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VQ-3 & VQ-4 50th Anniversary Celebrations

What a fun filled year celebrating the stand-up of VQ-3 & VQ-4!

Two Celebrations Complete in Maryland & NAS Oklahoma &

One to GO in Charleston, SC November 8 to 12


In May, Bill “Buff” & Katy Crowell held a picnic at Solomon Island Recreation Center, Maryland. Buff noted in attendance was the first three Commodores Riddile, Ayers & Lochausen. Also, Chris “Scooby” Sachs, Joel Lavery, Joe Walko and Mike & Cheryl Vos ventured in from out-of-state. Photos Below



On Friday, June 29th, VQ-3 held a celebration gathering at NAS Oklahoma/Tinker AFB in VQ-4’s hangar. TACAMO Veterans enjoyed the afternoon with the active duty members at lunch, viewing the history displays and Guest speaker, "Chocko" Baker, CAPT RET(USN) who gave a brief history and inspiring view of the future of TACAMO. Many thanks to VQ-3 LT Althaus, LT McCarthy, LTJG Walton & LTJG Hefner for organizing the event and history displays. They dug through boxes of TACAMO history in the VQ-3 Skipper’s office and gathered history from Vern Lochausen, TCVA president & historian. LT Althaus took time to model the 50th Anniversary program after the 25 Anniversary program.

Among the active duty attendees were 40+ TACAMO Veterans. Also VQ-3 & VQ-4 Plankowners: Ron Coppock, Donnie Woods, Dan Shore, Gary Foster & Bill Porter. Attendees enjoyed time together at Old Germany and in the Aria Lounge & Block 21 of Sheraton OKC for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Photos Below



In November, TCVA will finish the year with a Celebration in Charleston, SC.

Celebrating the Stand-up of the TACAMO Squadrons "VQ-3 & VQ-4” &

Their Unparalleled Flight Hours of Excellence.

Come join TCVA from November 8 to 12th at Charleston Harbor Resort to enjoy tours of Charleston, Low Country dining, ghost tours, golf and time with TACAMO Family. The schedule includes a free admission to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. With admission, you can explore the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY, USS CLAMAGORE, Vietnam Experience, and Medal of Honor Museum at your own pace with self-guided tour. There are also fun events at the Charleston Harbor Resort, happy hours and roasting marshmallows over a campfire. On the last day Monday 11/12, join us for the annual TACAMO Hall of Fame Banquet at lunch to celebrate the 2018 Inductees.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is a world-class destination offering elegant accommodations, an expansive list of amenities and activities, and a prime waterfront location. We invite you to experience true southern hospitality at the Charleston resort, where the focus is on creating a unique and memorable experience enveloped by charm and grace. Reservation are still available. For all the information go to

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