Abel, Kenneth, AQ2

Aviation Fire Control Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AQ-8325-Aviation Fire Control Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Fire Control Technician
Primary Unit
1965-1967, AQ-8325, VF-213 Black Lions
Previously Held NEC
AQF-8324-Aviation Fire Control Technician (Fighters)
Service Years
1964 - 1968
AQ-Aviation Fire Control

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 66
  2015, American Legion, Post 66 (Associate Member) (Green Valley, Arizona) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am retired from working in the high technologies sector
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, NAVVET (Prior Naval Service) (San Diego, CA), 1215
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VF-121 PacemakersVF-213 Black Lions
  1964-1965, AQF-8324, NTTC Millington (Staff)
  1965-1965, AQ-8325, VF-121 Pacemakers
  1965-1967, AQ-8325, VF-213 Black Lions
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Mesa Community College - San Diego, CaliforniaPalomar College, San Marcos CA
  1968-1970, Mesa Community College - San Diego, California
  1975-1983, Palomar College, San Marcos CA
  1975-1977, DeVry University (Online)
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