow. Memories I haven't thought about in years. I'm now a civilian living in Camarillo, CA. NAS Pt. Mugu is near by. And although I left VA-27 in 1975, I still visit friends regularly who live in Lemoore. Do you ever get the thrill of smelling jet fuel exhaust out of your system?

Friday March 07, 2008 - 05:10 PM
Name: Steven Murphy  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Steve
Rank/Rate: AZ2
Years in Squadron: 1 1/2
Driver/Fixer/Support: Support
Aircraft Type: A7E
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: VA-27
Stationed At: Lemore, CA
Deployments: 1974-1975
Comments: I was an AZ-2 working under Chief Fred Harrel. Co-workers were Bob Carlblom & Vlasic. Was with the Maces aboard the Enterprise during my last cruise in 1974-1975, flew off in the COD a few days before the fall of S. Vietnam. I just found the VA-27 website and it sure brought back some memories. I remember getting to know a lot of the pilots, ie: Mike DiBello, since we handled all the gripe sheets (My favorite: "relief tube too short, checks out OK on enlisted men!").

The most memorable port was Mobassa, Kenya (Bob Carlblom & I took a few days leave and rode a bus to Melindi, met a couple of American schoolteachers & had an absolute blast). That was when the QE2 was also in port so we decided to get away from all the British tourists.

I'm a petroleum geologist now and the wife & I live in central Kansas.

I've got a lot of great photos I'll try to scan and send in to the website.

Wednesday February 13, 2008 - 12:23 PM
Name: Harold George Jr.  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Grizz
Rank/Rate: AO1 AW Retired
Years in Squadron: none
Driver/Fixer/Support:
Aircraft Type: A7E, F-14, P-3, F/A-18 C/D/EF/G
VA-27 and/or VFA-27:
Stationed At: everywhere
Deployments: many
Comments: Hello Maces!! My son, AOAN George is in your squadron carrying on the Ordy tradition. God Bless you all and keep it safe!

Monday January 14, 2008 - 11:06 AM
Name: Paul Landry  
Nick Name/Call Sign: shit head
Rank/Rate: ADJ-2
Years in Squadron: almost 3 years
Driver/Fixer/Support: plane capt
Aircraft Type: A7
VA-27 and/or VFA-27: va
Stationed At: Lemoore
Deployments: Wes-pac 68/69 69/70
Comments: Read a couple of comments from other plank owners and they were right we were the best group possible. Larry j & stew were my best friends.
Don't think about the old days to much until lately. glad i got some e-mail addresses.
I was pretty well known for doing stupid things One memorable one was calling cmdr Pappas George the first time i did a walk around with him. It all turned out ok because i stayed his plane capt. until he was shot down. Those years were relly tough but also wonderful and exciting.

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