Aponte, Julio, IT1

Information Systems Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Active
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
IT-2780-Network Security Vulnerability Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Information Systems Technician
Primary Unit
2007-2007, IT-2780, USS Simpson (FFG-56)
Previously Held NEC
IT-2735-Information Systems Administrator
Service Years
1980 - 2008
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Great Lakes
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sailor of the Quarter
Suez Canal
IT-Information Systems Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Security U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
OIF - BAGHDAD, IRAQ until Dec 07
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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  1988-1990, USS America (CV-66)

From Month/Year
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USS America (CV-66) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

Not Specified


 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: Feb 5, 2007
My Photos For This Duty Station
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746 Members Also There at Same Time
USS America (CV-66)

Davis, Wayne, PO2, (1985-1990) [Other Service Rank]
Blake, Mike, LT, (1971-1992) Lieutenant
Harwood, Victor, LCDR, (1977-1994) Lieutenant
Purcell, Duane, LCDR, (1974-2004) Lieutenant
Spikes, Joseph, LT, (1968-1995) Lieutenant
Bush, Daniel, LTJG, (1973-1994) 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
Pass, William, MCPO, (1975-1994) 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
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
Mahan, Russ, CPO, (1978-1998) 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
Rectenwald, Tracy, MCPO, (1980-2010) Chief Petty Officer
Dever, Michael, CPO, (1979-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Flynt, Charlie, CPO, (1981-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Goldsmith Sr, Clifton, PO1, (1981-2001) Petty Officer First Class
Kaiser, Keith, CWO5, (1981-2012) 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
Patrick, Bobby, CWO2, (1984-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Sanborn, Michael, SCPO, (1978-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Sunday, Ron, CPO, (1980-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Torres, Angel, CWO4, (1979-2006) Petty Officer First Class
Wilson, Ronald, CPO, (1977-1997) Petty Officer First Class
Wood, Timothy, PO1, (1979-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Wooten, Kenneth, CPO, (1980-2004) Petty Officer First Class
Young, Wynn, MCPO, (1983-2013) Petty Officer First Class
Bard, John, LT, (1986-2012) Petty Officer Second Class
Bennett, Robert, PO2, (1987-1991) Petty Officer Second Class
Bosley, Steve, SCPO, (1987-2007) Petty Officer Second Class
Bray, John, SCPO, (1980-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Byrne, Tom, CPO, (1986-2009) Petty Officer Second Class
Carlson, Andrew, CPO, (1984-2008) Petty Officer Second Class
Carter, Steven, PO2, (1986-1999) Petty Officer Second Class
Clarke,Sr., Tyrone, CPO, (1981-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Cortez, Lelan, PO2, (1987-1998) Petty Officer Second Class
Deal, Glen, LCDR, (1985-2007) Petty Officer Second Class
Dixon, Timothy, CWO3, (1983-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
DOYLE, GLYNN, CPO, (1988-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Dupuis, Wesley, CPO, (1987-1999) Petty Officer Second Class
Elliott, Joseph, CPO, (1982-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Ford, Douglas, SCPO, (1978-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Gilchrist, Bill, PO2, (1986-1989) Petty Officer Second Class
Gomez, Joe, CWO4, (1988-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Griffin, Dan, PO2, (1987-1991) Petty Officer Second Class

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