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Al Lieberman replied to Al Lieberman's discussion 2017 VA85 Reunion in the group VA-85
"Just want to remind everyone that the reunion forms must be received by August 21st.  If you're planning to go to the reunion (Oct 5-8) in Charleston, please get your forms filled out and mail them to Bob Moore ASAP.  Also, don't…"
Jul 5
Al Lieberman replied to Al Lieberman's discussion 2017 VA85 Reunion in the group VA-85
"So it's now the middle of June and several folks previously responded that they planned to attend the 2017 Reunion in Charleston. There's still 79 vets that haven't yet sent in their registration forms and we still haven't…"
Jun 11
Frank Daniel Scalese replied to Al Lieberman's discussion 2017 VA85 Reunion in the group VA-85
" Sorry to say i am unable to attend. would really like to be there sometime.maybe next one. Sure you will all have a good time."
Jun 8
Al Lieberman left a comment for Jeffrey Medford
"Welcome to VA-85 Jeff.  Perhaps you'll get re-acquainted with form buddies from your time in the squadron.  Keep in mind of our reunion coming up this October.  If you're wanting to get onto the reunion roster for reunion…"
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Attack Squadron 85; Official Nickname: Black Falcons, 1958–1994. A-6 squadron / NAS OceanaSee More
Jun 5
Al Lieberman commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"I posted a good group photo of company 127 taken in Dec '75."
Apr 18
Al Lieberman left a comment for Philip K. Duby
"Always good to hear from you again Phil. You're not alone with the aches & pains.I'm pretty much retired for the time being, although watching my 3 yr old grandson keeps me busy.I, along with Kim Brockhoff & Bob Moore, are putting…"
Feb 23
Philip K. Duby left a comment for Al Lieberman
"Hey Al, hope life has been good to you.  I am doing good.  Just the getting old thing, you know the aches and pains.  I don't bend like I did when I was younger.  I now have a hard time climbing into my dirt track…"
Feb 23

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Petty Officer Third Class
Enlisted Rating
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
I began my adventure in company 127 at RTC Orlando. Went to A school in Millington (NATTC Memphis) to learn/earn rate of ADJ. Onward to VA42 Framp (NAS Oceana) to get acquanted with A-6E's and KA6D's and then ultimately to VA-85. I experienced the Line division for awhile and eventually transferred to the PowerPlants shop. Although mainly based at NAS Oceana, our squadron deployed aboard USS Forrestal (CV-59) as required.

I consider myself fortunate to have participated in flight operations and exercises conducted in Puerto Rico and Cuba. I've also had the opportunity to serve aboard USS FORRESTAL during numerous deployments from 1976 through 1979. Obviously, the Tall Ships (OPNAVSAIL '76) and the '78 Med Cruise were most memorable; Harry Chapin, the Haiti Experience, Palma, Naples, Marseille, Torremolinos, Valencia, Capri, and a few cold ones with our former XO, "Zap" (Admiral, USN Retired) to name a few. But one experience I'll never forget, was that cat shot to Sigenella field for attack exercises against the FID. Awesome!

So dust off that cruise book or photo album and travel down memory lane every now and then. It's all good.
Veteran of Foreign War
None, The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
October 20, 1975
End date of your service
October 19, 1979

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At 12:50pm on February 23, 2017, Philip K. Duby said…

Hey Al, hope life has been good to you.  I am doing good.  Just the getting old thing, you know the aches and pains.  I don't bend like I did when I was younger.  I now have a hard time climbing into my dirt track stinger.  Enough about me, were are you living and what are you doing.  I am retired and living in Florida.

At 10:37pm on February 4, 2016, Max Russell Ende said…

Hello Al. Yes I was Night Shift Supervisor on the Line. Great duty. 

At 6:42pm on December 1, 2015, frank c porta said…

Hi Al, I can't wait , do you a date for the next reunion?

At 10:46pm on October 21, 2015, Tom Jones said…

Al thanks for the invite hope all is well with you and your family I'm not in jail and I don't think the cops are chasing me. Good to see some names from a long time back. 

At 8:14pm on January 22, 2014, Peter Philip Colombo Jr said…

Hey Al,

 Thanks for reaching out to me. I do remember meeting you a few times.  I was  at VA-42 Framp while the ship was on the 78 Med Cruise. I hooked up with the AO shop when they got back. Then started all the work ups and detachments along with doing the 79-80 Med Cruise.  

 I have been in contact with  fellow AO buddy Damon Tyree. He told me of the site and the reunion later this year. I still have to work on the date, but I will know soon.

At 12:00pm on November 8, 2013, Gene Gowen RM2 said…


Noticed you asked about an eye exam....Just had one and ordered glasses about ten days ago. 

When you sign up, you will need your DD214 and they will ask you some money questions to see if and what you qualify for. In some cases you get travel monies (I don't), I think the only thing we can't qualify for as Cold War is might be up for that also....Ask all the questions you can think about....

At 10:08pm on November 7, 2013, Gene Gowen RM2 said…


I was reading comments from you and others on Cold War Vets about the VA. I served

1959-1963 and had personal insurance under myself and then my wife until I was

69. I then signed up for Va benefits at that time and have been treated well with a

heart problem, diebetes, etc etc. ha  My heart work is done at the Va Hospital in Memphis, but the other is done at a clinic mearer to my home. The clinic was where

I sighed up and it took about 30 minutes for approval. If possible, I would try to sign

up at a clinic rather than going through the long line at a Va hospital Hope this helps...

At 6:17am on October 1, 2013, Scott Cole said…

Thanks Al... was in Material Control from 1988-1991 and would like whatever info you have for a reunion.


At 12:25pm on July 4, 2013, Eric Farley said…

Thanks Al, I was in VA-85 from April 84 to August 87,deployed on the Kennedy and Saratoga.Looking for more details about the reunion, Va Beach would work out great.I look forward to hearing details.

At 4:41pm on June 9, 2013, Ruben Sajnin said…

I couldn't get back in! I had to make another. Probably kicked me out after not being in there for a while.


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