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September 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Unpublished Author

I wonder if anyone else is writing or has written about their time in the Navy?

Added by Allen Van Osdol on September 23, 2014 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

My USN experiences

I started my USN service as a ADJ with VAQ 133 Wizards at Whidbey Is Wa. I worked on EA-6B.s and loved my job. I went to ADJ A school at NAS Millington Tn and after graduating I returned to Whidbey IS and joined the VAQ 137 Rooks. I planned on making the USN a career so I requested transfer out of the ADJ rate into the TD rate. My first two requests were denied. My squadron commander knew an Admiral at PACAF and the Admiral agreed to write a letter of recommendation which went to BUPERS with…


Added by AL Nord on September 13, 2014 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments

Need help to ID

I am working on a historical documentary style TV program called Who Do You Think You Are?  There is a US version of this show, and a story I’m looking into relates to a US Chief Petty Officer that I’m hoping to identify.


I am trying to identify the WWII US Navy serviceman who is in this photograph.  What we know is that he was a Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy, holding the position of Chief Commissaryman.  He was based in Sydney during part of WWII,…


Added by Norman Atwater HTCS on September 8, 2014 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

Ford Island, Pearl Harbour

Does anyone know if the old hangers and tower and terminal still exist on the island? 

I was tdy for a time from Barber's Point to change engines on some P-5 marlins.

Can't find much on Ford Island anymore.

Added by Allen Van Osdol on September 3, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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