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5/17/2017
New Reunion 43 Banquet Pictures



5/11/2017
AGCM Glenda J. Haskell, USN RET
May 6, 1939 to March 4, 2017
First Female to be Selected AGCM



4/30/2017 
AGCS Abraham J. "Abe" Meagher, USN RET
Passed March 9th, 2017 at Age 50



4/26/2017

May 2017 Aerograph Now Available to Members on:
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage


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 marshahyatt@gmail.com


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




4/18/2017
Pictures from Reunion #43
More to Come!



4/14/2017
LTJG Elsie L. (Weber) Mulrooney, USN REL
Passed February 10, 2017 at Age 81



4/11/2017
AG1 Rodney "Mac" McElwaney, USN RET
April 24, 1937 to March 7, 2017


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




3/29/2017
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


        
3/16/2017
Joan Futtner



3/12/2017
1972 Christmas Card - MCAS Rose Garden (RTAF Nam Phong, Thailand)
Submitted by SGT Lon McDougal, USMC 

Ann Salvato and Doris Stepaniak



2/21/2018
News on Reunion #44 in New Orleans 2018
See bottom of webpage



2/3/2017
Gloria Jacobs

April 10, 1925 to January 11, 2017

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



2/2/2017


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!

Sincerely,

James Kevin Lavin, Col USAF (Ret.)

AWA President

airweaassn@aol.com



2/1/2017
AGCM Billie R. Lilienthal, USN (ret)
June 6, 1936 to January 10, 2017



11/23/2016
Chase Field, Christmas 1960



11/5/2016
November 2016 Bellinger Member and Non-Member Lists now available on:
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage



10/24/2016
More Than the Navy's Weather Experts
by Bill Stevenson
FRA today, Oct. 2016



Color Film of Japanese Surrender Aboard USS Missouri
(You must copy and paste link below into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5MMVd5XOK8

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…..  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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