Ramos, Ysmael, AMCS

Aviation Structural Mechanic
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AM-8305-E2/C2 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Primary Unit
1976-1978, AMH-0000, HC-3 Pack Rats
Previously Held NEC
AMH-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Hydraulics
AMH-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
AMH-8319-P-3 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1968 - 1994
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
AM-Aviation Structural Mechanic
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Recruiting Command of Excellence (3 Silver Stars) Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Sailors Remembered
  • Reyes, Genaro, S1c, (1944-1945)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 1701
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NATTC (Faculty Staff)  Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)VA-128USS Constellation (CVA-64)VA-196 Main Battery
USS Ranger (CVA-61)USS Enterprise (CVN-65)RVAW-110VR-24
USS Intrepid (CVS-11)USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)Souda Bay, CreteNAS North Island
NAS MiramarMCAS TustinHC-3 Pack RatsUSS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
HC-11 GunbearersAdvancement Schools and CoursesNavy Recruiting District Dallas, TX, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)HS-10 Taskmasters
HC-1 Pacific Fleet AngelsNAF Diego Garcia BIOTVP-31 The Genies/Black LightningsVP-48 Boomerangers
VT-21 RedhawksVP-17 White LightingNaval Air Station Whidbey IslandUSS George Washington (CVN-73)
VAQ-140 Patriots
  1968-1968, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1968-1968, AMH-0000, VA-128
  1968-1969, AMH-0000, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1968-1972, AMH-0000, VA-196 Main Battery
  1969-1970, AMH-0000, USS Ranger (CVA-61)
  1971-1972, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1972-1972, AMH-0000, RVAW-110
  1972-1974, AMH-0000, VR-24
  1973-1973, AMH-0000, USS Intrepid (CVS-11)
  1973-1973, AMH-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
  1973-1973, AMH-0000, Souda Bay, Crete
  1974-1975, AMH-0000, NAS North Island
  1974-1976, AMH-0000, RVAW-110
  1976-1976, AMH-0000, NAS Miramar
  1976-1976, AMH-0000, MCAS Tustin
  1976-1978, AMH-0000, HC-3 Pack Rats
  1977-1978, AMH-0000, USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
  1978-1979, AMH-0000, HC-11 Gunbearers
  1979-1979, AMH-9585, Enlisted Navy Recruiting Orientation Course
  1979-1982, AMH-9585, Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1982-1982, AMH-0000, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1982-1983, AMH-0000, Det 3, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
  1982-1983, AMH-0000, NAF Diego Garcia BIOT
  1983-1984, AMH-0000, FRAMP VP-31, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1984-1985, AMH-8319, VP-48 Boomerangers
  1985-1987, AMH-0000, VT-21 Redhawks
  1987-1990, AMH-8319, VP-17 White Lighting
  1990-1993, AMH-0000, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
  1993-1993, AMH-0000, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  1993-1994, AMH-0000, VAQ-140 Patriots
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1969-1970 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1971-1972 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland University CollegeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityCity University of Seattle
  1978-1979, University of Maryland University College
  1990-1991, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1991-1991, City University of Seattle
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 21, 2015, General Photos3
  Jul 27, 2016, Forum Photos
 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
After retirement from the US Navy 1994 after 26 years active from 1968-1994.  Stayed in the State of Washington (Whidbey Island).  Worked for the State in Transportation.  Moved to home of record Texas in 1995 and decided to pick San Angelo.  Never lived here.  Came with no job in site.  Lived with my family in the RV at the Goodfellow AFB Recreation Park by the lake for 6 months.  Got a job at the local municipal airport with American Airlines and then went to Conquest Airlines as the Station Manager. One year later the US Army Aviation and Missile Command was leasing one of the hangars at the airport.  They were moving some of their resources from Killeen/Ft Hood for lack of space to create a work site here for contract employment on the Army's helicopters.  Got the job with DynCorp LTD and Computer Science Corporation for the next 16 years working in QA on the CH47, UH60, OH58, UH1, and the AH64.  After, worked with local school district as a substitute teacher in elementary education for 3 years and then retired to my hobbies, my chopper, my VWs, and the do this list.


Other Comments:

During and after high school turning 18 the draft was after me answering several letters of my status as senior in 1966  and snap it happened in  September 1967.  Received my draft notice, took my physical for Uncle Sam and classified a 1A fit for duty.  Returned to the draft board  after the AFEES visit and decided to walk across the street to the Navy Recruiter.  He tested me and said I can be a corpsman and have you in the Navy in 15 days.  Nope.  We all knew what was happening to those Medics in Nam.  Stalled until March 1968 to go aviation.  Went to basic in Great Lakes, "A" School in Memphis, Tn.(Millington).  From there the Navy took me to Washington State, California, Alaska, Guam, Midway Island, Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Italy, England, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Crete, Tunisia, Turkey, Diego Garcia, TAD to  CVA 64, CVA 61, CVAN 65, CVA 62, CVA 67, CVS 11, CV16, AFS3 and CVN 73.  Assigned to A6A/B/D  Intruder VA196, E2A Hawkeye RVAW110, C2A Greyhound/C1A Trader VR24, CH46D Sea Knight HC3/HC11, Recruiting Duty NRD Dallas NRS Killeen, SH3D Sea King HC1, P3C Orion VP48/VP17, A4J SkyHawk VT21, AIMD Whidbey Island, and EA6B Prowler VAQ140.  Earned NECs on almost all assignments.  It seemed like no one wanted me to stay in their aircraft community the same NEC and it had its consequences having to start new at every command to fit in and earn my place, on the other hand I cross trained to gain experience on both tamden/single rotor, fixed wings both land/carrier operational and "O"/"I" level maintenance.   One tour of recruiting duty as top 5 of 60 recruiter.  To me the Navy opened my eyes to the world of all and it was an adventure I will never forget.  I did the journey not knowing what I was getting into but it had a purpose that I can say in my lifetime "I served in the United States Navy".


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 47Navy Together We ServedNational Rifle Association (NRA)
  1994, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 47 (Oak Harbor, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2017, National Rifle Association (NRA)
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