I'm staying busy as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton in Norfolk VA working with Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR). ! If you are ever in Navy Town USA , look me up !
Other Comments: It was an honor and a privilege to serve for 21 years as the son of a son of a sailor. Grandad was a Rear Admiral, and Dad was a Captain, USN. Now I live in Norfolk VA and windsurf like crazy in VA and NC !
NEC 132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Location NAS Moffett Field CA
VP-19 Big Red Details
NAME: Big Red
TAIL CODES: CH ('53 to mid '57) /PE (from mid '57)
Established: 4. February 1953
Latest update: April 19, 2008
Changed format February 17, 2002.
Photo of CH-1 added 30. January 2000.
All 135xx series histories updated 19. April 2000.
Photo of 143172 and patch added 27. June 2000.
Three new photos of 135584 added 4. August 2000.
Photos of 142545, 145902, 145923 and 147948 added 26. March 2001.
Photo of 145903 added Sept. 18, 2001.
Photos of 135590 and CH-12 added 17. February 2002.
Photo of 145901 added October 19, 2002.
Photo of CH-5 added February 11, 2003.
Photos of CH-2, CH-3, CH-5, and CH-7 added October 13, 2003.
Additional photos from Tom Bryant added October 17, 2003.
1000 pixel photos of 135590 formation with CH12 and 145923 added January 28, 2004.
Photo of 147948 added November 01, 2004.
Photo of 145923 added January 30, 2008.
1000 pixel photos of 135584 added April 19, 2008.
Best Friends CDR Ryan Cox, USNR, Ret. LCDR Jenny Soto, USN, Ret. LCDR Kurt Kohanowich, USN, Ret. LT Mike Conroy LT Tim Lester LT Tim Collins Lt Louie De La Garza LT Jack Allan
Best Moment Flying onstation tracking (then) Soviet nuclear missile submarines over the Sea of Japan and seeing their periscopes on the surface, knowing they were trying to get a look at the P-3 that was tracking them with me in the Tactical Coordinator (TACCO) seat ! This was what all that training I did before led up to !
Worst Moment Ready alert launches I didn't expect !
Other Memories Two deployments to Misawa, Japan. Good times going out to eat at Kikuzhusi sushi restaurant on "Green Pole Street" in Misawa. Trips to the Cherry Blossom festivals, visits to Shuri Castle, a Samuri castle. Hot baths at Grand Kamaki hot baths.