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

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AGC Elroy "Mac" Mclead

CAPT Marshall P. "Mark" Waters III, PhD., USNR RET

Radiosonde release USS Saratoga 1959 - 
AG3 Ken Overholt with shroud - AG2 Frank Belleau with transmitter

NOCD Moffett Field Christmas 1989

AG School Chanute Class 850102

NOCF Yokosuka 1987 Christmas

Some Reunion 44 Banquet Pictures

Authored by CDR Don Cruse, USN RET
Submitted by xAG2 Al Berry, USN REL

More Reunion 44 Photos
Welcome Aboard Party and Hospitality Room

Simi Valley, CA 2019
Initial Info

City of Christchurch Air Force C-124 Crash near Hallett Station
White Paint and Catsup
and Other Articles
                                                                                 Aerograph Articles 2018

May 2018 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage

Some Reunion #44 Pictures

Mary F. Snopkowski
August 29, 1924 to April 8, 2018
Widow of CAPT Ed Snopkowski

Some Reunion #44 Issues
Reservations Going Slow 

As of Apr. 7th
We Need to Have NWSA Registration Forms In ASAP, 
for counts for the Nat'l WWII Museum Tour and Final Evening's Banquet

If You Are Staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown, PLEASE Make Your Reservation Now.
After March 15th We May Start Losing Rooms at the $99 per night rate.

Finally, Don't Forget to Bring Donations for the Silent Auction  and the Dress Code for the Banquet is Casual.

AGC Karl Loeper, USN RET
Passed March 29, 2018 at Age 75

Patricia A. Forsberg
March 21, 1929 to January 7, 2018
(Wife of LCDR Robert C. "Bob" Forsberg, USN Ret)

CDR Arnold William "Bill" Pruitt, Jr., USN RET
February 26, 1926 to February 3, 2018

CWO4 Carl W. Matthews, USN RET
January 12, 1921 to March 19, 2018

Items Needed for Restoration of USS Hornet's Weather Office

I am starting a restoration of the weather office on the USS Hornet. I would like to reach out to the members to see if I can get background on the state of the office when it was decommissioned in 1970. This includes photos as well as information on what equipment was installed. I know some equipment has been removed, but most of it is there. Do you have suggestions on how to reach out to AG's who were stationed on the ship back then? I'll also be trying to procure equipment that was located in the office at the time (e.g. recording barographs and thermographs, handheld psychrometers, etc.). I'd like to contact NAS stations that may have old stuff laying around, and I'm guessing the best way is through the "old boy network". Finally, older hand plotted maps and especially teletype transmissions of weather code for a display of decoding, plotting, and map analysis. Any suggestions there are appreciated, too. 

Best regards,
Tom Hanagan

Tammie Steiner

LCDR Norm Canfield, USNR RET

CDR William E. "Bill" Baldwin
April 18, 1929 to July 19, 2017

LCDR Robert Ross, USNR RET and wife Mary
Passed recently

CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET

Looking for AGCS Brian Hill


If you received the February Aerograph via email, the link in that issue to the following story was faulty. Use the link or https address below:

In the coldest village on Earth:

How Cold Is It?

By Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, Jan. 18 2018

AG1 Verne L. Ballard, USN RET
March 28, 1940 to August 18, 2012

Jeannine A. Fastow
Passed October 22, 2017 at Age 75
Wife of AGCS Mike Fastow, USN RET

                                                                                    Lone Star Chapt. News

AG1 Wesley I. Perry, USN RET
May 30, 1933 to January 15, 2018


LCDR Morris L. "Morry" Summey, USN RET
3 November 1928 to 6 January 2018

NWSA Scholarship Awardees 2018

xAG Ronald Judson Lopp
Passed November 23, 2017 at Age 89

As of 8 January


AGC John Rodriguez, USN RET

AGC Gary Titus Update

Winona M. Chapates
Passed October 17, 2017 at Age 85

AGC Karl Loeper, USN RET

CAPT Glenn D. Hamilton, USN RET
October 6, 1929 to December 5, 2017

LT Allan Ulrich, USN RET
February 1, 1928 to October 20, 2017

Marge Cruse Picture

Senior Chief Franklin D. "Frank" Shrout, USN RET 
Passed October 30th at Age 80

Robert Josephs Looking for AG1 Lee Heicher

OA Division, USS Ranger (CVA-69) Pictures 1968-69

xAG2 Alvin Berry
Describes how a seismograph was used to track hurricanes in 1953

Aerology, NAS Tanapag Christmas 1949
Saipan, Marianas Islands

AGC Gordon F. Driskell, USN RET
July 31, 1926 to October 16, 2017

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

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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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