Announcement: Ed Preston's Funeral January 22, 2018

Ed Preston's son, Blair Preston request your presence at Ed Preston's Funeral in Arlington Cemetery January 22, 2018 "Boatswain..Standby to Pipe Over the Side: Ironman One Number One Departing." A man larger than life, a true TACAMO Pioneer has departed. Big Ed Preston was a pilot's pilot, a Sailor's Sailor, and a larger than life character. He was the first CO of VQ-3, installed as the squadron was first commissioned on Monday, 1 July 1968 at NAS Agana Guam. CDR Ron Carlson, the TACAMO DET OINC of VW-1 had been ordered to be VW-1's XO and turned over the Det to Big Ed to become VQ-3. Ed was a tailhook pilot with 500 carrier landings in Grumman S-2 Tracker anti-submarine aircraft. Nearing t

Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal Awarded

The Shadows recently presented AT2(AW) Jason Cleveland with the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medal for outstanding service during his tour at VQ-4. He is bound for NAS Oceana where he will join VFA-106. Fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! TCVA congrats AT2 Cleveland on his outstanding service while serving in TACAMO!

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