Meek, Michael, AMEC

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AME-8319-P-3 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
Primary Unit
1990-1993, AME-8341, VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters
Previously Held NEC
AN-0000-Airman
8327-Organizational Maintenance
AME-8341-F/A-18 E-F (Super Hornet) Organizational Level Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1972 - 1993
AME-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
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What are you doing now:
I'm A Environmental Health Inspector for Mohave County. I have Been living in Lake Havasu Since 1993. I went on the have three children and 8 grandchildren. They fill our lives with love. My wife Heater and i have been married now thirty three years. My son joined the Marines and he did two tours in Iraq and one in Afganistan with out a scratch. He obted to come home and raise his family here. My youngest daughter Jamey is serving in the US Navy she is currently staioned in Wheidby Island. Her first tour was on the last Carrier I was on the Abraham Lincoln. My wife Heather got to go on a dependants Cruise from Hawaii to San Diego with her and it was the trill of her life. My oldest daughter works for lake havasu city  Retire the Second time in four years. Not for long though I'm sure I'll find a third career after 21 years in the Navy its hard to sit around just can't do it.
   
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I lost my best friend Patrick H. Butler. He passed away the end of July after a bitter battle with cancer. He was a good friend who probaly knew me better then I know myself. He was always full of fun, compassion for his shipmates and family, but he also had a stern hand when things needed to be done.  The team we became was something of a calvin and hobbs type of thing, He always pulled me back when it wasnt' safe and pushed me in when it was. We held each other up he had my back and I had his. The year we made chief was something else. They rated one PR and one AME that year and we both made it from the same squadron.   I wonder what would have become of us had one of us not. He would have smiled and said next time. I of course would have pouted I will miss him, He was so full of life. He honestly cared I trusted him without doubt. If he told you it was so then it was. I have never met a man i admired more. Fair winds and following sails my friend. God Bless and rest in piece we will miss you


   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 306
 Duty Stations
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San DiegoNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)VFP-63VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)VT-24VP-19 Big RedVFA-125 Rough Raiders
VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters
  1972-1972, AN-0000, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego
  1972-1973, 8327, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1972-1976, 8327, VFP-63
  1976-1976, AME-8319, FRAMP VP-31, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1976-1982, AME-8319, VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
  1982-1985, 8327, VT-24
  1986-1990, AME-8319, VP-19 Big Red
  1990-1990, AME-8341, FRAMP VFA-125, VFA-125 Rough Raiders
  1990-1993, AME-8341, VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters
 Colleges Attended 
  1993-1997, Others/Not Listed
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