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Roger L. Moore
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Ricky L Covic commented on Roger L. Moore's group NAF/NAS Midway Island
"I was stationed on Midway from Feb 1976 to April 1977. My rate was MS and I was assigned to the Officers Club and BOQ during my time on Midway."
Nov 12, 2017
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NAF/NAS Midway Island

The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947, Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a national wildlife refuge. From 1996 to 2001…See More
Nov 12, 2017

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Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Alameda NAS, Midway Island NAS, Whidbey Island NAS
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
December 7, 1957
End date of your service
December 9, 1961

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At 6:47pm on November 11, 2012, Stick said…

After spending almost a year standing gate watches at Gt Lakes...I got orders to VAH 6 at NAS WHIDBEY IS...funny thing was no one in the personnel office knew what VAH 6 meant...when I got to Seattle none of the civilians at the terminal knew how to get to I happened to see 2 guys on Shore Patrol..they said I could catch a bus but tha lat one had already ran..The other said they could give me a ride to the other side of the airport where there were 3-4 Navy prop air craft..finally got a ride in what looked like a Beechcraft,,w/pilot co pilot /radioman..we're taxing down the runway n the radioman is showin me how to put on a parachute!!!..Get airborne get to I'm gettin outta the plane...while it was still moving ...finally got the seabag out... planes headin for the runway...guy pulls up on a cart asks where I'm goin told him VAH 6...he gives me a to VAH 6 personel and am told I will be mess the seaplane base...I'll ad more later...after the numbness leaves my fingers goes away :)


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