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First Name:  Terry Nick Name: Stubby
Last Name:  Nies Rate/Rank: ATN2
Home Phone: Email: webmaster@va12.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 67-69
Carriers Served On: Midway, Coral Sea, FDR, Shang Carrier / Dates: 65,66,67,68,69
Today's Date: 1/2/12 How did you find this site?: I made it
Comments: Happy New Year Ubangis!
First Name:Nick Nick Name:
Last Name: Divittorio Rate/Rank:
Home Phone: Email:
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 70-72
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 1/1/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments: hope to see more old salts signing
First Name: Mike Nick Name: Mike
Last Name: Riley Rate/Rank: AQ2
Home Phone: Email: hotrodmom2@att.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 7/71-2/75
Carriers Served On: Indy Carrier / Dates: 71-72 72-73 73-74
Today's Date: 1/3/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments:
First Name: Edward Nick Name: Tom
Last Name: Thomas Rate/Rank: ABH3
Home Phone: Email: eltva12@hotmail.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 2/66-2/69
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shang Carrier / Dates: 66, 68, 69
Today's Date: 1/20/12 How did you find this site?: Web
Comments: Hope to see all you Ubangi's in Charleston.
First Name: John Nick Name:
Last Name: Gynan Rate/Rank: ATN2
Home Phone: Email:jgynan@gmail.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 66, 67, 68
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shang-ri-la Carrier / Dates: 66,67,68
Today's Date: 1/20/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Enjoying Retirement
First Name: Richard Nick Name: Kicker
Last Name: Kichline Rate/Rank: AZ3
Home Phone: Email: rhkicker48@rcn.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 67-70
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shang Carrier / Dates: 67-70
Today's Date: 1/20/12 How did you find this site?: Been keeping touch with this site for many years
Comments: Looking forward to upcoming reunion. Hope to see many new attendees. Lets keep the reunions going for years to come.
First Name:Lawrense Nick Name: Mickey
Last Name: Wiese Rate/Rank: AT3
Home Phone: Email: Larrywiese123@me.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12/VF12: 1955
Carriers Served On: FDR, Lake Champlain, Midway Carrier / Dates: 1953-1955
Today's Date: 1/31/12 How did you find this site?:Researching squadron insignia patch
Comments:
First Name: Thomas Nick Name: Rabbi
Last Name: Giambalvi Rate/Rank: AQ/AN
Home Phone: Email: tom8742@verizon.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 79-82
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/18/12 How did you find this site?: Facebook
Comments:
First Name: Al Nick Name: Al
Last Name: Casby Rate/Rank: 
Home Phone: Email: silverarrow@att.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12:
Carriers Served On:  Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 2/18/12 How did you find this site?: Research
Comments: Airline Pilot and owner of former VA-12 F7U-3 BuNo 129622 - would love to make contact with any former VA-12 veterans who served with this aircraft.
First Name: Doug Nick Name:
Last Name: Popoloski Rate/Rank: E3
Home Phone: Email:
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 1967-1970
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shang-Ri-La Carrier / Dates: 67-70
Today's Date: 2/18/12 How did you find this site?: 
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First Name:John Nick Name:
Last Name: Shelly Rate/Rank: AQ2
Home Phone: Email: johnshelly61@gmail.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 1980-1984
Carriers Served On: Ike Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/22/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Sure miss you guys! Gimme a yell sometime!  :)
First Name:Jack Nick Name: Flash
Last Name: Edgell Rate/Rank: AO3
Home Phone: Email: jedge48@comcast.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 69-72
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates: 71-72
Today's Date: How did you find this site?: Googled VA12
Comments: Miss being a plane captain! Crazy times with Nick DeVittorio! Some memories of "Shore Patrol" duty. Some great times after flight ops. Can't remember the guy's name that got his leg run over by my plane. He was changing the LOX converter, while my plane was being towed aft for a launch. Anyone remember my leather scull cap I wore, when not on the flight deck? So long ago! Hope you guys are alive & well.
First Name:Michael Nick Name: Gigalooslo
Last Name: Slocum Rate/Rank: AMH3
Home Phone: Email: slocummichael@rocket.com
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 1982-1984
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/27/12 How did you find this site?: Web Site
Comments: If anyone wants to contact me send me an EMAIL.
First Name:Martin Nick Name: Marty
Last Name: Hill Rate/Rank: AMH2
Home Phone: Email: michmardee@att.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 76-80
Carriers Served On: CV62, CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 76-77, 78-79
Today's Date: 3/10/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Just wondering if any old va-12 navy buddies still keep in touch from those that served from 1976-1980.
First Name: Marvin Nick Name:
Last Name: Denny Rate/Rank: AK3
Home Phone: Email: marvindenny@sbcglobal.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 78-81
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 3/27/12 How did you find this site?:
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First Name:David Nick Name:
Last Name: Waldo Rate/Rank: AME2
Home Phone: Email: dwaldo@windstream.net
URL : Dates Served in VA12: 79-82
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 4/9/12 How did you find this site?: WEB
Comments:
First Name: Joe Nick Name: Ducky
Last Name: Duckworth Rate/Rank: AK3
Email: joequack66@att.net Dates Served in VA12: Served in VA66 77-80
Carriers Served On: Nimitz, Independence, Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 76-80
Today's Date: 4/12/12 How did you find this site?: Just looking
Comments:

I was just wondering about an friend / shipmate that was in VA-12.John Fly - does anyone know what happened to him?

First Name:Lynn Nick Name:
Last Name: Card Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: lrcard1@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 4/71-12/72
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates: 9/71 - 4/72
Today's Date: 4/16/12 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Frank Nick Name: Dex
Last Name: Rice Rate/Rank: LTJG, LT
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 81-84
Carriers Served On: Ike Carrier / Dates: 39 months in the squadron, 27 at sea.
Today's Date: 5/21/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Was a very tough tough but very rewarding fleet tour. Lots of kids joined us (myself included), but we left as grown-ups. Lost several shipmates, including Clint Nicely, who had led me out to the ship for my first fleet trap off Gitmo. I retired in '96 and now live in LA-LA land.
First Name: Bruce Nick Name: Mass
Last Name: Mastrean Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 1980-1984
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 5/23/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments: lyke to hear from shipmates
First Name: Carl Nick Name:
Last Name: Ray Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: Cfraray50@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12: 71-73
Carriers Served On: Indy Carrier / Dates: All of them that VA-12 made during that time
Today's Date: 6/7/12 How did you find this site?: Research
Comments: Spent entire time in line division......buddies with JP Brown, Big John West and others.
First Name: Dennis Nick Name: Mac
Last Name: Mcclaughlin Rate/Rank: AQ2
Email: dennis14@optonline.net Dates Served in VA12: 74-77
Carriers Served On: CVA62 Carrier / Dates: 74-77
Today's Date: 6/19/12 How did you find this site?: checking up on cva62 looked for va-12
Comments:
First Name: Michael Nick Name:
Last Name: Samuels Rate/Rank: CMDR
Email: mwsamuels5@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1982-1985
Carriers Served On: Oriskany, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Enterprise Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 6/20/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: It's great to read the guest book and remember all the special people who were in VA-12.
First Name: Richard Nick Name:
Last Name: Morin Rate/Rank: AZ2
Email: imaginephoto@metrocast.net Dates Served in VA12: 1973-1976
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 6/29/12 How did you find this site?: WebSearch
Comments:
First Name: Wayne Nick Name:
Last Name: Scarborough Rate/Rank: AEAN
Email: scar2006@cox.net Dates Served in VA12: 1969-1970
Carriers Served On: Shangri-La Carrier / Dates: 69-70
Today's Date: 7/1/12 How did you find this site?: Been a member for a some time
Comments: Looking forward to seeing everyone in Charleston.
First Name: David Nick Name: Mouse
Last Name: Dashno Rate/Rank: AME3
Email: dashno@roadrunner.com Dates Served in VA12: 1967-1970
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shang Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 7/2/12 How did you find this site?: Internet
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First Name: James Nick Name:
Last Name: Woody Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: jeanniept@bellsouth.net Dates Served in VA12: 1970-1973
Carriers Served On: CVA 62 Carrier / Dates: 1970-1972
Today's Date: 7/9/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Any one talked to Lewis McClain been wanting to contact him . also G A Torres
First Name: Frank Nick Name:
Last Name: Woodward Rate/Rank: YNC
Email: frank_woodard@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1977-1980
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 7/14/12 How did you find this site?: shipmate another chief told me
Comments:
First Name: David Nick Name: Dave
Last Name: Janus Rate/Rank: AMS3
Email: davidjanus411@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 1982-1984
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 83-84
Today's Date: 7/15/12 How did you find this site?: JE Miller
Comments: Lots and lots of great memories that will last a lifetime
First Name: Robert Nick Name: Skip
Last Name: Martinausky Rate/Rank: AMS3
Email: Roadking-driver@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 12/22/80 - 12/22/83
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 7/18/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: I look forward to anybody contacting me especially from airframes during my tour.
First Name: Phillip Nick Name: Phil
Last Name: Moore Rate/Rank: AFCM ( Retired)
Email: pemooreafcm@bellsouth.net Dates Served in VA12: 1981-1984
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 7/20/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Good memories, hard work, and life long friends made during my tour in
VA-12. Was an AMS3 & AMS2 during my time in the squadron. VA-12 has a good page,
with many former shipmates, on Facebook.
First Name: Phillip Nick Name:
Last Name: Hamlin Rate/Rank: AT2
Email: phamlin3@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 82-85
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ranger Carrier / Dates: 83-85
Today's Date: 7/24/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Flight Deck Troubleshooter/Final Checker is still the best job I've
ever had.
First Name: Richard Nick Name:
Last Name: Ungerer Rate/Rank: AMS3
Email: t76mech@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: 1969-1979
Carriers Served On: Shangrila Carrier / Dates: 69-70
Today's Date: 7/29/12 How did you find this site?: Radar
Comments: Honest I didn't know she was 13, she looked 15 to me.
First Name: Scott Nick Name:
Last Name: Stewart Rate/Rank: AT2
Email: amberimpala@windstream.net Dates Served in VA12: 6/72-6/75
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 8/7/12 How did you find this site?: Jerry Hoover
Comments:
First Name: Bill Nick Name: Pig Pen
Last Name: Heck Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: atkron12@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 66-69
Carriers Served On: FDR, Shangri-La Carrier / Dates: 66-69
Today's Date: 8/1/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Can't wait for Charleston
First Name: John Nick Name:
Last Name: Bruner Rate/Rank: AEC(AW)
Email: jdbrunner1177@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 78-81
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 78-81
Today's Date: 8/22/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments:
First Name: Harold Nick Name: Bud/Mud Puppy
Last Name: Hauber Rate/Rank: AMS1
Email: owossokid@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 80-84
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower,Washington,Kennedy,Enterprise Carrier / Dates:  81,82,83,90,91,92,93
Today's Date: 8/28/12 How did you find this site?: Face Book
Comments:  

Glad to see some of the old faces.  I still have some of the original VA-12 stuff hat, tee shirt and patch.

 VA-12 was very good to me and my new family. Still Married to the same women after 28 years almost 29.

I'm sorry we will not be able to make the reunion due to the wife's Cancer recovery .. Take care Ubangi ye bet ya.
First Name: John Nick Name:
Last Name: MacBain Rate/Rank:
Email: 224mac@msn.com Dates Served in VA12:
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 8/30/12 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Ron Nick Name:
Last Name: Rainey Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: ron@unitedmarbleproducts.com Dates Served in VA12: 1971-1972
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates: 71-72
Today's Date: 8/31/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments:
First Name: David Nick Name:
Last Name: Fuller Rate/Rank: LT
Email: harledav@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: 4/71-9/73
Carriers Served On: CVA-62 Carrier / Dates: 71,72,73 Med
Today's Date: 9/6/12 How did you find this site?:
Comments:I  noticed in the obits that we're missing Mike "Gibby" Gibson who was lost in June 71 and Rick "Paddles" St.Claire who was lost almost exactly a year later. Gibby was my roommate on the ship and I was flying with Paddles when he was lost. Still think about them both.
First Name: Darren Nick Name:
Last Name: Harvey Rate/Rank: AZ2 Tech pub lib
Email: dmharvey2004@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 80-84
Carriers Served On: Ike Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 9/21/12 How did you find this site?: friend
Comments: Loved being part of VA12
First Name: Angela Nick Name:
Last Name: Mairs Rate/Rank:
Email: angelamairs@mris.com Dates Served in VA12:
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 9/23/12 How did you find this site?: Brother was Neal Russo 66-68 Died 9-18-2003
Comments:  This information on the web-site and in the newsletter is wonderful.  I  remember seeing several of the FDR shipmates at  his Arlington burial. Thank you.
First Name: William Nick Name: Bill
Last Name: Gerdes Rate/Rank: AQ2
Email: gerdesb_k@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 67-69
Carriers Served On: USS Roosevelt , Shagri-la Carrier / Dates: 67-69
Today's Date: 10/2/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments:
First Name: Lester Nick Name: Mike
Last Name: Michael Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: pat@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12: 72-74
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 10/3/12 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Charlie Nick Name:
Last Name: Jones Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: Charlie_p_jones@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 1/82-1/85
Carriers Served On: IKEplus D day landing reanactment in 84 Carrier / Dates: 82-85
Today's Date: 10/16/12 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Great job on the guest book. A lot of great memories and I appreciate very much what VA-12 did for me.  Coming up on the 29th anniversary of the Marines killed in Beruit. Thoughts for those guys that never got to see their 50th birthday.
First Name: Warren Nick Name: L2
Last Name: Lawson Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: JTLAWNEQUIPMENT@COMCAST.NET Dates Served in VA12: 79-82
Carriers Served On: CVN-69 Carrier / Dates: Indian Ocean
Today's Date: How did you find this site?: Surfing
Comments:
First Name: Jose L. Nick Name:
Last Name: Olan Rate/Rank: AME3
Email: Jnalo12@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 81-83
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 11/13/12 How did you find this site?: Reading something on adm.Mike Malone(va-12) on the web this page came up.
Comments: WOW! Nice to see so many names i knew. Ame2 Waldo,Lt Rice,Cdr Samuels....give me a shout sometime.
First Name: Walter Nick Name: Butch
Last Name: Misora (Deseased) Rate/Rank:
Email: wjmisora@yahoo.com (son) Dates Served in VA12:
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 11/18/12 How did you find this site?: Looking for pictures of an A4
Comments: The information above is my Father, Walter John Misora Sr, I'm Jr., I found your site looking for a paint scheme for an R/C A-4 I'm building and it triggered a memory of my Dad. He had the "Kiss of Death" on the side of our car when I was little! I also seem to remember watching TV one day,with my Mom, of a Carrier that had a huge hole through the side of it? My Dad passed away a few years ago and is burried at NAS Pensacola, Thank you all for this site!, Walt(JR)
First Name: Michael Nick Name: Gigaloo Slo
Last Name: Slocum Rate/Rank: AMH3
Email: SLOCUMMICHAEL@ROCKETMAIL.COM Dates Served in VA12: 82-86
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 83,84,85
Today's Date: 11/19/12 How did you find this site?: WEB
Comments: IM SORRY I MISSED THE REUNION.
First Name: Greg Nick Name: Pigeon
Last Name: DeHaro Rate/Rank: AMH2
Email: greg.deharo@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 78-81
Carriers Served On: CVN-69 IKE Carrier / Dates: 78-81
Today's Date: 11/27/12 How did you find this site?: Google search
Comments: Best years and friendships of my life
First Name: Lawrence Nick Name: Lucky
Last Name: Nall Rate/Rank: ATC
Email: lawrencenall@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 2/76-6/76
Carriers Served On: USS Independence, USS Constellation, USS Belleau Wood, USS Kennedy, USS Stennis, USS America Carrier / Dates: CV62 02/76-05-76 with VA12 : CV64 09/78-10/81 ships company : CV64 01/85-01/88 ships company : LHA3 07/91-10/95
Today's Date: 12/13/12 How did you find this site?: Yahoo search
Comments: :I am not on the 76 roster but should be. Another name missing is YN2 Ahmed Onboard Indy I spent my entire time mess cooking At Cecil I was the permanent Duty driver and POIC of First Lieutenant div uder LTjg Carrico
First Name: William Nick Name: Tom
Last Name: Bezhold Rate/Rank: E3-E5
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 1/82 - 4/85
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 12/17/12 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Cornelius Nick Name: Pat
Last Name: Ring Rate/Rank: ATAN
Email: pat.ring1@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1/85 to decommision
Carriers Served On: Ike Carrier / Dates: 85
Today's Date: 12/23/12 How did you find this site?: Google search for Ubangi Ubetcha
Comments: I was in VA-12 a very-short time, just before the decom and subsequent transfer of a bunch of us to the A6 program in Virginia Beach (NAS Oceana). I still keep in touch with an AT named Les Lutter from VA-12.
First Name: Danny Nick Name: Dano
Last Name: Gregory Rate/Rank: AMS2
Email:

assault39@insightbb.com

Danny.Gregory@ang.af.mil

Dates Served in VA12: 12/82/6/86
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: Med/83, Norlant/84, Med/84-85
Today's Date: 12/31/12 How did you find this site?: Signed Guestbook before
Comments: Great to see all the folks I served with on here, best group of people I've ever worked with period! Commander Samuels, best CO and Leader of my career. Johnny Miller has broken my will, I'll get on Facebook and visit the squadron page. Happy New Year to everyone, best wishes for a great year ahead.

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