Hooten, Russell, AO1

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1967-1970, AO-8211, HC-7 Seadevils
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
AO-8211-Helicopter Utility Aircrewman
Service Years
1962 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Naval Rescue Swimmer

Kaman Rescue Pin Boeing Rescue Award Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Blue Star Sikorsky 2000 Hours Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationUnited States Naval Institute
  1975, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association [Verified]
  1984, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in May from a full time job now working doing some work for myself on the computer at home.

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Other Comments:
I am a retired Deputy Sheriff,  just retired the second time, now it is time to take life easy. 



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Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars
Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5663
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865)NAS Moffett Field(AO) Aviation Ordnance A SchoolUSS Constellation (CV-64)
Naval Aviation Schools Command (Staff)Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseHC-1 Pacific Fleet AngelsHC-7 Seadevils
  1962-1963, USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865)
  1963-1963, AN-0000, NAS Moffett Field
  1963-1964, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnance A School
  1964-1967, AO-6801, USS Constellation (CV-64)
  1965-1965, AO-6801, Naval Aviation Schools Command (Staff)
  1967-1967, AO-8211, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1967-1967, AO-8211, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
  1967-1970, AO-8211, HC-7 Seadevils
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)/Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
  1968-1968 Attack on USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  1970-1972, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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