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.
Re: 9/11, Homeland Security, and the Patriot Act~
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy"
~President James Madison.