Naval Security Group Activity, San Vito, Italy August 1976 – August 1979

Lori and I left Iceland on a military flight with our dog, Sandy.  As I mentioned in the Iceland post, getting Sandy cleared to leave Iceland after she bit my thumb took some effort. My parents picked us up at the airport.  They were on a mini-vacation themselves, and we …

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 …

NAS Corpus Christi and Del Mar College

August 1972, and I checked in at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, Quarterdeck. I would attend Del Mar College for an Associate Degree at the Navy’s expense, completing four semesters and a summer session of classes. My only military duties were attending classes and maintaining passing grades. I …

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 …

Duty at Naval Radio Station (R) Northwest

The school was out finally, and I was checking into the quarterdeck at Naval Radio Station (R) Northwest in April 1967, my first operational command. Just my luck that it was a command in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp with rattlesnakes and copperheads, besides being miles from the …

School in Pensacola 1967-68

I was on an airplane, leaving my family home for the Naval Communications Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, to start a new chapter in my life. My orders were to the CP-771/UYK-3 school, whatever that was. I knew the prefix marked it as a computer, but no one could …

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 is life different today compared to when you were a child?—StoryWorth

“How is life different today compared to when you were a child?” It is an interesting question that I considered avoiding. I had an issue deciding what to write. Let’s start with the current Covid scare. I remember having the measles and my siblings the mumps when I was young. …

Storyworth—Are you a regular at any of your local restaurants or cafes?

“Are you a regular at any of your local restaurants or cafes? What is that relationship like?” It was such an interesting question. Let us start with our favorite steakhouse—American Steakhouse outside Fort Meade Army base. It has a great selection of reasonably priced steaks and Lori’s often-ordered pork chops …

Storyworth—“What did you hide from your parents as a child?”

“What did you hide from your parents as a child?” I suspect there are many things I didn’t tell my parents or tried to hide at the time. The stairs Until I left after graduation, the house I lived in had a basement and attic (we called it upstairs.) There …

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