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Troubleshooters and FDC's

Work Center 320 Troubleshooter Shop. The troublehooter shop is part of the Line Division branch. Usually each maintenance work center provides 2 technicians to become troubleshooters when a squadron deploys. In some squadrons is a temp job, in other squadrons its semi-permanent. Troubleshooters are top notch performers selected for their tech knowledge and experience. Troublehsooters mentor junior line personnel (plane captians), launch and recover aircraft and take care of the simple "up gripes", aircraft servicing, and minor inspections like 14 day lubes, 10 hour oil samples and greasing stingers. We also help the shops in a crunch between launch cycles

Working the "roof." I'd have to admit that being a troubleshooter and working the roof of a aircraft carrier was the best job to this day, that I have ever had. Whether its off Dutch Harbor in the Aluetions or in the Persian Gulf, -20 below or over 120 degrees, nothing will ever compare to being a flight deck troubleshooter. The flight deck was and is where the action is on an aircraft carrier. The screaming jet engines and roaring props, hot blowing jet exhaust, sweat and grime working the catapults is where the action is. The roof is where its at and nothing in your life will ever compare to that experience.

If your a Flight Deck Coordinator or Flight Deck Troubleshooter today my hats off to you. My time has passed, and this day, you troubleshooters today are the sword tip of diplomacy. In your capable hands lays the safety of our great Republic. God bless you, keep your head on a swivel, and brother.... Come home safe with all your parts....


AMS2 Spike Robbins Operation Praying Mantis 4-18-88
AMS2 Spike Robbins on the morning of Operation Praying Mantis

Group Photos

AT2 Mike Griffin, AMSAN Sudsy Sutherland, AD3 Ray Cruz, AE2 T.J Johnson, and AT3 Mike Coon

1988 Shooters, day shift during Operation Praying Mantis: from left to right: AT2 Mike Griffin, AMSAN Sudsy Sutherland, AD3 Ray Cruz, AE2 T.J "Blind dog" Johnson, and AT3 Mike "Coon dog" Coon

Shop of the Quarter 1988

va95 1989 Shooters

1989 Shooters: From left to right kneeling, AD3 Rod Labarge, AME3 Pat Merwin, AE2 George Guzman, AMS1(AW) Mark "Spike" Robbins and AD2 Jim Coffin. Top row from left tor ight are AT2 Mike Rule, AQ3 Chris Walsh, AQ2 Ian Mclean, AE2 Terry Linton and AMS3 Jon "the wad" Ament.

Lizard w/c 320 Troubleshooters

AE2 George Guzman and AD3 Ray Cruz
AE2 (AW) George Guzman and AD3 Ray Cruz (cute couple eh..?)

AMH2 Jon Ament
AMH2 Jon "The Wad" Ament

AMH2 Jon Ament
AMH2 Jon Ament.. Wog Killer..!

AMH2 Jon Ament
AMH2 Jon Ament works with a B/N 1988/89 cruise

AQ3 Chris Walsh
AQ3 Chris Walsh with the classic "thumbs up" launch pose

AQ3 Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh one more time just hangin out lookin kewl.. One of our Intruder KA-6D tankers is behind him

AD3 Ray Cruz
AD3 Ray Cruz working a bomber on the catapults

AD3 Ray Cruz
Ray Cruz on a flight deck stroll

AD3 Ray Cruz
AD3 Ray Cruz checks out a ATKRON 95 Green Lizard Intruder NORPAC 1988

AD3 Ray Cruz
AD3 Ray Cruz "walking the catapult" during our NORPAC 1988

AD3 Ray Cruz
Ray Cruz spot checking off the Aluetians 1988 NORPAC

AQ1 Norman Faberski
AQ2 Norman Faberski in the IO 1988

AE2 Terry Linton
AE2 Terry Linton 1988/89 cruise

AE2 Terry Linton
Another picture of Terry Linton

AD3 Rod Labarge
AD3 Rod Labarge

AD3 Rod Labarge
Another pic of Rod

AT2 Mike Coon
AT2 Mike Coon watching the port engine start

AME3 Pat Merwin
AME3 Pat Merwin

AE2 George Guzman
AE2 George Guzman suits up NORPAC 1988

AE2 Guzman with ADC Jim Clark
AE2 Guzman with ADC Jim Clark

AE2 George Guzman
"Da Guz" strikes a classic "thumbs up" launch pose

AE2 George Guzman
AE2 Guzman leaving the "roof"

AE2 George Guzman
AE2 Guzman once again

AE2 George Guzman
"The Guz" on aircraft start-up. Manning the huffer hose

AE2 George Guzman, AQ3 Brian Pealer and AD3 Ray Cruz
The 3 Amigos 1988. George Guzman, Brian Pealer and Ray Cruz

VA 95 troubleshooters hooking up SINS Cable
AE2 T.J. Johnson and AT3 Mike Coon with that damned SINS Cable

Flight Deck Coordinators

Flight Deck Coordinators or FDC's keep things moving on the flight deck. Their job is to coordinate the squadron maintenance efforts on the flight deck, as well as coordinate things like communicaiton between squadron maintenane cntrol and the flight deck personell. They arranged for fuel loads, ordanace loads, aircraft respots, and moves and maintenance turns. All in a normal days work trying to make the flight schedule

ADC Roger Hecht

ADC Roger Hecht. (Mr. ambulance ride himself...) Us shooters loved working with Roger. Roger Hecht was one of the best Chiefs I ever had the pleasure of working for and with.


ADC Roger Hecht
Roger waiting to launch a bomber

Chief Trester
Chief Trester

AZC Gary Morse
AZC Gary Morse, who was also our Line CPO. Another fine FDC to work for