333 standing hot-pad at Key West, Florida circa 1970
Pics from Marty Potter, Flight Line/Ground Support Extrordinaire
333 on hot-pad duty at Key West Florida, 1970.
NAVY F4 RAG at NAS Key West July 1970.jpg
VMFA 333, NAS Key West July 1970 Taxi after sortie.jpg
VMFA 333, NAS Key West July 1970.jpg
The last VMSB-333 Reunion was help in September 2013, at the award winning Microtel Inn and Suites of Indianapolis Indiana (located on Rockville Road).
Once again Mr. Frank Hughes organized an absolutely wonderful schedule of events for the VMSB-333 reunion. The Squadron core members Frank, Tom, Nick, Bob were present. Several children whose fathers were squadron members were also present. The wives of several squadron members whose husbands have reported aboard MCAS Pearly Gates were also in
Radar Intercept Officer Marine Lt. William C. Ryan, left, and Lt. Gary Bain of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, VMFA-115 at an airfield in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Gary Bain)
“Mayday, mayday, mayday,” called the forward air controller. “Manual four two is down. Manual four two is down. One good chute.”
If you tried to call the Holiday Inn Express and make reservations last week it seems they did not have the 333 discount code in their computer yet. That has been corrected and you can call and make your reservation now. The OV-10 Association set this up for us so we're not sure how many rooms are available. I would suggest that you book your room now if there is a chance you are coming. Please let me know because we need a head count for food and drink. It is only two months away so not much time.
The hotel is $99 per night and is located near the museum:
Holiday Inn Express at Fossil Creek 4635 Gemini Place Fort Worth, TX , United States 817-624-0002
The freshly painted and prepared F4 in Fort Worth Texas will be dedicated Friday, October 11th at 4:00 Pm with a Miller-Coors Beer Blast and cookout to follow. We are accepting donations for this so we can put on a big thank you to all our Cowboy Volunteers who made this all possible. We need as many of you as possible to try and make the event especially those Shamrocks who live in Texas and nearby states.