Michael Lesniak Collection

Station keepers supporting a Reserve unit cruise to warmer climes disembark from their R4D wearing straw hats. - Hal Neubauer

Station Keepers just off the transport from a VP cruise meet with the OOD on the ramp in front of hanger #1. Far right in straw hat is Jerry Steele. - Hal Neubauer

Party time once again finds, from the left, Chiefs Phil Gagnon, Bill Kletter, and Ed Stillwell celebrating.- Hal Neubauer

A social gathering of Chiefs with only one drinking was unusual. From the left, Bill Kletter, Harold Jackson, unidentified, unidentified, Al Wiese, and Ed Harker. - Hal Neubauer

The line crew take time out. Far left is tail of a Grosse Ile SNB and in the background one of the many blimps that visited the base. - Hal Neubauer

Making Chief Petty Officer was a significant event in an enlisted man's career and typically marked by humiliating initiations. Here Phil Gagnon undergoes his initiation by swabbing the deck. - Hal Neubauer

The CPO Club was always a busy place. Here they are assembled to celebrate another event. (Perhaps quitting time) Far left front, Ed Stillwell and right center, Bill Kletter in dark glasses. - Hal Neubauer

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