20 years of fun with Uncle Sam's Misguided Children:
1979 Boot Camp MCRD San Diego, CA 2ndBn, Platoon 2095
1980 Naval Air Tech Training Command Millington, TN
1980-82 VMFA 323 Death Rattlers MCAS El Toro, CA Avionics Tech
1982-85 Marine Enlisted Commissioning Program, Univ of Texas, Austin TX
1985 Commissioned 2ndLt, The Basic School, Quantico, VA
1986-1987 Flight Training NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting
1987 Winged Unrestricted Naval Aviator
1988 HMT 303 Atlas Fleet Replacement Squadron UH-1N
1989-92 HMLA-369 Gunfighters; HMM-161(C) Greyhawk, Air Combat Element, 13th MEU(SOC) WestPac; HMLA-369 Desert Shield/Storm; Okinawa Unit Deployment Program
1992-93 Air Officer 2nd Bn, 5th Marines
1993-1996 VT-27 Instructor Pilot, NAS Corpus Christi, TX T-34C
1996-1999 SAR and Station Pilot, MCAS Yuma, AZ HH-1N and UC-12B
So many memories, but in the Summer of 99 we loaded up the van and 3 kiddos and headed back to the civilian world, but we did not leave flying behind. Flew a short tour with American Eagle on the ATR-72, then landed a dream job with Delta Air Lines Jan 2000. That is still keeping me busy but in our spare time we like to be out on the water, restore boats and take pictures.
Our new log is Small Boat Restoration, please drop in and say hi.