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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 1349 crew members registered for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – 2005 | 2006 – now

Stampfli, JeffHM-31982 –MedicalPlank Owner Original Surgical Technician Looking for Caldwell from philly
Somers, DougE5/DS1982 – Jul 1985OPS/ElectricalWorkups through all the rest to San Francisco. Good times in port, but way toooooo long at sea. Out now.
Rogers, ScottAMEAN1982 –VAW-124Plankowner--my squadron was onboarded at Gitmo during her shakedown cruise--I witnessed her very first catshot and arrest--fine ship
Shope, AndrewAO31982 – 1983
Watson, Thurman EdASCS1982 – 1985im-4
Farmer, Gary1982 – 1984
Meacham, Fred " Reb"ABE-21982 – 1986V-2Arresting Gear
Myers, DavidE-5 DS1982 – 1985OPS
Farmer, Gary "farmboy"EW21982 – 1983OEWNot much to say. A long cruise on the "Starship" with Mad Max and bingo.
Merrill, BillAE21982 – 1983VAQ 134 AIMD Around the World and alot of work The 2nd half was alot better.
Daggers, JamesPR21982 – 1984VAQ-134Long Cruise with many Shell Back initiations! Extended for that cruise to go to Australia again. Hated those long months at sea but have great memories of all the great friends I met along the way. Take good care shipmates!
Story, WaynePC31982 – 1985x2we moved alot mail went on to do 9 more yrs now i del mail in iowa enjoyed the world cruise
Van Vleet, RichardEM31982 – 1984NuclearWent on the maiden "Around the world cruise." Left Norfolk and ended up in Alameda. Air shows in almost every country. When we left Pat Benetar was hot...we came back to Boy George:(
Lilly, Albert (Pineapple)ABE21982 – 1985CAAC
Curry, RichardIC11982 – May 1986E-2
Blackwell, Stanley / BwellBM2 (SW)1982 – 19854th Deck Sail LoftJust reaching out drop a line.....
McLaughlin, Josephmm21982 – 1984m
Hoefert, DewayneABHAN1982 – 1982V-!
O'Hearn, AndrewCpl1982 – 1984Marine DetachmentPlankowner
Bentley, RonE4HT3Jan 1982 – Aug 1985RepairHad a good time. I hope everyone is OK!!
Steely, DeanAO3Jan 1, 1982 – Nov 4, 1985G-3Plankowner- original Hanger Deck Dogs
Silvestro, Scott The ChiefABF3Jan 1, 1982 – Apr 24, 1985V4Any top side grapes out there remember the chief?
Rosa, ArielABH3Jan 7, 1982 – Feb 18, 1983V1
Smith, PeteAE3Jan 10, 1982 – Aug 10, 1983VF-111An experience I wish other American citizens could live.
Smith, WadeAE2Jan 10, 1982 – Oct 5, 1984IM3I am a plank owner and made her first world cruse, was with her while in New Port VA where she was commissioned on March 13, 1983 and when she sailed from Norfolk Va and into her new home port of Alameda California.
Scouten, MichaelMM3Jan 15, 1982 – May 1, 1986RX / RMPlank Owner - Miss some of my buds from the Past. And "Training Films" Lol.
Johnson, Calvine-3Jan 29, 1982 – Jan 29, 1986mangement deptna
Lewis, FredABH3Feb 1982 – Oct 1985V-1I am a plankowner from V-1 Division, Crash & Salvage. I severed on board for the first two deployments.
Watson, TomMM2Feb 1982 – Mar 1985RLPlank Owner
Brennan, Anthony / TonyASM3Feb 1982 – Oct 24, 1985V3/AIMD IM4Plankowner: Happiest day is the day I came onboard, the sadest was the day I heard the ships bell ring for the last time as my name was said & plankowner departing. I had a great time with you bunch of guys .( I now call Perth my home.)
Deshields, Charles (Chuck)CORPORALFeb 1982 – Feb 1984Marine DetachmentAnyone out there from MarDet? Drop me a line! Also, anyone having information on a Reunion, please email me with the details.
Brown, TheodoreCPL (E-4)Feb 1982 – Feb 1984MarDetYo Deshields! Drop me a line! Anyone know anything about usplankowners having a reunion?
Engel, DeanMM2 then MM1Feb 1982 – Apr 1985M DivisonLoved the Engine room and all the guys I worked with nucs and nonnucs alike.
Greger, TomAX2Feb 1982 – May 1986AIMD\IM3\Shop 9 & 10Best 4 years of my life!
Newman, MichaelAQANFeb 1, 1982 – Jul 10, 1985AIMD IM3Shop 8 - VAST
Shertzer, ChrisAO1Feb 7, 1982 – Aug 4, 1984G1 Flight deck Roof RatWe had a great time. My flight deck roof rats ruled. Plankowner, Royal Diamond Shellback, and our soda mess. Any old salts can contact me at Everyone remember Mad Max Bingo
Deason, BradfordRM3/RM2/RM1Feb 10, 1982 – Oct 30, 1985CRSEA TRIALS-WORKUPS-WORLD CRUISE-RIMPAC-WESTPAC/IO. Had greatest time in Perth, the second visit. Stayed at Raffles, Swan Beer can monument in motel room, A loaned Land Rover compliments someone I met at the bar (owned a dealership) memories
Harden, Jeffery WayneE-5Feb 11, 1982 – Jan 7, 1985RadioPlank Owner, would love to hear from other rms who were plankowners/or old guard who made the world cruise. Drop me a line.
Belmont, DavidBMSNFeb 15, 1982 – Oct 1, 19851stwhat a smoky haze those 3 years were if you knew me contact me
Mitchell, James / MitchE6/IS1Feb 15, 1982 – Sep 20, 1989OPS/OZ: TRAININGPre-com crew training newly graduated recruits on "Navy Side" (Norfolk Naval Station), setting up Intelligence spaces "Shipyard Side" (Newport News Shipyard). After pre-com transferred to Training as Brig Guard then Training Dept LPO.
Stanley, Kevin (Stan)AO2Feb 27, 1982 – Jan 20, 1984Weapons G2 & AWMCSPlankowner, G2 Mag Rat, worked for the OHO in AWMCS. Made all the work up and GITMO cruises topped off by Around the world 83 when we left Norfolk/Newport News to arrive at our new home port of NAS Alemeda. Royal Diamond Shellback - crossed at 0'
Welsher, Gene Pappa SmurfANMar 1982 – Sep 1983v-3i was an aircraft handler and spotting dolly operater on the hanger deck was on the first world cruise flown off in the phillappeans from suffering a stroke i have never forgotten my experiances and the friends i very proud of it
Gabrish, John (Gabe)E3Mar 1982 – Jun 1983V1V1 Fly 2... blue shirt ...Plank owner
Langdon, EricMM2Mar 1982 – Apr 1986M Division # 2MMR
Hollingsworth, HaroldE-4/AEMar 1, 1982 – Oct 10, 1984AIMD/IM3My squadron, VS-29 Drogonfires, served aboard the Vinson for it's maiden voyage in '82, and then again for a West Pac in '84. I remember my good friend Greg Feyerbend, Robert Michaud, Tony V., some cats from VF-51, VF-111, VAQ-134; holla
Lowery, J.r.BM2Mar 1, 1982 – Aug 1, 19864THI was the first Gig Coxswain, Did all od the shake down cruise and trials. Had a great time.
Magda, JohnAT2Mar 1, 1982 – Oct 16, 1986AIMD IM3Still ride ships, as a Tech Rep! Mostly on the SIDMS/NRMM/NALCOMIS system and ships networks, living the Dream, ran into a Shop 7 AT2 now AVCM last week, Brian Carillo, who would have guessed a 30 year man? john.magda at navy dot mil
Waring, BenABH2/E-5Mar 1, 1982 – Mar 1, 1984V-3Looking for ABH2 Defandeni Call Deef or Deno
Ward, JohnAO2Mar 13, 1982 – Apr 16, 1984G-2Plankowner. Miss all the guys we had good times together.
McCormick, MikeMM3Mar 14, 1982 – Nov 23, 1985Machinery EMO2Living in New Mexico, had 2 kids and now have 2 grandchildren. Currently working in Water Treament, (just couldn't get away from the water) for the Air Force at Holloman AFB. Left the Navy as an MM2 on the connie
Walker, JamesBM2Mar 19, 1982 – Dec 1, 19863rd"great people", "great ship, The best command I served under.
Harding, Barry profile iconE-3Mar 19, 1982 – Dec 1, 1985Deck 4th DivisionCrew mates I remember were: Don Haney(BM2-Ret), Andy E. Lott( BMCM- Active), BMCM Stanley(Active), Chief Sutton, BM1 Bird, BM1 Egan, BM1 Brown, Osborn, BM2 Garret & Donny woods. Yes I have cruise books 83-85
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Bruder, JamesPH3Mar 20, 1982 – Mar 9, 1986OPLooking ship's crew USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 1982 - 1986, OP Divison Photo Lab
Kittle, KenAME3Mar 30, 1982 – Aug 28, 1984VA52
Gero, Richard (Rit, Rick)SH3Apr 1982 – Apr 1984Ship store, Barber, Master at ArmsThis information is entered on behalf of my brother SH3 Richard W. Gero Jr., He served aboard during the commisioning world cruise. He passed away in April 1997. If anyone knew him please e-mail me. Thanks, SSgt Kenneth L. Gero- United States Marines
DeShields, ChuckCPL. U.S.M.C.Apr 1982 – Apr 1984MARDETI am looking for my fellow marines or anyone who is a plank owner of the Vinson. Those were the days! Remember this, "Gang Way, Get Against the Bulkhead"! Nothing personal, just doing our job. Miss you all. Semper Fi and a big Ooh Rah!!!
Windt, Kenneth profile iconAD2Apr 13, 1982 – Jun 7, 1982HS-9 TAD AIMD IM-2 Div P/P Test CellHS-9 TAD to AIMD Power Plants T-58 Shop / Test Cell. I was T58 Repair and Certified Test Cell Opperator and CDI onboard for shake down cruise. Made new friends and even Recieved a Letter of Accomidation / Appreciation
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Waterson, Scott/watE-3Apr 16, 1982 – Jan 17, 1983VA-105I would like to say hi,to all to all the navy buddies i served with on the ship in our sqaudron.It was some of the best days of my life.
Gardner, Bill (Guardrail)mmMay 1982 – Feb 1985m divisionplankowner commisioning crew of the vinson
Hicks, NathanealPN3May 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1985Admin/PersonnelWhat an experience. Many good ports. Especially the around the world tour.
Lain, HankE6/YN1Jun 1982 – Oct 25, 1985X-1, X-3, X-5I served under CAPT Richard Martin and CAPT Tom C Mercer. I served in Admin/CO; Captains Office and Training/CAAC/Substance Abuse Coordinator
Lain, HenryYN1Jun 1982 – Oct 25, 1985X-!,X-3,X-5YN1 Lain served as YN to LT Hansen for XO, then assigned to CO (Ships office); and, later (Enlisted) Command Substance Abuse Coordinator in Training. I was adopted and in 2002, I changed my sirname back to my birth name GRIMES.
William A. Long, TonyDP3Jun 1982 – Oct 1984OZData processing for the Air Intelligence Center.
Smith, KevinEMJun 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1986NuclearWassup! Let me know where and what you are up to!! Loved those poker games.
Genack, JamesSHSNJun 1, 1982 – Mar 10, 1985S3Enjoyed every minute aboard. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.
Nickelson, Daryl JrHT2Jul 1982 – Jul 1986RepairServed on the nucleus fireparty.
Vanderwall, Philip/sam The EagleAQ2Jul 25, 1982 – Jul 25, 1985AIMDVAST
Chavarry, Luis RolandoLtCmdrJul 26, 1982 – Sep 4, 1984Weapons
Gates, HaroldE-5 asm2Aug 1982 – Aug 1986IM-4
Taylor, EugeneE-4Aug 1982 – May 1986Repairoh my gosh where to start, my 1st and only command. Had a great time on the Chuckie V or the Starship. remember the 4 on 4 off or Chief Engineer Mackie always on watch when i was in DCC. Great bunch of sailors n ship!
Smith, WadeAE2Aug 10, 1982 – Oct 12, 1984IM3I am a Plank owner, made the vison first maiden voyage, world crusie. The ship was home ported in Norfolk, VA. She was comissioned in Newport News, VA. Her home port beacm Alameda, CA.
Barckley, GeorgeAO (E-3) / DP2Aug 19, 1982 – Aug 20, 1984G-2 Mag Rat / ComputerStarted out as a G2 Mag Rat, went around the world, had some very close friends. Then I transfered to the computer dept and the rest was history.
Williams, Terrell (Bro. Rab)ANSep 1982 – Jun 1985V-1
Roth, PatrickEM-2Sep 1982 – Aug 1986REReactor Electrical division. Just missed plank owner. Would cruise, one west pac. Stayed in California after discharge in 1986. Been working at Chevron for 27 years.
Doman, (James) "Diamond Jim"Rm3Sep 1982 – Mar 1985CR DivisionPrecomm-Plankowner was a definate experience serving onboard for my entire enlistment. Looking for Don Matous Andy Kawski, Pat Chambers, Ron Getchell, Mark Beach, and others. 00-00 Shellback. This experience woke me up
Ahart, NicholasHT2Sep 1, 1982 – Nov 10, 1985Repair Division ER04
Wander, CalABH3Sep 8, 1982 – Mar 31, 1986V-0 & V-3My Phone # is (618)-439-9570
Moore, MacarthurEM2Sep 14, 1982 – Sep 20, 1986E1lots of good times and good people
Ward, MikeMM3Sep 17, 1982 – May 10, 1986A-GangHydraulics baby!
Olive Sr, BillAOANSep 20, 1982 – Nov 11, 1984G1 Flight Deck-G3 Hangar/Elevator (Weapons Around the World Cruise 83, Great Times !!!. Would love to hear from my shipmates...Update...heard from one already...nice to reconnect !
Striker, GaryE5/AO2Oct 1982 – Oct 1986Weps G-2/G-5Good times
Rau, KarlENS / LTjgOct 1982 – Mar 1985S-5 / S-8Made the 'round-the-world cruise in '83 and the Westpac / IO deployment in 84/85. The first - and best - tour I ever had! Retired south of Jacksonville, FL in 2009. Feel free to contact me at
Smith, RandyAO3Oct 1, 1982 – Jul 5, 1985G-3 Weps ElevatorsAmazing how the places we visited during the world cruise and first westpac have changed!
Veliz, SergioAMHOct 5, 1982 – Oct 9, 1985AIMD / V-3great experience,Great FAMILY
Petraglia, JosephABH2Oct 8, 1982 – Mar 17, 1987V1 & V5
Moore, William (Lil Moe)ABH-3Oct 10, 1982 – Jun 17, 1986V3Good times on the boat. I wish I would of been more mature to get more out of my time in the Navy.
Short, DavidAZ3Oct 30, 1982 – Jul 12, 1985AIMD Production ControlWe broke a lot of records on our cruise. World Cruise 1983 and WestPac 1984. Made some good friends during that time. I wish had had stayed in now.
Strommer, BrianOS2Nov 1982 – Dec 1982OI Division
Vigil, AdrianE3Nov 1982 –aviation ordance
Latniak, PeteE-3/AirmanNov 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1985Weapons/G-2, AIMD Support EquipmentMade the World Cruise and part of the West Pac
Moist, GeoffreyMM2Nov 11, 1982 – Aug 6, 1986RLMM2/ELT on the USS Vinswine. Had a great time with my buddies, both overseas and catching the punk rock gigs in the San Fran Bay area, but generally disliked the Navy and its petty rules. Been working the nuclear industry. Living in SC.
Nichols, Chris(AW)AT2Dec 1982 – Jun 1985IM3 Shop11/ VA-52I made the worlds cruise and the west pac in shop 11 aimd..I joined the Alabama National Guard in 1988 and now serving in Mosul Iraq OIF II
Moore, PerryHM3Dec 1982 – May 1985Medical
Antellas, ChrisEM3Dec 1982 – Jul 1984E-3Swapped over to the Vinson in Norfolk did the World Cruise. Discharged in Alameda CA. 7/21/1984
Deason, Bradford - BradRM1Dec 1982 – Nov 1986CRReported aboard RM3. Two cruises later, I'm RM1. Best crew I ever served with. I had some of the best times of my life with my boys in Radio Central.
Gillis, StuABF2Dec 11, 1982 – Jul 16, 1986V4It wasn't all fun...but it was real. Glad we all had the chance to be there, the memories are pretty good.
Berger, Henry profile iconCTO3Dec 27, 1982 – May 25, 1986OSServed with a great group of guys. Took too many years to figure out it was the best time of my life .. awesome memories, lots of laughs, I really miss those days - but maybe not sweepers, lol
Johnson, KennethATCSDec 31, 1982 – Aug 1983VF-51 QA

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