My name is Mike Henry and a past AMH-2 assigned to VF-21 and the Ranger. It's
funny how a couple of old Swabs end up in Kansas. I'm a Special Ed Teacher in
Goddard, KS. I live in nearby Wichita. Several years ago when I was working for
Boeing here in Wichita I worked for a retired Master Chief that was running
NAMTREDET at Miramar. We still cross paths from time-to-time.
I was in the Navy for only 2 years from 1977-1979 as an AMH-2 assigned to VF-21
Freelancers during that time. I had been in the AF for 7 years when I got out
had a civiallian job then laid off 2 weeks later. A Navy Recruiter friend got
me into the Navy as an AMH-2. Lost all time-in-grade but it was a good deal and
I had a family to feed. So we ended up in San Diego. Loved SD but not the Navy.
I stayed only 2 years and got back into the AF.
Here are a few pictures from my stay on the Ranger.
(Click each thumbnail to view
Also are photos of my Navy days and now. My wife and I are volunteers at
Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita,
Come see us at the Museum and ask for Shifty, that's me.
Drop me a line if you have any questions