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John Saldana
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  • Porterville, CA
  • United States
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USS Ranger CVA-61

Ranger was the first aircraft carrier in the world to be laid down as an angled-deck ship. She was laid down 2 August 1954 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Virginia, launched 29 September 1956See More
May 26, 2016
John Saldana commented on Paul Barger's group Persian Gulf Veterans
"Was there for Desert Shield/Desert Storm with VAW-116 aboard the Top Gun of the Pacific, USS Ranger CV61, If I remember correctly we had four carriers in the gulf during the hostilities, have pics when all 4 Battle groups got together for photos,…"
Sep 15, 2015
John Saldana joined Paul Barger's group
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Persian Gulf Veterans

Any one who has served in the Persian Gulf
Sep 15, 2015
John Saldana commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Coral Sea CVA-43
"Was on the 79-80 cruise with HC-1 Det3, transfered before the World cruise, shame they couldn't keep her as a museum like her sister the Midway."
Jul 9, 2015
John Saldana joined Douglas Karr's group
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USS Coral Sea CVA-43

USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of the Coral Sea. She earned the affectionate nickname "Ageless Warrior" through her long career.
Jul 9, 2015
John Saldana replied to vince bonderczuk's discussion gold has marks and chevrons in the group First Class Association
"ha,ha,ha."
May 18, 2015
John Saldana commented on Hook Albright's group HC-1 "Pacific Fleet Angels"
"Spent 2 yrs with HC-1 Det3, 79-81, WestPac'd on the USS Coral Sea "Maru". PowerPlants with charlie naggle and other great guys."
May 5, 2015
John Saldana joined Hook Albright's group
May 5, 2015
John Saldana commented on Daniel Earl Martin's group VQ-1
"Was in the "Q" 72-75, worked the Whales in PowerPlants, Jeez, has it been 40 yrs already, met a lot of good people while stationed on Guam, going back for a visit is on my bucketlist."
May 5, 2015
John Saldana joined Daniel Earl Martin's group
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VQ-1

FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON ONE
May 5, 2015
John Saldana joined Tim Gulliford's group
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California Navy Veterans

Navy and Marine Veterans from California.
Apr 14, 2015
John Saldana replied to vince bonderczuk's discussion gold has marks and chevrons in the group First Class Association
"Surely You Jest!! No, the gold just sets us apart from the chaff that goes on liberty and makes fools of themselves, and I think you might have been a little envious when we walked around with our GOLD."
Dec 19, 2014
John Saldana joined Chuck Fry's group
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First Class Association

Come on in Shipmates. Have a seat in the First Class Lounge. We'll play a little Acey-Deuce and swap sea stories. As always, you have front of the line previleges on the Mess Decks.See More
Dec 19, 2014
John Saldana commented on michael paxton's group Naval Air Station Moffett Field
"Stationed there 76-79, was in AIMD T56 engine build up shop, met a lot of great people, Moffett was choice duty then and couldn't agree more, after my tour transfered out to HC-1 but came back in 83 to VP-19, great squadron, Lots of great times…"
Nov 29, 2014
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Naval Air Station Moffett Field

The original station was commissioned on 12 April 1933 and dedicated NAS Sunnyvale after the death of Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, who is credited with the creation of the airfield, in the loss of the USS Akron on 4 April 1933. The Hangars #1, #2, and #3, and the adjacent Shenandoah Plaza are collectively designated as a National Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.See More
Nov 17, 2014
John Saldana updated their profile
Nov 17, 2014

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
VQ-1, NAS AGANA GUAM
NAS MOFFET FIELD,AIMD
HC-1,NAS NORTH ISLAND
VP-19,NAS MOFFET FIELD
NAS LEMOORE, OMD,SAR
VAW-116, NAS MIRAMAR,USSRANGER
VAW-110,NAS MIRAMAR
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
July 4, 1971
End date of your service
July 31, 1993

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