McKibben, Rufus, AO3

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1969-1969, AO-0000, NAS Oceana, VA/AIMD
Previously Held NEC
8286-AO-SP2-E Aviation Ordnanceman
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Voice Edition
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
USS Forrestal AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Chapter 23Chapter 1024
  1991, USS Forrestal Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 23 (Member) (Santa Ana, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1024 (Member) (North Orange County, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am retired.
Other Comments:
As of 6/6/12 I have retired from JFB. I'm sure there is a job out there for a 65 year old deaf vet with PTSD and a bad attitude, Ya think?

 Remembrance Profiles -  17 Sailors Remembered
  • KRUEGER, PAUL, PO3, (1966-1968)
  • VALINTINE, FRED, PO2, (1966-1970)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 3842
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffNAS Cubi PointUSS Forrestal (CVA-59)NAS Oceana, VA
VF-74 BedevilersCarrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17)NAS Key WestOceana (Faculty Staff)
NAS FallonNAS Guantanamo Bay, CubaNAS Oceana, VA/AIMD
  1966-1967, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnanceman A School
  1967-1967, AO-0000, NAS Cubi Point
  1967-1970, AO-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1967-1970, 8286, NAS Oceana, VA
  1967-1970, AO-0000, VF-74 Bedevilers
  1967-1970, AO-0000, Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17)
  1967-1970, AO-0000, VF-74 Bedevilers
  1968-1968, AO-0000, NAS Key West
  1968-1968, AO-0000, Oceana (Faculty Staff)
  1969-1969, AO-0000, NAS Fallon
  1969-1969, AO-0000, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  1969-1969, AO-0000, NAS Oceana, VA/AIMD
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)1
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Shadow Box20
  Jun 22, 2012, General Photos
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