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John Twaddell
Years Served: 1973-1976
P-3 and P-4 division MM1. Westpack 1973-4 and 1974-5. MMR4 fire and MMR1 flood were most significant memories. Indian Ocean 9 month tour 1975. Shellback 1974. Any Shippies out there who would like to get in touch, please do.


Alan Goodman
Years Served: 1962-1963
Served on the USS Kitty Hawk, CVA 63 from 3/62 -1/63
Far East Cruise
G-Division-AN-Ships Company


Bob Perkins
Years Served: 1960-1964
I was in A-1 div. I spent most of my time between the deck edge elevator machinery rooms and the after-steering machinery rooms. We had a lot of good times and bad times but i remember most the time we had a visit from the Big Bear bomber from Russia while on cruise between Japan and the coast of Russia. It would be nice to hear from any of the old gang who were there at the time.


Charles Miller
Years Served: 1974 - 1976
Marine Detachment 1974 - 1976. The USS Kitty Hawk were the best days one can imagine, and I wish I could turn the clocks back and do it all over again.


Jerry Klein RD2
Years Served: 65-69
I was on 4 tours in the Gulf Of Tonkin and seen many of the area's of the far east, had some great times..


Jim McNichol (Mac)
Years Served: 1960-1964
Plankowner, went on board as an EMFN and left as EM2, spent most of my time in the Power Shop, biggest memories are the H bomb test, The U-2 test and muddying up Pearll when we left without tug help.


Larry Davis
Years Served: 1968-1970
Served aboard the Hawk July, 1968 to November 1970. I was assigned to V-2/Arresting Gear. Looking back it was some of the best times of my life, Subic Bay, Sasebo, Hong Kong (even if we didn't get to stay long).

I have joined just about every veteran group on the web, but I have yet to find anyone who was in with me during Basic, NAAS Fallon our on the KittyHawk.

Where are all of you guys.


Mike Flynn
Years Served: 1961-1962
Assigned to Kitty Hawk nucleus crew, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, for completion of construction and outfitting. RM2 in OR Division. Enjoyed trial runs, trip to Norfolk, GTMO, South America and around the Horn and into San Francisco. Many fond memories of that assignment and the shipmates I had the pleasure of serving with.


Fred Byrnes
Years Served: 1968-1971
Assigned to R Division, Damage Control.


PAUL P. HESS
Years Served: 53-73
PLANKQWNER FROM 60-82


Rudy Soto-HM2
Years Served: 3
Served on board the mighty Hawk from 1977-1980. These are some of the finest times of my life. The experiences I had were awesome, as well as the friends that I made. I will never forget my 2 Westpac cruises and all of those roudy ports of call, the PI in parrticular. Well shipmates I had better get underway and say goodbye. If anyone wants to email me, I can be reached @ rodolfo.soto@amedd.army.mil -rudy-


MARK WHITWORTH/AMS-3/VA-
Years Served: 1969/WESTPAC CRUISE
ABOARD USS KITTYHAWK FOR 1969 VIETNAM WESTPAC CRUISE.SERVED WITH(VA-65 TIGERS/AMS-3/AIRFRAMES SHOP/1966-1970).VA-65 WAS ABOARD USS FORRESTAL DURING THE TRAGIC FIRE(29-7-67).STILL LIVE AND WORK IN MY HOMETOWN OF INDIANAPOLIS.


Charles Robson
Years Served: April 1961 - June 1964
:D I remember being on the Kitty Hawk in the Gulf of Tonkin in 64, not getting mail and no communications with the outside world, and then a mail plane arrived and then fell off the flight deck before the plane could be tied down by the air crew. Those days got a lot longer after losing the mail. I was in M-Div, MM2/C assigned to engine room #2.


Chuck Turbak
Years Served: 4/67 to 12/68
CO MARDET dress blues and tennis shoes with a light coat of oil


Mark Plaskett
Years Served: 1996-1999
Hello everyone. I am serving in the Army now.


Keith Severtson
Years Served: 1973 to 1976
2 WestPac tours served Air Traffic Control, Primary Flight Control Crossed the International Date Line Honorably discharged as Petty Officer 3rd Class


Ken Rasure
Years Served: 1972 - 1975
Photographers Mate in the ship's photo lab. Had some not so good times (fire, riot), but a lot of real good times. Great memories from the ports we pulled into, especially PI, and great friends.


Edward T. Reith
Years Served: 1972-1974
Many memories some good and some horrifying The Hawk was my ship!


John Milbrath
Years Served: A Division 1962-1964 in the liquid oxygen/nitrogen plants
:D great times, great friends, great memories


Douglas Noble
Years Served: Plank Owner to mar 63
Went to pre-commisioning. Then shake down cruise, then around the horn to home port in San Diego. Several west-pac cruises and some shipyard time in Hunters Point between cruises. Observed an a-bomb explosion somewhere along the way. Out of Navy early 1963.


PAUL CHEVALIER
Years Served: 1960-1963
I was a young black shoe junior officer and a plankowner.I served as the ship's second legal officer and a fleet officer of the deck underway. It was a great time in my life.


GLEN. SIPPER
Years Served: 77-83 85-90
YES ZIP IS BACK I WAS ON THE HER FROM 77-83 IN 1MMR AND DID NOT GIT MY FILL SO DID IT AGEN 85-90 THIS TIME IN 3MMR AND THE BOILER REPAIR SHOP MAN THEM WERE SOME GOOD OLD TIMES BUT WOULD NEVER WANT TO DO AGEN. THE BEST OF TIMES? THE WORST OF TIMES!!BUT WHEN THAT RETIRMENT CHECK IS IN THE BANK ON THE 1 OF EVERY MONTH IM SAYING HAHAHA MAYBE IT WAS WORTH IT AFTER ALL DROP ME A (EMAIL) I WILL RETURN IT LATER ZIP


John Milbrath
Years Served: 1962-1965
I worked in A division in the Liquid oxygen plants located on the hanger deck. The people in A division were great. I would like to hear from anyone in A division, that can remember my handsome face.


William Davidson
Years Served: 61-63
Reported to ship in Norfolk, EMFN, in A&O shop. shakedown cruises to Gitmo, then the trip around the Horn to SD. several west-pac cruises. transfered to V-2 Division Cat's & AG. Yards in SF. lot's of good times. :) look forward to the De-Commissioning. Hope it's not while I am in Alaska for six weeks on a motorcycle trip 8)


John Bintliff
Years Served: Bintliff
Ship's newspaper editor from late '74 through Dec '76. Remember MMR4 fire most, then shellback initiation, Russian Bear sightings and Softball team doubleheader at Baseball park at Pearl Harbor. Free beer, about a hundred or so in the stands. Played 2b, Marty Martinez played SS, Dan Gill at first and a guy named Cody (from GA) behind home plate. Also played in front of hundreds at Rizal Polo field against Singaporean national team while in port. Great memories, great shipmates. Remember the Kitty Hawk Flyer? I took most of the shots of the girls posted on the inside editor's page. Also did a rock 'n roll shift on the radio and control work in the TV station. Remember com-shawing the sergeant-at-arms with a racy videotape in the control room with Jon Faber, Mike Duncan and Jeff Starkey. What a blast those years were! Any contacts welcome at johnb85@mac.com.


David Meinardi
Years Served: 1963-1966
I was a SFM3 assigned to the Shipfitter shop. Would like to hear from old shipmates. Bikerdaveflh@yahoo.com


rick taylor
Years Served: 1977/1981
Served aboard KittyHawk from 1978to 1981 Started out in A-Division in the Hydraulic Shop then A Division office then Transfered to X Division Captains office till I got out. Really enjoed it, also believe I know the Zip from that time period as well. Would do it again if I could.


Dean P. Williams
Years Served: 1968-1969
Served Engineering Department


Rob LaRose
Years Served: 1977
Spenny, I wrote you at the emails address listed but it was a dead end. Get in touch, dude I was in the Public Affairs Office (PAO) aboard Kitty hawk in Bremberton Washington, 1977, while it is in the yards preparing for a Westpac cruise. I remember LTJG Welch, Chief Valesco, Duncan, John Bintliff, Fountain, and more........was editor of Kitty Hawk Flyer.


Leland Routt
Years Served: 1969-1973
Did two West Pac tours in FOX division when she was a CVA. Terrier Missiles back then.


Ron Harris
Years Served: 1976 to1979
Served onboard the Kitty Hawk from 1976-1979, in S-1 and S-8 Supply Divisions. Made 2 Westpac Tours. Had some of the greatest times of my life and some not so good times. Met some of the finest people onboard and try to keep in contact with all of them. PRESS ON



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  • Richard cuyle on

    To Colby Wilkins. I played Softball with You We both had a great friend Chief Bish.

  • ANGEL GARCIA on

    PLANK OWNER
    LOVED THE HAWK. I STILL REMEMBER THE CROSSING OF THE ECUADOR WHERE I TURNED FROM
    A POLLYWACK TO A SHELLBACK

  • Bill Haubrich on

    Served on the HAWK from Nov 74 to March 78. PN3 ship’s personnel office.

  • Coby Wilkins on

    Served aboard the Kitty from 1974-1978 in S-3 div.
    Made 2 west pac’s , Was the Cather on the Hawks
    Fast pitch softball team , Also shot on the Kitty Hawk
    Rifle team . Had lots of great times and seen soom awesome places all over the world . Would love to talk
    To some of my old shipmates and team mates .

  • garry ross on

    served 1967 in rvah 13


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