Attack Squadron 85; Official Nickname: Black Falcons, 1958–1994. A-6 squadron / NAS Oceana

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  • For the guys that remember Wally Lajoie I was doing some searching for some more guys from the line found he died in 96 at age 38 no details only he was buried in a national cemetary in colorado
  • There are a number of you that have expressed an interest in making the reunion next September. I have just put out some VERY IMPORTANT info about the reunion, but don't have any way to contact you via e-mail or phone. I can be contacted at 806-787-1445  or

    You can also contact Al Lieberman via this website.

  • Hi guys and gals I was with VA85 Feb 1959 thru Feb 1961. Went to Cuba and the Med. great memories with a grreat bunch of guys (at that time there were no gals in the squadron) Thanks for the email and please keep me in the loop. I would be interested in a reunion to see if any of my old ship mates are still alive.
  • Hey to all the old buckeyes havent been on in a while busy summer how it flys by hope we can get toghether for a reunion someday.Take care and don't forget to vote nov.2 your country needs your vote
  • Hey Guys:
    I'm up for a reunion any time. If we do it off season in September, we may be able to rent a beach house or two for a reasonable rate. Be cheaper than hotel rooms and easier to keep the party going.
  • can't spell - involved
  • I think Tom George (Plane Captain on the America & Connie Cruises still lives in Cleveland. Cdr. Westbrock was living in Orlando, Fla. I talked to him on the phone several years ago. The officers and a few enlisted belong to the Intruder assoc. Mike Munson was very envolved with that. He lives in Weatherford, Tx.
  • I think She looks like a tired old warrior who's done it's job.RIP USS FORRESTAL.
  • I can remember reading that it cost a fortune to sink the USS America and the USS Oriskany. But I agree, there's nothing that can be done at this point. It's too bad that we can't at least save the island for display. Put it next to the battleship USS New Jersey, just down the river. I'm sure it would draw a crowd to see it.
  • Sadly...I agree
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2017 VA85 Reunion

Time flies but unfortunately A-6's no longer do.  Nevertheless, keep the camaraderie going!  For those who are wanting or plan to attend the next reunion, it will take place October 5th thru 8th in Charleston, SC.  To get updates regarding the reunion, you need to be added to the reunion roster.  Send an email indicating your interest to:  va85reunion@gmail.comWe had a great time during our last reunion in 2014.  Lets keep it going.  Hope to see everyone there.Any suggestions?

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Locating an old shipmate.

Does anyone recall a tall AT in the early 80's? His name was Steve, but I can't recall his last name.Also, I'm trying to locate an AE, Joey Martinez, if anyone knows how to contact him. He was in VA85 in the late 70's- early 80's.Any help would be much appreciated.

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