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David De Rooy left a comment for Donald F. Schaeffer
"You got sea sick on your first sea trials. Although I never experienced this myself, we did have a PO 1st class with over twenty years service. Every time we left the pier he would get sick and the next day he was okay. It would take some time to…"
Jan 16
Donald F. Schaeffer commented on David Freeman's group USS Long Beach CGN9
"Checked into TA division along with five others fresh out of TALOS TATTE school while Long Beach was completing refueling at Mare Island in 1971. Got seasick before we reach the Golden Gate bridge on our first sea trial.  Made FTM2…"
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer joined David Freeman's group
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USS Long Beach CGN9

The last true cruiser
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
"Plank Owner.  Checked aboard about a year before commissioning.  Made Chief along with about twenty others during that time.  Was in OR (?) division caring for the AN/SPS-48C radar system.  Enjoyed all the work-ups in the…"
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer joined Douglas Karr's group
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer commented on S D Martin's group USS America CVA-66
"Reported aboard while she was completing her major overhaul in Portsmouth Navel Ship Yard, VA.  in 1975.  I was newly married and fresh out of AN/SPS-48A school.  As an FTM1, I was in charge of the newly installed…"
Jan 15
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USS America CVA-66

The fifth USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of four Kitty Hawk-class super carriers built for the United States Navy in the 1960s
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer commented on John M Andresen's group CSTSC MARE ISLAND
"Mare Island was my most enjoyable duty station during my 14 years in the Navy.  Attended TALOS Missile Test, TATTE, "C" school in 1971.  Check into the "New Barracks" in front of H-1 the day before they were…"
Jan 15
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CSTSC MARE ISLAND

COMBAT SYSTEMS TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE SCHOOL MARE ISLAND CA ("CTMS" CRYPTOGRAPHIC TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE SCHOOL)
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer posted a status
"Enlisted 9/69. Boot camp & FTA at Great Lakes. Push button 3rd started while at GL. TALOS Missile Test at Mare Island Board CGN-9 in yard"
Jan 15
David De Rooy left a comment for Donald F. Schaeffer
"Welcome aboard Chief. Nice to have you with us. Share some tales of your time in the Navy"
Jan 15
Emmet Molloy left a comment for Donald F. Schaeffer
"Welcome aboard Donald!"
Jan 15
Donald F. Schaeffer is now a member of Navy Veterans
Jan 15

Profile Information

Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Enlisted Rating
Fire Controlman
Where were you or your family stationed?
Great Lake for Boot Camp and FT A School
Mare Island for TALOS Missile Test
USS Long Beach CGN-9, Long Beach CA
Mare Island for AN\SPS-48A School
USS America CV-66, Norfolk, VA
Naval Schools Command Dam Neck VA
Mare Island for AN\SPS-48C School
USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 PreCom Norfolk VA
Shore Patrol Norfolk VA
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
September 9, 1969
End date of your service
December 20, 1983

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At 4:04pm on January 16, 2019, David De Rooy said…

You got sea sick on your first sea trials. Although I never experienced this myself, we did have a PO 1st class with over twenty years service. Every time we left the pier he would get sick and the next day he was okay. It would take some time to get his sea legs back

At 5:31pm on January 15, 2019, David De Rooy said…

Welcome aboard Chief. Nice to have you with us. Share some tales of your time in the Navy

At 3:48pm on January 15, 2019, Emmet Molloy said…

Welcome aboard Donald!

 
 
 

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