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Welcome to all who were attached to NAS Willow Grove as Navy, Marine or Air Force, or even Civilian Workers. Talk about your time there and your experiences and maybe re-meet old shipmates.

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Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2017

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I was attached to NAS Willow Grove (affectionately nicknamed Willy's Grave), from Nov. 77 until May of 81. I was proud to be a part of the team that prepared the plane above to be included in the static display along the front fence line of the base. I was attached to AIMD Ground Support Detachment. I also worked evenings at the Auto Hobby Shop when it was open. This was a great duty station and I hope that we can find many others that were assigned here also.

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Started by FRED Edward THOMAS Apr 23, 2015. 0 Replies

I transfered to Airbetdiv in 1962 from NAS Lakehurst.  Command was redesignated as NARETU and the new school was built.  I and Jim Meager and Jim Feeley engineered to have the liquor store put in as…Continue

Memorial in front of admin building

Started by John Scafidi. Last reply by John Scafidi Aug 31, 2010. 4 Replies

I was stationed at Willow Grove from 66 to 69 and then transfered to Quonset Point. My father was atationed at Willow grove for 14 years and retired there in 63So I was around the base for a good…Continue

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Comment by Donald Bruce Davis on January 18, 2017 at 8:11pm

Attached to VP-64 from May 1971 to March 1975. During that time period we had civilians attached to our squadron, and one in the AE shop named Harry. Don't recall his last name, but often wonder whatever happened to Harry and the other AE's from that time period. Shop supervisor was Cliff Beardlsy. 

Comment by Peter D. Lister on December 30, 2012 at 8:47pm

Acoustic instructor at ReASWTac '78-80. I was there when it became ResASWTraCen. Section leader for NAS. Enjoyed tha base immensely.

Comment by Hank Siegfried on October 26, 2012 at 1:52pm

Served in the RESERVE ASW Tactical Training School 1972-76.

Comment by Jason Lewis on April 24, 2011 at 1:36pm
I worked at Station Weapons from 1992 to 1995.
Comment by Dan Tremblay ASM2 on July 5, 2010 at 2:47am
It's great to meet you Michael. We don't get to hear from too many people yet that were stationed at Willy's Grave. It sure was great duty and holds tons of great memories as well as some bad ones. Thanks for posting and I hope that we hear more from you.
Any special memories of the local area from your tour their Michael? We'd love to hear about them.
Comment by Michael McWatt on July 2, 2010 at 11:52pm
I was stationed at the Grove (YN1 in Reserve Programs Dept) from August 1987 - October 1990 when I retired.
Comment by Dan Tremblay ASM2 on May 13, 2010 at 6:52pm
Hi John;
We were there at the same time. I was there from mid 77 until mid 81. I left Willow Grove and went to South Weymouth, MA. It sure wasn't much of a change sicne they are both so much alike. But I really loved my time in WG. Some great memories for sure. One of my closest friends was with VP-64. You might remember Paul Lancaster. An AW2. He loved it there too and we both ended up in So. Weymouth together too..LOL. That was a blast. It's reallt too bad that WG is closing. That place is LOADED with local history as well as some great military history. I'll have to look into it more and see if i can learn more about it. I was always amazed about the Pitcairn Field history. It's great to hear from you.
Comment by John Kellett on May 13, 2010 at 4:34pm
Dan, Thanks for responding. I really enjoyed my time in VP64. It is a shame that Willow Grove is closing.
Comment by Dan Tremblay ASM2 on May 13, 2010 at 2:20am
Hi John;
Sorry so much for the late response, somehow I didn't even see that it was here. My fault I'm sure. I'm in teh Northwest Arkansas area now about 4 hours from Brandon. That's so great to hear that you've kept up your involvement. I can imagine that you have great times going over old times. It's great to hear from you and I hope I don't miss the next message.
Comment by John Kellett on February 6, 2010 at 4:50pm
Thanks Dan. I now live in Mount Wolf, PA, which is in York County on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. I am active in the Guantanamo Bay Association, which has a reunion every year. We have held them in Chatanooga, Cincinnatti, Saint Augustine & Gettysburg and this year will be in Branson, MO.

Where do you live now?

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