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NATTU Honormen ..."..

PVT J. Robertson, AE "A"
JfI Civil Grievance Page 2
School 90.67 S
O&R Press Page 3
PVT M. NcGueira, AO "A"

School, 86.83 Sports Page 4

J. Cremeens, AE1, AE "B" Ironman Banquet Page 5

School, 86.80 -
Bluejacket's Inn Page 6
Vol. 20 No. 22 U.S. NAS JackBonvill. Fla. 9 August 1962

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.,: ;/, L I VP-7 Returns To

fi II i Jax After Med Tour

A five-month Mediterranean and European tour of

I duty came to an end yesterday for Patrol Squadron Seven

as its 11 P2V bombers touched down at NAS. The return

t. reunited over 150 families of the sauadron's. -personnel.

Also on hand to greet the
operations. This also entailed
squadron CO, CDR Louis B.
COMPLETES MED TOUR-A P2V of Patrol Squadron Seven taxis to the squadron's hang. Crayton, Jr., the 45 officers and exercises with various NATO
er after retuning to NAS Jax yesterday ending a five-month Mediteranean and European cruise. 200 enlisted components including Italian,
The 45 officer-200 enlisted manned air unit commanded by CDR Louis B. Crayton. Jr., provided men were many Greek, British and French forces.
antisubmarine warfare coverage for 6th Fleet operations and held exercises with various NATO FAW-11 and NAS officials. One important highlight of the
forces. The squadron's overseas base of operations was Sigonella, Sicily. Leaving NAS last February,
cruise was when four
VP-7 hopped from Bermuda, the
planes, stationed at the Azores, and
Azores and Rota, Spain before
four more stationed at Ben Guerir,
500"Race Driver Admiral ultimately reaching its destina-
tion and base of overseas opera- Morocco, took part in the Mer-

tions-the Naval Air Facility, cury Astronaut flight M.recovey Scott mission .of
,Speaks SafetyDuane Sigonella, Sicily.
THE PRIMARY MISSION of it wasn't all work and no

the play. For at least the pleasure of
Navymen patrol squadron in the Med
Carter, 12-time competitor in the Indianapolis was to provide antisubmarine seeing Europe was enjoyed dur-

"500" mile race will present the nationally-known Champ Sharpen your pencil and wafare coverage for Sixth Fleet ing Mediterranean familiarization -

ion Highway Safety Program here August 29-21, at King wit-your intellectual crea- flights.

Hall. Bldg 563. NATTU area.T tive ability has been "chal- THESE SIDE TRIPS took the

NAS Jax is one of 40 armed lenged". Top PO's crewmen to Marseille, France;
forces installations at which the In a recent message from Rome; Venice; Naples; Istanbul;

program will appear this summer. RADM Joseph M. Carson, London; Copenhagen; and Athens,

The program features famousrace ComFairJax/ComNabSix, to To Have (Continued on page 5, col. 1))
all military personnel, he
drivers, such as Carter, who
draw: heavily from their racing said, "I wish to challengeyour 16 Marines Are
individual initiative and
experiences to illustrate three Open Mess
basic points of safe driving, men- ingenuity in attacking the

tal alertness, courtesy and good problem of aviation safety.In Promoted, Two
Through the
car condition. Their hardhittingtalk an effort to create an a -

is accompanied b.y a 27-min- acute awareness among all group of Navy Petty Cited Al MADMarine
NAS Jacksonville will
ute, sound-color film made at the personnel of the importanceof
Indianapolis Motor Speedway to aviation safety, I am init- soon be the location of a First
and Second Class Mess (Open). Aviation Detachmenthas
demonstrate safe driving points. iating a safety slogan con-
announced that 16 Marines
test." The individuals who form the

THIS UNIQUE APPROACH to The deadline for submittingyour committee, which has been work_ were promoted to Sergeant E-5

the serious problem of highway safety slogans but a ing toward the top white-hat during ceremonies held recently.

safety was developed seven years mere week away 1200, Aug- Mess, include Richard L. Hein- Those being promoted were:

ago to augment the work of driver ust 17.Address. tze, ATI, VP-741; Harry Nurse, Donald R. Kimberley, Larry F.

education teachers in second- your entries to CS1, NARTU; Phillip Yandler King, George D. Lancaster, J e-

ary schools throughout the country ComFairJax PIO, Bldg 1, ADR1, NAS; Richard Lutz, PHI,, well D. Lee, Allen M. Morris,
W. Rucker III Its John L. Payton, Larry A. Reich-
acceptance on this level Room 113. FAW-11; Joe Stoops, YN2, Com-
led to year-round ert, Walter L. Roberts, John J.
The individual 1 whose ; Rabaya, CS2, NAS;
AFMA MembersTo a special version Rosseau, Robert L. Sarosy Bud-
military slogan meets the admiral's Joe Roberson, AE1, NATTU; D. ,
being prepared in 1957. Since that P. Smith HM1 dy O. West and Clarence F. Wil-
Hear LocalIndustrialist challenge 'will get an awardof Hospital;
time, the program has appeared and for the WAVES liams.
an all expense paid week- Cathy Cur
before military audiences bothin end (the winner's choice) rier, PN2. Also from MAD, PFC Edward
the United States and abroad. A. Curran
PVT Edward A.
for two at St. Construction
Industrial on new Mess
and management principles Carter became a member ofChampion's Fla. This will include lodg- which will be located in Bldg. Parsons were given letters of
concepts as practicedby appreciation read by LTCOL P.
one of Jacksonville's highway safety team ing check-in on Friday even- 601 on the corner of Jason and

industries will be leading in 1955, however, he is still active ing, six meals, swimming and Saratoga Sts., is expected to get F. Avant Jr., Commanding Of-

to members of JacksonvilleChapter annunciated in racing, a career begun in 1932. golfing with check-out time underway shortly. Hopes are thatit ficer of MAD. These two Mar-
Sunday evening. If desired will be ines won top scholastic honors
completed in about
40 of the Armed Forces He drove his first race at free 90 last Friday in graduating first
transportation to and days.
Management Association at Fresno, Calif., and has since from the from Aviation Ordnance "A"
next Thursday's monthly bus- driven on historical resort Features of the Open Mess
every major race track town will be furnished. School and Aviation Electrician's
ness meeting at the Officers in the country In five of his include a dining room with School.
Club here. starts at the famed Indiana oval, There will also be two complete meals, a cocktail
Curran finished first in class
Tinsley W. Rucker III, presi he finished in the first ten. runnersup awards given, lounge, dancing area, stag bar, a
with $25 going to second of 24 in AE School and Parsons
dent of DixonPowdermakerFurniture game room, package store and
In 1956, Carter retired from place and $15 to third. I came out first in a class of 24
Co., and one of Jack A color TV and movie lounge. in AO School.
sonville's foremost industrialists, competition to become director of
competition for the United States
will be the principal speaker for
the occasion. Auto Club, America's largest race

sanctioning organization. He con-
Born in Warrenton, Ga., Rue
tinued in this position until 1959
ker attended public schools in when he resigned to race again in
New York City and Bala Cyn- the Indianapolis "500."

wyd, Pa. He was graduated'
from Massachusetts Institute of Carter says, "One recognizes i

Technology in 1931. His first the dangers in this sport, buts I''

job following graduation there are measures that can be
with the George Smith Wood taken to minimizethem.. : 9 ArTO

working Co. of Philadelphiawhere !
"All good race drivers go to
he rose to the position of great lengths to extend theirs j
production manager. He ha
margin of safety. They use seat :
held various top management belts, crash helmets, roll bars
positions with furniture and 1 and the cars are.rigidly inspected II

wood working concerns throughout before they're ever started. They u
the nation. I'
xtend this
margin further by
Prior to coming to Jackson

ville in 1949, he was vice Ares driving alertly, passing only SPEAK ON DRIVING SAFELY-The techniques of safe driving will be discussed by
ident and director of the Cres where it's safe, giving way in Duane Carter Indianapolis "500" racing star in a series of lectures here August 20-21 at King
HalL Bldg. 563 NATTU area. Carter's appearance is part of a nation-wide highway safety
cent Panel Co. of Louisville, the tight spots and never taking gram sponsored by the Champion Spark Plug Co. The presentation to be $given four times daily pro.,

(Continued on page 5, coL 1)) unnecessary chances., Motor includes Speedway.a lecture and 27-minute film .made about safe driving practices at the Indianapolis ,

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JAY AIR NEWS 9 August 1962

,kffixftwUUisNAL w Violation Station Traffic RecordThe Ltiberty vs Communism

CAPT J. R. CCM pto.a ___ CwwMMflng. \ OfftowCM In Europe and America, the right of fair trial was
Wales J. fcswb _Executive Officer following is a reportof only after centuries of struggles. In AngloSaxonlaw
HM Ak .toctoonvftle NAB AND accidents gained
MOM Jo.epl> COTM Commander motor vehicle fair trial of the formal examination of a case beforea
CAfT Vtocwl C wy CSUf of Staff and traffic violations for the judge has come ,to mean! ,among other things:
last Ak Wing Eleven period July 29-Aug. 4. ((1)) Trial by jury in criminal
CAPT G bert J. frMwdwtNiCAPT Commander NUMBER OF ACCIDENTSTotal by the Bolshevik Revolution.
and most civil cases; ((2)) public
Andrew K Cmnrt _CMf Staff Officer Accidents this year Lenin sneered at the jury
in system
of case
Naval Ak Tedmfcd Training Unit trial of hearing ,
CAPT ffartMl D. AH..*. ,_Commanding Offkw through Aug. 4, 1962..161 open court; ((3)) only one trial for calling it "street-corner justice."
CM Cupww P. Veniwy __Executive Officer Through August 1961..165 the same offense unless the jury The reason for his dislike of the

CAPT J. M. Hwww _Naval Hospital Comnwndlng Officer NUMBER OF DAYS SINCE disagrees; ((4)) no self-incrimina- jury was that juries all over
Russia could not be
CAPT Stephen a TeftiM __Executive Officer LAST INJURY IN MOTOR tion, meaning no compulsion fora controlledby
Naval Air ReMrvo Training Unit VEHICLE.......".2 defendant to testify against the Communist Party.
CAPT Ralph L Elliott, Jr. _Commending fficerCO1 I FOR THE SAME
WHIIom M. Male _____Executive Officer NUMBER OF VIOLATIONSThis himself. I
Printed owwnertcaHy wttH hOft-.pp oprleted funds In Jacksonville Florid etM week (July 29-Aug. Also, ((5)) the accused must be Lenin opposed independence of

expense to the evemment end In compliance with NAVEXOS MS Rw. July 4)) ...."....................".........".......46 confronted by witnesses and have the judiciary. The Bolsheviks
.JeeYMMville.IWt. Oietrtbufed, Navel,fee Ak of Station charge: Naval to' military Air Technical end civilian Training pertonnal Unit Fleet of Air Fleet Wing Air Speeding ...................,..........10 compulsory process for obtain- knew that communism could not
11, Navel Ak Reserve Training Unit and U.s. Navel Hospital. Reckless Driving ................2 ing witnesses in his favor; ((6)) succeed if they failed to control
Andrew K Planey Assistant Service Information Officer Running Stop Sign ..........6 the accused must have counselfor the judges and juries.

Editor-Mae Spencer, J01; Assistant Editor-Marc Whatitone, J01; Staff-Robert Others ....."...........................28 his defense; and ((7)) habeas One weakness in Soviet law is
Doddt, SA Ruth Anne Roberts, SA.
Member of North Florida Industrial Editors Association and Southern and I Intemanonal Forty drivers appeared be- corpus must insure that a pri- the absence of the basic Western
Councils of Industrial Editors. fore the Traffic Hearing soner is brought to a speedy and concept that a man is presumedto
The Jax Air News la a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Materiel Board at the meeting held on fair trial. be innocent until proven
appearing In this publication can be reprinted providing credit la given. Photo- Another is that
unless August 6. Disposition of the ALL OF THESE safeguardsare guilty. during
flrepha otherwise credited, are official I U.S. Navy Photographs.
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. Phone cases included the following: found in British common law the pre-trial investigation, whichis
extensions 6164, 656 272 or 216.Grievance. seven lost driving and park- and in the U.S. Constitution and carried out under the super-

ing privileges aboard the its Bill of Rights. Jury trial, habeas vision of the public prosecutor,
Station, 16 were assigned to corpus and many other safe- the accused has no right to coun

Stages remedial driving instructions, guards of fair trial are lackingin sel.

26 received suspended pen- the Soviet Union and other

alties, five were given warn- Communist regimes.

Newly OutlinedNew ings and one was referred to One of the greatest safeguardsof Blood DonorsThe
the Commanding Officer for liberty in Anglo-Saxon law is

possible disciplinary action. the common law rule known as
procedures for processing grievances have been Blood Donor Center at
WORRY OR DISTRACTIONSHome presumption of innocence. In all
published in NCPI 770 of 15 June 1962. These has
procedureswere trouble, serious wor- criminal cases, the accused is the Naval Hospital reporteda
effective 1 July 1962. which ries, serious illness in the presumed to be innocent until total of 19 enlisted personnel
There are now two stages in it would be inappropriate from Naval Air Technical Training -
family, or personal fears proven guilty.IN
for the
the grievance procedure; an informal Commanding Officer to Unit donated blood on July
make a driver more likely OTHER WORDS, the bur-
make final decision
stage and a formal stage.In a on a grie- 24-
the informal stage, the em- vance appeal. Some examples to have an accident. Strong den of proof of guilt falls upon
would be: emotions can work the same the prosecutor. The accused is Those who donated were:
takes his
ployee grievancewith
up way. They tend to absorb given opportunity to rebut E. Bennett AA RonaldJ.
his immediate supervisor, I a. Decision made by the Com- every Larry ;
who investigates the matter and manding Officer.b. one's attention. It becomesmore the evidence of guilt introducedn DePriest, AA; James F. Ma-

obtains airy advice necessary to Appeals from certain pro- difficult to be as alert : the trial by the prosecutor. hon, AA, and Richard M. Mc-
make a decision. The informal motion actions. and watchful as one shouldbe After both sides are heard, the Clure, AA of AOA School. Harry

stage is essentially the same as c. Grievance appeals based on when controlling a fast, jury decides the innocence or I B. Shepherd, A02 and Rob-
the former first stage of the the operation of or alleged non- powerful car. guilt. This safeguard does not ert F. Tremper, A02 of AOB

grievance procedure.IN compliance with statue, Civil It is possible that the fre- exist in Communist regimes, School. Ronald Hood, AA; Al
THE FORMAL STAGE the Service regulations, NCPI's bur- quent "crack-ups" of crim- especially to the courts of the lan J. Larson, AA; Ralph E.

employee appeals in writing to eau or office directives, or action inals who attempt getawaysare Soviet secret police. Pennington, AN; Lawrence E.

the Commanding Officer, via his ordered by the Civil Service caused as much by the TSAR ALEXANDER II re- Snow, AA, and Kenneth F.
senior civilian supervisor (nor- Commission or other agency out- desperate condition of the formed the judicial system of White, AA of AEA School. GuyT.

mally Shop Master or Head of side the Navy.d. driver's mind as by the car Russia in 1864, and introduced Easter, AE3; Jonathan E.

Division, Group or Office). Such Complaints based on an ac- speed. public trial and the jury systemat Hodges, AE3; Peter R. Pardue,
official reviews and investigatesthe tion or unfavorable decision of Persons who have just had that time. Guarantees of fair AE3 and Henry G. Pilcher,

appeal and all facts relatedto an official of another Naval ac- quarrels or are angry should trial were included in the Con- AE2 of AEB School. Alton J.

it, grants the appeal if he tivity.In allow for a definite "coolingoff" stitution of 1906. Justice in Tsar- Chapman, HM3 and Jack L.
considers this the proper action, examples a. and b. the final period before driving a ist Russia of 1906-17 was far inferior Russell, HM2 of NATTU Dis-

or informs the employee that he decision is made by the Chief, car. "Taking it out" behindthe to that in England, Franceor pensary; Richard A. Peterson,

may have a hearing and a final Bureau of Naval Weapons, and wheel is very poor judge- Germany. But progress had DTI of NATTU Dental, and Pvt
decision by the Commanding Of- in the case of c. and d., by the ment. been made. James E. Kaindl, of MAD
ficer.A Secretary of the Navy. All this
progress was destroyed (MFC).

HEARING will be conductedby .--"'""' 0. ______ "A'.
a Grievance Advisory Com-
mittee which consist of
may one '
member or three membes, at the
discretion of the Commanding lair :

Officer. The employee and man- I a t ;
agement will each be entitled to
have one representative at the :
hearing. Hearings will be con- \ :

ducted in essentially the same

manner as Third Stage Hearings
under former procedures. A hear- :
ing record will be prepared as un- .. ;\0 4 .*' r'FS
der former procedures for Third 4 Jhs! :o: ( 1>

Stage Hearings. The Committeewill :.)\

submit a report of findings l #% l
to the Commanding Officer. The

employee and his representativewill

receive a copy of the hear- : ., O, }{' ...
';}:k:" '}.y3';}:} ''s ? {{' .: ca'
; > .
ing record and the Grievance Ad- :iY. ,.;:, { ; : '

visory Committee's repot. 2r}:. : I Iy
Upon receipt of the Commit- ;

tee's report, the Commanding Of-
ficer will review the employee's

appeal, the Grievance Advisory

Committee's report, any other .a+5+J .$":
{ Y
+ ;ty
pertient infomation, and make a
final decision on the appeal. .

There is no further appeal. The SUPERIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARDS checks
were presented io the
decision will be furnished to the Supply Officer (Third from right) on August 2. They are (left to right first row above Supply Employees by Captain J. D. Sullivan-
employee in writing. Binder (Inventory). $100: Minnie L. Collins (Control). $150: John E. Colvin (Planning) David S. Baggl. ( Planning). $200: Frank E.:
(second row)-Maxwell L. Flanders (Material) $100: Ray F. Forrest. (Planning). ). $200: Jacqueline S. Ewing (Control), $100''
SEVERAL EXCEPTIONS to Hardy, (Material) $150: T. M. Hig inbotham. (Material). SI$O; (3rd row)-ETerett$250 W. !f Sii Gearha=S (Control). $100: Betty
the standard procedure for pro- (Control). $100: Edith M. McLeod. Planning). $200: Betty C. Robinson ( SIOO? SIft ((Planning g). Plat Dorothea M. MaY.
cessing grievance appeals are row-Howard B. Steen. (Council). $200: Hartley A. Sleeves?(Control). ttOOHSJcii Tl : n"1'1 ShI? (Panning), $200: (fourft
(Control), $150: Marie P. Wood. (Control). $150. Th foUowinej personnel werTno? phnib/tyk( ). William K. Wilkia*'
provided to cover situations in prtlent a war .
Kasniac. (Control). $100: Gilbert E. Moore. (Planning). $200: William S. Richards. (Planning), $200. taken M"BMhge2

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9 August 1962 JAX AIR NEWS Page 3

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Metal-forming Press

l) In Operation At O&RNAS

Jacksonville's Overhaul and Repair Departmenthas

added another first-a new type of metal forming press

which greatly increases O&R Jax's capability to supportthe

Navy's fleet of modern, high performance aircraft.The .
) first to be installed
per unit to hand form can now
among the seven Navy O&R De-
,o machine formed in quantitiesm
partments, is considered the lar-
r a matter of several hours. In
gest piece of operative, produc-
i addition, the finished product is
tive machinery at the Naval Air of much higher uniform quality

Station. It weighs 206,600 poundsand with rejections held to paractic-
cost $271,000 when it was
ally zero.
f O&R PUTS GIANT PRESS INTO OPERATION-A new type! of metal forming press whichwill purchased new for a government
; I greatly increase O&R Jax's capability to support the Navy's modern air fleet, has been officially contract at Goodyear Aircraft I
t placed into opeation. Considered the largest piece of productive and operative machinery at Corp in Akron, Ohio. I
I the Station the huge press produces pressure of 5000 pounds per square inch. In photo (below) II I : Navy Wives
metalsmith Frank Donaroma shows one of the form blocks, or dies, used in the process to CAPTR. The press, built by Verson
H. Fagan, O&R Officer, as other department personnel look on. The size of the machine can be Press Co., was allocated to O&R
; seen at top, with Donaroma at the controls. Located in the Metals Division in Bldg. 101, the press .
I has a capacity that greatly exceeds that of the conventional presses currently in operation at O&R. Jax by the Bureau of Naval CornerNavy
l Weapons based on a request sub- .

mitted in 1959. The huge press

; Hornets Set located in Bldg. 101, in the Me- Wives Club No. 86 held

tals Division, requires 12 cubic its regular busines meeting on
.. yards of concrete for it founda- August 1 at the Dewey Park

8,000th Safe t. tion. House.

IN THE OPERATION of the Valerie Forrest was installedin

Verson press, the form block is a candlelight ceremony as

Hook LandingOn first mounted in the leading the newest member. The assem-

tray. The sheet metal blanket bly also welcomed Mrs. B. W.

a recent Carrier Qualifi- then placed over the form block, Stegall, a transfer from NWC

cation cruise aboard the USS AQ or male die, and covered with #220 in Argentia, Newfoundland.Club .

Enterprise (CVAN-65)), VA-44 .-:. rubber "blankets." The tray is Chaplain, Barbara Dris-

recorded its 8,000 Accident Free then moved into the pressing coll, announced that the monthly

i carrier landing. The landingwas K. chamber. The bag or fluid cell Ward Party will be held at the

made by LT Paul A. Polski, which is mounted in the roof of Naval Hospital August 14 at

VF-11 Landing Signal Officer, the press is then inflated. As the 1845. Homemade cakes and cup-

who is undergoing A4D train- bag is inflated with hydraulicfluid cakes will be served.

ing with the "Hornets". He was it displaces the workingpad Rita Brown showed the mem-
down the work. Pres-
assisted by LT Jerry Foley, over bership a layette that's been
sure is then raised to pre-deter-
VA-44 LSO and LT John Sloan, completed for donation to a Navy
mined required level subject to
VA-44's air operations observer. dependent. Mrs. Brown will have
the maximum for which the pressis
kimonos and receiving blanketsfor
The outstanding safety recordis designed. The pressure Is 5,000 the
members to take home
attributed by Foley, Senior pounds per square inch, equi- and
I sew after the next meeting.
: LSO, to several factors. Most valent to a 15,000-ton press. All
important is the fact that pilotsare this takes 60 seconds. New chairmen announced are:
Branches Here Scholarship, Jean Burke; Snack-
in the
fully qualified type The capacity of this metal- Bar
Marie Scully and Rachel
aircraft after the thorough field forming greatly exceeds
I press Juno; Hospital Kits, Marge Wit-
training practice they receive
that of the conventional
before going aboard the carrier. ley; Program, Carol Brennan.
Z They are thoroughly indoctrinated For Regional CaucusMore Jax.currently in operation at O&R Hostesses for the evening were

with special emphasis on Vivian Wagner, Sally Cotrill

safety by all VA-44 instructors, than 390 delegates from some 54 Fleet Reserve Although production experience and Ruth Skapyak.The .

and prior to the carrier landing Association Branches and their Lady Auxiliary Units in is limited at this time, indications next meeting will be on

phase, safety is stressed even eight southeastern states are in Jacksonville today for from initial test runs August 15 at the clubhouse. It

more so.Correct. their three-day, 17th Annual Southeastern Region Caucus are that the local department'smotto will be a notified business meet-

being held at the Roosevelt Hotel. This is the first time the "Better, Faster, Cheaper,"
ing for the of voting on
landing technique and FRA caucus has ever been held in Jacksonville. will certainly be borne out. As purpose
professional carrier Hosting the- delegations to the several proposed revisions to the National -
type approaches an example, jobs previously -
are demanded by the caucus will be members of Yu- tion for recognition and guest I requiring 8 to 10 man-hours By-Laws.

LSO's. Otherwise the student kon Branch 126 and Unit 126 who speakers for the occasion. Brief

receives the uncared for wave- campaigned for and won their I welcoming addresses will be

off and orbits the ship, making bid at last year's session in New made by RADM Joseph M. Car-

passes, until his techniques are Orleans to have the caucus held son, ComFairJax; Jacksonville

satisfactory. here this year. The caucus com- Mayor Hay don Burns; Jackson-

mittee is chairmaned by Ship- ville Police Chief Luther A. Rey- vi: y '

mate Harry J. Vinson and Branch nolds, and CAPT J. M. Hanner, 4 -

126 President O. L. Allen.A CO of the Naval Hospital. > -. ; ;: _

EMs Sought For "get acquainted" buffet for Following lunch on Friday, the -

the group will be held at the i delegates will hold short business

Riverside Lion's Club at 1930 sessions from, 1300 to 1500, then :%
:v?3 f l .,? L: !G it rry'FS7i' r f f ff
Nuclear Sub DutyThe this evening. board busses for NAS Cecil Field

TWO IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS where they will be feted to a

fly-over air show at 1600, visit
Commander in Chief, will be accomplished by
static displays, then dine, dance
I the delegates during the three-
U.S. Atlantic Fleet, in a mess
age to all subordinate com- day meet. One will be the es- and enjoy an evening of enter- <: :YrY4l/iJJJ ya'Q.i: ;.
tainment at the Chief Petty Officer's -
tablishment of
mands, has expressed the ur- a common
ion acceptable to all Branchesand Club there.
gent need for personnel for ,
both nuclear power and sub- Units represented, on issues To wind up the three-day cau-

marine training.As and business matters which will cus on Saturday, delegates will
eli- receive :final action by delegatesat begin business sessions at 0900, /.f
such, those persons
the National Convention in which will run until all mattersare
f kfr
gible in accordance with
Memphis, Tenn., next month. completed in the afternoon.A .
Chapters 10 and 11 of the Enlisted
The other will be their participation BANQUET will be held in
Transfer Manual are
encouraged to apply for eitherof in the selection of Regional the Main Ball Room beginningat
Vice President who, as a National 1900, followed there by the
these programs. I Officer and a member of the grand finale of the gatheringthe -
This concern is brought
I National Board of Directors, will Annual Caucus Ball at 2100.
about by the expansion of ENDS TWO DECADES WITH NAVY-Chief Aviation Me-
be their direct representative on The Association's membershipIs chanic Pete F. Sizemore one of three remaining enlisted aviation -
our submarine forces and In the National level for the com made up of Active, Fleet Reserve pilots assigned to NAS Jax, retired last Friday, August 3,
particular the increase in po- and Retired members of after 20 years Naval service. NAS XO CDR W. J. Schub (left)
laris submarines, a.vital partof ing year. performed the retirement ceremonies at which Sisemore's wife,
national defense. Caucus business will begin at the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps Sara, was present. The chief served as a transport commanderin
our 0900 tomorrow in the Grand BallRoom and their mutual efforts are the Flight Support Division and also was an air-sea rescue
Information for applicationcan when Chairman Vinson dedicated to the best interestsof pilot! during his four years with NAS Jax. H. received his
be obtained from the 'WIngs" in July 1946. Prior to being assigned to Jax. he served
the and of the
Personnel Officer, Bldg. 955. introduces both past and present Navy personnel two years with the Commander, U. S. Naval Forces in Berlin.
i National officers of the Associa Navy and Marine Corps. The Sizemores are now residing in Jacksonville.4iIiIiIII .



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Gaskill At jAx AIR SPORTS

R. I. ForAllNavy NEWS

NAS Tennis Champ LT Dick T 1t:: lax.Navy Sail Club

Gaskill of VA-44 earned a
chance at the All Navy Tennis Elects New OfficersAn

Tournament at Newport, R.I.,
when he won the Men's Open : 4 ., ; eventful evening meeting on July 24 marked the
Singles Division in the South .. W election of new officers in the Jax Navy Sailing Club
Atlantic Regional Tennis Tour- k Z";} when CDR V. F. Anderson retained his Commodoreshipfor

nament last week at Bainbridge, the fifth straight time.
Eleven offices were filled by

Md.During July, Gaskill and John new and old members of the Softball TeamVictorous
Sutor of VA-44 went to the Sailing Club whose Clubhouseis
6ND Tennis Tourney and placed .};, located on the bank: of the
second in the doubles and sing- St. Johns Rivers near the Fish In

les matches in the Men's Open : Camp.
The Jax Navy Sailing Club
Division. From there they tra- of VA-44, read in the Jax Air News of a pool
veled to the Regional Tourna- held at the Luthern ServiceCenter in Jacksonville. He venture has taken many titles and tro- First 2 GamesThe
ment at Bainbridge where Gas- to, the Center met 30 competitors played six and a half phies during Anderson's Com-
He hours of pool and walked away the individual winner. Here, mandorship. He has sponsoredthe
kill took first in the singles. NAS Varsity Softball
he receives his trophy from Miss Ray Ross, Director of the
three terms.
defeated Eldon Williams of Pen- Service Center. Two other Navymen from the Station Craig Club for some Team is now scheduling games
sacola, with sets of 6-0, 6-0 and Fortner. AN and Dwight F. Kau AN of NATTU were the Burse Noels was elected Sail- with softball teams in the Jack-
6-1 to take the win. doubles winners. The Service Center, sponsored by the Luthern ing Master of the Junior Fleet sonville area and other Naval
Church Organization has been in Jacksonville for the past 10
fellow junior members.
Sutor was uneventful in his by Bases, until the Sixth Naval
years. Located on 19 West Forsyth St., near Main, it is open to
singles attempt but did team all servicemen. The following are the resultsof District Softball Tournament
up with Gaskill and together the election; William Hopkins which will be held at Charleston,

they won the Regional Doubles. Pro FootBall Game Vice Commodore;; Charles South Carolina, August 29
They defeated Eldon Williamsand Gray, Rear Commodore; Al] through September 1.

Skip Wilhelm of NAS San- Clausen, Secretary; Richard The Vasity Team has won

ford with sets of 7-5, 6-4 and 7-5. Tickets AvailableNAS Clark, Treasurer; Dean Johnson, two games against Greek Oil,
Sutor was unable to travel Sailing Master; William Hop- while games with Joe's Mach-
with Gaskill to the All Navy Special Services, Bldg. 704, has some excellent kins, First LT; John Barnes, As- ine Shop and NAS Glynco were
matches since the top four sing- 40-50 yeard line tickets left for the Green Bay PackersSt. sistant First LT; Dr. Wintrichand rained out on August 2 and 3rd.
les winners in the Regionals are Louis Cardinals professional football game to be playedin Mrs. Barnes, Social Direc- There were doubleheadergames
formed into two doubles teams. Jacksonville's Gator Bowl on August 18. tors. scheduled on Tuesdayand
The All Service Tennis Tour- Box seats are $5, while reserved Wednesday of this week.
nament will follow the All Navy seats sell for $5 and Eastern Division. I Service CenterTo Those tallies will appear in next
Tourney at the end of August. $2.50. Proceeds for the game, The Packers, led by All-Pro' week's issue.
sponsored by Jacksonville Char back Paul Hornung, the loop's Host Below is the schedule for the
ities Inc., go to charity. leading scorer, and hard driving Saturday home and away games for Au-

Keglers Open The Packers, fresh from a fullback Jim Taylor, look justas gust. All are doubleheaders.Home .
42-40 trouncing of the College strong, if not stronger, than Ping Pong MeetA games 'will start at 1900

All-Stars last Friday in Chicago, J last year. Quarterback Bart Starr, Tournamentwill on Enterprise Field.
Fall Season are being placed in the favor- I upon whom the Packers rely be Ping Pong the Luther Aug. 10 Away NAS Glynco
sponsored by
ite's role in their tiff with the for their "go", is the key to Aug. 13 Home NAS NATTU
Service Center 19
Cards. However, the Cards do 'the vaunted Packer attack and Aug. 14 Home Murray Hill
On MondayFiftyone not aim to be any pushoverthis will no doubt be a "markedman" I gust Forsyth 11. St., on Saturday, Au- Aug. 17 ??? NAS Sanford

year.It in 1963. The tourney will start at Aug. 22 Away NAS Cecil Field
bowling teams have was injuries in midseasonthat The August 18 battle, which 1200 and last until 1800 with Aug. 23 Home Murray Hill
signed up for the Fall seasonof ruined the Cards who were begins at 2000, is the only Na- first, second and third place Aug. 24' ??? NAS Sanford
the Intramural Bowling Lea- sailing along as one of the real tional Professional League game trophies awarded winners.
gue which will get underway solid clubs last year in the Na- scheduled in this area this year.
Monday, August 13 at the NAS tional Professional Football Lea- NATTU SporlsRoundup

Mainside bowling alley. gue. Injuries to such key players -
The teams have been divided as halfbacks John David
into three leagues, 17 teams each. Crow and Joe Childress and of-

Following are Monday's and fensive tackle Ken Panfil hurt.If By D. W. Warren, JOSN
Tuesday's schedules: the Cards can avoid injuriesto Big news in NATTU sportsis
AMERICAN LEAGUE their key men they have an the scheduled Intramural
TIME Monday TEAM, August 13 excellent chance to win the Swimming Meet. With entries

1530 Playboys vi Seabees anticipated from AE "Blue",
1530 Electron vi Marine "B" Suns Home For AE 'Gold", AO, Support Ser-
1800 VP-7 vi Comeit vices
a' rs and Marine Aviation De-
1800 Marlins vi Dispensary {
1800 Sky Warriors vi Flying Phantoms tachment, competition should be
Five More GamesThe
2030 Guardian vi Keglen keen.
1030 Chiefs vi A/C Maint. "A" Deadline for entries has been
2030 Mad Foxes Confldentalt Suns, who
set for August 17 with compet-
CONTINETAL LEAGUE appear on their way to captur-
Tuesday, August 14 ing the International League ition to .run .August 20-21.
TIME TEAM Championship in their first year
1530 Roadrunners vi Mixmaiten of play in the AAA NATTU Softballers are work-
1530 ATC loop, have
Operation vi Spartoni
Ing out four nights a week in
1800 Boat Branch "B" vi Hamhocki five more games remaining on
1800 Owl Hoots vi Horntti the current home stand. : A' preparation for 6ND competition -
2030 Neptunei vi Paymasters The Cleveland Indians' farm > at Charleston.
2030 Untouchable vi ComFalrJax hands host the Suracuse Chiefs Under the direction of R. D.
2030 Griffins
Cougars vi tonight at 1930 for the last Rabanus, who coached his AE

time here this season before taking >lF.v.: : ..: ix "Gold" team to the NATTU Intramural -
Varsity BowlersTo on Rochester's Red Wings. Championship, a strong
The Wings come in for a four- team is expected..
Meet Cecil qr:+: } <
: Rabanus'
game series beginning tomorrow.A "Gold" staged an
TomorrowThe double-header is on tap for awesome "comefrombehind"finish
Again Sunday, with the first game NF.y as they never led the
Jax Navy Varsity bowl- starting at 1800.Servicemen ftt league until their next to last

ing team defeated Cecil Field by can obtain tickets game.
38 pins in the first game of the to all Suns home games, at t'j :: Trailing AE "Blue" by a half
season when they met on Fri- reduced prices, from the NAS game with a 10-2 record (AE

day July 27, at Cecil Field. Special Services, Bldg. 704. MEET NAS CO-Recipients of the first second and third "Blue" stood at 11-2) the "Gold"
The six man Varsity team place 1962 Junior National Men's 100 Meter Backstroke awards in boys dropped AE "Blue" to sec-
scored 6546 total pins in the Gunter, Ray Gullea, Jack Emch, the Florida AAU Jr. Olympic Swimming Meet are presented ond with a victory, then won
six games of play while Cecil Gary .Klevin, Steve Dudra and their medals by NAS CO, CAPT James R. Compton. Being their final to
game stay
on top.
congratulated is John White of the Orange, FlaM swimming team
Dan Mors.
Field had 6519. whose winning time was 1:09.3. Tut Hehler from Tallahassee "Nothing is set yet" says Ra-
Steve Dudra lead the Jax team The next game is scheduled to was second Bill Orendorff of St. Peteiburg, Flaw third. The NAS banus, "but if past performanceis
with a high game of 236 and a be played here at NAS when Indoor Pool was selected as scene of this year's event since it Is any indication, thingsll be

pin total of 1201 for the six game once again the two teams meet one of. The very Meet few,regulation conducted olympic-size by officials pools from the In the Jacksonville SunshineState. set well when tourney time rolls

series. The team consists of Bob tomorrow. Recreations Department, was concluded Tuesday evening. around."



9 August 1962

Movie GuideMovies I fl. Ironman Banquet

will be shown regularly .

at 1900 on Monday through

Saturday; at 1400 and 1900 on
Sunday, at the Mainside and : Boasts 80 TrophiesThe

NATTU theaters and at 190

only on Sundays at the Hospital
theater. These times are subject NAS Jax Spring Intramural Sports Program will

to change. .::51r come to a climax next Wednesday, August 15, when over
Thusday.August 9 <* 30 units and activities here at the Station gather at the
S 't Mainside
NATTUnit-It Happened In Banquet. Bowling Champions, fourth place
Athens. Expected to be present to con- VP-30 who tallied a close 1725.

Hospital-Six Black Horses. gratulate the sportsmen for their Admin placed fifth with 1650,,
.J athletic achievements will be Maint the Station
while A/C ,
Friday. August 10
CAPT James R. Compton, NAS Golf Champions, placed sixth
Mainside-The Big Wave. Commanding Officer. Departmentheads with 1533.Although.
NATTUnit-Jessica. in addition to
many sports NARTU ended the
Hospital-It Happened In Ath. figures from the city of Jackson-
overall in 10th
season place they
ens. A TROPHY TO BOOT Its customary to receive a "vie- ville, have also been invited to ,
tory kiit. but it Isn't often both cheeks receive the same pleasure will carry home a highly respected -
Saturday. August 11 simultaneously. Nevertheless. Gene Hill 1962'c Mr. attend. Softball Championship Tro-
Mainside-Mighty Ursus. Florida experiences the pleasure as lovelies Gloria Brody. Miss
Florida and Adelaide Smith. Miss Duval do the honors. phy.The
NA'ITUnit-The The Officer remainder of those units
Big Wave. Commanding
Hill, a Civil Service employee at the O&R Paint Shop finilh.dfirst
iospital-Jessica. In a field of 22 contestants for the title on July 29 at has announced ..that ..appro. accredited with scoring points
Sunday August 12 Jacksonville Beach. He was judged on muscular development priate civilian attire (coat and during the season are: Hospital,
posing, athletic ability and personality. Hill has been exceedingly tie) may be worn by those 1425; AF679th, 1400; ComFairJax,
Mainside-Rome Adventure. active in state and National weightlifting and judo competition -
attending the Ironman Ban. 1350; VP-16, 1050; Supply, 1000;
NATTUnit-Mighty Ursus. from which he holds several titles. He is now training to
compete for the Senior Mr. America title which will be held quet. The Navy uniform for Dispensary and Special Services,
Hospital-The Big Wave.
next June.P.3 those attending may be either 700; VP-18, 650; FAW-11, 550;
Monday. August 13 Tropical White Long or Dress VP-5 and VA-176.500; FAETU;

Mainside-The Bridge. Be On White. All other services pet- 475; Disbursing, 350; VU-10; 233;
NATTUnit-Rome Adventure. May Way sonnel (Air Force, Marine, MARTD, O&R, Public Works and

Hospital-Mighty Ursus. Army) will wear the military VA-35, 200; Dental, COMess, Nav-

Tuesday August 14 DOD Making StudyThe uniform prescribed by their SecGrp Det and WAVES, 100; and
Mainside-State Fair. commanding officers. Operations. 33.

NATTUnit-The Bridge. Wives and lady guests are Athletic Director, Frank Mc-
Hospital-Rome Adventure. Navy's incentive crystal also invited to attend. Caffrey, says there will be num-
would have to be increasein
ball is somewhat cloudy but I an erous individual trophies awarded -
Wednesday August 15 there is a slight vision of a $150 the Navy's budget if this to those persons who excelledin
ilainside Three Violent Peo- trial of is successful.In .
pro-pay Dominating the evening'saward
per month P-3 proficiency pay various events in addition to
ple. in the Naval serviceman's fu- addition, the Navy would presentations will be the team awards. .
NATTUnit-State Fair. have to expand its next fiscal Hornets of Attack Squadron 44.
ture as soon as October 1, according It is anticipated that the num-
Hospital-The Bridge. to a Navy Times report. year. The squadron will become the ber of trophies to be handed out

The proposed boost is be- Various services officials believe permanent custodian of the Iron- will exceed 80-the largest col-
Police Duty DeskTo fore the Secretary pay of Defense that the present P-l and man Trophy by virtue of tabulat- lection of awards to be presentedNAS

Receive Calls but he has not yet made any P-2 payments of $30 and $60 ing the last most three points scored duringthe sportsmen for a good many
sport-season pro-
month are not high enough
decisions. The plan is now being per
For Gate ClearanceThe studied by the DOD Military to influence a man to reenlist, grams.
This year the Hornets totaled years.Puttering
headquarters of the Ma- Pay Group. and that a plan such as the P-3 3050 points to place first far.

rine Guard has been moved from Similar proposals for the Air program might give him something ahead of their closest competitor.

Building 13 at the Main Gateto Force and Army have also land- more to think about. Marine Barracks which ended Around

Building 400. ed on the Secretary's desk, and When and if, and that's a the season with 1825.
This change requires that tele- VA-44 is this year's basketball.
the Marine Corps, now work- big "if", the Navy gets author- A mixed two ball Golf Tour-
phone calls regarding the clear- tennis and swimming champions
ance of certain visitors and com- ing on a pro-pay plan is ex- ity to make P-3 payments, while the Marines captured the nament will be held at the NAS
Golf Course on the 19th of Au-
mercial agents onto the stationbe pected to follow course. those enlisteds who are train- Station's first Track and Field
gust at 1300.
made to the Police Duty Desk, The strongest prospect for ed in highly skilled technical Meet.In I The green fee for this eventIs

Gate Ext. 610 Guard., instead of the Main the[ P-3 seems to be in the Na- fields would draw the top third place is VAP-62 with three dollars per couple. There

vy's favor, however, there money. 1750 points followed by the NAS will be entertainment, movies

VP-7 Returns

(Continued from page 1)) ,y.

just to mention a few. Some men

took leave to Naples, Rome, Paris
and Switzerland to get a down-

to-earth view of the old country,

One of the more extensive t ,
f 5 }
j operation conducted by the ,
>J 6
squadron also involved two ships. /9
USS Alameda Co. and USS Tal-
lahatchie Co. Both vessels were } c .y

stationed at Souda Bay, Crete, ,; .
where they conducted various

support maneuvers for the '
squadron planes in their capacity I fr f t; i
las advanced base ships.

AFMA Speaker

I (Continued from page 1))
[Ky., and Indiana Veneer and

I Panel Co. of New Albany,"Ind., t y l ..yyy
successor to General Plywood
(Corp. He has been president
find director of Dixon-Powder-

aker since 1949. s ? V *
Active in local communitynd ;
civic affairs, Rucker is a
ember of numerous industrial,

ivic, professional, community,
raternal and benevolent organ-
ations.At .

the August 16th meeting,
JP to date information on mem-

ership eligibility, word on new LARGEST NUMBER IN YEARS-Arranging the 80 some trophies that will be awarded sportsmen at this year's Ironman Banquet -
mmittee members and the la- are Frank McCaffrey. NAS Athletic Director (left) and LCDR J. A. Hooper Jr. NAS Special Services Officer. The banquetis
pt on the national convention to be held next Wednesday evening 1930. August 15 at the Mainside mesihalL Invitations to the affair have been extended to RADM
Joseph M. Carson, ComFairax, and CAPT James ton, NAS CO. Invitations are also extended to the sportsmen's wives and
Dayton in September, will lady friends to attend. The Ironman Trophy (upper center) to become the perminant property of VA-44. will be a highlight of the
presented. award presentations.

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Peg., 8 JAX AIR

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A.44 TakesSchooling



.. :o- !i Puerto Rico
.. ...; I aI
''''' ''''Ao, I.n.: .... '. .,

If the students can't come to a

i! the school-take the school to I

Ij j the students. This concept in
Il instruction is being used by

..,. ... the "Hornets of VA-44.
ComNavAirLant directed VA-

Mrs. Kicklighter 44 to send instructors and air-
craft to VU-8 based at Roose-

velt Roads, Puerto Rico, for the
Named As Supply
purpose of requalifying pilotsin

Dept. PersonalityThe Earlier instrument this year flying.the "Hornets"

began sending detachments to :
Supply Department 'Ter- MCAAS Yuma, Arizona, for
sonality of the Month" for Julyis
Weapons Training, and now for
Nettie S. Kicklighter
Mrs. ,
the first time the instrument
supervisory frieght rate specialist TO HAVE GRAND OPENING-The NAS Jax Bluejacket's Inn, decked out in gradeur fashion
in the traffic branch Material training phase was ordered out- after experiencing a $60,000 face-lifting, will hold its Grand Opening next Tuesday. August 14.
side the continental United CAPT James R. Compton, NAS CO will perform the ribbon cutting ceremonies at 1830 after
Division.In States. which an evening of gala festivities will follow. Featured on the entertainment program is vocalist
commenting on the selectees The deployment, which lasted Treasure Ford (inset) who will Join "Big Jim" Lawrence and his orchestra in bringing to
the audience big band dance music.
performance, CAPT John D. three weeks, consisted of four
Sullivan, SC, Supply Depart- instructors, LT Harold L. Stick-
ment Officer, said, "Mrs. Kick- ney, LT Carroll P. Gilson, LT Camera Club EM Club's Grand
lighter has an outstanding know- Floyd E. Sykes, and LT Lester
ledge of shipping functions and Jackson, Jr., 11 enlisted men I MeetsTonight
procedures and handles the most and four F9F-8T aircraft. Opening Set Tues.

difficult tasks with speed and The utility squadron had 11

efficiency. Her initiative, judge- pilots to requalify in the jet
A reminder to all photo- The Bluejacket's Inn, under remodeling for the past
ment and devotion to duty ex- instrument phase and four in
fans. There will be the first five months, will hold its formal "Grand Opening" next
the standards of
emplify highest
performance to be looked uponas the propeller phase. organizational meeting of the Tuesday evening, August 14, displaying a "from rags toriches"

newly formed Navy Jax Cam- appearance.
goals for others. .
They were huddled together as Special guests who have been for business.
era Club at 1830 this evening,
A native Georgian, Mrs. Kick- close as they could get; the lights at the NAS Hobby Shop.It invited to the event include, Some of the new features include -
lighter began her Federal Ser- RADM Joseph M. Carson, Com- two new dance floors, and
vice Career in September 1942, were low. is hoped that very soon FairJax, and CAPT James R. new restroom facilities includinga
as a clerk-typist in the disburs- "What are you thinking, my the club's darkroom facilities Compton, NAS Commanding Of- ladies lounge. Two additions
ing office here at NAS Jax., sweet?" he whispered into her will be operational. ficer. include a wall-to-wall carpeted

transfering to the Control Divi- shelllike ear. The festivities will begin at color TV lounge and an extensionto
sion, Supply Department in Feb- 1830 when CAPT Compton cuts the dining area. Also, the ex-
"The thing
same you are, my i
ruary 1948 and then to the Ma- ThunderbirdsOf the ribbon officially reopeningthe terior of the club has been painted -
terial Division in May 1949. She darling. club. This will be followedby and relandscaped.
was promoted to her present "Good! I'll race you to the re- VA135Leave a free refreshment hour, then Nearly all of the club's floor

position in January 1960. frigerator! the club sponsored banquet din- space has new modern furniture,
ner beginning at 1900. and the Crow's Nest has takenon
NASReserve DANCE MUSIC and entertain- the appearance of a mountain
ment will be provided by "Big lodge with complete overstuffed
Attack Squadron 135, im" Lawrence and his orchestraand furniture.
i with CDR B. W. "Buck" Smith
vocalist Treasure Ford as CLUB MANAGER Howard
s li > commanding, departed NAS Jax they return for a repeat performance. Warren, and H. L. Dye, food ser-
Tuesday to complete decommis- vice manager, together with ENS
sioning at NAS Cecil Field. A Although the club has been reviving Harold Grain are the men pri-
unique departure-they left by a major $60,000 face-lift- marily responsible for the rede-

::1: van. ing, it has been open regularly velopment of the Inn.

:i .. Commissioned to meet the m"_ II.. !Rlm '=d....'. .'. .'....m
I f .."..:". : needs of the Berlin Crisis, the
I r ::
:1 z tr'F .fit. squadron was first in Air Group
13 to become The sy ..
combat-ready. s4 S, ,(v k 4:
Thunderbird's Douglas "Skyra- yq

ider" attack planes were also
first to operate from the new-
est and largest carriers in the

world, the nuclear-powered USS
Enterprise, and the dauntless
USS Constellation.

Seventeen Thunderbird pilots
put the pepper in the bullseyemore

consistently than competitors .. .. :'
J9 I
and ammassed 59 Navy ,
"E" 's.Another.

I first, in safety, VA- tI
::4\ 135 flew 4700 accident free hours, t
and made over 1500 landings at
sea aboard four aircraft carriersin ii'1S't: : : .Y t:

less than a year. .
;g y}
The Thunderbirds was the top
td Fleet Air Jax "Skyraider" squadron -
I earning the highest safety
point and competitve exercise
scores in the area during its active -
_: ,. period.

Commisioned August 21, 1961,,
VA-135 is due to complete its
NO. 11 to 207 William R. Thomas. RM3, works the "speed decommissioning by October 1.
key" on which he qualified as AlrLant's 207th key operator as BYE. BYE THUNDERBIRDS read the banner over the
Nor than U. Turpan, Jr.. RMCAP1)( ) observes his running male's NAS Jax Main Gate entrance last Tuesday as this van literally
technique. Turpen who was instrumental in training Thomas, Soph: "How did you like Ven- full of VA-135 Thunderbirds together with their CO, CDR B. W.
is holder of the 11th AirLant certificate which he received in ice?" "Buck" Smith (Uem), departed the Station for NAS Cecil Field.
1955 aboard the USS Ticonderoga. The "speed key" is a semiautomatic Frosh: "Oh, I only stayed a RADM Joseph M. Carson was at the gate to bid the men fare
device used in increasing the receiring and sendingof few days. The place was flood well who "packed their, cares" and are now at Cecil preparingfor
Morse Code. Both men are assigned to the,communications an October 1 decommissioning. The squadron was commissioned
department of FAW-11. ed. last summer to meet the needs of the Berlin crisis.c .