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

Veterans: 140
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2019

Discussion Forum

2017 VA85 Reunion

Started by Al Lieberman. Last reply by Al Lieberman Jul 5, 2017. 6 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 Al Lieberman on March 4, 2019 at 7:42pm

I want to give a shout out to an old shipmate who was in the squadron during the '76-'79 timeframe and recently joined NavyVets.  Many of you might remember him but didn't know him by his first name, "Harry".  He was better known as Danny B. 
I had the privilege of knowing Danny during my time on the line & in the PP shop. 

Comment by Al Lieberman on November 30, 2018 at 11:58am

With sadness, I was recently informed of the passing of VA-85 veteran, friend and shipmate, Chris Zeitler.  

Chris was a plane captain from '78 to '81.  He was a true friend to all who knew and worked with him. At Chris' request, there will be no funeral service.

For more information or to send condolences to Chris' family, contact Bert Gonzalez @ (954) 816-6714 after 4PM (EST)

Rest In Peace

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.

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: 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


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