posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:37 PM
Hmmm... I don't remember the Bennington being there when I was there. I do remember there was a 4th mothballed carrier, but can't for the life of
me remember what it was anymore.
I used to like looking at the little minesweepers they had in storage, and got the opportunity to go aboard a couple of the subs that were being cut
down. They also pulled the Missouri in for DECOM just before we left.
I was PCS'd to the Carl Vinson for an overhaul period, but rode TAD on Nimitz and Abe Lincoln to fill in for a couple guys that were on legal hold
because of problems with their security clearances. Got a letter of commendation (LOC) written personally by RADM Quast from one ride.
I was a CTO3, and my office area was just across from the Captain's in-port cabin in the blue tile area on the O-3 level, hence the member name here
of Blue Tile Spook.
The Lincoln was the cleanest carrier I was on since it was newer, but the Nimitz was the best run ship. The CO and XO were absolutely fabulous on
I got involuntarily extended for a year because of the first gulf war, so signed up for 4 years and did darn near 5 before they let me go.
Out-processed at Treasure Island, California in 94.
Take care, shipmate!