Navy Photo School, NAS Pensacola, Florida (circa 1959-60)

RA5C Vigilante in Front of Photo School--contributed by Bill Newby

The above color photo was shot in the early/mid 80's. The RA5C did not arrive until the fall of 78.

I grew up as a kid very close to that school. I crawled all over that Vigi opening up all the access panels and such.
My dad was a Vigi pilot based in Pensacola. He flew the T-39 at NAS Pensacola after they decommissioned the Vig. ---Sean Mullaly

[Webmaster's Note: Unfortunately, the Navy no longer has a photo school, like Building 1500. A decade or more ago, Navy photographers became trained at a joint-services "Media Training" facility in Virginia (for more information, click on: Defense Information School )(no more photomates but "media specialists." An end of an era for those of us who have many memories (see below): --Ken Jack, PH2]


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