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USS Jason (AR 8) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Jason (AR 8). 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 1096 crew members registered for the USS Jason (AR 8).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1958 | 1959 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – now

Claflin, Pat (Lep)IM E41978 – 1980R5spent 5 mounths in PI we all got known as jason chep skates leave mesage with bud's e mail
Rigg, Tede21978 – 1979foundrygood times but seemed to get in trouble on the west pacs. So you could say had a little to good a time on R&R Some of my best times and worst times you could say. Learned alot about life. Navy wasn't for me
Rothman, Taden 31978 – Aug 25, 1980emergency deisel
Hernandez, Alexmmfn1978 – 1981m divGreat command lots of good times if any of these guys are outthere reply scott belluscio ed chavez mike puthie joe hession ben vargas bob desousa drew wagner and so many more we sure had some good times in sd & wp
Basante, Mariodentalman1978 – 1978dental dept.
Ogan, GeorgeOM11978 – 1980R5My last ship before a medical discharge. Loved the ship and the people!
Neff, CharlieHT21978 – Sep 30, 198132AStarted in R div transferred to 32A worked under HTC Tippet worked with weld shop discharged from Hawaii after she relocated to home base Pearl Harbor
Doak, JohnHM21978 – 1981MedicalEnjoyed my tour on the Jolly J enjoyed Japan, Philipines, Diego Garcia and Australia
Lopez, DennisMR31978 – Sep 1981R2 DivisionWorked mostly in main machine shop. Did time in the engraving shop as well. Did two west packs then got bumped off in pearl and went to the Ajax AR6. Great times. If you remember me please contact.
Lamere, Arthur (Art)MM3Jan 1978 – 1979R-1Worked in the pump shop
Vivenzio, Walter (Red)HT 3Jan 1978 – Jun 1980R1Can't forget 32nd St., Ship fitter shop, Lagen Locker, Ocean Beach, San Diego etc. Someone once told me "When times are down, all you remember are the good times" and that person was absolutely right! Hi B.Scott, M. Puthie, B. Stephen
Lambert, JohnEM1Jan 1978 – Aug 1980R-3 / R-6
Pedraza, Rene profile iconSNJan 8, 1978 – Jul 28, 1980CAPTAIN'S OFFICEWas Deck Division then Captain's Office. After Jason I did finally make it into movies and TV Shows as RENE ROKK: I now live just outside of Washington, DC in MD where I write-teach
Stephens, BretHT2Jan 10, 1978 – Aug 12, 1981R-1Spent first two years in the pipe shop with Joe Brock, Perry Pletcher, Phil Golia, Bob Costello. Then went to sheetmetal shop with Rick Topolski, Joe Comito, Scott Timberlake and Scott Phifer. Played guitar all over that ship. Enjoyed her.
Battaglia, Drew HT1Jan 15, 1978 – Jun 29, 1981R-1I miss my days on the Jason. It is where I grew up. Was in the Shipfitter Shop then the Pipe Shop. So many people I miss from those days. Glad the LPO & Chief were patient! Was thrilled to find this website!!
Persing, Tom (Woodchuck)HT2Mar 1978 – Jul 31, 1981R1 64A 11AHave fond memories of the Jason
Persing, Woodchuck TomHT2Mar 1978 – Jul 8, 1981R1Worked in carpenter shop 64A shipfitter shop 11A. Two westpacs. Left ship in HI.
Guevara, JoseBTFNMar 1978 – Oct 1981BShipmates! Turn 2! Best ship in the Navy, some low times and many HIGH times. I was B Div and R2 Div. Did two West Pacs and two years reserve where I finally made 3rd class. I miss all my buds and Jason adventures.
Hambrick, BillHT3Mar 13, 1978 – Sep 12, 1980R1This was a great time for me in my life being stationed on board her.
Petersen, Kevin profile iconFNApr 1, 1978 – Aug 1981MReported to Jason april fools day worked in the aft eng room then the valve shop finshed off in the foundry I messcranked 3 times made 2 WESTPAC's pissed off some had fun with most
Earley, BillEN2Apr 11, 1978 – May 1, 1981R-2 Went all over the place, miss all old friends
Kee, CliffordHM2Jun 1, 1978 – Dec 1, 1979MedicalI enjoyed my time aboard and would love to hear from my shipmates in the medical and dental departments.
Earley, Billy? "Earl"EN2Jun 12, 1978 – Mar 4, 1981R2 Boat shop Hey, we had a good time traveling all over the pac, was a lot of work!! Had a lot of good friends! Bruce,rusty, Archie! Encs Allsman!! , Walt! , Wound up on a lst "USS Tuscaloosa" was all a great time!!
Ducharme, DukeHT3Jun 12, 1978 – Jan 28, 1981R-1Hello shipmates, still kicking it in East Taunton Massachusetts! Some of the best times of my Life, “GMH”! Glad to have had you in my life, thanks for those memories! me and let’s catch
Prine, BusterE-5Aug 1978 – Apr 1981B
Basante, MarioDN 3Aug 1978 – Sep 1979DentalAccepted to O.C.S. in August of 79 However, in Sept. of 79, an accident prevented this and was admitted to Balboa Naval Hospital, and 9 months later discharged from hospital, placed on T.D.R.L. , and subsequently honorably disch. in 81.
Scully, TomSH2Aug 15, 1978 – Mar 15, 1983S-2Best 5 yaers in the Navy
Kreidler, Anthony  NEWEN3 DVSep 1, 1978 – Jul 1, 1980divers
Bryant, GaryHT1Sep 4, 1978 – Jul 19, 1983R1 Shipfitter shopShe was a great ship with a great captain
Koch, Roy KochHTFRSep 9, 1978 – Aug 16, 1979R-1I did a west-pack in 1979.
Aguirre, GeorgOM3Sep 20, 1978 – Nov 13, 1980R5I enjoyed my time on the Jason, met a lot of great people whome I later worked with as a civilian. I left the Jason while we were in Japan upon the completion of my tour.
Misquez, VictorETN2Dec 1978 – Mar 1981R4Still calibrating Electronic Test Equipment for the military
Dearth, JackOS2Dec 1, 1978 – Mar 1, 1983OIOn Facebook
Nelson, JerryICFN1979 – 1981EWorked in the IC shop
David Weddell, David WeddellBT1979 – 1982BOTTO From the aft fireroom
Nubel, BrettMM21979 – 1981A gang then M in evaps
Basante, MarioDN1979 –Dental
King, Carl Nickname JesseHT1979 – 1981Sheetmetal and Shippfitter shopGreat times. to many stories to tell here. Would like to find Dan Cruze though. I Own the largest Hot Rod shop in Omaha now. Thanks to the Navy teaching me. I still miss her, old jolly.
Aldridge, TerryMR21979 – Aug 1, 1981machinery repair
Garrett, ScottE21979 – 1980HT E2had a great time on this ship
Plambeck, Larry (Stack Gas)BTC1979 – 1984R2/R6Started in the Boiler Shop, moved to ARRS in R-6, West Pacific tour as CMAA (bad move), short stint as R6 DO under CDR Julian. Saw first WINS on a non-combatant, a great group of sailors that happened to be women.
Hacker, BarbaraDP3Jan 1979 – Aug 1980Deck crew / S-7I was in the first group of women assigned to the ship. That initiation was worse than the one crossing the equator. Lots of good and bad memories, but people enjoy the stories I tell.
Ball, JimMMFRJan 2, 1979 – Sep 1, 1980MIwas the biggest screw up on the ship. All turned out well though and I have many fond memories of my time on Jolly J.I work in utilities for Miller Brewing Co. in Albany, Ga.Look me up if you are in the area. In the white pages.
Vanderheiden, Al / VanMR2Feb 1979 – Sep 1980R2worked in the engraving shop and main machine shop. Great west-pac, Miss my friend Jamie
Burt, BruceBTFeb 1979 – 1981BGreat times
Robinette, Joe (Rob)MR2Feb 5, 1979 – Aug 1, 1982R2Worked in the main machine shop and also Master at Arms,still have the old ships badge. Was on board when women first appeared in the Navy, interesting times. Made Golden Shellback with Capt. Johnson. Brother was a corpsman on board.
Garrett, RonMR3Feb 6, 1979 – Sep 23, 1982R-2 Had a lot of awesome times ... Made 2 west pacific tours. I still stay in touch and visit several guys , mostly from the main machine shop and evaps and enginerooms. I'm really glad to have found this site and would love to hear from all
Burkhart, GaryE4Feb 20, 1979 – Jul 7, 1981Supply
Fleming, Glennbm3Feb 27, 1979 – Feb 27, 1983boatswains matehello my fellow sailors this is butchy from boston!
Baggs, JohnDM3Mar 1979 – Feb 1982R-5
Foster, JeffBT-3Mar 10, 1979 – Jun 1, 1981Forward Fire roomHad a lot of good times on that old tub! lot of good friends left behind wish I could go back and see them all now !!!
Hill, MikeEN2Apr 13, 1979 – Sep 30, 1982R-2Served in the Boat Engine Overhaul Shop. Met the Jason in Subic Bay, Philippines1979 out of A-school.Wow. What a great ship to serve on.
Desouza, BobMM3May 1979 – Jan 1981MAssigned to engineering, M Div and worked in main control then evaps then supply PO for the Div. I will always remember the experience. Hi to Buff & Scott, the 3 on 1 boys.
Winnett, KeithYN3May 5, 1979 – Aug 11, 1980AdminYNC Corley and Capt Johnson really taught me alot. Best times. After Jason, went to private business college. Now work for the largest motorcycle distribution in the world. Looking to contact some Jason people.
Darby, MarionMSSNJun 1979 –SupplyI came aboard in Seoul Korea in 1979. Which would be the start of my 3 1/2 West Pacs. I have often spoke about my good friend Barbara Pitts to my family and would really like to talk to her in
Weddell, DavidBTFNJun 1979 – Aug 1982B-DIV EB02EB02 aft fireroom where all the good times happened. Still working on boilers so many years later. Living in Carpentersville, IL outside of Chicago
Cagle, RonLTJun 1, 1979 – Jul 28, 1983Great ship.
Taylor, RickDP2Jun 8, 1979 – Jul 1982S-7The DP shop was special, we had some great people in there.
Kalaitsides, JenniferE-4Jul 1979 – 1982SupplyFond memories of Shellback inititation. Has anyone seen or heard from Sandra Rochin? Would love to hear from anyone who did a WESTPAC on board the Jason 1979-1980.
McKechnie, JohnCDR, SC, USNJul 1979 – Oct 1981SUPPLY
Osborne, Bill OzzyDM3Aug 11, 1979 – Apr 29, 19832nd Deck DivisionI worked in 2nd division from about August 79 to November 80. I struck out of deck and became an Illistrator Draftsman. You can email me whether you remember me or not.
Austin, GeorgePM1Aug 20, 1979 – May 13, 1981R-1
Smith, GeorgeBT3Sep 1979 – May 198341A Boiler Repair ShopLots of good times and even more alcohol!
Worster, Thomasmm2Sep 1979 – Jun 30, 1981mWorster was onboard when women were first brought on.Went West Pac 80-81 tour.Had lots of friends..He passed away July 19,2009.This is his wife writing this.Just wondered if any one remembered us.Lots of fond memories
Osborne, OzzyDM3Sep 1, 1979 – Sep 1, 19792ndHi all! Had a lot of fun and learned a whole bunch on the Jason. Look forward to hearing from some of you sailors that I served with. Let's get real though - Diego Garcia was not a whole bunch of fun.
Bryant, GaryHT1Sep 20, 1979 – Jul 19, 1983R1CAPT Johnson was the best great ship
Jacobs, JimMM3Oct 1979 – Jun 1981R2--valve repair shopDuty driver for capt Johnson in Perth, whoa, hangover and on the wrong side of street. That was fun
Markert, GeorgeLTJGOct 10, 1979 – Feb 13, 1981Supply Retired in 1992 from the USS John F. Kennedy(CV-67) as a LCDR. Live in Virginia Beach, VA. The Jason was a great ship and I enjoyed my tour aboard
Vankoughnet, DawnBM3Nov 15, 1979 – Oct 1981secondWas one of the original 60 females to be stationed aboard. Ship wasn't even fitted for woman back then
Jouppi, Darryl / DjHT1Dec 1979 – Aug 1981WELD SHOPI worked with HTC Bill Ellis, HT2 Steve Allen, HT2 COS and many more. My good friend PO1 Pam Bloom.

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Jerry HubbardJun 7, 2021Branson, MissouriWe have just wrapped up Jason reunion week for 2019 in Branson, Missouri. Tentative dates for the 2021 reunion are June 7-10. If you are interested please contact Jerry Hubbard at the email address listed. Also find shipmates on Facebook. The group is USS Jason AR-8. Any Jason shipmate is welcome to attend the reunion or join the FB group. Looking forward to meeting more shipmates at the next reunion. A great time was had by all at the most recent one. P.S. - Jerry doesn't do a lot of online stuff so I posted this for him. Barbara Hacker - USS Jason 1980-1981

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