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4/7/2018
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.



4/3/2018
AGC Karl Loeper, USN RET
Passed March 29, 2018 at Age 75


3/31/2018
Patricia A. Forsberg
March 21, 1929 to January 7, 2018
(Wife of LCDR Robert C. "Bob" Forsberg, USN Ret)


3/22/2018
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



3/21/2018
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



3/19/2018
Attention Those Receiving the Aerograph via USPS mail!

The February Aerograph was not successfully transferred to the printer.
This problem was only recently discovered. The Aerograph will be in the mail within the next couple of days.
The Aerograph Editor apologizes for the SNAFU.
 


3/19/2018
Tammie Steiner



3/16/2018
LCDR Norm Canfield, USNR RET



3/9/2018
CDR William E. "Bill" Baldwin
April 18, 1929 to July 19, 2017



3/7/2018
LCDR Robert Ross, USNR RET and wife Mary
Passed recently



2/26/2018
CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET



2/22/2108
Looking for AGCS Brian Hill



2/1/2018

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?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/16/in-the-coldest-village-on-earth-eyelashes-freeze-dinner-is-frozen-and-temperatures-sink-to-88f/?utm_term=.54a770a0c902

By Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, Jan. 18 2018




1/29/2018
February 2018 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage

NWSA Cruise in 2019
Proposal for Reunion #45





1/26/2018
AG1 Verne L. Ballard, USN RET
March 28, 1940 to August 18, 2012





1/24/2018
Jeannine A. Fastow
Passed October 22, 2017 at Age 75
Wife of AGCS Mike Fastow, USN RET

                                                                                    Lone Star Chapt. News

1/19/2018
AG1 Wesley I. Perry, USN RET
May 30, 1933 to January 15, 2018



1/15/2018

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



1/13/2018
NWSA Scholarship Awardees 2018



1/9/2018
xAG Ronald Judson Lopp
Passed November 23, 2017 at Age 89

As of 8 January


1/7/2018

AGC John Rodriguez, USN RET



1/6/2018
AGC Gary Titus Update



1/4/2018
Winona M. Chapates
Passed October 17, 2017 at Age 85

AGC Karl Loeper, USN RET



1/2/2018
CAPT Glenn D. Hamilton, USN RET
October 6, 1929 to December 5, 2017



12/26/2017...Update
LT Allan Ulrich, USN RET
February 1, 1928 to October 20, 2017




12/16/2017
Marge Cruse Picture





12/11/2017 
Senior Chief Franklin D. "Frank" Shrout, USN RET 
Passed October 30th at Age 80



11/29/2017
Robert Josephs Looking for AG1 Lee Heicher


11/17/2017
OA Division, USS Ranger (CVA-69) Pictures 1968-69



11/2/2017
xAG2 Alvin Berry
Describes how a seismograph was used to track hurricanes in 1953


10/23/2017
UPDATED WITH ROSTER
Aerology, NAS Tanapag Christmas 1949
Saipan, Marianas Islands





10/20/2017
AGC Gordon F. Driskell, USN RET
July 31, 1926 to October 16, 2017


10/16/2017
Registration Form and Schedule of Events Now Available!


10/12/2017

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



10/9/2017
AGC Gary K. Titus, USN RET



10/7/2017
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…..  bcdaigle@cox.net

 

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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11/29/2015
NEW SHIPMENT OF COINS HAS JUST ARRIVED

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
nwsasectreas@panhandle.rr.com



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 fdcross@charter.net. 

 

Fraternally, HRC membership



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5/7/2015
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 wxmustang@outlook.com  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: argodad@hotmail.com

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E-mails from the Front Lines of the Cancer War





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