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

Veterans: 138
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2017

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 Bob Rowland on February 17, 2009 at 2:45pm
Ken, I was on the LINE for a while and then went over to AO. Another great site is There are a TON on guys there from 85. It's pretty straight forward. I'm in Cincinnati, been here about 5 years now, married with 16 and 14 year olds. Take care, bob
Comment by Ken Colvin on February 17, 2009 at 8:48am
Hiya, Bob. Yeah, I guess I would look familiar, what with the "air brakes" sticking out the sides of my head! Anyway, I was always TAD to the AIMD FLIR shop, where'd you work? And, sadly, no, I haven't heard from alot a the guys I knew, but I'm hoping to on here someday!
Comment by Bob Rowland on February 15, 2009 at 2:57pm
I'll just put this out there...I'm trying to get in contact with Charlie Cacioppo. Anyone know him or how to reach him? Thanks.
Comment by Bob Rowland on February 15, 2009 at 2:54pm
Ken, I was in VA-85 from 83-87. I too was on Kennedy and Sara. I kept a smaller circle of friends so I dont remember a lot of people. You seem sorta familiar though. You keep in touch with anybody else? Let me know how your doing, Bob
Comment by Ken Colvin on January 14, 2009 at 1:52am
I joined the Black Falcons mid 1982, after completing the A6-E FLIR systems school. The squadron was out on work-ups on the FID at the time. I made the '82 cruise on FID, and pre-deployment and cruise on JFK in '83-84. Made the work-ups on the Sara in '85, then rotated to shore duty, NAS Oceana, AIMD. BUCKEYES RULE!!
Comment by charles KUNK kunkel on December 14, 2008 at 11:10am
i knew miro, not well but as a power plant mechanic. sorry to hear this, lets all join in an offer his welfare into the immaculate heart of mary and say a hail mary for him. rest in peace miro.
Comment by Al Lieberman on December 14, 2008 at 10:30am
I want to pass along some news that I learned of not long ago. I was informed of the death of Lou Miro. Lou served in VA-85 during the period from '78 to '80. Lou was a plane captain and power plant mechanic. Further efforts to get more information about Lou have been unsuccessful.
Comment by charles KUNK kunkel on November 2, 2008 at 12:15pm
Heres my nasty photo folks, i forgot to shine it this morning, hehehe. anyway i got 3 of my 4 kids on here louis kayla son jason was the 2nd oldest he was 19, died oct 19th 05, due to suicide, i found him, but im ok folks to get thru something like that one MUST pray all 20 decades of the rosary and go to church daily for 3 months. believe me their is POWER in the rosary,which this country needs very badly.
Comment by Al Lieberman on June 16, 2008 at 10:05am
Hello Bob,
Welcome to the command. I'm still trying as well, but it's a slow process. Nevertheless, don't give up! Spread the word. Unfortunately we didn't cross paths back then, but perhaps some time in the future we may.
Comment by Bob Rowland on June 16, 2008 at 9:10am
Im trying to re-connect with some of you "Buckeyes." You out there?

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