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AG School Class pictures (Lakehurst, Chanute, Keesler) are being accepted for upload to this site.
Submit to:

Submitted by AGCM Pat O'Brien, USN RET


CAPT Robert C Sherar (Cody), USN (Ret)
Passed Dec. 11, 2020
Details Soon


AGC Jimmy T. Wilcox, USN RET
June 1, 1938 - October 16, 2020


AGCM Eugene A. Himes, USN RET

May 12, 1943 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 77)


Submitted by xAG2 Kevin McCarthy, USN REL


Watched on Denver's PBS station KRMA an hour-long video about Master Chief Raymond Haerry's cremated remains being returned to his first ship, the USS Arizona.  Watch, or search, for it on your local PBS station. It is entitled "Coming Home USS Arizona". 
Here are some YouTube videos about his experience on December 7th and his burial on the ship in 2017:
USS Arizona Survivor's Story - YouTube

Raymond Haerry, Coxswain, returning to the Arizona with his Shipmates - YouTube

Reunion #46 Rescheduled!

LCDR Kenneth Smith, USN RET
 Passed around 4 Nov. 2020
Details Soon

Class dates submitted by MSGT Dennis Jones, USMC RET

Submitted by CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET

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Arabian Gulf (Apr. 16, 2004) – An Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class measures wind speed and direction on the signal bridge aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Janice Kreischer.

November 2020 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage


My name is AG2 Dalton. It’s a little short notice, however I was just made aware of this site today. I am working on a video project to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of FWC-SD becoming its own official command.

   I’m hoping you can recommend to me some AG’s or Civilian SRO’s/ADO’s who were around prior to, and during, the official establishment of FWC. Any help you can provide would be such a tremendous help.

    You can reach me via this email, my civ email:, and by call/text at my personal cell: 432-215-5952.


Thank you again.


Very respectfully,

AG2 Alexander Dalton

N-37 Instructor

Fleet Weather Center – San Diego


Bellinger NWSA Members and Non-Members Lists for 2020
Updated on: 
Aerograph (Restricted) Webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage


LCDR Virgil Sala, USN RET

June 11, 1933 - June 10, 2017

Submitted by LCDR Bruce Dewald, USN RET

Submitted by AGCS Lloyd Corbett, USN RET


Former AG William Craigan Lackey

January 31, 1964 - July 15, 2017

Former AG Daniel Nicholas Monaco

July 31, 1938 - July 17, 2020

LCDR Robert C. Forsberg, USN RET
Passed August 27, 2020 at Age 92
NWSA Life Member 308


Looking for Jack Knea was AG3 and probably AG2 at USNAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico in 1960-1962. Later, Jack also served a number of tours in various billetts at NAS Norfolk.

Gordon Grant (ex-ABH1)

NWSA Necrology and NWSA Necrology -- Spouses Webpages Updated on: 
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
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CDR Earl F. Gustafson, USN RET

December 21, 1925 to July 24, 2020


Operation Outward: Britain's WWII Balloon Attacks Against Nazi Germany

Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET


First Marine Air Wing Aerology Patch
Iwakuni Japan 1958-60

USS Guam (LPH-9) Med 1985

AG2 Buddy C. Murphy, USN 
1936 to early 2020
Details Soon

AGC Gilbert G. "Gil" Wagi, USN RET
October 29, 1945 to July 13, 2020

AG A Class 101, Graduated 27 Oct. 1970
Submitted by LT Brad Braddock, USN RET


Aerographer's Mates aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)

fill a weather balloon and prepare it for release during underway operations.

AGC Gil Wagi, USN RET, passed Monday, July 14th
Details Soon 


Heads up, tomorrow, 7/6/20, at 0730 I will have my right shoulder rotator cup repaired.  For the next 6 to 10 weeks I will be unable to write anything.  If you renew your membership during this time period you will be receiving notification via email.  When I am able to write again, I will send you your new membership card and letter at that time.  Thank you for understanding.


Your S/T


The Boy on the Beach - Omaha Beach 2014
(If this video doesn't put a lump in your throat, nothing will)
Pentagon to Retirees: Plan Now for Tricare Select Enrollment Fees in 2021

Looking for  xAG2 David A. Whitney

AGCS John Stroade Shay, Sr., USN RET


xAG2 Thomas A. Heggie, Sr., USN REL

September 29, 1945 to June 12, 2020

AGCM Carl E. Newgent, USN RET
Passed May 14, 2020 at Age 80

AMS-NWSA 2020 Scholarship Recipients


Former AG Charles W. Stotler

April 23, 1944 to March 11, 2015

AGC George Heide, USN RET 
October 17, 1942 to February 11, 2012

New Aerograph Editor!!!
AG1 Steven Smith, USN RET
Please get your submssions in by mid July

Now Scheduled for 26 to 30 April 2021
Updated Info in Coming Aerographs

By CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET


AGCS Paul Frederick Johnson, USN RET

February 11, 1937 to April, 27, 2020

Updated Aerograph Articles 2020 Webpage

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This book contains 170 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, some colored photos, and is bound between soft covers.  Selling price is $15.00 and up through Flag Day, 14 June 2015, I will pay shipping costs, to U. S. addresses.  Shipments outside U.S. will receive substantial discount on shipping in that same time frame.  Volume discounts available and individually negotiable.  Profits from sales go to the publisher - Brillion Nature Center - a non-profit organization excluded from collection of sales tax.  Shipping and packaging fees will be added to sales price after 14 June.
   Books may be ordered by e-mail to  or by phone: 920-756-3919 (land line) or 920-860-4193 (Cell).  Personal checks payable to Frenchy Corbeille will be accepted as payment, mail to R. Claude Corbeille                                                                                                                    446 Ridgeway Drive                                                                                                                     Brillion, WI 54110
And if you wonder which three years, they would be 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In advance I am thanking you for your continued support and patronage.
Submitted by CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET

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A Virtual Wastebasket of Random Memories

Both Highly Recommended...
Contact CAPT/DR Larry at:

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E-mails from the Front Lines of the Cancer War


AGC Charles "Cap" Casperson, USN RET

xAG2 Gary Cox, USN REL

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