Hewitt, Mark, AME1

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AME-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Safety Equipment
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
Primary Unit
2004-2005, AME-0000, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
Previously Held NEC
AT-8345-F-14 System Aircraft Organizational Maintenance Technician
8342-F/A-18 O-level Technician
Service Years
1984 - 2005
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Rock
Suez Canal
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Persian Excursion
Cold War
AME-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon






 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying being retired, watching my kids grow up. I do miss the Navy with a passion. I probably miss the CVW5 in Japan the most. Don't think I ever worked that hard in my life. And if they would let me go back in time and do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. I work an eight hour day now, live 15 minutes from work, and I seem to have less time on my hands than when I was active duty working 11-12 hours a night. To all my brothers in Japan, still there strokin' it, thank you. I think about you guys all the time, wish I could be there with you. My wife doesn't have anybody to make dinner for anymore. 
   
Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)VA-146 Blue DiamondsNAS LemooreUSS Nimitz (CVN-68)
VA-122 Flying EaglesVF-21 Free LancersUSS Independence (CV-62)Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
VFA-195 DambustersNaval Weapons Test Squadron Point MuguVFA-192 World Famous Golden DragonsVP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
  1985-1987, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1985-1989, AME-0000, VA-146 Blue Diamonds
  1985-1991, NAS Lemoore
  1988-1989, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  1989-1991, AME-0000, VA-122 Flying Eagles
  1991-1993, AT-8345, VF-21 Free Lancers
  1991-1997, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1991-1997, Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1993-1997, 8342, VFA-195 Dambusters
  1994-1997, AME-0000, VFA-195 Dambusters
  1997-2000, AT-8345, Naval Weapons Test Squadron Point Mugu
  2000-2004, 8342, VFA-192 World Famous Golden Dragons
  2004-2005, AME-0000, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sunny and her bodyguards1
  Mar 18, 2005, My Retirement Present1
  Sep 29, 2005, Retirement1
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