What are you doing now: Playing a lot of disc golf.
Other Comments: Originally from my dad's penis but grew up in Iowa. On active-duty in the U.S. Navy since 1994, currently serving as the Command Chief onboard Navy Operational Support Center Wilmington, North Carolina.. Married & father of two beautiful girls. Described by more than a few as "someone with many quaint skills," I'm sufficiently intelligent to qualify for at least one personality disorder. I enjoy dog-sledding, softball, & watching people run for their lives. I love throwing garbage out the window, yet I'm extremely sophisticated.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss
The base retained the name Carswell Air Force Base until 1993. At that time, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission decided to relocate assets from Naval Air Station Dallas, which had also been marked for closure by BRAC, to Carswell Air Force Base. Recommissioned on 1 October 1994 as Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (but also retaining the name Carswell Field), two Marine Corps Reserve aviation squadrons and a small contingent of Navy personnel had permanently relocated at that time and all moves were completed by 1998.
On September 20, 2009, the airport was used as a refueling stop for the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) piggybacking the Space Shuttle Discovery back to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) from Amarillo after STS-128. The short hops between refueling the SCA were due to the heavy payload still inside the orbiter, specifically the Leonardo (ISS module) that carried wastes from the International Space Station. After refueling, the tandem flew to Barksdale Air Force Base, using most of the runway. This was the last flight of a Space Shuttle between Edwards Air Force Base and Kennedy Space Center; all of the remaining landings of the Shuttle were at KSC.
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, part of Navy Installation Command's Navy Region Southeast, is a joint defense facility which plays a pivotal role in training and equipping air crews and aviation ground support personnel. The Navy Fort Worth "team" ensures reservists receive quality training in preparation for mobilization readiness; here to serve the reservists, tenants, and surrounding communities while accomplishing its primary purpose of defense readiness for the United States.
Best Friends (In no particular order:) Andrea Navarro, Chris O'Brien, Dean Cheves, Ruben Villanueva, Tim Samulak, "I'm Eric Holiman, bitches!", Charlie Linville, Jim Spencer, Sandee Nickerson, Dave Wallace, Todd Harris, Kelvin Purdie, Steve Fisher, Tawnya Paige, Ramon Rinkin, Carlos Bernalvega, Big Lat, Chad Elliott, Rob Leal, Trey Dorn, Mark Cook, Chris Szenas, Willie G. Abro, Tiki Miller, "Killer" Miller, Gary Files, Eileen Dickey, Mark Alley, Alicia Mallory, Bon Ray, Tyrone Gibson, Ray Burgess, Marlene & Terry, Stewie, Morgan Ewing, Ron "Babs" Babineaux, Steff Bloyer, Carol Dunkle, Ramone "Strip" Stripling, Shannon Tumblin, Teri Martin, Nicole Lykens, Tony Foy, "Rip," Mike McKinley, Rod Green, Joe King, D.J. Johnson, Faith Cantway, Pam Durrant, Cheri Crockett, Tim Denny, Vernesa (Fowler-Jones-Robinson/Latimore/Nemmers) Robinson, Crystal Herald, Gary McCann, Sean Fincher, Kile Boyd, etc. ad nauseum...
Best Moment The Last Night and pinning on my anchors. Wow.
Worst Moment Leaving.
Chain of Command COs: CAPT John McCormack, CAPT Ian McIntyre, CAPT T.D. Smyers XOs: CAPT Fleming, CDR Greg Anderson, CDR Bill Stewart CMCs: CMDCM Howard Daniel, CMDCM Charlie Linville, ACCM Pam Durrant, CMDCM Ellen Zubke AOs: LCDR Bonnie Thompson, LCDR Boyd Kile, LCDR Eric Otten, CDR Phil Schulz
Other Memories Many good times had at the E-6 House (before), and the Goat Locker.