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1978-1984:

USN Aviation 2nd Flt Eng for VQ-4 out of NAS Pax River MD supporting the bubble heads with nuclear war standby alert initiation using a Cobalt security level C-130H.
 

At the same duty station transferred to a VP Squadron chasing Typhoon class Russian boomers using P-3C.

 

My career was over when I was deemed not fit for reenlistment after a motorcycle accident which severed my leg more than 75%.

 

1984-1986:

I continued my service to the greatest Nation on the globe by transferring at the same duty station to the USN Test Pilot School as a flight status contractor where I performed flight status duties by performing in flight troubleshooting.

 

1986-1991:

Supported NAVAIR & the Pentagon as a DoD contractor.

 

Highlights:

 

Deployments ranged from 1-9 months

Supported the Faulkand Island war (INCIDENT) during night sorties

Test Pilot school R&D 

1 ejection 2 crashes

Shadowed by Russian Bears constantly

Did the first C-130 carrier emergency carrier landing

 

1991-to Present:

Federal employee supporting DHS as a logistics Eng.

 

Sorry to bore...lol:doh::lurk::ohsnap::salute:

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On 11/21/2019 at 10:57 AM, snmjim said:

1978-1984:

USN Aviation 2nd Flt Eng for VQ-4 out of NAS Pax River MD supporting the bubble heads with nuclear war standby alert initiation using a Cobalt security level C-130H.

Is that just another way of saying you sat around getting drunk eating pretzels and watching Gilligan's Island? (It was Mary Ann wasn't it)?

lol

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USMC Vietnam 67/68, 2 Purple Hearts, glad I made it back but very sad for so many that didn't.

Semper Fi

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