|DCC mike white
||This was the best ship I served on.
||hey what's up
|Jimmy Mac "Gunner Bulldog"
||Jimmy Mac here in michigan,keeping the pirate way alive, married
to satin for 111 years, paid all dues i ever owed, made two little Macs,
future pirate skippers in training got a hot girl in my life by my side, just
what all squids need before they hit the locker of Davy Jones and quit
breathin, take my advice get a sex crazed big hearted hot angel that makes
life tollerable like a dream, i am a master electrician, journeyman lineman
for about fifteen years tried the cop thing but realized i am more of the
criminal elemant than a Master at arms fako tough guy but long story short i
know for a fact the combat division of 1990 til 1993 recall relive and replay
every time we had, i miss all the pirates in my pirate tour and hope to see
your ugly faces before my card is pulled, you know Mac of the Jimmy Mac
Gunner Mcalister ways and know that the only boring time with me is when the
morning comes and beer runs out, so whatever im sayin here as i swim thru the
jug and try to type drunk and emotional about the ol day, if your alive still
and wanna talk during a late drunked up mood i think u should ring my bell
586 212 1001 is the "JimmyMac hotline" keep it in the file two one
two one thousand one...................go irish and god bless all you scarvy
dogs, LIVE LARGE!!
||Just thought I would pass on this information. Brian Giltinan
passed on April 30, 2008 after a long battle against sarcoma. He was a
nuclear engineering officer and served in charge of M-1 division. Please keep
his family in your thoughts and prayers. http://www.legacy.com/ErieTimesNews/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=108724238
ET2 David Bronakowski (RC-Div 88-94)
||Joel, Regardless of the format, I appreciate the time and effort
you give in mantaining this site. Even though its over twenty years since I
served, I still look forward to seeing familiar names here and hearing from
them. Thanks for keeping the website going all these years.
||Sorry everybody, Comcast "improved" their website
tools and this is the guestbook. I really don't have time to go figure out
another solution :-(
|John Abel TM2
||Hey fellas, if you servrd jan 91-jan 94 and remember me give me
a shout. firstname.lastname@example.org
||like old deck log better
|YN2 Gordon "Oz" Asbach
||Just checking in again. Miss you guys.
||just dropping by to see if any agangers are still breathing
served 86 to 91
||I have reunion information for all interested. Send me e-mail if
you want info
||why is the deck log different
|Fred Esslinger GMG 3
||Plank owner. Retired in Alabama and Tennessee. Looking to buy
property in Gulf shores and realy retire. Drop me a line.
||Hi all! Just stopping by again to say hi. I have scanned some of
my old pictures from the Virginia and posted them on my myspace. feel free to
download them if ya want, and if you are a myspace member, please leave a
comment or something. The address is www.myspace.com/slowjoeut Hope to hear
from old shipmates especially the ones i have pictures of!
||My Father Richard Stuchkus was onboard during 80-83 ish, just
looking for some people he may have known
||Just lookin for Rm's that were on the Med cruise 83, feel free
to write. Looking for RMCS Ruckman
||Served in CE-Div from 89-93, left in sept of 1993. I was looking
up the site when my son started asking question about it. Stiil cannot forget
the years working for the Bison.
||Served from 84-87 as RC Div O and Training Asst. Moved up to
Baton Rouge in '06 following Katrina. Still think alot about USS Virginia and
all the folks I knew on the ship. Will never forget when we nearly got hit by
the defective missile the USS Coontz shot.
||I was on boeard From 1990-1993,. i got into alot of trouble and
thought it was worse time of my life. since i have left I miss all the people
i met, and believe it was the best 3 years of my life. I hope to hear from
other RM's. i was really sad looking at her in her grave
||JUST CHECKING IN. WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM OLD SHIPMATES AND
A-GANG SNIPES 80' TO 83'.
||just checking in to say hello to all that served on Virginia
from 1980 to 1984
||Has been awhile since I last checked the web site. Joel you are
doing a Great Job, keep it up if you can. Served on board from June '80 to
December '84. Would like to here from any other shipmates from that time or
any one that served in R-Div or A-gang.
||Hello all, just checking in. I served on the Virginia from 85-89
in R-Div. Drop me a line if you remember me. Take care, Vic Beeson
||Enjoyed this site. Hope all my shipmates have new sea stories.
Bo I'm sorry about #3.
||Just passing by, Oh the memoires ..... Security Alert during
Special Weapon handling.....Ed Aloma Standing up in Penrods(sp) in Ft
Lauderdale saying "I want to see the guy that is going to through me out
of this bar" and more than 20 Virginia Sailors standing up as if to say
"need something ED?". Spring Break, Ft Lauderdale FL, 2 week
liberty port, now that was a fun time. Good time bad times and down right
crazy times; had them all on board the big Gray Bitch, god I miss her. Sad to
hear about Mr Smith, he was one of the good guys. Joel thanks for keeping
this going! To All: Take Care & God Bless Steve
||Merry Christmas to all my fellow shipmatees from a surviving
plank owner. USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38) 1976-1977
||Happy holidays from Florida. I check back every once and a while
just to see if any new names pop up. I was never so happy to get out in 1989.
that lasted about 6 months. Since i was put out for being a "fat
boy", I couldn't get back in. I would have loved to stay on her for
another 7 years, but things don't always work out like you want. Just wanted
to say how lucky i was to be aboard with all you guys, and I hope the years
since we parted ways have been kind to all of you. Please shoot me a e-mail
if you feel like living in the past, if just for a little while.
email@example.com Deck 1983-1986 CA 1986-1989 Best wishes, Paul Carroll
||1984-1988 - Just wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and a
happy new year. I sure remember some of the best times of my life (Jamaica,
St. Croix, St. Thomas, Gitmo (yuk), Nova Scotia, Gibraltar, Spain, Italy,
France, Monaco, Egypt, Israel, Morocco - MED Cruise '87).
||M-Div, 2 Plant ERS, 1985-1987.
||Served as an ET in CE Div 90-94. Currently run the OR at
Portsmouth Naval Hosp. on the weekends. Hope everyone has a safe holiday
season. Looking at the pics brings back lots of good memories. Take care and
|firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
||Does anyone know how to get a copy of the 91' Med Cruise Book?
||I watched the USS Virginia manuever on the Underwater Tracking
Range in St. Croix USVI in the mid 1980's. She was a very impressive looking
||24th anniversary of the Beirut bombing. RIP
||fyi... USS Virginia Nukes who trained or worked at D1G D1G
Prototype Reactor Plant Alumni on Facebook
||Good times,bad times and friends that I can never forget.
Beiruit really sucked 1983. Oh yeah how can I ever forget the CANCER she gave
me, and never having to work again. 12 OCT 2007!
||I would love to find Jimmy Webb, Ben Richards and some of their
old buddies. I would appreciate any help. Thanks
||Would love to hear from sailors that were on the ship between
1990 to 1991. Had a few friends that served on the ship and would like to
find them again
||WOW....Any word on Onion Head and Skeeter....ET Collins and STG
Anderson? or chief Jarvik or fred dedear or Sully? just askin... ftgsn willie
||I sort of left the Virginia in a hurry in 1981! Long story, but
the ending was great! I have been with Hartford Steam Boiler since leaving
the Navy in 1982. I went back to Michigan, got my Engineering and graduate
degrees at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) and now reside out in
Pennsylvania. Three wonderful kids; one a pilot, one a computer professional,
one in Junior High. Been involved with Engineering all my life here at HSB.
Every once in awhile I run across an old Navy acquaintance. I can't tell you
how much I hated that ship but I do miss some of the folks during the
1977-1981 period. I hope you all are doing well! (P.S.--I wonder whatever
happened to those air drop tests on #1 Reactor compartment door???)
||Medical Officer from 1988-90 under CAPT Gary Voorheis. Gitmo,
IOWA disaster, Med deployment, Marseilles, helo ops, medevacs, lost shot
records, fat boy program, 4 of the best damn corpsmen in the Navy, Tunisia,
Egypt, Colonel Higgins hanging by the Syrians, Syrian MIGs, Haifa, seizures,
dislocations and lacerations, Gibraltar and the monkeys, Desert Shield and I
cannot confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons onboard USS Virgina.
The best of times; the worst of times. But all incredible memories. Thanks
for this website. I hope it grows.
||The best dam time of my life.89-93.I LUV U MOFUK. Peace to my
dog MM3 Richard "dick" Peoples (RIP).Whats up fellows v
mackey,sammy T,herman,wild e,m gamble,don won,fitcher,roustand,and my dog d
||GREETING'S SHIPMATES JUST LIKE TO SAY HELLO. IF U REMEMBER ME
AND LIKE TO E-MAIL ME PLEASE DO. I SERVED 1982-1986 BM3
||hey david ducan,jim phelps
||Just wanted to say Hi. I was on the Virginia for its final
cruise. 1992-1994. I was in Deck Divsion. I am a History Teacher now in
Illinois. Give me an email if you want.
||Passing through. Greetings to old friends.
||Plank owner (A-Div) 76 to 79. Would like to find Matt
Satterfield, Ken Prokop, Frankie Peacock. Any assistance would be appreciated
||I am a Englishman who collects ships TAB's and just need 5 more
to have all of the Guided Missile Cruisers, one being the Virginia (CGN-38),
can anyone please help as I need it for a display that I have been asked to
do on the 23rd of this month. If you want to see any shots of my collection
please get in touch. Good sailing. John
||Good times and Great ports. Made her last deployment in 93' as a
||I served aboard the Virginia from Sep.'77 to Feb.'81. If anyone
from that time period wants to email me they can, but my email address may be
subject to change.
||Hi Plankowner A Gang 76-79, would love to hear from old
Shipmates, See what is up. Drop me a line if you remember me would love to
hear from you.
||plank owner, M division, 2 plant 1975 till 1979
||Had a great time, when not on watch. I still dream about getting
out, even though I have been out for 25 years.
||Plank Owner, ET1 in RC Division until discharge in October 1977.
||Crew member from 1988-1992. Thanks for maintaining this site it
was fun scrolling through the pictures.
||SERVED 80-83 A GANG / WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIP MATES
||I was a NUC IC man from 77-79, made the the first med cruise. It
is good to see all the names on this page. Email mail if you wish.
||I was an ET2 in CE division from 79 to 81. Now I'm a federal
employee getting ready to retire in about 6 years.
||I was precom, was it 75-76? I was an RO. For the life of me I
can't remember any of the people that were aboard at the same time I was and
have registered. Sorry it's my bad memory. I got out Sept. '78. I worked
nuclear QA at the Navy Yard in Portsmouth VA. '78-2000'. I was there for the
cruiser overhaul and transformation to razor blades. I'm back where it
started as QA for "uncle" here in Newport News Shipbuilding. I'm a
Navsea employee and have spent significant time with the Virginia Class Subs.
Lord has the world of nuc power changed! I can't say my time on the Virginia
was a whole lot of fun. I lost several friends to the drug exempt program. I
managed to complete my enlistment without "confessing to doping".
Good luck to you all.
||looking for old a-gang shipemates 80 to 83
||This month marks the 20th anniversary of my first and best MED
CRUISE, MED 3-87. From bumping into ADM Boorda before we got underway (may he
RIP), Cartegena to Haifa, what an amazing journey that was. Where has the
||Served on Virginia 1980 ET1 at the time.
||Served 77-80 E Division
||I served in RL Division from April 88 until August 91.
Engineering Department had a great bunch of guys back then. Stumbled across
this site wondering what ever happend to the old beastie.
||I was part of the commisioning crew in fact i was the honors
boatswains Mate for comm and decomm pretty neat huh the called me Doc Boogie
i have contact with a few of our old shipmates would like to have more
||New e-mail address, just an update!
||I was on the USS Virginia from Feb of 1980 to Jan of 1983 and
served as LPO for the Combat Systems Division. My rating was ET1 at the time.
Benjamin J Rhoads III
||I served on the Virginia from 86-89 in RE Div, plant 1. I am
glad there is a site for the people who served on the Virginia to find old
friends. I did not realize that the ship was decmmissioned until today, in
fact I was amazed to find that out. Anybody who remembers me feel free to
e-mail, I know I will come back to this site from time to time now.
||Served in E-Div. from 03/89-06/92. My first and only ship. I
loved every minute of it. Good memories with ICC Smalt, IC2 Jamieson, IC3
Moses, IC3 Kittle, IC2 Cate, IC1 Kupczynski, QM2 Sorrells, QMSN Garrow, QMSN
Parnell and the many other great friends I made throughout the ship. I'm
sorry to hear of the Virginia's demise.
||Just an old ST from CA Division, plank owner, any of my old
gaing still out there? Drop me an e mail, Mark Anderson, formerly STG-2
||Part of commissing crew. Sorry to hear about the demise of my
||Dave McFadden, Don't know if you remember me but I used to hang
out with you and Harbuck. Hope life has been good to you! FTM2 Mike Morrissey
||Iam A plank owner where what do I do to find a piece of my ship.
||Former M2-div mechanic during the last two years. Part of the
Deactivation Crew and the crew of the catamaran that mooned the ship during
our stay in St. Kitts. Now working as an environmental engineer in the
nuclear remediation field.
||Plank Owner '75-'79 still alive
||came aboard form the USS Iowa after decommisioning in oct 90
served thru aug 92 in R-div. Anybody remember Willy (MR1)or Pac Rat (HT1) How
about Y-gate or Kohut (MR2) "hey....Zar"
||Sad to hear about Mr. Smith, Oz. No better chain of command than
Mr. Mac (CD Div O), Mr. Smith (BCO), Mr. Taylor (CSO), Capt. Sheridan(CO),
Admiral Boorda (Fleet). I can't imagine better liberty ports than Med '87.
Workups in Jamaica, then Cannes (great eyeball liberty on the beach), Monaco
(the casino), Italy (the leading tower of Pisa), Egypt (the Pyramids),
Morocco (the walled city of Fez). Let's do it again!!!
||Had fond memories of serving onboard in late seventies early
||I am trying to locate any and all fellow crewmates I served with
||I'm a dependent of IC1 Carter(Plank Owner) and just found the
site among other things. I was on the ship a few times and have very fond
memories of the ship and her crew
||whats going on m-div?
||TRASH BAGS!!! If you remember, have a good laugh. If not you
missed a good time
||Medical/Radiation Health Officer mid 1986 to mid 1988
||served aboard 84-86..corpsman,,worked with dr brideau, chuck
frye, jan banks..celso garcia...great memories.
||Served onboard the Virginia as a Disbursing Clerk
||Original M-Div plankowner still alibe and kicking.
||also a plank owner and still alive
||I am a plankowner and I am still alive. USS VIRGINIA 75-77
||I was looking for my son, and the last place he was at was the
USS Virginia. Seaman John Falscroft.
||I am wondering just how many Plank owners are alive from the
commishining crew 75-77
||Just Thought I'd Drop by again and see if anyone new showed up.
Would like to hear from the 48 crew from 92-94.
||Just A quick note to all the people who still dream about their
days on board the pig. Hello to Jimmy Mac, Egg, Mike Hager, and has anyone in
the world seen JO3 Andreas Oliver Walter???? Just shellbacked again on my
first Coast Guard Cutter....not the same. I hope everyone from 89-93 is
well....miss it so much. -goober pyle
||Just found tha website, thanks.
||What a blast from the past. As one of the original plankowners
of this ship, I'm happy to have come across this site commemorating the ships
existance and sad to find out that it has been decommissioned. Maybe if I had
not been the rebel that I was in that day (1976-1977), it would have survived
a couple more years. Seriously though, if I had a chance to do it again, I
would have done my tour a little differently...NOT! Greetings to old
shipmates and sorry Captain Davis for being a thorn in your side.
||just checking in. much better without all the junk mail that was
being sent to the site.The web page listed previously
(http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/index.jsp) is a great site. So far I'm
the only plankowner on the page. Need others to sign up.
||Just checking in, alove and well. There's a new web site
http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/index.jsp thta has a lot of our
shipmates on it check it out when you get the chance.
||just looking for shipmates that served on her from 1986 to 1991
||Hello Shipmates. It's been a while since I last visited. nice to
see some many name relay so many memories. I was in Deck Div 83-86 and CA Div
from 86-89. Anybody out there remember me, please drop a line, and lets talk
old times. Peace Out, STG3 Paul Carroll
||I was a Reactor operator from 78 through 82 went on two med
cruses and one indian ocean
||Hey guys. I was onboard 77-80. Couldn't get with the program but
hadda blast partying over half the world. Too bad i didn't grow up quicker
but 13 captain's masts and 2 court marshals later the navy was thru with me
:-) Lifes been a blast! Feel free to contact me.
||I served on the Virginia from 1977 to 1982. It was a challenege
but we made it to all the guys that served thanks, it changed my life for the
better. Once again thanks.
||OT Division OUTBOARD/TACINTEL Cryptologic Maintenance. Just
checking in, thanks again Joel for keeping the site up and running, and for
keeping the great memories (and even some of the bad ones that helped us
||Great looking ship.
||Hell's bells. Greatest Ship of the 5 I served upon. Combat
Systems Officer 1984-1987.
||I just found this website. So far I haven't found any of the
EW's who served from 1980-1985. I remember EWCS Schmute? EW1 Hayes, EW2
Vandergieseen, or EW3 Klima. If any of you guys (or anyone who remembers me)
sees this post, please drop me an email and say hi. It would be great to talk
to you again. (Formerly) EW2 Max Day
||I heard from the son of LT John Smith (Battery Control Officer)
1984-1987, that Mr. Smith passed away in 1994 at the young age of 48. I spoke
with John Taylor (former LCDR - Combat Systems Officer) today. He retired in
1995 as a CDR, and has been consulting in the Virginia Beach area. He and his
family are doing well.
||Hello fellow shipmates. Just to let you guys know,I relocated to
Florida. I am looking for work can any one help me out.
||Still alive and kicking!
||i served for three and a half year and this ship by far was the
best ship in the fleet. capt. king was the best. we had the best capt and
crew bar none i'm sorry to have left cause no whaere i went in my career was
it better. feel free to email.
||Happy New Year everyone. I've made some adjustments to the
decklog that (hopefully) will thwart the rash of spam we've been getting for
the past month or so. Joel Huston former(in order): CGN-38 nub officer, M1
Divo, A Divo, D.A.V.E., decomm plankowner current: unofficial webmaster