Rectenwald, Tracy, AFCM

Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AFCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
Primary Unit
2005-2010, AM-8300, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Previously Held NEC
AM-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
AMS-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic Structures
AM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Service Years
1980 - 2010
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30 Recruiter

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
Branch 93Armed Forces E9 AssociationPost 627
  1993, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2007, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 93 (Member) (Patuxent River, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Armed Forces E9 Association [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 627 (Member) (Cleveland, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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  1989-1992, USS America (CV-66)

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 USS America (CV-66) Details

USS America (CV-66)
November - Uniform - Sierra - Alpha
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "COURAGE"

Displacement 60,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1047' 6" (oa) x 129' 4" x 37' (Max)
Armament 4 Terrier-SAM, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 4154-4580.

Operational and Building Data

Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp. 1 January 1961. Name assigned 16 January 1962. Launched 1 February 1964 and commissioned 23 January 1965.

Reclassified as a Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier (CV-66) on 30 June 1975.

Fate: Decommissioned and stricken on 9 August 1996. Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Virginia coast, on 14 May 2005, after 25 days of tests consisting of underwater and surface simulated attacks on the ship. These tests were intended to provide valuable data on survivability for the next generation of aircraft carriers.

According to the December 4, 2006 issue of "Navy Times," ex-America was in one piece and sitting on its keel, some 476 miles east of Charleston, SC, and about 400 miles west of Bermuda, and 16,860 feet (5,139 meters) below the surface. This information was obtained by the USS America Carrier Veterans Association on October 30, through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Kitty Hawk-class

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2007
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937 Members Also There at Same Time
USS America (CV-66)

Davis, Wayne, PO2, (1985-1990) [Other Service Rank]
Cebrowski, Arthur, VADM, (1964-2001) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Firehammer, Jr., Robert, CAPT, (1982-2008) Lieutenant Commander
Purcell, Duane, LCDR, (1974-2004) Lieutenant
Spikes, Joseph, LT, (1968-1995) Lieutenant
Steiger, Lee, LCDR, (1979-1999) Lieutenant
Evans, Paul, CDR, (1979-2011) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hellemn, Larry, LTJG, (1986-1990) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Malfitano, John, CAPT, (1986-Present) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Schmidt, Robert, LT, (1988-1998) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Masden, Don, CWO4, (1971-2001) Chief Warrant Officer 2
Mccann, Charles, CWO2, (1974-1994) Chief Warrant Officer 2
Pass, William, MCPO, (1975-1994) Master Chief Petty Officer
Randall, Edward, MCPO, (1969-1999) Master Chief Petty Officer
Watts, Bob, MCPO, (1969-1995) Master Chief Petty Officer
Brown, Roger, SCPO, (1963-1993) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Duggan, Austin, SCPO, (1970-1990) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Haueter, Jerry, CMC, (1979-2007) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Jarosz, Jeffrey, MCPO, (1968-2004) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Liles, Curt, CWO2, (1973-1995) Senior Chief Petty Officer
McSwain, Kelvin, MCPO, (1972-2001) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Miorin, Anthony, SCPO, (1973-1996) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Ahlert, Rich, MCPO, (1976-2007) Chief Petty Officer
Bennett, John, CPO, (1978-1998) Chief Petty Officer
Collier, Scott, SCPO, (1980-2000) Chief Petty Officer
Fillingim, Walt, CPO, (1978-1998) Chief Petty Officer
Gray, Ken, CMC, (1974-2005) Chief Petty Officer
Joyner, William, SCPO Chief Petty Officer
Levendakes, Robert, CWO5, (1983-2016) Chief Petty Officer
Mahan, Russ, CPO, (1978-1998) Chief Petty Officer
Marion, Dennis, LCDR, (1982-2010) Chief Petty Officer
McDougal, Paul, CPO, (1976-1996) Chief Petty Officer
Morales, Nefty, CPO, (1982-2004) Chief Petty Officer
NYE, NORMAN, CPO, (1966-1989) Chief Petty Officer
Putnam, Ray, MCPO, (1977-2003) Chief Petty Officer
Caswell, Todd, PO1, (1981-Present) Petty Officer First Class
Crespo, Orlando, PO1, (1983-2003) Petty Officer First Class
Crocker, Robin, PO1, (1978-1994) Petty Officer First Class
Dever, Michael, CPO, (1979-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Flynt, Charlie, CPO, (1981-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Gaines, Eric, MCPO, (1983-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Goldsmith Sr, Clifton, PO1, (1981-2001) Petty Officer First Class
Jansen, Ingram, PO1, (1991-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Kaiser, Keith, CWO5, (1981-2010) Petty Officer First Class
Linhart, Jeff, PO1, (1984-2004) Petty Officer First Class
Lively, Jon, PO1, (1985-2007) Petty Officer First Class
McNeal, Ron, PO1, (1977-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Mercier, Glenn, CPO, (1978-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Jeffrey, CPO, (1977-1997) Petty Officer First Class
Miranda, David, MCPO, (1980-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Ohearn, Samuel, CWO4, (1982-Present) Petty Officer First Class
Pace, Charles, PO1, (1982-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Patrick, Bobby, CWO2, (1984-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Roeder, Russell, CPO, (1982-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Sanborn, Michael, SCPO, (1978-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Santos, Carlos, CWO4, (1982-2012) Petty Officer First Class
Shortridge, Stewart, CPO, (1985-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Steve, PO1, (1982-1996) Petty Officer First Class
Sunday, Ron, CPO, (1980-2000) Petty Officer First Class

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