NSGA Keflavik Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976

Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976. https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/266428-keflavik-navy-base-iceland/ Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976. https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/266428-keflavik-navy-base-iceland/ My sponsor met me at the terminal of the Keflavik International Airport in Iceland and greeted me with a comment on how glad he was to see me.  I would learn later the appropriateness of the …

Naval Security Group Department, Wahiawa—1970-1972

I left Naval Radio Station, Northwest, in January 1970 en route to the Naval Security Group Department, Wahiawa, Hawaii. Once more, they assigned me to the HFDF maintenance shop. As at Northwest, I repaired and calibrated R-1230 receivers and AN/FSH-7 one-inch, multichannel magnetic recorders when not supporting the CP-771/UYK-3. It …

US Navy Year One

It is February 1966. My Bootcamp company and I, a Seaman Recruit,  marched to face the classification officer, who would determine our future. My turn came, and I sat across from him. I would recreate the actual conversation, but honestly, I can’t. However, I remember the significant parts. The classification …

What was US Navy Bootcamp like in 1966-67?

Some memories remain, though, dimmed by time. Such are those of my time in the US Navy Boot Camp. Forgive me for rambling. It is what it is. My strongest memory is of the day my father came to visit near Christmas. I was called to the Brigade office, where …

How did you decide when to change jobs?—Storyworth

How did you decide when to change jobs? I had several jobs before being drafted in 1966. What they were, and why I changed jobs is interesting to few besides me. (LOL) First job I babysat a neighbor’s two children when I was twelve years old. One child was in …

How do you prefer to travel? By Car!—StoryWorth

“How do you prefer to travel?” The answer to this question is by car or RV. I enjoy being behind the steering wheel as the miles disappear behind me. First Car My love of driving began with my first car. I wrote about using it to transit between my jobs …

When Did You Get Your First Car?—StoryWorth

“When did you get your first car?” The quick answer is: when I left home the day I graduated from Spaulding Institute, high school, in May 1965. We had a friend, Pete, who lived and worked in Waukegan, Illinois. He found me a job in Skokie, Illinois. I wrote about …

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