Bargar, William, AD1

Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AD-6420-F-404 Turbofan Jet Engine First Degree/IMA Mechanic
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
2009-Present, AD-6425, Fleet Readiness Center West (FRC WEST), Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC)
Previously Held NEC
00E-Unknown NEC/Rate
8380-UH-1N System Organizational Maintenance Technician
AD-8327-A-7E Organizational Maintenance, Powerplant and Related Systems
MA-9545-Law Enforcement Specialist
AD-6421-TF-34 Turbofan Jet Engine First Degree/IMA Mechanic
AD-8342-F/A-18 A/B/C/D Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician
9571-Safety Technician
AD-8341-F/A18E/F Organizational Maintenance Technician Career
ABF-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels
AD-6425-F414 Turbofan Third Degree
Service Years
1977 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Security U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal

Persian Excursion Gold Star Blue Star US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
USS Midway Veterans Association
  2010, USS Midway Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

FRC West, (AIMD) Lemoore, CA. Power plants Division (400 Division). Department of the Navy Federal Employee (WG8602-10), performs maintenance, inspections and mentors, instructs and directs Active Duty Navy personnel on F414-GE-400 (F/A-18 Super Hornet) aircraft engines and components.  Working on my SECOND RETIREMENT! 


"Ever feel like regardless what you do......It is never good enough"?

"If YOU don't work........YOU don't eat"!



"It is NOT about how "Much Money" you make...."It is about what you DO with what you make!"

RULE #2 Concerning money.........

"The LOVE of money.........Is the ROOT of all kinds of evil"!

"People you work with - Attitudes, personalities, traits & habits".

Traits or habits I personally dislike in others:

1. Drama.
2. Attitudes.
3. Complaining - With NO REAL solutions.
4. Liars.
5. Lazy People.
6. People who "Run for Governor" - Play the POLITICS GAME.
7. People who ONLY want to do something to make themselves LOOK GOOD.
8. "Back-stabbers".
9. Hypocrites.
10. Arrogant people.
11. Braggers. 

Other Comments:
Taking one day at a time........Trying to LEARN from life's experiences......Not to do the same thing again!  "Keep on keeping on!"

United States Marine Corps (1978-1982)
MOS 6114 (UH-1N and AH-1J Helicopter Mechanic)
HMH-463 & HML-267


My daughter CS1(SW/IW/AW) Crystal A. Bargar, Carrier Strike Group Nine attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), NAS North Island (San Diego), CA.  Admiral's Staff Duty!

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Sailors Remembered
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, OSVET Indoctrination (Great Lakes IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Marine Corps (USMC)MCRD San DiegoUSS Tarawa (LHA-1)HMH-463
HMLA-267US NavyVA-93 Blue Blazers/RavensUSS Midway (CV-41)
NSF Diego GarciaAIMD, NAVSTA Rota, SpainUSS Coral Sea (CV-43)USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
VA-22 Fighting RedcocksUSS Enterprise (CVN-65)VFA-22 Fighting RedcocksUSS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
AIMD, NAS LemooreVFA-151 Fighting VigilantesCommander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (COMSTRKFIGHTWINGPAC/CSFWP)VFA-122 Flying Eagles
NAS LemooreFleet Readiness Center West (FRC WEST), Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC)
  1977-1978, 00E, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1978-1978, MCRD San Diego
  1979-1980, 8380, USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
  1979-1980, HMH-463
  1980-1982, 8380, HMLA-267
  1982-1982, Break in Service
  1982-1985, AD-8327, VA-93 Blue Blazers/Ravens
  1982-1985, AD-8327, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1985-1986, MA-9545, NSF Diego Garcia
  1986-1989, AD-6420, AIMD, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
  1987-1987, USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
  1988-1988, AD-6421, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  1989-1990, AD-8327, VA-22 Fighting Redcocks
  1989-1990, AD-8327, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1990-1994, AD-8342, VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks
  1991-1993, AD-8342, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  1994-1997, AD-6420, AIMD, NAS Lemoore
  1997-1998, 9571, VFA-151 Fighting Vigilantes
  1999-2004, AD-6420, Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (COMSTRKFIGHTWINGPAC/CSFWP)
  2004-2005, AD-8341, VFA-122 Flying Eagles
  2005-2009, ABF-0000, NAS Lemoore
  2009-Present, AD-6425, Fleet Readiness Center West (FRC WEST), Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '78
  1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis
  1980-1980 Operation Eagle Claw (Iran)
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '81
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '82
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '84
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - FLEETEX 85
  1985-1985 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '85
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort (Iraq)
  1991-1991 NEO - Operation Fiery Vigil (Philippines)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
West Hills Community College
  1994-1997, West Hills Community College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  My OLD car - 1973 Plymouth Duster - Picture from Dec. 1983 1
  Retirement 20 year career VFA-151 NAS Lemoore, CA. 19986
  Great Lakes, IL - October 12, 2007 1
  Misc. Family and various other pictures 6
  Jun 26, 1978, USMC Boot Camp Photo 1
  Mar 01, 1979, USMC Picture - K-Bay, Hawaii1
  Sep 15, 1985, Diego Garcia Quarters1
  Dec 07, 1993, My last Re-enlistment on board USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii1
  Mar 15, 1999, Retired working as DOD Contractor at AIMD Power plants NAS Lemoore6
  Jun 01, 2008, 2007/2008 Joint Services American Petroleum Institute Award Challenge Coin NAS LEMOORE FUELS DEPT.2
  Jun 22, 2008, My Sweetheart & me28
  Jun 22, 2008, Get together with friends - Patterson, CA1
  Oct 16, 2010, Las Vegas 2010198
  Dec 04, 2011, Philippine 2011 vacation and other pics 244
  Dec 19, 2011, Las Vegas Christmas Vacation 2011243
  Jan 01, 2012, New Year's 2012 at the Tachi Palace Resort & Casino in Lemoore, CA15
  Feb 01, 2014, General Photos
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