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VA-85

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

Veterans: 134
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2016

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2017 VA85 Reunion

Started by Al Lieberman. Last reply by Max Russell Ende Nov 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Locating an old shipmate.

Started by Terry Nelson. Last reply by Terry Nelson Jul 22, 2014. 3 Replies

2014 VA-85 Reunion

Started by Al Lieberman. Last reply by Edwin Constantine Jun 27, 2014. 60 Replies

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Comment by Max Russell Ende on November 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

Hello Everyone,
This Bev, Max's wife.
I wanted to let you know that Max passed away unexpectedly on Sept 17, 2016.
His service will not be until January 27, 2017, when our son can be here from Bahrain.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?pid=182629879

Comment by Al Lieberman on November 28, 2016 at 4:58pm

I hope to see everyone in Charleston. 

Comment by Ernie Thomas on November 28, 2016 at 12:44pm

I was in VA-85 1971 to 1975. AQ3-2 worked AIMD W/C 690 and W/C 650

Comment by Max Russell Ende on February 4, 2016 at 10:50pm

I remember you James. 

Comment by james wood on February 4, 2016 at 10:41pm
Hey Max it's great to have you onboard. You might remember me for falling off an airplane and breaking my arm. You're right ,being on the line crew was one of those great life experiences that you don't even realize at the time . We were young and invincible . Now we are older, wiser ,and aware of our mortality . I look forward to catching up with you .
Comment by Larry Kelly on February 4, 2016 at 5:17pm
I remember Frank. He was in va-85 when I got there in early 1969.
Comment by Max Russell Ende on February 4, 2016 at 1:30pm

Permission to come aboard. I was in VA-85 from July 1976 to Feb 1978. I was an Aviation Electricians Mate but spent my entire time on the line. I was 2 years into my tour before I joined so command left me on the line instead of putting me in a shop. I loved it though. The Line Crew was awesome...dangerous and rowdy but really exceptional unique people. Al, I remember you. Thanks for starting the group.

Comment by Robert Moore on November 1, 2015 at 9:25am

Frank, I remember your name but can't put a face to it. I was in the 85th the same time you were. Contact me at:  rmoore0418@hotmail.com or call me at 806 787-1445. I live in Texas. I will update you on all of the reunion stuff. I hope you will call so we can talk.

Bob Moore AMS3

Line Crew '67 - '70

Comment by frank c porta on October 30, 2015 at 4:16pm

I would like to know when the next reunion will be. I was with 85 1967 to 1971

in 1968 on the USS America, 1969-70 on the USS Constellation and  1971 on

the USS Forrestal I have made models of the A6'S  for all three ships with the

markings for those ships. I trying to get those pics on my page, my grandson

going to help me because I am BC{before computer}. Also I made  models of all the

aircraft of CVW-6 on the America 1968 , F4J's A7A's ,A6 RA5C E2C and two

A3's. The next and last is the C1{Miss America}

Comment by Al Lieberman on March 30, 2015 at 1:16am

If anyone has some pics of Rat (Jim DeLucia), his son would appreciate a copy.  Unfortunately he wasn't able to acquire pictures of his late father because much of Jim's personal belongings were lost.

 

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