Thompson, James, AC3

Air Controlman
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AC-0000-AC-Air Controlman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Air Controlman
Primary Unit
1967-1969, AC-0000, NAS Miramar
Previously Held NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Golden Dragon
Voice Edition
AC-Air Controlman

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Navy Together We ServedNational Rifle Association (NRA)USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 AssociationNavy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG)
United States Navy Memorial United States Naval Institute
  2009, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2016, USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, Navy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG)
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, United States Naval Institute - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
I married Kathy in 1972 and we are still happily married with two adult children and three grandchildren! I am retired and living in Northern California following a 30-year career with the California Highway Patrol.

I spend most of my time taking or editing photographs ( or enjoying our three grandchildren.



Other Comments:
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  8 Sailors Remembered
  • Conter, Louis, LCDR, (1939-1961)
  • Thompson, Lloyd Stanley, CPT, (1941-1946)
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 056
  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 400615
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Constellation (CVA-64)Advancement Schools and CoursesSchool Assignments - StaffNAS Miramar
  1966-1966, SA-0000, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1966-1967, AN-0000, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1967-1967, AN-0000, Shipboard Fire Fighting Team Trainer Course
  1967-1967, AC-0000, (AC) Air Traffic Control A School
  1967-1969, AC-0000, NAS Miramar
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (65-66)
  1966-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
  1966-1966 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1966-1968 Operation Rolling Thunder I
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, 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 was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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.
 Colleges Attended 
Pacific Lutheran UniversityBarstow Community CollegeSierra College
  1965-1966, Pacific Lutheran University
  1974-1976, Barstow Community College
  2001-2003, Sierra College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  1966 Deployment Information
  The Grandkids14
  Family Photos6
  The Aircraft12
  Jan 24, 2014, Message Photos
  Jan 24, 2014, General Photos28
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