Babstock, John J., AMCS

Aviation Structural Mechanic
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Current Service Status
USN Reserve Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AM-8318-C-130 Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Primary Unit
2008-2009, MA-90IE, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2 (MESG-2)/Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 8 (MSRON-8)
Previously Held NEC
AM-8342-F/A-18 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
8342-F/A-18 O-level Technician
AM-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic
MA-90IE-Riverine Patrol Boat Operator/ Crewman
Service Years
1984 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Dirt Sailor
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Sand Sailor
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
Voice Edition
AM-Aviation Structural Mechanic
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated

Cold War Medal Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Persian Gulf Yacht Club Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Efficiency Excellence Award

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Specing and fitting out my cities fire trucks.  Driving a small water ferry around Boston harbor.

Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1984, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 182
 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)VFA-125 Rough RaidersVFA-106 Gladiators
NAS Cecil FieldVFA-87 Golden WarriorsVA-82 MaraudersUSS America (CV-66)
VFA-82 MaraudersUSS Constellation (CV-64)NAS South WeymouthUSS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
VR-62 NAS BrunswickNaval Reserve Forces CommandKuwait Naval Base/Camp Patriot
NCWGRU 2/IBU-22Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2 (MESG-2)/Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 8 (MSRON-8)
  1984-1984, Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1984, AM-8342, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (Faculty Staff)/Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1985, AM-8342, VFA-125 Rough Raiders/FRAMP VFA-125
  1985-1987, 8342, VFA-106 Gladiators
  1985-1990, NAS Cecil Field
  1987-1987, 8342, VFA-87 Golden Warriors
  1987-1988, VA-82 Marauders
  1987-1989, AM-8342, USS America (CV-66)
  1987-1990, AM-8342, VFA-82 Marauders
  1990-1990, USS Constellation (CV-64)
  1990-1994, AM-0000, NAS South Weymouth
  1990-1994, AM-0000, USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
  1994-1996, AM-8318, VR-62
  1996-2004, AM-8318, VR-62
  1996-2004, NAS Brunswick
  2004-2005, NMCRC New Haven CT
  2004-2005, Kuwait Naval Base/Camp Patriot
  2004-2008, NCWGRU 2/IBU-22
  2007-2008, Kuwait Naval Base/Camp Patriot
  2008-2009, MA-90IE, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2 (MESG-2)/Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 8 (MSRON-8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1986-1986 Space Shuttle Challenger-STS 51-L Salvage Operation5
  1989-1989 NEO - US Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon)7
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)1
  1999-1999 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 2
  2001-2003 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 1
  2003-2008 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)17
 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.
 Colleges Attended 
  1994-1998, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 11, 2013, General Photos
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