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Flat Hat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth C. Shee Apr 18, 2012. 3 Replies

how many remember the flat hat that was issued  as part of your uniform. we actually wore it and were required to have it for seabag inspection.Continue

High Year Tenure (HYT)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gery Bastiani UT1 Apr 17, 2012. 1 Reply

when i was in there were career third class, second class that were happy to be a e4 or e5 now they would be and are being kicked out of service. the navy is becoming more and more like a business.Continue

navy has changed

Started this discussion. Last reply by BEN's page Apr 12, 2012. 3 Replies

i just found out that they now give ribbons/metals for sea duty . in 60s i did 36 months conetinous without a thank you. it seems that the navy is becoming more and more like a business that human…Continue

Navy RIF 31 specialities

Started Apr 7, 2012 0 Replies

i was just reading about the RIF does anyone know what the 31 specialities they are going to reduce? i was reading the pain and hurt on a blog written by both sailors and there wifes....there is a…Continue


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Profile Information

Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
vah-6, whidbey, sanford, westpac, med, oceana
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
May 20, 1962
End date of your service
July 26, 1965

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At 10:33pm on December 13, 2012, Joe Lechner said…

Ben I was in Company 278 1962.
Started May 28, 1962, don't remember date graduated. Chief P.L. Samuelson, MMC was the CC. What an "Old Sea Dog" was he. That was over 50 years ago.


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