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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 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.

Comment by Al Lieberman on March 30, 2015 at 12:46am

In my never ending search for former shipmates, I just learned that Jim DeLucia, aka Rat, passed away on December 27, 2013.  Rat was a good person who was always willing to lend a hand and help you out if he could. Rat dedicated his skills to the Line division and the Powerplants shop.  Those who knew Rat, knew a damn fine mech. RIP Rat.

Comment by Al Lieberman on February 17, 2015 at 11:25am

If you have any changes such as address, email or phone numbers, etc. that need be made to the reunion roster, let me know.
Also let me know if you need to be added.

Comment by Al Lieberman on September 9, 2014 at 9:47am

If you're interested in attending the reunion and have not already registered, you can register at the check-in. Message me for details.

Comment by Al Lieberman on August 6, 2014 at 3:06pm

Reunion reminder was sent out. If you didn't receive it, let me know.

Comment by DaleW George on July 10, 2014 at 11:16am
When I left Va 85 to go to school in Millington Jarvis and Steve where there I think Steve was already discharged at that time I remember him being from TN
Comment by David Bevis on July 8, 2014 at 11:56pm

hey dale, we have searched high and low for hillbilly, can not find him, there are quite a few on here from our era... if you can think of where steve was from , his home town, I can work on it some again... just let me know. FYI we have lost some good ol' boys too. Will fill you in at reunion.

Comment by DaleW George on July 8, 2014 at 7:19pm
Hey anyone out there heard from Ron Jarvis or Steve Grogan akaHillbilly
Comment by DaleW George on July 8, 2014 at 7:13pm
Hello Falcons sorry to hear about randy was on line crew with him good guy looking forward to September.

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