TACAMO Fallen Brother Chester "Chet" Shippy

Passed on March 20, 2017 Shippy, Chester "Chet" 63, retired Cessna Aircraft Field Service Engineer, died March 20, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Judith; children, David Shippy (Mary), Steven Shippy, Melissa Shippy; father, Herbert Shippy; siblings, Christine Herndon, Connie Stroot (Louis), Shelley Hunt (Matt); grandchildren, Connor, Ellie and Julia. He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Shippy. Viewing: 3-8 p.m. today Wednesday, at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca. Funeral service: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church, 344 S. Martinson. Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, at White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials are established with St.

2017 Reunion Golf Outing Registration is NOW OPEN

Tinker Golf Course offers its guests an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. TCVA--Steve Hickle and Active Duty -- LT Shane Campbell, WTU have organized a Golf Outing for Thursday, June 22nd. Register by clicking on this text: GOLF If you have any questions, please contact TCVA--Steve Hickle at shickle@sbcglobal.net or 316-207-5717 and Active Duty--LT Shane Campbell, WTU shane.m.campbell@navy.mil

TACAMO Golf Outing  at Tinker AFB Thursday, June 22nd

Steve Hickle is planning the TACAMO Golf Outing and would like to hear from you if yo plan on golfing. Golfing?? Steve Hickle needs to hear from you ASAP! ​ Please email or text Steve shickle@sbcglobal.net or 316-207-5717

VQ-4 in Bermuda - Yesterday and Today

VQ-4 in Bermuda - Yesterday and Today Greetings fellow TACAMO sailors! For many of us, NAS Bermuda holds a special place in the memory of our time in the TACAMO world. I’ve just returned from a Bermuda vacation with my wife, and I’d like to show you the latest from our home away from home those many years ago. As you might know, Kindley Air Force Base was turned over to the Navy in 1970 and became NAS Bermuda. With the Cold War essentially over in 1995, the Navy closed the naval air station, and the land now belongs to the local government. Bermuda has many wonderful vacation spots, and with my wife happily enjoying the hotel spa one afternoon, I decided to rent a motorbike and go over to th

With a Little Help From His Friends...

Reported in the Navy Times on March 8, 1976 by LT (jg) Vern Lochausen and YN2 Michael L. McCosh about VQ-4 Aviation Electronics Technician First Luke Smith's addident on August 11, 1975.

Deadline May 22 - Sheraton Downtown OKC Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Downtown OKC Hotel is hosting TACAMO events and within walking distance from Bricktown! Room Availability Rooms in OKC will go fast due to softball tournaments and the Sooner Cosmic Con being held at this time of year. Room Rate $98 per night plus taxes (Daily Rates are usually AAA/AARP/Senior Rate $200) Rate is good for June 19 to 26, 2017 Traditional Double or King Accessible King or Double Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest room and public areas Hotel Breakfast Buffet in 1889 Landrun Café at GSA (Military standard daily) No charge for early check-in – based upon availability Complimentary luggage storage at check-in until room is ready 20% discount on food and beverage in the area lou


Here is the list of attendees who have sent their names in to attend. If you would like your name to be included, please email Cheryl at tcva.reunions@gmail.com

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