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Nameronald (Marty) martinez Rm2
Date2014-02-09
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Message11-5-1960-4-2-1962 Uss King DLG-10
4-18-1962-11-2-1962 RmA school San Diego
1-15-1962 12-23-1964 navcommsta norfolk va
1-15-1965 Uss Lexington cvs16 Pensacola fla
9-1-1965 Uss essex cvs9 q.pt R.I.

3-10-1966-3-1-1968 aircrewman vp-49 pax river, md.
would like to hear from old shipmates, tks Marty smilie


Nameronald (Marty) martinez Rm2
Date2014-02-09
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Message11-5-1960-4-2-1962 Uss King DLG-10
4-18-1962 2-11-1962 RmA school San Diego
1-15-1962 12-23-1964 navcommsta norfolk va
1-15-1965 Uss Lexington cvs16 Pensacola fla
9-1-1965 Uss essex cvs9 q.pt R.I.

3-10-1966-3-1-1968 aircrewman vp-49 pax river, md.
would like to hear from old shipmates, tks Marty smilie


NameFrank A. Gonzales RM3
Date2014-02-09
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MessageDoes any one remember what: ZBM1 ZBM2 is a code for what? I use to send this out in 1965, while I was net controller, aboard the flagship, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVA-42. Especially for RM's on the 6's Alfa network, on a 1965 Med. Cruise! Working 8 on, 8 off around the clock was hell. Had to work this schedule for over 40 days straight with no air. Use to get over 100 degrees in our packed quarters! Remember CR division? I hated to send out weather reports, always 2-3 pages long. I always got a IMI BT to BR!! Just to bust my balls! Did get even once on liberty, caught an RM who was on duty once. After verifying he was in duty the same time, earlier, I dropped him like a bad habit! Later got a Captain's Mast for breaking his jaw. Captain asked me to join the boxing team. We had a "smoker" coming up for the 6th Fleet Championship....we won later too! This was 1965.
Hated ship (aircraft) life! Always after showering, came out smelling like JP5 fuel. Remember? Chow lines always had a 45 minute wait, no matter what time you went for chow (everything was always powered!!). A fringe benefit was a carton of cigarettes only cost one dollar, ten cents a pack.
I was lucky to get off that ship and into the Naval Air Navy, VP-49! Turned out to be fantastic duty. Flying in P3A's chasing Russian subs all over the world.


NameFrank A. Gonzales RM3
Date2014-02-09
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MessageThis is my 2nd write up!!
Went to Great Lakes Boot Camp June 1964
RM "A" School, Bainbridge, Md. Class 6-65, graduating March
1965 @ only 18 wpm, the minimum.
Aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVA-42
CE Div. March 1965-Jan. 1966, as CW operator, 6's
Alfa during Med Cruise. Forgot....tried out during RM A
School, for. Navy UDT School (Later Seals) Did not qualify,
needless to say. Twice volunteered for PBR Duty,
"Brown water " Navy, twice turndown. ( a good thing) probably
wouldn't be here, today). Participated in Navy first class of
black shoe RM's, off ships to fly in P3A aircraft,
chasing Russian Submarines all over the world!!
Great duty!! I should have stayed in the Navy. Best years of my life!! Anyone who was receiving morse code from me was
hearing at least 30-35 wpm, from a speed key operator!j
Still can send/receive 15-20 wpm, 44 years later.
I was discharged in May 1968, after accumulating over 1600 hours ad flight communicator with VP-49, out of Pax (Patuxent River) Maryland. I want to hear from anyone who served,
either on The Roosy or with VP-49 !! My email address is [email protected] I live in the Atlanta, Georgia area!


NameFrank A. Gonzales
Date2014-02-09
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MessageI went to RM "A" School, Class 6/65. Bainbridge, Md.
Sent to U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVA-42
Made Med Cruise 1965. Volunteered twice for PBR Duty, Vietnam and turn downed twice by US Navy. Was morse code operator on 6's Alfa, was net controller aboard the Roosevelt. Finally volunteered for VP-49, flight crew member. Flew out if home base, Patuxent River, Md. Participated in 2 deployments. First was Adak , Alaska Jan-Jun 1966.
Second, our of Kindley AFB, Bermuda, Jan.-Jun. 1967.
Flew on Recovery of Gemini 12, out of Ascension Island, South Africa, 1966!! Accumulated over 1700 hours in P3A aircraft as flight communicator, send and receive, 30-35 mpm.
My squadron, VP-49 was deployed to Thailand when I was discharged in May 1965.


Namecharles smith
Date2014-02-01
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Messagewas stationed at NTCC subic 82-84, navcommsta san miguel 84-86,


remember chief stoddard
jess stancheck
chris howard
kurt fry
tanya
kim
marc beraud


NameHans Brakob
Date2013-10-29
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MessageI joined USNRMA way back when, but lost track. How do I rejoin? Served 1958 to 1979. Ex-NBFP, NHXW, NIDU, NFUF, NAM, NPN, misc others. Retired RMCM now in Minnesota summer, Arizona winter.


NameThomas L. Hill
Date2013-09-04
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MessageBoot Camp in Great Lakes summer of 1980 followed
by RM A School in San Diego. Finished RM A School
early due to the self paced course that was in
place at that time.
NAVFAC GUAM 11/1980 - 03/1982 RMSN
USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045) 04/1982 - 04/1984 RM2
NTCC PEARL HARBOR 05/1984 - 08/1986 RM1
USS CONSTELLATION 09/1986 - 11/1986 RM1
NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO 11/1986 - 05/1987 RM1
USS HOEL (DDG-13) 05/1987 - 05/1990 RM1
NAVAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER POINT LOMA
05/1990 - 05/1993 RM1


NameGlen E Kelly
Date2013-07-16
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MessageUSN from 1958 to 1961 then USNRR into 1964. Inlisted as EFSR as E1; advanced to E2 out of basic; E3 out of RM 'A' school; E4 after year at NAVCOMSTA SD; then to E5 while at Midway Is. in 1961. Never stood a successful radio watch--taking code and doing another task, like actually reading it was beyond my capability, so I worked at jobs that normally would be assigned to an ET. Told the turkeys when they assigned me to RM school that I had flunked the clerical part of the testing at boot camp. But, no...EFSR to RM in one easy 'Navy Way' goof-up. But, what the heck. Got married to a WAVE at NAVCOMSTA and she is still with me. smilie


Namerichard bonilla
Date2013-07-14
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MessageRM1, stationed in Naples numerous years. 1976-78 Navcamsmed tech contol, Comcargru two out of Naples 78-80. USS PETERSON (DD-69) 80-81 NORFOLK. 81-85 Navcamsmed Naples tech contol. USNS Saturn 86-87. Navcomsta Sigonella Sicily tech control 90-93. Prior to all that was in the USMC guess where
Marine Barracks NAPLES 71-73. So u old guys Swiss Bar, San Fran, Lorrie Bar, Jacks House, El Morroco, HIDEAWAY Hotel Bar to name a few and yes the Flamingo Club and NAVSUPPACT Agnano EM CLUB.
I still hear Echo India's (EI's} in my sleep and its musuc to my ears. Not much going for me, still drink lots of beer and look at pretty women.
If the U.S. government and Military would keep all that claasified Traffic off the computers and used good ole day classified ckts they would'nt be all these leaks going on. AIN'T nothing can replace good ole RADIOMEN and their Equipment NOTHING.


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