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

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Registration Form and Schedule of Events Now Available!


AERM2c Donald M. Pell, USNR
Oct 7 1920 to June 5 1945

AGC Gary K. Titus, USN RET

Website for Obtaining Cruise Books


AGC William K. "Bill" Horner, Jr., USN RET
August 30, 1929 to August 31, 2017

Aerology, NAS Tanapag Christmas 1949
Saipan, Marianas Islands

S1c Naomi Bellinger, USN REL
August 20, 1922 to January 29, 2017
Widow of AGC Lloyd Bellinger, USN RET

CDR Rodney J. "Pat" Salts, USN RET
 May 5, 1946 to Aug. 31, 2017

Dellinger Dailey "Dillie" Streuli
November 23, 1926 to August 26, 2017
Wife of CDR Joe Streuli, USN RET

Ann Salvato Passed Thursday, Aug. 24th at Age 87
Wife of CWO4 Jack Salvato, USN RET

Doris Stepaniak Update


Joan Akers, Dan Lee and Pat O'Brien

Attention Those of You Who Receive the Aerograph by Mail
If, on the back cover, your rank is displayed in the address with small letters,
e.g. Lcdr, Agcm, Ag1, etc., the problem was occurring at the printers and
has been resolved. We apologize for this discrepancy.

AGC M. Raymond Bierly, USN RET
Passed August 6, 2017 at Age 80

AG1 Richard R. Dempsey, USN RET
Passed August 5, 2017

Ann Salvato and Steve Shafer

Please take note:  My new email address is

August 2017 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
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AGC Alan G. Davis, USN RET

xAG Lewis C. Moorman, USN REL
March 30, 1922 to July 12, 2017

AGCS (SW) Peter S. Corrigan, USN RET
June 22, 1947 - July 14, 2017

OA Div., USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Last Half 1952

New Photo and Amended Roster

AG1  George C. Moritz, USN REL
February 29, 1924 to May 22, 2017

Steve Shafer

USS Guam Christmas 1994
Submitted by AG1 James Addison, USN RET

CDR William C. "Chuck" Kincannon, USN RET
January 27, 1923 to July 1, 2017

xAG Edward R. Fish, USN REL
March 7, 1938 to June 6, 2017

Roberta A. "Bobbie" Losch
Passed January 18, 2017 at Age 88
Wife of  AGC Henry Losch, USN RET

AGC Anthony W. "Tony" Ortolano, USN RET
Passed June 25, 2017 at Age 80
Details Soon 

AGC Gale E. Capley, USN RET
August 25, 1940 to June 18, 2017

  AGC Ronald A. Alford, USN RET
Passed June 11, 2017 at Age 74



AGC Edward L. Belbin, USNR RET

Passed May 13, 2017 at Age 85

Submitted by CAPT Frenchy Corbeille, USN RET

New Reunion 43 Banquet Pictures

AGCM Glenda J. Haskell, USN RET
May 6, 1939 to March 4, 2017
First Female to be Selected AGCM

AGCS Abraham J. "Abe" Meagher, USN RET
Passed March 9th, 2017 at Age 50


May 2017 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
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A Question

[about fountain pens marked Aerological Office U-S-N]


My name is Marsha Hyatt and I need a little guidance, I first apologize for the intrusion of blind emailing you but I think you can answer a question for me that I can find no answer for. I came across a fountain pen that's marked Aerological Office U-S-N, I am not sure of the age but it does stylistically fit into the WW II time frame. Is it possible that the Shaffer pen company supplied the Navy's weather service, if this is what the aerological office was, with pens for officers and mates[?] I can find absolutely nothing online so I thought you might be able to shed some light.

Marsha Hyatt

Ship and Station Patches


I am a retired Naval Officer; my first duty station was as the Communications Officer at the FWC/JTWC Guam. I have collected ship or station patches from all my duty stations. I am wondering if there was a patch for FWC/JTWC Guam during the time I served there 1959-1961? If so would I be able to purchase that patch?
Thank you

Pictures from Reunion #43
More to Come!

LTJG Elsie L. (Weber) Mulrooney, USN REL
Passed February 10, 2017 at Age 81

AG1 Rodney "Mac" McElwaney, USN RET
April 24, 1937 to March 7, 2017

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
Know exactly how much rain or snow you and sites in your area have received. It is fun and not that much work.

LCDR Gerald D. "Bud" Parham, USN RET
Passed March 24 , 2017

2/24/2017--updated 3/25
 AGCS Nicholas C. "Nick" Miller, USN RET Passed February 23rd at Age 79

Joan Futtner

1972 Christmas Card - MCAS Rose Garden (RTAF Nam Phong, Thailand)
Submitted by SGT Lon McDougal, USMC 

Ann Salvato and Doris Stepaniak

News on Reunion #44 in New Orleans 2018
See bottom of webpage

Gloria Jacobs

April 10, 1925 to January 11, 2017

(Wife of AGC Zane E. Jacobs, USN RET)


Question on WW2 Ship Reports


The Air Weather Association received a question from a researcher in England that you or others in your association may be able to answer.


**The question concerns the enciphering of weather messages during the war and is prompted by a paper Brian Booth just uncovered in the UK Meteorological Office archives.

In a typewritten memorandum summarizing the methods used by the Germans to obtain Allied weather observations during the war, the author includes the following sentence:

      Also received were 8 American ship reports, the code for

      which was changed monthly and less difficulty was

      experienced in deciphering these.

Would you be able to confirm if the code was only changed on a monthly basis? **

The American ship reports are unknown as to whether they were from the Navy, Coast Guard or others.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated immensely.

Happy New Year!


James Kevin Lavin, Col USAF (Ret.)

AWA President

AGCM Billie R. Lilienthal, USN (ret)
June 6, 1936 to January 10, 2017

Chase Field, Christmas 1960

November 2016 Bellinger Member and Non-Member Lists now available on:
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More Than the Navy's Weather Experts
by Bill Stevenson
FRA today, Oct. 2016

Color Film of Japanese Surrender Aboard USS Missouri
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Made by CDR George F. Kosco, USN RET
ADM Halsey's 3rd Fleet Staff Aerologist and Navigator

Both submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET

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Submitted by AGC Larry Field, USN RET
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NWSA T-Shirts on Sale by HRC

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the NWSA is expanding their sales to include Tee Shirts along with the Hats.  Hat sales have been pretty good and we thank everyone that has bought them. 


The Tee Shirts will be offered in WHITE, RED, LIGHT BLUE and NAVY BLUE.  SIZES on hand “most of the time” will be Large, Extra Large and TWO X.  Cost will be the same as hats, $15 plus S/H which, for the hats have been running about $4.00 each….S/H would be less if ordering more.  Orders can be discussed and questions answered by contacting AGCS ret, Bob Daigle at…..


Send your order to HRC Treasurer AGCS ret Bob Daigle, 3101 Montour CT, Virginia Beach VA. 23453-5547.  Bob’s phone number is 757-468-3741 if you have questions.  We can only accept checks, please make them out to HRC and in MEMO section put what you have ordered.   


For those wanting shirts with pockets and/or, Small, Medium and THREE X sizes, these will be handled as special orders and could take up to two weeks to get them in the mail.  This is not to discourage you to order what you want.  We just can’t keep everything on hand.  When an order is received we will let you know within a day or two if we have the item in stock and when it will be shipped or if there will be a delay and about how long that will be.  If you have email please include that with your order, we like to keep our records straight and email makes it easy. 

Fay Crossley, HRC Sec. 

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The Challenge Coins are in and can be ordered by the members from Libby O'Brien, NWSA Sec/Treas.  Please note that we would like NWSA chapters to ask their members if they would like one and we could send the coins in bulk rather than individually. Unless of course there is no chapter in their area. The coins are $10.00 each which includes postage.

Elizabeth O'Brien
NWSA Secretary/Treasurer
515 Ashley Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Naval Weather Service Association is embarking on a venture to provide NWSA hats to members and any interested folks that have money.  If the hats do okay, we might expand the selections to Sweat Shirts, Tee-Shirts, and maybe even jackets.  We in HRC want to advertise our Association and perhaps bring more people into membership at the various chapter levels. 

If you would like to buy one or more of the NWSA hats, the price is $15.00 plus shipping which is usually $4.00 per hat, but some savings can be shared if you buy more than one hat and have them shipped to the same address.

Send your order to HRC Treasurer AGCS ret Bob Daigle, 3101 Montour CT, Virginia Beach VA. 23453-5547. Bob’s phone number is 757-468-3741 if you have questions. 

The hats come with basically the same embroidered logo just different colors and the hats are Red, White and Blue.  See picture.  When placing your order specify hat’s color and number of hats you are ordering. 

Comments and suggestions should be sent to HRC Secretary Fay Crossley via email at 


Fraternally, HRC membership

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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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