Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland September 1985 – September 1987

We are home. We are Lori, Dwane “DJ,” Tiffany “Tiff,” and me. Our home is 8107B Falconer Court on FT Meade. Sporting khakis and new collar insignia, and with great anxiety, I report to my work location in Airport Square 11. The plans for the two computer labs on the …

Storyworth – Naval Air Station, Pensacola August 1985 – September 1985

Lori and I arrived In Pensacola with the children so I could attend the Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy. She and the children stayed with friends and family while I lived in the barracks assigned to course attendees. Later, they went to Corpus Christi to stay with her …

Naval Security Group Activity, FT Meade, Maryland October 1984-August 1985

I was not enamored with my transfer to the Washington, DC area. I knew it was the hub of politics and more expensive than other duty stations. When I checked into the command, I learned that though assigned to NSGA, FT Meade, I would work within one of the NSA …

Naval Security Group Activity, Galeta Island, Panama October 1982 – October 1984

My next assignment as a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) was to Galeta Island as the Electronics Material Officer (EMO.) It was my first tour as Department Head. The department performed preventative and corrective maintenance on the High-Frequency Direction Finder equipment and other systems. The command structure placed department heads behind …

Naval Technical Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, October 1979 to October 1982

I arrived after completing instructor training, expecting to be one of several instructors in the Narrowband Direction Finding course. As it turned out, I was partially correct. As the only Chief Petty Officer assigned to the course, I would be the course manager and instructor. When I took over the …

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tennessee August 1979 – September 1979

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tennessee August 1979 – September 1979 I left Naval Security Group Activity, San Vito dei Normanni, Italy, on an emergency transfer. My father was in critical condition due to collapsed lungs. Fortunately, he recovered and was with us for twenty-three years more. My assignment …

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 …

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 …

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