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AG School Class pictures (Lakehurst, Chanute, Keesler) are being accepted for upload to this site.
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Submitted by AGCM Pat O'Brien, 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.

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

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

CAPT William "Bill" Hillyard, Sr.,  USN RET
Feb. 11, 1937 - Sept. 26, 2019


CDR George William “Bill” Karch, USN RET

July 28, 1945 to April 13, 2020

AG1 Raymond Studnicka, USN RET
March 5, 1942 to March 25, 2020

CDR Randy J. Coleman, USN RET
September 22, 1942 to October 15, 2019

AGC Richard B. "Dick" Stretton, USN RET
November 4, 1940 to March 18, 2020

AG1 Arthur J. Ullrich, Jr., USN RET

August 25, 1935 to March 11, 2020

Info Needed on Both Below
AGCS Harry L. Whitworth, USN RET

AG1 Eugene Roe, USN RET
Passed Dec. 2019
Submitted by AG1 Frank Terrizzi, USN RET
AG1 Delvin L. Taber
April 28, 1938 to July 8, 2019

Keesler AG-A and AG-C Class
Graduation and Re-Enlistment
Feb. 20, 2020

AGC Zane E. "Jake" Jacobs, USN RET
April 12, 1926 - January 29, 2020
Submitted by CDR Carl Thormeyer, USN RET

Aleutian World War II National Historic Area
It will be of interest to anyone who has spent time in the Aleutian Islands to be put in contact with Rachel Mason, Program Manager, Aleutian World War II Historic Area.  At a minimum, one can receive a special calendar each year with historical information and notes of interest woven into each month.  Anyone who is interested should contact Rachel at (907) 644-3472 or by email at
The program is administered by the National Park Service and everything arrives free of charge.  A copy of "Battle of Attu" came out a little over a year ago and details that horrific battle wherein the Japanese chose death over surrender.  Copies would still be available upon request.
Another great book is "Attu Boy."  It is authored by an Aleut who was among those indigenous personnel who were taken from Attu by the Japanese in 1942 and spent the remainder of the war years interred on Hokkaido.  That one is no longer available free but can be purchased off Amazon.  Very enlightening saga of what  happened to a people almost forgotten.
Even if one has never been to the Aleutian Islands, the information will prove interesting.
Submitted by CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET

Joan M. Futtner

Sept. 13, 1941 to January 24, 2020

Wife of AGCS James J. Futtner, USN RET

xAG2 Berl S. Meyer, USN REL
Passed January 20, 2020 at Age 74


xAG Robert J. “Bob” Shannon, USN

Passed Sept. 17, 2019 at Age 79

Necrology Announcement


More on passing of AGCM Robert F. Frazier


Roseanne Marie Fletcher

January 13, 1947 to October 12, 2019

(Widow of CWO4 James Fletcher, USN RET)

Necrology Announcement

AGC Gary Titus, USN RET Passed Dec. 31st
Details Soon


AGCM Robert F. Frazier, USN RET Passed Dec. 27th
Details Soon

AG1 Richard L. Norton, USN RET
August 22, 1958 to December 6, 2019

Keesler AG-C1 Class Graduation 5/31/2019

AGCM Roger R. LaBrie, USN RET
March 30, 1946 to March 13, 2008

AGCS Ernest L. Trommler, USN RET
July 1, 1929 to June 28, 2019

Submitted by Brian Siciliano
AG A Class 7207 Picture
Submitted by LCDR Dennis Ruth, USN RET

AG1 Anthony "Tony" Moreno, USN RET
Passed November 5, 2019 at Age 78


NWSA Members Bellinger List 2019 Now Available to Members on:
Aerograph (Restricted) webpage
Members Must Have a Username and Password to Access this Restricted webpage


AGCS Ernest L. Trommler USN RET Has Passed
Details Soon

Updated Reunion 46 Info and Reservation Form

Chanute Forecaster Class 1978
Last Chanute Forecaster Class 1993


RSO 937 (C) School Class Picture
The 4th Row, 2nd from left is Willard Stanley Brown

xAG2 Edward G. Marsch, Jr., USN REL
January 26, 1931 - August 20, 2019
Details Soon

ex-ATW/AT1(AC) Looking for VW1 AGs on Acapulco trip

Chanute Observer Class, 1979
Chanute Forecaster Class, Spring 1983

Keesler AG-A Class Graduated Aug. 15, 2019

CAPT William A. Raines, USN RET
June 18, 1936 to July 28, 2019

AGCS Alfred C. Kotlarz, USN RET 
March 22, 1929 ~ April 1, 2019 (AGE 90)

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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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