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Updated July 6th, 2006
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REUNION on OCTOBER 13th!
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The AD Skyraiders, The A-7 Corsair IIs, The F-18 Hornets, and The Men and Women who made this Squadron Great!
|I'm adding information about VA-105 and VFA-105 as I gather it. I have several photos of the A-7s from the 70's & 80's, and some good photos of the F-18s. There are a couple patches of the "pre-Gunslinger " VA-105 squadron, which flew the venerable AD Skyraiders in the 1950s.
I recently contacted VFA-105's current PAO - we're working to include VFA-105 current news to the website here. I'd like to start a "Top Gun"-Slingers page listing names of Plane Captains of the Quarter, Sailors of the Quarter, & Sailors of the Year. If you were one of the above, please email me with the title, dates, and a photo. I'll add it to the site!
Email me photos & stories of your Gunslinger adventures! (they may end up here on the web!) Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I've gotten good response from Gunslinger alums, and want to hear from more of you!
If you're interested in finding old shipmates, try hullnumber.com. It has a huge list of Navy commands, and you can add your name to any one that you've served in. There are other military websites also, but some only get you to register in order to target you for spam.
Remember: There's NO SLACK IN LIGHT ATTACK!
|*Click here for Reunion Information*|
|Here's yours truly (right) standing in front of the "Cecil Commerce Center" pedestal in June 2003, which used to display the Battle "E" winning squadron bird. Was there ever another squadron up there as much as VA-105?
The A-7A Corsair II from this pedestal (BUNO 152650) was loaned to the Don Garlits Museum in Ocala. "Big Daddy" is a longtime supporter of the Navy.
|Happy 49th Birthday Scott Speicher!
Please join the Friends of Scott Speicher in wishing him a happy 48th birthday on Wednesday, July 12th!
|FREE SCOTT SPEICHER!|
|Most of you should know who Michael Scott "Spike" Speicher is by now. He is the Naval Aviator whose VFA-81 Hornet was shot down on January 17th 1991, the first day of the Gulf War.
Spike's first operational tour was with the World-Famous Gunslingers of VA-105, back in the early '80s. He reported aboard as a LTJG, fresh from the replacement squadron VA-174. Spike was a principle part of the Gunslingers' success in the mid-80s. Well I'll tell you, fellow Gunslingers, he's still out there, and we need to keep our hopes and prayers going strong for his safe return. Spike's fate is unknown, with the news about his initials etched in an Iraqi prison wall, and more.
Friends and classmates of Spike's have gotten together and formed Friends to Free Scott Speicher (http://www.freescottspeicher.org), raising awareness for his case and making a strong voice toward Congress and the government to act and bring Scott back home. Please go to their website and read up on their hard work to help our squadronmate. You can send a letter to Congress, sign the petition (which has now over 16,000 signatures from all over the world), or find out the latest events.
We're all praying for his safe return
|I had the good fortune of attending the a recent meeting of Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher, and took some photos of the happenings there. These folks are my heroes! Click here to take a look!|