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Posted: 3/1/2002 7:49:31 PM EST
I am from vmaq-2 and vmaq-4. did some time with vmfp-3(now defunct I hear.)
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:40:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/3/2002 3:53:33 AM EST by Happyshooter]
I was, MASS-2 and MASS-1. I was a 7242 in the DASC, never did a stint in the ASRT, but I heard a few years ago they scrapped it (the pilots hate being ground controlled, and on the rock they got caught bar talking about jinking on release on the radar runs to cause misses, cause they wanted the ASRT sent away...only the A-4 allowed system direct control and release)
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 9:00:39 PM EST
Here, VMFA-122 (USMC F-14 Program, Mirimar 75) VMFA-451,VMFA-333, VMFA-122, F-4 PHANTOMS(75-80) VMA-131, VMA-311, A-4 SKYHAWKS(80-89) VMA-231, VMAT-203, AV-8B Harriers(89-96) Never got over to the "Sky Pigs" , just kidding. Hell of a jammer and bomber. I was pissed when Q2 was forced to take the "Playboy Bunnie" off the tail because it was not "politically correct",and the dets A, B, etc. were turned into their own squadrons, damn.. that was history they changed....oh well.. at least I have lots of pictures to look back on.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 8:45:08 PM EST
Tomcat I am an original det X and det Y and A det Zsquare. I am a 6386 ecm tech . When I got out I worked QA for avionics and ord shops and cdqar for all shops. As you stated the thing that made me sad was when we became PC...pat
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 8:47:49 PM EST
Also TripTrash had the best looking F4's in Iwakuni when I was there...pat
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 11:41:48 AM EST
I served in the 2nd Marines,MAG 29 HML167 and VMO1,med det with 264 and link up with ugly angles back in 79,
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 6:50:25 AM EST
I was active USMC from 82-86. MOS was 6076 Aviation Support Equipment Technition, hydrylics/pneumatcs/structures. The most time I spent at one duty station was at MCAS Iwakuni Japan MAG-12, H&MS-12(Outlaws) Oct.1983-Oct.1985 We got our A-4 squadrons from the west coast(El Toro) and our A-6's from the east coast(Cherry Point). Fighters(F-4's) were on the MAG-15 side. I have lots of great old photos. Some of Q-2 and VMFP-3 and quite a few others.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 3:42:35 PM EST
I was a flight surgeon with 2nd MAW Medical '89-'91. Does that count? Deployed to Iwakuni with VMA(AW)-224, then I was attached to VMGR-252 for a short while, then went to the PGW with MAG-40 HQ element. Been IRR since '97. Doc H. (Rather be with the FMF than the black-shoe Navy pogues any day.)
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 12:58:46 PM EST
Hey Doc , of course it counts! did you ever see a jarhead turnaway a navy DOC???
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 1:02:32 PM EST
Hey tomcat, I got to 231 in Nov 91 and left in June 200 to go to 203. Now I'm a BKS MGR in the 14 S-4. What shop were you in??? You remember Eddie Sue?? How about Wally Simmons?? [smoke]
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 9:57:36 PM EST
Swing in the Wing!!!!!! NAS Memphis MCAS EL Toro MCAS Futenma MCAF K-BAY Yep, I said K-bay........flame away, bros.....lol
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 8:49:59 PM EST
NAS Memphis NAS Whidbey Iwakuni Yakuska USS Midway Perth Mombasa Subic Cherry Point and back to NAS Whidbey..... not to mention about a dozen mini DETs and the drill feild[:)]
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 9:34:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2002 9:43:04 PM EST by Necromancer]
I was a Navy AK, I know not a Jarhead, nevertheless Dept. of the Navy. You know where jarheads get their orders and paycheck from.[;)] I was stationed at MCAS El Toro though, 86-90, H&HS Navy Supply. Bldg 321. Does that count? ([i]ducking from cover and he runs out of room[/i])
Link Posted: 3/31/2002 6:17:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/31/2002 6:19:25 PM EST by use2b]
i was 0311 in Viet Nam. 71-73 subic, singapore, hong kong, uss saratoga 6617 avionics tech 75-78 at cherry point. h&ms14 mag 14 w/c 610 a-6 aircraft
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 6:07:23 AM EST
VMF321--WWII Cherry Point Oak Grove Samoa Efate Espiritu Santos Guam Mojave!!!!!! 42-45 Semper Fi Gunhamr
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 8:07:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunhamr: VMF321--WWII Cherry Point Oak Grove Samoa Efate Espiritu Santos Guam Mojave!!!!!! 42-45 Semper Fi Gunhamr
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Well let me be the first to say welcome aboard leather neck! Thanks for helping defeat the Japanese. If it wasn't for guys like you I would have never been able to serve on their soil at a base formerly operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy(MCAS Iwakuni). Incidentally, I had the time of my young life.
Link Posted: 4/22/2002 4:17:48 AM EST
hey NECROMANCER I did time at mcas el toro from 85-88. station armory/range 313. do you remember when the f18 crashed upside down at the air show. how about the plane that was stolen by a lance corporal. the good old days. R GUNS OUT
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 7:23:06 AM EST
H&MS-11 El Toro '84 (for about 6 weeks waiting for a school seat at Memphis/Beaufort, designated a 6354 RADAR tech F-4J/S) VMFAT-101 Yuma '85-'86 VMFA-235 Kaneohe '86-'88 (WestPac 86-87 operation Final Thrust, the last Death Angel WestPac with the venerable PhantomII. This unit was so good, the Marines who were in it at the time said "Damn this is a good unit!") VMFA-321 (MAG-41, Det B) Andrews AFB '88-'92 Security Forces Battalion, Pacific, Mare Island '92-93 (Attached to CSTSC for lat move into Computer Repair, designated a 6454) MALS-26 New River '93-'95 MAG-26 New River '95-'97 (Group CMCC/NATO/Classified Reproduction Officer, E6 filling an O3/O4 billet...GOOOOOOOD fitreps!) MALS-29 New River '97-'99 Not a bad way to spend 15 years, 4 months, and 1 day. Phantoms Phorever, but IT pays the bills!
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 7:44:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunhamr: VMF321--WWII Cherry Point Oak Grove Samoa Efate Espiritu Santos Guam Mojave!!!!!! 42-45 Semper Fi Gunhamr
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Gunhamr, tell us about your time with VMF-321. Were they called the "Hells Angels" back then? What bird did you guys fly? I was with VMFA-321, Hells Angels, F-4 PhantomII/F-18 Hornet. Good to see you here, Devil Dog!
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 10:45:28 AM EST
DPeacher; We were the original "Hell's Angels" and were so named by our CO, Maj. Ed Overend, who had formerly been with the AVG Flying Tigers under Gen. Chenault. We formed at Cherry Point and did a little training at a little country base called Oak Grove near Pollocksville, NC. Shipped out in Sept. '43 and returned to the states in Dec. '44. Squadron was split up and part were assigned to carrier duty and part to Mojave, CA to train a new squadron. I thank HST frequently for dropping the bomb. Otherwise, I would have gone back to the Pacific One trip was enough for me. Semper Fi Gunhamr
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 11:01:12 AM EST
DPeacher; Sorry I forgot to mention our plane in the above post. We had the F4U1 Corsair when in the Pacific but while at Mojave we had the F4U4 which was a little faster. The F4U1 had a 3 blade prop while the F4U4 had a 4 blade. The F4U1 was the one the Japs called "Whistling Death." If my old memory serves me correctly, the F4U1 was the first plane in WWII to break 400 MPH in level flight. They added a water injection system to the Pratt & Whitney 2800 HP engine and that really gave it a boost for a few seconds. Couldn't leave it turned on for more than a few seconds as it would burn the pistons but as one pilot said, "A few seconds in a fighter pilot's life is a long time." A good friend gave me a large painting of the F4U1 in flight for my 75th birthday [I'm now 80] and it hangs on my living room wall directly across from my easy chair. I look at it often and it brings back many memories. Semper Fi. Gunhamr
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:24:54 PM EST
gunhamr. Thanks for sharing with the group! Your generation set some very high standards for us "young'ns" to follow. Thanks for saving the world from those evil men.
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