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United States Navy
#896447 Tue Nov 13 2012 01:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 397
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Hello to all the Vets. I served from 1969 to 1971 and was on the USS Bausell, DD-845. Did a tour in Viet-Nam as gunfire support and following the aircraft carriers around. I did see a lot of the world though. Would not trade the experience for nothin'.

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Red 49 Truck #896620 Wed Nov 14 2012 01:09 AM
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I served on the USS Montrose APA 212 from 65 to 68. Made 1&1/2 tours to westpac. Mostly taking Marines from Okinawa,doing amphibious landings and being the mother ship for some of the Riveron patrol boats in Viet-Nam. I got to see lots of the world that I would not have seen otherwise. It was one of the better things that has happened to me.

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Red 49 Truck #984854 Sat Nov 09 2013 06:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 2,059
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Hi, 65-69 Ping jockey/Bubblehead, loved San Diego so much they sent me East, after Sub School assigned USS Abe Lincoln SSBN 602 in Electric Boat for overhaul. Made a fabulous shake down cruise down the East coast, tested the Polaris missle then it was patrols North of Arctic Circle. Lost some friends on Scorpion in '68. Member USSVI and VFW.

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission!
1946 1/2-Ton Chevy []
1953 Chevy 3/4-ton Factory Stakebed []
Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1137086 Mon Nov 30 2015 05:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 397
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Thank you "Stovebolt" for remembering our Vets. Steven Carlisle USN Viet-Nam Veteran. Another reason that "Stovebolt" is the best.

1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton ~ Red Truck

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Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1188771 Sun Oct 30 2016 02:20 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,605
Unrepentant VW Lover
U.S. Naval Academy, Class of '87 (14th Co.)

Blue water time:
USS Nassau (LHA-4) Med Cruise, 1984
USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635), 1985
USS Wabash (AOR-5), 1986
USS New Jersey (BB-62), WestPac 1986

Deployed underway, but as USMC:
USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), Exercise Team Spirit '90
USS St. Louis (LKA-116), Exercise Valiant Blitz '91
USS Frederick (LST-1184), Various while stationed in Hawaii '95-'98

Beat Army!

Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1194489 Fri Dec 09 2016 07:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 361
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Retired Navy......71 - 93
VF 101 Det Key West..72 - 75 F-4 Phantom engine mechanic
VXE 6 Point Mugu CA..75 - 79 UH-1N Helicopter mechanic/aircrew
HC 16.. 79 - 82 UH-1N Power Plant and Rotor Instructor
USS Saipan LHA2 Norfolk VA..82 - 85 Med Cruise/several short cruises
HSL 30 NAS Norfolk VA..85 - 89 Maintenance CPO
VXE 6 Point Mugu CA..89- 91 Helo Division SCPO
HSL 51 Atsugi Japan..91-93...Maintenance Control/Det SCPO

I would have stayed at least for 28 years, but Clinton and a terrible CO in HSL 51 changed my mind.

Last edited by Cablesmill; Fri Dec 09 2016 07:23 AM.

1959 3100 Apache Fleetside
Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1195396 Wed Dec 14 2016 09:54 PM
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Posts: 331
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9 year Navy vet here - AMS1 (AW) H3's, H60's and H46's. '93-'02.

RTC Orlando
NATTC Milington
PMRF Barking Sands
HSL49 NAS North Island
NAS Pensacola (air crew school)
Corey Station (Instructor school)
HC8 NAS Norfolk

1950 4100 - unrestored and driven weekly for almost no reason at all.
Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1196191 Tue Dec 20 2016 10:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,888
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USNAVSECGRU. 1966 1970.
USNA Postgrad School staff
DLIWC Presidio of Monterey
Security School Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo
NSGADET Kami Seya Japan
NSAGDET Wakkanai AFB, Hokkaido JN

"Happiness equals reality minus expectations" - Tom Magliozzi
Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1261391 Tue Apr 03 2018 06:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 15
New Guy
RTC Great Lakes 1963 Co. 262
NATTC Milington 1963-1964 Airframe School AMH
RVAH-3 RA5C Vigilante Training Squadron, Sanford, FL
RVAH-13 Sea Going Squadron; USS KITTY HAWK 1965-1966, 1966-1967 Tonkin Gulf
Discharged 7/67

1959 Chevy Apache Stepside Truck
Re: Unitede States Navy
Red 49 Truck #1264736 Fri May 04 2018 09:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
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Master Chief, US Navy, Retired (ABCM - AW/SW)
Served at:
USS Midway CV-41 1975-77
USS Constellation CV-64 1977-79
US Navy Recruiter Las Vegas, NV 1979-1983
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 1983-87
NATTC Instructor ALRE 1987-1991
Senior Enlisted Academy Newport RI 1991
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 1991-93
USS Essex LHD-2 1993-1995 (2nd CMC and Plank-owner)
Retired aboard FTG Pacific 1996

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