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Date:

11/14/2010

Guest:

181 (Reference ID: 1825617)

Name:

George Bovenzi

Email Address:

gnbove@gmail.com

Location:

Rochester, ny

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

62-64

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

10/25/2010

Guest:

182 (Reference ID: 1824259)

Name:

Dwight Denison

Email Address:

denison181@aol.com

Location:

Palm Desert, CA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR3

Duties?:

Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

52-55

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

033

Comments:

We founded the Navy MATS VR reunions one night at Moffett. I don't remember how I got home that night. Obviously I did. Still above ground and looking forward to Laughlin.

 

 

 

Date:

10/25/2010

Guest:

183 (Reference ID: 1824258)

Name:

Ray Schwarz

Email Address:

Rjschwarz@aol.com

Location:

Alvin, Tx

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR 7 Det A

Duties?:

RMSN

Dates in MATS?:

1959 to 1960

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

I have some fond memories of Atsugi and the move to Tachikawa.

 

 

 

Date:

09/23/2010

Guest:

184 (Reference ID: 1822493)

Name:

Arnold Dewain McDonald (MAC)

Email Address:

arnold.mcdonald66@yahoo.com

Location:

Lane, OK

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7

Duties?:

Flight Traffic Specalist

Dates in MATS?:

1962-1964

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Enjoyed my time in VR-7, one of the best in my life. Have since retired Spent 30 years in education, retired as a school superintendent, also 30 years in the U. S. Army reserve
Would welcome talking to those who remember me.

 

 

 

Date:

08/23/2010

Guest:

185 (Reference ID: 1820484)

Name:

Donovan E. Hendrick

Email Address:

dsnert@bellsouth.net

Location:

Chattanooga, TN

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR4 assigned to Adm Reeves Staff

Duties?:

YNSN

Dates in MATS?:

NATS 1946 - 1947/Oakland & Moffett Field

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

NO

Comments:

Do not ever see anybody from VR4 during 1946 & 1947. I was stationed on Admiral Reeves Staff as YNSN. Am I the only one still living?????

 

 

 

Date:

08/18/2010

Guest:

186 (Reference ID: 1820127)

Name:

Tom Dougherty

Email Address:

tdough@sbcglobal.net

Location:

Mesquite, Tx

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-&A

Duties?:

Crew Chief/Flight Crew

Dates in MATS?:

Feb 64 - May 66

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Just went through the entire guest list. iheard from Noah Enloe, this week, and saw the note from Craig Ulrich. Craig, I see the note is a couple years old. I hope this finds you well. Will e mail you with more details. the only other name I recognized was Frankens

 

 

 

Date:

08/12/2010

Guest:

187 (Reference ID: 1819671)

Name:

noah enloe

Email Address:

bloysenloe@suddenlink.net

Location:

paris,texas

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

vr-7a 1963-1966

Duties?:

ae-3

Dates in MATS?:

electrician,flight crew

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

had a nice time there.flew as aircraft electrician thruout the far east. have you seen james dickson or ed jones

 

 

 

Date:

08/04/2010

Guest:

188 (Reference ID: 1819051)

Name:

Luther William Brackeen

Email Address:

luther_brackeen@bellsouth.net

Location:

Verona, MS.

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7 Detachment Alpha

Duties?:

Flight Attendent

Dates in MATS?:

June 1962-Dec.1963

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes

Comments:

I can not find a website that has our squadron logo? I was a flight attendent with VR-7 Det. A, & flew some 410 hrs from Tachi to Kempo. If any of you remember me, give me a e-mail, ok?

 

 

 

Date:

07/25/2010

Guest:

189 (Reference ID: 1818443)

Name:

Roy T Burns

Email Address:

burns.dennis@comcast.net

Location:

Fremont CA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8

Duties?:

Flight Engineer

Dates in MATS?:

1954-57

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Roy T passed away 1 Nov 2007. I am Dennis Burns his son. We would talk for hours and hours about the days in Hawaii. I was 7yrs old when we arrived and we lived in Radford Terrace. Would love to hear from anyone who worked with my dad. Dennis R Burns

 

 

 

Date:

07/25/2010

Guest:

190 (Reference ID: 1818429)

Name:

Richard Rosa

Email Address:

richard_rosa@att.net

Location:

Cary, NC

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

Flight Radio Operator (ATN3)

Dates in MATS?:

1958 - 1960

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

This was the most memorable experience of my younger years and was my start in the electronics field. I worked in private industry for 22 years and then for DOD a total of 25 years (Military Aircraft flight computers of various types). I definitely credit my Navy ATN training as a very good basis for my lifetime carreer, thouroughly enjoyed my 2 years with VR-3, and the many flights to several world locations.

 

 

 

Date:

07/23/2010

Guest:

191 (Reference ID: 1818331)

Name:

Scott Austin Fitzpatrick

Email Address:

sfitzpatrick59@hotmail.com

Location:

Roanoke, Virginia

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

none

Duties?:

Pax

Dates in MATS?:

N/A

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

NO

Comments:

I am a 50-year old Navy veteran, and former Naval Aircrewman and now employed as an airline pilot. However, in 1961 I was a very sick toddler and I was MEDEVAC'd to Travis AFB and ultimately Philadelphia Naval Hospital aboard a Navy Connie. To those men and women in the crew(s) that jhad a hand in saving my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Regards,

Scott Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

Date:

07/09/2010

Guest:

192 (Reference ID: 1817299)

Name:

Myloe G Wilson

Email Address:

sharonwilson1@windstream.net

Location:

Oklahoma

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-1

Duties?:

pilot

Dates in MATS?:

at formation past end of war

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

Am looking for information from crew mates of my dad who flew co-pilot and pilot in the Pacific carrying materal in and wounded out of Guam, Okinawa, Shanghai etc. There was a nurse named Candi. My dad is alive and well and just retired this last fall. Any information would be appreciated.

 

 

 

Date:

07/07/2010

Guest:

193 (Reference ID: 1817209)

Name:

Joe Brubaker

Email Address:

jjsponies@aol.com

Location:

Sun City, Az

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8 VR-7 VR-3

Duties?:

Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

1952 - 1956

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

yes

Comments:

My wife Sharon and I will host the reunion this year in Laughlin, Nv. Everyone always says it's sure good to hear about the old times and see the names of
some old shipmates---so, lets go to Laughlin and maybe meet in person. The price is right and Laughlin is a very relaxing and fun place.

SIGN UP-----MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ----- and Lets all get together. Remember, People make the memories. Lets Go.

Hope to see you there. Joe

P.S. Just bought a C-172----but because I have so much Booze to take to Laughlin, won't be shuttling people back and forth from Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Date:

06/28/2010

Guest:

194 (Reference ID: 1816744)

Name:

wayne murdock

Email Address:

oxmrdk1939@yahoo.com

Location:

wilkesboro nc 28697

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR 22 1959--1961

Duties?:

AMH 2

Dates in MATS?:

1959--1961

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

was assigned to plane 17653, enjoyed my time.

 

 

 

Date:

06/04/2010

Guest:

195 (Reference ID: 1815309)

Name:

Wendell L Johnson

Email Address:

wjohnson56@cox.net

Location:

Fayetteville Arkansas

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7

Duties?:

Flight Att FX.

Dates in MATS?:

58 - 61

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Lots of fond and happy memorys of my time in VR-7. I will try to make the next reunion . I still have my own plane and try to fly every chance I get . When ever I can find a lic. Pilot to ride with me . Ilost my medical because off Heart Surgery and other Health problems.

 

 

 

Date:

05/26/2010

Guest:

196 (Reference ID: 1814791)

Name:

Willis Bechtel

Email Address:

mikebech@hotmail.com

Location:

Charlotte, NC

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8

Duties?:

AN

Dates in MATS?:

1956-1957

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

05/01/2010

Guest:

197 (Reference ID: 1812895)

Name:

Gerard F Murphy PR! RET

Email Address:

gmurphy34@comcast.net

Location:

Oak Harbor, WA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR7 DetA/VR7

Duties?:

Loadmaster

Dates in MATS?:

1958-1961/1964-1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

yes 1533

Comments:

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I still in desperate need for someone,in VR7 Who went to Vietnam with me, or rembers me on missions to Vietnam to write a letter for me to help me in my agent orange fight with the Veterans Administration. I cannot prove "boots on the ground" and the VA just dismisses the huge amount of information I provided on VR7; It's history combat records etc. All meaningless unless I can prove I was in-country.
Thank you for ure assistance
GF Murphy
(360) 679-9105

 

 

 

Date:

04/26/2010

Guest:

198 (Reference ID: 1812549)

Name:

Tony Morelli

Email Address:

tmorelli@danieldefense.com

Location:

Black Creek, Georgia

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-22

Duties?:

Electronics Tech./Radio Operator

Dates in MATS?:

1962-1964

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

04/26/2010

Guest:

199 (Reference ID: 1812490)

Name:

Jim Hanesworth

Email Address:

Jhanesworth@centurytel.net

Location:

La Crosse Wisconsin

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8

Duties?:

AT-2, Electronics Shop

Dates in MATS?:

Early 58 to Sept 59

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes 1465-08

Comments:

I came to VR-8 from VR-2 when it was disestablished in early 1958. Left in Sept 59 with an early discharge to attend college. I worked mainly in the Electronics shop and flight check crew after we went to the Air Force system. I spent the winter of 59-59 at NAF Litchfield AZ on a VR-8 Detachment. After getting out of active duty I stayed in the reserves until 1961. I rejoined in 1968 with a commission in Naval Intelligence. Got out in 1978.

 

 

 

Date:

04/18/2010

Guest:

200 (Reference ID: 1811920)

Name:

Frank Wiesler

Email Address:

fwiesler@aol.com

Location:

Jupiter, FL

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6

Duties?:

AEAN - AE2

Dates in MATS?:

'55 - '57

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

My final weeks of AE "A" School in Jax in 1955 and a guy in another class with a brother in VR-6 keeps telling us how much his brother loves it. I'm interested because it's 4 hours to my home in Kingston, NY but every class graduates and no billet. Then my class of 43 guys graduates and there are billets on dozens of NAS, carriers and all kinds of squadrons including 3 billets for AE's in VR-6. I am top in my class and grab the first and the instructor gives me a funny look. Joe Szmer is from Brooklyn (2 hours up the NJ Turnpike) and as a reward for being Class Leader he gets the next pick and also takes VR-6. Now the instructor is joking that we aren't "real" sailors if we go to an Air Force Base. Another kid Mac (?) from Mich. picks around 5 or 6 and takes the last billet. THREE VERY LUCKY GUYS. We hated to leave after 2 years but I finaly got 3 quick cruises on two carriers in my last year.

 

 

 

Date:

04/13/2010

Guest:

201 (Reference ID: 1811607)

Name:

Alfred A.Silano

Email Address:

asilano@uark.edu

Location:

Fayetteville,Arkansas

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

NATS Squadron VR-1

Duties?:

Aviation Electrician

Dates in MATS?:

July 1944-1946

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

My experiences serving in NATS VR-1 during the latter part of WWII had a life long influence.The skills developed through my naval schools training are forever.This experience led me to seek higher education and ultimately to teach on the college and university level.I owe a great deal to the older men in VR-1 who mentored me.Men like George H. Armstong,J.P.Dallabeta,Martin Deutch.Stan Stanislawski,Chiefs King and Neal,Commander Somomyer.Captain Dyer,and Admiral Reeves made VR-1 a great place to serve our country.The VIPS that used our facilties were awesome.We were a Flag Squadron Servicing all R5Ds used by fleet commanders.Admirals Nimitz,Halsey,Forrester,Ingram,King,and Secretary ot the Navy,James Forrestal to name a few.Just before I was discharged in May of 1946 we flew the body of Manuel L.Quezon to California where it was loaded on a destroyer for return to the Philippines.Just before D-day in France VR-1 flew mine detecting equipment to England.I never expected as an 18 year young boy to have such an adventure as the Navy developed me into a 21 year young man.So many things were done by VR-1 during the time I served that there is not enough space to describe them.A stint in Naval aviation would be of immense value to the youth of today.I discovered that you can take the man out of the Navy but you can not take the Navy out of the man.

 

 

 

Date:

04/09/2010

Guest:

202 (Reference ID: 1811277)

Name:

Fred R (Randy) Fuller

Email Address:

RfullerRCSCW@aol.com

Location:

Sun City West, AZ

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7A, VR-7. NATWP Staff

Duties?:

Pilot

Dates in MATS?:

1959 to 1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes/276-09

Comments:

Sure enjoyed my 8 years flying in Navy MATS.

 

 

 

Date:

04/09/2010

Guest:

203 (Reference ID: 1811270)

Name:

Rod Jacobs

Email Address:

rjacobs285@gmail.com

Location:

None

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

vr6-vr3

Duties?:

Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

61-63

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

yes/1410

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

04/05/2010

Guest:

204 (Reference ID: 1810959)

Name:

John Lane

Email Address:

jlaneanc1@gci.net

Location:

Anchorage, Alaska

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR6 VR3

Duties?:

Inst FM

Dates in MATS?:

59-66

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes

Comments:

Great time flying the world. Got out of the Navy in 66 went to Capitol Airways Wilmingto Delaware flew Connies then DC8 from there to Japan Airlines DC8s and that got me to Anchorage Alaska flying the Polar route to Europe for a number of years. Started flying B727 for British Petroleum as F/E. went on to the right seat then Captain and retired as Senior Capt. Was Director of Flight Training on B727 for a company in Alaska and finished up there as FAA Checkairman all 3 seats on the 727.
Ran into George Childers (VR3 Pilot) at Northern Air Cargo in Anchorage. George was the Cheif Pilot when I was Dir. of Training.
We ferried a 727 to Tucson for Maint. and George was my Co-pilot. All you Pilots out there remember to be good to your Flight Engineers someday they might be your boss.

 

 

 

Date:

04/05/2010

Guest:

205 (Reference ID: 1810953)

Name:

Mort Eckhouse

Email Address:

mortusn@yahoo.com

Location:

Gulf Breeze, FL

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

Pilot

Dates in MATS?:

1959-1962

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

554

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

04/03/2010

Guest:

206 (Reference ID: 1810773)

Name:

DICK NICKLAS

Email Address:

NICKMARILYN@EARTHLINK.NET

Location:

FT MYERS, FL

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3, VR-7A

Duties?:

PILOT

Dates in MATS?:

1/59-12/63

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

NO

Comments:

GREAT TIMES SEEING THE WORLD! TO COZAD WHO INQUIRED ABOUT LCDR ED TONER, HE PASSED AWAY IN LATE 2009 AFTER HAVING RETIRED FROM TWA.

ALSO, FRANK BALSLEY, VR-7&7A, PASSED ON TWO MONTHS AGO, GREAT GUY. LT(S) GRIMES, BRADLEY AND JENKINS ALSO LONG GONE.

 

 

 

Date:

03/21/2010

Guest:

207 (Reference ID: 1809669)

Name:

Joe Brubaker

Email Address:

jjsponies@aol.com

Location:

Sun City, AZ.

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3--7 & 8

Duties?:

Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

1952-1956

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

yes

Comments:

For all those that may want information about Laughlin, Nv. (where the 2010 Reunion will be held) look up The Arizona Republic Newspaper
travel section from Sunday March 21, 2010 to get a short briefing. "travelazcentral.com" Hope to see you all in Laughlin this fall.
It should be a blast. Joe

 

 

 

Date:

03/14/2010

Guest:

208 (Reference ID: 1809127)

Name:

Bobby Duke

Email Address:

dlsu7n@cablelynx.com

Location:

hot springs ark

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

navigation map room

Duties?:

up date flight packets

Dates in MATS?:

late 64 till 66

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

great times at moffettfield,will never forget.

 

 

 

Date:

03/12/2010

Guest:

209 (Reference ID: 1808931)

Name:

Charles Wood

Email Address:

cwood@hctc.com

Location:

Shelton, WA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7 & VR-8

Duties?:

Loadmaster/Scheduler

Dates in MATS?:

1963/1966

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

This is a private message.

 

 

 

Date:

03/04/2010

Guest:

210 (Reference ID: 1808274)

Name:

Melvin A Bonds Jr

Email Address:

mabonds2@sbcglobal.net

Location:

St. Louis, MO

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8

Duties?:

Aircraft Electrician

Dates in MATS?:

1960-1962

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Mo

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

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