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Comment by Ron Olesen on May 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

I was at NavCommStaPhil from Sep 1969 to Sep 1971.  Because of my background as an instructor, graduate of RM B School, the Ops boss, LCDR Triptow assigned me to a training office.  I developed classes to review Basic Electronics, Math, etc.  I had learned fancy work aboard the USS Strong (DD758) (thanks of BM1 John Motes), so I inherited the "M" gang as well.  We tidied up the entrance to the "T" building and the grounds surrounding it.

After the fleetwide exams, I was called into the Ops Boss office and he told me I could go into any division I wanted to go to for doing a good job.  I selected TechControl and finished my tour at San Miguel learning the ins and outs of being a Tech Controller.  Did go to CommSysTech School at Cheltenham enroute the NavFac, Argentia, NFLD.

San Miguel was a great duty station.  I had been stationed with another RM1, Dan Mathews in TacRon 11.  We started riding motorcycles and then, racing them on the base.  We then got a CTCM, Bruce Bowden and others, and soon had about 25 racers.  We also ran at the beach on a flat track. Raced with Filipos in San Marelleno.  What a great duty station...

Comment by john vitanza on March 5, 2016 at 12:17pm
John vitanza, was stationed at navcomsta Phil from 1967 to 1969. Looking for my old dear friend Richard schilling (chief1966) I can be reached at
Comment by richard e. steiger on February 29, 2016 at 8:27am

Rich Steiger, CTRSN,  NAVCOMSTA SAN MIGUEL. Sept. 1971-Sept 1972. Bravo Section Skedders.  Chief Cooper and the gang.  Will never forget the Crossroads. Also hung out and shared a cube with some great radiomen.  

Comment by Curtis a Larsen on December 31, 2015 at 9:09pm
Danny Lloyd, we were in San Diego in A school at the same time! Graduated just before Christmas, then was sent to Guam.
Comment by Curtis a Larsen on December 31, 2015 at 8:57pm
I was an rm3 at ntcc Nimitz hill, Guam. Attached to NCs Guam, was there from 1973 to 1976.
Comment by Dave Davison on July 13, 2014 at 7:00am

I loved this duty station (1976-78)!

Comment by Dave Davison on July 13, 2014 at 6:54am

Stationed at the "Fort" From November 1976 until May 1978. Assigned to the Military Personnel Office. Great bunch of sailors at that duty station.

Comment by Garry Seay on June 13, 2014 at 10:30am

Joined the navy March 1972, Orlando then RMA school at Bainbridge,2304 School in Bainbridge then on to USS Mt Whitney til jul 1975 then Shore Duty at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach til dec 23rd 1976.  Had a great time while in he navy, left as RM2. Whitney was a really good ship to be on, met a lot of good people while serving.  Garry Seay  Dalton,Ga

Comment by Richard C Schilling on June 12, 2014 at 7:44pm

I was station at NAVCOMSTA Philippines from 1966 to 1969. I worked in the message center. Except for three sections watches I enjoy my time in the Philippines.

Comment by Ben Jackson on March 24, 2014 at 8:26am

Comment by Ben Jackson on March 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

Ben Jackson, I completed Radioman "A" school in 1961 and was assigned to FOCCPAC Kunia Hawaii until I was discharged in 1964.  Often wonder about the wonderful people I worked with during that tour. I lived on Wheeler Field Airbase along with people in the Air Force and Army.


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