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Brown shoes report!

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by vart, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. vart

    vart

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    The Palouse
    Worked as an AMS3 on the Lincoln (CVN-72) in the AIMD shop during Desert Storm (last couple of months, actually)

    Just wondering who else here is a fellow brownshoe...
     
  2. skyboss_4evr

    skyboss_4evr

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    AC1(AW) 1992-2000

    NAS Agana, Guam
    NAS Fallon, NV.
     


  3. FlyinBrian

    FlyinBrian

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    AD2 VA-46,tad to AIMD U.S.S.America CV-66 83-86
     
  4. SCPO

    SCPO

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    sure are a lot of nose pickers on here. ams1 to amcs.
     
  5. vart

    vart

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    How was Fallon? When I went to A school in Millington, I finished 3rd in my class and got to choose my duty station. the only two shore duty assignments were an F-18 squadron at Fallon, or a top secret missle test facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
    I really liked the desert, and I was from Idaho, so Fallon almost got the nod, but I went with Hawaii since I figured I'd never get a chance to live in Hawaii for free;f .

    I should have gone to Fallon:( . Hawaii was great for 6 months, then it became an island prison. Plus, Hawaii was considered isolated sea duty and the tour was only 18 months, so I was locked into a sea duty billet and was transfered to AIMD Nas Whidbey Island where I was assigned to the Lincoln.

    I've always wondered what it would have been like to be at Fallon.
     
  6. skyboss_4evr

    skyboss_4evr

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    LOL, I know what you mean about Hawaii being an island prison. I felt the same way about Guam; loved it for the first six months, then I couldn't stand the place. On the other hand, I really LOVED Fallon. With Reno only an hour, easy access to great camping (real camping in the middle of nowhere), Lake Lahontan just down the road, and of course the desert, there was plenty to keep you busy off duty. My buddies and I would take our rifles out into the desert and spend hours shooting jackrabbits and coyotes and just enjoying the outdoors. And being a controller only made it that much more fun for me. I've never had so much fun as I did working in the tower when an entire Air Wing would recover from the ranges. More F14's and F18's in the pattern than you could count! What a blast!
     
  7. F14Scott

    F14Scott Luggage CLM

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    VF RIO, 1992-1998
    Flew out of Miramar, Atsugi, WESTPAC, Fallon, NAS Fort Worth.
    VF-1, 124, 154, 201
    Independence, Ranger, Kitty Hawk, Kennedy
    AOCS Honor Class 07-91, Ohh Rah.

    Callsign WEIRD
     
  8. AT1 (AW)

    VFA-15 1990-1993 (Cecil Field)
    VFA-81 1996-2001 (Cecil to Oceana)
    SFWSLANT 2001-2005 (Oceana)

    I still shed a tear for NAS Cecil Field.....
     
  9. Sam1380

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    USS Sellers DDG-11
    USS Saratoga CV-60
    USS Independence CV-62?
    Rigger and A Shellback
     
  10. cliffb

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    1971-1975, Got out as an ADJ2. VAQ-131, deployed on Big E and the Connie.
    1976-1983, TD-A school then stationed at NAS Fallon EWR.
    1983-1984, TD-C School at NATTC Millington.
    1984-1985, FASO Det. at Moffet Field.
    1985-1988, Changed rate to AT. VAQ-132, Deployed on Forrestal.
    1988-1992, VFA-125 at Lemoore. Retired as ATC(AW). Had several jobs but line division Chief was the best.
    1992-Present. I liked Fallon so much I came back.
     
  11. vart

    vart

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    I was in Lemoore for a little bit in the spring of `90 attending the Advanced Aviation Composites Course learning to repair the graphite epoxy on the F-18s...
     
  12. cliffb

    cliffb

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    I think I was one of the Maintenance Control Chiefs about then. With 53 freaking planes there were a lot of us.
     
  13. riquiscott

    riquiscott

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    Naval Flight Officer (E-2C "Hawkeye")


    Winged in August 1998
    Sea Tour with VAW-125 (1999-2002)
    Shore Duty as Instructor at VAW-120 (2002-2005)
    Currently doing my disassociated sea tour as the Air Defense Officer on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)

    Scott Gardner
     
  14. Proud Brownshoe here. 1954 to 1986 (AMAN to AMH2 to AFCM) Loved every minute of it and wish I was back.
     
  15. varigger

    varigger mmmmmm GLOCK

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    PR1 (AW)
    Early 1995 PR 'A' School Millington
    1995-1997 VA-34 NAS Oceana (A-6E)
    1997-1999 VFA-34 NAS Cecil Field (FA-18)
    Summer 1999 C&F School Pensacola
    1999-2002 AIMD Paraloft NAS Oceana
    2002-2005 USS Truman CVN-75 AIMD Paraloft and QA
    2005-Present AIMD Paraloft NAS Lemoore
     
  16. varigger

    varigger mmmmmm GLOCK

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    PR1 (AW)
    Early 1995 PR 'A' School Millington
    1995-1997 VA-34 NAS Oceana (A-6E)
    1997-1999 VFA-34 NAS Cecil Field (FA-18)
    Summer 1999 C&F School Pensacola
    1999-2002 AIMD Paraloft NAS Oceana
    2002-2005 USS Truman CVN-75 AIMD Paraloft and QA
    2005-Present AIMD Paraloft NAS Lemoore
     
  17. varigger

    varigger mmmmmm GLOCK

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