The AB Hall of Honors Needs Your Help

Fellow AB’s 

Did you know we have the Navy’s only Hall of Honor dedicated to our rate located in the heart of our A-School in Pensacola?  

Since our founding in 1974, the ABMA has been serving side by side with our AB’s in the fleet, and each year we put together a premier professional working group dedicated to our AB’s Professional Success as well as the Safety and Survivability of our AB’s through our rate specific working groups, where AB’s are able to voice their suggestions of change for their rating.  These suggestions are then packaged up and delivered to PMA 251, who uses them as they access the productivity of the fleet.    

What you may not know is we also help to maintain an AB Hall of Honors, located in the center of the Air Department at Naval Aviation Technical Training Center Pensacola.  The school house does not receive any money from the federal government to maintain the room, and the ABMA currently provides $600 a year for upkeep on the room, but as we have learned over the last 10 years, that is simply not enough.  

This room not only serves as our historical storyteller, but it is also the backdrop for promotions, advancements, awards presentations, retirements, as well as the room where every AB who graduates A-school and C-School graduate.  

Since 2013, the ABMA has spent over $5,000 to maintain and update the room, and currently we are looking at an estimated cost of $6,500 to get the room in updated shape.  In order to keep cost down, the labor will be done by our AB’s in the Gulf Coast Chapter and Instructors in their off time.  

To prevent from raising dues, to ensure we can properly fund our AB Hall of Honors, we are looking to our AB community to help us support this vital piece of our AB History, and ask that you consider joining us as preservers of our Past, which will help tell our story long into the future.  

All individuals who donate toward the Hall of Honors will be displayed on our Virtual Donor Wall, but when you make a donation of at least $35 we will send you a commemorative challenge coin, that will show your commitment to preserving our AB History.  These coins are numbered, and you will be displayed on the AB Hall of Honors Preservation Wall in the order in which you donate.  Additionally, we will have 3 donor plaques that will be displayed in the Hall, to ensure our AB’s always remember the donors who helped preserve their history, and for anyone who donates more than $1,000 we will send you a small keep sake plaque to display in your home or office, so you can show your loved ones and friends the commitment you made to memorializing our rich AB History.  

I look forward to seeing your names join mine on the AB Donor wall and hope you will share this fantastic opportunity with your Shipmates, Families and Friends. This program is not just for AB’s, this program is for anyone who wants to support the AB community’s history.  Donations can also be made in the name of Loved one or Friend.  

If you have any questions about this program, please contact our ABMA Fundraising Director, ABH2(ret) Michael J. Little at 858-926-9903 or for more information.


Sang Lee

ABMA National President

Items on display at the AB Hall of Honors

A walk through History! 

AB Hall of Honors Donor Levels

Platinum Level Donors

1 CAPT & Mrs. Rodney H. Moss, USN

2 ABH2 (AW/SW) Michael & Elizabeth Little, USN (Ret)

50 CAPT Michael Singleton, USN (Ret)

58 CAPT Ronald Jaeh, USN (Ret)

70 ABHC Brian Stump

Gold Level Donors

16 ABHC(AW/SW) Eugene Borak, USN (Ret)

20 ABH1 (AW) Aaron Wetzel, USN (Ret)

38 ABE1(AW) Ted Nokes

46 CDR Robert. L Whelan, USN (Ret)

62 LCDR Doug Thornton, USN (Ret)

77 LCDR Mark Short, USN (Ret)

79 CAPT Tony McFarlane, USN (Ret)

81 ABCM Dennis Yanez

83 CAPT Richard D & Debbie Jones, USN (Ret)

87 LCDR Arthur G. Kelly, USN (Ret)

91 ABE1 Scott Young, USN (Vet)

97 CAPT Clemia “Bobby” Anderson Jr, USN (Ret)

99 LT James F. Walsh, USN (Ret)

Silver Level Donors

14 ABF1(AW/SW) Jamie Baker 

23 ABEC (AW/SW) Aaron Burnfield

25 ABH2(AW/SW/IW) Garcia Regine 

33 ABECS Richard A Villarreal, USN (Ret)

34 In Memory of CWO4 Tim Dodson

35 ABHCS(AW/SW/IW) Jorge “Rambo” Ramirez, USN (Ret)

36 ABH1 (AW/SW) Roger Goetz, USN (Ret)

47 ABH1(AW/SW) Donavan Perkins

59 ABFCS (AW/SW) Eric Early

61 CDR Albert Guajardo

69 Paul A.J. Swanson 

85 Chester Hull - Author - Life on Flight Deck

93 Bos’n Kimberlee Garcia

100 ABH3 Gerald L. Huff

103 ABFC Dave Cominskie, USN (Ret.)

106 ABEC Robert Johnson, USN (Ret)

108 CDR Charlie Ardinger, USN (Ret)

109 CAPT Matt Scassero, USN (Ret)

110 ABHC Jack R & YN1 Lois F Dowell

111 ABH1 (AW) Jose Ferrera

112 CDR Robert & Mary Jo Parsons, USN (Ret)

113 CAPT James Ehret, USN (Ret)

Bronze Level Donors

3 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

4 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

5 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

6 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

7 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

8 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

9 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

10 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

11 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

12 To Be donated by Rodney Moss

13 CWO5 Sang Lee

15 ABHC (AW/SW) John Bloomberg

17 ABHC James Sutton

18 CDR Paul E Erickson, USN (Ret)

19 ABH2 John Bullis

21 ABF2 (AW) Tyler Woodford

22 ABE1(AW) Mark G. Dalmacio

24 LT Don Schmidt “Schmidty”

26 ABHCS (AW/SW) Geno Ferrera

27 ABE1 Robert Russell

28 ABCM / CMDCM Patrick Neely

29 LCDR Eric Harrington

30 LT Frank Santiago

31 ABE1 Paul Rose

32 ABHC Bryan Kenesha


39 To be donated by Michael Little

40 To be donated by Michael Little

41 To be donated by Michael Little

42 To be donated by Michael Little

43 To be donated by Michael Little

44 To be donated by Michael Little

45 ABHC (AW) Carl W. Davis, USN (Ret.)

48 ABH1(AW) Curtis Fletcher, USN (Ret)

49 ABH1(AW) JoAnn Gavin, USN (Ret)

51 ABF2 Edward Howard, USN (Vet)

52 Peter Leugers

53 ABF1 Christopher Cooks

54 ABCM (Ret) Larry Smart

55 ABEC(AW) John S Krasta

56 CWO3 John J. Federico III 

57 ABFC (Ret) Eric McKinney

60 ABE1 (AW/SW) Jason Morey

63 ABH2 (AW/SW) Michael J. Little, Honorary USCG Chief

64 HSC Elizabeth A Little, USCG (Former ABH3)

65 William Frederick Little

66 Mary Isabelle Little

67 ABF2 (AW/SW) Todd Widick

68 ABH1(AW/SW) Tyler Hatfield

71 ABF1(AW/SW/IW) Josue-Yves Marcelon

72 ABCM Lanny and Marie Vines

73 ABFCS(AW) Joel Hutton, USN (Ret)

74 ABHC(AW) John Mirance, USN (Ret)

75 ABEC Danny Rivera 

76 LTJG Keith H. Burt, USN (Ret)

78 ABE 2 Larry L. Weiss Jr.

80 ABE1( AW/SW) Julissa Lambert

82 LTJG Nnamdi U. Emenogu, MSC, USN (Former ABHC)

84 ABF1 Angelica Lockwood

86 ABECS(AW) Wally Hamaker, USN (Ret)

88 LCDR (Ret.) Rick Contini

89 CWO2 Courtney J. Davis Sr. 

90 ABH1(AW/SW) Kyle D. Warren

92 CWO4 Butch Bowman

94 ABHC Anthony Beck 

95 ABFC (AW) David Jacobsen, USN (Ret)

96 ABF3(AW) Angelica Rocha 

98 ABE2 (AW) Clyde Faison

101 AO1 (NAC) Arthur Hapenney, USN (Ret) (Former ABH)

102 Gina & Caleb Swaim

104 ABCS Philip R. Starkey, USN (Ret)

105 ABF1 Amber “Jank” Johnson 

107 ABHC Charles R. Helms, USN (Ret)

114 ABCS Lew Simpson, USN (Ret)

AB Donors

Updated at 1700 EDT on 29 March 2023