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Michael Alan Shoptaw
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  • Lebanon, TN
  • United States
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Michael Alan Shoptaw commented on Thomas Metcalfe's group Attack Squadron VA-42
"Attended AE Framp school. Transferred to the Green Pawn at the end of the Gulf War and worked many, many hours and weekends catching aircrews up on training. At times it felt like the hangar turned into the wind for the next launch. :) LPO for the…"
Sep 8, 2013
Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) left a comment for Michael Alan Shoptaw
"Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!"
Sep 7, 2013
Michael Alan Shoptaw commented on Edward Sanderson's group Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 VAQ-33
"Reported to VAQ-33 in Nov of 1980 right after the flood. Went on many Dets and mainly worked the 3rd shift. Transfered to AIMD for the last year. Came in as an Airman and left as a 2nd Class. I have many great Det memories. Fun times."
Sep 5, 2013
Michael Alan Shoptaw commented on Robert W. Hall's group USS Saipan LHA-2
"Reported aboard in Oct of 1979 as a lowly E-1 awaiting AE A school. Worked in AIMD Avionics Shop. Went through one yard period in Portsmith ship yard and a North Atlantic crew where I earned my Blue Nose. Went to A school in May of 1980. Served with…"
Sep 5, 2013
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) ("Ike") is an aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
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Attack Squadron VA-42

A-6 Training Squadron at NAS Oceana, Va.
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Attack Squadron VA-34

VA-34, Flying the A-6 Intruder and FA-18Hornet. Stationed in Oceana NAS, VA.See More
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NATTC Memphis

Naval Air Technical Training Command (NATTC) Memphis, Tennessee
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Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 VAQ-33

On 31 May 1949, a new "Composite Squadron Thirty-Three (VC-33)" was established at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. This VC-33's mission was antisubmarine warfare.See More
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USS Saipan LHA-2

USS SAIPAN was the second ship in the TARAWA - class of amphibious assault ships and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 20, 2007
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Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Aviation Electrician's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Saipan LHA-2, VAQ-33, NAS Memphis Training Center, VA-12, VA-34, VA-42, and USS Eisenhower CVN-69.
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
July 9, 1979
End date of your service
October 31, 1999

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At 4:14pm on September 7, 2013, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!

 
 
 

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