Shipmates....here's something to think about......our numbers get smaller and smaller each year...so if you want to see old shipmates...join the NNWA and attend as many reunions as you can....Sid
I hope to see more and more of our former shipmates at the reunions....Gunner Little congrats on your book getting published finally. Remember you owe me a copy....LOL...Sid
Name: David Yearwood
Date: Tue Mar 25 12:17:11 2008
In NSWU #802 Jan.1952 & Skiffes Creek Annex Yorktown Va. till 1959.
I am the grandson of Lt. R.V. Chrane. I would like to thank all of you for your service, and ask you to please contact me with stories or comments of my grandfather or your selves during your times in the Navy. Thank you.
GMT2 active duty 3/66 - 6/70 (NAS Atsugi) followed by 34 years in USNR retiring in Oct 2003 as Supply Corps O5. My enlisted days were most memorable. I have kept in touch with a GMT, TM and SK from ACDU.
Hey out there, didn't know this place was out here.
See a lot of shipmates, good to see the tradition alive. Just like the Christmas cards of days past.
Enlisted 10Jun1957,Boot at Bainbridge NTC, Skiffes Creek Annex NWS Yorktown, VA 57-58,USS Kirkpatrick DER-318 58-60,EM"A" Great Lakes in 59, USS Van Voohis DE-1028 60-62
TM1- Subroc Tech
Just found your website and will join! I'm an old NUKESPOOK NNWO from Clarksville Base 1963-1966.
I'm mighty glad we never had to use this stuff. I served on the USS George Washington (SSBN-598)during the Vietnam war.
TMT USS Prairie from 1979-1983
Name: Charles Rounds
Date: Fri Dec 28 8:43:15 2007
Served with pride from 75-83. Constellation from 76 to 79. NAS Cubi Pt AUW shop from 79 to 83.
Down loaded the Gunners book, and after 150 pages am satisfied. You could not get the volume of info for the price of 2 mixed drinks. Which is about what the book cost to down load.
Truly the faces change but the names remain the same. For you Big Deck guys, A sprinkler wedge is the same as a test casting. Both are scary for the same reason. :)
Greetings Keepers of the Dragon;
After 12 years my book "Brotherhood of Doom: Memoirs of a Navy Nuclear Weaponsman" has finally been published. One entry in our guestbook tells of the Ticonderoga accident. I was a eye witness, and have it in my book. Many of you are in the book (some name changes). The book is 8 1/2" x 11", contains 436 pages, published by BookLocker for $23.95 paperback, $11.95 for e-book, at:
It has Ray Margeson's picture in it! I plan on bringing a few of the books to the 2008 reunion. I wrote it mainly to honor the many outstanding Keepers of the Dragon I knew over my 30-year career, and to document the important work we did for our country.
Attended GMT "A" School as a Re-tread SH3 in 85. Served aboard Forrestal a WT3 & 2 (86-89) MAUW Brunswick, ME (89-92) and am now at Pantex. This truly is the mecca of NWs and if you are interested in "Keeping the Dragon", again, contact me. Also, interested in reminiscing with anyone who recognizes my name.
Jim Oskins and I have published "Broken Arrow, The Declassified History of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accidents".
The book chronicles the 36 known Broken Arrows and is available from Lulu.com for $49.95 paperback, or $25 as a pdf download.
321 pages, b&w printing with photo's and info from accident reports, EOD activities, and much, much more.
We provide some additional details on the loss of the P-5M off the Oregon/Washington coast, the loss of the A-4 off the Ticonderoga, and a summary of the loss of the USS Scorpion.
Additionally, we provide info declassified from FCDNA on the four Thor missile accidents at Johnston Island in 1962.
Jim Little, Also heard that he had passed away. Don't know this for a fact. Do know his wife passed away. I tried the listed Phone # and got a no longer in service response.
If you do a search for John R. Munson, SC, you will find his address and phone number. I saw John and his wife back in the summer of 1994 at his home (same as listed in the Google search I did) in Ladsen, SC.
Served from 1960 to 1991, ended as CWO4. This has been a sad year losing my old shipmate Ray Steele. I'm still looking for GMTCM John Munson. If anyone has a clue where he might be, let me know. My book Brotherhood of Doom: memoirs of a Navy Nuclear Weaponsman is being published by BookLocker, and should be on their website in about two weeks (http://www.booklocker.com/). It's taken 12 years to write, and looks somewhat like a phonebook (8 x 11, 432 pages). Those that gave permission have their name in it. It was an honor to be part of the "Brotherhood of Doom". Great job Ray cleaning up our website!
I was trying to find a way to replace my NWTGPAC coffee mug which has been with me long enough that the logo is all but worn off and stumbled on this site. I will be sending my application and dues right away. I had no idea there was such an assoc.
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 1987-88
USS Saratoga CV-60 1988-90
NAS Cecil Field, Yellow Water 1990-94
The best times of my life were with some of these guys. I hope all is well with each and every one of you. I should have stayed in the NAV. I now live in Jefferson City, MO in the fast-paced world of warehouse management. Not near as much fun as the Navy was.
Name: John J. Repik
Date: Tue Nov 06 12:40:36 2007
Referred By: John O'Malia
Comments:NW"A"School-60/61, USS Essex CVS-9-61/62, NS Rota Spain-62/66, USS Enterprise-66/67, FCDNA-68/71, NAF Lajes Azores-71-75, NWS Yorktown-1975, NWS Fallbrook/Seal Bch-78/79, NAS North Island-79/81, NOSIHD McAlester-81/85, NWEF Albuq.-85/90, Naval Air Warfare Ctr China Lake-91/97,
Dec 31, 1997 - got tired & retired!!
Name: Russ Wyatt
Home Page: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat Nov 03 16:41:25 2007
Referred By: Looking for old buddies
Comments:USS Constellation "W" Div. 71 to 73
Torpedo shop P.I. 73 to 75
SWFPAC Silverdale, WA 75 to 79.
Anybody still alive?
Name: STEPHEN HOUGH
Date: Tue Oct 30 10:22:58 2007
Comments:Surfing and found our site. Came on board 1968 and retired 1992 as WTC
With NWTGP 1981-1984 GMTC
With WTGP 1988-1992 WTC
USS KITTY HAWK CVA-63 1969-1972
USS KITTY HAWK CV-63 1978-1981
USS SIMON LAKE AS-33 1972-1975
USS CONSTELLATION CV-64 1984-1988
Naval Supply Center NWSD 1975-1978
Live in North County San Diego
When did this web site start?
There are many more of us in the San Diego area. Keep up the good work.
Name: Bob Cables
Date: Thu Oct 25 14:56:24 2007
Comments:former GMT 1968-1972
1968-Boot and A school at Great Lakes
1969-1970-NWTC Atlantic, NAS Norfolk.
Any of my old shipmates read this, drop a line
D W Hartsfield, Denny Nunn, David "Bear"
Reinke, Dan Lierz and others, Answer Up!
Name: Bob Burris
Date: Tue Oct 23 22:00:57 2007
Comments:GMT "A" San Diego 1979
USS Ike 69 1979-1983
Whidbey Island NAS Security 1983-1986
USS Carl Vinson 70 1986-1987 (split navy)
USS Holland AS 32 1988-1990 (couldn't get a job blowing things up, then got chased out by MT's)
1990 to present Police in Charleston area (now I am chasing the MT's)
Miss all the old salts from Ike, my best memories. Always got my butt beat in Tonk!! (Damm Ski!!)
Name: Don G. Boyer
Date: Sun Oct 21 13:19:40 2007
Boot Camp in San Diego, 1965.
"A" School at NTC Great Lakes in the glass palace.
Weapons School Sandia Base, Albuquerque, 1966
NAVMAG Guam, 1966 - 67: worked for the great chief Peter Corona and my old friends GMT1 George Norton and Ernie Queck.
USS Bon Homme Richard CVA/CV-31 1967 -69. Left navy in 1969 as GMT2.
Federal civil service since 1976.
Now a permanent resident of Hawaii.
For all those who served at NAD Waikele, I am gathering historical information on the area for the owners of the Waikele Self Storage facility which uses all the old special weapons magazines. I have extensive photograph s of the area. Most of the remaining buildings in the area were heavily vandalized during the years Waikele was closed, but much remains. The housing area is gone. Anybody that wants to relate their "Tales of Waikele" is welcome to email me at email@example.com.
Name: Phillip G. Hardie
Date: Fri Oct 12 16:10:13 2007
Referred By: Gerry Warner
Comments:Hi Y'all! Served aboard USS Midway CVA41 and USS Kearsarge, 1963-1967
Name: Roger Lankford
Date: Thu Oct 11 8:40:16 2007
Comments:E&E P school GLakes 1958. Waiting NW "A" class 1, 1958. Retired June 1987. EFSA, NW, GMT, WO1,2,3,4. Looking for NW "A" classmates "A" school classes 1-10 and GMU Ten shipmates-1960/61. Hunley AS-31 shipmates-1961/64. Dam Neck shipmates- 1964/67.
Name: Tim Bozeman
Date: Sun Oct 07 22:32:23 2007
Comments:Very good site I will be joining I served in several places listed good job
Name: Lonnie O'Neil Cucinitti
Date: Sun Sep 30 16:52:00 2007
Comments:Correction: "to SEE more"
Name: Lonnie O'Neil Cucinitti
Date: Sun Sep 30 16:51:06 2007
Comments:Had a great reunion in Niagara. Hope to more in Bremerton '08.
Name: Frank Lemezis
Date: Sun Sep 30 10:27:03 2007
Comments:I served in W division on the Kennedy from 73 - 77
Name: Johnny Droddy
Date: Tue Sep 18 17:07:44 2007
Name: Ed Kaatz
Date: Fri Aug 10 15:54:55 2007
Comments:USMC NOP Team 79B and OIC NOP Team 84B
Name: Gunner Donn Green
Date: Tue Aug 07 7:53:39 2007
Referred By: John Gray
Comments:Site looks great, kudos to all. Looking forward to meeting you all at upcoming reunions.
NW"A" SCHOOL - ALBUQUERQUE 1961
USS INDEPENDENCE CVA-62
CLARKSVILLE BASE TENNESSEE
USS INTREPID CVA/S-11
USS FORRESTAL CVA-59
NOTS/INWS (NETEX) ALBUQUERQUE
NAS CORPUS CHRISTI (ADCOP)DEL MAR
USS RANGER CVA-63
USS ENTERPRISE CVAN-65
FCDNA INSPECTOR ALBUQUERQUE
NUCFAC MANAGER 1984-1997 LOS ALAMOS NL
Name: Ray C. Margeson
Date: Thu Jul 26 18:43:33 2007
Comments:So far I have cleaned up close to 8,000 spams from folks who are making money by flaming anywhere they can. At one point last year the spams were being posted at a rate of one every 2 to 5 minutes - must be using automated programs to do that. Anyway, I am continuing to try to keep this clean and deleting the spams...
Name: Sid Hart
Date: Sun Jul 15 7:18:17 2007
Comments:Jeezzzzz Ray, you've got your work cut out for you getting rid of all this "barn sweepings" (spam) from here.....Sid
Name: KEVIN L. SAPP
Date: Sun May 20 14:24:02 2007
Referred By: AMVETS MAGAZINE
Comments:PLEASE SEND MORE INFO TO ME.
Name: rex . gibbons
Date: Mon Apr 09 12:42:16 2007
Referred By: browsing
Comments:i was your convoy commander hauling your stuff to barbers point from 61-64 just ran across your page. I see Waikele is a storage place now. it real clear on google earth..now 73 most of my marines are gone now...sempre fi
Name: Ron Brown
Date: Mon Mar 26 2:05:15 2007
Referred By: Dave Hood
Comments:Former GMT 71-85, USS Ranger, NavMagLualualei, Hi, NWTGP NorIs, USS Enterprise. Currently a Deputy Sheriff in Stockton Ca. Be in Touch!
Name: Gary K. Cain
Date: Wed Mar 21 7:19:43 2007
Comments:super K 1981-83
Name: GMTC ROY A. LISH,JR.
Date: Tue Mar 20 11:42:20 2007
Referred By: Sid Hart
Comments:RET/USN/1980/SIMON LAKE/KINGS BAY
Name: Ron Moran
Date: Fri Feb 23 13:55:00 2007
Referred By: Joe Campbell
Comments:30 years in U.S. Navy. Retired 1990 as WTCM. Interested in joining the Association and attending reunions.
Name: Michael Rutledge
Date: Fri Feb 09 18:34:25 2007
Referred By: Navy.TogetherWe Served.com
Name: Joseph N. Harper
Date: Thu Feb 08 10:23:38 2007
Referred By: Donald Fullbright
Comments:I was a original of this group but due to health I have not been active, Was stationed at Sandia Base in 54 and on to SWULANT after school.
Name: Carl Barton
Date: Thu Jan 25 5:46:20 2007
Comments:Joined the USN Dec 1978 and converted to AO after 16 years as a GMT/WT. Currently AOCM, WEPS DEPT LCPO on USS Washington. Just found the website and looking forward to the contents.
Name: Ray Wilder-White
Date: Fri Jan 05 3:19:58 2007
Comments:So much for having a website us old nucweps guys could enjoy and communicate with each other on! Thank you to all of the morons out there who ruin anything resembling a good thing!
Date: Tue Dec 26 9:50:16 2006
Referred By: SURFING THE NET
Comments:ARE THE PATCHES FOR SALE?
Name: Bill Short (Shorty)
Date: Wed Nov 29 6:58:30 2006
Comments:Hey Chief, can you help Tim out? It had too have been at NWTGP and this must be a course that he took?
Name: Tim Williams
Date: Tue Nov 28 10:34:19 2006
Comments:oops..it didn't recognize my address. Here it is: tdmallard@*spam*cox.net
Again, remove the *spam*
Name: Tim Williams
Date: Tue Nov 28 10:32:45 2006
Comments:Could anyone please give me any information on a training course called "NUCWEPS REPTRA K-964-9024"? I vaguely remember going through the training while in the Navy (Pacific Fleet) but the only information my papers have is the name.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please reply to my email address (remove the *spam*)Thank you.
Name: David Lee Cummings
Date: Wed Nov 22 23:33:03 2006
Referred By: passing by
Comments:-I was at operation Dominic 1-1962 Staff Naval Special Operations -Task Unit 8.3.9 with Joint Task Force Eight Feb-1962-May 28-1962. Looking for anyone who was there at same time same unit. Need info!! before I file claim
Name: Rick VanHouten
Date: Tue Nov 14 8:49:50 2006
Comments:Served '72-76 onbrd CLG7 and DLG7/DDG38 as GMM. MK9 and MK10 Terrier systems. Attended NucWeps Emergency Destruct course in Oct '74.
Name: sally shinabery
Date: Sat Oct 28 20:52:06 2006
Referred By: jerry gillum
Name: Donald A. Fullbright
Date: Tue Oct 17 23:50:25 2006
Comments:WAS ASSIGNED TO SPECIAL WEAPONS UNIT 471RST IN 1952. AT THAT TIME I ATTENDED THE MK6 MECHANICAL COURSE WITH FELLOW STUDENT SAM GATH.
Name: Donald A. Fullbright
Date: Tue Oct 17 23:40:52 2006
Name: David Ruff
Date: Mon Oct 16 14:33:05 2006
Comments:Farewell to my friend and brother Keith Speegle.
Name: LCDR Bernard "Sam" Gath USN/Ret
Date: Tue Oct 03 22:38:36 2006
Comments:Former Member NSWU 802 1952 at Sandia Base, New Mex.
Name: Sally Shinabery
Date: Tue Oct 03 21:49:43 2006
Comments:I worked at "Alpha Area" at Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. back in the 70's
Name: Joseph N. Harper
Date: Tue Sep 26 21:57:51 2006
Referred By: Was a Original Member
Comments:Due to health am unable to travel but I keep up with Org on this Web
Name: Jean Tellings AOC, (Ret.)
Date: Sat May 20 10:33:41 2006
Comments:Was a GMT/WT , converted to AO, retired Oct. 2003.
Name: Dennis Murray SSgt USMC (Ret)
Date: Fri May 19 17:31:42 2006
Comments:I'm Jack Murray's son and also I guess a prospective member as well I taught at 3rd MAW Air Weapons Training Unit 3 on the Special weapons side in 82 and 83. I would like to know if we would be the first father, son team to qualify
Name: Jack L. Murray
Date: Fri May 19 17:27:39 2006
Comments:To Jim Spence yes I was.
Name: Jim Spence
Home Page: Charleston Forum
Date: Mon May 15 22:35:36 2006
Referred By: self (the best referral) :)
Comments:Jack L. Murray, Were you not on the "back page" a lot? Jim Spence
Name: CDR Jack L. Murray USN (Ret.)
Date: Mon May 15 14:19:22 2006
Name: joseph zach
Date: Wed May 10 9:43:37 2006
Referred By: www.mil.com forums
but some photographs of detonations woudl be nice as well
Name: Bill Plummer
Date: Tue May 02 23:32:39 2006
Comments:Started in 67 and retired 93. Looking thru your site I noticed some old shipmates. Avoided sea duty whenever possible, still questionable whether I "glow in the dark". Had lots of fun.
Name: Maxie Wallace
Date: Tue May 02 20:30:59 2006
Comments:Hi to all -- These names sure bring back memories.
Name: Earl J. Schattenberg
Date: Tue Apr 18 19:44:49 2006
Referred By: self/USS America website
Comments:Was in W division 1968 on Viet Nam cruise aboard USS America
Name: Scott Reuman
Date: Sun Apr 02 16:45:32 2006
Referred By: web search
Comments:boot - GL, IL 1979
GMT "A" San Diego 1979
NavMag LLL 3/1980 - 6/1983
achieved GMT2 - out 6/83
Name: Joe Crosslin
Date: Fri Mar 31 7:40:12 2006
Referred By: Arthur Allen
Name: Donald Smith
Date: Thu Mar 23 16:38:40 2006
Comments:Went to NWTGP after boot camp in "SAND DOG" in Feb. 1983. After school, was assigned to USS Ranger CV61, WW Division, Left the "WT" to become a "SK" and retired this past January after 22 years, as a SK1.
Name: ray richardson
Date: Thu Mar 09 23:52:55 2006
Comments:I was on The USS America from 1974-1977 in w -div
Name: John Hallisey
Date: Thu Mar 09 12:56:11 2006
Comments:Frank Slaby !! You old sea dog. We were stationed together at NavMag LLL. You was Miles Moquist sea daddy. I also visited you in Norfolk a few years later.
I live in Douglas Georgia now. E-mail me when you get a chance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Frank "Gunner" Slaby
Date: Wed Mar 08 17:20:12 2006
Referred By: SAW LISTING IN "NAVAL AFFAIRS" FOR REUNION; DID A WEB SEARCH
Comments:Nice to see lots of names of former shipmates listed.
I retired with 28 years total service in May '97 from COMOMAG, NAS Corpus Christi. Worked for a contractor assigned to NAVSEA at Naval Station Ingleside for a couple of years - till the Navy money ran out. The company was great, they helped pay for my college degree along with the G.I. Bill. Had two more jobs that I didn't care for, so I quit all together.
I now live (very comfortably) in McGregor TX (just 15 miles from Bush's ranch in Crawford. Stay busy working on guns and my 1951 MG-TD.
GMT/WT AND GUNNER ASSIGNMENTS:
Converted to GMT (from ADR2) in 1973.
USS PROTEUS (AS-19) 73-75.
NAVMAG LLL, HI. 75-78.
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) 78-81.
NWTGLANT, Norfolk VA 81-86.
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) 87-89.
U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy 89.
NAVWEPSSTA Yorktown, VA. 89-92.
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) 92-94.
NAS Norfolk, VA. 94-95.
COMOMAG, Corpus Christi, TX. 96-97.
Any shipmates travelin
Name: Donn E. Green
Date: Wed Mar 08 13:37:07 2006
Name: JOE MATHER
Date: Mon Mar 06 5:42:31 2006
Referred By: CAROL S. BOYD
Comments:JOINED 14 NOV.1952 GRADUATED BOOT CAMP SAN DIEGO CA. MARCH 1953. SERVED ON KAWAJIEN MARCH 53, MARCH 54, HONOLULU MARCH 54 TO MARCH 56, USS LOFBERG APRIL 1956 NOVEMBER 56 PO2. DISCHARGED NOV.6, 1956.
AS A RESULT OF MY EXPOSURE TO RADIATION I HAVE DEVELOPED A CONDITION CALLED A FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (FOUO). ANYONE WITH SIMILAR CONDITIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME.
Name: JOE MATHER
Date: Mon Mar 06 4:52:37 2006
Comments:I WAS ON KWAJALEIN FROMM MARCH 1953 TO MARCH 1954. WE WERE ABOUT 300 MILES DOWN WIND FROM ENIWETOK WHERE THEY SET OFF SOME HYDROGEN BOMBS. I NOW SUFFER FROM A FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (FUO). ANY ONE OUT THERE WITH SIMILAR SYMPTOMS.
Name: Fmr. A1c David E Gates
Date: Sun Mar 05 12:39:06 2006
Comments:Formerly of Stony Brook Air Force Station Site Item Airforce Operational Stock Pile Site. Anyone interested in the Air Force weapons program should log on to Stony Brook AFS
Name: Ralph Koerber
Date: Mon Feb 20 15:24:34 2006
Referred By: Wayne Fox (friend & former shipmate)
Comments:Hello to All,
Enjoyed the trip back through time. I still remember the day we drew and painted the patch emblem on IKE's Aft Sass Magazine door back in 1980 I believe, lol....like I was still standing there. And I think I can even picture Chief Margeson in the mud during our weekly mud football games on Guam (forgive me if my memory is off, though). Ralph
Name: Allen Rabideau
Date: Sun Feb 19 18:51:57 2006
Comments:86 to 91 waxing 61's not a highlight of my life to say the least
Name: Wayne Fox
Date: Sun Feb 19 0:46:36 2006
This entry is private. click here to view it.
Name: Ken portz
Date: Thu Feb 16 5:51:56 2006
Referred By: self
Comments:ex Missile tech both Polaris and Poseidon
howdy to all my former boatmates.
Name: Ray Margeson
Home Page: Navy Nuclear Weapons Association
Date: Tue Feb 14 16:55:16 2006
Comments:To the readers of this guest book - let me apologize for the ads that keep popping up. I have tried to keep ahead of them, just deleted about 13 of them. Those people are crippling your ability to see the latest posts. Please ignore those ads and don't go to any of their links.
Name: William Tupper
Date: Mon Feb 13 14:29:46 2006
Name: Robert Hylton
Date: Fri Feb 10 1:37:50 2006
Comments:I just sent off a nasty e-mail to our wonderful NNWA board regarding the solicitation of funds. What a joke. If you want further info e-mail me, will give you the details.
Name: A. D. Hall
Date: Sat Feb 04 8:47:46 2006
Comments:Just a quick howdy to all the fine weapons folks out there.
Name: Jack E. Hayes
Home Page: Internet Explorer
Date: Sat Jan 28 12:58:23 2006
Referred By: myself
Comments:Believe I'm a charter member.
Name: Lydia "Ussery" Wiley
Date: Tue Jan 03 12:12:03 2006
Comments:I grew up in the Navy and still hear stories my parents, Jim and Dot Ussery tell about their travels and adventures while in the service. I truly think that those were some of the best years! They are retired now and about to celebrate 50 years of marriage. If any of you knew them, I'd love to hear some stories!
Name: MAC Thomas Cave
Date: Sun Jan 01 10:00:16 2006
Referred By: goatlocker.org
Comments:I found your website on goatlocker. I was selected for the PRP program way back in 1984 and, at the time had no idea what it involved. Being an AQAN on the USS Midway I thought it was an inconvenience to say the least along with a few other words I won't mention. Now, I consider it an honor to have served in this capacity many years later.
If someone could please let me know if that makes me eligible to become a member of your fine organization, please let me know.
MAC Thomas Cave, USNR
FP CFA Okinawa
Name: Jim Spence
Date: Sat Dec 31 15:57:07 2005
Referred By: Member
Comments:FAPL Barbers point mis-spelled GMT3 Eberlys name on the 11-22-65 promotion photo. I believe at that time he worked in "T" Bay for Gunner Ambrose. I also remember a GMG3 named Raspone when I got there in Feb of 66. Happy 06 all!
Name: Geoff Maxey
Date: Mon Dec 26 14:31:20 2005
Referred By: Peter Corona
Comments:This looks like a great bunch of guys to have served with. My Grandfather is Peter Corona and many of my earliest memories of childhood center around him coming home from tours on Guam. I'm proud to be his grandson, and proud that he served his country with such a fine group of people
Name: MT1(SS) Ryan Moody
Date: Tue Dec 20 1:59:02 2005
Comments:Outstanding history write-up! Was hoping for more!
Name: Bill Latty, WT1
Date: Sat Dec 10 22:33:05 2005
Referred By: search engine
Comments:Basic San Diego 86, A school at NWTGP, Navmag, Guam 86-89, USS Ranger CV-61 89-91, Navy Recruiter 91-94. Crossed over to Army when rate died. Came back to Navy as MN aboard USS Robin, what a joke!! Being a WT are the best military memories I have, shame it went away.
This entry is private. click here to view it.
Name: Larry Malir
Date: Thu Nov 17 19:30:45 2005
Comments:Navy Boot Camp San Diego 1953
Sandia Base School Albuquerque 1954
Lake Mead Base 1955-1957
Would like to hear from my old Navy days.
Name: edward heitzman
Date: Fri Nov 11 0:52:53 2005
Referred By: self
Comments:aboard USS Yorktown 1961 to 1963
Name: GREG HUNT
Date: Tue Nov 08 23:28:20 2005
Referred By: web search for WT weapons technician
Boot camp, San Diego
W.T.G.P NAS north island, San Diego
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) W-DIV
I Made WT3 on last test right before rate was disestablished, I believe I was the only one in the navy to make WT3 on that test.
I am now a police officer in my home state of Michigan.
I am very proud to say, that I served as a member of a group of elite and extraordinary sailors who were the best in the fleet. Go NAVY!
"oderint dum metuant"
Name: John w. Beames
Date: Tue Nov 08 9:43:44 2005
Referred By: Michael Workman
Comments:Got out after 11 years as a GMT-1 ASROC Gunner.
Name: Michael Workman
Date: Mon Nov 07 9:38:24 2005
Comments:Enjoyed reading through the guestbook. I retired in 1991 as a Asroc GMC.
69-70 GM A & C School
70-74 USS Lockwood DE-1064
74-75 USS Hollister DD-788
75-77 DATC-FMAG San Diego
77-79 USS Albert David FF-1050
79-83 USS Gridley CG-21
83-85 USS Towers DDG-9
86-91 USS Roark FF-1053
Name: Jack Grieves
Date: Mon Oct 24 17:17:45 2005
Referred By: self
Comments:Wonderful time of my life. Wonderful guys made it that way!
Boot camp GLakes 11-62
GMT "A" School 1963
NAD Waikele 1963-1966
Skiffs Creek VA 66-67
WH maint school 1966
NAD Earle 67-69
USS Oriskany 1969
got out of Navy Dec 69 and went to work at Columbia records till 71. worked for company manufacturing and installing commercial trash compactors. Started my own company doing the same in Florida in 1988 till present. Love the NNWA and our reunions!
Name: Tom Sharp (formerly WT1)
Date: Tue Oct 18 3:51:57 2005
Referred By: Harold Windgate, one of the first to hold the NW rating.
Comments:I encourage any former shipmates to contact me. Tomissharp@cox.net
GMT A School 84
USS America 85 - 87
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower 87 - 89
USNWF St. Mawgan UK 89 - 92
USNWS Yorktown VA 92 - 93
Pantex Plant, Amarillo TX 93 to present with MANY former GMT/WT types.
Name: Joe "Gunner" Richards
Home Page: www.caekaraoke.com
Date: Mon Oct 10 20:29:33 2005
Referred By: Jim Hambley
Comments:Worked with "Terrier" specials.
JOINED USN 1981, GM/GMM C school MK10 GMLS.
USS GRIDLEY CG-21
USS DALE CG-19
YORKTOWN WEP STA
USS BELKNAP CG-26
USS O'KANE DDG-77
USS VELLA GULF CG-72
USS WINSTON S CHURCHILL DDG-81
USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73
Name: John Gray
Date: Mon Sep 26 14:23:37 2005
Comments:NWTGP GMT A-school SEP-NOV 75
USS Independence CV-62 W-Division DEC 75-JUN 79
NWSC Crane (brief stint as a civil servant) JUN 79-OCT 79
USS Enterprise CVN-65 W-Division JAN 80-DEC 82
NSC NWSD Norfolk Code 900 FEB 83-MAR 86
USS America CV-66 W and G-2 Divisions MAY 86-AUG 88
USS Independence CV-62 W-Division AUG 88-DEC 89
NWEF Albuquerque AV/ARM Division DEC 89-AUG 93
WTGP Inspections Dept AUG 93-NOV 96
NWID Bangor Inspections NOV 96-MAY 99
(Nuclear Weapons Inspection Department, N-9 SUBPAC Staff)
Retired May 99
NUWC Keyport Contractor-BAE Systems AUG 99-FEB 01
NUWC Keyport Civil Service FEB 01-present
Name: Jerry Droney
Date: Tue Sep 20 7:29:59 2005
Name: Larry Sneide
Date: Sat Sep 17 22:33:36 2005
Comments:Oct 61-Mar 62 Glakes Phase 1
Mar 62 - Jul 62 NAU Phase 2
Sep 62 - Jul 66 MAUW NAF Naha Okinawa
Aug 66 - Jun 68 NWS Seal Beach, CA
Aug 68 - Aug 70 USS John F. Kennedy CVA 67(Plank Owner)
Sep 70 - Feb 72 NWSA Norfolk
Feb 72 - Dec 73 ADCOP
Jan 74 - Dec 76 USS John F. Kennedy CV-67(note designation change)
Jan 77 - Jul 77 !st True GMT Detailer (GMM & GMT's)
Aug 77 - Jul 79 USS Independence CV-62
Jul 79- Jul 82 FCDNA(DNSI Team)
Sep 82- Sep 84 USS Independence CV-62
Sep 84- Feb 87 NWS Yorktown (retired)
Name: John Hallisey
Date: Thu Sep 15 20:57:29 2005
Comments:Anyone stationed at Waikele 75-78 ? Adak from 78-80' ? SWFPAC 80-81?
Or know someone during those times?
Name: Ryan McCullough
Date: Wed Sep 14 12:18:36 2005
Comments:BOOT CAMP SAN DIEGO AUG 1988
USS RANGER CV-61 1989-1993 (WT3)
(HAD TO FIND A NEW JOB)
NAS PATUXENT RIVER MD. 1993-1996 (MA2)
USS CONSTELLATION 1996-2001 (MA1)
STRATCOMMWING ONE 2001-2005 (MACS)
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD NH 2005 AND COUNTING
Wow! Love the site! Got to see a few names that I've lost touch with. Hope to hear from some of you soon. //Ryan//
Name: Timothy G. LaMonte
Date: Tue Sep 13 17:36:07 2005
Comments:Enlisted 1969 Greatlakes
USS Hancock 1970-1973
USS Proteus 1973-1976
NAVMAG Guam 1979-1982
USS Carl Vinson 1986-1987
Naval Supply Center Oakland 1987-1989
Retired 1 Sept 1989 WTC
Reading all these entries brought back fond memories
Name: Ed Mac Donald
Date: Mon Sep 12 13:31:58 2005
Comments:Reading through the guestbook I noticed there is a lot of Waikele alumni. Would like to see more of them at our reunions. See you all in SD.
Name: LCDR "Sam " Gath
Date: Sat Sep 10 15:10:12 2005
Comments:I just "enlisted" in The NNWA
Name: John McMullen
Date: Thu Aug 18 22:05:01 2005
Comments:Hi, Happy to be associated with such a wonderful group of technicians. Would be glad to hear from friends of the clan (NNWA)
Boot Camp Glakes, Ill 1961
USS Newport News(CA 148) 61-64 SA - GMG2
USS Francis Marion(APA249)65-67 GMG2 -GMG1
GM"B" & EE/H 68-69 GMG1
USS Milwaukee (AOR2)69-70 GMG1-WO1
Skiffs Creek YKTN 70-72 WO1-CWO2
USS Seattle (AOE3)72-75 CWO-2
Gunnery Schools Glakes, Ill 75-77 CWO3-Ltjg
USS Flint (AE-32) 77-80 LT
T/T/T & SM2 NWS Yktn 80-82 LT-LCDR
Staff COMNAVSURFLANT 82-85 LCDR
Name: Tim Carter
Date: Sun Aug 14 21:03:06 2005
Referred By: Dale Miller
Comments:Active duty LDO.
U.S. Strategic Command
Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Program Management Office, Sunnyvale, CA
Very interesting site. I also recognized quite a few people that I have served with or worked with over the past 23 years.
Name: Greg Ricks
Date: Mon Jul 25 7:44:26 2005
USS Forrestal CV-59 84-88
Cecil Feild 88-91
USS John F Kennedy 91-94
Name: bruce k. brents
Date: Tue Jul 19 19:51:51 2005
Comments:USS Midway 77-79
Name: John Hopper
Date: Mon Jul 18 18:20:43 2005
Referred By: John O'Malia
Name: WTC ANIO GALDENZI
Date: Mon Jul 18 11:21:38 2005
Referred By: BILL BAILEY
Comments:RETIRED 05/31/97 MIGHT BE THE LAST OF THE BEST TO RETIRE, NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT. USS-JFK 1976-1981, USS SAMUEL GOMPERS 1981-1984, NWTGLANT 1984-1987, USS D.D. EISENHOWER 1987-1990, COMNAVAIRLANT 1990-1994, EOD MOBILE UNIT TWO 1994-1997 RETIRED
Name: Vincent Neidlinger
Date: Mon Jul 11 0:28:04 2005
Comments:USS. Oriskany, CVA-34, AO3, G-Div. Spec Weps Loading team. Still breathing. Stay the course and live a good life.
Name: Jessy Batten
Date: Sun Jul 10 23:02:31 2005
USS INDEPENDENCE CV-62-81-83
FCTC DAM NECK 83-85
NAS ADAK MAUW 85-87
NWS CHASN C-24 87-90
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN-71 90-94
NWS CHASN SECURITY 94-97
NAS KEY WEST SECURITY 97-01
NAS KEFLAVIK SECURITY 01-04
CHESAPEAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT 04-??
LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!!
Name: Travis Dyson
Date: Tue Jul 05 16:55:55 2005
Comments:Boot camp--San Diego---1956
GM "A" School---Great Lakes 1956-57
NW School---Sandia, NM---1957
USS Bennington CVA-20----1957-59
USS Oriskany CVA-34----1959-60
Name: Steve (Orr) Epperson
Date: Sun Jul 03 18:53:28 2005
Comments:Served in the Navy using my step-fathers last name. "ORR"
GMT A school NASNI 1983
NavMag LLL 1983-1986
WT C school Norfolk 1986
W-Div USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 1986-1990 "Plankowner"
Left the Navy in 1990 and returned to California.
Name: Robert ( Bob ) Landon
Date: Wed Jun 29 19:59:07 2005
Comments:Spent the first 10 as BM and the 10 as GMT and would do it all over if I could. Made a lot of great friends in the 20 years. Sorry I won't make Cal. this year
Name: William Thexton
Date: Wed Jun 29 19:54:36 2005
looking AT ALL THESE BIOS, IT IS SOMETHING TO SEE ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE SERVED.
I enlisted on aug.30 1955 went to boot camo in San Diego, then to NAS NORTH ISLAND SW TRAINING CENTER.
NWS SCHOOL IN ALBUQUERQUE NM assigned w div on the RANGER CVS 61 IN 1958.Discharged as nw3 Sept 1959.Worked in const. until June of 61.Became a fireman for 6 yrs. Went to the Calif. Highway Patrol Academy in June of 67.Retired after 28 Yrs.
Live in Sacramento Ca>lost my wife in 2002.
Love reading these bios, Hello ed see you in Oct.
Name: Ed W Brown
Date: Wed Jun 29 19:01:00 2005
Comments:Looking forward to seeing all you folks in San Diego.
Hope many of the original Ranger Crew is in attendance.
Name: bill grizzard
Date: Mon Jun 27 11:01:46 2005
Name: Ray Wilder-White
Date: Thu Jun 23 11:01:48 2005
Comments:Just checking to see who I know out there and who is still alive.
Nimitz 78-81, Naval Supply 81-84, Nimitz 84-87, POMFLANT, 87-91, Kennedy 91-94, Hawaii ah forget that one, I wasn't even a WT, let alone a GMT by that time. Let me hear back from my old shipmates out there.
Name: Vincent Ruta
Home Page: aetheluric
Date: Fri Jun 10 5:05:36 2005
Referred By: web search
Comments:Served at NWTP from 1980 till 1982
Name: Anthony Underwood
Date: Wed Jun 01 8:52:08 2005
Comments:1989 NWTGP A school.
1989-1992 CVN-72 (Plankowner) Sea Trials, Getmo, Lots of cleaning and lubricating "O" rings on trainers. Mt. Pinatubo Evacuation. I even caught the tail end of Desert Storm.
Name: John Tinoco
Date: Tue May 31 12:00:32 2005
Comments:Served aboard the USS HANCOCK CVA-19
Yeoman for Navigation, then Weapons Department, "W" Division 1962-1966
Name: Douglas W. Jacobson
Date: Mon May 30 9:08:58 2005
Comments:I participated in the two Bikini Atoll Atomic Bomb Tests in 1946 aboard the AKA 99 Rolette. I returned to Bikini Atoll for a Nuclear Scientific Survey in 1947 aboard the APA 38 Chilton
Name: CHARLES STEVENS
Date: Thu May 26 15:12:49 2005
Comments:USS ORISKANY CVA34 JUNE 67-DEC 70
USS LEXINGTON CVT16 NOV 72-DEC74
CFWPDET MISAWA/NAS MISAWA JAN 75-JUN 79
FIRE SCHOOL NORFOLK SEP 79-SEP 82
USS IWO JIMA LPH2 SEP 82-SEP 85
RECRUITING DISTRICT MIAMI JAN 86-JAN 89
Name: Rollin J Bellfi
Date: Tue May 24 21:43:52 2005
Comments:Just checking on the Keepers of the Dragon. Noted new address for membership dues, and sent a check to old address. Will fix it.
Name: Robert Castillo
Home Page: www.castillo33317.com
Date: Mon May 23 3:03:12 2005
Referred By: Charles Upham
Comments:USS Midway CVA-41 1972-74
USS Constellation 1974-75
NAS Cecil Field FL (Yellow Water) 1976-79
USS Coral Sea CV-43 1979-81
Name: Mark Fenwick
Date: Thu May 12 14:21:12 2005
Referred By: WEB SEARCH
Comments:1986-GM "A" SCHOOL
1986-GMT "C" SCHOOL ASROC/AWHS
1986-1989 USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (REMOVED ASROC/ SWAPED TO VLS SYSTEM AND DECIDED TO PUTTING ROUND PEGS IN SQUARE HOLES)
1989-1991 GMG2 RANGE MASTER NAB LITTLE CREEK AMPHIBIOUS BASE
1991-1997 NMCB 74 GMG1,GULFPORT MS.
1997-1999 SPECIAL BOAT UNIT 22
1999-2001 NMCB 133
2001-2005 20TH SRG, AMMO DEPT./RANGE
Sure miss glowing in the dark sometimes.
By the way, nice web site.
Name: Craig Hebert
Home Page: email@example.com
Date: Sun May 08 20:50:46 2005
Comments:WT3 on USS Midway and USS Ranger 1989-1993
Name: Craig Hebert
Date: Sun May 01 19:02:16 2005
Comments:"W" Division USS Midway 1989-1991(best ship n the fleet)
"W" Division USS Ranger 1991-1993. A Sad day when we had to find another job
Name: Anne (Jones) Orr
Date: Tue Apr 05 17:15:02 2005
Comments:NAVMAG LLL 83-85
NAS NI (NW A school) 85 (Spring/Summer)
NAS Norfolk 85-89
Left service as WT2 September 89
Name: LT Steve Russo
Date: Mon Mar 28 21:00:24 2005
Comments:Former MTC(SS)- A school and C school at Naval Guided Missiles School, Dam Neck, VA
Currently serving on USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743) AWEPS
Also served on USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738) and USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630) (41 for freedom)
Name: Bill Chasteen
Date: Mon Mar 28 19:45:35 2005
Referred By: Don Owens (USAF)
Comments:Great web site, lots of memories - good and bad.
GMT "A" school - Great Lakes & Albuquerque 1968
USS Wasp CVS-18 Quonset Point, RI
USS Shangri-La CVS-38 Mayport, FL
USS Holland ??-32 Rota, Spain
Name: WILLIAM L. ECK
Date: Sun Mar 27 19:07:43 2005
Comments:BOOT CAMP GREAT LAKES, IL '63
NW SCHOOL PHASE 1 GREAT LAKES '63
NW SCHOOL PHASE 2 SANDIA BASE '63
'W' DIV USS ORISKANY ( CVA-34 ) '63-'66
NAD WAIKELE '66-'69
Name: Peter Benedict GMT 3
Date: Mon Mar 14 17:24:29 2005
Comments:Boot Camp in San Diego, Great Lakes, and Sandia "A" School all in 1967. On December 17, 1967, I checked on the USS Hancock CVA-19 at the Hunters Point Ship Yards. I checked off of the USS Hancock CVA-19 on March 1, 1971. I flew home from the PI on March 3, 1971 and left the Navy at 10:30 hours on March 8, 1971. Thirty-four years later, I still have a party. I received an AS degree in Fire Science from Santa Barbara City College in Fire Science and went back to work for the navy as a civilian fire fighter at Imperial Beach and North Island. I left the fire service and received my bachelors and master degree from San Jose State University in 1981. I moved to Boise, Idaho with high hopes only to be widowed in child birth and deal with a son with cerebral palsy. I have returned to California and have been working in the health field for the last twenty years. My claim to fame is that I made amends to Asia by helping start the first Chinese Language meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Pe
Name: Darrell Allison
Date: Fri Mar 11 20:45:49 2005
Comments:Great site. Saw a lot of names of individuals that I had worked with all those years ago. Started out as GMT/WT and ended up converting in '92 to AO. Was part of last W Division aboard USS AMERICA CV-66. Retired from the Navy after 20 years and now work at Atlantic Ordnance Command Yorktown AKA (NWSY), as an Ordnance Mechanic on air launched weapon systems.
Name: John Hallisey
Date: Wed Mar 09 14:29:59 2005
Comments:Great Site!! I was stationed at Waikele in 75-78'. GMT3, down in the hole. Loved every minute. Then transferred to Adak, I think I was being punished.
Name: Gary Henley GMT2
Date: Sun Feb 27 18:07:31 2005
Comments:Served on USS Yosemite AD-19 W2 Div. USS Holland AS-32 W3 Div.
USS Canopus AS-34 W3 Div.
Name: Melody Cline
Date: Tue Feb 15 1:33:54 2005
Referred By: Navybob
Comments:Nice site. Thank you who have served!
And the ones in the mix as we speak...
Name: David Ouverson
Date: Fri Feb 11 10:15:47 2005
Comments:My grandfather was a Navy Man
Name: Dave Nations
Date: Tue Feb 08 9:15:23 2005
Comments:Linda & I have completed our move, (hopefully our last) into our new home in Easley, SC. Sure is good to be back on the net. Dave
Name: Robert R. Hylton
Date: Wed Feb 02 22:47:33 2005
Comments:NTC San Diego 12/57-03/58
NW School Phase 1, Great Lakes, IL
NW School Phase 2, Sandia Base
USS Bennington CVA-20, W-Div, 58-59
USS Oriskany CVA-34, W-Div, 59-63
VA-125 NAS Lemoore, Weapons Loading School, 63-66
USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, W-Div, 66-69
GMS Dam Neck, 69-70
EC School Inst. Sandia Base, 70-71
NMTCP, EC School, & Field Training, 71-77 Retired GMTC
Name: Scott Silverman
Date: Wed Feb 02 6:23:14 2005
Referred By: self
USS Nimitz cvn-68 W div 1986-89
FSD Subic Bay K-9 1989-92
Navy Det Lackland AFB Military working dog trainer 1992-93.
I am now a bomb tech for the Battle Creek Police dept here in Michigan. I will be sending my app for the association in soon! I would love to hear from any former shipmates. email is SPIDERFLSTF96@Aol.Com
Name: Patrick Gillen, PN1(SW), FLTRESV
Date: Thu Jan 27 20:45:44 2005
Comments:Member of a forgotten Nuclear Weapons Loading Team. Air Anti-Submarine Squadron THIRTY-SEVEN. Attended Naval Nuclear Weapons Loading School, September 1981. Served on the VS-37 Special Weapons Loading Team Two, 1982-1984. Worked many long hours preparing for the NTPI's. Just to tick off the Marines guarding the exclusion zone, we would move exceptionally slow.
Name: Clark Gertner
Date: Mon Jan 24 7:53:33 2005
Referred By: Jim Pierce
Comments:I went to GMT "A" School in Albuquerque in 1964 and then to the USS Dixie (AD-14). I was only on the Dixie about 6 months and was transferred to NAS Guam, Weapons Division. I also went to Weapons Technical Monitor School at Cubi Point, PI. I volunteered to go to the Naval Advisory Group (Junk Force), DaNang, to get off Guam and eventually ended up in River Patrol Boats. I got out, went into the Reserves, got fed up with the Reserves and got out completely for 12 years.
In 1981, I moved to the SF Bay area and rejoined the Reserves with Special Boat Unit XI at Mare Island. I am still with Special Boats, now called Teams. I was recalled for the first Gulf War and again for OIF, in March of '03. I am due to be released in April '05 unless we are extended another year. I am now the Operations LCPO at Special Boat Team 22 in Stennis, MS and spend about ¾ of my time in Central and South America.
I've been a GMT, GMM, WT, and now a GM. I have 28 years in and this is really my la
Name: Les. A. Cofer
Date: Sun Jan 23 17:15:11 2005
Comments:Did my tour at Waikele from Jan. 1967 to May 1968. 2nd Platoon 3rd squad. Many good times and many bad times. Good men, marines and sailors alike. Semper Fi.
Name: Darryl Nelson
Date: Sun Jan 23 16:16:31 2005
Referred By: Mike Wise
Comments:I was in the Marines 1966 thru 70. I was at Waikele, HI Jan 67 thru Dec 69. Have recently been in touch with quite a few of those I served with in Waikele. Many good friends and memories. Semper Fi - Darryl Nelson
Name: John A. Estep
Date: Sun Jan 23 0:06:34 2005
Referred By: Lee Palmer
Comments:I had three different rates in the Navy, MM/WT/HM, and whenever anybody asked what I did I say with pride "Weapons Technician". The best group of people in the whole damn fleet. Thanks guys. Sorry it had to end.
Name: Van Perley
Home Page: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat Jan 22 17:09:17 2005
Referred By: me
Comments:Tell more about Waikele, I Meaant only 20 or less lived on the BASE next to the Marines.. Loved the chow
Name: Jim Spence
Date: Sat Jan 22 15:32:56 2005
Comments:There were more than 20 sailors, some of us lived at West Loch and commuted by school bus. Remember the corpsman who took his dog to the club? I did ADT there for about 18 months then the bay. Remember the sailor killed on the access road? I think his name was Umbarger. I hated to go down there at night and change those lights!
Name: Van Perley
Home Page: none
Date: Sat Jan 22 13:12:27 2005
Referred By: me
Comments:Served at Marine Barracks Waikele, Oahu Hawaii. 1967-1968
Like Mike Wise I walked all the posts, or stood tower duty... even ran the tunnels when the Plt Sgt got pissed at me.. turning on all the tunnel lights...
seems to me there were about one hundred lights and if not one hundred, it seemed like more..
Seems strange so many folks were at Waikele since the place only had maybe
a total of 60 or so Marines and 20 or less Sailors on base....
Must have been pretty important, Any one have ideas?
Name: Michael Wise
Home Page: http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,732190,00.html
Date: Fri Jan 21 14:00:09 2005
Comments:I walked my post at Waikele Oahu Hawaii
66/69. USMC stood every post
Name: Mark Engle
Date: Fri Jan 21 10:19:49 2005
Comments:A Surface Nuke (engineering) who also cross-trained in special weapons.
USS San Jacinto CG-56 - Strike Warfare Officer/NSO (1989-1991)(Supervised launch of the first Tomahawk strike of Operation Desert Storm)
NWTGLANT - Instructor NSO/NWSO/PRP (1991-1993)
Non-nuc weps assignments:
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 (1986-1988)(Plankowner)
USS Coontz DDG-40(1988-1989)
USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 (1993-1995) Plankowner
Name: Ed Shearon
Date: Thu Jan 13 15:44:07 2005
Comments:Served USN 9/58 to 8/62 as NWT
Boot Camp & Electricity School: Great Lakes
NW "A" School: Sandia 59
USS Coral Sea-CVA 43 61-62
Enjoyed reading others' comments.
Glad to see comments from old friends!
Thanks for the website!
Name: Alex Darby
Date: Mon Jan 03 14:34:21 2005
Comments:Sounds like a good group. Will join soon.
Name: Robert L. Folkner
Date: Fri Dec 31 6:57:24 2004
Referred By: Just surfed in!
Comments:Beautiful site! A real tribute to those who worked on the Big Ones!
As for myself:
Boot camp, RTC-NTC San Diego, CA. (1975)
GMT "A" School, NAS NORIS, Coronado, CA. (1975-'76)
ORT Division, NavMag Guam (1976-1977)
W-Division, USS Constellation, CV-64 (1977-'79)
NavSta San Diego, CA- reenlisted (1980)
USS Enterprise, CV-65, Bremerton, Wa. (1980-'81)
ASROC "C" School, NTC Great Lakes, Ill. (1981-'82)
USS McCloy, FF-1038, Norfolk, Va. (1982-'84)
I knocked around for a few years, took some college courses, and eventually went to work for the United States Marine Corps for 13.5 years. I later worked at Purdue University and as of this writing I'm a Machinist working in a shop making manifolds for John Deere and Caterpillar engines. If you remember me, say "Hi."
Name: Larry W. Walls
Date: Wed Dec 29 9:38:10 2004
Referred By: GMTCM John O'Malia
Comments:Great website. Nice to see quite a few of the 60's era guys are still around.
Name: DAVID L. COATS
Date: Wed Dec 22 10:27:40 2004
Comments:NWT WITH VA-125 LEMOORE CALIF 70
NW LOADING TEAM WITH VA-93 71-73
Name: Joseph Culotta, Jr.
Date: Thu Dec 16 12:28:26 2004
Comments:Joined U.S. Naval Reserve 1951.
Called to active duty - 10/12/53
Assigned to SWUlant Operations SP 31, Norfolk Va - March 1954 CO was Commander Tom Alford, Chief of Operations was Cdr. Tom Tate, Chief of Communications was Lt. Wally Lord, my immediate "boss" was Steve Hurley (TEchief). I was a TESN.
RFAD Active Duty - 10/11/55.
After active duty, I graduated from Tulane U with a degree in Chemistry and taught there part-time from 1964 to 1982. I worked for the La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs assisting veterans and their dependents in claims against the VA. I also had one of the oldest "Talk Shows" in the country. "Let's Talk It Over" on WTIX from May, 1965 to May, 1986 and from May, 1986 to Dec. 30, 1990.
A big hello to any of those shipmates who worked out of SP 31 NORVA from '53 to '55!
Name: Tim Schofield
Date: Tue Dec 14 11:02:16 2004
Comments:Joined the NAVY in 1965.
Boot Camp 65
Gunners Mate A School Great Lakes 65/66
ASROC "C" School Great Lakes 66
USS SOUTHERLAND DD 743 66-72
USS FANNING FFG 1076 72-73
COMCRUDESPAC Staff San Diego 73-77 (Nuclear Weapon Office code 317)
COMNAVSURPAC Staff San Diego 77 (NWAT Team)
SENIOR GROUP in SAN DIEGO 77-79 Nuclear Weapons Readiness Staff
Left the NAVY FEB 79 GMTCS
NAVY UNDERWATER WEAPONS RESEARCH FACILITY SAN DIEGO GS-13 79-88
NOSC San Diego GS-14 88-99
Retired 1999 from Government Service
Currently working for SAIC as a Consultant to SPAWAR HQ San Diego.
Name: Joseph Kerr
Home Page: Dadeland Stock Trading System Inc.
Date: Sun Dec 12 21:25:48 2004
Comments:Gorgeous website. I wish my stock picks website can be half as stylish as your website.
By the way, I am a professional stock trader in New York. I am very honored to be a visitor to your site.
Name: Jonathan D. Berndt
Date: Mon Dec 06 9:25:56 2004
Referred By: LCDR Julian Wyatt
Comments:Assigned to ComSupPac 15 out of Guam 1977-1980. Polaris Point Beach. U.S Navy. Worked in Nuclear Security for 20 years.
Name: LCDR Julian Cameron Wyatt (Commanding Officer)
Home Page: Mobile Mine Assembly Unit Fifteen
Date: Fri Dec 03 8:44:41 2004
Comments:USS STERRETT (CG 31) 1980-1984
USS REEVES (CG-24) 1985-1988
NWTGP Instructor 1988-1991
Name: John Crowley
Date: Mon Nov 15 9:53:28 2004
Comments:GMT/WT... NWTGP 84-85, MAUW Adak 85-86, USS Carl Vinson 86-87
Name: Jeffrey Martin
Home Page: www.morningglorytech.com
Date: Sat Nov 06 5:15:55 2004
Comments:PRP Green Card holder USS Buchanan DDG 14 1983-1986. Participated in NZ/Australia visit in 1984 that received much NUCWEP flap.
Name: frederick wacha
Date: Fri Nov 05 15:47:50 2004
Comments:1949 joined navy special unit 1233 discharged 1953
Name: Kerry Shiparski
Date: Fri Nov 05 1:18:51 2004
Referred By: Jim Tuggle
Comments:1977 GMT "A" school NWTGP (SR/SA)
Oct77 - Jan81 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (Plank Owner) (GMTSA-GMT3)
Feb81-Feb 84 Nuclear Weapons Supply Depot, NSC Oakland, Ca (GMT3-GMT2)
Mar84- Mar87 USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) W-div (GMT2-GMT1-WT1)
Apr87-May90 A&C school instructor NWTGP (WT1)
Jun90- sometime in 93 Tech assist team Field training instructor NWTGP (WT1-WTC)
sometime in 93 till Jan97 Naval Liaison Office, NSWC, IH det, Albuquerque, NM (WTC (LAST ONE IN THE NAVY?)- GMC, Ret)
Name: Christopher S. Gearhart
Date: Mon Oct 25 17:39:28 2004
Comments:I graduated from NWTGP in 1990 and would like to know more info on joining. Please advise and would like to hear from anyone associated with this great association. Thanks.
Name: Herbert E. Harfst
Date: Wed Oct 20 15:12:02 2004
Comments:Joined the USN 15Mar57. EMA school Great Lakes. NW school Sandia, Base, NM, Class ATN-18 Made NW3 May 1958. SWUlant 1958. TAD to pre-com detail, USS Ranger, 1958. USS Saratoga, W-1 Div Sept58-Feb61. Made NW2 May 1959. Released from active duty Mar61. Inactive Reserve till 63. Rejoined USNR 1978 (as a 39 yr. old seaman). Became a BM because I wanted to get into SPECWAR. Retired 1998, aged 60, as BMC.
Name: Eugene Stanton
Date: Fri Oct 08 15:50:49 2004
Referred By: Self
Comments:After graduation from Mineman A school 1962 assigned to W division USS Kearsarge by default (no mines). Barely got to know about nukes when transferred to NAVMAG Guam where I got to know a lot of "twigits", GMT's if you will. Remember Typhoon Karen November 1962, the "compound", good duty. Retired 1980 as a DPC.
Name: Lester Wright
Date: Thu Sep 30 21:12:46 2004
Referred By: Self
Comments:GMT/WT2 1983 to 1993
NWTGP NI GMT "A" School 1983
NAVMAG GUAM ORT Division 1984 to 1986
USS RANGER CV-61 WW Division 1986 to 1987
NAS Sigonella MAUW Div 1987 to 1989
UNSWF St Mawgan Weapons Department 1989 to 1992
NAV SCHOOL EOD Indianhead Technical Staff 1992-1993
Name: Bill Short
Date: Thu Sep 30 7:54:41 2004
Referred By: self
Comments:NWTGP 1978, USS J F Kennedy 1979 W-Div, AUW compound NORVA 80-82, USS DD Eisenhower 1982-1985 W-Div, NWTGA Jan-Feb 1984 (J-644-0912)
Name: Stephen T. Kemblowski
Date: Wed Sep 29 19:47:36 2004
Referred By: V.A ionizing radiation review pamplet
Comments:USS New York BB34 Bikini, Able & Baker Tests July 1 --July 25 1946 Ammo. disposal team Kwajalin Island Dec.6 1946
Name: Jeff Leydig
Home Page: Chained Eagles of Ohio
Date: Thu Sep 23 16:18:26 2004
Comments:Joined the Navy on Feb,10,1986
After "A" school on North Island I was stationed at NWS Earle till Feb 1990.
Sure do miss the guys that I served with, mostly Jerry King. He was my LPO when I arrived at Earle and he seemed very stern to me at first ,but after I got to know and respect him he was the one that I looked up to. He later made E-7 and I hope he still has the mug that I had made for him. So Jerry if you are out there, thanks, you taught me well.
Name: Harry Burris
Date: Mon Sep 20 22:12:03 2004
Comments:Enlisted Nov 65.
Boot Camp Great Lakes Mar 66-May 66
Gunners Mate 'A' School Great Lakes June 66
Gunners Mate 'A' School Albuquerque NM Aug-Nov 66
NWTCP San Diego Jan 67.
Western Pacific NAS 1967-1970
Naval Reserve 1970-1981 - GMTC
Commissioned Ensign Supply Corps 1981
Retired Commander Oct 2003.
Reside Fayetteville, PA
Name: Wes Reimer
Date: Wed Sep 15 14:16:48 2004
Comments:Joined the US Navy in June 58 at age 17.
Selected for Nuclear Weapons program at San Diego boot camp, Company #344.
Attended E&EP school at Great Lakes in late 58. Also attended Special Weapons training at NAU at Albuquerque, N.M. in 59.
Transferred to Norfolk for NWTC then finally to Yellow Water Naval Magazine across from Cecil Field. Yellow Water was a brand new base at the site of an old WWII base. Honorably discharged as a Nuclear Weaponsman PO 2 in April 61.
Name: Jim Little
Date: Wed Sep 15 12:44:37 2004
Comments:Entered the Navy in 1960 as a "kiddie cruiser" Retired in 1991 as a CWO4. I was the first Surface Ordnance Detailer assigned in Washington, D.C. I retired in Coos Bay, Oregon, and presently live in Roseburg, Oregon on the best steelhead, and salmon fishing river in the country. I am writing my memoirs, which I hope to publish soon. I'd enjoy hearing from any shipmates.
Naval Training Center San Diego: 1960
USS Haven (AH-12), Long Beach: 1960-1961
NW School, Great Lakes & N.M.: 1961
Keflavik, Iceland (AUW Shop): 1961-1962
USS Independence (CVA-62): 1962-1963
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14): 1964-1966
NAS Whidbey Island (AUW Shop): 1966-1969
USS Oriskany (CV-34): 1970-1972
NWSA Oakland: 1972-1976
NAVMAG Guam: 1976-1979
NLO Office Albuquerque: 1979-1980
USS Midway (CVA-41): 1980-1983
FCDNA Albuquerque: 1983-1986
NMPC, Washington D.C.: 1986-1989
Coos Head Naval Detachment, Oregon 1989-1991
Name: Robert R. Galsote
Date: Sun Sep 12 0:45:40 2004
Referred By: Self
Comments:Former Active and Reserve WTC(SW)
Presently a GMCS(SW) USNR
Name: JOHN (JACK) SWARTZ GMTC
Home Page: PH # HOME 619-435-1164 WORK 619-435-5203
Date: Sat Sep 11 11:45:44 2004
Comments:SPENT 30 YEARS IN THE NAVY. FIRST 15 YEARS AS A AO AND MY LAST 15 YEARS AS A WEAPONS TECH. RETIRED AS A GMTC.
MY DUTY STATIONS WERE AS FOLLOWS
BOOT CAMP SAN DIEGO
AO SCHOOL NAS NORTH ISLAND S.D.
BOOB SIGHT SCHOOL DALGRAUN VA.
NAS FLOYD BENNET FIELD BROOKLYN NY.
NAS MERCER FIELD TRENTON NJ
NAS QUANSET POINT RI
NAS MARTHA'S VINEYARD MASS
BOSTON NAVY YARD (PER COMMISSION DETAIL USS HANCOCK CV-19)
ABOARD HANCOCK IN THE PACIFIC DURING WW TWO PUTTING HANCOCK OUT OF COMMISSION IN BRENINGTON WASHINGTON
USS BUNKER HILL
NAS ALAMEDA CA
VP-22 BARBERS POINT HAWAII
VP-22 NAHA OKINAWA
NAS ALAMEDA CA
NTC SAN DIEGO CA
USS BOADOUING STRIGHT CVL 113
SANDIA BASE ALBUQUERQUE NM
SWUPAC SAN DIEGO CA.
USS ESSEX W DIV
USS LEXINGTON W DIV
USS HORNET W DIV
NAS KODAK ALASKA
USS KITTY HAWK W DIV
SWUPAC SAN DIEGO CA
RETIRED 30 YEARS
WORKING AT GLORIETTA BAY MARINA FOR PAST 32 YEARS AS DOCK MASTER HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU. JACK
Name: Mark J Gibson, LT, USN, (RET)
Date: Sat Aug 28 10:12:31 2004
Comments:GMT A school NWTGP 1978
USS FORRESTAL W DIV 78-82
NAS CECIL FIELD PRODUCTION 84-86
USS SARATOGA CV 60 W DIV 86-90 WTC
NWTGA INSTRUCTOR 90-93
COMMISSIONED AS AN LDO 6160 APR 93
LAST OFFICIAL W DIV O USS DD EISENHOWER 93-96
NWTG A DET 96-97 DET DISEST.
COMSUBLANT NUC WEPS INSP CENTER 97-99
USS GEO WASHINGTON G-2 DIV 99-01
SPECIAL BOAT SQ 2 LCREEK 01-03
RETIRED APR 2003
HI TO ALL MY OLD GMT/WT SHIPMATES, DROP ME AN EMAIL!!
Name: Lonnie Cucinitti
Date: Tue Aug 10 1:14:57 2004
Referred By: Ed Krenk
Comments:Sent application to join today. Can't make reunion this year, but next year for sure.
W Div USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63 61-64
AUW 0407 Cubi Point, PI 64-66
NWSA Oakland, CA 66-68
USS Tidewater AD 31 68-69
Discharged 7-11-69. Moved to California in 71. Retired 2001. Now loving it in Texas.
Name: Bill Grizzard
Date: Sat Jul 24 17:19:28 2004
Comments:Logged from a Friend's computer
Name: Ted Pase
Date: Fri Jul 16 1:28:16 2004
Comments:GMT Training-- Sandia Base, Albuquerque 1968
Lake Mead Base, Las Vegas--May, 1968-June, 1969
US Naval Magazine - Guam--June, 1969 to February, 1971
Name: William Tupper
Date: Mon Jul 12 18:03:00 2004
Comments:I entered the USN in October 1954 was discharged October 1957 on an early out. I went in on a minority cruise as i was 17. Attended EM A school at the Great Lakes training center. I went to two schools at AFSWAP in Albuquerque Nm. Was discharged as an Electricians Mate 2nd. I enjoyed my time in the USN
Name: Miles Bosworth
Date: Mon Jul 12 1:07:53 2004
Comments:USS Saratoga CVA-60 "W"-Div 67 - 69
Name: roy a. norman
Date: Sun Jul 04 13:28:59 2004
Comments:Joined Navy at age 17, 5 days after Pearl Harbor. Spent war in pacific. ET school from 6/46 to 6/47. Was assigned to NSWU #471 2/15/48 as a ET 1c. Transferred to Naval Research Laboratory, Wash. DC on 2/15/51 as an ETC. Was part of team for NRL installing and operating detection equipment for Operation Green House, Buster Jangle and Thumper Snapper. 13 test in all including the H-bomb test at Eniwetok. 5/10/52 transferred as a W-1 to USS Pittsburgh CA-72 for two 6 month tours of med and near east. Transferred in May of 54 to Bureau of Ships, Wash. DC to the Electronic Design branch. Was part of a team working on one part of the reactor control system for the USS NAUTILUS and SEA WOLF. Off to OCS in 11/57. Commissioned an Ensign 12/57 and transferred to USS Saratoga as EMO for two year tour of duty. Transferred to USS Enterprise precommissioning crew on 2/60 and was EMO when ship commissioned. Transferred to NATTC, GLYNCO as Assistant EMO, now a Lt. on 5/63. 3 year tour of du
Name: Harold L Wingate
Date: Fri Jul 02 20:33:13 2004
Comments:NWSA - GMTC 1958 to 1978
NW "A" School, Class 1 58
Lake Mead Base, Las Vegas NV 58-60
NAD Waikele 60-62
USS Oriskany CVA 34 62-63
Guided Missile Unit 10,Hawaii 63-65
Skiffe Creek Annex, Yorktown Va 65-69
Polaris Missile Facility Bremerton
Wash, Arduous Sea Contingent 69-72
NWTGP Instructor Duty 72-75
USS Bryce Canyon AD 36 75-78
NAU Sandia Base Retired Nov 78
Retired and went to work making Nuclear Weapons at Pantex
Name: Eugene B. Nations
Date: Sat Jun 26 19:46:12 2004
Referred By: David Nations
Name: David Patterson
Date: Fri Jun 25 13:46:02 2004
Comments:Just want to say hello to all the guys i was stationed with, had some great times.
Name: Kenneth "jake" Jacobsen
Date: Wed Jun 23 17:44:49 2004
Comments:USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA42, AUW shop Quonset Point R.I., AUW shop Brunswick Maine, USS Hancock CV19 (5th last cruise), NTC Great Lakes Ill, USS Orion AS18, USS Canopus AS34, USS Saratoga CV60, Yellow Water Weapons Sta, NAS Cecil Field Florida. RET 1988
Name: Lynn T. Rivenburg
Date: Fri Jun 18 7:04:09 2004
Comments:USS J. F. Kennedy (CV 67) 79-81
NWTGP Student 81
USS Puget Sound (AD 38) 81-84
NWS Earle 85-87
NWTGP Student 87-88
NAS Adak, AK MAUW 88-89
USS Enterprise (CV 65) 89-91
NWTGLant Instructor 91-93
USS Simon Lake (AS-33) 95-97
HQ AFSOUTH, Naples, IT 97-99
NSGA Ft. Meade, MD NSA 99-01
After the rating disestablishment I converted to an Illustrator Draftsman. Retired November 2001 a DMC
Name: William K (Bill) Mizell
Date: Wed Jun 09 11:57:53 2004
Comments:Lake Naval Base Las Vegas, NV 1958-1960
USS Hancock CVA-19 1960-1962
Returned to civilian life and later retired from AT&T with over 30 years.
Am now living in Cotter, AR on an airpark, build and fly my own aircraft.
Name: Michael Seitz
Date: Tue Jun 08 0:15:39 2004
Comments:USS Hancock CVA-19 59-62
Lake Mead Base 62-64
USS Holland AS-32 64-66
Sandia Base 66-69
USS Bon Hom Richard CVA 32
NAD Waikele 70-74
USS Midway CVA 41 74-77
Sargeant's Major Academy 77-78
NAD Subic Bay PI 78-81
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 81-83
Field Command DNA 83-86
Name: Bill Melby
Date: Sun Jun 06 21:33:02 2004
Comments:W div USS Ranger CVA61 Aug 60 Aug 63
Name: charles daniels
Date: Wed Jun 02 2:40:31 2004
Comments:USN nuclear weapons training - Norfolk, VA
USNAWF - St. Mawgan, U.K. '68-'70
Name: Kenneth R Mielke
Date: Mon May 31 12:02:23 2004
Comments:"W"-Div USS Midway, NWTCP, MAUW-0407, USS Ticonderoga(CVA-14), Lake Mead Base Las Vegas, NV, USS Hornet (CVS-12), MAUW-0407, NWTGP, USS Constellation(CVA-64), VA-128(NAS Whidbey Is.,WA
Name: Scott Burchard
Date: Mon May 31 11:14:20 2004
Comments:Nuclear Weapons Training Group Pacific
NAS Cecil Field (Yellow Water Weapons)
USS Saratoga (CV 60)
USS O'Brien (DD 975)
USS O'Bannon (DD 987)
I made WTC the year before disestablishment of the WT rating.
I am currently a GMCM serving on O'Bannon.
Name: Sidney P. Hart
Date: Tue May 18 21:36:57 2004
Comments:USS Samuel Gompers AD-37
USS L. Y. Spear AS-36
USS Simon Lake AS-33
POMFLANT Charleston SC
USS Canopus AS-34
USS Simon Lake AS-33
GMS Dam Neck VA
USS Fulton AS-11
USS Emory S. Land AS-39
NWS Yorktown VA
Retired at Yorktown on 30 June 1989
Name: Lou Rivera
Date: Mon May 10 12:07:17 2004
Comments:NAD Waikele 58-60
USS Hancock 60-62
NAF Naha, Okinawa 62-63
NAS Brunswick, ME 63-67
USS Ticonderoga 67-70
NAD Earle 70-73
NAF Sigonella 73-74
USS Franklin D Roosvelt74-77
NWS Earle 77-80
Name: Don Cook
Date: Wed May 05 14:37:08 2004
Comments:Lake Mead Base Nevada 58-60
USS Hancock CVA-19 60-63
AUW Shop Alameda and later new shop @ Moffet Field Calif Until discharge then went to Klamath Falls, Ore with the USAF for two years, then Cigli AB, Turkey for little over year then to Ramstein, Germany until transfer to Chanute AFB for retirement in Feb 72.
Name: Ray C. Margeson
Date: Sat May 01 22:37:41 2004
Comments:All folks who have worked in the Navy Nuclear Weapons field are welcome as members of the Navy Nuclear Weapons Association.
Name: Dan Schmitt
Date: Sat May 01 19:28:51 2004
USS John F. Kennedy 1971-1975
USS Nimitz 1978-1980