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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 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ceelen, BobMRCS1980 – 1985R2 & Ship SupWould like to hear from any Jason CPOs I now live on a remote island in Alaska and would like to hear from anyone visiting Alaska or looking for info on moving to Alaska.
Shivers, AeneasPNSR1980 – 1981Personnel
Parkhurst, JohnEM31980 – 1981outside repairMy first duty station very fond memories. wish I hadn't crossed decked when she moved to pearl.anyone know if em1 rife made ocs.
McKrill, KellyDT31980 – 1982DentalWhat a great ship with the best skipper in the Navy, Capt Johnson.
Steinhauer, Rick (Hermie)mm21980 – 1983mFirst ship.One hot engineroom.lol
Ohaver, TracyE21980 – 1982R2To all the friends I met in there..boy do we have some memories!
Christopoulos, Bill (Vasilis)seaman1980 – 1981deckthe greek looking for old buddys . VANDENBURG, DONNATELY, STENSGARD, PIRAZZOLA,FOLLET, GREENWALT.
Webb, CarlaEM31980 – 1984ElectricianI started out in deck division, boat deck, and then cross rated to fireman. I was on west-pac in 1981? When the Jolly J went to Perth Australia? SO many years ago.....
Hernandez, Raymond profile iconET21980 – 1983R4
Perkins, Richard (Rick)HM31980 – 1984medical departmentHad a great experience on the Jason. Great people.loved Hawaii!!
Tibesar, MarcusDPC1980 – 1983S-7I made Chief onboard USS Jason while on WestPac in 1983. We were initiated at the Chief's Club, US Naval Base Subic Bay Philippines on 19830920. A special thank you to my sponsor DPC Dennis Hoover!
Hamm, GarySR - BM21980 – 1985Deck Department - 1st, 2nd and 3rd DivisionCame aboard as a Boot SR. Left 5 years later as a seasoned BM2 and Golden Shellback. Became a Parachute Rigger for DEEP FREEZE then EOD, then Combat Skills Instructor to SeaBees. Retired as BMC.
Primrose, TammyEN3Jan 1980 – Nov 1982engeering A shpdid a lot of learning, about life, about myself. have fond memories and some not so fond. want to hear from everyone. life has gone on, and I have learnt what I didn't learn then. Married 23 yrs. daughter married and son 19
Hacker, Barbara profile iconDP3Jan 1980 – Jul 19812nd Division/Data ProcessingPart of the 1st women onboard. Started in 2nd Division, 2 tours of mess cooking, finished up in Data Processing. Made DP3 on the ship and had my crow tacked on. Still work in the computer field. Best duty ever.
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Sterling, PopsMR1Jan 1, 1980 – Jul 4, 1985rR-1made 3 West pacs and one east pac sereved longer then anyone else at that time fram on her. was on her durinng collision with uss willamette 95 mis s.e. of Ohau ,hi 2115hrs. great ship great crew love yaall
Whitten, Mark E WhittenBM-3Jan 1, 1980 – Feb 1, 1984DeckWould like to hear from any of you.
Henderson, BarbaraSKCJan 1, 1980 – Jun 1981S1I was the Senior Enlisted Female when women came onboard 1 Jan 1980. I made SKC while onboard. We had to submit a shipalt to build me a bearthing compartment. I will never forget the wonderful time we had on the Jolly J.
Reimold, CharlieIMCSJan 10, 1980 – Dec 18, 1985R-5This was the 5 best years of my 24 years. Thanks to everyone who worked for me and helped me along the way.
Flanagan (Hylton), BethSK 2Jan 19, 1980 – Oct 10, 1983SupplyI was with the first group of ladies to move on the Jason and will never forget the crew.
Smith / Lozano, DianeSH2Jan 19, 1980 – Jan 19, 1981SupplyOne of the original Women's Crew first assigned to the Jolly J - great time mostly, met some really great people. Worked in the ships store. Was called Pooh for awhile and then DD. Find me on Facebook! love to see pics
Pitts, BarbaraMS3Jan 19, 1980 –supplyI too was one of the original waves on the Jason. I am looking for Marion Darby, Renita Carter, Carmen Lett, Annette Jenkins, Jackie, Blues, Early Hughes and Sandra Strong. I was the only female cook on the Ship.
Dewayne, Robert profile iconPH2Feb 3, 1980 – Sep 14, 1981OPS/ PhotolabServed as photographers mate on board until the 2 weeks prior to Westpac deployment I was hospitalized, missing the cruise. Love to hear from anyone about the memories.
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Soper, JamesIC2Mar 1980 – May 198151GGot to get BLDG 8 underway after all those years sitting pierside. Great RefTra to Acapulco!
Waters, CarolSHSNMar 1980 – 1981SupplyAlso one of the first 50 women on board! I posted pics of WestPac on classmates.com website. I married SH3 Mendoza from my dept and 35 yrs later...still married! Loved being on Oahu! Miss that place so much! Email me!
Voorhees, Donald (Doc)HM2Mar 3, 1980 – May 30, 1983MedicalWhat a great time ... and West Pac was the Best! I have to say Shellback Initiation was just as much fun as my Chief's Initiation. I really miss the crew of the "Jolly J" ... they were the BEST!
Jackiewicz, Petemr3Mar 20, 1980 – Mar 19, 1984Repair 2Looking forward to hear from old shipmates
Foissett, John 1st LieuLDO ENSIGNApr 1980 – Aug 1981deck
Thornton 111, BobBT3Apr 1980 – Apr 1984ENG
Soper, JamesIC2Apr 1980 – May 1981R%
Hagen, GregRM2Apr 10, 1980 – Nov 5, 1983OPSMidPac softball champs, either 82 or 83 been a while.
Dillard, LeeHT2/DV2May 27, 1980 – Aug 26, 1981made one wesstpac dive locker diego garcia was hot changed homeport from san diego to pearl
Steve, WintersJun 1980 – Aug 24, 1982DentalWhat a great time,
Mester, MarionE5Jun 1980 – Apr 1981PersonnelHi, All! Some of you may remember me as Marion Stuart. I married ET1 Mike Mester after he reported onboard the Jason. I will hold the memory of theJason forever fondly in my heart. Especially deployment! Good time aboard the "JollY J"
Sylvia, RobLI 3Jun 1980 – Aug 1981R-52nd trip to the Diego Garcia! Met my future wife (of almost 30 years!)
Daly, PatrickHT3Jun 1, 1980 – May 1, 1984R-1
Downing, KevinBM3Jun 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1984Deckon board for two west-pacs in diego in 1980 2nd div deck loved operating cranes and had a great time for four years.
Weigle, JamesHT2Jun 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1983R(ENG)
Lochrie, JamesPetty Officer 3rd Class electrician mateJun 17, 1980 – Jun 5, 1981R3Served as 3rd class petty officer in 51-bravo. Made Pacific cruise Oct 1st 1980 till April 1st 1981
Fedinetz, John "Fedzter"HT2Aug 1, 1980 – Apr 14, 1984ENG/RSERVED SAN DIEGO AND PEARL HOME PORTS. LOVED PEARL/HAWAII
Batchelor, DavidE-4Oct 4, 1980 – May 12, 1984DeckIt was an adventure lot of good people & times!!
Engler, Thomas, Bill (Billbo Baggins)HT2Oct 23, 1980 – Jun 30, 1984R-1 17AArrived to the Jason at Yukuska Japan, worked in the sheet metal shop with Brent Stephens,Pat Daly,Rick Durkee,Bret Anders,and some others. Do remember Stephens could play a good 12 string guitar.Lots of good times on the Jolly J.
Thorn, SteveDM2Nov 1980 – Jul 1984R-5Great experience. Deployments, overhaul, change of homeport to Hawaii, golden shellback, many memories and good friends.
Musshorn, EricMR3Nov 1, 1980 – May 1, 1981R2West-pac 80'81 on crazy 8 was a kick in the pants
Smith, Gregory "Smitty G"E6 (E2 three times)..lolNov 12, 1980 – Feb 15, 1985Medical and Deck (1st & 2nd Division)Hi everyone. I was glad to see the people I remembered from the ship. Cpt. J on the Jolly J. My experience on the Jason was a character building experience that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. grizzo89.gs@gmail.com
Kennedy (Lillard), Anneliese (Liese)LTDec 1980 – Dec 1983OPSI left Jason for NPS in Monterey, CA, where I met and married my husband, a Naval Flight Officer. I am retired now (as a CDR in Jan 2001), and living in NE with him and our 4 daughters.

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
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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