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Anybody ever serve at NASNI?

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Chopperdog, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Chopperdog

    Chopperdog

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    Just curious if anybody here has served at NAS North Island in San Diego. I was there from 91-96 in 2 different squadrons - VS-37, and then VS-33 when VS-37 was decomissioned.
     
  2. ajw8875

    ajw8875 HA-WY-EE YEAA!!

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    I wasn't stationed at NASNI but served on the Nimitz from 94-97. IIRC VS-33 was part of our air wing.
     

  3. Chopperdog

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    Yes, I was in VS-33 then. I made the 95-96 cruise on Nimitz. (I believe it was 95-96.) What department or division were you in?
     
  4. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

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    I was Ream Field just down the road in I.B. But I did spend a lot of time at N.I.
     
  5. Chopperdog

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    Was that down at the OLF? I used to live in IB, a couple blocks down from the Plank, off Seacoast.
     
  6. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

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    Chopperdog,

    Don't know what "OLF" is but I think it is an auxillary field now and the last time I was there I think they turned the old barracks into some sort of juvenile detention center, I lived a couple blocks north of the pier and a block off the beach. Can't remember the name of the street though.
     
  7. Chopperdog

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    Sorry. OLF=outlying field. It is an auxillary field now. There is a pretty nice commissary there. I used to go shopping there since it was close to where I lived. Sometimes I really miss living there in SoCal.
     
  8. ajw8875

    ajw8875 HA-WY-EE YEAA!!

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    I was in V-2 Division......worked up on cat # 1
     
  9. truckstop cop

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    NAB CORONADO--1986-1996
     
  10. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    Used to visit alot. One of my ships was with the Nimitz group, plus I had some friends stationed there. When we would come over from Hawaii (95-97).
     
  11. Lou Abbott

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    No, I never was stationed there, but made numerous trips to the Depot there as a civilian. Stayed at Coronado for survival school in the 80's. Was a West Pac sailor for about 1/2 of my career.
    AVCM(AW) Retired
     
  12. ChuckJ

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    Carl Vinson, arriving. Served on CVN 70 from 91 to 94 and have fond memories of NI.
     
  13. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

    The Old Man retired out of HSL 45 Wolfpack back in the day.
    Later I worked for Fedex on base. Dropped off some goodies for the Screwbirds occasionally.
    Work on different bases now, I've spent time on NASNI, NAB, 32nd street,ASW, Subbase Pt. Loma, NRAD and SPAWARS. Only about a dozen of us know where everything is on all the bases. The military has an interesting way of addressing its addressing. Some folks just can't wrap their brains around bldg. numbers.
     
  14. SwampDruid

    SwampDruid Demon Doctor

    Was assigned to VAH-16 at Nas North Island right out of AQ 'A" School from 11/58 to 02/59 when the squadron was decommissioned. We flew the AJ-2 Savage, the Navy's first nuclear-capable Carrier bomber. Two reciprocating engines and a jet engine (with the intake on the top of the fuselage.)They were replaced by the A3D. I was transferred to Demons at Nas Miramar.
     
  15. 9508

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    I attended "A" School at North Island in '80-'81.