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Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii

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Comment by Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) on April 9, 2014 at 5:42pm

I was there in 77 for a few months. The day I arrived there was the command picnic pig roast. The two names that I remember are HM1 Joel Peveler and Mary Gayle Chalk.

Comment by Jacqueline L. Franks on March 23, 2014 at 8:52am
I also have fond memories of the enlisted club, dancing on the bar and with the bands plus climbing over the fence back by the pool, etc.
Comment by Jacqueline L. Franks on March 23, 2014 at 8:50am
Lindsey, did you work at that old wooden clinic at Barbers? I don't believe they build the large brick one until before I came back a second time in 1985. I was at Barbers Point the first time from Nov 75-Feb 78.
Comment by Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) on March 14, 2014 at 8:08pm

One of the youngest ones in here - did time at the "Point" in 77 at the clinic - a couple months later I was off to Pearl! Lot of good memories from that base. The "EM" club with a bartender by the name of JJ - he was retired by the time I got there in 77. In my time there was the fast food place some where in the vinicity of the EM club. 

Comment by John Andrew Sullivan on March 13, 2014 at 9:38am

Went to Barbers Point Sept. 1952, at the time I was an AL Striker, attended Combat Aircrewman School at Fallwetrapac, then it was two years with VP-6 we flew P2V-3 then P2V-5 aircraft, remember VP-28, and VP-22, at the Point. It must have been the best location to do our training flights, the weather was just great, I see on the net the base changed as all bases do, but we enjoyed our duty at (haircut peninsula) in the 1950's. John A Sullivan

Comment by Larry R. Thomas on March 12, 2014 at 12:20pm

Were any of you associated with any of the VW squadrons?  I started at Barbers Point in 1959 after 10 months on Midway.  Transferred to NAS Pax River in May, 1962.  Flew with VW-14 as 1st engineer.  Left the Navy in August 1967, went to schools and then pastored for 30 years.

Comment by ronald lee shaffer on September 15, 2013 at 10:21am

I was stationed at Barbers Point from April 1960-1962.  I was attached to GMGRU One from april 1960 to September 1960 until it was disestablished and we were then attached to VU-1. I worked mostly on the flight line as an AD5 plane captain.  I loved the job and really loved being at NAS Barbers Point. What a beautiful base.

I was an AMH3

 In April of 1962 I received orders to VF-124 at NAS Miramar, California. I was discharged in  1965 at VT-22 at NAAS Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas.  I now reside in San Antonio , Texas, I would like to hear from any of my old ship mates who were in the Navy at at these duty  stations during the period of time that I was there Ronald Shaffer=timberwolfcub2011@yahoo.com

 

Comment by Patrick Gebhart on August 1, 2013 at 9:56am

I was station at NAS Barbers Point VPU-2 1984 to 1988, was loaned to VP-6, Blue Sharks deployed in 1987 (Nobody wanted to deploy, so they popped on pee test not to deploy) to the beautiful island of Adak Alaska, I meet my wife there, 25 years later still a great life, I miss the base, what a great place to be stationed.

Comment by Jim Vydra on July 31, 2013 at 2:01pm

Actually the original sim belonged to the air force....we had an open house in 60 and some air force brass noted the serial number..checked it out..and it was missing from their inventory.. After that we had to give them equal time.  Night check maintained it and AF supplied some techs? to run it on their turn.  I also worked on the 15WV flight and EWS as well as the 2F-58.

Comment by Jim Vydra on July 31, 2013 at 12:05pm

OK guys it was an R6-D  I worked (played) on it in 60-61. Remember one pilot we gave an engine fire to. He feathered then dumped fuel. Lit the whole thing up. BTW are you members of the Tradevman Association.  We will be getting together in the fall of 2014 in Vegas.

 

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