View Full Version : MWCS-38, MACG-38, 3dMAW MCAS, EL TORO

airborne rigger
03-09-06, 09:35 PM
I was with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Multi-channel PLt.
a.k.a." mux platoon" Located in "Hanger 2" at MCAS, EL TORO. CA.
From 1977-1980. Any one who might have been station with
with me at that time it would be neat to talk of old time and
people that we both have know.

Sgt. Mayfield, Joseph. A.

03-05-07, 01:18 AM
I was with MWCS-38 from 1974 through JUL 1977. I worked in the test instrument repair shop. S/Sgt Jim Kelly. Cpl. Gonzalo Pena, Cpl Hartung are some of the names I remember. I believe the CO was Captain Weiss but time has altered that memory.
Semper FI

03-05-07, 10:04 AM
I was with MASS-3, MACG-38 at El Toro '77-'79. Went from the Radio shop to Career PLanner with Gunny Radosevich. Left there for Recruiter Duty in Kentucky.

08-22-08, 12:21 AM
I was with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Multi-channel PLt.
a.k.a." mux platoon" Located in "Hanger 2" at MCAS, EL TORO. CA.
From 1977-1980. Any one who might have been station with
with me at that time it would be neat to talk of old time and
people that we both have know.

Sgt. Mayfield, Joseph. A.

08-22-08, 12:35 AM
hi, i was at hqs-37 supply from 1980 to 1982. at that time i was a harehouse men under s,sargent Pagen.and my oic.was captain,Bryan Williames.at that time i was a l/cpl. boy that was a long time ago. when i got out in 82. i was dieing too get away from El Toro . But i miss them days now. i think, it sucks mcas , El Toro has been closed down. most of my best times were their. But i sure do'nt miss 29 Palms Ca. at all. if you want too e-mail me back my e-mail is quin38_72842@yahoo.com. si,fi.L/Cpl donald quinton.

08-23-08, 07:43 PM
I was with H&HS at El Toro from 75 to 79.

08-23-08, 08:19 PM
No where close to the right place or right time frame- but it is fantastic to see another "Muxter" on the forum. Don't run into many of them, especially these days.

03-21-09, 09:33 PM
i was stationed at el toro mcas, from 1980 to 1982. i was in hqs-37 supply at the first warehouse at the bottom of the hill. my oic. was lt.bryan williams. and ssgt.pagan.your last name is alittle farmare. i am c/cpl.donald ray quinton.i got out in august of 82, i wished i had reenlisted till 85.it's good too hear from someone who served at mcas,el toro. those were good time then.

03-22-09, 10:45 PM
I was with CSSD-14 from 94-96 and lived in that yellow castle. It was my favorite duty station and I missed it. Last Nov. I came back there and the front gate and the one right at the freeway were not there no more. All the farms in front are turned into big houses and shopping center and you barely can see the yellow castle from the main road.

03-22-09, 11:19 PM
was with MAG-11 from 77-81

03-23-09, 10:48 PM
yes, time has altered my memory some too.i was at mcas,el toro. in 79-82. i started was a cook.in the main crow hall.and change my mos,too warehouse men at hqs-37 supply i liked workind in supply and woking with my fellow marines at that time sgt.smith,cpl.gonzles ,cpl.deleon,cpl.flyde wells,cpl,rodgers.andsgt.sheckey.and my oic was bryan willaims.i wished i've reenlisted in 82to85.but el toro,was a good place and time.i went to the beach. went too big bear.and did things in los angles,and disneyland.on the weekends.i wish i could have taken my wife and kids.to disneyland.i would like to say se-fi.all

03-23-09, 10:52 PM
hi, there iwas at el toro, from 79-82 hqs-37 supply . i was wondering was the snack bar and barbor shop in the second hanger or the first hanger.l/cpl.donald r,quinton.

03-24-09, 12:25 AM
quin38 you need to fill out your profile it doesn't match what you are saying

airborne rigger
03-24-09, 12:24 PM
quin 38:

the barbar shop and snack bar was at the santa ana airstation. I not sure of the location, It was up some road an auxilary air field . They houseded 53's and 46's in two very large haggers. my 1st wife work in the snack bar.

Sgt. Mayfield J. A.

10-06-09, 03:42 PM
Anyone with H&HS 38 during 1989 to 1994?

12-25-09, 10:59 PM
Anyone with H&HS 38 during 1989 to 1994?

Hey Tsiekmann, how are you doing? I was with det a radio mwcs-38 radio just up the street from 1988 to 1990, with gunnery sergent wood and 1st lieutenant longway. I knew some guys down there but its been awhile. Hope life finds you well. semper fi always.

04-20-10, 04:12 PM
I served at H&HS-38, MACG-38 with Ssgt Morris from June 1968 to September 1969, when I left for Vietnam. I returned to Eltoro in September 1970 and worked with Lt Linda Rains, Capt Campbell, Sgt Bobo, and Gunner Frost at the CAC (Consolidated Admin Center) until my release from active duty in January 1972. I can be reached at (314) 802-5472 or fackles@stpatrickcenter.org.

Frank Ackles, Jr.

04-20-10, 05:12 PM
Main Chow Hall 1986-1990
Wife (Lynn) worked at mini chow hall on back side of base, and as civillan at Main Chow hall for awhile.
We lived right at the little bridge on base housing out the back gate, by the mini PX

Anyone with H&HS 38 during 1989 to 1994?

05-22-10, 03:22 AM
Hey Everyone, I was stationed at El Toro, H&HS, and DetB Radio, MWCS-38. It was my first duty station. It was beautiful. I had a girlfriend that worked at the base dry cleaners. Id walk down to her work during lunch. Walk to the base gym, work. Everything was so green, the area (Tustin, Irvine, were really nice also).
It really made me sad to see pics on the internet...i hadnt seen since i was stationed there. It looks like a wasteland. weeds growing everywhere. and i just read that the base is/was contaminated. we lived there, pt'd there, hydrated with that water.

05-22-10, 08:49 AM
I wasn't with your unit, it is just good to see some other Marines from El Toro. I really miss the times there. I was with MWSG37, H&MS-37 (73/74 & 76/77). I worked in Hanger 96 at the Data Processing Center. It was a mobile union with the main component being directly on the flight line bahind the hanger. My barracks were located directly across the street from the Main PX.

06-06-10, 08:22 PM
it's been a long time since i was a hqs-37 support group sq. i was in the 37 support group supply at the bottom of the hill at the east end. my oic was Lt.Bryan Williams up too the time when i got out in 82. I wish i reenlisted till 85. i miss the company picnics and partys.with my old friends at 37 supply. and being in southern California at than time in the early 80's i still have my Alpha's and Charlie unforms. i can't wear them .but my 15 year old son zack can. i also go too th va .hospiltal in Little rock,arkansas 4 or 5 times a year. for my check up. and every two years for eye glasses. bye talk too you later.L/CPL DONALD QIUNTON. MCAS,EL TORO CA,1979-1982.

Ray Manker
06-07-10, 11:38 AM
A very long time ago, October of 1964, I served with H&MS-15, MAG-15 Group Supply in El Toro. Rather outside of the back gate, next to the stables. Moved to Iwakuni with the entire Group in July/August l966, Stayed there with many TAD's to Okinawa, RVN and all over Japan until Sept of l967. Then I came back to MCAF Tustin with MAG-56 till EAS in June of 1968. Absolutely loved So. Calif. Remember MAG-33 well. Nice to see wingers here!

Ronald Nalikak
06-07-10, 03:11 PM
I was with MWSG-37, H&GMS-37 Communication Platoon at El Toro from Jan 77 through Aug 1980.

12-18-10, 02:33 PM
I was there around 74 - 76 I worked under Ssgt Hill in Ground Radio and Crytpo Repair. Your name sounds familiar. My Name is Larry Smith I was a Cpl. I think you are right about the CO's name. Do you...