The United States Navy Radioman Association Guestbook
|Message|| Served 63-83. Went to submarines in 75. Served on Whale and Bluefish. Skimmers were Wright and Annapolis. Shore duty - FOCCPAC, Kunia, Hi. AFWR, Roosevelt Roads, PR. ComFour, Phila, NCS, Newport and recruiting - Lynchburg, Va.|
Bluefish reunion coming up May, 2010. Contact me for information...
|Message||Served in the navy from feb 71 til dec 76. Served aboard the USS Mt Whitney from feb 72 - july 75. Back in the Navy as a Tar in the first gulf war. Things had really changed especially in the radio shack.|
|Message||BOOT CAMP: 1995 GREAT LAKES, IL |
NUC MM "A" SCHOOL: 1995 ORLANDO, FL (DROPPED OUT)
RM "A" SCHOOL: 1995 SAN DIEGO, CA
USS SPRUANCE (DD-963): 1995-1999 MAYPORT, FL
JICPAC: 2000-2003 HONOLULU, HI
C SCHOOL (2735): 2003
C SCHOOL (2779): 2003
USS SEATTLE (AOE-3): 2003-2005 NORFOLK, VA
C SCHOOL (2780): 2005
USS HUE CITY (CG-66): 2005-2007 MAYPORT, FL
C SCHOOL (2781): 2006
NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND: 2007-2010 MILLINGTON, TN
NEXT DUTY STATION - USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) MAYPORT, FL
|Message||RM3, Korean conflict.|
Served aboard U.S.S. General A.E. Anderson from
early 1953 through March 1956.
|Message||Okay website, would be better if we could join online.|
|Message||Enlisted in the Navy on 1 April, 1969 .... nobody ever said "April Fools!" Boot camp and RM-A school in San Diego followed.|
First duty station was NAVCOMMSTA Argentia, Newfoundland, followed by a short stay at COMCOSRON-3 in San Diego (1970). Orders to PG-93 (Patrol Gunboat) homeported in Guam followed. We spent nearly a year in-country Vietnam, working out of Cam Ranh Bay.
Next duty stations were NAS/NATC Pax River MD (1972) and NAVCOMMSTA Puerto Rico in Ponce, PR. (1974) Detailers then thought I needed to learn a foreign language, so I got orders to HQ AFSOUTH, Naples, IT, (1977) working with NATO at the AFSOUTH Distribution Center, sending crypto equipment and COMSEC material all over the NATO region.
After Italy, I got orders to the USS Trippe (FF-1075) (1980) homeported in Charleston, SC. With a little help from RMCM Waters, swapped duty stations and moved to COMCRUDESGRU TWO staff duty (1982).
My final duty station was NAS Glenvew, IL (1986) until I retired in June of 1990
I can be reached at [email protected] and currently work for the Voice of America/International Broadcasting Bureau in Washington, DC. Would look forward to hearing from any previous contacts.
|Message||RM A School 1972/73|
USS DIXIE (AD-14)
USS ST. LOUIS (LKA-116)
USS LANG (FF-1060)
RM C7 School 1981
USNS NAVASOTA (T-AO-106)
CommSysTech School 1983
USNS CATAWBA (T-ATF-168)
USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48)
NCTAMS WESTPAC GUAM
Interservice Frequency Management School 1995
NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON NV
NEC's: RM2301, RM2319, RM2313
|Message||HI: RM2 61-67. USS INDEPENDENCE, USS ESSEX, USS INTREPID. CODE CENTRAL INSTRUCTOR 1962 BAINBRIDGE, MD. RM"A" SCHOOL. LICENSED AMATEUR OP 1956, FCC COMMERCIAL 59. BACK ON THE AIR NOW AS W2EP IN TITUSVILLE, FL. 73 & GUD DX TO ALL.|
|Message||I think we actually had 4 RBC's. 2 for Fleet Broadcast and 2 for ship-to-shore.|
|Message||RM A School in Bainbridge, MD, 1961-1962 then USS Grasp (ARS-24) at Pearl Harbor till end of hitch (RMSA to RM2) 9-64. Joined USCG 4-65 as RM2. 1st tour at Commsta New Orleans then Lorsta French Frigate Shoals. Made RM1 right after arriving in Seattle (Commcen CCGD13). Back to Commsta New Orleans then Navy RM B School in San Diego. There were 2 Coasties in the class of 13 and we graduated 1st and 2nd (Sorry, fellas). Then off to the CGC Vigorous in New London, across the river from the Submarine Base, Groton. Went to OCS after Vigorous. After OCS, CGC Cherokee (an ex-navy ATF) at Little Creek. Then tours in Long Beach, Phoenix (DeVry) and CG HQ in DC. Retired 3-84 as LT (O-3E). Ended up in Longview, TX. Worked 5 years for Longview Police Dept then 19 1/2 years at Gregg County Sheriff's Office. Retired from Gregg Co on March 31, 2009. Now I spend my time surfing the net, working on web pages, puttering around the house, some light travel, and a part-time job. Had some very memorable times in the Navy, including 2 Westpac cruises on Grasp. Our comms horsepower consisted of a TBL and a TCS, 2 RBC's and an SRR-11. The only "hi-tech" was the fleet broadcast. Those who never served on a small vessel during those primitive times missed out on what being a radioman was really all about. Bravo Zulu, fellow RMs.|