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Naval Station Rota

Naval Station Rota is a Spanish naval base commanded by a Spanish Vice Admiral near the Spanish town of El Puerto de Santa María, NavSta Rota is the largest American military community in Spain and houses US Navy Sailors, Marines, and their families.

Veterans: 35
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2013

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Started by Anthony Johnson Jan 31, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by George Raymond Karabinos on December 6, 2013 at 2:31pm

Was stationed at NAVCOMSTA 69 to 72 as an ET at the Receiver Site. Played tackle football for the Rota Admirals where we traveled to bases in Spain, Germany,  & Italy to play. We also won the the first COMFIRMED Championship Trophy after beating the Naples All-Stars at Carney Park in Naples in 1971. Lived in the Gypsie area for awhile and then the Edificio America(top floor). Loved Red Square and going to Cipionna. 

Comment by Julie Hellyer on September 16, 2013 at 5:02am

I was with Supply Dept from Jan 91 -93  Also worked at the Staff Judge Advocate Office for about 6 months before deciding to process out of the Navy.

Loved Bar Christina in Rota.

Comment by Larry Walden on August 17, 2013 at 9:32pm

I was in VQ2 from 1972-1976 really want to visit again.

Comment by william c. mitchell on July 13, 2013 at 3:49pm

Love Topa Hoppin in Rota

Comment by william c. mitchell on July 13, 2013 at 3:47pm

The Canopus was the last Tender we closed the site 1979 and went to Charleston.

Comment by william c. mitchell on July 13, 2013 at 3:46pm

I was there on the USS Canopus she was homeported there. A lot of fun in that little town. There was a resturant out side of Rota that had the best Garlic Fried Chicken.

Comment by bill fisher on December 31, 2012 at 9:56am

I CAN CERTAINLY RELATE TO HAVING 'SENIOR MOMENTS'. I WAS RM1 AND STATIONED AT ROTA FROM 1958 TO 1961. WINTERED OVER IN MCMURDO SOUND BASE AND WENT DIRECT TO ROTA. I AM SRPRISED NO ONE MENTIONED CADIZ OR SEVILLA. HAD SOME GREAT TIMES IN BOTH CITIES. THERE WAS AOTHER RM1 AT ROTA, WESLEY GLANZ,FROM DALLAS. LOSTGTRACK OF HIM TOO.

Comment by John Kellett on December 29, 2012 at 1:12pm

It was almost 40 years ago, so my memory of the exact years is not too great.  However, I served at ROTA for 2 or 3 USNR deployments while I was in VP64 out of Willow Grove, PA.  These occurred in the period from 1972-77, and it was a real adventure.

 

Comment by James David Teuscher on August 22, 2012 at 8:08pm

The American Bar was my favorite pub in Rota, Spain. I enjoyed Cruzcampo and San Miguel beer as well as the usual Rum and Coke. I enjoyed the country music and especially the women.

Comment by David B. Mustard on March 29, 2012 at 6:38pm

The American Bar, another one of my hang-outs.  Manly because it was one of the few places in Rota that had country music on the jukebox.

 

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