McAfee, Rod, ABECM

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
 TWS Ribbon Bar
 Service Photo   Service Details
177 kb
View Reflection Shadow Box View Time Line
Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
Primary Unit
1992-1995, USS Essex (LHD-2)
Previously Held NEC
ABH-7012-ABH-7012 Shore Based Airport & Aircraft Firefighter
Service Years
1974 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Launch & Recovery
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Recruiting Command of Excellence Recruiter Master Training Specialist

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA)National Rifle Association (NRA)Post 2148, Waco Post
  1990, Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2148, Waco Post (Member) (Waco, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Photo Album   (More...

  1977-1979, ABE-0000, USS Constellation (CV-64)

ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Launch & Recovery

From Month/Year
- / 1977

To Month/Year
- / 1979

USS Constellation (CV-64) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery

Not Specified

Not Specified
 USS Constellation (CV-64) Details

USS Constellation (CV-64)

Hull number CV-64

Displacement: 61,981 tons light
82,538 tons full load
20,557 tons dead
Length: 1,088 ft (332 m) overall, 990 ft (302 m) waterline
Beam: 282 ft (86 m) extreme, 130 ft (40 m) waterline
Draft: 39 ft (12 m)
Propulsion: eight boilers, four steam turbine engines, totaling 280,000 shp (210 MW)
Speed: 34 knots (62.96 km/h)
Complement: 3,150  Air Wing: 2,480
Armament: Two Sea Sparrow missile launchers, three 20 mm Phalanx CIWS guns, and her Air Wing. Formerly: Terrier surface-to-air missile systems.
Aircraft carried: 72 (approx)
Operational and Building Data

Contract awarded on 1 July 1956 to the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y. Laid down 14 September 1957, launched 8 October 1960, commissioned 27 October 1961. Reclassified as a "Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier" (CV-64) on 30 June 1975. Decommissioned 7 August 2003. Struck from the Navy List on 2 December 2003.

Status: Stricken, to be disposed of, type of disposal not known (Maintenance Category X). NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA. In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Constellation as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

**** USS Constellation scheduled to leave Bremerton, Wa 28 July to go to Brownsville Tx for dismantling.***

Alright Ladies and Gentleman. time is running out to get your flag flown on the Connie. Send them a 3' x 5' flag with a postage paid return envelope. Send it to

 Inactive Ships
 Attn: Jack Greer
 2450 Wyckoff Way, Building 550 NBK
 Bremerton WA 98314

Make sure you say it's for the Constellation and give them the years you were aboard and dept/div.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Kitty Hawk-class

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
ABH Saupp, Jeffrey (Watts), ABHAN 

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017
My Photos For This Unit
331 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Constellation (CV-64)

[Name Withheld], (1976-1982) AB ABE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gitgood, Bobby, AN, (1978-1982) AB ABE-0000 Airman
Toth, Paul, PO3, (1976-1980) ABE ABE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Baker, Arthur, PO2, (1973-1984) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Barone, Anthony, PO2, (1979-1984) AB ABH-7011 Petty Officer Second Class
Barraco, Anthony, PO2, (1979-1985) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Colley, Bill, PO2, (1970-1977) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mayes, Boyd, PO2, (1977-1986) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Robinson, JD, LCDR, (1975-2006) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Robinson, John, LCDR, (1975-2006) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tierney, Kevin, PO2, (1976-1980) AB ABH-9508 Petty Officer Second Class
Bingham, Steve, PO2, (1973-1977) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bryan, Michael, PO1, (1973-1989) AB ABF-7022 Petty Officer Third Class
Grantz, Daniel, PO3, (1974-1980) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Griggs, Roger, PO3, (1971-1978) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Neil, PO3, (1975-1979) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lute, Donald, CPO, (1974-1994) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Scribner, Jon, PO2, (1977-1981) AB ABH-7011 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, Kevin, AN, (1977-1979) AB ABH-0000 Airman
Lewis, Robert, PO3, (1978-1984) AB ABH-0000 Airman
Walsh, Edward, PO2, (1976-1985) AB ABF-0000 Airman
Iron Wolf, Clayton, AA, (1978-1981) AB AB-0000 Airman Apprentice
Louiselle, Jim, AA, (1976-1982) AB AB-0000 Airman Apprentice
Heilman, Mark, CAPT, (1964-1999) OFF 220X Commander
Orr, William S., CAPT, (1965-1993) OFF 131X Commander
Cross, Raymond, LCDR, (1972-1992) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Emerson, David, LCDR, (1964-1985) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Heilman, Mark, CAPT, (1964-1999) OFF 220X Lieutenant Commander
Norman, Richard, CDR, (1970-1994) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Bacon, Sammy, LT, (1970-1979) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Bates, Kenneth Martin, LTJG, (1976-1979) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lupinos, Gerald, LCDR, (1965-1996) OFF 116X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Reiter, Michael L., LCDR, (1961-1991) OFF 641X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Shaw, Gary Scott, LTJG, (1975-1979) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Carter, Jim, CDR, (1975-1988) OFF 111X Ensign
English, Floyd, CDR OFF 636X Ensign
Preston, Richard, LCDR, (1964-1988) OFF 613X Ensign
Dreyer, Jeff, (1975-1979) GMM GMM-0998 Other Service Rank
Kuehl, Keith, (1977-1983) EM EM-4671 Other Service Rank
Funk, Jeff, CWO3, (1957-1982) OFF 741X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Pierantozzi, Richard, CWO3, (1960-1983) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Sedergren, Daniel, CWO2, (1959-1980) OFF 732X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Berry, Silas, SCPO, (1978-2002) HM HM-8432 Senior Chief Petty Officer
McNally, Stephen, LTJG, (1963-1986) RM RM-2319 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Miller, Philip, SCPO, (1959-1984) IS IS-3901 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Williams, O.V.,, SCPO, (1955-1984) PH PH-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Carlstrom, James, CPO, (1963-1983) RM RM-2318 Chief Petty Officer
Hardine, Milt, CWO4, (1967-1990) DP DP-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hollowell, George, SCPO, (1966-1993) OS OS-0319 Chief Petty Officer
Martin, Peter, CPO, (1971-1991) BM BM-0164 Chief Petty Officer
Prysock, James, CPO, (1975-1995) SM SM-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Saunders, David, MCPO, (1965-1991) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Stranko, Michael R., CWO4, (1966-1996) RM RM-2318 Chief Petty Officer
VALENCIA, EDGAR, CPO, (1960-1979) AK AK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Windham, Terry, LCDR, (1965-1996) CT CT-9180 Chief Petty Officer
Blade, David, MCPO, (1973-1994) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Blomquist, Karl, SCPO, (1971-1993) GM GMT-0926 Petty Officer First Class
Chupp, James, PO1, (1968-1981) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cochran, Frank, CPO, (1970-1991) GM GM-0986 Petty Officer First Class

Copyright Inc 2003-2011