Karo, Norman, AMHC

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AMH-8215-Rescue Swimmer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
Primary Unit
1986-1988, 8241, VXE-6 Ice Pirates/Puckered Penguins
Previously Held NEC
AK-0000-Aviation Storekeeper
AMH-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Hydraulics
8332-EA-6B System Organizational Maintenance Technician
NC-9588-Career Information Program Advisor
8241-Utility Aircrewman
Service Years
1968 - 1988
AMH-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Naval Rescue Swimmer

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA)Branch 192Chapter 7
  1988, Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 192 (Member) (Fallon, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1989, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Member) (Carson City, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I currently work on the SH-60F Search and Rescue helicopters at N.A.S. Fallon, Nevada. We retired the last of the Navy HH-1N Huey helicopters on April 3rd 2009. One of our old Huey Helos Buno 158272 that saw service with VXE-6 in Antarctica is on display at the main gate here at N.A.S. Fallon.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 389
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VAP-61 World RecordersHeadquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, VietnamNAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PRNATTC (Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
Formal Schools and Training CoursesHS-1HC-2 Fleet Angels/Circuit RidersUSS Little Rock (CG-4)
USS Little Rock (CLG-4)Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseUSS Saratoga (CV-60)USS Lexington (CV-16)
NAS FallonUSS America (CVA-66)VAQ-133 WizardsJacksonville FL (Staff)
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)SAR, NAS FallonDet Lemoore (Staff), FASOTRAGRUPAC (Staff)Naval Support Force Antarctica (NSFA)
VXE-6 Ice Pirates/Puckered Penguins
  1968-1970, AK-0000, VAP-61 World Recorders
  1968-1970, AK-0000, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1970-1974, AK-0000, NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PR
  1974-1974, AMH-0000, NATTC (Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
  1974-1974, AMH-0000, Rescue Swimmer School, Aviation Course
  1974-1974, AMH-0000, Aircraft Hydraulics Course
  1974-1974, AMH-0000, HS-1
  1974-1977, AMH-8215, HC-2 Fleet Angels/Circuit Riders
  1975-1975, AMH-8215, USS Little Rock (CG-4)
  1976-1976, AMH-8215, USS Little Rock (CLG-4)
  1976-1976, AMH-8215, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1976-1976, AMH-8215, USS Saratoga (CV-60)
  1977-1977, AMH-8215, USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1977-1980, AMH-8215, NAS Fallon
  1980-1981, 8332, USS America (CVA-66)
  1980-1983, AMH-0000, VAQ-133 Wizards
  1981-1981, AMH-0000, Jacksonville FL (Staff)
  1982-1982, NC-9588, Career Counselor School
  1982-1983, NC-9588, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1983-1986, AMH-8215, SAR, NAS Fallon
  1984-1984, AMH-8215, Det Lemoore (Staff), FASOTRAGRUPAC (Staff)
  1986-1986, 8241, Naval Support Force Antarctica (NSFA)
  1986-1988, 8241, VXE-6 Ice Pirates/Puckered Penguins
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1971-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Chapman UniversityTroy State University
  1978-1980, Chapman University
  1989-1992, Western Nevada Community College
  1990-1992, Western Nevada Community College
  1992-1994, Troy State University
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