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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: 1/1/16 How did you find this site?: I made it
Comments: Happy New Year Ubangis!
First Name: Edwin Nick Name: Andy
Last Name: Anderson Rate/Rank: ATR2
Email: poppop@lifetrax.com Dates Served in VA12: 1965-1969
Carriers Served On: Shangri La, FD Roosevelt, Carrier / Dates: 1967-1968, 1968-1969
Today's Date: 1/4/16 How did you find this site?: Google
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First Name: Gary Nick Name: Sandy
Last Name: Sanders Rate/Rank: ADJ3
Email: gasanders@verizon.net Dates Served in VA12: 1961-1962
Carriers Served On: FDR CVA42 Carrier / Dates:  1962
Today's Date: 1/15/16 How did you find this site?: Surfing
Comments: My "Mentor" was Chief Manly, I just read where he died as Lt Manly! RIP!!!
First Name: Charles Nick Name:
Last Name: Sutton Rate/Rank: E-3
Email: acepilot101953@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 73-74
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates: 73-74
Today's Date: 1/17/16 How did you find this site?: Looking to try and find a cruise book from the 73-74 Med. Cruise I was on the one that I was destroyed in a house fire and I found this site on the Internet
Comments: I also had 3 brothers to serve in 12 AMH ROY Sutton , AO Edwin Sutton and PN Elton Sutton they were serving together at the same time. They were on the Shang on the last West Pac . I was going to join them out but the Navy would not do it because of the Sullivan brothers and what happened to them , also my C O at the was Commander Tony Less a good man.
First Name: Greg Nick Name: Pittsburgh
Last Name: Bush Rate/Rank: AO3
Email: lipbud888@g,ail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1985 to when they were disbanded
Carriers Served On: JFK Carrier / Dates: 1988 Med cruise
Today's Date: 1/22/16 How did you find this site?: Looking for Squadron patch
Comments: I was only part of this crew for a short time but I will always be a flying Ubangi.
First Name: Ed Nick Name: Tom
Last Name: Thomas Rate/Rank: ABH3
Email: eltva12@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1966-1969
Carriers Served On: Rosie & Shang Carrier / Dates: 1966 to 1969
Today's Date: 1/26/16 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Looking forward to 2017. See you all in Portland.
First Name: Bill Nick Name:
Last Name: Eagan Rate/Rank: AQ2
Email: Eagan24@compourium.net Dates Served in VA12: 82-83
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: Med Cruise 83
Today's Date: 1/26/16 How did you find this site?: Facebook
Comments: AQ Shop
First Name: Michael Nick Name: Gigilo Slo
Last Name: Slocum Rate/Rank: AMH3
Email: slocummichael@rocketmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1982-1985
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 82-83-84 Med cruises,84 Banana cruise, and NATO
Today's Date: 2/8/16 How did you find this site?: Have been on before
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First Name: Doug Nick Name:
Last Name: Popoloski Rate/Rank: AMS3
Email: dpopoloski@roadrunner.com Dates Served in VA12: 4/67-12/70
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates: 67-69 FDR late 69-70 Shangrila
Today's Date: 2/9/16 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: John Nick Name: Rodney
Last Name: Farrell Rate/Rank: AT2
Email: bullseye670@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: Mid 1980-1984
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1980-1984
Today's Date: 2/15/16 How did you find this site?: Surfing
Comments: I was just wondering if any of my old friends remember me and visit this site.
First Name: Phil Nick Name:
Last Name: Scheurer Rate/Rank: AMH3
Email: Philscheurer@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 1982-1984
Carriers Served On: USS Dwitght D Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/21/16 How did you find this site?: Jim Scoggins and Facebook
Comments: Looking to contact my shipmates. Trying to find info on Whitehead Whitely
First Name: Roger Nick Name:
Last Name: Doles Rate/Rank: AMC
Email: ugabd57@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 2/76-1/79
Carriers Served On: Indy, Ike, America Carrier / Dates: Indy/Ike76/79,America 91 ODS
Today's Date: 2/24/16 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Johnny Nick Name: JE
Last Name: Miller Rate/Rank: AMH2
Email: tcb4ckt@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 82-86
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 2/28/16 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Just update
First Name: Danny Nick Name: Danno
Last Name: Gregory Rate/Rank: AMS2
Email: gregorydl64@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 11/82-6/86
Carriers Served On: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 83 Med,85 Carib
Today's Date: 2/28/16 How did you find this site?: Prior Visitor to the site
Comments: Checking in to catch up and search for any new shipmates who've visited. Hope everyone's doing well.
First Name: James Nick Name: Polky
Last Name: Polk Rate/Rank: AMS2
Email: dpolk@ntglobal.com Dates Served in VA12: 73-77
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates: 74-77
Today's Date: 3/8/16 How did you find this site?: Newsletter
Comments: Looking forward to checking in with some of my old shipmates.
First Name: Joseph Nick Name: Joe
Last Name: D'Albert Rate/Rank: E4
Email: bluesman9600@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 12/76-8/80
Carriers Served On: USS Independence, USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: Independebce 1977-Ike 1977-1980
Today's Date: 3/10/16 How did you find this site?: Never lost you
Comments: I was the plane captain for the A7 in the storm on it's side at the bow.
First Name: Charles Nick Name:
Last Name: Sutton Rate/Rank: E-3
Email: acepilot101953@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 1973-74
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates: 73-74 Med Cruise
Today's Date: 3/30/16 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Trying to find a cruise book from this cruise, I lost mine in a house fire.
First Name: Richard (Rick) Nick Name: Trader Turner
Last Name: Turner Rate/Rank: AMH3
Email: rickturnerkc@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: February 1965-Sept 1966
Carriers Served On: USS Roosevelt Carrier / Dates: Been too long
Today's Date: How did you find this site?: Google
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First Name: Arte Nick Name:
Last Name: McCollough Rate/Rank:
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 1957
Carriers Served On: USS Ranger Carrier / Dates: Shake down cruise
Today's Date: $/15/16 How did you find this site?:
Comments: 2nd duty station, NAS Cecil Field, VA12, after shakedown cruise, transferred to VR24 Detachment, Naples, Italy.Stayed there till 1960, discharged at Pearl Harbor
First Name: Norm Nick Name: COOP
Last Name: Cooper Rate/Rank: AMH2
Email: dex216@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 72-75
Carriers Served On: Indy Carrier / Dates: 72-75
Today's Date: 5/15/16 How did you find this site?: Search for VA-12
Comments: Line crew, good times, drive thru window at Jax Liquor.
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: 5/20/16 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Bernard Nick Name: OK
Last Name: Brevoort Rate/Rank: E3
Email: skippycharley@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 8/64-8/1966
Carriers Served On: FD Roosevelt Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 5/27/16 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: I was looking at reunion photo, didn't recognize anyone, where can I get a black t shirt with squadron insignia and a pin or patch?
First Name: Matthew Nick Name: Matt
Last Name: Landy Rate/Rank: ADJ3
Email: flaggyhole@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: Nov 1955-Sept 1957
Carriers Served On: Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 6/6/16 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Been a member of the VA12 site for a while.
First Name: Tom Nick Name: Wag
Last Name: Wagner Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: twagner5354@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 73-76
Carriers Served On: USS Independence Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 6/8/16 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Great people and great times.
First Name: Eric Nick Name:
Last Name: Sandelin Rate/Rank: E4
Email: mailto:ericsanedlin21@gmail.com?subject=from the guestbook Dates Served in VA12: 1962-1964
Carriers Served On: CVA-42 FDR Carrier / Dates: 1962-1964
Today's Date: 6/18/16 How did you find this site?:
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First Name: Robert Nick Name: Rusty
Last Name: Elkins Rate/Rank: ATR2
Email: fox2199@live.com Dates Served in VA12: July 68-Dec 79
Carriers Served On: USS ShagriLa Carrier / Dates: Med 69, WestPac 70
Today's Date: 6/19/16 How did you find this site?: Easy. I've watched this site for a while.
Comments: Petty Officer Sutton I was with your 3 brothers one infamous night in Yokosuka.
First Name: William Nick Name: Bill
Last Name: Doody Rate/Rank: LCDR
Email: williamdoody@aol.com Dates Served in VA12: 4/1955-5/1958 (Ltjg)
Carriers Served On: USS Ranger CDR Pete Deputy VA12 Skipper was the first Operational jet pilot to land aboard. Carrier / Dates: 10/1957- 11/1957
Today's Date: 6/28/16 How did you find this site?: Attended reunions
Comments: When in the squadron flew the F2H-2 Banshee; F7U-3; A4D1/2 Skyhawk. Thanks to Joe Kyle we have great reunions
First Name: John Nick Name: Steve
Last Name: Stevens Rate/Rank: AQF3
Email: bicker71950@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 72-74
Carriers Served On: CV62 Independence Carrier / Dates: 73-74 Med
Today's Date: 6/30/16 How did you find this site?: Trying to find Ball Cap, patches, and pin for the Squadron.
Comments: Loved my time in the Navy. Great memories . Great guys. Tony Less was a great Commander
First Name: Tom Nick Name:
Last Name: Valentin Rate/Rank: AOC/AOCS
Email: valentint@bellsouth.net Dates Served in VA12: Feb 82-Jun 85
Carriers Served On: America/Lexington/Ike/JFK/TR Carrier / Dates: 68-96
Today's Date: 7/7/16 How did you find this site?: Facebook
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First Name: Jules Nick Name:
Last Name: Kennett Rate/Rank: AB
Email: kennettagain@yahoo.com Dates Served in VA12: 53-54
Carriers Served On: USS Lake Champlain, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Carrier / Dates: 52-53; 53-54
Today's Date: 7/10/16 How did you find this site?: Internet Search
Comments: I am Jules daughter and I am helping Dad attempt to reconnect with shipmates. Please email me and I will share any and all correspondence with him.
First Name: Morris Nick Name: Mo
Last Name: Armstrong Rate/Rank: AMH1
Email: mo@troycable.net Dates Served in VA12: 76-79
Carriers Served On: Indy; IKE Carrier / Dates: 76 Med, IKE commissioning to June 79 Med cruise.
Today's Date: 7/29/16 How did you find this site?: Web search
Comments: Trying to find a plaque. Mine was lost when moving, and some old friends.
First Name: Robert Nick Name:
Last Name: McClanahan Rate/Rank: E5
Email: sljordan2012@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 84-86
Carriers Served On: USS Dwight D Eisenhower CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 84-85 Med Cruise
Today's Date: 8/7/16 How did you find this site?: Browsing the web
Comments: I was an AD Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd class when VA-12 Decommissioned at Cecil Field. I was on the flight line at Cecil Field as a Plane Captain launching LCDR Kophammer when the Space Shuttle blew up. I witnessed it. I would like to find out how I can get a VA-12 T shirt. I still have the Brass Ubangi squadron plate and the patches. I live in Washington State so Portland Oregon is close to me for next years get together.. Thanks
First Name: Thomas Nick Name: Timbo
Last Name: Stodla Rate/Rank: ADJ3
Email: timbo374@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12: 19711972
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates: Oct 71 to April 72
Today's Date: 9/5/16 How did you find this site?: Shipmate told me about it
Comments: I would really love to make the reunion, what a great idea. My father was a Pearl Harbor survivor and went to all of the reunions while he was alive.
First Name: Roger Nick Name: Ski
Last Name: Gapinski Rate/Rank: HM3
Email: rgapinski@comcast.net Dates Served in VA12: Sept 70-Sept 71
Carriers Served On: CVS 38 Shangrila Carrier / Dates: West Pac 70
Today's Date: 10/2/16 How did you find this site?: Google
Comments: Since I was flown to the ship from FASU DaNang mid-cruise I am not listed on the roster. Maybe someone can change that. Plus, cruise book photos must have been taken prior to Sept70 since I am not in any of them, especially sick bay where I spent all my time.
First Name: Dave Nick Name:
Last Name: Stenhouse Rate/Rank: AMH2
Email: Dates Served in VA12: 70-75
Carriers Served On: Indy Carrier / Dates: 71-72,72-73,74-75
Today's Date: 10/2/16 How did you find this site?: Lucky
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First Name: David Nick Name:
Last Name: Smith Rate/Rank: AE2
Email: islanddreamer42long@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 80-84
Carriers Served On: IKE Carrier / Dates: all of em
Today's Date: 8/24/16 How did you find this site?:
Comments: Looking for some memories
First Name: Frank Nick Name:
Last Name: Woodward Rate/Rank: YNC
Email: frank_woodward@hotmail.com Dates Served in VA12: 1979-1981
Carriers Served On: Eisenhower Carrier / Dates:
Today's Date: 10/23/16 How did you find this site?: Another shipmate
Comments: Would like to make the trip from Florida to Oregon for the 2017 reunion.
First Name: Doug Nick Name: DW
Last Name: Smith Rate/Rank:
Email: DS1420@AOL.com Dates Served in VA12: 1961-1963
Carriers Served On: Rosie CVA 42 Carrier / Dates: 62 Med Cruise
Today's Date: 11/6/16 How did you find this site?: Internet
Comments: Left Navy for a short time reenlisted 1964 and served in VA163 (SAINTS) On USS Oriskany CVA 34 in 66 left the Navy again and returned to Naval reserves in 1979 Returned to Active Duty 1981 Retired a AMS1 June 1999. Retired to Palm Coast Fl from VA Beach 2013
First Name: Stuart Nick Name: Stu
Last Name: Pastel Rate/Rank:
Email: stuartpastel@juno.com Dates Served in VA12: 1960-1963
Carriers Served On: CVS42 FDR Carrier / Dates: Med Cruise 61
Today's Date: 11/11/16 How did you find this site?: WEB site
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First Name: James Nick Name:
Last Name: Deluca Rate/Rank: AT/E5
Email: delucajames7@gmail.com Dates Served in VA12: Jan 1980- July 1983
Carriers Served On: USS Eisenhower CVN69 Carrier / Dates: 1980 Indian Ocean Cruise; 81-82 Med; 82-83 Med
Today's Date: 11/12/16 How did you find this site?: Internet
Comments: Such Good Memories.
First Name: Greg Nick Name:
Last Name: Goater Rate/Rank: AT2
Email: ggoater@rochester.rr.com Dates Served in VA12: 1972-1973:VA66 74-75
Carriers Served On: Independence Carrier / Dates: Med Cruise 74-75
Today's Date: 11/13/16 How did you find this site?: Web search
Comments: AT shop with Don Hoover and Ed Ward. AIMD WC 640
First Name:Eugene Nick Name: Geno
Last Name: Armstrong Rate/Rank: Lt
Email: modlaman@centurytel.net Dates Served in VA12: 1059-1962
Carriers Served On: USS Roosevelt Carrier / Dates: 1960-1962
Today's Date: 12/7/16 How did you find this site?: Internet search
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First Name: Joesph Nick Name: Joe
Last Name: Albert Rate/Rank: AMS3
Email: jdalb@att.net Dates Served in VA12: 11/76 - 8/80
Carriers Served On: USS Independence, USS Eisenhower Carrier / Dates: 1977, 1978
Today's Date: 12/14/16 How did you find this site?: On the 2nd guestbook page
Comments: Worked as Plane Captain most of my time with VA12. Very cool site
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