Armstrong, Keith, AB3

Aviation Boatswain's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1993-1995, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Service Years
1991 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
AB-Aviation Boatswain's Mate

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA)
  2003, Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Logistics Support for Code 31 at NUWC-Keyport. I manage the logistics of the AERP PRogram and I am also the Code 31 Hazmat Coordinator.

Other Comments:

I also coach Football at Central Kitsap High School.
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  1991-1993, USS Independence (CV-62)

From Month/Year
- / 1991

To Month/Year
- / 1993

USS Independence (CV-62) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

Not Specified


 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.

Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.

Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.

Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence 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.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2007
My Photos For This Unit
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1458 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Sepulveda, Roberto, PO1, (1992-2008) [Other Service Rank]
Yates, James, AR, (1962-2002) Fleet Admiral
Unruh, Jerry, VADM, (1957-1994) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Pflueger, Michael, CDR, (1970-1994) Commander
Dill, Jay, CDR, (1982-2008) Lieutenant
Giblin, Chris, LT, (1990-1998) Lieutenant
Wickens, Don, LCDR, (1982-2007) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Dunn, Grady, LCDR, (1983-2007) Ensign
Sims, William E., PO1, (1985-2005) Other Service Rank
Young, Philip, MCPO, (1966-1996) Master Chief Petty Officer
Butler, Rod, MCPO, (1973-2003) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Flores, Eduardo, MCPO, (1974-2002) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Justice, Chris, CMC, (1978-2008) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Maerz, Karl, SCPO, (1975-2003) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Napier, Jack, MCPO, (1975-2005) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Nesbit, Dave, SCPO, (1971-2001) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stoecker, Tony, MCPO, (1981-2007) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Walters, Doug, SCPO, (1974-1995) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bergan, Tim, LCDR, (1979-2007) Chief Petty Officer
Bologa, Emmanuel, SCPO, (1976-1999) Chief Petty Officer
Campbell, James, CPO, (1976-1994) Chief Petty Officer
Colvin, Larry, SCPO, (1983-2008) Chief Petty Officer
Craighead, Tony, LCDR, (1983-2008) Chief Petty Officer
Florida, Roberto, MCPO, (1981-2006) Chief Petty Officer
Floyd, John, MCPO, (1979-2007) Chief Petty Officer
Huskey, James, MCPO, (1981-2007) Chief Petty Officer
Jackson, William, CPO, (1982-2006) Chief Petty Officer
Kaufman, Keith, SCPO, (1978-2004) Chief Petty Officer
Kelso, Jeff, LT, (1982-2004) Chief Petty Officer
Nesbitt, David, SCPO, (1971-2001) Chief Petty Officer
Nielsen, Edward, CPO, (1980-2000) Chief Petty Officer
Presecan, George, MCPO, (1980-2008) Chief Petty Officer
Romero, Marcos, CPO, (1979-2001) Chief Petty Officer
Schlund, Tim, CPO, (1980-1995) Chief Petty Officer
Sparks, Jonathan C., CPO, (1974-1998) Chief Petty Officer
ASH Jr., CLOVIS, SCPO, (1984-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Barnett, Jim, LT, (1982-2011) Petty Officer First Class
Barraza, Larry, SCPO, (1981-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Bello, Gerardo David, MCPO, (1987-2008) Petty Officer First Class
Brand, John, PO1, (1973-1991) Petty Officer First Class
Brodowicz, Richard, PO1, (1978-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Butler, Brett, CPO, (1981-2004) Petty Officer First Class
Canup, Rick, CWO4, (1981-2012) Petty Officer First Class
Chaney, Jack, PO1, (1976-1996) Petty Officer First Class
Cockrell, Randall, SCPO, (1982-2008) Petty Officer First Class
Delacruz, Delfin, PO1, (1980-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Elliott, Dorlon, PO1, (1981-2003) Petty Officer First Class
Ford, Douglas, SCPO, (1978-2004) Petty Officer First Class
Hardison, David, CPO, (1981-2006) Petty Officer First Class
HARGIS, CLAY, PO1, (1989-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Havanki, James, SCPO, (1986-2006) Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Frank, PO1, (1987-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Johnston, Michael, MCPO, (1986-2006) Petty Officer First Class
Jose, Dennis, PO1, (1978-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Kadi, Ali, SCPO, (1984-2009) Petty Officer First Class
Kuroda, Terry, CPO, (1984-2008) Petty Officer First Class
Lambert, Gregory, PO1, (1976-1996) Petty Officer First Class
Lavin, Michael, CPO, (1987-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Ledford, Clement, PO1, (1985-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Martinez, Marianito, PO1, (1982-2002) Petty Officer First Class

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