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Served onboard the USS BIDDLE CG34 from 1986-89.
Great times, still remember and talk to some of the guys. She was a great ship!
|Message||Surprised to see this site. Wondering how many of my fellow Radiomen are hams? My duty stations were Navcommsta Morocco 2 years, U.S.S Barney DDG-6 1971 to 1973. If you are a ham then try www.K4NAR.org for the Navy net on 7.245 everyday at 0700. Hope to see you there.|
Just found this site. Great stuff. RM2 at USNS Roosevelt Roads 1970 - 1974. One thing Google can't find is our old call sign: RULGSDM
Just found a couple of sites with Q and Z sigs. I found the need for ZBM2 many times in life. BYW they are still using the lighting bolts for the IT rate. At least we didn't lose that.
Also very kewl, Fed Law, as of Oct 08, lets all Veterans and Active that are NOT IN UNIFORM lets us present a hand salute whenever the national anthem is played. Now we'll see our brothers/sisters at ball games. Very Kewl!
RM A SCHOOL BAINBRIDGE MD
NAVCOMMSTA NEA MAKRI GREECE
RADIOMAN B SCHOOL
INST RADIOMAN A SCHOOL BAINBRIDGE
COMM UNIT WASH DC NAVPERS
WHAT A GREAT RATING, GREAT MEMORIES
Served at NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, PI, NAS Agana, Guam 1958-1960 and on the USS Walton DE-361 1961-1962.
For sure would enjoy hearing from those I served with. I am trying to locate Chief Tracy, RMC and LCDR Dinnel who was with COMFAIRPHIL/COMFAIRSOWESTPAC in 1959.
I was an RM from 1957 to 1977.
Boot camp - Glakes
NAS Agana Guam
KW-7 Repair School
RTC Orlando (Company Commander)
I am now retired from a Public School System
(taught behavior disorder students).
To send an e-mail please remove the 2 from my address.
|Message||Nice web site! My dad went to radio school at U. of Wisconsin at start of WWII. His name is Herman L. Duncan and he went by the nickname of Dunk. He then served a short while on the sub Razorback before going to the pacific and ending on Okinawa in an Acorn unit.|
Served in the Navy from 1978 - 1992. Duty stations were:
Navcams Med, Naples It
Comsublant BCT, Norfolk Va
NTC / SSC San Diego, Ca
USS Prairie (AD-15)
Barbers Point, Hawaii
Sure do miss the Navy days - wish I had stayed in.
Hello fellow Radiomen. I was at the following commands, and would like to hear from some old friends. USS Josephus Daniels 1980-1984, USS Belknap 1990-1993, NAVCAMS MED NAPLES 1984-1990.
Please forward any contact info you may have for our shipmates from the past. Thanks and What a great website this is.
Advanced to RMC just prior to the rating change it IT.
USS Nashville (LPD 13) 85-88
NATC PAX River MD 89-91(Terminated)
C6F/USS Belknap (CG 26) 91-94
USS California (CGN 36) 94-96
NCTS Puget Sound WA 96-99(Terminated)
USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) 99-03
NCTAMS LANT Det HR 03-05(Retired)
Current: Information Security Analyst (SAIC) at NETWARCOM
I finally found this rm bullton board again. I Retired on 4-30-1993. I spent 21 years 10 months and 22 days as a Navy Radioman. I was in Country Danang Vietnam, USS TARAWA LHA-1 74-76, USS PELIEU LHA-5 76-77 Then got out for 11 months, USS OKLAHOMA City CLG-5 78-80. Then went to back to back sea tours on USNS PASSUMPSIC T-AO-107, AND Finally USS ROANOKE AOR-7(The ship from hell) good sailors and chiefs but the officers were not so great. I can still quote Q and Z signals., ZBM-2, QRU, INT ZBZ K. I worked as a civilian commiunicator from 97-05. I was working at NTCC Corpus Christi when they changed the RM/DP'S to IT'S. The one thing I found out is the new It's did know from squak what it meant to trouble shot a comm ckt. I helped a good friend of mine to study for IT1 which had at the time all the Radioman stuff on the E-6 Exam. well I drilled him so much he was a selectee.
As I always say "Once a Radioman always a Radioman"
After I got out of RM "a" School in 1971 when we finished the crypto phase I could see trend. I got my orders to the NAVCOMSTA Phlippines det Danang Vietnam. Well in those days they send you there. I was proud of what I did serving my country in a combat zone. I saw many of my ships mates being put in put in a box to go home.
My son is in the marine corps as a Marine Corps Radio Operator/Radioman same thing. it is ironic he is 3rd generation to be in communications in the military. I was in Nam, MY dad was in World War II, now him.
I'm another RM to IT convert; retired in '00. Duty stations included:
Great Lakes IL (basic training)
OT "A" School Norfolk VA
RM "A" School San Diego CA
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
USS Sellers (DDG-11)
USS Charleston (LKA-113)
NSWC Dahlgren VA
USS LaSalle (AGF-3)
NCTS Keflavik IC
NCTS Washington DC
My book, A Squid's Cold War Story: My First Four Years in the United States Navy, is now complete and waiting for an agent. It covers my first 4 years in, what I went through, places I visited and people I worked with as a Radioman. The background covers the Cold War and the general atmosphere during those first four years and I am discussing the rate in detail and of course with a sense of humor.
Nice website, good to see all that the RM's are alive and well.
CWO2, USN (Ret)
My Grandfather was a radio man on the USS Nebraska in WWI.
The ships radio was installed in his house after WW1. A very Large Ham radio operation and tower in Revere Ma.
He was good at electronics at the time and other German scientist lived with him.
Their is Much more to this story with audio tapes.
RM2 (1974 - 1978)
- Boot Camp @ Great Lakes, IL (1974)
- Radioman 'A' School, NTC San Diego (1974)
- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1), NAS Agana, Guam "Westpac World Watchers" (1974 -1978)
- VQ-1 Det Atsugi, Japan (Spring-Summer 1975)
Wish I had stayed in the full 20...