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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 Larry Kelly on July 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Found this KA6D pic - I think Mr. Heth took it

Comment by Larry Kelly on July 7, 2014 at 9:30pm

Found this of Rick Slatniske

Comment by Al Lieberman on July 6, 2014 at 3:29pm

Registration forms were sent out to those on the Reunion Roster.  If you're wanting information regarding the 2014 VA-85 Reunion and/or a registration form, message me or RSVP on

Comment by Tommy Cranmore on June 23, 2014 at 12:56pm

Hi guys.  I made the last cruise with 85 in 93/94.

Comment by Ted Nelson on March 11, 2014 at 8:48pm

Hi guys I was in VA 85 from 86-90 line shack then  A/F made a cruise on the sara and the America great times trying to find a few fellow A/Framers   Jason craven , tom renus  Jim Dobson any help would be great thanks AMH3 nelson

Comment by Greg Snoots on January 9, 2014 at 4:21pm

Looking to see some of my old friends from 81-85, served in three A-6 Squandrons from out of NAS Oceana. Can't wait for the reunion in Sept.

Comment by Larry Kelly on December 8, 2013 at 8:49pm

Leonard Hittle - Remember the Malta Hilton?? Some wonderful wine there!! I think it was me, you, Danny, and Francis Bakula. Not too sure. A long time ago.

Comment by Terry Nelson on December 8, 2013 at 2:55pm

Sorry to hear about Randy's passing. I remember him in VA-85. Though I didn't know him well, its always sad to hear about a passing shipmate.

Comment by Al Lieberman on December 8, 2013 at 2:26pm

With sadness, I want to pass along the death of a former friend and shipmate, Randy L. Sevitz.  See more at:

Randy served in VA-85 during the period from '77 to '80. Randy was a plane captain who was always willing to help others without being asked, had a great sense of humor and was always ready and willing to set someone up in a joking manner on fellow shipmates.  

Comment by Joe Saathoff on November 13, 2013 at 1:33pm

Hey all. I was in VA-85 from 1984-1988. Did both of the cruises on the Sara.


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