Squadron Scrapbook Sigonella

Page Fourteen

The photos on this page were contributed by Bruce Thompson who served with VR-24 in Sigonella. Bruce did two tours in VR-24; the first from 1980-1981 as a 'Groundpounder' working in the Airframes Shop on the C-1A, C-2A (SLEP), and CT-39G aircraft. His second tour was from 1985-1988 when he was 'Aircrew' on the C-2A (SLEP) and the C-2A (Reproduced) as an In-Flight Plane Captain (IFPC) and Loadmaster (LM). During his 1985 1988 tour he worked in the Airframes Shop (on his non-flying days) for about 6 months, and then moved into the Quality Assurance Shop as the primary Airframes QAR. He met Gabrielle Steinau in Sigonella in 1986, she worked in the VR-24 Admin Office from 1986-1988. Gabrielle got out of the Navy in 1991 as an YN2. She and Bruce have been married almost 22 years. Bruce retired in 1997.

Anyone who has additional photos and material relating to VR-24 operations at Sigonella which he or she wishes to share is encouraged to send them to
Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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AMSAN Thompson takes time to do laundry.

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AMSAN White tackles problems relating to getting his clothing clean.

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CDR R.J. Palma, VR-24 skipper, frocks AMS3 Thompson.

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CDR Wise, CO VR-24, frocks AMS1 Thompson.

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AMS1 Bruce Thompson with his wife, YNSN Gabrielle Steinau, also a member of VR-24.

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ATCS Benny Johnson, Quality Assurance Chief Petty Officer (QACPO) and AMS1 Thompson, Air Frames QA Rep.

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In this photo AMS1 Thompson appears to be preparing to secure the aft ramp and doors of the C2 cargo compartment in which he is standing.

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AMS1 Thompson poses for photo to accompany the hometown news release shown below.

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