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southernboy
02-19-06, 11:48 AM
I am looking for those who were assign to H&MS 24 Supply from 1979-1983. It would be great to hear from anyone and to see how everyone has been doing through all these years.

bigdog43701
02-19-06, 01:46 PM
Wan't w/ H&MS-24 but was with SOMS at K-bay from '77 til '81.

southernboy
02-19-06, 05:27 PM
Hi bigdog43701,
It is good to hear from someone who was assign there. Was SOMS part of MAG-24 H&MS-24?

bigdog43701
02-19-06, 06:46 PM
SOMS was Station Operations and Maintenance Squadron. We had Crash Crew, Station Weapons etc. Sister was Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron MCAS.

BOOGIEMAN44
02-19-06, 09:28 PM
Not Me, I Was With Echo 2/3 At K-bay, 1982-1985

rdrsgt
02-21-06, 10:12 AM
I'm always surprised (but happy) to hear someone use K-Bay in a sentence.
I was with MACS-2 from 87-90. We had the giant golf balls by Pyramid Rock. When I tell people where I was stationed they seem to have no understanding that there is a Marine base there.

Ed Fleming
02-21-06, 02:13 PM
VMA-212 MAG 13 1957-'58-'59 Too many years ago !!!!

The Rat
03-18-07, 02:16 AM
I didn't work in Supply, but I was assigned to H&MS-24 Powerplants from 1980 to 1983. My name is Ron Nelson, but everybody called me "The Rat". I was a Corporal when I left in 1983. Perhaps you may know me, or remember anybody that worked in the Powerplants department. I've tried to find buddies now for several years, but have not yet been successful in locating anybody. Semper Fi!

southernboy
03-18-07, 10:45 AM
I didn't work in Supply, but I was assigned to H&MS-24 Powerplants from 1980 to 1983. My name is Ron Nelson, but everybody called me "The Rat". I was a Corporal when I left in 1983. Perhaps you may know me, or remember anybody that worked in the Powerplants department. I've tried to find buddies now for several years, but have not yet been successful in locating anybody. Semper Fi!

Hi Ron,
No, I didn't know anyone from the Powerplant department there at K-Bay from the time I was there until the time I left. I just knew some marines who were assign to other squadrons but the majority of the time they were in and out of deployments.

flotidarebtrue
04-14-07, 08:46 PM
H&ms 24 Avionic Eletrician 81-83

RenegadeRN
01-13-09, 05:16 AM
Do you all know that has been 30 YEARS???!!! I was there from 77 to 81. It is really hard to imagine. I was with HAMS-24 Avionics in 620 for awhile then went to PC. HAMS had the two A-4 trainers as part of their inventory. I spent two WestPacs with HMM-165 on the USS Okinawa. If you were with AVI you 'have' to remember Patty Young! LOL! She was a Cpl, then Sgt. She married a sailor who flew P-3's. Wish I could find her!

One of the things I hated the most about that darned place was the PFT course. Right along the runway. Remember that second mile? To the runway, up the darned hill, then back down the hill full speed to try make up time? Its' been so long now that I can't remember as much as I might like. LOL!

flotidarebtrue
01-13-09, 05:54 AM
I joined h@ms 24 shortly after the new Year in 81. Was rotated to Japan that February with VMFA212.

silverdollar
01-13-09, 08:20 AM
Wpns co 3/4 K-bay 1955&56

southernboy
02-16-09, 04:08 PM
I remember when I was at K-Bay, there were several aircraft units that tend to rotate in and out. There were the 3 VMFA squadrons 212, 232, and 235. There were 3 Helo units which I can remember only 2 of them, 165 and 265. Then the only helo units that was permanent was HMH-463. That was between '79-'83 when I was assign to H&MS - 24.

Some of the supply personnel that I knew ask to go to one of the a/c units to be able to visit some of the places that was on the unit schedule. One of the guys who I used to work along with ask to get on with VMFA - 212 and once on there, they were always busy getting everything ready for those inspections prior to deployment.

If there was anyone that were attached to VMFA - 212 between '79-'83, let me know for there was a guy who I have been trying to get in touch with and just to see how he has been doing through all these years.

Laser Cop
05-30-09, 10:11 PM
I was at K-bay 1973-75, before going on Embassy
Duty. In April of 74, I was with A Co 3rd Shore Party, TAD to EOD as their radio operator. We went up in EW-27, a Huey Uh-1E, from H&MS-24, but crashed on range #5 North East of Pu Ewa. Anyone out there from my time?

SgtLisdog58
06-12-09, 02:48 AM
Not Me, I Was With Echo 2/3 At K-bay, 1982-1985

Hey Boogieman, I know I'm the extreme boot of all that are here but I too was in Echo 2/3 from 96 to 00, different generation but we are all K-bay brethern.

Can anyone here tell me if they were issued surfboards back then? Did I miss out on that? :bunny:

Semper Fi

classicwings
09-23-09, 07:49 PM
:flag:Hi I am another onewire from hams24 77-80. aka was Boo Boo. I was avi and deployed with 212 in summer of 78 and didnot want to do a winter in Japland so asked, begged, groveled to go in the summer of 79 with 235...NO! was the answer. Till about 3 days out I suprisingly got orders to move my files from 212 to 235. Had one hell of a time in Iwakuni. Stationed with some read good dogs from VMFA-333. Amixed batch of us went to Tokyo and topped Mt. Fuji, and cought an allday massave rock & roll consert near a beach & park.
.:nerd:

Zahnd
06-02-10, 10:16 AM
I was at K-Bay 1975-1979. Seems I didn't want to leave... Cryogenics section MOS 6075. With H&MS-24

smitty alaska
09-12-10, 08:27 PM
any body from hams-24, hmm-165, hmm-265, still around,smitty sheetmetal

USMCM38A1
09-12-10, 08:33 PM
I was there from 85 to 89 620 Avionics cubes K-Bay.Sorry I couldn't help .

Zahnd
09-13-10, 08:51 AM
Yes surfboards and sunglasses (for those that did not go to MCRD San Deigo). They got theirs in boot...

Zahnd
09-13-10, 09:18 AM
I was at K-Bay from '75-'79 Cryogenics section. We had the little white building next to the runway. Two unfortunate memories were both Hilo accidents. One next to the H&MS-24 hangar and one on the Big Island, Pohakuloa Training Area, where we had a crash that killed 7-8 marines. I flew back to Tripler on the helo that carried 2 surivors. I have often wondered and prayed that they survived. If anyone knows anything I would appreciate finding out.

robert ripp
02-27-11, 07:20 PM
i was assigned to H&ms-24 and Hmm262 fron 79 to 83 3072 aviation supply. where are all you guys? looking for paco lopez, tim blanchard, mike robbins. mike branagan, ernie sylva, falo, see hermenez, anyone from the day.

rwest158497
02-28-11, 02:28 AM
I'm always surprised (but happy) to hear someone use K-Bay in a sentence.
I was with MACS-2 from 87-90. We had the giant golf balls by Pyramid Rock. When I tell people where I was stationed they seem to have no understanding that there is a Marine base there.
NICE TO HEAR OF SOMEONE ELSE STATIONED AT MACS-2 "THE DUECE". I WAS IN THE MOTOR POOL FROM 1984-1987. ALWAYS REMEMBER THOSE GOLF BALLS. ALSO REMEMBER GETTING CAUGHT AT THE AIR STRIP GATE. SOME TIMES FOR A WHILE. K-BAY WAS A GOOD DUTY STATION. I HAD FUN FOR SURE.

Firefyte
07-06-11, 06:57 PM
I was assigned to H&MS-24 (Aviation Supply) from 82-86 but I deployed on WestPacs with HMM-265. I was also deployed to Okinawa at MCAS Futenma a few times with 265. K-Bay was awesome and the deployments were alot of work but evey young man should experience Olongapo PI!!!! I drove by K-Bay with my family on a vacation about 5 years ago. No more rows of Phrogs sitting outside the hangars. There were a couple of 53's and some P3's parked on the apron at the far end near hangar 105 but it still looked the same to me. Although I believe it is now designated as MCB Kaneohe Bay (Marine Corps Base). I have a ton of great memories from my time at K-Bay!

Otakar
01-17-12, 07:15 PM
I was H&MS-24 augment from VMFA-235 at the Paraloft. Apr,78-Apr,79 when I went back to 235. Came back to HAMS that November and staid until Nov,80 when I went back to 235.

flotidarebtrue
01-17-12, 08:40 PM
I was H&MS 24 620. AKA Burnie baby. Parent squadron vmfa212, two tours in japan at iwakuni, cubi point philipines Kadena oki Very good memories of K-Bay

K-Bay Jim
01-17-12, 08:41 PM
Was in Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdrn. 1966-1968.

kbay0351
04-09-12, 06:32 PM
I was on K-bay 92-96...92-94 Fox Co 2/3, 95 MP's & weapons Co 3/3... good times, good times! I was a fan of the show Lost and loved seeing filming locations on the island I remember...

MX2
05-06-13, 12:06 AM
H&MS 24 paraloft 84-87 (VMFA-232), westpacks.........Stumo "stumper"