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'.
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.
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.
Thank you "Stovebolt" for remembering our Vets. Steven Carlisle USN Viet-Nam Veteran. Another reason that "Stovebolt" is the best.
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
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.
9 year Navy vet here - AMS1 (AW) H3's, H60's and H46's. '93-'02.
PMRF Barking Sands
HSL49 NAS North Island
NAS Pensacola (air crew school)
Corey Station (Instructor school)
HC8 NAS Norfolk
USNAVSECGRU. 1966 1970.
USNA Postgrad School staff
DLIWC Presidio of Monterey
Security School Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo
NAVCOMSTA Adak AK
NSGADET Kami Seya Japan
NSAGDET Wakkanai AFB, Hokkaido JN
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
Master Chief, US Navy, Retired (ABCM - AW/SW)
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
Thank You to everyone for posting up. Patriotism runs in our veins...........Always!
West coast after boot in San Diego
Sima San Diego
USS McKee nuke tender
USS Gridley Desert Shield/Storm Watched oil fields burn
GSE School Great mistakes
USS Samual Gompers
Naval hospital Oakland
Saw mostly west Pac ports but loved every minute. 😃🎩
Hi thanks to all for you service.
83-85 Ssbn728 USS Florida...did psa shakedown and first 4 stagetic patrols on blue crew just missing being a plank member..now it's an ssgn..Nuclear guided tomahawk with 154 of them vrs. 24 nuclear ballistic missile
s. They now have special forces with them ..
USS Georgia ...3 more strategic patrols..also converted to ssgn.
Best thing that ever happened was a judge telling an 18 yr old punk to join the military or I will see u again and you wont like it...i never needed up in court again!
RTC San Diego, Calif. '68
VT-24 NAS Chase Field. Beeville, Texas '69-'70
USS Hancock CVA-19 Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam '71
USS Hancock CVA-19 Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam'72
Shellback May 10, 1971
Discharged 12-8-'72 Petty Officer 2nd Class
OT-6, Cape Hatteras, NC and Argentia, Newfoundland, CA. '68-'74 Never set foot on a ship. All shore-based Top Secret Signals Intelligence.
USS Knox: FF-1052 1981 - 1983
USS Truxton: CGN-35 1983 - 1985
Operations Specialist 2nd Class. At 6'4", 250 lbs.... Snipes feared me, now they would just laugh.
First and foremost Tophat...thank you for your service. My old man was a Navy man...Korea...an Aviation Electrician. I was hellbent on the Navy in 1973, but at the last minute opted to enlist in the U. S. Coast Guard and never looked back. 1973-1994. Retired.