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OXCOPS
02-11-2006, 14:25
My grandfather was a graduate of Annapolis and retired as a Rear Admiral many years ago. He was CO of the USS Tidewater and several other ships (which currently escape my memory).

To those who leave on deployments for months at a time, away from friends and family, I thank you for your service.

SLFlyinghorse
02-11-2006, 14:53
:)

US Navy Parachute Rigger here.

I served the flight Officers each day.
Was present when they changed into flight gear and was present when they returned from flying-and Started griping about their gear!

Best 4 years of my life.

Honestly when you want to do something You should Research it.
Like when enlisting!

I've seen too many young men and women Unhappy while in uniform.
And low morale isn't good for the military-in that regard.

I looked at Parachute Rigger, Hull Tech, Some more engine ratings and then picked PR.

I never looked back.

Never look back.

theSam!!

L4zy
02-11-2006, 17:08
Master at Arms here.

Currently serving a year overseas at Naval Security Force Jebel Ali Detachment, UAE

dsjr
02-11-2006, 18:43
Machinist, 3 years, USS Nevada GOLD, SSBN-733.

Command sucked ass, but the crew was the best around.

freepatriot
02-11-2006, 19:18
;? to you all. ;?

MAGlock
02-11-2006, 20:19
Electricians Mate 2nd Class ( E-5 )

USS Blakely FF1072
USS Canopus AS34

KIDCOP
02-12-2006, 04:35
Retired AME here. Worked close with the para riggers as we put their equipment in our seats.

truckstop cop
02-12-2006, 07:50
Retired EN1(SW/CC), my last ship was the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER CVN 69

Navy HMC
02-12-2006, 11:01
Soon to be retired HMC here.

don51181
02-12-2006, 12:41
AT2 been in about 6 1/2 years.

J.Kill
02-12-2006, 12:53
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd class (AO2) aboard the Kitty Hawk. I got out in '01 and the thing I truely realized was I'll never have friends again like I had in the Navy. I came home twice in four years cause I missed my family, but since I got out I miss my family I was stationed with. I gained some weight when I got out like a lot of people do but now I'm taking it off so I can go back in the reserves as a Master-at-arms. Depending on how my wife and kids feel about it maybe someday I'll go active again.

Wrake
02-12-2006, 13:35
Damage controlman 2nd class reporting in. I did 5 years on the USS Teddy CVN-71 1995 to 2000

Hillikus
02-12-2006, 15:39
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class here. Currently on the USS Ponce (LPD-15) looking at officer programs or possibly cross-rating to MA.

don51181
02-12-2006, 17:35
Why would you go from a Information Systems Technician to an MA?

Bronson7
02-13-2006, 07:40
Retired AMHC here. First deployment was aboard the USS Ticonderoga.
Thanks, Oxcops.
Bronson7

Riflemanz
02-13-2006, 07:51
AE2 served with VF-32 on board CV-67 USS-JFK
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid91/p94a8ca4c5b2ad225a455fd55412219ef/fa5d7fa4.jpg

Wheel Doctor
02-13-2006, 15:35
ATCS (AW)(AC) Retired

USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (ships company ABH)
NATTC Memphis
VA-174
USS John F. Kennedy VA-46
VAQ-33
USS Guadalcanal TACRON-21
NAVALCRHABCEN Norfolk (staff)
USS Forrestal VAW-125
USS Saratoga VAW-125
NAMTRAGRU Norfolk
USS John F. Kennedy VAW-126 (turned 21 and 41 on JFK while deployed)

NRA
FRA

KB4IFS
02-13-2006, 17:17
DTC(SW) Retired after 20 yrs. Served aboard (AD-18)USS SIERRA ;P and with Fleet Marine Force(FMF). Thank you all for your service. BTW until June 2006, if you want to document your service with the Navy Memorial it's free. Take the time to do so.;?

et2mdo
02-13-2006, 19:26
Nuke ET2. Been in for just over 5 years now. In the STA-21 Enlisted Commissioning Program at Virginia Tech. Getting commissioned this August.

KB4IFS
02-13-2006, 19:34
Good show! I received my first degree under the EEAP program. By the time I got to the ECP, they wanted a hard science major, so I decided to go back to duty. When I got to a ship a few years later, I met a few Officers who had BS's in soft sciences. Seems the Navy changed course. My bad luck and ill timing. However, I left the Navy with an Assoc. Applied Science, a BS and almost another AS. I retired, picked up another course and went onto a BS Nursing. All on their dime!

OXCOPS
02-14-2006, 08:15
I used to love to hear my grand dad talk of his Navy days. I used to love to play with his whistle set. His living room was one big tribute to his naval career.

He had a cool coffee table with a display case under the glass top. It had all the zippo lighters from the ships under his command as well as lighters he exchanged with other CO's. He had plaques and signs from the different fleets and theaters he served with.

His son is also a naval officer. He was the Capt. on the Truxton and, IIRC went on to get at least one star.

quantum36
02-14-2006, 08:51
Originally posted by truckstop cop
Retired EN1(SW/CC), my last ship was the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER CVN 69

I am a Plank owner of the IKE (original crewmember).
Served as aviation boatswain's mate 2nd Class ABE2(catapults/arresting gear)
from 1977 to 1981.

Shellback.

skyboss_4evr
02-15-2006, 01:28
AC1(AW) 1992-2000. Serving the USN was a lifelong dream of mine... and the FINEST 8 years of my life!

GO NAVY! ;?

Fred Hansen
02-15-2006, 02:51
Former MN3 (back before Bubba Clinton FUBARed our rate) 1979-1984, and plank owner of M.O.M.A.G. Unit 3.

;? ;? ;?

GO NAVY!!!

exprt9
02-16-2006, 00:08
Retired in Jun 2000 as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. Previous commands were:

USS OKLAHOMA CITY CG-5
USS BLUE RIDGE LCC-19 (X2 TOURS)
COMFLEACT YOKOSUKA SECURITY DEPT.
USS MIDWAY CV-41
NRD CLEVELAND, OHIO
USS SEATTLE AOE-3
NRD COLUMBUS, OHIO

CURRENTLY WORKING FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY.

I MISS THE NAVY!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

rhikdavis
02-16-2006, 00:16
Operations Specialist First Class

1982-1992

USS Saipan LHA2
Naval Security Group, Northwest, Chesapeake, Va.
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72 Plankowner.

Shellback (wasn't that fun?)
Blue Nose

;f

More info in my sig.

Crazy Ed
02-17-2006, 02:22
;f BMCM(EOD) retired in Aug 2003 with 30 years. Spent the first 8 as a PN, then joined EOD for the last 22. Converted to AO for a while and then to BM.

VA-147, Lemoore, CA
NAS/PSD Lemoore, CA
NAVSCOLEOD, Indian Head, MD (Instructor twice, student once)
EOD Mobile Unit ONE in Hawaii
2 tours at the EOD Det on Adak, AK cleaning up ordnance in the Aleutian chain from WWII. -- COLD diving --
NAVSCOLEOD, Eglin AFB, FL (Instructor)
EOD Group One, Det Adak and Det Whidbey
CMC of EOD Mobile Unit Seventeen on Whidbey Island, WA

100% disabled with some rare metabolic muscle disease they can't figure out. I probably crawled through something bad I blew up LOL.

My prayers go out to all our troops in harms way, especially my EOD buds in Iraq.

Ed

gjwheels
02-17-2006, 13:27
Go Navy. Served on the USS WASP CVA-18 in Air Intelligence long before most of you were born. 1952-1956. Best years of my life. Most of those who have served in the Navy when asked if they "liked" the Navy reply "I loved the Navy". My sentiments exactly.

Si vis pacem parabellum

Crazy Ed
02-17-2006, 13:46
Originally posted by gjwheels
Go Navy. Served on the USS WASP CVA-18 in Air Intelligence long before most of you were born. 1952-1956. Best years of my life. Most of those who have served in the Navy when asked if they "liked" the Navy reply "I loved the Navy". My sentiments exactly.

Si vis pacem parabellum

Hooyah! I wasn't born until 56. Wow, the Wasp! That's an oldie. I agree, best years of my life too! BZ to you!

Ed

Harrison
02-20-2006, 19:04
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. ;P

cliffb
02-20-2006, 20:44
Originally posted by Wheel Doctor
ATCS (AW)(AC) Retired

USS Forrestal VAW-125

NRA
FRA

WD, when were you deployed on FID? I made a couple of Med cruises on her when I was with VAQ-132. I think VAW-125 was with us.
Made Chief in Vestfiord, Norway.

vdeleon
02-26-2006, 13:13
SK1
1990-present
PRD...and day now.;g

9508
02-26-2006, 13:56
U.S. Army '76 to '79

USN '80 to '97
Gunner's Mate Technician, Weapons Technician, Gunner's Mate Guns

USS Nimitz CVN 68
RTC Great Lakes Recruit Company Commander
USNWF St. Mawgan, UK
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71
NAS Brunswick, ME
USS Shreveport LPD 12

Wheel Doctor
02-26-2006, 14:35
Originally posted by cliffb
WD, when were you deployed on FID? I made a couple of Med cruises on her when I was with VAQ-132. I think VAW-125 was with us.
Made Chief in Vestfiord, Norway.

cliffb......"Sherman set the wayback machine".....#$@buzz bang booom buzz.......

81'-82'??????This machine don't work as well as it once did......."Sherman turn that dial one more detent".


I was a AT1 and ran the avonics shop at 125. I knew some of the guys in 132's shop since I was a Grumman trained systems tech on the EA-6B. However, That part of the memory names/faces in my machine is broke and "Sherman" can't fix it. I made Chief in 83' still at 125 but was deploying on the Saratoga, I have pictures of initiation so I REMEMBER that.

Fred Hansen
02-26-2006, 16:00
Got CRS? `p LOL ;f ;e ;c

cliffb
02-26-2006, 17:36
Originally posted by Wheel Doctor
cliffb......"Sherman set the wayback machine".....#$@buzz bang booom buzz.......

81'-82'??????This machine don't work as well as it once did......."Sherman turn that dial one more detent".


I was a AT1 and ran the avonics shop at 125. I knew some of the guys in 132's shop since I was a Grumman trained systems tech on the EA-6B. However, That part of the memory names/faces in my machine is broke and "Sherman" can't fix it. I made Chief in 83' still at 125 but was deploying on the Saratoga, I have pictures of initiation so I REMEMBER that.

A little before me. I was a TD1 running a threat radar at the EWR in Fallon about then. (I later learned to hate the ALQ-99 system on the EA-6B)