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First Name: Terry Nick Name: Stubby
Last Name: Nies Rate/Rank: ATN2
Email: webmaster@va12.com Dates Served in VA12: 67-69
Carriers Served On: Midway, Coral Sea, FDR, Shang Carrier / Dates: 65,66,67,68,69
Today's Date: 1/1/15 How did you find this site?: I made it
Comments: Happy New Year Ubangis!
First Name: Roger Nick Name:
Last Name: Doles Rate/Rank: AMC
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 77-79
Carriers Served On: 62/69/66 Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 1/11/15 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Ron Nick Name: Wolf
Last Name: Wolfe Rate/Rank: AQ2
Email: wolfeman7@charter.net Dates Served in VA12: June 1980- Aug 1983
Carriers Served On: CVN69 Dwight D. Eisnehower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 1/15/15 How did you find this site?: Squadron friend, James Orner
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First Name: Jay Nick Name: Snoz
Last Name: Swantko Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 6/75-10/78
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 1/15/15 How did you find this site?: Web
Comments: Remember Bill Sig Peevely Nick Ski Puss Wingate Prudommme Chief Quick Johnny Ballanger
First Name: Joesph Nick Name:
Last Name: Cssel Rate/Rank: ADJ2
Email: jcass1@ptd.net Dates Served in VA12: 7/69-12/70
Carriers Served On: Indy (VS64),WAP (VS64),Shang (VA12) Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 1/21/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Lost track of J.M.Dolan
First Name: Ken Nick Name:
Last Name: Johnson Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: kenjhsn4@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: 1979-1981
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1979-1981
Today's Date: 1/28/15 How did you find this site?: Previous contact VA12
Comments: I would like to be on any emails or mail outs going forward
First Name: James Nick Name: J.P.
Last Name: Brown Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: jpgraph@comporium.net Dates Served in VA12: Early 70's
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/3/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Brings back good memories.  Had a good time in the Navy with VA-12.
First Name: Donald Nick Name: 
Last Name: Spaulding Rate/Rank: AZ1
Email: azdons@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 11/71-3/72
Carriers Served On: CV62 Uss Independence Carrier / Dates: 11/71 - 3/72
Today's Date: 2/12/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: I have known of this for a few years Comments: Good to see names and faces. I do miss all of that.
First Name: Gregory Nick Name: Wildman
Last Name: Bush Rate/Rank: E-4
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 1986-1987
Carriers Served On: CVN69 Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/15/15 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: William Nick Name: Sig
Last Name: Sigmon Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: bsigmon@kennedyoffice.com Dates Served in VA12: 1974-1977
Carriers Served On: USS Independence  CV62 Carrier / Dates: 1974-1977 2.5 Med Cruises
Today's Date: 2/17/15 How did you find this site?: On the WEB
Comments: In touch with Rick Davies, Isaac Lang, David Coleman, Rusty Petrea.  My son is in Navy Flight School in NAS Whiting Field, FL Stay in touch Ubangies!!!!!
First Name: Bob Nick Name: 
Last Name: Kienel Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: rkienel@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12: Nov 70-Sep 72
Carriers Served On: USS Independence CVA62 Carrier / Dates: Sept. 71-March 72
Today's Date: 2/23/15 How did you find this site?: Google Search
Comments: The most treasured memories are those serving with VA-12. God bless those that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
First Name: James Nick Name: Jim
Last Name: Peevely Rate/Rank: AO-2
Email: jpeevely@facebook.com Dates Served in VA12: 7/1975-1978
Carriers Served On: CV62, CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 75 Cruise,77 Cruise
Today's Date: 2/26/15 How did you find this site?: Facebook
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First Name: Leslie Nick Name: 
Last Name: Johnson Rate/Rank: MS3
Email: leslie_j2@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 1980-83
Carriers Served On: CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 2/28/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: I was on the Ike and saw the accident that took Ltjg Nicely's life he was a very nice human being if you met him you would like him in any setting just plain out good people that was a very sad day and I still think about it every September 5 rest in peace sir.
First Name: Billy Nick Name: 
Last Name: Lothridge Rate/Rank: AEC (ret)
Email: billygjr@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1/1998-5/1988
Carriers Served On:  Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 3/20/15 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Has anyone else said anything about the attempt to reestablish VA-12 in Jan 1988. We had a full squadron of men and were to get A-6 aircraft but congress shot down the new model of the A-6. Anyway I thought you would like to know that bit of history.
First Name: Darrel Nick Name: Big D
Last Name: Price Rate/Rank: E-5
Email: darrleprice21@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1974-1978
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 3/19/15 How did you find this site?: Search fr VA12
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First Name: Patrick Nick Name: Pat
Last Name: Withhart Rate/Rank: ADJ3
Email: ps717@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 9/74-9/77
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 4/7/15 How did you find this site?: A7 Maintenance Website
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First Name: Chuck Nick Name: Gill
Last Name: Gilliland Rate/Rank: AD2
Email: Cg56@earthlink.net Dates Served in VA12: 11/77 - 11/81
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 4/7/15 How did you find this site?: Surfing
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First Name: Bill Nick Name: 
Last Name: Doody Rate/Rank: LCDR
Email: WilliamDoody@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: Aug 1955 - May 1958
Carriers Served On: USS Ranger CVA61 Carrier / Dates: Oct 57 - Nov 1957
Today's Date: 4/7/15 How did you find this site?: How-to find a member
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First Name: Nick Nick Name: 
Last Name: Divittorio Rate/Rank: AMH3
Email: divogciusa@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 70-72
Carriers Served On: Shang, Indy Carrier / Dates: 70-72
Today's Date: 4/7/15 How did you find this site?: 
Comments: Sorry i missed reunion will make next one best squadron navy had.
First Name: Lee Nick Name: Bud
Last Name: Clark Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: lee.clark59@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 9/79-4/83
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 4/13/15 How did you find this site?: Keith Purzicky
Comments: Reunion this past weekend was awesome
First Name: Keith Nick Name: Mack
Last Name: McDonald Rate/Rank: PR3
Email: Kmack9411@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: Jan 1970-Oct 1972
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates: 
Today's Date: 4/15/15 How did you find this site?: 
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First Name: Rufus Nick Name: 
Last Name: James Rate/Rank: AE (E-3)
Email: deputydawg10_42@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 9/73-74
Carriers Served On: USS Coral Sea, USS Independence Carrier / Dates:69-70, 73-74
Today's Date: 5/7/15 How did you find this site?: Website
Comments: Only served with VA-12 for a short time as an AE. Came on board at Jacksonville NAS, Med cruise on the Independence and a trip to Falon, Nv. Old man now, just searching memories of time passed.!!
First Name: Randall Nick Name: Randy
Last Name: Davis Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: randyd9157@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1977-1980
Carriers Served On: CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 1977-1980
Today's Date: 5/9/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Sure wish I kept up with the web site. I live in Titusville and would love to have gone to reunion. Can't wait to see the Kiss of Death at the Warbird Museum.
First Name: Joe Nick Name:
Last Name: Turner Rate/Rank: AN
Email: jlt7652@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1969-1970
Carriers Served On: USS Shangri-La Carrier / Dates: 1970
Today's Date: 5/16/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Just needed to update my email address. Hope everyone is doing fine.
First Name: John Nick Name:
Last Name: Shelley Rate/Rank: AQ2
Email: johneshelley@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1980-184
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1980-1984
Today's Date: 5/28/15 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Some of you old shiupmates gimme a yell.
First Name: Patrick Nick Name:
Last Name: Mahoney Rate/Rank: AO2(AW)
Email: patrick_mahoney@bellsouth.net Dates Served in VA12: 1983-1986
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 83-85
Today's Date: 5/29/15 How did you find this site?: Google Search
Comments: There is no slack in light attack
First Name: Howard Nick Name: 
Last Name: Wingate Rate/Rank: AO2
Email: Hdw3656@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: 3/76 to 9/1979
Carriers Served On: Independence, Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 76-78 : 78-79
Today's Date: 6/12/15 How did you find this site?: Internet
Comments: Dates are from memory. Stationed at Cecil Field during those years. Great memories.
First Name: Ed Nick Name: Tom
Last Name: Thomas Rate/Rank: ABH3
Email: eltva12@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 2/66-1/69
Carriers Served On: FDR & Shang Carrier / Dates: 66,67,68
Today's Date: 6/30/15 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Ubangi------------Ubetcha
First Name: Paul Nick Name: paullonghair
Last Name: Lassonde Rate/Rank: E3
Email: paullonghair@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: June 1969-May 1971
Carriers Served On: Shagrila Carrier / Dates: med cruise abs nam cruise
Today's Date: 7/12/15 How did you find this site?: just found out about the reunion and I live here on Merritt island ,fla had no idea the valiant air command had one of our planes,
Comments: Would like to find one of our shoulder patches of the kiss of death . I've had a lot of different jobs and ended up as a registered nurse just retired in the last year 
First Name: Richard Nick Name: Rich
Last Name: Hindy Rate/Rank: ADJ3
Email: hindyr@bellsouth.net Dates Served in VA12: 9/61-8/64
Carriers Served On: FDR, Essex Carrier / Dates: 09/61-08/64; two Med cruses, Gitmo, North Atlantic on CV9, many "Crib" cruses, Carrier "quals", etc.
Today's Date: 7/20/15 How did you find this site?: Member
Comments: Proud to serve under Chief Manley, VA-12 engine shop 1963-1964.
First Name: Dale Nick Name:
Last Name: Snyder Rate/Rank: AQ3
Email: dale.synder09@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: NA-VF142 Ghostrider
Carriers Served On: Dwight D Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1982-1984
Today's Date: 8/4/15 How did you find this site?: Google - Looking for information on "Ubangis" as in "The Flying Ubangis"
Comments: Loved the A-7. Glad we we were part of CVW-7.
First Name: Bob Nick Name:
Last Name: Ruddell Rate/Rank: PN2
Email: bobruddell@consolidated.net Dates Served in VA12: 1970-1973
Carriers Served On: Shangri-La, Independence Carrier / Dates:
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First Name: Paul Nick Name:
Last Name: Brown Rate/Rank: YN2
Email: snoles56@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1975-1978
Carriers Served On: Indy Carrier / Dates: 75-78
Today's Date: 8/16/15 How did you find this site?: web search
Comments: Retired from Army in 2014; looking for old buddies, Dennis Jacobson, Dave Brown, PN2 Wallace, Vinnie, YN1 Dave Thomas, Skipper and others I can't remember anymore. I still have my VA-12 Flying Ubangi coffee cup from my first cruise in 1975. 
First Name: Ralph Nick Name: Julio
Last Name: Nieves Rate/Rank: AEAN
Email: ralphie43@msn.com Dates Served in VA12: 4/81-12-82
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates: St Thomas NATO cruise MED Barbados MED
Today's Date: 9/11/15 How did you find this site?: web surfing
Comments: Looking for all my AE Shop buddies from VA 12. Especially Chris "Cheese" Ryder. Wad up KJ, send me an email.
First Name: Tracy Nick Name:
Last Name: Robinson Rate/Rank: AT1
Email: tbrobinson@numail.org Dates Served in VA12: 1981 -1984
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1982-1984
Today's Date: 9/23/15 How did you find this site?: Internet Search
Comments: It was nice to find the site, especially seeing the guest book entries from fellow shipmates from the AT shop (Scribner and Mullin). Sometimes, the memories flood back and it seems I can smell the steam from the cats. Maybe it is in my blood ... which is good. Just the other day I came across a couple of old flight deck jerseys. Above all the great feelings I have of that special time in my life, it is the feeling of pride for being a part it and the people I worked with that affects me the most. To say it was the best job I ever had would be an understatement, as a flight deck troubleshooter/slot checker it is one I would gladly do again for free.
First Name: Jon Nick Name:
Last Name: Steinberg Rate/Rank: AMH2
Email: jsteinberg@colliflower.com Dates Served in VA12: 1979-1982
Carriers Served On: Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: I.O Cruise 1980, Med 1982
Today's Date: 10/30/15 How did you find this site?: BING
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First Name: Ed Nick Name: Andy
Last Name: Anderson Rate/Rank: ATR2
Email: poppop@lifetrax.com Dates Served in VA12: 1965-1969
Carriers Served On: Shangri La CV38, Roosevelt CV42 Carrier / Dates: 1967-68: 1968-69
Today's Date: 11/2/15 How did you find this site?: Google
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First Name: Jeffery Nick Name: Jpissa
Last Name: Luce Rate/Rank:
Email: Ken_luce@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12:
Carriers Served On: CVA62 USS Independence Carrier / Dates:  68-72
Today's Date: 11/14/15 How did you find this site?: On Line
Comments: Hi This is the Son of Jeff Kenny Luce he was very proud of his days aboard ship. Endless stories.... Sadly he passed away yesterday the 12th after a full day of pride veterans day. I just it might be fitting to let all of you know.
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