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Training Squadron Seven VT-7

Intermediate Tailhook, Advanced Jet training squadron for Student Naval Aviators to become United States Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Location: NAS Meridian, Mississippi
Veterans: 4
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2014

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Comment by gerald w hargis on August 31, 2014 at 6:32pm

Welcome aboard Chief McGrew. Looks like you got to Meridian about 4 years ahead of me and retired about 10 years before me. I really liked Meridian got my first taste of flying there. Miss getting to play with all the big boy toys. Bet you didn't make very many parachute bags during your career did ya.

Comment by David s. McGrew on August 31, 2014 at 3:16pm
I was there from 1-1-1964 to 6-24-1967. I spent most of my time on Shore Patrol.
Comment by Larry A. Curtis on June 26, 2014 at 9:39pm

Been retired since 8/78 and still miss the Navy bunches.  Would go back in a heartbeat if they took 75 year old retreads!  lol

Comment by gerald w hargis on June 26, 2014 at 5:42pm

i went there an airman apprentis and left in 71 a po3. i to loved it as i did all my duty stations. never thought i would miss the navy, but i do. we sure had some cool big boy toys.was in the gulf of tonkin in 72

Comment by Larry A. Curtis on June 26, 2014 at 11:55am

Though it was a crazy shore duty for me.  I first had orders to vt-19 and I checked in there and was promptly pcs'd to vt-19 as they were in the process of splitting.  Was there for a short while and was sent TAD to 7 as they needed a AT1.  After a couple of years I was pcs'd to 7.  I am probably the only person to ever to be in all 3 squadrons in the same shore duty tour.  lol

Comment by Larry A. Curtis on June 26, 2014 at 11:49am

I was there from 71-75, then went to Diego Garcia to set up the aimd for P3's.  Loved Meridian though.

Comment by gerald w hargis on June 25, 2014 at 5:51pm

welcome aboard petty officer curtis. looks like you were there a few years ahead of me. got to fly in the t2c's loved it.flew as crew in recips from then on. hard to find this command on here need tag to vt-7

 

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