Posted By: Red 49 Truck United States Navy - Tue Nov 13 2012 01:03 PM
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'.
Posted By: J M Re: Unitede States Navy - Wed Nov 14 2012 01:09 AM
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.
Posted By: JiMerit Boltr#43 Re: Unitede States Navy - Sat Nov 09 2013 06:00 PM
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.
Posted By: Red 49 Truck Re: Unitede States Navy - Mon Nov 30 2015 05:59 PM
Thank you "Stovebolt" for remembering our Vets. Steven Carlisle USN Viet-Nam Veteran. Another reason that "Stovebolt" is the best.
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Unitede States Navy - Sun Oct 30 2016 02:20 AM
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!
Posted By: Cablesmill Re: Unitede States Navy - Fri Dec 09 2016 07:19 AM
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.
Posted By: mechanic58 Re: Unitede States Navy - Wed Dec 14 2016 09:54 PM
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
Posted By: Jim Bow Re: Unitede States Navy - Tue Dec 20 2016 10:32 PM
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
Posted By: 59rebuild Re: Unitede States Navy - Tue Apr 03 2018 06:21 PM
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

Posted By: rocknrod Re: Unitede States Navy - Fri May 04 2018 09:41 PM
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
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: Unitede States Navy - Fri May 04 2018 11:50 PM
Thank You to everyone for posting up. Patriotism runs in our veins...........Always!
Posted By: Tophat Re: Unitede States Navy - Sat May 05 2018 02:37 AM
Navy vet
West coast after boot in San Diego
USS Anchorage
Sima San Diego
USS McKee nuke tender
USS Steadfast
USS Bellawood
USS Gridley Desert Shield/Storm Watched oil fields burn
GSE School Great mistakes
USS Samual Gompers
Naval hospital Oakland
Medical retirement

Saw mostly west Pac ports but loved every minute. 😃🎩
Posted By: ex navy sub guy Re: Unitede States Navy - Wed Jun 20 2018 01:24 PM
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 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!
Posted By: 27Capitol Re: Unitede States Navy - Thu Sep 13 2018 02:29 AM
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
Posted By: baldeagle Re: Unitede States Navy - Mon Nov 12 2018 12:08 AM
OT-6, Cape Hatteras, NC and Argentia, Newfoundland, CA. '68-'74 Never set foot on a ship. All shore-based Top Secret Signals Intelligence.
Posted By: DippinBob Re: Unitede States Navy - Wed May 29 2019 06:07 PM
Howdy All,

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.
Posted By: Apache1 Re: Unitede States Navy - Wed May 29 2019 10:43 PM
First and foremost Tophat...thank you for your service. My old man was a Navy 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.
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