83-87 US Marines, 6112 CH-46 E Helo Mechanic, Crew Chief
2 yrs in Tustin, Ca Helo base with one west pac tour
2 yrs in Kaneohe Bay, Hi with one west pac tour.
I enjoyed every bit of it and would do it all over again.
As we used to say in 3MAW... "It was real, and it was fun... but it wasn't real fun".
I wanted to stay, but my knees wouldn't let me (RE:3P).
81-89 USMC 6477/6466 (MOS # changed in 85) A-6E & F/A-18A FLIR IMA tech
Boot & schools 6/81-2/83
MCAS El Toro, Ca 3/83-6/89 with one deployment w/VMA(AW)-242 to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan & NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 4/84-10/84 & multiple ship-board outings w/VMA(AW)-121 aboard CV-61 Ranger 11/85, 9/86-10/86 Pusan SK & Vancouver Canada, 3/87-4/87 Pusan SK & Sasebo Japan, 7/87-12/87 Subic Bay P.I., Singapore, Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea, Pattaya Thailand, Hong Kong, Subic Bay