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LDNN
01-30-2011, 21:17
Hi,

Not a single post for Navy section? No navy folks on GT?
Please step in. I was on active duty from 93-98.

md2lgyk
01-31-2011, 10:15
1967 - 1975. ET1(SS) nuke

Careby
01-31-2011, 10:28
1980 - 1989. ET1(SS) nav

John43
01-31-2011, 10:39
1961-1970 PH2-TET 68 Vietnam

seniordep2010
02-05-2011, 15:23
2010-Present
Damage Controlman
Active Duty
:thumbsup:

entropy5
02-05-2011, 17:20
1976 - 80 USS Longbeach (CGN-9) Signalman

Hackett
02-05-2011, 17:44
I will arrive at boot on 20110504

My current job is Advanced Electronics

I have an 8 yr contract with 6 active and 2 reserve, though i am hoping to go career!

GRJfer
02-05-2011, 17:59
1982-1993 MM1. USS Towers DDG-9, and USS KittyHawk CV-63.

rball
02-05-2011, 19:06
1994-1998, yn2, vaw-121

LDNN
02-05-2011, 19:56
Ok, we've got shipmates on GT after all. Thank you all for posting.
I was DCA on Thorn (DD-998) '93-'95 and A-OPS on Phibron 2 '96-'98

tampashooters
02-09-2011, 10:30
1991 - 1995 USS Essex (LHD-2) Radioman.
Plankowner.

The first words i heard in boot camp...

N A V Y

Never
Again
Volunteer
Yourself....

EUPHER49
02-09-2011, 21:46
1967-73 ETR2 Nuke, Boomer(624) Fast Attack (639)

FM12
02-11-2011, 21:18
1971-1975, Atlantic Sub Force, TM3/SS Cold War Navy

horseboss45
02-11-2011, 21:23
1966 to 1970 - USS Forrestal

robin48
02-13-2011, 15:20
!981-1994 USS Pensacola LSD 38, USS Gunstonn Hall LSD 44 Plankowner, USS Barry DDG 52 Plankowner. BM1

p.d.
02-13-2011, 18:23
1969-1973, NAVCOMSTA San Miguel, P.I., 1970-1971, U.S.S. Roark, DE-1053, 1971-1973.

N555VM
02-13-2011, 18:28
1959 to1968--USS Hancock CVA 19 San Francisco and USS Duncan DDR 874 Yokosuka Japan
MM 3 aux. Division.

goldshellback
02-20-2011, 06:38
ET1 (SS) '92-present (I'm retiring in 11 months :supergrin:)
Olympia, 93-98
Nebraska' 02-03
Rhode Island' 03-06
Wyoming, 08-present

Doc8404
02-20-2011, 06:43
1992-1998 Active Duty
1998-present, Navy Reserves
much of my time has been spent with Marine Corps infantry....love it.

skyboss_4evr
02-20-2011, 20:17
AC1(AW)
1992-2000

Best years of my life!

janice6
02-20-2011, 20:24
Ocean Minesweeper, Coastal Minesweeper, RM3
1957-1959

bunk22
02-21-2011, 19:06
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.

BlackPaladin
02-26-2011, 00:41
2006-present
Gunners Mate 2nd class
Enlisted as reserve
OEF veteran

Shadow Broker
02-26-2011, 09:48
1966 to 1970 - USS Forrestal

FIRE ON THE FORRESTAL!!!! I still remember that training film
USN ET1 1985-1991

StarfoxHowl
02-26-2011, 09:57
1978 - 1984

Radioman, USS Simon Bolivar, SSBN 641 (Blue); USS Richard E. Byrd DDG-23
Commander Mobile Mine Assembly Group, Charleston, Flag Officer Comm.

Jbar4Ranch
03-05-2011, 10:14
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.

imrayzor666
03-09-2011, 23:05
1992-present. GM1 started in SanDiego and wound up in AZ.

crzn01
03-10-2011, 06:53
US Navy
1960 / 1969
Rate ABH

US Air Force Reserves
1990 / 1996
Security Forces

sacluded
03-10-2011, 10:24
1991 - 1995 USS Essex (LHD-2) Radioman.
Plankowner.

The first words i heard in boot camp...

N A V Y

Never
Again
Volunteer
Yourself....


Essex was my first ship, 99-2002.

I was in 97-04
CTM2(SW/AW)

Calico Hunter
03-11-2011, 13:30
1965 – 1969, Aviation Electronics Technician-Navigation and Crypto stuff, assigned to VA-216, A-4 Skyhawks, The Black Diamonds, home-based out of California.

seb5
03-13-2011, 18:54
2000-present NMCB-28, currently a Builder Chief.

mikekj
03-15-2011, 18:33
1982-88 Persian Gulf (Iran-Iraq war)
sonar tech (surface)
Tin can (Charleston, SC)
Boot and Surface warfare school, San Diego

BuckeyeGuy
03-15-2011, 18:38
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.

Calico Hunter
03-16-2011, 07:49
BuckeyeGuy,

My 67-68 Med. Cruise was aboard the Saratoga.:wavey:

barney-5-0
03-17-2011, 13:19
1986-2006. Dcc(sw).

felix3544
03-17-2011, 13:31
1956 - 1960 VR-24 Morocco, HS-11, Quonset Point RI & USS Wasp
1960- 1962, VR-21 Hawaii

DNF
03-24-2011, 14:26
1982-2002
MMC/SS Nuke
SSBN-726(g)
SSN-753
RTC ORLANDO (GREAT TOUR.)
SSBN-741(g)
TRF Kings Bay

zebramochaman
03-24-2011, 23:19
1968-1969, USS Wasp (CVS-19)

mayhem23
03-28-2011, 00:21
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.

jmartin
03-28-2011, 00:38
1975 - 1996
retired NCC(AW)
VP-93
NAF Detroit
HS-74
HSL-74
VP-64
REDCOM 5
VFC-13

Tigerknight
04-01-2011, 21:50
1994-1999, HM3 8404, did some time up in Adak, Alaska and finished up in Millinton, TN.

seanslamrock
04-03-2011, 14:37
I will arrive at boot on 20110504

My current job is Advanced Electronics

I have an 8 yr contract with 6 active and 2 reserve, though i am hoping to go career!

So you will be an ET or FC. I am glad I didn't get to pick because I would have gone FC and didn't find out till later that ETs get WAY better shore duties. Both are excellent rates. I am ETSN as of the moment and will be ET3 in less than a month. Enjoy spending 12-18 months in Great Lakes IL. You could get really lucky and spend two extremely cold winters there like I did. If you have any questions on what to expect from boot camp, Great Lakes, and when you will actually advance E-4 PM me. Great Lakes is terrible but will be worth when you see how good our rate has it compared to the other ones.

BTW dont listen to ANYONE about ANYTHING who hasn't at least gone through boot camp.

squiddie545
04-24-2011, 19:55
Frackin' Squids.

FMF doc, 2MARDIV. We made Marines scared of the silver bullet. yut.

mixflip
05-07-2011, 23:02
Go Navy. FMF Doc - desert storm and all over the pacific rim

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/Copy6ofM198_155mm-Copy.jpg

bfg1971
05-14-2011, 22:38
94-07 ET/SS nuke type

11-? Chaplain

ozarker
05-16-2011, 13:07
76-82 USS Miller ff1091.

Crimp
05-17-2011, 16:27
1961-1981 Retired ETCS :patriot:

bear10
05-22-2011, 07:21
1979-1983 Reported to boot camp 10 days after craduating high school. Served with VA105 out of Jacksonville, Fl. cruised on the Kennedy, injured while off duty and medically retired in 1983. Bombs Away!:wavey:

LAWDOGKMS
05-22-2011, 08:12
1990-1999
USS Shenandoah AD44
USS Canopus AS34
USS America CV66 (now a reef unfortunately..can't believe they sunk what I considered our nation's flagship )

horseboss45
05-22-2011, 08:21
1966 - 1970 uss forrestal cva-59

rhikdavis
05-22-2011, 08:23
82 - 92

I was an OS.

USS Saipan LHA 2, now decommissioned. Ouch

USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN 72 (Plankowner)

2.5 years shore duty at Naval Security Group, Northwest in Chesapeake, Va. Now closed.

Houdini
05-28-2011, 15:07
83 to 86 nimitz 86 to 89 miller

captyg76
06-09-2011, 11:59
'75 to '05

Tautog, San Jose and Mars.
Philly, Grumman in NY, LOGPAC, SUBPAC, TRIREFFAC Kings Bay, New Orleans (space shuttle), CNET Pensacola, Navy Region SE Jacksonville (last tour)

as my user name implies - Navy Captain

solomansousana
06-09-2011, 12:45
Navy Corpsman, HM2, with 2 years at the Naval Hospital Portsmouth Va, and remaining time with the 2nd MarDiv HOOOO YAAA.

Enjoyed retirement for a while then went and got married and a masters in nursing lol. Now I'm both an ER nurse for 2 12 hour shifts per week and a travelling RN for the remaining 3 12 hour days of the week. The wife is an MD and we both work for the same hospital system.

SPIN2010
06-09-2011, 13:24
Tradevman here 80 - 87 (What? The NAVY has ships?) :whistling:

tuica
06-09-2011, 13:35
Ahoy!...1976 - 1980. USS Coral Sea: Oct. 1977 - March 1980. G-3 Division, "Gonzo Station" - The Gulf. Departed as GMG2.

mayhem23
06-19-2011, 00:28
Gsm1(sw) 03/84-03/04

MLittle
06-20-2011, 11:35
Hi everyone,

1966-1968 USS Hancock (CVA-19)
1968-1970 USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)

Unfortunately, both of these fine ships has been scrapped. Made 4 tours of Viet Nam. Both ships were homeported in Alameda, CA.

G26S239
07-11-2011, 21:53
Active 19Sep77 to 16Sep81. Honorable Discharge dated 20Jul83.

pizza_pablo
07-11-2011, 22:13
STG: '87 - '95
STS: '95 - '07

Sure glad I'm DONE!

HorribleHaggar
07-13-2011, 13:32
Joined on 04Oct55 retired 01Oct86 and I'd still be there if they'd let me.:cool:

MAGlock
07-13-2011, 14:23
77-83

USS Blakely FF-1072 and then USS Canopus AS-34 both in Charlesto, SC. EM2

docswing21
07-14-2011, 08:16
Corpsman 2005- present. Thanks to all those who have come before me. it is an honor to service! USS Ross and NH Pensacola

Flags
07-26-2011, 19:40
Signalman 1974-94. Retired SMCS from NTC Orlando.
Coral Sea, Juneau, Spica, White Plains, Sterett, and Leyte Gulf for ships.
NTC San Diego, Navsta Subic, and NTC Orlando for shore.

G26S239
07-26-2011, 22:20
Joined on 04Oct55 retired 01Oct86 and I'd still be there if they'd let me.:cool:

55 was four years before I was born

J_Rico
07-30-2011, 10:23
97-06

FFG41 McClusky
FACSFACJAX

Miss it, but got tired of being a stranger to my kids.

John43
07-30-2011, 12:54
Horseboss, I was suppossed to go to the Forrestal and a friend swapped with me so he could reenlist tax free. He was trapped below decks quite awhile. I was with Vap-61 and we changed to what ever carrier was on the line, mostly Enterprise and Constellation. We lost a destroyer during SEATO operations, the Evans zigged when it should have zagged and the Austalian aircraft carrier cut it in half in the middle of the night. They towed it to Vietnam and used it for a helo pad. We picked up the survivors early the next morning.

G26S239
07-30-2011, 20:31
Active 19Sep77 to 16Sep81. Honorable Discharge dated 20Jul83.

Forgot to mention AE3.

SCmasterblaster
07-31-2011, 18:51
USN 1974-80. Sonar Tech and amateur Gunner's mate on two old DD-710-class destroyers. Vietnam 1975 (Apr 28th Evacuation)

SCPO
08-07-2011, 13:12
1979-2002. navy reserve. Amcs(aw)-retired

kyglockshooter
10-18-2011, 19:15
1975 - 1995 - SSBN Roosevelt and Florida

SCmasterblaster
10-18-2011, 19:18
Hi everyone,

1966-1968 USS Hancock (CVA-19)
1968-1970 USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)

Unfortunately, both of these fine ships has been scrapped. Made 4 tours of Viet Nam. Both ships were homeported in Alameda, CA.

I saw both of these ships when I was in 1974-80. Thanks for your service :wavey:

LBTRS
10-21-2011, 19:08
Getting ready to retire after 26 years on active duty. Started as an "AT" finishing as an NCCS.

Sent from my Xoom 4G LTE using Tapatalk

SCmasterblaster
10-21-2011, 19:11
Getting ready to retire after 26 years on active duty.

Sent from my Xoom 4G LTE using Tapatalk

Thank you for your service, sir.

Fred Hansen
10-21-2011, 23:04
1980-1984

MN3

Boot RTC Orlando, A School F.M.W.T.C. Charleston S.C., M.O.M.A.G. Det. 10 Kadena Okinawa, M.O.M.A.G. Det.--subsequently Unit--3 N.W.S. Earle NJ (plankowner)

:patriot::drunk:

jmartin
10-21-2011, 23:21
Getting ready to retire after 26 years on active duty. Started as an "AT" finishing as an NCCS.

Sent from my Xoom 4G LTE using Tapatalk

...I started as an AX ...retired after 20 years as an NCC.

Merlin40
10-21-2011, 23:37
US Navy 1971-1992. Retired as Boatswains Mate 1st. Was one hell of a ride! 14 1/2 years of that was sea duty. I miss it every day, except for the time in "Injun Country". I'd do it all again, if I could.
219858 That's me in '72 on the barrel of a 5"/38

SCmasterblaster
10-22-2011, 07:06
RTC Orlando, same with me Summer of 1974. :cool:


1980-1984

MN3

Boot RTC Orlando, A School F.M.W.T.C. Charleston S.C., M.O.M.A.G. Det. 10 Kadena Okinawa, M.O.M.A.G. Det.--subsequently Unit--3 N.W.S. Earle NJ (plankowner)

:patriot::drunk:

mknpwr
10-22-2011, 07:37
1989-2010

MMC(SS)

USS Helena
Rickover
San Francisco
Salt Lake City
Parche
Bremerton

Advanced SEAL Delivery System

NAVCONBRIG Charleston

SCmasterblaster
10-22-2011, 07:44
Thank you for your service, Chief.

Yours
STG2 M. Ota USN 1974-80

1989-2010

MMC(SS)

USS Helena
Rickover
San Francisco
Salt Lake City
Parche
Bremerton

Advanced SEAL Delivery System

NAVCONBRIG Charleston

Fred Hansen
10-22-2011, 08:14
RTC Orlando, same with me Summer of 1974. :cool::patriot:

For our last personnel inspection our beloved instructors Chief Clark and Petty Officer 1st Class Clark (not related) brought in ringers from the female division to perform said inspection. Both ladies had dolled themselves up, complete with a great deal of perfume. Needless to say that the combination of a few dozen young men--they having having suffered sparse female company for a couple of months--and these up-standing senior members of Women In Naval Service--the little blonde was a bombshell--high-larity ensued. Two bunks over I heard "hey there sailor, is that a roll of Certs in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? :rofl:

I spent the remainder of the inspection desperately trying not to laugh. Of course nowadays no such fun could ever be had because at least one precious little princess recruit would get his panties in a bunch and call JAG because the mean female sexually harassed his transgendered self.

Liberals ruin everything. Hell, Bubba Clinton tore down RTC Orlando! It's probably condos and strip-malls by now.

:steamed:

SCmasterblaster
10-22-2011, 08:21
From June 1974-Aug 1974. Nice base. Probably condos now.


:patriot:

For our last personnel inspection our beloved instructors Chief Clark and Petty Officer 1st Class Clark (not related) brought in ringers from the female division to perform said inspection. Both ladies had dolled themselves up, complete with a great deal of perfume. Needless to say that the combination of a few dozen young men--they having having suffered sparse female company for a couple of months--and these up-standing senior members of Women In Naval Service--the little blonde was a bombshell--high-larity ensued. Two bunks over I heard "hey there sailor, is that a roll of Certs in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? :rofl:

I spent the remainder of the inspection desperately trying not to laugh. Of course nowadays no such fun could ever be had because at least one precious little princess recruit would get his panties in a bunch and call JAG because the mean female sexually harassed his transgendered self.

Liberals ruin everything. Hell, Bubba Clinton tore down RTC Orlando! It's probably condos and strip-malls by now.

:steamed:

Fred Hansen
10-22-2011, 09:18
From June 1974-Aug 1974. Nice base. Probably condos now.http://rtcorlando.homestead.com/

The Shadow
01-16-2012, 16:56
1975-1986 OTA2
First duty station: NAVFAC Midway Islands
Last: USS Comte De Grasse DD974

Terry

crzn01
01-16-2012, 17:38
BuckeyeGuy,

My 67-68 Med. Cruise was aboard the Saratoga.:wavey:

I was on the Saratoga at the same time..............

PettyOfficer
01-16-2012, 20:40
'95-'01
Boot: Great Lakes, class 95-490 CNO division (which I learned only made the recruit commanders look good on evals)

A school: NTC Great Lakes ET/DS/FC Tech Core, then followed on to the DS strand.

C school: NTC Dam Neck

97-01: USS John Young DD973, I made E-5 about 2 months after getting onboard and spent the next 4 years in enlisted middle-management heaven!

CDR_Glock
01-16-2012, 20:53
1997-2011



iPad/Tapatalk

Chiefret
01-31-2012, 13:08
HMC (FMF) 1980-2000. CT1 Remey was my CC in boot camp. Why do I still remember that?

80 - 82 NH Beaufort SC
82 - 84 MAG 32, MCAS Beaufort SC
84 - 88 NH Whidbey Island WA
88 - 91 2nd Bn 3rd Mar, Kaneohe Bay HI
91 - 94 Fleet Hosp Sup Office, Alameda CA
94 - 97 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton CA
97 - 2000 NH Camp Pendleton CA

old 69
02-06-2012, 20:42
US Navy 56-62
USS Saratoga 58-59
Naples Italy 59-60

glove
02-12-2012, 14:33
USS Hancock CVA-19, 1972-1975 :cool:

ctrcs
02-12-2012, 14:37
January 69 to January 91. Vietnam vet.

Doc8404
02-15-2012, 12:19
Getting ready to retire after 26 years on active duty. Started as an "AT" finishing as an NCCS.

Sent from my Xoom 4G LTE using Tapatalk

recruiting or actually helping people as a NC? :wavey:

TatroGunTrader
02-26-2012, 07:27
Aug 1976 - Sep 1996
Enlisted as Data Systems Technician (computers)
Converted to Fire Controlman (weapons and computers, got to shoot things) to introduce new DDG into fleet. Retired FCCM(SW)
__________________
-Gen 3 17/31
-NRA Life Member
"Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way."

blinz73
02-26-2012, 18:31
1992-1994, sksa, cvn-69

GotFour
02-27-2012, 09:33
HS-2 (Big Mothers) '67 West-Pac

PettyOfficer
02-27-2012, 12:06
Enlisted as Data Systems Technician (computers)


A fellow DS, such a rarity! I joined in 95 and would have been forced converted to FC if I had reenlisted in '01.

CDW
02-27-2012, 15:31
91-97

MM2 (SS) nuke

RTC Orlando
NFAS Orlando
NNPS Orlando
NPTU Charleston

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)

J_Rico
02-27-2012, 16:09
HMC (FMF) 1980-2000. CT1 Remey was my CC in boot camp. Why do I still remember that?

DCC Smith, MS2 Murrah and I can't believe I forgot the name of the third guy. Weird. Used to hear their names in my sleep.

NW-Warlord
02-27-2012, 22:01
2001-2009. EM1(SW). First two years in Nuke school in Charleston, SC. The rest of it on the John C. Stennis CVN-74.

Things got way too PC toward the end of my stint. It became less of an adventure, and more like a really lame job.

It was the best of times... it was the worst of times.

PettyOfficer
02-28-2012, 02:04
DCC Smith, MS2 Murrah and I can't believe I forgot the name of the third guy. Weird. Used to hear their names in my sleep.

Sept-Nov '95: GSM2 Baena and I forgot the name of our first class recruit division commander. His NEC was working on ejection seats, and he flirted with every non-recruit female on base: he would halt us marching to flirt with somebody he knew as they drove by.

lecrgc
03-01-2012, 05:38
MM Nuc 92-98
E2 Pilot 02-Present

Delmonte67
03-04-2012, 08:23
Uss Constellation CV64 aviation ordinance, served from 87-91 active duty. Desert Storm/ Persian Gulf Vet.

Jack23
03-04-2012, 16:16
Another FMF doc. '62-'66 Camp Pendleton California and Okinawa with the 3rd Marines '62-65. Chu Lai S. Vietnam may to august '66 with the 5th Marines

Bob Hafler
03-04-2012, 17:03
US Navy 66 to 69. 66/67 Keflavic Iceland. 67/69 USS Bushnell AS15. Third class Boatswainsmate.

I Was a Sailor Once ...
*** I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe - - the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engines drove her swiftly through the sea.

*** I liked the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship's bell on the quarterdeck, the harsh squawk of the 1MC, and the strong language and laughter of sailors at work.

*** I liked Navy vessels -- nervous darting destroyers, plodding fleet auxiliaries and amphibs, sleek submarines and steady solid aircraft carriers.

*** I liked the proud names of Navy ships: Midway, Lexington , Saratoga , Coral Sea, Antietam, Valley Forge - - memorials of great battles won and tribulations overcome.

*** I liked the lean angular names of Navy "tin-cans" and escorts - - Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy, Damato, Leftwich, Mills - - mementos of heroes who went before us. And the others - - San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago - - named for our cities.

*** I liked the tempo of a Navy band blaring through the topside speakers as we pulled away from the oiler after refueling at sea.

*** I liked Liberty Call and the spicy scent of a foreign port.

*** I even liked the never-ending paperwork and all-hands working parties as my ship filled herself with the multitude of supplies, both critical and mundane in order to cut ties to the land and carry out her mission anywhere on the globe where there was water to float her.

*** I liked sailors, officers and enlisted men from all parts of the land, farms of the Midwest, small towns of New England, from the cities, the mountains and the prairies, from all walks of life. I trusted and depended on them as they trusted and depended on me - for professional competence, for comradeship, for strength and courage. In a word, they were "shipmates"; then and forever.

*** I liked the surge of adventure in my heart, when the word was passed: "Now set the special sea and anchor detail - all hands to quarters for leaving port," and I liked the infectious thrill of sighting home again, with the waving hands of welcome from family and friends waiting pier side.

*** The work was hard and dangerous; the going rough at times; the parting from loved ones painful, but the companionship of robust Navy laughter, the "all for one and one for all" philosophy of the sea was ever present.

*** I liked the serenity of the sea after a day of hard ship's work, as flying fish flitted across the wave tops and sunset gave way to night.

*** I liked the feel of the Navy in darkness -- the masthead and range lights, the red and green navigation lights and stern light, the pulsating phosphorescence of radar repeaters - they cut through the dusk and joined with the mirror of stars overhead. And I liked drifting off to sleep lulled by the myriad noises large and small that told me that my ship was alive and well, and that my shipmates on watch would keep me safe.

*** I liked quiet midwatches with the aroma of strong coffee -- the lifeblood of the Navy permeating everywhere.

*** And I liked hectic watches when the exacting minuet of haze-gray shapes racing at flank speed kept all hands on a razor edge of alertness.

*** I liked the sudden electricity of "General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations," followed by the hurried clamor of running feet on ladders and the resounding thump of watertight doors as the ship transformed herself in a few brief seconds from a peaceful workplace to a weapon of war -- ready for anything.

*** And I liked the sight of space-age equipment manned by youngsters clad in dungarees and sound-powered phones that their grandfathers would still recognize.

*** I liked the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them. I liked the proud names of Navy heroes:Halsey, Nimitz, Perry, Farragut, John Paul Jones and Burke. A sailor could find much in the Navy: comrades-in-arms, pride in self and country, mastery of the seaman's trade. An adolescent could find adulthood.

*** In years to come, when sailors are home from the sea, they will still remember with fondness and respect the ocean in all its moods - the impossible shimmering mirror calm and the storm-tossed green water surging over the bow. And then there will come again a faint whiff of stack gas, a faint echo of engine and rudder orders, a vision of the bright bunting of signal flags snapping at the yardarm, a refrain of hearty laughter in the wardroom and chief's quarters and mess decks.

*** Gone ashore for good they will grow wistful about their Navy days, when the seas belonged to them and a new port of call was ever over the horizon.

*** Remembering this, they will stand taller and say, "I WAS A SAILOR ONCE AND I WOULD DO IT AGAIN.." (author unknown)

Roger H
03-08-2012, 03:08
Oct 1971 to Oct 1975 FTG 3 Uss truxtun DLGN /CGN 35
72-73 west pac home to long beach for 2 months and back to viet nam last half of 73
it was the best of times it was the worst of times
still remeber oplonopoe where the beer was cold and the women where HOT

Roger H
03-08-2012, 03:25
USS Hancock CVA-19, 1972-1975 :cool:

also member of tonkin gulf yaute club

sparkyhaus
03-08-2012, 08:00
1989-1993 - IS2 - VF-2 Bounty Hunters - NAS Miramar - Desert Shield / Desert Storm - "In God we trust, all others we monitor."

Pa.Bill
03-08-2012, 16:58
Navy seawolfs vietnam 69-70

PettyOfficer
03-08-2012, 20:39
*** I liked the lean angular names of Navy "tin-cans" and escorts - - Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy, Damato, Leftwich, Mills - - mementos of heroes who went before us. And the others - - San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago - - named for our cities.


USS John Young, not named after a US Astronaut, named after a revolutionary war captain who lost two ships at sea! Not exactly inspiring, and my home for 4 years ;)

firstluff
03-09-2012, 11:38
USS Hank (DD702) -- ASWO/First Lieutenant -- 1962-65

Pa.Bill
03-12-2012, 16:51
1975-1986 OTA2
First duty station: NAVFAC Midway Islands
Last: USS Comte De Grasse DD974

Terry

I was on Midway 66-67
Line-Crew

LDNN
03-13-2012, 22:46
DCA - USS Thorn (DD 988) 94-96
A-Ops - COMPHIBRON TWO (CPR-2) 96-98

Glockrunner
03-17-2012, 19:45
4/70 Great Lakes Boot Camp
USS DeHaven DD727
USS Somers DG 34
Second Class Salvage Diver Training San Diego
USS Piedmont AD 17
First Class Salvage Diver Training Washington, DC
USS Recovery ASR 43
Naval School Training Command Pacific Hawaii Teaching Second Class Diving School
USS Petrel ASR 14
Shore Intermediate Maintance Fac. Charleston
USS Petrel ASR 14
USS Sierra AD 18
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit SIX - DET 2
1991 Retired

hdman30
03-18-2012, 08:03
1971-1975. AK with NAS Cubi Pt, RP and VS-29 NAS North Island. WesPac all the way!!

forr59
03-19-2012, 13:51
1959 - 1962, USS Forrestal, 4th Division

usncporet
03-29-2012, 22:38
1978 - 1998
Retired Chief Fire Controlman.
USS Lang (FF-1060)
USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
FTC San Diego
USS Chandler (DDG-996)
USS Antietam (CG-54)
MOTU-15 Seattle Wa.
USS Boxer (LHD-4)
I loved every minute of it!!!!

ldcline
05-02-2012, 23:29
1967-1971
RM2
Last duty: Comphibron Eleven (On Board USS Juneau LPD-10)

OlliesRevenge
05-03-2012, 18:40
'88 Boot Camp - Great Mistakes
'88 - '89 ETA school - Orlando & Great Mistakes
'89 - '91 - Miramar CA
'91 - Coronado CA, 2nd Class Dive School
'91 - '95 MDSU-1 Honolulu Hi.

RevDerb
05-03-2012, 18:56
Active (CTT2) 1966 - 1970. Drilling Reserve 1980 - 1992. Last active duty Todendorf, Germany.

mlbuilder
05-03-2012, 20:03
Served from 1958 to 1963. SM2, last duty U.S.S. Chewaucan AOG 50 out of Charleston

jao
05-04-2012, 19:10
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.

AT2 VP-45 '93-'99

Boot at RTC Orlando, school in Millington, TN & Jax, FL, then 4.5yrs at NAS Jacksonville, FL. Spent a LOT of time fixin' avionics and loading sonobouys north of Iceland playing with Ivan.

swede7
05-06-2012, 13:36
1983-1987 AQAN AQ's were 160% overmanned, detailers sorta messed up, so I went to Naval Weapon Station Concord, CA Never saw an aircraft, but sure put lots of Harpoons together. Got my microminiature electronics school and rating, got out and became a truck driver... go figure.

MK34_Techrep
05-07-2012, 07:29
Us navy 1975 - 1981
firecontrol technician guns (ftg1)
uss shenandoah ad-26 1976-1979
uss lawrence ddg-4 1979 - 1981
presently gs-13 electronics tech supervisor
at nssa-rmc, norfolk va

glock 22 gen 4

Quijibo
05-19-2012, 00:21
1980-1984 AQ3.
USS John F Kennedy VAST shop 1981-1984.

bdcremer
05-19-2012, 18:08
1995-2000, Gunner's Mate 2nd class on board the USS Hue City CG-66.
Mount 51 mount captain
Flight Deck smash & crash crew
VBSS

I should have never gotten out.

DKO
05-21-2012, 20:19
1988-2008
DKC(SW)

Ships - USS Peterson (DD-969) and USS Simpson (FFG-56)
Overseas - GTMO and an IA tour in Baghdad
Shore - Groton, Norfolk, Mayport, and Buckley AFB CO

pineappleshooter
05-21-2012, 20:31
1986-2007, YNC(SS) (Ret)

USS BREMERTON (SSN 698)
USS ALBANY (SSN 753)
SEAWOLF PROGRAM MANAGER
Naval Sea Systems Command
Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic

pbrfish
05-22-2012, 19:25
1975-1979 photographers mate PH2. Orlando bootcamp,Pensacola photography A school,NAS Bermuda.Norfolk,back to Bermuda,NAS Patuxent River VXN-8,Photography C school Key West,Finished off my tour back at Pax.

glock30user
05-22-2012, 20:00
July 2001 - Present
ET1 (SW) Nuke

scrunt
05-22-2012, 22:15
1990-2010, HM1(FMF/CAC)

NH Jacksonville, Fl
1/2 2D MARDIV; 2D MAR, 2D MARDIV MCBCL, NC
BMC Mayport, Fl
1/10 2D MARDIV MCBCL, NC
NMCRC Orlando, Fl
MAG-24, HMH-463, MALS-24 MCBH K-Bay
NOMI Pensacola, Fl

G26S239
05-22-2012, 22:49
1990-2010, HM1(FMF/CAC)

NH Jacksonville, Fl
1/2 2D MARDIV; 2D MAR, 2D MARDIV MCBCL, NC
BMC Mayport, Fl
1/10 2D MARDIV MCBCL, NC
NMCRC Orlando, Fl
MAG-24, HMH-463, MALS-24 MCBH K-Bay
NOMI Pensacola, Fl
Enjoy your retirement. :wavey:

Harrison
07-18-2012, 18:11
Navy Nuke 1973-1981 MM1

USS South Carolina CGN 37
USS Nimitz CVN 68
USS L.Y. Spear AS 36


I also did some time on the USS Dixie AD 14 in San Diego waiting for my nuke class to form up. :cool:

A6Gator
07-19-2012, 08:27
Before the Navy was a "global force for good." Back in the days when we were supposed to kill people and break things.

Doc8404
07-20-2012, 18:50
A6's?
I started with VA-34!

2010flhrc
08-01-2012, 10:06
1982-2004 etc/ss nav/esm

skcscw
08-03-2012, 19:54
Skc(sw/aw/scw) 1983-2006

jim65809
08-04-2012, 15:35
1968 - 1990 YNCS (Ret)

Merlin40
08-11-2012, 13:03
US Navy 66 to 69. 66/67 Keflavic Iceland. 67/69 USS Bushnell AS15. Third class Boatswainsmate.

I Was a Sailor Once ...
*** I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe - - the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engines drove her swiftly through the sea.

*** I liked the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship's bell on the quarterdeck, the harsh squawk of the 1MC, and the strong language and laughter of sailors at work.

*** I liked Navy vessels -- nervous darting destroyers, plodding fleet auxiliaries and amphibs, sleek submarines and steady solid aircraft carriers.

*** I liked the proud names of Navy ships: Midway, Lexington , Saratoga , Coral Sea, Antietam, Valley Forge - - memorials of great battles won and tribulations overcome.

*** I liked the lean angular names of Navy "tin-cans" and escorts - - Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy, Damato, Leftwich, Mills - - mementos of heroes who went before us. And the others - - San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago - - named for our cities.

*** I liked the tempo of a Navy band blaring through the topside speakers as we pulled away from the oiler after refueling at sea.

*** I liked Liberty Call and the spicy scent of a foreign port.

*** I even liked the never-ending paperwork and all-hands working parties as my ship filled herself with the multitude of supplies, both critical and mundane in order to cut ties to the land and carry out her mission anywhere on the globe where there was water to float her.

*** I liked sailors, officers and enlisted men from all parts of the land, farms of the Midwest, small towns of New England, from the cities, the mountains and the prairies, from all walks of life. I trusted and depended on them as they trusted and depended on me - for professional competence, for comradeship, for strength and courage. In a word, they were "shipmates"; then and forever.

*** I liked the surge of adventure in my heart, when the word was passed: "Now set the special sea and anchor detail - all hands to quarters for leaving port," and I liked the infectious thrill of sighting home again, with the waving hands of welcome from family and friends waiting pier side.

*** The work was hard and dangerous; the going rough at times; the parting from loved ones painful, but the companionship of robust Navy laughter, the "all for one and one for all" philosophy of the sea was ever present.

*** I liked the serenity of the sea after a day of hard ship's work, as flying fish flitted across the wave tops and sunset gave way to night.

*** I liked the feel of the Navy in darkness -- the masthead and range lights, the red and green navigation lights and stern light, the pulsating phosphorescence of radar repeaters - they cut through the dusk and joined with the mirror of stars overhead. And I liked drifting off to sleep lulled by the myriad noises large and small that told me that my ship was alive and well, and that my shipmates on watch would keep me safe.

*** I liked quiet midwatches with the aroma of strong coffee -- the lifeblood of the Navy permeating everywhere.

*** And I liked hectic watches when the exacting minuet of haze-gray shapes racing at flank speed kept all hands on a razor edge of alertness.

*** I liked the sudden electricity of "General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations," followed by the hurried clamor of running feet on ladders and the resounding thump of watertight doors as the ship transformed herself in a few brief seconds from a peaceful workplace to a weapon of war -- ready for anything.

*** And I liked the sight of space-age equipment manned by youngsters clad in dungarees and sound-powered phones that their grandfathers would still recognize.

*** I liked the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them. I liked the proud names of Navy heroes:Halsey, Nimitz, Perry, Farragut, John Paul Jones and Burke. A sailor could find much in the Navy: comrades-in-arms, pride in self and country, mastery of the seaman's trade. An adolescent could find adulthood.

*** In years to come, when sailors are home from the sea, they will still remember with fondness and respect the ocean in all its moods - the impossible shimmering mirror calm and the storm-tossed green water surging over the bow. And then there will come again a faint whiff of stack gas, a faint echo of engine and rudder orders, a vision of the bright bunting of signal flags snapping at the yardarm, a refrain of hearty laughter in the wardroom and chief's quarters and mess decks.

*** Gone ashore for good they will grow wistful about their Navy days, when the seas belonged to them and a new port of call was ever over the horizon.

*** Remembering this, they will stand taller and say, "I WAS A SAILOR ONCE AND I WOULD DO IT AGAIN.." (author unknown)

I copied this, and saved it. I did 20+ years. I know the feelings this causes in me. I still dream about my time in the Navy. I'd be there still, if I could. Time and age are hell on a man. Just reading this puts a wistful tear in my eye. (no joke)

Merlin40
08-11-2012, 13:26
A Sailors Poem

Old Sailors sit and chew the fat

'bout how things use to be,

of the things they've seen and places they've been,

when they ventured out to sea.



They remember friends from long ago

and the times they had back then,

of the money they've spent,and the beer they've swilled

in their days as sailing men.



Their lives are lived in days gone by,

with thoughts that forever last,

of Dixie cup hats and bell bottom blues,

and the good times in their past.



They recall long nights with a moon so bright

far out on a lonely sea,

and thoughts they had as youthful lads,

when their lives were unbridled and free.



They know so well how their hearts would swell,

when the flag fluttered proud and free,

and the stars and stripes made such beautiful sights

as they plowed through an angry sea.



They talk of the bread the cook would bake

and the shrill of the bo'sun's pipe,

and how the salt spray fell like sparks out of hell

when a storm struck in the night.



They remember mates already gone

who forever hold a spot

in the stories of old when sailors were bold

and lubbers a pitiful lot.



They rode their ships through many a storm

when the sea was showing its might,

and the mighty waves might be digging their graves

as they sailed on through the night.



They speak of nights in a bawdy house

somewhere on a foreign shore,

and the beer they'd downed as they gathered around,

cracking jokes with a busty whore.



Their sailing days are gone away,

never more will they cross the brow,

but they have no regrets for they know they've been blessed

'cause they honored their sacred vow.



Their numbers grow less with each passing day

as their chits in this life are called,

but they've nothing to lose for they've paid their dues

and they'll sail with their shipmates again.



I've heard them say before getting underway

that there is still some sailing to do,

and they'll exclaim with a grin that their ship has come in,

and the Lord is commanding the crew.

eaglefrq
08-11-2012, 13:53
1987-2011 OSC (SW/AW) (Ret)

USS Biddle (CG-34)
NAS Memphis
USS Elrod (FFG-55)
NRS Norman, OK
USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26)
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
ATRC Dahlgren

Doc8404
08-14-2012, 18:31
1987-2011 OSC (SW/AW) (Ret)

USS Biddle (CG-34)
NAS Memphis
USS Elrod (FFG-55)
NRS Norman, OK
USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26)
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
ATRC Dahlgren

what a varied career! just awesome brother.

oldman11
08-14-2012, 18:58
1958-1962

eaglefrq
08-15-2012, 06:50
what a varied career! just awesome brother.

Thanks, I wanted to get as much out of my career as possible. I think I missed out on a couple of things, but I'm very happy with the things worked out.

subret
08-15-2012, 16:52
1974 to 1992 SKC/SS (Ret)
OSVET from USAF

gregs47
09-18-2012, 18:50
1969-74 ABH-2
NAS Lakehurst
NAS Whiting Field
OLF Middleton
Ft Rucker

rohanreginald
09-18-2012, 19:03
92 to 95. It was the dept of the navy. I was a jarhead.


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PettyOfficer
09-18-2012, 19:21
92 to 95. It was the dept of the navy. I was a jarhead.

Thank for openly admitting the Marines are Navy personnel! Usually it's a point of frustration for most marines.

Oh, and there is a Marine Corps forum where you can connect with other jarheads (your term, not mine, but I don't disagree :))

chuckman
09-29-2012, 10:28
1994-2010. HM2/Corpsman, FMF; commissioned to nurse corps enroute care nurse/med battalion. Out as 03.

Merlin40
09-30-2012, 09:06
STG: '87 - '95
STS: '95 - '07

Sure glad I'm DONE! I added to your poem. Hope it was ok.:




My Evening Prayer (To the Bad Guys)


Now I lay me down to sleep,

Beside my bed, a Glock I keep.

If I should awake, and find you inside,

A Coroners van, will be your last ride.


Calling 911 is not what I do,

My hands are steady, my aim is true.

Break into my home, and take what is mine?

You create your own funeral, in a very short time.


Please understand,

This is no idle threat,

I WILL protect what is mine,

And with lethal force, you’ll be met.


So do as you will,

Let your conscience decide,

Live and let live,

Or break in, and die.

Weste
11-21-2012, 20:03
CMC Retired. CM A School, Port Hueneme, CA 1969. Active duty with the Naval Nuclear Power Unit from March 1970 to July 1978. Wintered over at McMurdo in1972. Drilling reserve until Jan 1994. 26 years, one month and 16 days total.

swh_longhorn
11-23-2012, 23:02
1966 - 1971 MM2(SS)
USS Clamagore SS 343
USS Nautilus SSN 571
USS John Adams SSBN 620
USS Von Stuben SSBN 632

GKC1
11-26-2012, 15:56
As my signature line says: 1969 to 1973.

I enlisted in 1969, and went to basic training and hospital corps school in San Diego. I did my internship on the Burn ward, and that was one incredibly awful experience. Following that, I went to OR Technician school in Corpus Christi, Texas (which was one year OJT.) Following that, I went to Optician Technician school for six months in Williamsburg, VA. That completed the first two years of my enlistment, and then the Navy decided it was time for me to go to work. I spent the last two years of my enlistment at Cherry Point, NC, where I was POIC of the Eye Clinic, and I also stood night/weekend duty in the ER.

There were about 10,000 grunts on the base at that time, and about 9,999 of them got drunk and fought every weekend...so we got to see and repair a lot of them in the ER. When we pulled ER duty, we were on watch from 1700 on Friday until 0800 on Monday, and in theory we were supposed to be able to sleep sometime during those hours...however, most of the time we were seeing patients non-stop during those hours. I've sewed up or otherwise patched up many a drunk Marine, and almost all of them were incredibly grateful for me just doing my job.

sig83
12-06-2012, 20:04
92-96
Gunners' Mate
USS Ticonderoga CG-47

A few weeks ago I found out there is no more GM "A" School. So do FC's fire the 5in54s or are those guns obsolete too?

hawkeyenfo
12-07-2012, 11:47
1997 - present

Flight Officer (as the name says)
currently spending money and pushing papers at the Pentagon.

Chesafreak
12-07-2012, 11:59
'88 - '08, AE1(AW)
I started out working on P-3 Orions, and spent the rest of my career on H-60 Seahawks. I spent my last three years working in IT which set me up for my new career.

51skcret
12-08-2012, 19:24
From 70-74, Midway Island and USS Severn (AO-61). From 78-95 USS Vogelgesang (DD-862), NRC Cadillac MI, RedCom13, USS Esteem (MSO-438), Adak AK, USS Arkansas (CGN-41), Navy Resale HQ Pacific NW, NROTC Texas Tech.

bdcremer
12-13-2012, 18:11
92-96
Gunners' Mate
USS Ticonderoga CG-47

A few weeks ago I found out there is no more GM "A" School. So do FC's fire the 5in54s or are those guns obsolete too?

No more "A" school? Every Gunner's Mate should have to experience the big green glass building and buffing concrete.

GotFour
12-14-2012, 16:28
ATN3 '67 Tonkin Gulf Yacht club....HS-2 "Big Mothers"

Miles42
12-29-2012, 21:46
USN 1961 to 1965
CVA 60 Saratoga 1963 to 1965 ETN2

RPVG
12-30-2012, 00:35
Well, I was in the Marines (a Department of the Navy) from '66 to '74. (RVN '67, 68, 69.) Does that count?

edcrosbys
12-30-2012, 12:47
96-00
LHD-5 Plankowner
IT-2

LordDemon
01-18-2013, 18:07
USS Nimitz CVN68
1988-1992 MM3 A-Division
Bremerton, Washington

nostalgiaguy
01-18-2013, 19:59
1986-1990 Vaw-116 NAS Miramar . Deployed with USS Ranger. PR3

ElectricMonk
01-18-2013, 20:23
'85 - '92 (AE2)
HC-11 Gunbearers
NAF Atsugi AIMD

KI0HO
01-18-2013, 21:39
Tm....1962-1970

rdbjr57
01-19-2013, 12:13
Active Duty 1975-1979 CTT2
Active Reserves 1981-1983

RTC Orlando 1975
RTC Orlando (Blue-roper) 1976
CTT A School Corry Field, Pensacola 1976-1977
NSGD Pearl Harbor 1977-1979
TAD to 3 Submarines
TAD twice to FOSICPAC at CINCPACFLT

Two years Active Reserves at Dallas Naval Air Station, Grand Prairie

Seriously?
01-19-2013, 20:23
NCS Yokosuka and NCS Guam 1965-1969.

neilsmth
01-20-2013, 10:18
Geez I feel old. '57-62. Held for a year due to a dustup in the Caribbean.

Texas2Va2013
01-20-2013, 21:20
Mmcs(ss) 1978-1994.

JWolfe
02-06-2013, 05:52
1989-2000 HSL-46, NAS Cecil AIMD, VP-16.

Delmonte67
02-10-2013, 15:47
Doc8404,
I had best friend from high school on the Biddle from 87-90.

Astro14
02-25-2013, 07:57
Active duty from 1986-1997. Reserve from then til now with 5 years of Active Duty recall. Fighter pilot.

10 fan
02-25-2013, 09:19
1972-1975 AS-37 USS Dixon ,EM3

datatech2550
02-25-2013, 21:41
1984 -1994 AT2

CVN-70 ET3, forced converted to AT (Critical Billett)
NAS Whidbey Island
CVN-68
CV-63
CVN-65
NAS Fallon (another critical billett)

Didn't want to go unacompanied to Yokuska (another critical billett) or I would have re-upped.

Happypuppy
02-25-2013, 22:41
Early '70s. I was a corpsman at Balboa

barta
03-13-2013, 12:23
1993-1997 Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class-1st Mar Div-3/4 India Company/2nd Platoon and Headquarters Company/STA Platoon.

DocRhoda_USN
03-13-2013, 12:49
2005-2007 NHTP MCAGCC
active reserves from '07-'09, just finished my IRR time recently

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scrunt
03-13-2013, 13:23
It is nice seeing more HM's coming around

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2

JohnG22
04-19-2013, 23:14
USN 1973 - 2001 (aviation ordnance, medical corps, flight surgeon)

RTC Orlando
NAS Jacksonville
USS America CVA-66
NTC San Diego
NAS Cubi Pt.
VP-93
NH Pensacola
NAMI Pensacola
VP45 Jacksonville
NMC San Diego
NH Rota, Spain
NH Jacksonville

fishytim2
04-20-2013, 21:46
FIRE ON THE FORRESTAL!!!! I still remember that training film
USN ET1 1985-1991

You read my mind. How many times have I had to watch that film!
AW2 1980-1988 Enterprise and Kittyhawk.

Heycaptjack
04-25-2013, 01:43
Intelligence Specialist

carvnman40
04-29-2013, 17:38
1958-1961 Served aboard the USS Essex CVA-9 (Mayport,Fl.), later CVS-9 (Quonset Point, RI) Flight deck crash crew.

seabeechief
05-18-2013, 04:45
Navy Seabee from 1990 to 2012. RNMCB 18, NMCB 7, CBU 415, NMCB 3, RTC Great Lakes, LOGGSU 2/SEAL team 4, CBMU 202 and ACB2. Happy to be a civilian!

FrankB1948
06-15-2013, 21:01
Nuc MM on Haddock SSN 621 and Guitarro SSN 665 67-72

seabeeG27
06-15-2013, 23:46
93 through 98. Good times!


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LDNN
06-16-2013, 13:19
Wow, I started this threat two years ago and it's still getting replies. Awesome!

A little update: I got mobilized last November and am still at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.

Heycaptjack
06-16-2013, 23:02
Wow, I started this threat two years ago and it's still getting replies. Awesome!

A little update: I got mobilized last November and am still at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.

Good luck and stay safe on your deployment.

firstluff
06-17-2013, 06:45
A little update: I got mobilized last November and am still at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.

Hope you enjoy your stay. Our ship visited the city of Djibouti in 1963 when it was the capital of French Somaliland. I remember some pretty wild French Foreign Legionnaires who were stationed there. Does the Legion still have a contingent in Djibouti?

jwest1967
06-17-2013, 07:12
1989-2008 NAS Glenview, VP-65, VR-52. AIMD Willow Grove VP-64, VR-59

LDNN
06-17-2013, 09:54
Hope you enjoy your stay. Our ship visited the city of Djibouti in 1963 when it was the capital of French Somaliland. I remember some pretty wild French Foreign Legionnaires who were stationed there. Does the Legion still have a contingent in Djibouti?

Actually they still do...I was picking up some a navy commander at the Ambouli airport and a group of Foreign Legionnaires approached and wanted to trade patches. I gave them my "Don't Tread On Me" patch and they gave me their "Legion Etrangere" patch. Very cool. Another wanted to trade his white Legionnaire hat but regrettably I didn't have a combo cover to spare.

LDNN
06-17-2013, 09:55
Good luck and stay safe on your deployment.

Thank you, CAPT Jack!

oldbaldguy
06-17-2013, 16:32
1985-1988, radiologist

SeaDoc
07-03-2013, 18:43
1984-2004 HMCS(SW), IDC. Great times.

apreston1
07-03-2013, 18:51
Active duty 1983-1991
VP-11 Proud Pegasus, NAS Brunswick
Canadian Forces Exchange 404 SQN,Buffalos, Greenwood, Nova Scotia
SelRes 1992-1997
VP-94 Crawfishers, NAS New Orleans


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SlugHead
07-04-2013, 11:32
AE2 USS America CV-66 & Pax River NAS 1981-1989

Farmdale
07-11-2013, 09:07
1968-1972... Viet Nam RiverRat... invasion of Cambodia 1970..RM3

MikeSmitty
07-11-2013, 13:42
91-95
MM3/SS A-Gang type
SSBN-740 Plankowner

JohnLloydScharf
07-11-2013, 17:52
I enlisted the day I turned 18. Had I waited, my draft number would have been 25 or 19. I was on the 120 day delayed program and so entered on June 17th, 1969 and flew to San Diego that same day. I got sick twice and was set back; once for rotten feet infected with dye and once with a 104 degree temp for about a week. I spent 15 weeks and one day in BC. I extended two years in boot camp from 4 to 6 years for electronics school.

I would have never gone anywhere else, because of test scores, but I got a full year of training in NATTC Memphis to be an Aviation Firecontrol Technician. I should been an AQ3, but my discussion with a couple of Marine Sgts ended in Shelby County jail.

After school, I was transferred to VA-128, the training squadron.

I spent 4 years and 4 months in VA-165 [A6 Intruders] and made three tours of sea duty in the Gulf of Tonkin on the USS Constellation/CVA-64.

Amazingly, I got my good conduct medal and an honorable discharge, despite my selected undetected crimes and unauthorized absence from duty a few times caused by issues around drinking. My drinking came to a halt not long after my discharge.

All my life I have been working with criminals and crazy folks, some of which were not sailors, psychiatric aides, or correctional officers. So, I have been a public servant all my life until I retired in 2006. I no longer have to work with difficult people, or inmates. I no longer have to keep company with robbers, rapists, and murderers for 40 hours a week. That is all up to others who are younger and want to put their wives/children through that kind of life.

Retirement is WONDERFUL!

Arkie45
08-03-2013, 21:20
1974-1984 AE1
NAS Pensacola (HC-16), Mostly plane-guard training pilots on USS Lexington, deployed to USS Eisenhower sea trials during Operation Shamrock.

NAS Corpus Christi AIMD Avionics Supervisor

USS Constellation AIMD Avionics Supervisor, discharged while in the shipyard at Bremerton, WA

Farmdale
08-04-2013, 05:31
Navy seawolfs vietnam 69-70
Did you ever fly Giant Slingshot... Vam Co Tey and Vam Co Dong Rivers in that time....

mongo44
08-08-2013, 13:32
1985-1993 HM3 FMF Corpsman

TnNuG27
08-30-2013, 15:22
1966-1970 GMT2
USS Intrepid
NWEF Albuquerque

x2scooter
09-01-2013, 23:25
Not very many BEES on here. I was in NMCB4 from 1997 until 2001.
Got out as CM3 and miss it every day. Glad to see some other NAVY guys

x2scooter
09-01-2013, 23:26
I actually joined in 1996 and got out in 2002

FireMedic-50
09-09-2013, 15:34
1983-1987 USS Saratoga CV-60 Ships Company
Air Dept
V-4 Grape

Libya Incident
Achille Lauro Incident
Shellback
First Carrier pier side Diego Garcia

arm'd
09-10-2013, 13:50
Engine mechanic in the P-3 community from 82-88. I had a great time being stationed at NAS Jax.

Chesafreak
09-10-2013, 14:21
Engine mechanic in the P-3 community from 82-88. I had a great time being stationed at NAS Jax.

I was there in VP-45 from 88-92. Did you ever deploy to Bermuda?

Doc8404
09-10-2013, 21:36
1993-1997 Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class-1st Mar Div-3/4 India Company/2nd Platoon and Headquarters Company/STA Platoon.

cool. I was there for only a few months (BAS) with Terry Green.

KOVO
09-13-2013, 21:51
1961-1965 4years active and 2 years inactive reserves
E5 Sonarman on the USS Blue DD744
Tin Can sailor

kahoys
09-14-2013, 20:24
RM1, 1981 - 2001, NAVCAMS WESTPAC Guam, USNS Navasota, NTCC Cubi Pt, NCS Diego Garcia, USS Pledge, USS Conquest, USS Coronado, NTCC Corpus Christi, USS Port Royal, NCTAMS Guam.

seabeeG27
09-26-2013, 17:03
I actually joined in 1996 and got out in 2002

Cm3 also, 93 through 98.


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RevDerb
09-26-2013, 20:26
USN Active duty: 1966-1970
Non-drilling status: 1970-1972
USNR drilling status: 1980-1992

CTT2 USN/CTT3 USNR

Mtnfolk75
09-27-2013, 16:11
OS2 Active Duty 20Jun72-02Sep80 UNSR 24May84-23May90

RTC Great Lakes, RD/OS " A " School NTC Great Lakes, OS " C " School at Point Loma. Plankowner on both USS Jesse L. Brown (DE-1089) & USS Kinkaid (DD-965), Last 2 years at NAB Coronado as Base Security Police .......

Did a 21 Day Cross Deck on the HMS Jupiter during a Med Cruise in the summer of 1974. My Naval service was definantley a good time with lots of adventure, but getting married and having children changed my career path. I retired as an CA LEO.

Charleswilson2
10-01-2013, 09:50
1963 - 1967. ET2 Naval Communications Philippines
1980 - 2002 (Navy Reserve) BMC Navy Cargo Handling
Battalion 12

moglk47
02-23-2014, 13:06
1965-1968 22 months in VR-21 at Barbers Point,Hi then to VS-33 at North Island and then onto the USS Bennington CVS20. Westpac 68.
Member of Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

macjur
02-23-2014, 13:24
Active Duty - 1982 - 2006. NAS Cubi Point - 1985 - 1988; USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT - 1988 - 1990; SUBLANT Staff - 1993 - 1995; Pentagon (lots of offices ) - 1995 - 2006.

Doc8404
02-23-2014, 16:37
Pentagon 11 years straight? Damn.

jerrytrini
02-24-2014, 15:59
December 1975-January 1996

barta
02-25-2014, 18:34
HM3 Navy Corpsman 8404 1993-1997
1st Marine Division
3/4 India Co.
3/4 STA PLT

oldbaldguy
02-26-2014, 16:56
medical corps, Charleston Naval Hospital, 1985-1988

captcurly
02-27-2014, 16:30
I was a USMC grunt but want to thank you all for your service. God Bless all of you.

tommyhof
03-02-2014, 21:03
71-97
Retired SKCS

JASONZG37
03-09-2014, 11:47
1998-2002 uss enterprise cvn-65 em3

OMCHamlin
03-09-2014, 12:06
'83 to '06, mostly Charleston and Groton, with side gigs in Guam and LaMaddalena. OMC(SW)

dswindle
03-27-2014, 13:48
1967 - 1973 and 1983 - 2001.