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Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by LDNN, Jan 30, 2011.
Ocean Minesweeper, Coastal Minesweeper, RM3
Navy pilot and still active duty...commissioned 1 April 1993 to present. This is my last Navy tour, advanced jet T-45C Goshawk instructor pilot.
Gunners Mate 2nd class
Enlisted as reserve
Edit to change status from above:
2006-2014. I served 8 years and got out as a Second Class Petty Officer.
Good memories and bad ones, I am proud of what I did.
FIRE ON THE FORRESTAL!!!! I still remember that training film
USN ET1 1985-1991
1978 - 1984
Radioman, USS Simon Bolivar, SSBN 641 (Blue); USS Richard E. Byrd DDG-23
Commander Mobile Mine Assembly Group, Charleston, Flag Officer Comm.
1974-1978/80, Aviation Electrician's Mate. Four years active/two inactive, and never even laid eyes on a ship, let alone boarded one. Boot in San Diego, schools in Millington & Moffett Field, then 3+ years at NAS Whidbey working mainly on inertial navigation platforms for the P3 Orion sub hunters.
1992-present. GM1 started in SanDiego and wound up in AZ.
1960 / 1969
US Air Force Reserves
1990 / 1996
Essex was my first ship, 99-2002.
I was in 97-04
1965 – 1969, Aviation Electronics Technician-Navigation and Crypto stuff, assigned to VA-216, A-4 Skyhawks, The Black Diamonds, home-based out of California.
2000-present NMCB-28, currently a Builder Chief.
1982-88 Persian Gulf (Iran-Iraq war)
sonar tech (surface)
Tin can (Charleston, SC)
Boot and Surface warfare school, San Diego
I did a touch over 20 years. 1971-75 then a tour in CIVLANT. Then went back in from 1978-1994. Rode the USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal then shake down on USS Constellation. Retired as a PRC.
My 67-68 Med. Cruise was aboard the Saratoga.
1956 - 1960 VR-24 Morocco, HS-11, Quonset Point RI & USS Wasp
1960- 1962, VR-21 Hawaii
RTC ORLANDO (GREAT TOUR.)
TRF Kings Bay
1968-1969, USS Wasp (CVS-19)
1984-2004 USS Duncan FFG-10, USS Kinkaid DD-965, USS Thach FFG-43, USS Vandegrift FFG-48 and USS Rainier AOE-7. SNIPE-Super Natural Intelligent Propulsion Engineer.
1975 - 1996