Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)



An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers



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and we'll check our Bellinger List of former AGs.

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I am a former AG and was stationed at GITMO in 1981-1984 and am looking for an old friend AG Lisa Campbell from Kentucky. If you can help I would be greatly appreciative. THANK YOU. 
AGAA-AG1 Karl Dean (Dean - o) Boyer.


I am an ex-ATW/AT1(AC) who flew CIC with VW-13, VW-11, VW-1 and PMR. The reason for this e-mail is a weather mission down to Acapulco, Mexico, that I was on in September 1969. I was part of the PMR flight crew, BUT as I recall there were some Aerographers TDY'd from VW-1 (who?) also in the crew. The only *vivid* memories I have about that two-week (?) trip were: (A) straining the 115/145 AVGAS through chamois when refueling; and (B) having "Mexican Trots" (diarrhea) when I got back to PMR; however, if possible, I would like to know WHO those VW-1 Aerographers were and possibly contact them.

I had just come from VW-1 (8/66-2/68), where I was leading CIC petty officer ('scope dope) of LCDR 'Hap' Easter's Crew 9 (EC-121K, BuNo 145939), so PMR designated me as one of the PMR flight crew for that weather reconnaissance mission down to Acapulco, MX. Who were the AG's?

Hopefully, someone ELSE recalls this wx mission.

Very respectfully,

Earles L. McCaul



Source: August 2019 Aerograph

Just checking to see if you have an AG1 Raymond Harrington in the data base list.  He was on Inchon LPH-12 around 78 to 81-time frame.  My brother Sam Shutt I think is a member of the assn.  Me retired ETC in 92.

Blake Shutt


Good morning-
My name is Bonnie Brown, and I am a volunteer librarian at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Ca.  We recently had a request from a former Midway Aerographer for a list of all Aerographers who served in the USS Midway.  He wants to mount a plaque of the names and dates to be placed in the Meteorological Office which is visited often by our Behind the Scenes guests.
So, my question is, would your files contain a list of people who served in USS Midway?  We do not have such a list.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Bonnie Brown
Volunteer Librarian
USS Midway Museum 


I was at FWC Pearl from November 1969 to August 1971. Any members here stationed there on those dates?

AG2 Wally Cox


I am trying to locate a Marine Corps buddy of mine.  His name is John F. Garfield and he was in AG"A" School Class 6547S and in "B" School Class AGB-6804.  I saw his picture in both of the photos of these classes on your website.  Any assistance from your organization would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Bob Milburn


I've been trying to track down a friend that I have lost touch with. His name is Brian Hill. He was a career Navy man. He was a meteorologist. When I met him in the early 1990's he was stationed in Long Beach, CA. After that he was a Senior Chief on the USS Abraham Lincoln. He then was stationed in Alameda CA for a time. He was also in Newport Rhode Island for a short time. At the time we lost contact he was stationed in Honolulu Hawaii. One other thing I remember about Brian Hill is that he was stationed in the Philippines before we met, probably in the 1980's.

Oh, he also grew up in Oregon. A town near the coast. Coos Bay, I think.

Any guidance in locating him would be much appreciated.


Would like to contact an old shipmate of mine— AG1 Lee Heicher. We were stated together in the mid to late 1970’s at NWSED/NOCD Washington (wx det was located at Andrews AFB). I believe he transferred to IceRecon at FWF Suitland from there. Mid 1980’s he was stationed at NOCD South Weymouth. Might have done a tour with one of the CV’s out of Jacksonville, FL after Ice Recon. If you know his whereabouts contact me via Facebook messages.
LCDR Robert Josephs, USN RET


Came across this web site . My father Joseph G Hickey 706-54-52 was an Aerographer in WW2  . At one point stationed in Algiers . Was aboard the Catoctin at the invasion of Sicily .

Just wonder if there is any information available about him.   Thank  You


Joe Hickey

I am a retired Naval Officer; my first duty station was as the
Communications Officer at the FWC/JTWC Guam. I have collected
ship or station patches from all my duty stations. I am wondering
if there was a patch for FWC/JTWC Guam during the time I served 
there 1959-1961? If so would I be able to purchase that patch?
Thank you