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Robert Kirk (Pigmy) Hyndman (VX-6,VC-5,VXE-6,VA-95,LHA-5,VA-115 - 1963-1995) - Kingsville, Texas (VX-6 1963-1967 VXE-6 1971-1975) 31years Navy. Retired AFCM in 1995.
George Brewer (1993-1995) - Muskegon, MI Maintenance Control Chief, Three times in Christchurch and once on the ice. Today as I type this I can't believe that I was in Antarctica, and I even got to go to the South Pole. We are the lucky ones, we know just how extraordinary Antarctica is. Would not trade that experience for anything in the world.
Dave Cook (1995-1999) - Jacksonville, FL - AMH2/1 Airframes 3times to the ICE and 1 to CHCH. Would not trade my time in VXE-6 for anything.
Carlos Duque "stove pipe" (1991-1996) - Virginia Beach, Virginia -
Ronald Ellis (93-97) - Whidbey Island - Hello to all felloe OAE's. Just stopping into find some of the guys from VXE-6 - email available
LT Jim Foster, USN (1996-1999) - Den Haag, Netherlands I served as a PN (PN3, then made PN2) while at VXE-6. I now serve as a Security LDO (640 designator), currently serving with the Defense Attaché System, U.S. Embassy Netherlands.
Jose J Garcia (1991-1995) - Puerto Rico Spent a few Herbies in the Mech Shop. Worked as a Polar Utility Crewman in the HERC's.
Colleen Griffith, AZ 1 (1989-1992 & 1996-1999 - stationed at Point Mugu, home base when not deployed with VXE-6. When on deployment with the squadron, I was either in Christchurch, NZ or at McMurdo Station, Antarctica) - St. Peter, Minnesota The helo side of the house is who I deployed with the most..My 1st season I was the second woman attached to helo side.
Jacque Head ('90 - '93) - Grayling, MI, Best tour of my career. Great people, never-ending drama made for interesting stories and entertainment. Did follow-on tours to NAMI and PR "C" school; P'cola. FL, HC-5; Guam, and NAMI; NAS Miramar where I retired after 21 years of active duty. Lived in Phoenix, AZ for 8 years and currently living the single life back in my home state of Michigan. My oldest daughter Aubrey completed a tour with NSF as a Geologist; DF '11 - '12 season, mapping for satellite rendering requested by Google Earth. Proud Mom!!!
Dave Justice (1992/95) - Illinois, C130 FE, retired
Tony Kosloski "Ski" (DF 92-96) - Jacksonville Fl
Ricky Medina (1991-1995) - San Diego Ca. Just checking in.
William Miller "B.J." (1990-1993) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin I was on the Ice twice Willy Field 90-91, McMurdo 91-92 and in 92-93 I was in Christchurch. It was mostly good times with great friends. I miss you all!!
Jimmy Morris (Archy Bunker - Willy Field 1991-93) - Warwick, RI Hated it then miss it now, and realize we had some great times while there. Lee Davis we had a blast buddy. Hello to everyone from VXE6 Archy Bunker is now retired. Drop me a line if you was with summer support during that time.
Debbie Olson (92/93, 94/95) - Burnsville, MN, USA I was AZ3 Otto the first time and AZ3 Landreth the second time.
Brian Snyder (92 - 96) - Sonora Tx. First deployment on ice lived at willy field, next two lived in dirt town. Finally got to spend 4th in ChCh.
LCDR Steven L Rice aka Riceman (VXE 6 Helos - 1991 to 1994) - Palmdale CA I was stationed with VXE6 in the Helo Department. I worked in Maintenance Control night shift. My trip to the Ice was a memorable one where gave you great insight to another world. The Antarctic was a place that I will never forget and met some great people at McMurdo as well as Christ Church NZ.
Todd Romi (1989 to 1993) - Calhoun / Mo.
Valerie Smith (1993-94) - Crystal River, Florida
William A Stewart - (1993-1997) - VXE-6 Airframes 120 Jacksonville, Florida - My last command till I got out of the Navy Retired VXE-6 at Piont Mugu California. Could have stayed in NERRA, Naples Italy. But I had got in the service for travel and adventure. I had already lived in Italy as a Dependent and Active for about 12yrs. You only get Antarctica once my National Geographic moment (Been there Done That).
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