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Intro Introducing my Navy A**

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by w.e.moates, Mar 7, 2018.


  1. w.e.moates United States

    w.e.moates Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Navy Veteran joined over 21 years ago, proud AOrdy, served with VS-33 Screwbirds at NAS North Island. I am service connected for injuries received during duty and work with other veterans locally. I come from a long line of military service veterans, I'm our first female veteran for the family.

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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Your very welcome here Whitney (hope is ok to call you by your first name)
    We are glad you found us and hope to engage with you more. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me :)

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    I am sure I speak for all , we thank you for your work with vets
    Much Respect
     
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    Pretorian Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Welcome to the site :)
     
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    The Hood Mi Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Howdy and welcome to MI.Net Mil-smile01
     
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    Conhoon Mi General MI.Net Member Mi.Net Supporter

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    Hello! Nice to meet you here!
     
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    bdpopeye Mi Major General TAARB MI.Net Member

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    Welcome to the forum w.e. moates!

    Intrestering! I also served with the US Navy from Aug. 1971 to Aug. 1991....Coincidentally I also served with the "World Famous Screwbirds" of VS-33 from 1981 to late 1982. I was an Ordy. But in December 1982 I was under a forced rate conversion to PR. I made one deployment with VS-33 aboard USS America (CV 66). At the time VS-33 was assigned to CVW-11.

    I was assigned with VS-33 at NAS North Island from January 81 until November '82...This is our squadrons alternate patch;

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    You can't make this stuff up..

    They were know as the Screwbirds. that's right.. The Screwbirds. There was a costume that was worn by some unfortunate shipmate that was an exact replica of the Screwbird on the patch for special occasions..except the big yellow screw was not erect..Kinda droopy. Flaccid in other words.. Like a 70 year old man. One's summers evening in 1980 the squadron had an outing at a San Diego Padres baseball game. Naturally the Screwbird was there raising a ruckus. At that time in the late 70s & early 80s the Padres had the San Diego Chicken as a mascot. The Screwbird without prompting tried to start a mock fight with the chicken. However this was not in the Chickens script for the evening. The Chicken tried to flee from the wily Screwbird but was accosted and in the ensuing melee the Chicken went down for the count. OMG! The beloved San Diego Chicken was out cold! He coulda been fakin' it..never the less.. The Padre fans were outraged by the Screwbirds actions. The Screwbird was escorted outta the stadium by the local constabulary under a torrent of adult beverages, assorted stadium chow and other projectiles.....never ever to be seen in costume again in public. Ever!

    The official squadron patch/shield.


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    Fortune favors the Brave.
     
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