VALLES, FRANK, AOC

Aviation Ordnanceman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-8327-A-7 BB Stacker
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
2003-2005, AO-6801, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Previously Held NEC
8286-AO-SP2-E Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
9502-Instructor
AO-6802-Strike Intermediate Armament Maintenanceman
AO-8345-F-14 System Aircraft Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1981 - 2005
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Great Lakes
Suez Canal
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War
Order of the Ditch
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
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Training Exercise - Bright Star '83
Start Year
1983
End Year
1983

Description
Operation Bright Star is held every two years. It is a series of combined and joint training exercises led by United States and Egyptian forces in Egypt. These exercises began in 1980, rooted in the Camp David Accords. After its signing, the military forces of Egypt and the United States agreed to conduct coalition training in Egypt.

It is designed to strengthen ties between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the United States Central Command and demonstrate and enhance the ability of the Americans to reinforce their allies in the Middle East in the event of war. These deployments usually are centered at the large Cairo West Air Base. During the period following the liberation of Kuwait (Operation Desert Storm), these exercises have grown larger and have included as many as 11 countries and 70,000 personnel. Other allied nations joining Bright Star exercises in Egypt include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates.

The exercise begins with coalition interoperability training to teach nations how to operate with one another in a wartime environment, then continues with a Command Post Exercise designed to help standardize command and control procedures, and then a large-scale Field Training Exercise to practice everything together.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1983
To Year
1983
 
Last Updated:
Feb 15, 2009
   
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  14 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Alston, Rick, PO1, (1975-1995)
  • Coughran, Allan, LT, (1979-1985)
  • Cramer, Joseph, CPO, (1980-1997)
  • Merkel 3rd, George A, SCPO, (1972-1992)
  • Pelletier, Joel, PO1, (1981-Present)
  • Piccus, David, LT, (1971-1993)
  • Ploense III, Carl, PO2, (2001-2007)
  • Rose, John, SCPO, (1974-1993)
  • SCHEMEHORN, RICK, CPO, (1980-2004)
  • Vallia, Ray, PO1, (1977-1992)
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