AMDO Photo Gallery

This page hosts a gallery of AMDOs past and present. If you have any "interesting" photos of your fellow AMDOs, please e-mail them in. We especially like group shots of the AMDOs and green shirts in your CV, CVW, AIMD and FRC.

Note that, unlike the rest of the pages at, this one is NOT encrypted. This means that you can search (CTRL-F) for a name to see if your shipmate has a picture posted here.

4/3/2019 - CAPT Mike Morgan meets with CFWP AIMD Kadena OIC LCDR Dale McComb during an IG inspection.

3/26/2019 - Prior REAGAN FIXO Mike Morgan meets with current REAGAN FIXO Tom Clementson during an IG Inspection.

3/19/2019 - Retired AMDO and super drummer Allen Blaxton's band recently traveled from Nashville to Massachusetts. Here he is after the show with two groupies (from left to right: Mike Huff, Allen, Mike McCurdy).

3/12/2019 - Photos from the March 2019 AMO class graduation:

1/28/2019 - Here's the CVN-77 AIMD Officers posing with Tilley.  From left to right: LT Sam Rose, LTJG Paul Tanenggee, LT Dave Welborn, CWO2 Dustin Ewing, CDR Reeco Ceresola, LT Barry Wutzke, LCDR Christopher Schrock, LT Clint Smith, and LCDR Aristile S. Guidry.

1/3/2019 - Congrats to CAPT Chris Couch and the FRCMA team for being one of the six finalists for the SECDEF Phoenix Award.  Here's a photo from the 18 December DoD Maintenance Symposium awards dinner. L - R: CDR Matt Scott, CDR Al Palmer, CAPT Grady Duffey, CAPT Frank Bennett, CAPT(ret) Stu Paul, CAPT Nate Schneider, CAPT Brett Ingle, CAPT Chris Couch, CDR Derek Burns, CAPT Steve Leehe, LT Lucas Spinazzola. Seated L - R: CDR Randy Berti, CAPT Dave Vondrak, CAPT J.R. Rodriguez, CAPT Darren Jones.

12/21/2018 - The PMA-265 AMDOs recently gathered to honor Todd Anderson and his family, and to bid him farewell as he departs for his next tour at COMFAIRFWD DET AIMD Atsugi.  Here’s CDR Louis “Tino” Scott presenting Todd’s farewell memento. Here’s Tino with Todd, his daughter Zaliyah, and wife Karen. Here’s the rest of the AMDOs giving Todd a proper send-off. From left to right: Tino Scott, Chris Baxter, Todd Anderson, Mike Gaito, Jerry Timog, and Darrin Williams.

12/16/2018 - Sandy and Tom Snyder sure get around. This year they spent about four months traveling through northern Canada and Alaska. Here' Tom chopping wood in the Yukon.

11/26/2018 - In 2004, there was AT3 Garrett Hopkins working in the micro min shop of CDR Neil Williams' AIMD on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).  In 2009, there was ENS Hopkins and CAPT Williams at ENS Hopkins' OCS graduation and commissioning as an AMDO.  In 2018, there was LCDR (sel) Hopkins, the Blue Angel MO, and CAPT Williams, the retired CNAL MO at this year's Oceana Air Show.  Wonder where they'll be in 10 more years??

11/20/2018 - Fleet Readiness Center Northwest VANOPDET-ONE is bringing Readiness to the front lines by bringing the Intermediate maintenance concept to forward-deployed squadrons in CENTCOM, supporting both Operation Inherent Resolve & Freedom’s Sentinel combat missions. In this group picture from left to right are (LCPO) ASCS Block, (OIC) LT Joe Tullis, (DIV CPO) ASC Shirley. And here's their Mobile Maintenance Facility compound.  

11/5/2018 - Here's a group shot of the AIMD Officers onboard HST. It's Mustang jersey Sunday. The Officers of AIMD deployed onboard the USS Harry S. Truman for round two of Dynamic Force Employment (DFE). Beards are authorized in the high north... Front Row from left to right: ENS Jeff Monzella (IM-3 DIVO), LT Ben Moore (IM-4/5 DIVO), LCDR James "Beetle" Bailey (MMCO), CWO2 Jeremy Mott (Tech WO) Back Row from left to right: LCDR Dallas Martin (AMO), LT Eric Delisio (IM-2 DIVO), CDR Eric Edge (MO), LT Matt Fuini (QAO)

9/30/2018 - Three past and present CHSCWL Wing Maintenance Officers got together for a chat last week: CDR BJ Joaquin, Capt Duffey and CDR Jeff Brown.

9/27/2018 - Here's a reunion photo from the recent CNATT Change of Charge: CAPT(Ret) Frank Smith, CDR Tim Ryan, CDR(s) Sam Bornino, CAPT Eric Simon, LCDR(s) Kris Greene, CDR Bret Bishop, CAPT Nate Schneider.

9/17/2018 - The CVW-7/CVN-72 TRIAD consists of Here are a few pix of them hard at work during TSTA last month:
Meeting in the S-6 Office
The Triad
Work first, then comes the pastries

8/20/2018 - Phil Smiley got to learn about falconry during his Rick Steves tour of Ireland.

8/16/2018 - Here's another shot from the WestPac BOG showing the Air Boss, VADM Miller, addressing the crew ... NAVAIR "00" VADM Peters, and RDML Zarkowski are pictured.

8/10/2018 - RDML Mike Zarkowski recently attended a Boots on the Ground in Japan. Here he is with the CO and XO of FRC WestPac, Steve Carmichael and Holly Falconieri.

8/2/2018 - Rear Admiral Karl O. Thomas, Commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet, Task Force 70, Carrier Strike Group 5, recently visited the FRC WestPac Support Equipment Rework Facility in Atsugi, Japan. Pictured with the Admiral are USMC Capt Boyd, Mr. Jiro Kimura, CDR Steve Carmichael, Yoshinori Yamagata(Black shirt), Hidetoshi Kimura(Blue shirt), Shinobu Kanaya, Koji shimada, Shuichi Takahashi and Yutaka Hirukawa.

7/31/2018 - Here's some pix from the DCMA Lynn Change of Command and retirement ceremony when Mike McCurdy relieved Mike Huff who then retired.

7/17/2018 - The 2018 AMDO Commander (select) Naval Leader Development Training was held in the DAU Campus of California, MD, from 9-13 July 2018. Participants from left to right are: Andre Pico,  Ed Hood, Mike Dagdagan, Will Gray, Prof. Will Broadus (DAU), Brian Hawkins, Jerry Timog, Dan Reid and Eric Nagley.

7/15/2018 - Supreme baseball fan Vince Scott and Best Gal Barb attended MLB Spring Training throughout Florida Grapefruit League in February/March. Here they are at a Washington Nationals game.

7/9/2018 - Here's Chris Couch relieving Keith Nixon as CO, FRC MA last month.

6/12/2018 - Here's the USS Gerald R. Ford AIMD Team "Excellence" officers after completion of their recent Independent Steaming Event (ISE-6) concluding initial testing before G.R. Ford enters a 12-month Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) at Newport News Shipyard. L-R are ENS Matt Shaw, LT Cameron Bloom, ENS Nidia Ortiz, LCDR Shariva Robinson, CDR Steve Bryant, LCDR Dave Bell, CWO2 Brad Alston. Not pictured but part of the team are LT Liz Bates and LT Khalid Trady. And here's the entire USS Gerald R. Ford AIMD Team "Excellence".

6/7/2018 - Photos from the Aerospace Maintenance Professional Symposium:

6/3/2018 - Photos from the Aerospace Maintenance Professional Symposium: If you would like full-size 6000 pixel, 7-meg copies of any of these photos, click here and let us know.

5/25/2018 - Here's U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) presenting John Thompson, COO (center), and Danny Walsh, CEO (right), of Danny's company EXEPRON, with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21.

3/16/2018 - Ken Marks stopped by Lincoln where he was the second AIMDO and had a nice visit with Kevin Bittle, the current AIMDO. Here they are, and here's a placque with all the past Lincoln AIMDOs.

2/28/2018 - Chris and Steve Heilman recently celebrated their 47th anniversary.

1/10/2018 - Here's James "Beetle" Bailey as he graduates from the LOGTECH Advanced Program at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School last month. He's in the middle Row - third from the left.

12/30/2017 - Here's three of our senior AMDOs in Japan: XO FRCWP CDR Holly Falconieri, CO DCMA Japan CDR Juan Varela, CO FRCWP CDR Steve Carmichael.

12/13/2017 - FTS AMDOs pose with JASMMM road show instructor in Fort Worth, TX. Top L to R: LTJG James Henson, ENS Samantha Dew, LCDR Chris Baxter, CDR Jim Eader (OIC FRC West Det Fort Worth), LCDR Jesse Epp (JASMMM Lead Instructor), LCDR Aaron Poland and LT Chase Whitford. Bottom L to R: LT Bradley Peterson, LTJG Michael Gaito and LT John "Jay" Raymond.

12/8/2017 - CDR Tino Scott, CSG-4 FLAGMO, is just completing his FINAL underway at sea period with USS IWO JIMA for COMPTUEX. Under the leadership of LCDR Mark Laney, IWO AIMD mustered on the flight deck for a photo OP with Tino prior to his PCS transfer to PMA-260. Front row: QAO - LT David Merrill; AIMD MO - LCDR Mark Laney; FLAGMO - CDR Tino Scott; MMCO - CWO3 David Wood.

12/3/2017 - At the CNATT DET Whiting Field Change-of-Charge on Friday, 1 Dec 2017, CDR Steve Bryant turned over the helm of AMO/AOOCP/USMC Avn Supply Schools to CDR Tim Ryan.  CAPT Eric Simon (CNATT CO) was the Presiding Officer.  Steve is off to be the AIMDO for the USS GERALD R. FORD and Tim came over from the CNATT HQ Staff to assume OIC. 1500/1520s gathered from L-R are CAPT Nate Schneider, CAPT Eric Simon, CDR Tim Ryan, CDR Steve Bryant, CDR Matt Scott, CDR Bret Bishop. 

12/2/2017 - Here's the 30 November AMO School graduating class. L to R: CDR Steve Bryant, 2ndLt Richard Walker, 2ndLt Jacob Slaughter, 2ndLt Glen Harris, 2ndLt Arturo Salas II, Ens Samantha Dew, LT Perry Haman, LT Preston Lett, LTJG Greg Anderson (Honor Grad), Ens Chris Ryczek, LTJG Ben McInnis

11/28/2017 - Here are three CVN 73 AMDOs getting some recognition. AT1 Nate Larson (AIRSpeed LPO), LCDR Nate Hurt (AIRSpeed Officer), RADM Mewbourne (MSC), CDR Jeff Brown (CVN 73 MO), LCDR Ian Espich (CVN 73 AMO) received coins from the Commander of Military Sealift Command for assisting in the establishment and training of MSC Program Management Office personnel on Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of constraints, enabling long-term process improvement capability for the MSC corporate office.

11/22/2017 - Rex Burkett is walking the Appalachian Trail from Maine (Mt. Katahdin) to Georgia (Springer Mt).  As he was walking a couple weeks ago, he realized that he was 1520 miles into the 2189 mile trail and snapped this photo for all the greenshirts.  Here's a nice shot of the scenery. Rex started walking June 8th and currently has completed done 1720 miles. He hopes to be finished by Christmas. 

10/31/2017 - Happy Halloween from PMA260. Rock, paper & scissors (LT Tyson Biddle, LCDR Carol Yeiser, LCDR Amanda Wells).

10/25/2017 - Phil Smiley is getting yet another aviation certification. Check this article from his local CAP outfit.

10/25/2017 - Here's Tony Kelly getting his Captain shoulder boards from Frank Smith and Tony's mother. Here's Frank and Tony afterwards.

10/23/2017 - From Navy Ball in Washington, with CNO, here are CDR Jim "JIMBO" Belmont, CDR Frank Bennett, CDR Mike Windom, CDO (ADM Richardson), CDR Matt Scott and CAPT Mike McCurdy.

9/20/2017 - Here are the graduates of AMO Class 17-080: L to R: CDR Steve Bryant (OIC), LCDR Georgios Rigakis (Hellenic Navy), Hannah LeForge (NAVAIR), 2ndLt Mark Peterson Jr., 2ndLt Katrynanicole Novelozo, ENS Marshall Greenhaw, ENS Myeisha Ammons, Steven Dittmer (NAVAIR), CAPT Eric Simon (CO CNATT), LTJG Dionysios Kontostanos (Hellenic Navy), LTJG Benjamin Plummer (Honor Graduate), 2ndLt Christopher Grubb, 2ndLt Warren Loopstra, 2ndLt John Lee, Capt Ben Gentry (AMO Instructor)

9/5/2017 - John Lesemann, the USN F-35C Introduction to Service Lead, was promoted to CDR today in the F-35 Joint Program Office Logistics Capability Delivery conference room in Arlington, VA. Here's CAPT Jeff Pronesti, HPSI Military Director, administering the oath. And here's CAPT Pronesti (L) and F-35 JSF PEO, VADM Mathias Winter (R) pinning John. Showing the new silver oak leaves.

9/1/2017 - Here's Barry Smith of FRC WESTPAC being promoted to LCDR by XO Steve Carmichael. Barry was pinned by his wife Yuko and son Troy. Here's the group photo with Steve, son Troy, daughter Mia, Yuko and Barry.

8/30/2017 - Mark Czarzasty was out on TR back June for a Family Day Cruise with his daughter Devon, the TR Ship's Nurse. Czar deployed onboard TR with VF-41 back in '90-'91. Check out the 1990 and 2017 picture!

8/12/2017 - Juan Varela assumed command of DCMA Japan on August 10. Accepting the command flag. Congratulations. Here he is getting his command pin. Remarks.

7/28/2017 - Joe and Melanie Byers have moved to North Carolina for a new job. Here they are at Mount Pilot.

7/21/2017 - Here's a group photo from Brian Jacobs' retirement held on 22JUN2017 Pax River. Left to right back row: LSCM Hampton, SSgt Frabizio, GySgt Nickerson, GySgt Schwegman, GySgt Mangold, LCDR Thompson, AVCM Evans, LCDR Medford. Left to right front row: LCDR Wells, LCDR Kamara, Captain Jacobs, AFCM(ret) Burdett, CDR Flores, MSgt Litchfield, ATCS Moore, ATC Mason and LCDR Yeiser.

7/20/2017 - Together in one place at the PMA260 change of command last month, here are six PMA260s: Captain's Tom Vandenberg, Dave Mozgala, Tom Dall, Brian Jacobs, Fred Hepler, and Mike Belcher.

7/18/2017 - Here's pix from USS Ronald Reagan's recent Crossing The Line ceremony. Mike Dagdagan and AIMDO Clay Massey. TECHWO CWO3 Rick Garcia and Dags. TECHWO, Dags and Clay.

7/17/2017 - From Allen Blaxton: "These photos are from July 8 and the biggest gig I've had so far. I played for two artists - (Rachel Holder and Joe Denim) in Decatur, AL as the openers for a well known singer named Craig Morgan. Rode the tour bus down and had one of the best days of my life, realizing that what was a very uncertain, unusual, and somewhat risky retirement path was beginning to take shape in the way I could only hope that it would. Still a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but Gina and I have been blessed here in Nashville with tremendous friends and opportunities! For all AMDOs, please let me know if you're coming near Nashville and we'd love to catch up with you!"

7/11/2017 - Marty Reagan and Don Taggart, one of the Original 100 AMDOs, had a random meeting at a restaurant in Springfield, VA today.

6/27/2017 - Here's Tony Kelly receiving his NDU graduation diploma from the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Paul J. Selva (USAF). TK and CJ Jaynes. TK presenting the Presidents Cup to the Commandant.

6/26/2017 - No rest after 38 years of service as Brian Jacobs has a new uniform. He had to cut his retirement party short in order to catch the second shift at Walmart. Pictured (R-L): Capt Wes Joshway, Capt Brian Jacobs (Ret), CDR Tino Scott, and CDR Al Palmer. Welcome to Walmart, Brian.

6/22/2017 - Here's a photo from Capt Brian Jacobs' retirement luncheon held on Monday 19 June 2017 at River's Edge NAS Pax River. From left to right: Captain Dall (new PMA-260), ATC Mason, CDR Flores, AVCM Evans, LCDR Kamara, LSCM Hampton, GySgt Schwegman, LCDR Wells, LCDR Yeiser, GySgt Mangold, Captain Jacobs, SSgt Frabrizio, MSgt Litchfield, LCDR Medford, LT Biddle, ATCS Moore, ASC Cook and LCDR Thompson.

6/8/2017 - Senior AMDOs at the 2017 NARG. From left to right: CDR Mike Morgan, CDR Rick Rivera, CDR Al Palmer, CDR Joe Hidalgo, CDR Jeff Brown, CDR Joe Ruff, and CDR Lyle Ainsworth. And here's the entire AIMD working group.

6/5/2017 - Here's Casey Staidl with his just-received PAMO wings. The Truman greenshirts (left to right): LTJG Scott Lillard (IM3), LCDR Robert Boase (IM1), LT Casey Staidl (IM4), and CDR Al Palmer (MO).

6/2/2017 - Here's a shot of the TRUMAN/CVW-7 TRIAD from the recent deployment: Pictured L-R: CDR(Sel) Josh Heivly (PAL), CAPT(Sel) Mike York (SUPPO), CDR Al Palmer (MO), LCDR Jim Rorer (CAGMO).

5/25/2017 - Here are some photos from the 2017 AMCOT (Aviation Maintenance Commanding Officer Training) course that took place at FRC SW in San Diego May 16-18.

5/12/2017 - Abraham Lincoln completed its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), a five-year maintenance period where the crew executed 35 percent of the ship's lifetime planned maintenance. Virtually no space was untouched as the crew, contractors, and the shipyard partnered together to pour more than 25 million man-hours into enhancing ABRAHAM LINCOLN's capability to project sea power and protect vital national interests for the next 25 years. Here is the team that is making Lincoln's AIMD great again. From left to right: CWO2 Jason Grisso, LT Jermaine Nichols, LCDR Bill Lozier, CDR Kevin Bittle (MO), LCDR Alex Palomino, LT Cory Mcrae, LT Lashonda Lara.

5/4/2017 - Here's Tsu Chen receiving an end-of-tour award from Brian Jacobs, PMA-260, before heading off to USS Eisenhower.

5/2/2017 - Mandy Wells helped Carol Yeiser celebrate her promotion to LCDR yesterday.

5/1/2017 - Here's Ian Espich receiving an end-of-tour award from Brian Jacobs, PMA-260. Ian's heading off to USS George Washington.

4/21/2017 - As he nears retirement after 38 years, CAPT Brian Jacobs (PMA-260) is still having trouble controlling his JOs. The pranks just keep coming thanks to LCDR Joe Kamara, LCDR Shannon Thompson, LCDR Tzu Chen, LCDR Amanda Wells, LCDR Chris Medford, and LT Carol Yeiser. Here's BJ's office door. Nice work!

3/24/2017 - USS Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Here's AIMD Officer Tammy Shipman and AMO CWO4 Lenny Clingensmith after receiving his PAMO pin. And here's a group shot of Tammy with 31st MEU CO Col Wallace, SgtMaj Lanham, Cpl Finn, AOAN Ball, LtGen Lawrence Nicholson, Commanding General of III Marines Expeditionary Force (3 star), CMDCM Fasano, and SgtMaj Bonar. General Nicholson's visit was to see the blue/green integration and naturally, AIMD is the epitome of integration.

3/17/2017 - The PMA260 wardroom conducted a "Green Light" last night (16 March 2017) at Captain Jacobs' house in Waldorf, Maryland. It was a successful Green Light that caught Captain Jacobs' by COMPLETE surprise! Personnel from top to bottom left to right are as follows: LCDR Ian Espich (1520), LCDR Joe Kamara (1520), LCDR Shannon Thompson (1520), LCDR Chris Medford (1520), LCDR Amanda Wells (1520), LCDR(sel) Carol Yeiser (LDO), LCDR Tzu Chen (1520), Captain Brian Jacobs (PMA260), and CDR Ramiro Flores (1520). Here's a slightly less formal photo.

3/14/2017 - And here's the March 2017 AMO School graduating class: Left to Right: LCDR Steven Bryant (OIC), 1stLt Michael Ashmore, ENS Lee Butler, ENS Jinghong Yuan, 2ndLt Derek Beauregard, ENS Matthew Callander, ENS Loran Abram, ENS Ales Malik, ENS Anthony McMillian, ENS Leanne Zimmermann, ENS Taylor Huan (back), ENS Bree Carbajal (Fwd), ENS Nidia Ortizmadrigal, ENS Joseph Clark, ENS Joseph Gardner, 2ndLt Katherine Cisewski, ENS Oliver Tunigold, LTJG Lyle Burks, CAPT Nora Burghardt (Guest Speaker), LT William Pohtilla, Capt Ben Gentry (Instructor)

3/1/2017 - Admiral Zarkowski recently visited Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific hitting Atsugi, Yokuska, Camp Kisarazu, Busan Korea, Okinawa, and Iwakuni.  Here's some photos:

2/26/2017 - Tony Kelly's class at the National Defense University (Tony is second from the right) recently visited Boeing, St. Louis where they received briefs from corporate executives and toured the F-18 and F-15 production lines.  Tony is currently enrolled in the aircraft industry study program at the Eisenhower School.  This program provides students with access to many industries or sectors considered important on a national scale; students get to meet with military and industry leaders and get to sample ground floor operations.

2/26/2017 - RDML Zarkowski held an AMDO Community Brief on Thursday, February 23, 2017 onboard Naval Station Norfolk. Afterwards a few AMDO Commanders continued the mentoring session with a few Junior AMDOs during lunch at the Officer Club. AMDO Commanders left to right: CDR "Da'Mayor" Vic Feal, CDR Tino "Showtime" Scott, CDR(s) Mike "UCME" Windom, CDR Franklin "Money" Bennett, CDR Al "Rosy" Palmer, CDR Vence "Baby Face" Logan, CDR Eric "Smooth" Edge and a few Junior AMDOs.

2/22/2017 - LCDR Will Hollis was relieved by CDR Tom Clementson as OIC, CNATT DET Eglin on Friday, 17 Feb 2017.  Here are most of the 1520’s in attendance: Left to right:  LCDR Tony Clark (VFA-101 AMO), LCDR Will Hollis (Former OIC CNATT Det Eglin), CDR Grady Duffey (FRCSE Production Officer), CDR Tom Clementson (CNATT Det Eglin OIC), CAPT Nate Schneider (CNATT HQ XO), and CDR Bret Bishop (CNATT N1).

2/8/2017 - Jason Shaw is the DETMO for HM-14 DET-2A in Pohang, South Korea. Korean Airlines is one of FRCWPs Depots supporting USMC CH-53E Fixed Inductions. While at KAL in Busan, Korea on the sixth picking up his Tail Pylon Sling, Jason ran into a familiar face, RDML Zarkowski, his old boss at FRC MA. Jason says that it was a nice surprise to see a familiar face 7,000+ miles from home.

2/7/2017 - Here are some photos during CSG-4 FLAGMO's underway with USS BATAAN during their recent COMPTUEX January 2017:

2/4/2017 - This week Marty Reagan and Bob Lindquist randomly ran into each other at the Army's Kilauea Military Camp on the big island of Hawaii. If you make it to Hawaii, KMC and, Hale Koa, the Army resort hotel on Waikiki, are great places to hang your hat.

1/24/2017 - Will Ainsworth of CNAP was justifiably happy when yesterday he was handed the signed copy of 4790.2C. No one worked harder to make this happen than Will. thanks to Marti Martinson

1/24/2017 - Here's recently departed Lincoln MO Tino Scott receiving an end-of-tour MSM from CO CAPT Ronald Ravelo.

1/23/2017 - Here's CDR Louis "Tino" Scott giving the AIMD flag to CDR Kevin "KB" Bittle as a symbol of turning over the MO job aboard USS Abraham Lincoln in November 2016.

1/18/2017 - Norfolk Area CVN MOs Kevin "KB" Bittle (Lincoln), Mike "Candyman" Hersey (Bush) and Al "Rosy" Palmer (Truman) got together to take their frustrations out on a little white ball at Top Golf. Always good nice when old friends can get together.

1/6/2017 - Here's the graduation photo for AMO School class 17-020 at their graduation on 2 December 2016. From left to right: CDR(sel) Steve Bryant (AMO School OIC), LT Tim Maine (AMO School Instructor), LT David Hernandezmejia, ENS Dustin McMinn, ENS Leanna Reuss, ENS Nicholas Koehler, LTJG Michael Gaito, LTJG Matt Martin, ENS Philip R. Rosi III, ENS Corey Jackson, ENS David Laderer, CDR Eric Edge (AMDO Community Manager). CDR Eric Edge addresses the class during their graduation ceremony. And here's the class with CDR Logan (AMDO Detailer) and CDR Edge during their visit to the schoolhouse in December.

12/26/2016 - Here is a photo of Ike's AIMD as they completed their 2016 Deployment. Home soon!

11/24/2016 - Here's some shots from CDR Louis "Tino" Scott's last uniform inspection as the MO of USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72. Kevin Bittle is en route to be Tino's relief.

11/16/2016 - On 14 November, Steve Bryant relieved Kevin Bittle as the OIC of CNATT Det Whiting Field. In the this photo are Kevin, Eric Simon (CO, CNATT), and Steve. Here's Kevin receiving an MSM for his end-of-tour award.

11/14/2016 - Last April, Eric Dean walked the entire length of Hardian's Wall. His story was published in the Travel Section of the Washington Post on November 13. Click here for a photo of Eric and a good read.

Here's the original full draft of Eric's report. And here's a link to a bunch of very nice photos:

10/3/2016 - Here are CAPTs Neil Williams (CNAL MO) and Rick Taylor (CNAP MO) after presentation of the FY15 Chuck Nechvatal Award to LCDR Chris Baxter for superior performance while assigned to Fleet Readiness Center Mid Atlantic, NAS Oceana, VA. LCDR Baxter is currently assigned to the Fleet Logistics Support Wing, Ft. Worth, TX.

10/2/2016 - Here are the USS George Washington (CVN 73) AIMD Officers during a recent underway that saw the ship participating in the carrier qualification of ten JSF pilots from VFA-101 and the completion of F-35C DT-III testing with VX-23. (L-R): LT Nate Hurt (IM-3), ENS Ryan Kirk (QAO), LCDR Mike Nehring (AMO), CDR Jeff Brown (MO), LCDR Eric Quarles (MMCO), LT Kris Greene, CWO2 Sean Riggins (TECHWO).

And here's a shot of the entire CVN 73 AIMD team.

10/2/2016 - Lyle Ainsworth, AIMD Officer aboard USS Eisenhower, asked LCDR Andres Pico (1520, and now the AMO) and LCDR Petronilo (Neil) Gomez (LDO, and now the MMCO) to turnover and switch jobs sometime around mid-cruise. They planned it for exactly half-way and decided that they needed a picture to document the passing the bricks. Neil is on the left and Andres is on the right.

10/2/2016 - Here's Grady Duffey (center), prospective Production Officer at FRC SE, Jacksonville, FL, graduating from the Defense Acquisition University Course, LOG 340 - Life Cycle Product Support. Not every graduate from this class dressed in cap and gown but Grady paid great tribute to his instructors. Flanking Grady on the left is retired AMDO, Dean Newman ('83), and, on the right, former CO of the Supply Corps School, Jim Davis.

9/15/2016 - Here's RDML Zarkowski and the AMDO Captains taken at the O-6 training held on 8 September 2016.

9/14/2016 - Here's AMO School class 16-080 at their graduation on 7 September 2016. Front row from left to right: LT Tim Maine (AMO School Instructor), ENS Anthony Giacobello, 2ndLT Daniel Wang, Mr. David (Cobra) Boniche, Ms. Rachel Meagher, Ms. Meagan Wagner, 2ndLT Christopher Vazquez, 2ndLT Brandon Melton, Col. Don Chipman (MATSG 23 CO). Back row from left to right: CDR Kevin Bittle (AMO School OIC), Capt. Ben Gentry (AMO School Instructor), Mr. Dustin Neill, ENS Matt Carbonel, ENS Joey Hibner, ENS Adam Reffett, ENS Dave Ross, ENS Ron Jones, 2ndLT Leah Wilhelm, 2ndLT Ean Montoya, Mr. Greyson Seigel, 2ndLT Jeff Lawrence.

7/28/2016 - On July 21, 2016 Commander Fleet Air Forward OICs and staff had the opportunity to hike Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima during the CFAF Leadership Summit that took place July 17-22, 2016. From L to R CFAF Maintenance Officers: "AIMD Iwakuni OIC" CDR(s) Clay Massey, "CFAF N422C" CWO3 Bob Fletcher, "CFAF AMO" LCDR Brian Story, "AIMD Guam OIC" LT Greg Jones, "CFAF USMC Liaison Officer" Maj. Javier Coba, "CFAF MO" CDR Francisco Arsenio, "AIMD Bahrain OIC" CDR(s) Jose Riefkohl. Missing from the picture but present: "AIMD Misawa OIC" CDR(s) Matt Riggins. thanks to Jose

7/21/2016 - FRC COs/OICs with the Air Boss at the recent CNAP 0-5 Commanders training symposium held at CNAP headquarters from 19-20 July 2016. From left to right are CDR Holly Falconieri, OIC FRCSW Det Pt Mugu, CDR Matt Edwards, CO FRCWP, CAPT (Sel) Rick Braunbeck, CO FRCNW, VADM Shoemaker, CNAF, and CDR Marty Martinez, OIC FRCSW Det NI.

7/11/2016 - Phil and Robin Smiley prepare to dine at the Celsius Library, Ephesus Turkey, courtesy of a Windstar Cruise.

7/3/2016 - Rob Burgess recently had the chance to host retired AMDO Lou "Pat" Patterson aboard Stennis in Hawaii. From the left are Rob, Pat, Michael Yeltin, Elicia Rivera, Zebadiya Rivera, and David Brown. In the background are MISSOURI and the ARIZONA Memorial.

6/27/2016 - Here's some pix from the 2016 Aviation Maintenance Commanding Officer Training (AMCOT) Course.

6/20/2016 - Here's detailer Tony Kelly addressing AMO School class 16-060 at their graduation on 27 May 2016. And here's the class photo. Front row from left to right: CDR Kevin Bittle (AMO School OIC), ENS Felix Fungo, ENS Angelina Gorman, LT Mary McGhee, ENS Peter Jennings, CAPT(Sel) Tony Kelly (AMDO Detailer). Back row from left to right: LT Tim Maine (AMO School Instructor), LT Brett Resue, ENS Rowland George, LTJG Jacob Maher, LT Mike Benes.

6/7/2016 - CDR Steve Leehe assumed command of FRC Westfrom outgoing CDR Brett Ingle at the change of command ceremony on 2 June 2016. Here is RADM Paul Sohl, COM FRC, at the podium with Steve and Brett in the background.

5/30/2016 - Here's Bill and Bernie Englehart at the Grand Canyon while on the three-day train tour out of Williams.

5/29/2016 - CJ Jaynes is enjoying retired life. Here she is working at a horse farm and here she is getting ready to ride her Paint, Sonny.

5/19/2016 - Belatedly, here are some photos from Bobby Savanh's change of command from FRC SW Det Pt Mugu and retirement ceremony last October.

5/13/2016 - Here are some photos from the 2016 CVN NARG. First picture is the CVW/AIMD working group. Second picture is the CVN AIMD Officers and CSG Officer. Listed left to right Mike Hersey (CVN 77), Jeff Brown (CVN 73), Rick Rivera (CVN 78), Mike Morgan (CSG RO), Tino Scott (CVN 72), Vince Logan(CVN 69) and Matt Wilcox (CVN 71).

5/12/2016 - Ike AIMD Officers at the end of COMPTUEX : LT Shawn Guidry, LT Lamar Johnekins, LCDR Andreas Pico, CDR Vence Logan, LCDR Petronilo Gomez, LTJG Chris Fife, CWO2 Arnel Armintia , LT Nick Taylor

5/6/2016 - Here are the Greenshirt participants from the most recent DAU PQM-301 held in San Diego, CA in April 2016. Left to Right: Nick Mulcahey, Phil Torem, Tammy Shipman, Dwayne Porter, Stephanie Mackris, Kevin Crabbe, Ron Mendoza, John Larson, Chad Jelsema, Brian Wood. Not shown are instructors Marty Sherman and Ron Burroughs.

5/5/2016 - This week the JCS/CVW-9 Triad launched their 100th AMCR for this deployment. In the group photo from L-R are: LT Garry Ferguson (Supply), LT Ian Henry (Supply), LCDR Mike Polito (AIMD), LCDR Rich Killian (CVW-9), CDR Rob Burgess (AIMD), LSC Chris Nonan (CVW-9), LS3 Ana Chicaia (VFA-14), LSCS Mike Faulk (Supply), AZC Irma DeLeon (CVW-9), CDR Ed Pidgeon (Supply), LCDR(s) Drew Mikesell (Supply). And a close-up of the cake.

4/29/2016 - Here are a few of PMA260's Maintenance Officers from their recent PMA260 Golf Tournament held at NAS Pax River on 22 April. L to R: LCDR Shannon Thompson, LCDR Amanda Wells, LT Carol Yeiser, CDR Ramiro Flores, Captain Brian Jacobs.

4/21/2016 - ENS Sharpe (VFA 154) comes to Millington to get some mentorship/career advice from detailer Tony Kelly.

4/21/2016 - Retiring Captain Fred Hepler got yet another nice send-off from a group of his AMDO pals. Nice cake. Cutting the cake with Nora Burghardt. Who wants a piece of cake?.

4/20/2016 - Attending the Senior Officers Legal Course are CDR Steve Carmichael (PXO, FRC Western Pacific), Capt Eric Washington (1527) and Lord High Commander of FRC Norfolk, CDR Branton Joaquin.

4/19/2016 - And here are a few more from CJ's ceremony:

4/18/2016 - Just before heading out to pasture, Fred Hepler visited his former program office, PMA260, to say farewell. Brian Jacobs and the PMA260 team sent him off in style. Here is Hep saying farewell to his former PMA260 teammates. Brian Jacobs presenting a beautiful shadowbox. BJ and Hep. Ian Espich and Hep with the shadowbox.

4/16/2016 - One more from CJ's retirement ceremony. Four different uniforms: CDR "TK" Kelly, RDML (ret) "CJ" Jaynes, CAPT(ret) Frank Smith, ENS Ruben Anderson.

4/14/2016 - Here's a shot from Tony Kelly's recent detailer trip to FRC SE MAYPORT. L TO R: LTJG Hernandez, LCDR(S) Williams, LCDR(S) Magin, CDR "TK" Kelly, CDR "Barbie" Dall, CDR "CT" Taylor.

4/12/2016 - And from CJ's retirement ceremony, here's Steve Carmichael presenting the Admiral with a green jersey from USS CARL VINSON (CVN70) Maintenance Officers.

4/7/2016 - And here are some of our OCMs and detailers at the ceremony. From the left: Eric Edge, Chris Haas, Nate Schneider, Tony Kelly and Mike McCurdy.

4/3/2016 - And here are three of our AMDO flag officers at CJ's retirement ceremony: Tim Matthews, RDML Jaynes and Mike Bachmann.

3/26/2016 - The AMDO community said farewell to retiring RDML Jaynes at a ceremony at Pax River on 23 March. Here's some pix:

3/22/2016 - Pix from BJ Joaquin's going-away as he leaves NAVAIR PMA260 for FRC Norfolk where he'll be OIC: Receiving an MSM; Nice memento!.

3/21/2016 - Pix from the graduation of the 10 March AMO School class:

3/21/2016 - During Capt Neil Williams' recent Med swing, the stars aligned when he was in Sigonella to get together with the maintenance professionals who are assigned to, deployed to, or visiting NAS Sigonella to break bread, share some sea stories, and get some sage counsel from senior maintenance leadership. From left to right: CWO3 Ray King, VP-9 (Kanehoe Bay) MCO; LCDR Brian Story, CFAF (Atsugi) AMO; LT Perpetua Domitrovich, AIMD Sigonella MMCO; CDR Carl Hink, CNE/CNA/C6F (Naples) MO; CAPT Neil Williams, CNAL (Norfolk) MO; LT Tom Madera, VP-9 MMCO; LT Mike Harper, AIMD Sigonella AOIC; CWO3 George Hanna, VP-9 Gunner; LCDR Eric Nagley, AIMD Sigonella OIC; and CWO3 John Delmar, CTF-67 (Sigonella) MO.

After Sig, Neil visited Naval Station Rota, Spain. Here he is with ALL the US Navy Green Shirts at Rota (sadly, zero), and then with a small fraction of the Spanish Navy Green Shirts.

3/8/2016 - FRC Southeast N42 Production Leadership received the team award for selling FY-15's 76th F/A-18 in December 2015 back to the Strike Fighter Attack Community. Pictured from L to R: Holly Martinez (FRCSE Production Director), CAPT (Sel) Wes Joshway (FRCSE Production Officer), and Ann Wood (COMFRC N42 Director Aviation Maintenance and Material).

3/7/2016 - Thanks to Wes Joshway for a couple of nice photos:

2/22/2016 - It's called Stache Friday - 100 Days Underway with Truman AIMD Officers. (L-R): LT Bob Pickering (IM-2), CWO2 Chris Reeves (IM-3), LTJG Brian Brinkley (QA), CDR Al Palmer (MO), LCDR Bruce Hamilton (AMO), LTJG Casey Staidl (IM-4) and LCDR Rob Vohrer (MMCO).

2/22/2016 - Truman AIMD had a nice surprise on the 16th by getting a chance to visit with RADM (sel) Zarkowski during his Capstone DV visit onboard USS Harry S. Truman.

First picture (L-R): CDR Al Palmer (MO), RADM(sel) Zarkowski (Truman MO #5), LTJG Casey Staidl (IM-4) and LCDR Jim Rorer (CAGMO).

Second picture (L-R): CDR Al Palmer (MO), RADM(sel) Zarkowski (Truman MO #5), LCDR Jim Rorer (CAGMO), LCDR Rob Vohrer (MMCO) and LTJG Casey Staidl (IM-4).

2/3/2016 - The "San Diego Area Mentorship group" was hosted at FRCSW by CAPT Pfannenstein (CO) and CAPT Owen (XO) to include the dynamics of level III with an excellent question and answer period that included everything from how the FRCs interact with the NAE, AMDO community health and career progression. This mentorship then continued on to the private wardroom at the base galley where CAPT Taylor (senior AMDO mentor) broke bread with the group and shared his insights into the dynamics and challenges we face with an aging air force as well as answering a myriad of questions. thanks to Marty Martinez

1/27/2016 - Fred Braman sends a nice photo saying that "the late Rick Trayner's many many friends would like to know of his daughters's wedding. Ashley was just a little kid to many of us who watched her grow up. Ashley was married to Bret Bottin on January 24 at the River House in St. Augustine, in an outdoor ceremony on the banks of the Matanzas River, in full view of anchored sailboats where her dad and I had spent many great times. Her mother Mary Lee gave her away. A great time was had by all."

1/27/2016 - Here's LCDR Rico Harris with his shadow box which he received during his retirement ceremony which was held on 20 January at River's Edge restaurant on NAS Pax River.

1/24/2016 - Judy and Pete Laszcz are on a 131-day cruise around the world aboard Holland America's Amsterdam. They will be spending 67 days at sea, 48 days in port visiting 40 different ports in 23 different countries. Pete will be visiting 10 countries for the first time and Judy 15. On Day 7 they were in Panama. Here's Pete working the controls of the locks. Today is day 19 and they are in Tahiti. You can follow them via Pete's blog by clicking here.

1/12/2016 - Here is LCDR Linc Endecott getting PAMO pinned by Captain Brian Jacobs.

1/12/2016 - Here is a ton of the ground officers from CVW-8 in front of Felix 114, Lot 38 Super hornet: Back Row - Sean Wuestenhoefer, Brian Prout, Mark Williams, Christian Popa, Jonathan Denn, Kevin Nist, Matt Cooper. Front Row - Chree Emerson, John Hamel, Shannon Thompson (CAGMO), Juan (GG) Garciagalindo, Robin Nelson, Rob Pavel (2015 Strike Fighter Wing Gunner of the Year)

1/11/2016 - Another belated photo just received. Here's a photo of the Lemoore AMDOs taken last summer and sent in by detailer Tony Kelly. Top Row: CDR Tony "TK" Kelly, CDR Jerry "Buster" Brown, CDR Frank Bennett (CSFWP MO), LTJG Nick Dyson (VFA-86), LCDR Will Gray (CAGMO CVW 11), LCDR Brian Hawkins CAGMO CVW-17), ENS Carey Sharpe (VFA-154), LT Will "Stewie" Griffith (VFA-22), LTJG Will "Ralphie" Hutson (FRC W), LTJG Nick Marcantonio (VFA-25). Bottom Row: LT Kevin Jack (VFA-41), LTJG Keith Loedeman (VFA-94), LT Andrejs Rittenhouse (VFA-122).

1/9/2016 - Here's a belated photo of Dr. Fred Cleveland as he was awarded his PhD in Business Admin from Oklahoma State University in December 2014.

12/24/2015 - Here's Joe & Melanie Byers hiking El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico.

12/24/2015 - Here's Jeremy Beckham receiving his PAMO pin from Holly Falconieri at FRC West Det Pt Mugu.

12/24/2015 - Here's John Zrembski's family Christmas shot. Too good to not post. And here's his patriotic little ones.

12/15/2015 - Here's soon-to-be-retired Allen Blaxton receiving an MSM from Brian Jacobs, PMA-260. And here's his beautiful shadow box.

12/11/2015 - Your detailer, Tony Kelly, and his right-hand Shirley Murphy are ready for Christmas, except that from the photo you can see that T-Bone has already heard that Santa will be skipping him this year.

12/2/2015 - Here's the November 2015 graduates of AMO school. Back Row: From L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT DET Whiting Field OIC), ENS Parker, ENS Riel, ENS King, ENS Anderson, LT Schleicher, LT La Curan, CAPT Hammond (CNATT Commanding Officer). Middle Row: ENS Morrison. Front Row: From L to R: ENS Busico, ENS Gaal, ENS Anderson, ENS Bridwell, ENS Robertson.

12/1/2015 - CNAL recently visited IKE during their TSTA. Listed left to right: CAGMO LCDR Wayne Salgado, SUPPO CDR Tim Griffin, CNAL CDR Mike Morgan, MO CDR Vence Logan.

11/23/2015 - Here are a couple of photos from a recent all-CVN Golf Tournament (an annual event on behalf of the late Captain Tembe, former TRUMAN Commanding Officer). Serious golfers (sort of) and not so much. From left to right are: CDR Ramiro "Flo" Flores (former CVN-75 MO), CDR Louis "Tino" Scott (CVN-72 MO), LCDR Steven "SB" Bryant (CVN-72 MMCO), CDR Bret "BB" Bishop (FRC Norfolk OIC), CDR William "Al" Palmer (Current CVN-75 MO) and CDR Vencent "Vence" Logan (CVN-69 MO).

11/18/2015 - AIMD Abe Lincoln held a Dress Blue Inspection as they prepared for Crew Move Aboard in RCOH. Here are the AIMD Officers: L to R LT Brian Burke (IM-3 Division Officer), LCDR Steven Bryant (MMCO), CDR Louis "Tino" Scott (MO), LCDR Tommie Crawford (AMO), LT Lashonda Lara (QAO), ENS Ben Traylor (IM-4 Division Officer. Here's CDR Louis "Tino" Scott making sure that OCS grad AMO, LCDR Tommie Crawford is squared away. And here's Tino inspecting the AIMD sailors.

11/13/2015 - Here's a bunch of the Pax River AMDOs enjoying breakfast at the Cracker Barrell this morning.

11/13/2015 - CNAL recently visited Truman before their departure for deployment. Pictured left to right: CDR Mike Mulhern, CDR Al Palmer, and CDR Mike Morgan.

11/9/2015 - Here's LCDR Kevin Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC) saying farewell and presenting an EOT award to LCDR James "Beetle" Bailey (AMO Director). On November 3, LCDR Bailey was selected as 2015 CNATT Officer Instructor of the Year, and his package will be forwarded to NETC for competition throughout the entire domain.

10/30/2015 - CAPT (Ret) Vince Scott recently completed a summer 2015 goal to attend a game in all 30 Major League Baseball Ballparks. Pictured are Vince and his partner Barb during the 30th ballpark visit at Turner Field/Atlanta Braves stadium and a scoreboard accolade for the achievement. A full chronology of Vince's MLB Tour can be viewed at

10/29/2015 - David Randle is acting in Ghosts of Sotterley at the Sotterly House, a 1703 mansion in Hollywood, Maryland where he plays the ghost of a Civil War surgeon removing an arm. His son (at left) is hesitant to take it.

11/9/2015 - Here's LCDR Kevin Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC) saying farewell and presenting an EOT award to LCDR James "Beetle" Bailey (AMO Director). On November 3, LCDR Bailey was selected as 2015 CNATT Officer Instructor of the Year, and his package will be forwarded to NETC for competition throughout the entire domain.

10/30/2015 - CAPT (Ret) Vince Scott recently completed a summer 2015 goal to attend a game in all 30 Major League Baseball Ballparks. Pictured are Vince and his partner Barb during the 30th ballpark visit at Turner Field/Atlanta Braves stadium and a scoreboard accolade for the achievement. A full chronology of Vince's MLB Tour can be viewed at

10/29/2015 - David Randle is acting in Ghosts of Sotterley at the Sotterly House, a 1703 mansion in Hollywood, Maryland where he plays the ghost of a Civil War surgeon removing an arm. His son (at left) is hesitant to take it.

10/13/2015 - CDR Ramiro "Flo" Flores and CDR Al Palmer have officially turned over AIMD Officer duties onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Flo is headed to PMA-260. CDR Flores outgoing with CDR Palmer incoming. Group photo of AIMD Truman: (Left-Right) LCDR Rob Vohrer (AMO), CDR Al Palmer (MO), CWO2 Chris Reeves (Tech WO), LCDR Bruce Hamilton (MMCO), AZCM Zachary Miller (MMCPO), ASCS Charles Vansteinburg (PC), LTJG Brian Brinkley (QAO), ENS Scott Lillard (IM-4), LTJG Casey Staidl (IM-3).

10/13/2015 - Here comes another generation of naval officers. Michael Belcher, son of retired Capt Mike Belcher, was commissioned after his graduation from the University of Maryland this past summer. Next step is NFO training in P'cola.

10/8/2015 - Here's a group photo of the PMA-GE-COMFRC-FRC West engine leadership team. Front row L-R: ADC Allan Almonte (FRCW 400 Production Control), AMCS Ronnie Ogren (FRCW 400 Division LCPO), LT Michael Loomis (FRCW 400 Division Officer), CAPT (Sel) Jerry Brown (FRCW CO), CDR Ken Tachikawa (COMFRC Engines & Components), Joel Sta Cruz (GE PBL-Logistics and Planning Leader), David Beck (CAPT, RET, 1500) (GE Material Logistics Manager) - in red striped shirt, Patrick Seymour (GE PBL Manager) - in plain white long sleeves shirt. Back Row L-R: Norm Watson (PMA-265 F414 DAPML), Angelo Quizon (COMFRC Engines) , Ryan Morey (PMA-265 Power & Propulsion Co-IPT Lead) - in dark blue shirt, Ken Jordan (FRCSE Business Ops) - in striped blue polo shirt, Jonathan Deweese (FRCSE FST), Greg Davis (FRCSE Engines Deputy IPT) - in gray long sleeve shirt, Ricky Dumm (FRCSE F414 Production Manager) - in yellow shirt, LCDR Jared Mauldin (PMA-265 Power & Propulsion Co-IPT Lead), Richard Eveson (FRCSE Engines IPT Lead) - in peach polo shirt, Anthony Hart (GE Materials Business Operations Lead) - in white striped polo shirt, Jeff Bausch (COMFRC Engines Team Lead) - in green shirt.thanks to Buster.

10/1/2015 - COMNAVAIRLANT N423 recently participated in a team building event. Here's the crew: Left to right: Bill Collins, Tom Gaines, AFCM Kristinsson, Dave Ferreira, LSC Fox, CDR Morgan, LCDR Shelly, CDR Mulhern, CAPT Williams, AVCM Marcuzzo, ATCS Wilson. And here's Mike Morgan having some fun. The Score Card.

9/16/2015 - Here are the HARRY S TRUMAN Maintenance Professionals during C2X. From left to right: CWO2 Christopher “TechWO” Reeves, LT Bob “IM-2” Pickering, LCDR Rob “AMO” Vohrer. CDR Jim “FLAGMO” Belmont, CDR Ramiro “MO” Flores, LCDR Jim “CAGMO” Rorer, LCDR Bruce “MMCO” Hamilton, ENS Scott “IM-4” Lillard, LTJG Casey “IM-3” Staidl and LTJG Brian “QAO” Brinkley.

9/14/2015 - Attendees and Instructors from the most recent DAU advanced Production & Quality Management Course (PQM 301).

9/14/2015 - Aviation Detailers Taking a Break in Millington. L to R: CDR Maxine Goodridge (Head LDO Detailer), CDR(s) Rocky Pulley (CWO/LDO Detailer), CDR Eric Gardner (AEDO Detailer), CDR Tony "tk" Kelly (AMDO Detailer).

9/14/2015 - Here's AMO class 15-080 that graduated on 1 September. From L to R: ENS Sorensen, LTJG Pond, ENS Erie, LT Arthur, ENS Wilson, LTJG Kamensky, LTJG Sykes, CAPT Simon (CNATT XO), LCDR "Beetle" Bailey (CNATT Det Whiting Field AMO School Director/Instructor).

8/31/2015 - Along with 12 of his classmates, Mike Belcher recently attended the 30-year reunion of AOCS Class 23-85 at the Aviation Museum at Pensacola. In his class were three YG85 AMDOs: Mike, Mark Kosewicz, and Ray Lee, all three of whom made it to retirement.

8/26/2015 - On 13 August, Captain Tim Pfannenstein (FRCSW CO), and Captain Neil Williams (CNAL/CNAP N423, Aircraft Material Readiness & Support Equipment) took time out of their busy schedules to speak with the students from AMO Class 15-080. They discussed a range of topics to include the importance of data integrity, truth in reporting, relationship building, corrosion control, IMRL, and mentoring.

8/24/2015 - Today RDML Jaynes addressed the graduates of AMO Class 15-080 stressing the importance of maintaining professionalism despite adversity as well as continuing to improve as an officer in the United States Navy. And here's the group photo. Pictured with RDML Jaynes are LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), LCDR "Beetle" Bailey (CNATT Det Whiting Field AMO Director/Instructor), and CAPT Hammond (CNATT CO).

8/24/2015 - Here are the John C. Stennis AIMD Officers after COMPTUEX. From left to right: LT Aaron Burdt (QAO), LT James Arkadie (IM-3), CWO2 John Blouir (Tech O), LTJG Josh Brewster (IM-2), CDR Rob Burgess (FIXO), LT Ken Miller (IM-4), LCDR Mike Polito (MMCO), and LCDR Todd Nelson (AMO).

8/22/2015 - From the CNATT Change of Command on 24 July when Terry Hammond relieved Kate Erb:

8/20/2015 - Here's Jerry Timog and his son Josh who just graduated from bootcamp at the Recruit Training Command . Here's the Timog family. ATAA Joshua R. Timog is now in Pensacola for A school (AT - Intermediate Level) and could quite possibly be Jerry's future relief!

8/14/2015 - Here's RDML Jaynes presenting CDR Chris Haas with a medal for his outstanding performance as the AMDO community manager.

8/13/2015 - Here are a few sharply-dressed AMDOs after the recent PMA-265 Change of Command. Left to right: LCDR Jared Mauldin, LCDR Al Palmer, CDR Mike McCurdy, CDR Chris Couch, CAPT Brian Jacobs, and LCDR Reeco Ceresola.

6/19/2015 - Photos from the 2015 PAIMDO course:

6/15/2015 - Here is AMO class 15-060 that graduated 3 June. Back Row: From L to R: ENS Gray, ENS Chauvette, LT Conrad, ENS Raymond, ENS Esparza, ENS Marshall, ENS Schalk-Parker. Front Row: From L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), LT Nelson, ENS Holley, ENS Figueroa, ENS Kelly, LCDR "Beetle" Bailey (CNATT Det Whiting Field AMO Director/Instructor).

6/12/2015 - Here's Mike Romero with his grandsons standing in front of turret #1 aboard USS Iowa (BB-61) in Long Beach, CA.

6/11/2015 - USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) is currently deployed to C5F. Here are the TR AIMD officers: (L to R): CWO3 Chad Vance (Tech WO), LT Frank Duncan (IM-4), LCDR John Lesemann (MMCO), CDR Matt Wilcox (MO), LCDR Chris Crider (AMO); LT Tim Maine (IM-2), LT Mike Mcneal (QAO), LT Larry Gazafy (IM-3). And here is the TR/CVW-1 Team launching the alert while on station.

6/19/2015 - Photos from the 2015 PAIMDO course:

6/15/2015 - Here is AMO class 15-060 that graduated 3 June. Back Row: From L to R: ENS Gray, ENS Chauvette, LT Conrad, ENS Raymond, ENS Esparza, ENS Marshall, ENS Schalk-Parker. Front Row: From L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), LT Nelson, ENS Holley, ENS Figueroa, ENS Kelly, LCDR "Beetle" Bailey (CNATT Det Whiting Field AMO Director/Instructor).

6/12/2015 - Here's Mike Romero with his grandsons standing in front of turret #1 aboard USS Iowa (BB-61) in Long Beach, CA.

6/11/2015 - USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) is currently deployed to C5F. Here are the TR AIMD officers: (L to R): CWO3 Chad Vance (Tech WO), LT Frank Duncan (IM-4), LCDR John Lesemann (MMCO), CDR Matt Wilcox (MO), LCDR Chris Crider (AMO); LT Tim Maine (IM-2), LT Mike Mcneal (QAO), LT Larry Gazafy (IM-3). And here is the TR/CVW-1 Team launching the alert while on station.

6/10/2015 - Here are some photos taken during PAMDO week at at NAS NI 8-12 June 2015. These pictures were taken after RDML Jaynes' AMDO Flag brief to Southern California area AMDOs. Group picture in front of FRCSW. LT Aaron Schwarz, MCO at HSM-78 asks RDML Jaynes a serious question IRT Additive Manufacturing. LT Stephanie Mackris, MMCO at FRCSW Det NI asks RDML Jaynes a question.

6/2/2015 - Brian Story, who was previously awarded the Naval Helicopter Association’s Region SIX Maintenance Officer of the Year, was also selected as the Naval Helicopter Association’s Maintenance Officer of the Year for 2015. Here's a photo from the award luncheon in San Diego.

5/28/2015 - Here are the USS Carl Vinson AIMD officers with their proudly-won Black E. L to R: LT Randy Menn, LTJG James Reach, LT Phil Torem, CDR Steve Carmichael (the old guy), LCDR Al Labonte, CWO Eric Watkins, and ENS Rob Gelbart. And here are the chiefs that made it happen: AEC Jose Gonzalez, ATCS Robert McGuire, ASCS Danita Winfrey, ATCS Steven Ferguson, ATC Cody Haizlip, ADC Mark Loyola, ASC Reynante Lagman, AZC Lonesh Ashley, AMC Jorge Sosaovillalva, AVCM Charles Mouawangyee, ATC Min Zhu, AMCS Raymond Vasquez, MO, ATC Mark Casimir, AOC Michael Kistler, AZC Francisco Gonzalez, ASC Robert Delacruz, ASC Nelson Rivo, ASCM Arnel Atienza, LSC Erwin Punto, ATC Cesar Nunez, AEC Sonny Javier, ADC Rohan Pottinger, and ATC Phillip Schroder. And here's the entire AIMD team.

5/27/2015 - Here are the aviation maintenance detailers, CDR Gary Van Ert (Head LDO/CWO Detailer), CDR Tony Kelly (1520 Detailer) & LCDR Rocky Pulley (LDO/CWO Detailer), at the Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Playoff Game 5

5/22/2015 - Here is a photo of the TRUMAN Maintenance Officers as they departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard heading out for Post-CIA Sea Trails. L to R: LT Charles Fisher (1520) IM-2, LCDR Bruce Hamilton (LDO) AMO, CDR Ramiro Flores MO, LT Rebecca Anderson (1520) QAO, LTJG Brian Brinkley (LDO) IM-4, LCDR Rob Vohrer (1520) MMCO, LT Bob Pickering (LDO) IM-3, CWO2 Chris Reeves (TECHWO), and ENS Scott Lillard (1520) IM-4.

5/9/2015 - On 8 May, RDML Jaynes visited the AMO School to meet with the students of class 15-060 for a mentoring discussion. Here is RDML Jaynes briefing the class. Group photo with class 15-060 and CNATT DET Whiting Field OIC LCDR Kevin Bittle, and AMO School Director, LT James "Beetle" Bailey.

5/8/2015 - Lance Massey retired at the Mustin Beach Club in NAS Pensacola on 7 May. Here he is being piped aboard. RDML Jaynes presenting the certificate. CAPT Massey's family wife Julie son, Brad, Jack and daughter Alina with RDML Jaynes. CAPT Kate Erb presenting CAPT Massey with his shadow box.

5/4/2015 - With beautiful Point Loma in the background, here are the USS Ronald Reagan AIMD Officers heading out to sea after an 8 month PIA to support CVW-2, Flight Deck Cert, Ammo Onload, CVW-11 CQ, TRACOM CQ and TSTA/FEP. There's a busy month for the REAGAN Team before they turnover as FDNF with GEORGE WASHINGTON. L to R: LT Orlando Martinez (QAO), LT Kevin Duncan (IM-3), LCDR Dan Ried (MMCO), CDR Mike Barriere (FIXO), LCDR Dave Sweet (AMO), ENS Askia Rahman (IM-2), & CWO-2 Ricardo Garcia (Tech WO) (not pictured is LT Dan Hutton (IM-4) who is in RASO school). Second picture is minus CWO-2 Garcia but with San Diego in the background.

5/4/2015 - Nimitz AIMD Officers had a rare chance to dress up at their recent dining-out... a Great Time!! Top row - LTJG Winch (left), CDR Farnsworth (right); bottom row - LCDR Massey (left), CWO2 Farrington, LTJG Snyder (right).

4/26/2015 - An AMDO Mentoring Session was held at Pax River on April 16. Here are some photos:thanks to Tony

4/23/2015 - Mike Romero has been busy in Hollywood. His move to LA in 2012 was motivated in part by otheir grandson's desires to get into the acting industry. Over the last 3 years Mike has made countless trips to casting directors’ offices for auditions and production studios for film shoots for the boys. He's learned a whole lot about what goes on behind the camera to bring a production to life. Well, his daughter got bit by the bug and ended up doing a national commercial for Viva paper towels. Then Mike's wife and he got nabbed to do a Miller Lite commercial. The bug eventually bit him full force and he threw his hat into the ring, too. Since then he's done a number of auditions and a few low-budget shoots. Getting direction from the director. His lines were to be spoken in a high degree of anger, which came quite naturally after all his experience with SUPO meetings. A shot of the cameraman's monitor on the camera. Going rogue in the war room and taking charge. Again, Mike says that his SUPO meetings really helped prepare him here. 

4/17/2015 - David Randle is appearing in a stage production of "Picnic" at the Three Notch Theater by NAS Patuxent River Gate 2. That's him on the right in the Panama hat. David's son is in the red ballcap.

4/14/2015 - Retired CDR Theresa Braymer was married on April 10 in a special ceremony on North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado which was surely a first among AMDOs. View these three photos in order: One, two, three.

4/14/2015 - Here's a group shot from the PQM-301 offering at DAU San Diego, CA, April 2015. Left to Right:  LCDR Michael Dagdagan, LCDR Clay Massey, LCDR Nick Mulcahey (DAU), Kevin Crabbe (DAU), Marty Sherman (DAU), John Larson (DAU), LCDR Brian Story, LCDR Bobby Savanh, LCDR Julie Trobaugh.

4/13/2015 - The turnover is complete and TR has relieved Vinson. Here are the Vinson AIMD officers (note TR in the background). L-R: LTJG David Quant, LTJG James Reach, ENS Gelbart, WO Eric Watkins, CDR Steve Carmichael, LT Randy Menn, LT Phil Torem, LCDR Al Labonte.

3/29/2015 - Joe Byers, VP of Human Relief Organization International, has an interivew with NewsmaxTV on 27 Mar 2015. Click here to watch the video and learn all about the "JoeDome". Well done, Joe!

3/20/2015 - LCDR Brian Story, HSC-12, was awarded the 2014 Naval Helicopter Association, Region SIX Maintenance Officer of the Year Award. He was recognized for his superior performance and achievements while serving as both AMO and MMCO during an exceptionally high tempo period that included support for OPERATION DAMAYAN in the Philippines.

3/16/2015 - Here's the March 12, 2015 AMO School graduating class. Back Row: From L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), LT Ellison, LT Hoppe, ENS Gelbart, ENS Lillard, ENS Denn, ENS Cradduck, ENS Ruble, CDR Kelly (AMDO Detailer), LT "Beetle" Bailey (CNATT Det Whiting Field AMO Director/Instructor). Front Row: From L to R: ENS Grant, ENS Anton, ENS Pham, LTJG Hernandez.

And here's the CNATT Det Whiting Field team with CAPT (ret) Frank Smith (former CNATT CO), and CDR Kelly..

3/7/2015 - Here are the Officers & CPOs of AIMD NIMITZ during JSF Developmental Testing-1. NIMITZ said farewell to LCDR(sel) Josh Campbell heading to PMA-299. They had a great time seeing flyable history in various stages of maintenance at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, WA. From left to right - LTJG Cyle Hawkins, LTJG Jeremy Snyder, LCDR(sel) Josh Campbell, LCDR Clay Massey, CDR Marc Farnsworth, CWO2 Jason Farrington & LTJG Paul Winch. Missing is LT Mike Shaffer and LCDR Tim Maguire.

Marc had a sobering moment for AMDOs/others that served on USS RANGER (CV-61), as she departed Puget Sound for her final voyage to a Texas scrap yard. "Danger" RANGER was his first deployment.

3/3/2015 - On February 20, LCDR Jose Riefkohl relieved LCDR Randy Berti as OIC, AIMD Bahrain. Here are some photos:

2/19/2015 - There was a nice article in the Kirkland Reporter about Phil Smiley's aviation career and the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award he recently received.

2/14/2015 - Here's Nancy and Marty Reagan aboard Explorer of the Seas during their just-completed cruise to the southern Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao).

2/7/2015 - "BJ" Joaquin was promoted to CDR on 29 January. Here he is saying "thank you" to the Captains who helped him get promoted: John "JZ" Zrembski, Brian Jacobs , J.R. Rodriguez, and Fred Hepler.

2/7/2015 - Detailer Tony Kelly recently travelled to Japan where he met with local AMDOs at AIMD Atsugi. First row: LT Miguel Bernal, LT David Welborn, LCDR Edward Hood. Second row: LT Jessica Mahoney, LT Evan Hart, LT John "Mike" Beaver, LTJG Lucas Spinazzola, LCDR Danilo Evangelista, CDR Tony Kelly. Third Row: CDR Robert Gustafson, LCDR Brian Story, LTJG Jeremy Sasko, LT Christopher Lamey, LCDR Derek Burns. Not in the picture (due to TAD or other situations): LCDR Richfield Agullana, LT Kyungnho Kim, ENS Darlene Bates, ENS Russell Langford. And there was time for some socializing, too.

2/7/2015 - At a recent reception aboard CVN-70, here are former AMDO Charlie Littlefield (YG81) and Vinson AIMDO Steve Carmichael.

1/7/2015 - Here are the CVN-72 AIMD Officers just prior to flooding dry dock. From left to right; LT Brian Burke (1520 QAO), LCDR Jeff Lake (1520 MMCO), LT Barry Smith (1520 LIFAC), CDR Tino Scott (1520 MO), CWO2 Tony Miller (7331 TECHWO), LCDR Tommie Crawford (1520 AMO), ENS Henry Cedeno (6332 IM-4). And here's the entire AIMD team.

12/4/2014 - Here's the 25 November AMO school graduates. Back Row L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), ENS Traylor, LTJG Hawkins, ENS Mitchell, ENS Repp, ENS Balaban, ENS Hutson, ENS Sharpe, ENS Weideman, ENS Musselman. Front Row L to R: LT Miller, ENS Fortunato, ENS Carter, CWO3 Wiermaa, ENS Hua, ENS Lumsden, ENS Tullis, CAPT Erb (CNATT CO).

11/24/2014 - Here's the VINSON AIMD Officers on the fantail (left to right): LTJG David Quant, WO Eric Watkins, LTJG Randy Menn, CDR Steve Carmichael, LT Phil Torem, LCDR Al Labonte, LCDR Tim Ryan, LTJG James Reach.

11/14/2014 - RDML Jaynes ran into RADM Bachmann at a small business event recently. He wasn't snoozing. Really.

10/23/2014 - 18 OCT 2014: Onboard USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN 77), CDR Grady Duffey and his AIMD Leaders turnover the 5th Fleet AOR in support of Operation ENHERENT RESOLVE to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)! If you look closely, you can see CDR Steve Carmichael (CVIN MO) in the distance.....maybe.

Here's the CVN-77 AIMD leadership team. L-R: LTJG Andy Rittenhouse (IM-4/1520), LTJG Art Nagorniuk (IM-2/6330), LTJG Paul Jenks (QAO/6330), LCDR Lance Barker (AMO/6330), CDR Grady Duffey (MO/1520), LCDR Tom Clementson (MMCO/1520), LT Stephanie Knight (IM-3/1520), CWO2 Tim Wheeler (TECHWO/7331)

10/23/2014 - On September 26, CDR Rick Braunbeck relieved CDR Hump Lee as CO, FRC NW in a ceremony held onboard NAS Whidbey Island, WA. Group shot from left to right: CMDCM Polanski, CDR Hump Lee, CDR Rick Braunbeck, and guest speaker RDML Sohl. CDR Braunbeck giving his remarks. CDR Lee with his family. CDR Lee introducing RDML Sohl. CDR Braunbeck with his family and friends. CDR Lee and CDR Braunbeck cutting the cake.

10/21/2014 - CDR Kelly and CDR McCurdy have officially completed the AMDO Detailer turnover...

10/6/2014 - Attached are a few pics from the Nate Schneider's promotion ceremony on 3 October. Here is Zark introducing RDML CJ Jaynes. Admiral Jaynes gave the oath of promotion with many of Nate's family members, friends and colleagues looking on. And Nate passed his CDR shoulder boards on to Al Palmer.

9/25/2014 - Here are the CVN 69 AIMD Officers in dry dock. From left to right: LTJG Lamar Johnekins (6330 IM-4), LT Kris Drew (1520 IM-3), LCDR Curtis Brown (6330 MMCO), CDR Vence Logan (1520 MO), LCDR Joe Kamara (1520 AMO), LT Shawn Guidry (6330 QAO), CWO2 Shannon Walker (TechWO), and LT Mike Floyd (1520 IM-2).

9/25/2014 - Here's AMDO OCM (Chris Haas) promoting Dental Readiness as he celebrates his 30th anniversary of his 21st birthday with his compatriots. From the left are CAPT Fred Hepler; CDR Mark Angelo, Joyce Ridgell, CDR Debra Vavrus, and Chris.

9/23/2014 - Here's CDR Scott Carter and CDR Jose "Marty" Martinez during a recent trip to RTC Great Lakes.

9/17/2014 - On 29 August, Marty Martinez was promoted to Commander aboard USS Constitution by his DCMA Commander, Lt Col Summer Clovis. And here's Marty with his wife, Elizabeth.

9/9/2014 - CNAL N423 is ready for some football! Here's the team: 1st row: AVCM Marcuzzo (CVW5/CVN73 RO), Ms. Virginia (N423 EA), CAPT Williams (N423), Dave Williams (AMRRL Program Manager). 2nd row: CDR Morgan (inbound CSG RO), CDR Kelly (outbound CSG RO), LCDR Shelly (Asst. CSG RO), Mike Stimac (CVN Broad Arrow/SORTS analyst), Terry Ford (CVW analyst). And here's Mike and Tony.

9/8/2014 - Here's the 4 September 2014 AMO School graduating class. Front Row: From L to R: LCDR Bittle (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), ENS Rocha, ENS Stearns, LTJG Glaudel, LTJG Trdan-Schmidt, ENS Henson, LT "Beetle" Bailey (AMO Instructor), CAPT Jones (NETC EA/COS), CWO5 "Combat" Hagemann (CNATT Det Whiting Field Director). Back Row: From L to R: LTJG Fife, LTJG Berg, LT Severance, LT Goolsby, ENS Bush, ENS Cutuli.

8/29/2014 - Here's what Joe Byers has been up to. Joe works for the Army at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. Here is a group photo from the 28 August PM Soldier Weapons Live Fire event. Weapons fired were M9 Baretta, M4A1 Carbine, M26 Shotgun, M110/M2010 Sniper Rifles and M240L/M249 Machine Guns. Joe qualified 15 new Range Safety Officers for Picatinny Arsenal's G2 Range and they had a total of 85 shooters. Here's Joe and Melanie Byers.

8/26/2014 - Kathy and Dave Mozgala just returned from a cruise to Norway. Here's Dave with his troll buddy.

8/19/2014 - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CO Capt. Michael Wettlauffer poses along with Cdr Jim Belmont, Stennis' AIMDO and Rex Buffington, the executive director of the Stennis Center for Public Service, after Jim received the "Straight Furrow" award. The Stennis leadership awardees are chosen by their peers in recognition of their leadership excellence.

8/14/2014 - On July 31, 2014, NAS Patuxent River recently dedicated the Drill Hall Racquetball Courts in honor of AMDO, CDR Albert "Rusty" Medford who recently passed away. The Medford family group shot includes from left, John Medford and Ing-Marie Medford, Rusty's brother and sister-in-law, Ashley Medford (Rusty's daughter), Tracy Medford (Rusty's wife) and Brandon Medford (Rusty's son). Assisting NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer CAPT. Ben Shevchuk in the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the renovated MWR Fitness Center are the Drill Hall's Chuck Jacobss, left, and Hal Willard.

7/31/2014 - Here are the inbound EISENHOWER, LINCOLN and STENNIS AIMDOs after three days of training and review at with the Carrier Strike Group Readiness Cell at CNAL, Norfolk, VA. L-R: CDR Tony Kelly (CSG RO), CAPT Neil Williams (CNAL N423), CDR(s) Tino Scott (CVN72), CDR(s) Rob Burgess (CVN74) and CDR Vencent Logan (CVN69).

7/29/2014 - On 24 July, RDML Jaynes visited AMO School and led a a great discussion on leadership, expectations, mentoring, and the challenges of providing readiness with budgetary constraints. Here she is briefing the class. Group photo.

7/21/2014 - Here's Tony Kelly and Frank Smith at the FRCMA change of command ceremony.

7/11/2014 - Here are some photos from USS GHW Bush who recently celebrated the 46th birthday of the AMDO community.

7/11/2014 - Here's some photos from the CNATT Det Whiting Field Change of Charge Ceremony that took place on 8 July.

7/1/2014 - Here's the 2014 PAIMDO class with with RDML Jaynes center.  From L to R: CDR Vence Logan (CVN 69), CDR Shawn Noga (FRC Det Dallas Ft. Worth), CDR(s) Francini Clemmons (FRC MA), CDR(s) Rob Burgess (CVN 74), CDR(s) Tino Scott (CVN 72), CDR(s) Steve Carmichael (CVN 70), CDR Scott Carter (FRC SE), CDR(s) Marty Martinez (FRC SW). And here is CAPT Crawmer presenting the Condemnation Award to CDR(s) Francini Clemmons.

The AirBoss, VADM Buss, came by to brief the group.

6/26/2014 - Here's the COMNAVAIRLANT N432 team: FRONT ROW: CAPT Kennedy (N423), Charlie Chan (S.E. Deputy), LT Deal (Asst ESG). BACK ROW: LCDR Shelley (Asst CSG), CDR Palmore (Analyst), LtCol Stiffler (ESG), LCDR Mulhern (Asst S.E.), LCDR Burgess (Shore Readiness),"Super Dave" Ferreira (Readiness Deputy), CDR Kelly (CSG), LCDR Pico (S.E. Class Desk). And here's the whole CNAL 42 group.

6/19/2014 - On 30 May, Fred Hepler was relieved as NAVAIR PMA260 by Brian Jacobs. The reading of orders. Hep making his remarks. Two happy guys, although for different reasons. Five PMA260s: Tom Vandenberg, Brian Jacobs, Fred Hepler, Dave Mozgala and Mike Belcher.

6/19/2014 - Mike Romero took these shots of the B-707 version of Air Force One (photo one, photo two) when he and his family visited the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Mike says it is a fantastic place to learn the history of fantastic man and he encourages anyone to visit it if they’re in the area. Here's Mike with his wife, Nancy, and their daughter’s family.

6/14/2014 - Tom Reed and his brother just returned from a 2700 mile drive from Anchorage to Oregon with his brother. Even considering the beautiful scenery in Alaska, the highlight of the trip for Tom was a visit to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a couple of towns over from where his brother lives. Tom got to sit in the Spruce Goose. Here's a shot of him in the pilot's seat and looking out the port pilot's window at the same view Howard would have seen.

6/11/2014 - Here are the 5 June 2014 AMO school graduates: Front Row: From L to R: CDR Logan (CNATT Det Whiting Field OIC), LT Fuini, ENS Valcke, ENS Bates, LT "Beetle" Bailey (AMO Instructor). Back Row: From L to R: ENS Casal, ENS Gilbert, ENS Chen, LT McRae, CWO5 "Combat" Hagemann (CNATT Det Whiting Field Director).

5/31/2014 - Here's pix from the Change of Command ceremony at Eglin AFB where Rex Burkett took command of the 33rd Maintenance Squadron (a "backshop" in USAF-speak, equivalent to an AIMD). Coming aboard. Relieving. Remarks.

5/29/2014 - Nancy and Marty Reagan recently sailed from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard a 110-passenger Tauck riverboat. Here they area aboard the boat ready for an evening dinner & concert at a palace in Vienna. And here's Marty high above Budapest.

5/28/2014 - RDML CJ Jaynes received a swell Mothers Day present when she received her late brother's retired race horse, Eddie. This is a great addition to the family since both she and her daughter ride.

5/15/2014 - Here's the GHWB/CVW-8 Triad (Version 1) for the 2014 Deployment: LCDR Lyle Ainsworth (CAGMO), CDR Trent Kalp (Suppo) and CDR Grady Duffey (MO).

4/9/2014 - Here are the officers from USS Ronald Reagan AIMD: First row CDR Mike Morgan (FIXO); Second row L-R: LT Orlando Martinez (QAO 1520), LT Kevin Duncan (IM-2 6330), LCDR Earl Cullum (MMCO 6330), LCDR Ray Hanna (AMO 1520), ENS Askia Rahman (IM-4 6330), LT Gloria McCray (IM-3 1520), CWO2 Don Lee (TECWO).

4/8/2014 - Here's a photo from the 2014 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT Wardroom Dining Out. From L to R are LCDR Kevin Bittle (MMCO), CDR Steve Leehe (MO), LT Riley Swinney (IM3), LT Aaron Shipman (IM2) and LT Tim Maine (IM4). The event garnered rave reviews from over 130 attendees, including three Admirals and their distinguished guest speaker, Mr. Tweed Roosevelt, great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. Here's a photo of TR AIMD Officers, wives and Mr. Roosevelt.

3/28/2014 - Here's Truman's AIMD Team. This was taken in the Gulf of Oman during turnover with the USS George H.W. Bush.  Front Row:  LTJG Rebecca Anderson, CWO2 Chris Reeves, LCDR Kelly Borden, CDR Ramiro Flores, LT Charles Fisher.  Back Row:  ENS Brian Brinkley, LCDR Mike Mulhern, LT Rick Boswell.

3/21/2014 - Dave & Kathy Mozgala just returned from a reunion of Dave's Merchant Marine Academy class in Las Vegas. Not only did they get in a couple of rounds of golf, but they also saw a Cirque du Soliel show while there.

3/19/2014 - Here's the 6 March 2014 AMO school graduating class: Front Row from L to R: LT "Beetle" Bailey AMO Instructor, ENS Liles, LT Griffith, LT Dillon, LTJG Espinosa, ENS Rodriguez, LTJG Wutzke. Back Rom from L to R: ENS Popa, LT McComb, LTJG Reach, ENS Gardner, ENS Minckley, LTJG Traylor, ENS Langford, ENS Findlay. And here's a photo with the Pensacola area maintenance officers: CDR Noga, LT Bailey, CAPT Massey, CAPT Erb, CDR Burkett, CWO5 Hagemann, LCDR Mask.

3/9/2014 - Marty Reagan and Tom Vandenberg got together today in Cocoa, Florida where TV and Teresa stopped for a few nights during their sail northward after having spent the winter on a 1600-mile (so far) sailing adventure from Southern Maryland to Key West.

3/6/2014 - Here are the greenshirts of AIMD Sigonella: LT Leslie Branch 1520 (MMCO), LT Matthew Dale 1520 (900 Div), LCDR Juan Varela 1520 (OIC), LTJG Perpetua Domitrovich 6332 (QAO), LT Kevin Marshall 6330 (AOIC), CDR Carl Hink 1520 (CNE-CNA-C6F MO).

3/3/2014 - One of the original 100 AMDOs, Vern Listol, and Marty Reagan met for lunch at Cap'n Hiram's restaurant in Sebastian, Florida, where both are escaping the wintery weather up north.

3/3/2014 - Here's the Carl Vinson AIMD team: L-R: ENS Quant (IM2), LCDR Snyder (AMO), LT Torem (IM4), CDR Choate (MO), CWO3 Arthur (AVO), LCDR Ryan (MMCO), LT Bowman (IM3), and LCDR Douvier (QAO).

2/7/2014 - Here are CDR Jim Belmont and LCDR Matt Scott with the placque USS John C. Stennis received at the 2013 SECDEF Maintenance Award presentation. And here's the award citation. And a group shot back aboard the ship: CO (CAPT Wettlaufer) is behind the plaque, XO (CAPT Higgins) is just to the left, and CMC (CMDCM Schmidt) is next to CDR Belmont. LCDR Todd Nelson (6330) is behind CMC, 5 Sailors to the right of CDR Belmont is LT Jesse Epp (1520) and behind him are ENS Josh Brewster (6330) and LT Chaz Stamps (6330).

1/15/2014 - Richard Dorn just returned from several weeks on the Antarctic peninsula and has some nice photos to share. Richard came close to getting stuck in unexpectedly thick polar ice on his Russian vessel, but they prudently adjusted course to avoid trouble (for reference, that's a roughly 3/4 mile wide iceberg in the dense drift ice). The views were spectacular...and yes, penguins are everywhere. Here's Richard at Paradise Bay. Chinstrap Penguins. Blocked in by the ice. Neat photo of a mountain reflection.

1/7/2014 - Here's the USS Harry S. Truman AIMD Team. The Maintenance Officer is CDR Flores (1520), the AMO is LCDR Borden (6330) and the MMCO is LCDR Mulhern(1520). 

12/18/2013 - Just after his retirement, Tim Matthews travelled to Patagonia where he and Beth hiked over 100 miles in the rugged mountains. Here they are overlooking a glacial lake. More photos:

12/15/2013 - Dennis Baker recently had a well-attended book signing for his recently published "Restless Hearts", which is a book for veterans and active duty military from all services. It’s a fictional novel that follows five fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who are rewarded with the gift of returning home to find closure in their lives. "Restless Hearts" will captivate your heart and allow you to spend the day with characters that were given the names of real fallen heroes. It’s an easy read that will make you cry and cheer to the end. The publisher is working to stock it in the 12,000 military exchanges. Dennis’ book is endorsed by General Snowden, the oldest surviving Marine Officer who fought on Iwo Jima, Korea, and Vietnam as well as Admiral James H. Flatley, recipient of the Navy's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. The book is available at, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, and

12/6/2013 - Here's AMO Class 14-020. Back Row: From L to R: ENS Via, 2ndLt Walker, LTJG Sasko, 2ndLt Campos, ENS Britten, ENS Bent, ENS Ivasyuk, ENS Jasinski, ENS Biddle, 2ndLt Marks, ENS Osvath. Middle Row: From L to R: ENS Reyes, 2ndLt Coughlin, LTJG Merrill, LTJG Spinazzola, ENS May, ENS McCurdy. Front Row: From L to R: ENS Wallace, LT Adamek, ENS Forero, ENS Dubois, ENS Coons.

12/3/2013 - Here are the AIMD Officers from USS TR standing in front of the future of naval aviation: CWO3 Chad Vance, LT Riley Swinney, LCDR Kevin Bittle, CDR Steve Leehe, LCDR Chris Crider, LT Tim Maine, LT Aaron Shipman and LT Shannon Keuss

11/18/2013 - Last August the 19th, Carl Hink's pinning ceremony was held with great style.  Carl chartered a fishing boat from the Solomons Island Rec Center and headed out for some Rockfish (with some moderate success).  They even sailed via a BBQ place and picked up stores for the cruise. Fred Hepler did the pinning honors for Carl and called Carl's wife up front and put an Admiral's star on her collar, because women are always the boss.   In the group photo, from left to right pictured are:  CDR Lee Grubs, Sandy and Captain Fred Hepler, CDR Carl and Kathryn Hink, CDR Marilee Pike, Major Dominic Ewers, Captain Trent DeMoss, and LT Orlando White.    Here is a shot of Fred administering the oath

11/18/2013 - Here are some photos from REAGAN's most recent operations with CVW-2. FIXO (Mike Morgan), SUPPO (Brian Ginnane), CAGMO (Chris Grimes). FIXO (Mike Morgan), FLAGMO (Gene Santiago), CAGMO (Chris Grimes). .

11/13/2013 - Pictures from RDML Matthews retirement ceremony. RDML Matthews receives Distinguished Service Medal from VADM Philip Cullom, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics. With the certificate. Here he is being piped aboard, and here's the beautiful shadow box.

11/9/2013 - CDR Bobby Savanh relieves CDR Allen Blaxton as Officer in Charge, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Detachment Point Mugu during the Change of Charge ceremony on 7 Nov, 2013

11/9/2013 - Here's Joel Hawk, who used to wear his hair high and tight. The photo was taken below the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain just outside of San Bernardino.

11/4/2013 - Here are the current USS Harry S Truman AIMD Officers, all of which happen to be  Mustang Officers.  On Mustang Sundays, they all wear their blue Mustang jersey.  From Left to Right:  LT Fisher (QAO/1520), LTJG Anderson (IM4/1520), LT Boswell (IM3, LDO), CDR Flores (AIMDO, 1520),  LCDR Mulhern (MMCO, 1520), CWO2 Reeves (TECHWO, CWO), ENS Brinkley (IM2, LDO) and LCDR Borden (AMO, LDO).

10/24/2013 - Here is the GHWB AIMD Leadership following an All Hands Call, Re-enlistments, and Q&A session by CNO and MCPON onboard CVN 77, 14S Norfolk. L-R: AFCM David Tracy (MMCPO), LTJG Andy Rittenhouse (QAO/CPI; not pictured), LTJG Art Nagorniuk (IM-2), LCDR Eric Finney (MMCO), CDR Grady Duffey (MO), LCDR Jim Gault (AMO), LT Rob Boase (IM-3), CWO2 Tim Wheeler (Tech WO), LT Stephanie Knight (IM-4), AVCM Mike Moncus (DLCPO)

10/14/2013 - Here's RDML Matthews and Captain Kim Schulz just after her promotion to her new rank on 1 October.

10/2/2013 - Tom Vandenberg retired on 5 October and will soon head south on SV Spiced Rhumb, their 36 foot Bavaria sailboat.  TV's timing is to leave in company with his brother who has done the Intracoastal Waterway seven or eight times and to spend most of the winter in the south where he will see if he can fit the boat through the Obeechobee Waterway to Ft Myers, then south to Key West and back up the east coast as it gets warmer next spring.


10/2/2013 - Karl Neeb has an impressive solar panel array at his house in Tennessee. That's Karl with some produce from his garden in the photo.

9/16/2013 - Here's the AIMD team aboard USS Truman. Left to Right:  CWO2 Chris Reeves (TECHWO), LT Rick Boswell (IM3), LCDR Mike Mulhern (MMCO), LT Charlie Daniels (QAO), CDR Ramiro Flores (AIMDO), LTJG Rebecca Anderson (IM4), ENS Brian Brinkley (IM2), LCDR Kelly Borden (AMO).

9/14/2013 - Last year, Doc Savage had the honor of swearing in his granddaughter at VMI. She is is currently deployed in WestPac on USS Boxer (LHD-4), as 2nd Div officer with the deck-apes. Once qual'd as a SWO, she'll be off to nuke training, heading for subs.

9/11/2013 - Here is the September 2013 AMO School NAMP Indoctrination class. Back row L to R: LTJG Gunter, LTJG Calvitto, ENS Haber, ENS Lee, LTJG Welborn, ENS Nist, ENS Donovan. Front row L to R: ENS Wade, ENS Robinson, LT Schrupp, LT Hilgenfeld, LT Poland, ENS Nelson, ENS Marcantonio.

And here are the Pensacola area 1520s. L to R: Capt Massey (CO 33 MXG), LCDR Logan (OIC CNATT Det Milton), LT Bailey (AMO School Instructor), LT Curry (VFA-101 AMO), LCDR Tindell (CNATT Det Eglin OIC), Capt Hammond (XO CNATT)

9/10/2013 - Here are Terry Ford and Tony Kelly getting ready for the Redskins and Cowboys game. And now they're ready!

8/29/2013 - Dan Mathis is enjoying life in the wilds of Montana. Here's something he caught in his wolf trap last winter. And here's Dianne out on the trail.

8/19/2013 - Clay Massey received his PAMO pin on 19 August from CAPT Morley in PMA265's office.

8/19/2013 - Carl Hink heads back to Naples next month for his second tour in the Med. Here he is in Garmish in 2008 at a motorcycle rally.

8/9/2013 - On 7 August 2013, Jeff Chown turned over USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) AIMD to Grady Duffey. Here's the moment of relief and, with the passing of the brick, it really became official.

8/6/2013 - Here are the Stennis AIMD Officers under the carrier. LT Jesse Epp (IM-2), CWO2 Bob Fletcher, LCDR(sel) Lincoln Endecott (IM-4), LCDR Matt Scott (AMO), CDR Jim Belmont (FIXO), LCDR Gregg Russell (MMCO), LT Ben Besch (IM-3), LT Chaz Stamps (IM-4).

8/5/2013 - Mark Nieto took command of FRC WestPac on July 11th. Representatives from COMFRC, FRCWP, CFAF, DCMA Pacific, DCMA Japan, NAF Atsugi, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and several international MRO companies were in attendance. Here are a few photos: Mark assuming command from CDR Sanders. Mark and Norma. Cutting the cake.

8/1/2013 - On 19 July, Scott Gilpin took over as OIC, FRC MA Site New Orleans from CDR Tim Franklin. And in the same ceremony, Scott received his PAMO wings.

7/30/2013 - CORAL SEA (July 27, 2013) Capt. Neil Williams, assigned to Commander Task Force 70, assumes the con of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a replenishment-at-sea while visiting the ship in support of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.

7/16/2013 - Here are the inbound Bush and Truman AIMDOs: Grady Duffy and Flo Flores after three days of training and review at CNAL, Norfolk, VA.

6/28/2013 - The Officers of AIMD, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). From L to R: LT Shawn Marlowe (IM-3 DIVO), LCDR Eric Finney (MMCO), CDR Jeff Chown (MO), LCDR Jim Gault (AMO), LTJG Art Nagorniuk (QAO), CWO2 Tim Wheeler (TECH WO), LT Tim Deal (IM-2 DIVO), LT Rob Boase (IM-4 DIVO)

6/26/2013 - Here's a photo of Louise and Fred Braman kayaking on a lake at the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand's south island during a trip to the Australian Open and New Zealand.

6/26/2013 - Here is Mike Romero as Shuttle Pilot alongside his Mission Commander (and 11 year old grandson "Pappy") in a Shuttle simulator during Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Despite landing wheels up with the payload bay doors still open, Mike's entire crew of seven walked away without a scratch!!

6/26/2013 - Here is photo of LT Chris Medford receiving his PAMO Wings from CAPT Grieco (CO CVN-71), using his Father's, CDR Rusty Medford (Ret), warfare device.

6/26/2013 - Tony Kelly and Mike Morgan recently got together aboard USS Ronald Reagan.

6/26/2013 - Here's Cathy and Dave Mozgala relaxing after a tough day of walking on European cobblestones in Estonia, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

6/8/2013 - LT Aaron Ship of AIMD, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) was awarded the Class of '71 Ethical Character in Leadership Award. The award is presented annually by former Class of '71 Officers to the junior officer who most exemplifies exceptional ethical leadership, pride, professionalism, and dedication to duty.

Photo 1 (L to R): CAPT Longworth (Ret), CAPT Tennant (Ret), LT Shipman, CAPT Grieco (CVN-71 CO) and CAPT Colombo (CVN-71 XO). Photo 2 (L to R): LT Riley Sweeney (IM4), CAPT Longworth (Ret), LCDR Kevin Bittle (AMO), LT Shannon Keuss (IM2), LT Chris Medford (QAO), LCDR Scott Porter (MMCO), CAPT Tennant (Ret), LT Aaron Shipman (IM3), CDR Steve Leehe (MO), CWO5 Lou Quiroga (IM3A), CWO3 Chad Vance (IM3A), CAPT Grieco (CVN-71 CO).

5/28/2013 - Here's LCDR Jose "Marty" Martinez with DCMA Director Charles E. Williams Jr. Marty is currently on a 9-month IA tour in Kuwait in support of CCAS.

5/13/2013 - Here are some pictures from AIMD's Birthday celebration onboard USS RONALD REAGAN. The Cake. Mike Morgan, FIXO, handing out coins. Another coin. The CO with AIMD's youngest and oldest sailors.

5/9/2013 - CDR Wes Joshway reaches an AMDO milestone for having posted his “1,000th picture on the AMDO website”.  CDR Wes Joshway had the unique opportunity to visit USS Carl Vinson to attend VAW-116’s Change of Command and visit with his daughter who is assigned to the CSG-1 Staff.  Pictured L-R:  CDR Paul Choate (AIMD MO), LCDR Al Palmer (CAGMO),  CDR Wes Joshway (ACCLOGWING MO) and LCDR Sly Pfarr (AIMD AMO).  Number #1,001 is CDR Joshway pictured with his daughter Joshlynn.

5/9/2013 - Through the hard work of retired AMDO Harry King, the AMDO placque along with the Virg Lemmon placque are now prominently displayed in the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. Here's Harry with the placques. Here we are!. The wall.

5/2/2013 - Here's a shot of the PAIMDO Class of 2013 during their visit to USS GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN 77). L to R: CDR Rex Burkett (Prospective XO, 33 MXS) CDR Mike Barriere (PMO, CVN 76) CDR Bret Bishop (Prospective OIC, FRCMA Site Norfolk) LCDR Ramiro Flores (PMO, CVN 75) CDR Matt Wilcox (PMO, CVN 71) CDR Grady Duffey (PMO, CVN 77) CAPT Kennedy, CNAF N423. And here's a rare gathering of CVN 77 AIMD Officers past, present, and future: CDR Chris Couch, CDR Jeff Chown, and CDR Grady Duffey

4/26/2013 - Here's AMO School class 13-040 that graduated on 7 March 2013.

4/14/2013 - Here's the Stennis Triad: FIXO - CDR Jim Belmont, SUPPO - CDR Dan Davidson, CAGMO - LCDR Paul Rock (LDO). And here's the AMCR and Triad Team.

4/12/2013 - Here's AIMD, USS John C. Stennis and here are the AIMD Officers. From L to R: LT Chaz Stamps IM-4(LDO), CWO2 Bob Fletcher IM3A, LT Ben Besch IM-3(LDO), LCDR Matt Scott AMO, CDR Jim Belmont AIMDO, LCDR Gregg Russell MMCO, LT Lincoln Endecott IM-2 and LT Jesse Epp QAO.

4/12/2013 - AMDOs enjoying lunch at the Norfolk O’club:  CDR Couch (AIRLANT), CDR Washburn (FRC Norfolk OIC), CDR Lapacek (CVN-72 MO), CDR Harvey (CVN-75 MO), CDR Kelly (CVN-65 MO), CDR Chown (CVN-77 MO), CDR Leehe (CVN-71 MO).

4/11/2013 - Here are photos of Gloria Ewing receiving her LT bars from CDR Mike Morgan, CVN-76 FIXO. The oath of office and the new LT bars.

4/3/2013 - Here is Becky Bujaki receiving her PAMO pin from the Commanding Officer of MALS-24, LtCol Edwin Ray Rich at MCBH. Becky says that its very cool to be in a Marine Command and letting the CO pin her.

3/28/2013 - Here is LT James Bailey, CVN-65, receiving his PAMO pin from Tony Kelly, AIMDO. Congratulations, James.

3/20/2013 - Here is LCDR Terry Mejos, FRC WESTPAC Production Officer, receiving his PAMO pin from Mark Nieto. Terry was actually pinned by his daughters Camille and Cailene. Here's another nice family photo.

3/19/2013 - Proud Father: CDR Dave Ferreira commissioned son David Jr after completion of OCS in Newport Rhode Island on March 8th 2013. Family Photo of the Ferreira’s: Left to right - Julie, David Jr., Joanne and Dad.

3/1/2013 - On 27 February, RDML Matthews pinned the PAMO wings on Bernard Calamug. Here's the certificate. And here's the tasty cake.

3/1/2013 - Marty and Nancy Reagan just returned from a 30-day tour of Australia and New Zealand. Here they are in front of the Sydney Opera House and here they are amid the beautiful Southern Alps in New Zealand.

3/1/2013 - Joe Byers has been designated as Picatinny Arsenal's G2 Range Safety Officer and 20 February was his 3rd Live Fire event. Joe notes that it is interesting that the Army has a prior Navy Officer coordinating Army weapon shoots. Here is a photo taken during the PM Soldier Weapons Live Fire event with Ms Amanda Simpson (Special Asst to Sec Army for Technology, Acquisition, Logistics Programs). Checking scores. The weapons fired were the M26 Shotgun, XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Weapon, M4A1 Carbine, and their newest LSAT (Light Weight Machine Gun).

3/1/2013 - Here's Mike & Nancy Romero on the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado in February. Not the ideal time of year to be sightseeing, but they had just completed training in Colorado Springs for a service dog that their grandson just got. It's a peanut sniffing dog which can help save his life.

3/1/2013 - Here are the 1520 and 6330 Greenshirts (past and present) who attended PMQ-301 at DAU Mid-Atlantic, 4 - 15FEB 2013. From L-R: Duane Mallicoat, Rick Rivera, Drew Rutherford, Joe Holt, Rob Vohrer, Carl Hink, Branton Joaquin, Scott Brown (6330), Chris Crider (6330) and Grady Duffey.

3/1/2013 - On February 2, Norm Blinn's daughter Chris retired after 4 years active and 26 years reserve duty. She was an AMS and retired as an AFCM. Her last squadron was VR-53, based at NAF Andrews, flying C-130s. The picture has three generations of Blinn’s; Norm, Chris and Stephen (Norm's grandson) who is a Marine MP and combat dog handler. He’s assigned to the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA, slated for deployment to Afghanistan  in late spring/early summer. The three Blinns have tallied 63 years of naval service!

3/1/2013 - This past December AMO School class 13-020 took a field trip down to Eglin AFB to see the JSF and to meet with CAPT Massey and CDR Tessier. In no particular order are LCDR Logan, LCDR Bornino, LCDR Walker, CAPT Leonard, ENS Curtis, 1STLT Fletcher, ENS Gagnon, ENS Greene, 2nd LT Hoffman, 2nd LT Kuhn, LTJG Lewis, LT Lindeke, ENS Miller, ENS Spencer, 2nd LT Wagner, and MSgt Marshall. And here's Joel Tessier giving the students a brief on the JSF.

1/2/2013 - Here's Jerry Branum and Wanda celebrating Christmas at the Four Seasons Reforma in Mexico City.

12/17/2012 - Here are the USS Truman AIMD Officers in front of the X-47-B during it's recent CV demonstration. Photo 1 - L to R: CDR Harvey (MO), LCDR Mulhern (MMCO), LT Curry (IM2/4 DIVO), LT Boswell (QAO), LCDR Borden (AMO). Photo 2 - L to R: LCDR Mulhern (MMCO), CDR Harvey (MO),  LT Curry (IM2/4 DIVO), LCDR Borden (AMO), LT Boswell (AMO).

12/5/2012 - Here are some photos taken just before USS RONALD REAGAN undocked on November 2nd. The first photo is the entire department minus the SE detachment in San Diego. The second photo is the AIMD Officers. Listed from left to right: LTJG Gloria Ewing (IM-2), LT Kevin Duncan (QAO), LCDR Bob Pinski (AMO), CDR Mike Morgan (FIXO), LCDR Ray Hanna (MMCO), LT Jared Mauldin (IM-3). Not present were CWO2 Lee (TECWO) & LT Prenatt (IM-4). The third photo is Mike Morgan posing at the bow of the ship.

12/2/2012 - Along with Roy Strawhun (retired NAVAIR GS-15), here's Tony Kelly at USS Enterprise's decomissioning on December 1, 2012. And here's a photo of four former Big E AIMDOs: CAPT(ret) Dave Mozgala ('83-85), CAPT Neil Williams ('03-05), CDR Anthony Kelly ('11-present), RDML(ret) Mike Bachmann ('87-89). Here's Kathy and Dave Mozgala at the ceremony.

12/1/2012 - Cal Colvin recently had some nice success fishing.

11/14/2012 - USS George Washington is wrapping up their deployment and had occasion to have a small get together while in Manilla, Phillippines. From left to right: LCDR Holly Falconieri, ENS Jonathan Brown, LT Thomas Miyano, LCDR Rich Augullana, CAPT Neil Williams, ENS Mike Beaver, LTJG Matt Purvis, LT Chris Daniels, CDR Matt Webber, LTJG Barry Smith.

11/10/2012 - Here's some shots of Tom Snyder and his glider from a couple of unusual perspectives: turning to final and on final.

10/30/2012 - Today, LCDR Rex Puentespina and LCDR Jerry Lewis (both of CNAP/N422) were awarded their PAMO wings by CAPT Terrence Hammond (N422).

10/26/2012 - Here's CAPT Neil Williams, Assistant Chief of Staff for Maintenance & Logistics (N4), Carrier Strike Group FIVE/Task Force SEVENTY with the Honorable Ray Maybus, Secretary of the Navy, at a reception onboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a recent port visit to Manila, Republic of the Philippines.

10/24/2012 - Here are the Stennis AIMD Officers showing their support for Breast Cancer awareness month.  Pictured from left to right are: LT Ben Besch (6330), CWO2 Bob Fletcher, LT Bob Wainscott (1520), CDR Jim Belmont (1520), LT Lincoln Endecott (1520), LCDR Matt Scott (1520) and LCDR Gregg Russell (1520).  

10/13/2012 - Here's some shots from the Big E as she makes her last transit of the Suez Canal.

10/13/2012 - Nancy and Marty Reagan recently completed two back-to-back Med cruises visiting many of the same ports he saw on FDR and JFK. Here's a neat before-and-after shot taken at the exact same spot atop the Acropolis in Athens where 40 years ago, then CDR Jack Fetterman, Marty's CO, promoted him to LT.

10/3/2012 - Here's a photo of all the COMFRC COs and XOs who gathered in Whidbey Island for CDR Shultz and CDR Lee's CoC on 2 October.

9/19/2012 - Here's Rich Lorentzen and his son,MIDN 4/C Everett Lorentzen during Plebe's Parent Weekend at the US Naval Academy on Aug 29 2012. And here's a family photo.

8/28/2012 - Here are a few photos from the FRC West Change of Command where CDR Russ Dickison relieved CDR Steve Crawmer on 9 Aug 2012. Here is a photo of the AIMD Lemoore/FRC West OIC/CO's past and present. From left to right: CAPT John Kemna, CDR Steve Crawmer, RDML CJ Jaynes, CDR Russ Dickison, and CAPT Lance Massey. Here's the new CO. Here's Admiral Jaynes presenting CDR Crawmer with his end of tour MSM. And here's the outgoing CO making his comments.

8/24/2012 - Rear Adm. Jeffrey Penfield (left) presents Cmdr. Jerry Brown, the officer in charge of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Detachment Jacksonville, with the Capt. Virgil Lemmon Award for excellence in aviation maintenance June 26. The award recognizes aviation maintenance officers who have made the most significant contributions to the aviation maintenance and logistics fields during the year. (U.S. Navy photo by Victor Pitts/Released)"

8/13/2012 - Photos from RDML Jaynes' promotion ceremony and teh COMFRC Change of Command ceremony on 6 August:

8/10/2012 - Here's a shot from Mike Beaulieu's Change of Command when he took over DCMA Aircraft Propulsion Operations in Lynn, MA on 23 July onboard the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor .

8/6/2012 - Here's the AIMD Officers of the Big E: LCDR Taylor (MMCO), LTJG Yeiser (QAO), CWO3 Howard (Avionics Officer), LCDR Reyman (AMO), CDR Kelly (MO), LT Bailey (IM2), LT Schrock (IM3), LTJG Oneal (IM4)

Action shot of the Big E Triad: LCDR Taylor (MMCO) handles the pressure well.  CDR Kelly, CDR Morse, LCDR Sanchez.

7/26/2012 - CNAFR/Deputy CNAF-CNAP, RDML John Sadler presided over John Pasch's retirement ceremony on 20 July at NSA Norfolk.

7/4/2012 - Congrats to Frank Smith on his new position as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the new National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center. The National Cultural Heriage Tourism Center is a projet of the Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, focused on bringing more African American culture into the tourism industry. Currently based in Florida, the project hopes to solicit information from other communities across the nation about destinations of cultural significance to black tourists.

7/2/2012 - Here's Bob & Cindi Moeller all dressed up on the Alaska cruise they just completed with Bob's USNA company-mates.

6/28/2012 - Here is the 2012 PAIMDO class. L to R: Capt Kelly, CDR(s) Savanh, CDR Morgan, CDR Leehe, CDR Dall, Capt Kennedy, CDR(s) Montes, CDR(s) Vondrak, CDR Washburn, RDML Matthews. Here's Bret Washburn receiving the PAOZZ Award from Mike Kelly. And here's a photo of AMO School OICs and Instructors Past and Present - from left to right - CDR Schneider - former OIC, CDR(s) Savanh - former instructor, LCDR Logan - current OIC, LCDR Bornino - current director, and CDR Washburn - former instructor.

This year's PAIMDO class left behind an autographed poster of the recently-signed-out NAMP.

6/28/2012 - Here is a page from the Whiting Tower that includes our newest AMDOs and 6002s pictured with RDML(s) Jaynes.

And here is a photo of AMO school class 12-060 that graduated on 21 June. Starting from the front left are: Front row: LCDR Bornino, ENS Mathe, RDML(s) Jaynes, LTJG Porterfield, ENS Borjaortega, LCDR Logan; Center row: ENS Garcia, ENS Higginbotham, LT Reid, ENS Stadil, ENS Delisio, LTJG Shamrell, CDR Tessier; Back row: ENS Krztonpresson, LT Bauman, CDR Schneider, CDR McCurdy, CAPT Massey.

6/20/2012 - LT Will Judd from FRC WESTPAC was the recipient of the CNO Nechvatal Award for 2011 and he received his plaque from CNAF today. Pictured are Will with FRCWP CO, CDR Wes Sanders, and the XO, CDR Mark Nieto.

6/11/2012 - Here's the group from PAIMDO 2012. L to R: CAPT(ret) Will Ainsworth (towards the back), CAPT Terry Hammond, CDR Nate Schneider, CDR Tom Dall, CAPT Rich Lorentzen, CDR(s) Joe Montes, CDR(s) Dave Vondrak, CDR Mike Morgan, VADM Al Myers, CAPT Chris Kennedy, CDR Steve Leehe, CAPT Terry Burt, CDR Bret Washburn, CAPT Mike Kelly, CDR Jackie Lapacek and CDR(s) Bobby Savanh.

And here's CNAF, VADM Myers, down in the classroom signing out the latest version of the NAMP.

6/7/2012 - Fred Braman is currently on an extended sail of the Bahamas islands aboard his boat, Rhombus. Here he is at Pete's Bar, one of the most famous watering holes in Abaco.

6/1/2012 - Several bicyclists including Captain Rob Caldwell (front row, third from right), CO, FRC Southeast, his wife Laura (second row, behind CAPT Caldwell), CDR Jerry "Buster" Brown, LT Manny Sachez (LDO) (both front row center) pose with Team Navy JAX at the start of the 2012 Tour de Cure May 19. The ride raises funds to support the American Diabetes Association's important research, information and advocacy efforts. The group raised more than $10,000. (Photo courtesy Miriam Gallet, NAS JAX)

5/31/2012 - Here are the Maintenance Officers from Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Jacksonville. Left to Right: LT Mark Laney (600), LTjg Victor Veguilla (900), LT Shannon Thompson (AOIC), LT Manny Sanchez (MMCO), CDR Jerry "Buster" Brown (OIC), LT Michelle Higingbotham (QAO), CWO3 Keith Turnipseed (Gunner), CWO5 Larry Eminger (AIRSpeed/Business Office), LT Jim Rorer (500/800), Mr. Wade Emmons (CISSP). Not pictured CWO3 Toni Rand (400)

5/28/2012 - Nancy & Marty Reaganjust returned from a neat two-week adventure in Peru and Ecuador. Here they are at Machu Picchu, an Inca village high in the Andes, and here they are in the Galapagos Islands walking amid a sea lion colony.

5/10/2012 - Here is Vince Scott receiving an award from Janet Napolitano during a ceremony in which he was recognized for superior achievement in the management of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Efficiency Review Rrogram within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

5/8/2012 - Here is the AMDO contingent at "NAS" Eglin standing up the JSF. Left to right: CDR Joel “Joker” Tessier, Commander, 33MXS; CAPT Lance “LEM” Massey, Deputy Commander, 33MXG; LCDR Ramiro “Flo’” Flores, VFA-101 Grim Reaper Maintenance Officer; and LCDR Derek “Sleeves” Tindell, CNATT Det Eglin Training Officer.

4/21/2012 - Here are Lorrie and Karl Neeb enjoying retirement in Tennessee.

4/20/2012 - Here is Jim Rorer who is on an IA in Germany from FRC SE. Jim is in the back row second from the right, (big smile). Of note, that is a piece of the Berlin wall behind the group.

4/6/2012 - Here is Marty and Nancy Reagan at Canyonlands National Park, one of several they visited during their recent trip out west to the breathtakingly beautiful Southern Utah National Parks.

4/4/2012 - Here's Lt Krystyna Shudy receiving her PAMO wings from Capt Art Pruett recently.

3/22/2012 - Here are the 6 March 2012 AMO school graduates: ENS Perez - 1520, ENS Whitford - 1527, ENS Espinoza - 1520, and Ensign Burnham - 1515.

2/26/2012 - Wes Joshway, USS Abraham Lincoln MO, and John Soracco, Lincoln SUPPO, have proof that they did in fact transfer all retrograde back to USNS Charles  Drew (T-AKE-10).  Here's four photos showing how they did it: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 4.

2/19/2012 - Here are a couple of photos from USS Nimitz AIMD's dining out. In this group shot are LT Tzu Chen,  CDR Rick Braunbeck, LT Jeff Tomaszewski, LCDR Joe Hidalgo, and LT Tommy Tong. And here's a photo of Joe, Tzu and Tommy with Medal of Honor recipient Army Colonel (ret) Bruce Perry Crandall.

2/6/2012 - Marty Reagan and Rich Minter, with wives Nancy and Helen, met for dinner in Melbourne, FL at Meg O'Malley's Irish Pub this evening. It was 35 years ago that Marty relieved Rich as IM-1 aboard USS John F. Kennedy.

2/1/2012 - Here's Mark Logan after his pinning with his wife, Rebecca, youngest son Cole, Skipper Schulz and RDML Penfield (COMFRC).

1/25/2012 - Tony Kelly got to meet SECDEF aboard Enterprise recently.

1/23/2012 - The CVN-74/CVW-9 Triad recently hosted the CVN-70/CVW-17 Triad onboard STENNIS.  From left:  LCDR Al Palmer, CVW-17 CAGMO; LCDR Ken Lookabaugh, CVW-9 CAGMO; CDR Mike McCurdy, CVIN MO; CDR Flash Gorton, JCS FIXO; CDR Kristen Fabry, JCS SUPPO; CDR Frank Nevarez, CVIN SUPPO.

1/23/2012 - Here's the USS Abraham Lincoln AIMD. And here are the Lincoln AIMD officers for the 2011-2012 7th Fleet, 5th Fleet (OEF), 6th Fleet, and FFC (2nd Fleet) Cruise: (L to R) LT Jamie Castro (QAO), LTJG Rich Duchnowski (IM2), LCDR Bill White (MMCO), CDR Wes Joshway (MO), LCDR BJ Moore (AMO), LTJG Heather Bliss (IM4), LT Phil Zamarripa, and CWO5 Mike Guertin (AVO). And here's a shot of the Wes, the MO, on a fork lift . Yes, he does have a license!

1/14/2012 - CNO recently visited USS Enterprise and got up close and personal with AIMDO CDR Tony Kelly and some of his crew. Here's CNO with Tony and IM-4. Here's CNO, Tony and AT1 Alston (CVN-65 SOY). Here's CNO, Tony and CWO2 Howard giving CNO a brief on GCUs. Here's CNO becoming familiar with the GCU. Here's CNO, Tony and AE1 Karriker (Shop 2 LPO). Here's CNO and Tony.

1/12/2012 - Here's the CVN-72 AIMD Greenshirts in Pattaya, Thailand: (L to R) LCDR BJ Moore (AMO), LCDR Bill White (MMCO),  CDR Wes Joshway (MO), CWO5 Mike Guertin (AVO), and LT Jamie Castro (QAO).

12/13/2011 - Here are the Pensacola area 1520s with RDML(s) Jaynes on 29 November 2011 following lunch/brief at the Cubi Café inside the Naval Aviation Museum. Pictured from left to right is LT Mike Marino, LT James Magin, CDR David Scalf, LCDR Vencent Logan, LT Sam Bornino, CAPT Kate Erb, RDML(s) C J Jaynes, Capt Lance Massey, Capt Terry Burt, CDR Joel Tessier, and LCDR Lane Cummins.

12/3/2011 - At the Seahawks field, here's Brian Leetch, Jim Belmont, and Mark Logan.

12/3/2011 - RDML(s) Jaynes came to the Pensacola area 29-30 November for an overview of training, primarily focused on JSF. She received briefs at CNATT and toured the A-School at Pensacola and JSF facilities at Eglin. Terry Burt took the opportunity to pull together former COs of CNATT and NAMTRA. Back row (L to R): Terry and Lynn Burt, CNATT XO Kate Erb and her husband Barry. Front row: Charlie Code, Terry Merritt, RDML(s) Jaynes, Gloria Smith, Frank Smith.

11/22/2011 - Here's Mark Nieto and Frank Bennett at the DoD Maintenance Symposium Awards Banquet last week in Ft. Worth, TX.

11/15/2011 - Here's a few pictures from Joel Tessier's Change of Command on 2 Nov 11 when he assumed command of the 33d Maintenance Squadron at Eglin AFB, FL. The 33rd is a joint IMA, made up of Airmen, Sailors, and Marines, supporting all three services operating F-35's at the F-35 Integrated Training Center, 33dFighter Wing. The ITC is the initial training site for all F-35 pilot and maintenance training for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The Navy FRS, VFA-101 Grim Reapers, will formally stand-up in April 2012, and eventually have 35 F-35Cs. The first photo (L to R): Col Mark Fluker, USAF, Commander, 33d Maintenance Group; LtCol Rod Webb, outgoing Commander, 33d Maintenance Squadron; Joel.

The second photo is Joel accepting the 33d Maintenance Squadron guideon from Col Fluker.

The third photo is Joel giving his remarks.

The fourth photo is AMDOs attending the ceremony (L to R): CAPT Fred Melnick, Vice Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers; CAPT Lance Massey, Deputy Commander, 33d Maintenance Group; me; CAPT Kate Erb, XO, CNATT; LCDR Ramiro Flores, AMO, VFA-101.

10/20/2011 - CAPT Chris Kennedy from AIRLANT recently visited CVN65 AIMD. From the left are: LT Bailey (IM-4), LTJG Yeiser (IM-3), LCDR Donaldson (MMCO), CDR Kelly (MO), CAPT Kennedy (CNAL N423), LT Landry (QAO) & ENS O'NEAL (IM2). And here's Chris receiving a brief on AECTS from CWO3(s) Howard (IM3A) and AE1 Karricker.

9/24/2011 - During AUTOTESTCON, the annual conference of the automatic testing industry, last week Marty Reagan was awarded the Frank McGinnis Award for "outstanding leadership, individual initiative and technical contributions in the field of automatic test....during a career". The award came with a beautiful trophy and a $2,000 prize.

9/16/2011 - Here's AMO School Class 11-080. No, its not your eyes - it was a bit humid that day. From left to right are LT Sam Bornino, AMO School, and Ensigns John T. Walters, and Ronald C. Oconnor.

8/16/2011 - Here are the John C Stennis Maintenance Warriors dressed in their Sunday best for brunch. From left to right (back row included): LCDR Rene Abadesco (MMCO), LT Bob Wainscott (IM-2), LT Ben Besch (IM-4), CDR Grant Gorton (FIXO), CWO2 Bob Fletcher (Tech WO), LT John Harris (IM-3), and LCDR Marc Farnsworth (AMO).

8/9/2011 - More photos from Capt Avgi Ioannidis' retirement ceremony:

8/9/2011 - Here's the PAIMDO 2011 class. From the right are: RDML(s) CJ Jaynes, AIR 6.0; CDR Tony Kelly (ENTERPRISE); CDR(s) Paul Choate (VINSON); CDR(s) Brett Ingle (FRCSW); CDR(s) Frank Bennett (NIMITZ); CDR(s) Darren Jones (EISENHOWER); CDR(s) Jim Belmont (STENNIS); CDR Art Harvey (TRUMAN); CDR(s) Jackie Lapacek (LINCOLN) CDR Jeff Chown (BUSH); and RDML Tim Matthews, OPNAV N43.

8/9/2011 - From USS George Bush, here's photos of all the ground officers with AIMDO Chris Couch and CAGMO Chris Haas out front, the Maintenance Officers, and the CVN-77 Gunners.

8/3/2011 - Here's a photo of RDML (Sel) Jaynes and Capt Avgi Ioannidis at her retirement ceremony on 1 August.

8/2/2011 - Here's a shot of the AIMDOs aboard Lincoln visiting with retired AMDO Fred Orton during the LA Navy Week Reception on the 29th of July onboard the ship. In the shot are LCDR BJ Moore, CDR Wes Joshway, Fred Orton, LTJG Heather Bliss, and LT Zap Zamarripa.

7/28/2011 - Here is John Larson and Robert "Gus" Gustafson from the PQM-301 held in Fredericksburg, VA in July 2011.

7/20/2011 - Steve Padron just completed a year at Ft McNair in Washington D.C. attending the Inter American Defense College (IADC) as the first 1520 to be accepted in the College's 50 year history. His class was composed of 55 senior Officers and Civilian officials from 16 nations throughout the Western hemisphere. Here are a few photos from Steve's year: the whole class, with Ex-presidente Uribe of Colombia, with the El Salvador Minister of Defense, enjoying a great time in Mexico, Steve's compadres.

7/14/2011 - Photographs from the Big E: Here's the Triad - (L-R) CDR Mark Nieto (AIMDO), CDR Pat O’Connor (SUPPO) and LCDR Ken “Pony” Sanchez (CAGMO). Here are the Enterprise AIMD officers: L-R MMCO LCDR Rich Donaldson; QAO LT Mike Landry; IM-2 ENS Jason O’Neal; MO CDR Mark Nieto; IM-4 LT James Bailey; IM-3 LTJG Kirt Yeiser; Avionics Warrant CWO2 Darryl Howard; AMO LCDR Matt Wilcox. And here's a great shot of the whole AIMD.

7/13/2011 - Here is a photo album from the June Aviation Maintenance Officers Symposium , virtually all taken by AT1 Ron Suzuki, of FRC Norfolk. This is a 5.6 meg PDF so it may take a minute or two to download depending on your connection speed - the best trick would be to right click and "save target as", then view it from your PC.

6/16/2011 - Here's a shot of the last four PMA260 Captains: Tom Vandenberg, George Kilian, Mike Belcher and Fred Hepler.

6/15/2011 - Here's some pix of AMDOs at the PMA260 Change of Command on 9 June:

6/15/2011 - Here are the Greenshirts at Capt Mike Belcher’s retirement luncheon in Pax River on 8 June: LCDR Ronnie Harper (LDO), CWO Ed Rickett, LCDR Joe Montez (AMDO), Jeff Llewellyn (CWO, Ret), CDR Bret Washburn (AMDO), CDR Jim Parrish (AMDO), Capt Fred Hepler (AMDO), Capt Mike Belcher (AMDO), Marty Reagan (Capt, AMDO, Ret), Tom Vandenberg (Capt, AMDO, Ret), Mike “Shoe” Mellor (CDR, AMDO, Ret), CDR Angel Bellido (AMDO), LCDR Francini Clemmons (AMDO), Bill Englehart (Capt, AMDO, Ret), LCDR Scott Levkulich (AMDO), George Kilian (Capt, AMDO, Ret), LCDR Rob Burgess (AMDO), Craig Davie (ATCS, Ret), Maj Ron Rostek (USMC).

6/3/2011 - Here's the AMO school graduating class of 3 June 2011. From L to R: LT Bornino, ENS Laggner, LT Blanchard (1525), LTJG Fleese, ENS Trady, CDR Chown. Not pictured is ENS Horner who had to depart the pattern early to prepare for an upcoming surge exercise.

5/27/2011 - Here's Maria Reyman and Ken Cameron enjoying a lovely spring in Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan where they are working for the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.

5/24/2011 - QUARTERLY LUNCHEON HELD ON NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND: The second-ever quarterly maintenance officer luncheon was held on 5 May 2011 at the Officer’s Club. More than thirty active and retired maintenance officers were in attendance to listen to Dr. Phil Smiley (Capt retired) speak about his time in the Navy. It was a great history lesson for the junior maintainers in the group and reminiscing for those more senior in the crowd. During his speech he gave out advice and pointers, such as, “I should have probably gone where the Admiral recommended instead of taking a different set of orders.” His comments repeatedly drew chuckles from the crowd. From there we all joined for lunch and then those who could make it headed over to VAQ 140 to see aircraft in mod and rework. The next luncheon is tentatively scheduled for the first week of August. Pictured is CWO5 Daryl Hagemann (VAQ 140) showing the repair taking place on an EA-6B strut to Mr. Phil Smiley, Mr. Joe Pittman, CDR Wes Joshway (CVN 72 MO) and AD2 Adam Herrick.

Anyone in the Great Northwest Region during that time, active or retired, should attend these luncheons. An announcement for the next one will be posted on the AMDO web page.

5/24/2011 - Last month, Nancy and Marty Reagan took a river boat cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium. It was very impressive, especially Amsterdam. This area should be on everyone's bucket list.

5/23/2011 - Here's the Officers of Big E AIMD on deployment in the 5th Fleet AOR. From L to R: LT Mike Landry (IM-3); ENS Jason O’Neal (QAO); LCDR Matt Wilcox (AMO); LCDR Rich Donaldson (MMCO); CDR Mark Nieto (MO); LT Alex Palomino (IM-2); CWO2 Darryl Howard (Avionics CWO); LTJG Kirt Yeiser (IM-4).

5/12/2011 - Here's Jane and Mike Kiem during their recent stay on Maui.

5/10/2011 - Here's TR AIMD in the Dry Dock. L to R are LTJG Chris Medford, IM-4, LTJG Tony Clark, QAO, LCDR Duane Dunivan, MMCO 6330, CDR Gerald Cook, MO, LCDR Tim Snowden, AMO, CWO4 Lou Quiroga, IM-3, and LT Richie Martinez, IM-2 6330. And here's a photo of the whole AIMD.

4/26/2011 - Here's the recently completed PQM Level II class in Huntsville, AL with Professor Ken Nicholas (retired AMDO) and Don Hartsell.

4/22/2011 - Winn Harris, see here in his Blue/Yellow RV-4, just earned his Formation Flying Wingman Certificate and hopes to be flying in an airshow or two soon.

3/25/2011 - Here's the AMO School graduating class of 4 March. From the left are LT Sam Bornino, Instructor, LT Trent Arnold, ENS Richard Legendre, ENS Jason Horowitz, ENS Kevin Blythe, ENS Brad Hamilton, LT Brandon Michaelis (1527), ENS Iain Dunkle, ENS Jonathan Brown, and CDR Jeff Chown, OIC.

3/15/2011 - Joe Byers' Pleasant Valley Energy was recently awarded the Global Humanitarian Leadership Award for the Village of Hope "Joe Dome" Project. Here's Joe with the very nice placque.

3/7/2011 - From USS Enterprise, here is LT Alex Palomino, IM-2 Officer, after getting his PAMO pin from the CO, CAPT Dee Mewbourne. And here's Alex being congratulated by AIMDO Mark Nieto.

2/22/2011 - Here are the graduates of the west coast PQM301 class this month: The instructors & students (L to R) retired 1520's Ron Burroughs & Marty Sherman, LT Rich Agullana & LCDR Joe Hidalgo.

2/18/2011 - Here's LT Marti Martinson, FRC NW, receiving his PAMO wings. Here he is with RDML Matthews and with his family.

2/17/2011 - Only one greenshirt in PQM301 this month. Here's John Larson and Steve Leehe.

1/21/2011 - Here are the Greenshirts taking PQM-301 in Norfolk in January 2011. Left to right are Rich Fairchild, Jeff Chown, John Larson, Mike Corrigan and Fitz Britton.

1/19/2011 - Last November & December, Vince Scott went on a DoD IG deployment to Afghanistan. Vince looks good in that body armor!

1/16/2011 - JC Harding just turned 50. Here's proof. Is that a racing wheelchair??

1/9/2011 - Here is CDR Hump Lee's team aboard USS Ronald Reagan: From L-R; ASCM Roland Santos, LT Dennis Narlock (6330), LT Will Gray (1520), LCDR Darren Wright (1520), CDR Hump Lee (1520), LCDR Grady Duffey (1520), LT Charles Scarcello (1520), LTJG Dewayne Irvin (6332), AFCM Kurt Schweiger, CWO3 Johnnie Perry (7381).  

12/30/2010 - CAPT Neil Williams points out significant events in Navy uniform history against the backdrop of a board which captures the chronology of Naval Aviation. In 1917, the Navy introduced a distinctive working uniform for Naval Aviation personnel. In 2010, as the Navy prepares to celebrate the Centennial of Naval Aviation, this uniform was today removed as an optional item and is no longer authorized for wear.

12/27/10 - Kathy and Dave Mozgala recently cruised from the states to Hawaii. While there, they got to see the Kilauea Volcano up close.

12/14/10 - Here's the December 2010 AMO School graduating class:

Front row L to R: LT Sam Bornino (instructor), ENS Phillip Martinez (1527), ENS Andrejs Rittenhouse (1520), LT Kenneth Lake (1527), ENS Lawerence Schuman (1520), LT Cheryll Rissin (Instructor/1525 - happened to be drilling this day).

Back Row L to R: CDR Jeff Chown (OIC), ENS Samantha Brogger (1520), ENS Gregory Jones (1520), ENS Matthew Dale (1520), ENS Paul Novess (1520), ENS Timothy Mosso, Honor Grad ENS Aaron Burdt (1520).

12/12/10 - Some pictures from the 2010 Strike Fighter Atlantic Ball:

12/11/10 - Here's USS Abraham Lincoln's Heather Bliss with SECDEF.

12/11/10 - Mike Romero took his grandkids to Disneyworld last month. Here's Mike with Nancy, and here he is loving life on a Segway seeing the park.

11/19/10 - Here's a shot of retired AMDO RADM Don Eaton in his photo studio in Paso Robles, CA. Check Don's website at

10/28/10 - Here's the Greenshirts in the October 2010 PQM-301 class held in Stafford, VA.  Left to right are Joe Montes, Carl Nolte, John Larson, and James Wojtowicz.

10/13/10 - Here's the Greenshirts who graduated from PQM-301 at Hanscom AFB, MA in September.  Left to right are Mike Barrier, Tom Dall, and James Chisholm.

10/5/10 - Here's some PAMO pinning shots from FRC-SW (Pt Mugu). LT Todd Nelson (6330) receives his PAMO designation from CDR Eric Simon. LT Eric Glover (1520) receives his PAMO designation from CDR Eric Simon. LT Nelson, CDR Simon, and LT Glover.

9/27/10 - During the PAIMDO conference a few months back Mike Kelly, Mike Zarkowski, Hump Lee, and Rick Braunbeck met a very nice aviation artist named Merana Cadorette during a reception at the I-Bar for the American Society of Aviation Artists. She made a watercolor of a photo she shot of the four AMDOs that evening. They each got a print, and there is another copy that hangs in the I-Bar today. You can see a movie of the painting as it comes to life here on YouTube. If you can't get to YouTube, you can access the movie from her website (left side of the page, video entitled Steps in painting a watercolor "Off Duty at the I-Bar").

9/27/10 - Dave Mozgala participated in an Honor Flight taking WW II veterant to Washington DC to see the memorials and meet dignitaries. Here are a few photos. Dave will describe the experience in the upcoming winter edition of the AMDO Association Newsletter.

9/25/10 - Here's the Triad from USS Abraham Lincoln, and the AIMD officers during OEF and OND.

9/25/10 - Nancy and Marty Reagan had a fine time at Disneyworld last week following some work-related duty at a technical conference called AUTOTESTCON.

9/24/10 - Dean Merrill (middle right) deployed to Iraq in August with a LMI team of 8 logistics SMEs. The 12-month task involves direct support for United States Forces - Iraq and the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Interior to develop equipment sustainment capabilities for Iraq. Dean is working on Acquisition & Project Management Education and Training. He has also been assigned on-site team leader duties and he is considering extending his 6-month tour for a second 6 months. thanks to Dave Cutter.

9/23/10 - Dave Mozgala built a neat P-2V whirlygig for his father's 88th birthday. Dave's Dad, an ADRC, served in two P-2V squadrons at NAS Brunswick, ME and was a TBM torpedo bomber plane captain aboard USS RANGER (CV-4) in WW II.

9/23/10 - Tony Kelly and his wife Diana took in the Tailhook Convention this year in Reno. Here's T-bone chatting with a WWII aviator, the legendary RADM "Jig Dog" Ramage. While in Reno, Tony managed to get in a glider flight. Launch 'em.

9/8/10 - Here's the AMDO grads of the Level III PQM-301 course on 3 Sept 2010 at the Graduate University of Mary Washington in Stafford, VA. From left to right, CDR Angel Bellido, John Larson, CDR, USN, Ret. (Professor), and LCDR Victor Feal.

9/1/10 - Here's a photo of AIMD USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) taken during their 2010 cruise. That's AIMDO Duane Decker front and center.

8/24/10 - Thanks to Art, here's more photos from RADM Bachmann's retirement and change of command:

8/24/10 - Here's some shots from Truman

8/15/10 - Here's some photos from RADM Bachmann's retirement ceremony on 6 August:

7/29/10 - Last week, FRC leaders climbed Mt Fuji. L to R are Capt Fred Melnick, CO FRCSW; Col Scott Loch, CO FRCE; Capt Paul Sohl, CO FRCSE; CDR Chuck Stuart, CO FRCWP; and RDML Tim Matthews. The phrase of the day was "Don't underestimate a 12,000 ft mountain!". A group shot. An FRC 'coin' among the others at the top of the mountain.

7/23/10 - Here are the Greenshirts in this month's PQM-301 class. Left to right: Juan Varela, John Larson, Jose "Marty" Martinez.

6/29/10 - Here are some shots from CAPT Avgi Ioannidis' award ceremony held on 25 June:

6/20/10 - Here are the greenshirts present in the current PQM-301 class in California, MD.  From left to right are CDR (Ret) John Larson, CAPT Dave Randle, CDR Tom May, CDR Chris Wirth, LT Jeff Lake, LCDR Rob Burgess, CDR Marty Rumrill.

6/15/10 - Mike Keim just got back from a family trip to Austria and Germany. Here are Mike and Jane at Sconbrunn Palace in Vienna and here they are at Belvedere Palace.

6/4/10 - Here's AMO school class 10-060. First row from left to right: ENS Reid B. Wackerman, ENS Rebecca L. Anderson, ENS Jeffery C. Deutsch, and LT Sam Bornino of AMO school. Second row from left to right CDR(s) Jeff J. Chown, ENS Nicolas Taylor, ENS Aaron J. Ringle, and ENS Christopher A. Lamey.

5/27/10 - Here's LT Jerry Timog receiving his PAMO designation from CAPT Mike Newman, Commanding Officer, HSC-85.

5/18/10 - Here's LCDR Micah "Topper" Harley being pinned by RADM O'Hanlon on 21 May, and here he is getting the congratulatory handshake.

5/18/10 - Here's Tom Reed and Rick Trayner enjoying some time at Hilton Head.

5/3/10 - Here's a great shot of Al Ford with his new wife and best friend of six years, Marvina, on the 17th of April at St Peter's Church in Lemoore, California.

4/21/10 - Here's Debbie O'Bryant in Egypt with LtCol Al Fitts, USAF with whom she works in the Operations and Exercise Branch in the Office of Military Cooperation (OMC), Cairo. Occasionally Debbie is lucky enough to fly in the C-12 instead of having to drive to Alexandria.

4/14/10 - Here's the Norfolk TRIAD. L to R: LCDR Rodney Simon (MMCO), CDR Ken Faulkner (SUPPO), CDR Fitz Britton (FRCMA Site Norfolk OIC), and CDR (Sel) Wes Joshway (HSCWL MO).

From the recent Boots on the Ground at NS Norfolk, here's a shot of RADM Matthews and one of Wes Joshway briefing a senior visitor.

4/14/10 - Here's Grady Duffey getting his PAMO wings. And here's Grady, Nate Schneider, and the CO, CAPT Norton in the IPC on USS RONALD REAGAN.

4/1/10 - Here's the greenshirts from PQM301 in March 2010. Left to right: Tim Snowden, Mark Neito, John Larson, Rick Braunbeck.

4/1/10 - Last year, Sandy and Tom Snyder were in India for the Hindu holiday of Holi. This photo is from a school in the city of Chanderi, where the students really enjoyed teaching Tom about the tradition of covering friends with colored powders.

3/23/10 - Mike Barrier flew up to OCS school to swear in our newest AMDO Ensign a couple weeks ago. Here's Mike administering the oath, and here's Mike and ENS Rebecca Barrier.

3/15/10 - Here's the LOG 236 graduates from last week's class at DAU Ft Belvoir: L to R: LCDR Tim Snowden (PMA205), LT A. Grillet (FRC MA-Andrews AFB), and LCDR Al Palmer (CSFWL).

3/11/10 - Here's a fine group shot from the recently concluded PQM-301 Course offering at Patuxent River (California), MD held in February/March 2010. Pictured from left to right are: Stephen Madden, John Larson, Chris Hammond, James Cherry, Tom England, Tony Jaramillo, Rob Palmore, Bruce Osbourne.

3/4/10 - Kathy and Norm Blinn just returned from cruising the Caribbean aboard Arabella, a three-masted schooner. Here's Captain Norm enjoying life in the sun. You can read his cruise report here.

3/4/10 - Wes Joshway, MO at HELSEACOMBATWINGLANT, was pinned by CAPT Mike Zarkowski on 12 January 2010. Also pictured is CAPT Mike Cashman, Deputy Commodore, and Zark. This shot is Wes with the Wing staff.

2/28/10 - Here's Ken Campitelli and Jim Gillies getting pinned by RADM O'Hanlon. And here's Ken with his certificate and Jim with his.

2/21/10 - After 5 1/2 years, Joey Cacciola finally completed his Doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix. Here's a nice shot of the new Dr. C.

2/19/10 - Joel Tessier, the MO at VFA-125, recently had the pleasure of conducting a commissioning for one of his Chiefs, now CWO2 Michael Choplin, at VFA-125 in Lemoore on 29 January 2010. With the upcoming disestablishment of VFA-125 due to the merger of the two West Coast F/A-18 FRSs, VFA-125 (F/A-18A-D) and VFA-122(F/A-18E/F), CWO2 Choplin is the last in a long line of Mustang maintainers commissioned out of the VFA-125 Rough Raiders. Rough Raiders in the photo (left to right): AVCM(AW) Tim Webster, MMCPO; CDR Joel Tessier, MO; CWO2 Michael Choplin; LT Ray Thompson (LDO), MMCO; CMDCM(AW/SW) Scott Holwell, CMC. CWO2 Choplin is headed to the VFA-151 Vigilantes in the Spring.

2/17/10 - Here's a nice shot of Charlie Chan and his family.

2/15/10 - Here is a pic of LCDR Jackie Lapacek being pinned by FIXO, CDR Nate Schneider in the REAGAN Room aboard CVN 76.

2/3/10 - Here are the Greenshirt attendees for the most recent PQM-301 offering at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Left to Right are LCDR Gerald Lewis, CDR Greg Mitchell, LCDR Andrea Walker, DAU John Larson, CDR Scott Samples.

1/29/10 - Here's some pix of the 1520s on USS CARL VINSON making a difference in Haiti. In a very short period of time CVN 70 was able to on/off-load approximately 168 tons of food, water and medical supplies and transport over 750 passengers while conducting Humanitarian Aide Operations in Haiti. From the air, you can see lots of collapsed buildings and people living in tents. Here's a shot of the flight line and a a panorama of the flight line. Unloading H-53s and H-60s. Craig Owen and crew. Craig with Geraldo. T-Bone Kelly. LT Hartney. LT Hartney and LCDR Garcia. T-Bone and Craig.

1-31-10: More from Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE - Born on USS Carl Vinson...the new baby's name is "Vinson". PRC Carroll from CVN-70 AIMD handmade the baby's first pajamas from a yellow flight deck jersey.

1/25/10 - Here's the Greenshirts who graduated from the DAU PQM-301 Class held in Norfolk, Virginia 4-15 January 2010. Left to Right are: LCDR Darren Jones, CDR John Larson (Retired), LCDR Chris Haas, LT Randy Berti, LCDR Alvin Ogletree

1/17/10 - Here's the "newest and first onboard IKE, pulchritudinous PAMO pinned puissant professionals performing proudly in public".

1/7/09 - CNO visited NIMITZ, located off the coast of Afghanistan, in order to pin the PAMO pin on 5 Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN officers. From left to right, CDR Russ Dickison (AIMD MO), LCDR Carl Hink (AIMD AMO), LCDR Dan Martindale (AIMD MMCO), ADM Gary Roughead (CNO), LT Mike Nehring (VAQ-135 QAO), CDR "Tupper" Ware (CO VAQ-135), LCDR Frank Bennett (CVW-11 CAGMO), CAPT Bret Batchelder (CVW-11 CAG).

1/5/09 - Following a four and a half year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) period at Newport News shipyard, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is working tirelessly in preparation for their upcoming deployment. On December 12th, 2009, the sailors from AIMD’s IM-2 Division successfully ran and tested an F-404-400 engine on their newly refurbished Jet Engine Test Instrumentation System (JETIS) with outstanding results. For many of these sailors, it was the first time they had a chance to put their skills into practice while being supervised under the watchful eyes of NATEC technical experts as well as seasoned JETIS operators. Here's the crew: LT Declan Hartney, IM2 Officer (kneeling far left), CWO2 Tyrone Drake, Avionics Officer (kneeling far right), CDR Craig Owen, Maintenance Officer (back row middle), LCDR Tony Kelly, Asst Maintenance Officer (next to MO), and LCDR Quintin Tan, MMCO (next to Tony).

12/29/09 - Here's the pinning picture from USS George Washington. From left to right: CDR Gene Santiago (MO), LCDR Mike Hersey (MMCO), LT Troy Smith (IM-2), and LT Gavin Guidry (IM-3).

12/25/09 - It was a colorful Christmas day lunch on NIMITZ. Seated around the table L – R are: CDR Russ Dickison (MO), LT Frank Suela (IM2), CWO4 Al Angel (Bench Warrant), LCDR (S) Tim Ryan (IM4), LCDR Dan Martindale (MMCO), LT Chieh Yang (IM3), LCDR Carl Hink (AMO), LCDR Shawn Crawford (I-HO).

12/23/09 - On 10 DEC 2009, RADM Joseph F. Kilkenny, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command, presided over the winging ceremony for PAMOs in the Pensacola area. The ceremony was held on the flight deck mock-up of the USS Cabot (CVL 28) inside the National Museum of Naval Aviation onboard NAS Pensacola. Pictured from L to R are CWO3 John Linzer (CNATT Det Milton), LT Mike Phillips (CNATT Det Milton), LCDR Don Hartsell (CNATT Det Milton), LCDR Jose Cruz (NATTC), LCDR Jeff Chown (OIC, CNATT Det Milton), RADM Kilkenny (CNET), CDR Dave Scalf (JOAP TSC), CDR Ed Johnson (NATTC), CAPT Kent Miller (CO, NATTC), CAPT Terry Merritt (previous CO, CNATT), and CAPT Terry Burt (XO, CNATT).

12/22/09 - On 11 Dec 2009 CDR Kimberly Schulz, CO FRC Northwest, received her PAMO warfare insignia from CAPT Gerral K. David, CO, NAS Whidbey Island. CDR Schulz then, later on the same day, pinned LT Julie Cunningham from VAQ 129, LCDR Dan Olvera, XO FRC Northwest, and LCDR Rebecca Hagemann from FRC NW. Here is CDR Schulz pinning LCDR Dan Olvera. And here is LCDR Rebecca Hagemann. And LT Julie Cunningham.

12/22/09 - ENS Garrett Hopkins and CAPT Neil Williams at ENS Hopkins' OCS graduation and commissioning in Newport, RI. ENS Hopkins is a former AT2 (AW/SW) Enterprise Sailor who worked in the micro-min shop and who was command advanced to AT2 while Neil was the CVN 65 AIMDO; he was most recently assigned as a calibration technician at the Norfolk, VA cal lab. ENS Hopkins is now one of our newest AMDOs.

A group photo with CDR Gary Van Ert (VFA-122 MO, LDO and proud Dad), ENS Gary Van Ert II, ENS Garrett Hopkins, CAPT Neil Williams (Asst Navy IG and proud former Big E AIMDO) at the OCS graduation of 12/18/09. ENS Van Ert and ENS Hopkins are our newest AMDOs and will be reporting to VFA-41 (Lemoore) and VFA-103 (Oceana), respectively, after AMO school.

12/21/09 - Here are the newly pinned COMNAVAIRFORCES Maintenance Officers. The ceremony was held 14 December 2009 at COMNAVAIRLANT Headquarters in Norfolk, VA by RADM O'Hanlon. From left to right: RADM O'Hanlon, LCDR Angel Bellido, LCDR Christopher Haas, CDR Joe Tubbs, CDR Bob Farmer, and Captain Mike Zarkowski.

12/18/09 - NAVAIR PMA260's pinning ceremonies were held yesterday. They started with Marty Reagan pinning CAPT Mike Belcher, PMA260. Mike then pinned CDR Bob Stailey, CDR (Sel) Rick Braunbeck, LCDR Rob Burgess, LCDR Jim Gault, LCDR Kevin Bittle and LT Ronnie Harper.

12/18/09 - Mike Keim recently spent some time in Hawaii on the Big Island and on Maui.

12/17/09 - From the pinning onboard USS JOHN C STENNIS, here's LCDR DeMichael Morgan (MMCO), the CO, CAPT Joseph Kuzmick, LT Richard Williams (IM-2), and CDR Bryant Hepstall (FIXO).

12/17/09 - CDR Buster Brown, FRC SE Site Jax, got pinned by his daughter, Madeline. Here's a group shot with Buster's family, and his CO, Capt Sohl.

12/17/09 - Here are a couple of pictures from the pinning ceremony on 14 Dec at Oceana. Captain Will Bransom pinned all of the qualified Officers that are stationed in the Tidewater area. The first picture is of the FRC Mid-Atlantic (Tidewater area) PAMO awardees with their letters: Front Row: LT Bornino, LT Anderson; Back Row: CAPT CoBell, LCDR Twining, CDR Britton, LCDR Scott, LCDR Thiers, CDR Rodriguez, LCDR Simon, LCDR Santana, CAPT Bransom.

The second picture shows the FRC Mid-Atlantic (Tidewater area) Officer's Mess: First Row: LT Bornino, LT Anderson; Second Row: CAPT CoBell, LCDR Twining, LT Gallasero, LCDR L. Scott, CDR Brittion, CDR Rodriguez, LT Robinson, LCDR Simon, LTJG Cotter, CAPT Bransom; Third Row: LT Quarles, LT Turner, CWO5 Walker, LT Coward, LT Barber, LCDR Anderson, LT Swinney, LCDR Thiers, LT Bell, CWO4 McVadon, LCDR Santana; Not Pictured: LCDR E. Scott

Eric Quarles has posted all of the pictures in the following gallery:

12/15/09 - Here's Rick Braunbeck being presented the FY09 Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics award on behalf of the CASS Logistics Team which he leads. The award was presented on October 7 at the Aerospace Industries Association Fall Product Support Conference at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

12/15/09 - Here's the photo from the pinning ceremony held at the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on 14 December. From the left are CDR Gerald Cook, LT Jeff Lake, LCDR Joe Ruff, LT Tim Kelly and LCDR Duane Dunivan.

12/13/09 - From USS Enterprise, here's the CO, Capt Horton, pinning Mark Nieto and pinning Clem Clemmons. Here's a shot of all three proudly wearing their own wings.

12/11/09 - On 29 November at at the Chilhowee Gliderport, TN, Tom Snyder solo'd in a glider.

12/10/09 - Here's the photo from the pinning ceremony held at Pax River on 8 December. From the left are: RDML Tim Matthews, Terry Burt, JC Harding, Tony Jaramillo, John Pasch (1527), Dave Paulk, CJ Jaynes, Rich Lorentzen, Kate Erb, Jon Albright, David Randle, Art Pruett, RADM Mike Bachmann, Mike Kelly and Tim Holland. More Pax River photos will follow next week.

12/9/09 - From the pinning ceremony held at RADM Bachmann's house overlooking San Diego on 5 December, here's the group photo. See how many shipmates you can recognize. Here's RADM Bachmann receiving the first PAMO warfare insignia from VADM Kilcline. Here's Will Ainsworth and RADM Bachmann, and here's Mike McCurdy and RADM Bachmann.

12/8/09 - Here's CAPT Neil Williams, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Maintenance receiving his PAMO pin from the Naval Inspector General, VADM Anthony Winns, while on an IG visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. And here's a close-up of the PAMO wings above the EAWS wings.

12/8/09 - Here's a group shot from the pinning at Lemoore. Pictured (L-R) here are CDR Charles Johnson, CNATTU Lemoore Executive Officer; CDR Kevin Eckmann, CNATTU Lemoore Commanding Officer; CDR Joel Tessier, VFA-125 Maintenance Officer; Capt Steve Foley, CSFWP Commodore; CDR Steve Crawmer, CSFWP Maintenance Officer; CDR Gary Van Ert, VFA-122 Maintenance Officer; and CDR Lance Massey, FRC West Commanding Officer

11/17/09 - On 13 Nov 09, Capt CJ Jaynes and CDR John Kemna visited FRC West, Lemoore during the retirement of PRCS Dudley Sanders. Both are former AIMD Lemoore OICs. Also pictured is CDR Lance Massey, current CO. And here are some pix from RDML Matthews' recent visit to FRC West 10 November:

11/17/09 - Here's CDR Mike Houston (RET), CDR John Larson (RET), LCDR Tony Kelly, and CDR Nora Burghardt at FT Monmouth NJ. John recently retired from active duty and is currently teaching at DAU Fort Belvoir, Virginia. If you need any assistance please don't hesitate to give him a call (703) 805-5409.

11/4/09 - Hungry? Bryant Hepstall recently served up some meat at Steel beach aboard Stennis.

10/8/09 - Here's the maintainers aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5): From the left - LTJG James Bailey(1520) HSC-22 Det MO, ASCM Zenaida Colon MMCPO, CWO3 Todd Seidorf MMCO, CWO4 Lou Quiroga AMO, LCDR Vence Logan MO (1520). (First V-22 Shipboard Deployment).

10/8/09 - Here's the USS John C Stennis Triad: LCDR Kevin Anderson, CDR Bryant Hepstall and CDR Mark Wheeler.

10/8/09 - Here are some photos from RDML Tim Matthews' promotion ceremony on 10 September: Being frocked by VADM Venlet. The senior officers in attendance: (l to r) Capt JC Harding, RDML Shannon, RDML Grosklags, RDML Matthews, RDML Eastburg, RDML Gaddis, VADM Venlet. RDML Matthews with JC Harding. And here's the Matthews family cutting the traditional cake.

9/18/09 - Paul Choate is the first AIMDO aboard USS Makin Island, and was also the first to be qualified as CDO aboard her. Here's Paul and his AMO. And here's a shot of the ship entering port on their cruise that took them to Rio, through the Strait of Magellan, Valparisa, and Lima, Peru.

9/11/09 - Here's a photo taken just after the COMFRC Change of Command in San Diego, August 19th, 2009. Seated, l to r, me; VADM Thomas Kilcline, CNAF; RDML Paul Grosklags, outgoing COMFRC. Standing, l to r, COL Scott Loch, FRCE CO; CAPT Paul Sohl, FRCSE CO; CDR Don Simmons, FRCWP CO; CAPT Fred Melnick, FRCSW XO; CMDCM Cesar Perez, COMFRC CMC; CAPT Steve Bartlett, FRCMA CO; Mr. Garry Newton, Deputy COMFRC; CAPT Mike Kelly, FRCSW CO; CDR Lance Massey, FRCW CO; CDR Jim Parrish, FRCNW CO; and COL Bruce Neuberger, NATEC CO. COC was conducted in the historic tower above COMNAVAIRFORCES Headquarters building on North Island.

9/11/09 - Our newest AMDOs - The class of 2 September 2009. From (L) to (R): LCDR Chown (OIC), LTJG Richards (VAQ-129), ENS Lee (VAQ-138), ENS Ricard (VAW-124), LTJG Hart (VP-5), ENS Beaver (VFA-86), ENS Wash (FRC East Site Willow Grove), LT Cecil (NOPF Whidbey Island), LT Phillips (Instructor).

8/23/09 - Here's the Nimitz Triad during their transit across the Pacific. CDR Russ Dickison, LCDR Frank Bennett, and CDR Duke Heinz.

8/4/09 - Here's a shot of the AIMD NIMITZ officers enjoying some camaraderie during ship’s first brunch while deployed. Pictured from Left front to right front as they sit around the table are: LT Chieh Yang (IM4), CWO4 Al Angel (Bench Warrant), LCDR Micah Harley (MMCO), LCDR(s) Tim Ryan (IM3), CDR Russ Dickison (MO), LCDR Dan Martindale (AMO), LT Matt Riggins (QAO), LT Frank Suela (IM2).

7/31/09 - On board CVN 70, CDR Craig Owen has surprise birthday party for LCDR Mike Curry (MMCO) on 27JULY. The real surprise was that the box was The cake. LCDR CURRY turns 40. Craig gives Mike his birthday gift. LCDR Curry cuts his cake as Craig watches. Craig dishes out ice cream to the troops.

7/21/09 - This summer NJROTC headquarters via NETC and NSTC conducted two major STEM Leadership Seminars, one at Embry-Riddle Aeronuatical University, in Daytona Beach, and the second at University of San Diego. LCDR Martin Jones (1520, yg 1983), a Senior Naval Science Instructor at Antelope Valley HS, Lancaster/Palmdale, CA, attended Embry-Riddle as a mentor and was selected by NJROTC headquarters to serve as the OIC for the San Diego STEM. The attached photos show RADM Mike Bachmann with the national Director of NJROTC, Dr. J.D. Smith; greeting students from across the country who completed the seminar; speaking to the students during their graduation; and in a group photo with Dr. Smith, Dr. Kathleen Kramer USD's Engineering Department Head, Dr. Rick Olson, Lead Engineering Professor for this STEM at USD and the NJROTC Area Eleven Area Manager (California and Arizona) CDR Kenneth Liles. The focus of STEM was to place NJROTC students in a college engineering environment, develop skills in research, materials, cost, weight, design, including propulsion, buoyancy, drag and speed, construction, test, redesign, and then competing their designs against other NJROTC teams. There were 160 NJROTC students from across the US and one student from Rota Spain who attended." And here's another shot of Marty Jones, Dr Smith and RADM Bachmann.

7/14/09 - Here's a photo of (almost all of) the Truman AIMDOs taken at Capt Tom Glass' retirement ceremony on July 10 aboard Truman. From the left are: Dave Ferreira, Mike Zarkowski, Chris Kennedy, Dave Paulk, and Tom Glass. RADM Bachmann is on the right. Another photo from the ceremony: here's Mark Nieto and Dave Ferriera.

7/11/09 - Jay Toribio is in Baghdad on a year-long deployment as the OIC of Task Force SAFE (Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity). The TF was stood up by GEN Patraeus last Fall to address the hazardous electrical systems and non-code compliant fire protection systems throughout Iraq. Here's a shot of Jay with one of the many generals he gets to brief. And here he is relaxing in his favorite easy chair after a long day.

7/8/09 - Here's proud Dad, Greg Stanley, with Plebe son Drew on his induction at the Naval Academy.

7/7/09 - "Displaying Green-Shirt unity, the senior officers of FRCSE demonstrate how the strenuous activity associated with an impending Change-of-Command exponentially increases muscle tone. Pictured L to R are the Incoming and Outgoing JAX Level II OICs CDRs Jerry "Buster" Brown and Keith Nixon, the FRCSE Production Officer CDR Tim "Pfsycho" Pfannenstein and an unknown, misplaced yet rumored to be very high ranking Navy Officer and Green-Shirt." provided by an anonymous source

7/7/09 - Here's the PAIMDO '09 Group. Back Row (L to R): CDR Gerald Cook (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT), CDR Alan Blaxton (Bank), CDR(s) Joel Tessier (JSF Maintenance Deputy Squadron Commander), CDR Mark Nieto (USS ENTERPRISE). Front Row (L to R): CDR Dave Spencer (OIC, SFWPMU Det Fallon), CDR Chris Couch (USS GEORGE H W BUSH), CDR Duane Decker (USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER), CDR(s) Jerry Brown (FRC SE).

7/2/09 - Pictures from USS Ronald Reagan deployed:

6/26/09 - Tom and Debbie O'Bryant are justifiably proud of son Tommy who was commissioned on May 15 when he graduated from Christian Brothers University with a BS in Civil Engineering.

6/24/09 - Capt Terry Merritt retired on 19 June at the Naval Aviation Museum in P'cola. Here she is at the podium during the ceremony. Capt Tom Glass and Shirley Murphy were there, as were Tom Vandenberg, Dennis Albrecht and Mike Belcher. Here's the Merritts and the Burts at the party afterwards.

6/24/09 - FRC NW was recently invited to attend the Navy and SECDEF Awards ceremony for Environmental Excellence. LT John Havercroft attended the Navy Awards ceremony and is pictured with CDR Matt Miller, XO NASWI and CNO, Adm Roughhead. And here's a shot of CDR Jim Parrish receiving the award at the SECDEF ceremony presided over by Asst Secretary Lynn, ASN for Environment Mr. Penn, and our VP, the honorable Mr. Joseph Biden.

6/16/09 - Here's the AMO class that graduated on 4 June: LCDR Jeff Chown (OIC), ENS Gloria Ewing, ENS Mike Floyd, ENS Devon Kibbons, ENS Franklin Duncan, ENS David Crochet, ENS Thomas Begnal, ENS Luis Asifuinagomez, ENS Toochikuw Udeinya, and LT Mikey Phillips (Instructor).

6/16/09 - While Stennis was inport in Honolulu recently, AIMDO Bryant Hepstall hosted retired AMDO Lou "Pat" Patterson and his wife Kyoko on a visit to the ship. Pat says "Bryant was a gracious host, and we all felt very welcome, and privileged to have the opportunity to have him show off the Stennis. We were very impressed, and the young ladies walked away with a new appreciation of the Navy and its personnel. It felt great to be back on the ship again, even if only for a short visit."

6/12/09 - On 15 May, the officers of AIMD Carl Vinson threw a surprise birthday party on May 15th for their AIMD Officer, CDR Owen at his house in Chesapeake. Here's a group shot of (Back row ) LCDR Anthony Kelly, LCDR Quintin Tan, LT John Thiers, (Front Row) CDR Craig Owen and Charlie Chan. Here's Craig and Charlie and here's Craig and LT Jim Derosiers.

5/4/09 - Here's a picture from Marty Reagan's wedding on 2 May 2009.

3/24/09 - NIMITZ hosted VADM Kilcline and NAVICP’s RADM Berube for Boots on the Deck 10 Feb. The event began with briefs in WR III and was followed by a walking tour of the ship. Featured in the picture include an almost recognizable CDR Russ Dickison, CDR Craig Owen and CAPT Tim Trainer, CAPT Mike Kelly, CAPT George Kilian, CAPT Mike Belcher, VADM Kilcline and CDR Kate Erb in NIMITZ’s RPOOL.

3/13/09 - Here's the AMO school class that graduated 3/2/09. From Left to right: LCDR Jeff Chown (AMO School OIC), ENS Hensiek (VAQ-140), ENS Hicks (VFA-97), ENS Jacededt (VFA-32), ENS Wilson (NAVAIR EXP LOG - 1525), ENS Veguilla (VFA-192), ENS Bliss (VFA-41), LT Mikey Phillips (AMO School Instructor)

3/9/09 - Here is a team photo of the Fleet Readiness Center South East (FRCSE) pronounced "FREAKS" Flag Football Team following their recently completed NFL LET IT FLY Competition at Flemming Island, Florida. Pictured left to right are LCDR Nate Marler, PR2 Thomas Else, Mr. Isaiah Allen, CDR Daryl Lenhardt and CDR Tim Pfannenstein. Freak's defensive End Nate Marler (Red Flags) strips the ball from an unknown receiver in this outstanding defensive play. Freak's receiver Tim Pfannenstein (Red Flags) streaks to the end zone after a 30 yard pass from quarterback Daryl Lenhardt.

2/6/09 - Here's a shot from a recent flight deck adventure aboard Stennis. Beauty contest winners from left to right are: LT Nick Walker (IM-4), CWO2 Jamie Curtis (IM-3A), LT John Harris (IM-3), LCDR Demichael Morgan (AMO), CDR Bryant Hepstall (FIXO), LCDR Marty Rumrill (MMCO), LT Rich Williams (IM-2), LTJG Carol Yeiser (QAO).

1/12/09 - Here's a shot of all four CAGMOs currently at Lemoore: Kevin Andersen (CVW-9), Frank Bennett (CVW-11), Jim Belmont (CVW-2) and Jerry "Buster" Brown (CVW-14).

12/29/08 - Here's some pictures from the TR of Joe Ruff’s recent promotion to LCDR. Here's TR’s CO, CAPT Ladd Wheeler administering the Oath to LT Joe Ruff (1520) and ENS Emmanuel Nneji (Supply Corps Now LCDR Joe Ruff being pinned by TR’s MO (CDR Trent Demoss) and MMCO (LCDR Cory Rosenberger). Sign ‘zee’ papers…job’s not done until the paperwork’s complete! LCDR Joe Ruff (and his Supply Corps team mate) signing their lives away…little does he know what he’s in for! A motley bunch on TR. From left: CWO4 Mike Stimac (Avionics Officer); CDR Trent Demoss (AIMD Officer); LCDR Cory Rosenberger (AIMD MMCO); LCDR Joe Ruff (IM-3 Officer); ENS Terry Khan (IM-4 Officer); LT Tim Kelly (IM-2 Officer); LCDR Frank Seguin (AIMD AMO). thanks to Tim Kelly and Trent Demoss.

12/4/08 - 26 Nov 08 AMO School graduates -- from left to right: LTJG Joshua Campbell (HSL-44), LT Jonathan Greer (FRC MidAtlantic site New Orleans), ENS Nathan Hurt II (VAQ-130).

11/14/08 - Here's Art Pruett riding his Harley during the Veterans Day parade.

10/31/08 - Pix from USS Theodore Roosevelt:

10/26/08 - Pix from USS Ronald Reagan:

10/8/08 - Here are the shots we took at the Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer's Symposium and AMDO Community 40th Birthday celebration. These pix have been reduced in size to about 1000 pixels wide. If you would like a particular photo in its 3-meg, 7-megapixel size, just send an email to Marty Reagan. The presentations themselves can be found on this page.

9/26/08 - Here's the Officers from AIMD Stennis at a recent Change of Command ceremony. Left to right are: LCDR Matt Scott(1520), LCDR Marty Rumrill(1527), LT Rich Williams(6330), CDR Bryant Hepstall, LCDR Demichael Morgan(1520), and CWO2 Jamie Curtis.

8/22/08 - Here's Linda and Mike Williams with their two kids and an instructor after doing some indoor skydiving in Las Vegas.

8/21/08 - Rosemary and Craig Livingston (CRAIGMO) recently visited Ireland with Craig's brother & his wife. Here's the two brothers doing what they do best. Here's the foursome. After all that Guiness and Irish whiskey, they somehow found themselves sitting in a wagon in the rain. Luckily, the constable was taking a nap break. And here's Craig and Rosemary enjoying a glass high above Dublin. Notice the theme here? Craig says it was a great trip. We can see why.

8/14/08 - Here's the August 2008 PQM-301 class: Miguel Ortiz (NAVAIR), Edwin Santana (USS CARL VINSON), John Larson (DAU), and Bob Farmer (USS ENTERPRISE).

8/5/08 - LCDR Sean Wilson relieved CDR Dan Lafond July 25th, 2008. This was the final Change of Charge for Brunswick AIMD, which is scheduled to disestablish early 2010. Here's CDR Lafond and LCDR Wilson annd here's Dan speaking to the audience.

7/22/08 - Here's some shots from the ceremony at which Capt Ellen Moore relieved Capt Clay Snaza as CO of DCMA Palmdale. The NJROTC students that provided the color guard are from Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, CA, which also earned the coveted "Most Improved NJROTC Unit in the Nation" in 2007. Student names from left to right with Capt Moore are: Cadet/Ensign Victoria Severance, Cadet/Commander Yohana Melendez, Capt Moore, USN, Cadet/Ensign Donald Smith, Cadet/Ensign Adam Gallardo and Cadet/LCDR Jesus Pinto. Here's RADM Bachmann with the color guard, and here's Capt Snaza, outgoing CO.

7/19/08 - Here's Jon Albright hanging out with the hero of his youth and motorcycle hall of fame rider/team Rockstar-Makita-Suzuki manager Roger Decoster while Jon was at the AMA Motocross Pro National at Budds Creek, MD last week..

7/2/08 - Here's Mike Corrigan beaming as he's having his LCDR oak leaves pinned on.

7/1/08 - Sandy and Tom Snyder have been doing some travelling. Last summer, their Alaska trip was a 13,000-mile driving vacation from Tennessee through western Canada and Alaska. Here they are in British Columbia, at the beginning of the Alaska Highway. Their pickup camper in the background on the right. Here's some Halibut they caught!. This spring, they spent three months in Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and China. Here's a photo of the group they traveled with taken at a war memorial site in Vietnam.

6/24/08 - Here's a shot of some Great Americans: the PAIMDO class of 19 June 2008.

Bottom row (L to R): CAPT Cobell, CAPT Glass, RADM Bachmann, CAPT Trainer, CAPT Caldwell.

Top row (L to R): CAPT(sel) Zarkowski, CDR Santiago (USS GEORGE WASHINGTON), CDR Britton - lost luggage (FRC Norfolk), CDR(sel) Owen (USS CARL VINSON), CDR Simon (FRC Pt Mugu), CDR Dickison (USS NIMITZ), CDR(sel) Hepstall (USS JOHN C STENNIS), CDR Schneider (USS RONALD REAGAN), CDR(sel) Zrembski (CMO ELEVEN)

6/24/08 - Here's Louise and Fred Braman in their sailboat, Rhombus, winding their way through the Abacos islands in the Bahamas.

6/17/08 - Here's the AMO School class of 4 June '08. Front Row (L to R): LT Phillips (Instructor), ENS Marlowe (VFA-204), ENS Wheeler (VFA-106), ENS Dillion (VFA-122), and ENS Alcazar (VAW-116) Back Row (L to R): ENS Wilkerson (HS-6), ENS Howard (VFA-213), ENS McKee (VFC-12), ENS Epp (VAW-117), ENS DePremio (VR-56)

6/10/08 - Haven't taken your Alaska Cruise yet? At least put it on your "things to do before I croak" list. Here'a shot of Marty Reagan and his VSO Nancy all dressed up aboard their Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Alaska.

6/10/08 - Here's the Maintenance Officers of MALS-24 in Kaneohe, Bay. From left to right: Capt Ratledge AVO, Lt Shirreffs AAMO, LtCol Westphal AMO, Lt Briedenbach MCO, CWO3 Flores FEO, CWO4 Tavares QAO, Lt Thurgood PCO, CWO3 Green PPO, Lt Gribbins AFO.

6/10/08 - Here's some shots of Arnold Cortez, the HSC-21 DET 2 MO aboard USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) taken while conducting PAX/VERTREP missiond in Cotabato, RP during Pacific Partnership 2008. Here's Arnold starting VERTREPs, and here he is on the flight deck. This Group Shot shows Robert T. Wiley, USNS Mercy’s ship’s master (MSC), Chief Mate Michael Keller (MSC), LTJG Arnold Cortez (HSC-21 DET 2 Maintenance Officer), and COMMODORE Bill Kearns (Pacific Partnership 2008 Mission Commander).

6/10/08 - Here's Bob Wainscott of VFA-125 completing his first marathon - the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon on 1 June. Whew!

5/21/08 - From the 2008 deployment of USS Nimitz, here are the Nimitz Greenshirts. 1st Row – (TRIAD) LCDR Humphery Lee (CAGMO), CDR Kevin Head (SUPPO), CDR Brian Jacobs (MO); 2nd Row – CWO3 Rod Marcos VFA-81 MCO, LTJG Mark Ananka VFA-41MCO , LT Becky Summers VFA-81 AMO, ENS Toni Fadden VFA-41 MMCO, ENS Kevin Duncan HS-6 MMCO, LTJG Chad Jelsema IM-2, LCDR Tony Jaramillo IM-1MMCO; 3rd Row – LTJG William Turner VFA-41 Outgoing MMCO, CWO2 Dale Merkle HS-6 AMO, ENS Orlando Martinez HS-6 MCO, CWO4 Al Angel IM-3, LT Tim Ryan IM-1 QAO, LCDR Ty Frye IM-1 AMO, LT Chieh Yang IM-4; 4th Row –LT Greg Russell VAQ-135 MMCO, LT Carol Lansdown VAQ-135 AMO, LT Quintin Tan VFA-81 MMCO , CWO4 Kevin Sullivan VFA-14 MMCO, LT Jorge Anaya VFA-41 AMO.

And here's the Nimitz Triad: LCDR Humphery Lee (CAGMO), CDR Kevin Head (SUPPO), CDR Brian Jacobs (MO)

5/8/08 - Here's a couple of pix from Kitty Hawk/CVW-5's last fling in the Western Pacific Ocean/South China Sea. The officers of AIMD CV-63. The Hawk-5 Team Triad (left to right: CAGMO - LCDR Ed Twining, SUPPO – CDR Tim Harrington, AIMDO – CDR Bob Stailey).

5/1/08 - Here's the CVW-17 CVN-73 UNITAS/Partnership of the Americas Team as they head south to transit the Straits of Magellan. After a brief stop in Chile they head on to Japan for an eventual turn over with CVW-5 and the USS Kitty Hawk.

Front Row Left to Right - LCDR Jose Cordero HS-15 AMO, LT Ray Jackson PAL, CWO3 Terry Aicholtz CVN-73 S6 DIVO, LT Clarence Xander VFA-103 AMO, LT Tony Kosloski HS-15 MMCO, ENS Leone VRC-40 Det3 MCO, LT John S Stevens VAQ-132 AMO, LTJG Palomino VFA-131 MMCO, CWO2 John Lindsey VFA-131 AMO, LT Raymond Sudduth VAW-121 MMCO, LTJG Pat Cortez IM5 QAO, LCDR Dave Spurlock AIMD MMCO, LTJG Gavin Guidry IM4 DIVO, ENS Tom Miyano VFA-131 MCO

Back Row Left to Right - CWO4 James Yager VFA-103 GUNNER, LT James Rorer VFA-103 QAO, LCDR Craig Abraham ASUPPO, LCDR Tom Dall AIMD AMO, CWO2 Neal Bridges VFA-131 MCO, LTJG Phillip A Zamarripa VAQ-132 MMCO, CWO2 Chad B Ruff VAQ-132 MCO, LTJG Bill Lozier VFA 103 MMCO, LTJG Dan Zaharevich VAW-121 AMO, LT Bill White VS-22 MMCO, CWO2 Scott Grossman VS-22 MCO, CWO2 Rick Hargrave AIMD AMMCO, LT Troy Smith IM3 DIVO

TRIAD L/R - LCDR Tom England CAGMO, CDR Bill Skinner SUPPO, CDR Nora Burghardt AIMD MO

3/14/08 - Here's the AMO School Graduating Class of 29 Feb 08: pictured from left to right: LCDR Hepstall (OCM), LT Phillips (AMO Instructor), LTJG Savage (1525), ENS Marcia (VAW-126), ENS O'Mire (VFA-22), LT Logan (VAQ-133), ENS Magin (VFA-137), and LCDR Schneider (OIC).

3/12/08 - Here's the 2006/2007 CVW-7 / IKE deployment ground officers: L-R front row: LT Rod Abbott, VFA-83 AMO; LT Dale Locklar, IM-3; ENS Steph Chelone, IM-4; LT Lisa Clark, IM-2; LCDR Duane Decker, IM-1; LCDR Joe Tubbs, CAGMO; CDR Bill Edge, AIMDO; LCDR Mike Broadus, AMO; LT Julie Cunningham, VAQ-140 QAO; LT Sam Bornino, VAW-125 MMCO; CWO2 Marcus Rodolfo, VAW-125 QAO

L-R back row: CWO3 Joe Scala, VAQ-140 MMCO; LTJG Dennis Davio, VFA-103 AMO; LT Kevin Bittle, VFA-83 MMCO; LTJG Les Branch, VFA-143 MCO; CWO3 Randy Parrish, VFA-103 QAO; LT Scott Carter, HS-5 AMO; LT Todd Cox, VAW-125 AMO; LT Craig Carsten, VAQ-140 AMO; CWO4 Mike Allen, VFA-131 MMCO; LT James Chisholm, VFA-103 MMCO; LCDR Rodger Elkins, VFA-143 AMO; LCDR Brian Burns, VFA-131 AMO; ? ; LTJG Alex Palomino, VFA-131 MCO; LT Todd Dupree, HS-5 QAO

And here's the Ike Triad with the CO and CAG: L-R: CDR Dave Cruz, SUPPO; LCDR Joe Tubbs, CAGMO; CAPT Scott Stearney, CAG CVW-7; CAPT Dan Cloyd, CO CVN 69; CDR Bill Edge, AIMDO.

And here's the Triad again in the straits of Messina

2/21/08 - Here's Mike Kiem at his favorite drinking hole in the Bahamas.

1/25/08 - Report from Tony Kelly in Iraq: "Another good day in Iraqi history. Just finished another school renovation project in Diwamiya, Iraq at the Al Wafaa/Al Rewad school. We were able to repair all classrooms, bathrooms/plumbing, roofs, cracked side-walks, build a new garden, buy new desks, black boards and chalks. We surprised them with a donation of 50 laptop computers for the students and staff. These are the first computers that the school has ever had. We were able to pass out several beanie babies to the kids which they absolutely adore. There are over 500 kids currently attending the school and the hardest part was keeping the kids under control because everyone was screaming/rushing to get one. Many of the schools I work with are in underprivileged areas, so the toys were very much appreciated and my personal thanks to all those who sent items. Your donations, dedication and hard work to support the Iraqi children truly made this mission a great success."

1/18/08 - Here's CDR Tom May, 1527, currently serving on an IA in Gardez, Afghanistan at Camp Lightning getting promoted in the snow on 5 January. And here's a shot of Tom at his wetting down. Nice uniform!

1/12/08 - At the daily flag lowering ceremony at the front gate of the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, they always ask a veteran in the crowd to participate. Recently it was Mike Romero's lucky day. His wife Nancy was with him when he got his "Veteran of the Day" certificate!!

12/17/07 - Here's LCDR Jackie Etheridge helping the MWR account by washing an HSL-37 helo.

12/14/07 - Here's the USS Ronald ReaganCVW-14 Triad on the fantail during TSTA in early December. Pictured are CDR John Farwell (FIXO), CDR Joe Mahan (SUPPO), and LCDR Jerry Brown (CAGMO).

12/12/07 - Here's the AMO School graduates from December 2007. Standing (left to right): LCDR Nate Schneider (OIC), ENS Whitfield (VFA-113), ENS Torem (VFA-25), LTJG Gardipee (HSC-26), CDR Edge (Detailer), ENS Martinez (HS-6), and ENS Smith (VFA-154). Seated (left to right): ENS Deal (VFA-15), ENS Lins (VFA-143), ENS Yang (VAQ-131), and LT Mike Phillips (Instructor).

12/4/07 - Here's a Bob Moeller and Bret Gordon enjoying Navy's stomping of Army.

12/3/07 - Here's a Tony "T-Bone" Kelly in Iraq working on a project to bring fresh water and repair damaged sewage lines to over 80K people.

12/2/07 - Here's the USS Harry S. Truman Maintenance Officers. (left to right) LT Ed Wilbur, LT Juan Varela, CDR “Super” Dave Ferreira, LCDR Will Williams and LT Randy Berti. Not pictured are LCDR Wes Joshway, LTJG Shariva Cordero and CW02 Phillip Dalton.

11/30/07 - Here's Art Pruett looking very patriotic on his Harley.

11/23/07 - Here's some pictures from Kuwait:

11/29/07 - Here's the CVW-1/AIMD Enterprise Greenshirts:

Front Row (L to R): LT Richard Thousand (HS-11), ENS Darin Williams (HS-11), ENS Christan Cruz (VFA-86), LT Richard Mercado (HS-11), LCDR Lee Smith (VFA-86), CDR Bob Farmer (AIMD MO), LCDR Luke Arkins (CAG MO), CWO3 Tom Thomas (VFA-211), LCDR(Sel) Stan Burrow (VFA-136), LCDR Frank Hunt (VS-32), CWO2 Paul Hofstad (VFA-136), LTJG Louis Moore (HS-11).

Back Row (L to R): LT Steve Shultz (VAQ-137), LTJG Todd Chambers (AIMD), LT Chris Miera (AIMD), LTJG Steve Gallessaro (AIMD), CAPT Meghan Brooks (VMFA-251), CWO2 Tom Rhame (VMFA-251), CWO2 John Lohry (AIMD), LTJG Lincoln Endecott (VFA-136), LT Tony Pink (AIMD), LT Al Palmer (VFA-211), LT Scott Porter (VFA-86)

11/4/07 - Here's a Tony "T-Bone" Kelly at work on his IA in Iraq.

10/31/07 - Here's a group shot from this month's PQM-301 class at Fort Belvoir. Front Row (L-R): CDR Matt Mullins, CDR Kate Erb, CDR Brian Jacobs. Back Row (L-R): Mr. Marty Sherman (DAU Faculty), CDR John Larson (DAU Faculty), LCDR Jeff Pronesti.

10/9/07 - Here's Gwynne and Tom Reed after a tour of the Bacardi Rum distillery in San Juan, PR which was part of their recently completed carribbean cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

9/26/07 - More IA pictures: Here is LT Leanne Carter on an IA supporting the UN in Liberia. And here she is helping to build bridges.

9/26/07 - Pictures from the desert: Here's LT Darren Wright, Field Site Lead, LSA Adder, IRAQ, in front of the Ziggurat. Here's a view of his camp from atop the ziggurat, and here's his "stateroom" - the Army's Containerized Housing Unit or CHU.

And Darren sent in this note about what he's doing over there: "I'm at LSA (life support activity) Adder. Life support activity is an Army Term for base. It is pretty far south, right near An Nasiriya. I am the field site lead for a Field Service Center. We are doing the installation, upgrades, maintenance, etc. of Warlock systems. Its a pretty good fit for me, as this is simply maintenance, schedules, and logistics of Warlock systems vice aviation systems. We serve two Army Brigades, and every type of vehicle. We have six contracted civilians and six soldiers and myself. This is not the typical EWO Job; who are normally embedded with a battalion. They are tracking and troubleshooting individual vehicles for a handful of company's where as we are sustaining two brigades. The hardest part of the job so far has been deciphering Army structure. The Army units are divided up and renamed in theater so sometimes even the soldier does not know who he is attached to. We support two brigades, the 1/82nd Brigade Combat Team and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, from the 316th equipment support command, which is comprised of brigades all throughout the theater. Each Brigade is comprised of several Battalions and furthermore each Battalion has several companys. Living conditions are good here, all containerized housing, shower, and latrines. The chow hall, known by the Army as "dining facility", is pretty good and they serve an acceptable variety of foods. Adder has been relatively quiet compared to Baghdad. While I was there mortars and gun battles were a daily occurrence, they even destroyed the JCCS-1 bus with a rocket, the driver was asleep inside, not injured, only rattled."

9/23/07 - Here are the September '07 AMO school graduates. From left to right: CDR(s) Schneider, ENS Maine, LT Allen, ENS Medford, LT Castro, and LT Phillips.

9/19/07 - Here's something you don't see every day: TV with a goatee. TV says it started off as a joke in late May and then turned into a bet with Rick Nielsen to grow it until the 4th of July. Rick had started a full beard the day TV started the goat. This picture was taken in mid-July after three days of hard core one design racing (8 races) as a crew member on a Beneteau First 36.7 sailboat at the Screwpile Lighthouse Regatta out of Solomon's Island. Rick and TV's boat held 1st place until the last mark rounding of the last race when they had a jib sheet over ride on the winch - the few seconds to cut it away cost them 1st place. The goat came off about 10 minutes after the picture was taken when TV decided to 'square away' his appearance back to retired military standards.

8/1/07 - Here's a group photo of VC6 with the Shadow UAV(starboard) and Pioneer UAV(port), the only UAV squadron of the Navy and is scheduled to decomm June 08. Two platoons are dressed in DCUs and are currently on deployment in Iraq. 1520s are LT Michael "Dags" Dagdagan (standing from front fourth from the port side in summer whites) and LT Chuck Elliott (not sure where he is on the photo).

6/30/07 - Here's the three graduates of this year's PAIMDO class held in Milton this week. From the left are CDR Keith Nixon (FRC SE), CDR(s) Dave Ferreira (Truman), and CDR Mike Huff (FRC SW).

6/22/07 - Here's the June 2007 AMO school graduating class. Pictured from Left to right: CDR(s) Bryant Hepstall (Career Manager), LT Schubkegal (1525), ENS Santos (VFA-97), ENS Newton (VFA-147), ENS Kraft (VFA-105), and LT Mike Phillips (Instructor).

5/28/07 - Here are some pictures from the social at RADM Bachmann's house on 12 May. Larry Straub, Norma, Mark Nieto. Speer & Chris Ezzard. Rachel & Scott Robbilard. John Farwell, Bart Grossman & Mike Wagner. Fred Cleveland, Pete Laszcz and Mike Kelly.

4/10/07 - The latest AMO School graduates are ENS Roper, LTJG Mauldin, LT Scholljegerdes, ENS Barreras, shown with outgoing instructor LT Randy Berti.

4/10/07 - Here's a great shot of AIMD Stennis about a month ago at their steel beach picnic. AIMD Birthday banner done by their CPOs.

2/27/07 - Here's a shot of HSC-84's Jason McCord and Kelly Barber that was taken during their turnover in Iraq at the beginning of Feburary.

1/22/07 - On 21 Jan 07, Marty Reagan visited Bob Munsey at the Warbirds Museum in Titusville, FL where Bob volunteers his time on many projects, including restoring to flyable condition a TBM-3 Avenger. Here's Marty and Bob in front of the beautiful airplane.

1/9/07 - Here's Joe Byers being piped over the side at his retirement on 16 December. His guest speaker, CDR Linda Wackerman, CO VR-52, presented him with a medal. And here's Joe enjoying the music.

12/26/06 - Here's the first AMO school class of FY07. From the left: LCDR Schneider, ENS Ashpari, LTJG Ramos, ENS Mowdy, ENS Fulmer & LT Berti.

12/17/06 - Here's Dave Mozgala playing a Christmas elf. Nice stockings!

11/29/06 - Here's the CVW-14/USS Ronald Reagan team.

Front Row: LCDR Joel Tessier, CVW-14 CAGMO; CDR David Pimpo, SC, REAGAN SUPPO; CDR John Farwell, REAGAN AIMDO.

Second Row: LCDR Nick Rapley, SC, PAL; LTJG Dave Smithers, VAQ-139 MMCO; LT Ray Hanna, IM-3; CWO3 Jerry Cahow, HS-4 MMCO; LT Antonio "Jun" Ocampo, VFA-115 MMCO; LCDR Rudy Martinez, VFA-115 AMO; LTJG Nick Walker, VFA-115 A/C DO; CWO2 Hector Sandoval, VFA-115 MCO; LT Bob Pinski, HS-4 AMO; LTJG Ed Hood, IM-2; LCDR Bryant Hepstall, AIMD AMO; LT Don Oconer, IM-2; LT Bryan Lukie, SC, S-6.

Back Row: CWO2 Shawn Doyle, VAW-113 MMCO/AMO; LTJG Shawn Collins, VFA-22 AMO; LCDR Keith Farrar, VAQ-139 QAO; ENS Mark Demaree, VAW-113 MCO; CWO2 Jeff Dimberg, VFA-113 MMCO/AMO; CWO3 Dave Keller, VFA-22 MMCO; CWO4 Keith Kaiser, IM-3; LTJG Will Judd, VFA-25 Line DO; LT Mike Wagner, IM-4; ENS Dallas Martin, AIMD QAO; LCDR Sean Mersh, AIMD MMCO.

11/8/06 - Here's Joe Byers, AOIC AIMD Willow Grove, promoting the first of several marines on 3 Nov.

10/17/06 - Here's the USS Nimitz/CVW-11 green shirts standing on the flight deck during TSTA. Note the 8 bladed prop. Front Row, L to R: LT Joe Montagot (AIMD, QAO), ENS Chad Jelsema (AIMD, IM-4), LCDR Humphery Lee (CAGMO), CDR Lance Massey (AIMD, MO), LT Winford Peregrino (VFA-41, AMO), LT Rebecca Summers (VFA-81, AMO), ENS Christopher Daniels (VAW-117, MCO), LTJG William Siddle (AIMD, IM-3/ADO), LT Ed Jensen (VAQ-135, MMCO). Back Row, L to R: LT Dennis Evans (VAW-117, AMO), LCDR Charlie Barber (AIMD, AMO), ENS William Turner (VFA-41, MCO), LT Kenneth Lookabough (VFA-41, MMCO), CWO3 Steve Varga (VFA-41, Gunner), LT Quinton Tan (VFA-81, MMCO), ENS James Bailey (VFA-14, A/C Divo, MCO), ENS Charles Fisher (VFA-81, MCO), LT Greg Russell (VAQ-135, AMO)

9/23/06 - Here's the September AMO school graduating class. (left to right) The new detailer CDR Beaulieu, ENS Ellerbe, ENS Bowman, ENS Kaiser, ENS Miyano, ENS Beckham, ENS Shaffer, ENS Mills, ENS Tong, ENS Roberts, LTJG Campbell, ENS Fisher, LCDR Schneider and LT Berti.

9/6/06 - Here's Joe Byers promoting one of his Marines attached to MALS 49. Odds look about even.

8/27/06 - Here's CDR Brian Jacobs (NAVAIR PMA-260 FIT) and CDR Neil Williams (NAVAIR 5.0D ACC) hard at work in the Detroit area during their DAWIA Level 3 Program Management Course (PMT 352B), hosted by the Army's Tank-Automotive & Armament Command (TACOM). Actually, they had just completed a tour of a small-business manufacturing & machine shop located southwest of Detroit where they manufacture parts for the M1A2 Abrams tank and other Army vehicles. The owner allows employees to build custom motorcycles on their own time. Stay tuned, next week they plan to take the Abrams on a test run and do an operational check-out of those manufactured parts."

8/23/06 - Congratulations to Rear Admiral Michael Bachmann as he received his second star from VADM Wally Massenburg in a pinning ceremony held at his house in Point Loma. RADM Bachmann is the first AMDO to receive a second star and is currently the Commander of Space and Naval Warfare System Command (SPAWAR) located in San Diego. Here is a shot of RADM Bachmann with VADM Massenberg. Here is RADM Bachmann taking the oath, and here he is making his remarks at the podium. thanks to Art for sending in the pix

14 August 2006 - Here's Al Palmer "Yelling It Up" as he becomes a Shellback aboard USS Enterprise. Wonder what the check mark is for??

25 July 2006 - Joe Byers just completed teaching Safety 345 at NAS JRB Willow Grove for Embry Riddle where he is an Adjunct Instructor. Here's a shot of the class with Joe in the very middle.

14 July 2006 - Here's the July '06 PAIMDO class. Back row: CDR Jim Parish, CDR JR Rodriguez, LCDR Matt Wells, CDR Brain Jacobs, CDR Steve Crawmer, CDR Nora Burghardt. Front Row: CDR Tim Pfannenstein, CDR Matt Webber, RDML Michael Hardee, CDR John Farwell, CDR Graham Guiler.

30 June 2006 - Here's Norm Blinn on his new 37' Duffy Maine lobster hull boat.

26 June 2006 - Here's AIMD Nimitz. AMDOs assigned are CDR Lance Massey, LCDR Charlie Barber, LCDR Frank Bennett, LT Joe Montagot and LTJG Bill Siddle.

15 June 2006 - Here's the June '06 AMO graduating class. Back Row: LCDR Schneider, LT Berti, ENS Enos, ENS Oates, ENS Jelsema, CDR Caldwell, LCDR Demoss. Front Row: ENS Curry, ENS Schrock, ENS Bernal.

12 June 2006 - Here's Tom O'Connor and Mike Kiem visiting amidst the spendor of the Montana Rockies. And here's a nice shot of Jane and Mike Kiem in front of a herd of Ted Turner's bison. Yes, Ted and Tom are neighbors, although Ted's ranch is slightly larger than Tom's. <

2 May 2006 - Here's the Officers of AIMD George Washington. From left to right: ENS Pat Cortez, LT Mike Corrigan, LCDR Craig Owen, CDR Charlie Chan, LCDR Tommy Thompson, LT Kelly Borden, CWO3 Al Gibbs, and LT Josh Macmurdo.

19 April 2006 - Here's a shot of CDR John Kemna (AIMD Lemoore OIC), CAPT Fred Cleveland (NADEP NORIS CO), CDR Fred Melnick (CSFWP MO), and CAPT Mike Kelly (NADEP NORIS XO) during a visit to Lemoore where Derf and Mike conducted some customer visits and some info/award sessions with their depot folks in Lemoore.

8 April 2006 - Here's a picture of some AMDOs who attended a recent PQM-301 class at Ft Belvoir. The class is the final step toward DAWIA level III certification for Production, Quality, and Manufacturing. Pictured from left to right are Capt James Tung (PERS 447), CDR Chris Kennedy (CSFWL), LCDR Russ Dickison (USS JOHN C STENNIS), CDR Rick Taylor (USS KITTY HAWK), LCDR Nate Schneider (CNATT Det Milton), CDR Stu Alexander (AIMD Jacksonville).

22 March 2006 - Here's today's AMO School graduating class. From left to right: ENS Staley, LTJG Matters, LCDR Schneider, ENS Chambers, ENS Rude, LT Berti, ENS Bailey, LT Yoder, LTJG Lee

25 Feb 2006 - CAPT(sel) Will Ainsworth, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Mediterranean Repair Activity (NAMRA) Naples, arrived on board USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) with his OIC of NAMRA det Iraq, LCDR Curtis Michel, for an overnight visit and briefing on "Depot Services in the Desert." The briefing centered around the depot-level support services that NAMRA provides to the Military aircraft operating in and over Iraq. CAPT(sel) Ainsworth also had the opportunity to spend some time touring the Navy's newest carrier and it's AIMD spaces. He noted it certainly was much different than his days on Connie but was glad to see that it is the sailors who truly make the magic happen in support of Naval Aviation maintenance. Here is a photo (from left to right) of LCDR Joel Tessier, CVW-14 CAGMO; CAPT(s) Will Ainsworth, CO NAMRA Naples; LCDR Curtis Michel, an LDO reservist and the OIC of NAMRA det Iraq; and CDR Art Pruett, CVN 76 AIMDO, after a short briefing to all of the greenshirts on board. Thanks to LCDR Bryant Hepstall (CVN 76 Assistant AIMDO) and LCDR Joel Tessier for coordinating the visit on board.

2-21-06 - On February 3rd, Jacksonville-area 1520s got together for a Lunch and Learn at AIMD Jacksonville. The guest speakers were Captain Matthews (NADEP Jacksonville XO) speaking on Fleet Readiness Center concept, and LCDR Trent Demoss providing great community insight. Mayport, Jacksonville and Orlando were well represented and, except for units deployed at the time, all other aviation commands were in attendance. CDR Alexander hopes this becomes a twice-a-year event.

2-3-06 - Here's Bryant Hepstall receiving a certificate from Art Pruett for Bryant's 76th consecutive Outstanding PRT (actually its more like 40, but still impressive).

1-20-06 - Here's LT Mike Wagner (USS RONALD REAGAN IM4 DIVO) as he transforms from a slimy pollywog to a Trusty Golden Shellback with the rest of his IM4 division personnel during Reagan's recent Crossing the Line ceremony.

1-18-06 - Jan Wiley retired in style last Haloween and finally got around to sending in some pix. Here's Capt Jim Boone, CAPT Charlie Code and Jan with the NATTC Color Guard. Here's Jim Boone FINALLY explaining to Jan how to find her way around a carrier. And here's Jan with her Mom (Marilyn) being piped over the side. Which is the mother and which is the daughter?

12-17-05 - Here’s a recent photo of the MALS 24 Maintenance Team from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Front row left/right: Maj Daniel Westphal(MO), LCDR Bret Bishop (AMO). Second row left/right: LCDR(sel) Bill Hollis (S/E), CWO3 Jamie Garrison (P/P), LCDR(sel) Khary Bates (ALSS), Capt Jason Davis (AVI), LT Al Palmer (QA), Capt Leroy Sumter (PC) and the LDO....LT Terry Powell (A/F).

12-13-05 - Here’s the latest new 1520s to hit the street as today's AMO School graduating class. Top Row: LCDR Schneider (OIC), CDR Caldwell (Detailer), ENS Moeller, ENS Zaharevich, ENS Landry. Middle Row: ENS Guidry, LTJG Rissin, LT Summers, ENS Panagos, LTJG Hood, LT Berti (Instructor). Bottom Row: ENS Espich, ENS Bell, ENS Chen.

12-11-05 - The entire AIMD department of USS Ronald Reagan wishes all of their greenshirt brethren a very Merry Christmas during this holiday season. From left to right sitting are: AFCM Russ Harden (AIMD MMCPO), LT Mike Wagner (IM4), AVCM Tom Powell (AIMD LCPO), LT Ray Hanna (QAO), LT Don Oconer (IM2), CWO4 Keith Kaiser (IM3 Tech Warrant), and LTJG Tommie Crawford (IM3). Standing are: Art Pruett (AIMDO) and LCDR Bryant Hepstall (AIMD MMCO). Missing is LCDR Sean Mersh who was taking the photo.

11-27-05 - Here's some shots from the 25 August Change of Command where CAPT Bret Gordon assumed command of Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, NJ. Bret being piped aboard and Bret reading his orders. And here's Bret and Beth on the steps of their quarters at Lakehurst.

11-27-05 - Here's the officers of AIMD JFK about 1978. From the left are: Bill Stahler (IM-3), Paul Slominski (IM-4), Bob Hunter (AIMDO), Chuck McCoy (IM-3), Marty Reagan (IM-1), Joe Wallis (Asst IM-3), Steve Clarke (IM-2).

10-16-05 - Here's most of the greenshirts from the CVW-8/TR team. First row (L-R): ENS John Harris (VFA-15 QAO), LCDR Will Woods (AIMD MMCO), LT John Turner (VF-31 MMCO), CWO4 Rey Martinez (VF-213 MMCO), CDR Jon Albright (AIMDO), CDR Tim O'Brien (SUPPO), LCDR Dave Ferreira (CAGMO), LCDR (SEL) Ramiro Flores (VFA-15 MMCO), LT Gary Horsey (IM4 DIVO), CWO2 Dave Garza (HS-3 MMCO), ENS Jason Martinson (HS-3 MCO), LT Carter Moreland (VFA-87 MMCO), LTJG Joe Kamara (VFA-15 AC DIVO), CWO3 Jeff Brewer (VFA-87 QAO).

Back row (L-R): LT Tom Ober (VF-31 MCO), LTJG Michael Phillips (IM2 DIVO), LT Chris Haas (IM3 DIVO), LT Chris Miller (VAW-124 MMCO), ENS Jon Sahim (VFA-15 MCO), LT John Lesseman (VRC-40 MO), CWO2 Dave Carey (VFA-15 AMO), LCDR Carl Nolte (AIMD AMO), CWO2 James Moes (IM3 PROD O), CWO2 Gary Owens (VS-24 MMCO), LCDR Tony Harris (VS-24 AMO), LT Claude Taylor (VS-24 MCO), LT Luis "Rick" Rivera (VFA-87 AC DIVO/MCO), LCDR Neal Austin (VFA-87 AMO), CWO4 Ron Stebbins (VF-31 AMO).

Not pictured: LCDR Gerald Cook (P-CAGMO), LT Rodney Simon (AIMD QAO), LT Shawn Rumbley (VF-213 AMO), CWO3 John Salgado (VAW-124 MCO/QAO), LTJG Tony Barber (VAW-124 AMO), ENS Benedict Besch (VAQ-141 MMCO), CWO2 John Blas (VAQ-141 AMO), LT Chris Rowan (VAQ-141 MCO).

10-12-05 - No trip to Palma is complete without a stop by the Daiquiri Palace to slake one's thirst. From left to right, Here's the TR Tres Amigos, CDR Jon Albright (AIMDO), LCDR "Super Dave" Ferreira (CAGMO), and CDR Tim O'brien (SUPPO). The TR CSG is currently on-station in the NAG flying OIF missions.

9-30-05 - Here's the AMO School graduating class of 21 September 2005. top left to right: CDR Caldwell, LCDR Demoss, LCDR Schneider, Ens Daniels, Ens Sneed, Ens Endecott, Ens Willet, LT Echevarria, Ens Murphy. bottom: Ens Mulcahey, Ens Wainscott).

9-22-05 - Here's a shot of the Khakis from AIMD GW. Back Row: (left to right) ATC Brown, ATCS Okkel, AFCM Ferrer MMCPO, AZCS McGoldrich, LCDR Kieth Nixon (AMO), LT Charles Martin (IM2), ATCS Rankin, CWO3 Al Gibbs (Asst AV/ARM IM3), SKC Schwab, LTJG Mark Aid (QAO), Front Row: (left to right) AMC Walter, AMC Monn, ATC Hale, ASC Davis, CDR Charlie Chan (MO), LCDR Roger Brouillett (Outgoing MMCO), LCDR Tommy Thompson (Incoming MMCO), ATCS Tabor, LT Mike Corrigan (IM3) ** Not in photo, but standing OOD and defending freedom on the quarterdeck… . And here's a nice picture at the AIMD GW Beach Party". From the left: AS1 Scherer, LCDR Roger Brouillett (MMCO), LT Mike Corrigan (IM3), ASCM Ansloan (AIMD LCPO), ASC Davis, CDR Charlie Chan (MO), Chris Chan.

9-5-05 - Here's a shot of the squadron that is taking the F-14 Tomcat on its last cruise. VF-31 is cruising with a sister squadron, VF-213. Upon return, VF-213 transitions and VF-31 will be the "last 'Cat standing". VF-31 is scheduled to transition late Summer '06. John Turner, MMCO, is standing in the 2nd row (first row standing), last Pounder on the right.

8-19-05 - Here's a shot taken at a farewell to CDR John Kemna (PMO for AIMD Lemoore) and CWO3 Todd Herbert (selected for the Blue Angels MO job). Folks listed in order from left to right: CWO3 Todd Herbert; LT Gary Shelley, CDR John Kemna (1520), CDR (ret 1520)) Jerry Zumbro, CWO4 Rey Martinez, LT Dave Woods, AFCM Joe Perrotta, LCDR Craig Vaughn, CDR (ret 1520) Ed Blind, Sam Soloman. Not shown: LCDR Dave Ferreira (1520 CVW-8 CAGMO).

8-2-05 - Here's some shots from the Change of Charge, CNATT DET Milton (includes AMO School, UAV Maint Trng, AOOCP) where Captain Charlie Code presided over the formalities on July 21st. CDR Mark Wassil was presented the Meritorious Service Medal before being relieved by LCDR Nate Schneider. The CNATT Troops joined CDR Wassil for a farewell photo op. The base paper, the Whiting Tower published a rather lengthy article announcing the event.

7-28-05 - Al Ford had a great time as a WOG shortly after reporting aboard AIMD Kitty Hawk. Al is finally an official Shellback.

7-23-05 - Here's the Greenshirts of TR. From the left: LCDR Carl Nolte (AMO), LCDR Will Woods (MMCO), LT Chris Haas (IM-3), LTJG Mike Phillips (IM-2), Capt(sel) Dave Seaton (Flagmo), CDR Jon Albright (AIMDO), CWO2 James Moes (IM-3.5), LT Gary Horsey (IM-4). The AIMD Airframes shop made Flagmo a cane to help him get around the ship.

7-9-05 - Here's Ken Reynolds getting piped aboard to commence his retirement ceremony on 26 May. Side boys are LT Richie Mercado, Capt George Kilian, CDR Bill Bergin, LCDR Mike Huff, Maj. Michael Wells and Maj. Eugene Wallace . And here's guest speaker CAPT Tom Vanderberg talking about CDR Reynolds' distinguished career and sharing stories about their long standing friendship.

7-6-05 - Vice Admiral Massenburg awarded the NAVAIR Commander's National Awards on 6/21. Here's Mike Hardee receiving the trophy on behalf of the Enterprise AIRSpeed Team. Mark Nieto is in the picture top row center.

7-6-05 - Here's the July '05 AMO graduating class. L to R: CDR Mark Wassil, LT Randy Berti, LT Peter Olsen, ENS Jeffrey Tomaszewski, ENS Jason Martinson, LT Kelly Ann Barber, CDR Rob Caldwell.

6-30-05 - Here's a shot of the AMDOs (and one Marine) from Nimitz. Front, L to R: LCDR Charlie Barber (AIMD MMCO), ENS William Siddle (IM-4 DIVO), 1st LT Timothy Garrison (VMFA-232 MMCO), LT Winford Peregrino (VFA-41 MMCO), LT Kimberly Scott (VFA-41 AMO), LTJG Montagot (IM-2 DIVO). Rear, L to R: LTJG John Timothy (VFA-94 AMO), LT Kenneth Stewart (VFA-94 MCO), LT Frank Bennett (IM-3 DIVO), CDR(s) John Farwell (CAGMO), CDR Lance Massey (AIMD MO).

6-19-05 - Here's a shot of CraigMO with his grandson plowing some new ground on the old John Deere. The headgear isn't a GQ requirement - apparently there was an explosion of black flies, and the flies insisted that CRAIGMO wear the headgear. Also, here's a shot of CraigMO and Rosemary enjoying retirement. Also, here's the next Sanford and Son.

6-15-05 - Here's a shot of Ken Reynolds when he was deployed to the Southern Iraq area in 2004. Ken recieved a DSM for his in-theatre support of the war effort in Iraq at his retirement cermony on 26 May 2005.

6-7-05 - After 30 years as an AMDO and five years of retirement as a goat farmer, Tom Snyder began a new career this spring with the Nantahala Outdoor Center. He’s guiding on four prime Tennessee-North Carolina whitewater rivers, so if you’re looking for a thrill, go to and ask for Tom.

6-2-05 - Here's a picture of Rod Davis being promoted to LCDR on June 1st at AIMD Jacksonville. CDR Stu Alexander(l) and LCDR Charles Robinson(r) are pinning AIRSpeed Officer LCDR Rod Davis (1520) to his new rank. CMDCM Gary Alford is in the background.

5-12-05 - Here's this year's PAIMDO crop. Left to right: CDR Mark Wassil, CDR Matt Mullins, CDR Larry Straub, CDR Robyn Spain, CDR(s) Bill Edge, CDR Rick Taylor, CDR Mike Zarkowski, CDR(s) Craig Washington, CDR John Kemna, CDR Ed Johnson.

5-8-05 - Here's the May '05 AMO graduating class. Top row: CDR Mark Wassil, LT Randy Berti, ENS Freas, LTJG Lewis, ENS Cortez, ENS Lysene, CDR Rob Caldwell, LCDR Trent Demoss. Bottom row: LTJG Coward, ENS Palomino, and LTJG Holt.

4-28-05 - Here's Jay Chase being retired by RADM Mike Bachmann on 15 April in the Navy Memorial Theater in Washington.

4-9-05 - Here's Mark Mlikan, NAPRA XO, getting ready for some divine intervention. This picture is of a Shinto Priest giving the first E-2 PMI-2 aircraft inducted into NIPPI a safety blessing. Notice the shrine setup complete with bananas and a fish as offerings. That's going to be one safe aircraft. Mark had to bow in front of it and give a speech. Some things a green shirt has to do were never taught in AMO school. thanks to Curt

3-24-05 - VINSON RELIEVES TRUMAN ON-STATION IN THE GULF. Randy and Nate looking on - One is happier than the other!

3-23-05 - Here's the most recent AMO school graduates. In addition to Randy Berti and Mark Wassil on the left and Rob Caldwell on the right, the graduates are ENS Leslie Branch, LTJG Mordecai Eaglesron, LT Victor Feal, LTJG Greg Martin & ENS Mike Sieber.

3-23-05 - Here's the JFK/CVW-17 Triad and Mini-Triad. Left to Right (Front): LCDR Branton (AIMD MMCO); LCDR Brian Jacobs (CVW-17 CAGMO); CDR Karen Fallon (SUPPO); CDR Mig Ortiz (AIMDO). Left to Right (Rear): AKC David Prucell (CVW-17 Material); AKCS Joseph McGuire (S-6); LT Eugene Griffith (S-6); AK1 Anthony Wallace (S-6); LT Paul Barrera (S-6). And here's a nice shot of the whole AIMD/Supply/CVW-17 Logistics Team, Team Quicksand.

3-20-05 - The khaki aboard AIMD Nimitz got together to say farewell to CDR Rich Lorentzen as he heads to be the XO of NATEC. Welcome aboard to CDR Lance Massey. Other AMDOs in the photo include LCDR Cristal Caler, LT Frank Bennett, LTJG Joe Montagot and ENS Bill Siddle. Team NIMITZ also welcomes new MMCO, LCDR Charlie Barber.

3-17-05 - Tom VandenBerg received a Legion of Merit on his next-to-last day as PMA260. Here's a shot of the AMDOs in attendance. From left to right are Mike Huff, Chris Couch, Marty Reagan, Lisa Lamarre, Scott Pearce, Mike Belcher, George Kilian, Tom VandenBerg, Bill Englehart, Richard Dorn, Ty Gorrick, Ken Jalali and Mickey Furr.

2-1-05 - Here's CDR Chris Kennedy, Truman AIMDO being awarded the Bearing Pyramid of Persistence Award by AIMD Shop 1 for having faith and supporting them in their efforts in reviving a 40 year old test bench back to life and PROVING ALL the Tech Reps WRONG. The MA-2 bench required bearings to be replaced in the Vertical Speed Increaser gear box. This repair would normally have been accomplished by a Field Team, but due to the criticality of the bench and lead time to get a replacement, the repair was attempted and successfully completed. AIMDO personally motivated and cheered the troops to success.

1-28-05 - From the I-Level, Inc muster on 25 and 26 January at NAS North Island, here's the FIXOs and here's all the attendees. See anyone you know?

1-25-05 - Here's a photo of Joe Byers at the Human Relief Organization Awards Ceremony on 21 Jan at the Langley AFB Officer's Club. His squadron, VR-52, has a significant volunteer presence in the HRO.

1-18-05 - LCDR(sel) Robert Gustafson and LT Dave Zundel joined their boss (CDR Denis Moody - RAIMD OIC Fort Worth) in authentic WWII uniforms for the Veterans' Day Parade.

1-17-05 - Jerry Palmer, one of the original 100 AMDOs, lives along a low level, visual nav training track that VT-86 uses. Since Jerry has connections to VT-86 from his days as AMO at NAS Gylnco, he painted up the roof of his barn to serve as a waypoint on the low levels.

1-7-05 - Here's Bob and Norma Hunter at their wedding almost 50 years ago. Haven't changed a bit!

12-19-04 - Here's a great shot of John Reid, on duty in the desert with HCS-4 supporting OIF at Camp Anaconda, IRAQ.

12-10-04 - Jon Albright, TR AIMDO was recently visited by by Bob Ramsey and Mike Belcher who came over to the TR for the retirement of CWO2 Todd Pollock.

12-10-04 - Here's Lou (Pat) Patterson receiving the Marconi-Bell Award this past summer from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers for his work in electrostatic discharge control certification. The award was presented by Mr. Dave Newman - AT&T Government Solutions - Hawaii, Director of Operations, Mr. Terry Booker, AT&T Government Solutions - Hawaii, Program Manager and Mr. Tom Campbell, ARServices, Ltd. - Program Manager

12-3-04 - Here's Navy's newest and most tactical 1520s to enter the fleet - from Left to right: CDR Mark Wassil, LTJG Randy Berti, ENS Jonathan Sahim, LT Greg Russell, ENS Brian Leetch, ENS Kyungnho Kim, ENS Jose Garcia, ENS Victor Baldoni, CDR Rob Caldwell.

11-26-04 - Here's Charlie Code aceing another PRT. thanks fo Jan

11-19-04 - Here's Audie Dennis looking on as his father, LCDR A. D. Dennis, Ret, speaks during Audie's recent retirement ceremony. At the left are Capt Novak and RADM Godwin.

11-9-04 - Here's Art Pruett, AIMDO aboard USS Ronald Reagan during a visit with VADM McCarthy, OPNAV N4, and Capt Symonds, CO, on 4 Nov.

11-7-04 - Here's one from the archives. LT Scott of USS Constellation, meets LCDR Montgomery Scott (James Doonan) of USS Starship Enterprise, circa 1986.

11-2-04 - Although its a little dated, here's a shot of Kathy Malone and her dad at her retirement (2002), along with a picture of Kathy getting an award from then-PMA265 CAPT Wieringa. Capt (Sel) Duane Mallicoat is in the background.

10-25-04 - Here's a picture of AIMD Brunswick’s wardroom taken at a recent hail-and-farewell. AIMD Brunswick bid farewell to LT Derek Breeding (1520) Sept. 30, 2004 at local sports bar, Winner’s, as he transferred across the ramp to VP-26. Left to right: LCDR Rudy Martinez (1520), CWO3 Duaine Folie, LT Derek Breeding (1520), CWO4 Mark Holmes, LCDR(sel) Terri Schlotterbeck (1520), LT Mike Hoerr (LDO), LCDR(sel) Gerry Brosnan (LDO), LT Ben Seward (1520), and OIC CDR Craig Munson (1520).

10-7-04 - Here's a shot of the first AMO school class held in Pensacola in 1985. We can spot a bunch of AMDOs, including David Randle, Mike Belcher and Ellen Coyne, Phil Farnum, Neil Hudson, Mike Flowers, Kathy Sill, Audie Dennis, Mark Kosewicz, Maureen Ford, Mike Tranchina. How many more can you spot?

10-7-04 - JCS completed the ritualistic cleansing of their slimy Wogs on 7 Oct 04. For proof, here's a photo of Lt Arsenio Francisco (IM-2 Division Officer) and CDR Daniel Van Orden (AIMD Officer).

9-14-04 - From Stennis, here's the gang keeping the 7th Fleet AOR safe: (left to right): LT Arsenio Francisco (AIMD IM-2), ENS Eric Nagley (AIMD IM-4), LTjg Bryan Kinyoun (VFA-25), LT James Galyean (VAQ-139), LT Grady Duffey (VFA-115), LCDR Russell Dickison (AIMD MMCO), CDR Daniel Van Orden (JCS AIMD Officer), LTjg Marc Williams (VFA-115), ENS Nicholas Walker (VFA-115), LCDR Jack King (CVW-14 CAGMO), and ENS Eric Glover (VAW-113). And here they are trying to sneak aboard the COD and get some liberty.

9-1-04 - Here's Diane Diekman being presented a memorial flag by VADM Tom Church, Naval Inspector General, at her retirement. Here's the sideboys including AMDOs CAPTs Tom Vandenberg, Stu Paul, Bret Gordon, and Vince Scott. Here's Diane heading over the side. You can click here to read Diane's retirement speech.

7-30-04 - Here's Art Pruett and his buddy Tom Selleck enjoying a fine cigar aboard USS Ronald Reagan.

7-30-04 - Here's Will Bransom and the officers and men of CVN-76 AIMD just before Art Pruett took over.

7-7-04 - Here's Bob Munsey aboard a TBM-3E he is helping to restore.

6-7-04 - CDR Will Bransom, FIXO USS RONALD REAGAN, passes from WOG BRANSOM to SHELLBACK during the crossing the line cermony onboard.

5-12-04 - Here's the AMO class that graduated on 11 May: (L-to-R) LCDR Wassil (AMO School Director), ENS Johnston (VFA-34), LTJG Evangelista (USS Essex), ENS Stierwalt (VAQ-131), ENS Davio (VF-103), ENS Siddle (USS Nimitz), LT Savanh (AMO School Instructor)

3-25-04 - Joe Weatherspoon recently visited AMO school and spent some time telling sea stories. And here he is with CDR Manero, XO VT-2.


3-19-04 - Here's a photo of LT Stan "Steamer" Burrow and LCDR "AMO Al" Ford standing in front of the flight line of the Navy's largest squadron, VFA-122, which boasts 64 Super Hornets.

3-18-04 - If you missed Fletch's retirement on 27 February, you missed a quality shin-dig. Click here and scroll down the page to see a great presentation. Here's Marie Greening presenting Fletch with a neat greenshirt plaque. And here's a shot of the neat shadow box that TV made for him. And here's Fletch receiving his retirement certificate from RDML Fitzgerald.

3-12-04 - Gus and Patsy are on the road again. Here they are enjoying some refreshment while shopping in Triberg, Germany.

3-3-04 - Tiger stopped by GW just to get his picture made with Joey Cacciola.

3-3-04 - Here’s the latest AMO school graduates. From the left are ENS Eric Glover VAW-113, ENS David Young VFA-22, ENS Andrew Rutherford VFA-137, ENS Charles Castevens VFA-81, ENS Rebecca Schnarr VFA-192, ENS Robert Coomes VFA-154, ENS Shantelle Overly VP-1, LT Bobby Savanh - AMO School.

2/28/04 - Here's a shot of Gobe with two anonymous 1520s who flew down to southern VA to listen to sea stories over lunch.

2/7/04 - Pix from Hawaii: Here’s LT Scott Carter showing off his 41st birthday cake, and here's the MALS-24 team: LCDR Bret Bishop, LT Scott Carter and LTJG Al Palmer. Al says "Don’t let the location fool you. This is a Marine command and there is neither shore duty, nor an AIMD in the Marine Corps. Aloha."

1/19/04 - Here’s Tom Snyder well before his goat herding days. See anyone else you recognize?

1/11/04 - Here’s CJ Jaynes and her daughter Alexis whom CJ adopted during a trip to Russia in December.

1/8/04 - Here's a group shot of the FTS AMDOs who completed the first "Prospective Wing/AIMD Maintenance Officer Symposium (PWAMOS)" held 9-12 Dec 2003.

12/29/03 - Here’s a shot of the Jim and Carol Aldridge aboard a showboat last year. That's a Kitty Hawk ballcap he's wearing.

12/16/03 - Here’s a shot of the 15 Dec 03 AMO school class plus a couple of DVs: (L to R) CDR Sherman (AMDO Detailer), CDR (Sel) Wassil (AMO School Director), LTJG Johnson (VFA-105), LTJG Crest (VFA-2), LTJG Hoover (VRC-40), LTJG Massey (VAQ-140), LTJG Bryant (NAVTEST WING LANT), LT Allende (VF-32), ENS Guerin (USS ENTERPRISE), LT Peregrino (VFA-41), LTJG Trevett (VAQ-136), LTJG Velazquez (VFA-113), ENS Nichelson (VFA-27), LT Savanh (AMO School), CDR Pruett (AMDO Career Manager).

10/23/03 - AMDOs in the Desert (con't): Here's Kent again....but what is he out cruisin' for?? We won't tell!

10/7/03 - AMDOs in the Desert (con't): Here's Kent Caldwell, CO of DCMA Kuwait, enjoying the sun. We sure hope it wasn't Kent that shot that poor dead dog in the background, but you never know what some guys will do when you give them an M-16. {He could have at least buried the poor thing}. Here's a shot of Kent's change of command and here's one of the ceremonial cake cutting.

10/3/03 - Art Pruett wants to know if you'd buy a used boat from this guy. Nice glasses.

10/1/03 - LCDR Tom May puts the finishing touch on the Hardened Aircraft Structure he reclaimed in HCS-5's "O" level maintenance facility at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.

10/1/03 - Here's a shot of Eugene Waight, of the Belize Ministry of Agriculture, left, and Tom and Sandy Snyder who are holding one of the four Boer goats that the Snyders are donating to Belize. Click here for the complete story.

9/1/03 - Here's a great shot of some AMDOs in their younger years. From the left: ENS Don Schmitt (now DLA CIV), LT Gordie Coward (now CAPT), LT Ray Bednarcik (now PMA 231 APML), UNK, UNK.

8/14/03 - Here's the AMDOs from Enterprise: Left to Right are LTJG Mike Windom (IM-2), LCDR Craig Washington (MMCO), CDR Jim CoBell (AIMDO), LCDR John Larson (AMO), and LT Micah Harley (IM-4).

8/12/03 - Here's a rarity: all five East Coast CAGMOs at NAS Oceana at the same time. From left to right CDR Terry Ford, CVW-1, CDR (Big John) Sutherland, CVW-3, CDR Dave Meagher, CVW-7, LCDR (JR) Rodriguez, CVW-8, LCDR Brian Jacobs, CVW-17.

8/4/03 - Here's the AMO School class that graduated on 1 August '03. Back Row from left to right: LTJG Scott, LTJG Torres, CDR Lee, CAPT Code, LTJG Clementson, LT Hidalgo, ENS Mccord. Front Row from left to right: ENS Reid, ENS Stokely.

8/4/03 - Here's Terry Burt, AIMDO Nimitz just work, work, working. Thanks to Curt.

7/14/03 - Here's a couple of shots of the All Greenshirt Dinner held aboard Vinson the same weekend as the AMDO 35th. #2

7/13/03 - Here's three shots of your new detailer Marty Serman taken in May 2003 while the Connie was docked at Pearl Habor on the way home. #2 #3

6/25/03 - Here's World Travellers Gus and Patsy Scalia with their granddaughter enjoying a brew in Dresden, Germany.

6/25/03 - Here's a shot fromDavid Randle's farewell in Singapore with the Vinson AMO, CDR (sel) Stailey, and the Vinson AIMD khakis and CVN 70 CMC.

6/25/03 - Here's the pix from the 35th anniversary symposium:

6/16/03 - Here's two shots of our AIMD officers working on important and relevant issues at AIMD Lemoore and at AIMD North Island. The personnel in the Lemoore picture are left to right: LCDR Mark Nieto (AIMD Oceana MMCO), CDR Bruce Brosch (AIMD Lemoore OIC), CDR Jerry Zumbro (AIMD Oceana OIC), LCDR Bob Farmer (AIMD Lemoore MMCO), CWO4 Rey Martinez (AIMD Oceana Avionics Production Officer). The personnel in the North Island picture are left to right: LT Tom Kennedy (AIMD NI MMCO), LT Gary Joshway (AIMD NI Avionics Officer), CDR John Smajdek (AIMD NI OIC), CDR Jerry Zumbro (AIMD Oceana OIC), LCDR Mark Nieto (AIMD Oceana MMCO), CWO4 Rey Martinez (AIMD Oceana Avionics Production Officer). CDR Zumbro, CDR Smajdek and LT Joshway are holding a copy of "The Goal" by M. Goldratt and J. Cox. "The Goal" is what the RIFLe program is based on.

6/11/03 - Here's a shot of Nate Schneider on the beautiful seaside Pacific Grove G.C. (AKA "Poor Mans Pebble Beach") taken by fellow AMDO, Russ Dickison during an arduous study session for upcoming exams at NPS. Nate is a deer hunter and is trying to figure out why he left the guns in storage in VA!

5/26/03 - Here's the AMO School graduating class of 22 May '03. From left to right back row: ENS ROBERTS, ENS HAWKINS, ENS QUARLES, ENS JONES, ENS GRAY. From left to right front row: LCDR WASSIL (AMO School Director), ENS SAHADEO, LTJG REIFKOHL, ENS SCHROEDER, ENS FARNWORTH, ENS THOMAS. ENS CARLISLE graduated with the class but was not able to make the picture.

5/26/03 - Here's CAPT Diane Diekman being relieved by CAPT Jim Rainwater as Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Van Nuys, in Los Angeles on 18 Oct 2002.

5/18/03 - Here's a shot of Truman's Tres Amigos, taken just before return from cruise.

5/16/03 - Here's Terry Merritt receiving her Legion of Merit as she departs OPNAV N789H, and here's her "interesting" farewell gift (your new Head Detailer).

5/16/03 - Here's CJ Jaynes making her departing remarks and receiving an MSM during the AIMD Lemoore Change of Charge ceremony on 29 April where she was relieved by Bruce Brosch.

5/14/03 - Here's a photo from the olden days when AIMD Moffett was getting its first piece of ATE (the USM-449?). Second from the left is Bruce Touve, fifth from the left is the AIMDO, Cdr Tom Parks, and Al Derr is second from the right.

5/7/03 - Here's a couple of nice souveniers from President Bush's trip to Lincoln. Both feature Greg Stanley, AIMDO, with, first, Condi Rice, and, second, Ari Fleischer.

5/2/03 - Here's a young Rick Lauderdale from a 1969 deployment aboard Kitty Hawk. Look for Rick's article in the Spring-Summer 2003 issue of the AMDO Association Newsletter.

4/24/03 - Here's Dave Paulk, CVN-75 AIMDO meeting the Speaker of the House, Rep Dennis Hastert of Dave's home state, Illinois, aboard Truman.

4/22/03 - Here's another shot of World Travellers Gus and Patsy Scalia (with two of their sons this time) on a visit to Rome during Patsy's assignment in Berlin.

4/16/03 - Here's TR AIMDOs enjoying cigars following their last Operation Enduring Freedom mission. Left to right - LT Bret Wasburn (IM2), LTJG Cherry (QAO), CDR Mike Belcher (MO), LCDR Mel Gates (MMCO), CWO2 Todd Pollock (IM3.5), LCDR Gary Hackaday (AMO), LTJG Chad Trevett (MCO), LT Bob Nicolcosi (IM3), and ENS Mike Martin (IM4).

4/5/03 - Here's Mike Belcher and his two bodyguards aboard TR.

4/5/03 - Here's a picture of Shirley Murphy, the AMDO detailer order writer, secretary, and "psuedo-detailer" for the last 6+ years, receiving a NADEP Jacksonville clock made from "retired" compressor blades from a TF-30-400A engine. Shirley was a crucial fixture in the detailing process in which all AMDOs knew her on a first name basis, even though most had never met her. Through her many personal meetings, and countless number of communications via phone and email, she developed an unprecedented understanding of each of the AMDO officers she worked with and provided invaluable information regarding the status of their orders, qualification entries and documentation assistance. She established a well-renowned reputation within BUPERS as the subject matter expert for acquisition policy, FITREP and selection board processes. RDML Bachmann presented her with a framed Letter of Appreciation (complete with AMDO coin), an honorary AMDO certificate, and the beautiful NADEP Jacksonville clock (courtesy of Dave Beck).

4/3/03 - Here's a shot from a loooong time ago and a galaxy far away. Know any of them?

3/25/03 - Here's the AMO School graduating class of 13 March 2003. From Left to Right: ENS Crawford, ENS Nagley, ENS Suela, LTJG Harris, ENS Shih, ENS Carter, ENS Bisher, LCDR Mark Wassil (AMO School Director).

3/14/03 - Here's a shot of the attendees of the March '03 PAIMDO. From left to right are Commanders Kate Erb, Jon Albright, Neil Williams, Ellen Moore, Art Pruett, Chris Kennedy, John Smadjek, Dave Geerdes, Jim Gillies, Mike Beaulieu, and Mike Zarkowsk.

3/6/03 - Here's a photo of AIMD Carl Vinson taken on Tuesday, 4 March. (See anyone you know??) Vinson left Bremerton on 13 January, loaded its air wing in San Diego, and pulled into Pearl Harbor at the end of January, just in time for the Pro Bowl. On 25 Feb, they pulled into Guam, and are now headed to other ports in WestPac.

3/3/03 - From the Navy Newsstand, here's the Honorable H.T. Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Navy, being briefed on jet engines, parts and maintence by Cmdr. Ellen Coyne, Lincoln’s Maintenance Officer (MO) and and Ens. Pete Coore.

3/2/03 - From somewhere in the Med, here's the CVN75 AIMDO, Dave Paulk, welcoming aboard CWO3 Keith Beck, IM-3.5. Paulk is baby-faced kid on the right! Keith's smiling because he's haze gray and underway!

2/10/03 - Here's some shots of the opening of the new Aviation Maintenance Officer School at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. In the first photo left to right are CAPT Frank Smith (NAMTRGRU CO), retired CAPT Bruce Hawk (a previous NAMTRAGRU CO), Commissioner Buck Lee and RADM Townes. In the second photo are CAPT Smith, retired CAPT Hawk, Santa Rosa County Commissioners, and RADM Townes.

1/24/03 - Here's some nice shots of the 7 Jan 03 NAPRA change of command where Richard Dorn relieved Mike Berkin. In the picture on the top right, the people from left to right are Richard Dorn, RDML Steve Heilman, Mike Berkin, and Chaplain Larry Roth.

1/22/03 - Here's Joel McDowell who is now with Advanced Training Systems International in Mesa, AZ maintaining a stable of 10 A4-N and 3 TA4-J jets that are employed in tactical air services for allied and US armed services + advanced jet training for foreign military pilots.

1/1/03 - Here's some shots from Colleen Watry's retirement luncheon on 19 December. Here's Owen Fletcher presenting her with a souvenier picture of the Pentagon. Here's RDML Thomas Kilcline, Director of N780, presenting her with the Legion of Merit . Here's a shot of the Flag Detail. And here's Stu Paul doing what he does best. Attendees included RDML Steve Heilman and CAPTs Diane Diekman, Owen Fletcher, Stu Paul, Tom Vandenberg, Jay Chase, Carlos Lozano, Terry Merritt, and Bret Gordon.

12/20/02 - Here's what Mikey & Marianne looked like at Christmastime '02.

12/12/02 - Here's another crop of AMDOs just heading out after graduating from AMO school today. From Left to Right are: LT Ken Cameron, ENS Charity Crismon, LTJG Anthony Bruno, ENS Holly Kenney, ENS Angela Leopold, ENS John Goeres, ENS Christopher Grimes, ENS Grant Leslie, ENS Derek Burns and AMO Instructor LT Bobby Savanh.

12/5/02 - Seasons Greetings from Officers and Master Chiefs of AIMD Oceana. Back Row (standing): ABCM Bill Smith, AFCM Joe Perrotta, CWO3 Keith Beck, LT Dave Woods, LT Carter Moreland, CWO3 Gary Mueller, CWO4 Mike Ames, CDR Jerry Zumbro, LCDR Tim Duffy, AFCM Art Martin, PRCM Mike Beck, ASCM Danny Griffis, AFCM Frank Davis. Front Row (sitting): LT Mike Fleshman, AZCM O.D. Housianitis, LCDR Dave Ferreira, LCDR Mark Nieto, LT Jesse Benton, AVCM Gordon Haelterman.

11/29/02 - Here's world travelers Gus and Patsy Scalia enjoying a brew in Prague.

11/26/02 - Ron Kaelber wants to know if you can figure out who is the Flower Child from the '70s.

11/15/02 - Photos from the AIMD Brunswick Change of Charge ceremony. Here's Dan Lafond receiving his MSM from the CPWing 5 Commodore, Capt James Grunewald. Here's Dan and the new AIMDO, Craig Munson, getting ready to chow down on the traditional cake.

11/3/02 - Here are the AMOs from CVN73. From Left to Right are RANDY BERTI (VFA-34), RICK WRIGHT (VFA-83), SCOTT SCHULTZ (VF-103), LYLE AINSWORTH (VFA-81), "EB" EBNER (VF-103), TODD HERBERT (VFA-34), RICH NIMROD (VFA-81), GARY SHELLEY (VFA-83), NICK RUPERT (VAQ-132), MIKE ZARKOWSKI (CVW 17 CAGMO), DAVE MORELAND (VS-30), BILLY HENDRICKS (VS-30), ROY SMITH (VAQ-132), MIKE BALKUM (HS-15), LANCE FOSTER ( VAW-125 ). Picture was taken post-AMRR in front of one of the Fleets finest.

10/30/02 - Here's a picture of CDR Bill Devey (USN, Ret) addressing IKE AIMD on the importance of what the AIMD is doing in the yards, how it’s the most difficult job they’ll have, and a look back at his experiences/lessons learned bringing Enterprise out of Newport News after refueling in the mid-90s. Mickey Furr reports that it was good having Bill give one of his patented rousing speeches, which was even more effective considering that he’s an IKE Plank Owner. Here's a shot of Mickey thanking Bill.

10/30/02 - USS Eisenhower recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a formal Reunion ‘Gala’ at Nauticus in Norfolk, VA on 18 October 2002. Here's a shot of the AMDOs all dressed up. From the left, you'll see LT Mike Morgan, LCDR Stu Alexander, CDR Mickey Furr, and LT Richie Mercado.

10/23/02 - Here's a picture from the 2002 NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP in BREST, FRANCE featuring LT Paul Choate (team captain), from AIMD USS John C. Stennis CVN74, who led a very determined United States team to a stunning finish. The highest place the United States has ever placed was second to last - not this year. During an exciting last round showdown the United States defeated France to finish second place overall. All members of the top two finishing teams received Gold medals.

9/28/02 - Here's the New Orleans gang enjoying lunch at Elisabeths Restaurant down the street from the Commander, Naval Air Reserves Headquarters. From left to right are LCDR Jim Morosetti, CDR(S) Donnie Bodin, LCDR Darren Grove, CAPT Jim Nichols, CDR Pat Quigley, CDR Larry Tortorich, Capt Jim Griffiths, USMC, and LCDR Shannon Van Meter.

9/21/02 - Here's 3 Carl Vinson AMDOs and their wives, at a Dining Out on board the Royal Argosy dinner cruise ship in the waters of Puget Sound. From left to right, LCDR Bob and Jen Stailey, CDR David and Fiona Randle, and LT Terry and Cheryl Mejos. David is in the "alternate uniform"- the official US Navy tartan. Fiona is in her tartan from Clan McInnes.

9/6/02 - Here's Lane Cummins in a serious moment pondering his next marathon run.

7/29/02 - Another class of fine young Americans (and one Greek officer) graduated from AMO school on 26 July: From left to right are: CDR Kate Erb (AMO School Director), ENS B. Story (VFA-27, Atsugi, Japan), LT M. Roseano (HC-4, Sigonella, Italy), LT G. Tzavaras Greece), ENS K. Bowman (AIMD, Corpus Christi, TX), ENS M. Skyta (VFA-192, Atsugi, Japan), LT J. Galyean (VAQ-139, Oak Harbor, Washington), ENS D. Jairam (MISAWA AIMD, Misawa, Japan), LT Bobby Savanh (AMO School).

7/19/02 - Here's LT Demichael Morgan of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) AIMD LIFAC showing off his Grooms Cake at his wedding on 4 May 02.

6/6/02 - Here's the Officers of AIMD Oceana at a Tidewater Tides baseball game. LCDR Paul Remick (6380), CWO2 Gary Mueller (7360), LT Jesse Benton (1520), LCDR Tim Duffy (6330), LCDR Jim Lavin (6330), and CDR Jerry Zumbro (1520).

5/30/02 - Another class of fine young Americans graduated from AMO school this month: From left to right are: ENS J. Rorer, LTJG D. Chuba, ENS S. Hill, ENS S. Bornino, ENS R. Agullana, ENS R. Mercado, ENS J. Cabada, ENS S. Thompson, ENS A. Bourassa, ENS C. Cunningham, ENS D. PriceJordan, LT M. Harley, ENS M. Schmidt, CDR T. Lee, and the AMO School Director, CDR Katie Erb.

5/4/02 - More shots from Critter Hill Farm. LCDR Mark Goodale and his wife Anne arrived at Arnold Engineering Development Center last fall. In less than six months Tom Snyder had him working on the farm. Is there a P-code for Goat Herding?

5/4/02 - 1520 LT Sean Wilson (left side) participated in the annual Polar Plunge as NAS KEF ICELAND. (The other guy on the right side is LT Eric Schoenbeck, a Dental Doc.) Sean says that he is from Delaware and would much rather take a plunge at Rehoboth Beach!

4/12/02 - Here's a shot of the AMDOs that completed the Prospective Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Officer (PAIMDO) Course on 22 Mar '02. Back row: Will Ainsworth, Greg Stanley, Doug Killey, Rich Lorentzen, David Randle. Front row: Fred Hepler, Carolynn Snyder, Scott Rettie, Fred Melnick, Rob Caldwell

4/9/02 - Here's Midshipman Drew Rutherford (USNA Class of 2002) with Fred Hepler and JC Harding taken on 25 Jan 02 Service Selection Night. Since Drew was the only Boat Schooler going AMDO this year, he got a "double dose" of sea stories and how things "haven't changed" in the Fleet from the two happy senior JOs. The "Levity and Jocularity" Lamp was lit that night. Seems that, once he graduates, Drew will go to AMO School in Jan 03 and will make a large impression upon the Fleet.

4/4/02 - Here's the MATWINGONE Sailor of the Year from 1975. Any guesses? Hint: Airman to LDO to 1520 Captain (Retired Feb 02).

3/12/02 - Here's the 8 March AMO School graduating class along with the AMDO community detailer and career manager. From Left to right are: CDR Ron Burroughs (AMDO Detailer), ENS Crystal (VP-46, NAS Whidbey Island, WA), ENS Monahan (VAQ-138, NAS Whidbey Island, WA), ENS Dagdagan (HS-6, NAS North Island, CA), ENS Matthews (VFA-146, NAS Lemoore, CA), ENS Montagot (HSL-45, NAS North Island, CA), ENS Pico (VFA-22, NAS Lemoore, CA), ENS Kamara (HC-6, Norfolk, VA), ENS Vohrer (HS-7, NAS Jacksonville, FL), ENS Phillips (VRC-40, Norfolk, VA), ENS Elliott (CVN-73, USS George Washington, Norfolk, VA), ENS Scarcello (VFA-147, Lemoore, CA), LCDR Fred Hepler (AMDO Community Manager), and LT Bobby Savanh (AMO instructor).

3/7/02 - Here's TR and JFK FIX Os and SUPPOs during turnover day. l to r: CDR Bob Ramsey, TR FIXO, CDR Dan Mathis, JFK FIXO, CDR Parke Guthner, TR SUPPO and CDR Rick Wilson, JFK SUPPO.

2/18/02 - Here's Art Pruitt, new AMDO Career Manager (reports in June), and the Stennis Team. LCDR Art Pruett (AIMD MMCO), CDR Curt Shanahan (AIMDO), ASCM Hari Singh (AIMD LCPO), LCDR Knarvell Dailey (OHO), LTJG Luis Marroquin (AIMD IM4), LCDR Don Patterson (AIMD AMO), AVCM John Casias (AIMD MMCPO), and ENS Joe Cervi (AIMD QAO).

1/28/02 - Here's the Three Amigos from TR enjoying their 3rd beer day of the 2001-2002 OEF deployment! l to r: LCDR Terry Ford (CVW-1 CAGMO), CDR Parke Guthner (SUPPO), and CDR Bob Ramsey (AIMDO). 130 days at-sea and counting, NO ports!! TR will beat the continuous at-sea record set by Nimitz in 1980 (144 days). This picture really makes you want to be there!

Here's LCDR Neil Williams (‘87), AIMD Officer, USS PELELIU (LHA 5) exercising the “slow boat” leg of the 350 mile logistics bridge in support of the 15th MEU’s Air Combat Element operations at Camp Rhino, Afghanistan.20 minutes later, on the beach in Pakistan (and, no, he didn’t do it MacArthur style).

Mack and Sandra Prose celebrated their 30th anniversary in January 2001. Here they are now and here they are 30 years ago. Sandra hasn't aged a bit!

We're not making this up: Tom Snyder is now a full time goat farmer breeding Full Blood South African Boer goats on a 50 acre farm in Tennessese. Here's a shot of Tom and his goat "Volker", Reserve National Champion Junior Buck. Tom claims that shoveling the literal stuff is great after shoveling it figuratively for years.

Who says your detailer isn't a Wise Man? (That's Tom Glass in the middle)

Here's the new crop of AMDOs that graduated from AMO school on 13 December '01. From left to right: LTJG Louis Rivera (AIMD ROOSEVELT RD, PUERTO RICO), LTJG Dion Anderson (CVN-68, USS NIMITZ, SAN DIEGO, CA), ENS Stephen Kehrt (VF-2, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA), LTJG Sharon Bingman (VAW-78, NORFOLK, VA), ENS David Moreland (VS-30, JACKSONVILLE, FL), ENS John Stat (VFA-137, LEMOORE, CA), ENS Roy Turner (VAQ-132, OAK HARBOR, WA).

Here's Lisa Lamarre getting promoted to Commander. Who'da thunk it?!

With a smile like this, who wouldn't buy a used car from this guy!.

Here's Angel Bellido in the office at AIMD Key West.

Here's the new AMDOs that graduated from AMO school on 4 October '01. From left to right are LT B. B. Savanh (AMO School Instructor), ENS Steven M. Holland (VAW-115, Japan), LT Robert C. Gustafson (VFA-27, Japan), ENS Jeff Lake (VAW-112, Pt Mugu), LTJG R. Kevin Cordle (VAQ-143, Whidbey Island, WA), ENS Declan E. Hartney (VFA-146, Lemoore, CA), ENS Tyson Stephenson (NAVAIRMAINTRAU, Virginia Beach, VA), ENS John M. Havercroft (VAQ-131, Whidbey Island, WA), LTJG Sean A. Wilson (NAS Keflavik, Iceland), and CDR (Sel) K. D. Erb (AMO School Director).

Here's the Warfighting 1520 crew from AIMD aboard USS Enterprise, who note that Big E was first, and is still, on station in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (previously known as Infinite Justice). As a bonus, here's a picture of Vince Scott, doing what AIMDOs do best.

Here's the crew from AIMD aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, who just left to take justice to the Med and wherever else its needed. From the left are CDR Bob Ramsey (MO), LCDR (s) Nate Schneider(IM-3), LCDR Mel Gates (AMO)(w/ hair!), CW02 Todd Pollock(Asst IM-3), LCDR Mark Wassil (MMCO), ENS Mike Martin (QAO), Ltjg Dave Woods (IM-2), Ltjg Steve Puskar (IM-4).

Here's LCDR Larry Straub, CNAP AMMT Team Leader, manning a 50 Cal on the XO’s sponson aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74). What do you mean, you're not ready for your AMI?!?!!

Curious about life as a safety inspector for a well drilling company in Wyoming? Check out Ken Lantta's typical safety inspector attire.

Here's a couple of shots from Enterprise. The first one depicts the 2 August "Welcome Aboard" for Ensign Michael Windom fresh from AMO School/AIMD JAX (Stash). The second is the promotion of LT Bill Doody (1 AUG 01)

Here's the newest Rogues to join the AMDO community. AMO Class 01800 graduated 26 July 2001. They are (left to right): ENS Murat Sarisen (RAIMD NAS JRB Fort Worth), ENS Daphne A. McGinnis (VFA-94), ENS Andrew J. Cooper (NAPRA Okinawa), ENS Eric W. Edge (VFA-37), ENS David Wayne Jackson - Honor Graduate (VFA-14), ENS Bradford Q. Maronde (VFA-113), LT Lisa G. Green (HS-8), ENS Michael A. Polito (VAQ-134), LT DeMichael T. Morgan (USS Eisenhower), ENS John Davis Lesemann Jr. (RAIMD NAS New Orleans), and ENS Randy J. Berti (VFA-34).

Heres's Doug Killey (in ball cap)doing dangerous undercover work at a decommissioned Russian Sub in Victoria, Canada. Doug is accompanied by his trusty (now-retired) AKC, John Hopkins. The cover story was that this was a JASMMM road show. You'll have to ask Doug for the real story....

From the US Navy Senior Leadership Workshop for the Thomas Group proposed Naval Aviation IMA Review (NAVIMAR) held 25-27 June at the Joint Reserve Base (JRB) in Dallas, Texas, here's Mike Disano, Coleen Watry and Craig LIvingston.

Heres's LCDR Neil Williams, ‘87, (2nd from right, in green shirt) with the AIMD Sailors of USS PELELIU (LHA 5) and the Marine augments (SEAOPDET equivalent) from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 13 “Black Widows” of MCAS Yuma AZ, MALS 16 “Forerunners” of MCAS Miramar CA and MALS 39 “Magicians” of Camp Pendleton CA. Work-ups completed and ready for a WestPac deployment.

Bill Adams ran a contest for the best caption for this picture. He reports that there were nine really great submissions, but the winner was LCDR John Farwell, OPNAV N781C9 with the following: "Ok, time to sign off the 7-day wash on Bunos 163509, 163504,163488..." Bill sends congratulations to all the AMDOs who took the time to participate in the contest.

Here's Curt Shanahan mess cooking for bucks (for Navy Relief) aboard Stennis.

Here's the PAIMDO Class from 1987. See if you can name them all. If you're not sure, just click here and see how well you did.

Here's Conan as a mere youth. Bet you'd know him anywhere!

Here's John Roach, YG 56 Capt, AMDO (Ret) as an ATC in 1947 when he was assigned to NAES Philadelphia and was working on radomes. One of his projects in those days was to develop a hail-resistant radome for President Truman's presidential aircraft, the "Columbine". (Note: the LCDR in the picture is one of the rare 1510s that were not naval aviators.)

Here's Bob Gumpright in his *much* earlier years.

Here's AMO School class 01020 proudly showing off their AMDO Association congratulatory certificates and AMDO patches.

The officers of AIMD Misawa sure know how to dress for success. Here's ENS Washington (Aircraft Division, LDO), LDCR Bob Barr (AIMDO), LT Zamzow (AMO, LDO), and Joey Cacciola (AV/ARM, AMDO).

Here's a couple of not-so-flattering photos taken in 1983 of then Cdr. Glenn Boston during a port visit to Naples. In the the first one, Evelyn enjoys Glenn's discomfort at the completion of a rather large meal. This one shows the inevitable nap during the train ride back

Here's some shots of our AMO School class that graduated on 28 July:

From Diego Garcia:

Here's some candid photos of recent graduates from AMO school, and a couple of distinguished visitors.

Here's a typical set of visitors showing their appreciation to the AIMD MOs aboard IKE.

Here's Kent Caldwell, MO aboard USS George Washington, in action during GW's TRANSLANT. Snappiest caption wins a CCOL with less than 5 errors on it.

San Diego-area AMDOs celebrate the community's 32nd borthday.

Tidewater-area AMDOs celebrate the community's 32nd borthday.

Name this Enterprise AIMDO: a. Wayne Allums
b. Mark Czarzasty
c. Pat Felts
d. Vince Scott

Here's the 1520s of AIMD Enterprise .

Here's a collection of photos from the 8 June AMDO soiree at Norfolk.

Here’s a great set of pix from the AMDO Community’s 32nd Birthday Celebration held at NAS Oceana O’Club on 7 June.

    Here's the tastily decorated cake by Debra Bergin.

    Bill Bergin discussing vertigo with Jan Wiley

    A group photo of Oceana green shirts    

    Tom England (newest lateral transfer) in background - In the middle is Dave Ferreira

    Charlie Code (1520 Detailer) talking to CDR Gary Ranno (LDO) - CDR (Sel) Tracy Ethridge-Brown is caught between them

    Stu Alexander and Carlos Lozano speaking Italian (!)

    Stu Alexander as the cat that ate the mouse...or was that a Lumpia!

Don Eaton and Wayne Smith, along with Paul Cataldo

A young Roger Grantman.

Here's proof that two-thirds of our senior AMDOs favor drinks with little umbrellas in them - just ask Craig Livingston, Mike Bachmann or Pat Dispenzieri.

Here's one to figure out. Hint: She's a fleet staffer now, and, no, she ended up not jumping off the wall....

Here's a not-so-roguish picture of ENS Joey Cacciola and his wife Ivonne over at AIMD, NAF Misawa

Here's a group photo from the PAIMDO Conference held in Pensacola the week of 20 March '00. Can you spot anyone you know?

Guess who this is....(hint - he's now a Captain, year group 77, and his hair looks nothing like this picture)

Frank Smith, hands down winner of the pie eating contest

From the AMDO luncheon at Pax River on Monday 20 March '00:

Here's the newlywed Mozgalas

Click here to see a crowning moment in Jim Boone's life. What a grin!

Click here to see a photo of Joey Cacciola and his lovely wife Ivonne

Here's Bob and Louise Anderson

Here's Fred Wiggins when he was a young MO with the Blues

Click here to see what Joe Weatherspoon looked like 30 years ago when he became an AMDO.

Fergie & Masden (circa 1976)

USS America AMDOs (around 1989)

AMDOs lost in Iceland (sometime in the '80s)

Names from the PAIMDO Class of 1987

Top row left to right: Mike Brannon, Ken Edwards, Mike Allen (now deceased), Fred Braman, Dave Farley, Dave Mozgala, Cal Colvin, Denny Williams, Bruce Hawk, Bill Stahler, Leroy Strickland, Bob Lindquist, Dave Cutter, Marty Reagan, Dennis Hobbs, Jim Svec, Tom Hancock (now deceased) Front Row left to right: Jerry Coggeshall, Tom Yee, Kevin Myette, ____________, Eben Barnett, Wayne Anderson, Fred Orton, Mike Schwartz, Harry Jacques, Sonny Sauls