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Jay Lukens

 

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1985-1988 Marine Barracks

 


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John Burkett

 

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johnnybgood67@yahoo.com

 

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For anyone on who was stationed at Cecil Field, there is a Facebook Page... search for Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Facility at Cecil Field.  When you request to join, one of us may send you a message to verify your "bonafides" so be looking for that.  Semper Fi.

 Note from administrator: here is the link to the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/yellowwater/


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Joe LaVancha

 

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jlavancha@ymail.com

 

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was stationed there from Dec.'84-Nov.'86.  Lots of memories from this time frame (some good, some not so). The long hours on posts, especially for football and basketball players

 


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Jeff McKeever

 

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jmck87@att.net

 

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I was stationed at Marine Barracks  Cecil Field from 84 to 87.This brings back many  'pound' memories,I have often wondered what happened to many of my Marine brothers from this time at the Barracks.My name is Jeff McKeever ,would love to hear from anyone ,who was their at the same time.We had  alot of good times,  would like to re unite with some Marines.Contact me at  jmck87@att.net at anytime to exchange info.GuysI hung with were Daberkow,,Ernie ?,A couple of you were in my wedding !Hard to believe they have torn all that down awesome memories.Post 1,2,8, 6 and 7 control room even and 5 and 6 were roving !!

 

 


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Chris Nixon

 

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canixon13@gmail.com

 

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I was there in 92 and when it got decommissioned in 93..


 

 

 

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john johnston

 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS..IT'S LIKE TRAVELING BACK IN TIME. BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES, I WAS STATIONED AT MARINE BARRACKS 87-88. I HAD A GREAT TIME THERE. WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY FELLOW MARINES THAT WERE THERE. THANK YOU AGAIN..JOHN JOHNSTON  JDJ51768@YAHOO.COM

 


 

 

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Ed Lister

 

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mred142@aol.com

 

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Thanks for the update: Served at Marine Barracks Cecil Field from 87-89 second platoon....

 

I think of those times often, it was a very good time and I miss many of the guys I served with.

 

attempting to describe the site or some of the incidents is near to impossible...

 

My thoughts go out as well to "Death" and "Blackie" that was my platoon we were all on that day..

 

Anyone else rem. the Navy guys coming in after the weekend to an exploded heating pipe in the weapons maint. buidling...

 

feel free to contact mred142@aol.com

 


 

 

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William L Johnson

 

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postalbigbill1@att.net

 

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I was stationed at Yellow Water Weapons from 90-93.  We did the download of all the Special Weapons and was the last crew to use the compound.  Sad to see it all gone.  William Johnson, AO1, retired.  Had to convert from WT to AO to finish out my 20 years. :-(

 


 

 

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Harold Durbin

 

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harolddurbin@junct.com

 

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I was at NAS Cecil Field from Sept 66 to Sept 69 I was an AQF3 I was in both the Aviation Ordinance Division and the Guided Missle Division of the Weepons Department.

 


 

 

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Carl Bell

 

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carlbell1236@bellsouth.net

 

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I would like to be kept up to date when the reunions and such are going on. My family use to own some of the land and my first job was sodding the bunkers and mowing the roads. We use to keep cattle there .

 


 

 

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Helen Forrest

 

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I was stationed here during the Gulf War.  I was a Nuclear Weapons Technician and looking at all those photos brings back fond memories yet makes me sad that this base is decommissioned.  My husband and I drove through here a few years ago to show my sons where I worked and was saddened to see it look so different.  I loved the excitement of getting a caravan of weapons and unloading them into the magazines.  Loved looking at those handsome Marines up on the buildings with their rifles guarding the facility.  I also enjoyed hanging out with the Blue Angels when I worked a short time in the Command Master Chief's office as his secretary, before my job opened up at Yellow Water.  Great times!

 


 

 

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Robert Chandler

 

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rbtschandler@gmail.com

 

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I was stationed at Marrine Barracks NAS Ceicl Field 1/85 - 6/86 we had a three section guard back then 1 off, 1 training, and the other locked in the pound. I find it strange to see a once top secert facility exposed so on the internet, however it does give me a chance to show my wife and children what I did in my youth  L/Cpl Chandler

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Jim Texiera

 

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Hi Firemanjax,

 

A quick thank you for your cecil field video and narration.

 

I was one of those Marine guards stationed there in 1976.

 

I'm creating an "about me" page for my website free-six-sigma.com and I'm going to share that video on my page. Not that anyone is really interested aside from folks like us, but cecil was a part of my life and your vid and narration are great.....thanks so much, the memories came flooding back.

 

For the Jarheads at cecil the duty sucked! 72 hours in the compound and 24 off. Boredom was the toughest part.

 

As a side note I see that you have a website as I do. That's special and means you think differently than others.

 

For me to give back to you visit my website free-six-sigma.com. My content won't interest but scroll down to the bottom of my home page. There you will find a 3 minute video that will change your life if you let it. I built my website following Ken.

 

Thanks again Fireman

Go Yellow Water....feel free to e-mail me about your experiences at cecil.....you must have been what we jarheads called a duck:)

 

Take care dude....

 


 

 

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Grass Hopper

 

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wordofmouse@yahoo.com

 

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1989-1989.  I was stationed at Cecil and worked at R.S.S.P.S. with a bunch of good guys (I hope that I list everyone):  Chief Dennis Peach, Chief Lee, Lt. "Peb" Hendrix, Roy Roach, Robert Meacham, Greg Maloof, Robert "Bob" Schumann, Tim Bowman, Richard "Richie" Jefferson, Stephanie "Steff" Swann, Wayne "Bofus" Chitham, Ken and Tom.  Often I think of all of you and wish you well.  Good times we had!

Our job as R.S.S.P.S. was to maintain the various security systems and secure rf communications in the compound and Avord.  We very frequently tested all of these systems. 

Also here are other names that I remember:  Commander Brown, Lieutenant Commander Schumaker, Petty Officer Crow from Avord (what a cranky individual, lol). Major Minor, Chief Mangus.

It was somewhat unsetteling to see these pix and to know the fate of our base.  It's like seeing pix of the house you were born in, destroyed but worse.  The base served an important role and so did all of we over the decades to support our base's function. 

Thanks to all of you who posted on this site.  I have read all posts and appreciate the passing of your knowledge and experience. 

All the best!

TW "Grass Hopper"

 


 

 

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ED RODRIQUEZ

 

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erod5.56mm@yahoo.com

 

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82-84

 


 

 

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jose ortaliz

 

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ortaliz@bellsouth.net

 

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I served there 1960 to 1964. never went back. am interested. still in contact with 3 or 4 old mates.

 


 

 

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Kevin

 

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 I was there when that happened.  It was at night around the curve from the entrance shack to the Admin/barracks.  It was another Marine that was driving, not a soldier.

 


 

 

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john s giangreco

 

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I was stationed at Cecil field for 19 months fromFEb 70 to Oct 71 I see from some of the posts that the CO was Major Powell he was my CO and homeboy(born in CT)Some of the posts ring very familiar. Would love to corresponde with any Marine who was there.

 


 

 

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michael fincannon

 

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finkey534@aol.com

 

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I was stationed at the Marine Barracks Cecil Field from March 78-October 80. Left as one of the Corporal of the Guards. I lived in the Barracks for about a year and a half when we had no doors. We had a 3 section guard 24 on 48 off that turned into a 2 section guard 24 on 24 off, 48 on 48 off. Worked 615 post 6 & 7, 4 on 4 off. Made for some long weekends. Was on the Rifle and Pistol Team, we went to compete at the Marine Corps Matches at Camp Lejeune. Capt. Carothers left with a silver medal. Good Times. The new compound was being built during the last year I was there. I never saw it finished. I remember how cold and wet it was walking post 8 in the winter. The fog comming over the compund blocking out all the lights. Gunny Jackson was supply, we had ragged out 782 gear but he had great looking stuff in supply. Shout out to Barton "Chief" , Furlong, Allen, Joe Palmer, McCoy, McGannon, Hunnsinger, Hilson, St Amand, Gunny Koder, Capt. Fulton & Lt. Howey. Two Lieutenant colonel's during my tour. Paul Van Ripper and J Nardo. Sorry to see the place is just a memory.

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James Hollingsworth

 

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Coloneljph@gmail.com

 

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I left a message in 2010 but have another e-mail since.  I was a GMT3 (formerly NW3) I arrived in the fall of 1959 and left for GMU 10 at Pearl Harbor in the fall of 1961.  Yellowater was a great base, only problem was transportation to Town.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone that was there during those dates.  I remember Bob Shoemaker ET2 but he has since passed on.    Jim. Coloneljph@gmail.com

 


 

 

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James Hollingsworth

 

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I was stationed at Yellow Water from July 1959 till July 1961 as a Gmt3. This site is Great, I found a great friends picture in the Chow Hall Picture , ET2 Bob Shoemaker. All the time I was there we were not allowed to tak any pictures. Would like to see more.  I left the Navy in 1962 and had a successful career as a Indiana State Trooper retiring as a Colonel.  James P. Hollingsworth.   Coloneljph@gmail.com

 


 

 

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keithcrump

 

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LCPL KeithCrump I was at Cecil  from 1977-1979. Had  some  of  the  best  times  of  my  life.  Anybody  out  there  know  the  whereabouts  of SGT Glenn  Goodwynn  and  Pickett

 


 

 

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Jonathan Shoults

 

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I served on Yellow Water 1985 thru 1988. A lot of great Marines and Navy ET's. Hard but rewarding duty. Semper Fidelis Marines.

 


 

 

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Floard Catlett

 

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I was stationed at Marine Barracks NAS Cecil Field Florida from May 1965 thru June of 1967. I served with some real men both sailors and marines . I played Basketball with the marine team as well as being tad with the navy team . Everyone called me Cat or Honcho . Major Richard Searle was the CO at the time . I never served under a finer CO . I drove a yellow GTO Pontiac Convertible with a blk top . I was there when that tragic shooting accident happened , that caused the transfer of a lot of good friends . During that tour of duty a lot of lives were changed . They had just passed the Civil Rights Bill and the lessons that i learned as a young marine at that time help mold my life . If their are any old salts from that time that remember those yellow water steak mid rats with mustard , the game room pool table shootouts along with the ping pong table ,and those P.R.T. Runs . I would like to hear from you . After the Marine Corps I served 34 years on a police department in N.J. , during this time I worked 26 years in various positions in security with a major food chain . I am now a area operations manager for abm security services . I owe my careers to the lessons I learned in the U.S.M.C. I still hear the Eagle Scream at an Anchor Clanks as the World Turns . Semper Fidelis my Brothers . They say that the streets of Heaven are guarded by United States Marines .I can be reached at fccatlett@verizon.net or floard.catlett@abm.com . Stay strong and true to thine self .

 


 

 

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robert m rinken

 

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i was there 1966to1967

 


 

 

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Dallas Tohill

 

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dallast12@hotmail.com

 

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Stationed Yellow Water 63 to 11/65 have a couple of email addresses for others if you are interested in connecting with our past. Dallas dallast12@hotmail.com

 


 

 

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Robert Moore

 

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Great site, Stationed at Marine Barracks Cecil '84-'85

 


 

 

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William Clancy

 

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It brougt tears to my eyes as I recalled the alarms going off in the middle of the night for that special alarm,one we will never forget.Signal 19.

I love the Pics, This was well put together. Please send me info on the next reunion. L/cpl clancy 1980-1982.I plan to attend the next reunion as I search for other lost marines of CECIL FEILD MARINE BARRACKS.Farms,Richard,Radar,Coleman Duster, Freeman SSGT Franklin. Notty head, Mark,Jackson,Hosey Ruiz,Champion,SGT Polecat, SGT walker LT-COL Vanriper ,walsworth, Where are you all.

Wclancy@xipilne.com

 


 

 

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Vincenzo Dicarolis

 

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Hey guys this is DECON I was at cecil field jan 1979 thru sept 1981 anybody need a haircut ? I trimmed palm trees in key west for a while now I,m  in n. fl . If any of my buds are out there email me at vincenzo@fairpoint.net

 


Date:
12 Oct 2007
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12:35:34

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I WAS THERE FOR 1 1/2 YRS. IN 1961 &1962 AND HAVE FOND MEMORIES. THE BARRACKS LOOKS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME, BUT A LOT OF IT MUST HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YRS. THERE WAS APPROX. 100 MARINES & 200 SAILORS.ONE END OF THE BARRACKS HOUSED THE SAILORS & THE OTHER END THE MARINES. WE RAN CONVOYS TO MAYPORT TO REARM SHIPS. THANKS FOR HELPING ME RELIVE OLD MEMORIES.


Date:
Thursday, January 10, 2008
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11:53 AM

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I was a marine guard that escorted the many convoys to MAYPORT had a lot of good times with fellow Marines on and off base.It was full of wildlife even had some animals there, snakes which I experienced up close and personal was bitten by a pigmy rattlesnake on duty one night wild pigs were everywhere armadillos we even had a gator in the compound lived in a large drainage pipe fish and game came and took the gator to be released somewhere else. Any Marine stationed there from 72-74 get in touch. Scott Williamson


Date:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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06:21 PM

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I was the LPO of the Handling crew from 78 to 80. I see by reading some of the other comments I recognize my fellow workers. This facility was nothing more than a Navy Special Weapons Site. The igloos were the old magazines and the ones close to the buildings were the new mags. I was lucky to be with the crew that moved from the old into the new. There was no trains that loaded from that site and the large asphalt pad was the helo pad. That was never used while I was there and we moved the weapons by truck over to the main side to be loaded onto aircraft for shipment. I was lucky to work with a great crew and I would like to be floating down the springs once again.


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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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06:38 AM

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I was a sailor stationed there for two years from July 1966 to August 1968. It was great duty and a great duty station. I Googled Yellow Water to see if it had gone the way of the NAS and found this site. It brought back a lot of great memories. My buddies and I spent a lot of time in, around, and on those magazines and on convoys to Mayport. I was sorry to hear Cecil Field was closed, but time marches on.


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Saturday, March 08, 2008
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01:30 AM

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I had two tours in Yellowater, first from 1971-74, second tour 1977-1980. I worked in Assembly Bldg 626, 617, the handling building as well as the paint booth. The compound was larger back then, the sallyport was just up the road from the Admin Office. I use to truck weapons to Mayport over the road before the start of flying them by helo. If I remember right, we would use the helo pad in the compound for loadouts to Mayport, this was in the '78-'80 time frame. The new magazines construction was a fiasco. The concrete didn't cure correctly, the mags always leaked, the rain would wash away the grass on top of them, etc, etc. The original 21 earth covered igloos were the best, stayed cool in the summer, but never could figure out why they built them on the perimeter! Made alot of friends there over the years, some guys were mainstays, like Freddie George and Ray Fontenot.


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Monday, April 07, 2008
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11:08 PM

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4-6-08 The sight is great you have done a good job. I was assigned to the Marine barracks from Nov 1959 to Sept. 1962. At that time it was the most modern barracks that the Marine corps had it got a write up in the Leather Neck Magazine. What a great duty station. I had a great time and met many friends. A fue years back several of us have gotten together for a small reunion. We have one coming up in a couple weeks Aprl 26th in Crandall Ga. If you were at Yellow Water during those years and would like to join us, contact Bill Hutto, 2672 Springside Ct, Douglasville, ga 30135. Navy or Marine


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Friday, May 02, 2008
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11:20 AM

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I was stationed at Yellow Water around 1972. It was great to see pictures of places where I stood guard. Dale Childress


Date:
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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07:19 PM

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How very nice to revisit yellow water and see some of the places where i worked from 1963 to 1965. I have some 'interesting' memories of this place and would like to hear from some of the naval personal who worked in the compound during that time span. Since I'm only in the retirement age bracket, there must be others that are 'still alive' that would enjoy emailing a much older ex gmt3rd class. Please do so at davidlamansky@msn.com Thank you for the trip down memory lane... .. .


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Saturday, July 26, 2008
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01:53 PM

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Thanks for taking the time to shoot videos and taking pictures of Yellow Water. I was stationed there in the late 8o's. Chills went up my spine remembering old times there and all the hard work that went on there. But it was nice to see


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Sunday, July 27, 2008
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11:12 PM

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It is nice to be able to show my wife and kids where I was.My wife and I got married when I was stationed there in 1988 to 1990.She never understood where I went for three days at a time and why she couldn't come to see me.I miss the guys Rat Man,Bug Man,Stucker,Cray and Corson Lcpl Rekitt


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Friday, August 08, 2008
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07:25 AM

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Nice site, with nice photos..Brings back many memories. I worked there in PWD from March 82 to Dec 99. Don Boykin


Date:
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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03:31 PM

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My family and I were at Cecil Field for 14 years- 83-97. Loved the base. Taught Christian history, systematic theology, and biblical theology at the chapel. Also member of VA and VFA 203. Nothing but great memories except for the times of sorrow from the deaths of so many aviators. Renfred Zepp


Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2008
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10:21 AM

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I was there 90-93, looking at your pictures brought back memories, this is a great website. I don't miss the 3-4 days at a time in "the pound," or having to work a "move." I do miss my fellow Marines, and beating the navy at football. Looking back, it is amazing how much responsibility we had as a few young Marines. Semper Fi, Devil Dogs... Dave McFarland (COG/SOG, ret GySgt)


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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08:39 PM

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I did two tours in the compound. Brought many memories that I could never share with anyone. SB


Date:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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07:41 AM

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I just learned John McCain was at cecil after his POW ordeal. 26 years ago I didn't appreciate the contribution we were making to peace, keeping the planes repaired, clean, ready to go anywhere at a moments notice. I get it now and I'm proud of my service in the navy ,at cecil field, va-86 & nimitz. It was the honor of a lifetime to serve with you all, I just didn't know it at the time.


Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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07:05 AM

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I served aboard Cecil 88-91 and 94-97. Have very vivid memories of the base. I was there in 05 for a brief visit. What changes! But nonetheless interesting to see.


Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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09:25 PM

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Brings back memories. We uesed the buildings at the rail terminal for a gas chamber after the place was closed for weapons storage and I was also billited there for one night with three other Marines before deployment to CAX.


Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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09:27 PM

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http://navy.togetherweserved.com/ Check it out and find old buddies we searved with. Great site.


Date:
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Time:
01:34 AM

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A Terrible waste of a Naval base. Of course that the way our government works. This was a very nice duty station.The housing was great . Of course lets trash a fine base and screw the navy out of another wonderful base. T his is submitted by Stephen Starks PO1 retired . If anyone wishes to talk about Cecil . Pls feel free to contact me @ Stephenstarks@hotmail.com


Date:
Monday, September 15, 2008
Time:
02:14 PM

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I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field from 1976-1979. I was assigned to VA-174 for A7E Familarization school.At the completion of school got my orders to VA-87, but got to stay back since they were in doing a Med cruise at that time.Worked the weekend shift in the Airframes shop with VA-174 until my squadron came back. Had a great time.Met many good people. I had some of my best times there.



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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time:
03:44 PM

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I was a Marine Guard there in 1989 when a good man and friend to everyone, Kevin Ahern, was killed in an accident while on duty. Kevin was well liked by every Marine in the unit. God bless Kev, you're still on our minds and in out hearts!


Date:
Friday, October 24, 2008
Time:
03:58 PM

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i was stationed at nas cecil field with VFA-131 WILDCATS F-18 hornet squadron from 1985-1988 , i was truly shocked at the base closing , as it was such a nice base and workplace to all of us , right on uncle sam !!! AO2 KELLY WILSON GREENVILLE OHIO .


Date:
Friday, October 31, 2008
Time:
05:42 AM

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Served at Base Personnel Office from Sep. 66 through Dec. 69. Handled CACO when the Forrestal had her fire with so many of our squadrons personnel in volved. Names I remember, Lou Hurtzell, Lt. Frailery, PNCM Tom Fox. Wow, so long ago. Wayne "Bart" Bartlett. n9ybm@comcast.net.


Date:
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Time:
07:09 PM

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Great pictures, I was stationed at the weapons department prior to being discharged from the Navy in June '75. While at the weapons department I worked the night shift four nights a week as the assistant weapons duty officer. Mostly quiet but we did have an occasional hair raising late night incident. Thanks for the pictures.


Date:
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Time:
08:32 AM

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Thanks for the site. I served on the Marine side from 1978 to 1980, before going Fleet. A lot of memoirs bring good and bad times. Shout out to Marvin Flournoy, Duster, Smithy, CT Lee, Ketter, Cheif, Fiest, Starret, Hubbard (Where are you?), Kevin McGannon (we drove from DC to Cecil Field once we got our orders). First day on base we had a signal 9 called on us for driving down past Post 2 for a little exploratory joy ride. Great times. Thanks again for this site. L/Cpl Gervais


Date:
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Time:
08:34 AM

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Another shout out to Gunny Williams. L/Cpl Gervais


Date:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Time:
09:58 AM

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Howdy, Like your site. Would like to use your image of A7 Corsair aircraft which is mounted at Cecil's main gate in a book I'm about to publish. May I have your permission, please? If so, how would you like me to credit the photo, or do you consider the photo as "public domain"? Thanks. h.fett@mchsi.com 850-983-7468 LT Hans Fett, USN (Ret) NAS Cecil Field Military Per- sonnel Officer 1977-1979


Date:
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Time:
01:13 AM

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Thank you for this great website! It brings back a lot of good memories. "Yellow Water" was my 1st duty assignment (6/63 - 7/65) following my Navy NuWeps training. Truly, it was my privilege to serve there with Navy and Marine officers and men of the highest caliber. Daily routine was “shifting” into work-uniforms and eating “chow” before boarding a 10-ton canopy-covered truck that would take the Navy crews to the compound, where we off-loaded for security badge exchange and processing, i.e.: squids and jar-heads verbally jousting (the Marines had guns, so they nearly always had the last word), then off to the "plant" for weps maintenance activities. We also had a duty “Fire Brigade” as a first-response in the case of pinewoods-grass fires that often threatened the surrounding area. Picture this: a spontaneous ignited swamp fire quickly burning a large circular pattern that is forcing all manner of critters to flee outward, while a the same time, a small surrounding contingent of sailors with shovels and rubber flame-beaters in hand are rushing inward to save the day. The resulting collision was always exciting. W. C. "Robby" Robinson - USN (Retired) FYI – The railroad was used during WWII to tow ground targets on flatcars for strafing practice by Navy and USMC aircraft. In some areas of Yellow Water, any square foot of ground would yield some remnant of 20 mm or 50 cal. spent rounds.


Date:
Monday, November 24, 2008
Time:
08:28 AM

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What a surprise to find this website and kind of a sadness to see the base as it is now. When I arrived there in October 1959 everything was brand new, bunks never slept in before, all tools in the compound were new. A group of us Navy personnel went to a pre commissioning school in Norfolk Va. to start a new base and then to Yellow Water. I was stationed there until July 1962. Thank you for bringing back old memories. beauprez@verizonmail.com



Date:
Monday, December 29, 2008
Time:
04:42 PM

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Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time:
02:43 PM

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I was assigned to NMYW in Oct '59, after completing Special Weapons school in Albuquerque and Pre-commissioning training at NWTCLANT in Norfolk. I had just graduated from ET Class "B" School at TI, and they didn't know how much travel pay to allow, since nobody was able to find Yellowwater on a map. They took a guess and paid me to NAS Cecil Field; turns out tht was pretty close. I left NMYW in May, '62 to go to sub school. It was a memorable tour. I remember standing on the loading dock outside the instrument shop and watching a couple of the first space shots go up from Canaveral. Any ex-YW Sailors or Marines; I'd like to hear from you: cob587@embarqmail.com.


Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Time:
03:44 PM

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Wow what a rush of memories! Stationed there 87-89. Pictures of the compound bought back so many memories. Read the guest book and the one that stands out most is the one about Kevin Ahern. What a friend he was to all. Taking him home to his parents in New Hampshire is still fresh in my mind. God bless his parents they were two of the strongest people I ever met. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines....John Prendergast


Date:
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Time:
02:29 PM

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I lived there for 4 years as my dad worked "across the street" (Normandy). He was CDR of Weapons Dept from 80-84.His retirement was held in the parking lot "across the street" across from the Marine Barracks. I loved Cecil! Your pictures have brought back so many memories. I would really like to find and/or talk to someone that was there during this time. Dad passed away in 90 from lung cancer and today 1/22 is his Bday. (& as far as chemicals that cause lung cancer, if "you" smoked at all that case was null and void. Agent Orange was on my dads paperwork but because he smoked it cancled the ability to persue anything.) He had a memorial there and I was told they moved it to Pensacola, can anyone remember that? Dad's name is CDR Judson J. Hendricks.


Date:
Friday, January 23, 2009
Time:
09:00 AM

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Good job on the website, it brings back many good and bad memories. I was stationed there from 1989 to 1992 and recognize many names in here. Greg DeGennaro (Post 1 - COG), CPL, USMC, 0311-8152 Now Computer Network Security Engineer As for the detainment (webmaster), you were one of the lucky ones... ;-)


Date:
Friday, January 23, 2009
Time:
09:55 AM

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I was the supply admin clerk from late 69 into 1970. I have great memories there. We had a couple of Navy ordnance chiefs next to us. They had a pet squirrel and would sometimes rig blasting caps up to surprise us. The C/O, a major, played tennis with the XO (and Schneider - our trumpeter) on a court outside the barracks... what was the guys name who rode in the back of the pick-up car while we were running the pft through the woods? He, of course, passed with a better time than I had. Served with some really good guys who had just come home from 'Nam... and served as honor guard for some equally good guys who didn't. Cpl J. Patrick Bowen


Date:
Friday, January 30, 2009
Time:
07:21 PM

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Wow Yellow water I was there from January 1979 until January 1980 then i moved to Marine Barracks NAS JAX. Boy I have alot of old memories about that place. And all my old friends Blues, DM, Walt Ketter, Marvin, Gunny Nelson, Shelock, Fiest, Steve Johnson. Hey Steve thanks for hooking me up with my wife of 29 years now. And everyone else. Hey guys remember the fights at Randy's Disco lol. Poor L/CPL Goodnow god bless him. Well everyone I'm doing just fine I'm living in Ogden Utah email @ kmcgan2406@aol.com Semper Fi Kevin McGannon USMC 1978 - 1985


Date:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Time:
08:33 AM

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To bad there isn't nothing mentioned about the Marines who were stationed there. I was there from 1990 to 1992. We escorted to mayport by helo when we did those moves.


Date:
Friday, February 13, 2009
Time:
10:25 PM

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Date:
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Time:
01:19 PM

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I was at Marine Barracks 1982-1986. What a time I had at the Barracks. Met alot of good Marines. Things really changed and it is kinda sad not having a Weapons detachment. Also sad that hardly anything was mentioned about the other duties other than the weapons. Like 9-0, post one, and extra stuff like parades and Honor Guard.


Date:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time:
04:06 PM

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Beautiful Duty!!Met some beautiful people There.We were a big family.Maj.Greene,Sgt/Maj.Bonnie I was a Brig Warden.Along with Gny/Sgt.Arthur Oliver(DINO)Sgt.Tamm,Sgt Chuck Eckert,Sgt Doug Rader,SSgt.Rex Tidwell...and so many more.SGT.DeLoyd Williams.Any of you out there Holla Back!! Duty years:1969-1971


Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Time:
07:38 AM

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Thank you for a great site. It brings back many fond memories. I served with "Robby" Robinson and considered him a good friend and shipmate. He is too modest, however. The Yellow water logo was his design. GMTCM(SW) Tom Grabow, USN(RET) tgrabow@tech-center.com


Date:
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time:
07:39 PM

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I was stationed at Marine Barracs from 1965-June 1967. I would love to talk to other Marines who were there during that period. Louie Thompson letwalks@comcast.net


Date:
Friday, February 27, 2009
Time:
05:48 PM

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There was a tragedy that occured in the guard house. Love to talk to anyone who was there and remembers the incident. I was Sgt. of the Guard at the time of the incident. Just outside of the ADT room. All those who were there will remeber just where that is located.There were no trees at the time in the compound and there was a sentury tower located so the whole area could be observed. Remember the roving patrols and the "mid rats".The ultimate in security. Also, the Sat and Alert teams.


Date:
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Time:
02:02 PM

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I WAS STATIONED AT CECIL FIELD WITH VF-32 FROM 3/8/57 AND RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY AT CECIL FIELD ON 7/14/59. VF-32 WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED HAD THE F9F COUGAR AND THEN RECEIVED THE FIRST OF THE F8U-1 CRUSADER. RAY T. WALLIN AVIATION METAL SMITH AMS2


Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time:
07:17 AM

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Hi Nice work but and I will say that you are brave to walk in in that storage facility , I will be sceared of the leftover crap !! like I don't want to glow-in-the-dark LOL ! anyway ..I was looking around surfing thr net and I found out that Civil Defense "Air raid" sirens were placed recently in NJ not long time ago , we are talking days here not months ..!! so I was looking in to it and this is how I got into your site by the way (: I was surprised because those "Air raid" sirens are an early warning for nuclear attack and they have no business for being there ; the reason is that there is no natural disaster i.e. tornados or any hurricanes or massive floods , so it makes us wonder actually to start tying things with the current events that are taking place around the world . Are we heading back to the old days of the 50s and early 40s ?


Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time:
07:18 AM

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Hi Nice work but and I will say that you are brave to walk in in that storage facility , I will be sceared of the leftover crap !! like I don't want to glow-in-the-dark LOL ! anyway ..I was looking around surfing the net and I found out that Civil Defense "Air raid" sirens were placed recently in NJ not long time ago , we are talking days here not months ..!! so I was looking in to it and this is how I got into your site by the way (: I was surprised because those "Air raid" sirens are an early warning for nuclear attack and they have no business for being there ; the reason is that there is no natural disaster i.e. tornados or any hurricanes or massive floods , so it makes us wonder actually to start tying things with the current events that are taking place around the world . Are we heading back to the old days of the 50s and early 40s ?


Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time:
10:31 AM

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My brother Demetrio H. Nunez was stationed in Cecil Field in 1979. He also was hit and killed on impact by a car driven by a drugged and drunken soldier which was let on the base in his condition. Unfortunately instead being courtmartialed and put in jail. He was only given a general discharge. So I really dont have anything good to say about this base.


Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Time:
06:14 AM

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The first group of marines to be stationed at yellow water in the spring of 1959, will be revisiting there on Aug 24 2009 J.C.Thomas


Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time:
11:55 AM

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Sorry Wrong date for first group of marines in yellow water to revisit meet april 24 not aug. j.c.thomas


Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time:
01:36 PM

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In 1967, while in the Marines, I was stationed at Cecil Field. While at Cecil Field, I became friends with Lance Corporal Young and Lance Corporal Garrett. I have not seen them since discharge and would like to hear from them. I would also like to hear from other Marines who were stationed at Cecil Field during this time. James Prater jcp@woh.rr.com


Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time:
03:09 PM

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Subject: Demetrio H. Nunez I knew your brother pretty well. He was well liked by everyone, he was a good Marine, and was a proud man. I was not in the car that night, but I was on the base. I would like to communicate with you in regard to your brother, if I may. I fully understand your feelings, but I want to talk to you about your brother L/Cpl Nunez. If interested please e-mail me at rickgervais@yahoo.com


Date:
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Time:
06:14 AM

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Louie Thompson letwalks@comcast.net In reading your post, you were on Cecil base at the time I was stationed there. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Here is my e-mail address. Jim Prater jcp@woh.rr.com


Date:
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Time:
07:35 PM

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Date 04 2009 April I was there from 1982-1986 Cpl Morgan I hung out with Marines last name like green, black ,White, Gray god an do I remember 9-0 react team to post 1 that was the best. God what thoughts that brings back to me makes my eyes water. I am sgm15211 on yahoo chat or you can just call would be great to hear a voice from the past lol hopefully you were in section 2 AJ squared away section, well hope to hear back from anyone there who reads this also here is my number 252 646 4255 Steve Morgan. Take care and Semper Fi Marines.


Date:
Monday, April 06, 2009
Time:
10:55 PM

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Demetrio Nunez. To his brother I was in the car the night your brother died. Your brother and myself were good friends. He took me to his house in Maimi for the weekend once. I met your Mother and Father and Sister and you. My name is Kevin McGannon. I was seating in the front seat of the car that hit him. I been looking to find your parnets and tell them what really happen. I feel they have the right to know. If you want to contact me here's my email address. kmcgan2406@aol.com place your brothers name in the subject title. I think about him all the time Nov 24th 1979 I still remember it like yesterday. Sorry for you lost sincerely Kevin McGannon


Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time:
09:28 PM

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Hello, Although retired Air Force, i grew up on Cecil Field and always wondered where the road led on the other side of Normandy Blvd. As a history buff, i am not only interested in the weapons storage area, but am really looking for info about the Naval Air Gunners School that took up the majority of area between Normanday Blvd. and I-10 to the north. Especially any descriptions or pictures of the ranges/facilities from the 50s and 60s. The place is huge and i love exploring what's left on foot. Side note. I was showing my wife some of the igloos on the outer perimeter of the WSA this past weekend after the airshow and drove up on one of the largest cottonmouths i have ever seen in the middle of the road. Scary dude. Any way would appreciate any additional info or stories you folks might be willing to share. Thanks for your service. Richard Howard rickm.howard@gmail.com


Date:
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time:
09:10 PM

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Date:
Monday, April 27, 2009
Time:
07:45 AM

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Great pics. Thanks for your service Dad! L. Thomas


Date:
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Time:
10:56 AM

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I was there as a Marine guard from 1991 to 1993 as a L/Cpl then went to the stumps with Kettgen, Nelson, Scofield and others. Lot's of memories there. ely1142@msn.com Willaim Ely (Cpl.)


Date:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Time:
05:20 PM

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Was at NAS Cecil Field from Dec,1960 till Dec,196l and was with the Crash-Rescue Division or Crash Dision,there where some great times at that base plus my Crash Crew,we spent many hours out on the runway and I just saw some photos of the base and too see it like that,it was a great base,again thanks for reliving the good old days at Cecil Field.


Date:
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Time:
10:59 AM

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Wow I can't believe I came across this site. I think about my time spent at Yellow Water all of the time , These posts really bring back alot of memories. I was at the Marine Barracks from Dec 1979 - July 1982. I remember alot of crazy times in the pound and guys like Gunny Nelson, SSGT Franklin, SGT Green and Jennings. Some of the guys I hung out with were Steve Johnson from Milwaukee and Steve Johnson the guitar player ,Jim Hamilton (hambone) SGT Kennedy, Pat Hazeltine, John McCloy and Steve Lopez to name a few. My first roommate was Bo Allen and a few of the others were Hazeltine,Lopez and Wally Goodnow. If anyone wants to hit me up I live in Madison WI and my email address is kldobson@charter.net Semper Fi Kevin Dobson


Date:
Friday, June 19, 2009
Time:
05:56 PM

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I was there from 1990 - 1992 - sad to see it go... progress, I guess. Most of our runs were to the airfield to load them on jets.. C. Quintero


Date:
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Time:
11:37 PM

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Hey ,whats up Devil Dogs,82-84 2ND SECTION,COL SHOCKEY,SSGT TAYLOR,CAPT FAT DADDY,MESSY MARVIN,4@5 ON EAST SIDE AND THEY TALKING TO POST 8 MESSY TURNED THE CORNER BUT BY GOD IT WAS TO LATE,WE WAS CHILLING.LONG LIVE GAZEBOS,SHMONGO,NECK BONE,SUSTAITA,RAT,PENZARIA,OUTA SITES,JASON AND THE YELLOW WATER BANDIT,SGT EDDIE RODRIQUEZ M.B.CECILFIELD,82-84.C 1/5 1ST MARDIV.84-86.INDIA CO RAIDERS 3/1 87-92.


Date:
Monday, June 29, 2009
Time:
01:06 PM

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The pictures were interesting especially with your descriptions. We all know so little about these facilities. Good stuff. Would love to see more and hear more of your thoughts on specifics regarding this facility, where all the munitions went and how these facilities might have changed since then regarding current nuclear facilities in use.


Date:
Monday, July 13, 2009
Time:
11:21 AM

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Date:
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Time:
11:44 PM

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I was stationed in yellow water from 1964 to 1968 resided on yellow water and worked at station weapons crew. Ran the pistol range for a few years and fondly remember those days. remember the ride to work on a two ton truck each morning after a good breakfast at the yellow water galley then off to see chief edmonds at station weapons and work for the day and yes I remember the convoys and boxcar loads of ordnance and special weapons off loads after a ship came into mayport. what an experience and I also recall downloading quite a few aircraft that bingoed to cecil field. thanks for the photos and memeries. AOC Marcus Reed (AW) (AC) USN


Date:
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time:
03:59 PM

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Date:
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time:
04:10 PM

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WOW! ITS BEEN MANY YEARS....WAS AT YELLOW WATER FROM I THINK (GETTING OLD) 1961 LATE THRU 1963....COULD NEVER TALK ABOUT THE PLACE. WAS A MARINE GUARD THERE...REMEMBER THE CHAIN LINK COMPOUND WITH THE LIGHTS FOR ALUMANATING THE COMPOUND....I SPENT MANY HOURS IN THE TOWER AND PATROL.....SHOULD NOT SAY THIS BUT WAS THERE UNTIL I OPENED FIRE ON ONE OF THOSE RED TAG TEAMS THAT TRY AND ENTER OVER THE FENCE....BOY SOME GOOD MEMS. THANKS! RON. G. USMC 1959-1968


Date:
Monday, August 03, 2009
Time:
03:03 AM

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I was stationed on south side with VA-45 from Jul 1969 to Nov 1971. My only incursions to north side were for NBC training. I always wondered what else was over there. I loved being stationed at NAS Cecil Field. Thanks for the web site! L A Tracy


Date:
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Time:
10:37 PM

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Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time:
07:19 PM

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sad to see its all gone i was at marine barracks from 89 to 91 3rd herd cpl o d. overman


Date:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Time:
09:22 AM

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I was a Marine stationed at the weapons storeage compound from april 1967 to march 30th of 1969 after returning from Vietnam, I was Corpral of the Guard and loved to raise and lower colors.We had many other duties.Anyone that wishes to make contact my E-mail is hs1317@sbcglobal.net.


Date:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Time:
09:53 AM

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I was a Marine stationed at the weapons storeage compound from april 1967 to march 30th of 1969 after returning from Vietnam, I was Corpral of the Guard and loved to raise and lower colors.We had many other duties.Anyone that wishes to make contact my E-mail is hs1317@sbcglobal.net.


Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
03:18 AM

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this is very interesting and i will like to know more about you guys thanks and God bless.


Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
03:14 AM

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im MARVIN FLOURNOY and i was at MARINE BARRACKS CECIL FIELD from SEPT 76 to JUNE 1980 . looking at this site brings back all kinds of memories & all you guys that were there with me, i had fun with you guys on & off duty. GERVAIS, MCGANNON, C T LEE, DUNOFF , MARK JUEN, KEITH CRUMP , MEDLOCK, FREDDY MCCOY, KIDD and many others. ill never forget those words SIGNAL 9 and post 3. if you guys remember ERIK S BENSON, i just want to let you know he passed away in 99.


Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
12:08 AM

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These pictures bring back some good times. I was a marine on Cecil will never forget some of the days and nights in the compound. Keith Crump 9-77-2-79


Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
12:24 AM

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Date 8-25-09 L/CPL keith crump a shout out to all the marines that were there from 9-77-2-79. We had lots of good times give me a shout back at keith crump@msn.com. I will never forget you guys.


Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
12:18 PM

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I would be considered a Plank Owner for Yellow Water. In 1959 I was at the receiving Station in Philadelphia for a month waiting for a Secret security clearance to go to Yelow Water. No one at Philly knew anything about Yellow Water except one individual just being transfered from Cecil Field and all he knew was that it was a new base across the road. When I took a cab from the Jacksonville airport to downtown Jacksonville the cab driver told all about the base. This was in Sept.1959. The base construction was not totally complete but there were some personel living on base. I was the fifth Naval person to move in. There were some Marine personel moved in. The mess hall was not open and we had to go to Cecil field to eat. I was a CN(Construction Man and assigned to Public Works. The base was Commisioned in late 59 or early 60 and have a photo of Public Works during the Commissioning. At this time Yellow Water was a separate Command. Don't rember the name of the CO but do remember that he had his own privte plane and kept it at a small airport down the road. The name of the Executive Officer was LCDR V. Fedorowicz and I know that because he signed a certificate peomoting me to Surveyor Third Class. I transfered from Yellow Water to MCB 7 in late 1960. In late 1961 I was flying MATS from Gitmo to Norfolk and we made a stop at Cecil Field and heard that Yellow Water had come under the command of Cecil Field. In landing at Cecil I did take a couple of picuures of Yellow Water. I would be interested in hearing from anone who served at Yellow Water in 1959 & 1960. Michael Marlow mmarlowrrsv@att.net


Date:
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Time:
03:32 PM

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I was a cook assigned to yellow water in 1981 for about 15 months. worked with a marine. His first name was Joe sorry I don't remember his last name. Mike Moran nofofhere@aol.com


Date:
Friday, October 16, 2009
Time:
09:30 PM

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Thank you for keeping the memories alive for those of us who were stationed at Yellow Water. I was an AO3 stationed at NAS Cecil Field in the Weapons Department from Feb 69 - Feb 71 and lived at the Navy end of the barracks. I was assigned to the Air Missile Division. I have some great memories there since it was my first duty station. I played tennis in my off hours and my doubles partner for many matches was the CO of the Marine Barracks as well as the XO. I think the CO's name was Maj Sanford. The XO was a Captain (I can't remember his name) but he had an old VW bug that he restored (1949 I think). I ran into the Captain a couple of years later (Jul 72) walking down a street in Hong Kong (small world). I was stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 at the time. When I stood watch I was assigned to perform maintence checks within the compound and had to check the security of all of the magazine locks. I have a deep appreciation of the Marine Corps from my experience at NAS Cecil Field. I retired after 30 years service. AOCM (AW/NAC) Stan Chambers USN Ret email: stanchambers@comcast.net


Date:
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Time:
01:08 AM

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I served at VA37&AIMD at NAS Cecil great site


Date:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Time:
12:13 AM

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I was at Cecil Field from Sep 76 to Feb 80. Marvin I rember you well. I spent 12 years in the Corp. Cecil Field was some of the worst times, but yet some of the best. I'm sorry to hear about Benson. He was a great guy. I remember attending his wedding. 30 years is a long time. I remember A lot of peopl and we were all family. I don't think most people would understand the bond all of us had, whether we were friends or not. Unfortunately as time goes by you don't remember everyone. I remember guys like Dunoff, Juen, Medlock, McCoy. All good guys. There's so may guys I wish I still had contact with, Like Ed Knowlton, Randy Holly, Frank Black (one of my best friends), Phil Bowers, John Nygoski, Romeo Nelson, Rusty Bailes, and Hamilton. So many more Like Alan Kennedy and Phillip Ray who helped me get started with my short lived comedy carreer. I aways think about Nunez this time of year. He was a good friend and Marine. Gervais and Crump, I remember the names, but can't quite picture you. Sorry. McGannon. I should remember you, but can't. Sorry, maybe if I talked with you guys it will bring back some memories. Semper fi. Vern Kruis. vkruis@cox.net.


Date:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Time:
10:31 AM

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I took the ten day phase out the world course at NWTCLANT in the 60's, I am looking for a jacket patch for my collection does anyone know where I can get one?


Date:
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Time:
11:13 AM

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Incredible. Thank you to Our Troops.


Date:
Friday, November 13, 2009
Time:
01:23 PM

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Hey Eddie... SHMONGA!! SHMONGA!!! SHMONGA!!!


Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time:
12:10 PM

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I was never stationed there but I was a GMT and a graduate of the first class of NW A school in Albuquerque. Retired in 1980. Jerrschmitt@yahoo.com


Date:
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time:
10:36 PM

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Date:
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Time:
05:53 PM

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I served in GEMD at Cecil Field from 4/61 to 7/62 and at Yellow Water from 7/62 to 2/63 when I was shipped off to an MSO out of Long Beach CA.


Date:
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time:
02:11 PM

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Great Web Site, Thanks so much sure brought back some ol memories. Served at Marine Barracks Cecil Field 1976-1978 with a couple TADs to P.R. Wow! this was nice Thanks Again Fred McCoy USMC 1975-1978 Simper Fi www.fredmccoy.com


Date:
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time:
02:14 PM

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Great Web Site, Thanks so much sure brought back some ol memories. Served at Marine Barracks Cecil Field 1976-1978 with a couple TADs to P.R. Wow! this was nice Thanks Again Fred McCoy USMC 1975-1978 Semper Fi www.fredmccoy.com


Date:
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time:
03:05 PM

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How About: Jonny Murphy Dick Lee Dunoff Pickett JW White Barry Green Mondo Balaceoni Ricer Steve "Cottontop" Johnson York sorry to hear about Benson he was a good fellow, Richard Szyc retired is living in Las Vegas so many more I'd like to hear from, if any of you have contact with these guys shoot them my e-mail I talked to Flouney a few years back I think he is also in Las Vegas, anyway take care and Semper Fi Fred McCoy hustpd@earthlink.net or www.fredmccoy.com


Date:
Friday, December 25, 2009
Time:
09:08 AM

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As a very young Air conditioning technician ,my company had a contract to install a/c in the guard house. I'll never forget ,because the soldiers were running a drill and we all had to lie face down with guns pointed at us. Needles to say It scared me to death ! This was probably around 1975


Date:
Friday, January 08, 2010
Time:
09:49 AM

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Trying to find old friends from Marine Barracks Cecil Field from 1985-1989... Please shoot me an email if you were there or know anyone who was. Thanks!! Semper Fi! Dave Kegel d_kegel@yahoo.com


Date:
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Time:
01:00 AM

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I stumbled upon the bunkers while driving around the FCCJ campus. Really amazing to find out all the things that went on back there!


Date:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Time:
09:02 PM

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Date:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Time:
09:21 PM

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i was sent to marine barracks cecil field from camp lejune in june of 1971. i spent the next three years there,working up to sgt.of the guard. while there maj.powell was the co. this was the best duty station in the corps. i helpd paid for the pool,(office hours for reading a book while on duty at post 2,entrance to the compond). i was the quarterback of our football team and enjoyed kicking vp174's butt and also vp82,(i think). i had many good times and great friends. i spent many nights flanking the mags,(not really,never made it more than three mags from the tower.most of the time when it was cold we went in the tower,it had heater. flanking 626 sucked. i got out in april of 1974. i worked for 32 years with the orange park police dep.after i got out. i never left the area. i to miss yellow water. it was a great place to be a marne. cpl.jtrosepiler


Date:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Time:
09:31 PM

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I was sent to marine barracks cecil field from Camp Lejune in june of 1971. I spent the next three years there,working up to Sgt.of the Guard. While there Maj.Powell was the CO. This was the best duty station in the Corps. I helpd paid for the pool,(office hours for reading a book while on duty at post 2,entrance to the compond). I was the quarterback of our football team and enjoyed kicking VP174's butt and also VP82,(I think). I had many good times and great friends. I spent many nights flanking the mags,(not really,never made it more than three mags from the tower.Most of the time when it was cold we went in the tower,it had heater. Flanking 626 sucked. I got out in April of 1974. I worked for 32 years with the Orange Park Police Dept.After I got out. I never left the area. I to miss yellow water. It was a great place to be a Marine. J.T.ROSEPILER


Date:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Time:
09:32 PM

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I was sent to Marine Barracks Cecil Field from Camp Lejune in June of 1971. I spent the next three years there,working up to Sgt.of the Guard. While there Maj.Powell was the CO. This was the best duty station in the Corps. I helpd paid for the pool,(office hours for reading a book while on duty at post 2,entrance to the compond). I was the quarterback of our football team and enjoyed kicking VP174's butt and also VP82,(I think). I had many good times and great friends. I spent many nights flanking the mags,(not really,never made it more than three mags from the tower.Most of the time when it was cold we went in the tower,it had heater. Flanking 626 sucked. I got out in April of 1974. I worked for 32 years with the Orange Park Police Dept.After I got out. I never left the area. I to miss yellow water. It was a great place to be a Marine. J.T.ROSEPILER


Date:
Monday, January 25, 2010
Time:
01:44 PM

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I was a marine stationed at yellow water from 1987-1989. My name was James Earl Nelson from Ashburn, Ga. I would like to hear from some other Marines stationed there also. My email is speedy1@mchsi.com


Date:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Time:
08:04 PM

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I just came across this reunion at Yellowwater, I dont know if you guys aregoing to do it again but I would like to come. I was one of the Navy Warhead Tech's. from late 1959 to late 1961 before being reassigned to Pearl Harbor. james_Hollingsworth_514@Comcast.net


Date:
Friday, February 05, 2010
Time:
04:15 PM

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I was a Navy Photographers Mate back in the mid 70's attached to the Cecil Field photo lab. We would do monthly construction progress photo's for the Navy Works Facility. On one of the trips I was escorted by the Navy Works employee to take pictures of new construction in the compound. We were ordered to park and wait while a Semi Truck finished being check in through the double gates. I thought it was strange that a Chevy Suburban was in front and in back of the big rig. We waited for at least 45 minutes before the convoy reached it's bunker and we were cleard to go to our photo destination. As we drove by I could see a flurry of activity and could see men taking out large Haliburton cases from the Suburbans. They were rather long and looked long enough to hold rifles. Years later after I become a civilian again CBS 60 Minutes had a profile of how Nuclear Weapons are transported around the country. The showed exactly what I had witnessed that day taking construction progress photo's. The CBS report was clear to say that sometimes the convoys carried no weapons, and practiced there routine for real shipments and at times these were also decoy operations. I have another story about a late night intrusion at Yellowwater, that I will submit for another time. Former PH3 from Missouri Jim St. John


Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time:
10:09 AM

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I also was also attached to VA-87 between 1976 and 1979. After Completion of A school and A-7 familiarization school @,Plane Captain training @ VA-174.Then I was put on barracks and grounds clean up till the Squadron returned from the 76 Med Cruise. Then I was then put on Barracks detail and ship detail for about a year.I never had to be a Plane Captain -then went directly to the Power Plant shop then was a flight deck Troubleshooter. Best Cruise was the South American Cruise for the 1976 Bicentennial. Like to contact the previous submitter the was attached to VA-87 the same time that I was attached.


Date:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time:
07:46 AM

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I spent three tours of duty at Cecil Field Weapons, 71-75, 77-79 and 92-95. It was the best duty I had during my 27 years in the Navy. I had the task of putting the lock on the gate , as the warrant officer in charge, when it was shut down. That was not a pleasant day. I will always have great memories of my duty there and the people that I served with.


Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time:
11:11 AM

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I was stationed at Cecil Field Annex or Yellow Water from 1962-1965 and was a GMT3. It was a great "trip"! Where are Steve Lavin, Zeke Ortaliz, Charlie Eisterhold, Tom Grabow, David Lemanski, Tom Grabow, Gary Lee Smith, Richard Bourgeois? Contact me Dave Cesan clattertrac@msn.com


Date:
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time:
09:25 AM

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One thing I will never forget about Yellow Water was a November day the "Plant" people were having an authorized beer party in the boondocks of Yellow Water. It must have been an official party because many of our Officers were there.I think it was a GMT2 named Yaegley that had a 1959 white chevy impala with the top down and the radio blasting away. Our merriment was interupted when over the radio came the message that our President had been shot. Boy, talk about instant sobriety! One of those things a man will never forget.


Date:
Friday, March 05, 2010
Time:
06:45 PM

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I was a GMT stationed at Yellow Water from 1970 to 1974. It was a great duty station. I'm very glad to come across this website. joseph.c.henry@state.or.us


Date:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Time:
10:54 PM

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I was there guarding those nukes from 1980 to 82 marine barracks weapons station Cecil Field. Those pictures of where the nukes were stored brought back alot of memories I was just a PFC at the time.


Date:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Time:
11:18 PM

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MARINE bARRACKS 1980 to 1982 L/CPL Freeman I worked with Sgt. Green, Farms,Lenson from S. Africa. Hosey,Richard,Radar, Cpl.Geshel,walsworth, I can't remember the rest but my email IS GFREEMAN1962@GMAIL.COM


Date:
Friday, March 19, 2010
Time:
02:15 PM

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WOW what memories!! Was there from 85-88. So much to remember. LCPL Duncan RIP, LCPL Jones RIP. Also remember the "Godess of Love"!! Crazy times loved the memories! Thanks


Date:
Friday, March 19, 2010
Time:
02:16 PM

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WOW what memories!! Was there from 85-88. So much to remember. LCPL Duncan RIP, LCPL Jones RIP. Also remember the "Godess of Love"!! Crazy times loved the memories! Thanks


Date:
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Time:
04:00 PM

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I was in the pre-com detail, sent to Swulant than to yellow water (1959-1960)If any of you old sailors are still arould would enjoy hearing from you. Great web site. Joseph Hohe Lt, USN RET. k6koe@roadrunner.com


Date:
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Time:
01:08 PM

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Was there from 1989 - 1992. I have seen some familiar names on here. Brings back alot of memories. Thanks for sharing. Sean Riddle


Date:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time:
09:08 PM

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I was stationed at Yellow Water 1970-71. I was a Gunners mate Technician, USN, and I worked on the weapons inside the compound every day. It was great to see what has become of the place, and a little sad as well. Thanks.


Date:
Monday, April 19, 2010
Time:
01:41 PM

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I was at Cecil Field from 1963 to 1964 fresh out of Boot Camp. I was an SA but because I could type they sent me to work in the GMTO passed the E-4 exam before going to a Tin Can out of Mayport. Ron Bereman


Date:
Friday, April 23, 2010
Time:
09:34 AM

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I was stationed at Cecil straight out of my A school (in Millington). As was customary, they sent me on TAD to the Galley. I was fortunate enough to get chosen to support the Yellow Water marines. During that time, late '89, their mess hall was being reworked and the cooks made all the food on the Cecil side and my job was to drive it across the road in a truck. I remember getting to make omelets for them in the morning and bringing the food back & forth... food to... empty dishes back. Have to say, that was some of my best time in the Navy. I remember it being December and it snowed in Jacksonville. The other guy who drove while I was on leave ended up putting the truck in a ditch right outside the guard post. Have to say, I always wondered what went on there... never went past the barracks.


Date:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Time:
11:59 AM

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I was at the Marine Barracks from 1985 to 1987. Ran arcoss this site brings back some memories. Does anybody rember post 5A. That was the nick name they gave my mole. I hung out with guys named Barnard, Rice, Spreaker to name a few.


Date:
Friday, April 30, 2010
Time:
11:45 PM

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I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field 2x Sep 1983 to Aug 1986 and May 1990 to July 1993. It was crazy to see that all the buildings are gone and only 2 magazines are left standing. Your web site is fantastic keep up the good work


Date:
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Time:
11:17 AM

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Date:
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Time:
02:32 PM

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I did time at both Jax and Cecil (THE BURN CENTER) from '82-'86. I do remember some of the good times as well as the bad ones, from the convoys to the transporting of @#%^&* to and from the compound and the after game refreshments that COL. Shockey provided for us but, it's been a long time sense I've been back up that way only being 90 minutes away. I hope to get back there soon, maybe some of you will too. If you do remember me , drop me a line. Semper Fi - Sgt Ed Robinson


Date:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time:
01:45 AM

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I was Stationed at NAS Cecil Field 2x 1983-1986 and 1990-1993. Was A WTC Worked at the old Yellow Water side where to Nuclear Wepons were kept


Date:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time:
01:54 AM

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I am Guy Clemons WTC(AW) Ret. Iwas stationed there 1983-1986 was a GMT2 then. Was again there 1990-1993 Made WTC then. Loved my time there. Worked for CDR Floyd English, WTCM Frank Reinertsen. I remember Ray Fontenot. Was there back in April 2010 and wow what a difference only 2 magazines left. I see they have a reunion. Would love more info on it. contact me at askthechief90@yahoo.com


Date:
Friday, May 21, 2010
Time:
12:35 PM

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I served at Marine Barracks from 85-87. It was a great time, Col Shockey, then Col Westmoreland who remodeled our barracks and compound. Post 8 and Signal 9, Signal 9 at 3:00am. I would love to get a copy of all the great pictures. Eddie Olivera, oliedd@aol.com


Date:
Friday, May 21, 2010
Time:
01:05 PM

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I was stationed from 85-87. Great memories...Col shockey then Col Westmoreland who remodeled our barracks and Compound. I remember post 8 and Signal 9, Signal 9 at 300:am. I would love a copy of all the pictures. Thanks. Eddie Olivera oliedd@aol.com


Date:
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time:
02:20 AM

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What a great site and I'm clad you are holding reunions.I was Marines Barracks NAS JAX from 74-76 and with my clearance when I visited my friend Cpl.Macrackin I was only to go to the barrack around the bend in the main road and no where else or else. Andrew Shepherd knighted.usmc@yahoo.com


Date:
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time:
02:03 PM

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Thanks for this web site. I was also a member of the commissioning party of USNM Yellow Water although my quarters were in the other half of the barracks. The Photos bring back many fond memories of my time there. I could tell many stories of many happenings that occurred both on the base and the convoys between the base and Mayport as I was for the most part the voice behind the radio when you were transporting munitions.


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