Hooten, Russell, AO1

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1967-1970, AO-8211, HC-7 Seadevils
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
AO-8211-Helicopter Utility Aircrewman
Service Years
1962 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Kaman Rescue Pin Naval Rescue Swimmer

Cold War Medal Boeing Rescue Award Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Blue Star Sikorsky 2000 Hours Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationUnited States Naval Institute
  1975, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association [Verified]
  1984, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in May from a full time job now working doing some work for myself on the computer at home.

One Canadian's Views on Americans
Other Comments:
I am a retired Deputy Sheriff,  just retired the second time, now it is time to take life easy. 



 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Sailors Remembered
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  1964-1967, AO-6801, USS Constellation (CV-64)

AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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USS Constellation (CV-64) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician

San Deigo

 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 12, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Robert Calow, Gordon Pechion, Gordon Mastain

Best Moment
I worked in the bomb elevator shop for the 9 months when we were in the yard......learned to hate chipping,sanding, and painting. Was happy after that to go to the missile shop.


Worst Moment
When loading Bullpup C missiles, the track that the chain fall was hooked to, broke and we dropped the missile. It was scary to say the lest. Then the navy hearing after , but it turned out the track had some bad welding so we found not at fault.

Chain of Command
Bomb Elevator Crew
Chief Riggs
Missile Shop
Divison Officer Lt Smith
Leading Chief AOC Shwatzer
Leading Chief ATC Potee


Other Memories
I worked hard the years I was on the Connie, but they were good years, with good liberty ports in the far east. Learn to hate ammo unreps on Yankee station.

My Photos For This Unit
53 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Constellation (CV-64)

Antos, Luke, PO3, (1964-1967) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Blackwood, Robert Gene, CDR, (1952-1968) OFF 132X Commander
Gillespie, Jr., Charles Rodgers, CAPT, (1951-1986) OFF 131X Commander
Hardman, William Morgan, CDR, (1957-1977) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Lee, Charles Richard, LCDR, (1955-1967) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Nyman, Lawrence Frederick, LTJG, (1963-1966) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Imani, Robert, PO1, (1967-1972) MU MU-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Chatterton, David Roger, PO2, (1957-1967) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Coons, Douglas, PO2, (1962-1967) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Folger, Harry, PO2, (1960-1964) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fowler, James Jewel, PO2, (1965-1969) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
French, Kent, PO2, (1967-1971) SH StM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jackson, William Braxton, PO2, (1953-1967) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
JUERGENS, RICK, PO2, (1964-1968) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Long, Ray, PO2, (1965-1969) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
McGrane, Donald Paul, PO2, (1961-1967) AWR AWR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Norvell, Robert, PO2, (1961-1968) IC IC-4723 Petty Officer Second Class
Skramstad, Ronald, SCPO, (1963-1988) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Woxland, Gary, PO2, (1959-1969) AT ATR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Woxland, Gary, PO2, (1959-1969) AT ATR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Asis, Rhett, PO3, (1964-1968) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Barten, Hank, PO3, (1963-1967) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Calderon, Joseph, PO2, (1958-1969) MS MS-3525 Petty Officer Third Class
Cotton, Dewey, PO3, (1963-1967) AB ABH-7011 Petty Officer Third Class
Holden, Leonard, PO3, (1961-1966) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jarvis, Robert, CPO, (1966-1989) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Knapp, Theodore, PO2, (1966-1970) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lahann, Eugene, PO3, (1963-1967) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Loftus, Richard, CPO, (1964-1986) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McClurkin, William, PO3, (1965-1969) AG AG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, Marvin, PO3, (1962-1965) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
STEWART, DANIEL, PO3, (1961-1965) MN MN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martin, Willie, S1c, (1967-1969) CS CS-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Beard, Dennis, FN, (1965-1969) PM PM-5101 Fireman
Rodriguez, Pauk, FN, (1967-1969) MM MM-0000 Fireman
Snell Sr., David, MCPO, (1964-1984) 00 00-0000 Fireman
Lewis, Charles, CWO2, (1964-1988) AQ AQF-8324 Airman
Tucker, Richard, AN, (1964-1970) AB ABE-0000 Airman
Huddleston, Alva (Baldy), SR, (1965-1971) SA SA-0000 Seaman Recruit
Morrow, Richard David, CDR, (1957-1967) Lieutenant Commander
Marik, Charles Weldon, LCDR, (1959-1966) Lieutenant
WHITE, David O., CDR, (1966-1992) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Belknap, Harry John, ENS, (1964-1966) Ensign
Frye, Donald Patrick, ENS, (1965-1967) Ensign
Smith, Jack, SCPO, (1958-1977) FT Petty Officer First Class
Anderson, Halvin, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Wayne, PO2, (1966-1970) Petty Officer Second Class
Savidge, James, SCPO, (1962-1984) Petty Officer Second Class
Coleman, William, PO1, (1966-1986) Petty Officer Third Class
Scott, Robert, PO2, (1960-1969) EM Petty Officer Third Class
Griffis, Chuck, PO1, (1960-1982) Seaman
Hartnett, William, AN, (1962-1964) Seaman
Nelson, Ronald, FN Fireman
Coakley, William Francis, LCDR, (1953-1966) Lieutenant Commander

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